Mets Sweep Yankees On Friday, Close In On New Ownership

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The New York Mets are having quite an eventful time of it of late. Friday was proof of that as they went about winning two games against the Yankees, causing their inner-city rivals to lose their seventh straight game and back-to-back doubleheaders, something you surely have to go way back to find- if it ever occurred in that storied club’s history. Game 1 was a 6-4 win in which they fought from four runs down, utilizing a three-run homer from Pete Alonso and two solo shots to rule the day. Then, in the night cap, they took the victory by a score of 4-3.

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They would do so via a good old fashioned walk-off. Coming from down 3-1 after three innings, the Mets tied it up in the bottom of the fifth with double from Anthony Nimmo. In the bottom of the seventh, the final inning of the doubleheader, it was time for Amed Rosario to step in. Pinch hitting, he would make no mistake, hitting a home run to hand them a 4-3 win. Later on in the day, it emerged that, according to reports, Steve Cohen was nearing a deal with the owners to purchase the club. Rumors have long been swirling about various potential owners, with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez among those interested. However, according to said reports, it looks as if that duo is out of the bidding and that Cohen will finally push the deal through. He is, if you remember back, the man that had a deal in place some time back only for the Wilpons family to pull out of it due to some differences in how the team would be ran moving forward. Apparently, those are all behind us now, and we will see a change sooner than later.

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