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Back-to-back HRs in 9th rescue Mets in Philly

So enthused was Mickey Callaway with Michael Conforto’s first three plate appearances Friday — a single, a lineout, a walk — that before Ruben Amaro Jr. left the dugout to coach first base in the top of the ninth inning, the Mets manager mentioned that Conforto might hit a homer.

Two pitches into the at-bat, Callaway nearly felt prophetic, as Conforto rocked a Hector Neris pitch about two dozen feet foul. Believing that was the break the Mets needed in a one-run game, Callaway experienced a moment of “half-jubilation” before sighing in frustration.

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