Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cards Arch Two Wins around Two Mets Wins

April 26, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Bob Gibson (3-2) did battle with Tom Seaver (2-2) today in the Gateway City. Neither were at their best with Gibson yielding 11 hits over 9 IP and Seaver giving up 9 in 7 IP. The difference was the clutch-hitting by the home club. The Mets left 13 men on base. The Redbirds just 6 as St. Louis took a 7-5 win. Gibson helped himself with 2 RBI and 2 hits.

April 27, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Bud Harrelson drove in 3 with a pair of hits to help Jerry Koosman (2-1) defeat Steve Carlton (2-2), 5-4, in another marquee pitching match-up. Cleon Jones also contributed to the NY offense, going 3 for 3 with 2 walks.

April 28, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- The New York Jets, I mean Mets, defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (this was 1971) by a touchdown, 14-7. This was as ugly as a bad football game. Tim Foli led the Mets with 5 RBI on two hits. Jones knocked in 4 with 3 hits. Jerry Grote had a 4-3-3-3 line. Gary Gentry (3-1) started and got the win. Mike Torrez (0-3) and George Brunet sucked for the Redbirds.

April 29, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Jerry Reuss (2-3) gave St. Louis what it desperately needed, a start that lasted into the late innings. Reuss hurled 8 IP, scattering 7 hits for just 1 run in a 4-1 Cardinals victory to split the series. Chuck Taylor (3) finished up in the 9th. Joe Torre (4) blasted a 2-run HR off Nolan Ryan (0-1) to lead the offense.

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