Mets Score 9 Runs On 11 Hits On 9/11 Anniversary

New York Mets’ Todd Frazier tips his helmet as he runs the bases after hitting a solo home run, his second homer of the night, during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

On what couldn’t be a more fitting way to remember 9/11, the Mets scored 9 runs on 11 hits in their shutout victory over the Diamondbacks.

Todd Frazier and Jeff McNeil each homered twice Wednesday night, bringing the Amazins’ within two games behind the Chicago Cubs for the National League Wild Card spot.

First baseman Pete Alonso surprised his teammates, marking the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks by buying each player custom red, white and blue cleats that featured the words “We will never forget,” along with the lettering for the first responder units.

Realizing that it’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission, Alonso said he didn’t consult with the MLB before the purchase.