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Friday April 16, 1976
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Playing before his hometown fans for the first time, Doc Medich gained his first N. L. victory, pitching the Pirates past the Mets, 3-1. "This was more than a ball game for me," Medich said. "So many of them (the fans at the game) watched me grow up and play baseball around here."

The Mets' only run was a homer by John Milner in the fourth inning, but the Pirates promptly came back with two runs in their half on a pass to Willie Stargell, double by Richie Zisk and single by Dave Parker. Another single by Parker and double by Frank Taveras added a run in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 3, New York Mets 1

Game Played on Friday, April 16, 1976 (Night game) at Three Rivers Stadium

Mets         0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
Pirates      0  0  0    2  0  0    1  0  x  -   3  9  0


Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garrett 3b            4   0   2   0     0   0   .154      Stennett 2b           4   0   0   0     0   0   .364
Millan 2b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .200      Sanguillen c          4   0   2   0     0   1   .429
Kranepool 1b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Oliver cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .429
Milner lf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .435      Stargell 1b           2   1   1   0     2   1   .412
Kingman rf            4   0   0   0     0   3   .214      Zisk lf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .250
Unser cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .308      Parker rf             3   1   2   2     0   0   .333
Grote c               4   0   1   0     0   0   .421      Hebner 3b             3   0   1   0     0   1   .222
Harrelson ss          3   0   0   0     1   2   .250      Taveras ss            3   0   1   1     0   1   .222
Lolich p              3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Medich p              3   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Apodaca p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   1   8   1     1   5             Totals               30   3   9   3     2   5

Time of Game: 2:02   Attendance: 19,899
Left on Base: Mets 7, Pirates 5
DP: Mets 2, Pirates 1
Errors: Lolich
Doubles: Sanguillen (1), Zisk 2 (3), Hebner (2), Taveras (1)
Home Runs: Milner (2)
Caught Stealing: Parker (1)


Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich L(0-2)           6.1   9   3   3   1   5   0  26   4.32
Apodaca                 1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   6   3.86
Totals                  8     9   3   3   2   5   0  32

Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Medich W(1-0)           9     8   1   1   1   5   1  35   2.20
Totals                  9     8   1   1   1   5   1  35

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - Tom Gorman


METS 1ST: Garrett flied to left; Millan singled to center;
Kranepool lined into a double play (shortstop to first) [Millan
out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Stennett grounded out (third to first); Sanguillen
doubled to left; Oliver flied to left; Stargell struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Pirates 0.

METS 2ND: Milner singled to right; Kingman struck out; Unser
singled to center [Milner to third]; Grote flied out to center;
Harrelson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Mets 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Zisk doubled to center; Parker lined into a double
play (second to shortstop) [Zisk out at second]; Hebner doubled
to left; Taveras lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Pirates 0.

METS 3RD: Lolich grounded out (second to first); Garrett singled
to right; Millan popped to first; Kranepool grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Medich flied to center; Stennett grounded out
(third to first); Sanguillen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Mets 0, Pirates 0.

METS 4TH: Milner homered; Kingman struck out; Unser flied out to
right; Grote singled to left; Harrelson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Oliver grounded out (second to first); Stargell
walked; Zisk doubled to left [Stargell to third]; Parker singled
to right [Zisk scored, Stargell scored]; Parker was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Hebner lined to third; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 2.

METS 5TH: Lolich grounded out (pitcher to first); Garrett
grounded out (second to first); Millan singled to center;
Kranepool forced Millan (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Taveras struck out; Medich struck out; Stennett
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 2.

METS 6TH: Milner grounded out (first unassisted); Kingman flied
to center; Unser grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Sanguillen singled to right; Oliver forced
Sanguillen (second to shortstop); Stargell singled to center
[Oliver to second]; Zisk lined into a double play (second
unassisted) [Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets
1, Pirates 2.

METS 7TH: Grote flied to center; Harrelson walked; Lolich forced
Harrelson (pitcher to shortstop); Garrett singled to center
[Lolich to second]; Millan lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Mets 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Parker singled to third; Parker was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Lolich [Parker to second];
Hebner struck out; Taveras doubled to left [Parker scored];
APODACA REPLACED LOLICH (PITCHING); Medich reached on a
fielder's choice [Taveras out at third (second to catcher to
third)]; Stennett flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Mets 1, Pirates 3.

METS 8TH: Kranepool flied to center; Milner popped to shortstop;
Kingman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 8TH: Sanguillen lined to shortstop; Oliver grounded out
(third to first); Stargell walked; Zisk flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 3.

METS 9TH: Unser popped to pitcher; Grote flied to center;
Harrelson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Pirates 3.



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