Announcer's 'Rock Bottom' Quip Ages Poorly As Mets Rally for Dramatic First Win

The New York Mets celebrate a 2–1 walk-off win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
The New York Mets celebrate a 2–1 walk-off win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. / Rich Schultz/GettyImages
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New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen was going through it on Thursday afternoon.

Entering the eighth inning, the Mets—winless in their first five games of the 2024 season—hadn't tallied a single hit and trailed the Detroit Tigers 1–0. Cohen, who went viral Monday for showing pure disgust on the broadcast during a rain delay, had once again seen enough.

"Nobody in the ballpark. 0–5 [record]," Cohen said on the SportsNet New York broadcast. "Hitless through seven [innings]. Feels like rock bottom."

The Mets must have heard Cohen's proclamation, because outfielder Harrison Bader singled to start the eighth inning to break up the Tigers' combined no-hitter.

In the ninth inning, slugger Pete Alonso homered to tie the game, and outfielder Tyrone Taylor brought home the winning run on a walk-off single.

The 2024 Mets are winless no more. And for the first time all season, Cohen had something to celebrate on the broadcast.


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