METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 1, 1997 GAME:David from Brooklyn
March 5, 2012
Opening day on the West Coast, listened to this game on the radio. Pete Harnisch threw a couple of mistakes. All right, he ran out of gas in inning number six. The guys we signed to clean up this bullpen (Yorkis Perez, and Toby Borland) are going to fix this.
Sorry, this is the 1997 Met Bullpen we are talking about and two of the main culprits (both of these guys above are gone before July) of a bullpen that needed massive restructuring during the season made this game memorable for all the wrong reasons, helping turn a 4-3 lead after Pete Harnisch went to get a shower into a 12-4 nightmare. Wretched, this was a road trip that would have ruined April and possibly a season from the start. Impressed this team survived this start (see other games on this trip) to finish above .500 and within striking distance of a wild-card bid.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: