METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 12, 1982 GAME:
December 31, 2002
I am the only one in the world that remembers this game. Terry Leach could not throw a strike for the life of him. The worst game probably of his career. His 10 inning 1-hitter later in the year redeemed him.
May 27, 2003
I can't say I do remember the game, but thanks to retrosheet, I see that the Mets scored 4 in the 6th to take a 5-3 lead then the wheels fell off.
Here is the top of the seventh:
Scott pitching. Sandberg singled, Bowa popped to short, Buckner walked, Orosco replaced Scott. Durham singled to drive in a run, runners moved up on error by Foster. Morales intentionally walked. Leach replaced Orosco. Davis walked to force in a run. Steve Henderson (yes, that Steve Henderson)singled to drive in two more, Kennedy flied out to right. Wills walked, Sandberg singled to drive in two more, Bowa walked. Falcone replaced Leach, Buckner singled to drive in two and then was caught stealing or the Cubs might still be batting now.
So Leach faced 6 batters: walk, single, out, walk, single, walk.
After the game the Mets had a one game lead over the Cubs in the battle for fifth place.