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An Odd Couple of Games

"The marriage may come and go, but the game must go on."
-- Felix, to Oscar

Divorced myself from the first three hours of Mets-Yankees baseball on Saturday. Had to.

Felt better when I heard that Luis Castillo didn't sleep well on Friday night. I didn't either.

A few laughs at the local community theater (can you guess which show I saw?), and I'm ready to recap the win.

* The Mets set a club record of sorts by scoring only six runs. That's the fewest runs they've ever scored in a 9-inning WIN in which they had at least 17 hits. Forgive all the qualifiers here, but I'm trying to make the point that the Mets should have scored more. They've now won 79 games in regulation in which they had 17 hits or more, but scored at least 7 runs in each of the other 78 games.

* Omir "Most Valuable President" Santos joined Mike Piazza as the only catchers in Mets history with a 3-RBI game against the Yankees in the regular season. Piazza did it three times.

* Gary Sheffield became the 5th Met to homer in consecutive games at Yankee Stadium in the same regular season, joining Mo Vaughn (2002), Jeromy Burnitz (2003), Cliff Floyd (2005), and Jose Reyes (2008). No Met has homered in three consecutive games in the Bronx in the same season.

* Fernando Nieve joins Johan Santana (24), Victor Zambrano (10), Tony Armas (1), and Tony Castillo (1) as Venezuelan-born pitchers to win a game for the Mets as a starting pitcher.

* Andy Pettitte lost to the Mets for the 5th time in interleague play. The following list makes me happy.

Most Losses vs Mets
Interleague Play

6- Roger Clemens
5- Andy Pettitte
3- A bunch of guys who haven't been accused (yet) of using performance-enhancing drugs<<
>> AKA: Rick White, Tim Wakefield, Mariano Rivera, and Pat Hentgen.

The truly Odd Couple of Mets fans knows...Two Felix's have had walk-off RBI for the Mets- Millan and Mantilla- but no Oscar has had one. That's because the Mets have never had a player with the first name of Oscar.

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