METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 19, 1979 GAME:Bob P
October 28, 2003
This is the game Andy from Rego Park referred to in the "Gil Flores" memory section.
Dock Ellis started this game for the Mets, who jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Richie Hebner. George Foster singled to tie it in the bottom of the first. It was still 1- 1 in the fifth when with one out, Flores hit an inside the park home run, his only homer as a Met and the second and final homer of his major league career. Of course, the Mets couldn't hold the lead as the Reds came right back and batted around in the bottom of the fifth, scoring four runs.
The Mets actually came back to tie the game, scoring one in the sixth, then two in the seventh on a pinch homer by Dan Norman. But the Reds won the game in the bottom of the eighth when Dave Collins drove in Ray Knight with an infield out. Tom Hume came in to pitch a 1-2-3 ninth for the Reds and they swept the three game series at Riverfront, winning all three games by one run in their final at bat.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: