After beginning the 1973 campaign at 4-0, the Mets fell to the Phillies for their second straight loss today at Veterans Stadium. Steve Carlton got the win, and improved to 2-1 on the season, while Jim McAndrew took the loss, making his record 0-1. The Mets actually had the early lead today, scoring two in the second inning on a two-RBI double off the bat of Jim Fregosi. The Phils tied the game in the bottom of the third on a two-RBI triple by Willie Montanez. After the Phillies grabbed a 3-2 lead off of McAndrew, the Mets tied the game on an RBI groundout by Cleon Jones in the fifth. However, the Mets were unable to get over the hump, and the Philiies scored 4 in the bottom of sixth off on McAndrew and Ray Sadecki to take a 7-3 lead and close out the scoring. The inning was highlighted by a home run off the bat of Mike Anderson.
May 22, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay (34) adjusts his cap during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
I've been a Mets fan since the early 1970s. I had the opportunity to attend all home games of the 1986 post season. Being at Shea when Orosco joyfully threw his glove in the air still ranks among my most cherished memories. I closely observe the machinations of the ballclub, as they aspire to once again sit atop the baseball world. I'm also a weather geek, and write a blog for WxEdge (affiliated with WTNH television in CT). When I'm not engulfed in the orange and blue, I follow the NY Giants and try to avoid losing every week with my fantasy footbal team.