1978 - At Dodger Stadium, Lee Mazzilli becomes the first Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game. The center fielder's first (off T. John) and seventh (off C. Hough) inning blasts pace the last place club to a 8-5 victory.
2002 - Losing their 15th straight game at Shea Stadium, the Mets pass the dubious mark set by the 1911 Braves to establish a new National league record for consecutive losses at home.
2007 - Making his first start of the the season, Mets righthander Pedro Martinez whiffs Reds hurler Eric Harrung to become the 15th major league pitcher to record 3,000 career strike outs. The three-time Cy Young winner has missed most of the season recovering from rotator cuff surgery.
Information obtained from The Calgary Herald