METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 17, 2002 GAME:DJ Johnny M.
June 19, 2003
95 degrees F. at game time! Whew! I don't think I have ever been to a game at Shea in hotter weather and I've been around a while and seen many a Met game. I think the 95 degrees was a record for this day -- and in April no less! Anyway, Maddux was good but left the game early because of a blister on his finger so Cox brought in Millwood who was even better. Interesting incident during the game: Met pitcher Jeff D'Amico singled cleanly to right in the 4th inning but for some reason didn't hustle down to 1st base and as a result was thrown out by Julio Franco from RIGHT FIELD! Embarrassing!
August 26, 2006
What a weird game. 95 degrees in the middle of April, and you could say that they lost because of D'Amico's play in the fourth. There were two out and a runner on third, and Jeff just punched it into right. Everyone was cheering and high- fiving, and suddenly Franco just whirls the ball to first and the umpire, just as surprised as everyone else, throws his arm in the air. Everyone is shocked, and people start yelling at D'Amico. We got a break when Maddux had to leave the game, and we couldn't even capitalize off great pitching and score a couple of runs.
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