Worst NY Mets loss of the 1980s: Game 7 of the 1988 NLCS
The 1986 championship was a nice chaser to help alleviate some of the pain of how the 1988 NLCS ended. Yet another Game 7 for the team, this one wouldn’t end as well as the 1986 World Series finale that saw the Mets take down the Boston Red Sox.
Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets were looking to come back from down 3-2 and win the series. The pitching matchup was Ron Darling versus Orel Hershiser. A sacrifice fly in the first inning got the scoring started for Los Angeles and before the second inning was through, Darling was gone and Dwight Gooden had entered.
The Mets came unraveled in the second inning. They allowed 5 more runs to score with the two errors contributing to it.
The New York bats had no response as they went on to lose this game 6-0.
Worst NY Mets loss of the 1990s: Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS
The 1999 season was the first trip back to the postseason for the Mets after blowing it in 1988. Would they have better luck this time? No.
Against the rival Atlanta Braves in the NLCS, they managed to go into extra innings in Game 6. With the Braves already ahead 3-2 in the series, it would take two more victories for the Mets to come away as the winners. They wouldn’t get a chance to win because they lost Game 6 on, of all things, a bases loaded walk.
Kenny Rogers, after two intentional walks to load the bases, issued an unintentional free pass to Andruw Jones.
And like that, the season was over.