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Bob P
August 20, 2004
After winning five in a row at Shea, the Mets start a road trip with this 9-6 loss to the Phillies. The Mets would be swept in this series and go on to lose eleven of their next seventeen games.

Each team scored three runs in the first inning, with the three for New York coming on Rusty Staub's sixth homer of the year. But LHP Ken Brett settled down and pitched a complete game despite giving up six runs.

Brett also helped himself with a sac fly in the second inning and a leadoff homer in the fourth off Ray Sadecki. It was the third consecutive start for Brett where he hit a home run. Ken would also homer in his next start at Montreal on June 23 to make it four straight games with a dinger.

Ken Brett was a terrific hitter (not as good as his brother, of course) who batted .250 in 1973 with five doubles, four homers, 16 RBIs, and a .463 slugging percentage. Brett finished his carrer with a .262 batting average and 18 doubles, 10 homers, and 44 RBIs in just 347 at bats.

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