The bats were brought out for this as two smacked the starters around Shea Stadium. John Tudor was a disaster on the mound. If it was close to the strikezone Mets hitters were all over him. Howard Johnson said "it look like he was throwing a beach ball at us." Tudar lackrd velocity on his fastball and movement on his secondary pitches. Ron Darling would fair a little better but seemed to lack control of his fastball.
Foster and Strawberry would hit back to back Home Runs in the 2nd to put the
Mets up 2-0. The Cardinals would answer back in the 3rd with a Clark 3-Run
bomb, outting the Cards up 3-2.
The Mets would take the lead for good in the 5th. Gary Carter would smack a
Grand Slam with 2-outs. The Mets lead 6-3. They would get 2 more in the 6th
Santana would Single home Strawberry and HOJO would hold at 3rd. Wilson would
hit a flyball to Braun that would be deep enough to score HOJO. 8-3 Mets.
The Cardinals would get 2 in the 8th to make the score 8-5. Braun would
score on a Nieto groundball to Herr. Pendleton would Single and Clark would
score. The Mets would score 1 more in the 9th. Johnson would Single and Santana
would advance him to 3rd. Ozzie Smith would boot a groundball and Johnson would
The Final Score 9-5 Mets