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The Mets break a grand slam drought

Jun 29, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

Jason Bay

I didn’t realize this when I wrote the recaps this morning, but before yesterday’s game, the Mets had gone 299 straight games without a grand slam.  And then they had two of them, one from Jason Bay and one from Carlos Beltran. Neat.

While the Mets are getting monkeys off their back, it would also be neat if Chris Capuano threw a no-hitter tonight, breaking that pesky little 49-year no-hitter drought they’ve had.

Are there any others?  Mets fans are way better than anyone else at telling you where their team is deficient or when history is piling on the woe, so by all means, speak up.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    This little resurgence of the Metropolitans is going to liven up the trash talking around here for the weekend. Gonna comb the town and see if any of the Mets fans stuck their heads out yet, or at least took in their Yankees flags. Imposters!

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Jason Bay is lookin’ like a nice buy-low fantasy option.

  3. FC - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    2 down, only 16 more to go match the slams against them since 09.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

      I’ll further guess that just the Yankees have had 2 or more against the Mets since ’09.

  4. sdelmonte - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    A sweep of the Yankees would be nice.

    So would having the entire starting lineup healthy.

    But frankly, if Bay starts hitting, that will be enough for me.

    OK, that and a no-hitter. But in the big picture, a no-hitter is just one game. And if the Mets want to contend at all, a consistently hitting Jason Bay would go a long way to helping.

  5. jimbo1949 - Jun 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    The real question is: which past, present or future mutt pitcher will be the next to throw a no-hitter for another team?

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