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METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF GAMES FROM THE 2007 SEASON
April 1, 2007 Busch Stadium II
Mets 6, St. Louis Cardinals 1
anesti
April 1, 2007
Very solid start to the season. Crisp hitting, solid defense and Glavine, wellm he was classic Glavine. Couldn't have asked for a better Opening Day.

John T Greenpoint
April 1, 2007

What a great defensive display the Mets showed tonight. 4 Double plays, an outstanding diving catch by Moises Alou in left! Everyone in the lineup had at least 1 hit. Tom Glavine was just brilliant on the mound with 6 strong innings. I still don't understand why Willie Randolph insists on bringing in Billy Wagner in the game with a big lead? He obviously is not comfortable with it! Thought it was going to get interesting there for a moment in the ninth! Where was this game when we needed it most in game 7 last year? Hopefully this will be the start of dominating this National League! Mets seemed to play with a chip on their shoulders tonight! GREAT WIN!

April 3, 2007 Busch Stadium II
Mets 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1
John T Greenpoint
April 4, 2007
DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE! Three more Double Plays in this game; that's 7 in 2 games. Man is this team strong up the middle! El Duque was masterful not only with his arm but his clutch 2-run bases loaded double in the sixth inning.

April 4, 2007 Busch Stadium II
Mets 10, St. Louis Cardinals 0
John T Greenpoint
April 4, 2007
This game was a flashback to the 86 season when the Mets went into St.Louis and swept the Cardinals in a 4-game series. This time it's only a 3 game series sweep but nevertheless the Mets came out and pounded the Cardinals. What a great pitching performance by John Maine! 7 innings 1 hit 2 walks and struck out 6. Maybe this is our year? After tonight's game it sure looks like it will be!

April 6, 2007 Turner Field
Mets 11, Atlanta Braves 1
John T Greenpoint
April 7, 2007
Mets rack up 15 hits in this one and win 11-1 to retain their hold on first place. Jose Reyes had 3 hits, 2 of them triples. He also had 4 RBI'S. Oliver Perez was sharp giving up just 5 hits and striking out 6. He also did not walk a batter.

April 9, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 11, Philadelphia Phillies 5
Shickhaus Franks
April 15, 2007
Coldest Mets game I've ever been to as I sat in the Upper Deck Reserve (Section 27) and I was in the shade for the entire game. Gave Cowbell Man a big high 5 before I entered Shea and the fans gave Jimmy Rollins many pleasant "greetings" and then some!!! The comeback in the 8th was great and thank goodness that Wags gave us a 1-2-3 get the job done in the 9th. A wonderful home opener. P.S. Can't wait for the warmer weather so the many Mets fans (especially the attractive female ones) don't have to dress up like ROBOCOP.

John T Greenpoint
April 10, 2007

JIMMY ROLLINS Thank you sooo much for your generous gift in the 8th inning. I guess that's what happens when you open your BIG MOUTH! John Maine wasn't his sharp self today, walking six in just over 4 innings of work. But the bullpen held them off till the 8th. David Wright just missed a grand slam in the 8th by 6 inches, and now has a 19 game hitting streak dating back to last season. Just a well played game by the Mets. You just knew that in the 8th inning when the first 2 guys got on that this game was going to be a Mets victory. Once again Thanks JIMMY!

April 17, 2007 Citizens Bank Park
Mets 8, Philadelphia Phillies 1
John T Greenpoint
April 17, 2007
I will say this once and only once: the Phillies are done; put a fork in them. They got mashed by the Mets tonight 8-1. They didn't even know there were 3 outs and remained on the field. LOL. They didn't hustle or play heads up baseball. I understand it was cold but this Phillies team just looks like they have given up. Have fun Phillie fans battling the Nationals for last place!

April 19, 2007 Dolphin Stadium
Mets 11, Florida Marlins 3
John T Greenpoint
April 19, 2007
Man talk about Murderer's Row!! Team is hitting in all facets of the game. Just in time to come home in 1st place and pound on the Braves and gain some distance from the rest of the National League East.

April 21, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 7, Atlanta Braves 2
John T Greenpoint
April 22, 2007
Very good pitching performance from Oliver Perez. Looked much better with his command of his pitches today than compared to his last start when he walked 7!!! Mets go deep a couple of times. Reyes and Castro go yard and Beltran and Reyes both had shots at hitting for the cycle. Mets finally get a win over the Braves. The Braves look much better than last year but, we have to wait and see how their bullpen will shape up for the rest of the season.

Shickhaus Franks
April 25, 2007

I was at this game because my cousin had an extra ticket as I sat in Mezzanine Section 22. A beautiful day, eating Nathans, drinking Pepsi's, got my 2007 yearbook (I remember when they were 50 cents in the 1970's) and so forth. Oliver Perez looked great unlike his previous outing plus Reyes, Easley & Castro went yard.

April 22, 2007 Shea Stadium
Atlanta Braves 9, Mets 6
John T Greenpoint
April 22, 2007
I blame this loss on Willie Randolph! Why wouldn't he bring Pedro Feliciano in to pitch in the 7th instead of Heilman? Heilman has not pitched well of late. This loss hurts, not only did the Mets lose this one but they have lost 4 of 6 to the Braves, a team that doesn't impress me that much!

Shickhaus Franks
April 15, 2008

Second day in a row I was at Shea. Was with my sister and our good friend Kathy and sat in the Mezzanine box and had to put on the sunblock because we were in the (aah!!!) warm sunshine all game. We got there too late to get a calendar but we waited until the crowds thinned a bit afterwards and we scooped up three Mets calendars (ones that were not ruined by beer and soda). Plus it was great seeing Chris Rock chant "LETS GO METS" on the Diamond Vision as me and sis are big fans of his but the only fly in the ointment was when the bullpen failed big time.

April 24, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 2, Colorado Rockies 1
Henry (metsjets) Indictor
February 17, 2010
What an amazing game. I wasn't allowed to watch the game (T.V. turnoff at school) so I snuck on the T.V. only to find out that the Mets were down 1-0. But perfect timing because I saw Damion Easley's HR minutes after I turned it on then I knew the Mets would win so I slept with my radio on and wasn't surprised after Chavez singled on a drag bunt (considering he has great speed).

May 2, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Florida Marlins 3
Ceetar
May 4, 2007
The Mets didn't take batting practice today. David Wright continued a May to forget his bad performance in April. Of course, he did make two errors. One of which caused 2 runs and chased Oliver Perez earlier then perhaps he should've left. Billy Wagner grabbed his 5th save, a 3 run margin in which he did let up a hit, didn't strike out anybody and managed to do it without any nail-biting drama. This was my 5th Met game of the season, the last time I saw Perez was his pitiful walk performance and I was glad to see him strike out 10 with great control.

May 3, 2007 Bank One Ballpark
Mets 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 4
John T Greenpoint
May 4, 2007
Damion Easley has now hit 2 big home runs this year so far to win the Mets 2 games. Mets just love playing in this park; this win makes it 11 in a row in Arizona. Hopefully a good sign to this road trip, maybe we can do like we did last year and win 6 out of these 7 games and get some distance between us and the Braves.

May 4, 2007 Bank One Ballpark
Mets 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
John T Greenpoint
May 5, 2007
The old man has done it again he has re-wrote the record books! Julio Franco not only hit a 2 run home run, but also stole a base becoming the oldest Major Leaguer to accomplish these feats!! How do you spell Cy Young? John Maine of course! Although he did not look comfortable tonight on the mound he got the job done. That is what Cy Young candidates do! Mets are now 2-0 on this 7 game road trip.

Shickhaus Franks
May 13, 2007

You gotta love it whenever the Mets beat up on that washed-up aloof jerk Ned Beatty from "Deliverance" er I mean Rotten Randy. Maine didn't have his best stuff but still went 5-0 and 48-year-old Julio Franco slammed a nice pitch into the jacuzzi (Good thing that no one was soaking in that water at the time) and then we thought Endy Chavez had made The Son of The Catch but some kid with popcorn "ruined" it!

May 5, 2007 Bank One Ballpark
Mets 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
john T Greenpoint
May 6, 2007
13 in a row!! WOW! Jorge Sosa was a shot in the arm tonight. Shaun Green continues to rake at the plate, and the Mets regained control over 1st place from the Braves again!! I am truly amazed at how the Mets have totally dominated the Diamondbacks at chase Field, winning 13 in a row dating back to 2004!

May 6, 2007 Bank One Ballpark
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Mets 1
Robert Maturo
July 27, 2012
I remember being excited for this game. This was the first game my girlfriend (now wife) and and I went to together. I took a broom with me because we were going for the sweep. However, the day did not go well at all. I got a speeding ticket driving up to the game from Tucson. Then when we got to the stadium, the bag checker/ticket takers wouldn't let me bring the broom into the stadium and broke it right in front of me. And that broom breaking seemed to put a personal Mets spell on me, because they went on to lose that game, and I haven't seen them win in person since. I went to one Dback games in 08; they lost that one. I went to 3 Padre games that same year and they lost all 3 of them 2-1. I went to 2 Dback games in 09, they lost in both of those. Then I went to all 3 games in both 2010 and 2011, only to watch them get swept in both series. I'm going up this Saturday and Sunday praying that my streak will end!

May 7, 2007 Pacific Bell Park
San Francisco Giants 9, Mets 4
John T Greenpoint
May 8, 2007
This is a fine example of how great this game of baseball is and how it can humble you at times during a 162 game season.

First baseball might have to take a long and hard look at instant replay just for home runs. Because this is twice in less than a week that the Mets have been victimized by a wrong home run ruling.

Second the Mets looked like they were getting out of that horrible 9-run inning with just the umpire-aided home run but it was not meant to be. Two tough errors and then the doors were blown off the FORD!!! I stayed up till after 1 a.m. to watch thinking maybe, just maybe the Mets could come back. They tried they really did try but came up a little bit short.

Third and my last point is why didn't anyone go out and talk to Oliver Perez after Shaun Green's error? It befuddles me! You would think with all of his so-called mental lapses, him losing his arm angle, someone would have went out to talk to him. No they went to talk to him after they scored I don't know 4 or 5 more runs. I think that was too late. I love the way Oliver has pitched so far this year but I think he needed a go get them rah! rah! rah! pep talk after the second error.

May 9, 2007 Pacific Bell Park
Mets 5, San Francisco Giants 3
John T Greenpoint
May 9, 2007
The Queens Baldies have won their second straight after shedding their locks. Delgado hits his second of the year and David Wright's clutch bases loaded double in the ninth wins it for the Mets.Good to see David coming through again. Looks like things are getting better for David at the plate, he looks more relaxed, must be the new haircut!

May 13, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 9, Milwaukee Brewers 1
John T Greenpoint
July 21, 2007
Was at this game and what a game it was. Sat 5 rows behind the Mets dugout and loved every second of it.What a great pitching performance from Oliver Perez. Easley and Beltran went yard and the Mets took 2 out of 3 from the Brew Crew!! Was my girlfriend Krystal's birthday so I spent the extra money to sit where we were. Have to do it again at least 1 more time this year.She loved it because she was able to be up close to her boy David Wright!!

May 14, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Chicago Cubs 4
John T Greenpoint
May 15, 2007
David Wright is starting to find his patience at the plate and tonight it showed. David went 3 for 4 with a Home Run and 2 RBI'S. Glavine pitched well enough even with the outfield not making at least 3 or 4 catches that should have been caught. Nevertheless he held the Mets in the game long enough to tie it in the 6th and the bullpen held for a walk off bases loaded walk by Carlos Delgado.

May 16, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 8, Chicago Cubs 1
John T Greenpoint
May 17, 2007
Great game! Had to stay up till 1 am though but was well worth it. What else can you say about Jorge Sosa? Unbelievable huh! I hope he pitches against the Braves next week and sticks it in their REAR for letting him go. Rick Peterson is the man. Mets are starting to get some momentum before the big Subway Series. Might have a chance at burying the Yankees further from the Red Sox!

May 17, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Chicago Cubs 5
Ed K
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.

Matt
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

josh
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.

josh
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.

May 18, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, New York Yankees 2
Shickhaus Franks
May 31, 2007
A wonderful night indeed considering that there was a serious threat of RAIN. (It drizzled a little bit and it seems that we can't get through a Mets-Yanks series without the wet stuff.) Nevertheless, I sat in Upper Box (3rd Base side) and it was Endy Chavez night with his throw to 2nd that nailed Johnny Damon in the 1st and then a nice shot over the wall for a great 3-2 win and afterwards, with little voice I had left, I yelled: THE YANKEES ARE DEAD JUST LIKE ANNA NICOLE SMITH!!! and by the way, Yankees fans are about humorless as one of those old time religion preachers.

Shickhaus Franks
December 22, 2007

I was at this game on a cool, drizzling night. What a game: Endy Chavez hit an home run and threw out Johnny Damon trying to stretch a double. After the game, it took me and my friend Kathy at least 45 minutes to get to the 7 train as I yelled in a raspy voice: "THE YANKEES ARE DEAD LIKE ANNA NICOLE SMITH" and those Bronx Evil fans have the sense of humor of an Iranian prison guard.

TJ
October 15, 2008

It was a cold night. I went with my friend Jim. Saw a great pitchers duel between Perez and Pettitte. I also got a great pic with Mr Met. That Chavez homer off of Pettitte came out of nowhere.

May 19, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, New York Yankees 7
John T Greenpoint
May 20, 2007
David Wright all but ended the Yankee season single-handedly. David's 2 2-run homers and his 3 intentional walks and 4 RBI'S have put the Yankee season in jeopardy. Yankees just can't catch a break. No pun intended, Daryl Rasner. The injury to Rasner in the 1st inning puts another Yankee on the DL. Yankees are old and it is showing in this series. And they think Roger Clemens is going to save them HA HA HA. Don't even make me laugh. Mets are looking to sweep this 3 game series tomorrow night and have some serious momentum going into the Braves series next week.

May 20, 2007 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 6, Mets 2
Bad News Malph
July 17, 2007
The Mets lost to a pitcher who looked like the little kid in "Malcolm in the Middle," has a set of ears that would shame Dumbo, and who think he's so cool because he has a spot on MySpace. If you put Tyler Clippard on, say, the Royals or the White Sox, then this clown would get shelled repeatedly (Wang, too, for that matter).

It's nice that the Yankees are grooming new blood like Clippard for us Mets fans to boo.

May 25, 2007 Dolphin Stadium
Mets 6, Florida Marlins 2
John T Greenpoint
May 28, 2007
Carlos Delgado looks to have busted out of his season long slump! 2 Home Runs tonight the 2nd one was a BOMB to centerfield. Mets now lead the N.L. East by 3 and a Half games. Looks like they may be pulling away like they did last year. Still need to beat the Braves though.

May 29, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, San Francisco Giants 4
A Kamani
April 4, 2008
One of the best and most unusual finishes to a Mets game. I remember that the Mets were down early 2-0 after Perez gave up 2 first inning bombs. Delgado eventually tied up the game with a 2 run blst in the fourth after the Mets had been pretty much dominated by Lincecum through the first 3 innings.

I left to go pick up my wife from work just as the Giants were tying up the game in the 7th, man was I bummed about that.

Anyways by the time I got back the game was still on and the Giants had first and third and 1 out and Winn at the plate. They scored the run on the grounder to first. (Still don't understand why Delgado bothered to get the out at first.)

Then the bottom of the 12th: Reyes walks. Then came the first balk. Chavez gets the bunt down. Then when Beltran failed to get the run in I thought that was it, game over. Then as Delgado stepped to the plate I see him point out at the pitchers mound, then I hear Dusty Baker say "they are calling another balk, I can't believe it". As Reyes walked home I was jumping up and down. Then Delgado goes deep and I think I danced around my living room for about 5 minutes as my wife looked at me wondering what the hell I was doing. I will remember this game for as long as I live.

Michael
July 6, 2012

Thinking back to this game makes me sad. A truly fantastic ending (and in my view an underrated great moment from recent Mets teams). But those first 2 months of the 2007 season were the last time that you could say that the Mets really were the BEST team in the National League. Despite the 06 playoff loss (helped brought on by last second pitching injuries), the 2007 Mets started out like gangbusters and were rolling through the league just like the year before and dominating. And then soon after this Delgado walk off homer, the team would pretty much play .500 ball for the rest of the long season. (And despite the 2008 Mets being a good team, we've never again felt the Mets being the best team in the league at any given time.)

June 5, 2007 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Mets 2
John T Greenpoint
June 6, 2007
Tough loss to swallow. Reyes getting caught stealing in the 7th is the difference. Mets need to start hitting in the clutch a little bit more. Beltran is in a horrid slump. Thank goodness our starting pitching is as good as it gets.

June 6, 2007 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Mets 2
Amit
June 7, 2007
This game made me sick. After an outstanding performace by El Duque, Heilman gives it up in the 7th. I have to admit that I was not surprised; Heilman is making a habit of blowing games for us this year (He blew 2 earlier leads against Atlanta). To make things worse, the Mets get runners on 2nd and 3rd and no one out in the bottom of the 7th and don't score. This game really hurt!! Mets must rid themselves of Heilman.

June 7, 2007 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Mets 3
John T Greenpoint
June 8, 2007
I was at this game and got to sit right to the left of the Mets on deck circle under the screen. FRONT ROW BABY!!! I have 1 question for Willie Randolph? Why do you continue to put Schoeneweis in CLOSE GAMES? The man has a severed tendon in his left leg. 3 games in a row he used Schoeneweis in this Philly Series. I just don't understand the logic.

henry (metsjets) Indictor
February 17, 2010

I remember that Carlos Delgado, David Wright and Paul LoDuca hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in this game. But after David Wright went deep LoDuca waiting on deck pointed out to the umpire that David Wright hit one out, because the umpire didn't see the ball go over the fence. But then the plate umpire had a conference and decided that it was a home run. But an angry Charlie Manuel disagreed by arguing with the first base ump and got ejected.

June 9, 2007 Comerica Park
Detroit Tigers 8, Mets 7
John T Greenpoint
June 10, 2007
I have one question for my fellow Mets fans. What is Willie Randolph doing lately with this bullpen? Using Mota too much, not using Sele at all, and Schoeneweis should get that severed tendon fixed. There is no reason we should have lost this game today. First time in, it's been so long I can't remember when we scored 7 runs and LOST!!! Bullpen needs to be managed a little bit better. Very disappointing loss, this one is hard to swallow considering what happened last week at Shea against the Phillies.

June 10, 2007 Comerica Park
Detroit Tigers 15, Mets 7
Amit
June 11, 2007
Terrible loss for the Mets. Got out front early but Glavine never had a chance against these guys. Mets are 2-7 in their last 9 games, hopefully things turn around in LA

Jonathan K
October 7, 2007

My daddy took me to Comerica Park for my 7th birthday, and my first ever big league game. I told him I waited for this my whole life. My dad is a Mets fan from when he was a boy, but his dad got transferred to Michigan. We sat right behind the Mets dugout. In the first, the Mets got a 3- run homer, but the Tigers won 15-7.

June 12, 2007 Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Mets 1
Joe Figliola
July 17, 2007
I have zero tolerance for opponents and visitng team's fans who employ cheap, "in your face" theatrics to zing the Mets and their fans. Kuo needs to take a course in baseball etiquette, because there are other ways to properly celebrate hitting your first-ever home run than flinging your bat towards the opposing player's dugout. You run the bases with your head down, then once you reach home plate you can smile and high-five and revel with your teammates. I know he apologized for doing it after the game, but that matter will not be forgotten among Mets players.

Hopefully, there will be a day when the Mets pummel this paper pitcher to the tune of nine runs on 14 hits in three and one-third innings (or equivalent thereof).

June 16, 2007 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 11, Mets 8
John T Greenpoint
June 17, 2007
This game is so typical of how the Mets have been going for the last 2 weeks. Score 8 runs finally, then give up 11, and it seems to be always when Tom Glavine pitches. I hope this trend changes soon or else we aren't making the playoffs!

June 19, 2007 Shea Stadium
Minnesota Twins 9, Mets 0
henry (metsjets) Indictor
February 17, 2010
This game is why I wanted the Mets to sign Johan Santana. Seeing him pitch a complete game shutout of the Mets I figured that he'd be an excellent addition to the pitching staff

June 23, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 1, Oakland Athletics 0
Howard Fein
November 8, 2007
We originally bought tickets for this game to see Mike Piazza return as DH for the Athletics. His long stint on the DL prevented this. However, in a nice touch for the home fans, Mike brought out the lineup card before the game to much applause. The game itself was a taut pitchers' duel otherwise distinguished by Paul LoDuca's wild temper tantrum over being called out on strikes. This set the stage for Ramon Castro taking his place and setting up the only run of the game.

June 24, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, Oakland Athletics 2
Amit
June 25, 2007
HOW SWEEP IT IS!!! The boys are back. Reyes the ignitor gets it started off, Valentin and Gomez follow suit with 3 hits a piece. Nice weekend for the Mets and hopefully this continues. Maine looked solid in his second consecutive strong start. Here come the CARDS for a four game set and then a huge four game set in Philly. Mets are getting hot at the right time

Jared K
June 16, 2010

A good game to have been in attendance to finish off the sweep. At least this game wasn't the cause of the collapse!

June 25, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
henry (metsjets) Indictor
March 31, 2010
I'm surprised nobody else made a comment about this game. It didn't look like the Mets would win this game because they didn't get much hits. But Shawn Green hit one out and I was just jumping up and down.

June 26, 2007 Shea Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Mets 3
Shickhaus Franks
October 26, 2008
Went to the game at the last minute because my good friend Joe had 3 extra tickets. Got to our seats 15 minutes before 1st pitch and except for Lo Duca's home run and the PA system playing "The Curly Shuffle", there was little to write home about. Although Joe and another friend of his left after the 8th; I stayed until the last out and got home at 1 AM and I had to wake up at 6 AM for work. By the way, I was yelling for Omar Minaya to send Scott Schowenweis down to New Orleans, then Binghamton, then St. Lucie, then Savannah and then Brooklyn after he gave up that gopher ball to a scrub named Brendan Ryan who was only batting .227 at the time. UGH!

June 30, 2007 Citizens Bank Park
Mets 8, Philadelphia Phillies 3
John T Greenpoint
July 1, 2007
Finally these 2007 Mets are looking a lot like the 2006 team did. Beltran just devoured the Phillies in this game. 2 Home Runs an outstanding catch in center field. Mets will look for the sweep on Sunday.

July 7, 2007 Astros Field
Mets 5, Houston Astros 3
Scott D.
May 16, 2008
I was so psyched when Beltran made that great catch on the hill! My dad was so freaked out and so was I.

July 8, 2007 Astros Field
Houston Astros 8, Mets 3
John T Greenpoint
July 9, 2007
Looking to win 3 out of 4 what does Willie Randolph do? He puts a lineup on the field that doesn't score much runs. We are in a serious pennant race and this lineup is put on the field? This team has struggled all year. Come on Mets fans let's be realistic this team is not the team we saw from 2006! One positive I am getting in the last week is Carlos Delgado. He seems to have found his stroke. If he has he will carry this team through August. I think this team needs another BIG BAT in the lineup considering what has transpired over the last 3 months. Let's see if they can find their playoff form in the 2nd half of the season. I sure hope so!

July 13, 2007 Shea Stadium
Cincinnati Reds 8, Mets 4
John T Greenpoint
July 14, 2007
Sorry Mets fans but this is only getting worse! This team when they fall behind does not have that killer comeback mentality this year, and it really puzzles me why not! They fell behind 4-0 on a grand slam by Brandon Phillips and they just seemed like they were dead in the water. If the two Carloses continue their slumps this team will not make the postseason!

Henry (metsjets) Indictor
March 31, 2010

Man, I went to this game for my 11th birthday which was in three days. (Which was believe it or not my first of 2007.) And this was the first time I saw a game in which the Mets lost.

July 14, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 2, Cincinnati Reds 1
John T Greenpoint
July 15, 2007
What a great game! Finally the Mets showed some sign of a pulse!! Lastings Milledge has come up big in the Mets last 2 victories. A great slide at home in the opener, and a clutch 2 out hit in the 8th inning to give Tom Glavine his 298th Victory.

July 15, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Cincinnati Reds 2
John T Greenpoint
July 15, 2007
Lastings, Lastings, Lastings! 3 times now he has contributed to beat the Reds. Talk about a shot in the arm when the Mets needed it most. Oliver Perez was his usual steady self and the Mets take 3 out of 4 from the lowly Reds. Now we head west young man for the 2nd West Coast trip to face the very good pitching staff of the San Diego Padres and some redemption against the Dodgers.

Shickhaus Franks
March 23, 2008

This was the game where Kevin James & Adam Sandler showed up in the broadcast booth to promote their movie "I Now Pronouce You Chuck & Larry." Sandler was very funny saying that Kevin still has a Felix Millan poster up on his wall and Good Old Adam even wore a Mets cap and jersey (GOOD CALL) considering he grew up in New Hampshire as a Yankees fan. (I'm surpised he's STILL alive!!!)

July 20, 2007 Dodger Stadium
Mets 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
John T Greenpoint
July 21, 2007
Oliver Perez just keeps proving that he is stepping up as the ACE of this staff!! A great pitching performance from Ollie tonight. Mets also picked up another game in the standings on the Braves and now lead them by 3 and 1/2 games.

July 22, 2007 Dodger Stadium
Mets 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 4
John T Greenpoint
July 23, 2007
Little bit of a shaky performance from El Dugue but great clutch hitting by the Mets and they come home with a 3 and 1/2 game lead on the Braves. Team might be turning it around offensively.

July 24, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Henry (metsjets) Indictor
February 21, 2010
Who would've expected that John Maine would hit his first home run in the majors?

July 25, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
John T Greenpoint
February 17, 2008
Was at this game, sat Field Level SEC12 row C. What a night for Paul LoDuca, two 2-run doubles and the Mets get Tom Glavine his 299th Victory!

July 26, 2007 Shea Stadium
Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Mets 4
Henry (metsjets) Indictor
April 4, 2010
I had to go to day camp this day and missed most of the game. But when I went back to the cubby to pack my bag to go home I heard the game on the radio because 2 counselors (both Mets fans) were listening to it. I almost got in trouble for being late to snack. Unfortunatley outcome wasn't the way I hoped it would be.

July 28, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Washington Nationals 1
John T Greenpoint
July 29, 2007
El Duque was SUPERB! Ruben Gotay's clutch single in the 7th wins it for the Mets.

July 28, 2007 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 6, Mets 5
John T Greenpoint
July 29, 2007
This has to be the hardest loss for me to swallow this year! Down 3-0 in the sixth Mets score 3 with 2 out. Then give it right back in the 8th! Then mount a comeback in the bottom half to only fall 1 run short. Might also have lost Paul LoDuca to a hamstring injury. Didn't understand why Ramon Castro did not pinch hit in the 8th instead of Marlon Anderson. As it would prove costly in the 9th inning when Tom Glavine was called upon to pinch hit!

July 29, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Washington Nationals 0
John T Greenpoint
July 30, 2007
Maybe this team needs to play just 5 innings a game,because when this happens the Mets not only win but their pitcher gets credited for a 1 hitter and a complete game shutout. They have accomplished this feat twice this year; the other time it was Tom Glavine when he faced the Cardinals at Shea. I bet Oliver Perez wished it had rained on Wednesday when he faced the Pirates. Ramon Castro looks like maybe he will get some more playing time this week after Lo Duca got hurt. He went 2 for 2 in this game with a double and a Home Run.

henry (metsjets) Indictor
April 15, 2010

This game was also a birthday present. Only this time my stepsister (divorced parents) took me even though she likes the Yankees better. (She likes the Mets too though and she got me this b-day present.) I went to this game even though I woke up with a fever of approximately 101-103. I was bummed out that it rained but happy about the result while falling asleep on the car ride home.

Ed K
August 28, 2012

This was the second Mets game we took our young sons to - the first was the Mike Pelfrey debut in 2006. The game only lasted just past the 5th inning when the skies broke open after about an hour and a half. After a while, we went down to the gift shop to look for souvenirs, and were there when the game was called. I was a little annoyed that the Mets did not offer attending fans another game - even a weekday in September - for coming to a barely legal game.

August 1, 2007 Miller Park
Mets 8, Milwaukee Brewers 5
John T Greenpoint
August 2, 2007
Maybe Oliver Perez needs to get his errors out of the way early. Last night it seemed to work. As he just got stronger after that. Striking out 11 and getting his 10th victory of the season. The 6th, 7th, and 8th place hitters for the Mets supplied the Big Lumber, each hitting a home run.

August 5, 2007 Wrigley Field
Mets 8, Chicago Cubs 3
John T Greenpoint
August 7, 2007
Congratulations to Tom Glavine for reaching the 300 Win milestone!!!!!! He even helped himself with an RBI single. Now the Mets look forward to getting a little payback on the Braves in their next series at Shea. Need to win 2 out of 3 but a sweep would be nice. This series could end the Braves' season!!

Amit
August 7, 2007

Glavine Gets # 300!!! Glavine was awesome as usual and the offense and bullpen backed him up this time. As a Mets fan I am glad I was able to watch the game from beginning to end. No doubt Glavine is a first ballot hall of famer. BRING ON THE BRAVES

August 11, 2007 Shea Stadium
Florida Marlins 7, Mets 5
Gets by Buckner
September 7, 2007
A friend of mine took me to the game and things looked great once David Wright hit 2 home runs. However, Mota and Heilman gave it up quickly and we left in the bottom of the 8th. It was a great night for baseball weather-wise but sad to see a Met loss.

Shickhaus Franks
September 16, 2007

Sat in Upper Deck Section 22 on a fantastic evening with my sis, her b-f, my nephew and our friend Kathy. Before the game, a young woman sitting behind us got hit in the back of the head by an errant popcorn vendor's tray and the EMT's checked her out but she was A-OKAY. It should've been a Mets win but the "bull"-pen blew it.

Hot Foot
May 21, 2009

I was at this game, in the right field mezzanine at good ol' Shea. This game was very much a microcosm of the 2007 season. Spirits were high at first- Glavine was pitching at Shea for the first time since winning his 300th game, and Wright hit two homers. (I called one of them, which had me really excited.)

Then with a big lead, Glavine had to give it up to the bullpen early, and Guillermo Mota was horrible that night. We booed him relentlessly as the lead collapsed. I haven't checked the box score, but I think all the relievers were bad that night. (I'm sure Heilman must have pitched.) They never gave the offense a chance to come back, and we all left surly and disappointed.

Gary C
March 29, 2011

I was with my family across from the UK on holiday that August. We were staying in CT and drove into the game in heavy traffic missing the start. The kids got #5 David Wright bags on entry which they still use at school today! The guys sat in front were really friendly, they explained the nuances of the game and my biggest regret (other than the Mets loss) was missing saying goodbye to them. The Wright homers were thrilling - I caught one on camera and need to get it up on flickr some time - the breaks between innings were enjoyed by the wife and kids and all in all it was a brilliant experience. I've followed the Mets ever since and can't wait to get back to NY and go to Citi Field. Shea has a fond place in my memories.

August 16, 2007 PNC Park
Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Mets 7
John T Greenpoint
August 17, 2007
If the Mets lose this Eastern Division title by 1 game we know this game will be the reason why! I can not believe how we lost this game. Our bullpen just IMPLODED!! Mota cannot be trusted with a big lead and Heilman might be getting used a little too much!!

Amit
August 18, 2007

Mets had no business losing this game. They blow a 5-0 lead and then a 7-3 lead. Bullpen is still a problem for this team as there is no consistency with Heilman or Mota. Hopefully things go better against the Nats

henry (metsjets) Indictor
February 21, 2010

I still don't understand how it's possible that Aaron Heilman has more holds than any other Met. A pitcher with that reputation would never have blown a big lead the way Heilman did.

August 22, 2007 Shea Stadium
San Diego Padres 7, Mets 5
P Gola
January 9, 2011
A humid August night. My friend tells me they got tickets to Shea, would I join her? Thrilled. My friend has a great job in NYC, so I am thinking the seats will be great. When I arrive we are sitting Upper Deck, Row T. You can reach up and grab the landing gear on the planes as they land at La Guardia. But it doesn't matter I am just happy to be at the game. The Mets fall behind early. What I remember most is that Carlos Delgado went 0 for 5 and killed several rallies. My fellow fans in the upper deck were merciless.

In the 9th the Mets made it interesting but Trevor Hoffman shut us down.

August 23, 2007 Shea Stadium
San Diego Padres 9, Mets 8
gharian price
September 6, 2007
This game has me on a 5-game losing streak!

Great game. Marlon's three run pinch hit homer capped a 6-run 6th inning, too bad the pen could not hold it down. I went 0-5 in the 5 games I attended in 2007. Oh well, next year I will go 10-0!

August 25, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Shickhaus Franks
September 3, 2007
A friend of mine gave me 2 tickets (he couldn't go). They were in the Field Box 232 and it was a warm, sunny day as El Duque got the win and did some trash talking with the Dodgers Russell Martin because he thought Martin was purposely trying to get hit by a pitch. It was Irish day and I felt sorry for the poor young dancers who had to wear long sleeved shirts in the hot August sun!!!!

August 28, 2007 Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Mets 2
Amit
August 31, 2007
Its like dejavu all over again. Remember that series in early June at Shea between the Phillies and Mets. The bullpen blows late leads 2 games in a row and the Phillies Sweep. Same deal here. Glavine goes 7 scoreless, and the bullpen shows its inability once again to hold a lead. This is by far the Mets biggest weakness going into the playoffs (if they make it). That being said, if Mets can take the last 2 of this series they build their lead over Philly back to 6 games. Lets hope they do

August 31, 2007 Turner Field
Mets 7, Atlanta Braves 1
Davidk
September 1, 2007
After a brutal four game sweep at the hands of the Phils and holding on to a 2 game lead the Mets badly needed a big time ace performance, and Maine surely came through. Maine who's struggled abit in the second half got help from Delgado with a 3 run homer in the 4th off of Hudson. Maine manned up big time in the 6th loading the bases and only giving up a run on a wild pitch getting Chipper, and Texiera to popup and striking out McCann. Big win hopefully they build on it

September 2, 2007 Turner Field
Mets 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Amit
September 3, 2007
Wow! What a way to bounce back after being swept by the Phillies. Mets needed a reality check and the Phillies gave it to them. They came into Atlanta and got great pitching, good bullpen, and clutch hitting. I am proud of the way they bounced back. Glavine was solid once again, Wagner got it done in the ninth, and Delgado looks like he is finally starting to heat up. GO METS!

September 3, 2007 Great American Ball Park
Mets 10, Cincinnati Reds 4
Amit
September 3, 2007
Pedro is back! I thought he was pretty good in his first start. Obviously he was not going to set the world on fire, but 5 innings and 2 earned runs is exactly what the Mets had hoped for. He looks like he is going to get better over time and if he can stay healthy he will be a huge addition for this team. Props to the offense for giving him the support they need. Wright, Alou, and Delgado all homering is a great sign, especially with Delgado. Also their lead is now back up to 5 games in the NL East, so that Phillies series last week is starting to become a distant memory.

September 8, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Houston Astros 1
Henry (metsjets) Indictor
March 31, 2010
I was at this game. Little did I know that this was Tom Glavine's last win in a Mets uniform. Also this was my last Mets game of '07. My record there was 4 and 5. Now I know I should've gone to more games.

September 9, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, Houston Astros 1
Jared K
June 16, 2010
This was my wife's first ever game to Shea. What better game for your first than a Pedro/Oswalt pitcher's dual?! This was Pedro's first start back from his injury the previous season. He only went 5 innings, but he held his own.

The Mets won, and after this game was done, I think they were 6.5 or 7 games up on the Philthies... on complete cruise control... about to make Jimmy Rollins look every bit of the overrated mouthy jerkwad he really is. I remember talking about the MLB playoff format and how things would shake out for the Mets on the walk back to the subway.

I think I'm gonna be sick now!

September 10, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Shickhaus Franks
September 16, 2007
Got the tickets at the last minute and what seats they were!!! A couple of rows behind the blue seats at home plate. Met the Geico gekko before the game and told him I was a big fan of his and also met 2 attractive Geico ladies (I called them the Geico-ettes) as well and what a game with David Wright hitting a nice homer, Oliver Perez pitching out of trouble on occasion and a SUPER catch by Beltran to end the game. A great night at Shea and great seats as well.

September 12, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Amit
September 13, 2007
Good win for the Mets. Maine was pretty good minus the one inning where he walked 3 straight. Green came through in the 8th inning, but lets give credit to Beltran as well for his leadoff single and awesome base running. Bullpen is still a concern, Heilman, Feliciano, and Mota fail to preserve the win for Maine. Mets win the last 2 series of the season against Atlanta and increase their lead to 7 full games over Philly. Mets should pretty much wrap up the division in the next week and look towards another playoff appearance.

September 14, 2007 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 3, Mets 2
Perry Gershon
October 8, 2007
This is where the crash and burn all started. Paul Emmel actually is the guy to focus on. Bottom third inning, Jose Reyes called out looking after being up 3-0. He took three questionable strike calls and got into fight with ump.

Later in game, Mets up 2-0 and same ump gave some calls to Chase Utley. Glavine then grooved one that Utley hit - tie game.

Bottom ninth, LoDuca and Paul Emmel went at it and LoDuca ejected. DiFelice drops bunt in 10th, Heilman throws ball away, and Phils score, Mets lose.

Next day Reyes got thrown out twice in game. May not have stolen another base. Sunday he makes critical error.

Season over.

Henry (metsjets) Indictor
April 19, 2010

This is when I started to think that such a good season was about to get ruined. I still wish I saw one of these games. I've never seen the Mets play Philly. One day it will happen.

September 15, 2007 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Mets 3
Mark from Staten Island
September 28, 2010
As my Mets flounder again this season and the Phillies capture another East division crown I put a circle around this game as the tipping point for the Mets downfall and the Phillies rise to fortune.

The Mets were cruising as Pedro was lights out but the Mets could not put the Phillies away. Reyes made some bone head plays. They let the Phillies hang around and blew the game...the rest is history- sadly!

September 16, 2007 Shea Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies 10, Mets 6
Henry (metsjets) Indictor
March 31, 2010
That was awesome seeing David Wright make the 30-30 club. 2007 really was his year compared to 2009

September 17, 2007 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Washington Nationals 12, Mets 4
Amit
September 18, 2007
Not really sure what's going on with this team. Last week they could not lose and now they find themselves in danger of possibly being caught by the Phillies. I am not even going to talk about this game because the bigger issue right now is the fact that the Mets seem to be playing scared. Their bullpen is a mess and their offense seems to score runs early but then falls asleep the rest of the game. Bottom Line: Veterans better step up and say something to get the team out of its funk or they are not going to go to the playoffs and that would be a shame.

September 19, 2007 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Mets 8, Washington Nationals 4
Amit
September 20, 2007
Well who would have thought that Mike Pelfrey would have been the stopper? It's the future of the Mets that saves them in the present. Coupled with Phillies loss (thanks to last years NLCS villian Yadier Molina) Mets shave 2 more games off of their Magic number. We are still a long ways away from a division title but there is no doubt the Mets needed this one. Credit Sosa for coming in and putting out a fire in the 6th and credit Alou for playing hurt and producing at the same time. Mets are off to Florida for 4 and then back home to end the season against the Nats, Cards, and Marlins. Hopefully things go well and we can capture a second straight division crown.

P.S. For all the Mets fans that are feeling down, just remember how St. Louis stumbled into the playoffs last year. Maybe the Mets need a reality check before the playoffs begin.

September 24, 2007 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 13, Mets 4
Nick
September 6, 2013
Last Shea game I ever went to. Pelf had a good start but of course he blew up when he got into trouble. Left the game early thinking it's ok there's always tomorrow, not knowing they would only win 1 game for the rest of the year. Listened to the game on the radio on the way home and turned it on tv to see the last out. Thank God for the Mets broadcast team, both radio and tv, for making these blow outs watchable with their great commentary.

September 25, 2007 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 10, Mets 9
Kong Lives
January 9, 2011
I remember the fatalism of the crowd at this game. Everyone at Shea that night had that "here we go again" sigh when the Mets started coughing up runs to a team they should have been beating. There were only a few thousand people left in the bottom of the 9th when the Mets scored six runs, yet fell a run short. The ride home on the subway was a long one. The team had fought back, but it seemed like they were letting the season slip away from them right in front of our eyes.

September 26, 2007 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 9, Mets 6
Amit
September 27, 2007
Four games to go. That's it. That's all the Mets need to think about now. If we miss the playoffs then it could go down as one of the biggest meltdowns in the history of sports. A 7-game lead with 2 1/2 weeks to go in the season and they blow it. I am honestly getting tired of watching these guys go out and get their tails beat by the Washington Nationals. I really hope the Mets make it. We need them to make it.

JFK
September 27, 2007

When is this madness going to end? It is unbearable to watch this team lose big leads. Made the Nats look like the 1927 Yanks.

Shickhaus Franks
September 29, 2007

I was at this game; sat in the loge section 13 with my pal Richie. When the Mets went up 5-0, I was praying that the lead would hold up but alas it DIDN'T happen. Me and Richie stayed to the bitter end unlike many fans that started to head for the exits when Wagner gave up those runs in the 9th. I've been going to Shea since the mid-1970's, I never felt so depressed leaving the ballpark in my entire life.

September 28, 2007 Shea Stadium
Florida Marlins 7, Mets 4
Ryan
December 17, 2007
I remember going and just being so upset. Everybody wanted to get so excited and it was just a complete letdown. I couldn't believe this team allowed the Marlins to outperform them when they needed to win the most. They couldn't score more than 4 runs against an awful Marlins pitching staff, not to mention the fact that they surrendered 7. The Mets really better come back strong in 2008 to make up for this disaster. They are far and away the most talented team in the NL, they better prove it.

Henry (metsjets) Indictor
April 9, 2010

I stopped watching this game after the 4th inning. Partly because I was tired and partly because I didn't want to see the Mets relinquish 1st place to the Phils. I barely slept that night.

September 29, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 13, Florida Marlins 0
Fudbutter
October 2, 2007
Funny that, with all that happened this month, I'm more disappointed that Maine did not pitch the no-hitter than anything else. There's only one year left until we move to that awful stadium, we will probably never get the chance to have one at Shea. It was always my great fear that when it does happen, I won't be there.

In any event, this was a nice day. The weather was great, we got up big early, we had the no-no going until late and we all generally believed that the horror had ended just in time.

Funny how it goes, no?

Hank M
March 23, 2008

I wasn't able to see this game on TV so I settled for radio. As I listened, I kept thinking that if the division title was going to get away, at least John Maine would give the Mets their first no-hitter as some kind of compensation (minimal as it might have been.) But when Paul Hoover got that infield single in the 8th, that hope was lost, too.

Still, the victory did lift the team into a first place tie with the Phillies, who lost to the Nationals later that day. But it was just a temporary reprieve. We all know what happened the next day.

Oh, well, thanks for the great effort, John. Fate can be so cruel!

Henry (metsjets) Indictor
April 4, 2010

I wish that John Maine pitched the no-no this game. Though this was long before my time, I remember reading a library book about the Mets and I learned Tom Seaver came closer to pitching a no-no more than once, including the imperfect game. That is what I thought about while hearing about the game. (I missed it because I was with my dad and he doesn't have cable which is why I try to boycott his house at times like this.)

Pat
December 19, 2012

Probably the best pitched game I ever attended. Thought for sure Maine was going to get a no- hitter, no one could touch him. 14 strikeouts and only a slow 30 foot roller down the 3rd base line could beat him. Went from a great high to the ultimate low point the next day. The Mets have never been the same.

Michael
April 1, 2014

I attended this game, I sat out in the left field bleacher seats. This game was electric, a ton of offense and bad blood, this erupted at 3rd base with Olivo and Reyes. Because of the fight, the game was delayed and Olivo was ejected. His replacement got the only hit off Maine. This excitement made me want to see the next game and final day of the season, I did get those tickets to see Glavine blow it in the first and it has been painful ever since! Let's Go Mets!

September 30, 2007 Shea Stadium
Florida Marlins 8, Mets 1
The Big H
October 1, 2007
What a failure. The season was lost for good on the last regular day. Not 1 game in October. Glavine must not be brought back. There must be another .500 pitcher out there that is cheaper, if the owners want one so bad. This season was a bust. Yeah they were in first place one-hundred something days this season, except the only one that counts.

Anthony R
October 1, 2007

After Saturday's results, I could not wait to watch this could-be historic game. But Glavine's performance and result was a microcosm of this last month of what was to be a great season. DISASTER! 7-0 after 1/2 inning is totally unacceptable, even for a last place team. But, sometimes these thing bring change for the better. Maybe now Omar will realize that we need YOUNG decent pitchers, and players that respect the manager. We have a great young nucleus to still build from, so lets get ready for pitchers/catchers in February and begin making Fla, Wash, and Philly realize that they woke a sleeping giant.

Fudbutter
October 2, 2007

We had season tickets from 1984-1994 and went every day (now it's just the Saturday plan). One late October evening, Mookie Wilson had just hit a grounder that rolled under Buckner's legs and the person who had the other two seats in our box tapped me on the shoulder and said "Now, we can never complain about anything that happens here ever again". I said, "Not yet". The next night, Orosco strikes out Barrett, throws his glove in the air and falls on his knees. On the way down the ramps, I turned to my friend and said "NOW we can never complain about anything that happens here ever again".

Even without that, it is hard to feel bad about the overpaid prima donnas while sitting in a seat that costs what it does and watch them not run out ground balls or pop ups.

Still, my heart goes out to those who were there every day, who invested so much time and emotion in this club to see it end this way. Especially those that weren't there 20 years ago to see the magic. You deserved better. Non-fans or casual ones don't understand that this is like investing in a stock, only to see it crash. The truth of the matter is that we weren't really that good and it caught up to us in the end. Pennant winners do not play .500 ball for the whole last two thirds of the season. I suppose that it will be a return to mediocrity for our last year in a real stadium.

Bob P
October 4, 2007

Iím bitter. Iím embarrassed. ButÖ

Should any misfortune befall the Yankees this OctoberÖsay they get beat by Cleveland 22-1 three games in a row, or they take a 3-0 lead on the Red Sox/Angels and lose the next 4, or they make it to the World Series and Mariano blows four straight ninth-inning leads and A-Rod goes 0-for-the-postseason, I have four words for Mets fans: SHUT THE FREAK UP.

We Mets fans should not be allowed to talk about the Yankees for the next 25 years, or until the Mets win a World Series, whichever comes first.

Sean
October 6, 2007

We were SO pumped up for this game. Yes, we had just lost our ridiculous first-place lead after playing horribly all of September, but there we were: tied for first with one game left to play. Hell, John Maine almost threw a no-hitter the day before! The collapse would just be a footnote in history after the Mets pulled it out and made it to the playoffs.

Whoops.

The always-hateable Tom Glavine gave his boys in Atlanta one last gift in his shortest outing in almost TWO DECADES, surrendering 7 ER and getting...one out. "One out? That's all he could get? One god damn out?" The Mets were almost right back in it after Castro hit a bases- loaded bomb in the bottom of the first...that was caught at the warning track. The Mets were booed off the field at the end of the game, reclaiming their spot as the laughing-stock of baseball, and the Phillies went on to win their game over the Nats. The depressing Mets collapse was finally complete. It's times like these that make me almost want to stop watching baseball. Almost...

See ya in March.

Dan H.
October 6, 2007

Disaster. The fans were ready to cheer and support the Mets from start, but before we were even settled in our seats in the first inning, we were behind. When LoDuca hit the rolling bunt and was thrown out for the third out with the bases loaded, it felt that all life and hope were sucked out of Shea.

Shickhaus Franks
October 8, 2007

One week after the fact and it still HURTS!!! I was hoping for a 1986/2006 type miracle as I watched on the CW-11 but it NEVER happened and those "wonderful" Yankee fans (especially the PHONY MTV-influenced ones) were giving me the "I'M SO SORRY" b-s. But their condolences were about as "pleasant" as diarrhea in a swimming pool. But someone once said "What doesn't kill you makes you only stronger" and in 2008, the Mets will come out stronger and better than ever!

Jose
October 21, 2007

I had a bad feeling about this team since spring training. No matter how much I wanted to believe that this was the year, deep down I knew something bad was bound to happen. Boy I was right, and this last game proved me right. Besides that damn Brave giving up 7 runs in a third of an inning, leaving a small army on base in the first 3 innings, and not putting up at least a small fight after that, completing the worst collapse since the 64 Phillies made me sick to my stomach. Hopefully next year Omar can right his wrongs and get a bullpen, and hopefully we can find the heart again. Sad. Really sad.

mrpokie
October 28, 2007

After Willie Randolph's 3rd straight bad September managing, I have three words for Omar.....HIRE...JOE...TORRE!!!

John T Greenpoint
December 9, 2007

This is by far the worst day in Mets baseball history!!! How this team blew their 1st place lead just boggles my mind!! The Mets will really have to do some wheeling and dealing in the winter to get this team to where it has to be.

Joe Figliola
January 30, 2008

Rank this date along with June 15, 1977 as one of the worst in Mets history.

I just recall how defeated the Mets kind of looked after that first inning. Glavine also appeared to be a bit blase when he was removed from the mound. He absolutely had no bulldog in him during the first inning; at times, he looked like he was pitching batting practice.

Had Castro's ball gone yard in the first inning, I don't think it would have made a difference in terms of turning things around. What Met fans saw that afternoon was a team that was beaten and cowardly and gutless.

If I was Omar Minaya, I would have sent every Met player a mirror for Christmas with the following inscription: "Hold it up to your face. Tell me what you see." The Mets had no business to perform the way they did that final month. And contrary to what Classless Tom Glavine said, yes, that loss was devastating!

LoneOregonMetsFan
September 6, 2008

Willie couldn't make a lineup change? People say it wasn't his fault. There's nothing he could do? If Beltran was so wonderful, how come he was hitting under .280 and batting cleanup? Were it not for his big contract, he shouldn't have hit higher than sixth. Alou when healthy always hit and should have been batting cleanup. That alone, would have helped. Glavine should not take the hit alone. He hit a rough game for himself. The entire team sucked in the last month and it was everybody's fault, plain and simple.

Joe Lanzisera
March 2, 2009

We were just pulling in to Giants stadium to watch the G-Men play the Eagles in a Sunday nighter. Looking forward to watching the Mets on the dish while we started the tailgate. The line to get into the lot backed up due to a security sweep. We flipped on the car radio and heard Glavine taking his warm-up throws. We get to our parking spot not 10 freaking minutes later and we are down 7-0!!! Not to mention that I was traveling with a couple of Eagles/Phillies fans who made the afternoon impossible! Thankfully Osi laid a six-pack on Winston Justice and McNabb and the Giants beat the Birds, but an ugly day in Mets history.

Henry (metsjets) Indictor
January 9, 2011

At first I was pumped up for this game. I was wearing my Mets baseball cap and David Wright jersey (cuz he is my favorite player along with Reyes, Santana too, but he was still a Twin back then.) I went to Pleasantville diner. Watched the end of the pregame and whole 1st inning. I was allowed to sit at the counter because the head waitress was a Met fan and noticed my jersey and told me I could sit there.

When I saw the Marlins score seven runs, I was shocked and booed Tom Glavine by saying don't get another contract offer and go back to the Braves where you belong. When the inning ended I went back to my table where my dad and sister were and took a drink. Then a boy who worked at the diner who I assume was the head waitress' son (might've been 20) goes up and tells me "I know how you feel." He's also a met fan and I talk to him when there is a Met game when I'm at that diner.

I choose to watch the rest of the game at mom's house. I remember crying hysterically after the last out. I was still shocked the next morning. But the 2007 collapse doesn't stop me from being a huge die-hard Mets fan. It does stop me from being a fan of Tom Glavine. And sure enough he went back to the Braves months later.

Luckily I moved on to the Jets and got over the collapse.

Kong Lives
January 14, 2011

This game was, as someone said, an ugly day. But in the bottom of the first inning, the Mets scored one run and then had the bases loaded. Ramon Castro hit a fly ball to the warning track in left field that fell a foot or two short of a grand slam. Had the ball sailed over the fence, the Mets would have been down, 7-5 and perhaps could have won.

The worst part, though, was the crowd. As the afternoon wore on, the fans in our mezzanine section were getting drunker and more vile. A lot of parents started taking their kids home because of all the yelling and fighting, which was no longer amusing. I eventually moved to the loge level, but the anger of the fans was just as bad there. I left ashamed to be around Mets fans that day, and was really glad the season was over.

Sadly, Mets management did not overhaul the team in the off-season, and the same train wreck happened in 2008.

Kevin
May 22, 2011

This was one of two games that I saw at Shea during the 2007 season and I unfortunately remember this one like it was yesterday. I had recently arrived back from a camping trip with my father and older brother. My aunt from Queens Village, a die-hard Met fan since their days in the Polo Grounds, had some extra tickets to this game. The four of us were off to Shea with high hopes but we were crushed when Glavine allowed those seven runs in the first inning. The entire season for us ended in what should be described as the worst twenty minutes in New York Mets history. We left in the seventh and listened to it on the radio on the way home; we just couldn't take it anymore.

Michael
April 1, 2014

I attended this game after being at the Maine game the day before. Hoping for another win! BUT my hopes were dashed in the form of Tom Glavine. I sat in the right field Loge level, sat near Cowbell Man that day, even seen him cry. Me and my wife just sat stone-faced throughout the whole ordeal, even when the stands emptied we just sat there, it seemed to be like an eternity. I could not believe I just witnessed the greatest collapse in history (up to that point). After the game we were outside the right field player exit and fans stood lined up hoping to catch a glimpse of our favorite players, and who is in one of the cars but Tom Glavine, an old 70-80 year old woman was in the road giving the middle finger telling him he should be ashamed of himself! It was classic!






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