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Patience is a virtue if you're Mariano Rivera.

Patients (ie: injured ones) is not a virtue for the Mets...

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The Mets have now walked the opposing pitcher 13 times this season.

Do you know how many times they walked the opposing pitcher last season?

13.

They haven't walked the opposing pitcher more times in a season since 1999 (17).

That season ended with a walk, by the way.

The 1962 Mets were so bad, they walked 26 opposing pitchers.

This team is halfway to that tally.

The Truly Walking Mets Fan knows...Hall of Fame pitchers to draw bases-loaded walks from the Mets include:

Juan Marichal
Don Drysdale
Sandy Koufax
Don Sutton

The 11 walks were one shy of the club record for most walks in a nine-inning home game, previously set with 12-walk efforts in 1998 and 2003.

Comments

Binny said…
It also appears to be the first time the Mets have walked a relief pitcher with the bases loaded since Rick Baldwin walked Rawly Eastwick (then with St. Louis) on September 23, 1977.
Binny said…
And, I should add, it was Eastwick's lone career RBI (62 career plate appearances).
metswalkoffs said…
Looks like Eastwick, Tom House, and Rivera, are the only relievers the Mets have walked with the bases loaded.
Binny said…
And in all 3 games said relievers were credited with saves.

Now if only we can figure out in how many relief pitcher plate appearances with the bases loaded these walks occurred.

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