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If you were ever wondering why people mock the Mets ...

I'm guessing that Church missed second too...

* Walk-off loss #383 is the Mets 3rd walk-off loss of the season, the second of which didn't require a hit to end the game.

* It's the Mets first walk-off loss against the Dodgers since August 12, 2005, when Dioner Navarro's 10th-inning HR off Braden Looper beat them.

* The Mets have lost 3 games in their history that ended on an error by the first baseman.

The first was against the Dodgers on September 13, 1964 (Ed Kranepool, 9th inning)

The second was in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Phillies on July 2, 1983 (Keith Hernandez, 9th inning)

* The Mets only other walk-off loss on May 18 was in 1970, when they got beat by a grand slam by Expos pinch-hitter Bob Bailey.

* This wasn't the first time the Mets lost a game in Los Angeles because of a mistake by someone playing out of position.

http://www.metswalkoffs.com/2007/02/catch-as-catch-can.html

On that subject, Jeremy Reed officially replaces Mike Piazza at first base on the Mets "All-Out of Position" team.

Mets All-Out Of Position Team

C- Tommie Reynolds (1967)
1B- Jeremy Reed (2009)
2B- Jose Reyes (2004)
SS- Fernando Tatis (2009)
3B- Jim Fregosi (1972-73)
LF- Todd Hundley (1998)
CF- Keith Miller (1989-91)
RF- Mike Cameron (2005)

The truly exasperated Mets fan knows...The Mets have lost 5 games to the Dodgers in which the game ended on an error. The first baseman has made that error twice, the third baseman (Howard Johnson, 1987) once, the shortstop (Rafael Santana, 1985) once, and the centerfielder once (Ryan Thompson, 1995). They also once lost a game to the Dodgers on a game-ending balk (Roger McDowell, 1989)

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