Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 88
Played on Friday, July 16, 1976 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  1
NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   3  9  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Andrews 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   1       1   5
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   3       0   0       8   0
Roberts rf,lf                 4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Johnson lf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Howard rf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   2   0       0   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   4
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   8   3       2   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Andrews-Watson, Andrews-Metzger-Watson.
E: Andrews (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (10,4th inning off Matlack 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Johnson (8,off Matlack); Cabell (6,off Lockwood).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (30,2nd base off Apodaca/Grote,3rd base off Apodaca/Grote).
CS: Cabell (3,2nd base by Matlack/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrett 3b                    2   0   0   0       1   0       2   2
  Staiger ph,3b               2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Millan 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       3   4
Boisclair lf                  4   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
Kingman rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   0   2   2       0   0       9   2
Unser cf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Grote c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Harrelson ss                  4   0   1   0       0   2       3   5
Matlack p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Lockwood p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Vail ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Apodaca p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Torre ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   2       2   6      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Harrelson-Millan-Kranepool, Lockwood-Millan-Kranepool, Staiger-Kranepool-Grote.
E: Garrett (10), Kranepool (3).

BATTING - 
GDP: Grote (11,off Dierker); Garrett (5,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garrett (7,2nd base off Dierker/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(9-8)                5.2   7   2   2   2   3   0  24
Pentz SV(3)                   3.1   2   1   0   0   3   0  13
Totals                        9     9   3   2   2   6   0  37

WP: Dierker (10).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matlack L(10-3)               6     8   4   2   0   2   1  26
Lockwood                      1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Apodaca                       2     0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9     8   4   2   2   3   1  35

Matlack faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Matlack 2 (7).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 13323


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Andrews             2b        Garrett             3b
2. Cabell              3b        Millan              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Boisclair           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. Dierker             p         Matlack             p

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

METS 1ST: Garrett flied out to center; Millan singled; Boisclair
singled [Millan to second]; Kingman struck out; Kranepool
singled [Millan scored, Boisclair to third]; Unser grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

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

METS 2ND: Grote grounded out (second to first); Harrelson flied
out to left; Matlack struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Herrmann flied out to center; Metzger flied out to
center; Dierker flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Garrett walked; Garrett stole second; Millan grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Garrett to third]; Boisclair flied out
to left; Kingman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Andrews singled; Cabell reached on an error by
Kranepool [Andrews to third]; Cedeno lined to third; Watson
homered [Andrews scored, Cabell scored (unearned)]; Roberts
reached on an error by Garrett; Johnson struck out; Herrmann
singled [Roberts to third]; Matlack threw a wild pitch [Roberts
scored (unearned), Herrmann to second]; Metzger made an out to
third; 4 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Kranepool flied out to center; Unser singled; Grote
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Unser out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Dierker struck out; Andrews grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cabell singled; Cabell was caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Harrelson singled; Matlack was called out on strikes;
Garrett grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Harrelson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
made an out to second; Roberts singled; Johnson forced Roberts
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: HOWARD REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING RF); ROBERTS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Millan grounded out (third to first);
Boisclair singled; Kingman singled [Boisclair to second];
Kranepool forced Kingman (second to shortstop) [Boisclair to
third]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Boisclair scored, Kranepool
to second]; Unser walked; PENTZ REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING);
Grote flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Herrmann singled; Matlack threw a wild pitch
[Herrmann to second]; Metzger singled [Herrmann to third];
LOCKWOOD REPLACED MATLACK (PITCHING); Pentz walked [Metzger to
second]; Andrews struck out; Cabell grounded into a double play
(pitcher to second to first) [Pentz out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Harrelson struck out; VAIL BATTED FOR LOCKWOOD; Vail
struck out; STAIGER BATTED FOR GARRETT; Staiger singled; Millan
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 8TH: STAIGER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); APODACA
REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second;
Cedeno stole third; Watson made an out to shortstop; Roberts hit
into a double play (third to first) [Cedeno out at home (first
to catcher)]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: Boisclair reached on an error by Andrews; Kingman
grounded out (third to first) [Boisclair to second]; Kranepool
singled [Boisclair scored (unearned)]; Unser forced Kranepool
(second to shortstop); Grote flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrmann
grounded out (second to pitcher); Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

METS 9TH: Harrelson struck out; TORRE BATTED FOR APODACA; Torre
flied out to right; Staiger flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   1    4
 Mets             3   9   2    7


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