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Parallelogram

"You and your historic parallels..." a friend of mine IM'd me the other day after I shared a few interesting walk-off nuggets with him.

Yesterday was one of those days with historic parallels all over the place...

* Jake Peavy struck out 16 and his team lost via walk-off.
The Mets were once struck out 15 times by Expos starter Mike Wegener on September 10, 1969 (in 11 innings), but won on a walk-off hit by Ken Boswell. (we'll convienently ignore the time El Sid whiffed 16 Braves but lost on a Lonnie Smith HR)
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/09/boswell-that-ends-well.html

* The Braves had a 3-0 lead in the 9th against the Marlins and lost on a walk-off passed ball
The Mets have never won via walk-off passed ball, but have won 10 games via walk-off wild pitch, including a rather famous occurrence against the Pirates on Oct. 3, 1999

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/09/i-want-my-turn-at-bat.html

* It took 16 innings to get a walk-off winner in the Astros-Pirates game.
The Mets have had 2 16-inning walk-off wins, with the most recent one coming last season

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/05/beltran-tolls-for-thee.html

* The Indians blew a 5-0 lead to the Rangers but eventually managed to win via walk-off.
Been there, done that, most notably in the thick of a pennant race

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/08/ode-to-playgrounds-and-egg-creams.html

Comments

J. Mark English said…
Thanks for bringing back some great memories. Great post!

http://www.americanlegends.blogspot.com/

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