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reminder: A walk-up win is a win in which the winning runs are scored in the bottom of the 8th inning.

* Walk-up win number 167 was the Mets 3rd walk-up win of the season and their second this month. The last was on July 11 against the Rockies (Damion Easley HR).

* Carlos Delgado got his first walk-up RBI since August 30, 2005, when he had a two-run go-ahead triple off Ray King in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving the Marlins a 6-5 lead against the Cardinals. The Marlins would win the game, 7-6.

* This was the 11th Mets walk-up win against the Phillies. They had one last year, April 9, 2007, in which the go-ahead run scored on Geoff Geary's 8th inning wild pitch.

* It was the first Mets walk-up win in which the go-ahead hit was a double since Roberto Alomar had a go-ahead double in the eighth inning against the Phillies on July 11, 2002.

* Oliver Perez had 12 strikeouts. Only 2 other Mets LEFTHANDERS have struck out 12+ Phillies in a game- Sid Fernandez (twice- 1985 and 1990) and Ray Sadecki (1970).

* The last time the Mets had a walk-up win by the score of 3-1 was July 13, 1991 against the Padres. David Cone struck out 13 that day, and the winning run came in via Mark Carreon's RBI single.

The truly first-place Mets fan knows...This walk-up win came on the anniversary of two WALK-OFF wins. The Mets got a walk-off win against the Dodgers on July 24, 1970, when Tommie Agee stole home to win. They also got a walk-off win against the Cardinals on July 24, 1984, when Keith Hernandez's single off Cardinals reliever Neil Allen gave the Mets a 9-8 win over St. Louis.

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Binny said…
Hernandez walk-off single off Allen? Boy is that piece of minutia ripe to mine for similar trivia.

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