Mets Marlins May 18, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Edward Cabrera (42) chases third baseman Otto Lopez (61) after he had the winning hit in extra innings against the New York Mets at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are in the midst of a less-than-stellar season. On Saturday, things probably got a lot worse, as the Mets collapsed against division rival Miami.

The Mets held a 9-5 edge over the Marlins and had closer Edwin Diaz readied. But Diaz and the Mets couldn’t keep the levee controlled. The Marlins instead flushed the Mets out and won 10-9 thanks to a four-run ninth inning and a walk-off in the tenth.

Mets announcer Keith Hernandez, who’s seen plenty in his days calling games for the team, perfectly summed up how it must have felt to watch all of it unfold. Hernanez called the loss a “kick in the teeth” to the struggling Mets.

“For a Mets team that has been trying to pay attention to detail, get themselves righted, take better at-bats, play better in the field, this one got away from them in devastating fashion,” Gary Cohen said.

“It’s doubled down too, really, with Diaz with the four-run lead. And you’ve got to be concerned; a three-run home run you gave up to tie the ballgame. … and then to lose in this fashion. It is a kick in the teeth,” Hernandez said.

The Mets fell to a dismal 20-25 this season after the loss on Saturday. They’re a distant 12 games back of first place and six up on the last-place Marlins.


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