Amazin’ Look Back, 6/16/1973: Mets Club Padres, 10-2

By Rich Sparago

The Mets throttled the Padres by the score of 10-2 at Shea today. Jerry Koosman started for New York and went the distance, allowing 2 runs (both earned) on 5 hits. Koosman struck out 9 and walked 2.

June 4, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Broken bat of Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter (not pictured) in the dugout during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

John Milner opened the scoring with a 3-run home run in the first inning off of Padres’ starter and loser, Mike Caldwell. The Padres quickly narrowed the gap to 3-2 off of Koosman in the top of the second, but then in the bottom of the third Rusty Staub scored on a error on a ball hit by George Theodore, putting the Mets ahead 4-2. The Mets began to pull away in the bottom of the fourth, on 3 unearned runs, making the score 7-2. The Mets closed the scoring in the bottom of the sixth on a home run by Willie Mays, and a run-scoring hit by Jim Fregosi. The Mets improved their record to 27-29 on the year.

Up Next: The Mets close their series with the Padres when George Stone takes the hill.

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