As usual a large crowd came to see the Dodgers just 13 years removed from Brooklyn, when ever they were in town. Tonight a huge Shea crowd of 53,657 was on hand to see the Mets; Jerry Koosman go up against L.A.'s Bill Singer.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||New York Mets|
|1||Billy Grabarkewitz||SS||1||Tommie Agee||CF|
|2||Manny Mota||LF||2||Bud Harrelson||SS|
|3||Willie Davis||CF||3||Ken Singleton||RF|
|4||Wes Parker||1B||4||Art Shamsky||1B|
|5||Jim Lefebvre||3B||5||Cleon Jones||LF|
|6||Ted Sizemore||2B||6||Wayne Garrett||2B|
|7||Bill Russell||RF||7||Joe Foy||3B|
|8||Jeff Torborg||C||8||Jerry Grote||C|
|9||Bill Singer||P||9||Jerry Koosman||P|
Both pitchers put in solid nine inning, one run performances. Singer allowed five hits, one walk & struck out seven. The Mets Jerry Koosman gave up six hits, walked six & struck out six as well.
In the top of the 4th, LA's Willie Davis singled, stole second & scored on Ted Sizemore's base hit.
In the Mets 6th, Kenny Singleton walked & scored on a Cleon Jones double to tie the game. It stayed that way until the tenth.
Mets reliever Tug McGraw came on to pitch a perfect top of the 10th inning.
Jim Brewer came in to pitch the bottom of the 10th for L.A. in what would be a wild inning. Mets pitcher Tug McGraw came to bat & led off the inning with a single. Tommie Agee then attempted to bunt him over. Brewer fielded the bunt threw to second but McGraw was safe, because short stop Billy Grabarkewitz dropped the ball.
Al Weis came in to pinch run for McGraw, but quickly got picked off of second.
Tommie Agee was pesky, he stole second base & then advanced to third on a Jim Brewer wild pitch.
Brewer struck out Bud Harrelson for out number two. Then the Mets, Ken Singleton walked & Donn Clendenon came in to pinch hit for Mike Jorgenson. Clendenon walked as well & loaded up the bases.
Then, in a bold move, Tommie Agee broke for home as Brewer went into the wind up. He surprised everyone in the ballpark stealing home, sliding safely under catcher Jeff Torborg’s tag for the game winning run.
The umpire signaled the safe call as he fell over Torborg and the batter Cleon Jones. The Mets had an amazing walk off 2-1 win, thanks to Agee's great aggressive base running.