Mets Radio Booth Predicted Brandon Nimmo's Walk-Off Home Run Right Before It Happened

May 12, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates
May 12, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Mets' radio booth had the sixth sense on Sunday night during the club's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, as broadcasters Howie Rose and Keith Raad knew exactly how the contest was going to end right before Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who hadn't even started in the game, belted a walk-off home run.

With the Mets trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Rose and Raad took to X, formerly Twitter, and sent the fateful post.

"You know what would make a good story -- getting someone on base for Brandon Nimmo to hit a game-winning home run after we thought he wouldn't play tonight. Let's see what happens."

Like true seers, Rose and Raad's prediction proceeded to unfold right before Mets fans' eyes. New York second baseman Jeff McNeil laid down a perfect bunt down the first-base line to get the ninth inning started. After Mets catcher Tomas Nido sacrificed McNeil to second base, Nimmo stepped up to the plate.

Nimmo belted a two-run shot to center field on the sixth pitch of the at-bat, just minutes after the Mets radio booth called it.

Amazing.

Someone should see if the Mets radio broadcasters have any guesses on the winning lottery numbers for the Powerball.


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Tim Capurso

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