» May 31, 1996:
Rookie OF Roger Cedeno strokes five hits to lead the Dodgers to a 103 victory over the Mets. Bobby Jones, winner of five straight, takes the loss, as the Dodgers pound out 16 hits. Ramon Martinez is the winner; he's now won 10 straight over 15 starts.
» September 7, 1996:
In Atlanta, John Smoltz strikes out 13 and wins his 21st as the Braves stop the Mets, 61. Jermaine Dye hits a 3-run home run off Bobby Jones for the big blow.
» June 9, 1997: The Mets Bobby Jones singles in a run and cops his eighth straight win, beating the host Reds, 42. Jones has won 11 games faster than any pitcher in Mets history and is the first National League pitcher to win 11 this season.
» September 17, 1997:
Ryan Klesko has four hits including a grand slam off Bobby Jones, to pace the Braves to a 102 win over the Mets. Jones faces eight batters, walking four and retiring 0. Maddux easily wins his 19th. Klesko's slam gives the Braves 12 for the year, a new ML record. The Braves set another record as they become the first team to clinch six straight post-season appearances.
» May 11, 1999: The Rockies beat the Mets, 10-3, as Bobby M. Jones of Colorado bests Bobby J. Jones of NY. It is the 1st time this century that two pitchers with the same name have started against one another. On April 16, 1899, John B. Taylor of Cincinnati matched up with John W. Taylor of Chicago. In 1876, George H. Bradley of Boston and George W. Bradley of St. Louis started against each other twice: G.W. Bradley started all 64 of St. Louis' games that year.
» June 4, 2000:
At Shea, the Devil Rays defeat the Mets, 15-5. SS Felix Martinez and P Esteban Yan hit their 1st career home runs on consecutive pitches from Bobby Jones in the 2nd inning. Yan's home run is on the 1st pitch he sees in his 1st major league AB. He's the 77th MLer to hit a home run on his 1st at bat, and just the 4th AL pitcher. The last AL pitcher was California's Don Rose, in 1972.
» October 8, 2000: The Mets defeat the Giants, 4-0, on Bobby Jones' 1-hit shutout to take their division series. Robin Ventura homers for NY. Jones' gem is the 6th complete game 1-hitter in postseason history. Jeff Kent's 5th inning double is SF's only hit as Jones puts the Giants down in order in eight of the nine innings.
» October 25, 2000: The Yankees defeat the Mets, 3-2, to take a commanding 3-games-to-1 lead in the Series. Derek Jeter homers off Bobby Jones on the 1st pitch of the game for the Bronx Bombers. The Yankee bullpen saves the game with four 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Mike Piazza's 2-run homer accounts for all the Mets scoring.
» February 15, 2001: The Padres sign free agent P Bobby Jones to a one contract for $625,000. Jones left the Mets after 7+ seasons, declining a Mets offer of salary arbitration that would have netted him, at worst, $2 or $3 million. Last year Jones, 114, made $5.25M.
» June 9, 2001: Bobby Jones stops Seattle's 15-game winning streak with a 63 victory over the M's. Rickey Henderson drives in three runs as the Padres hand Freddy Garcia his 1st loss of the year.
» August 29, 2001: The Cardinals down the Padres, 1614, in the highest scoring game of the season. St. Louis scores nine runs off Bobby Jones in the 2nd inning, while Ryan Klesko goes 5for6 for San Diego, with two home runs, two doubles, and five RBIs. One of the homers travels an estimated 472 feet, the longest by an opposing player at Busch Stadium since figures were recorded in 1988.
» May 1, 2002: The Padres defeat the Cubs, 43, with Trevor Hoffman saving the game for Bobby Jones. It is Hoffman's 321st save for SD, a major-league record for most with one team. Oakland's Dennis Eckersley held the old mark.