The New York Mets in their road greys lost their 6th game out of 7, dropping the 1st of a 3-game set against the Padres, 4-0, on Friday, June 1, 1973. Jerry Koosman (5-4, 2.78 ERA) took the loss, giving up 4 runs in 7 innings. Bill Greif (4-5, 2.05 ERA) went the whole way, giving up 8 hits while striking out 7. The Mets now stand at 21-23.
Though Koosy got the 1st batter of the bottom 1st, Johnny Grubb singled and Jerry Morales walked. Cito Gaston flew out to right, but then the floodgates opened with 2 out. Fred Kendall singled, Ivan Murrell doubled and Dave Roberts singled, and before anyone knew it, it was 4-0. From then on, Jerry shut the Padres down.
The Mets threatened at many points with a total of 8 LOB, but Greif was in the zone, walking only 1 in 9 innings of work.
|New York Mets||San Diego Padres|
|1||Wayne Garrett||3B||1||Enzo Hernandez||SS|
|2||Felix Millan||2B||2||Johnny Grubb||CF|
|3||John Milner||1B||3||Jerry Morales||LF|
|4||Rusty Staub||RF||4||Cito Gaston||RF|
|5||Ed Kranepool||LF||5||Fred Kendall||C|
|6||Jim Gosger||CF||6||Ivan Murrell||1B|
|7||Duffy Dyer||C||7||Dave Roberts||3B|
|8||Ted Martinez||SS||8||Rich Morales||2B|
|9||Jerry Koosman||P||9||Bill Greif||P|