October 12, 1999: Game One of the NLCS

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Date: October 12, 1999
Mets starter: Masato Yoshii
Mets: 2
Braves: 4
Winning pitcher: Greg Maddux
Key player(s): Greg Maddux, Gerald Williams
Key play: Williams' single, Perez's home run

For the fifth time in their history, the Mets were in the National League Championship Series. They would begin this NLCS the same way as they did the previous four - on the road. In Atlanta, the Braves got off to a good start with a 4-2 win over the Mets.

In the first inning, the Mets fell one run behind. Bret Boone's single scored Gerald Williams for a 1-0 Atlanta lead against Masato Yoshii. The Mets tied it in the fourth, but Williams' RBI single in the fifth and a sixth inning home run by Eddie Perez made the score 3-1 in favor of the Braves.

Atlanta added another run in the eighth. Walt Weiss singled off Turk Wendell to score Andruw Jones for a 4-1 lead. The Mets scored in the ninth when Todd Pratt singled home Shawon Dunston, but it wasn't enough as the initial Series lead went to Atlanta.