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Sunday April 16, 1972
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Steve Blass, who pitched seven innings, yielded only two hits and Willie Stargell came through with a pair of run-scoring singles as the Pirates defeated the Mets, 2-0. Rennie Stennett opened the game with a single and, after two infield outs, scored on Stargell's first hit. Al Oliver tripled in eighth and, again with two out, Stargell hit his second single to ice the Pirates' victory. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 2, New York Mets 0

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at Shea Stadium

Pirates      1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  5  1
Mets         0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  1


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stennett 2b           4   1   1   0     0   0   .250      Harrelson ss          4   0   0   0     0   3   .143
Oliver cf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .250      Boswell 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .125
Clemente rf           3   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Agee cf               3   0   0   0     1   2   .167
Stargell lf           4   0   2   2     0   1   .250      Staub rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Miller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Jones lf              3   0   2   0     0   0   .429
  R. Hernandez p      0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Fregosi 3b            3   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Hebner 3b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Kranepool 1b          2   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Sanguillen c          4   0   0   0     0   2   .143      Grote c               3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Robertson 1b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Gentry p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
J. Hernandez ss       4   0   1   0     0   1   .286        Milner ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Blass p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Matlack p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Clines ph,lf        1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Marshall ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Taylor p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   2   5   2     2   7             Totals               29   0   3   0     1   6

Time of Game: 1:59   Attendance: 23,241
Left on Base: Pirates 6, Mets 4
DP: Pirates 1, Mets 0
Errors: J. Hernandez, Kranepool
Triples: Oliver (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Kranepool (1)
GIDP: Agee (1)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blass W(1-0)            7     2   0   0   0   5   0  22   0.00
Miller                  1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   8   0.00
R. Hernandez SV(1)      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Totals                  9     3   0   0   1   6   0  31

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Gentry L(0-1)           6     3   1   1   1   4   0  23   1.50
Matlack                 2     2   1   1   1   3   0   9   4.50
Taylor                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9     5   2   2   2   7   0  35

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Ken Burkhart


PIRATES 1ST: Stennett singled to shortstop; Oliver grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Stennett to second]; Clemente grounded out
(second to first) [Stennett to third]; Stargell singled to
center [Stennett scored]; Hebner walked [Stargell to second];
Sanguillen struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson was called out on strikes; Boswell grounded
out (pitcher to first); Agee was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Robertson popped to third; J. Hernandez singled to
center; Blass popped to first; Stennett flied to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Staub flied to center; Jones singled to right; Fregosi
popped to first in foul territory; Kranepool grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Oliver flied to center; Clemente popped to second;
Stargell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Grote grounded out (third to first); Gentry flied to
right; Harrelson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Hebner reached on an error by Kranepool; Sanguillen
flied to left; Robertson struck out; J. Hernandez grounded out
(catcher unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Boswell grounded out (first unassisted); Agee struck
out; Staub lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Mets 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Blass struck out; Stennett grounded out (catcher to
first); Oliver grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Jones grounded out (shortstop to first); Fregosi
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kranepool grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Clemente grounded out (shortstop to first);
Stargell flied to center; Hebner grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Grote flied to left; MILNER BATTED FOR GENTRY; Milner
struck out (catcher to first); Harrelson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

PIRATES 7TH: MATLACK REPLACED MILNER (PITCHING); Sanguillen
struck out; Robertson popped to shortstop; J. Hernandez struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Mets 0.

METS 7TH: Boswell singled to left; Agee grounded into a double
play (shortstop to shortstop to first) [Boswell out at second];
Staub grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 1, Mets 0.

PIRATES 8TH: CLINES BATTED FOR BLASS; Clines struck out;
Stennett flied to center; Oliver tripled to right; Clemente was
walked intentionally; Stargell singled to left [Oliver scored,
Clemente to second]; Hebner popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 2, Mets 0.

METS 8TH: CLINES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MILLER REPLACED
STARGELL (PITCHING); Jones singled to left; Fregosi reached on
an error by J. Hernandez [Jones to second]; Kranepool out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Jones to third, Fregosi to
second]; Grote reached on a fielder's choice [Jones out at home
(third to catcher), Fregosi to third]; MARSHALL BATTED FOR
MATLACK; Marshall flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Pirates 2, Mets 0.

PIRATES 9TH: TAYLOR REPLACED MARSHALL (PITCHING); Sanguillen
popped to first; Robertson grounded out (shortstop to first); J.
Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 2, Mets 0.

METS 9TH: Harrelson struck out; Boswell grounded out (first to
pitcher); Agee walked; R. HERNANDEZ REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING);
Staub popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 2, Mets 0.



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