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A word to the 'Weis'

Tying up some loose ends

* "Ceetar" asked about short spans between walk-off wins. The shortest span between Mets walk-off wins can be measured in hours, because they've had four doubleheaders in which they've swept both games by walk-off.

May 12, 1962 vs Braves
June 2, 1963 vs Pirates
August 23, 1964 vs Cubs
July 31, 1983 vs Pirates

As for walk-offs on back-to-back days (not necessarily games), I count 23 instances, with the last coming on September 20-21, 2005 against the Marlins.

* Tuesday marked the 83rd time in team history that the Mets got a game-tying RBI with 2 outs in the 9th inning or later (this doesn't include games tied on balks, wild pitches or errors) and the third such occurrence this season. It's the first Mets game-tying RBI at HOME with 2 outs in the 9th since Victor Diaz's 3-run home run off LaTroy Hawkins and the Cubs on September 25, 2004. The Mets are now 44-38-1 when getting a game-tying RBI in the 9th inning or later.

* A Julio Franco walk-off RBI would have been his first in nearly 11 years. His last came on July 2, 1996 against the Royals.

* After watching Scott Schoeneweis' struggles at Shea Stadium this season, in contrast to his effectiveness on the road, it's now easy to understand how he's never given up a walk-off hit.

* More research ongoing...

*True Mettars know... The shortest span between Mets walk-off wins, presuming 30 minutes in-between games of a doubleheader, is the 3 hours and 20 minutes between walk-off wins on August 23, 1964 against the Cubs. The games were won on walk-off singles by Ed Kranepool and Charley Smith, respectively.

Comments

SNK said…
Good call on Schoeneweis - keep him away from my baseball STADIUM!

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