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Armando Benitez

Armando Meltdowns

Armando Benitez is more famous for his blown saves, than being one of most sucessful relievers in baseball. Benítez was signed in 1990 by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. Coming up through the Orioles’ farm system, he made his debut in 1994. He started to show some of…


Luis Castillo

The Luis Castillo Jinx

Some players just have a team’s number or take their game to a higher level when playing in some cities. For years, Luis Castillo had the Mets’ number and loved playing at Shea Stadium in Queens. Castillo was a pain to the Mets, slapping base hits in the spacious outfield…


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Brutal loss to the Cubs at Shea

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 New York dropped into a tie for the wild-card lead with Milwaukee and remained 1½ games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. In the type of game that could mean lights out for the season, the score alone didn’t detail the agony of the Mets’ 9-6…