New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 54
Played on Tuesday, June 3, 1975 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3  5  0
NY  N    0  0  1    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   2   2   1       1   1       1   5
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       8   0
Cabell rf,lf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      2   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
May c                         4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   4
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Forsch p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andrews ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Cruz ph,rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       31   3   5   1       3   6      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Helms-Watson, Helms-Metzger-Watson, Crawford-Helms.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (14,off Hall).
3B: Metzger (5,off Apodaca).
HR: Metzger (2,3rd inning off Hall 0 on 2 out).
HBP: Rader (4,by Hall).
GDP: Rader (4,off Apodaca).
Team LOB: 5.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Unser cf                      2   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Millan 2b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   3
Torre 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
Staub rf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   1   2   0       0   0      14   0
Kingman lf                    3   1   2   3       0   0       1   0
  Gallagher lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Phillips ss                   3   0   1   0       0   0       0   5
Grote c                       3   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Hall p                        1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Apodaca p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   4   9   4       3   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Phillips-Millan-Kranepool.
E: Torre (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (8,off Forsch).
HR: Kingman (7,4th inning off Forsch 2 on 0 out).
SH: Hall (1,off Forsch).
GDP: Staub (7,off Crawford).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(2-3)                 3     8   4   4   1   0   1  16
Granger                       1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Crawford                      2     1   0   0   1   0   0   6
Niekro                        2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        8     9   4   4   3   3   1  32

Forsch faced 4 batters in the 4th inning

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hall W(1-0)                   5     4   3   3   3   4   1  23
Apodaca SV(7)                 4     1   0   0   0   2   0  12
Totals                        9     5   3   3   3   6   1  35

Hall faced 4 batters in the 6th inning
HBP: Hall (1,Rader).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 8666


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Gross               lf        Unser               cf
2. Metzger             ss        Millan              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Torre               3b
4. Watson              1b        Staub               rf
5. Cabell              rf        Kranepool           1b
6. Rader               3b        Kingman             lf
7. May                 c         Phillips            ss
8. Helms               2b        Grote               c
9. Forsch              p         Hall                p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled; Metzger struck out; Cedeno flied to
left; Watson flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Unser walked; Millan lined into a double play (second
to first) [Unser out at first]; Torre flied to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell struck out; Rader walked; May popped to
first; Helms grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Staub grounded out (shortstop to first); Kranepool
singled to right; Kingman lined to center; Phillips flied to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Forsch grounded out (first unassisted); Gross
grounded out (second to first); Metzger homered; Cedeno struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Grote singled to center; Hall out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Grote to second]; Unser grounded out (second
to first) [Grote to third]; Millan singled to left [Grote
scored]; Torre doubled to left [Millan out at home (left to
shortstop to catcher)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
popped to first in foul territory; Rader was hit by a pitch; May
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Staub singled to center; Kranepool singled to right
[Staub to second]; Kingman homered [Staub scored, Kranepool
scored]; Phillips singled to right; GRANGER REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Grote forced Phillips (third to second); Hall struck
out; Unser walked [Grote to second]; Millan grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms grounded out (third to first); ANDREWS BATTED
FOR GRANGER; Andrews struck out; Gross popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 4.

METS 5TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED ANDREWS (PITCHING); Torre walked;
Staub grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Torre out at second]; Kranepool grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger walked; Cedeno doubled to left [Metzger
scored (error by Torre) (no RBI)]; Watson walked; On a bunt
Cabell singled [Watson to second, Cedeno to third]; APODACA
REPLACED HALL (PITCHING); Rader grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Watson to third, Cedeno scored
(no RBI), Cabell out at second]; May struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

METS 6TH: Kingman singled to left; Phillips hit into a double
play (pitcher to second) [Kingman out at second]; Grote flied to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Helms grounded out (third to first); CRUZ BATTED FOR
CRAWFORD; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Gross grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets
4.

METS 7TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); CABELL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); NIEKRO REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING);
Apodaca flied to right; Unser struck out; Millan grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger tripled to right; Cedeno reached on a
fielder's choice [Metzger out at home (shortstop to catcher)];
Watson forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); Cabell popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

METS 8TH: Torre flied to right; Staub struck out; Kranepool
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: GALLAGHER REPLACED KINGMAN (PLAYING LF); Rader
struck out; May grounded out (first unassisted); JOHNSON BATTED
FOR HELMS; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   5   0    5
 Mets             4   9   1    4


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