Amazin’ Look Back: 7/27/1973 – Mets Nip Cards 2-1

Tonight at Busch Stadium, the Mets took on the Cardinals in the final game of their three game set.

Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets former player Tom Seaver before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis broke through against Tom Seaver immediately, plating a run in the bottom of the first when Lou Brock scored on a double play ball.

Seaver settled in from there, and the Mets evened things at 1 in the fifth when John Milner led off the inning with a solo homer.  In the sixth, the Mets went ahead 2-1 when a two out double off the bat of Rusty Staub drove in Felix Millan.

Tom Seaver took it from there, as he held the Cardinals scoreless from there while tossing a complete game to secure the victory for New York.

With the win, the Mets moved to 43-53 on the year and pulled within 8.5 games of first place.

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 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 0
Cardinals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0

New York Mets

St. Louis Cardinals

1. Wayne Garrett, 3B 1. Lou Brock, LF
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Ted Sizemore, 2B
3. Rusty Staub, RF 3. Joe Torre, 1B
4. Cleon Jones, CF 4. Ted Simmons, C
5. John Milner, LF 5. Bernie Carbo, RF
6. Ed Kranepool, 1B 6. Luis Melendez, CF
7. Jerry Grote, C 7. Ken Reitz, 3B
8. Bud Harrelson, SS 8. Mike Tyson, SS
9. Tom Seaver, P 9. Rick Wise, P

Next Up:

The Mets head home to take on the Expos tomorrow in the first game of a four game set.

 

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