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Walk-Off win #336 was a bit of an adventure, eh?

* It was the 5th walk-off win this calendar month. My initial research indicates that is a first in franchise history

* It was the first to go at least 16 innings since that 1-0, 17-inning Kenny Greer only MLB win classic against the Cardinals on September 29, 1993

* It's the longest decided by a HR since Dave Kingman hit one in the last of the 17th to beat the Expos on June 10, 1983

* It's the second to go exactly 16 innings. The only other took place on September 1, 1963, won on a two-run HR in the 16th by Tim Harkness. By coincidence, just a few days ago, I received an e-mail from an attendee of this game.

* It is the 8th decided by a 9-8 score (we had one last year- Mike Piazza walk-off walk vs Milwaukee on August 2, 2005)

* Carlos Beltran is the 3rd Met to go 3-for-7 and collect a walk-off hit, joining the previously mentioned Harkness and Del Unser (September 16, 1975, 18-inning walk-off walk vs Expos)

* It's the first walk-off home run by a Met to beat the Phillies since Mike Piazza hit one off Rheal Cormier on July 29, 2001. It's the 9th time in team history that the Mets beat the Phillies on a walk-off home run (9 different players hit the HR)

* Darren Oliver slides in nicely on the walk-off winning pitchers alphabetical list, right between Bob Ojeda and Jesse Orosco. Ryan Madson falls on the losers list between Gary Lucas and Gary Majewski.

* The Phillies are the only opponent against whom the Mets have accomplished a walk-off cycle. They're the only team that the Mets have beaten on a walk-off single, double, triple and home run.

True Mettlies know...The longest Mets walk-off win against the Phillies took place in Game 1 of a doubleheader on August 1, 1972. Click on the link below to read the posting about it.

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/08/mr-ed.html

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