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Mets infielder Dilson Herrera breaks out rally cups, is adored by fans

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Collins Acknowledges Gee Upset by Move to Mets Bullpen


By JOHN DORN

The New York Mets fell behind early Sunday against the Atlanta Braves in a critical divisional matchup with first-place implications. With Dillon Gee on the mound, the Mets found themselves in an 8-3 hole in the fourth inning, with all hope seemingly lost.

Then, rally cups.

Not the popular rally caps that have become staples among losing baseball crowds everywhere, but New York infielder Dilson Herrera deployed a method that, to our knowledge, hadn't yet been tested: punching out the bottoms of two cups, and placing them onto both ears, in hopes of a rally.



Somehow, it worked. The Mets managed to dig out of that hole, capping off the comeback in the sixth inning on a three-run home run by Juan Lagares -- right around the time Herrera decided to wear cups on his head. They took a 10-8 lead -- one they would never relinquish.

Predictably, fans on Twitter were quick to praise their 5'10", 150-pound hero.



The second baseman also came through with an RBI, stolen base and one of the best defensive plays by an infielder this season.

Entering Sunday just a half-game in front of the Washington Nationals for first place in the National League East, New York needed every bit of luck they could get against the Braves. Fortunately, the 21-year-old second baseman was able to swing things in the Mets' direction.

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