METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 20, 1982 GAME:Steve G.
September 16, 2007
This was a heartbreaking loss for the Mets. The kind of loss that used to make me swear I'd never watch another Mets game again. Ed Lynch pitched nine shutout innings, but he was matched by Pascual Perez. The Mets finally scored a run off Perez in the top of the 10th on a home run by Brian Giles (no, not that Brian Giles). Pat Zachry comes in to try to finish the game off in the bottom of the 10th. I don't remember the exact sequence of events, but I do know that Zachry got the first 2 outs and the Braves got 2 or 3 runners on base. The next batter hits a routine grounder to Hubie Brooks...who picks it up and throws it past the first baseman, allowing the tying run to score. Then Zachry proceeds to walk in the winning run. Mets give it away, 2-1. I still remember Hubie's quote in the next day's paper: "I just threw it away. I just threw the ball away." He felt terrible about it.
This was the fifth loss in a losing streak that would eventually reach 15 games.
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