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Harkening back to Saturday for a few minutes...

* Saturday's win was the 118th regular season 1-0 win in Mets history. It was their first since June 23, 2007, which was a 1-0 walk-off win against the Athletics. The Mets went all of 2008 without a 1-0 win.

* It was the 2nd time the Mets beat the Brewers 1-0. The other instance was April 26, 2002, when Shawn Estes flirted with a no-hitter, and ended up with a one-hit shutout.

* It was the 2nd time that Jose Reyes had the only RBI in a 1-0 win. The other was on April 13, 2005, in a walk-off win against the Astros.

* It was Johan Santana's 5th career 1-0 win, his first with the Mets. It was the 27th time that Santana won a start in which he allowed 0 runs. Those 27 tie for most in the majors since 2002, with Tim Hudson.

* In what must be one of the most bizarre coincidences of all-time, since joining the Mets, Santana has five wins in which he allowed 0 runs. The final scores of those games, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, are 5-0 (Giants), 4-0 (Pirates), 3-0 (Astros), 2-0 (Marlins), and 1-0 (Brewers).

* It was Francisco Rodriguez's 6th save in a 1-0 win, the last also coming in New York, against the Yankees.

* The Mets are 24-15 all-time in walk-offs in which the final score of the game was 1-0. Since the start of the 1991 season, the Mets have had only one 1-0 walk-off loss.

The one and only Mets fan knows...This was the first time that the Mets won a game on a strikeout/throw-out double play since September 9, 2006, when Billy Wagner struck out Olmedo Saenz and Jason Repko was caught stealing to end a 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

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