By: Michael Ganci

Statistical Breakdown of Mets Game 3 Win


CAPTAIN LEADS THE WAY: David Wright hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning tonight to give the Mets a 2-1 lead before his two-RBI single in the sixth inning extended the Mets’ lead to 8-3.

The home run marked David’s second career Postseason homer, the first coming in Game 4 of the 2006 NLCS vs. St. Louis. His four RBI on the night are a postseason career high for David, and he is the second Mets player to drive in at least four runs in a Fall Classic game, joining Rusty Staub, who had five RBI in Game 4 of the 1973 World Series. It is also the most RBI overall in a World Series game since Shane Victorino drove in four runs for the Red Sox in Game 6 of the 2013 Fall Classic.

TODAY MUST BE HALLOWEEN: The 2015 Mets might be dressing as the 1986 Mets for Halloween this year as they have lost Game 1 by one run; lost Game 2 by six runs; and won Game 3 by six runs – just as they did in 1986 albeit the home/road games do not match up.

METS FLEX: The Mets, who hit two home runs tonight, have hit at least one home run in every home game this postseason. The five-game streak is the longest streak for a single postseason in team history. The streak also ties the franchise record for consecutive home games overall, matching the five-game streak from Game 3 of the 1969 NLCS through Game 3 of the 1973 NLCS.

CURTIS GRANDERSON went 2-for-5 tonight with three runs scored, a home run and two RBI. He is just the third leadoff hitter in World Series history to collect at least two hits, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a World Series game, joining Lenny Dykstra, who went 3-for-5 with four runs, a double, two home runs and four RBI in Game 4 of the 1993 World Series for the Phillies, and Earle Combs, who went 3-for-4 with four runs, a homer and two RBI in Game 4 of the 1932 Fall Classic for the Yankees.

JUAN URIBE had a pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 lead. His last at-bat came on September 25th at Cincinnati, and his last hit came on September 23rd vs. Atlanta before missing the next five weeks with a chest contusion.

TRAVIS d’ARNAUD went 2-for-4 with a double tonight, becoming the fourth Mets catcher (sixth time) to record multiple hits in a World Series game, joining Jerry Grote (two hits in Game 2 of 1973 and three hits in Game 4); Hall of Famer Gary Carter (two hits in Game 3 of 1986 and three hits in Game 4); and Mike Piazza (two hits in Game 5 of 2000).

EVERYONE CAN PLAY: The Mets had nine different players collect at least one hit tonight, tied for the second-highest number of players in a postseason game in franchise history behind the 10 players who hit safely in Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS vs. Atlanta. The Mets had nine players accomplish the feat on five other occasions.

NINE ALIVE: The Mets scored nine runs in tonight’s game, which is tied for the sixth-most in Mets postseason history, and ranks second in the club’s World Series history behind their 10 runs scored in Game 2 of the 1973 Fall Classic. The Mets record for runs in any postseason game is 13, done in Game 3 of this year’s NLDS against Los Angeles. The Mets compiled 13 hits in Game 3 tonight, tied for the sixth-most in franchise Postseason history, and tied for second-most in Mets World Series history (also Game 3 1986 and Game 4 1973). They had 15 hits in Game 2 of the 1973 Fall Classic.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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