METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 12, 1987 GAME:
September 25, 2003
Everyone remembers the game from the night before...Pendleton's crushing homer in the ninth and the extra inning loss...but the Mets had a chance to rebound about 14 hours later and Doc let them down.
After Vince Coleman struck out to start the game, here's what the Cards did off Gooden: double, walk, walk, walk, sac fly, single, stolen base, single, fly out. Coming off the backbreaker of the night before, the Mets are down 5-0 before Mookie steps to the plate. If it wasn't over the night before, it sure is over now. The Cards got another run the the top of the second and Doc was gone by the third. His line was 2 innings, 6 runs, 5 hits, 3 walks.
And one more thing I didn't remember: the loss in this game dropped the Mets into THIRD place, half a game behind Montreal. The Mets did finish the season one game ahead of the Expos.