New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 2

Regular Season Game 128

Played on Tuesday, August 27, 1974 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 2 7 1 NY N 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 x - 4 7 1

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO AGross rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Metzger ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Cedeno cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 Watson lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 L. May 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 Rader 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 M. May c 3 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 Howard pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 de los Santos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Edwards ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Milbourne 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 Griffin p 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 C. Johnson ph,c 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0Totals34 2 7 2 1 7 24 11FIELDING -E:Rader (14).BATTING -2B:L. May (24,off McGraw); M. May (14,off Parker).HR:M. May (4,5th inning off McGraw 0 on 0 out).Team LOB:6.

New York MetsAB R H RBI BB SO PO AGosger cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Millan 2b 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 1 Kranepool 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 Staub rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 Garrett 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 Ayala lf 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 0 Hodges c 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 Martinez ss 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 6 McGraw p 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Theodore ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Parker p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2Totals32 4 7 3 5 4 27 11FIELDING -E:Hodges (9).BATTING -2B:Kranepool (6,off Griffin).HR:Ayala (1,2nd inning off Griffin 0 on 1 out).IBB:Martinez (3,by de los Santos).Team LOB:9.

PITCHING

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPGriffin L(12-7) 6 7 3 3 3 1 1 28 de los Santos 2 0 1 0 2 3 0 9Totals8 7 4 3 5 4 1 37BK:Griffin (3).IBB:de los Santos (1,Martinez).

New York MetsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPMcGraw W(5-7) 6 4 1 1 1 4 1 23 Parker SV(3) 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 12Totals9 7 2 2 1 7 1 35Umpires:HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - John McSherryTime of Game:2:30Attendance:20934 Starting Lineups: Houston Astros New York Mets 1. Gross rf Gosger cf 2. Metzger ss Millan 2b 3. Cedeno cf Kranepool 1b 4. Watson lf Staub rf 5. L. May 1b Garrett 3b 6. Rader 3b Ayala lf 7. M. May c Hodges c 8. Milbourne 2b Martinez ss 9. Griffin p McGraw p ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (second to first); Metzger flied to left; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 1ST: Gosger grounded out (first unassisted); Millan grounded out (third to first); Kranepool doubled to left; Staub grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; L. May forced Watson (shortstop to second); Rader struck out; M. May singled to center [L. May to third]; Milbourne grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 2ND: Garrett popped to second; Ayala homered;Debut game for Benny Ayala;Hodges grounded out (second to first); Martinez singled to right; McGraw walked [Martinez to second]; Gosger walked [Martinez to third, McGraw to second]; Millan singled to left [Gosger to second, McGraw scored, Martinez scored]; Kranepool flied to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. ASTROS 3RD: Hodges dropped a foul fly hit by Griffin for an error; Griffin grounded out (third to first); Gross flied to left; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. METS 3RD: Staub singled to right; Garrett singled to right [Staub to second]; Ayala struck out; Hodges forced Garrett (shortstop to second) [Staub to third]; Martinez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson struck out; L. May doubled to center; Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. METS 4TH: McGraw flied to center; Gosger grounded out (first to pitcher); Millan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. ASTROS 5TH: M. May homered; Milbourne struck out; Griffin singled to left; Gross forced Griffin (shortstop to second); Metzger forced Gross (shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3. METS 5TH: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Staub grounded out (first unassisted); Garrett walked; Ayala flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3. ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied to right; Watson flied to left; L. May grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3. METS 6TH: Hodges made an out to first; Martinez singled to center; THEODORE BATTED FOR MCGRAW; Griffin balked [Martinez to second]; Theodore grounded out (third to first); Gosger flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3. ASTROS 7TH: PARKER REPLACED THEODORE (PITCHING); Rader singled to center; M. May doubled to right [Rader to third]; HOWARD RAN FOR M. MAY; Milbourne grounded out (pitcher to first); C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; C. Johnson popped to second; Gross singled to left [Howard to third, Rader scored]; Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 3. METS 7TH: C. JOHNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); DE LOS SANTOS REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Millan flied to center; Kranepool grounded out (pitcher to first); Staub struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 3. ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson was called out on strikes; L. May popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 3. METS 8TH: Garrett was called out on strikes; Ayala walked; Hodges grounded out (second to first) [Ayala to second]; Martinez was walked intentionally; Parker reached on an error by Rader [Ayala scored (unearned) (no RBI), Parker to second, Martinez to third]; Gosger was called out on strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 4. ASTROS 9TH: Rader struck out; EDWARDS BATTED FOR DE LOS SANTOS; Edwards popped to shortstop; Milbourne flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 4. Final Totals R H E LOB Astros 2 7 1 6 Mets 4 7 1 9

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