The Mets shutout the Pirates in Pittsburgh today by the score of 6-0. Tom Seaver was brilliant, going the distance, allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 1. The Mets opened the scoring in the top of the first when Cleon Jones hit into a double play, which allowed Wayne Garrett to score. The lead held until the 8th, when the Mets added 2 runs against Pirate starter and loser, Bob Moose. Ed Kranepool singled in Cleon Jones, and Jim Gosger singled in Rusty Staub for the runs. The Mets then broke it open in the top of the ninth against reliever Dave Giusti, when Wayne Garrett homered, and Cleon Jones doubled in Felix Millan. Another run scored on an error off of the bat of Gosger. The Mets held the lead in the bottom of the ninth for the 6-0 win, pushing their record to 16-14, while the Pirates dropped to 12-14.
Here’s a look at the starting lineups for the game:
New York Mets Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Wayne Garrett 3B 1. Vic Davalillo 1B
2 Felix Millan 2B 2. Manny Sanguillen RF
3 Cleon Jones LF 3. Al Oliver CF
4 Rusty Staub RF 4. Willie Stargell LF
5 Ed Kranepool 1B 5. Richie Hebner 3B
6 Jim Gosger CF 6. Milt May C
7 Duffy Dyer C 7. Rennie Stennett 2B
8 Bud Harrelson SS 8. Gene Alley SS
9 Tom Seaver P 9. Bob Moose P
Up next, the Mets and Pirates conclude their series at Riverfront.