New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Monday, August 26, 1974 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    2  0  0    1  0  0  -   4 11  1
NY  N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   5 10  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   1   1   1       1   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     5   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
L. May 1b                     3   0   1   1       1   2      10   3
C. Johnson c                  3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Howard lf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Milbourne 2b                  3   0   2   0       1   0       0   5
Richard p                     4   0   1   0       0   2       2   1
  Busse ph                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4  11   3       4   4      26  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. L. May-Metzger-L. May.
E: Metzger (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (12,off Koosman); Milbourne (1,off Koosman); Gross (12,off Koosman).
SH: Gross (7,off Koosman); Metzger (16,off Koosman).
GDP: Richard (2,off Koosman).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (42,2nd base off Koosman/Hodges); Milbourne (4,2nd base off Koosman/Hodges).
CS: Gross (16,2nd base by Koosman/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  4   1   0   0       1   0       4   4
Millan 2b                     5   1   2   1       0   0       5   0
Jones lf                      2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Boswell ph,lf               2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Staub rf                      4   0   2   1       1   0       4   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Garrett 3b                    4   0   2   1       0   1       1   5
Gosger cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Theodore ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grote c                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hodges c                    2   1   1   1       1   0       6   0
  Dyer ph                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Koosman p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Martinez ph                 1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  10   5       5   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garrett-Harrelson-Millan.
E: Kranepool (3), Koosman (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Martinez (12,off Cosgrove).
HR: Hodges (4,2nd inning off Richard 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Gosger (2,off Richard).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kranepool (1,2nd base off Richard/C. Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       7     6   2   2   4   3   1  30
Cosgrove L(6-2)               1.1   2   3   3   1   0   0   7
Forsch                        0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8.2  10   5   5   5   3   1  40


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman W(13-8)               9    11   4   3   4   4   0  39


Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 15104


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Gross               rf        Harrelson           ss
2. Metzger             ss        Millan              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Jones               lf
4. L. May              1b        Staub               rf
5. C. Johnson          c         Kranepool           1b
6. Rader               3b        Garrett             3b
7. Howard              lf        Gosger              cf
8. Milbourne           2b        Grote               c
9. Richard             p         Koosman             p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Gross was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Metzger singled to right; Kranepool
dropped a foul fly hit by Cedeno for an error; Cedeno flied to
right; L. May walked [Metzger to second]; C. Johnson walked
[Metzger to third, L. May to second]; Rader flied to right; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson grounded out (second to first); Millan
grounded out (second to first); Jones walked; Staub walked
[Jones to second]; Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: HODGES REPLACED GROTE (PLAYING C ); Howard grounded
out (shortstop to first); Milbourne walked; On a bunt Richard
grounded into a double play (third to shortstop to second)
[Milbourne out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
0.

METS 2ND: Garrett singled to center; Gosger grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Garrett out at
second]; Hodges homered; Koosman flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
doubled to left; Cedeno lined to third; L. May singled to left
[Metzger scored]; C. Johnson flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Harrelson flied to right; Millan singled; Jones flied
to center; Staub singled to right [Millan to third]; Kranepool
walked [Staub to second]; Garrett singled to left [Kranepool to
second, Staub to third, Millan scored]; Gosger grounded out
(first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader singled to center; Howard singled to center
[Rader to second]; Milbourne popped to catcher in foul
territory; On a bunt Richard singled to pitcher [Richard to
second (error by Koosman), Howard to third (on throw to home),
Rader scored (no RBI)]; Gross out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
first) [Howard scored (unearned)]; Metzger grounded out (third
to first); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Hodges grounded out (second to first); Koosman struck
out; Harrelson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno popped to shortstop; L. May struck out; C.
Johnson popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Millan grounded out (shortstop to first); Jones struck
out; Staub flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader popped to second; Howard popped to second in
foul territory; Milbourne doubled to left; Richard struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Kranepool singled to center; Kranepool stole second;
Garrett struck out; Gosger grounded out (second to first)
[Kranepool to third]; Hodges walked; Koosman flied to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross doubled to left; Metzger out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Gross to third]; Cedeno singled to
right [Gross scored]; Cedeno stole second; L. May struck out; C.
Johnson flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Harrelson grounded out (first to pitcher); Millan
grounded out (third to first); BOSWELL BATTED FOR JONES; Boswell
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BOSWELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Rader grounded
out (third to first); Howard singled to right; On a bunt
Milbourne singled to left [Howard out at third (left to
catcher)]; Milbourne stole second; BUSSE BATTED FOR RICHARD;
Busse was called out on strikes (strikeout was charged to
Richard); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: COSGROVE REPLACED BUSSE (PITCHING); Staub flied to
right; Kranepool flied to center; Garrett flied to left in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Gross grounded out (third to first); Metzger popped
to second; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 9TH: THEODORE BATTED FOR GOSGER; Theodore flied to center;
DYER BATTED FOR HODGES; Dyer singled; MARTINEZ BATTED FOR
KOOSMAN; Martinez doubled to left [Dyer scored, Martinez to
third (error by Metzger)]; Harrelson walked; FORSCH REPLACED
COSGROVE (PITCHING); On a bunt Millan singled [Harrelson to
second, Martinez scored]; Boswell popped to third in foul
territory; Staub singled to left [Millan to second, Harrelson
scored]; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   1    8
 Mets             5  10   2    9


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