Odd Occurance

Tonight’s infield is an odd one.

1 Castillo 2B

3 Easley 1B

5 Wright 3B

7 Reyes SS

9 DiFelice C

I’m going to guess this is the first time that’s ever happened.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Close one on 5/8/05…

    7–Reyes, SS
    5–Wright, 3B
    3–Cairo, 2B
    4–Woodward, 1B
    11–Castro, C

    Comment by Chris :: August 19, 2007 @ 12:46 pm
    Not quite as aesthetically pleasing as 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9, but six times in August of 1974:

    15 – Grote, C
    7 – Kranepool, 1B
    17 – Millan, 2B
    3 – Harrelson, SS
    11 – Garrett, 3B

    With Torre (9) inserted for Garrett at third and/or Phillips (5) in for Harrelson, it happened a few times in 1975 as well.

    Comment by G-Fafif :: August 20, 2007 @ 1:49 am
    And because I’m in major procrastination mode, from September 18, 2005:

    31 – Piazza, C
    27 – Jacobs, 1B
    1 – Hernandez, 2B
    7 – Reyes, SS
    5 – Wright, 3B

    I remember this well because it was the first (not counting the catcher) all-1980s-born infield in Mets history.

    Comment by G-Fafif :: August 20, 2007 @ 1:54 am
    I was definitely going for aesthetic pleasure with the 1,3,5,7,9 thingy. I didn’t mean to indicate there hadn’t been an all-odd infield before.

    However… can we find a game with an all-odd (or all-even) lineup? Milner and Staub are pesky even-stevens in the first set; Diaz and Floyd ruin your second example.

    Comment by admin :: August 20, 2007 @ 6:06 am
    Curse you Karim Garcia! From May 30, 2004:

    57 – Valent, LF
    25 – Matsui, SS
    31 – Piazza, 1B
    43 – Spencer, CF
    20 – Garcia, RF
    23 – Phillips, C
    27 – Zeile, 3B
    9 – Wigginton, 2B
    29 – Trachsel, P

    No doubt you’ve already run the numbers on this metric, but how does this lineup rank for quantity? They add up to 264, with only Wiggy below 20.

    Comment by G-Fafif :: August 20, 2007 @ 11:15 am
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    Pingback by Mets by the Numbers » Curse You, Karim Garcia!!!! :: August 23, 2007 @ 10:53 am
    There must have been a Kranepool – Weis – Harrelson – Charles – Martin infield at least once in 1969.

    Comment by Gene F. :: September 19, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

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