New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 20
Played on Wednesday, April 25, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  1  3    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   5  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  6  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  3   1   1   0       1   1       0   6
Millan 2b                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Milner 1b                     5   1   1   2       0   1      10   0
Staub rf                      4   2   3   2       1   0       4   0
Theodore lf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Garrett 3b                    2   0   0   0       2   0       0   2
Martinez cf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Grote c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Koosman p                     3   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Totals                       34   5   9   5       5   5      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Milner (1,off Wilson).
HR: Staub 2 (2,2nd inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out,5th inning off Griffin 0 on
0 out).
SH: Harrelson (3,off Griffin).
GDP: Theodore (1,off Upshaw).
IBB: Staub (2,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Garrett (1,2nd base by Cosgrove/Howard).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       4   4
Cedeno cf                     2   0   0   1       1   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      10   0
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
Howard c                      3   0   1   0       1   1       6   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   6   2       2   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-Metzger-Watson.
E: Watson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (2,off Koosman); Howard (1,off Koosman); Watson (5,off Koosman).
3B: Helms (1,off Koosman).
HR: Rader (3,7th inning off Koosman 0 on 0 out).
SF: Cedeno (1,off Koosman).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman W(3-0)                9     6   2   2   2   3   1  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(1-3)                 2.1   6   4   4   1   2   1  14
Griffin                       2.2   1   1   1   2   1   1  11
Upshaw                        2     1   0   0   1   1   0   7
Cosgrove                      2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9     9   5   5   5   5   2  40

IBB: Wilson (1,Staub).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 15248


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Harrelson struck out; Millan grounded out (third to
first); Milner grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Agee struck out; Helms tripled to left; Cedeno hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Helms scored]; Watson singled to left;
Wynn popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Staub homered; Theodore flied to right; Garrett
grounded out (second to first); Martinez singled; Grote flied to
left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader doubled to right; Howard doubled to right
[Rader to third]; Metzger grounded out (second to first); Wilson
popped to pitcher; Agee flied to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Koosman struck out; Harrelson singled to center;
Millan singled to right [Harrelson to second]; Milner doubled to
left [Harrelson scored, Millan scored]; Staub was walked
intentionally; Theodore singled to left [Milner scored, Staub to
second]; GRIFFIN REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Garrett walked
[Staub to third, Theodore to second]; Martinez popped to
shortstop; Grote grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms flied to right; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop
to first); Watson flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4,
Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Koosman walked; Harrelson out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Koosman to second]; Millan flied to right;
Milner was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn popped to first; Rader popped to catcher in
foul territory; Howard walked; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Staub homered; Theodore grounded out (pitcher to
first); Garrett popped to second; Martinez grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: STEWART BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Stewart flied to center;
Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms flied to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: UPSHAW REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Grote popped to
second; Koosman struck out; Harrelson walked; Millan grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied to left; Watson flied to right; Wynn
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Milner flied to left; Staub singled to left; Theodore
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Staub out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader homered; Howard struck out; Metzger grounded
out (shortstop to first); ALOU BATTED FOR UPSHAW; Alou popped to
second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 2.

METS 8TH: COSGROVE REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Garrett walked;
Martinez struck out; Garrett was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); Grote singled to center; Koosman flied to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Agee grounded out (third to first); Helms flied to
left; Cedeno walked; Watson doubled to left [Cedeno to third];
Wynn popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); Millan
popped to catcher in foul territory; Milner reached on an error
by Watson; Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard
grounded out (shortstop to first); MAY BATTED FOR METZGER; May
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
5, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   9   0    8
 Astros           2   6   1    6


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