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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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Although failing to last the route for the fourth straight time, Tom Seaver received credit for his sixth victory when the Mets defeated the Expos, 7-3. Seaver, in addition to being touched for seven hits, had a lapse of control and forced in two runs with bases-loaded passes before being lifted after 5 1/3 innings. Ron Taylor finished.

The Mets decided the game with four runs in the second on singles by Rusty Staub, John Milner and Jim Fregosi, an intentional pass to Ed Kranepool, balk by Carl Morton and single by Bud Harrelson. [The Sporting News]


New York Mets 7, Montreal Expos 3

Game Played on Tuesday, May 16, 1972 (Night game) at Shea Stadium

Expos        0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3 10  0
Mets         0  4  1    0  0  0    2  0  x  -   7 11  0


Expos                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hunt 2b               5   0   2   1     0   0   .238      Harrelson ss          5   0   1   2     0   0   .217
Day cf                5   1   3   0     0   0   .208      Boswell 2b            3   1   2   0     2   1   .191
Jorgensen 1b          5   0   0   0     0   1   .232      Agee cf               4   0   1   0     1   1   .281
Fairly rf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .230      Staub rf              5   2   2   1     0   0   .270
Singleton lf          3   0   1   0     1   0   .253      Milner lf             4   2   2   1     0   1   .389
Bailey 3b             3   0   0   1     1   1   .229      Fregosi 3b            4   1   2   2     0   1   .287
Foli ss               3   0   0   1     1   1   .198      Kranepool 1b          2   1   0   0     2   0   .215
Boccabella c          4   0   1   0     0   0   .208      Grote c               3   0   1   0     1   0   .257
Morton p              1   1   1   0     0   0   .111      Seaver p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .158
  Gilbert p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Taylor p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Fairey ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .500
  Walker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Woods ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .229
  Renko p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lemaster p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
  Mashore ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .286

Totals               36   3  10   3     3   5             Totals               34   7  11   6     6   6

Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 18,736
Left on Base: Expos 9, Mets 9
DP: Expos 0, Mets 0
Doubles: Morton (1), Boccabella (3), Day (2), Milner (1)
Home Runs: Staub (4)
Stolen Bases: Harrelson (4)
Caught Stealing: Day (1), Boswell (1)


Expos                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morton L(1-3)           2     6   5   5   2   1   1  13   3.98
Gilbert                 2     1   0   0   2   3   0   9   4.50
Walker                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.86
Renko                   2     4   2   2   1   1   0  11   6.57
Lemaster                1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   8.71
Totals                  8    11   7   7   6   6   1  40

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Seaver W(6-1)           5.1   7   3   3   3   4   0  25   2.25
Taylor SV(2)            3.2   3   0   0   0   1   0  14   3.45
Totals                  9    10   3   3   3   5   0  39

Balks: Morton (1)

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt


EXPOS 1ST: Hunt grounded out (second to first); Day singled to
right; Jorgensen flied out to right; Fairly singled to left [Day
to third]; Day was caught stealing home (catcher to shortstop to
catcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson popped to second; Boswell singled to
shortstop; Boswell was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Agee struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0, Mets 0.

EXPOS 2ND: Singleton flied out to center; Bailey was called out
on strikes; Foli was called out on strikes; Expos Manager
Gene Mauch ejected by 3B umpire Harry Wendelstedt; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Staub singled to right; Milner singled to right [Staub
to second]; Fregosi singled to right [Staub scored, Milner to
third, Fregosi to second (on throw)]; Kranepool was walked
intentionally; Morton balked [Milner scored, Fregosi to third,
Kranepool to second]; Grote popped to shortstop; Seaver popped
to right; Harrelson singled to center [Fregosi scored, Kranepool
scored, Harrelson to second (on throw)]; Boswell walked; Agee
popped to first in foul territory; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos
0, Mets 4.

EXPOS 3RD: Boccabella grounded out (shortstop to first); Morton
doubled to right; Hunt singled to center [Morton scored]; Day
flied out to left; Jorgensen popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Expos 1, Mets 4.

METS 3RD: Staub homered; GILBERT REPLACED MORTON (PITCHING);
Milner struck out; Fregosi struck out; Kranepool grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Mets 5.

EXPOS 4TH: Fairly grounded out (second to pitcher); Singleton
popped to left; Bailey grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Mets 5.

METS 4TH: Grote walked; Seaver struck out; Harrelson forced
Grote (second to shortstop); Harrelson stole second; Boswell
walked; Agee singled to second [Harrelson to third, Boswell to
second]; Staub grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Expos 1, Mets 5.

EXPOS 5TH: Foli grounded out (shortstop to first); Boccabella
doubled to right; FAIREY BATTED FOR GILBERT; Fairey struck out;
Hunt flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Mets 5.

METS 5TH: WALKER REPLACED FAIREY (PITCHING); Milner grounded out
(second to first); Fregosi grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kranepool grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Expos 1, Mets 5.

EXPOS 6TH: Day singled to left; Jorgensen struck out; Fairly
singled to right [Day to third]; Singleton walked [Fairly to
second]; Bailey walked [Day scored, Fairly to third, Singleton
to second]; Foli walked [Fairly scored, Singleton to third,
Bailey to second]; TAYLOR REPLACED SEAVER (PITCHING); Boccabella
popped to shortstop; WOODS BATTED FOR WALKER; Woods grounded out
(first to pitcher); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 3, Mets 5.

METS 6TH: RENKO REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Grote grounded out
(pitcher to first); Taylor struck out; Harrelson popped to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Mets 5.

EXPOS 7TH: Hunt grounded out (third to first); Day grounded out
(pitcher to first); Jorgensen grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Mets 5.

METS 7TH: Boswell singled to right; Agee popped to catcher in
foul territory; Staub popped to first in foul territory; Milner
doubled to right [Boswell scored]; Fregosi singled to left
[Milner scored]; Kranepool walked [Fregosi to second]; Grote
singled to shortstop [Fregosi to third, Kranepool to second];
Taylor forced Grote (shortstop unassisted); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Expos 3, Mets 7.

EXPOS 8TH: Fairly popped to right; Singleton singled to left;
Bailey popped to shortstop; Foli grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 3, Mets 7.

METS 8TH: LEMASTER REPLACED RENKO (PITCHING); Harrelson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Boswell struck out; Agee walked; Staub
forced Agee (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos
3, Mets 7.

EXPOS 9TH: Boccabella grounded out (second to first); MASHORE
BATTED FOR LEMASTER; Mashore struck out; Hunt singled to left;
Day doubled to right [Hunt to third]; Jorgensen flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3, Mets 7.



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