METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 26, 1973 GAME:Bob P
September 8, 2006
First game of a disastrous doubleheader in St. Louis. The Mets came into this game in last place, seven and a half games behind the first palce Cardinals, and nine games under .500.
Bob Gibson pitched a complete game for his eleventh win of the season, and helped himself with a fifth inning grand slam which turned a 6-1 game into a 10-1 game.
The Mets actually led 1-0 in the second inning thanks to a Lou Brock three-base error and an Ed Kranepool sac fly. But the Cards were unstoppable after that.
The Mets also lost game two with the key hit being an eighth inning home run by Joe Torre, and when the evening ended the last place Mets were 42-53, and 9.5 games out of first place.
The Mets went 40-26 the rest of the way--still not a blistering pace--while the Cards went 28-36.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: