With Syndergaard on the bump pitching a great game, the Mets decided to give the tall righty with some run support. Like, 6 runs in an inning type of support.
McNeil would start the rally, blooping a single into left. Rosario would then draw a walk for the second time of the evening before J.D. Davis would draw a walk of his own loading the bases for Noah Syndergaard.
In a crazy turn of events, Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi would throw a pitch out of the catcher’s reach, banging off the backstop. McNeil (on 3rd), hesitantly stopped half way down the line before retreating and being thrown out.
Syndergaard would eventually be walked to reload the bases, it would be Odorizzi’s third straight walk of the inning, prompting Twins manager Rocco Baldelli to pull the right handed from the game in just the fifth.
The struggling Brandon Nimmo would follow to face lefty Vasquez and the young pitcher would hit Nimmo in the square of the back, on a 3-0 count, tying the game at one a piece.
Pete Alonso continued his legendary status while donning the Orange & Blue and he did it in a “small ball” type way by also drawing a walk and driving in his 15th RBI of the year. Cano would follow with ANOTHER bases loaded walk, putting the Mets up 3-1.
After another pitching change, Michael Conforto would draw a four pitch walk before Wilson Ramos finally put a bat on he ball with a two-run single, taking the lead 6-1 before the Twins would finally get out of the fifth.