METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 7, 1986 GAME:Steve G.
March 1, 2005
Funny-looking box score for this game. How in the world did the Mets get 13 hits and 2 walks in less than 5 innings and only manage to score 3 runs?? That's hard to do.
March 4, 2005
Steve G, good question! Retrosheet tells us how:
First inning: Mets score two but also have a runner (Hernandez) thrown out trying to score from second on a single. Then they leave the bases loaded. Second inning: two more left on base. Third inning: one left on base. Fourth inning: two more left on. Fifth inning: another runner (Hearn) thrown out trying to score, plus two more left on base.
This was a wild game that the Mets held on to win, and after sweeping this doubleheader the Mets had a 21 game lead with 26 games remaining.
One more note: Dave Magadan made his major league debut in this game with a pinch-single in the bottom of the fifth inning.
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