Before Interleague Play began, in 1997, there were only two teams that the Mets had never played, ever. Not in Spring Training, Exhibitions or Postseason. They were the Anaheim Angels and the Seattle Mariners.
This would be the first ever meeting between the Mets and the Mariners, a matchup of what could have been the 2000 World Series had things broken a certain way.
This was also the return to Shea Stadium of John Olerud, although this seemed to be lost on most of the fans in attendance. I did make sure to cheer him loudly, though.
The game was fairly unmemorable. Jae Seo quietly tied the Mariners up in knots most of the evening, got key outs and kept the Mets in the game. Phillips and Floyd hit HRs. Seo eventually tired in the 8th, and Weathers and Benitez finished the game out.
The DH on Sunday, when the Mariners whipped the Mets twice is what everyone remembers, but let it go down that the Mets did emerge with a 3-2 victory in the first ever Mets/Mariners matchup.
January 11, 2011
Mets2Moon summed up this rather unremarkable game nicely. My scorecard indicates the weather this Friday night was "NICE!"
June 8, 2003 Shea Stadium
Seattle Mariners 13, Mets 1
I went to this doubleheader.I stayed for both games. Leiter was leaving his stuff fat and over the plate and the Mariners like started to take batting practice. The Mets have no luck with doubleheaders.
I was living in Oregon, a Mariner hotbed, and hadn't gotten to see many Mets games. But with them playing the M's I knew I had three glorious baseball afternoons ahead of me. I cleared my schedule, called my friends over, and proceeded to explain how the Mets would paste their dinky AL team. After the first I didn't say another word for 2 hours.
June 23, 2008 Shea Stadium
Seattle Mariners 5, Mets 2
August 28, 2012
In this game, Felix Hernandez became the first American League pitcher to hit a grand slam in 37 years. It came against his fellow Venezuelan, Johan Santana.
June 24, 2008 Shea Stadium
Seattle Mariners 11, Mets 0
June 25, 2008
Horrible loss for the Mets and another unacceptable outing by Oliver Perez. He is just not the same pitcher he was last year. Saw the ejections of Manuel and Beltran and was disgusted by the actions of umpire Brian Runge. It is clear that he intentionally made contact with Manuel and baited Beltran into an argument. MLB does not need umpires like Runge working for them. He came off as a bully umpire who has no respect for the game. I really hope MLB takes disciplinary action against him.
July 6, 2012
The 2nd of two appearances by R.A. Dickey against the Mets. The first was for the Rangers in 2003.
July 6, 2012
I was at this game and recall thinking who the hell is RA Dickey and how can Mets get shut out by him...who knew!!!
I remember reading the next day he had been throwing a knuckleball; I had no idea from my OF seats!