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A-OK Rod

Fistbumps (sans t-shirt) for winning pitcher Francisco Rodriguez, whose yeomen effort (two-innings in a regular-season game for the first time since 2007) earned him his first walk-off win as a Met. The notes are brief, and maybe a few more to come in the morning.

* Walk-off win #358 was the second of the season, the first since the 5-4 win against the Brewers on April 17.

* It came on the 47th anniversary of the first Mets walk-off win, also against the Braves, in Game 1 of a doubleheader in which Hobie Landrith hit a walk-off home run against Warren Spahn (Landrith drew the first Mets walk-off walk on May 15, 1962). The Mets had a second walk-off win on May 12, 1962 (Gil Hodges HR) and also had walk-off wins on that date in 1972 and 1986.

* It was the Mets first walk-off walk since Carlos Delgado drew one against the Cubs on May 14, 2007 and the first extra-inning walk-off walk since Mike Piazza drew one in the 11th inning against the Brewers in 2005 .

* It was the 17th walk-off walk in Mets history, the third by a Mets centerfielder (Del Unser, Jay Payton), and the third by a switch-hitter (Carlos Baerga, Luis Lopez).

* It was Carlos Beltran's first career walk-off walk. It was his fifth bases-loaded walk for the Mets, second against the Braves (Jair Jurrjens issued the other).

* It is the 4th time the Mets beat the Braves on a walk-off walk, the first since October 1, 1995 (Tim Bogar).

* Carlos "Larry Jones said I was out" Beltran is now 31-for-34 trying to steal 3rd base as a Met.

* Carlos Beltran now has 5 walk-off RBI in games he's played center field for the Mets. Tommie Agee ranks second with 4.

* Stat I wish I could check, but don't have the ability: When's the last time the Mets had 5 runners thrown out on the bases (3 by outfielders, 2 on caught stealing) and won via walk-off?

True Metsomniacs know...
* Braves record when Larry Jones plays at Shea Stadium: 42-46
* Braves record when Larry Jones plays at Citi Field: 0-1

Cap-tip to Ashley Marshall who has some good info on lack of run support for a particular pitcher...
http://ashleymarshall.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/05/johan_left_wondering_what_else.html

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