It was an inning that showed you exactly where the Mets are these days, and why, if they were worried about their immediate future, why they drive to Los Angeles with renewed confidence.
The fourth Citi Field inning against the tigers on Sunday afternoon showed why the Mets have worked their way back up to .500 after a rejuvenated 6-1 homestead.
The Mets went down 3-0 in that fourth inning, but scored four runs to score a 4: 3 victory and set their record at 26: 26.
A third run by second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria did the most damage and added a rash of injury to the list of unexpected heroes who help the Mets survive.
"Whenever you can help the team in any way, it feels good," said Hechavarria, who replaced the injured Robinson Cano on the second base. "That's what we're here for."
It was Hechavarriah's three-time Homer-Off-Tiger starter Spencer Turnbull, who made the lead over victory, though there were other important contributions. Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed three runs over the first three innings and then lay down to complete seven innings of quality work before Jeurys Familia took care of eighth and Edwin Diaz closed it in ninth. And there was this wonderful push of color through a moved infield by Todd Frazier, who hit Dominic Smith in the first round of the fourth innings and helped cover the table for Hechavarria.
"It impressed me," Hechavarria said of Frazier's motley through a free right side of the infield. "I asked him about it and he said it's the first time he's ever had a bite and I thanked him because it was another run I could drive in."
That's the one Thing with the fourth inning. It was about doing everything to win the game. Smith, who had two goals and performed well in first base, took a double to the right of the inning. One hit later, Wilson Ramos, a hot catcher, scored to the left.
Frazier's Colorful surprised the Tigers and hit Smith. After Carlos Gomez failed, Hechavarria sat down 1-1 through opposing field wall. It was his second homer of the series and the season.
"I'm not a power hitter," Hechavarria said through a translator. "But today it happened by accident. I'm just trying to do my job and help the team in every possible way. "
A double by Smith, a runscoring by Frazier and an unlikely homer by Hechavarria were enough to defeat the tigers when the Mets brought back Michael Conforto, but still without the key players Cano, Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo.
All it takes to win, "Smith said, adding : "It shows how deep this squad and the capabilities of this team are."
When Cano fails indefinitely with a towed quad, Hechavarria sees plenty of playtime and plate production will be crucial in the future.  "It's an important job for me, because we all know what kind of player Robinson Cano is," said Hechavarria.
Renowned for his emphatic bat bounce when he goes long, Hechavarria's easy Sunday Drop the rackets and enjoy the tour through the bas. He is in line with other bankers who had a home game during the home game, including Gomez, Tomas Nido and Rajai Davis, who were scheduled for use before Sunday's game to make room for Conforto.
"It's important that we contribute, because that's what we focus on," Hechavarria said. "We came for a reason, whether it's hitting or running, or defensive play from the bench." I am here to contribute in any way.
The fourth inning proved that these contributions can come in unexpected ways.