New York Mets 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 23
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Sunday, May 2, 1976 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  3  0  -   4 11  0
NY  N    0  1  0    0  0  4    0  2  x  -   7 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  5   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   2       4   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   3   0       0   1       9   0
Roberts lf                    3   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Jutze c                       4   0   0   1       0   2       3   1
Gross rf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
  Johnson ph                  1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Howard rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Rondon p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  11   4       1  11      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gross-Jutze.

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (3,off Koosman); Roberts (3,off Koosman).
HR: Johnson (2,8th inning off Koosman 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (10,2nd base off Koosman/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Unser cf                      5   1   2   3       0   1       1   0
Millan 2b                     3   0   1   0       2   0       4   0
Kranepool lf                  3   1   1   0       2   0       2   0
Torre 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Garrett 3b                    3   2   1   1       1   0       1   2
Kingman rf                    4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Grote c                       4   1   1   1       0   1      11   0
Harrelson ss                  3   0   1   1       0   0       2   4
Koosman p                     2   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Lockwood p                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       30   7  10   7       6   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Grote (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Millan (8,off Rondon).
3B: Kingman (1,off Rondon).
HR: Garrett (1,2nd inning off Rondon 0 on 0 out); Unser (3,8th inning off Griffin
1 on 2 out).
SH: Koosman (5,off Rondon); Torre (1,off Rondon); Harrelson (3,off Barlow).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rondon L(0-1)                 5.1   6   4   4   3   2   1  24
Barlow                        0.2   3   1   1   1   0   0   6
Griffin                       2     1   2   2   2   1   1   9
Totals                        8    10   7   7   6   3   2  39


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman W(2-1)                7.2  11   4   4   1   9   1  34
Lockwood SV(2)                1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9    11   4   4   1  11   1  38


Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 29846


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne was called out on strikes; Cabell struck
out; Cedeno singled to center; Cedeno stole second; Watson was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Unser flied out to left; Millan grounded out (third to
first); Kranepool walked; Torre flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts walked; Jutze flied out to center; Gross
forced Roberts (shortstop to second); Metzger flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Garrett homered; Kingman tripled to right; Grote hit
into a double play to right [Kingman out at home (right to
catcher)]; Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Rondon struck out; Milbourne flied out to left;
Cabell singled to left; Cabell was picked off first (pitcher to
first to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Koosman struck out; Unser struck out; Millan doubled
to left; Kranepool walked; Torre forced Kranepool (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno popped to first; Watson singled to left;
Roberts forced Watson (third to second); Jutze struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Garrett popped to third; Kingman popped to third;
Grote popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross singled to left; Metzger singled to left
[Gross to second]; Rondon forced Gross (pitcher to third)
[Metzger to second]; Milbourne struck out; Cabell forced Rondon
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Harrelson singled to right; Koosman out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Harrelson to second]; Unser popped to
third; Millan flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled to center; Watson singled to left
[Cedeno to third]; Roberts forced Watson (shortstop to second)
[Cedeno scored]; Jutze struck out; Gross grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Kranepool singled to right; Torre out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Kranepool to second]; Garrett walked;
Kingman singled to left [Kranepool scored, Garrett to third];
BARLOW REPLACED RONDON (PITCHING); Grote singled to left
[Garrett scored, Kingman to third]; Harrelson out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Grote to second, Kingman scored];
Koosman singled to shortstop [Grote to third]; Unser singled to
first [Koosman to second, Grote scored]; Millan walked [Koosman
to third, Unser to second]; Kranepool lined to right; 4 R, 5 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger singled to shortstop; HOWE BATTED FOR
BARLOW; Metzger was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Grote [Metzger to second]; Howe was called out on strikes;
Milbourne popped to shortstop; Cabell was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

METS 7TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Torre grounded out
(third to first); Garrett grounded out (second to first);
Kingman popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno grounded out (first to pitcher); Watson
doubled to left; Roberts doubled to right [Watson to third];
Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first) [Watson scored]; JOHNSON
BATTED FOR GROSS; Johnson homered [Roberts scored]; LOCKWOOD
REPLACED KOOSMAN (PITCHING); Metzger was called out on strikes;
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 5.

METS 8TH: HOWARD REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING RF); Grote struck out
(catcher to first); Harrelson grounded out (pitcher to first);
Lockwood walked; Unser homered [Lockwood scored]; Millan walked;
Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 7.

ASTROS 9TH: CRUZ BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Cruz grounded out (third to
first); Milbourne struck out; Cabell flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   0    7
 Mets             7  10   1    8


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