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The Mitchell Report as it pertains to Mets walk-off wins.

* Len Dykstra had one walk-off home run for the Mets. It came in Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS against the Astros.

* Todd Pratt had one walk-off home run for the Mets. It clinched Game 4 of the NLDS, thus winning the series, against the Diamondbacks.

* Todd Hundley hit a walk-off home run for the Mets, to beat the Pirates in the 12th inning, on July 30, 1996.

* Matt Franco had 3 walk-off singles for the Mets, most notably a two-run game-ender against Mariano Rivera, to give the Mets a very satisfying 9-8 win over the Yankees on July 10, 1999.

* Mo Vaughn had a walk-off single to beat the Reds on July 26, 2002, and a walk-off single/error combo to beat the Royals on June 21, 2002.

* Fernando Vina had a 15th inning walk-off single to beat the Padres on April 27, 1994. (He also had a walk-off hit against the Mets, September 2, 2000, while with the Cardinals)

* Gary Bennett, Mark Carreon, Chris Donnels, Paul Lo Duca, Gary Matthews Jr., and David Segui had no walk-off hits in their Mets careers, though Lo Duca was the batter when the Mets won on a walk-off pitcher's error against the Nationals on May 1, 2006.

And while we're at it, we're a little disappointed that Mr. Mitchell didn't include reference to another of Roger Clemens' prior misdeeds

The Metchell Report readers know...Kevin Mitchell had a walk-off hit for the Mets, a single to beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of a doubleheader on August 14, 1986. He also had a walk-off home run against the Mets, vs Alejandro Pena, for the Giants on May 16, 1990.

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