METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 2, 1984 GAME:Hank M
August 7, 2007
This was an exciting win. The game was tied when Danny Heep, pinch-hitting for the pitcher, led off the ninth inning. Danny hit a high, shallow fly ball down the left field line. Henry Cotto made a diving attempt for the ball, but it got by him...and rolled all the way to the corner! With Cotto lying on the ground and the ball way behind him, I thought Heep was going to have a game-winning, inside-the-park home run. He wound up stopping at third base.
The leadoff triple turned out to be good enough. After two intentional walks to load the bases, Keith Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly to score Danny with the winning run. The Mets had a walk- off victory over the team that would become their chief rival that season.
When I look back at this game, I think of it as a great win during the Mets' return to contender status. Still, I can't help but think of how much more thrilling it would have been had Danny Heep been able to circle the bases on that ball he hit.
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