Pedro Martinez became the second major league pitcher to take a perfect game into extra innings and the first to throw nine hitless innings at Jack Murphy Stadium. Martinez, who is a throw-back pitcher to an era long gone, hurled this amazing game yet only earned a simple win upon its completion due to a tench inning Bip Roberts line drive double down the right-field line.
Mets Ace Pedro Martinez Celebrates
Jack Murphy Stadium on June 3, 1995
Hitting & Fielding Notes
: San Diego 2.
Double : Roberts.
Errors : Petagine, Holbert.
Left on Base : Montreal 8, San Diego 1.
Sacrifice : Martinez.
a : Pitched to 1 batter in the 10 th inning.
: Williams (0-3).
Winning Pitcher : Martinez (4-1).
Hit by Pitcher
: Tarasco (by Hamilton).
Save : Rojas.
Wild Pitch : Rojas.
Length of Game : 2:22.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley, 1B: Charlie Williams. 2B: Greg Bonin. 3B: Rich Rieker.
Pedro Martinez "Near" Perfect Game Box Score
Pedro Martinez had a perfect game when he entered the tenth frame, but he gave up a lead-off double to Bip Roberts . Martinez lost his bid for perfection, lost his "official" no-hitter, and was replaced on the mound by Mel Rojas courtesy of his manager ( Felipe Alou ).
Did you know that Pedro Martinez threw just ninety-six pitches during this game and sixty-seven of them were strikes?