Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 1
Regular Season Game 33
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, May 11, 1969 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  6  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  5  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     3   1   0   0       1   1       4   3
Miller rf                     4   1   1   1       0   2       5   0
Wynn cf                       4   1   1   2       0   1       3   0
Blefary 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Menke ss                      4   1   2   0       0   0       0   4
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   2       1   1
Geiger lf                     2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Alou ph,lf                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Edwards c                     3   0   2   0       1   0       2   0
Dierker p                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       33   4   6   3       3   7      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Rader-Morgan-Blefary, Menke-Morgan-Blefary.

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (4,off Cardwell).
HR: Wynn (7,4th inning off Cardwell 1 on 0 out).
GDP: Rader (5,off Cardwell).
IBB: Edwards (5,by Cardwell).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (10,2nd base off Cardwell/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee rf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Harrelson ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Garrett 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       3   3
Jones lf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Kranepool 1b                  2   0   0   0       2   0       9   0
Otis cf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Charles 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Grote c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
Cardwell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gaspar ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   5   1       5   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Harrelson-Garrett-Kranepool.
E: Garrett 2 (3).

BATTING - 
HR: Agee (4,6th inning off Dierker 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Cardwell (1,by Dierker).
GDP: Charles 2 (3,off Dierker 2).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(5-3)                9     5   1   1   5   2   1  36

WP: Dierker (2).
HBP: Dierker (1,Cardwell).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cardwell L(1-5)               6     4   4   2   2   3   1  24
Jackson                       1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Taylor                        2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7
Totals                        9     6   4   2   3   7   1  36

IBB: Cardwell (4,Edwards).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:18   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Morgan              2b        Agee                rf
2. Miller              rf        Harrelson           ss
3. Wynn                cf        Garrett             2b
4. Blefary             1b        Jones               lf
5. Menke               ss        Kranepool           1b
6. Rader               3b        Otis                cf
7. Geiger              lf        Charles             3b
8. Edwards             c         Grote               c
9. Dierker             p         Cardwell            p

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan struck out; Miller grounded out (shortstop to
first); Wynn flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Harrelson
flied to center; Garrett walked; Jones forced Garrett (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Blefary popped to catcher in foul territory; Menke
popped to shortstop; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kranepool walked; Otis flied to center; Charles
grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Kranepool out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
0.

ASTROS 3RD: Geiger lined to second; Edwards grounded out (second
to first); Dierker grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Grote flied to right; Cardwell was hit by a pitch;
Agee flied to right; Harrelson grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Morgan reached on an error by Garrett; Morgan stole
second; Miller singled to center [Morgan scored (unearned)];
Wynn homered [Miller scored]; Blefary grounded out (second to
first); Menke doubled to center; Rader walked; Geiger forced
Rader (third to second) [Menke scored (error by Garrett)
(unearned) (no RBI), Geiger to second]; Edwards was walked
intentionally; Dierker forced Geiger (third unassisted); 4 R (2
ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Garrett grounded out (first unassisted); Jones flied
to right; Kranepool flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan lined to right; Miller struck out; Wynn
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Otis flied to left; Charles grounded out (second to
first); Grote struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets
0.

ASTROS 6TH: Blefary flied to center; Menke singled to left;
Rader grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Menke out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 6TH: GASPAR BATTED FOR CARDWELL; Gaspar flied to left; Agee
homered; Harrelson flied to left in foul territory; Garrett
singled to center; Jones walked [Garrett to second]; Kranepool
flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 7TH: JACKSON REPLACED GASPAR (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR
GEIGER; Alou flied to left; Edwards singled to right; On a bunt
Dierker struck out; Morgan walked [Edwards to second]; Miller
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Otis walked; Charles
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Otis
out at second]; Grote singled to left; MARTIN BATTED FOR
JACKSON; Martin lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: TAYLOR REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); Wynn struck out;
Blefary lined to center; Menke grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Agee struck out; Harrelson singled to center; Dierker
threw a wild pitch [Harrelson to second]; Garrett popped to
third; Jones singled [Harrelson to third]; Kranepool walked
[Jones to second]; Otis popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader struck out; Alou grounded out (third to
first); Edwards singled to center; Dierker grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 9TH: Charles lined to center; Grote grounded out (shortstop
to first); BOSWELL BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Boswell lined to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   6   0    5
 Mets             1   5   2    8


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