Didn't realize this until just a few moments ago (thanks, Baseball-Reference), but Johan Santana's 10+ strikeout game was the 300th REGULAR SEASON double-digit strikeout effort by a pitcher in franchise history. They've also had 3 such efforts in postseason. So we've had 47 fewer such games than we've had walk-offs. * Your all-time leader in Mets 10+ K games: No surprise, Tom Seaver with 62. Most 10+ strikeout games Mets history Tom Seaver 62 (including 2 in postseason) Dwight Gooden 47 (including 1 in postseason) David Cone 33 Sid Fernandez 31 Jerry Koosman 24 Nolan Ryan 14 >> Mets broadcaster Ron Darling ranks 10th with 7 * 49 different Mets pitchers have struck out 10 batters in a game. Among the others who, like Santana, have exactly one. Charlie Puleo Roy Lee Jackson Randy Tate Dennis Ribant Pat Zachry * The most surprising name on the list of 10+ K Mets pitchers: How about Tug McGraw? The Tugger had 10 in six innings in an 8-5 walk-off win over the
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.