Thursday, September 19, 2013
The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Giants)
By Mark Simon
The Mets lost two of three to the Giants, but the one win qualified as pretty Amazin'. There were plenty of notes to share from that one.
One heck of a walk-off
Josh Satin provided the drama with a game-ending hit on Wednesday night, one that came with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning.
It was the second time this season that the Mets won in walk-off fashion via a bases-loaded, two-out hit that came with the Mets trailing. Andrew Brown had the other in the 13th inning against the Diamondbacks earlier this season.
The Mets have had nine such hits in their history, but 2013 is only the second time that they've had two in the same season. The other year was 1999, which featured memorable hits by John Olerud to cap a five-run ninth inning in a 5-4 win over the Phillies and Matt Franco, who beat Mariano Rivera and the Yankees 9-8 with a bases-loaded hit.
The Yankees also had a notable comeback win on Wednesday, rallying from three runs down in the eighth inning against the Blue Jays. The Elias Sports Bureau tells us that it's only the second time that the Mets and Yankees both rallied from deficits of at least three runs in the eighth inning or later in the same day. The other instance was May 23, 1999, and the Mets half of that was the aforementioned win over the Phillies (the Yankees won against the White Sox).
The Mets' 10 walk-off wins are their most since they had 11 in 2006.
The Mets also shared that:
In six of their 10 walk-off wins this season, the winning RBIwas driven in by a player collecting his first career walk-off RBI. Joining Satin on the list are: Mike Baxter, Andrew Brown, Travis d'Arnaud, Jordany Valdespin and Eric Young Jr.
They have a major-league high seven wins this season in games in which they trailed after eight innings.
The last nine games between the Mets and Giants that have ended in walk-off fashion have been won by the Mets.