APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

Game 4 with the Dodgers leading 2 games to 1 has a pitching matchup of John Tudor (10-8 2.32 Grade 16Z) for the Dodgers against Dwight Gooden (18-9 3.19 Grade 14YZ) for the Mets.


These two pitchers came out like it was 1985 when they totally dominated the National League and finished 1-2 in the Cy Young vote. Gooden allows only 2 hits through 6 innings. In the 7th the Mets would get a runner to 2nd as John Shelby would single and steal second base. Gooden would set down the next two batters to keep the game scoreless.


Tudor was perfect through 6 innings. 18 up, 18 down with a trio of strikeouts. In the 7th Mookie Wilson would break up the perfect game with a single up the middle. Wilson would then steal second just ahead of the Scioscia throw to put him on second with no outs. The Mets would then call on Gregg Jefferies for a sacrifice and he would get the job done to get Mookie to third. With the infield in and Keith Hernandez up, Hernandez would drive the Tudor pitch to center and Wilson would score to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.


Gooden would take care of the rest as he would set the Dodgers down in order in the 8th and 9th to seal the deal. The Mets get a complete game 3 hit shutout from Gooden and score their loan run on hit. Pretty amazing. Series is tied 2-2.


Final Score: Mets 1, Dodgers 0

WP: Dwight Gooden (1-1)

LP: John Tudor (0-1)

HR’s: None


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