Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.
"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."
The Mets trailed 3-1 and were down to their last out in the ninth inning when Jose Reyes bunted for a single to put the tying run at the plate. Jose Bautista then hit a pinch-hit RBI double to bring the Mets within one run.
"It means a lot because I feel like I contributed today," Reyes said.
That's when Nimmo stepped up to the plate and hit an 0-1 Boxberger changeup 419 feet to right field for his 10th home run of the season that gave New York a one-run lead.
"I wasn't trying to hit a home run there, but I know now with my swing that if I get it on the barrel and the launch angle is right, it'll go," Nimmo said. "My main concern there was to get the barrel on the ball and get a base hit and tie this up."
Cabrera then followed with his 12th home run of the season for an insurance run.
Nimmo went 3-for-5 on Sunday and has five hits in his last nine at-bats. Since May 29, Nimmo's batting line has gone from .260/.408/.519 to .274/.402/.565, as he has hit five home runs and 10 RBIs.
"I don't know what it means for the future, but for right now, to get two wins in a row against a good Diamondbacks team, that's awesome," Nimmo said.