Cleon Jones, came into the game as the league’s top hitter, he would get two hits in this game, bringing his average up to .391. He drove in two runs in the 1st inning to put Seaver up 2-0. In the 8th inning the Mets would load the bases with Jones, Art Shamsky & J.C. Martin. Bud Harrelson would drive them all in with a bases clearing triple. This gave Seaver a nice cushion to relax with for the 9th inning, as he completed the 5-0 shutout. The Mets still had a long way to go 7 games back.