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

Amazin' Look Back - 8/10/1973: Mets Blast Giants 7-1

Tonight at Candlestick Park, a paltry crowd of 8,692 turned out to see Tom Seaver and the Mets take on Juan Marichaland the Giants.  Perhaps the fans had a premonition, since the expected duel turned into a one sided affair.

Starting in the second inning, the Mets took it to Marichal, knocking him around for 6 runs and 10 hits in his 4.2 innings of work.  With two outs in the second inning, Tom Seaver got the scoring going when he cracked a two run double to put the Mets ahead 2-0.  The Mets exploded in the fifth, striking for four more runs off Marichal to extend their lead to 6-0.

The Giants plated a run in the bottom of the fifth to get on the board, but that was all they could muster off Seaver in their eventual 7-1 loss.

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 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 7 13 3
Giants 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1

New York Mets

San Francisco Giants

1. Don Hahn, CF 1. Gary Thomasson, CF
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Tito Fuentes, 2B
3. Rusty Staub, RF 3. Bobby Bonds, RF
4. John Milner, 1B 4. Willie McCovey, 1B
5. Cleon Jones, LF 5. Ed Goodson, 3B
6. Wayne Garrett, 3B 6. Gary Matthews, LF
7. Jerry Grote, C 7. Chris Speier, SS
8. Ted Martinez, SS 8. Dave Rader, C
9. Tom Seaver, P 9. Juan Marichal, P

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The Mets play the second game of their three game set in San Francisco tomorrow.

 

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