Friday, June 20, 2014

1974 Mets Fantazy Card Opening Day Line-Up

New York METS


Wayne Got the Mets first hit of the season leading off the game.
Felix Millan followed with a single of his own, making it 1st & 3rd, 0 out.
Garrett then scored the teams first run as Rusty Staub hit into a double play.
The Mets third baseman also walked in the 5th.

Felix Millan
Felix Millan had a fine day going 2 for 2 with 2 walks, a sacrifice, and a run scored.
Yep, that's Reggie.

Rusty Staub
 Rusty had one hit in four trips. He hit into a DP in the 1st, singled in the 3rd, walked in the 5th, reached on a fielders choice in the 7th and grounded out in the 9th.


Cleon Jones
Cleon had an uneventful debut in '74. He had no hits in 4 trips and was walked intentionally in the 9th.

 John Milner
Milner had 5 at bats and no hits. He did reach on error and was stranded in the 7th inning.
Jerry was 0 for 4 and hit into a rally killing double play in the 7th.
Don Hahn
Don Hahn had a good opening game. He had 2 hits, a single & double, and scored a run.
Bud Harrelson
Buddy had a great game. He had 3 hits, including an RBI double. He was the Schaefer Player of the Game.
Tom Seaver
Tom pitched a good game but did not win on this opening day. He gave up a run in the first and two in the 6th. The Mets took a one run lead, 4-3, in the 7th when Philly catcher Bob Boone threw away a John Milner dribbler for an error & Felix Millan scored.

Seaver left the game for a pinch hitter in the 8th and Tug McGraw took over. The usually unflappable Tugger could not nail it down.

He got through the 8th strongly, striking out both Greg Luzinski and Willie Montanez. But in the ninth McGraw was weak. He gave up a lead off single to pinch hitter Tony Taylor and after a sac, Phils rookie 3rd baseman (& future hall of famer) Michael Jack Schmidt jacked one to give Philadelphia a one run lead.

New York got two base runners in the ninth, but could not plate a run and lost this opening day, the first opener in which they were not victorious since 1969. This was the New York Mets only opening day loss during the decade of the 1970s.

Lets leap forward in time to get some 2014 Met fantasy cards out there. Here are some new arrivals.

If you want to see more current Mets cards 
visit the 2014 MFC Season Set
a card for each game of the 2014 season.

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