Skip to main content

What Comes Around Goes Around

The last time Billy Wagner blew a save in Houston was against the Brewers on July 1, 2003. He allowed a game-tying home run and a go-ahead hit by pitch in the top of the ninth. In the bottom of the ninth the Astros bailed Wagner out, saving him from defeat. Guess who tied the game with a home run.

Geoff Blum.

The same Geoff Blum whose game-tying hit gave Wagner a blown save on Saturday.

Grr...

* Mets Walk-Off loss number 378 was their 7th walk-off loss this season, the first since July 4 against the Phillies.

*It was the Mets first walk-off loss against the Astros since July 28, 2005, when Brad Ausmus (whom Wagner couldn't get out on Saturday) whacked a walk-off double to beat the Mets.

* It was the first time the Mets lost a game on a walk-off sacrifice fly since July 5, 1998, when Walt Weiss hit one for the Braves in the 11th inning against John Franco. It was the 12th time that the Mets have lost a game on a walk-off sacrifice fly.

* It was the first Astros walk-off extra inning win against the Mets in exactly seven years. The last came on August 2, 2001, when Moises Alou beat Jerrod Riggan with a 10th inning single.

* The Mets are now 19-37 all-time against the Astros/Colt 45s in games decided by walk-off (postseason included).

Those Truly Metstrodoomed know...The Astros have 20 extra-inning walk-off wins against the Mets. That's more than the total number of walk-off wins that the Mets have against the Astros, combining both regulation and extra innings.

Comments

Anonymous said…
This marks the fifth consecutive year in which the Mets have played a weekend series against the Astros and the fifth consecutive year in which the Mets and Astros have played at least one absolute nailibiter. The more pleasant ones were Piazza denying Clemens a win in 2004 (homer off ex-Met Dotel), with Phillips winning it in the 13th (homer off ex-Met Wheeler); the game that stayed tied in the 9th in '06 when Beltran crashed into a fence but held on to the ball (and the classy Astro fans cheering when he couldn't get up); and the 17-inning game of last July, featuring our man Carlos' uphill grab.

Also, I despise the Astros and the city of Houston.
Anonymous said…
It's tough NOT to despise Houston. They played this weekend like their World Series. What's up with THAT? They weren't this good all year. What did Charlie Kerfeld and Dickie Thon remind them of '86?
-- JBF

Popular posts from this blog

Minutiae Break: Worst Mets Relievers

It occurs to me after 79 straight walk-off related posts and some fatigue still remaining from Saturday's finish that I did promise to bring Metspective on other issues related to the Flushing 9, so I offer this posting up as a "Minutiae Break." This came about after several discussions related to the offhand Dick Tidrow/Danny Graves remark the other day , the conclusion of which indicated that it would be fun to create a list of the worst Mets relievers of all-time. I don't want to step on the territory of other bloggers, like " Faith and Fear in Flushing ," Mets Guy in Michigan " and " Metstradamus ," so I'll tread carefully here, aided by their influence. Should any friends, family members, or fans of these pitchers visit this site, I mean no harm. I'm just here to have a little fun with this topic. The ground rules are as follows: The pitcher must have had a Mets stint as long as Dick Tidrow's (11 games, 15 2/3 innings), for

Walk-Offs in Movies, TV, and Other Places

Note: I'm leaving this post up through the end of the week, a) because I don't have time to pump out something new and b)because I was hoping to build a really good list of entertainment industry walk-offs...so if you're looking for something new, check back on Monday or so... Of course, if there's a major trade or move, I'll adjust and try to post something... In the meantime, click on the "Table of Contents" link as well. It has been updated. SPOILER ALERT: Read at your own risk Caught the ending of "A League of Their Own" on one of the movie channels the other day and it got me to thinking that it would be fun to compile a list of walk-offs from movies, television, and other forms of entertainment. Here's the start, and only the start, as I spent about 30 minutes or so thinking it over Help me fill in the blanks by filling out the comments section. "A League of Their Own"-- Racine beats Rockford for the All-American Girls

Didja Ever Notice: How well do you know the bottom of the 10th?

The answers to all of these can be found from a viewing of the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, or in the comments section of this blog. 1- What was the last name of the Red Sox pitching coach, Bill, who visited the mound to talk to Calvin Schiraldi in the middle of the Mets comeback? His last name is spelled differently from that of a chunky Mets pitcher of the early 1960s. This coach's claim to fame is that he once pitched 84 1/3 straight innings without issuing a walk. 2- The attendance for Game 6 of the World Series was 55-thousand and ____. You can fill in the blank with the last 2 digits being the same as a season that haunts Red Sox fans. 3- This former Met, who teamed with Calvin Schiraldi to pitch badly in the 26-7 loss to the Phillies in 1985, was standing with Bob Stanley in the bullpen during the inning, though Vin Scully noted he was not throwing at that moment. Name him. 4- How much money did each player get for winning the World Series in 1918? 5-