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Mets hit inside-the-park home run on ground ball up the middle

July 22, 2017

It's been a long time since we've had anything positive to report about the New York Mets, not that they've given us any opportunity to do so. When their fans aren't booing the Governor of New Jersey, their mascot is flipping off fans, and neither of those situations pertained to the actual play of the team.

On Friday night at Citi Field, for once, something good happened for the Mets thanks to some Little League-type play from the Oakland Athletics. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Mets third basemen T.J. Rivera stepped to the plate, needing just a single to tie the game and possibly take the lead. That's just what he did...or was it:

They say you see something you've never seen before every time you go to a baseball game. File this one under that category. The three-run, bases clearing ground ball up the middle gave the Mets a 5-3 lead. Unfortunately for T.J. Rivera, it wasn't the game winning RBI, but the Mets did hang on for a 7-5 win, their third in a row.