New York Mets 9, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 98
Played on Saturday, July 24, 1971 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  2  0    0  0  0  -   3 10  0
NY  N    3  3  0    0  1  2    0  0  x  -   9 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   1   3   0       0   0       4   1
Morgan 2b                     3   1   0   0       2   0       3   4
Wynn rf                       4   0   1   0       1   2       3   0
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Menke 1b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Alou lf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Hiatt c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Greif p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lemaster p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Schlueter ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Harris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Busse ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3  10   3       4   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
PB: Hiatt (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (15,off Matlack).
SF: Cedeno (4,off Matlack).
GDP: Rader (7,off McGraw).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (5,2nd base by Matlack/Dyer).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Boswell 2b                    2   3   2   0       2   0       6   2
  Foli 2b                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Garrett 3b                    5   3   3   2       0   0       0   3
Agee cf                       3   1   0   0       2   0       3   0
  Hahn cf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jones lf                      4   0   3   5       1   0       2   0
  Singleton lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  5   1   1   1       0   0       3   1
Marshall rf                   5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Dyer c                        3   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
Martinez ss                   2   0   0   1       0   0       2   3
Matlack p                     2   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
  McGraw p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   9  11   9       6   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Boswell-Martinez, Martinez-Boswell-Kranepool.
E: Martinez (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Jones 2 (15,off Lemaster,off Culver); Kranepool (16,off Harris).
SH: Boswell (2,off Lemaster).
SF: Martinez (1,off Harris).
HBP: Martinez (1,by Culver).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Boswell (2,2nd base off Culver/Hiatt).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Greif L(0-1)                  0     2   3   3   2   0   0   4
Lemaster                      4     5   3   3   1   0   0  18
Harris                        1     1   1   1   1   0   0   5
Culver                        2     3   2   2   1   3   0  11
Gladding                      1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8    11   9   9   6   3   0  42

Greif faced 4 batters in the 1st inning
HBP: Culver (2,Martinez).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matlack                       4.2   6   3   2   4   5   0  23
McGraw W(7-3)                 4.1   4   0   0   0   2   0  16
Totals                        9    10   3   2   4   7   0  39

WP: Matlack (2).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 24368


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Metzger             ss        Boswell             2b
2. Morgan              2b        Garrett             3b
3. Wynn                rf        Agee                cf
4. Cedeno              cf        Jones               lf
5. Rader               3b        Kranepool           1b
6. Menke               1b        Marshall            rf
7. Alou                lf        Dyer                c
8. Hiatt               c         Martinez            ss
9. Greif               p         Matlack             p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to center; Morgan forced Metzger
(first to shortstop); Wynn was called out on strikes; Cedeno
forced Morgan (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Boswell walked; Garrett singled to right [Boswell to
second]; Agee walked [Boswell to third, Garrett to second];
Jones singled to left [Agee to third, Garrett scored, Boswell
scored]; LEMASTER REPLACED GREIF (PITCHING); Kranepool forced
Jones (second to shortstop) [Agee scored]; Marshall forced
Kranepool (pitcher to shortstop); Dyer forced Marshall
(shortstop to second); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader flied to right; Menke doubled to right; Alou
flied to center; Hiatt struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 3.

METS 2ND: Martinez popped to first in foul territory; Matlack
singled to right; Boswell singled to right [Matlack to third];
Garrett singled to right [Boswell to second, Matlack scored];
Agee popped to shortstop; Jones doubled to right [Boswell
scored, Garrett scored]; Kranepool grounded out (second to
first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Lemaster struck out; Metzger flied to left; Morgan
walked; Wynn forced Morgan (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 6.

METS 3RD: Marshall grounded out (pitcher to first); Dyer flied
to left; Martinez flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to right; Cedeno was picked off and
caught stealing second but was safe at second (error by
Martinez); Rader struck out; Menke walked; Alou singled to left
[Menke to second, Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Hiatt lined into a
double play (second to shortstop) [Menke out at second]; 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 6.

METS 4TH: Matlack singled to right; Boswell out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Matlack to second]; Garrett flied to
right; Agee walked; Jones forced Agee (third to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 6.

ASTROS 5TH: SCHLUETER BATTED FOR LEMASTER; Schlueter struck out;
Metzger singled to right; Morgan walked [Metzger to second];
Matlack threw a wild pitch [Morgan to second, Metzger to third];
Wynn walked; Cedeno hit a sacrifice fly to center [Metzger
scored, Morgan to third]; Rader singled to left [Wynn to second,
Morgan scored]; MCGRAW REPLACED MATLACK (PITCHING); Menke flied
to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 6.

METS 5TH: HARRIS REPLACED SCHLUETER (PITCHING); Kranepool
doubled to left; Marshall grounded out (second to first)
[Kranepool to third]; Dyer walked; Martinez hit a sacrifice fly
to right [Kranepool scored, Dyer to second (on throw)]; McGraw
flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Hiatt
singled to left; BUSSE BATTED FOR HARRIS; Busse forced Hiatt
(third to second); Debut game for Ray Busse; Metzger
singled to center [Busse to second]; Morgan flied to center; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 7.

METS 6TH: CULVER REPLACED BUSSE (PITCHING); Boswell singled to
right; Boswell stole second; Garrett singled to left [Boswell
scored, Garrett to second (on throw)]; Agee popped to first in
foul territory; Jones doubled to right [Garrett scored];
Kranepool reached on a fielder's choice [Jones out at third
(pitcher unassisted)]; Marshall struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn singled to left; Cedeno forced Wynn (third to
second); Rader grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Mets 9.

METS 7TH: Dyer was called out on strikes; Martinez was hit by a
pitch; Hiatt allowed a passed ball [Martinez to second]; McGraw
struck out; Boswell walked; Garrett grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 9.

ASTROS 8TH: FOLI REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING 2B); Menke flied to
left; Alou singled to left; Hiatt flied to right; MILLER BATTED
FOR CULVER; Miller was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 9.

METS 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Agee grounded out
(third to first); Jones walked; Kranepool flied to left;
Marshall forced Jones (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 9.

ASTROS 9TH: HAHN REPLACED AGEE (PLAYING CF); SINGLETON REPLACED
JONES (PLAYING LF); Metzger flied to left; Morgan grounded out
(second to first); Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Mets 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  10   0    9
 Mets             9  11   1    9


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