METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 7, 1965 GAME:
January 11, 2005
The Mets scored in the first but after that combined on a series of fielding errors and walks to lose to the Cubs, Chicago scoring seven runs even though they had only three base hits. I still remember the headline in a local sports page the next day: "Cubs Three Hit Attack Sinks Mets 7-1".
June 16, 2005
This was the sixth straight loss for the Mets on their way to eleven in a row. As Joseph Dubin said in an earlier post, the Cubs scored seven runs with just three hits!
The weirdness started in the first inning as Cubs starter Bill Faul was hit with a shot off the bat of Mets leadoff batter Johnny Lewis. Cal Koonce came in to relieve Faul and held the Mets to one run in 3.2 innings (an RBI single by Ron Hunt) before veteran LHP Billy Hoeft pitched five shutout innings for the win.
The Cubs scored four in the top of the fifth with just two hits. Glenn Backert led off with a single, and after a fielder's choice and error by Galen Cisco, the Cubs had runners at second and third with no one out. Pinch hitter Doug Clemens reached on an error by Ed Kranepool then an infield out gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead. After a walk, Billy Williams doubled in tow more runs and it was 4-1 Cubs.
In the seventh, Gordie Richardson walked a batter then hit a batter, and Billy Williams followed with a three run homer, giving him two of the Cubs' three hits and five RBI for the afternoon.