Skip to main content

One Nil

Since it seems like the only way the Mets are going to win for Johan Santana these days, it struck me as worthy to compile a "1-0 Wins Database."

A few interesting discoveries from the early goings of my research.

* The Mets Didn't Score For A Lot of People
Mike Vaccaro has a nice piece today on the Mets lack of run support for Tom Seaver. You might be surprised to learn that Seaver isn't the Mets all-time leader in 1-0 wins.

Most 1-0 Wins
Mets History

8- Jerry Koosman
7- Jon Matlack
7- Tom Seaver
6- Bobby Jones

* The Most Impressive 1-0 Feat
You might figure I'd pick the 1969 1-0 doubleheader sweep of the Pirates in which the Mets pitchers drove in the winning run in each game. Instead, I'll choose to honor Jim McAndrew, who beat Hall of Famers Steve Carlton and Ferguson Jenkins, each 1-0 in a 17-day span in 1968.

* Whoa Nellie
Poor Pirates starter Nelson Briles pitched three games against the Mets in 1972. Briles allowed 3 runs in 27 1/3 innings. He lost all 3 games, 2 to Jon Matlack, 1-0.

* When It Was Bad, It Was Really Bad
Save for a brief run at a fake pennant during the strike-shortened 1981 season, the Mets run from 1978 to 1981 was one to forget. Evident of that- the Mets did not have a 1-0 win in any of those seasons. On September 14, Nino Espinosa beat Steve Carlton, 1-0. The Mets would not win another 1-0 game until Charlie Puleo beat Ray Burris on April 24, 1982.

Honorable mention on the rarity scale to the 1966 season, in which the Mets didn't have a 1-0 win for nearly the entire season, than had three in a 12-day span from September 19 to 30.

* The Walk-Offs
The Mets have had 24 walk-off wins in which the final score was 1-0, the last of which came against the Athletics in 2007. Of those 24, nearly 3/4 of them (17) went extra innings.

The 24 matches the number of 1-0 Mets wins decided by a home run (thank you, Mets media guide).

However, there have only been 3 Mets 1-0 wins in which the game ended on a walk-off home run, the last coming by Dave Kingman in 1976.

We'll delve further into this database at another time...


J. Mark English said…
Pelfrey will get them a win tonight...

Popular posts from this blog

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 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 Profess

Best Games I Know: Phillies (Updated)

  The best wins against the Phillies in Mets history …   May 5, 2022 – Mets 8, Phillies 7 The Mets score 7 runs in the 9 th inning to overcome a 7-1 deficit and win in Philadelphia.   April 29, 2022 – Mets 3, Phillies 0 Tylor Megill and 4 Mets relievers combine on the second no-hitter in franchise history.   September 22, 2016 – Mets 9, Phillies 8 (11) The Mets tie it in the 9 th on a Jose Reyes home run and win it in the 11 th on a 3-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera.   July 17, 2016 - Mets 5, Phillies 0 Jacob deGrom pitches a one-hitter. Only hit is a single by Zach Eflin in the 5 th inning.   August 24, 2015 – Mets 16, Phillies 7 David Wright homers in his first at-bat in more than 4 months. The Mets hit a team-record 8 home runs.   July 5, 2012 – Mets 6, Phillies 5 The Mets score 2 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9 th to beat Jonathan Papelbon. The winning run scores on David Wright’s bloop down the right field line.   August 13

The best Mets ejections I know

When you think of the Mets and famous ejections, I'm guessing you first think of the famous Bobby Valentine mustache game, when after Valentine got tossed, he returned to the dugout in disguise. You know it. You love it. I remember being amused when I asked Bobby V about it while we were working on Baseball Tonight, how he simply said "It worked. We won the game." (true) But the Bobby V mustache game of June 9, 1999 is one of many, many memorable Mets ejection stories. And now thanks to Retrosheet and the magic of , we have a convenient means for being able to share them. Ever since Retrosheet's David Smith recently announced that the Retrosheet ejection database was posted online , I've been a kid in a candy store. I've organized the data and done some lookups of media coverage around the games that interested me post. Those newspaper accounts fill in a lot of blanks. Without further ado (and with more work to do), here are some of my findings