NEW YORK -- Terry Collins had a strong label for Saturday’s 5-4 come-from-behind win against the Miami Marlins.
“We’ve had some big wins,” the manager said. “That might be the biggest win of the year for us -- for a lot of reasons. No. 1, we talked coming into the homestand about having a good homestand. And then Chris Young has really had a rough first half. To come through in a big way, it’s great for him. You know he’s a tremendous teammate. The guys only want him to have success. There were a lot of pieces to that win today. That’s why it’s big.”
Young’s pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh pulled the Mets even at 4. Eric Campbell had a pinch-hit RBI single the following inning, to the delight of an atypically large crowd announced at 35,283.
The Mets withheld the attendance count until determining how many people came late for the Huey Lewis and The News postgame concert.
The Amazin’s are now 24-23 at home. They last had been above .500 at Citi Field on April 26, 2013 (7-6). They have won seven of nine on this homestand and remained seven games out of first place with Atlanta’s win at Wrigley Field.
“That’s what this town could be like if you’re having success,” Collins said about Saturday’s atmosphere at Citi Field. “And that’s what we’re hoping for when we come out of the break, that we’re playing well and people want to buy tickets to come see us, because we have not quit all year long. It’s a fun team to be around. It’s a fun team to watch play.”