— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets
by Kingman on August 9 at 9:39AM

AlouWednesday night’s game had it all: a pennant race battle between the perennial NL east champs and the reigning division leader. A pitcher’s duel between two pitching legends. Clutch hits from new Mets. A renaissance night from Shawn Green, in what are his final weeks in a Met (and baseball?) uniform. And a nail-biting close from Billy Wagner.

And it at heat. Game time temperature at Shea Stadium was 93 degrees: the hottest game at Shea in six years, according to the NYT. And this was a night game.

El Duque was sharp yet again, allowing no hits until the 5th. But in the 6th, the Braves managed a two out rally and took a 3–1 lead.

Once Schmoltz left with one out in the 6th, Met hitters went to work. With the bases loaded, Luis Castillo drove a single into left field, tying the game with his first RBI’s as a Met.

But Alou was the hero, driving a one-out home run to give the Mets a 4–3 lead.

Today, John Maine takes on Hudson in the rubber match. Loge13’s patriarchs will be at the game.




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