METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 2, 1999 GAME:
August 17, 2002
Watching Matt Franco strike out Andruw Jones in a blowout Mets loss! It doesn't get any better than that. Gotta love it!
June 23, 2004
When the Mets get blown out 11-3, I'm upset. But when the Mets get blown out 16-0, I just laugh it up. That was the case in this game, where the Braves killed the Mets 16-0 and the highlight of the game was when Matt Franco came in and Gerald Williams, future-Met, would hit a homer off him before HE STRUCK OUT ANDRUW JONES! Just that was like the Mets winning to me.
September 6, 2006
I remember this game well...
I convinced my future Father-In-Law to come to the game with me, and the main draw was that it was fireworks night.
Having to sit through that debacle just to see some fireworks was excrutiating.
The lone brightspot was that Maddux was throwing a no-no going into the 5th.
July 19, 2006
I couldn't leave because it was firework night. The Mets got their butts kicked bad and Matt Franco pitched the ninth and not John Franco so you know what kind of night that was. I snuck down to field level and the guy asked to see my tickets. I said have you seen the scoreboard? He said go ahead.
September 26, 2013
A Franco pitched the ninth inning! Just not the one you expected.
Ugh, at least Matty was a better mop-up arm than Derek Bell.