CitiField, New York
August 22, 2009 : Phillies 4, Mets 1
Yes, two games in two days - the 69 celebration was too good to pass up.
Alas, unlike in 69, pitchers no longer go 9 innings - Tim Redding is lifted after 5 innings of 1 hit ball
and the relief pitcher starts the 6th by walking Victorino and giving up a homer to Utley.
Yogi Berra, Nolan Ryan, Jerry Grote, Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Duffy Dyer
(How did Dyer get into this photo op?)
August 21, 2009 : Mets 4, Phillies 2
The New York Mets, aka the Buffalo Bisons, with Wright, Reyes, Delgado, Beltran on the DL
defeat the Phillies behind a sterling performance by Mike Pelfry.
After a 1+ hour rain delay, we settle into great seats in the front row in left field for a wonderful game.
Excellent shrimp po-boys and flounder sandwiches.
Peter gives the pizza a thumbs up.
A Rainbow Smiles On The Mets
June 28, 2009 : Yankees 3, Mets 2
A dreary way for long time Mets fans to experience CitiField for the first time
Yankees jump to a lead in the top of the first and never relinquish it.
To add insult to injury, Mariano Rivera records his 500th save
CitiField Plusses: Good Food especially BBQ and pizza
CitiField Minuses: Limited site lines from left field bleachers - cannot see deep center nor left field.
Music way way too loud in Center Field Food Court
Shea Stadium, New York
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September 25, 2008 : Mets 7, Cubs 6
Fourth to last game in Shea Stadium history
A windy, rainy affair in which the Mets rally from 3 back in the 7th and 8th innings
and break the tie with a two out hit by Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the ninth
September 14, 2007 : Phillies 3, Mets 2
A historic game in Mets history - the beginning of the greatest collapse ever.
After taking a 2-0 league, Mets eventually fall in the 10th.
August 23, 2007 : Padres 9, Mets 8
One of the most exiting games I've witnessed, but alas not the desired outcome
Mets rally twice to take the lead and tie, but fall two bases short in the tenth.
Also, Joshua snags a batting practice foul ball, after positioning himself right where Dad told him to strand
August 26, 2006 : Mets 11, Phillies 5 - Amazing display of bases loaded hitting
August 31, 2005 : Phillies 8, Mets 2 - Pedro blows two run lead marking the beginning of the end of the season
July 15, 2004 : Mets 3, Phillies 2
July 10, 2003 : Phillies 7, Mets 2
June 8, 2003 : Mariners 13, Mets 1; Mariners 7, Mets 0
Jamie Moyer pitching against the Mets on June 8, 2003 in the second game of a doubleheader.
Jamie hurls seven scoreless innings for the Mariners, lowering his ERA to 2.93, as they win 7-0.
Jamie becomes the major league's first 10 game winner of 2003 and will be chosen for the 2003 All-Star game.
July 11, 2002 : Mets 9 , Phillies 1
September 4, 1991 : Astros 8 , Mets 3
June 30, 1990 : Reds 7, Mets 4
September 24, 1989 : Expos 6, Mets 5
May 28, 1988 : Mets 5 , Padres 1
October 1, 1988 : Mets 6 , Cardinals 3
September 26, 1987 : Pirates 8 , Mets 2
April 19, 1986 : Mets 3 , Phillies 2
April 14, 1985 : Mets 4, Reds 0
Dwight Gooden pitches 10 strikeout complete game in a sign of things to come in 1985
July 29, 1984 : Cubs 3, Mets 0; Cubs 5, Mets 1
July 7, 1984 : Mets 14 Reds 4
June 5, 1977 : Mets 6, Phillies 5; Mets 3, Phillies 2
June 23, 1975 : St. Louis 1, Mets 0; St. Louis 4, Mets 0
September 26, 1971 : Mets 3, Pirates 1
Tom Seaver pitches a Tom Seaver classic at Rainer's first game.