THE MIRACLE METS
Game #61: Sunday, June 29, 1969 - BR
Pittsburgh Pirates @ New York Mets
Mets Salvage Series Finale Against Pirates
With Sunday's complete game victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tom Seaver becomes the New York Mets all-time leader in wins. En route to career victory #44 Seaver yields three earned runs on six hits and four walks with ten strikeouts. He improves his record to 12-3 on the season with a 2.57 ERA. Tom Terrific also reaches double-digit strikeouts for the second time this season and the seventh time in his career.
The Mets provide Seaver with seven runs getting a pair of RBI each from Ed Charles and Cleon Jones. Recently acquired Donn Clendenon is 2 for 3 with three RBI. All seven runs are charged to Pirates starter Bob Veale on seven hits and four walks with one strikeout in only 3.2 innings pitched. First baseman Carl Taylor who both tripled and homered off Seaver drives in all three Pirates runs.
Mets salvage the series finale against the Pirates as well as snap a four game skid. They now lead the third place Pirates by three games. However despite Sunday's victory the Mets fall another half game behind the first place Cubs.
- Mets Record: 39-32
- N.L. East: 2nd; 8.5 GB