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Amazin' Look Back - May 28, 1973: Mets Lose to Giants 6-5

The Mets took on the Giants tonight at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and lost 6-5. It was the Mets’ fourth straight loss (after losing to the Dodgers 2-1 the day before), dropping them down to 20-21 on the year. Tommy Moore went 1.1 innings for New York, giving up five runs (4 ER) on six hits. Juan Marcichal got the win as he went 7 innings, giving up only 3 runs.

After plating a run in the bottom of the first inning, the Giants exploded for four in the bottom of the second.  The damage was done by Dave Rader, Bobby Bonds, and Tito Fuentes, who all delivered RBI singles as San Francisco increased their lead to 5-0.  The Giants added another run in the third to go ahead 6-0.

The Mets were held scoreless until the top of the sixth.  It was then that they began a furious comeback.  They scored two runs in the sixth, courtesy of a two run homer off the bat of John Milner.  The Mets then added single runs in the seventh and eighth to close the gap to 6-4.  After plating a run in the top of the ninth to cut the deficit to one run, Wayne Garrett and Felix Millan flew out consecutively to end the game.


Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mets 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 10 1
Giants 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 1

New York Mets

San Francisco Giants

1. Wayne Garrett, 3B 1. Bobby Bonds, RF
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Tito Fuentes, 2B
3. John Milner, 1B 3. Garry Maddox, CF
4. Rusty Staub, RF 4. Willie McCovey, 1B
5. Ed Kranepool, LF 5. Ed Goodson, 3B
6. Jim Gosger, CF 6. Gary Matthews, LF
7. Duffy Dyer, C 7. Chris Speier, SS
8. Bud Harrelson, SS 8. Dave Rader, C
9. Tommy Moore, P 9. Juan Marichal, P

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their three game set tomorrow in San Francisco.


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