June 10, 1986: Teufel's Grand Slam in 11th
|Date: June 10, 1986|
|Mets starter: Bob Ojeda|
|Winning pitcher: Roger McDowell|
|Key player(s): Gary Carter, Tim Teufel|
|Key play: Carter’s home runs, Schmidt’s fly out in 9th, Teufel’s grand slam|
The Mets faced the Phillies in the second game of a three-game series at Shea Stadium. After losing in ten innings the previous night, the Mets rebounded with an 8-4 victory over the Phils in the bottom of the eleventh. Tim Teufel’s grand slam home run won it for New York.
The Phillies took a two-run lead against Mets’ starter Bob Ojeda. Jeff Stone came home on Juan Samuel’s infield out in the third inning and Charles Hudson scored on Samuel’s single in the fourth. Gary Carter put the Mets in front, 3-2, with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the fourth and a two-run homer off Hudson in the sixth. The Phils then retied the game on Von Hayes’s sacrifice fly to score Samuel in the seventh.
After Philadelphia took a 4-3 lead on Ron Roenicke’s single in the eighth, Ojeda was removed from the game. Reliever Doug Sisk came on to finish the inning. In the bottom half, Carter hit his second home run off the Phils’ Steve Bedrosian to tie it for New York.
In the ninth, the Phils had two runners on base with two out. Mets’ Manager Davey Johnson brought in Jesse Orosco to pitch to the left-handed hitting Greg Gross. Phillies’ manager John Felske countered with slugger Mike Schmidt to bat for Gross. Orosco got Schmidt to fly out to center field, ending the inning.
Roger McDowell came on to pitch with the game in extra innings. He retired the Phils in order in the tenth and the eleventh. Roger got three strikeouts and three groundouts in his two perfect innings.
For the Mets, Ray Knight started the bottom of the eleventh with a single off Randy Lerch. Rafael Santana’s sacrifice bunt moved Knight to second before walks to Barry Lyons and Len Dykstra loaded the bases. Teufel came up to pinch-hit for Wally Backman against reliever Tom Hume. Tim hit one over the left-center field wall for a game-winning grand slam. The Mets had an exciting win, courtesy of only the eighth pinch-hit slam ever hit in an extra inning of a major league game.