Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 1
Regular Season Game 120
Played on Tuesday, August 16, 1977 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   4  9  0
ATL N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1 10  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   2   1   0       1   1       3   0
Sperring 2b                   5   0   3   1       0   0       2   7
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       1   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   0       1   0      12   0
Cruz rf                       5   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Ferguson c                    4   0   0   0       1   1       3   1
Howe 3b                       2   0   0   0       3   0       3   3
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Lemongello p                  3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   9   2       7   3      27  13

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

BATTING - 
2B: Sperring 2 (3,off Ruthven,off Theiss).
SH: Lemongello (5,off Ruthven).
IBB: Ferguson (6,by Theiss).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (43,2nd base off Ruthven/Pocoroba 2); Cruz 3 (35,2nd base off
Ruthven/Pocoroba,2nd base off Campbell/Pocoroba,2nd base off Theiss/Pocoroba).
CS: Cedeno (10,2nd base by Ruthven/Pocoroba); Cruz (16,3rd base by Theiss/Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     5   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
Bonnell 3b                    4   0   2   0       1   0       2   2
Burroughs rf                  4   0   2   0       1   1       1   0
Montanez 1b                   3   0   0   0       1   0      10   3
Matthews lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Pocoroba c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       5   2
Gilbreath 2b                  3   0   1   0       1   0       4   4
Royster ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   5
Ruthven p                     2   1   2   1       0   0       1   1
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Asselstine ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Theiss p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nolan ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Rockett pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1  10   1       5   2      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Office-Pocoroba.
E: Bonnell (1), Royster 2 (25).

BATTING - 
2B: Matthews (19,off Lemongello).
3B: Ruthven (1,off Lemongello).
HR: Ruthven (1,3rd inning off Lemongello 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Bonnell (6,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Bonnell (2,2nd base by Lemongello/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemongello W(5-13)            8    10   1   1   5   1   1  37
McLaughlin SV(4)              1     0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9    10   1   1   5   2   1  39

Lemongello faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven L(4-9)                6     7   3   1   5   2   0  32
Campbell                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Theiss                        2     2   1   1   2   1   0   9
Totals                        9     9   4   2   7   3   0  43

Ruthven faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Ruthven (2).
IBB: Theiss (4,Ferguson).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 6759


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                lf        Office              cf
2. Sperring            2b        Bonnell             3b
3. Cedeno              cf        Burroughs           rf
4. Watson              1b        Montanez            1b
5. Cruz                rf        Matthews            lf
6. Ferguson            c         Pocoroba            c
7. Howe                3b        Gilbreath           2b
8. Metzger             ss        Royster             ss
9. Lemongello          p         Ruthven             p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled; Sperring singled [Puhl to third];
Cedeno forced Sperring (shortstop to second) [Puhl scored];
Cedeno stole second; Watson walked; Cruz forced Watson (first to
shortstop) [Cedeno to third]; Cruz stole second; Ferguson struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office grounded out (second to first); Bonnell
walked; Bonnell was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Burroughs walked; Montanez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe walked; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Howe to second]; Lemongello grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Howe to third]; Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Matthews doubled; Pocoroba flied out to center;
Gilbreath flied out to right [Matthews to third]; Royster made
an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Sperring grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
walked; Cedeno stole second; Watson flied out to left; Cruz
reached on an error by Royster [Cedeno scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Cruz to first]; Ferguson forced Cruz (shortstop to
second); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Ruthven homered; Office singled; Bonnell singled
[Office to third]; Burroughs reached on a fielder's choice
[Office out at home (third to catcher), Bonnell to second];
Montanez walked [Bonnell to third, Burroughs to second];
Matthews popped to third in foul territory; Pocoroba grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
1.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe walked; Metzger singled [Howe to second];
Lemongello out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Howe to
third, Metzger to second]; Puhl grounded out (shortstop to
first); Sperring grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Gilbreath singled; Royster lined into a double play
(first unassisted) [Gilbreath out at first]; Ruthven tripled;
Office grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno singled; Cedeno was caught stealing second
but was safe at second (error by Royster; assist by Pocoroba);
Watson reached on a fielder's choice [Cedeno out at third (first
to third), Watson to second]; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted) [Watson to third]; Ferguson reached on an error by
Bonnell [Watson scored (unearned) (no RBI), Ferguson to second];
Ruthven threw a wild pitch [Ferguson to third]; Howe walked;
Metzger made an out to second; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Bonnell flied out to left; Burroughs singled;
Montanez forced Burroughs (second to shortstop); Matthews flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Lemongello grounded out (second to first); Puhl was
called out on strikes; Sperring doubled; Cedeno flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Pocoroba grounded out (second to first); Gilbreath
grounded out (third to first); Royster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson singled; Cruz singled [Watson to third];
CAMPBELL REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Cruz stole second;
Ferguson hit into a double play (center to catcher) [Watson out
at home]; Howe made an out to catcher; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR CAMPBELL; Asselstine grounded
out (second to first); Office grounded out (shortstop to first);
Bonnell singled; Burroughs singled [Bonnell to second]; Montanez
made an out to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

ASTROS 8TH: THEISS REPLACED ASSELSTINE (PITCHING); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); Lemongello grounded out (second
to first); Puhl walked; Sperring doubled [Puhl scored, Sperring
to third (on throw to home)]; Cedeno struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Matthews grounded out (second to first); Pocoroba
flied out to left; Gilbreath walked; Royster flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
singled; Cruz stole second; Ferguson was walked intentionally;
Cruz was caught stealing third (catcher to third) [Ferguson to
second]; Howe grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 1.

BRAVES 9TH: NOLAN BATTED FOR THEISS; Nolan walked; ROCKETT RAN
FOR NOLAN; Office singled [Rockett to second]; MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED LEMONGELLO (PITCHING); Bonnell grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Rockett to third, Office
out at second]; Burroughs struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   0   12
 Braves           1  10   3   11


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