Game 2 saw the Mets knot the series at one game apiece as New York scored two runs in the fourth inning….and then got three more in the fifth against Astros’ starter Nolan Ryan en route to a 5 – 1 victory.
Lefty Bob Ojeda went the distance on a ten-hitter for the Mets….who were aided by an RBI double by Gary Carter…..followed by a sacrifice fly by Darryl Strawberry in the fourth inning…..then Wally Backman and Keith Hernandez combined for three RBIs in the fifth inning. The only Astros run came on a Phil Garner single in the seventh inning.
We have mentioned in multiple posts regarding the 1986 National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros before…..that this series is “beyond special” to us here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, who is responsible for recording our incredible vintage video library seen here on our site…..for Bone Daddy saw this entire NLCS “live and in color” …..as he was at all 6 games of a baseball series he calls the greatest series he has ever seen…..which also includes the 7 game series he had also seen.
Each viewer of this post should check out the 1986 NLCS Mets vs Astros memorabilia section that we have here at ImaSportsphile…..for it is truly an outstanding array of collectibles from that series….to include the T-shirts that Bone Daddy wore while sitting in the middle of Mets fans above the Mets dugout at Shea Stadium in NYC…..with “Don’t Mets With Texas” and “Great Scott” on the front and back of the shirts he wore throughout Game 3 and Game 4 at Shea…..when Asros pitchers Bob Knepper and Mike Scott “toed the mound”.
All we can say is that Bone Daddy created “such a stir” at Shea Stadium during Game 3 thru 5….that the Mets fans were threatening to do things to Bone Daddy like “piss on him” or “throw him off the mezzanine” from his front row seat behind the Mets dugout. Suffice to say, Bone Daddy could “do the baseball razz” with the best “razzers” of all time…..for he could get under the skin of many players with his “personal barbs and piercing voice”……and for these reasons and many more…..all 1986 NLCS videos are simply all “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile.