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Remembering Mets History (2015): Thor Puts the Hammer Down In The World Series

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Friday October 30th 2015- World Series Game #3 -Citi Field, Queens New York. In classic New York Mets style, Billy Joel sang the National Anthem & former Met; Mike Piazza threw out the ceremonial first pitch. A full house roared as the Mets took the field for the first time in a World Series game at Citi Field. The Mets entered the game down two games to none in this world series. Mets Manager Terry Collins sent Noah Syndergaard (9-7 / 3.24 ERA / 166 Ks) known in New York as Thor, to the mound against Ned Yost's Royals hurler; Yordano Ventura (13-8 / 4.08 ERA / 156 Ks). The Mets needed a bog night from Thor to get back into the series & the 23 year old super hero delivered. Thor started out the game by throwing a high tight one, sending Royals lead off hitter Alcides Escobar to the dirt. He also sent a message, you guys ain't in Kansas no more! His fastball was working well & the crowd presence was known. But the Royals are tough, a Ben

2006 NL Eastern Champion Mets Pitcher& Hall of Famer: Pedro Martinez (2005-2008)

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Pedro Jaime Martinez was born October 25th, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic. The five foot eleven right hander was signed by the Los Angeles dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1988. Pedro would pitch two seasons with the Dodgers going 10-5 with a 2.61 ERA in the 1993 season. In November 1993 he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Delino Deshields. He would pitch four years with the Expos starting out in the strike shortened 1994 season where he was 11-5 for the first place Expos. Trivia: Imperfect Game- On April 13th, 1994 he lost a perfect game bid when with one on in the 8th inning, he hit the Reds Reggie Sanders with a pitch. Sanders charged the mound & a bench clearing brawl erupted. Sanders was ridiculed for thinking a pitcher would surrender a perfect game to hit him with a pitch. That year no post season games were played & the Expos missed out on their second chance at getting to the playoffs. In 1995 he went 14-10 with a 3.51 ERA. Perfect Nin