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Continuing from Tuesday...

* The Mets are now 4-0 in walk-off games this season. So I went back and looked. When's the last time that the Mets started 4-0 or better in walk-offs?

Mets 4-0 or Better In Walk-Off Games
To Start Season

1966 5-0
1985 5-0
1988 5-0
1962 4-0 (!)
1972 4-0
1998 4-0
2007 4-0

* The last 3 Mets walk-off RBI this season have come from Carlos Delgado. It's the first time in Mets history that a player has had the walk-off RBI in a string of 3 consecutive walk-off wins, in a single season. Bobby Bonilla once had 3 straight walk-off walk-off RBI for the Mets, but they were spaced out over 2 seasons (1992-93)

* By my count, it was the 110th walk-off HR in Mets history (including postseason). The last 4 have been hit by Mets named Carlos (Beltran and Delgado, 2 each). They're the only Carlos's in Mets history to hit a walk-off HR, so they're waiting for help from Carlos Gomez to make this list:

Most Common First Name To Hit Walk-Off HR
Mets History
Tom/Tommie/Tommy 4 (O'Malley, Agee, Reynolds, Davis)
Bob/Bobby 3 (Johnson, Bonilla, Klaus)
Ed/Eddie 3 (Charles, Kranepool, Murray)
Jim 3 (Beauchamp, Hickman, Tatum)
Mike 3 (Jorgensen, Cameron, Piazza)
Ron 3 (Gardenhire, Hodges, Swoboda)

* Only one other Mets walk-off win has ended with a final score of 5-4 in exactly 12 innings. That one took place on May 25, 1971, ending on Bob Aspromonte's RBI single off perfect-game tosser Jim Bunning.

* Only 3 Mets have had a walk-off walk and a walk-off home run in the same season: Hobie Landrith, Ron Swoboda, and Carlos Delgado.

* As we are coming up on the completion of our 2nd year with this blog, it seems like an appropriate time to mention. Since we began blogging, the Mets walk-off record is 21-10.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Widely reported today that this walk off was the first one in Mets History where the first batter and last batter of the game both homered.

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