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April 22, 2005 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Washington Nationals 1
Tommy
April 27, 2005
Another damp, chilly night. It's great to see the Mets score two runs with groundouts.How appropriate that Black Baseball History Night was the night that two black managers faced each other at Shea Stadium for the first time ever.

April 23, 2005 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, Washington Nationals 5
Lee
April 27, 2005
The weather was disgusting but the Mets still managed to pull this one out against the Nationals. SEO SUCKS! I've been saying that ever since he started pitching for the Mets a few years ago but maybe I'm wrong. Incredible for him- held down a first place team and got a hit and two RBI's of his own. And Victor Diaz-that guy's an animal. When Cameron comes back they won't need him so they should trade him and Kaz to the Braves and get Marcus Giles. See, I should be their GM.

Bob P
September 27, 2005

ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that in this game, Nationals reliever Joe Horgan became the first pitcher since the dead-ball era to strike out the side while allowing six runs in an inning!

Putbeds 1986
January 26, 2006

It was cold and rainy that morning but the game ended up being played anyway. It was my nephew Robert's 11th birthday and I wrote to the Mets in advance to get his name on the scoreboard. It happened in the 5th inning. All 6 of us (me, my sister, her b-f, nephew, his friend and our family friend Kathy. Me & Kathy are Robert's godparents and we schooled him early on to wear and support the Mets. We left in the 8th inning but the game was well in hand & I got to see yet another NL team in the Nationals at Shea for the 1st time.

July 7, 2005 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Mets 3, Washington Nationals 2
Elliot S.
August 18, 2005
This was a great victory for the Mets, as it was the type of game the Mets generally blow and the Nats generally win (at least for the first half of 2005). Close game all night, the Mets got in some trouble in the ninth inning but Heilman got out of it.

In the eleventh, Piazza hit an RBI single (his second RBI of the game) to score Beltran. In theory, this should have brought up David Wright with Piazza on first and Floyd on third and one out, but Piazza was then thrown out by the catcher trying to stretch it to a double, and then Floyd was thrown out trying to sneak home on the Piazza play. Typical Mets concentration blunder, but it wasn't costly as Looper closed the game for a big 3-1 series victory. Beginning with the first game of this series, the Nats took a horrible dive, falling out of the division lead and back to the pack. As of my writing this, they are two games out of the wild card race but still fading.

August 20, 2005 Shea Stadium
Mets 9, Washington Nationals 8
Jared K
December 22, 2005
A great late summer Saturday night to be at the game. I went with my good buddy from high school. There was hardly any humidity, and the breeze from the Long Island Sound was very refreshing. Couldn't ask for better weather and a better matchup, Pedro vs. Livan.

The Mets jumped all over Livan early, opening up an 8-0 lead. Leave it to the Mets bullpen to blow it. The utterly incompetent duo of Danny Graves and Dae Sung Koo let the runs accumulate after Randolph pulled Pedro in the 6th inning.

Randolph then dispatched Looper to put out the fire. He screwed up too, gave up the last run to make it 8-8 in the bottom 9th. Extra innings after an 8-0 lead!! WOO HOO!!!

Somehow, Gerald Williams got on base and Chris Woodward singled him home to win this game in the 10th!! Unbelievable!!

Kevin from Flushing
March 20, 2007

A classic Pedro game for sure. The Mets couldn't even hold an 8-run lead for him.

This game truly does hold a special place in my heart though, as it was at this game that my girlfriend and I took a big step in our relationship. I had been with my girlfriend for 7 years at that point, and for those 7 years I was slowly weaning baseball and the Mets on her.

Earlier in the season, she put her foot in the door of Met-fandom by referring to the Mets for the first time as "we". This night, she officially graduated.

The Nationals start chipping away at the 8-0 lead in the 7th. My girlfriend turns to me and says, "what, did they decide not to play anymore? They have an 8 run lead so they dont have to play hard?" I told her to calm down, the game wasn't over yet, the Mets can still win. Besides, we still had a 2 run lead.

Fast forward to the end of the 9th. The Nats tie the game off Looper and we go to extra innings. For the first time ever, my girlfriend begins fuming: "F*** THIS TEAM! THEY JUST F***ING GAVE UP! LET'S F***ING LEAVE, RIGHT NOW! I DON'T HAVE TO SIT THERE AND WATCH THEIR S*** ANYMORE! F*** 'EM! F***ING A*******!"

I just smiled, laughed, and gave her a hug n kiss. I told her, "that's it, you are now officially a full-fledged Met fan".

Thank god Chris Woodward came through with the RBI single in the 10th. If he hadn't who knows if I ever would have gotten her back to Shea.

September 25, 2005 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Mets 6, Washington Nationals 5
Edgy DC
February 17, 2006
This was that Sunday I went down to the Bobby on a whim to catch my last glimpse of Mike Piazza as a Met. He paid me for my trouble by absolutely clubbing two homers. But Mike Jacobs topped him with a Strawberry-esque moonshot, absolutely launched into the private boxes.

It's not usually the moonshot that gets me going in baseball. But when you're on the road and everyone wants to shove a fist in your face, moonshots are a nice crowd-shutter-upper.

The woman in front of me had Nats pins all over her bag and hat, but scarcely looked up from her romance novel throughout the game to see the real romance heroes on display in front of her. Poor creature.

Even though it was only a one-run-final, the game felt never in doubt, and the Nats supporters were kind of disapponited that Piazza got nothing to hit the rest of the way. Stupid Frank Robinson.

April 3, 2006 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Washington Nationals 2
Hank M
April 5, 2006
This win gives the Mets 28 Opening Day wins in their history. The amazing thing about this fact is that they didn't win a season opening game until 1970, losing their first eight! I believe they have more wins on Opening Day than any other major league team since '70. Has any other team won more openers than the Mets over the last 37 years? If there is, I'd like to know which team that is!

Lee
April 28, 2006

Great opening day win at Shea! The Mets played well, especially Xavier Nady who went 4 for 4. Hopefully he will keep up that kind of performance this year. Now they just need to beat real teams like the Braves and the Astros.

Mets2Moon
May 24, 2006

There is nothing better than being out there for Opening Day. The Home Opener is nice, but it doesn't quite have the same feeling as the real Opening Day. Last season, for the Home Opener, it seemed like the game happened, but nobody was really prepared for it. Not this year. Everything was in place. The crowd was ready, the Bunting was in place, and the Mets took the field, and it seemed everything was right with the world.

Tom Glavine's first pitch of the season was a ball outside, prompting my friend to turn to me and say, "That's it, the season's a disaster! Break up the team!"

The first car fire of the season took place behind the bleachers in Left Field during the bottom of the 1st. Took about half an inning before firemen got to the car.

The new guys stood out, especially Nady, who ripped 4 hits, 2 of which led to runs, and LoDuca, who blooped a clutch 2-out hit in the 3rd to drive home the first run of the season.

And, of course, David "The Truth" Wright nailed his first HR of the year in the 6th, a Piazza-esque blast to Right, prompting chants of MVP! MVP! MVP!

Heilman was shaky, but a great relay throw from Floyd to Reyes to LoDuca cut down Soriano at home with the potential tying run in the 8th. Beltran also supplied a key assist from the OF as he cut down Vidro trying to stretch a single to a double in the 9th for the last out of the game, and Yes! A victory on Opening Day!

The only downside to the afternoon came following the game. With the impending construction of a new stadium, it seems more people than normal are using the Subway. This is problematic because the entrances to the Subway at Shea are not quite equipped to handle such large crowds. I had to stand around for no less than 15 minutes until the crowd thinned out. This is going to get messy when they start building the new Stadium and wipe out half the parking lot. We shall see...

April 5, 2006 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 9, Mets 5
Edgy DC
April 19, 2006
The National Anthem singer for this game? Queensryche singer Geoff Tate, thank you very much.

April 6, 2006 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, Washington Nationals 5
Putbeds 1986
April 19, 2006
After going to Shea several times in '05 and NOT seeing Pedro pitch in any of them, I didn't take that chance and went to Shea on Thursday Night. They tell me that when Pedro Martinez takes the mound, it's an event in itself! And they're right! It wasn't vintage Pedro but it was enough: 6 IP 4 H 5R (4 earned) 5 BB 6 K's and 3 HBP including 2x to Jose Guillen who tried to attack Pedro with his bat but was stopped as both benches and bullpens cleared. Later on, Nats P Felix Rodriguez gets ejected for hitting Paul LoDuca and Frank Robinson rips a new one to the 3 umps (the other ump Ted Barrett got hurt and had to leave the game). Anyway, the 2 Carlos (Delgado & Beltran) smack dingers and the Mets win 10-5. And they play each other 16 more times in 2006, Oh Joy!!!!

Lee
May 13, 2006

This was a great game. Delgado and Beltran both hit homers and Delgado is the scariest hitter we've had since, well, Piazza 5 years ago. Pedro wasn't incredible, but that Jose Guillen incident made the game great.

April 12, 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Mets 3, Washington Nationals 1
Lee
April 28, 2006
They had to line up a whole bunch of police dogs on the edge of the field because Pedro was coming to Washington, but he got another victory and the Mets are off to an incredible start.

May 2, 2006 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 6, Mets 2
Ed K
September 2, 2008
John Maine's first start as a Met.

August 11, 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Washington Nationals 2, Mets 1
Dan H
January 6, 2007
Traveled with my sons to DC for a holiday and Mets road trip weekend. The Mets and Nationals wore throw-back Negro League uniforms. Lo Duca hit a homer, and Glavine pitched well, but ex- Met Billy Traber (traded in the Alomar deal) shut the Mets down.

September 23, 2006 Shea Stadium
Mets 12, Washington Nationals 6
Steven G
September 28, 2006
The game was televised on FOX, Channel 5, and color commentator Lou Piniella was just mentioning that Nick Johnson finally went through a season without being injured.

Very shortly after that comment, watching that play unfold, the collision between 1B Nick Johnson and RF Austin Kearns, it reminded me of Joe Theisman getting hit by Lawrence Taylor on Monday Night Football back in the mid '80s. And how it reminded me of that football play was Washington National 2B Jose Vidro motioning to the bench to send medical help over -- just like LT did back then -- the only difference being that Vidro motioned for the help while the play was still ongoing and before he retrieved the ball, probably hearing the sound of the injury. I saw on the internet that Johnson had to chew on a towel to minimize the pain while waiting for medical assistance.

Good luck to Nick Johnson. I wouldn't wish that on anybody.

For future Mets trivia, David Wright hit the ball, and was credited for a triple on the play.

Shickhaus Franks
September 28, 2006

The game was supposed to be a night game but due to FOX, it started at 1:25pm under cool, cloudy skies. Before the game they had a parade of dogs around the field and then they went to their seats in the bleachers.

I also saw the first collision of players in person when National players Nick Johnson and Austin Kearns collided with Johnson winding up with a broken leg. (I thought he had suffered a concussion as he was on the ground for a long time as Shea grew very silent.) Even the P.A. system was silent in the 9th and didn't play "Enter Sandman" when Wagner came in and almost gave us some excitement when he didn't have a 1-2-3 inning in a non-save situlation.

john t greenpoint
October 5, 2006

Was at this game with my 4 month old shephard/chow chow mix Dodger! He and I and my girlfriend Krystal had a ball with him there. We got to walk all around the stadium and I was in awe to be on the field where my favorite sport team plays. Went totally bananas when David Wright hit a 3-run homer in the fifth to give the Mets the lead. Was jumping up and down in the bleachers holding Dodger in my arms. It was an AWESOME feeling. Left in the 7th inning and got home in time to see Nick Johnson laying on the outfield grass with a fractured leg. Have gone to 8 games this year and Mets have not lost yet! Wish I had PLAYOFF TICKETS!

September 30, 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Mets 13, Washington Nationals 0
Lee
October 6, 2006
I went down to D.C. to see the last two games of the season, and what a great game this was. Glavine shut down the Nationals lineup, and the Mets offense destroyed the Nationals. Julio Franco busted out, needing just a triple for the cycle, and four other Mets homered, including a monstrous homer by David Wright. And the Nationals have great fans. Even with their team down 13-0, they stayed for the last out, and then stood and applauded Frank Robinson for 15 minutes, as this was his second-to-last game in professional baseball.

October 1, 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Mets 6, Washington Nationals 2
Lee
October 6, 2006
I was in Washington for this game and got to see Frank Robinson make his final speech and his final managerial appearance, after 51 years in professional baseball. As for the Mets, they had a great game, Julio Franco had another nice day, driving in the first run of the game. Probably the funniest part of the experience was the President's Race. At RFK Stadium, they do this thing called the President's Race, where four mascots dressed as presidents with huge heads (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt). In the standings, George Washington and Abe Lincoln each have about 15 wins, and Jefferson has 10, but Teddy Roosevelt has never won a race. So, on the last day, the other presidents stopped and let Teddy race alone to the finish line. However, it took him so long to get there that he got disqualified, so Teddy Roosevelt never won a race at RFK Stadium. This was the one time I ever felt bad for a mascot.

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.

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.

April 15, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Washington Nationals 0
John T Greenpoint
April 16, 2008
What an outstanding pitching performance from "BIG" Mike Pelfrey! Looks like Pelfrey has found his groove early this year compared to last season. David Wright had a big game hitting a home run, 2 doubles and driving in 5 runs in a 6-0 victory!

Amit Kamani
April 16, 2008

Let me begin by saying it was a pleasure to see Jackie Robinson honored the way he was last night around MLB. His impact on the game and on the world will never be forgotten.

Lots of good things happened in this game. Wright and Reyes combine for 7 hits. Sanchez returns and pitches a scoreless inning. But in my opinion the most important thing about this game was Mike Pelfrey pitching 7 shutout innings. Hopefully this is the beginning of a great career for him. It seems like he finally has confidence in his stuff.

April 17, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, Washington Nationals 2
Shickhaus Franks
April 20, 2008
Made my first visit to good ol' Shea for 2008 on this beautiful night and on the 44th anniversary of the Shea opener where Jack Fisher, Tim Harkness and Ron Hunt were on hand to change the number from 74 to 73 games remaining. I went by myself (my pal was gonna go but changed his mind) and during the game some blonde decided to audition for Girls Gone Wild by show off her you- know-whats and a few fans took photos with their camera phones. (By the way, security ejected her.) You know, If I want to see a woman without any clothes on, I can turn on Showtime at 3:00 am or go to the beach at Fire Island and NOT at a baseball game where there were many kids present!

Also, when Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman came up to bat, I yelled out "It's Randy Orton's twin" as he does look like the smart aleck WWE Raw champion. I stayed the entire 14 innings even though I had to wake up at 6:00 am for work but it should've been over in the 12th when Damion Easley got thrown out at 3rd when umpire Brian Winters blew the call (Easley was SAFE) and fans decided to recreate the 1973 NLCS by throwing stuff. But Easley got revenge in the 14th when he scored on a wild pitch! All in all, a wonderful night at a place called William A. Shea NOW ON ITS LAST LEGS AND I WILL MISS SO MUCH (SIGH!!!)

May 13, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, Washington Nationals 3
John T Greenpoint
May 15, 2008
Another GREAT pitching performance from John Maine. 6 innings 2 hits 1 earned run and he even got a base hit! Mets made some roster moves before this game sending down Jorge Sosa, Nelson Figueroa and placed Angel Pagan on the 15 day DL. Called up Claudio Vargas and took Matt Wise off the DL, also brought up Fernando Tatis. Personally I love the moves and Tatis already showed why the moves are good; he singled and scored a run. This should make the Mets bullpen better than it was.

May 15, 2008 Shea Stadium
Washington Nationals 1, Mets 0
Amit Kamani
May 15, 2008
Another terrible performance by the Mets offense. Just don't understand this team right now. There is no consistency with the offense. Reyes base-running error in the 8th inning hurt but he was trying to make something happen for an offense that has under-acheived all year long. Mets better hope one of the other teams in the NL East don't get hot or they may find themselves on the outside looking in. This season has been a frustrating one thus far.

Amit Kamani
May 17, 2008

After posting my earlier comments I thought of something that I figured I would convey to you all. Bottom of the 8th inning, Reyes on first and nobody out. Castillo bunts the first pitch. Taking away the fact that Reyes got thrown out trying to go first to third on a bunt, can anyone tell me why Reyes was not given a chance to steal 2nd base first? If Reyes steals 2nd base with Castillo at the plate then you can bunt him over to third with less than 2 outs. With a speedy runner like Reyes I think a moderately hit fly ball could have easily scored him. Not sure what Randolph was thinking there.

September 9, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, Washington Nationals 8
wesley
October 11, 2008
I was on the field for the national anthem. The cause of this event was for breast cancer awareness.

September 10, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 13, Washington Nationals 10
Frank Sessa
September 21, 2008
This was my last game at Shea. I have lots of memories which will be in my mind forever. I will never forget this game it was very memorable.

April 26, 2009 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 8, Mets 1
P Gola
January 9, 2011
It was unusually warm for April - almost 90 degrees at game time for this 1:10 start. Ollie Perez got rocked early and often which set the tone for the rest of the season. If I recall Daniel Murphy got a couple of wild chances in left field. Stadium was packed; everyone wanted to see Citi Field. I remember being very impressed with the food and not so impressed with the sight lines from Section 339.

May 27, 2009 Citi Field
Mets 7, Washington Nationals 4
ABK
June 1, 2009
Nice to see the Mets get the sweep of the awful Nationals. Santana was human for 1 inning, but got them through 6 gutsy innings as he always finds a way. The guy is a flat out winner!! Nice to see Murphy have a big game. Lets hope he has some more of those. I am so impressed with the way this team is playing considering all the injuries. This team is showing the heart and desire that was missing the last 2 years.

Gotta say I was tired of hearing Acta and Dunn cry about the replay. (Did they actually think they could win a game in this series?) Dunn stated that if he had caught the ball they would have not over turned the call. Well, why didnt you catch the ball Adam? If it was not a home run you should have been back there to make a play on it, right? Manny Acta should be more concerned about the horror show he is putting out on the field on a daily basis than whether a couple of home run calls go against his team.

June 7, 2009 Nationals Park
Mets 7, Washington Nationals 0
Fman99
February 2, 2010
Was there for this one, Mets jumped out to an early lead and Livan cruised. Anti-climactic, but that doesn't mean non-enjoyable.

Jared K
June 16, 2010

My wife and I did a weekend Baltimore/DC road trip and this was the final stop on Sunday afternoon at the new Nationals Park.

Livan Hernandez looked great the whole game, and it was nice for the Mets to have a laugher game for once.

September 30, 2009 Nationals Park
Washington Nationals 7, Mets 4
Jose
September 30, 2009
What a season and what a disaster! THANK GOD WE WERE NOT IN THE PLAYOFF RACE THIS YEAR!! It's just ridiculous. 2007, 2008, 2009 has been nothing but disaster with the Mets, when we are not collapsing, we suffering with massive injuries. The way this game ended against the Nationals, out of all teams The WASHINGTION NATIONALS is just embarrassing, a game winning grand slam?? K-rod blows a two run lead in the bottom of the ninth! Just make it stop, let the 2009 season die! Being a Mets fan has not been easy these past three years, and this is nothing!! Remember the early to mid 90s? well I guess we are back to what we were before the 2005 season, us Mets fans know, that when the Mets are that close to becoming a dynasty, they always seem to blow it at the wrong time. Look at the bright side, that's our team, The New York Mets. Good and better things are going to come, only question is, when will these dark days end?

April 9, 2010 Citi Field
Mets 8, Washington Nationals 2
Karaoke Joe
April 15, 2010
Couldn't have asked for a better birthday! Well, maybe weather wise since it was chilly and windy! I enjoyed a nice Acela Club restaurant dinner before watching a 2-HR barrage by both Francoeur and Barajas. While having my birthday message on the scoreboard, I got to watch Pelfrey pitch a solid 6 innings in his season debut and in the 8th inning Ruben Tejada got his first ML hit! Still undefeated at Mets games I've attended on my birthday!

April 10, 2010 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 4, Mets 3
Hdude the metman
April 17, 2010
How on earth did Willie Harris catch that fly ball? That was just awful.

Shickhaus Franks
April 17, 2010

My first game at Citi Field for 2010 and the weather was full of blue skies although chilly. Went with my pal Kathy and her son Adam from Vietnam on his 4th birthday and they did put his name on the scoreboard! The game itself was a tepid affair until the Mets had a chance to win it but bad old Willie Harris (yet another Met killer) made the diving catch to deny the Amazins a walk-off win. After the game, all three of us went into the new Mets HOF and Museum and I truly give it my seal of approval. Actress Julia Stiles threw out the first pitch and let's just say she's way better than what Mariah Carey did at a Japanese baseball game.

October 3, 2010 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 2, Mets 1
Shickhaus Franks
November 15, 2010
What a day!!!! First the sun was obscured by rain threatening clouds, then the trip on the 7 train took forever due to track work, then in fitting fashion, the Mets offense takes the day off (AGAIN). Normally, the last game of the regular season for the most part is a 2 hour plus and then head home for the winter but the Amazins played 14 innings until Oliver Perez walks in the winning run. Typical Ollie!!! Me, my friend Kathy, her son Adam and Kathy's friend Rosemary stayed the entire game like true diehards!!! But the sad part was the Mets DIDN'T even have any giveaways except during the game when lucky fans (NOT US) won some nice prizes!!!! How rude of the Mets to do that, if Mark Cuban was running the team (I WISH THAT HE WAS) there would've been a nice giveaway for all 30,000 + that suffered through another lost season but the diehards like me will be rewarded when the Mets return to the post-season (and believe me, IT WILL HAPPEN!!!!)

April 8, 2011 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 6, Mets 2
Shickhaus Franks
April 10, 2011
The 50th home opener in Mets history and it was my 5th (there was a 6th but it got rained out in 1997).

THE TRAIN RIDE: Talked to some guys and they told me that they were in Port St. Lucie for spring training (FYI, It's on my bucket list, that and a Mets road trip).

THE PRE-GAME: Howie Rose did his usual outstanding intros, Mookie Wilson got a big ovation, so did Wright, Reyes, Ike Davis, Dickey and even Chris Young got a nice cheer but Pelf and K-Rod got booed. The moment of silence was emotional as they put Dallas Green's granddaughter on the video board along with Duke Snider, former Mets manager Joe Frazier among others. The American Flag unfurling was a lump in the throat moment and Michael Amonte did a fantastic job with the Anthem. Ralph Kiner (you better treasure him, Mets fans) threw out the first pitch and Mookie caught it to a great ovation.

THE WEATHER: The winter that won't ever end continued; 42 degrees and very cloudy. I was hoping for a miracle of 65 degrees and sunny but if life were fair, I would be filthy rich and be married to Joy Behar.

THE GAME: Dickey did his best despite a split fingernail and hardly any run support. Then Parnell unraveled in the 8th when Pudge Rodriguez opened the floodgates with a big hit. Jayson Werth (who truly looks like Edge from the WWE) got big boos from his Philly days as well. Many fans left after the Pudge hit but I stayed til the end as usual as a bit of rain hit during the 9th inning. All in all, the food was great (Blue Smoke Ribs, Nathan's and peanuts) and so was the Pepsi Max on tap. But the 2011 Mets are a work in progress and Terry Collins has a lot of work ahead of him.

April 10, 2011 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 7, Mets 3
Shickhaus Franks
April 17, 2011
For the second year in a row, we celebrated my friend Kathy's son Adam's birthday (He turned 5) at Citi Field on a cool and cloudy "winter" afternoon. Chris Young pitches 7 innings of one-hit ball but because of his past arm troubles (he's now on the DL) and pitch counts; Terry Collins takes him out and the Nats tie the game. The Mets should've won in the 10th but in the 11th, bad old Blaine Boyer (NICE KNOWING YA) gives up 4 runs etc...you get the picture. The three of us stayed until the final out as usual and for the second year in a row, Adam's b-day is spoiled by a Mets loss to Washington. However, the magnet schedules given out courtesy of SNY are the nicest I have ever seen!!

April 26, 2011 Nationals Park
Mets 6, Washington Nationals 4
Nick
September 26, 2013
My dad went to me and said that we were going to D.C. for a day trip during Easter break. I was like YES! He brought up that the Mets will be playing the Nats during the break and there was a chance that we could get tickets to the game. We went to the game and had a great experience. The ballpark is great. Chris Young as usual pitched a great game and Thole got the key hit that won the Mets the game. K-Rod got me nervous towards the end but got out of trouble. Great seats, great ballpark, great game!

July 17, 2012 Nationals Park
Washington Nationals 5, Mets 4
Shickhaus Franks
August 28, 2012
Until this game, the last time I wanted to smash my TV into pieces because of a Mets loss was the infamous Luis Castillo dropped pop fly vs the Yankees. Rookie sensation Jordany Valdespin hits a 3-run homer at a difficult place to hit one (Nats Park) then the great law firm of Parnell, Byrdak and Beato practically give the game away as "Brat" Harper hits a triple!!! As I refuse to call Larry Jones "Chipper"; I refuse to call Harper "Bryce" because he has potential to be the next Willie Mays or the next Angelica Pickles from the "RUGRATS" cartoon. A tough loss indeed and if the 2012 Mets don't see serious October baseball, this will be one of these games why!!!

June 28, 2013 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 6, Mets 4
Dan the man
April 1, 2014
I was at this game with my best friend. Matt Harvey started and he looked sharp. The first base runner of the game for the Nats didn't come until I think the 6th inning. I thought for a while there we might see a perfect game that night.

With that being said Collins pulls Harvey out after the 7th leading 4-1. The Nats get a base clearing triple in the 8th and tack on two more in the 9th. Nats win 6-4 and ruin Harvey's performance.

Instead of being upset I was just numb to it by now. If you follow this team long enough you know what's coming!

March 31, 2014 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 9, Mets 7
Shickhaus Franks
April 4, 2014
After 25+ years of being on WFAN, the Mets begin a new era on the radio: 710 WOR-AM (Although they did broadcast 15 spring training games, some on weekday afternoons undoubtely angering Rush Limbaugh's fanbase). I didn't go to the game but watched on SNY beginning its 9th season (WOW, how time flies). But I wasn't totally happy that New York mayor deBlasio threw out the first pitch but I don't want to throw him under the bus since he's from the Boston area and a Red Sox fan. But I felt that honor should've gone to Ralph Kiner's family or maybe Ron Darling.

April 2, 2014 Citi Field
Washington Nationals 5, Mets 1
NYB Buff
April 2, 2014
With this loss, the Mets begin the season with two consecutive defeats in their home ballpark. This hasn't happened since 1965, a year that the team won only 50 games. Let's hope that's not the case in 2014!




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