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Dodgers skipper Joe Torre is closing in on 100 regular-season wins against the Mets. He entered the series with 98.

If you're compiling a list of the grimmest innings in Mets history (and we've had our share in 2009), the 2nd inning from Torre's first win against them would rank high on the list. The date was May 25, 1982.

Mike Scott was pitching for the Mets and this was in his pre-splitter days, so he was very hittable. Scott's best days were a few years ahead. This would be one of his worst.

Here's how Scott's second inning went.

Home Run
Single
Triple
Sac Fly
Double
Single
Double

Just for good measure, Scott was replaced here by Tom Hausman. The first batter Hausman faced homered.

The damage amounted to eight runs, nine hits, an error, and three men left on base, and the final score was Braves 10, Mets 2. The New York Times noted it was the biggest Braves inning against the Mets since 1966, when they scored eight runs in the third inning of a 17-1 win.

To show how times have changed: The newspapers noted that Torre chomped on a cigar after winning this game. I'm guessing if he gets to 100 in this series, he'll instead be spotted sipping green tea.

The Torrential Mets fan knows...Joe Torre had a pair of walk-off hits against the Mets in 1967, including a walk-off home run against Tom Seaver.

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