METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 2, 1999 GAME:Lee
August 8, 2004
This was a huge game because it was the second- to-last game of the season. It was the second game of a three game series against Pittsburgh and, at the beginning of the series, there was this whole thing about how either Cincinatti or another team (I forgot who)had to lose 2 of 3 and the Mets had to sweep. The Mets had won the first game of the series the night before and now Rick Reed was going to have to beat Pittsburgh. I was at this game and the whole game was Rick Reed. But before the game, we were all watching the scoreboard and we saw that Milwaukee had managed to beat Cincinnatti for the second loss in the series and a cheer rippled through the crowd as we all knew that we had control of our own destiny. Reed pitched the game of his life-- an incredible shutout and the Mets needed to win just one more game!
February 23, 2009
I was a groomsman at my friend's wedding that day and kept ducking inside his new mother-in-law's house to watch this one. The final score hides the fact that it was scoreless pretty late and the Mets scored 5, I think in the 8th, to put it away. It was a very tense night and I caught a lot of heat for hiding in the house watching.
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