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.
Here’s a look at the lineups for the game: