Section 518

Where we endeavor to stay positive about the 2011 Mets…

Mets Minutia – 12/9/09

Posted by JD on December 9, 2009

Continuing the fascination with double plays, we find that Fernando Tatis had a streak of three games from June 22-24 during which he grounded into at least one double play. And he wasn’t alone: Wilson (Exxon) Valdez (September 18-20) and Gary Sheffield (August 3-5) also had three game streaks. This marked the first time in 22 years that the franchise had three such streaks in one season. 1987 saw Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, and Kevin McReynolds all record three-game streaks of at least one GIDP.

And in case you’re wondering, the franchise record for most games in a row with at least one GIDP is four, shared by George Foster (1982), Ray Knight (1985), Gary Carter (1987), and Victor (Minny Manny) Diaz (2005). And you thought Victor Diaz didn’t hold any records…

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