August 14, 1993: Jones Wins Major League Debut
|Date: August 14, 1993|
|Mets starter: Bobby Jones|
|Winning pitcher: Bobby Jones|
|Key player(s): Tim Bogar|
|Key play: Bogar's two home runs|
The Mets faced the Phillies on a Saturday night in Philadelphia. Bobby Jones made his major league debut and walked away with his first win. The Mets defeated the Phils, 9-5.
In the first three innings, the Mets provided Jones with a 4-0 lead. Dave Gallagher scored on a force play in the top of the second for the Mets first run of the game. In the third, Tim Bogar doubled and came home on an error before Charlie O'Brien added a double off the Phils' Danny Jackson to bring home Bobby Bonilla and Gallagher. The Phillies got a run against Jones in the bottom of the third when Kevin Stocker scored on Jackson's ground out.
Following a scoreless fourth inning, Bogar led off the top of the fifth with his second double of the game. Tim scored on Gallagher's two-out single for the Mets fifth run off Jackson. The Phils came back against Jones in the bottom half when Kim Batiste crossed the plate on third baseman Bonilla's error and John Kruk hit a two-run double to cut the Mets' lead to 5-4.
Phils' reliever Mike Williams walked Kevin Baez with one out in the top of the sixth. After a sacrifice bunt, Williams walked Ryan Thompson and Bogar came to bat. Tim hit a three-run homer to extend the Mets' lead to 8-4. In the bottom of the inning, Batiste singled off Jones to drive home Jim Eisenreich for another Philadelphia run.
Mets' reliever Dave Telgheder shut down the Phillies in the bottom of the seventh inning. In the eighth, Jeff Innis got a double play grounder to end a scoreless frame. Bogar got his fourth hit of the game in the top of the ninth - an inside-the-park home run off Phils' reliever Bobby Thigpen to give the Mets their ninth run.
Innis held Philadelphia scoreless in the bottom of the ninth to end the game. Jeff recorded his second save of the year to preserve Jones' first major league victory. For the Mets, the win ended a five-game losing streak.