Tonight the Reds sent Brett Tomko to face the Mets Rick Reed. The Mets would win nine out of the next ten games, giving them a stretch of 16-3 from June 6th to June 25th. They would win 97 games on the year, winning the NL wild card crown.
|New York Mets||Cincinnati Reds|
|1||Rickey Henderson||LF||1||Pokey Reese||2B|
|2||Edgardo Alfonzo||2B||2||Michael Tucker||RF|
|3||John Olerud||1B||3||Sean Casey||1B|
|4||Mike Piazza||C||4||Greg Vaughn||LF|
|5||Brian McRae||CF||5||Barry Larkin||SS|
|6||Matt Franco||3B||6||Ed Taubensee||C|
|7||Roger Cedeno||RF||7||Mike Cameron||CF|
|8||Rey Ordonez||SS||8||Aaron Boone||3B|
|9||Rick Reed||P||9||Brett Tomko||P|
Reed had a good night, allowing just two runs over eight innings of work. He struck out five walked two & scattered eight hits along the way, earning his fourth win of the year (4-3). But it was all about the Mets offense.
The Mets battered Tomko around in the first inning, as Rickey Henderson led off the game with a HR, his record 74th HR to lead off a game. Edgardo Alfonzo then walked. John Olerud & Mike Piazza followed with back to back HRs putting the Mets quickly ahead 4-0. For Olerud it was HR #11 & Piazza #13.
In the 5th inning Alfonzo connected with his 9th HR of the year making it 5-1. In the 6th inning the Mets Matt Franco added another HR, the Mets fifth HR on the night making it 6-1.
The Mets 7th inning was another biggie, Henderson hit his second HR of the night as he led off the inning with his fifth of the year.
The HR tied a Mets record at the time, with six HRs on the night.
Trivia: On April 19th 2005 the Mets would hit seven HRs in a game as Jose Reyes & Carlos Diaz both hit two, David Wright, Mike Piazza & Doug Mientkiewicz all hit one.