Skip to main content

Pilot Episode: The Mets Box Score Challenge

Trying something out here, please indulge. If you wish to answer, please do so in the comments section. I'll post the answers there the morning after I post. Questions provided with the help of the wonderful Baseball-Reference.com Play Index

1) Johan Santana had his 2nd start of 7 innings, no runs for the Mets. Who is the Mets all-time leader in starts of exactly 7 innings, without allowing a run. He had 9.

A) Al Leiter
B) Ron Darling
C) Sid Fernandez
D) Dwight Gooden

2) Roy Oswalt got a complete-game loss against the Mets on Friday. Before him, who was the last Astros pitcher to get a complete game loss against the Mets. My hint would be that he pitched a "game of significance" against the Mets during his career.

A) Mike Scott
B) Darryl Kile
C) Nolan Ryan
D) Larry Dierker

3) David Wright got his 99th RBI of the season on Friday. Three Mets have finished a season with 99 RBI, which really sucks, because no one remembers 99-RBI seasons. Who are the three?

A) Dave Kingman, Howard Johnson, Kevin McReynolds
B) Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Gary Carter
C) Rusty Staub, Bernard Gilkey, John Olerud
D) Donn Clendenon, Eddie Murray, Todd Hundley

The truly challenged Mets fan knows...Friday marked the first time in 13 years that the Mets last won a game in which they had four hits or fewer, and no walks. The last was a 2-1 win over the Dodgers on August 19, 1995. Dave Mlicki beat Tom Candiotti, 2-1. Thanks to two hits and an RBI by Rico Brogna, and a sacrifice fly by Butch Huskey. They tallied only three hits in the game.

Comments

Anonymous said…
1) Doc Gooden
2) Nolan Ryan
3) Staub, Gilkey, Olerud
metswalkoffs said…
Anonymous, thanks for responding...to allow for a little space, I'll put the answers in the next comment
metswalkoffs said…
Anonymous, rough go, 0-for-3.

Correct answers are

1) Sid Fernandez
2) Darryl Kile
3) Kingman, Johnson, McReynolds

Thanks to those who guessed, but didn't post...

Popular posts from this blog

Walk-Offs in Movies, TV, and Other Places

Note: I'm leaving this post up through the end of the week, a) because I don't have time to pump out something new and b)because I was hoping to build a really good list of entertainment industry walk-offs...so if you're looking for something new, check back on Monday or so... Of course, if there's a major trade or move, I'll adjust and try to post something... In the meantime, click on the "Table of Contents" link as well. It has been updated. SPOILER ALERT: Read at your own risk Caught the ending of "A League of Their Own" on one of the movie channels the other day and it got me to thinking that it would be fun to compile a list of walk-offs from movies, television, and other forms of entertainment. Here's the start, and only the start, as I spent about 30 minutes or so thinking it over Help me fill in the blanks by filling out the comments section. "A League of Their Own"-- Racine beats Rockford for the All-American Girls Profess

Best Games I Know: Phillies (Updated)

  The best wins against the Phillies in Mets history …   May 5, 2022 – Mets 8, Phillies 7 The Mets score 7 runs in the 9 th inning to overcome a 7-1 deficit and win in Philadelphia.   April 29, 2022 – Mets 3, Phillies 0 Tylor Megill and 4 Mets relievers combine on the second no-hitter in franchise history.   September 22, 2016 – Mets 9, Phillies 8 (11) The Mets tie it in the 9 th on a Jose Reyes home run and win it in the 11 th on a 3-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera.   July 17, 2016 - Mets 5, Phillies 0 Jacob deGrom pitches a one-hitter. Only hit is a single by Zach Eflin in the 5 th inning.   August 24, 2015 – Mets 16, Phillies 7 David Wright homers in his first at-bat in more than 4 months. The Mets hit a team-record 8 home runs.   July 5, 2012 – Mets 6, Phillies 5 The Mets score 2 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9 th to beat Jonathan Papelbon. The winning run scores on David Wright’s bloop down the right field line.   August 13

They Don't Make Em Like The Mook Any More

"There are certain things that stay with you, your whole life in sports. Mookie flying is one of those things." -- Blogger's father, 1:10pm on Feb 9. During the 1987 season, Mookie Wilson was on first base in seven instances in which the batter at the plate hit a double. How many times do you think Mookie scored? I'll give you a hint: Every time. According to some recent reading I've done, The average runner scores from first base on a double around 40-45 percent of the time. Mookie's career percentage: 65 percent (45 of 69) The average runner goes first to third on about 27 percent of singles hit. Mookie's percentage: 50 percent (120 of 240) The average runner scores from second base on about 58 percent of singles hit. Mookie's percentage: 75 percent (162 of 215) How good was Mookie Wilson? Let me put it to you this way. The guy turns 54 years old today (and got an early present by being re-hired by the Mets as a minor league instructor). I'd take