Aug 7, 2009

Today In Mets History: 1985- Mex Leads Mets In 20 Hit Attack

August 8, 1985: The Mets bats exploded at Stade Olympique in Montreal in front of a nice crowd of 25,000. The first place Mets were taking over the East from St. Louis, who were only 1/2 game back, so every game was important.

Kieth Hernandez led the attack with a five hit game, driving in three runs & scoring three runs keeping his season average above the .300 mark. Mex's single in the 1st started the scoring 1-0. His double in the 2nd tied it up again 3-3. He singled and scored in the fourth, then his 5th inning single led to another run. He would single once more in the 7th, overall a busy day for Mr. Hernandez.

The Mets also bashed three HRs on the night; Gary Carter hit a two run shot in the 2nd inning, his 14th of the year. Carter had two hits & three RBIs in the game as well. Daryl Strawberry hit his 16th, a solo shot in the 8th and George Foster hit his 16th tying Straw for the team lead. Foster also had three hits & three RBIs on the day.

Wally Backman had two hits, three RBIs, & scored two runs. The Mets had a veteran guy named Tom Paciorek on that team, he scored three
runs that night too.

Rick Aguilera gave up seven runs in five innings but was bailed out by the Mets bats, earning the win. Terry Leach came on to pitch four scorless innings, getting credit for a save. The Mets won the game 14-7, it was their fourth in a row and seventh out of eight. They were in the middle of a nine game winning streak.

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