New York Mets 7, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Saturday, April 24, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  4  0  -   7 12  2
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Boisclair cf,lf               5   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Millan 2b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       3   5
Milner lf                     3   0   2   1       1   0       0   0
  Unser pr,cf                 1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  5   0   1   0       0   0      11   0
Kingman rf                    4   1   1   0       1   2       2   1
Garrett 3b                    4   2   1   0       1   0       0   3
Grote c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       7   0
Harrelson ss                  2   1   1   1       3   0       2   4
Seaver p                      4   1   1   2       0   2       0   2
Totals                       35   7  12   6       8   5      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Grote (1), Harrelson (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Milner (3,off Dierker).
SH: Grote (1,off Dierker).
GDP: Kranepool (2,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Harrelson (2,2nd base off Dierker/Johnson).
CS: Grote (1,Home by Dierker/Johnson); Kingman (1,2nd base by Barlow/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  2   1   0   0       2   0       2   6
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       8   1
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       0   3       8   2
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Gross rf                      3   0   2   0       1   0       2   2
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Hardy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   3   1       5   5      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Gross-Metzger, Milbourne-Metzger-Watson.
E: Milbourne (3), Johnson (6).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Milbourne (2,2nd base off Seaver/Grote).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver W(2-0)                 9     3   1   1   5   5   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(2-2)                7.1   9   7   5   6   5   0  36
Hardy                         0.2   2   0   0   1   0   0   4
Barlow                        1     1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9    12   7   5   8   5   0  44

WP: Dierker (4).

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jim Quick, 3B - Bill Williams
Ejections: HOU Manager Bill Virdon by Jim Quick [Checked swing]
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 17299


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Boisclair           cf        Milbourne           2b
2. Millan              2b        Cabell              3b
3. Milner              lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Kranepool           1b        Watson              1b
5. Kingman             rf        Johnson             c
6. Garrett             3b        Cruz                lf
7. Grote               c         Gross               rf
8. Harrelson           ss        Metzger             ss
9. Seaver              p         Dierker             p

METS 1ST: Boisclair singled to right; Millan singled to left
[Boisclair to second]; Milner doubled to right [Boisclair
scored, Millan to third]; Kranepool reached on an error by
Johnson [Millan scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Kingman flied out
to left; Garrett lined into a double play (right to shortstop)
[Milner out at second]; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne walked; Milbourne stole second; Cabell
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno singled to right
[Milbourne scored, Cedeno out at second (right to third to
second)]; Watson struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Grote grounded out (shortstop to first); Harrelson
walked; Harrelson stole second; Seaver struck out; Boisclair
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson struck out; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Millan grounded out (second to first); Milner grounded
out (second to first); Kranepool singled to center; Kingman
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger popped to shortstop; Dierker popped to
catcher in foul territory; Milbourne grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Garrett walked; Grote reached on an error by Milbourne
[Garrett to second]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Grote to
second, Garrett to third]; Harrelson singled to left [Garrett
scored (unearned), Grote to third]; Grote was picked off and
caught stealing home (catcher to third to catcher) [Harrelson to
second]; Seaver struck out; Boisclair struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
out to center; Watson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Millan grounded out (third to first); Milner walked;
Kranepool grounded out (first to pitcher) [Milner to second];
Kingman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Johnson struck out; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to
first); Gross walked; Metzger reached on an error by Harrelson
[Gross to second]; Dierker popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Garrett flied out to center; Grote flied out to left;
Harrelson walked; Seaver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Milbourne walked; Cabell grounded out (second to
first) [Milbourne to second]; Cedeno grounded out (second to
first) [Milbourne to third]; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Boisclair grounded out (second to first); Millan
singled to right; Milner singled to center [Millan to second];
UNSER RAN FOR MILNER; Kranepool grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Unser out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: UNSER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BOISCLAIR CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Johnson struck out; Cruz struck out;
Gross singled to center; Metzger grounded out (second to
first); Astros manager Bill Virdon ejected by 1B umpire Jim
Quick arguing a checked swing sometime in eighth; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 8TH: Kingman walked; Garrett singled to left [Kingman to
second]; Grote out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Garrett to second, Kingman to third]; Harrelson walked; Seaver
singled to left [Kingman scored, Garrett scored, Harrelson to
second]; HARDY REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Boisclair singled to
center [Harrelson scored, Seaver to second]; Millan walked
[Seaver to third, Boisclair to second]; Unser singled to right
[Seaver scored, Boisclair out at home (right to catcher), Millan
to third]; Kranepool popped to catcher in foul territory; 4 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR HARDY; Boswell flied out to
right; Milbourne reached on an error by Grote [Milbourne to
second]; Cabell walked; Cedeno forced Cabell (shortstop to
second) [Milbourne to third]; Watson forced Cedeno (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: BARLOW REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Kingman singled to
left; Kingman was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Garrett lined to third; Grote walked; Harrelson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Johnson flied out to right; Cruz walked; Gross
singled to left [Cruz to second]; Metzger forced Gross (second
to shortstop) [Cruz to third]; ROBERTS BATTED FOR BARLOW;
Roberts flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 7,
Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             7  12   2   10
 Astros           1   3   2    8


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