Stat of the Day: Walker's unique stat line

4:53 AM UTC is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Mets this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

April 20: Cubs 3, Mets 1 -- Walker's stats a first since 2009
In his third start of the season, Taijuan Walker gave up two earned runs, walked six and struck out seven. The last Mets pitcher to match his stat line, allowing two or fewer earned runs, was Oliver Pérez in 2009.

April 18: Mets 2, Rockies 1 -- Stroman in rarefied air
Combining two starts at Coors Field from June and September 2019, plus Sunday's game, Marcus Stroman put together a streak of 15 scoreless innings. That ties for the third most by a visiting pitcher at the hitter-friendly park behind Jair Jurrjens (15 2/3 innings) and Tyler Walker (16 2/3).

April 17: Mets 4, Rockies 3 (Game 1 of DH) -- 9 straight K's
Jacob deGrom struck out nine Rockies batters in a row, falling one shy of Tom Seaver's 51-year-old MLB record. Of the nine pitchers who have struck out at least nine in a row in a single game, seven have accomplished it in the past 15 seasons.

April 14: Mets 5, Phillies 1 -- Mets match 2020's best streak
Eight games into the 2021 season, the Mets won their third consecutive contest. They won three straight just twice in 60 games last season, and never extended that to four in a row.

April 13: Mets sweep Phils in twin bill -- Nimmo an OBP machine
Brandon Nimmo joined Freddie Freeman, Adrián González, Shin-Soo Choo, Todd Helton and Sammy Sosa as the only players since 2003 to reach base safely multiple times in each of their team's first seven games. Nimmo owns a .581 on-base percentage through his first seven games.

April 10: Marlins 3, Mets 0 -- deGrom the second to fan 14, walk none, allow 1 run ... and lose
Before Saturday, James Shields (on Oct. 2, 2012) was the only pitcher to strike out at least 14 batters, walk none, allow one run and take a loss. Jacob deGrom joined him in a defeat to the Marlins at Citi Field, fanning 14 over eight innings of one-run ball.

April 8: Mets 3, Marlins 2 -- Mets claim third walk-off HBP
This may have been more controversial than the previous two, as Anthony Bass' final pitch crossed the strike zone before grazing Michael Conforto's right elbow. It was nonetheless the third walk-off hit-by-pitch in franchise history -- and the first since June 22, 2011, when Justin Turner took one for the team against the A's at Citi Field.

April 7: Phillies 8, Mets 2 -- Mets 1-for-12 with RISP
The Mets, who led the league in hitting last year but fell to 22nd in the Majors with runners in scoring position, have fallen into a similar trend so far this year. Michael Conforto personally stranded nine runners in an 8-2 loss to the Phillies, which saw the team leave 14 on base.

April 6: Mets 8, Phillies 4 -- Alonso bests Judge ... again
Pete Alonso became the fastest player in Major League history to reach 70 career homers. It took him 220 games -- 11 fewer than previous recordholder Aaron Judge. In 2019, Alonso also broke Judge's rookie record for home runs, with 53.

April 5: Phillies 5, Mets 3 -- deGrom's Opening Day streak
Making his third consecutive Opening Day start and the third overall of his career, Jacob deGrom extended his scoreless streak to 17 consecutive innings in season openers. He has 25 strikeouts and four walks in those games.