METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 15, 1999 GAME:
September 26, 2000
When I was at this game Al Leiter was getting shelled but I told my friend don't worry they'll come back and they did. I think Pat Mahomes had a triple in this game.
March 25, 2001
The Phillies got out to an early lead; 6-0, I believe. The Mets kept clawing back and really would have blown the game wide open had not Mike Piazza lined into a hit-and-run triple play. I had to explain to my kids what had happened. First triple play I had ever seen in the flesh. Maybe in another 40 years I'll get to see a no-hitter. Ah, probably not if I watch the Mets. Anyway, Mahomes shut down the Phillies for about 4 innings in relief. And since the Phillies were so terrible, about half the fans in Veterans Stadium were Mets fans.
August 6, 2004
As mentioned in March 2001 by Michael Leviton, Mike Piazza hit into a triple play in this game.
It was the 30th triple play in the history of the Phillies, and ten of them have come against teams from New York City! It was just the second triple play in the history of Veterans Stadium.
August 18, 2005
Alfonso and Olerud were the baserunners in the triple play. They and Ed Kranepool and Roy McMillan are the only four Mets to serve as baserunners and as fielders in triple plays involving the Mets.
July 12, 2006
I drove down to Philly with a friend on a whim to see this game - got there just as the first inning ended. For some reason, I don't remember the triple play, only that it was up to that time the longest 9 inning game played by the Mets.
October 16, 2017
After falling behind by six runs in the first three innings, the Mets scored five in the top of the fourth to start a comeback that led to a victory. In the sixth, Mike Piazza hit into a triple play on which he lined out to shortstop with the runners moving on the pitch. The Phillies reliever who got Piazza on the TP was Ken Ryan - who never threw another pitch in the major leagues!