Thursday, June 5, 2014

Possible Playoff Parry

GAME ONE – Jerry Koosman (15-2) fired a complete-game, 2-hitter as the New York Mets won the opening contest of a double dipper, 5-1. Ken Boswell (4) and Ron Swoboda (6) each swatted 2-run home runs. Art Shamsky went 3 for 3.

GAME TWO – Hank Aaron’s (30) walk-off 2-run blast in the B9th overcame a 1-0 deficit and the Braves captured the nightcap 2-1. Ron Reed (11-8) was the winning pitcher and Gary Gentry (8-8) the loser as both tossed complete games. Shamsky’s 12th knock of the year was the lone Mets run.

GAME THREE – Orlando Cepeda (15,16) smacked his second solo HR of the game in the B9 to lift Atlanta to a 4-3 win. Aaron (31) provided the other runs for the Braves with a 2-run blast in the 1st. Ron Taylor (8-1) suffered his first loss of the year. Cecil Upshaw (6-6) carded the win in relief.

GAME FOUR – A classic case of leaving a pitcher in too long. Braves hurler Jim Britton (7-4) had a no-hitter through 5 and a 1 hitter into the 8th. That’s when the Mets exploded for 6 and went on to win 7-2. Ed Charles had a 2-run double in the 8th. Shamsky (13) hit a 2-run bomb.    

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