Meet the Mets, walk-off wonders
When Henry Blanco hit his first career walk-off home run on Saturday to lead the Mets over the Giants, he and Rod Barajas became the first catchers in Major League history to hit walk-off homers for their team on consecutive days. No franchise has had either a single catcher or multiple catchers accomplish the feat.
Some more walk-off factoids:
- Blanco’s hit marked the first time the Mets have hit walk-off homers in back-to-back games since Robin Ventura and Mike Piazza on July 28 and 29, 2001.
- It was the first time the Mets had consecutive walk-off wins since Sept. 20 and 21, 2005, when Mike Jacobs and Miguel Cairo each hit walk-off singles.
- Four of the Mets’ last five games have ended on walk-offs — two wins, two losses.
- The Mets have walked off 11 times against the Giants, their most against any team other than the Cubs (14) and Pirates (13).