And then came Wednesday's game. Let's review.
* Mets starter Jonathon Niese pitched 1 2/3 innings, and the Mets won, 9-0.
The Mets have never thrown a shutout in a game in which their starter lasted fewer than two innings.
* Reliever Nelson Figueroa, who pitched on Monday, not only pitched 4 1/3 shutout innings; he also tripled AND drew a walk.
Nelson Figueroa is the second pitcher in Mets history to triple and draw a walk in the same game. The other did it twice (1970 and 1983): Tom Seaver.
* I repeat: Mets reliever Nelson Figueora tripled and walked.
A major league relief pitcher had not tripled and walked in the same game since Astros reliever Ron Cook...in 1970!
* I repeat again: Mets reliever Nelson Figueroa tripled...
The Mets are 4-0 all-time when they have a relief pitcher hit a triple. The 3 others: Eric Cammack (2000). Neil Allen (1981) and Darrell Sutherland (1965).
* Mets reliever Bobby Parnell collected his first career save and his first career hit in the same game.
I don't have the means to look that up, but it sounds good.
* That means that 2 Mets relievers got hits in this game (Thanks to Greg at Faith and Fear for that one).
Two Mets relievers have had hits in the same game 6 times. It most recently happened in the second game of a doubleheader against the Pirates on June 15, 1986 (Randy Niemann and Roger McDowell).
The other years it happened: 1962, 1966, 1976, and 1984.
* Jeff Francoeur drew his first unintentional walk in his 22nd game as a Met.
Giants infield coach Shawon Dunston has the Mets position player record for most games played without a walk of any kind- 42.
* The Mets...these ragtag Mets, somehow beat the Cardinals by a 9-0 score.
This was the 686th meeting between the Mets and Cardinals, but only the second that ended with the final score being Mets 9, Cardinals 0. The other took place in 1986.