After a long hiatus, we got back to Citi Field this summer, just in time to watch the 2012 collapse in an intimate setting.
The Kingman clan needed two extra tickets for Wednesday night's game so we contacted our ticket rep. Not only did he give us two extra tickets, he gave them to us for free. AND he upgraded our seats to field level, section 126 to be exact. We had never sat in that part of Citi Field before so here is some video of the view. This is Matt Harvey striking out Jonathan Herrera in the 1st inning:
Life was so much easier then. Harvey was locked in - he would strike out 5 of the first 6 Rockies and finish with nine K's for the night. Sadly, he would leave the game with the score tied. Ramon Ramirez required only two pitches to surrender a home run and the lead to Wilin Rosario. The Mets ultimately lost the game 5-2 and for the 5th game in a row, the blue 7 orange failed to scored more than two runs.
Still, the few hundred folks who were there with us really enjoyed Matt Harvey's 6th major league start. Harvey also had two hits - his second multi-hit game, which is one less than Jason Bay. With Johan Santana now officially shut down for the season, things are looking rough. Meanwhile, we still have four more games in our plan. If we keep getting upgrades, we might even be pitching a few innings before the 2012 campaign is over.