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Game 3 Minutiae

We'll have another post summarizing the series, probably on Monday...

* The Mets completed their second postseason sweep in franchise history with this Game 3 win. The only other one was in the 1969 NLCS against the Braves.

* The win combined with the Yankees loss marked the first time that the Mets completed a postseason series victory on the same day that the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason.

* The 3-hours, 51 minutes of angst was the second-longest nine-inning Mets postseason win in terms of time, surpassed only by the 3-hour, 59-minute torturefest that was Game 2 of the 2000 NLCS

* The first seven batters in the Mets starting lineup each scored a run. That's a Mets franchise first for a postseason game.

* Shawn Green and Paul Lo Duca each had 2 RBI, among a group of many who have had at least 2 RBI in a Mets postseason clincher. The team record for RBI in a postseason clincher is 3- by Ken Boswell (1969 NLCS), fill-in broadcaster Todd Zeile (2000 NLCS) and absentee broadcaster Keith Hernandez (1986 World Series).

* Pedro Feliciano won, despite pitching only 1/3 of an inning. It's the third time that the Mets have gotten a postseason victory from a pitcher throwing 1/3 of an inning. Feliciano joins Turk Wendell and Randy Myers on that victory list.

* The 3 1/3 innings from Steve Trachsel is the second-shortest stint by a Mets starter in a postseason victory, surpassed only by the 3 innings pitched by Masato Yoshii in the 15-inning victory in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS.

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thank you for this blog. I truly appreciate what you do. Tonight is an amazing night, and your timely thoughts on what transpired just reinforces my belief that this team has the best fans in the greatest city in the world. Thank you!! LET'S GO METS!!!

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