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May 22, 1998 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Ira Klapper
May 2, 2002
The greatest day in Mets history. The buzz was unreal as the walk-up line was loaded with everybody discussing the catcher we just acquired from the Florida Marlins...Mike Piazza. I don't remember too much about the actual game except Cook picking off two guys in one inning of a one run game, and being one of the first in the park to realize that Franco was wearing #45, and giving up his number to Piazza, who would arrive the next day. You could just tell everybody knew it was a new era of Mets baseball

Stu Baron
May 22, 2008

I recall sitting at Shea in the eighth inning when the Mets made a pitching change. I know players' uni numbers, so I thought it strange when I saw "45 P" on the scoreboard. I had no idea who that was until John Franco was announced, and I realized that he already had switched from 31 to 45 in deference to newly acquired Mike Piazza. Needless to say, this was the beginning of the end of Alberto Castillo's Mets career!

May 23, 1998 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Milwaukee Brewers 0
April 16, 2001
Credibility, excitement and most importantly, fans returned to Shea on this brilliant Saturday afternoon. All had come to see the New York debut of Mike Piazza that day, and he did not disappoint, slamming an RBI 2B off Jeff Juden in the 5th. 32,000 fans were on hand, giving Mike ovations from the moment he stepped onto the field before the game, to his first AB, and it reached a head when he got his first hit. The NY Times headline the following day read: "Piazza swings a bat and suddenly, it's the 80s again." How true it was. Oh, and Leiter was brilliant too, tossing a CGSHO to a catcher who was criticized by his former team of being a poor handler of pitchers. Didn't have any problems today, it seemed.

Stu Baron
May 22, 2008

I didn't attend, but on the occasion of Mike Piazza's retirement, I can recall the excitement I felt for his Mets debut just watching the game on TV at home in Hamden, CT.

Mark Heaney
November 15, 2011

I listened to this game on the radio laying on a blanket at Harbor Park in Mamaroneck on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. One of those great joyous memories - my Mets were back! Leiter throwing a shutout to MIKE PIAZZA! One of those memories to last a lifetime. I remember packing up and leaving late in the afternoon - I was in a great place in my life and my Mets were back. Life is good.

Dan the Man
November 17, 2011

I caught this game on SNY as a Mets classic last week. Being that except for the return of Beavis and Butthead I really can't stand anything on TV, I watched a good portion of it. Gotta say I was sucked right back in to the moment. When Mike Piazza got that double and ended up at third, I was as excited as I had been in five years watching/following this team. All in all it just seemed like a great day to be a Met fan. Hopefully, better days like this will be ahead.

May 20, 1999 Shea Stadium
Mets 11, Milwaukee Brewers 10
July 7, 2005
The Mets' heroics in this game--Ventura's first of two Grand Slams in the DH off Jim Abbott in the 1st, and Benny Agbayani's 4 hits and 2 HRs, were long forgotten as this game came to a harrowing ending. And what an ending it was.

The Mets had, at one point, led 11-6, in what had been a real seesaw of a game. The Brewers trimmed it to 11-9 with Franco on, 2 outs, Grissom on 2nd and Ochoa on 1st. Sean Berry was up.

Berry hit a lazy popup to shallow right. The runners were motoring around as Alfonzo ranged back and looked in position to make an easy catch to end the game.

Except that Fonzie dropped it. Grissom scored and Ochoa continued to steam around the bases with the tying run.

Fortunately, Roger Cedeno (when he was awake) was alert enough to pick up the ball and fire it home, well in time to nail a surprised Ochoa, who didn't bother to slide, to save Fonzie and the game altogether.

The second game did not quite hold that same drama.

May 20, 1999 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, Milwaukee Brewers 1
July 4, 2001
Was at this game, and thought it odd that Ventura was coming up in the last of the 4th with the bases loaded. After all, in the first game of this DH, he had slammed a grand slam in the first game, which keyed the Mets to a win. I remember thinking "Wouldn't it be neat if he did that again?" Robin worked the count to 3-2 against Brewers P Horacio Estrada, and then, with one mighty swing, he matched his feat of the first game, and smacked his second grand slam of the DH. Little do I know at the time how historic this grand slam actually was. Later that night, as I watched Sportscenter, I found out that Robin was the first player to do such a thing. Again, I thought, "Neat! I saw history." Robin's bat is now in Cooperstown, a flukish event that ended up being a part of Baseball lore.

October 27, 2004

More history for the Mets- Robin Ventura, in the first game of this doubleheader, hit a grand slam, but what are the chances of him coming up again (this time in the second game) with the bases loaded? Well, of course, it was Mike Piazza's day off so someone had to steal the spotlight and, in the fourth inning, Ventura stepped up and hit one into the corner that made it over for a grand slam, becoming the first player to slug a grand slam in both games of a doubleheader. It was especially interesting because Robin Ventura was among the leaders of all-time for grand slams and had already had two grand slams in a game before. These were his 13th and 14th slams of his career and it was absolutely incredible to watch him do that live on TV.

August 3, 1999 County Stadium
Mets 10, Milwaukee Brewers 3
October 20, 2004
My favorite memory of this game was when Hershiser attempted to "fake out" the runner on second when out of nowhere he throws the ball in between second and third. Ordonez was shocked because he didn't expect it. The runner moved up. Thankfully our lead was enough to where it really didn't hurt, but it was soooo funny to see professional veteran like Hershiser do something so out of the norm. It looked like it would become a classic blooper. It is hard to explain it and give it justice unless you saw it yourself, but it was just a small example of just how lovable the '99 Mets were. They were a winning team, but they still made their share of mistakes, but had fun about it too. It didn't get to them and they still won the game handilly. Great memory from 1999 as there were many more from that awesome season.

April 20, 2000 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Milwaukee Brewers 4
May 3, 2005
This was a fun game. I was sitting in the Mezzanine behind home plate, with a group of fans who had all come together. I bought my ticket from one of them outside the stadium as they had an extra.

In the 7th inning, they all left, except for one of them, who stuck it out. The Mets were down 4-1 to Milwaukee at the time. I turned to them and said, "Oh, ye of little faith." The one remaining fan laughed his ass off.

Sure enough, Derek Bell blasted a HR to lead off the last of the 7th, a couple of hits and a Jeromy Burnitz throwing error later the game was tied.

Melvin Mora came into the game late and ended up nailing a 10th inning HR off Curt Leskanic to win the game. I remember him hitting it off the camera bay in deep CF and getting pounded by Derek Bell once he reached home plate. It was Mora's first Regular Season ML Home Run.

Walking out, fans in the ramps were chanting "MEL-VIN MO-RA!!!!!" over and over.

Great, early season comeback win. You had a feeling at this game that this year was going to be special.

Ed K
March 1, 2006

Everyone seems to remember Melvin as a SS, but he came into to play CF in this game before hitting the walk-off homer. As noted in the prior post, it was his first regular season MLB homer ever. He had, however hit a homer in the 1999 NLCS in Game 2 after he came into that game to play LF.

September 13, 2000 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1
January 28, 2002
If Jeff D'Amico pitches as well for the Mets as he did in this game for the Brewers, we made a nice pickup. D'Amico went 9 strong innings, only to see his pen blow it in the 10th, when Payton hit a game-winning 3-run bomb off Leskanic.

Kelly Giblin
February 22, 2002

Actually, Payton hit his home run off former Met Juan Acevado... They had tied the score 1-1 in the 9th off Leskanic... And D'Amico only pitched 8 strong innings, but he struck out 10...

flushing flash
October 25, 2004

I was following this game at work on the Internet and chatting with folks on a Mets forum. When he hit the game-winning three-run homer, I posted "thank God the bases weren't loaded!" (remember how Payton couldn't hit with the bases full to save his life?)

August 8, 2001 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, Milwaukee Brewers 4
March 20, 2002
Trachsel pitched pretty well this game, but the score shouldn't have been so close. Benitez came into the game in the 9th looking to get the save.

Benitez is throwing hard and he gets the first two batters out. He then gives up a homer into the bleachers in left center. Not a problem; we still have a 2-run lead. The next batter, 3 pitches later, leaves the ball in the Mets bullpen. At this point, the crowd is becoming slightly upset.

The next batter is ex-Met Luis Lopez. Lopez hits a high fly ball, deep to left center, that hits off the top of the wall, and is but a few feet from being the game tying homer. Popez winds up on second witha double.

Eventually, Armando gets the third out without the tying run scoring. The performance, however, was classic for Benitez. The one inning serves as a great definition of Armando -- he got the save, but made sure it wasn't easy.

Shickhaus Franks
August 2, 2006

Went to this game without a ticket, however, I bought one that had me field box and behind home plate from a scalper as I got off the 7 train. It was the hottest Mets game I've been to in all my life. And thank god it was a NIGHT game! I think the game time temp was 96 degrees.

April 26, 2002 Shea Stadium
Mets 1, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Barry F.
April 28, 2002
I didn't get to see this game in person or the first time it was on TV, but the re-broadcast was unique. Most of the time, you get an edited rebroadcast, chopping out innings to fit into a time frame. But the quickness of this game (1:53) made that unnecessary. It was a real joy to watch because the pace was so QUICK. It's been a long time since I've seen a Met pitcher in "the zone" the way Estes was this night. Strike after strike after strike. I don't recall him looking this good since a game at Shea in late 1998, when he came in with the Giants and shut the Mets down.

March 14, 2005

One of the best pitched games in franchise history. I always enjoy a good old fashioned 1-0 pitcher's duel rather than a 10-9 slugfest. Two young southpaws working quickly, getting it done in under 2 hours. Ex-Met Rusch pitches a gem despite being the hard luck loser, but Estes even though he wasn't successful in Flushing, pitches one of the many 1-hitters in Met history. To this day, still no no-no by a met. Maybe Pedro will do it. We'll see.

April 28, 2006

Shawn Estes for ex-Met Glendon Rusch. Estes had one of the best pitching performances in Mets history, giving up one hit and the Mets won.

April 27, 2002 Shea Stadium
Mets 2, Milwaukee Brewers 1
May 1, 2005
A beautiful, sun-soaked Saturday afternoon. Astacio had his best stuff all day. He had a no-hitter into the 7th, but the Brewers caught up to him in the 8th and scored a run. This wouldn't have been much worry except that the Mets were being shut down by the immortal Nick Neugebauer, who, although he was a great prospect, could never overcome injuries or inconsistency in the majors. He also had one of the best baseball names I've ever heard. But the fact that he was wild, all over the place and the Mets managed only 2 runs off him was an eerie harbinger for what was to come for the Mets offense that was supposedly "re-tooled" in 2002.

Jared K
December 11, 2005

The guy above me pretty much summed up everything nicely about this game. A good Saturday game to go to, in order to get out of studying for Spring finals at college.

The crazy thing to happen at this game was a car caught fire in the parking lot, on the left field side, during the middle of the game. The rest of the time, you could see this towering inferno of thick black smoke. I don't know how the players didn't get distracted by it. I guess that's why they get paid millions!

March 17, 2006

The day after Estes took a no-hitter into the eighth, Astacio takes a no-hitter into the 7th, before falling apart somewhat, but the Mets won anyway. First time I can remember that there were two games in a row that were pitched this well, at least since the Seaver-Koosman era.

April 28, 2002 Shea Stadium
Mets 9, Milwaukee Brewers 6
January 9, 2011
Kane Davis's only win as a Met. He was in to mop up for Jeff D'Amico when the Mets unexpectedly threw up 6 runs against Ben Sheets in the 6th.

August 6, 2002 Miller Park
Mets 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Tony Arndt
February 25, 2010
I caught Piazza's homer. It tied Johnny Bench and I traded it to Mike for an autographed bat. Shoulda held out for more.

May 2, 2003 Miller Park
Mets 9, Milwaukee Brewers 3
August 28, 2007
I remember it being Mo Vaughn's last game as a Met (Thank God!)

June 5, 2003 Shea Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Mets 3
Mr. Sparkle
June 9, 2003
Going into this game I'm all pumped up because the Mets are only 5.5 games out of the wild card and the are all set to take on the very weak Brewers who they've won 9 in a row against at Shea. The Mets are down early but then bounce back and are leading 4-3. But then Tracshel, who I called "the man" his previous start in shutting out the Phils, pitches like crap, trying to win 5 in a row for the first time in his career and the Mets are down 8-3 and eventually lose 8-7. Later I hear Tracshel had the flu, so he probably should not have pitched at all.

After this game Glavine pitched the second game and is out after the first inning with a sore elbow and the Mets get swept by the lowly Brewers in embarrassing fashion, totally killing my optimism and ending the day 7 games back. Sometimes I see such potential and other times I see such despair. It really depends on whether they win or lose on a given day but coming off a 7-5 stretch with the Phils and Braves I was very upbeat. This doubleheader sweep ruined my day and put me in a terrible mood all the next day. Thanks for nothing guys.

July 28, 2003 Shea Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Mets 2
Joe From Jersey
December 23, 2005
This was a make-up game from a June rainout and they announced that 6,000 fans were at that game. Me and my nephew stayed to the end and by the time the game was over there was only 500 or so fans in the stands. It was a depressing sight.

John Q
September 6, 2006

One of the most depressing games I've ever been to, a rain-out make-up game with about 5000-6000 people at Shea.

All I remember about the game is the Mets were losing by the 7th or 8th inning and there were about 500-1000 people left at Shea. The people that were left started walking down to the better seats and all the ushers were freaking-out yelling at the people telling them to go back to thier original seats. It was just a joke.

July 9, 2009

Depressing for some, I found going to a completely empty Shea Stadium to see a MLB game a surreal and memorable experience. My friends and I were sitting all alone in the right field upper deck along the 1st base line. There was no sound from the crowd, but the sound system was still totally amped up. When people say there were about 500 fans there in the later innings, that is not an exaggeration.

August 3, 2004 Miller Park
Mets 12, Milwaukee Brewers 3
August 20, 2004
That afternoon we heard of Bob Murphy's passing, he gave us a happy recap from heaven. Mets thumped the Brewers.

August 2, 2005 Shea Stadium
Mets 9, Milwaukee Brewers 8
May 24, 2007
Mike Piazza came in as a pinch hitter and drew a walk-off walk off Julio Santana to win the game in extra's This wouldnt be done again until Carlos Delgado draws a walk-off walk in the bottom of the 9th against Cubs reliever Michael Weurtz.

January 11, 2011

The key to this game was Cameron's solo homer off Derek Turnbow to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. Doug Mientkiewicz reached base 5 times in 6 plate appearances.

August 3, 2005 Shea Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Mets 4
September 11, 2005
Went to this game with a few friends and aquantiances. Pedro pitched a solid seven innings. Hernandez and Looper totally melted down, then Beltran grounded out on the first pitch with the tying run in scoring position and two outs in the ninth drawing boos. Mets lose, 6- 4.

August 4, 2005 Shea Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers 12, Mets 9
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.

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!!

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.

April 11, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, Milwaukee Brewers 2
John T Greenpoint
April 12, 2008
Nelson Figueroa was brilliant! Only allowing 2 runs in 6 innings, both runs coming via the base on balls. Brewers are a horrible defensive club, making 2 errors that proved costly when the Mets took advantage and put up runs because of the miscues!

April 18, 2009 Citi Field
Mets 1, Milwaukee Brewers 0
April 30, 2009
My first game at Citi Field. Classic pitchers duel. It seems that might become common at this spacious field. This is a ballpark compared to the former stadium. Nice feel to the park as you walk around.

April 19, 2009 Citi Field
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Mets 2
Ed K
August 28, 2012
Jose Reyes and Omir Santos hit the first Met triples at Citi Field in this game.

May 30, 2010 Miller Park
Mets 10, Milwaukee Brewers 4
May 31, 2010
Nice job by RA Dickey once again. The guy has been good since getting the call up. I don't know where the Mets would be right now without him and Takahashi. Good to see Francouer get it going at least for 1 game. Hope this is the start of something big for him. Thought Bay would continue his hot hitting but he kind of disappeared once again. In any case, Mets need to refocus and get to San Diego where they have had their struggles in the past. Another story that caught my eye was the Ollie Perez story where he once again has refused to go down to the Minor Leagues to correct his issues. I really am disgusted with this guy. He is proving time and time again to not be a team player. It's like dealing with a 5-year-old who refuses to do their chores and throws a temper tantrum. Mets should cut this guy loose. He is not a professional.

August 21, 2011 Citi Field
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Mets 2
Shickhaus Franks
August 31, 2011
I was supposed to be at this game but an illness prevented me from going. I already had gotten the tickets for the BJ Clubhouse section for me, my friend Kathy and her son Adam (they went anyway). Watched it on tv anyway; I'm hoping for at least one more visit to Citi Field before the season ends!

September 29, 2013 Citi Field
Mets 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2
October 12, 2013
It was not a successful season, but the Mets presented a wonderful tribute to Mike Piazza. The induction ceremony was filled with lots of great memories; former Mets greats and Mike giving a moving acceptance speech. It was nice to see a FULL house and a WIN!

Shickhaus Franks
October 12, 2013

It was my first trip out of New Jersey since I hurt my wrist in August (wound up having surgery) and it was a great but bittersweet way to end the 2013 season. They put Piazza in the Mets HOF (but #31 wasn't retired) and he gave a great and heartfelt speech!!!! The game wasn't much (NO home runs) but a nice 3-2 win over the Brew Crew using small ball. It was also the last Mets radiocast on WFAN (660/101.9) after 25 years because in 2014 the Bronx Evil Empire will take over (FYI, When the deal went down, I heard the Sports Pope was popping the bubbly with his buddy Craig "SELLOUT" Cartoon). Here's the amazing thing, it was a sellout crowd considering both teams were out of playoff contention on a nice 75 degree afternoon!

May 17, 2015 Citi Field
Mets 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1
John L.
June 12, 2015
Noah's first win (hopefully many more will follow) and my 18 month old son's first Mets game. Great day, great memory.

August 11, 2015

I sat near the apple and could see into the bullpen, watching THOR take his warm up throws and high fives on the way to the field. Grandy's HR was beautiful. It was great being so close to Lagares in CF.

June 1, 2017 Citi Field
Milwaukee Brewers 2, Mets 1
Ed K
June 13, 2017
We went to this game with tickets won in a raffle - nice ticket in Section 125 a little down the line from 3B. Unfortunately the Mets had virtually no offense except for the Flores homer. Wheeler kept them in the game. Other than the final score, it was a nice afternoon.

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