Amazin’ Look Back – August 6, 1973: Mets Strike late, Beat Cards, 10-3, at Shea

By Sam Maxwell

The New York Mets broke a 3-game losing streak, beating the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 10-3 on Monday evening, August 6, 1973, at Shea Stadium. Harry Parker (7-2, 3.50 ERA) got the W in relief with 3 innings of scoreless ball after George Stone (2.63 ERA) went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 ER) on 7 hits and 1 walk with 1 strikeout.

The Cards got off to a fast start with a run in the top of the 1st on a fielder’s choice to 3rd, the Mets responding with a sac fly in the bottom half. The Redbirds, however, kept an onslaught coming, with a Lou Brock RBI single in the 2nd.

They held a 2-1 lead until increasing it by 1 in the 6th. The Mets once again responded to the Cards’ 1 with 1 of their own, entering the bottom of the 7th with a 3-2 deficit. In the top half, the Cardinals threatened to extend it, but Harry Parker did a solid job working around a leadoff single by Brock and a HBP by 2B Ted Sizemore. The Mets rewarded him by not only tying the game on a John Milner double, but also giving him the lead with a 2-RBI single by Wayne Garrett to make it 5-3, Mets.

In the bottom of the 8th, with help by a Ted Sizemore error at 2nd that allowed 2 to score to set things off, the Mets extended their lead by 5, which also included an RBI single by Jerry Grote, an RBI single by Harry Parker, and an RBI single by Don Hahn.

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