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Amazin’ Look Back-April 14th, 1973: Mets Fall to Phils 7-3

By Rich Sparago

After beginning the 1973 campaign at 4-0, the Mets fell to the Phillies for their second straight loss today at Veterans Stadium. Steve Carlton got the win, and improved to 2-1 on the season, while Jim McAndrew took the loss, making his record 0-1. The Mets actually had the early lead today, scoring two in the second inning on a two-RBI double off the bat of Jim Fregosi. The Phils tied the game in the  bottom of the third on a two-RBI triple by Willie Montanez. After the Phillies grabbed a 3-2 lead off of McAndrew, the Mets tied the game on an RBI groundout by Cleon Jones in the fifth. However, the Mets were unable to get over the hump, and the Philiies scored 4 in the bottom of sixth off on McAndrew and Ray Sadecki to take a 7-3 lead and close out the scoring.  The inning was highlighted by a home run off the bat of Mike Anderson.

May 22, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay (34) adjusts his cap during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a look at the lineups for the game:

New York Mets:
Bud Harrelson SS
Felix Millan 2B
Willie Mays CF
George Theodore CF
Rusty Staub RF
Cleon Jones LF
John Milner 1B
Jim Fregosi 3B
Duffy Dyer C
Jim McAndrew P

Philadelphia Phillies:

Larry Bowa SS
Cesar Tovar 3B
Willie Montanez RF
Deron Johnson 1B
Greg Luzinski LF
Del Unser CF
Terry Harmon 2B
Bob Boone C
Denny Doyle 2B
Steve Carlton P

Up next, the Mets will conclude their series with the Phillies, as Harry Parker takes on Jim Lonborg.

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