April 13, 1993: Six-Run 8th Beats Rockies
|Date: April 13, 1993|
|Mets starter: Bret Saberhagen|
|Winning pitcher: Bret Saberhagen|
|Key player(s): Todd Hundley|
|Key play: Mets' 6 runs in 8th|
For the first time in team history, the Mets played a game in the city of Denver. Against the Colorado Rockies at Mile High Stadium, the Mets scored six runs in the eighth inning to come up with a victory. The final score was 8-4.
The Rockies scored a run in each of the first three innings against Mets' starter Bret Saberhagen. A double by Andres Galarraga brought home Eric Young in the first and Charlie Hayes hit a home run to lead off the second. After Saberhagen doubled and scored on Bobby Bonilla's single off Colorado starter Andy Ashby in the top of the third, the Rockies got another run in the bottom half on Dante Bichette's sacrifice fly that scored Young for a 3-1 lead.
For the Mets, Jeff Kent doubled to lead off the top of the fourth. After Ryan Thompson struck out, Todd Hundley singled to bring home Kent. Saberhagen then pitched a perfect bottom of the inning and held Colorado scoreless again in the fifth.
Daryl Boston scored on Joe Girardi's bunt in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend the Rockies' lead to 4-2. The Mets loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but failed to score against Colorado reliever Jeff Parrett. Saberhagen then retired the Rockies in order in the bottom of the inning.
Parrett set down the first two Met batters in the top of the eighth inning. He then gave up singles to Tony Fernandez and Eddie Murray and was relieved by Darren Holmes. Bonilla walked to load the bases and Holmes issued two more bases on balls to Howard Johnson and Kent, tying the game at 4-4.
Bonilla scored on a wild pitch by the Rockies' Willie Blair to put the Mets on top. Following a walk to Dave Gallagher that reloaded the bases, Hundley tripled off Blair for three more Met runs. Joe Orsulak, who led off the inning as a pinch-hitter, then flied out to end it.