October 13, 1999: Game Two of the NLCS
|Date: October 13, 1999|
|Mets starter: Kenny Rogers|
|Winning pitcher: Kevin Millwood|
|Key player(s): Brian Jordan, Eddie Perez|
|Key play: Jordan's & Perez's home runs|
The Mets were down one game with another one to play at Turner Field. They hoped to even the Series, but a pair of Atlanta two-run homers in the sixth inning resulted in a 4-3 loss. The Mets fell behind two games in the Series.
Against Braves' starter Kevin Millwood, the Mets gained a two-run lead. Roger Cedeno's single scored Robin Ventura in the second inning and Melvin Mora homered in the fifth for the New York runs. Kenny Rogers had held down the Atlanta attack, but home runs by Brian Jordan and Eddie Perez (each with a runner on base) dropped the Mets two runs behind.
In the eighth, the Mets attempted to make a comeback. Edgardo Alfonzo doubled home Mora with none out to cut the Braves' lead to one. However, Alfonzo was left stranded as no other Met batter reached base for the rest of the game. The Series would move to New York with the Mets in a hole.