Flash forward to 3 weeks from now when the callers from WFAN are wondering why Nick Evans (hitting .250) isn't getting more playing time. They can use this for justification. * Nick Evans is the first Met with 3 doubles in his MLB debut. The only other player in the Mets era (since 1962) with 3 doubles in his MLB debut was Ben Grieve (son of former Met Tom Grieve) for the 1997 Athletics. * The only other Met with 3 extra-base hits in his MLB debut: Kaz (ugh) Matsui in 2004 (2 doubles and a home run). * Nick Evans tied a team record by getting 3 doubles in a game. It's the 24th time that a Met has had 3 doubles in a game. Carlos Beltran, the last Met to have 3 doubles (April 2, 2008 at Marlins) is the only player to do it twice for the Mets. Evans has 2 other teammates who have had 3 doubles in a game for the Mets- David Wright and Jose Reyes. * Nick Evans, Kaz Matsui, and Preston Wilson (1998) are the only 3 players with a 3-hit MLB debut for the Mets. * Nick Evans is the 10th
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.