Apr 25, 2016

Remembering Mets History (1988) Keith Hernandez Drives In Seven Runs

Tuesday, April 26, 1988 : On this night Davey Johnson's second place Mets 912-6) visited Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, to face Chuck Tanner's last place Braves (3-14). The pitchers for tonight were Dwight Gooden vs. Tom Glavine.

This game was all about Keith Hernandez, the Met first baseman had a fantastic night one of his biggest ever. Hernandez hit two HRs and drove in seven runs, including a career milestone 1,000th RBI.

He started out the game by going 0-2, but then in the 5th inning with Mookie Wilson aboard Keith blasted a a two run HR off Glavine to tie up the game at four. In the 7th he grounded out on a force play bringing in Mookie Wilson once again.

In the 8th inning with the Mets ahead 6-4, Keith came up with the bases loaded, facing former Met Charlie Puleo. Mex lined a HR over the Center field fence for a grand slam HR & giving him seven RBIs on the night. The HRs were his first two HRs of the season & capped off a 13-4 Mets win.

Dwight Gooden would get the win & go to 5-0 on the young season, as he pitched the complete game victory.

Gary Carter was off to a great start as he hit his 7th HR of the young season, a solo shot off Glavine. Kevin Elster doubled and drove in two runs, Mookie Wilson doubled, drove in a run & scored three runs. Howard Johnson & Tim Teufel added RBI base hits as well.

Tom Glavine did not get a decision as the loss went to Jack Acker. Glavine got roughed up for four runs, five hits & three walks in just two innings of work. Glavine would go on to lead the NL in losses with 17 in 1988. The Braves used six pitchers that day.

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