METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 2, 1972 GAME:
July 26, 2001
I remember the Astros had built an 8-0 lead in this game, going into the 7th or 8th inning before the Mets exploded and went on to win the game. I believe Ken Boswell had 4 hits, a highlight in a rather dismal season for him. I actually scored this game at home but the actual scorecard disappeared a long time ago. This might be their greatest single comeback game ever.
April 2, 2002
I remember watching this game with my Dad (he was a Yankee fan, but let me watch the Mets sometimes!) Well, I remember getting bored and sleepy as the Astros mounted an 8-0 win and decided to amble up to bed. Sure enough, the next morning my dad showed me the sports section and I read, much to my surprise and delight, New York 11, Houston 8. As manager Yogi Berra said, "It ain't 0ver 'til it's over!"
May 22, 2004
A spectacular comeback by the Mets on a Saturday night under the Astrodome.
Brent Strom started this game but gave up four runs in four innings, and relievers Ray Sadecki and Bob Rauch allowed four more, so it was 8-0 Astros and the Mets were down to their last six outs.
Houston starter Don Wilson was breezing along, having allowed just four hits through seven. But in the eighth, the Mets exploded for seven runs. The key hits were a three run homer by Ken Boswell and a two-RBI single by Wayne Garrett.
Then in the ninth, Agee led off with a walk and Boswell singled him to second (his fourth hit of the game). John Milner reached on an error by Doug Rader and that tied the game. After Ed Kranepool was intentionally walked, Cleon singled to drive in two. Wayne Garrett finished the scoring with an RBI single to drive Cleon home. Jones, Garrett, and Boswell had three RBIs each in the game.
December 13, 2010
This is the largest Mets comeback in history to date - surpassing the infamous Y2K game against the Braves when the Mets exploded for ten runs in the 8th to overcome an 8-1 deficit.