METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 5, 2003 GAME:Mr. Sparkle
June 9, 2003
Going into this game I'm all pumped up because the Mets are only 5.5 games out of the wild card and the are all set to take on the very weak Brewers who they've won 9 in a row against at Shea. The Mets are down early but then bounce back and are leading 4-3. But then Tracshel, who I called "the man" his previous start in shutting out the Phils, pitches like crap, trying to win 5 in a row for the first time in his career and the Mets are down 8-3 and eventually lose 8-7. Later I hear Tracshel had the flu, so he probably should not have pitched at all.
After this game Glavine pitched the second game and is out after the first inning with a sore elbow and the Mets get swept by the lowly Brewers in embarrassing fashion, totally killing my optimism and ending the day 7 games back. Sometimes I see such potential and other times I see such despair. It really depends on whether they win or lose on a given day but coming off a 7-5 stretch with the Phils and Braves I was very upbeat. This doubleheader sweep ruined my day and put me in a terrible mood all the next day. Thanks for nothing guys.
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