METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 4, 2005 GAME:
Kevin from Flushing|
August 28, 2007
My all-time favorite Fran Healy moment was a result of this game. The Mets go into the 9th inning leading 9-7, Roberto Hernandez has a meltdown and gives up 5 runs to the lousy Brewers, and the Mets lose 12-9. This was their second brutal 9th inning loss in as many days, their 7th loss in the last 10 games, and it knocked the Mets back to the .500 mark. The slim slim chance at a postseason run was flatlining all week, and this game was like the doctor officially pronouncing our death. And what does Fran Healy have to say about it?
"The story of the night: Mike Piazza! Five RBIs!"
Menachem G. Jerenberg
September 22, 2007
The whole game was a seesaw affair, with everybody scoring runs (and leaving men on) in bunches and Willie Randolph making a big mistake by leaving in Benson, who was obviously tired, to pitch the 5th, where he gave up 3 tying runs. The Mets scrabbled for a 9-7 lead, with Mike Piazza having one of his last great games for us, going 3-for-5 with a HR and 5 RBIs--but it was all for naught; in a classic case of unfairness, decidedly mediocre reliever Danny "Digging Our" Graves pitched a scoreless 8th, while Roberto Hernandez (a favorite of mine that year) came in for the 9th and coughed up FIVE RUNS, ballooning his previously miniscule ERA to 2.88. The Metsies put 2 on in the bottom of the inning, but David Wright (I think) couldn't bring them around and made the last out.