August 3, 1994: Vizcaino's Single Beats Braves
|Date: August 3, 1994|
|Mets starter: Bobby Jones|
|Winning pitcher: Roger Mason|
|Key player(s): Rico Brogna, Jose Vizcaino|
|Key play: Brogna's and Vizcaino's singles in 9th|
The Mets and Braves concluded a three-game series on a Wednesday night at Shea Stadium. It was a low-scoring game as starters Bobby Jones and Atlanta's Steve Avery pitched well for eight innings. The Mets came up with a 3-2 win by scoring two runs in the ninth.
Jones held the Braves scoreless in the first four innings. Bobby allowed three hits and two walks, but no runs to Atlanta. The Mets scored against Avery in the third when Jones came home on a ground out by Kelly Stinnett.
The Braves tied the game when Mark Lemke scored all the way from first on catcher Stinnett's error in the fifth inning. A home run by Fred McGriff in the sixth put Atlanta ahead, 2-1. Jones allowed no more hits to the Braves before being removed for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
After reliever Roger Mason pitched a perfect top of the ninth, the Mets came to bat against Atlanta reliever Greg McMichael. Jeff Kent opened with a walk and raced to third on a single by David Segui. Rico Brogna followed with another single to score Kent with the tying run. McMichael was then replaced on the mound by Mark Wohlers.
A sacrifice bunt by Ryan Thompson moved pinch-runner Fernando Vina to third and Brogna to second. Pinch-hitter Joe Orsulak was walked intentionally before Todd Hundley was struck out by Wohlers. Jose Vizcaino, pinch-hitting for Stinnett, then singled to left field to score Vina with the winning run. The Mets had a come-from-behind victory.