Houston Astros 3, New York Mets 1
Regular Season Game 15
Played on Friday, April 23, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    2  0  x  -   3  5  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrett 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       1   4
Millan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Torre 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0      12   2
Kingman rf                    3   1   1   0       1   1       0   0
Grote c                       4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Kranepool lf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Boisclair cf                  4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Harrelson ss                  2   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Koosman p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Apodaca p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       29   1   6   1       4   2      24  15

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (1,off Cosgrove).
SH: Koosman (2,off Cosgrove).
GDP: Grote (2,off Cosgrove); Torre (2,off Cosgrove).
IBB: Harrelson (1,by Cosgrove).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kingman (4,2nd base off Cosgrove/Johnson); Boisclair (2,2nd base off Cosgrove/Johnson).
CS: Garrett (1,2nd base by Cosgrove/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard rf,lf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cabell 3b                     2   2   1   0       1   1       1   3
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   3       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   0      10   2
Johnson c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Roberts lf                    3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Gross rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Milbourne 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       4   5
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Cosgrove p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   3   5   3       1   3      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cabell-Milbourne-Watson, Cabell-Milbourne-Watson.

BATTING - 
3B: Cabell (2,off Koosman).
HR: Cedeno (5,7th inning off Koosman 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (3,2nd base by Koosman/Grote).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman L(1-1)                6     3   3   3   1   2   1  21
Apodaca                       2     2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        8     5   3   3   1   3   1  28

Koosman faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove W(1-0)               8     6   1   1   4   2   0  31
Forsch SV(6)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   1   1   4   2   0  34

IBB: Cosgrove (1,Harrelson).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 1:57   Attendance: 10380


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Garrett             3b        Howard              rf
2. Millan              2b        Cabell              3b
3. Torre               1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Kingman             rf        Watson              1b
5. Grote               c         Johnson             c
6. Kranepool           lf        Roberts             lf
7. Boisclair           cf        Milbourne           2b
8. Harrelson           ss        Metzger             ss
9. Koosman             p         Cosgrove            p

METS 1ST: Garrett walked; Millan lined to left; Garrett was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop to first); Torre
lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell
struck out; Cedeno singled; Cedeno was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Kingman singled; Grote grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Kingman out at second]; Kranepool
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
grounded out (first unassisted); Roberts made an out to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Boisclair flied out to center; Harrelson flied out to
center; Koosman singled to left; Garrett grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Milbourne grounded out (third to first); Metzger
flied out to center; Cosgrove grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Millan walked; Torre grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Millan out at second]; Kingman
walked; Kingman stole second; Grote singled to center [Kingman
scored]; Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howard struck out; Cabell tripled; Cedeno grounded
out (second to first) [Cabell scored]; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Boisclair singled to center; Harrelson flied out to
left; Koosman out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Boisclair to second]; Garrett grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Roberts lined
to left; Milbourne grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Millan grounded out (shortstop to first); Torre
grounded out (third to first); Kingman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger flied out to center; Cosgrove made an out to
second; Howard popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Grote lined to left; Kranepool grounded out (first to
pitcher); On a bunt Boisclair singled; Boisclair stole second;
Harrelson was walked intentionally; Koosman forced Boisclair
(third unassisted) [Harrelson to second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell walked; Cedeno homered [Cabell scored];
APODACA REPLACED KOOSMAN (PITCHING); Watson lined to center;
Johnson struck out; Roberts singled to shortstop [Roberts out at
second (shortstop to first to second)]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING RF); HOWARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Garrett struck out; Millan grounded out
(pitcher to first); Torre doubled to right; Kingman made an out
to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Milbourne grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); BOSWELL BATTED FOR COSGROVE;
Boswell singled to center; Howard forced Boswell (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Grote made an out
to second; Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Boisclair
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros
3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             1   6   0    6
 Astros           3   5   0    1


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