A Hernandez and a Fernandez now share the Mets club record for sacrifices in a game. Livan got the job done in more ways than one (won?) on Saturday. Sir Sidney was the master on the mound and at bat 22 years prior. The Mets hosted the Astros in a doubleheader on July 24, 1987 and the opener was a rather appealing mound matchup between Sid Fernandez and Nolan Ryan, though the latter was riding a six-game losing streak, and the former was struggling as well. The Astros took a 1-0 lead on Glenn Davis' home run on a 3-0 pitch, but the Mets evened the score in the third, when a Fernandez bunt moved Bill Almon to second, and Almon would score on a Wally Backman single. Fernandez set up the Mets second run with his second sacrifice, this one advancing Almon in the fifth inning, just prior to an RBI single by Len Dykstra. The Mets had two chances to pad the lead, but double plays killed a pair of rallies, including one that came after Fernandez dropped his third successful sacrifice of th
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