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.