New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 63
Played on Thursday, June 16, 1977 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  1  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  3
NY  N    0  1  0    0  1  0    2  0  x  -   4  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   2       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   3
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Ferguson c                    4   1   2   0       0   0       6   1
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       2   3
  Gardner pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howard lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Gonzalez ss                   3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Forsch p                      2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   2       1   4      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Forsch-Howe-Watson.
E: Cabell (7), Watson (5), Gonzalez (18).

BATTING - 
2B: Ferguson (8,off Espinosa).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (9,2nd base by Espinosa/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Randle 3b,ss                  3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Harrelson ss                  3   0   0   0       1   1       0   4
  Stearns c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Boisclair lf,rf               3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Milner 1b                     2   1   1   1       2   1      12   0
Kranepool rf                  3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Henderson pr,lf             1   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
Grote c,3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Mazzilli cf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Millan 2b                     3   2   2   0       0   0       3   1
Espinosa p                    2   0   1   1       0   1       1   2
  Vail ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lockwood p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   4   5   2       5   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Espinosa-Milner.

BATTING - 
2B: Espinosa (1,off Forsch).
HR: Milner (7,2nd inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Grote (3,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Randle (6,2nd base by Forsch/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        5     4   2   2   2   1   1  19
Sambito L(3-2)                2.1   1   2   0   3   3   0  12
McLaughlin                    0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        8     5   4   2   5   5   1  33


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Espinosa W(4-4)               7     7   3   3   1   3   0  27
Lockwood SV(10)               2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9     9   3   3   1   4   0  35

WP: Espinosa (1).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 8915


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Cedeno              cf        Randle              3b
2. Cabell              3b        Harrelson           ss
3. Cruz                rf        Boisclair           lf
4. Ferguson            c         Milner              1b
5. Watson              1b        Kranepool           rf
6. Howe                2b        Grote               c
7. Howard              lf        Mazzilli            cf
8. Gonzalez            ss        Millan              2b
9. Forsch              p         Espinosa            p

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno struck out; Cabell flied out to center; Cruz
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Randle walked; Randle was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Harrelson grounded out (second to first);
Boisclair flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson doubled to right; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Howe singled to center [Ferguson scored,
Howe to second (on throw to home)]; Howard flied out to right
[Howe to third]; Gonzalez grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Milner homered; Kranepool singled to right; Grote
grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Kranepool out at second]; Mazzilli flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Forsch singled to right; Cedeno singled to right
[Forsch to second]; Cabell singled to left [Forsch scored,
Cedeno to third (on throw to home)]; Cabell was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Espinosa threw a wild pitch [Cedeno
scored]; Cruz walked; Ferguson grounded out (third to first)
[Cruz to second]; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Millan grounded out (third to first); Espinosa struck
out; Randle grounded out (catcher unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe made an out to second; Howard popped to third
in foul territory; Gonzalez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Harrelson grounded out (third to first); Boisclair
flied out to center; Milner walked; Kranepool popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Forsch grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Grote flied out to left; Mazzilli grounded out (second
to first); Millan singled to third [Millan to second (error by
Cabell)]; Espinosa doubled to left [Millan scored]; Randle
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Ferguson
singled to left; Watson lined into a double play (pitcher to
first) [Ferguson out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 2.

METS 6TH: SAMBITO REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Harrelson struck
out; Boisclair struck out; Milner was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard
grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez singled to center;
Sambito grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Kranepool reached on an error by Watson [Kranepool to
first]; HENDERSON RAN FOR KRANEPOOL; Grote flied out to
center; Debut game for Steve Henderson; Mazzilli lined to
left; Millan singled to left [Henderson to second]; VAIL BATTED
FOR ESPINOSA; Vail reached on an error by Gonzalez [Henderson
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Millan scored (unearned) (no RBI),
Vail to third]; Randle grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (0
ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

ASTROS 8TH: LOCKWOOD REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); HENDERSON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BOISCLAIR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Cedeno struck out; Cabell made an out to second; Cruz grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets
4.

METS 8TH: Harrelson walked; Boisclair walked [Harrelson to
second]; Harrelson was picked off second (pitcher to shortstop);
Milner walked [Boisclair to second]; MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED SAMBITO
(PITCHING); Henderson struck out; Grote grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: STEARNS REPLACED HARRELSON (PLAYING C ); RANDLE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); GROTE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); Ferguson flied out to center; Watson flied out to center;
On a bunt Howe singled to third; GARDNER RAN FOR HOWE; Howard
singled to left [Gardner to second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR
GONZALEZ; Boswell flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   3    5
 Mets             4   5   0    5


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