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Watch party: 1988 NLCS Game 7, Dodgers vs. Mets

Join us at 5 p.m. PT

1988 NLCS: New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers, Game 7 Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images

It all comes down to this. Game 7.

After winning game 6, the Mets and Dodgers are tied at three games a piece in the 1988 National League Championship Series. Whoever wins the game tonight will move on to face the Oakland Athletics in the World Series.

The Dodgers’ offense was non-existent in game 6, as they scored only one run on five hits. They had no answer for David Cone, who threw a complete game for New York. Kevin McReynolds was the difference maker, as his three-run homer in the fifth inning put the game out of reach for LA.

Tonight, the Dodgers will turn to their ace, Orel Hershiser, with the hopes he can send Los Angeles to their first World Series since 1981. The Mets will counter with Ron Darling.

Starting lineups:


  1. Lenny Dykstra - CF
  2. Wally Backman - 2B
  3. Keith Hernandez - 1B
  4. Darryl Strawberry - RF
  5. Kevin McReynolds - LF
  6. Gregg Jefferies - 3B
  7. Gary Carter - C
  8. Kevin Elster - SS
  9. Ron Darling - P


  1. Steve Sax - 2B
  2. Mickey Hatcher - 1B
  3. Kirk Gibson - LF
  4. Mike Marshall - RF
  5. John Shelby - CF
  6. Mike Scioscia- C
  7. Jeff Hamilton - 3B
  8. Alfredo Griffin - SS
  9. Orel Hershiser - P

We’ll be starting Game 5 at 5 p.m. PT. If you join late, skip ahead to however minutes past 5 o’clock it is. For example, if you join at 6:14 p.m., skip ahead to the 1:14:00 mark.

Watch party details

  • What: Mets at Dodgers
  • Where: Dodger Stadium
  • When: Wednesday, October 12, 1988
  • Series: Tied 3-3
  • Box score
  • Watch: YouTube, 5 p.m. PT