Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 120
Played on Wednesday, August 23, 1972 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    5  2  0    0  0  0  -   7 10  0
NY  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   4  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       1   1       5   4
Cedeno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn rf                       3   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   2   2   0       0   0       9   0
Rader 3b                      3   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
Helms 2b                      4   1   2   2       0   1       1   7
Alou lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Howard c                      1   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
  Stinson ph,c                2   0   0   1       0   0       7   0
Dierker p                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   7  10   7       2   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Helms-Metzger-Watson, Metzger-Helms-Watson, Helms-Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (20,off Koosman); Alou (4,off Koosman).
SF: Stinson (1,off Gentry); Rader (8,off Gentry).
GDP: Alou (1,off Sadecki).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rader (5,2nd base off Koosman/Dyer).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Barnes ss                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
Garrett 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Agee cf                       3   1   1   1       0   1       6   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   1   1   2       1   0      10   0
Milner lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Marshall rf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Dyer c                        3   0   0   0       1   2       5   1
Boswell 2b                    4   1   2   0       0   2       1   3
Koosman p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gentry p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schneck ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sadecki p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beauchamp ph                0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  McGraw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4   6   4       4   9      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Barnes-Boswell-Kranepool.

BATTING - 
2B: Boswell (5,off Dierker).
HR: Kranepool (7,8th inning off Dierker 1 on 2 out).
HBP: Agee (4,by Dierker).
GDP: Milner (4,off Dierker); Barnes (2,off Dierker); Kranepool (10,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Marshall (1,2nd base off Dierker/Stinson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(12-7)               9     6   4   4   4   9   1  35

HBP: Dierker (5,Agee).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman L(8-10)               3     6   5   5   1   4   0  16
Gentry                        2     3   2   2   1   1   0  10
Sadecki                       3     1   0   0   0   0   0   9
McGraw                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    10   7   7   2   5   0  38

Koosman faced 5 batters in the 4th inning
WP: Gentry (7).

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 26100


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Metzger             ss        Barnes              ss
2. Cedeno              cf        Garrett             3b
3. Wynn                rf        Agee                cf
4. Watson              1b        Kranepool           1b
5. Rader               3b        Milner              lf
6. Helms               2b        Marshall            rf
7. Alou                lf        Dyer                c
8. Howard              c         Boswell             2b
9. Dierker             p         Koosman             p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger struck out; Cedeno flied to right; Wynn
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Barnes grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrett
grounded out (second to first); Agee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied to right; Rader singled to left; Rader
stole second; Helms struck out; Alou grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kranepool walked; Milner grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Kranepool out at second];
Marshall grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard struck out; Dierker grounded out (first
unassisted); Metzger walked; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Dyer struck out; Boswell doubled to right; Koosman
struck out; Barnes singled to left [Boswell scored]; Garrett
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn singled to left; Watson singled to right [Wynn
to third]; Rader doubled to right [Wynn scored, Watson to
third]; Helms singled to right [Watson scored, Rader scored];
Alou doubled to left [Helms to third]; GENTRY REPLACED KOOSMAN
(PITCHING); STINSON BATTED FOR HOWARD; Stinson hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Helms scored]; Dierker struck out; Metzger singled
to left [Alou scored, Metzger to second (on throw)]; Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
5, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: STINSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Agee was hit by a
pitch; Kranepool grounded out (first unassisted) [Agee to
second]; Milner grounded out (second to first) [Agee to third];
Marshall popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn walked; Watson singled to right [Wynn to
third]; Rader hit a sacrifice fly to center [Wynn scored];
Gentry threw a wild pitch [Watson to second]; Helms flied to
center; Alou singled to center [Watson scored]; Stinson flied to
left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Dyer walked; Boswell singled to center [Dyer to
second]; SCHNECK BATTED FOR GENTRY; Schneck struck out; Barnes
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Boswell out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: SADECKI REPLACED SCHNECK (PITCHING); Dierker flied
to center; Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

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

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn grounded out (third to first); Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Rader flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Milner struck out; Marshall walked; Marshall stole
second; Dyer struck out; Boswell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Helms singled to left; Alou grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Helms out at second];
Stinson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: BEAUCHAMP BATTED FOR SADECKI; Beauchamp walked; Barnes
popped to shortstop; Garrett singled to right [Beauchamp to
third]; Agee forced Garrett (second to shortstop) [Beauchamp
scored]; Kranepool homered [Agee scored]; Milner flied to right;
3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MCGRAW REPLACED BEAUCHAMP (PITCHING); Dierker
grounded out (second to first); Metzger flied to center; Cedeno
lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

METS 9TH: Marshall struck out; Dyer popped to catcher in foul
territory; Boswell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  10   0    4
 Mets             4   6   0    4


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