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It seems repetitive and too easy to give a fistbump to David Wright, so we'll give one to Omir "President" Santos, the first player in Mets history with a 3-strikeout, 2-sacrifice fly game, and only the second player with such a game in the last 55 years (the other was Giants first baseman J.T. Snow in 2001).

For the record, fistbumps will be a regular thing here now for walk-offs, walk-ups, and road wins coming in the 9th inning or later.

* Friday's win marked the 135th time in Mets history that they won a road game in which the winning run was scored in the 9th inning. It's the first such road win since Thursday :)

* This is the 4th time in Mets history that they won a road game in the 9th inning by scoring the go-ahead run on a pitcher's error. Friday's miscue by Brian Wilson was the first 9th-inning pitcher error to bring in the deciding run in a Mets win since a Jose Santiago throwing error helped the Mets to a 10-7 win over the Phillies on September 3, 2001.

3 of the 4 times the Mets have won on a pitcher's error, the error was on a bunt. Santiago's is the only one that wasn't.

* David Wright's 3-run game-tying double snapped a funk in which he was 2-for-18 with the bases loaded. It was his 10th career bases-loaded double.

* Wright also became the 7th player in Mets history with 70 games of 3+ hits.

Most Games With 3 + Hits
Mets History

87-Cleon Jones
82-Mookie Wilson
81-Edgardo Alfonzo
79-Jose Reyes
75-Ed Kranepool
72-Mike Piazza
70- David Wright
61- Keith Hernandez<< >> Ron Darling: 2 career games with 3+ hits for Mets

* I don't have a definitive answer on the Mets getting a 9th-inning road win in consecutive games against the same team, but can take a highly-educated guess that the last time it happened was April 29 and 30, 1988 against the Reds. Keith Hernandez drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single vs Rob Murphy in the first game, and a throwing error by shortstop Barry Larkin brought in the winning run the next game.

That was actually part of a streak of 3 straight 9th-inning road wins. On April 27, 1988, the Mets scored 5 in the top of the 9th to beat the Braves, 5-2. Keith Hernandez tied the game with a 2-run homer and Len Dykstra brought in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk.

* The last time the Mets got 9th-inning road wins in consecutive days was July 22 and 23, 1998. However, the July 22 win was Game 1 of a doubleheader, so these wins did not take place in consecutive games.

True Beach Boys/Mets fans know...Brian Wilson has now pitched in four career games against the Mets. He has allowed 6 runs in 2 innings pitched, and the Mets have 8 hits in 13 at-bats against him.


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