The Mets would get on the board first with a run in the 3rd. Wally Backman drives in Mookie Wilson with a single to center. The Padres would answer with 4 big runs in the bottom half. Tony Gwynn with an RBI single, Steve Garvey with a 2 RBI double, and Terry Kennedy with a RBI single. The Mets would answer right back with a 4 spot of their own in the 4th. Ray Knight and pinch hitter Tom Paciorek with big hits.
With the score 5-4 Mets, the Mets would get 3 more in the 5th. Darryl Strawberry tees off on a 3 run homer to right center. They would another run in the 6th and in the 9th Strawberry would again connect. This time a 2 run homer to right. The Mets bullpen would keep the Padre bats under control and we now have a series.
Final Score: Mets 11, Padres 5
WP: Rick Aguilera (1-0)
LP: Dave Dravecky (0-1)
HR’s: Mets – Darryl Strawberry 2 (2)