METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 4, 1990 GAME:Educated Fan
November 5, 2006
Here was the turning point of the 1990 season. The Mets had been red hot the past couple of months, going 40-15. Also, they had two 9th- inning comebacks on the road this past week.
The turning point came in the sixth inning. The Cardinals have 1st and 3rd, one out, and Todd Zeile at the plate. The Mets are hoping for a double play, and Todd Zeile chops one right back to Gooden. But Gooden chooses instead to throw to 3rd and try to catch Willie McGee off base. He got back safely. Now the bases are loaded with one out, and the next batter Terry Pendleton promptly clears the bases with a 3-run double. Even the Mets radio announcers did not understand why Gooden did that.
From this game on, the Mets would be a mediocre 30-30 and would miss the playoffs once again.
Terry Pendleton was a huge nemesis to the Mets on several occasions.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: