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Pilot Episode: The Mets Box Score Challenge

Trying something out here, please indulge. If you wish to answer, please do so in the comments section. I'll post the answers there the morning after I post. Questions provided with the help of the wonderful Play Index

1) Johan Santana had his 2nd start of 7 innings, no runs for the Mets. Who is the Mets all-time leader in starts of exactly 7 innings, without allowing a run. He had 9.

A) Al Leiter
B) Ron Darling
C) Sid Fernandez
D) Dwight Gooden

2) Roy Oswalt got a complete-game loss against the Mets on Friday. Before him, who was the last Astros pitcher to get a complete game loss against the Mets. My hint would be that he pitched a "game of significance" against the Mets during his career.

A) Mike Scott
B) Darryl Kile
C) Nolan Ryan
D) Larry Dierker

3) David Wright got his 99th RBI of the season on Friday. Three Mets have finished a season with 99 RBI, which really sucks, because no one remembers 99-RBI seasons. Who are the three?

A) Dave Kingman, Howard Johnson, Kevin McReynolds
B) Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Gary Carter
C) Rusty Staub, Bernard Gilkey, John Olerud
D) Donn Clendenon, Eddie Murray, Todd Hundley

The truly challenged Mets fan knows...Friday marked the first time in 13 years that the Mets last won a game in which they had four hits or fewer, and no walks. The last was a 2-1 win over the Dodgers on August 19, 1995. Dave Mlicki beat Tom Candiotti, 2-1. Thanks to two hits and an RBI by Rico Brogna, and a sacrifice fly by Butch Huskey. They tallied only three hits in the game.


Anonymous said…
1) Doc Gooden
2) Nolan Ryan
3) Staub, Gilkey, Olerud
metswalkoffs said…
Anonymous, thanks for allow for a little space, I'll put the answers in the next comment
metswalkoffs said…
Anonymous, rough go, 0-for-3.

Correct answers are

1) Sid Fernandez
2) Darryl Kile
3) Kingman, Johnson, McReynolds

Thanks to those who guessed, but didn't post...

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