METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 12, 2004 GAME:David
April 22, 2004
Ten runs against the Braves without Reyes, Piazza, and Floyd is very impressive. Mets just pummeled Hampton again who lasted two innings. Trax was terrific as he bounced back as usual. Zeile was a terrific pickup. Zeile had a couple big hits along with a great slide. Spencer looks really good a nice catch, and two hits. You gotta love Cameron couple big hits great catch in center. He's fun to watch. Matsui continues to impress. Two more hits, and a walk. Moreno looked good out of the pen, but Roberts whose velocity is way down got hammered. Wheeler imploded in the ninth giving up a run, and loaded the bases. Thankfully Looper saved the team by getting a much needed double play.
April 30, 2004
I was home for Easter Break from college when I went to see this game. I knew everyone was returning to the dorms that day, but I didn't have class the next day anyways, so I made sure I got tickets for the season opener at Shea. My short stay in NY definitely paid off at the end of it with the Atlanta Braves getting beaten silly in the first few innings of the game. To make it even more memorable, the "I need more money to play in NY, otherwise I'm outta here" Mike Hampton was on the mound getting slaughtered. The memories of chanting "HAMP-TON" and doing the Braves's tomahawk won't leave my mind for quite a while. Now I'm back at school with a Mets banner hung in the window with pride.
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