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Our Special Bonds: 2007 World Series (answers)

Answers to the Rockies-Red Sox quiz posted October 23, 2007

Questions here:

1) Name the Mets pitcher whom Todd Helton historically crushed. There's no pitcher that Todd Helton has hit any better against than former Met (Righty) Bobby Jones. Helton went 16-for-25 against Jones with 5 home runs. That's ownership!

2) Name the Red Sox regular who hit a walk-off HR against the Mets. Former Marlin Mike Lowell homered off former Marlin Braden Looper, beating the Mets on May 29, 2004.

3) Name the former Met and Rockie against whom Manny Ramirez went 1-10 with 4 K. Bret Saberhagen, part of the Rockies last playoff push, in 1995, held his own against Manny Ramirez when the two went head-to-head, though they never faced each other when Sabes was a Met.

4) Terry Francona homered once against the Mets. Name the pitcher he homered off. Ed Lynch had the misfortune of giving up the home run to Francona in 1985. He also had the misfortune of being a Met for only one game in 1986, and spent NL East clinching day as a member of the Cubs.

5) Name the former 1973 Met who once hit a walk-off homer against Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca. Duffy Dyer beat the Mets in 1975 with a 15th inning walk-off home run and it happened to come against the current Rockies pitching coach.

6) Name the pitcher who Clint Hurdle last homered against. Rick Reuschel is better known as a former Cub than former Pirate, but he's the answer. In fact, he allowed two of Hurdle's last three career home runs.

7) Name the coach who had a walk-off walk against the Mets. Former Met (and Padre), and now Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan beat the Mets with a walk-off walk on August 21, 2000.

8) Name the winning pitcher in the game where the Mets scored 5 in the 9th to beat Curt Schilling. The victor that day did in fact pitch for both the Mets and Rockies, though he's probably not well-remembered by fans of either team: Rigo (don't call me Carlos) Beltran.

9) Name the pitcher who got the first regular season win for the Red Sox against the Mets. Hate to say it, but the winning pitcher the first time the Red Sox beat the Mets in a regular season game, was 2006 NLCS MVP Jeff Suppan.

10) The first time the Rockies beat the Mets, their No. 3 hitter had an RBI. He was a former Met, whose name fits the quiz theme. Name him. Who else could it be other than Darryl BOSTON?


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