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Couple bits of fence-jarring minutiae from Friday's losing streak-snapping win in Boston

* Johan Santana entered Friday with a 6.89 ERA at Fenway Park, his worst ERA in any ballpark. By allowing 2 earned runs in 7 innings, he dipped it to 5.56. His new worst ballpark: Rogers Centre in Toronto, 5.76.

* This was the 71st time the Mets played a game in which their first baseman led off, the first since 2004 (Eric Valent, 9 times). Among those who have played first base and led off for the Mets in the same game: Lee Mazzilli, Joe McEwing, and Willie Mays.

* David Wright's streak of reaching base at least three times ended in 7 consecutive games. HOWEVER: Wright has now reached base at least twice in 11 consecutive games, one shy of the Mets record of 12, set by John Stearns in 1977.

Most Consecutive Games
Reaching Base At Least Twice (Mets History)

12- John Stearns (1977)
11- David Wright (2009)
11- Derek Bell (2000)
11- Ron Hunt (1964)

* As bad as the Mets have been with runners in scoring position, their opponents have struggled too. The Red Sox went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, the second time this week an opponent went 0-for-10 or worse against the Mets (Dodgers were 0-for-11 on May 18).

* In the last 2 games, the Mets have scored 14 runs for Johan Santana. In his first 7 starts, they managed 15 runs for him.

The truly monstrous Mets fan knows...David Ortiz became the third AL DH to strike out 3 times against the Mets in a regular-season game. The other two also did so for the Red Sox, and did so in back-to-back games.

Most K vs Mets
By AL DH in Regular Season

3- David Ortiz (2009 Red Sox)
3- Brian Daubach (2000 Red Sox)
3- Morgan Burkhart (2000 Red Sox)

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