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#pounditThursday, August 11, 2022

Curtis Granderson makes Mets history with two extra-inning homers

Curtis Granderson

The day did not start particularly well for the New York Mets, who lost pitcher Jacob deGrom for the season with a nerve injury, but it ended in grand(erson) style.

Trailing the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the 11th inning, outfielder Curtis Granderson led off with a solo homerun that tied things up. And although the Mets would fail to push across another run despite two runners on base, Granderson would get a second opportunity to play hero in the bottom of the 12th.

He would not disappoint.

On 3-2 pitch from Ryan O’Rourke, Granderson sent his second homerun in as many innings down the right-field line and over the wall for an improbable walkoff.

Granderson’s second homerun didn’t just give the Mets a much-needed win, but it set several records in the process.

The 12th inning walkoff blast represented the Mets’ 201st homerun of the season, breaking a team record that had been previously set in 2006. It was also the first time in franchise history that a player hit two extra inning homeruns in the same game (and only the eight time in MLB history).

The Mets have now won 10 of their last 13 games and are 10-games over .500 for the first time this season.

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