Burke Badenhop's rarity

May, 17, 2011
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Burke Badenhop


Relief Pitcher
Florida Marlins

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2011 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
5 1 0 6 2 2.08
In the annals of great hitting accomplishments by pitchers against the Mets, we can add Burke Badenhop's go-ahead single to a list that includes the infamous 18th-inning home run by Rick Camp on July 4, 1985, the more recent grand slams by Jason Marquis and Felix Hernandez, and going way, way, way back, the multi-triple game by Houston Colts pitcher Jim Golden against the hapless 1962 Mets (the last multi-triple game by a pitcher).

As it turns out, this wasn't the first such moment of its kind, which given the Mets history isn't that surprising.

It was actually the third time that a pitcher (not a pinch-hitting pitcher) got a go-ahead extra-inning RBI against the Mets. We know this because of the indispensable Baseball-Reference.com Play Index.

On May 4, 1973 (a very memorable season in Mets history), Astros reliever Jim Ray's 14th-inning single versus Phil Hennigan started a four-run outburst in a 9-5 Mets defeat.

On May 12, 1978 (a very forgettable season in Mets history), Astros reliever Tom Dixon's first major league hit was a go-ahead single in the 14th inning against Skip Lockwood. Dixon would finish his career with five hits and a memory that hopefully lasted a lifetime. Just like Badenhop.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187