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    Hi everyone,

    What was your fav. Expos game that you attended?? What was so memorable about this game?

    I never saw a game in person (poor me), so I can't participate.

  • #2
    Two games stand out in my memory, both in 1979 :

    -June 23, Philadelphia vs Montreal : One-hitter by Steve Rogers against the Phillies. He was so sharp that night. The single he allowed to Dave Rader was a weak grounder between first and second base.
    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B06230MON1979.htm

    - July 27, Pittsburgh vs Montreal : Le Grand Orange's return to Montréal as a pinch-hitter. 8th inning, 6 minute standing ovation by 59,000 + fans. Wow He only hit a small blooper to right field, though.
    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B07271MON1979.htm
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    • #3
      I've been meaning to tell you guys this story for awhile. Was waiting for the right moment, and what better timing than my 500th post on BBF to do it (I know, I know, some people get 500 posts a week, it took me almost two years. What can I say, I never made a secret of my laziness...)

      Expos have been plagued by bad timing pretty much all the way trhu their history. Becoming good just as the Pennsylvania teams had their shining moments, arriving during the pre-olymipic period and thus being outfitted with a stadium ill adapted for baseball whose prohibitive cost rendered almost impossible the construction of another stadium, having Atlanta transferred to the East when they rose to power after sucking for decades in the west, the 94 season h and the rest... But I have to say that my personnal timing with the Expos was very much off. On two seperate occasions, the shortest and the longest game I ever attented at the stadium happened at the worst possible time.

      First off, July 28th, 1999. At that point in my life, I had a great interest in a certain lady who had developped a fondness for the game. And we went to the stadium on a couple of occasions that year, and the years after that even tough by then I had moved on to, shall we say, better things. But that night happened right at the pinnacle of my interest for her. And I have to say it was a sensationnal evening. Conversation was flowing in the most natural way, we were having fun, quite frankly, she was hotter that night than I ever saw her. So, obviously, I was hoping for a 15 inning, 4 hour affair, so the fun could last. But it was not meant to be. Javier Vazquez threw a gem that night, 3 hitting the Cubs, and he wrapped things up in 2:11, the shortest Expos game I ever attended. That's what I call bad timing.

      Now, let's fast forward 4 years, to the night of July 25th, 2003. Big evening as about 20 family members (extended family that is) attend the Expos-Braves game. It's pretty much the biggest ever gathering of members of my family outside "official" partys like Christmas or Fathers day. And it is at a Expos game, I'm bursting with pride at the tought that so many poeple showed up.

      Only thing is, were in the middle of "Les Francofolies" in Montréal and Pierre Flynn, a Québec singer-songwritter I really enjoy (just put my hands on his latest live CD "Vol solo". I highly recommend it) is giving an outdoor performance in the downtown area, at 11 PM. So, I said to myself, no problem. If the game lasts, say, three hours, All I have to do afterwards is to hop on the Metro, I'll be at Place-des-Arts in plenty of time for the show.

      But since I've mentionned that this post is about my bad timing, I believe you guys know where this is going...

      It had already been a pretty long game by the eight inning, when the Braves scored four to take a 8-2 lead. But the Expos clawed back in, scoring five in the bottom of the eight, thanks in large part to a misplayed ball by Larry Jones in left, before scoring another run in the ninth to tie it up. Wil Cordero had a chance to end it in regulation, and by then I could still have made it in time, but I knew he wouldn't. And he didn't. But there was no way I was leaving while the Expos were on the verge of mounting an incredible comeback, that goes without saying.

      Finally, the game ended on a Jung Bong wild pitch in the 11th, after more than four hours of play. Mister Flynn was already a quater trhu is perfomrmance at the time the game ended, and there was no real point in going. It was a great game, a great evening and I enjoyed it a lot, don't get me wrong. But perhaps, perhaps, the team could have done that at another time. I went to the Expos only once having made plans for after the game. And I attended only one Expos extra innings contest in all my life. It had to happen on the very same night.

      So, there you have it. The shortest game I ever attended I wish would have been the longest, and the my longest game by far happened the only time I went to the park on a schedule.

      Those darn Expos...
      Last edited by Augustin_"Gus"; 05-15-2006, 04:57 AM.
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      • #4
        Addendum to my last post

        Montreal Expos 8, Chicago Cubs 2

        Game Played on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 (N) at Stade Olympique

        CHI N 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 - 2 3 3

        MON N 0 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 x - 8 10 1

        BATTING Chicago Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

        Goodwin cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Morandini 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
        Sosa rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
        Grace 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
        Hill lf 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
        Hernandez ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
        Alexander 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
        Houston 3b 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
        Santiago c 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
        Tapani p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Blauser ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
        Farnsworth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
        Beck p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Gaetti ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Aguilera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
        Totals 31 2 3 2 0 7 24 9

        FIELDING -

        DP: 1. Morandini-Hernandez-Grace.

        E: Hill (4), Alexander (6), Farnsworth (3).

        BATTING -

        2B: Hill (6,off Vazquez).

        HR: Sosa (37,9th inning off Vazquez 0 on 2 out).

        Team LOB: 2.

        Montreal Expos AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

        Martinez cf 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 0
        Barrett 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
        Vidro 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
        V. Guerrero rf 4 1 3 0 0 0 5 0
        Fullmer 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
        White lf 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
        Mouton lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Widger c 4 1 1 2 0 2 7 0
        Cabrera ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
        Vazquez p 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 2

        Totals 34 8 10 5 0 3 27 10

        FIELDING -

        E: Fullmer (2).

        BATTING -

        2B: V. Guerrero 2 (23,off Tapani,off Beck); Widger (16,off Tapani); Martinez
        (12,off Tapani); Barrett (19,off Tapani).

        SF: Fullmer (1,off Beck).

        HBP: White (8,by Tapani).

        Team LOB: 4.

        BASERUNNING -

        SB: V. Guerrero (6,3rd base off Tapani/Santiago); White (4,2nd base off Tapani/Santiago).

        PITCHING Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR

        Tapani L(6-8) 5 7 7 4 0 1 0
        Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
        Beck 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
        Aguilera 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
        Totals 8 10 8 5 0 3 0

        Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO HR

        Vazquez W(4-5) 9 3 2 2 0 7 1

        HBP: Tapani (3,White).

        Umpires: Jerry Layne, Brian Runge, Bruce Dreckman, Rich Rieker

        Time of Game: 2:11 Attendance: 9608

        Montreal Expos 9, Atlanta Braves 8

        Game Played on Friday, July 25, 2003 (N) at Stade Olympique

        ATL N 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 - 8 17 2

        MON N 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 - 9 9 2

        BATTING Atlanta Braves AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

        Furcal ss 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
        Giles 2b 6 0 4 1 0 1 1 4
        Sheffield rf 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
        C. Jones lf 5 2 3 1 1 1 0 0
        A. Jones cf 6 1 2 0 0 0 4 1
        Fick 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
        J. Franco ph,1b 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 0
        Lopez c 5 2 3 3 0 0 6 0
        Bragg pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Blanco c 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
        Castilla 3b 5 1 3 2 0 1 2 3
        Ramirez p 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
        Gryboski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        King p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Smoltz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        M. Franco ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
        Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bong p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Totals 48 8 17 8 3 4 32 17

        FIELDING -

        DP: 1. Giles-Furcal-Fick.

        E: Furcal (24), C. Jones (5).

        BATTING -

        2B: Lopez (14,off Vargas); Castilla (18,off Vargas); C. Jones (17,off Vargas);
        Furcal (21,off Vargas); Giles (31,off Vargas).

        HR: C. Jones (18,6th inning off Vargas 0 on 1 out); Castilla (17,7th inning
        off Vargas 0 on 1 out); Lopez (28,8th inning off Manon 2 on 0 out).

        IBB: C. Jones (7,by Ayala).
        Team LOB: 10.

        BASERUNNING -

        CS: A. Jones (2,2nd base by Vargas/Barrett).

        Montreal Expos AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
        Carroll 3b 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
        Vidro 2b 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 7
        Cabrera ss 6 2 2 0 0 1 3 4
        Guerrero rf 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 0
        Calloway pr,rf 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0
        W. Cordero 1b 5 0 3 2 0 0 14 0
        Ayala p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
        Schneider ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
        Wilkerson cf 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 0
        Macias lf 5 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
        Barrett c 4 1 2 3 1 2 4 1
        Vargas p 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
        Almonte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mateo ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Eischen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Manon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Vitiello ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Guzman 1b 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
        Totals 41 9 9 8 10 7 33 17

        FIELDING -

        DP: 2. Barrett-Cabrera, Cabrera-Vidro-Guzman.

        E: Vidro (5), Wilkerson (5).

        PB: Barrett (5).

        BATTING -

        2B: W. Cordero 2 (17,off Ramirez 2); Cabrera 2 (30,off Ramirez,off Bong); Calloway
        (11,off Smoltz).

        HR: Guerrero (9,2nd inning off Ramirez 0 on 0 out); Barrett (9,8th inning off
        King 2 on 2 out).

        IBB: Barrett (6,by Ramirez); Guzman (2,by Hernandez).
        Team LOB: 10.

        BASERUNNING -

        SB: Wilkerson (9,2nd base off Hernandez/Blanco); Cabrera (14,3rd base off Bong/Blanco).

        PITCHING Atlanta Braves IP H R ER BB SO HR

        Ramirez 7.1 5 3 3 5 3 1
        Gryboski 0 1 2 0 1 0 0
        King 0.2 1 2 0 0 0 1
        Smoltz 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
        Hernandez 1 0 0 0 2 2 0
        Bong L(6-2) 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0

        Totals 10.2 9 9 4 10 7 2

        Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO HR

        Vargas 6.2 10 4 4 0 3 2
        Almonte 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Eischen 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
        Manon 1 2 2 2 0 1 1
        Biddle 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
        Ayala W(7-2) 2 2 0 0 2 0 0

        Totals 11 17 8 8 3 4 3

        Eischen faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

        WP: Bong (6).

        IBB: Ramirez (7,Barrett); Hernandez (6,Guzman); Ayala (1,C. Jones).

        Umpires: Tim Timmons, Eric Cooper, Mike Reilly, Bill Hohn

        Time of Game: 4:09 Attendance: 10069

        Starting Lineups:

        Atlanta Braves Montreal Expos
        1. Furcal ss Carroll 3b
        2. Giles 2b Vidro 2b
        3. Sheffield rf Cabrera ss
        4. C. Jones lf Guerrero rf
        5. A. Jones cf W. Cordero 1b
        6. Fick 1b Wilkerson cf
        7. Lopez c Macias lf
        8. Castilla 3b Barrett c
        9. Ramirez p Vargas p

        BRAVES 1ST: Furcal flied to right; Giles singled to right;
        Sheffield flied to left; C. Jones struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
        LOB. Braves 0, Expos 0.

        EXPOS 1ST: Carroll flied to right; Vidro grounded out (pitcher
        to first); Cabrera grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
        0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Expos 0.

        BRAVES 2ND: A. Jones grounded out (first unassisted); Fick
        grounded out (shortstop to first); Lopez doubled to left;
        Castilla doubled to shortstop [Lopez scored]; Ramirez grounded
        out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Expos 0.

        EXPOS 2ND: Guerrero homered; W. Cordero doubled to left;
        Wilkerson struck out; Macias grounded out (third to first);
        Barrett was walked intentionally; Vargas lined to second; 1 R, 2
        H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Expos 1.

        BRAVES 3RD: Furcal flied to center; Giles struck out; Sheffield
        grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 1,
        Expos 1.

        EXPOS 3RD: Carroll walked; Vidro walked [Carroll to second];
        Cabrera grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
        first) [Carroll to third, Vidro out at second]; Guerrero walked;
        W. Cordero doubled to center [Carroll scored, Guerrero out at
        home (center to second to catcher)]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
        Braves 1, Expos 2.

        BRAVES 4TH: C. Jones doubled to center; A. Jones popped to
        first; Fick flied to left; Lopez grounded out (shortstop to
        first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Expos 2.

        EXPOS 4TH: Wilkerson grounded out (pitcher to first); Macias
        grounded out (second to first); Barrett singled to left; Vargas
        walked [Barrett to second]; Carroll lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
        E, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Expos 2.

        BRAVES 5TH: Castilla singled to right; On a bunt Ramirez forced
        Castilla (pitcher to shortstop); Furcal flied to right; Giles
        grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 1,
        Expos 2.

        EXPOS 5TH: Vidro grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabrera lined
        to third; Guerrero flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
        Braves 1, Expos 2.

        BRAVES 6TH: Sheffield grounded out (pitcher to first); C. Jones
        homered; A. Jones singled to center; Fick struck out while A.
        Jones was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2
        H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Expos 2.

        EXPOS 6TH: W. Cordero popped to catcher; Wilkerson grounded out
        (second to first); Macias struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
        Braves 2, Expos 2.

        BRAVES 7TH: Lopez flied to center; Castilla homered; Ramirez
        grounded out (second to first); Furcal doubled to center [Furcal
        to third (error by Wilkerson)]; Giles doubled to left [Furcal
        scored, Giles to third (error by Vidro)]; ALMONTE REPLACED
        VARGAS (PITCHING); Sheffield grounded out (shortstop to first);
        2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Expos 2.

        EXPOS 7TH: Barrett struck out; MATEO BATTED FOR ALMONTE; Mateo
        grounded out (shortstop to first); Carroll grounded out (third
        to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Expos 2.

        BRAVES 8TH: EISCHEN REPLACED MATEO (PITCHING); C. Jones singled
        to left; A. Jones singled to center [C. Jones to second]; J.
        FRANCO BATTED FOR FICK; MANON REPLACED EISCHEN (PITCHING); J.
        Franco singled to center [C. Jones scored, A. Jones to second];
        Barrett allowed a passed ball [A. Jones to third, J. Franco to
        second]; Lopez homered [A. Jones scored, J. Franco scored];
        Castilla struck out; Ramirez grounded out (second to first);
        Furcal lined to first; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 8, Expos 2.

        EXPOS 8TH: J. FRANCO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Vidro flied to
        center; Cabrera doubled to left; GRYBOSKI REPLACED RAMIREZ
        (PITCHING); Guerrero walked; CALLOWAY RAN FOR GUERRERO; W.
        Cordero singled to left [Cabrera scored, Calloway to second];
        KING REPLACED GRYBOSKI (PITCHING); Wilkerson reached on an error
        by C. Jones [Calloway to third, W. Cordero to second]; Macias
        forced W. Cordero (shortstop to third) [Calloway scored
        (unearned), Wilkerson to second]; Barrett homered (unearned)
        [Wilkerson scored (unearned), Macias scored (unearned)];
        VITIELLO BATTED FOR MANON; Vitiello lined to center; 5 R, 3 H, 1
        E, 0 LOB. Braves 8, Expos 7.

        BRAVES 9TH: CALLOWAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BIDDLE
        REPLACED VITIELLO (PITCHING); Giles singled to center; Sheffield
        walked [Giles to second]; C. Jones lined to right; A. Jones
        grounded out (third to first) [Giles to third, Sheffield to
        second]; J. Franco grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
        E, 2 LOB. Braves 8, Expos 7.

        EXPOS 9TH: SMOLTZ REPLACED KING (PITCHING); Carroll grounded out
        (third to first); Vidro reached on an error by Furcal; Cabrera
        struck out; Calloway doubled to center [Vidro scored
        (unearned)]; W. Cordero grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R,
        1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Braves 8, Expos 8.

        BRAVES 10TH: AYALA REPLACED W. CORDERO (PITCHING); GUZMAN
        REPLACED BIDDLE (PLAYING 1B); Lopez singled to center; BRAGG RAN
        FOR LOPEZ; Castilla grounded into a double play (shortstop to
        second to first) [Bragg out at second]; M. FRANCO BATTED FOR
        SMOLTZ; M. Franco walked; Furcal forced M. Franco (shortstop
        unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 8, Expos 8.

        EXPOS 10TH: BLANCO REPLACED BRAGG (PLAYING C ); HERNANDEZ
        REPLACED M. FRANCO (PITCHING); Wilkerson walked; Macias struck
        out; Barrett struck out; Wilkerson stole second; Guzman was
        walked intentionally; Carroll lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
        LOB. Braves 8, Expos 8.

        BRAVES 11TH: Giles singled to center; Sheffield grounded out
        (pitcher to first) [Giles to second]; C. Jones was walked
        intentionally; A. Jones flied to right; J. Franco grounded out
        (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 8, Expos 8.

        EXPOS 11TH: BONG REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Vidro grounded
        out (shortstop to first); Cabrera doubled to left; Calloway
        walked; SCHNEIDER BATTED FOR AYALA; Schneider struck out;
        Cabrera stole third; Calloway advanced to second because of
        defensive indifference [Calloway to second]; Wilkerson walked;
        Bong threw a wild pitch [Cabrera scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
        Braves 8, Expos 9.
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        • #5
          Sigh, that was some game AG!
          None will top off the game I went to, versus yhe Phillies when the Expos were running for the wild card, and Florida was slumping, I went with my father, we watched the Expos beat the Phils in extra-innings, the Big o was as electronic and "full" as ever, there were A LOT of fans!
          The Expos tied the game because of a PH double by Jose Macias, and i can't recall the rest!

          I went to alas, only 3 games in 2003, and they were all victories...say, I shoula gone to ALL the games, then they'd be 162-0!
          Cristobal

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          • #6
            My first game I attended is important to me, I'm still looking for it on baseball almanac. It was 1995 I think and they were playing the Astros, I was amazed at the small fireworks when Henri Rodriguez hit a homerun. I think the game went to extra-innings, and the expos won it on a hit by a pinch hitter I think.

            Another game I went to was against the Dbacks. Miguel Batista was pitching against Vasquez and the game was won in the 9th inning or extra innings on a Vladimir Guerrero homerun it was amazing to me.

            The last Expos game I attended may be the most memorable one, but not for what happened on the field as it was the last game at Olympic Stadium. I was really sad when Termell Sledge was the last out of the game, and sadder when the flashed by pieces of Expos history on the big screen. I was one of the people who stayed pretty long after the game, I wanted to have a photographic memory of the Big O. It also felt bad when the people took away the retired numbers off the bleacher walls. I had just arrived in Montreal to study after living in San Francisco, and it hurt that when I was finally here, the Expos would leave. I only had time to see 3 last games at Olympic Stadium before saying good-bye to the Expos.

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            • #7
              I've been to two.

              v the Cubs and the Dodgers in 1990.
              "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
              Carl Yastrzemski

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              • #8
                Well nothing's going to top Gus' story but I might as well share my story..

                My most memorable game was the last one I went to on August 30th 2004 against the Chicago Cubs. I was excited because not only was I going to see the Expos, but I was getting to see my non-Expo favourite player, Nomar Garciaparra and a couple of future HOFers in Sosa and Greg Maddux who was on the hill. It was a night game, and I had spent the day, visiting the downtown and touring le vieux port. I saw alot of Cubs hats around town that day, and as I was on the Metro heading to the stadium I started talking to a guy with a Cubs hat.

                I got to the Stadium just as the Cubs were wrapping up BP. I was walking out to the bleachers hoping to catch a ball but they stopped as I was heading out there. Rocky Biddle was in the middle of a floundering season and was actually starting the game. The turning point was in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Juan Rivera clearly beat a throw to the plate but was called out. In the top of the 3rd the Cubs scored 4 runs.

                I got to see Schneider pick off Grudzelanek at 2nd and I got to see Sledge launch a 2 run shot to right in the 9th to give the Expos a flicker of hope but it was too little too late.

                Haven't been out to the Stadium since then. Heck, I haven't even been past the Berri Metro stop since I've moved back to town.

                One interesting side note to that game. Our good friend Monarchs29 was at that same game, while visiting from Newfoundland. We didn't find out that we were at the same game until a week or so later so we never met.
                Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ex-Expo fan
                  Another game I went to was against the Dbacks. Miguel Batista was pitching against Vasquez and the game was won in the 9th inning or extra innings on a Vladimir Guerrero homerun it was amazing to me.
                  I believe that was on the night of July 30th, 2002. Vlad had a walk-off homerun against Byun-Yung Kim in the 10th. Two days after, he had a another walk-off homerun against Curt Schilling, also of the Diamondbacks in the 9th. That's what I call winning a series by yourself.

                  Montreal Expos 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4

                  Game Played on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 (N) at Stade Olympique

                  ARI N 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 - 4 9 0
                  MON N 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 - 5 9 1

                  BATTING Arizona Diamondbacks AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

                  Womack ss 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 1
                  Counsell 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 4
                  Kim p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  McCracken cf,rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
                  Gonzalez lf 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
                  Durazo 1b 2 1 1 1 1 0 7 0
                  Finley pr,cf 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
                  Williams 3b 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
                  Dellucci rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
                  Bell ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Grace ph,1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
                  Barajas c 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
                  Anderson pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Mantei p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Myers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Fetters p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Spivey 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Batista p 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 2
                  Donnels ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Moeller ph,c 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
                  Totals 38 4 9 3 3 6 28 10

                  BATTING -

                  2B: Batista (1,off Vazquez); Durazo (5,off Vazquez).
                  3B: Gonzalez (3,off Vazquez).
                  SF: Durazo (1,off Vazquez).

                  HBP: Barajas (2,by Vazquez).

                  Team LOB: 9.

                  BASERUNNING -

                  SB: Finley (13,2nd base off Eischen/Schneider).

                  Montreal Expos AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

                  Wilkerson cf,1b 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 0
                  Vidro 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
                  V. Guerrero rf 5 1 3 2 0 0 4 0
                  Floyd lf 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 0
                  Tatis 3b 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
                  Galarraga 1b 4 1 2 1 0 1 9 0
                  W. Guerrero pr,cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Cabrera ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 3
                  Schneider c 2 0 0 1 1 0 6 0
                  Vazquez p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
                  O'Leary ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Eischen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Herges p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Stewart p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Cordero ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
                  Tucker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
                  Totals 35 5 9 5 2 9 30 11

                  FIELDING -

                  DP: 1. Tucker-Cabrera-Wilkerson.

                  E: Cabrera (18).

                  BATTING -

                  2B: Cabrera (28,off Batista).

                  HR: Floyd (21,2nd inning off Batista 0 on 0 out); Galarraga (6,6th inning off
                  Batista 0 on 2 out); V. Guerrero (27,10th inning off Kim 0 on 1 out).

                  SF: Schneider (2,off Batista).

                  HBP: Tatis (7,by Batista).

                  IBB: Schneider (5,by Fetters).
                  Team LOB: 6.

                  BASERUNNING -

                  SB: W. Guerrero (4,2nd base off Fetters/Moeller).
                  CS: V. Guerrero (13,2nd base by Fetters/Moeller).

                  PITCHING Arizona Diamondbacks IP H R ER BB SO HR

                  Batista 7 6 4 4 0 7 2
                  Mantei 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
                  Myers 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0
                  Fetters 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
                  Kim L(4-2) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1

                  Totals 9.1 9 5 5 2 9 3

                  Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO HR

                  Vazquez 7 8 3 3 1 5 0
                  Eischen 0.1 0 1 0 1 1 0
                  Herges 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
                  Stewart 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0
                  Tucker W(6-2) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

                  Totals 10 9 4 3 3 6 0

                  HBP: Batista (3,Tatis); Vazquez (2,Barajas).

                  IBB: Fetters (2,Schneider).

                  Umpires: Steve Rippley, Gary Darling, Paul Emmel, Rob Drake

                  Time of Game: 3:31 Attendance: 11068

                  Starting Lineups:

                  Arizona Diamondbacks Montreal Expos

                  1. Womack ss Wilkerson cf
                  2. Counsell 2b Vidro 2b
                  3. McCracken cf V. Guerrero rf
                  4. Gonzalez lf Floyd lf
                  5. Durazo 1b Tatis 3b
                  6. Williams 3b Galarraga 1b
                  7. Dellucci rf Cabrera ss
                  8. Barajas c Schneider c
                  9. Batista p Vazquez p

                  DIAMONDBACKS 1ST: Womack singled to center; Counsell forced
                  Womack (second to shortstop); McCracken struck out; Gonzalez
                  grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
                  Diamondbacks 0, Expos 0.

                  EXPOS 1ST: Wilkerson struck out; Vidro struck out; V. Guerrero
                  grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
                  Diamondbacks 0, Expos 0.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 2ND: Durazo flied to right; Williams popped to
                  first in foul territory; Dellucci singled to right; Barajas was
                  hit by a pitch [Dellucci to second]; Batista doubled to right
                  [Dellucci scored, Barajas to third]; Womack walked; Counsell
                  struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Diamondbacks 1, Expos 0.

                  EXPOS 2ND: Floyd homered; Tatis was hit by a pitch; Galarraga
                  struck out; Cabrera doubled to left [Tatis to third]; Schneider
                  hit a sacrifice fly to center [Tatis scored, Cabrera to third];
                  Vazquez grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
                  Diamondbacks 1, Expos 2.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 3RD: McCracken grounded out (second to first);
                  Gonzalez flied to left in foul territory; Durazo doubled to
                  center; Williams singled to center [Durazo scored]; Dellucci
                  grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
                  Diamondbacks 2, Expos 2.

                  EXPOS 3RD: Wilkerson singled to center; Vidro singled to center
                  [Wilkerson to third]; V. Guerrero singled to center [Wilkerson
                  scored, Vidro to second]; Floyd struck out; Tatis flied to right
                  [Vidro to third]; Galarraga grounded out (third to first); 1 R,
                  3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Diamondbacks 2, Expos 3.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 4TH: Barajas flied to right; Batista struck out;
                  Womack singled to center; Counsell forced Womack (shortstop to
                  second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Diamondbacks 2, Expos 3.

                  EXPOS 4TH: Cabrera popped to second; Schneider flied to center;
                  Vazquez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
                  Diamondbacks 2, Expos 3.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 5TH: On a bunt McCracken grounded out (pitcher to
                  first); Gonzalez tripled; Durazo hit a sacrifice fly to right
                  [Gonzalez scored]; Williams popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
                  0 LOB. Diamondbacks 3, Expos 3.

                  EXPOS 5TH: Wilkerson struck out; Vidro flied to center; V.
                  Guerrero grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
                  Diamondbacks 3, Expos 3.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 6TH: Dellucci flied to right; Barajas struck out;
                  Batista struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Diamondbacks 3, Expos
                  3.

                  EXPOS 6TH: Floyd was called out on strikes; Tatis struck out;
                  Galarraga homered; Cabrera popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
                  LOB. Diamondbacks 3, Expos 4.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 7TH: Womack flied to center; Counsell singled to
                  left; McCracken flied to center; Gonzalez popped to shortstop; 0
                  R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Diamondbacks 3, Expos 4.

                  EXPOS 7TH: Schneider grounded out (pitcher to first); O'LEARY
                  BATTED FOR VAZQUEZ; O'Leary grounded out (second to first);
                  Wilkerson flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Diamondbacks 3,
                  Expos 4.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 8TH: EISCHEN REPLACED O'LEARY (PITCHING); Durazo
                  walked; FINLEY RAN FOR DURAZO; Williams was called out on
                  strikes; BELL BATTED FOR DELLUCCI; Finley stole second; HERGES
                  REPLACED EISCHEN (PITCHING); GRACE BATTED FOR BELL; Grace
                  grounded out (first unassisted) [Finley to third]; Barajas
                  reached on an error by Cabrera [Finley scored (unearned),
                  Barajas to second]; DONNELS BATTED FOR BATISTA; STEWART REPLACED
                  HERGES (PITCHING); MOELLER BATTED FOR DONNELS; ANDERSON RAN FOR
                  BARAJAS; Moeller walked; Womack flied to center; 1 R, 0 H, 1 E,
                  2 LOB. Diamondbacks 4, Expos 4.

                  EXPOS 8TH: MCCRACKEN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); FINLEY
                  STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); GRACE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B);
                  MOELLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MANTEI REPLACED ANDERSON
                  (PITCHING); Vidro grounded out (second to first); V. Guerrero
                  singled to center; MYERS REPLACED MANTEI (PITCHING); Floyd
                  struck out; FETTERS REPLACED MYERS (PITCHING); V. Guerrero was
                  caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
                  LOB. Diamondbacks 4, Expos 4.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 9TH: Counsell grounded out (third to first);
                  McCracken grounded out (shortstop to first); Gonzalez grounded
                  out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Diamondbacks 4,
                  Expos 4.

                  EXPOS 9TH: Tatis grounded out (third to first); Galarraga
                  singled; W. GUERRERO RAN FOR GALARRAGA; Cabrera flied to right;
                  W. Guerrero stole second; Schneider was walked intentionally;
                  CORDERO BATTED FOR STEWART; Cordero walked [W. Guerrero to
                  third, Schneider to second]; KIM REPLACED COUNSELL (PITCHING);
                  SPIVEY REPLACED FETTERS (PLAYING 2B); Wilkerson struck out; 0 R,
                  1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Diamondbacks 4, Expos 4.

                  DIAMONDBACKS 10TH: WILKERSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); W.
                  GUERRERO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); TUCKER REPLACED CORDERO
                  (PITCHING); Finley grounded out (pitcher to first); Williams
                  singled to center; Grace grounded into a double play (pitcher to
                  shortstop to first) [Williams out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
                  LOB. Diamondbacks 4, Expos 4.

                  EXPOS 10TH: Vidro flied to center; V. Guerrero homered; 1 R, 1
                  H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Diamondbacks 4, Expos 5.
                  From now until the end of September, I'll be chronicling in real time on Twitter the 1946 season of the International league's Montréal Royals, when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Check it out: https://twitter.com/Royals_46season

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                  • #10
                    You know OG, the eastern part of Montréal would be happy to welcome you any time. We don't discriminate against nostalgic Expos fans.
                    From now until the end of September, I'll be chronicling in real time on Twitter the 1946 season of the International league's Montréal Royals, when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Check it out: https://twitter.com/Royals_46season

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Augustin_"Gus"
                      You know OG, the eastern part of Montréal would be happy to welcome you any time. We don't discriminate against nostalgic Expos fans.
                      OG lives in the West Island?
                      I thought he lived downtown
                      Cristobal

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                      • #12
                        Eastern part as in: east of Métro Berri.
                        From now until the end of September, I'll be chronicling in real time on Twitter the 1946 season of the International league's Montréal Royals, when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Check it out: https://twitter.com/Royals_46season

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                        • #13
                          I live downtown, but I'm heading to Ontario for the summer at the end of this month, and then off to Radio Broadcasting School in the fall.

                          During my time here I never worked up the courage to go east of St. Dennis h
                          Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
                            Sigh, that was some game AG!
                            None will top off the game I went to, versus yhe Phillies when the Expos were running for the wild card, and Florida was slumping, I went with my father, we watched the Expos beat the Phils in extra-innings, the Big o was as electronic and "full" as ever, there were A LOT of fans!
                            The Expos tied the game because of a PH double by Jose Macias, and i can't recall the rest!

                            I went to alas, only 3 games in 2003, and they were all victories...say, I shoula gone to ALL the games, then they'd be 162-0!
                            Philadelphia Phillies ab r h rbi
                            Polanco 2b 3 0 1 0
                            Rollins ss 4 1 1 1
                            Thome 1b 4 0 1 0
                            Abreu rf 4 0 1 0
                            Lieberthal c 4 0 0 0
                            Burrell lf 3 0 0 0
                            Cormier p 0 0 0 0
                            Mesa p 0 0 0 0
                            Perez ph 1 0 0 0
                            Bell 3b 4 0 0 0
                            Byrd cf 3 0 2 0
                            Duckworth p 1 0 1 0
                            Mercado p 1 0 0 0
                            Ledee lf 1 0 0 0
                            Totals 33 1 7 1
                            Montreal Expos ab r h rbi
                            Macias lf 4 1 1 1
                            Chavez cf 0 0 0 0
                            Guzman 3b 5 0 0 0
                            Cabrera ss 4 3 3 2
                            Vidro 2b 4 1 2 1
                            Wilkerson cf,lf 4 1 1 1
                            Cordero 1b 2 1 1 0
                            Calloway rf 4 1 1 1
                            Schneider c 4 0 1 2
                            Hernandez p 3 0 0 0
                            Totals 34 8 10 8

                            Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 7 0
                            Montreal 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 x – 8 10 0

                            Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
                            Duckworth L (3-3) 3.0 5 5 5 2 3
                            Mercado 2.0 0 0 0 3 2
                            Cormier 2.0 2 1 1 0 3
                            Mesa 1.0 3 2 2 0 0
                            Totals 8.0 10 8 8 5 8

                            Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO
                            Hernandez W (8-6) 9.0 7 1 1 1 10
                            Totals 9.0 7 1 1 1 10 [/CODE]
                            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            E–None. DP–Montreal 1. 2B–Philadelphia Abreu (19,off Hernandez); Thome (16,off Hernandez), Montreal Wilkerson (20,off Duckworth); Schneider (11,off Duckworth); Cabrera (25,off Mesa); Vidro (25,off Mesa). 3B–Montreal Macias (2,off Mesa). HR–Philadelphia Rollins (5,1st inning off Hernandez 0 on, 1 out), Montreal Cabrera (13,6th inning off Cormier 0 on, 2 out). HBP–Macias (2,by Duckworth); Hernandez (1,by Duckworth). SB–Macias (4,2nd base off Duckworth/Lieberthal). HBP–Duckworth 2 (8,Macias,Hernandez). U–Bill Welke, Scott Higgins, Wally Bell, Rob Drake. T–2:55. A–7,099
                            Last edited by wilkerson_rulz-06; 09-21-2006, 09:50 AM.
                            Cristobal

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                            • #15
                              A grain of salt...I'm a Mets fan

                              For several years running in the late '80s and early '90s, a buddy and I went up to the Big O to see a game. This one was another remarkable comeback from the 1986 World Series champs. Enjoyment depended on which side you were rooting for, but there was a good sprinkling of fellow Mets fans in the crowd of 33,093 that night.

                              Game Played on Saturday, August 9, 1986 (N) at Stade Olympique
                              NY N 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 2 - 10 7 3
                              MON N 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 - 8 11 0

                              Starter Jay Tibbs was sailing along, having allowed only two hits through the first seven. But he weakened in the 8th, allowing the first three men to reach. Lefty specialist Bob McClure didn't retire either of the men he faced. Then Tim Burke came on, hit Gary Carter with a pitch, yielded a sac fly, and served up a three-run homer to Mookie Wilson.

                              But the Expos came back, mainly courtesy of Howard Johnson, playing shortstop. Hojo stayed back on Tim Wallach's easy grounder, allowing Wallach to reach. Then on what probably should have been a DP, he heaved the ball three feet over Tim Teufel's head into right field. Keith Hernandez saved him another error on the next play, but then ace pinch-hitter Wallace Johnson tripled.

                              In the 9th, Jeff Reardon's control lapsed -- he walked three and gave up a key single to Carter. Jesse Orosco came on for the save.

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