|History Made at Citi Field 6.1.12|
Saturday afternoon they shut the Cardinals out again, 5-0 behind a complete game by R.A. Dickey. He threw a seven hitter. He walked none and struck nine. The Mets used different methods to generate their offense on this day. They scored on a few ground outs, an error, a wild pitch and a solo home run by David Wright. It was a total team effort.
Sunday night they were showcased on ESPN Sunday Night baseball. They continued their winning ways as pitcher Jonathon Niese started the game and he threw six more shutout innings. The Cardinals finally got a run on the scoreboard in the eighth inning when Adron Chambers delivered a two out single to end their scoring drought. The Mets went on to win again, 6-1.
Before the game, the Mets enshrined John Franco into the Mets Hall of Fame.
As a pitcher, I wasn't a big fan of his when he played. However he did play his college ball at nearby St. John's University in Queens and he was born and raised in Brooklyn. In that regard, it was a nice gesture by the Mets.
The best memory I had of him was back in 1998 when he finished the season with a record of 0-8. As a result, I remember someone calling into the local sports talk radio show and the person said John Franco ruined his summer. That sums up what you need to know about this so called Mets Hall of Famer.
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