The Mets throttled the Padres by the score of 10-2 at Shea today. Jerry Koosman started for New York and went the distance, allowing 2 runs (both earned) on 5 hits. Koosman struck out 9 and walked 2.
John Milner opened the scoring with a 3-run home run in the first inning off of Padres’ starter and loser, Mike Caldwell. The Padres quickly narrowed the gap to 3-2 off of Koosman in the top of the second, but then in the bottom of the third Rusty Staub scored on a error on a ball hit by George Theodore, putting the Mets ahead 4-2. The Mets began to pull away in the bottom of the fourth, on 3 unearned runs, making the score 7-2. The Mets closed the scoring in the bottom of the sixth on a home run by Willie Mays, and a run-scoring hit by Jim Fregosi. The Mets improved their record to 27-29 on the year.
Up Next: The Mets close their series with the Padres when George Stone takes the hill.