1970 Baseball Replay

Tuesday, April 7, 1970 ~ Forbes Field

New York
6
Pittsburgh
3

Player of the Game

22731
Game Score: 64

Attendance

34,249 (97.9%)

Starters' Game Scores

NYM: Tom Seaver : 69 PIT: Steve Blass : 56

Game Notes

The magic that allowed the New York Mets to share top billing with the moon landings in 1969 survived the winter.

The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Pirates in their Forbes final opener, 6-3. Jerry Grote's two-run home run in the eighth proved to be the game-winner. It was Pittsburgh's largest Opening Day crowd since 1948.

Head to Head

Date Away Home
4/7 NYM 6 PIT 3
4/9 NYM 3 PIT 4
4/14 PIT 3 NYM 2
4/16 PIT 0 NYM 1
6/29 PIT NYM
6/30 PIT NYM
7/1 PIT NYM
8/7 NYM PIT
8/8 NYM PIT
8/9 NYM PIT
8/10 NYM PIT
9/18 PIT NYM
9/19 PIT NYM
9/20 PIT NYM
9/20 PIT NYM
9/25 NYM PIT
9/26 NYM PIT
9/27 NYM PIT
PIT 2 wins vs. NYM 2 wins
4 played of 18 total games
		
		
4/7/1970, NYM70-PIT70, Forbes Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Mets              0  0  0  2  0  1  0  3  0     6 14  1    11  1
1970 Pirates           0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0     3  6  0     5  2
 
Mets                 AB  R  H BI   AVG    Pirates              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Agee              cf  5  1  2  1  .400    Alou,M            cf  4  0  1  0  .250
Harrelson,B       ss  5  0  1  0  .200    Hebner            3b  4  1  1  0  .250
Foy               3b  4  1  2  0  .500    Clemente          rf  4  1  2  1  .500
Jones,C           lf  5  0  0  0  .000    Stargell          lf  3  0  0  0  .000
Shamsky           1b  3  0  0  0  .000    Oliver,A          1b  4  0  0  1  .000
 Jorgensen        1b  1  0  1  0 1.000    Alley             ss  2  1  0  0  .000
Swoboda           rf  5  3  3  1  .600    May,J             c   4  0  1  1  .250
Garrett,W         2b  4  0  1  0  .250    Mazeroski         2b  4  0  1  0  .250
Grote             c   4  1  2  2  .500    Blass             p   2  0  0  0  .000
Seaver            p   3  0  2  2  .667     Robertson,B      ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                     39  6 14  6           Hartenstein,C    p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                                               32  3  6  3
 
Mets                             INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Seaver           W 1-0           9.0  6  3  2  3  6 135  86  2.00
                                 9.0  6  3  2  3  6 135  86 
 
Pirates                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Blass                            7.0  8  3  3  5  7 131  73  3.86
Hartenstein,C    L 0-1           2.0  6  3  3  0  3  40  29 13.50
                                 9.0 14  6  6  5 10 171 102 
 
NYM: Jorgensen inserted at 1b in the 8th
PIT: Robertson,B batted for Blass in the 7th
 
E-Foy. 2B-Clemente(1), May,J(1). 3B-Clemente(1). HR-Agee(1), Grote(1). 
RBI-Agee(1), Swoboda(1), Grote 2(2), Seaver 2(2), Clemente(1), Oliver,A(1), 
May,J(1). SB-Foy(1). CS-Alley. K-Agee 2, Harrelson,B 2, Foy, Jones,C 2, 
Swoboda, Garrett,W, Seaver, Hebner, Stargell 2, Oliver,A, May,J, Robertson,B. 
BB-Foy, Shamsky, Garrett,W, Grote, Seaver, Stargell, Alley 2. PB-May,J. 
WP-Seaver. 
GWRBI: Grote
Temperature: 42, Sky: cloudy, Wind: left to right at 11 MPH.
4/7/1970, NYM70-PIT70, Forbes Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Mets              0  0  0  2  0  1  0  3  0     6 14  1    11  1
1970 Pirates           0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0     3  6  0     5  2
 
 
Mets                 -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Agee              cf 1>S            643/gdp      k            k            HR        
Harrelson,B       ss   k            k          5>9          7>63           S         
Foy               3b   W.1-2      4>S            k            S            13        
Jones,C           lf   643/gdp      53.1-2       k            SB2        9>k         
                                                              8                      
Shamsky           1b 2>W            7.2-3      6>63           53                     
 Jorgensen        1b                                                       S         
Swoboda           rf   9            S.3-H        S          8>note 1       k         
                                                              S                      
Garrett,W         2b   9            note 2       k            9            S.1-3     
Grote             c    13           IW           S.1-2        HR.1-H       8         
Seaver            p  3>S            note 3       S.2-H;1-2    k                      
 
 1: Hartenstein,C  2: W+pb.1-3;B-2  3: W.3-H;2-3;1-2 
 
 
Pirates              -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Alou,M            cf 1>6          3>3/g          S            8                      
Hebner            3b   53           S            8            k                      
Clemente          rf   D            T.1-H      5>7          8>63                     
Stargell          lf   6/L          W            k            k                      
Oliver,A          1b 2>8            53.3-H;1-2   43           k                      
Alley             ss   e5.B-2       IW         6>W          9>43                     
May,J             c    wp.2-3       k            CS2(24)      63                     
                       D.3-H                     8                                   
Mazeroski         2b   8.2-3      4>S            63           53                     
Blass             p    63           note 1                                           
 Robertson,B      ph                           7>k                                   
 Hartenstein,C    p                                                                  
 
 1: 3/g/dp.1x1(34) 
 
 
Mets             IN OUT ER                  Pirates          IN OUT ER                  
Seaver           A1  D8  2 W 1-0           Blass             A1  D5  3                  
                                            Hartenstein,C    D6  E8  3 L 0-1            
4/7/1970, NYM70-PIT70, Forbes Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Mets              0  0  0  2  0  1  0  3  0     6 14  1    11  1
1970 Pirates           0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0     3  6  0     5  2
 
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----
 
**************  Top of the 1st inning, Mets batting
 0-0  0 --- 00  Agee lined a single to right (X)
 0-0  0 1-- 22  Harrelson,B struck out (BbCSBC)
 0-0  1 1-- 31  Foy walked, Agee to second (BFBBB)
 0-0  1 12- 21  Jones,C grounded into a double play, Alley to Mazeroski 
                  to Oliver,A (BCBX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Pirates batting
 0-0  0 --- 22  Alou,M popped out to short (CBFFFBX)
 0-0  1 --- 02  Hebner grounded out to third (FFX)
 0-0  2 --- 01  Clemente lined a double to right center (CX)
 0-0  2 -2- 21  Stargell lined out to short (BSBX)
 
**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Mets batting
 0-0  0 --- 32  Shamsky walked (CFBBBB)
 0-0  0 1-- 22  Swoboda flied out to right (CBSBX)
 0-0  1 1-- 10  Garrett,W lined out to right (BX)
 0-0  2 1-- 22  Grote grounded out to the mound (BFCFBFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Pirates batting
 0-0  0 --- 22  Oliver,A flied out to center (SBSBX)
 0-0  1 --- 10  Alley to second on an error by the third baseman Foy (BX)
 0-0  1 -2- 20  Seaver threw a wild pitch, Alley to third (BBB)
 0-0  1 --3 31  May,J grounded a double down the third base line, Alley 
                  scored (BBB.CX)
 0-1  1 -2- 00  Mazeroski flied out to center, May,J to third (X)
 0-1  2 --3 00  Blass grounded out to short (X)
 
**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Mets batting
 0-1  0 --- 22  Seaver lined a single to left center (CBBFX)
 0-1  0 1-- 10  Agee grounded into a double play, Alley to Mazeroski to 
                  Oliver,A (BX)
 0-1  2 --- 32  Harrelson,B struck out (BFFFBBC)
 
**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Pirates batting
 0-1  0 --- 22  Alou,M grounded out to first (CSBBX)
 0-1  1 --- 01  Hebner lined a single to shallow center (FX)
 0-1  1 1-- 12  Clemente lined a triple to left center, Hebner scored 
                  (BCSX)
 0-2  1 --3 32  Stargell walked (BBBCSFB)
 0-2  1 1-3 02  Oliver,A grounded out to third, Clemente scored, Stargell 
                  to second (CFX)
 0-3  2 -2- 30  Alley was walked intentionally (IIII)
 0-3  2 12- 12  May,J struck out (CSBS)
 
**************  Top of the 4th inning, Mets batting
 0-3  0 --- 11  Foy reached on an infield single to short (SBX)
 0-3  0 1-- 32  Jones,C grounded out to third, Foy to second (BCCBBX)
 0-3  1 -2- 12  Shamsky flied out to left, Foy to third (CBFX)
 0-3  2 --3 20  Swoboda lined a single to shallow right, Foy scored (BBX)
 1-3  2 1-- 31  Garrett,W walked, ball four was a passed ball charged to 
                  May,J, Swoboda to third, Garrett,W to second (BBBCB)
 1-3  2 -23 30  Grote was walked intentionally (IIII)
 1-3  2 123 31  Seaver walked, Swoboda scored, Garrett,W to third, Grote 
                  to second (BBBCB)
 2-3  2 123 12  Agee struck out (CCBS)
 
**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Pirates batting
 2-3  0 --- 12  Mazeroski lined a single to right center (CBCX)
 2-3  0 1-- 00  Blass hit into a double play, Shamsky to Garrett,W, 
                  Mazeroski out at first (Xb)
 2-3  2 --- 21  Alou,M lined a single to shallow center (BCBX)
 2-3  2 1-- 32  Hebner flied out to center (BBSSB>X)
 
**************  Top of the 5th inning, Mets batting
 2-3  0 --- 22  Harrelson,B flied out to right (BBCFX)
 2-3  1 --- 32  Foy struck out (BFCBBC)
 2-3  2 --- 02  Jones,C struck out (SSS)
 
**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Pirates batting
 2-3  0 --- 02  Clemente flied out to left (CFX)
 2-3  1 --- 12  Stargell struck out (CCFBS)
 2-3  2 --- 00  Oliver,A grounded out to second (X)
 
**************  Top of the 6th inning, Mets batting
 2-3  0 --- 20  Shamsky grounded out to short (BBX)
 2-3  1 --- 22  Swoboda reached on an infield single to third (FFBBFX)
 2-3  1 1-- 02  Garrett,W struck out (CSS)
 2-3  2 1-- 02  Grote lined a single to shallow center, Swoboda to second 
                  (CFX)
 2-3  2 12- 22  Seaver lined a single to shallow left, Swoboda scored, 
                  Grote to second (BBSCX)
 3-3  2 12- 12  Agee struck out (BFCFC)
 
**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Pirates batting
 3-3  0 --- 32  Alley walked (BCBFBB)
 3-3  0 1-- 00  Alley was caught stealing second (111>S)
 3-3  1 --- 12  May,J lined out to center (111>S.CBX)
 3-3  2 --- 10  Mazeroski grounded out to short (BX)
 
**************  Top of the 7th inning, Mets batting
 3-3  0 --- 21  Harrelson,B grounded out to short (BCBX)
 3-3  1 --- 00  Foy grounded a single up the middle (X)
 3-3  1 1-- 00  Foy stole second (>C)
 3-3  1 -2- 01  Jones,C flied out to center (>C.X)
 3-3  2 -2- 10  Shamsky grounded out to third (BX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Pirates batting
                Robertson,B pinch hitting for Blass
 3-3  0 --- 32  Robertson,B struck out (CFBBBS)
 3-3  1 --- 12  Alou,M lined out to center (CBFX)
 3-3  2 --- 32  Hebner struck out (BBFBCS)
 
**************  Top of the 8th inning, Mets batting
                Hartenstein,C now pitching
 3-3  0 --- 12  Swoboda reached on an infield single to third (BSFX)
 3-3  0 1-- 11  Garrett,W flied out to right (FBX)
 3-3  1 1-- 21  Grote homered deep to left, Swoboda scored (CBBX)
 5-3  1 --- 12  Seaver struck out (FBSC)
 5-3  2 --- 00  Agee homered deep to right center (X)
 6-3  2 --- 31  Harrelson,B grounded a single between first and second 
                  (BFBBX)
 6-3  2 1-- 12  Foy grounded out to the mound (FBFFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Pirates batting
                Jorgensen now playing first base
 6-3  0 --- 12  Clemente grounded out to short (CBSX)
 6-3  1 --- 12  Stargell struck out (FFBS)
 6-3  2 --- 22  Oliver,A struck out (FBCFFBFS)
 
**************  Top of the 9th inning, Mets batting
 6-3  0 --- 02  Jones,C struck out (CCFFS)
 6-3  1 --- 00  Jorgensen grounded a single up the middle (X)
 6-3  1 1-- 12  Swoboda struck out (FBFS)
 6-3  2 1-- 01  Garrett,W lined a single to left center, Jorgensen to 
                  third (FX)
 6-3  2 1-3 10  Grote flied out to center (BX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, Pirates batting
 6-3  0 --- 21  Alley grounded out to second (BCBX)
 6-3  1 --- 00  May,J grounded out to short (X)
 6-3  2 --- 11  Mazeroski grounded out to third (FBX)


		
American League
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  • MIN 7 @ CHW 5
    Leo Cardenas' two-run double lifted the Twins to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

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  • OAK 2 @ KCR 3
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    Kelly, the brother of Cleveland Browns' Leroy Kelly, tied the game with his home run. Ed Kirkpatrick had reached first on and error by A's shortstop Bert Campaneris. Amos Otis, acquired from the Mets in the offseason, drove in the winning run in the 11th off A's reliever, Mudcat Grant.
  • CAL 8 @ MIL 3
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  • NYM 6 @ PIT 3
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    The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Pirates in their Forbes final opener, 6-3. Jerry Grote's two-run home run in the eighth proved to be the game-winner. It was Pittsburgh's largest Opening Day crowd since 1948.
  • CIN 2 @ LAD 3
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