Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 49
Played on Friday, June 9, 1972 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  1  -   4 10  0
NY  N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   1   0       0   0       2   6
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   2      11   0
Watson lf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      3   2   2   0       1   0       2   3
Howard c                      4   1   2   2       0   0       6   0
Fenwick 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
Forsch p                      2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Stinson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4  10   4       1   7      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Metzger-Fenwick-May, Rader-May, Metzger-Fenwick-May, Fenwick-Metzger-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (7,off Matlack); Cedeno (8,off Matlack); Rader (10,off McGraw).
HR: Howard (1,4th inning off Matlack 1 on 2 out).
SH: Gladding (1,off McGraw).
GDP: Cedeno (4,off Matlack).
Team LOB: 6.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mays cf                       2   1   0   0       2   0       0   0
Harrelson ss                  1   1   0   0       3   0       1   6
Milner lf                     3   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Staub rf                      3   0   0   2       0   0       2   0
Jones 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   2      12   0
Fregosi 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   5
Boswell 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Grote c                       3   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
  Garrett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matlack p                     1   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
  Kranepool ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McGraw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   2   5   2       6   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Fregosi-Jones.
E: Jones (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Milner (4,off Forsch).
SH: Milner (1,off Culver).
SF: Staub (3,off Forsch).
GDP: Mays (5,off Forsch); Jones (6,off Gladding); Boswell (5,off Gladding).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(3-2)                 6     4   1   1   4   5   0  24
Culver                        1     0   1   1   2   1   0   6
Gladding SV(6)                2     1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     5   2   2   6   6   0  35

Culver faced 3 batters in the 8th inning

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matlack L(6-2)                7     7   3   0   1   4   1  28
McGraw                        2     3   1   1   0   3   0   9
Totals                        9    10   4   1   1   7   1  37


Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 40036


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Metzger             ss        Mays                cf
2. Cedeno              cf        Harrelson           ss
3. Wynn                rf        Milner              lf
4. May                 1b        Staub               rf
5. Watson              lf        Jones               1b
6. Rader               3b        Fregosi             3b
7. Howard              c         Boswell             2b
8. Fenwick             2b        Grote               c
9. Forsch              p         Matlack             p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
struck out; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Mays flied to center; Harrelson walked; Milner forced
Harrelson (third to second); Staub grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May popped to first in foul territory; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader singled to left; Howard
forced Rader (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Jones was called out on strikes; Fregosi struck out;
Boswell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Fenwick lined to left; Forsch singled to center;
Metzger singled to right [Forsch to second]; Cedeno grounded
into a double play (third to third to first) [Forsch out at
third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Grote grounded out (shortstop to first); Matlack
walked; Mays grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Matlack out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn singled to left; Wynn was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Jones [Wynn to second]; May struck out;
Watson doubled to center [Wynn scored (unearned)]; Rader reached
on a fielder's choice [Watson out at third (pitcher to third)];
Howard homered (unearned) [Rader scored (unearned)]; Fenwick
flied to right; 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Harrelson walked; Milner doubled to right [Harrelson
to third]; Staub hit a sacrifice fly to left [Harrelson scored,
Milner to third]; Jones struck out; Fregosi grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Forsch struck out; Metzger grounded out (third to
first); Cedeno doubled to right; Wynn grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Boswell singled to right; Grote singled to left
[Boswell to third]; Matlack struck out; Mays walked [Grote to
second]; Harrelson lined into a double play (third to third to
first) [Mays out at first]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: May flied to left; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Rader walked; Howard grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Milner singled to right; Staub grounded out (first
unassisted) [Milner to second]; Jones grounded out (third to
first) [Milner to third]; Fregosi popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Fenwick grounded out (third to first); STINSON
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Stinson grounded out (second to first);
Metzger popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 1.

METS 7TH: CULVER REPLACED STINSON (PITCHING); Boswell flied to
center; Grote popped to first; KRANEPOOL BATTED FOR MATLACK;
Kranepool struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: MCGRAW REPLACED KRANEPOOL (PITCHING); Cedeno singled
to right; Wynn was called out on strikes; May struck out; Watson
lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Mays walked; Harrelson walked [Mays to second]; Milner
reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Mays to
third, Harrelson to second]; GLADDING REPLACED CULVER
(PITCHING); Staub forced Milner (second to shortstop) [Mays
scored, Harrelson to third]; Jones grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Staub out at second]; 1 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader doubled to right; Howard singled [Rader to
third]; Fenwick struck out; Gladding out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Rader scored, Howard to second]; Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Mets 2.

METS 9TH: Fregosi singled to left; Boswell grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Fregosi out at
second]; GARRETT BATTED FOR GROTE; Garrett grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  10   0    6
 Mets             2   5   1    6


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