October 1, 1995: Bogar Walks in 11th

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Date: October 1, 1995
Mets starter: Jason Isringhausen
Mets: 1
Braves: 0
Winning pitcher: Pete Walker
Key player(s): Jason Isringhausen, Doug Henry, Tim Bogar
Key play: Bogar's walk in 11th

The Mets faced the Braves on a Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. The teams played an extra-inning game in the season finale. In the 11th, Tim Bogar walked with the bases loaded to give the Mets a 1-0 win over Atlanta.

Jason Isringhausen and the Braves' John Smoltz each started the game by pitching one-hit scoreless ball from the first inning to the fifth. In the top of the sixth, Isringhausen held the Braves to a double by pinch-hitter Luis Polonia. Atlanta reliever Kent Mercker hurled a perfect bottom half and Jason yielded only a single to Chipper Jones in the top of the seventh. For the Braves, relievers Greg McMichael and Brad Clontz combined for a scoreless bottom of the inning.

Isringhausen gave up just a single to Rafael Belliard in a scoreless top of the eighth. Joe Orsulak tripled against Atlanta's Alejandro Pena to lead off the bottom half. Edgardo Alfonzo grounded out to shortstop Belliard and the Braves' Mark Wohlers retired pinch-hitter Bill Spiers on a fly ball to left fielder Polonia. Wohlers struck out pinch-hitter Chris Jones to end the inning and Mets' reliever Doug Henry pitched a scoreless top of the ninth. For Atlanta, Pedro Borbon set down the side in order in the bottom half to send the game onward.

Henry retired the Braves 1-2-3 in the top of the 10th inning. Atlanta reliever Terrell Wade hurled a scoreless bottom half and the Mets' Pete Walker pitched a perfect top of the 11th. Alfonzo and Damon Buford drew back-to-back walks to open the bottom of the inning. Jones followed with a single to load the bases. Wade was then replaced on the mound by Braves' reliever Brad Woodall.

Jose Vizcaino hit a ground ball on which Woodall threw to catcher Eddie Perez for an out at home on Alfonzo. Perez threw to first baseman Mike Mordecai to get Vizcaino for a double play and Carl Everett drew a walk that reloaded the bases. Woodall then issued a walk to Bogar to force home Buford with the winning run. The Mets had a victory to conclude the season.

Notes

  • The win for Walker was his only decision as a Met.