METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 31, 1968 GAME:Feat Fan
September 9, 2004
It is a tough month for Mets P Jim McAndrew, as he takes his NL-tying 5th shutout loss. Steve Carlton wins for the Cards 2–0. McAndrew gave up just six runs in the four losses, losing 2–0 to Bob Gibson on July 21, and to the Dodgers and Mike Kekich, 2–0 on August 4. On August 10th and 17th, he narrowed the margin to 1–0 losses, to the Giants and Houston respectively. The four losses are McAndrew's first ML decisions.
We were vacationing in New Hampshire, hoping to catch a bit of the game on a crackling, static filled Philco radio. As the night progressed the reception improved ever so slightly.
One of my friends began to make fun of McAndrew's inability to catch a win. It seems that earlier in the week The Yankees used Rocky Colavito in relief and he managed a win, something that Jim Mac could not, so I was reminded!
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