At the end of the Styx concert tonight, there was a fitting cover when they played an oldie from the Rolling Stones.
Because the Mets tonight couldn’t get what they wanted, but they tried and this time, they got what they needed.
The 3-2 Mets win in 11 innings was a well needed drink for a team that was thirsting in the desert of the summer.
And even a gem by Jacob deGrom could not have been held up, as Jeurys Familia blew his third save of the season with a two-out homer in the ninth by Will Myers.
But the heroics pf the night went to Wilmer Flores, whose fielder’s choice drove in Neil Walker to walk off with the win and end this disgraceful four-game losing streak.
“One thing about baseball, anything can happen,” Flores said and it sure can.
When Myers hit the homer, you had to think back to Wednesday’s game when Kelly Johnson tied the game in the ninth, but the Mets failed to convert.
Yes, after one of the worst weeks the club had in over a year, the Mets needed this win. They also needed some much needed relief. Before the game, the club activated Jose Reyes and called up rookie Gabriel Ynoa, both of whom were essential to tonight’s win.
Reyes scored the first run of the game in the first, while Ynoa pitched a scoreless 11th to earn his first win.
Sure, it wasn’t the impact two rookies had in the Bronx today, but Collins will take it.
“We got big hits today,” he said. “Hopefully this is a springboard for us to get going. We lost so many tough games late in the game; we hope this turns the tide.”
Later this week, when he’s eligible, Yoesnis Cespedes will return and then Asdrubal Cabrera will be back shortly after. That will lengthen the lineup and hopefully they will go on a run for the second wild card.
It’s something Collins hopes will happen.
If not his job will come sail away.
The club went in all-in this season. The fans are demanding blood. Tonight at least helped toned down the rhetoric.