Aug 15, 2009

Today In Mets History: 1987- Mets Rap Out a Club Record 23 Runs

August 16, 1987: The wind is blowing out today at Wrigley Field. The Mets score a club record 23 runs beating the Cubbies 23-10. Yes Mets vs. Cubs, not Giants vs. Bears.

The Mets scored three runs in five different innings, plus had a seven run sixth inning. They knocked out 21 hits, including HRs by Darryl Strawberrry (29th) Howard Johnson (28th) & Len Dykstra (9th). Strawberry also had a triple, double, & walk, with four hits overall, driving in five runs and scoring five runs. Hojo & Dykstra, who also had four hits, both drove in three runs. A a matter of fact everyone in the starting line up had at least one RBI except Rafael Santana.

Ron Darling got the win, despite giving up 5 runs, on only 4 hits in six innings. Jesse Orosco did worse, giving up 4 runs in one inning. The losing pitcher was Greg Maddox, he allowed 7 runs before the 4th inning. But a Cub pitcher named Drew Hall really got roughed up. He gave up 10 runs in only one inning pitched, balooning his ERA above nine.

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