June 18, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets former pitcher Tom Seaver in the dugout before the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Amazin' Look Back: June 8th, 1973 - Mets Fall to Dodgers 5-3

Tonight at Shea Stadium, the Mets lost to the Dodgers 5-3.

After the Dodgers tallied a run in the top of the first, the Mets fought back with two runs in their half of the frame to take a 2-1 lead.  They led into the sixth behind Tom Seaver, before the Dodgers put up a four spot against The Franshise to go ahead 5-2.  The big blows were a two run homer off the bat of Willie Davis, and a two RBI single from Bill Russell.

John Milner hit a solo homer for the Mets in the seventh to close the gap to 5-3, but that’s as close as they would get.  It was the third loss in a row for the Mets, and dropped them to 22-27 on the season. 

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

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

New York Mets

Los Angeles Dodgers

1. Wayne Garrett, 3B 1. Davey Lopes, 2B
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Bill Buckner, 1B
3. George Theodore, LF 3. Willie Davis, CF
4. Rusty Staub, RF 4. Joe Ferguson, C
5. Jim Fregosi, SS 5. Willie Crawford, RF
6. John Milner, 1B 6. Ron Cey, 3B
7. Duffy Dyer, C 7. Von Joshua, LF
8. Ted Martinez, CF 8. Bill Russell, SS
9. Tom Seaver, P 9. Tommy John, P

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their three game series with the Dodgers tomorrow at Shea.


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