METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 7, 2005 GAME:Elliot S.
August 18, 2005
This was a great victory for the Mets, as it was the type of game the Mets generally blow and the Nats generally win (at least for the first half of 2005). Close game all night, the Mets got in some trouble in the ninth inning but Heilman got out of it.
In the eleventh, Piazza hit an RBI single (his second RBI of the game) to score Beltran. In theory, this should have brought up David Wright with Piazza on first and Floyd on third and one out, but Piazza was then thrown out by the catcher trying to stretch it to a double, and then Floyd was thrown out trying to sneak home on the Piazza play. Typical Mets concentration blunder, but it wasn't costly as Looper closed the game for a big 3-1 series victory. Beginning with the first game of this series, the Nats took a horrible dive, falling out of the division lead and back to the pack. As of my writing this, they are two games out of the wild card race but still fading.
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