1971 Pirates- Game 10- Saturday April 17, 1971. 2:15 start- Pirates at N.Y. Mets. Steve Blass [0-0] for the Pirates and Jerry Koosman [[0-0] pitching for the Mets.
The second night in a row a pitchers duel. Friday afternoon it was Tom Seaver shutting out the Pirates 1-0. This afternoon it was the Pirates turn- with Steve Blass pitching a complete game shutout- giving up 5 hits walking 3 and striking out 9. The
- The second night in a row a pitchers duel at Shea Stadium. Friday afternoon it was Met great Tom Seaver shutting down the Pirates offense in a 1-0 victory. Saturday afternoon it was the Pirates Steve Blass who pitched a complete game shutout- giving up 5 hits, walking 3 Mets while striking out 9.
- The Pirates got their two runs off of Mets starter Jerry Koosman one of the top left handed pitchers in the National League. In the fourth inning catcher Manny Sanguillen singled in Dave Cash to put the Pirates up 1-0. It was 1-0 until the top of the 9th when Pirate slugger Willie Stargell hit his 6th home run in the first 10 games of the season- a solo home run which game the Pirates a 2-0 lead. Koosman pitched well for the Mets going 8 innings giving up 5 hits, 2 walks and striking out 4.
- The Pirates move back into first place with a record of 6-4- a half game in front of the Mets and Cardinals in the National League East.
- Time of Game 2:01 and the attendance at Shea Stadium this afternoon 23,305. Tomorrow the Pirates and Mets are scheduled for a doubleheader- the final 2 games of the Pirates 10 game road trip. The Pirates have been 4-4 on this three city road trip.