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Bob P
May 8, 2003
The Mets came into this doubleheader with a 77-56 record, just half a game behind the first place Pirates. Long-time nemesis Zane Smith pitched game one for Pittsburgh. Keith Miller led off the game with a single, then Smith retired the next eight batters before walking Miller with two outs in the third. From that point forward, Smith retired the final 19 Mets to come to the plate. The Pirates scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on a bases loaded single by Barry Bonds (after Bobby Bonilla was intentionally walked with one out and runners at second and third). Frank Viola pitched well for 8 innings, but it went down the drain.

Zane Smith gave up a single to the leadoff batter in the game, then got 27 outs without giving up another hit!! That has only happened three other times since September, 1990. Thanks to Jayson Stark of and for that info.

The Mets lost the second game of the doubleheader and lost again the next night to the Pirates. They wound up scoring just two runs and collecting just 11 hits in the three games, and the first collapse of the Buddy Harrelson era was underway.

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