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David Wright is emotional when it comes to walk-offs. Check out his reaction to walk-off win #349, courtesy of YouTube

I don't think the SNY cameras caught it, but after Wright flied out to deep center in the bottom of the 10th of this most recent walk-off win, he went bonkers, including the utterance of a rather loud profanity, one that could be heard a couple levels up in the ballpark. Poor David. He wants, so badly, to hit a walk-off home run. Maybe some day.

Other minutiae from the craziness...

* This was the 3rd time that Laz Diaz was the home plate umpire for a Mets walk-off win, the first since the Mets beat the Marlins, 3-2, on Mike Jacobs walk-off single in the 12th inning on September 20, 2005.

* At 4 hours, 45 minutes, this was the 10th-longest walk-off win in Mets history (including 2 postseason games- Ventura single in 1999, and Agbayani HR in 2000), and the 9th-longest Mets walk-off win in Shea Stadium history.

* Joel Hanrahan is one of 11 pitchers to lose to the Mets on a walk-off wild pitch. He is also one of 50 pitchers to hit a triple against the Mets. He is the only pitcher to do both against the Mets.

* The Mets have won 11* games via walk-off wild pitch, and I've been at 3 of them. Go figure.


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