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Castillo of Thousands

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* Walk-off win #348 was the Mets 7th of the 2007 season and the first since June 25. The Mets are 7-1 in walk-offs in 2007.

* It was the Mets 20th walk-off win against the Padres, the first since Chris Woodward's 2-run HR, July 19, 2005.

* It was the 6th career walk-off RBI for Luis Castillo, 5 of which have been walk-off singles. The one that wasn't was a walk-off walk, against none other than Jesse Orosco and the Orioles, June 8, 1999.

* It was Trevor Hoffman's 4th career walk-off loss against the Mets, his first since Mike Piazza beat him with a two-run HR on April 28, 1999.

* The win came nearly a year to the day of another 9th-inning comeback walk-off win, the one against the Cardinals on August 22, 2006, in which Carlos Beltran hit a walk-off HR against Jason Isringhausen.

* August 21 is a popular day for Mets walk-off wins. They've gotten them in 1962, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995, and 2007.

* Luis Castillo is the first Luis in Mets history with a walk-off hit. Luis Lopez had two walk-off RBI for the Mets, but they came on a walk and sacrifice fly. He's also the second Castillo with a walk-off hit for the Mets, joining Alberto Castillo, who had walk-off hits for the Mets in 1997 and 1998.

* It was the 17th 7-6 walk-off win in Mets history, the first since May 19, 2006 against the Yankees. It's the first time the Mets have ever had a 7-6 walk-off win against the Padres.

* It's the first time the Mets have gotten a walk-off win on the same day that a player, in another game, had 10 RBI (thank you, Garret Anderson).

* Cap-tip to new blogger Metaforian, who pointed out that the Mets have tied their mark for most consecutive games scoring 6+ runs (6, done in 1998 and 1992) and 5+ runs (9, done in 2006, 2002 and 1990). If you like the stuff we do on this site, check his blog out.

* When's the last time the Mets got a walk-off win in a game in which they trailed entering both the bottom of the 8th and the bottom of the 9th (after tying in bottom 8)? Good question. We'll try to figure that out. Someday. I can say that it's the 4th game this season in which the Mets were trailing in the bottom of the 9th or later, yet managed a walk-off win.

True Metluis know...Luis Castillo has a neat streak going. He's had three straight multi-run games (runs scored. The club record is 5 (Cleon Jones, 1973). Others with 4 (many have three) are Carlos Beltran (2006), Vince Coleman (1991) and Lee Mazzilli (1979).


Anonymous said…
mark, thought this would be your first post from vienna austria. great win for the metsies. by the way, muhlenberg beat vienna tonight 69-66 in come from behind fashion.

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