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Oh My 'Gado

* Mets "walk-up" win #168 (walk-up=game-winning run scores in bottom 8) was their 4th of 2008, matching their 2007 total.

* It was the 2nd straight Mets walk-up win in which the go-ahead hit was a Carlos Delgado double against a lefthanded pitcher, one that scored David Wright with the go-ahead run, and gave Aaron Heilman a victory. The last was against the Phillies (and J.C. Romero) on July 24.

* It was the Mets 3rd walk-up win against the Braves in a little more than a calendar year.

* Carlos Delgado now has 2 career Mets walk-up hits.

* The last time the Mets beat the Braves, 7-3, was September 22, 2001, the day after Mike Piazza's walk-up homer gave the Mets a win in the first game back home after September 11.

* This game and that game mark the only 7-3 wins over the Braves in Mets history. Their would be another game to include, but Robin Ventura's grand slam became a grand slam single, and the Mets won Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, 4-3, and not 7-3.

* In what might be the most fascinating (or useless) note from this game: I believe that this marked the first time in Mets history that the game-winning RBI in a Mets walk-up win came on a double, with the Mets trailing at the time. That's a rather involved, but pretty neat note. It means that the following had to be true.

- It's the bottom of the 8th
- The Mets were down by X runs
- They went ahead on a double
- The double produced at least X+1 runs
- The Mets won the game on the strength of that hit.

The Mets fan who walked up to this game knows...Mets with walk-up doubles against the Braves: John Stearns, Mike Marshall, Rey Ordonez, and Carlos Delgado.

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