Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 19
Played on Tuesday, April 24, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
HOU N    3  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  9  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Martinez ss                   5   0   3   1       0   2       1   5
Millan 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Milner 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Staub rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Kranepool lf                  3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Mays ph,cf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Garrett 3b                    1   0   1   0       2   0       0   1
  Fregosi ph,3b               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Chiles cf                     3   1   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Theodore ph,lf              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grote c                       4   1   1   1       0   0       6   0
Matlack p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hennigan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beauchamp ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   8   2       4   2      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Millan-Martinez-Milner, Chiles-Millan.

BATTING - 
2B: Grote (2,off Forsch).
GDP: Grote (1,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee lf                       3   1   2   0       1   1       2   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       4   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       7   0
Watson 1b                     4   2   2   1       0   0       6   0
Wynn rf                       4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      1   0   0   0       3   0       2   2
Howard c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   1       2   4
Forsch p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   9   4       5   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Forsch-Metzger-Helms-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Watson 2 (4,off Matlack 2); Wynn (4,off Matlack); Cedeno (9,off Hennigan).
GDP: Cedeno (4,off Matlack).
IBB: Rader 2 (3,by Matlack 2).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (7,2nd base off Matlack/Grote).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matlack L(1-3)                6     8   4   4   4   5   0  29
Hennigan                      2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        8     9   4   4   5   5   0  36

IBB: Matlack 2 (5,Rader 2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(3-1)                 7     7   2   2   3   2   0  30
Crawford                      0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Ray SV(1)                     1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     8   2   2   4   2   0  38

Forsch faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Ken Burkhart
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 12759


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Martinez            ss        Agee                lf
2. Millan              2b        Helms               2b
3. Milner              1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Staub               rf        Watson              1b
5. Kranepool           lf        Wynn                rf
6. Garrett             3b        Rader               3b
7. Chiles              cf        Howard              c
8. Grote               c         Metzger             ss
9. Matlack             p         Forsch              p

METS 1ST: Martinez struck out; Millan grounded out (pitcher to
first); Milner walked; Staub flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Agee singled; Helms grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Agee to second]; Cedeno singled to center [Agee scored]; Watson
doubled to right [Cedeno scored, Watson to third (on throw)];
Wynn doubled to left [Watson scored]; Rader was walked
intentionally; Howard flied to left; Metzger grounded out (third
to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

METS 2ND: Kranepool grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrett
walked; Chiles forced Garrett (second to shortstop); Grote
doubled to left [Chiles scored]; Matlack singled to left [Grote
to third]; Martinez singled to right [Grote scored, Matlack to
second]; Millan flied to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Forsch struck out; Agee singled to right; Helms
singled to left [Agee to third]; Cedeno grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Helms out at second]; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 3RD: Milner flied to center; Staub popped to second;
Kranepool grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson doubled to left; Wynn grounded out (shortstop
to first); Rader was walked intentionally; Howard popped to
catcher in foul territory; Metzger singled to right [Watson
scored, Rader to third]; Forsch flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 4TH: Garrett walked; Chiles lined to left; Grote forced
Garrett (shortstop to second); Matlack grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Agee struck out; Helms walked; Cedeno forced Helms
(shortstop to second); Cedeno stole second; Watson grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 5TH: Martinez singled to right; Millan flied to center;
Milner forced Martinez (second to shortstop); Staub popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn struck out; Rader flied to center; Howard
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 6TH: Kranepool singled to center; Garrett singled to center
[Kranepool to second]; Chiles flied to center; Grote grounded
into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to second to first)
[Garrett out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger struck out; Forsch grounded out (shortstop
to first); Agee walked; Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 7TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR MATLACK; Boswell flied to center;
Martinez struck out; Millan flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: HENNIGAN REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Cedeno doubled
to left; Watson lined into a double play (center to second)
[Cedeno out at second]; Wynn flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 8TH: Milner singled to left; CRAWFORD REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Staub flied to center; MAYS BATTED FOR KRANEPOOL;
Mays flied to center; FREGOSI BATTED FOR GARRETT; Fregosi walked
[Milner to second]; THEODORE BATTED FOR CHILES; RAY REPLACED
CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Theodore flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: MAYS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); FREGOSI STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 3B); THEODORE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Rader
walked; Howard forced Rader (shortstop to second); Metzger flied
to center; Ray flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 4.

METS 9TH: Grote popped to third in foul territory; BEAUCHAMP
BATTED FOR HENNIGAN; Beauchamp grounded out (third to first);
Martinez singled to center; Millan forced Martinez (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   8   0    9
 Astros           4   9   0    8


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