June 24, 1990: Teufel's 2-Run Single in 9th

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Date: June 24, 1990
Mets starter: Bob Ojeda
Mets: 6
Phillies: 5
Winning pitcher: Jeff Innis
Key player(s): Gregg Jefferies, Tim Teufel
Key play: Jefferies' home run, Teufel's single

The Mets aimed for a three-game sweep of the Phillies on a Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. The crowd of 47,836 was treated to a three-run comeback in the ninth inning. Tim Teufel's two-out single gave the Mets a 6-5 win.

The Mets got off to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Dave Magadan hit a triple to center field with one out off Phils' starter Marvin Freeman and scored on Gregg Jefferies' ground out. The Phillies tied the game with a run in the second against Bob Ojeda.

In the top of the third, Carmelo Martinez hit a three-run homer to give Philadelphia a 4-1 lead. The Mets responded in the bottom half when Magadan walked with two out and Jefferies followed with a home run. The Phils added a run in the fifth when Martinez doubled to bring home Len Dykstra.

Relievers Wally Whitehurst and Jeff Musselman held the Phillies hitless from the sixth inning to the eighth. In the ninth, Jeff Innis pitched a perfect inning. However, the Mets were still behind by two runs heading into their last at bats.

To start the bottom of the ninth, the Mets got leadoff singles from Howard Johnson and Magadan. Roger McDowell came in to relieve Don Carman and gave up a single to Jefferies that scored Johnson from second base. McDowell then got Darryl Strawberry to fly out, walked Kevin McReynolds to load bases and struck out Mark Carreon. With the Mets down to their final out, Teufel came up to pinch-hit for Innis.

Tim got McDowell for a single to center field. Magadan scored from third base and Jefferies came around from second with the winning run. The Mets had a sweep of the series in dramatic fashion.