METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 2, 1985 GAME:
July 22, 2002
The Mets cruised through eight innings behind the Doctor in this critical game - the night after Darryl's shot won it in the 11th. If my memory isn't fading me, the Cards put on quite a rally in the 9th. In fact, I'm pretty sure that Tommy Herr was at bat with two outs in the 9th as the tying run and lined out to second base. This was the high water mark of the season, as the Mets came up short the next night against Danny Cox.
July 4, 2004
It's hard to believe there is only one posting on this game!
Joe Lanzisera is correct--the Cards struck fear into the hearts of us who were watching this game. The Mets had a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth with Doc on the mound--money in the bank. In fact, Doc retired the first two batters he faced in the ninth and it didn't seem to matter that the Mets had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the ninth but did not add to their lead.
But Gooden walked Ozzie, and then he walked pinch- hitter Curt Ford. Vince Coleman singled in a run and Willie McGee singled to load the bases, meaning that the tying runs were on base and Tom Herr represented the winning run. Herr already had two singles and a walk off Doc that night, but this time he lined it to second baseman Wally Backman and the Mets were just one game out of first with four games left.
November 15, 2005
I was born right after the Mets won. Darryl's home run came around 11. I was born 12:09. My grandmother still holds me responsible for making her miss "the Mets" and most of the doctors were more interested in this game then me. But my dad and mom's favorite team won and they became parents. That's a pretty good day.