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#pounditThursday, December 8, 2022

Mets get lift from ‘Rally Rat’ against Nationals

A rat running around in the outfield

While we have heard of “Rally Cat” and “Rally Squirrel” before, these good luck charms are starting to get a little bit ridiculous.

The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals got an unexpected visitor during their game on Tuesday — a rat that ran across the outfield grass in the sixth inning.

No, this was not a promo for the new “Stuart Little” movie. But it did end up sparking the Mets, who ended up breaking the 2-2 tie with a sac fly from James McCann on the very next pitch after the rat appeared. They also tacked on another run in the ninth inning and won the game 4-2.

That led to Mets fans embracing the power and prestige of “Rally Rat.”

The Mets are a division-leading 21-10 this season, so they have been doing pretty well for themselves, rodents notwithstanding. But “Rally Rat” has to be the wildest creature on a baseball field since this one at a college game.

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