METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 6, 2004 GAME:
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November 18, 2004
This is a game I will remember for a long time. Some dramatic moments that reminded me of the playoffs in 2000, when Weathers struck out Feliz with the bases loaded, and of course Piazza's dramatic game winning home run over the head of the best player in baseball.
June 14, 2004
Just a total pitching classic between two of the top pitchers. Leiter was much more efficent than he usually is. Leiter got Bonds out three times as the crowd was jacked. Schimdt was dominant for the Giants. Garcia hit a huge homer to tie it up. Weather came in the 11th , and got a huge out to end the inning with a 3-2 slider to Felix with the bases loaded. We saw by far the most emotion we've ever seen from Howe. Piazza hit the walk off homer in the 11th. Just a great great game.
June 1, 2004
Piazza walk-off HR to end it in the 11th.
Mets pitching got Bonds out the first 3 times, walked him intentionally in the 9th (no one on, 2 outs) and in the 11th (1 man on, 2 outs) and it worked both times.
December 11, 2005
Went back to NY after 13 years. Took our 8-month-old son to his first ever ball game. Watched Piazza win it in the 11th. Was surprised Leiter pitched 8 IP end gave up only 1 ER.
May 10, 2006
Of all the home runs that Metal Mike hit for the New York Mets, this one is 3rd best in my opinion right after the one he hit vs the Braves in Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS and of course the dinger he hit on that emotional night of Sept 21st of 2001. Still remember the back page of the next day's Daily News where Piazza is celebrating with the headline screaming: SHEA GOOD NIGHT!
September 16, 2007
This game has been immortalized forever courtesy of a Mets bottle opener that I now use as a good luck charm. Whenever you open a bottle with it, Gary Cohen's dramatic call plays out of a small speaker:
"Brower delivers. And a drive in the air to deep left field, back goes Bonds to the track, near the wall, jumping... IT'S OUTTA HERE!!! MIKE PIAZZA WINS THE GAME!!! A line drive homer over the left field wall, and the Mets win it in the bottom of the 11th inning!"