METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 2, 1983 GAME:
September 10, 2002
I attend this game with my buddy Eric. This was a twi-night and we drove from my Grandmother's house, where we spending the weekend. I clearly remember the Mets rallying to tie the game at 5, only to lose in bottom of ninth on a botched rundown play after Bob Dernier led off with a triple and the Phils tried to squeeze. Junior Ortiz or Ron Hodges threw the ball over Hubie Brooks' head.
May 26, 2004
The Mets lost game one of theis doubleheader when Bob Dernier led off the ninth with a single, went to second on a sac bunt by Pete Rose, and then with two outs after Mike Schmidt was intentionally walked, Schmidt was caught off first base. But Keith Hernandez threw the ball away trying to get Dernier and the Phillies won it, 6-5.
April 1, 2008
Also in this game, Dave Kingman, who all but disappeared and became just an occasional pinch-hitter once the Mets got Keith Hernandez in June, hit a pinch 2-run homer late in the game. It was his last home run as a Met. He would barely play the rest of the season.