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Mets begin winning streak after Grimace throws first pitch

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The resurgent New York Mets have found a mid-June spark from an unlikely source -- McDonald's mascot Grimace.

The Mets were spinning their wheels after an ugly start to the season. New York had a 29-37 record, having won eight of its previous 20 games.

Then came Grimace's birthday. To celebrate the mascot, the Mets had Grimace throw out the first pitch before their June 12 game against the Miami Marlins.

Grimace threw out the first pitch tonight at Citi Field ud83dudfe3

— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) June 12, 2024

Grimace's first pitch wasn't exactly Cy Young-worthy, arcing into the ground, and wide of home plate.