New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 101
Played on Saturday, July 21, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  2    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   5  9  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   3  5  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrett 3b                    3   2   0   0       2   1       2   2
Millan 2b                     5   1   2   0       0   0       3   1
Staub rf                      4   2   2   1       1   0       3   0
Jones cf,lf                   4   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Milner lf,1b                  3   0   2   2       1   0       3   0
Kranepool 1b                  2   0   0   0       1   0       7   0
  Hahn ph,cf                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grote c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Harrelson ss                  3   0   0   0       1   0       1   8
Koosman p                     4   0   1   0       0   3       0   0
  Parker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   4       7   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garrett-Millan-Kranepool.

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (24,off Forsch); Milner (5,off Crawford).
SF: Milner (3,off Forsch).
IBB: Jones (3,by Crawford).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   5
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   2      11   0
Rader 3b                      3   2   2   3       0   0       0   1
Wynn rf                       2   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Jutze c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Pizarro p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Agee ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   5   3       1   7      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Watson (10).

BATTING - 
HR: Rader 2 (17,2nd inning off Koosman 0 on 2 out,7th inning off Koosman 1
on 2 out).
GDP: Cedeno (14,off Koosman).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman W(8-9)                8     5   3   3   1   7   2  29
Parker SV(3)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     5   3   3   1   7   2  32

Koosman faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(8-9)                 6.2   7   4   4   5   3   0  31
Pizarro                       1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Crawford                      0.2   1   1   1   2   0   0   5
Upshaw                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     9   5   5   7   4   0  42

IBB: Crawford (6,Jones).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Art Williams
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 28384


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Garrett             3b        Metzger             ss
2. Millan              2b        Helms               2b
3. Staub               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Jones               cf        Watson              lf
5. Milner              lf        May                 1b
6. Kranepool           1b        Rader               3b
7. Grote               c         Wynn                rf
8. Harrelson           ss        Jutze               c
9. Koosman             p         Forsch              p

METS 1ST: Garrett was called out on strikes; Millan singled to
center; Staub grounded out (second to first) [Millan to second];
Jones grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger was called out on strikes; Helms lined to
shortstop; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Milner flied to center; Kranepool walked; Grote
singled to center [Kranepool to second]; Harrelson walked
[Kranepool to third, Grote to second]; Koosman struck out;
Garrett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); May popped
to third; Rader homered; Wynn popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Millan singled; Staub doubled to left [Millan scored];
Jones grounded out (shortstop to first) [Staub to third]; Milner
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Staub scored]; Kranepool grounded
out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros
1.

ASTROS 3RD: Jutze flied to right; Forsch struck out; Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Grote lined to left; Harrelson grounded out (shortstop
to first); Koosman singled to center; Garrett grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Helms singled to left; Cedeno grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Helms out at second]; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Millan lined to left; Staub walked; Jones forced Staub
(second unassisted); Milner walked [Jones to second]; Kranepool
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: May struck out; Rader grounded out (third to first);
Wynn walked; Jutze forced Wynn (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Grote lined to shortstop; Harrelson grounded out
(second to first); Koosman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

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

METS 7TH: Garrett walked; Millan grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Garrett to second]; Staub singled to center [Garrett to
third, Staub to second (on throw)]; Jones singled to left
[Garrett scored, Staub scored (error by Watson) (no RBI), Jones
out at home (left to shortstop to catcher)]; PIZARRO REPLACED
FORSCH (PITCHING); Milner singled to right; HAHN BATTED FOR
KRANEPOOL; Hahn grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: MILNER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); HAHN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); JONES CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Cedeno singled to left; Watson flied to right; May struck out;
Rader homered [Cedeno scored]; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: Grote flied to center; Harrelson flied to right;
Koosman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first); AGEE BATTED
FOR PIZARRO; Agee struck out; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

METS 9TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED AGEE (PITCHING); Garrett walked;
Millan flied to right; Staub grounded out (second to first)
[Garrett to second]; Jones was walked intentionally; Milner
doubled to left [Garrett scored, Jones to third]; UPSHAW
REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Hahn flied to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms singled to left; PARKER REPLACED KOOSMAN
(PITCHING); Cedeno flied to left; Watson flied to right; May
popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   9   0   10
 Astros           3   5   1    2


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