METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 19, 1986 GAME:Bob P
May 22, 2004
Mike Scott outpitched Dwight Gooden in this game but both came away without a decision.
The Astros led 4-0 going to the top of the ninth. Scott had allowed just two hits and a walk through eight.
Len Dykstra led off the ninth with a homer. After Scott got Wally Backman out, Keith Hernandez singled and Gary Carter drove him in with a double. Then the closer I always loved to see came in for Houston---DAVE SMITH!! My worries were over!! Darryl Strawberry promptly homered to tie the game, and in fact, the Mets got two more runners on off Smith but didn't score again.
Roger McDowell got the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth, but then Craig Reynolds, who finished his career with one home run every 113 plate appearances, hit one over the wall for a dramatic Astros win.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: