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July 26, 1987
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Educated Fan
March 31, 2007
I'm surprised that this game has not been commented on, or the next series. The following week would be really big.

This day was unusual in that even though the Mets lost, they gained ground on the Cardinals, who lost 2 to San Francisco, as they pulled a shocking 4-game sweep on the red-hot Cardinals.

This was a tough loss, as Houston got 4 in the 9th. But it seemed to fire the Mets up. They would win 10 of their next 11, with their only loss being on a day where they were not very well rested. This included a 3-game sweep in St. Louis.

Mike D.
September 2, 2008
As an 11 year-old, my very first Mets game. It was Rally Cap day. Still have it, 21 years later!

October 11, 2009
I was at this game and I do remember it well. Mets had the lead going into the 9th and Orosco got unraveled as he gave up 4 runs including a 3 run homer by Billy Hatcher. I thought maybe this game would have been a crushing blow to the season after this loss but the Mets rebounded and got hot to get back in the race all the way until the final week of the season. Perhaps this game gave the team a wake-up call to get their act together before they fell too far back before August even came.

Also it was rally cap day as they gave a cap with a velcro baseball to all fans who attended. The rally cap was a popular thing with the players back then, so the team turned this into a giveaway promotion. 20+ years later I still have the rally cap with my Mets collection.

Shickhaus Franks
February 4, 2012
Rally Cap Day! I was at Shea with 43,000+ for the 1986 NLCS rematch where on a hot, humid overcast day with the threat of rainstorms (it never rained anyway); History repeated itself where Billy Hatcher hit another HR off Jesse Fiasco (my friend Kathy's funny last name instead of Orosco) just like Game 6 NLCS but unlike the previous season, there would be no comeback. I don't have the Rally Cap anymore but maybe someone will donate one for the upcoming 50th anniversary to the Mets Museum and HOF.

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