With the rise of innings limits and specialization, the complete-game shutout has increasingly become an rarity in baseball. In 1969, the year of the Mets' first World Series appearance, Mets pitchers threw an impressive 16 shutouts. Last year, during the team's fifth World Series run, a Mets starter shut out his opponent just one time. For this week's Mind Boggler, we'd like you to name every pitcher in Mets history to throw more than five shutouts with the team.
The Mets' all-time shutout leaders.
Bartolo Colon threw the Mets' only complete-game shutout in 2015. In a September 5 start in Miami, Colon gave up nine hits over his nine innings of work, while striking out two and walking none. It was a remarkably efficient performance, as the righty needed just 100 pitches to accomplish the feat.
You'll have three minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!