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Felix the Splat

* Monday marked the 78th time that a pitcher hit a home run against the Mets in regular season play (74 games, with 4 pitchers hitting 2 in a game) and the 6th time that a pitcher hit a grand slam against the Mets. It was the first home run against the Mets since Hong Chih Kuo's on June 12, 2007.

* The Mets have been outhomered by opposing pitchers in regular season play, 78-46. This may have something to do with the fact that it's been nearly 12 years since a Mets pitcher homered ON THE ROAD.

* Felix Hernandez is the first pitcher to hit a grand slam against the Mets since Dontrelle Willis in 2006. That also marks the last time an opposing pitcher homered at Shea Stadium.

* Hernandez came one RBI shy of the record for most RBI by a pitcher in a game against the Mets. The record of 5 is shared by Milt Pappas (1972) and Tony Cloninger (1966).

* You could have shut the game off right then...Only twice has an opposing pitcher homered at Shea/the Polo Grounds, then had his team lose the game. The pitchers were Mike Hampton (2002) and Bob Gibson (1969). Mets opponents are 39-2 at Shea/the Polo Grounds when their pitcher homers.

* There was also no hope for a walk-off. The Mets have never won a game by walk-off in which either their pitcher homered, or the opposing pitcher homered.

* Perhaps it's good for the Mets to have gotten this off their chests. The Mets allowed 5 home runs to pitchers in both 1969 and 2006, tying the club mark previously set in 1965.

* But perhaps it was a bad sign. In Davey Johnson's entire Mets managerial tenure, the Mets allowed only one pitcher homer, against Pirates hurler Jeff Robinson on September 9, 1989. Jerry Manuel has already matched that.

True Metdexs know...Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson share the record for most home runs by a pitcher against the Mets, with 4.

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