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Three For All

They say good things come in threes, so here are three notes off Thursday's game.

* The Mets held the Giants to 3 hits in each of the 3 games in this series.

The last time the Mets allowed 3 hits or fewer in 3 straight games, we were too busy celebrating to notice.

It was Games 161, 162, and 163 of the 1999 regular season
(otherwise known as: Rick Reed's best game as a Met, the wild pitch heard 'round NYC, and Al Leiter's best game as a Met)

* The Mets have allowed 3 hits or fewer in 3 straight games one other time-

April 28-30, 1992- against the Astros. The wins in those 3 games were 4-0, 1-0 and 4-3.


* 3 players that I'm liking a lot at this point...

Damion Easley, who came off the bench Thursday. Did you know the Mets are 51-30 in games that Easley has started over the last two years?

Fernando Tatis, who now has as many 4+ RBI games as a Met as Moises Alou (1).

Argenis Reyes, who reminds me of Jose Oquendo (5 career walk-off hits, none for the Mets).

True Metplets know...Only once have the Mets pitched three straight shutouts in a three-game series against the same team. The 1969 Mets pitched three straight shutouts in Philadelphia, September 26-28 (figures that I'm writing another piece that will reference this series as well).

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Anonymous said…
Hi, Greg at F&F pointed out I may have steered you wrong on Oquendo's uni number, but looks like it's been fixed. He was a 2 not a 3. That was a data entry error and the employee in question has been fired.

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