On this Saturday the Mets were in Los Angeles facing the Dodgers (66-76) headed by the last Manager to get the Mets to the post season; Davey Johnson.
|New York Mets||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1||Rickey Henderson||LF||1||Eric Young||2B|
|2||Edgardo Alfonzo||2B||2||Mark Grudzielanek||SS|
|3||John Olerud||1B||3||Gary Sheffield||LF|
|4||Mike Piazza||C||4||Eric Karros||1B|
|5||Robin Ventura||3B||5||Todd Hundley||C|
|6||Darryl Hamilton||CF||6||Raul Mondesi||RF|
|7||Roger Cedeno||RF||7||Todd Hollandsworth||CF|
|8||Rey Ordonez||SS||8||Adrian Beltre||3B|
|9||Masato Yoshii||P||9||Ismael Valdez|
Bobby Valentine sent Masato Yoshii to the mound against Ismael Valdez. Yoshi would earn his 11th win of the year (11-8) pitching a solid seven innings allowing two runs on six hits. Forgotten Met Pat Mahomes pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game.
Mike Piazza led the charge going 4-4 with a walk, at his old stomping grounds, hitting his 35th HR of the year. In the 3rd inning, John Olerud singled ahead of Piazza leading up to his two run HR, making it 2-0 Mets.
In the 6th, Piazza singled for his second hit, Robin Ventura walked & Shawon Dunston singled to load the bases up. Roger Cedeno & Rey Ordonez both singled bringing in a pair of runs each.
Mike Piazza finished the 1999 Mets Wild Card season with career highs in HRs (40) & RBIs (124) batting .303 with 100 runs scored & a .361 on base %.