METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 23, 1970 GAME:
February 16, 2005
The Cubs again gained a measure of revenge from last year's fadeout by taking the second game of this four-game series at Shea after winning the night before to start the series.
In this game, the Cubs jumped all over Gary Gentry after the Mets scored a run in the bottom of the first. The Cubs scored three in the second and three more in the third. When Gentry loaded the bases with nobody out in the fourth, Gil Hodges called to the bullpen for Don Cardwell, but Cardwell walked Jim Hickman to force in a run, then allowed a bases-clearing double to Johnny Callison. An RBI single by Ferguson Jenkins made it 11-1 Cubs.
The Mets scored at least one run in every inning from the fourth on, but still fell short by six runs.
Of the eighteen batters in the starting lineup, only one did not reach base at least once: Gary Gentry, who was 0-for-1.
The heart of the Cub lineup--Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Jim Hickman--combined for five hits, six walks, and ten runs scored.