Amazin’ Look Back – 8/10/1973: Mets Blast Giants 7-1
Tonight at Candlestick Park, a paltry crowd of 8,692 turned out to see Tom Seaver and the Mets take on Juan Marichaland the Giants. Perhaps the fans had a premonition, since the expected duel turned into a one sided affair.
Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets former player Tom Seaver throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Starting in the second inning, the Mets took it to Marichal, knocking him around for 6 runs and 10 hits in his 4.2 innings of work. With two outs in the second inning, Tom Seaver got the scoring going when he cracked a two run double to put the Mets ahead 2-0. The Mets exploded in the fifth, striking for four more runs off Marichal to extend their lead to 6-0.
The Giants plated a run in the bottom of the fifth to get on the board, but that was all they could muster off Seaver in their eventual 7-1 loss.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
San Francisco Giants
, 2B2.Tito Fuentes
The Mets play the second game of their three game set in San Francisco tomorrow.
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