Game 5 with the series tied 2-2 has a pitching matchup of Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden (24-4 1.53 Grade 25XYZ) versus Eric Show (12-11 3.09 Grade 14Y).
The Padres losing two in a row come out and get 2 in the first off Gooden. RBI double by Steve Garvey and RBI single by Carmelo Martinez the big hits in the inning. The Mets would finally get to Show in the 4th. Lenny Dykstra with a big 2 run double, and Mookie Wilson coming through with a clutch 2 out run scoring single.
The Padres would bounce right back with 2 in the 5th to tie up as ageless Graig Nettles sends a Gooden curve ball over the right field fence for a 2 run homer. The score would stay 4-4 until the 8th as Gary Carter would walk, Darryl Strawberry would single, and Dykstra would sacrifice them over. Ray Knight would hit a long fly ball to right to score Carter on the sac fly. Gooden would take care of the rest as he would go the distance striking out 7. Mets win all 3 games in Sand Diego after dropping both at Shea…wow.
Final Score: Mets 5, Padres 4
WP: Dwight Gooden (1-1)
LP: Eric Show (1-1)
HR’s: Padres – Graig Nettles (1)