Remember watching Edwin Díaz mess up game after game last season and saying to yourself “This will be the one in which he turns everything around” only for that never to happen. This is the story of the time that it did. If I’m going to write about great relief stints in Mets history then it is imperative that I make sure you know the tale of Tug McGraw circa 1973. I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you’re familiar with the story of “Ya Gotta Believe!” and how McGraw’s rallying cry became the spark that carried the Mets to Game 7 of the World Series. But do you know the numbers that go with it? On August 20, McGraw was the losing pitcher in an 8-3 16-inning loss to the Reds. That dropped to Mets to 55-67, the second-worst record in the NL, and left them seven games out of first place. McGraw allowed 5 runs in 3 1/3 innings in that game – one run in the 13 th and four more in the 16 th . Part of the deal with McGraw that year was that when he got hit, he got hit a lot . He al
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.