The New York Mets trade pitchers Gary Gentry and Danny Frisella to the Atlanta Braves for second baseman Felix Millan and P George Stone, both of whom will contribute significantly to the Mets’ 1973 National League pennant.
The Padres’ Matt Kemp hits a ninth-inning triple to complete the cycle, making him the first player in the 35-year history of the franchise to accomplish the feat. The San Diego outfielder’s home run in the first, single in the third, and double in the seventh contribute to the team’s 9-5 victory over Colorado at Coors Field.
August 14, 2015
2007 – The Reds beat the Mets, 7 – 0. Brandon Phillips hits his 28th home run of the year, coming in the 1st inning against John Maine with Alex Gonzalez aboard. This gives him the record for a Cincinnati Reds second baseman, surpassing Joe Morgan’s 27 in 1976. In his third major league start, Tom Shearn tosses six scoreless frames for the win, while Reds 1B Joey Votto homers in his first major league start.
September 5, 2007
Chuck Dressen, who will win pennants in Brooklyn and manage 16 seasons in the major leagues, begins by replacing Bob O’Farrell at the helm for the Cincinnati Reds.
July 28, 1934
2009 – Sergio Mitre earns his first win since 2007 as the Yankees beat Baltimore, 6 – 4. Mitre underwent Tommy John surgery in 2008, then was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance; he allows 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings in his first start after being called up from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace the injured Chien-Ming Wang. A two-run homer by Robinson Cano off Rich Hill and a two-run single by Alex Rodriguez are the big blows for the Bronx Bombers. Combined with Boston’s 4 – 2 loss at Texas, the win gives the Yankees sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time this season.
July 21, 2009