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Some 'Friend'ly Trivia

I will admit to being as surprised as Gary Cohen that the answer to Friday's trivia question (Which Pirates pitcher has the most wins against the Mets?) was former Met Bob Friend?

As a public service to those who seek better trivia expertise, I offer an updated list for each NL team as to which pitchers have the most wins against the Mets.

Most Wins vs Mets

Astros- Larry Dierker, 14
Braves- Phil Niekro, 25
Brewers- Ben Sheets, 4
Cardinals- Bob Gibson, 28
Cubs- Greg Maddux and Ferguson Jenkins, 16
Diamondbacks- Randy Johnson, 6
Dodgers- Don Drysdale, 24
Giants- Juan Marichal, 26
Marlins- Dontrelle Willis, 11
Nationals- Steve Rogers, 15
Padres- Bruce Hurst, 9
Phillies- Steve Carlton, 20
Pirates- Bob Friend, 14
Reds- Jim Maloney, 19
Rockies- Steve Reed and Curt Leskanic, 5

Equal opportunity dictates that we do the same for losses

Most Losses vs Mets

Astros- Larry Dierker, 11
Braves- John Smoltz, 15
Brewers- Chris Capuano, 4
Cardinals- Bob Gibson, 14
Cubs- Rick Reuschel, 19
Diamondbacks- Brandon Webb, 6
Dodgers- Don Sutton and Bill Singer, 12
Giants- Gaylord Perry, 11
Marlins- Brad Penny, 8
Nationals- Steve Rogers, 13
Padres- Eric Show and Steve Arlin, 8
Phillies- Steve Carlton, 25
Pirates- Steve Blass, 11
Reds- Mario Soto, 9
Rockies- Kevin Ritz, Byung-Hyun Kim, Brian Bohanon and Pedro Astacio, 4

True Friends of the Mets know...Bob Friend's Mets career included 2 walk-off losses. In one, he allowed a walk-off home run to Phillies slugger Dick Allen. The other came on a bases-loaded bunt hit by Cubs catcher Randy Hundley.


Anonymous said…
Those early seasons when a) the Mets were horrid and b) they played what would become Western teams 18 times really helped shape the wins list.

Steve Rogers called. Wants to know what the fudge is a National.
metswalkoffs said…
OK, so lets look at this in my lifetime as a Mets fan, which begins around 1980, but we'll start at 1982, since I think that's when I became "intense" about the Mets (I was 7).

I'll just list the ones that differ on the wins list.

Astros- Bob Knepper, 8

Braves- Greg Maddux, 19

Cardinals- Joaquin Andujar, 9

Cubs- Greg Maddux, 16

Dodgers- Bob Welch, 9

Giants- Mike Krukow, 11

Nationals- Dennis Martinez, 11

Phillies- Vicente Padilla, Kevin
Gross, 10

Pirates- John Smiley, 10

Reds- Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, 8
Anonymous said…
Greg Maddux has certainly gotten his shots in at us from every conceivable angle. Still can't wait 'til he passes Clemens on the all-time wins list.

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