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June 30, 2006

Bob Ojeda Wins Ninth Game, Mets Extend Winning Streak to Four Games

by @ 9:45 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 30, 1986 at Busch Stadium

Mets 7, Cardinals 0  (50-21)

The Mets won their fourth in a row and their 50th of the season as Bob Ojeda bounced back from a rough start in his last outing.  He threw a seven hit shutout and struck out six as he improved to 9-2.

Kevin Mitchell hit his fourth homer of the season and he scored three runs. Gary Carter went two for five with two RBIs and a run while Keith Hernandez went two for five with a run.

June 29, 2006

Dwight Gooden Pitches Mets to Third Straight Win

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 29, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Mets 7, Cubs 4  (49-21)

The Mets won their third game in a row behind a huge game by Darryl Strawberry.  Straw went three for four with his tenth homerun of the season, three RBIs and two runs.  Wally Backman went three for four with two runs and Gary Carter drove in two runs.  George Foster hit his thirteenth homerun of the season.

Dwight Gooden was shaky but he earned his ninth win of the season.  He picked up another complete game and he gave up four runs on ten hits and three walks while striking out six.

June 28, 2006

Ron Darling, Ray Knight Star in Mets Win Over Cubs

by @ 9:40 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 28, 1986 at Wrigley Field

Mets 5, Cubs 2  (48-21)

Ron Darling and Roger McDowell won their pitching dual with the Cubs staff as the Mets won their 48th game of the season.  With the scored tied 2-2, the Mets busted the game open in the top of the ninth with three runs to put the game away.  Ray Knight did the bulk of the damage with a two run single that scored Darryl Strawberry and Gary Carter.

Darling went seven innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks.  He struck out seven batters.  Roger McDowell gave up one hit in his two innings of work and he improved to an impressive 7-0 on the season.

June 25, 2006

Mets Salvage Final Game in Series Against Expos

by @ 9:37 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 25, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 5, Expos 3  (47-21)

The Mets avoided a sweep at the hands of the Expos by coming up big with four runs in the fourth inning.  With the Expos up 2-0, Keith Hernandez grounded out to first.  Darryl Strawberry doubled and moved to third on George Foster’s groundout.  Kevin Mitchell doubled and drove home Strawberry and then Ray Knight singled home Mitchell.  Ed Hearn walked, and then Sid Fernandez helped out his own cause by singling home Knight.  Lenny Dykstra then capped off the inning with an RBI double to give Sid Fernandez a little extra insurance.

Fernandez improved to 9-2 and went six innings.  He gave up two runs on six hits and five walks while striking out five.  Roger McDowell threw the final three frames without giving up a run to earn his sixth save of the season.

June 24, 2006

Expos Win Second Straight Over Mets

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 24, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Expos 6, Mets 2  (46-21)

The Mets were held to six hits and as the Expos jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back.  Bruce Berenyi was pulled before he even had an official start, and Rick Aguilera gave up two more runs in the top of the eighth as the Expos cruised to an easy win.

Keith Hernandez had two hits and Darryl Strawberry hit his ninth homerun of the season.  Gary Carter also had an RBI single.

June 23, 2006

Expos Edge Mets in Ten Innings

by @ 9:33 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 23, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Expos 5, Mets 4  (46-20)

It took until late June, but the Mets finally lost their 20th game.  The Expos jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the top of the third, but the Mets tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth with three runs.  The inning was capped off by Howard Johnson’s second homerun of the game.

Neither team scored in the final four innings.  Jesse Orosco came in to pitch the tenth and ended up yielding the go ahead run.  In the bottom half of the inning, the Mets went down one-two-three and the game was over.

Dwight Gooden went six innings and gave up four runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks.  Roger McDowell threw three innings of shutout relief.  Orosco dropped to 3-4.

June 22, 2006

Ron Darling Does it All, Mets Take Series Against Cubs

by @ 9:31 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 22, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 4, Cubs 2  (46-19)

Lenny Dykstra hit a two run shot in the bottom of the third inning to put the Mets up early and with some solid pitching by Ron Darling, the Mets held on to win the game.  George Foster went two for four with a solo homerun and Ron Darling went two for four with a run.

Darling went the distance and gave up only two runs (one earned) on five hits.  he struck out five batters and improved to 8-2.

June 21, 2006

Bob Ojeda Shelled in Loss to Cubs

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 21, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Cubs 8, Mets 6  (45-19)

The Mets overcame an early 6-2 deficit only to give this game up in the top of the ninth inning.  The Cubs scored three runs in the first inning then one each in the next three innings to jump out to a four run lead.  The Mets scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and then a tying run in the bottom of the sixth.  Jesse Orosco then lost the game in the top of the ninth by giving up two runs and while the Mets threatened in the bottom of the ninth by getting two men on, Lee Smith struck out the final three batters to end the game.

Kevin Mitchell went three for four with two RBIs and two doubles.  Danny Heep went one for three with two runs.  Bob Ojeda was shelled and pulled after only three innings and while the pen did a good job, it was their top reliever who eventually lost the game for them.

June 20, 2006

Gary Carter’s Three Run Homerun Leads Mets to Blowout Win Over Cubs

by @ 9:25 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 20, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 10, Cubs 3  (45-18)

The Mets bounced back from their two game mini-skid by blowing out the Cubs.  Gary Carter hit a big three run shot to open the game up in the seventh.  Keith Hernandez and Ed Hearn also homered.

Sid Fernandez improved to 8-2.  He went seven innings and gave up two runs on only three hits.  He did walk five, but he struck out five.

June 18, 2006

Dwight Gooden Knocked Around by Expos

by @ 9:23 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 18, 1986 at Olympic Stadium

Expos 7, Mets 4  (44-18)

The Expos blew out the Mets and took two of the three against a team that came into the series on a hot winning streak.  Dwight Gooden was shelled for seven runs (six earned) on six hits and six walks.  He only struck out one batter and he gave up two homeruns.

Darryl Strawberry and Gary Carter both hit solo homeruns.  It was Strawberry’s eighth and Carter’s twelth of the season.  Wally Backman went three for four.

June 17, 2006

Mets Hitting Comes Up Dry, Seven Game Winning Streak Comes to an End

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 17, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Expos 4, Mets 2  (44-17)

Despite jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first, the Mets seven game winning streak came to an end.  They Scored two runs on two hits, but they were held scoreless in the final eight innings.

In the meantime, the Expos put up single runs in four different innings to chip away, and then eventually take over, the lead.  Bruce Berenyi walked seven batters and gave up three runs on three hits to drop to 2-1 on the season.

Mookie Wilson, Tim Teufel and Kevin Mitchell all had two hits.  The Mets were unable to draw a single walk in the game, and they struck out eleven times.

June 16, 2006

Ron Darling Pitches Mets to Seventh Straight Win

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 16, 1986 at Olympic Stadium

Mets 4, Expos 1  (44-16)

The Mets extended their winning streak to seven games as Ron Darling and the pen held the Expos in check.  Darling threw seven shutout innings in which he gave up four hits and six walks while striking out eight.  Roger McDowell gave up a run in the eighth, but that was all the Expos could get.  Unfortunately, that one run sent the game into extra frames, but the Mets ran up three runs in the tenth to put things away.

Wally Backman went three for five with two doubles and a run.  Darryl Strawberry went two for three with an RBI and a run while Lenny Dykstra drove in two.

June 15, 2006

Mets Sweep Doubleheader With Pirates

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 15, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 4, Pirates 1  (42-16)

Bob Ojeda shut down the Pirates in the first game of their doubleheader.  He pitched all nine innings and gave up only a single run (which wasn’t scored until the ninth) on nine hits with five strikeouts.  He improved to an impressive 8-2 on the season.

Lenny Dykstra had a big game.  He went three for four with a triple and two runs.  Wally Backman scored twice and the Mets were patient at the plate again.  For the second straight game, the Mets drew seven walks.

June 15, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Mets 8, Pirates 5  (43-16)

The Mets swept the Pirates not only in their double header, but also in their four game series.  In the process, they extended their winning streak to six games.

Rick Aguilera was roughed up for three runs in only 5 1/3 innings, but he walked away with his first win of the season.  Roger McDowell held the Pirates hitless in the final 2 1/3 innings to earn his fifth save of the season.

Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter and Ed Hearn all homered for the Mets.  Tim Teufel went two for four with four RBIs and Rafael Santana went two for four with three runs.

June 14, 2006

Sid Fernandez Three Hits Pirates in Mets Win

by @ 1:13 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 14, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 5, Pirates 1  (41-16)

The Mets extended their winning streak to four games behind Sid Fernandez’s three hitter.  The only run against him came in the first when rookie Barry Bonds scored on Mike Brown’s sacrafice fly.  In the final eight frames, Fernandez only gave up two hits and no walks.  He finished the game with eight strikouts.

Wally Backman went two for four with a run and RBI.  The Mets drew seven walks and they scored all five of their runs in the fifth inning.

June 13, 2006

Darryl Strawberry Drives in Winning Run in Mets 40th Win

by @ 1:10 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 13, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 6, Pirates 5  (40-16)

The Mets won their third straight game by topping the Pirates with some late inning heroics.  The Mets were up 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth, but the Pirates scored two runs on Jesse Orosco to tie the game up.  Then in the bottom of the ninth, Darryl Strawberry singled home Mookie Wilson with two outs to end the game.

An awesome start by Dwight Gooden almost went to waste as he didn’t get a decision.  He went eight innings and gave up three runs on only three hits while striking out thirteen.  Keith Hernandez hit a two run homer in the fifth inning and Wilson hit a solo shot in the third.  Wilson and Wally Backman both scored twice.

June 11, 2006

Ron Darling Pitches Mets to Series Win Over Phillies

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 11, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 5,  Phillies 3  (39-16)

The Mets won their series with the Phillies behind Ron Darling’s strong start and some solid pitching from the bullpen.  Darling went six innings and improved to 7-2.  He gave up three runs on six hits and he struck out six.  Randy Niemann, Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco held the Phillies to two hits in the final three frames.  Orosco earned his eleventh save of the season.

Ray Knight homered and drove in two runs and Gary Carter was one for three with two RBIs.  Mookie Wilson went two for five with two runs.

June 10, 2006

Mets Come From Behind, Top Phillies in Eleven Innings

by @ 12:25 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 10, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 8,  Phillies 4  (38-16)

The Mets got back on track with a huge eleven inning win over the Phillies.  After being up 3-2, Bob Ojeda gave up the trying run in the seventh and the go ahead run in the eighth before getting pulled.  The Mets answered in the bottom of the eighth on a solo shot by Gary Carter to tie the game up.

Neither team scored in the ninth and tenth inning and Roger McDowell mowed down the Phillies in the top of the eleventh.  Then in the bottom of the eleventh, the Mets loaded up the bases before Tim Teufel hit a huge game winning walk off grand slam to finish the game.

June 9, 2006

by @ 12:16 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 9, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Phillies 3, Mets 2  (37-16)

The Mets gave up their 2-1 lead to the Phillies in the eighth then lost the game in the tenth inning as their three game winning streak came to an end.  The Phillies got on the board first with a run in the fourth, but the Mets answered with two runs in the sixth.  Darryl Strawberry drove home Len Dykstra with a sac. fly and then Wally Backman scored on Ray Knight’s single.

Jesse Orosco gave up the tying run in the top of the eighth on Von Hayes’ single.  He held the Phillies scoreless in the ninth, but Davey Johnson went to his pen in the tenth and Doug Sisk gave up an RBI single by Glenn Wilson that ended up being the game winner.

Rick Anderson made his first start of the season and he was very solid through seven innings of work.  He gave up one unearned run on four hits while striking out five.

June 8, 2006

Kevin Mitchell Leads Mets to Win Over Pirates

by @ 12:13 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 8, 1986 at Three Rivers Stadium

Mets 4, Pirates 3  (37-15)

For the second straight game, the Mets jumped out to an early lead (4-0) only to see the Pirates stage a comeback that fell just short.  Kevin Mitchell had a monster game as he went three for five with three RBIs as he helped push the Mets to a 4-0 lead.  Sid Fernandez had a shutout through six innings, the Pirates tagged him for three runs in the seventh. 

Fortunately, Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco were able to keep the Pirates at bay.  McDowell pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up only one hit, and then Orosco came into to get the final batter out to earn his tenth save of the season.

June 7, 2006

Dwight Gooden Pitches Just Good Enough to Notch Eight Win

by @ 12:10 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 7, 1986 at Three Rivers Stadium

Mets 6, Pirates 4  (36-15)

The Mets jumped out to an early lead and withstood a comeback attempt by the Pirates.  Two errors by the Pirates in the third inning led to four Mets runs and while the Pirates chipped away at the 5-0 lead, they could never take the lead.

Keith Hernandez scored two runs and Darryl Strawberry and Ray Knight both had two hits.  Dwight Gooden went seven innings to improve to 8-2 as he gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks.  He struck out five batters.  Jesse Orosco pitched the final two frames to earn his ninth save of the season.

June 6, 2006

Mets Split Doubleheader With Pirates

by @ 6:07 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 6, 1986 at Three Rivers Stadium

Pirates 7, Mets 1  (34-15)

The Pirates hammered the Mets in the front end of their doubleheader.  The Mets actually had a 1-0 lead after Ray Knight’s RBI single in the second inning, but the Pirates scored two in the fifth on rookie Barry Bonds two run homerun.  They then scored two in the sixth and three in the eighth to finish the blowout.

Ron Darling slipped to 6-2.  He went six innings and gave up four runs on eighth hits and four strikouts.  Randy Niemann gave up the three runs in the eighth on four hits.

June 6, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Mets 10, Pirates 4  (35-15)

The Mets returned the favor in the second game of their double header by putting ten runs on the board.  Rick Aguilera, Danny Heep, and Darryl Strawberry all drove in two runs and Strawberry scored three times.  Mookie Wilson went three for six with two runs.

Rick Aguilera gave up four runs through 4 1/3 innings, but Roger McDowell picked him up with 3 2/3 shutout innings to improve to 5-0.  Jesse Orosco closed out the game in a non-save situation.

June 5, 2006

Bob Ojeda Shuts Out Pirates in Mets Win

by @ 6:04 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 5, 1986 at Three Rivers Stadium

 Mets 7, Pirates 0  (34-14)

The Mets blew out the Pirates behind a big fourth inning and a solid outing by Bob Ojeda.  Ojeda threw a complete game five hit shutout and struck out three Pirates.

George Foster hit his tenth homerun of the season and drove in two runs and Kevin Mitchell drove in two runs.  Seven different Mets scored each of the seven runs.

June 4, 2006

Mets Double Up Padres, Roger McDowell Improves to 4-0

by @ 6:00 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 4, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Mets 4, Padres 2  (33-14)

The Mets got some solid pitching from Bruce Berenyi and Roger McDowell as they took the rubber game of their season with the Padres.  Berenyi went six innings and gave up only two runs on two hits (a two run shot by Tony Gwynn) and Roger McDowell improved to 4-0 with three no-hit innings to close out the game.

The Mets were down 2-0 when they scored two in the sixth inning on George Foster and Ray Knight’s RBI single.  They took the lead in the bottom of the eighth on Kevin Mitchell’s RBI single and Tim Teufel’s fielders choice.

June 3, 2006

Padres Edge Mets in Series Opener

by @ 5:57 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June, Uncategorized

June 3, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Padres 5, Mets 4  (32-14)

The Mets were edged by the Padres despite getting twice as many hits.  With the Padres up 2-1 in the fifth, the Mets rallied for three runs on four hits and three errors.  The Padres answered in the top of the sixth with three runs of their own as they took the lead for good.

Kevin Mitchell was three for five with a run and Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter, and George Foster all had three hits.

June 2, 2006

George Foster Homers Twice in Mets Win

by @ 5:54 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 2, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Mets 11, Padres 2  (32-13)

The Mets took their frustrations out on the Padres and ended their two game skid with eleven runs on fourteen hits.  George Foster had a monster game as he homered twice and drove in four runs.  Danny Heep went two for four with a homerun, three RBIs and three runs and Len Dykstra drove in three with a bases clearing triple.

Dwight Gooden coasted to his seventh win of the season.  He gave up two runs on only four hits while striking out four.

June 1, 2006

Giants Hit Ron Darling Hard in Mets Loss

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - June

June 1, 1986 at Shea Stadium

Giants 7, Mets 3  (31-13)

It was like deja vu all over again as the Giants dropped the Mets by the same score as the day before.  By the end of the sixth inning, the Giants were up 7-0 and Ron Darling was long gone.  In all, the Mets made five errors (two by backup catcher Ed Hearn) that led to three unearned runs.

Ray Knight hit a two run homer in the bottom of the sixth to account for most of the Mets offense.  Keith Hernandez was two for three.  Ron Darling went five innings as he lost his first game of the season  He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks.

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