After a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in Game #1, where Mike Scott out dueled Dwight Gooden, the Mets seeked revenge to even out the Series. The hostile Astrodome crowd of 44,391 were loud & excited at their chances to go up 2-0 over the hated Mets.
|New York Mets||Houston Astros|
|1||Lenny Dykstra||CF||1||Billy Hatcher||CF|
|2||Wally Backman||2B||2||Bill Doran||2B|
|3||Keith Hernandez||1B||3||Phil Garner||3B|
|4||Gary Carter||C||4||Glenn Davis||1B|
|5||Darryl Strawberry||RF||5||Kevin Bass||RF|
|6||Mookie Wilson||LF||6||Jose Cruz||LF|
|7||Ray Knight||3B||7||Alan Ashby||C|
|8||Rafael Santana||SS||8||Dickie Thon||SS|
|9||Bob Ojeda||P||9||Nolan Ryan||P|
Davey Johnson's Mets, sent their winningest pitcher in 1986 to the mound; Bobby Ojeda (18-5 / 2.57 ERA / .783 Winning %, best in the league) to even it up. Hal Lanier sent future Hall of Famer; Nolan Ryan (12-8 / 194 Ks / 3.34 ERA) to mound.
After three scoreless innings, the Mets struck in the 4th, Len Dykstra & Keith Hernandez both singled with one out. Gary Carter doubled bringing in the Mets first run of the series. Darryl Strawberry hit a sac fly scoring Hernandez making it 2-0 New York & quieting the loud Astrodome.
It was all they needed for the win, tying up the series heading back home to New York.
Bobby Ojeda pitched a one run complete game, he allowed ten hits, walked two & struck out five Astros. Nolan Ryan took the loss allowing all five runs on seven hits, no walks & five Ks. Larry Anderson, Aurelio Lopez & Charlie Kerfeld all pitched for Houston as well.
|Bobby Ojeda tags Out Kevin Bass at Home|