Today in Mets History: Aggie losses heartbreaker to Braves.

The 1985 season was all about “missing it by that much,’’ and this game on that date was no exception.

Atlanta’s Zane Smith outdueled the Mets’ Rick Aguilera in a 1-0 shutout at Shea Stadium. Smith and Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter combined to give up three hits.

The Braves got to Aguilera in the seventh on a walk to Dale Murphy, and back-to-back singles by Bob Horner and Terry Harper.

With the loss the Mets fell a game-and-a-half behind St. Louis in the NL East.


3 thoughts on “Today in Mets History: Aggie losses heartbreaker to Braves.

  1. It was a great pennant race that year. Today with the wild card it wouldnt have mattered. As a Met fan I wish they had the wc in the 80s but as a baseball fan I regret that we wont see the same thrilling pennant races as before.

  2. ray (1): I know what you mean about wanting the wild card to see your team get in, but there’s something more dramatic about the old fashioned pennant races. As a traditionalist, I prefer it that way.-JD

  3. I would prefer they had a winner take all system. I think the wildcard takes something away from the race.