Opened in 2009, Citi Field is tied with Yankee Stadium for being the third-newest stadium. One of the most unique parts of the stadium is the color of the foul poles. The Mets are the only franchise in baseball to paint their poles a color other than yellow. You can see my photo below to figure out what color they paint it. Additionally, a giant retractable apple sits just behind the center field wall, an homage to a similar-looking retractable apple at the Mets' previous ballpark, Shea Stadium. The main entrance to the stadium is a rotunda that serves as a beautiful tribune to Jackie Robinson.
In Monday night's game, Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka threw a gem, allowing no runs in 7 innings. The bullpen, as has frequently been the case for the Mets this year, gave up the lead the following inning. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson boomed a home run to tie it at three in the bottom of the eighth. Neither team scored in the ninth the game went into extra innings, a first in my trip. In the 11th, Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada singled home Juan Lagares to win it.
Final Score: Mets 4, Braves 3