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Remembering Mets History: (1988) Mets Seven Game Win Streak & Benches Clear in L.A.

Saturday May 21st 1988: Davey Johnson's first place Mets (29-11) were riding a five game win streak, 4 1/2 games in front of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL East.  Tonight they were in Los Angeles facing Tommy Lasorda's Dodgers (22-16) who were 1/2 game behind the Houston Astros. The starting pitchers were Dwight Gooden & Tim Belcher. Doc Gooden came into the game with a 7-0 record, one of the best starts any Mets pitcher has ever had. Tonight the Doctor was in again, he pitched a complete game four hit shut out, he struck out six batters & walked just one.  Gooden went to 8-0 on the season with a 2.77 ERA. Gooden would go on to start the All Star Game in Cincinnati & finish the year at 18-9 (5th most wins in NL) with 175 strike outs (8th in the NL) & a 3.19 ERA. In the Mets 2nd, Howard Johnson singled, Mookie Wilson doubled & Dave Magadan drew an intentional pass.  Gooden came through with base hit putting New York up 2-0. The Mets put put

Remembering Mets History: (1978) Bobby Valentine Drives In Mets Winning Runs

Tuesday April 18th 1978: This one is a blast from the past to honor Bobby Valentine as  a player. Remembering a game winning hit he had in the late seventies having his moment in the sun...... Early on in this season the Joe Torre's New York Mets (7-5) were in first place as they visited St. Louis to play Vern Rapp's Cardinals (5-6). A small crowd of 5,728 showed up at Bush Stadium to see the Mets Mike Bruhert go against Eric Rasmussen. Starting Lineups New York Mets         St. Louis Cardinals 1 Lenny Randle 3B 1 Jim Dwyer RF 2 Doug Flynn 2B 2 Garry Templeton SS 3 Bruce Boisclair RF 3 Jerry Morales CF 4 Steve Henderson LF 4 Ted Simmons C 5 Willie Montanez 1B 5 Keith Hernandez 1B 6 Lee Mazzilli CF 6 Ken Reitz 3B 7 John Stearns C 7 Dane Iorg LF 8 Tim Foli SS 8 Mike Tyson 2B 9 Mike Bruhert P 9 Eric Rasmussen P The Cards struck first as the pitcher Eric Rasmussen singled & moved on to second after a base hit by Jim Dwyer. Gary Templeton then dou