Houston Astros 9, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 89
Played on Friday, July 16, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  1  -   4 10  2
HOU N    3  1  1    1  1  0    2  0  x  -   9 14  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Foli ss                       1   0   0   0       1   1       1   1
  Martinez ss                 2   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Clendenon ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Boswell 2b                    5   1   2   0       0   2       3   3
Agee cf                       2   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Jones lf                      4   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       5   1
Singleton rf                  4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Grote c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Ryan p                        1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Jorgensen ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McAndrew p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Marshall ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dyer ph                     1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4  10   4       3   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Boswell-Foli-Kranepool, Aspromonte-Boswell-Kranepool.
E: Aspromonte (6), McAndrew (4).
PB: Grote (7).

BATTING - 
HBP: Grote (2,by Billingham).
GDP: Kranepool (3,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   3   3   1       1   1       3   2
Morgan 2b                     0   1   0   0       2   0       1   1
  Martinez 2b                 3   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     5   1   2   1       0   1       2   0
Watson lf                     5   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   1       1   2       1   3
Wynn rf                       5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Menke 1b                      4   1   1   1       1   0       4   5
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
Billingham p                  3   1   1   1       0   1       4   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   9  14   7       6   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Metzger.
  TP: 1. Metzger-Morgan-Rader.
E: Watson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (21,off Taylor); Martinez (2,off McAndrew).
3B: Metzger (8,off McAndrew).
SF: Billingham (1,off McAndrew).
GDP: Watson (8,off Taylor); Wynn (6,off McAndrew).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(8-7)                   1.1   3   4   2   4   2   0  12
Taylor                        2.2   5   2   2   0   1   0  12
McAndrew                      3     5   3   3   2   2   0  15
Williams                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8    14   9   7   6   6   0  43

WP: McAndrew (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(5-8)             8.1  10   4   4   3   6   0  36
Gladding SV(11)               0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9    10   4   4   3   7   0  38

HBP: Billingham (11,Grote).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Al Barlick
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 20621


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Foli                ss        Metzger             ss
2. Boswell             2b        Morgan              2b
3. Agee                cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Jones               lf        Watson              lf
5. Kranepool           1b        Rader               3b
6. Singleton           rf        Wynn                rf
7. Aspromonte          3b        Menke               1b
8. Grote               c         Edwards             c
9. Ryan                p         Billingham          p

METS 1ST: Foli walked; Boswell singled to center [Foli to
third]; Agee struck out; Jones reached on a fielder's choice
[Foli out at home (third to catcher), Boswell to second];
Kranepool singled to center [Boswell scored, Jones to third];
Singleton grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Morgan walked [Metzger to second];
Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first) [Morgan to second,
Metzger to third]; Watson singled to shortstop [Metzger scored,
Morgan stayed at second]; Rader walked [Morgan to third, Watson
to second]; Wynn made an out to second; Menke reached on an
error by Aspromonte [Menke to second, Morgan scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Watson scored (unearned) (no RBI), Rader to third];
Edwards struck out; 3 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros
3.

METS 2ND: Aspromonte grounded out (third to first); Grote flied
out to left; Ryan singled to center; Foli struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Billingham struck out; Metzger singled to left;
Morgan walked [Metzger to second]; Cedeno singled to right
[Morgan to second, Metzger scored]; TAYLOR REPLACED RYAN
(PITCHING); Watson grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 3RD: Boswell singled to left; Agee walked [Boswell to
second]; Jones lined into a triple play (shortstop to second to
third) [Boswell out at third, Agee out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Rader singled to right; Wynn singled to right [Rader
to third]; Menke singled to right [Wynn to second, Rader
scored]; Edwards flied out to left; Billingham forced Wynn
(pitcher to third) [Menke to second]; Metzger struck out; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 5.

METS 4TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); Kranepool
grounded out (first to pitcher); Singleton was called out on
strikes; Aspromonte singled to left; Grote flied out to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 4TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED FOLI (PLAYING SS); Martinez
grounded out (second to first); Cedeno doubled to left; Grote
allowed a passed ball [Cedeno to third]; Watson made an out to
third; Rader singled to right [Cedeno scored]; Wynn forced Rader
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 6.

METS 5TH: JORGENSEN BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Jorgensen flied out to
right; Martinez grounded out (shortstop to first); Boswell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: MCANDREW REPLACED JORGENSEN (PITCHING); Menke
walked; McAndrew threw a wild pitch [Menke to second]; Menke was
picked off second but was safe on an error by McAndrew [Menke to
third]; Edwards walked; Billingham hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Menke scored]; Metzger singled to left [Edwards to second];
Martinez made an out to shortstop; Cedeno struck out; 1 R, 1 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 7.

METS 6TH: Agee walked; Jones flied out to center; Kranepool
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Agee out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled to left; Rader struck out; Wynn
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Watson
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 7.

METS 7TH: Singleton was called out on strikes; Aspromonte
grounded out (third to first); Grote struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke flied out to right; Edwards grounded out
(first to pitcher); Billingham singled to center; Metzger
tripled to left [Billingham scored]; Martinez doubled to right
[Metzger scored]; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 9.

METS 8TH: MARSHALL BATTED FOR MCANDREW; Marshall singled to
center; Martinez singled to left [Marshall to second]; Boswell
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Martinez to second, Marshall to
third]; Agee made an out to shortstop; Jones singled to right
[Martinez scored, Marshall scored]; Kranepool flied out to left;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 9.

ASTROS 8TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED MARSHALL (PITCHING); Watson
singled to center; Rader struck out; Wynn flied out to center;
Menke flied to right in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 3, Astros 9.

METS 9TH: Singleton grounded out (first to pitcher); Aspromonte
singled to right; Grote was hit by a pitch [Aspromonte to
second]; DYER BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Dyer singled to left [Dyer to
second (error by Watson), Grote to third, Aspromonte scored];
CLENDENON BATTED FOR MARTINEZ; GLADDING REPLACED BILLINGHAM
(PITCHING); Clendenon lined to second; Boswell struck out; 1 R,
2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4  10   2    7
 Astros           9  14   1   10


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