New York Mets 10, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 123
Played on Wednesday, August 21, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    3  0  1    0  0  2    2  0  2  -  10 12  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   2  6  5
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  4   1   1   0       2   1       4   4
Millan 2b                     4   2   2   2       1   0       3   3
Jones lf                      5   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Gosger lf                   1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Staub rf                      3   2   1   4       2   0       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Milner pr,1b                3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
  Theodore 1b                 1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Garrett 3b                    4   0   3   2       1   0       0   4
Hodges c                      4   1   1   0       1   0       7   0
Hahn cf                       5   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Koosman p                     4   2   1   0       1   2       0   1
Totals                       40  10  12   9       8   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Harrelson-Millan-Kranepool, Millan-Harrelson-Milner.
E: Kranepool (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (21,off Griffin).
SF: Staub (6,off de los Santos).
HBP: Millan (5,by Scherman).
GDP: Hahn (7,off Griffin); Milner (16,off de los Santos).
Team LOB: 13.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   0       0   2       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
C. Johnson c                  3   0   0   1       0   0       5   0
L. May 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   0      11   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Helms 2b                      2   0   1   0       1   0       4   4
  Milbourne pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Griffin p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Busse ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  de los Santos p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Campbell ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   6   2       1   7      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Helms-L. May, L. May-Metzger-de los Santos.
E: Metzger (12), C. Johnson (3), Helms 2 (9), Milbourne (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (23,off Koosman); Cedeno (26,off Koosman).
HR: L. May (20,5th inning off Koosman 0 on 0 out).
SF: C. Johnson (3,off Koosman).
GDP: Watson 2 (11,off Koosman 2).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman W(12-8)               9     6   2   2   1   7   1  33

WP: Koosman (5).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin L(12-6)               5     6   4   2   3   2   0  25
York                          0.1   2   2   2   2   0   0   5
de los Santos                 2.2   2   2   0   3   1   0  14
Scherman                      1     2   2   1   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9    12  10   5   8   5   0  50

HBP: Scherman (7,Millan).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 9663


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Harrelson           ss        Gross               rf
2. Millan              2b        Metzger             ss
3. Jones               lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Staub               rf        Watson              lf
5. Kranepool           1b        C. Johnson          c
6. Garrett             3b        L. May              1b
7. Hodges              c         Rader               3b
8. Hahn                cf        Helms               2b
9. Koosman             p         Griffin             p

METS 1ST: Harrelson grounded out (second to first); Millan
walked; Jones reached on an error by Helms [Millan to second];
Staub doubled to right [Millan scored, Jones scored (unearned)];
Kranepool grounded out (pitcher to first) [Staub to third];
Garrett singled to right [Staub scored (unearned)]; Hodges
grounded out (second to first); 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross reached on an error by Kranepool; Metzger
singled to third [Gross to second]; Cedeno forced Metzger (third
to second) [Gross to third]; Watson grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Hahn lined to left; Koosman was called out on strikes;
Harrelson singled to center; Millan grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: C. Johnson grounded out (second to first); L. May
popped to second; Rader popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Jones flied to right; Staub walked; Kranepool singled
to right [Staub to third]; MILNER RAN FOR KRANEPOOL; Garrett
singled [Milner to second, Staub scored]; Hodges reached on an
error by Helms [Garrett to second, Milner to third]; Hahn
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Hodges out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: MILNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Helms singled to
center; Griffin flied to left; Gross grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Helms to second]; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Koosman was called out on strikes; Harrelson walked;
Millan grounded out (shortstop to first) [Harrelson to second];
Jones grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson struck out; C. Johnson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4,
Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Staub flied to left; Milner grounded out (third to
first); Garrett singled to right; Hodges grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: L. May homered; Rader doubled; Helms popped to first
in foul territory; BUSSE BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Busse struck out;
Gross lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros
1.

METS 6TH: YORK REPLACED BUSSE (PITCHING); Hahn grounded out
(third to first); Koosman walked; Harrelson walked [Koosman to
second]; Millan singled to center [Harrelson to second, Koosman
to third]; Jones singled to shortstop [Millan to second,
Harrelson to third, Koosman scored]; DE LOS SANTOS REPLACED YORK
(PITCHING); Staub hit a sacrifice fly to first [Harrelson
scored, Jones to second, Millan to third]; Debut game for
Ramon de los Santos; Milner struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger singled to center; Cedeno was called out on
strikes; Watson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
6, Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Garrett flied to left; Hodges walked; Hahn reached on
an error by Metzger [Hodges to second]; Koosman reached on a
fielder's choice [Hodges to third (error by C. Johnson), Hahn to
second]; Harrelson popped to second; Millan singled to left
[Koosman to second, Hahn scored (unearned), Hodges scored
(unearned)]; Jones forced Millan (shortstop to second); 2 R (0
ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: C. Johnson grounded out (third to first); L. May
lined to shortstop; Rader grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 1.

METS 8TH: Staub walked; Milner grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Staub out at second]; Garrett
walked; Hodges singled to right [Garrett to second]; Hahn forced
Hodges (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros
1.

ASTROS 8TH: GOSGER REPLACED JONES (PLAYING LF); THEODORE
REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING 1B); Helms walked; MILBOURNE RAN FOR
HELMS; CAMPBELL BATTED FOR DE LOS SANTOS; Campbell struck out;
Gross flied to left in foul territory; Metzger struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED CAMPBELL (PITCHING); MILBOURNE
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Koosman singled to right; Harrelson
was called out on strikes; Millan was hit by a pitch [Koosman to
second]; Gosger singled to shortstop [Millan to second, Koosman
to third]; Staub forced Gosger (second unassisted) [Koosman
scored, Millan scored (error by Milbourne) (unearned) (no RBI)];
Theodore was called out on strikes; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Mets 10, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno doubled; Koosman threw a wild pitch [Cedeno
to third]; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); C. Johnson
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cedeno scored]; L. May grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 10, Astros
2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets            10  12   1   13
 Astros           2   6   5    4


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