Amazin’ Look Back – 8/9/1973: Mets Blanked by Dodgers
Tonight at Dodger Stadium, the Mets wrapped up a brief two game set with the Dodgers.
July 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) exits the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
In a battle between starting pitchers Jerry Koosman and Claude Osteen, the game remained scoreless until the bottom of the eighth.
After Davey Lopes tripled with one out, Manny Mota followed with a single that drove in Lopes to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
In the Mets’ half of the ninth, Jim Beauchamp walked with one out, but Felix Millan hit into a double play that ended the game and gave the Dodgers a series split. The Mets fell to 51-61 for the season.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers
, 2B2.Manny Mota
, LF4.Steve Garvey
The Mets open a three game set tomorrow against the Giants at Candlestick Park.
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