July 26, 1983: Mookie Homers in 10th
|Date: July 26, 1983|
|Mets starter: Mike Torrez|
|Winning pitcher: Mike Torrez|
|Key player(s): Mookie Wilson|
|Key play: Wilson's home run|
The Mets faced the Braves on a Tuesday night at Shea Stadium. The game went into extra innings, but lasted only 2 hours and 25 minutes. The Mets emerged with a 2-1 win on Mookie Wilson's home run in the bottom of the 10th.
Mike Torrez pitched all ten innings for the Mets. The veteran righthander allowed four hits, one of which was a home run by Claudell Washington in the fourth for the only Atlanta run. Meanwhile, Braves' starter Rick Camp shut down the Mets on two hits through the first five innings before Bob Bailor singled home Darryl Strawberry to tie the game with two out in the bottom of the sixth.
Camp and Atlanta reliever Steve Bedrosian pitched scoreless ball from the seventh inning to the ninth. In the tenth, the Braves had two runners on base with two out. Torrez then got Brett Butler to hit into a force play to end the inning.
Ken Dayley came on to pitch for the Braves in the bottom of the tenth. Dayley struck out Dave Kingman to start the inning and Wilson came to bat. Batting righthanded against the lefthander, Mookie hit a home run to end the game. The Mets had a dramatic victory.