Game 3 at Shea Stadium would pit Ray Burris (7-13 4.75 Grade 3) vs Craig Swan (9-6 2.43 Grade 16). Cubs try to jump back in front of the series versus the Grade A pitcher in Swan. The Mets would have none of that as they jump out in front with a 3 spot in the bottom of the 1st. The Mets would add a single run in the 3rd and would also add a 3 spot in the 7th courtesy of a 3 run homer by Lee Mazzilli. The Cubs would try to scratch back in the game as Dave Kingman hits a 3 run homer in the 8th, but Swan and the Mets pen would get the last 6 outs. This gives the underdog Mets a 2-1 lead with Game 4 at home.
Final Score: Mets 7, Cubs 3
WP: Craig Swan (2-0)
LP: Ray Burris (0-1)
HR’s: Cubs – Dave Kingman (1), Mets – Lee Mazzilli (1)
Game 4 will be Roberts vs Espinosa