Michael Conforto's jaw-dropping throw to the plate was payback three years in the making
Tied at 2 in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Mets on Friday night, the Marlins loaded the bases with just one out, bringing up Pete Davidson doppelganger and 2017 World Baseball Classic hero Christian Yelich to the plate.
New York was in a tight spot. Michael Conforto and his trebuchet got them out of it:
But to fully appreciate its majesty, we have to take a step back -- to June 20, 2014, when the Mets found themselves on the other end of an impossible throw home. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, New York had Kirk Nieuwenhuis on third with just one out. Chris Young lifted a fly ball to left that looked more than deep enough to bring the tying run home. Alas, Marcell Ozuna had other ideas:
After falling victim to the rare walk-off outfield assist, the Mets waited ... and waited ... and waited, until finally, they got their revenge. There's just one more question: Which throw was best?