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Parnell for the Course

Fistbump to Bobby Parnell since he doesn't get credit for anything else from a seven-inning gem.

* Mets Walk-up Win (bottom of the 8th) #172 was the Mets fourth of the season, their first since August 1, when Angel Pagan hit a walk-up grand slam to beat the Diamondbacks.

* The four walk-up wins matches their total from the 2008 season.

* It was the Mets first walk-up win over the Cubs in 15 years. Their last was April 14, 1994, when Jeff Kent hit a two-run eighth-inning homer to beat the Cubs, 10-9.

* It was the third time the Mets got a walk-up win by a 6-2 score, the first since beating the Dodgers on July 19, 1991.

* It was the second time this season that Fernando Tatis had the game-winning walk-up RBI. He also had the walk-up grand slam against the Rockies on July 27.

* Cory Sullivan became the 346th different player in Mets history to hit a home run. It was regular season home run #5,994.

* The Mets have won their last 17 games in which their starting pitcher has pitched at least 7 shutout innings.

* This was the 11th time that a Mets starter pitched 7+ shutout innings, allowing 3 or fewer hits, against the Cubs. That's a list that includes one-hit shutouts by Dwight Gooden, Tom Seaver, and Gary Gentry.


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