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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

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

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)

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

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