METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 23, 1980 GAME:Bob P
July 12, 2006
Mark Bomback picked up his first major league win in this game. It was his first start for the Mets and his second major league start overall (he had started one game in September 1979 for the Brewers). Mark had also relieved in three games for the Mets before making this start.
Bomback allowed one run and eight hits over seven innings at the Vet against the soon-to-be World Champion Phillies. Mike Schmidt had two hits and a walk off Bomback.
The Phils had two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth with Ed Glynn on the mound for New York but then Garry Maddox doubled and Schmidt walked. Jeff Reardon came in to try to get the save but first he walked Greg Luzinski to load the bases. The Phillies had no bench players left so they sent up pitcher Randy Lerch to bat for pitcher Dickie Noles. Lerch at that point in his career had a lifetime average of .199 with nine doubles and four home runs in less than 200 at bats. But Reardon struck him out and the Mets, despite being outhit 12-7, won the game, 3-2.
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