October 12, 1999: Game One of the NLCS
|Date: October 12, 1999|
|Mets starter: Masato Yoshii|
|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.