Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A bit of revenge

The 1987 Astros get a bit of revenge on the Mets on the 1988 Donruss card of the late Dave Smith. The game is July 26, 1987, and Smith has come on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth in a tie game, replacing Dave Meads, who has just given up a base hit to Darryl Strawberry to load the bases. Smith is facing Kevin McReynolds, and the at-bat doesn't go well for Smith - he walks in the go-ahead run!

However, the Astros bailed out Smith in the top of the ninth, tying the game on a Gerald Young single, then blowing it open with a three-run home run by Billy Hatcher off of Mets closer Jesse Orosco. Smith then pitched a scoreless ninth to get the win, his second of the season.

Meanwhile, two hundred miles upstate, it is Hall of Fame Day, as Catfish Hunter, Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge are inducted into Cooperstown. No Hall-of-Famers participated in this game, however, though Nolan Ryan and Gary Carter were both presumably at the game.

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