The Mets entered the bottom of the eighth inning of Thursday's game in a 3-3 tie with the Giants. But their bats came to life in the late innings, which is becoming a trend for them this season.
After a Jeff McNeil single in the seventh tied the game, the offense spiked for four runs in the eighth. Todd Frazier got just enough of a two-run home run, followed by RBI hits from Juan Lagares and McNeil, putting the Mets in front for good in the 7-3 victory.
Including the five runs today, the Mets have now scored 116 runs in the seventh inning or later this season, the most in the National League. It was the team's 15th come-from-behind victory this season, and their 10th win in their final at-bat.
"We're confident every day when we come to the ballpark," said Mickey Callaway. "We wouldn't be here if we didn't want to win. We're going to come to the ballpark every single day and we're going to go out there and get the job done.
"It might not be ideal all the time, but I have faith in this team [that] when you look up at the end of the season, we're going to be in a really good spot, because these guys come to play every single day and we have talent in that room."
Zack Wheeler provided the Mets with seven strong innings, allowing three runs while striking out six. He left the game trailing though, as Pablo Sandoval's solo home run in the sixth gave the Giants the 3-2 lead.
The Mets' late-inning effort saved Wheeler from taking his fourth loss of the season.
"We've been battling back all year," Wheeler said. "If you keep runs off the board, you have a good chance of winning with these guys. That's what you try to do every time. I made a couple of mistakes, but luckily these guys picked it up for me and kept on battling and we pulled out a 'W.'"
With a 2-1 count in the bottom of the eighth, Frazier was able to stay back just enough on a Mark Melancon breaking ball, poking it over the fence in left-center, giving the Mets the lead for good.
"It was great," Frazier said. "After 0-3, I hit the ball hard a couple of times, and I was just trying to knock [Michael Conforto] in. I wasn't trying to hit a home run. I was trying to basically just get a hit or find a way to get him in.
"It wasn't even a good pitch to hit, so for me, to find the barrel and get it on there, I couldn't be happier."
The Mets will now host the Colorado Rockies in a three-game weekend series before heading to the Bronx for a two-game set with the Yankees.