Washington Nationals Seven-Run Epic Comeback Tuesday Night Nukes Mets Bet by ‘Hurricane Stu’
Posted on: September 4, 2019, 10:20h.
Last updated on: September 5, 2019, 01:11h.
The Washington Nationals comeback over the New York Mets Tuesday night wasn’t just a win for the ages. It also created a social media frenzy.
The visiting Mets scored five times in the top of the ninth to take a 10-4 lead over the Nationals. That led to New York-based sports handicapper to post a selfie video tweet showing himself laughing hysterically.
Earlier in the day, Feiner posted about “HURRICANE STU” killing bookmakers’ winnings with his baseball best bet, which he offered for $50. While that tweet didn’t mention the Mets specifically, the subsequent tweet Tuesday night made it clear what was the best bet.
PUT IT IN THE BOOKS PROMISES MADE PROMISES DELIVERED,” said Feiner in an all caps tweet paired with the laughing video. “THE METS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WORST GAME NATS PLAYED ALL YEAR AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY MISTAKE NATS MADE AND AS WE SPEAK WINNING 10-4. $20,000 ALL IN MAXIMUM BEST BET WINS FOR STUNATION AND A (expletive) TON OF NEW CUSTOMERS.”
There was just one problem. The Nats still had one chance left, and well…
— MLB (@MLB) September 4, 2019
Twitter responded just as you would think, with a number of users posting mocking gifs and others sending the tweet to @OldTakesExposed, a repository for sports tweets that don’t age well. Feiner would post another tweet with a video, this one showing him kissing his dog repeatedly before letting out one more, totally understandable, expletive.
To be fair to Feiner, it’s not like he’s the only one who thought the game was over before it actually was.
BaseballReference.com showed a “winning team win expectancy” rate – or the probability of an average team winning the game when a play is made – of 100 percent after Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso hit a two-run homer to make it a six-run game.
Even PointsBet took the live betting moneyline off the board.
“At the time, live odds on the Mets were so short that the market was no longer offered,” a PointsBet analyst told Casino.org. “With one out in the (bottom of the) 9th, FanGraphs had the Nats as a 0.3 percent chance of winning.”
Mets Postseason Chances, Not Odds, Getting Shorter
The Mets woes were short-lived as they came back on getaway day Wednesday to beat the Nationals 8-4 and take two of the three games in Washington. However, time is running out for the Mets to make a postseason run.
At just 71-68, they are a combination of nine Atlanta wins and Mets losses from being eliminated from the National League East race. Their fortunes are better, but still not great, in the Wild Card. The Mets are just 4.5 games back of the Chicago Cubs for the final Wild Card spot, but there are three other teams between them and the Cubs.
Less than a month ago, the Mets reeled off 15 wins in 16 games to pull within a half-game of the Wild Card. That stretch saw FanDuel shorten their odds from +10000 to +3200 as of Aug. 11. Now, their odds of winning the World Series stand at +4500, meaning a winning $100 bet would net $4,500.
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