June 3, 1967: Shaw Stifles Giants in 11 for Split

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Date: June 3, 1967
Mets starter: Bob Shaw
Mets: 2
Giants: 1
Winning pitcher: Bob Shaw
Key player(s): Bob Shaw, Johnny Lewis, Tommy Davis
Key play: Lewis’s and Davis’s doubles

The Mets faced the Giants in a doubleheader on a Saturday afternoon in San Francisco. After dropping the opener of the twinbill, the Mets aimed for a sweep in the second game. Bob Shaw hurled a three-hitter as the Mets came away with a 2-1 win in 11 innings.

Shaw and Giants’ starter Bobby Bolin each pitched two-hit scoreless ball from the first inning to the ninth. Bob gave up singles to Jesus Alou and Hal Lanier and issued two walks while the Mets collected singles from Ken Boyer and Ron Swoboda against Bolin. The only other players to reach base during the nine innings were Bud Harrelson and Cleon Jones on consecutive hit-by-pitches in the top of the third. Shaw and Bolin had chalked up a combined total of nine strikeouts in their shutout pitching.

In the top of the 10th, Bolin shut down the Mets despite single by Swoboda and Jerry Buchek. Shaw retired the side in order in the bottom half and Jones got a one-out single against Bolin in the top of the 11th. Cleon stole second base and scored on Johnny Lewis’s double for a 1-0 Mets lead. Tommy Davis followed with a double to drive home Lewis with the second New York run. San Francisco reliever Bill Henry then struck out John Sullivan to end the inning.

Pinch-hitter Ty Cline grounded out to catcher Sullivan to open the bottom of the 11th. Alou flied out to center fielder Don Bosch and a solo home run by Tom Haller ensued. Shaw then threw a called third strike past Willie Mays for the game’s final out. The Mets had a victory on Bob’s extra-inning three-hitter and a split of the doubleheader.