Thursday, July 4, 2013

We Didn't Stay till the end as the Mets Lose to Arizona 5-4 in 15 innings

For many years we have bought tickets to Met games in advance.  We have observed that there are plenty of empty seats at Citifield.  So yesterday we decided to go the ball bark and buy the tickets at the window as we did for many years at Shea Stadium.  We took a little walk around the ball park and saw Mr. Met with his wife at the Fan Fest.  After all these years I didn't know that he was married.

We went to our seats in the Promenade behind home plate.  Sadly Alan Berman was not there as he regularly goes to day games at Citifield and Yankee Stadium.  It was a typical Met game with excellent pitching, but no clutch hitting.  It was still tied at 2-2 after 12 innings as I said to Karen that we were all tired and hungry and would leave at the end of the 13th inning no matter what.

In the 13th inning Cody Ross drew a bases load walk from David Aardsma to take the lead.  But, in the bottom of the 13th Anthony Recker homered off ex-Met Heath Bell to tie game.  We left at that point, but Alan Berman, may he rest in peace, would have stayed to the bitter end as he did in the 20 inning loss to the Miami Marlins on June 8.

In the top of the 14th Arizona scored on a bloop single, but the Mets tied it up with a home run by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Arizona rallied to score a run in the 15th, but there was no Met magic in the bottom of the inning as the Amazins lost 5-4 in a 5 hour and 46 minute marathon.

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