METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 GAME:
October 6, 2008
Although they wouldn't make the playoffs, this was one of the greatest pitched games in the history of this team. Johan Santana demanded the ball on three days rest, pitched on a bum knee and had a complete game shutout. The reason why the Mets didn't make the playoffs wasn't Santana's fault. As a matter of fact he helped them get to game 161 more than anyone and should've had 23 wins on the year.
But of course Yankee fans are still happier with Hughes and Kennedy.
February 5, 2009
This was a great game and a sad game for me. This game would be the last one I would attend at Shea and THEY WON! Santana pitched magnificent. I have a lot of great memories of Shea and this game will always be the number one memory. Goodbye Shea and thanks for the memories.
May 12, 2010
Went with my friend Bill to game. Sat in usual spot, red seats upper deck. The place was electric. Santana pitched the best game I ever saw. A must-win and he got it! My last time I was ever at the great stadium in Flushing. Citi Field is ok, but Shea Stadium as both a Mets and Jets fan will always be number one. I love you Big Shea and will miss you!
September 28, 2010
This was the most magnificently pitched games in Mets history. This is why we brought Johan in (even if he has had surgery 3 years in a row). The Marlins played a good game, but the Mets played a better one. I distinctly remember the fact that journeyman second-baseman Ramon Martinez hit an rbi double into right-center to give Johan a 2-run lead. I went to this game and had great seats two rows behind first base. This being the last win at Shea, it was a special one to attend and one of the highlights of the Stadium. But once again, the Marlins ended our playoff hopes for the second year in a row. (Now, they've eliminated us 3 out of the last 4 years).
October 28, 2015
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think this game and the no-hitter makes the trade for him worth it. We did not give up anything for him except Carlos Gomez and he was traded from Twins to Brewers before he became a star.