Amazin’ Look Back – 8/9/1973: Mets Blanked by Dodgers

Tonight at Dodger Stadium, the Mets wrapped up a brief two game set with the Dodgers.

July 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) exits the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

In a battle between starting pitchers Jerry Koosman and Claude Osteen, the game remained scoreless until the bottom of the eighth.

After Davey Lopes tripled with one out, Manny Mota followed with a single that drove in Lopes to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.

In the Mets’ half of the ninth, Jim Beauchamp walked with one out, but Felix Millan hit into a double play that ended the game and gave the Dodgers a series split.  The Mets fell to 51-61 for 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
Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 10 0

New York Mets

Los Angeles Dodgers

1. Don Hahn, CF 1. Davey Lopes, 2B
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Manny Mota, LF
3. Rusty Staub, RF 3. Willie Davis, CF
4. Cleon Jones, LF 4. Steve Garvey, 1B
5. John Milner, 1B 5. Joe Ferguson, C
6. Jerry Grote, C 6. Ron Cey, 3B
7. Wayne Garrett, 3B 7. Tom Paciorek, RF
8. Ted Martinez, SS 8. Bill Russell, SS
9. Jerry Koosman, P 9. Claude Osteen, P

Next Up:

 

The Mets open a three game set tomorrow against the Giants at Candlestick Park.

 

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Topics: Jerry Koosman, New York Mets

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