METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JUNE 23, 1975 GAME:Matthew Mangone
March 4, 2003
I was at this game. I remember Ted Simmons hitting a grand slam off Jon Matlack for the win.
May 27, 2003
Interesting...Jon Matlack only made three relief appearances in his entire Mets career and the first two were in his first full season, 1972. I wonder why he came into this game with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th inning of a scoreless game? It wasn't to get a platoon advantage against Ted Simmons because George Stone, also a lefty, had been in the game. Matlack wound up pitching to five batters and gave up three hits including the grand slam to Simmons. He had pitched 8 innings two days earlier and the Mets had not had a streak of high scoring games where the bullpen needed a break. Also, it wasn't the weekend before the all-star game where starters would sometimes come in to get a couple of outs. Very strange.
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