METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 26, 1988 GAME:Bob P
May 22, 2004
Keith Hernandez had his first two homers of the 1988 season in this game. The first came off Tom Glavine in the fifth inning, and the second was a grand slam off Charlie Puleo in the eighth. Keith had seven RBIs in the game, including the 1,000th of his career.
Gary Carter also homered in this game off Glavine. That gave Gary seven homers on the young season and 298 for his career. He would hit number 299 three weeks later but then would go homerless for 225 at bats (almost three months) before hitting number 300. After hitting seven homers in the team's first eighteen games, Gary finished the season with just 11 home runs.
Dwight Gooden struggled early, giving up four runs and six hits through the first four innings. but he settled down and wound up with a complete game ten-hitter, and improved his record to 5-0.
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