Some teams added a 30-homer hitter this winter. The Mets added a 30-homer pitcher. Omar Minaya, clearly abiding by the 2006 Cardinals motto of "It's better to get worse" (the Cardinals had the biggest decline in wins of any team from 2005 to 2006, but that's forgotten since they won the World Series) has brought on Jorge Sosa as a Lima-esque reclamation project for 2007. In the history of baseball, four pitchers have yielded at least 30 home runs in 120 innings or fewer in a season. Sosa makes that list, along with Ken Dixon, Andy Benes and Greg Gohr. He's allowed seven home runs to Carlos Delgado, tied for the most that Delgado has against any pitcher (the good news is that Delgado also has 7 homers against Jamie Moyer) Sosa also holds the distinction of having surrendered walk-off hits to both Alex Rodriguez and David Wright in the same season. For those who read my previous postings about the David Wright occurrence, which took place on May 5, you may recall
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.