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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

Remembering Mets History (1969) Mets Sweep Dodgers At Shea

Friday August 22nd 1969: Gil Hodges second place Mets (69-52) were six games behind the Chicago Cubs. It was a big weekend at Shea Stadium, it always was when the old Dodger team returned to New York, even 11 years after leaving Brooklyn.  But what made this series even bigger was it meant something in the pennant race.  On this day the Dodgers were 1969 Mets dodgers in sole possession of first place, holding a half game lead over the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants were just one game out & the Atlanta Braves one game & half behind.  The stadium was packed, as 50,460 paid came out to Shea to see Jerry Koosman take on Bill Singer. The last time the Dodgers came to town earlier in the season, the Mets swept them. Starting Lineups Dodgers 1 Maury Wills SS 2 Manny Mota LF 3 Willie Davis CF 4 Wes Parker 1B 5 Bill Su