Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mets stat of the night
By Adam Rubin
When the Mets rallied from a two-run deficit Monday against Padres closer Heath Bell, it snapped an MLB-high streak of losses when trailing by two-plus runs in the ninth inning or later at 195 straight games.
Well, a night later, the Mets rallied from a two-run deficit in the eighth inning to post a 5-4 win against San Diego. And, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the first time in 46 years the Mets had won back-to-back games when trailing by two-plus runs in the eighth inning or later.
Actually, it's only the third time in franchise history the Mets have accomplished the feat in consecutive games. The other times they've rallied in back-to-back games for wins when trailing by two-plus runs in the eighth inning or later: April 23-24, 1965 and May 19-20, 1962.