METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 22, 1982 GAME:Professor G
June 15, 2005
One of the most memorable pitching performances I've ever witnessed in person. Mets starter Randy Jones walked the bases loaded, then walked in a run. I don't know if any other Mets pitcher in the team's history has ever started a game this way, walking the first four hitters. This game was the lowest point in Jones's demise, which actually began after he got off to a brilliant 6-2 start. After that, if you check the box scores, this game was the third in four consecutive starts that he didn't get out of the FIRST inning! Maybe here in San Diego, at Petco Park at his barbecue stand, I can ask him and unravel the mystery. Was he pitching hurt?
Jim from Connecticut
September 8, 2006
I was at this game! Oddly I don't remember those walks or Randy Jones pitching. It's funny on how the years will let you selectively forget bad memories like that. At the time, as a 15 year old kid trying to find baseball heroes to emulate, I was in awe of the Expos and their hitters (Cromartie, Oliver, Carter). Sadly the Mets were so disappointing compared to teams like the Expos. I remember #0 Al Oliver's HR, man he was such a great hitter.
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