The starting pitchers in the first game were Al Leiter & Jim Abbot, both were pitchers of record, but neither had a great outing. The game turned into a huge hit & run explosion with an 11-10 Mets win, a combined 21 run 25 hit day.
In the bottom of the 1st, Robin Ventura began his historic night. The Mets began a two out rally, as John Olerud & Edgardo Alfonzo both walked. Mike Piazza then got an infield single to load the bases. Robin Ventura then hit a grand slam HR off Abbot, making it 4-0.
For the Mets, Benny Agbayani hit two HRs as well, a three run shot in the 5th & a solo shot in the 7th inning. Agbayani enjoyed a big game, with four hits & five RBIs in the game. Never to be left out of any scoring, Mike Piazza added a 6th inning two run HR to the mix as well.
The Mets scored early, in the home 2nd Robin Ventura continued his big day, leading off with a double. Then Brian McRae doubled, bringing in Ventura & putting the Mets on the board 1-0. Luis Lopez singled driving in McRae for a 2-0 lead.
In the 3rd, Roger Cedeno singled, advanced to second & scored on a John Olerud double.
In the 4th inning, Benny Agbayani tripled & was brought in by Luis Lopez who doubled. Roger Cedeno then singled in Lopez to put the Mets ahead 5-0.
The Mets huge inning continued, Cedeno stole second & third base. Edgardo Alfonzo walked & Olerud was hit by a pitch to fill the bases again.
With the bases loaded, Robin Ventura stepped in. The Brewers changed pitchers as Horatio Estrada was given the ball. Ventura greeted him with a long blast, sailing down the right field line. It stayed fair and was certainly gone for Ventura's second grand slam of the day. This put the Mets ahead 9-0 & they cruised to victory from there.
Ventura made MLB history, becoming the first & only player to hit grand slam HRs in both ends of a double header.
Trivia: In his career Robin Ventura is tied for fifth place (with The Giants Willie McCovey) All Time with 18 grand slam HRs.