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Whos Your Bugaboo?

Carlos Beltran had never homered against Jamie Moyer, despite having previously faced him 66 times.

Jose Reyes had never homered against Jamie Moyer despite having previously faced him 45 times.

So today seems like a good day to check out the list of bugaboos for selected Mets. We'll define a bugaboo as the active pitchers whom five prominent Mets have faced the Mets without hitting a homer, and separately, without getting a base hit.

Carlos Beltran
HR bugaboos: CC Sabathia (41 PA, 0 HR), Barry Zito (40 PA)
Hit bugaboos: John Lackey (12 PA, 0 H), Danys Baez (9 PA)

Carlos Delgado
HR bugaboo: Scott Schoeneweis (37 PA, 0 HR), Randy Wolf (33 PA, 0 HR)
Hit bugaboo: Mark Hendrickson (16 PA, 0 H), Ron Mahay (14 PA, 0 H), Bob Howry and Paul Maholm (12 PA, 0 H)

Jose Reyes:
HR bugaboo: John Smoltz (64 PA, 0 HR), Dontrelle Willis (55 PA, 0 HR)
Hit bugaboo: A.J. Burnett (17 PA, 0 H), Joe Blanton, Shawn Hill and Chan Ho Park (11 PA, 0 H)

David Wright
HR bugaboo: Randy Wolf (26 PA, 0 HR), Jason Bergmann (24 PA, 0 HR)
Hit bugaboo: Aaron Fultz (9 PA, 0 H), Jason Isringhausen (7 PA, 0 HR)

Gary Sheffield
HR bugaboo: Julian Tavarez (37 PA, 0 HR), Brad Penny (31 PA)
Hit bugaboo: Brian Bannister (12 PA, 0 H), Boof Bonser, Huston Street, Troy Percival (8 PA)


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