New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 2

Regular Season Game 118

Played on Monday, August 21, 1972 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 2 7 1 NY N 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 - 4 4 2

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO AMetzger ss 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 Cedeno cf 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 Wynn rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 May 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 8 0 Rader 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 Helms 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 Alou lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 Howard c 4 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 Reuss p 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Watson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ray p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals32 2 7 2 3 8 26 7FIELDING -E:Rader (13).PB:Howard (5).BATTING -2B:May (24,off Matlack); Cedeno (29,off Matlack).HR:Cedeno (19,6th inning off Matlack 0 on 0 out).GDP:May (10,off Matlack).IBB:Wynn (6,by Matlack).Team LOB:6.BASERUNNING -CS:Rader (4,2nd base by Matlack/Dyer).

New York MetsAB R H RBI BB SO PO ABarnes 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 Garrett 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 Mays cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 Agee rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Dyer c 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 Milner lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Beauchamp 1b 4 2 2 3 0 0 8 1 Martinez ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 Matlack p 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 1Totals31 4 4 4 3 7 27 11FIELDING -DP:2. Barnes-Dyer, Garrett-Barnes-Beauchamp.E:Agee (10), Martinez (3).BATTING -HR:Beauchamp 2 (2,7th inning off Reuss 0 on 2 out,9th inning off Ray 1 on 2 out).Team LOB:4.BASERUNNING -SB:Martinez (6,2nd base off Reuss/Howard).

PITCHING

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPReuss 7 3 2 2 1 6 1 26 Ray L(10-6) 1.2 1 2 2 2 1 1 8Totals8.2 4 4 4 3 7 2 34

New York MetsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPMatlack W(11-7) 9 7 2 2 3 8 1 35WP:Matlack (4).IBB:Matlack (12,Wynn).Umpires:HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Bruce FroemmingTime of Game:2:03Attendance:24242 Starting Lineups: Houston Astros New York Mets 1. Metzger ss Barnes 2b 2. Cedeno cf Garrett 3b 3. Wynn rf Mays cf 4. May 1b Agee rf 5. Rader 3b Dyer c 6. Helms 2b Milner lf 7. Alou lf Beauchamp 1b 8. Howard c Martinez ss 9. Reuss p Matlack p ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Matlack threw a wild pitch [Metzger to second]; Cedeno reached on an error by Agee [Metzger to third, Cedeno to second (error by Martinez)]; Wynn hit into a double play (second to second to catcher) [Metzger out at home]; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 1ST: Barnes lined to left; Garrett walked; Mays flied to center; Agee was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. ASTROS 2ND: Rader singled to center; Rader was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop to first); Helms singled to right; Alou grounded out (pitcher to first) [Helms to second]; Howard grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 2ND: Dyer was called out on strikes; Milner popped to shortstop; Beauchamp flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. ASTROS 3RD: Reuss struck out; Metzger struck out; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 3RD: Martinez singled to center; Matlack was called out on strikes; Martinez stole second; Barnes singled to center [Martinez scored]; Garrett grounded out (second to first) [Barnes to second]; Mays reached on an error by Rader [Barnes to third]; Howard allowed a passed ball [Mays to second]; Agee struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. ASTROS 4TH: Wynn grounded out (first to pitcher); May doubled to center; Rader flied to right; Helms flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. METS 4TH: Dyer popped to shortstop; Milner grounded out (second to first); Beauchamp grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. ASTROS 5TH: Alou singled to left; Howard struck out; Reuss struck out; Metzger forced Alou (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. METS 5TH: Martinez struck out; Matlack struck out; Barnes flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno homered; Wynn flied to center; May struck out; Rader flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1. METS 6TH: Garrett flied to left; Mays flied to right; Agee flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1. ASTROS 7TH: Helms grounded out (third to first); Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1. METS 7TH: Dyer flied to left; Milner flied to center; Beauchamp homered; Martinez grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 2. ASTROS 8TH: WATSON BATTED FOR REUSS; Watson struck out; Metzger walked; Cedeno doubled to left [Metzger scored]; Wynn was walked intentionally; May grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Wynn out at second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 2. METS 8TH: RAY REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); Matlack walked; Barnes popped to first in foul territory; Garrett grounded out (second to first) [Matlack to second]; Mays struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 2. ASTROS 9TH: Rader struck out; Helms singled to left; Alou popped to first in foul territory; Howard flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 2. METS 9TH: Agee grounded out (third to first); Dyer grounded out (shortstop to first); Milner walked; Beauchamp homered [Milner scored]; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 4. Final Totals R H E LOB Astros 2 7 1 6 Mets 4 4 2 4

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