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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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