Game 1 featured a pitching duel between eventual NLCS Most Valuable Player Mike Scott of the Astros and Mets young ace Dwight Gooden…..as Scott allowed just five hits and walked one while striking out 14 in a complete-game effort as the host Astros prevailed 1–0…..in a game that Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden only allowed one run in his seven innings pitched….when he got Scott to ground into a double play to end an Astros threat in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Houston first baseman Glenn Davis hit a long home run leading off the second inning….while. producing the game’s lone run….as Scott struck out Wally Backman and Keith Hernandez to escape a jam in the top of the eighth. With one out in the top of the ninth, Darryl Strawberry singled….stole second….and then reached third on a Mookie Wilson ground out…..but, Scott struck out Ray Knight to end the game.
We have often written about how valuable the many videos of this 1986 NLCS between the Astros and the Mets are to us here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, who is responsible for originally taping our entire 2300 hours of video that we are currently posting in our vintage video museum….as he taped this library on Sony Betamax cassette tapes…..when he attended each and every game live…..and saw what he refers to the best baseball series that he has ever seen…..which makes this video another piece of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile.