Better late than never... * The Mets improved to 8-5 in Game 2s with their victory on Thursday. If you were going to rate them based on levels of angst, this one would probably rank in the Top 3 among angst-free victories, alongside Game 2 of the 1969 NLCS (an 8-0 lead turned into an 11-6 win) and Game 2 of the 1986 NLCS (a 5-1 win for Bob Ojeda) and slightly ahead of Jon Matlack's 2-hit shutout in Game 2 of the 1973 NLCS (a 5-0 win, and a 2-hitter, but it was a 1-0 game going into the 9th) * Jose Reyes had 2 RBI. It was the first RBI for a Mets starting shortstop in a postseason game since Rey Ordonez had one in Game 3 of the 1999 NLDS against Arizona. It marked the 1st time in team history that a Mets starting shortstop had 2 RBI in a postseason game. * Tom Glavine joined Jon Matlack and Bob Ojeda as lefthanders who won their Mets postseason debut. * Billy Wagner joined Jesse Orosco (1986 World Series) as the only Mets pitchers to save 2 games in the same postseason series.
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.