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How long have we been waiting for this????

Oh, I'd say almost 2,000 hours or so...

My internet connection finally got fixed. The Mets season? Still a lot of fixing to do.

Perhaps it's worth noting that this win came on a day in which the Mets started a different right side of the infield than usual

Clearly a new manager was just what David Wright needed to snap his 1-for-20-in-the-9th-inning funk...But why be bitter?

* This marked the 84th time in Mets history, and the first this season that the Mets got a game-tying RBI in a situation in which they were one out from defeat.

To make things easier, from now on, let's just call them GT2O RBI's (I'll add it to my dictionary).
* The Mets are 45-38-1 when they get a GT2O-RBI, 17-25 when they get one on the road.

* It is David Wright's first career GT2O-RBI with the Mets. He has as many for the Mets as Damion Easley does. Easley got one last season, on April 24 against the Rockies, a game won on Endy Chavez's bunt single.

* The Mets have won 4 of the last 5 games in which they got a GT2O RBI.

True Met-GT2Os know...John Stearns is the Mets all-time leader in GT2O-RBI with 3, though the Mets went 0-2-1 in the games in which he got a GT2O-RBI.




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