Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1988: Kevin McReynolds put on a hitting clinic, going 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles, a home run and four RBI, leading the Mets to a 9-8 win over the Atlanta Braves. McReynolds also made two outstanding defensive plays to save the game. He threw out Ozzie Virgil, trying to score from second in the second inning and in the ninth threw out Gerald Perry trying to stretch a double into a triple with the game tied at eight.
1989: Sid Fernandez struck out 16 Atlanta Braves on his way to a 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. With the score tied at two in the ninth, Fernandez started the ninth inning retiring the previous 16 batters, but gave up a home run to Lonnie Smith, the eventual game winner.
2003: New York Mets traded Jeromy Burnitz to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Victor Diaz, Joselo Diaz and Kole Strayhorn.