THE MIRACLE METS
Game #99: Thursday, July 31, 1969 - BR
Houston Astros @ New York Mets
Foiled again ... and swept by the Houston Astros. Jim Wynn breaks a scoreless tie in the sixth with his 24th home run of the season. Tom Seaver then yields a hit by shortstop Denis Menke and a double by first baseman Curt Blefary. Menke scores when Jerry Grote fails to secure Tommie Agee's throw from right/center. And that's all she wrote. Houston starter Tom Griffin pitches eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and five walks with six strikeouts. Fred Gladding completes the shut out for his 22nd save of the season. Tom Seaver suffers only his sixth loss against 15 victories, with a 2.51 ERA. Rod Gaspar getting the start in right accounts for half the Mets hits.
- Mets Record: 55-44
- N.L. East: 2nd; 6.5 GB