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October 5, 2006

Mets Shut Out Pirates in Season Finale

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

October 5, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Mets 9, Pirates 0  (108-54)

The Mets finished their season with a dominating win and a five game winning streak (nine wins in their last ten games) as they swept the Pirates.  Ron Darling and Sid Fernandez combined for a four hit shutout in which they struck out eleven batters.

Gary Carter and Darryl Strawberry both hit homeruns.  It was Carter’s 24th and Strawberry’s 27.  Ray Knight also went yard for the eleventh time in the season.

With only two days rest, the Mets had get ready to square off against the Houston Astros in the NLCS.

October 4, 2006

Mets Sweep Doubleheader Over Pirates

by @ 12:22 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - October

October 4, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Mets 6, Pirates 1  (106-54)

The Mets won the front end of their doubleheader with the Pirates behind a strong outing by Bob Ojeda.  He won for a team high eighteenth time as he held the Pirates scoreless in six innings of work.  Jesse Orosco held the Pirates scoreless in the final two frames to walk away with his 21st save of the season.

Lee Mazzilli went three for three with two runs and Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson both drove in a pair.

October 4, 1986 at Shea Stadium 

Mets 5, Pirates 2  (107-54)

The Mets finshed their doubleheader sweep over the Pirates with another good outing by their starter.  Rick Aguilera won his tenth game as he held the Pirates to two runs (one earned) on three hits in five innings of work.  Roger McDowell held the Pirates hitless in the final three frames to earn his 22nd save of the season.

Ray Knight had three hits, and RBI and a run and two other Mets had two hits.  In all, the game could have been a blow out because the Mets stranded 13 men on base.

October 2, 2006

Gary Carter Drive in Four Runs in Mets Win Over Expos

by @ 12:20 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - October

October 2, 1986 at Olympic Stadium 

Mets 8, Expos 2  (105-54)

The Mets won their series with the Expos by whalloping them in the finale.  The Mets took a 3-2 lead into the seventh, then opened the game up with two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth.

Gary Carter homered and drove in four runs and Darryl Strawberry hit his 26th homer of the seaosn.  Dwight Gooden won his 17th game and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits with seven strikeouts.

October 1, 2006

Darryl Strawberry Homers in Mets Win

by @ 12:17 pm. Filed under 1986 Mets Diary - October

October 1, 1986 at Olympic Stadium 

Mets 6, Expos 4  (104-54)

Jesse Orosco gave up the lead in the bottom of the ninth, but fortunately the offense was there to pick the Mets up in the top of the tenth.  Each team had one run leads twice before the the Mets scored two in the tenth to end it.

Jesse Orosco, despite blowing the save, improved to 8-6.  Roger McDowell saved his 21st game of the season with a perfect tenth inning.

Darryl Strawberry hit his 25th homerun of the season.  Keith Hernadez went two for four with three RBIs and Mookie Wilson went two for five with two runs.

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