Amed Rosario ran away from his teammates at first, all the way toward shortstop, playfully hopping up and down. Eventually, he accepted the friendly slaps on his helmet and feel-good Gatorade bath delivered by Pete Alonso.
After the ugly sweep in Miami by the dreadful Marlins, the rumors of manager Mickey Callaway’s job being in jeopardy and the doom and gloom forecasts that have hovered over their heads, the Mets got to enjoy themselves for a change.
Rosario’s infield single sent the Mets to the winner’s circle for the second straight day, this time with a walk-off, come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over the Nationals at Citi Field.
“It’s a walk-off, why not?” Alonso said, when asked why he brought the Gatorade bucket all the way out to second base. “It’s just a fun moment. You got to throw the Gatorade on someone to celebrate a walk-off, right? There’s no other way.”
“It was unbelievable,” Callaway added. “We went crazy.”
It capped a wild final three innings that saw the Mets rally from two runs down in the seventh and one run down in the eighth and survive another Jeurys Familia meltdown on the backs of their young players.