May 11, 1985: Fernandez/McDowell One-Hitter
|Date: May 11, 1985|
|Mets starter: Sid Fernandez|
|Winning pitcher: Sid Fernandez|
|Key player(s): Sid Fernandez, Roger McDowell, Mookie Wilson|
|Key play: Wilson's three runs|
The Mets faced the Phillies at Shea Stadium on a Saturday afternoon. Sid Fernandez, in his first start of the season, teamed up with Roger McDowell for a one-hitter and a total of 13 strikeouts. The Mets defeated the Phils, 4-0.
Fernandez struck out five batters in the first three innings. Meanwhile, the Mets got two runs off Philadelphia's Shane Rawley as Mookie Wilson scored on Keith Hernandez's first inning ground out and Kelvin Chapman's sacrifice fly in the third. In the fourth, Von Hayes led off with a single and stole second base before Sid retired the next three Phils on a fly ball and two more strikeouts.
Fernandez singled and Wilson drew a walk against Rawley in the bottom of the fourth. With two out in the inning, Hernandez singled to score Sid from second base. Wilson later came home from third when Phils' reliever Pat Zachry threw a wild pitch. Sid then kept the Phillies scoreless in the fifth and sixth while recording two more strikeouts.
McDowell came in to relieve Fernandez in the top of the seventh. Roger pitched three hitless innings with four strikeouts to finish the game. The Mets had a victory on a combined one-hit shutout.