Amazin’ Look Back – July 2, 1973: Mets Lose 2-1 to Expos on Walkoff

The 1973 New York Mets (33-41) lost their 2nd in a row today, July 2, 1973, on a 10th inning walkoff by the Expos. George Stone (4-2, 2.51 ERA) went 9 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Steve Renko (7-5, 2.93 ERA) went the full 10 innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Buzz Capra (0-3, 4.50 ERA) took the loss, only getting 1 out into the bottom of the 10th.

The Mets struck first in the 4th with an Ed Kranepool RBI single, but the Expos tied it with a Ken Singleton RBI single in the 7th.

After striking out John Boccabella for the 1st out of the bottom of the 10th, Boots Day pinch-hit for Renko and ended the game with a walkoff home run.

July 30, 2011; Washington, D.C., USA; During a game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets a fan holds a sign in support of the Montreal Expos team at Nationals Park. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3 – 0. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Lineups

New York Mets Montreal Expos
1 Don Hahn CF 1 Ron Hunt 2B
2 Felix Millan 2B 2 Tim Foli SS
3 John Milner 1B 3 Ron Woods CF
4 Rusty Staub RF 4 Hal Breeden 1B
5 Ed Kranepool LF 5 Bob Bailey 3B
6 Wayne Garrett 3B 6 Ken Singleton RF
7 Ron Hodges C 7 Clyde Mashore LF
8 Ted Martinez SS 8 John Boccabella C
9 George Stone P 9 Steve Renko P

 

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Topics: 1973 New York Mets, George Stone, Montreal Expos

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