Tuesday, April 28, 2009

going for 3

I heard an interesting stat in the first inning. 9 straight games with a Mets triple, and 9 different Mets doing it. I like that. Citi Field seems to have a lot to do with it. Citi Field seems to have a very tough outfield to play. Should be a lot of fun, with a distinct advantage to Carlos Beltran for playing as many as 81 games there, compared to others with 9 tops.

On Sunday, the Mets played in the franchise's 7,500 game. Of course, I got this from a site called "No No-Hitters". Check out their post on the matter where they cover the milestone games in Mets history. The one I'm curious about was franchise game #50, which was noted as being a doubleheader at Wrigley Field in 1962. Only near the summer solstice could they have pulled that off since lights weren't installed until the summer 1988.