June 15, 1994: Jones and Franco Shut Out Phillies
|Date: June 15, 1994|
|Mets starter: Bobby Jones|
|Winning pitcher: Bobby Jones|
|Key player(s): Bobby Jones, Todd Hundley|
|Key play: Hundley’s Single in 6th|
The Mets and Phillies faced each other on a Wednesday night at Shea Stadium. The teams played the finale of a three-game series. Bobby Jones and John Franco combined on a four-hit shutout for a 1-0 Mets win over Philadelphia.
Following a leadoff single by Billy Hatcher in the top of the first inning, Jones retired the next seventeen Phillies batters. Hatcher ended the string with a two-out single in the top of the sixth. Jones committed a balk that sent Hatcher to second and retired Mariano Duncan on a ground ball to shortstop Fernando Vina for the third out. After pitching five innings of shutout ball himself, Phils’ starter Mike Williams got Ryan Thompson on a pop-up to second baseman Duncan to begin the bottom of the sixth. Jones reached on an error by third baseman Kim Batiste and went to second on Vina’s sacrifice bunt. Bobby scored on ensuing single by Todd Hundley to put the Mets in front. Williams then retired Joe Orsulak on an inning-ending grounder to Duncan.
Jones set down the Phillies 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh. The Mets had two runners on base with one out in the bottom half. Shawn Hare hit a ground ball to first baseman John Kruk for a double play that ended the inning. In the top of the eighth, Milt Thompson got a leadoff single and Batiste hit into a force play. Jones retired Kevin Stocker on a fly ball to right fielder Orsulak and gave up a single to pinch-hitter Lenny Dykstra on which Batiste went to third. Bobby got Hatcher to fly out to left fielder Hare and end the inning. Phils’ reliever Larry Andersen then pitched a perfect bottom half.
Mets’ reliever John Franco retired Duncan on a fly ball to Orsulak to start the top of the ninth. Kruk grounded out to first baseman David Segui. Franco then got Darren Daulton to pop out to second baseman Jeff Kent and finish off the game. The Mets had a shutout victory.