July 4, 2004

Subway Series 2004 - Game 5

POST #    1137

At dinner Friday night, I was lucky enough to come upon tickets to the Mets/Yankee game at Shea Stadium for Saturday afternoon. Despite plans to go on Sunday, I wasn't about to turn down free tickets to the best, and only game in town. It was a beautiful day for baseball, but a tad sunny, resulting in some redness on the left side.

Awesome, awesome game. Back and forth between the Yankees and Mets. Big hits to in the top half of the innings, bigger hits in the bottom half. It was as if each team was taunting the other by scoring more and more runs and the fans ate it up. Chants of "Lets go Yankees!" followed by either "Lets go Mets!" or "Yankees suck!" Great stuff. A constant battle down to the 9th inning.

After the Mets went ahead in the 7th on a Shane Spencer double (they played that damn Venga Boys song), the Yankees tied it in the 8th inning. With two outs in the top of the 9th inning, the score tied and the bases loaded, Jorge Posada was facing John Franco. Franco ran the count to 3-0 before fighting back to strike Posada out.

In the bottom of the 9th, the Mets looked to put it away. After loading the bases themselves, Spencer, the former Yankee, came to bat with one out. Spencer knocked a slow dribbler to the first base side. It was too far for Posada to get and too close for Tony Clark to get. Tanyon Sturtze, the pitcher, grabbed the ball and threw it over Posada's head allowing Kaz Matsui to score. There's nothing quite like a walk-off dribbler.

The Mets have at least tied the season-series (they're still losing the all-time series by a lot) and have already won the home stand. All they need to do now is win tomorrow and they can claim a sweep and a series victory for the season. Important bragging rights for a team that is fighting to stay above .500 and move into first in the NL (l)East. Not bad progress for a team that was swept by the Yankees last year.

Lucky for me, I get to do it again this afternoon.

- Panorama of Shea Stadium during the top of the 1st inning. (440 k)

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 9:08 AM



Hey! Your seats look pretty good. Nice shots

Posted by: jocelyn at July 4, 2004 10:08 AM


I was there, too, today! :)

Posted by: Anthony at July 5, 2004 12:30 AM

yeah, great series. love the panorama!

Posted by: Chris at July 5, 2004 9:36 AM

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