Sep 11, 2009

Today In Mets History: 1969- Met Pitchers Drive in Winning Runs in 1-0 Twin Bill Sweeps

September 12, 1969: The 1st place Mets were on an 8 game win streak as they came to Forbes Field in Pittsburgh for a twi night doubleheader. The Mets only managed to get six hits off of Bob Moose and the only person to drive in a run was the pitcher Jerry Koosman. In the 5th inning the bottom of the order struck. Third baseman Bobby Pfeil, catcher Duffy Dyer & Koosman all singled. Koosman single was the difference in the game as he got the complete game 1-0 victory. Koos was spectacular en route to his 14th win, he only allowed three hits & three walks while striking out four.

Night cap: This time it was Don Carwell's turn as he threw eight innings of three hit shut out ball. Along the way Cardwell walked only one & struck out three lowering his ERA to under three and getting his seventh win (7-9). Cardwell also helped his own cause by driving in the only run of the game, just like Koosman did in the 1st game. In the 2nd inning Buddy Harrelson doubled off Doc Ellis then Cardwell singled him home. That was it 1-0, Mets sweep the double header win their 10th straight win and lead the Cubs by 2 1/2 games.

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