Nido homers in 13th, Ramos homers twice as Mets beat Tigers
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom·s Nido homered against Buck Farmer leading off the 13th inning, Wilson Ramos homered twice and the New York Mets beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Saturday for another comeback victory during this wild homestand.
Nido drove a 2-0 pitch from Farmer (3-4) narrowly over the wall in right-center, ending a game full of wasted chances for both teams.
Nido was doused with water at home plate, and Noah Syndergaard dumped a bag of popcorn over his head during an on-field postgame interview.
Nido entered as a pinch-hitter in the 11th. The backup catcher connected for his third career home run.
New York has won five of six at Citi Field this week despite trailing in all but one of those games. That comes after the front office spoke up Monday to defend embattled second-year manager Mickey Callaway.
The Mets (25-26) can climb back to .500 with a win today.
All-Star closer Edwin Diaz entered with New York leading 4-3 in the eighth seeking his first four-out save of the season — his first stab at one since Callaway changed his tune on using Diaz for more than three outs days earlier. Diaz replaced Robert Gsellman with a runner on third and quickly allowed a tying single to JaCoby Jones for his first blown save as a Met. Diaz had converted 22 straight save chances dating to last season, including 12 this year.
Wilmer Font replaced Diaz to start the ninth. He got a 1-4-3 double play from Nicholas Castellanos to end that inning, then froze Jones with a 3-2 curveball to strand two runners in the 10th.
Detroit left-hander Daniel Stumpf pitched out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation in the 11th. He struck out Aaron Altherr on a 3-2 pitch, then went to another full count against Adeiny HechavarrÌa, who hit a chopper that Stumpf deflected with his glove before corralling and throwing to first.
New York’s Hector Santiago (1-0) escaped an identical jam in the 12th with a strikeout and a flyout.
Detroit was 1 for 13 with runners with runners in scoring position and stranded 14. New York left seven on base.
Ramos drove in four and had New York’s only three hits through eight innings, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the sixth. The Mets catcher has three homers in two days, bringing his total to five for the season.