Facing a six-run deficit with seven outs remaining, the New York Mets mounted an improbable rally and stunned the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Wednesday on the back of a pinch-hit, go-ahead homer from unlikely hero Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
All nine Yankees in the starting lineup had at least one hit, and seven of the nine had an RBI as New York pounded out a 13-8 victory on Wednesday afternoon, taking the series rubber game from Boston at Fenway Park.
It seemed that after regaining first place by taking two of three from the Blue Jays last weekend, then sweeping the Twins this week, the Yankees had righted-the-ship and were gaining steam toward September.
It's been more than four months since David Wright pulled a hamstring and headed to the disabled list, leaving the Mets without their biggest offensive force, presumably, for 4-6 weeks. Roughly three months ago, Wright learned of his spinal stenosis condition and doubt arose about whether he&ap…