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Our Special Bonds: 1986 NLCS Game 6 (Questions)

Monday marks the 21st anniversary of "decision-day," in which I picked going to Hebrew School over watching the seventh through ninth innings of Game 6 of the NLCS between the Mets and Astros. In honor of the memory of that game, I figured it worthwhile to offer another of my trivia quizzes. This one is 6 questions, in honor of Game 6 (instead of 16, in honor of 16 innings). As always, thanks to Baseball-Reference.com for the assistance.

Answers here:
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/10/our-special-bonds-1986-nlcs-game-6.html

1) Among players with at least 50 plate appearances against the Mets in 1986, this "player of significance" had the 5th-best batting average, .347. Name him.

2) Only two players hit walk-off home runs against the Mets in 1986. One was Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The other was an infielder, who went 0-for-3 in this game, and struck out to open the 16th inning. Name him.

3) The Mets had two hits through the first eight innings against Bob Knepper. Neither of the two players who got them were on the field at the end of the game. Name the pair.

4) Ray Knight had the game-tying RBI in the 9th inning. He also had the game-winning RBI in the 16th inning. Yet this was not the latest inning in which Knight recorded what turned out to be a game-winning RBI. Name the circumstances of the game in which Knight delivered a game-winning RBI after the 16th inning.

5) What "player of significance" from this game hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in the 9th inning against Jesse Orosco in a Mets loss to the Astros on July 26, 1987?

6) Roger McDowell pitched 5 scoreless innings of relief in this game, his longest appearance as a Met. McDowell's 2nd-longest appearance was 4 2/3 hitless innings against the Braves in a win on May 14, 1985. Name the pitcher of significance from the 1986 season (albeit not from Game 6 of the NLCS) whom McDowell relieved. The hint I can give you is that he pitched on this day as well.

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