METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2004 GAME:
December 2, 2004
Attended this game by virtue of some freebies given out unceremoniously by Freddie and the gang for sitting through a miserable, soggy night at Shea in August. Little do I realize the treat I was in for.
Wright smoked a HR off Ortiz to lead off the 2nd. A beauty off the Loge seats in LF. Valent and Floyd added HRs later on in the game. Wright added a double and single, but fell short of the cycle in his last AB. I don't think triples are his forte.
Our old pal Mr. Chips was booed lustily throughout, as per usual.
But this night belonged to Kris Benson, who tossed his 2nd ML Shutout in this one. His one previous was also against Atlanta, in June, 2000. Benson had his stuff from the first inning on, was perfect into the 5th, didn't walk anyone, 7Ks, didn't allow a runner past 2nd and, thankfully, was able to talk Uncle Art into letting him finish.
Fortunately, Benson has been locked up for a few seasons, so let's hope he can deliver some more games like this one. He simply dominated in this game.