METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 6, 1986 GAME:Robert Mitchell
July 13, 2000
I lived in the Midwest in 1986 and was at this game. I remember Mookie Wilson won it late with a broken-bat single to right field that drove in the winning run. Doc Gooden was sailing along and appeared to have the game wrapped, but he gave up a late homer to Cubs right fielder Keith Moreland. I was sitting in the left field stands as the ball went onto Waveland Avenue and hit some buses.
July 13, 2004
The start of this doubleheader was delayed almost an hour by rain. Doc and the Mets fell behind early, 3-1, but then they scored three in the fifth to take the lead. They added another run and Doc was breezing along after the rough start.
But in the ninth inning with one out, Thad Bosley singled and then Jody Davis (not Keith Moreland as stated in an earlier post) homered to tie the game.
Mookie Wilson drove in two with a single in the twelfth to give the Mets the lead again, but Roger McDowell almost gave it back. With one out in the bottom of the twelfth he gave up a double and an RBI single but then retired Ryne Sandberg and Manny Trillo for the win.
The Mets had 15 hits in the game, including four by Len Dykstra.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: