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August 31, 2006

Ron Darling Shelled in Mets Loss to Dodgers

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 31, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Dodgers 7, Mets 4  (87-42)

It seemed like the Mets would just keep on winning, but their excellent streak finally came to an end.  Ron Darling was tagged for seven runs on nine hits as he dropped to 12-5.

Ed Hearn hit his fourth homerun and scored twice.  Keith Hernandez went two for four with an RBI and Rafael Santana had two singles.

August 30, 2006

Mets Double Up Dodgers for Fifth Straight Win

by @ 4:39 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 30, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 6, Dodgers 3  (87-42)

The Mets won for the eleventh time in twelve games by getting to Orel Hershiser early.  By the end of the fourth inning, Hershiser was in the dugout and the Mets had five runs, more then enough to win the game.

Howard Johnson scored two runs and Keith Hernandez and Lenny Dykstra both had two hits.  Rick Aguilera pitched eight quality innings and improved to 7-6.  Roger McDowell pitched a perfect ninth frame to earn his eighteenth save of the season.

August 29, 2006

Mets Continue Hot Streak Behind Bob Ojeda’s 15th Win

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 29, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 2, Dodgers 1  (86-42)

The Mets continued their hot streak with a tight win over the Dodgers.  It was their tenth win in eleven games.

Keith Hernandez singled home Mookie Wilson in the first inning, then Wilson drove home Rafael Santana with a single in the seventh inning.  In the meantime, Bob Ojeda was mowing down Dodgers left, right and center.  Going into the ninth, he had a four hit shutout but an error by Ray Knight in the ninth led to an unearned run.  He improved to 15-4 on the season and struck out seven batters.

August 27, 2006

Mets Edge Padres in Eleven Innings

by @ 4:34 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 27, 1986 at Jack Murphy Stadium

Mets 6, Padres 5  (85-42)

It took eleven innings, but the Mets won the ninth time in ten games.  The Mets jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after three innings of work and that lead stood until the the Padres scored a lone run in the bottom of the sixth.  Then in the bottom of the eighth, the Padres exploded for four runs to tie the game up and send it into extra frames.

Neither team threatened in the tenth inning, but in the top of the eleventh, Howard Johnson led off with a fly out.  Len Dykstra and Wally Backman hit back to back singles, then Keith Hernandez drove home Dykstra on a sac. fly to give the Mets the run they needed.

Six different Mets had multi-hit games.  Darryl Strawberry drove in four runs and hit his nineteenth homerun of the season.  On the pitching side, Doug sisk improved to 3-2 by holding the Padres scoreless in the final two innings.

August 26, 2006

Tim Teufel Powers Mets to Blowout Win Over Padres

by @ 1:52 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 26, 1986 at Jack Murphy Stadium

Mets 11, Padres 6  (84-42)

The Mets won for the eighth time in nine games by pummelling the Giants pitching staff.  In all, they put eleven runs on the board and they did it with 21 hits.

Hitting stars were everywhere.  Tim Teufel went four for six with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.  Ray Knight had four hits and three RBIs and Rafael Santana hit his first homerun of the season.  All nine Mets starters had hits and eight different Mets scored.

Sid Fernandez didn’t have a pretty start, but he got the win.  He improved to 15-4 on the season and gave up six runs on twelve hits in seven innings of work.

August 25, 2006

Late Inning Rally Pushes Mets Over Padres

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 25, 1986 at Jack Murphy Stadium

Mets 5, Padres 2  (83-42)

The Mets got back to winning with a late inning surge to put the game away.  With the game at 2-2 heading into the eighth, the Mets jumped all over the Padres’ bullpen to put the game away.  Ray Knight drove in two runs in the eighth with a single and Mookie Wilson tripled home Keith Hernandez in the ninth.

Hernandez scored twice despite not getting a hit and Kevin Mitchell and Howard Johnson both had two hits.  Jesse Orosco improved to 5-5 and Roger McDowell pitched the final 1 2/3 to earn his seventeenth save of the season.

August 24, 2006

Mets Blown Out by Giants, Six Game Winning Streak Comes to an End

by @ 1:47 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 24, 1986 at Candlestick Park

Giants 10, Mets 1  (82-42)

The Giants ended the Mets six game win streak by hitting Rick Aguilera and Doug Sisk around the park.  Aguilera dropped to 6-6 by giving up six runs on ten hits in six innings.  Sisk gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks in two innings of work.

The Mets weren’t that much better with their hitting.  Mike Krukow held the Mets to four hits and the only run scored on Danny Heep’s RBI single in the fourth inning.

August 23, 2006

Bob Ojeda Pitches Mets to Sixth Straight Win

by @ 1:41 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 23, 1986 at Candlestick Park

Mets 3, Giants 2  (82-41)

The Mets made it six straight as Bob Ojeda was just good enough for the Mets to edge the Giants.  Ojeda struck out nine in eight innings of work as he improved to 14-4.  Roger McDowell once again was called in to save the game and he pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his sixteenth save of the season.

Keith Hernandez drove in a pair of runs and had two hits.  Wally Backman went two for three with a run.

August 22, 2006

Mets Top Giants for Fifth Straight Win

by @ 1:29 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 22, 1986 at Candlestick Park

Mets 5, Giants 3  (81-41)

The Mets continued to roll as they won their fifth straight game.  Dwight Gooden improved to 13-4 as he went 8 2/3 innings and struck out seven.  Roger McDowell was called in to get the final out with runners at the corners, and he did the job to earn his fifteenth save.

Mookie Wilson drove in two runs and Darryll Strawberry hit his eighteenth homerun of the season.  Rafael Santana scored twice.

August 20, 2006

Mets Win 80th Game of Season in Sweep Over Dodgers

by @ 1:27 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 20, 1986 at Dodger Stadium

Mets 7, Dodgers 5  (80-41)

The Mets finished their sweep of the Dodgers and in the process, won their 80th game of the season.  As typical in the series, the Mets jumped out to an early lead (6-0 through five innings) only to have the Dodgers storm back (five runs in the bottom of the fifth).  The rally fell short, and the Mets walked away with their fourth straight win.

Keith Hernandez drove in two runs and Ed Hearn went three for four.  Sid Fernandez helped out his own cause by driving in two runs.

Fernandez improved to 14-4 with six rough innings.  He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks.  Jesse Orosco held the Dodgers hitless in 1 2/3 innings as he earned his 17th save of the season.

August 19, 2006

Ron Darling Pitches and Hits Mets to Third Straight Win

by @ 1:24 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 19, 1986 at Dodger Stadium

Mets 6, Dodgers 4  (79-41)

The Mets jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the second only to see it completely disappear by the end of the third inning.  Fortunately they put two more runs on the board while Ron Darling and the Mets pen held the Dodgers scoreless the rest of the way.

Kevin Mitchell hit his eleventh homerun of the season and drove in two runs.  Mookie Wilson went two for five with two RBIs and Ron Darling helped out his own cause by getting two hits and scoring twice.

Ron Darling improve to 12-4 with seven solid innings of work.  Roger McDowell held the Dodgers to one hit in the final 1 2/3 innings to walk away with his fourteenth save of the season.

August 18, 2006

Darryl Strawberry Drives in Three Runs in Mets Win Over Dodgers

by @ 1:19 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 18, 1986 at Dodger Stadium 

Mets 5, Dodgers 4  (78-41)

The Mets edged the Dodgers to win their second straight game.  The Mets jumped out to a 5-0 lead after five innings only to see the lead nearly disappear as the Dodgers scored four in the bottom of the fifth.  The Mets pen held the Dodgers in check the rest of the way as they escaped with the win.

Darryll Strawberry had a huge game.  He went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.  Keith Hernandez homered and drove in two runs and Wally Backman scored twice.

Bob Ojeda improved to 13-4 despite only lasting five innings.  Doug Sisk, Jesse Orosco and Roger McDowell held the Dodgers scoreless in the final four frames and McDowell earned his thireenth save of the season.

August 17, 2006

Mets End Four Game Skid in Second Game Against Cardinals

by @ 1:14 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 17, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Cardinals 2, Mets 1  (76-41)

The Mets lost their fourth straight game in the front end of a Sunday doubleheader.  John Tudor held the Mets in check as they only managed to get Keith Hernandez across the plate on Tim Teufel’s sac. fly.

Rick Aguilera’s start was cut short but the pen really picked things up.  Rick Anderson, Doug Sisk and Jesse Orosco held the Cardinals to one run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings of work.  Unfortunately that one run was the deciding factor.

August 17, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 9, Cardinals 2  (77-41)

The Mets ended their four game skid by pounding the Cardinals in the second game of their double header.  Danny Heep, Tim Teufel and Lenny Dykstra all homered for the Mets in the eleven hit, nine run attack.

Randy Niemann got the start for the Met in their sixth game in four days.  He improved to 2-3 and gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits through six innings of work.  Roger McDowell pitched the final three frames and gave up only one hit to earn his 12th save of the season.

August 16, 2006

Mets Lose Third Straight Game to Cardinals

by @ 11:14 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 16, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Cardinals 3, Mets 1  (76-40)

The Cardinals handed the Mets their third straight loss in another poor performance by the Mets offense.  They managed only one run on six hits in eleven innings with the sole run coming on a Lee Mazzilli solo homerun.

Dwight Gooden had a great start go to waste.  He held the Cardinals to one run on four hits and four walks.  Roger McDowell pitched the ninth and the two extra innings and dropped to 12-7 on the season.

August 15, 2006

Cardinals Edge Mets in Ten Innings

by @ 11:12 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 15, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Cardinals 4, Mets 2  (76-39)

The Mets dropped their second straight game in an extra innings pitching dual.  Sid Fernandez gave up a long run in the top of the first and it took the Mets seven innings to tie the game up.  Things went into extra innings and the defending National League champs busted out for three runs in the top of the tenth off of Jesse Orosco to put the game away.

The Mets tried to rally in the bottom of the tenth, and while they actually scored a run, they fell just short.  Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter both flew out with runners on first and second as the game ended.

wally Backman went three for five and Rafael Santana went three for five and he scored both Mets’ runs.  Sid Fernandez went seven innings and gave up only one run on five hits with eight strikeouts.  Orosco dropped to 4-5 on the season.

August 14, 2006

Mets Split Doubleheader With Cardinals

by @ 11:03 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 14, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 4, Cardinals 3  (76-37)

The Mets took the first game of their double header with the Cardinals in a back and forth game.  Terry Pendleton took Ron Darling deep to give the Cards a 1-0 lead, but the Mets answered in the bottom half of the inning when Ray Knight scored on Rafael Santana’s fielders choice.

The Cardinals took the lead again in the fifth on Vince Coleman’s RBI single and the score would stand at 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh.  With two outs, Mookie Wilson doubled and then Kevin Mitchell hit his tenth homerun of the season to give the Mets their first lead of the game.

Things got out of control quickly in the ninth for the Mets.  Jesse Orosco proceeded to load the bases up with one out, then Rafael Santana made an error that tied the game up.  Roger McDowell took over and in what might have been a squeez play attempt, Andy Van Slyke was caught stealing home.  Ozzie Smith then grounded to third to end the inning.

The Mets wasted little time in the bottom of the ninth to put this game away.  Rafael Santana went from goat to hero by doubling to lead things off but Wally Backman failed to move him over with his bunt attempt.  Mookie Wilson singled and Santana tried scoring from second, but Vince Coleman gunned him down at the plate.  Fortunately Wilson moved to second and then scored on Kevin Mitchell’s single to end the game. 

August 14, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Cardinals 5, Mets 1  (76-38)

The Mets came up flat in the second game of their doubleheader against the Cardinals.  Ricky Horton held the Mets to a single run on only three hits and two walks.  The one run came on an RBI single by Tim Teufel.

Rick Anderson got off to a rough start in the first inning by giving up three runs, two of which came on a two run shot by Tom Herr.   In all, he went six innings and gave up four runs on six this.  Doug Sisk gave up an unearned run in his two innings of work and Randy Myers finished the game up without giving up a hit in the ninth.

August 13, 2006

Bob Ojeda Hit Hard in Loss to Phillies

by @ 10:29 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 13, 1986 at Veteran’s Stadium

Phillies 8, Mets 4  (75-37)

The Mets lost their three game series with the Phillies.  Bob Ojeda was roughed up for seven runs in six innings of work and he gave up a season high three homeruns as he dropped to 12-4.

Kevin Mitchell went two for four with a double, a triple and two runs.  Ray Knight was two for four with an RBI and a run and Lee Mazzilli hit a two run shot in the ninth inning to make the game look like less of a blow out.

August 12, 2006

Lack of Run Support Costs Mets

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 12, 1986 at Veteran’s Stadium

Phillies 3, Mets 1  (75-36)

Rick Aguilera and Doug Sisk held the Phillies to three hits but the Phillies scored three runs.  And despite the Phillies making three errors, the Mets only managed one run off of Kevin Gross.

Len Dykstra led off the game with a solo homer, but the Mets never threatened again.  Wally Backman had two singles to account for the only multihit game for the Mets.

Aguilera gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks.  Doug Sisk threw the final two frames and gave up only one hit.

August 11, 2006

Dwight Gooden Tops Phillies to Win Twelth Game

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 11, 1986 at Veteran’s Stadium

Mets 8, Phillies 4  (75-35)

The Mets had another big offensive game as they won their third in a row, all of which they scored at least seven runs.  Ray Knight doubled twice and drove in two runs while Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez both had two hits. 

Dwight Gooden cruised to his twelth win of the season by going the distance.  He gave up four runs on nine hits with ten strikeouts.

August 10, 2006

Wally Backman Drives in Three in Win Over Expos

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 10, 1986 at Olympic Stadium

Mets 7, Expos 2  (74-35)

The Mets won their series with Expos and although the score wouldn’t indicate, this one was close for most of the game.  The Expos led 2-1 going into the seventh, but the Mets scored four in the seventh and two in the ninth to put it in the “blowout” category.

Sid Fernandez was solid in six innings of work.  He gave up two runs on only three hits and he struck out seven.  Rick Anderson pitched three perfect frames to end the game and he earned his first save of the season.

Wally Backman had a big as he went three for five with a double, a run and three RBIs.  Len Dykstra scored twice and Darryl Strawberry went two for four with a run, an RBI and two stolen bases.

August 9, 2006

Gary Carter Drives in Two in Ninth Inning, Mets Hold On to Beat Expos

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 9, 1986 at Olympic Stadium

Mets 10, Expos 8  (73-35)

It’s not too often you can make three errors and be down 6-1 in the eighth and come back to win.  In addition, the Mets had one of the oddest box score lines I’ve ever seen.  Ten runs on only seven hits (and then the three errors).

With the score 6-1 in the top of the eighth, Howard Johnson led off the inning with a double.  The recently acquired Lee Mazzilli in a trade for George Foster and he drew a walk before Len Dykstra drove home Johnson with a single.  Tim Teufel drew a walk to load the bases and then Keith Hernandez drove home Mazzilli and Dykstra with a single.  Gary Carter was hit by a pitch to load the bases and then Darryl Strawberry hit a deep sac fly to left to score Teufel.  Then with the Mets down by a run, Mookie Wilson hit a three run homerun to cap off a seven run inning that gave the Mets a two run lead.

Unfortunately, the Mets almost blew it.  A Howard Johnson error helped the Expos score two unearned runs to tie the game.  But the Mets scored two runs in the top of the ninth on Gary Carter’s bases loaded single to lock the game up.  Jesse Orosco pitched an uneventful ninth to earn his sixteenth save of the season.

August 8, 2006

Bob Ojeda Gives up Five Early Runs in Loss to Expos

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 8, 1986 at Olympic Stadium

Expos 5, Mets 3  (72-35)

After playing 30 innings in two days, the Mets finally ran out of gas in Montreal.  Bob Ojeda was hit hard early and while he last five innings, the Expos scored all the runs they’d need (four) by the end of the second inning.

Keith Hernandez had two doubles and an RBI as the Mets were held to eight hits.  Bob Ojeda dropped to 12-3 on the season with the loss.

August 7, 2006

Mets Blow Out Cubs, Win Five Game Series

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 7, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Mets 12, Cubs 3  (72-34)

The Mets won their five game series against the Cubs and won their third game in a row in a blowout.  The Cubs scored twelve runs on sixteen hits as Cubs starter Scott Sanderson and the relievers that followed him were pummelled.

Each of the Mets nine starters got a hit.  Keith Hernandez went three for five with two runs and two RBIs.  Gary Carter hit a three run homerun and Danny Heep hit a solo shot.  Ray Knight went four for five with two RBIs.

Lost in the hitfest was a solid start by Rick Aguilera.  Aguilera went the distance and gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts.  He improved to 6-3 on the season.

August 6, 2006

Mets Win Two Against Cubs

by @ 9:48 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 6, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Mets 7, Cubs 6  (70-34)

The Mets finally figure out the Cubs and won their 70th game in a twelve inning thriller that started off an exciting double header against the Cubs.  The Mets took a quick 1-0 lead in the first after a 48 minute rain delay on a solo homerun by Keith Hernandez.  The Cubs answered in the third when Bob Dernier stole home and Ryne Sandberg took Dwight Gooden deep with a solo shot.  The Cubs added a run in the fourth on Jody Davis’ sac. fly to make it a 3-1 game.

In the top of the fifth, the Mets answered in a big way.  Kevin Mitchell struck out to lead off the inning, but three straight singles by Rafael Santana, Dwight Gooden, and Len Dykstra led to two scoring runs, and then Wally Backman’s sac. fly gave the Mets a 4-3 lead.

The Mets put an insurance run on the board in the top of the eighth on a fielder choice by Mookie Wilson that scored Dykstra.  Gooden cruised through the eighth, but once again it looked like Davey Johnson rode his starter a little too long as he let Gooden pitch in the ninth.  Jody Davis took Gooden deep with a two run shot that tied the game and sent it into extra innings.

The Mets threatened in the 11th but couldn’t get anyone across.  In the 12th, Keith Herandez led off with a walk and he moved to third on Gary Carters single and Shawon Dunston’s error.  Then Mookie Wilson drove home both baserunners with an RBI single off of Hall of Fame closer Lee Smith.

Roger McDowell was touched up in the bottom of the twelth but the Cubs could only manage a single run.  McDowell won his tenth game of the season.

August 6, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Mets 7, Cubs 6  (71-34)

It wouldn’t be for a few more year’s until Wrigley Field would have lights and it affected this game.  The Mets finished their double header sweep against the Cubs in another close game.  The second game saw the Mets jump out to a 6-2 lead in the fifth only to see the cubs shave it to 6-4 before the game was suspended at the end of the seventh.  It was finished the next day and the Mets squeaked out a narrow 7-6 win that saw the Cubs score twice in the ninth to shave the lead to a single run.  The Cubs rally was cut short when Bob Dernier tried to bunt Ryne Sandberg over to second but ended up hitting into a double play instead.

Rick Anderson walked away with his first win of the seasonby going five innings and giving up three runs on five hits.  Jesse Orosco got the final batter out to earn his fifteenth save of the season.

Gary Carter went two for five with a homerun and three RBIs.  Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson both had three hits and Howard Johnson hit his eighth homerun of the season.

August 5, 2006

Roger McDowell Hit Hard Late in Loss to Cubs

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 5, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Cubs 8, Mets 5  (69-34)

The Mets dropped their second straight game to the Cubs in pretty ugly fashion.  Starter Sid Fernandez was beat up in his 5 1/3 innings and he gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks.  The Mets actually tied the game at 5-5 on Keith Hernandez’s big three run homerun but Roger McDowell was shelled in the bottom of the eighth and he gave up a three run homerun to Jerry Mumphrey that put the Cubs up for good.

Mookie Wilson and Tim Teufel both scored twice as Davey Johnson was forced to go to his secondary lineup against lefty Jamie Moyer.  Wilson hit his seventh homerun of the season and Keith Hernandez hit his ninth.

August 4, 2006

Mets Winning Streak Ends at Three Games, Held to Only Five Hits in Loss to Cubs

by @ 9:41 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 4, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Cubs 4, Mets 2  (69-33)

The Mets three game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Dennis Eckersley and Lee Smith.  The two pitchers combined to hold the Mets to two runs on only five hits.

Ron Darling dropped to 11-4 with a lackluster outing.  He gave up four runs on nine hits but he did strike out seven. 

Kevin Mitchell had two of the Mets five hits and he scored a run.  Mookie Wilson and Rafael Santana drove home the two Mets runs.  Oddly, three of the Mets five hits were for extra bases.

August 3, 2006

Mets Win in Ten, Finish Sweep Over Expos

by @ 9:38 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 3, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 4, Expos 3  (69-32)

The Mets finished their sweep of the Expos but they needed extra frames to do it.  The Mets jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second on Rafael Santana’s RBI single.  Neither team scored until the Expos tied the game up in the seventh, but the Mets answered and appered to lock the game up with Ray Knight’s two run double in the bottom of the eighth.

Unfortunately, it looked like Davey Johnson left Bob Ojeda in for an inning too long.  In the top of the ninth, Ojeda got the lead off batter out but then proceeded to give up three straight singles (which cut the lead to a single run) before getting pulled.  Roger McDowell then came in and immediately gave up a single that scored the tying run.  He then got out of the jam by getting Tim Wallach to ground into a double play.

The Mets went down quietly in the ninth as did the Expos in the tenth.  In the bottom of the tenth, Wally Backman led off with a single then Keith Hernandez flew out to right field.  Kevin Mitchell singled to put runners at first and second before Howard Johnson lined out to second base.  Then with two outs, Ray Knight singled home Backman to end the game.

August 2, 2006

Gary Carter Drives in Three in Mets Win Over Expos

by @ 9:36 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 2, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 4, Expos 1  (68-32)

This time it was Rick Aguilera and Jesse Orosco who pitched the Mets to an easy win.  In all, the two pitchers held the Expos to a single run on four hits.  Aguilera improved to 5-3 and Orosco saved his fourteenth game of the season.

Gary Carter drove in three runs and tripled for the first time in the season.  Len Dykstra went one for three with two runs and Keith Hernandez drove in the other Mets run and scored once.

August 1, 2006

Dwight Gooden Wins Eleventh Game With Help From Roger McDowell

by @ 9:32 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - August

August 1, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 3, Expos 1  (67-32)

The Mets ended their two game miniskid behind Dwight Gooden’s eleventh win of the season.  He threw five innings and gave up a single run on four hits and he struck out seven.  He got a ton of help from Roger McDowell, who held the Expos scoreless through the final four frames en route to his eleventh save.  He gave up only one hit and one walk.

Ray Knight went two for three with an RBI and Kevin Mitchell tripled (the only extra base hit for the Mets) and scored a run.

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