July 30th, 2015 Mets vs. Padres
Many Mets fans may know this game as the Justin Upton game but for those who don’t remember this game let me paint a picture for you.
July 30, 2015 started like any normal game. It was a Thursday afternoon, and the Mets were trying to avoid a series sweep by the San Diego Padres. The Mets started the game well hitting Andrew Cashner for seven runs over 5.1 innings then things started to turn.
After Hansel Robles gave up a grand slam to Derek Norris in the 7th inning which cut the Mets lead to 7-5 things took an even bigger turn going into the ninth.
With 2 outs in the top of the ninth the heavens opened up and the rain came pouring down. Normally the with that little of game left to play they would just finish it and be done but the umpires decided to call for the tarp. After about 45 minutes they resumed play and brought back Jeurys Familia to finish his save opportunity.
Familia ended up giving up back-to-back hits to Norris and Matt Kemp as the rain resumed to fall with Justin Upton coming to the plate. Keep in mind that Familia had not given up a home run all season long and all the Mets needed was one out and they could go get dry and leave with a win. Justin Upton had other ideas.
Familia left a fastball over the middle of the plate and Upton crushed it over the centerfield fence to put the Padres in front 8-7 which ended up being the final score.
True and utter heartbreak especially because the game should have either been finished without a delay or called once the tarp came out but neither happened and the Mets exhibited a crushing defeat.