METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 17, 2007 GAME:
May 31, 2007
An incredible come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning. Losing 5-1, the Mets score five runs on five singles and two walks to beat the Cubs at Shea.
The only comparable Mets games with come-from- behind ninth inning rallies that come to mind are:
8/28/62 when Marv Throneberry hits a pinch three- run homer to cap a four run rally to beat the Pirates 5-4 at the Polo Grounds.
6-14-80 when Steve Henderson hits a three-run homer to cap a five run rally to defeat the Giants 7-6 at Shea.
5-23-99 when the Mets beat Curt Schilling and the Phils at Shea 5-4 with all five runs in the 9th inning. I think Johnny Olerud got the game winning hit.
John T Greenpoint
May 31, 2007
So far this is the most exciting game of the year. Down 5-1 in the ninth Mets score 5 to earn a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Cubs. 6 consecutive batters reached base either by a walk or a hit. Jason Vargas I thought pitched very well except for 1 inning where he gave up two 2-run home runs.
July 17, 2007
Great game, Vargas pitched very well except for that one inning where he gave up two home runs. Mets looked quiet all game until the 9th, one of the best games I ever been to in my life.
Even better was the fact Mets really used a "B" lineup, only Delgado and Green played as regulars, of course Wright got a huge pinch hit in the 9th
September 7, 2007
Boring first 8 innings. Excellent 9th. The 9th where they came back from 5 down could possibly go down as their best inning this year.
September 22, 2007
Somehow the C team came through with a few subs in the 9th. Never have been to a game with an inning so wild.