In all of the excitement and drama in tonight's game, something that might have been missed was Alex Gonzalez's two walks. It may not seem like much, but it doubled the number of walks he has taken this season from two to four.
The last time Alex Gonzalez recorded two walks in the same game was on September 3, 2011 against the Dodgers. Before that, it was over a year between two walk games. Here is the list of his last five two-walk games before today:
|Sept. 3, 2011||Dodgers|
|June 14, 2010||Padres|
|May 3, 2010||Indians|
|April 8, 2009||Mets|
|Sept. 4, 2007||Mets|
Overall, this was his 28th two-plus walk game of his career. Here is the breakdown of how many games of two or more walks he had by season:
|Season||Games Played||2+ BB Games|
Note that Gonzalez sat out the entire 2008 season due to knee surgery.
The New York Mets are responsible for six of these two-plus walk games. Montreal/Washington is second with three of them. Also, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Philidelphia, Arizona, LA Dodgers, Houston, and Milwaukee have each contributed to two of these games.