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Our Special Bonds: Cardinals Haters Rejoice (Questions)

For those looking for a way to take out their anger at seeing Adam Wainwright on the mound this evening. When you're done, do yourself a favor and buy a subscription to the Play Index at Baseball-Reference.com Then you can make up your own trivia questions.

Answers here:
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/06/our-special-bonds-cardinals-haters.html

1) Name the only Cardinals pitcher, a former Met, to suffer 3 walk-off losses (most of any Cardinals pitcher) against the Mets as a Cardinal.

2) Two Mets share the distinction of having the highest batting average (.380) against the Cardinals, as a Met (minimum 100 plate appearances). Each went 41-for-108 against them. One shares a last name with a big city. The other shares the first three letters of his first name with a small state. Name them.

3) Name the former Met who went 0-7 against the Mets, while a member of the Cardinals (the worst winless record by a Cardinal against the Mets). He shares part of his last name with a former very successful Met.

4) The best unbeaten regular-season record by a Mets pitcher against the Cardinals is 5-0, though it's kind of funny when you think about it. Name the pitcher.

5) Of the 45 pitchers that lifelong Cardinal Ozzie Smith faced in at least 50 plate appearances, his two lowest batting averages came against former Mets. He hit .151 against a lefty and .152 against a righty. Name the pitchers.

6) Vince Coleman struck out 16 times in his career, more than he did againast anyone, against a pair of pitchers. Don Carman is one of the two pitchers. Name the other.

7) The most strikeouts that Yadier Molina has had in his career against one pitcher is 3. Seven pitchers can say they've struck him out 3 times in the regular season. Glendon Rusch is the only former Met on the list. Name the only current Met.

8) As Jeremy Schaap noted on ESPN Radio the other day. Shawn Green, with 325 career HR, is now as many HR away from Hank Greenberg (Jewish HR record-holder) as Barry Bonds is from Hank Aaron (6). Against which former Met has Shawn Green homered the most (5 times)?

9) (A late addition) The last time the Mets won a rain-shortened game is the famous "asterisk walk-off" of September 25, 1995, against the Reds. A current Cardinal played in that game. Name him.


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