METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 29, 1997 GAME:Bob P
August 20, 2004
The Mets scored nine runs over the last three innings to come from behind and beat the Pirates, 10-8. The Mets hit five homers over the last three innings. Down 6-1 with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, Butch Huskey homered and then after Luis Lopez kept the inning alive with a single, Matt Franco hit a pinch-homer to make it 6-4.
The Pirates got one back in the bottom of the seventh when Kevin Young homered off Ricardo Jordan, who would eventually be the winning pitcher, his first and only win with the Mets.
In the eighth, John Olerud and Todd Hundley hit back-to-back homers off LHP Chris Peters and the Mets took an 8-7 lead. Olerud homered again in the top of the ninth, a two-run shot off Rich Loiselle, and even though the Pirates got a run in the bottom of the ninth off John Franco, the Mets held on for the win. Franco picked up the 342nd save of his career, putting him in fourth place all time.
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