New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Thursday, July 15, 1976 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  5  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  2    1  0  x  -   3  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
Andrews 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   6
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0      13   1
Roberts rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Johnson lf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       0   1       5   7
Richard p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Totals                       32   1   5   0       1   9      24  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Andrews-Metzger-Watson, Andrews-Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
3B: Cedeno (2,off Koosman).
Team LOB: 5.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrett 3b                    1   1   0   0       3   0       1   1
Millan 2b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Milner lf                     2   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Boisclair lf                1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Kingman rf                    4   1   1   2       0   1       3   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   1   0       1   0      10   0
Unser cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Grote c                       3   0   1   0       1   0       9   0
Harrelson ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Koosman p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       28   3   6   3       7   1      27   8

FIELDING - 
PB: Grote (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Kingman (31,6th inning off Richard 1 on 0 out).
GDP: Milner 2 (9,off Richard 2).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kranepool (1,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(9-10)               8     6   3   3   7   1   1  35


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman W(10-6)               9     5   1   0   1   9   0  33


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 1:57   Attendance: 20295


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Cabell              3b        Garrett             3b
2. Andrews             2b        Millan              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Milner              lf
4. Watson              1b        Kingman             rf
5. Roberts             rf        Kranepool           1b
6. Johnson             lf        Unser               cf
7. Herrmann            c         Grote               c
8. Metzger             ss        Harrelson           ss
9. Richard             p         Koosman             p

ASTROS 1ST: Cabell struck out; Andrews grounded out (second to
first); Cedeno singled; Watson made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Garrett walked; Millan walked [Garrett to second];
Milner grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Garrett to third, Millan out at second]; Kingman made an
out to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts struck out; Johnson was called out on
strikes; Herrmann lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kranepool walked; Kranepool stole second; Unser
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Kranepool to third]; Grote
walked; Harrelson flied out to center; Koosman grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger made an out to second; Richard struck out;
Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Garrett walked; Millan forced Garrett (first to
shortstop); Milner grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Millan out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Andrews made an out to shortstop; Cedeno popped to
first in foul territory; Watson singled; Roberts singled [Watson
to third]; Johnson made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Kingman flied out to left; Kranepool singled; Unser
forced Kranepool (second to shortstop); Grote singled [Unser to
second]; Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann flied out to right; Metzger was called out
on strikes; Richard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Koosman flied out to center; Garrett grounded out
(shortstop to first); Millan grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews
flied out to right; Cedeno tripled; Grote allowed a passed ball
[Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Watson walked; Roberts grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Milner walked; Kingman homered [Milner scored];
Kranepool made an out to shortstop; On a bunt Unser singled;
Grote grounded out (second to first) [Unser to second];
Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: BOISCLAIR REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING LF); Johnson
struck out; Herrmann was called out on strikes; Metzger singled;
Richard grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Koosman grounded out (third to first); Garrett walked;
Millan singled [Garrett to third]; Boisclair singled [Garrett
scored, Millan to second]; Kingman struck out; Kranepool
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: Unser grounded out (second to first); Grote flied out
to left; Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Roberts
grounded out (pitcher to first); Johnson made an out to first; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   5   0    5
 Mets             3   6   0    8


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