D-Whit - It Was 45 Years Ago Today...Wednesday September 3rd 1969


September 3rd

DiLauro takes lose in Dodgers walk-off win
The Mets wrap up with the Dodoges as they complete their final West Coast roadtrip of the season. Jerry Koosman didn’t have his best stuff but battled through 9 hits over 6 innings, giving up four runs, three earned. 

Trailing 4-0, New York mounted a comeback in the 8th off Dodger starter Claude Osteen. With one out PH Bobby Pfeil singled and driven home by Tommie Agee’s 24th homerun of the year. Now down 4-2, the Mets 8th inning rally continued with Buddy Harrelson’s two out single and culiminated with Donn Clendenon’s big fly, his 12th, which tied the score at 4. 

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.  Met reliever Jack Di Lauro came on and after retiring the first batter, gave up a single to Maury Wills. LF Manny Mota sacrificed Wills to 2nd, and with a runner in scoring position, Willie Davis smacked a two-bagger to left, giving LA a walk-off win. 

Luckily, the Cubs were shut out by Cincinnati so the Mets lost no ground in the NL East. After a travel day Thursday, it’s back to home to Shea for two Friday against the Phils.   


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