July 7, 1994: Jacome Shuts Out Dodgers
|Date: July 7, 1994|
|Mets starter: Jason Jacome|
|Winning pitcher: Jason Jacome|
|Key player(s): Jason Jacome, Todd Hundley|
|Key play: Hundley's home run in 4th|
The Mets and Dodgers began a four-game series on a Thursday night in Los Angeles. Jason Jacome recorded his first major league win by tossing a six-hit shutout. The Mets came out with a 3-0 victory.
Jacome and Dodgers' starter Tom Candiotti pitched two-hit shutout ball over the first three innings. In the top of the fourth, Todd Hundley led off with a home run to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. The Mets added two more runs off Candiotti in the inning when Joe Orsulak scored on David Segui's grounder and Ryan Thompson's sacrifice fly brought home Jeff Kent. Jacome then shut down Los Angeles in the bottom of the inning.
From the fifth inning to the eighth, Jacome and Candiotti each threw four more scoreless innings. In the top of the ninth, Dodgers' reliever Ismael Valdez shut down the Mets on one hit. Jacome then retired Los Angeles without a run in the bottom half, getting Eric Karros to ground into a double play to end the game. Jason had a shutout for his first career win as the series got off to a good start for the Mets.