Fernandomania continues to explode at Chavez Ravine when Dodger rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela pitches his fourth shutout in five starts. The 20-year-old Mexican southpaw, batting over .400, beats the Giants, 5-0, and lowers his ERA to a microscopic 0.20.
At Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for the most career homers by a catcher as he hits Hideo Nomo's sixth-inning pitch into the stands for his 351st round-tripper as a backstop. The homer, his 362nd overall, moves the Mets' star past Yankees' Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list.
On the night his three sons throw the ceremonial first pitch, Trevor Hoffman cannot hold on to a two-run lead when the Dodgers score three in the ninth and eventually beat the Padres, 6-5. It's 'Trevor Time Desk Clock' Night, and the usually reliable Padres closer blows the save, thanks to some shady defense, for the second consecutive game.
The suddenly streaking Mets win their sixth consecutive game with a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers at Citi Field, 4-0 and 10-5. The victories mark the first time since August 28, 1971, that the club has taken both ends of a twin bill from the Chavez Ravine club.