METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 27, 2002 GAME:
May 1, 2005
A beautiful, sun-soaked Saturday afternoon. Astacio had his best stuff all day. He had a no-hitter into the 7th, but the Brewers caught up to him in the 8th and scored a run. This wouldn't have been much worry except that the Mets were being shut down by the immortal Nick Neugebauer, who, although he was a great prospect, could never overcome injuries or inconsistency in the majors. He also had one of the best baseball names I've ever heard. But the fact that he was wild, all over the place and the Mets managed only 2 runs off him was an eerie harbinger for what was to come for the Mets offense that was supposedly "re-tooled" in 2002.
December 11, 2005
The guy above me pretty much summed up everything nicely about this game. A good Saturday game to go to, in order to get out of studying for Spring finals at college.
The crazy thing to happen at this game was a car caught fire in the parking lot, on the left field side, during the middle of the game. The rest of the time, you could see this towering inferno of thick black smoke. I don't know how the players didn't get distracted by it. I guess that's why they get paid millions!
March 17, 2006
The day after Estes took a no-hitter into the eighth, Astacio takes a no-hitter into the 7th, before falling apart somewhat, but the Mets won anyway. First time I can remember that there were two games in a row that were pitched this well, at least since the Seaver-Koosman era.