The Mets scored five runs in Saturday's 13-inning win over the Tigers. All five were driven in by catchers.
Wilson Ramos continued to surge with two homers and four RBI and Tomas Nido hit a walk-off homer, the first walk-off hit of his career.
"It was like Mike Piazza back there or something," Mickey Callaway said with a laugh.
Nido wasn't completely sure the ball was going over the fence off the bat, but he said he felt the wind pick up as he swung, so he knew there was a chance.
"That was an unbelievable feeling," said Nido, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 11th. "To be able to help the team win, it's been a pretty long day so far so I was trying to send us home and be here early tomorrow to do it again."
Callaway had high praise for Nido after the game, particularly for how he's played defensively and worked with the pitching staff.
"His preparation since the start of last year has been unbelievable," the manager said. "He's made such great adjustments. The guys trust him when he's behind the plate. He does a great job receiving and he's hit some big homers now for us. He's done his job. It's not an easy job to do, to be the backup catcher."
Meanwhile, Ramos now has multiple hits in each of his last four starts, with an 0-for-1 as a substitute sprinkled in. From April 20 through May 20, Ramos hit just .173 with a .497 OPS in 82 plate appearances. After the May 20 game he had a .233 average with a .613 OPS for the season, but after going 9-for-15 with three homers over the last five games, he's up to a .270 average and .746 OPS.
"I've been working really good in the cage right now, getting my timing back. I feel relaxed at the plate right now," Ramos said.
First-year GM Brodie Van Wagenen gave Ramos a two-year, $19 million contract so he could provide a big boost to the offense and give the Mets the kind of bat at catcher they've been missing.
"That is a spot where we want production," Callaway said. "That's the reason Ramos is our starting catcher, because he's gonna produce when he's back there. He did go through a tough period for a while. Hopefully he's over that and he's gonna kind of ride this wave."