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What Color Blends Red and Green?

Wednesday was National Fistbump Day, but the Mets were a little tardy in allowing us to celebrate. We'll provide taps of honor to the oft-criticized Tim Redding and Sean Green for fine work in Friday's win in Washington.

* It was the 180th extra-inning ROAD win in club history, by our count, the first such win of the season, and the first since a 6-5 win over the Brewers on September 2, 2008.

* The Nationals are 0-7 in extra-inning road games. Earlier today I noticed an article on Hardball Times that their predecessors of 40 years, the 1969 Expos, went 0-12 in extra-inning games. The Mets had a road extra-inning win against that team too- On July 20, 1969, man walked on the moon, and the Mets won Game 2 of a doubleheader in Montreal, 4-3, on a squeeze bunt by Bobby Pfeil.

* It is the first time in 20 years that the Mets won an extra-inning game by the exact score, 3-1. The last was a 3-1 win in 10 innings over the Giants on May 31, 1989.

* David Wright now has 2 game-winning extra-inning road RBI. His other came on September 23, 2007 against the Marlins.

* It's the 5th time in Mets history that the winning hit in an extra-inning road game came courtesy of a two-run double. Carlos Beltran had the last one, against the Nationals on April 28, 2007.

The truly Red or Green Mets fan knows...Sean Green has 10 major league victories in his career. Friday's was the first one in which he pitched in the 9th inning of that game. All 9 of his previous wins came from pitching the 8th inning or earlier.

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