Pedro Beato two outs from history

Today’s coverage today is dominated by stories of last night’s inspirational game at Citizens Bank Park, and rightfully so. Being in the midst of such unabashed patriotism was one of the coolest things I’ve experienced in my year-plus on the beat.

For those looking for some more baseball-centric tidbits, however, this is the spot. Three interesting notes:

  • After pitching three shutout innings in Sunday night’s victory, Pedro Beato has now thrown 17 scoreless innings to begin his Major League career. With two more outs, he will tie Jack DiLauro for the longest streak in history to begin a Mets career. DiLauro’s streak came way back in 1969.
  • Going 5-for-7 with the game-winning double, Ronny Paulino became the first Mets player ever to hit safely five times in his first start with the team, and the first Major League player to do so since Hank Foiles in 1960.
  • Chris Young’s seven-inning, two-hit performance tied him with Jake Peavy for the most scoreless starts since 2005 of at least seven innings with no more than two hits. Both pitchers have accomplished the feat nine times.

—–Follow along on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo.

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