1969: Padres Lose Sixth Straight

August 27, 1969, San Diego: Mets 4, Padres 1 (box score)

There’s domination, and then there’s DOMINATION. This game qualified as the latter.

Mets left-hander Jerry Koosman gave up a solo home run to Ollie Brown with two out in the first inning. The next batter, Al Ferrara, singled to left. From that point on, Koosman was unhittable. He walked opposing pitcher Clay Kirby to lead off the third and Ed Spiezio with two out in the seventh. Those were San Diego’s only two baserunners over the final 8 1/3 innings.

New York, meanwhile, scored twice in the third off Kirby and twice more in the sixth. Kirby didn’t pitch all that badly — 8 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO — but he ran into a complete buzzsaw and saw his record drop to an alarming 3-18. The Padres had lost their sixth straight, in front of just over 5,500 fans at San Diego Stadium, and fell to 37-92 on the season.

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