METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 7, 2008 GAME:
July 8, 2008
I was pretty much about to throw up at the end of this game. I don't get SNY where I live so I have to periodically check ESPN for the Mets score. First they were up 8-0 and I was so happy thinking what a way to take 3 out of 4 from the first place Phillies. Then checked it again and it was 10-1, then 10-2, then 10-3, then 10-5. At this point I getting nervous because I knew the Mets still needed 6 more outs and getting 6 outs against the Phillies is not an easy task. Then 10-7 and Billy Wags coming in to seal the deal, 10-9. This is the point where I am just about to go into the bathroom to puke up when the final score flashes on the screen, Mets win 10-9! Love the fact the Mets took 3 out of 4 in this series and was also impressed by Pedro's bounce back start, however I would love to see Minaya go out and get some more bullpen help because last night really exposed a glaring weakness with this team.
July 8, 2008
This game was eerily similar to that of 7/25/90, which the Mets also won, 10-9, in Philly...the Phillies scored 6 runs in the ninth inning of that one, prompting Bob Murphy's unforgettable, uncharacteristically risque exclamation, "The Mets win the ballgame! They win the damn thing by a score of 10-9!"
I was watching on TV, and I started thinking about the 1990 game when it was 10-3, and looked up the box score on here when it was 10-5.