New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Friday, April 30, 1976 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  2
NY  N    2  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   3  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  3   0   2   0       1   0       3   3
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
Roberts lf                    3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Gross rf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   7   0       2   4      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Milbourne (5), Watson (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (4,off Matlack).
GDP: Gross (1,off Matlack); Johnson (3,off Matlack); Cabell (1,off Matlack).
Team LOB: 5.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Boisclair rf                  3   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Millan 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Unser cf                      4   0   1   2       0   0       4   0
Kranepool lf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Kingman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Garrett 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Grote c                       4   0   3   0       0   0       5   0
Harrelson ss                  3   0   0   0       1   1       5   5
Matlack p                     2   1   0   0       1   2       0   1
Totals                       31   3   7   2       3   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Millan-Harrelson-Kingman, Garrett-Millan-Kingman, Millan-Harrelson-Kingman.
E: Matlack (1).

BATTING - 
SH: Matlack (2,off Niekro); Boisclair (1,off Barlow).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Unser 2 (3,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson,2nd base off Barlow/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-4)                 6     5   2   1   1   3   0  26
Barlow                        2     2   1   1   2   2   0  10
Totals                        8     7   3   2   3   5   0  36

WP: Niekro (3).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matlack W(3-0)                9     7   1   1   2   4   0  33

WP: Matlack (2).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 17868


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne singled to left; Cabell doubled to right
[Milbourne to third]; Cedeno popped to catcher in foul
territory; Watson struck out; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Boisclair singled to right; Millan singled to left
[Boisclair to third, Millan to second (on throw to 3b)]; Unser
reached on an error by Milbourne [Boisclair scored, Millan to
third, Unser to first]; Unser stole second; Kranepool struck
out; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Millan scored (unearned)];
Kingman popped to catcher in foul territory; Garrett flied out
to left; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

ASTROS 2ND: On a bunt Roberts singled; Gross grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Roberts out at
second]; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 2.

METS 2ND: Grote singled to right; Harrelson walked [Grote to
second]; Matlack struck out; On a bunt Boisclair singled [Grote
to third, Harrelson to second]; Millan popped to first in foul
territory; Unser grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro made an out to shortstop; Milbourne made an
out to shortstop; Cabell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

METS 3RD: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Kingman
flied out to center; Garrett flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to right; Watson singled to center
[Cedeno to second]; Johnson grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Cedeno to third, Watson out at second];
Matlack threw a wild pitch [Cedeno scored]; Roberts walked;
Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Grote singled to left; Harrelson made an out to
shortstop; Matlack out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[Grote to second]; Boisclair grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Niekro
flied out to center; Milbourne singled to left; Cabell made an
out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Millan grounded out (pitcher to first); Unser flied
out to center; Kranepool reached on an error by Watson
[Kranepool to first]; Kingman forced Kranepool (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno lined to third; Watson flied out to left;
Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Garrett flied out to center; Grote grounded out
(shortstop to first); Harrelson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross
grounded out (second to first); Metzger singled to center;
HOWARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Metzger was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Matlack [Metzger to second]; Howard flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: BARLOW REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Matlack walked;
Boisclair out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Matlack to
second]; Millan grounded out (second to first) [Matlack to
third]; Unser singled to center [Matlack scored]; Unser stole
second; Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Milbourne walked; Cabell grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Milbourne out at second]; Cedeno
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: Kingman struck out; Garrett walked; Grote singled to
right [Garrett to third]; Harrelson flied out to left; Matlack
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets
3.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
flied out to center; Roberts was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   7   2    5
 Mets             3   7   1    9


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