Huge Game 5 from Shea with the series tied 2-2 has a pitching matchup of Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZ) vs Sid Fernandez (12-10 3.03 Grade 12XY).
In the top of the 2nd the Dodgers get to Fernandez. John Shelby would double to left center and Rick Dempsey would single him home. After a 2 out walk to Alfredo Griffin, Belcher would square up a Fernandez fast ball hit a huge 2 run double. Down 3-0 the Mets would get 2 on with no out in the 2nd, but Belcher would get the next three in a row. The would be the last time the Mets would have a runner in scoring position as Belcher mows them down scattering just 5 hits and striking out 10. The Mets bullpen wouldn’t allow a run to keep them in the game but Belcher was too much as the Dodgers have a 3-2 series lead as we head back to Los Angeles.
Final Score: Dodgers 3, Mets 0
WP: Tim Belcher (1-1)
LP: Sid Fernandez (0-1)