METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 7, 1985 GAME:
October 6, 2006
I have been an Atlanta Braves fan since 1983, and used to live in New York. I was at this game, and it was one of the most frustrating games I can remember as a fan. The first eight innings of this game, until the last of the eighth, were very well played, and well pitched. A pitcher's duel between Braves starter Steve Bedrosian, and the Mets Ron Darling. After the Atlanta bullpen shut the Mets out for a couple of innings, and Darling got the Braves out in the eighth, things unraveled, and then, "Mr $40 million dollar closer", Bruce Sutter, came in for the Braves, and served up a Grand Slam homer to Gary Carter. At this point, with Atlanta trailing 5-1, my father and I decided to leave the game, and listen to the rest of it on the radio with Bob Murphy and Gary Cohen. Suddenly, the Braves started coming back against the Met bullpen. Then, with Dale Murphy as the tying run, Jesse Orosco struck him out, and got the final out, to preserve the win for the Mets. I remember shutting off the radio in disgust. Not only had the Braves lost with their ace "fireman" on the mound, but they had made a vailiant comeback, and fallen short. One of the most frustrating games I've ever been to as a fan, this game is fresh in my memory, even 21 years later, and I was only 15 at the time of the game.