Friday, January 9, 2009


Wednesday's quiz was a statement that you had to decide if it's true or false:
The Mets have never beaten Greg Maddux in the post-season.
The correct answer is...True.
But the last time the Mets faced Maddux in the post-season -- Game 3 of the 2006 National League Division Series -- they did something to him they'd never done before. The Mets knocked out the then-Dodger, strafing him for four runs and seven hits. Several Mets hitters did something they'd never tried before against him -- taking his pitches the other way and stroking opposite field hits. The biggest Mets' hit off Maddux in that game was an opposite field RBI double by Shawn Green, scoring Cliff Floyd who badly limped home with a re-aggravation of his ankle injury, rendering him ineffective for the rest of the pot-season.
The Mets, behind pitchers Steve Trachsel, Darren Oliver and Pedro Feliciano turned a
4-0 lead into a 5-4 deficit, but the Mets eventually rallied for a 9-5 win and series sweep of the Dodgers.
In his other post-season starts against the Mets, Maddux beat them in Game 1 of the 1999 National League Championship Series and got a no-decision in the Mets' "Grand Single" win in Game 5 of that series at Shea Stadium.
The Daily Mets Quiz returns later today.

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