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Uggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!

* Walk-off loss #370, arguably one of the most brutal regular season ones of my lifetime was the Mets 4th walk-off loss of the season. Notice that I skipped over #369, and that's because I discovered I was missing a game from 2005 from my database (blocked it from memory, so to speak). So I've added September 7, 2005, when Ryan Langerhans beat Shingo Takatsu with a two-run, 10th inning bases-loaded single (uggggggggggggggggg!) to the list and thus my documented tally is now at 370 and counting.

* It was their first walk-off loss against the Marlins since August 1, 2006, when Josh Willingham beat them with a 2-run HR off Billy Wagner.

* It was the first 8-7, 10-inning walk-off loss in Mets history and the 7th Mets walk-off loss to be decided by such a score. The last such 8-7 loss was on September 6, 1996, when Terry Pendleton (ugggggggggggggg!) and the Braves beat them with a 9th-inning single.

* Dan Uggla is the second Dan to beat the Mets with a walk-off hit. Dan Driessen beat them with two, one in 1978 and one in 1985. He's the second player whose last name started with "U" to beat the Mets with a walk-off hit, joining Del Unser.

* September 20 is the latest into a regular season that the Mets have suffered a walk-off loss since September 29, 2001 when Brian Jordan hit a walk-off grand slam off John Franco (uggggggggggggg!)

* It was a loss somewhat reminiscent of July 8, 2005, when the Mets blew a 5-1 9th inning lead to the Pirates, then lost in 10 innings on a base hit by Humberto Cota (say it with me, ugggggggggggggggggggggg!). I believe that's the last time a Mets blown 9th inning lead of 3+ runs ended in a walk-off loss.

Comments

Anonymous said…
In the case of that Pirate game, the 'H' in Humberto Cota should be (if it's not already) silent.
Anonymous said…
The Mets have really not been in many "pennant" races down the stretch. 69, 86, 88, and 2006 were all decided by this date. 1973 was amazing and a once in a lifetime occurance (going over .500 and into first place on the same day). The wild card years of the 90's-2000 were not "pennant" races.

Other years 85-87,89, etc Mets were always in the Phillies current position and chasing. So let's enjoy the NEW experience.
Anonymous said…
ugh is right. also, blarg.
Anonymous said…
You enjoy in retrospect if you win. Rarely do you enjoy when you lose.
-- BF

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