June 21, 1993: Telgheder Wins First Major League Start

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Date: June 21, 1993
Mets starter: Dave Telgheder
Mets: 8
Expos: 3
Winning pitcher: Dave Telgheder
Key player(s): Dave Telgheder, Bobby Bonilla
Key play: Bonilla's double in 1st

The Mets and Expos began a series on a Monday night at Shea Stadium. In his first game as a starting pitcher, Dave Telgheder came away with his first major league win. The Mets defeated Montreal, 8-3.

Telgheder got run support in the first inning. Doug Saunders and Eddie Murray got one-out singles off Expos' starter Brian Barnes. Bobby Bonilla followed with a double to send home Saunders and Murray. The Mets scored again in the third on Jeff Kent's two-run single for a 4-0 lead.

After three shutout innings, Telgheder gave up a home run to Sean Berry with one out in the fourth inning. Montreal got another run against Dave in the fifth on doubles by Delino DeShields and Marquis Grissom. The Mets responded when Bonilla hit a two-run homer off reliever Jeff Fassero in the bottom half of the fifth.

Mike Maddux replaced Telgheder to begin the top of the sixth. Maddux allowed two singles to start the inning, but struck out Berry and got Wil Cordero to hit into a double play. Mike then pitched a hitless seventh and Murray homered with Saunders on base in the bottom half to extend the Mets' lead to 8-2.

Following a scoreless eighth inning, the Expos got a run in the ninth on Moises Alou's sacrifice fly. Maddux then got Tim McIntosh on a ground ball end the game. The Mets had a victory for Telgheder in the rookie's first major league start.