METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 8, 1987 GAME:Educated Fan
October 8, 2006
This was a very pivotal time in the 1987 season. It looked like the Mets were finally playing like champions, with a 7-game winning streak and a potent lineup that was now hot.
This game would change all of that. Early in the game, Darryl Strawberry was hit in the head by a pitch. After that, there were so many blown scoring opportunities and a sense that they were back to their habits of failing in clutch situations. Darryl Strawberry would miss several games because of this. As was often the case, he went down, and so did the Mets. They went 4-9 in their next 13 games.
This was really disappointing. I thought the Mets were finally playing like the team they were the year before. It didn't matter that they had so many injuries. If only they could have hit in the clutch, they could have won it all again.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: