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Everything's Coming So Easley These Days

Reminder: A Mets Walk-Up win is a win in which the Mets score the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. A walk-up home run or RBI is the one that gives the Mets the lead for good.

The term "walk-up" is an offshoot of walk-off and is used to describe the process of scoring to take the lead, and then walking up the dugout steps and back on to the field for the top of the 9th.

* Mets Walk-Up Win # 166 was the Mets second walk-up win of the season. It was their first since May 31, when they scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Dodgers, 3-2.

* The Mets have what you could call a walk-up imbalance. They have 7 walk-up wins against the Rockies, but only 4 walk-off wins against them. That's extremely unusual, considering that the Mets have more than twice as many walk-off wins (353) as walk-up wins (166).

* Damion Easley's last two home runs against the Rockies have been a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 10th on April 24, 2007, and a walk-up home run on July 11, 2008.

* Damion Easley's last five home runs have been tiebreaking home runs.

* The Mets last walk-up home run was hit by Moises Alou against the Braves on August 8, 2007.

* The Mets last walk-up home run WITH 2 OUTS also came against the Rockies. It was hit by Ty Wigginton on May 22, 2004.

* The Mets are the first team since the 1974 Orioles to allow three or fewer hits in four straight games. They've allowed three hits in EACH of their last four games.

* 9 walks ties the record for most walks allowed by Mets pitchers in a WALK-UP win. You'll remember well the other walk-up win in which Mets pitchers walked nine. It occurred on June 30, 2000, when the Mets scored 10 runs in the 8th inning, rallying from an 8-1 deficit to beat the Braves on Mike Piazza's three-run walk-up home run.

* Pedro Feliciano earned his second win this season, with both coming in games in which he pitched 1/3 of an inning.

Most Wins, Pitched 1/3 of Inning In Game
Mets History (Regular Season)

5- Dennis Cook
4- John Franco
2- Pedro Feliciano
2- Turk Wendell
2- Aaron Heilman
2- Armando Benitez

True Metleys know...Damion Easley is hitting .375 with 10 RBI in 21 games since Willie Randolph got fired ... Jose Reyes is hitting .340 with 18 runs scored and 12 RBI in 24 games since Willie Randolph got fired ... Aaron Heilman has pitched scoreless relief in 12 of 14 outings, with a 2.03 ERA in 13 1/3 innings, with 16 strikeouts, since Willie Randolph got fired.


Copy editor geek alert:

* Mets Walk-Up Win # 166 was the Mets second walk-up win of the season. It was their first since May 31, when they scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Dodgers, 4-2.

... obviously if it's the second then the other was the first! We'd prefer to say "The other came" etc. etc. back at my old paper.
Binny said…
While we're on the topic of corrections... The Mets actually scored 3 in the 8th to win 3-2.

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