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Huff And Puff

The "Aubrey Huff Series" ended with Mets walk-off loss #385, their 5th of the season, and second within the past week.

* It's the 2nd time the Mets have lost to the Orioles via walk-off. The other was August 29, 1997 on Cal Ripken Jr.'s 12th-inning single off John Franco.

* Francisco Rodriguez gets his 2nd walk-off loss as a Met and his first deserved one. It's the third time that he's walked in the tying run in the 9th inning of a game, the first time he's done so with the Mets.

* June 18 is a horrendous day in Mets walk-off history:

Mets Walk-Off Losses
On June 18

2009- Orioles (Aubrey Huff single)
1997- Yankees (Tino Martinez single)
1989- Phillies (Von Hayes home run...Mets traded Dykstra and McDowell for Juan Samuel)
1979- Astros (Craig Reynolds single...18th inning!)
1978- Giants (Rob Andrews single)
1975- Expos (Pete Mackanin single)

>> Mets walk-off wins on June 18 in 1967, 1988, and 2004

* Robert Andino hit his 3rd career home run. Two have come in Mets walk-off losses. He hit a walk-off home run to beat the Mets on April 1, 2008.

* Something I'll look up if it happens. Anyone wanna hazard a guess at the last player the Mets got via midseason trade who beat them via walk-off earlier that season?

The last player to get a walk-off RBI against them, then later play for them AT ANY POINT is Moises Alou (walk-off RBI in 2001, played for Mets in 2007-08)

The truly Huffing Mets fan knows...Charlie Hough (pronounced "HUFF") gave up a walk-off home run against the Mets. Dave Kingman hit in a walk-off 14-inning win against the Dodgers on June 17, 1976, nearly 33 years to the day.


Thunderdang said…
And to think two weeks ago you were saying how great Mr. Huff's fist pumps were!

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