METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 19, 1985 GAME:Bob P
May 13, 2006
On a Friday night at the Vet, Dwight Gooden and Steve Carlton give vintage performances. Carlton pitches seven innings of two-hit ball and is perfect for the first four innings. Doc goes eight innings, giving up just three hits. The Mets finally break through with two outs in the ninth when Keith Hernandez singles home pinch- hitter Wally Backman, and Jesse Orosco pitches a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth for the save.
All eight hits in this game were singles, and Doc improves to 2-0 at the start of his signature season.
July 7, 2012
I drove from Long Island to Philly for this game and had to pick someone up after work on Friday in Jersey City. I got lost so we got a late start down the Turnpike. The game went so fast we couldn't believe it. We got there in the bottom of the 8th inning. We saw Gooden pitch the 8th and got the win. We saw Orosco pitch the 9th and get the save. And we saw the Mets get the only run in the 9th to win 1-0. So in the 15 minutes were were there, we saw everything we had hoped to see. Then turned around and drove home.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: