Skip to main content

Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice...

Memo to Matt Wise from Keith Herandez: Don't throw the high change twice in a row.

* Walk-off loss number 372 is the earliest walk-off loss in Mets history BY DATE. The previous mark was held by the 6-5 12-inning walk-off loss against the Padres on April 2, 1997, when Chris Gomez beat Toby Borland with a walk-off single.

* The walk-off home run by Robert Andino was the 105th walk-off home run allowed in Mets history. It was the 5th walk-off home run by a Marlin against the Mets, the first since Josh Willingham hit one off Billy Wagner on August 1, 2006

* It was Andino's first career home run. The last player to hit his first career home run against the Mets, and make it a walk-off was Dodgers catcher Dioner Navarro on August 12, 2005.

* It was the Marlins 13th walk-off win against the Mets, their first since Dan Uggla's walk-off double against Jorge Sosa on September 20, 2007.

* The last time the Mets lost via walk-off in their second game of the season was in 2001, when they fell to the Braves. Keith Lockhart brought in the winning run with a fielder's choice against Donnie Wall.

* The last 6 Mets walk-off losses have come against 6 different pitchers- Aaron Heilman, Aaron Sele, Guillermo Mota, Billy Wagner, Jorge Sosa, and Matt Wise.

* It was the second time in his career that Matt Wise has allowed a walk-off home run. The other was against David Bell and the Phillies, June 10, 2005.

* For comparitive purposes: Rick Wise yielded only one walk-off home run in his career- to Gary Alexander of the Athletics on April 30, 1978.

The truly unwise know...Alphabetically speaking, only two pitchers whose last name slots in after "Wise" have allowed walk-off hits as Mets: Anthony Young and Pat Zachry.


Popular posts from this blog

Best Games I Know: Phillies (Updated)

  The best wins against the Phillies in Mets history …   May 5, 2022 – Mets 8, Phillies 7 The Mets score 7 runs in the 9 th inning to overcome a 7-1 deficit and win in Philadelphia.   April 29, 2022 – Mets 3, Phillies 0 Tylor Megill and 4 Mets relievers combine on the second no-hitter in franchise history.   September 22, 2016 – Mets 9, Phillies 8 (11) The Mets tie it in the 9 th on a Jose Reyes home run and win it in the 11 th on a 3-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera.   July 17, 2016 - Mets 5, Phillies 0 Jacob deGrom pitches a one-hitter. Only hit is a single by Zach Eflin in the 5 th inning.   August 24, 2015 – Mets 16, Phillies 7 David Wright homers in his first at-bat in more than 4 months. The Mets hit a team-record 8 home runs.   July 5, 2012 – Mets 6, Phillies 5 The Mets score 2 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9 th to beat Jonathan Papelbon. The winning run scores on David Wright’s bloop down the right field line.   August 13

The best Mets ejections I know

When you think of the Mets and famous ejections, I'm guessing you first think of the famous Bobby Valentine mustache game, when after Valentine got tossed, he returned to the dugout in disguise. You know it. You love it. I remember being amused when I asked Bobby V about it while we were working on Baseball Tonight, how he simply said "It worked. We won the game." (true) But the Bobby V mustache game of June 9, 1999 is one of many, many memorable Mets ejection stories. And now thanks to Retrosheet and the magic of , we have a convenient means for being able to share them. Ever since Retrosheet's David Smith recently announced that the Retrosheet ejection database was posted online , I've been a kid in a candy store. I've organized the data and done some lookups of media coverage around the games that interested me post. Those newspaper accounts fill in a lot of blanks. Without further ado (and with more work to do), here are some of my findings

Trip(le) Through Time

In their illustrious history, the Mets have had one 'Triple Crown Winner,' so to speak and I'm not talking about the typical meaning of the term. I've gotten some queries recently as to whether a walk-off triple is even possible and I'm here to tell you that it is. There has been one, and only one, in Mets history, though I don't have the full explanation of circumstances that I would like. It took place against the Phillies on September 10, 1970. This was a marathon game that would have fit in perfectly with those having taken place so far this season and allowed the Mets to maintain a temporary hold on first place in an NL East race oft forgotten in team history. It went 14 innings, with a tinge of controversy in a negated Ken Boswell home run, a thrilling play by Bud Harrelson, who stole home in the third inning, and some stellar relief pitching, in the form of five scoreless innings from Danny Frisella, aided by Tim McCarver getting thrown out in a rundown b