» September 16, 1997: In Philadelphia, Curt Schilling retires the first 22 Mets batters to lead the Phils to a 3–2 win. He also passes the 300-strikeout mark when he strikes out Edgardo Alfonzo in the 4th inning, just the 13th pitcher to reach it and the first in the National League since Mike Scott in 1986. Pinch-hitter Luis Lopez breaks up Schilling's bid for a no hitter with a one-out, single to center in the eighth.
» August 30, 1999: The Mets roll over the Astros, 17-1, as 2B Edgardo Alfonzo goes 6-for-6, a club record, with a double, three homers, five RBI, and six runs scored. The six runs scored ties the modern major league mark. Alfonzo is the only the 5th player ever to hit three home runs while going 6-for-6.
» October 5, 1999:
The Mets defeat the Diamondbacks, 8-4, to take the 1st game of their division series. Edgardo Alfonzo hits two homers for NY, including a game-winning grand slam with 2-outs in the 9th inning. Randy Johnson takes the loss for Arizona, his 6th consecutive defeat in postseason play.
» October 5, 2000: The Mets even their series with the Giants at one game apiece by winning a 10-inning thriller, 5-4. Jay Payton's single drives home the winning run in the top of the 10th after J.T. Snow's pinch-hit 3-run home run ties the game in the bottom of the 9th. Edgardo Alfonzo hit a 2-run homer for NY in the top half of the frame. Al Leiter pitches 8+ innings for the Mets. Armando Benitez gives up the tying homer, but gets the win in relief.
» August 1, 2001: The Mets defeat the Astros, 8–2 in 10 innings. NY scores six runs in the 10th, the most ever in that frame for a Mets club, with Edgardo Alfonzo's 3–run home run the big blow. It is the first 3–run homer for NY since June 21.
» December 15, 2002:
The Mets trade slick fielding SS Rey Ordonez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for two minor leaguers to be named. The Mets also throw in $4.25 million to help offset Ordonez's $6.25 million salary. Ordonez, who had called the Mets fans "stupid", departs as 3B Edgardo Alfonzo signs a 4-year deal with the Giants, opening up the left side of the Mets infield. Nineteen-year–old Jose Reyes, the Mets top prospect, is expected to have first shot at the shortstop's job.
» December 15, 2002:
The Giants announce that free agent 3B Edgardo Alfonzo has agreed to a 4-year deal.