METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 24, 2006 GAME:flushing flash
June 28, 2006
It sure looked like Alay Soler was on his way to the most disastrous debut in recent memory when he walked the first three batters he faced, yielded a single and then a grounder through Woodward's legs. His pitches were all over the place and action was already going on in the Mets' bullpen. But then he settled down and mixed in some really good changeups and sinkers that had the Phillies swinging meekly, with his fastball, which topped 90 a few times. It was too bad that he didn't get the win but we may have found ourselves a new starting pitcher.
The best thing about this team is how they pick each other up. Beltran's homer in the bottom of the first seemed to say "we're going to score for you, kid. Settle down and it'll be all right." And sure enough the Mets erased another three-run deficit and came back to win.
It's been about twenty years since I had such a good feeling about a Mets team.
john t greenpoint
May 25, 2006
Team is really rolling now after last night's marathon. Alay Soler was a little nervous in the first and it showed. Walking 3 straight batters to start the game, but settled down and pitched much better than Jose Lima did when he came up. David Wright has found his power once again and it is so good to see with Floyd struggling. If Floyd ever gets heated up with the bat this team is gonna run away with this division. Already opened up a 5 game lead again.
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