Amazin’ Look Back: 7/20/1973 – Mets Fall to Astros 6-2
Tonight at the Astrodome in Houston, the Mets lost to the Astros 6-2 to fall to 40-51 on the season.
Jun 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A major league baseball and glove sits in the bat rack in the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning, the Mets plated single runs in the third and fourth to take a 2-1 lead.
However, in the bottom of the sixth, Jon Matlack was touched up for three runs. After recording the first two outs of the inning, Matlack gave up a double to Bob Watson, an RBI single to Lee May, and a two run homer to Doug Rader as Houston took a 4-2 lead.
The Mets failed to score the rest of the way, and the Astros tacked on two more runs in the eighth to extend their lead to 6-2 and close out the scoring.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
, 2B2.Tommy Helms
, LF4.Bob Watson
The Mets play the second game of their three game series in Houston tomorrow.
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