New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 90
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Monday, July 18, 1966 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
NY  N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  3  x  -   4  8  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brand c                       4   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Jackson ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Wynn cf                       3   0   1   1       1   1       5   0
Nicholson rf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Mantilla 2b                   2   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   0   0       1   0       0   3
Staub lf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Harrison 1b                   3   0   0   0       1   1       6   1
Cuellar p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Owens p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maye ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       6   5      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Brand (1).

BATTING - 
GDP: Mantilla (5,off Hepler); Aspromonte (11,off Hepler).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wynn (8,2nd base by Hepler/Taylor).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hiller 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       3   3
Bressoud 3b                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Swoboda lf                    3   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Taylor c                      4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Murphy cf                     4   1   1   1       0   2       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   1   1   0       1   0      12   1
McMillan ss                   3   0   3   2       1   0       4   4
Luplow rf                     3   0   1   0       1   2       2   0
Hepler p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Boyer ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hamilton p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   4   8   3       4  10      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bressoud-Hiller-Kranepool, Bressoud-Hiller-Kranepool.
E: Bressoud (10), Swoboda (1), McMillan (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Kranepool (10,off Cuellar).
SH: Bressoud (5,off Cuellar).
IBB: Swoboda (4,by Cuellar); Luplow (2,by Owens).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar L(7-2)                7.2   7   4   3   3  10   0  33
Owens                         0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        8     8   4   3   4  10   0  36

WP: Cuellar (3).
IBB: Cuellar (4,Swoboda); Owens (5,Luplow).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hepler                        7     4   1   1   5   2   0  29
Hamilton W(5-9)               2     0   0   0   1   3   0   7
Totals                        9     4   1   1   6   5   0  36

WP: Hepler 2 (4).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:23   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Brand               c         Hiller              2b
2. Jackson             ss        Bressoud            3b
3. Wynn                cf        Swoboda             lf
4. Nicholson           rf        Taylor              c
5. Mantilla            2b        Murphy              cf
6. Aspromonte          3b        Kranepool           1b
7. Staub               lf        McMillan            ss
8. Harrison            1b        Luplow              rf
9. Cuellar             p         Hepler              p

ASTROS 1ST: Brand was called out on strikes; Jackson singled to
left [Jackson to second (error by Swoboda)]; Hepler threw a wild
pitch [Jackson to third]; Wynn singled to right [Jackson
scored]; Nicholson reached on an error by Bressoud [Wynn to
second]; Mantilla grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Nicholson out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Hiller struck out; Bressoud struck out; Swoboda struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Aspromonte reached on an error by McMillan; Staub
singled to right [Aspromonte to third]; Harrison popped to first
in foul territory; Cuellar struck out; Brand grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Taylor struck out; Murphy grounded out (shortstop to
first); Kranepool grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn
lined to shortstop; Nicholson singled to center; Hepler threw a
wild pitch [Nicholson to second]; Mantilla walked; Aspromonte
walked [Nicholson to third, Mantilla to second]; Staub popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: McMillan walked; Luplow struck out; Hepler popped to
catcher in foul territory; Hiller singled to right [McMillan to
second]; Bressoud flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Harrison grounded out (shortstop to first); Cuellar
flied to right; Brand popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Swoboda flied to center; Taylor struck out; Murphy
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Jackson grounded out (second to first); Wynn walked;
Wynn was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first
to shortstop); Nicholson flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Kranepool doubled to right; McMillan singled to center
[Kranepool scored (error by Brand) (unearned) (no RBI), McMillan
to second (on throw)]; Luplow struck out; Hepler grounded out
(third to first); Hiller flied to center; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Mantilla walked; Aspromonte grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Mantilla out at second]; Staub
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Bressoud grounded out (third to first); Swoboda
grounded out (shortstop to first); Taylor grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Harrison walked; Cuellar forced Harrison (pitcher to
shortstop); Brand grounded out (pitcher to first) [Cuellar to
second]; Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Murphy struck out; Kranepool popped to shortstop;
McMillan singled to left; Cuellar threw a wild pitch [McMillan
to second]; Luplow singled to second [McMillan to third]; BOYER
BATTED FOR HEPLER; Boyer struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HAMILTON REPLACED BOYER (PITCHING); Wynn struck out;
Nicholson struck out; Mantilla grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Hiller singled to right; Bressoud out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Hiller to second]; Swoboda was walked
intentionally; Taylor lined to center; Murphy singled to center
[Hiller scored, Swoboda to second]; Kranepool walked [Swoboda to
third, Murphy to second]; OWENS REPLACED CUELLAR (PITCHING);
McMillan singled to center [Swoboda scored, Murphy scored,
Kranepool to third]; Luplow was walked intentionally [McMillan
to second]; Hamilton lined to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub
walked; Harrison struck out; MAYE BATTED FOR OWENS; Maye forced
Staub (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   4   1    8
 Mets             4   8   3    8


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