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Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Down

Look at it this way...at least you got to see a Met rarity on Tuesday night.

Mark DeRosa's go-ahead HBP in the 10th inning marked the first time that the Mets have ever allowed a go-ahead, extra-inning HBP IN THEIR HOME BALLPARK.

Would like to compile a list of the dumbest injuries in Mets history. Luis Castillo is not the first Met to be a dugout-steps victim (Pat Zachry, after allowing a hit to Pete Rose to extend Rose's hit streak, kicked the dugout steps and broke his ankle), but he seems a worthy candidate for such a list.

The truly down Mets fan knows...This marked the 2nd time the Mets have allowed a go-ahead extra-inning HBP in any ballpark.

The other, amazingly enough, also came against the Cardinals. It was a walk-off hit by pitch, drawn by Jerry Davanon against Jack Aker on July 25, 1974.

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Nabalab said…
First off - Love your site and the always interesting tidbits and "fun" facts. I remember the Mets losing a game last year in San Diego where Scott Schoeneweis hit a batter with the bases loaded to lose a game - but after looking into it, I noticed that was in the 9th, not extra innings.

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