1986 World Series Games 3-4-5: The Mets were shocked being down two games to none and in Fenway Park for the next three. 18 game winner Bobby Ojeda got the ball against his old team facing a grown man named Oil Can Boyd? Oil Can got the oil knocked out of him as the Met bats finally woke up, getting him for six runs and nine hits. They began in the 1st inning as Lenny Dykstra lead off with a HR. Ironically it was the third time a Met has led off a Game #3 with a HR; Tommie Agee in 1969, Wayne Garrett in 1973 & now Dykstra in 1986.
Next Wally Backman & Keith Hernandez singled, then Gary Carter doubled off the Green Monster driving in Backman. Ray Knight grounded to third and Hernandez broke for the plate, he was caught in a run down play. Wade Boggs blew the tag, then missed Carter at second and everyone was safe. Danny Heep was getting a rare start as a DH, then singled home two runs making it 4-0. Carter drove in two more with a double in the 6th, making it 6-1. Straw singled in the 8th to be driven in by Ray Knights double for the seventh run.
Bobby O rolled along going 7 innings allowing a run on five hits, while striking out six Sox. Roger McDowell pitched two perfect innings & the Mets were back in it.
In Game #4 Ron Darling got a chance to pitch in the region he grew up in, and face the team he followed as a kid. It was a big night for another "Kid"- Gary Carter, he blasted two HRs, a two run shot off Al Nipper in the 4th and a solo shot off Steve Crawford in the 8th. Later Lenny Dykstra hit his second of the Series, a two run shot off Crawford in the 7th. Ray Knight was just getting hot too and added an RBI single as the Mets won this one 6-2. Darling got his first & only World Series win, allowing no runs on four hits through seven innings.
Just when things were looking good, the Sox beat Dwight Gooden early in Game 5 and the Mets couldn’t solve Bruce Hurst. Hurst scattered ten hits but pitched a complete game 4-2 victory. This was the famous Series where the taunts of “Daaaaaryl” began in the right field bleachers of Fenway Park. He responded by tipping his cap in sarcasm. The Met fans responded by taunting reliever Calvin Shiraldi in Games six & seven. It was back to Shea for the greatest comeback of them all.