Nick Plummer went from anonymous reserve outfielder to a player who had a Mets moment Sunday night, helping his team emerge from a blown save by Adam Ottavino to celebrating a wild win.
Plummer tied the game with a mighty swing in the ninth and Eduardo Escobar’s 10th-inning double sent the Mets to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep of the Phillies at Citi Field. The sweep was the Mets’ first this season.
“Pretty surreal,” said Plummer, whose 112-mph missile off the bat to the porch in right field against Corey Knebel leading off the ninth had a tinge of “Can you believe this?” attached to it.
The homer was Plummer’s first major league hit. It came on the 10th anniversary of the last Mets player blasting a homer for his first major league hit (also against the Phillies). Congrats if you guessed current Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner as the player who hit that home run.