The Mets; Bobby Jones was making his MLB debut on this night against the Phils Danny Jackson (9-8).
Batting second for New York & playing short stop was another Rookie; Tim Bogar. Bogar had started out well & was batting .300 in July but he was back down to .244 by this point. Tonight would be his biggest night at the plate putting him down in Mets history.
|New York Mets||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1||Ryan Thompson||CF||1||Lenny Dykstra||CF|
|2||Tim Bogar||2B||2||Mariano Duncan||2B|
|3||Eddie Murray||1B||3||John Kruk||1B|
|4||Bobby Bonilla||3B||4||Darren Daulton||C|
|5||Dave Gallagher||LF||5||Jim Eisenreich||RF|
|6||Charlie O'Brien||C||6||Milt Thompson||LF|
|7||Jeromy Burnitz||RF||7||Kim Batiste||3B|
|8||Kevin Baez||SS||8||Kevin Stocker||SS|
|9||Bobby Jones||P||9||Danny Jackson||P|
Bogar flew out to former Met Lenny Dykstra in the 1st inning. In his next at bat in the 3rd inning he doubled off Jackson & scored as Bobby Bonilla reached first base on an error. The Mets would score two more runs on catcher Charlie O'Brien's double giving them a 4-0 lead.
In the Mets 5th, Bogar led off with another double, he scored on a Dave Gallagher base hit.
In the 6th inning, Phillie pitcher; Mike Williams walked the Mets Kevin Baez & Ryan Thompson, putting two men on for Bogar. Bogar launched a three run HR to deep left field making it 8-4 Mets. It was just Bogar's second HR of the season & his young career.
In the 9th inning, Bogar made it into Mets history, as he hit a long shot to center field that got by Phillie out fielder; Lenny Dykstra. Bogar raced around the bases & had himself an inside the park HR.
He became the first Mets player to ever hit an inside the park & outside the park HR in the same game. Not only that but he joined Tim Teufel (1987) & Greg Jeffries (1989) as the only Mets players to hit two doubles & hit two HRs in the same game.
Unfortunately, Bogar injured his hand sliding into home plate that day & was out the rest of the season. The Mets went on to a 9-5 win & Bobby Jones earned his first career victory.
Tim Bogar played four seasons with the Mets (1993-1996) he then went to the Houston Astros (1997-2000) & L.A. Dodgers (2001). He has managed in the minor leagues & coached in the majors. In 2016 he is the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners.