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One of the greatest games ever played and one of the most nerve-shattering, too.
The Mets trail 3-0 the entire game. Bob Knepper is mowing them down. It looks for all the world that the Mets are staring at a Game 7 against Mike Scott, whom they lost to twice already. In fact, Scott had pitched two complete games, giving up only one run.
But the Mets rally for three runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game.
Then, in extra innings, the Mets score a run in the 14th to take a 4-3 lead. Billy Hatcher then homers off Jesse Orosco in the bottom of the 14th to tie the game at 4-4.
In the 16th, the Mets score three to take a 7-4 lead.
But the 'Stros don't give up. They score two runs and have the winning runs on base for Kevin Bass. Bass hits a long drive off an Orosco fastball that goes foul. Keith Hernandez then goes to the mound to talk to Orosco.
He tells him, "If you throw him anything but a curve the rest of this at-bat, I will kill you."
Orosco then strikes Bass out on curveballs. The Mets go on to win the World Series.