With the series tied, Game Three begins…..
GAME THREE (1969 Shea)
Bob Ojeda vs Gary Gentry
After an off day yesterday, The Ulti-Met World Series continues in 1969 blue and orange tiles Shea with Bob Ojeda squaring off with Gary Gentry. The action begins in the top of the second where the clean-up hitter, Gary Carter, singles. Darryl Strawberry is the next batter. Gentry gets ahead of him 0-2, but Straw fouls off three pitches and takes two balls, Straw takes the 2-2 pitch into left field, over Cleon Jones’s head. Two-run Homer, 2-0 86’ers. The bottom of the 2nd begins with an answer from the Miracle Mets. The number five hitter is Ed Kranepool. He takes a Ojeda fastball over the right field wall. 2-1 1986 Mets. The two pitchers trade zeros until the sixth inning. Mookie Wilson leads off the inning with a slow roller to third. Ed Charles comes in to field it, but has to pocket the ball as Wilson is already at first. Rafael Santana is the next batter. Gentry quickly takes care of him and Ojeda bunts Wilson over to second. Dykstra is the man up. He slaps a ball into left field. Not enough for Mookie to score though. With runners on 1st and 3rd, Wally Backman singles in Wilson, 3-1, 1986. Keith Hernandez is the next hitter and Gil Hodges gets his bull pen warm. Nolan Ryan has been warming up and it looks like this could be Gentry’s last batter. Keith takes a 0-2 pitch up the middle, driving in Dykstra. Hodges puts in Nolan Ryan to pitch to Gary Carter. Ryan walks Carter on 4 pitches and Strawberry is up with the bases loaded. He singles up the middle driving in Backman. Mookie Wilson, the man who led off this inning, strikes out on three pitches to end it too. The score remains 5-1 until the 8th. Davey Johnson pulls Ojeda after seven innings. With a four-run lead, Davey brings in Doug Sisk. Sisk gives up a lead-off double to Cleon Jones, followed by a single to Ed Kranepool. Jones scores, 5-2. The next batter is Art Shamsky. He takes a Sisk change-up into deep center for a two run homer. 5-4. Jesse Orosco is brought in and he quickly shuts the door on the inning one-two-three. The top of the ninth begins with a solo shot by Gary Carter off of new pitcher, Ron Taylor. That’s all the runs the 86’ers would need as Orosco goes back out there, and nails them down for the save.
Winner: 1986 Mets (6-4)
Winning Pitcher: Bob Ojeda
Losing Pitcher: Gary Gentry
Save: Jesse Orosco
HR: 1986: Strawberry- 2nd inning off Gentry (2)
Carter- 9th inning off Taylor (1)
1969: Kranepool- 2nd Inning off Ojeda (2)
Shamsky- 8th inning off Sisk (1)
Series- 2-1 1986 New York Mets
Written By Matt Grasso