Today at Veterans Stadium, the Mets beat the Phillies 3-2 to pull within 2.5 games of first place in the N.L. East.
Philadelphia got on the board early, plating a run in the first on a Bill Robinson RBI double to go ahead 1-0.
The Mets evened things up in the third, when Wayne Garrett led off the inning with a home run.
New York plated single runs in the sixth and eighth to take a 3-1 lead, and John Milner was responsible for driving in both. He smacked a solo homer in the sixth and delivered an RBI single in the eighth.
The Phillies pulled within 3-2 when they plated a run with a leadoff homer in the eighth, but Tug McGraw retired the side in order to seal the victory for New York. The win moved the Mets to 70-75 on the season.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
|1. Wayne Garrett, 3B||1. Billy Grabarkewitz, 2B|
|2. Felix Millan, 2B||2. Mike Anderson, RF|
|3. Rusty Staub, RF||3. Bill Robinson, CF|
|4. John Milner, 1B||4. Greg Luzinski, LF|
|5. Cleon Jones, LF||5. Bob Boone, C|
|6. Dave Schneck, CF||6. Mike Schmidt, 3B|
|7. Jerry Grote, C||7. Tom Hutton, 1B|
|8. Bud Harrelson, SS||8. Larry Bowa, SS|
|9. Jon Matlack, P||9. Wayne Twitchell, P|
The Mets wrap up their seven game road trip tomorrow in Philadelphia.