May 24, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman Darin Ruf (33) slides home to score against New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (3) on an RBI by shortstop Brandon Crawford (not seen) for the walkoff win during the ninth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

It’s only May, but it will be really hard to top Tuesday night’s game between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants in the 2022 MLB season.

The game featured wild comebacks for each side, with the Giants ultimately coming out on top 13-12 at Oracle Park.

San Francisco led the game 8-2 entering the seventh inning. New York scored twice in the seventh to make it a four-run game, and then the Mets’ offense really went bonkers in the top of the eighth.

The Mets scored seven runs in the eighth inning to take an 11-8 lead. Giants left fielder Joc Pederson misplayed a Francisco Lindor groundball down the line that cleared the bases — giving New York a 10-8 lead — and allowed Lindor to reach third. Lindor then came around to score on a Pete Alonso sacrifice fly.

But Pederson redeemed himself in the bottom half of the inning by crushing a three-run homer with two outs to tie the game 11-11. This was Pederson’s third dinger of the game, making him the first Giants player since Barry Bonds in 1994 to go deep three times in a home game:

In the top of the ninth, the Mets got the lead back with a Brandon Nimmo sacrifice fly to make it 12-11.

The Giants got a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth, but that baserunner was erased in the next at-bat when Mets closer Edwin Diaz got Tommy La Stella to ground into a double play.

That felt like it may finally end the game for all intents and purposes. But then Mike Yastrzemski walked and Darin Ruf singled, bringing Pederson back to the plate with two outs.

Pederson didn’t homer for the fourth time, but he still tied the game 12-12 with an RBI single, good for his eighth RBI of the game.

And then Brandon Crawford singled to give the Giants an absolutely insane 13-12 walk-off victory.

Here’s a look at the game-tying single from Pederson and the game-winning single from Crawford, with Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow on the call for NBC Sports Bay Area:


The Mets had never lost a game in franchise history when they scored at least 12 runs, until Tuesday night.

The Giants (23-19) entered Tuesday on a five-game losing streak, so this would’ve been an extremely demoralizing loss. Instead, it’s an incredible win and will give the team a huge mental boost.

It’s crazy that the Mets (29-16) even came back to create the late-inning drama, even though they’re surely frustrated about not finishing it off with a victory. But, it’s hard to be too upset about things when you have an eight-game lead in May as the Mets do in the NL East.

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