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Save The Best for Last

We'll resume the home run countdown in the next two days, but wanted to pass along some kudos to Angel Pagan and Nelson Figueroa.

* Angel Pagan is the 10th player in Mets history to have at least two doubles, and a triple, in the same game. He can thus be linked to, among others, Duffy Dyer, Joel Youngblood, and Alex Ochoa.

As for Figueroa...

* He's the 5th pitcher this season to strike out 7+ in a walk-free shutout, allowing four hits or fewer. The other 4:

Tim Lincecum
Josh Beckett
Aaron Harang
Jonathan Sanchez (in his no-hitter)

* He is the 15th pitcher in Mets history with that sort of start (SHO, 7 K, 0 BB, <=4 H), the first since Johan Santana against the Pirates on August 17.

As my dad said: "We should have pitched him in the last game of the season in 2007 or 2008."

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