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1986 Regular Season Game 108
August 9, 1986
Mets 10, Expos 8
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METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 9, 1986 GAME:

Jim McCoy
August 23, 2001
We were in Lake Placid on our honeymoon, and my well-chosen wife suggested that we drive up to Montreal for the ballgame.

We were concerned about driving back through the Adirondacks late at night, so we agreed that if there was a five- run difference after seven innings, we'd leave. Sure enough, the Expos led 7-2 after seven, but we'd never left a game early before, and decided not to start now.

The Mets rewarded us by coming back to tie, but then the Expos went ahead again. Carter and Mookie had big hits in the ninth as the Mets came back in consecutive innings! 10-8 Mets.

The Mets fans made much more noise than the home fans did in this morgue. The win left us 18 ahead of the Expos, who were in second at the time. On the way out, a spontaneous celebration got going: someone started chanting "18 games", and the rest of us were all too happy to join in. A phenomenal occurrence in the opposition's ballpark.

Needless to say, we were elated that we stayed. That drive back wasn't so bad after all...



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