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Remembering Mets History: (2016) Big Night As Mets Continued Playoff Persuit / Grandy Hits A Pair of HRs & Familia Ties Club Save Record

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Tuesday -August 30th 2016: The previous night Yoenis Cespedes hit a dramatic walk off HR at Citi Field taking a page from his own book of a year ago. Cespedes helped the Mets take the first game of a big series with the Miami Marlins. The Mets were hot, winning eight of their last ten games, in the midst of a wild card race to the post season. The team that had been struggling with injuries all year. They had lost their Captain- David Wright, one of their sluggers Lucas Duda pretty much the entire season & one of their; Matt Harvey for the year. As of late, pitcher Steven Matz & second baseman Neil Walker out as well. On top of that,  Michael Conforto had struggled so much he was sent to the minor leagues. It's a different team than last years 2015 NL Champions, but some of the old faces are there as well.  Terry Collins Mets (67-64) were hosting Don Mattingly's Miami Marlins (67-64) The two teams' were tied for second place, in the NL East & 2 1/2 ga

Remembering Mets History (2015): Noah Syndergaard Strikes Out Career High 13 Batters

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Friday July 10th 2015 : Terry Collins second place New York Mets were 45-42 just two games out of first place as they hosted Chip Hale's Arizona Diamondbacks (42-43). 28,243 showed up at Citi Field to see the Mets latest young pitching star; Noah Syndergaard (4-4) take the mound against Chase Anderson (4-3). Starting Lineups Diamondbacks 1 A.J. Pollock CF 2 David Peralta LF 3 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 4 Yasmany Tomas RF 5 Jake Lamb 3B 6 Welington Castillo C 7 Chris Owings 2B 8 Nick Ahmed SS 9 Chase Anderson P Mets 1 Curtis Granderson RF 2 Ruben Tejada SS 3 Daniel Murphy 3B 4 Wilmer Flores 2B 5 Lucas Duda 1B 6 Michael Cuddyer LF 7 Kevin Plawecki C 8 Noah Syndergaard P 9 Juan Lagares CF In the 1st inning, Arizona scored a run on Paul Goldschmidt's sac fly. The Mets answered in the bottom of the inning as Ruben Tejada s

Pedro Feliciano: The Pitcher Second On The Mets All Time List In Appearances (2004-2010)

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Pedro Juan Feliciano was born August 25th, 1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. The five foot nine left hander would get drafted right after high school as a 31st round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995. While pitching the minor leagues he was granted free agency & signed by the Cincinnati Reds in 2001. In 2002 he was traded to the New York Mets along with Brady Clark & Raul Gonzalez in exchange for Shawn Estes. Feliciano was a life long middle relief pitcher, although he did save 17 games at AA Jackson in 2001. He would pitch for the Mets AAA Norfolk Tides from 2002-2004, making brief appearances with the big league club. Feliciano made his MLB debut on September 4th, 2002 pitching two scoreless innings of relief at Shea Stadium in an 11-3 Mets win over the Marlins. He would make six appearances & get roughed up by the Atlanta Braves & Montreal Expos, giving him a 7.50 ERA. In the off season he was placed on waivers picked up & was released by the De

Remembering Mets History (1969) Win Streak At Six As Mets Sweep Padres

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Gil Hodges New York Mets had just come off an outstanding home stand where they won nine of ten games including three shut outs & sweeps of the Dodgers & Padres.  The Mets were now 71-52 five 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs. They had gained five games in the standings during that homestand & the Cubs were worrying. Tuesday August 26th 1969: After an off day to travel to the West Coast, the Mets arrived in beautiful San Diego for a twi-night double header. The starting pitchers were Tom Seaver & Dick Kelly in front of just 8873 fans at Jack Murphy Stadium, named after Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy's brother. Starting Lineups Mets 1 Bud Harrelson SS 2 Bobby Pfeil 3B 3 Tommie Agee CF 4 Cleon Jones LF 5 Donn Clendenon 1B 6 Ron Swoboda RF 7 Jerry