Atlanta Braves 8, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 152
Played on Thursday, September 22, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    3  0  3    0  2  0  -   8 11  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  3  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b,3b                 5   1   1   0       0   1       2   4
Office cf                     5   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Pocoroba c                    2   1   1   1       1   1       3   0
  Belloir pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murphy c                    2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Montanez 1b                   4   3   3   1       0   0      10   1
Matthews lf                   3   1   0   0       1   2       1   0
Asselstine rf                 3   0   2   3       0   0       1   0
  Gaston ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gilbreath 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bonnell 3b,rf                 3   1   1   1       0   0       2   1
Rockett ss                    4   0   1   2       0   0       0   5
Solomon p                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Campbell p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       36   8  11   8       2   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Asselstine (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Pocoroba (24,off Richard); Asselstine (4,off Richard); Montanez (29,off
Richard).
SF: Bonnell (1,off Richard).
GDP: Murphy (1,off Richard).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Royster (27,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       5   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   1       1   1       2   0
Cruz rf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0      11   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   1   0       0   2       9   1
  Larson pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   2       1   7
Metzger ss                    2   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fischlin ss                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Richard p                     1   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cannon ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pujols c                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   4  10   3       2   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Howe-Watson.
E: Cruz (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (29,off Solomon); Metzger (9,off Solomon); Cannon (1,off Solomon).
SH: Richard (10,off Solomon).
SF: Cedeno (7,off Solomon).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (21,2nd base by Solomon/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Solomon W(6-6)                6.1   7   4   4   1   4   0  27
Campbell SV(11)               2.2   3   0   0   1   3   0  12
Totals                        9    10   4   4   2   7   0  39


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(16-12)              7     8   6   5   2   6   0  30
Sambito                       1     3   2   2   0   2   0   6
Pentz                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    11   8   7   2   8   0  39

WP: Sambito (2).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 5747


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             2b        Puhl                lf
2. Office              cf        Cabell              3b
3. Pocoroba            c         Cedeno              cf
4. Montanez            1b        Cruz                rf
5. Matthews            lf        Watson              1b
6. Asselstine          rf        Herrmann            c
7. Bonnell             3b        Howe                2b
8. Rockett             ss        Metzger             ss
9. Solomon             p         Richard             p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to center; Office grounded out
(second to first); Pocoroba struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cabell singled;
Cabell was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to
first to shortstop to first to second); Cedeno walked; Cruz
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Montanez grounded out (shortstop to first); Matthews
struck out; Asselstine grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); Herrmann
grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Bonnell flied out to left; Rockett made an out to
catcher; Solomon grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Richard
struck out; Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Royster singled; Royster stole second; Office struck
out; Pocoroba doubled [Royster scored]; Montanez singled to
right [Pocoroba scored, Montanez to second (error by Cruz)];
Matthews struck out (catcher to first); Asselstine doubled
[Montanez scored (unearned)]; Bonnell grounded out (second to
first); 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to
center; Cruz doubled; Watson singled [Cruz scored]; Herrmann
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Rockett grounded out (third to first); Solomon
struck out; Royster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe singled; Metzger doubled [Howe scored (error by
Asselstine) (no RBI)]; Richard reached on a fielder's choice on
a sacrifice bunt [Metzger to third]; Puhl singled [Metzger
scored, Richard to second]; Cabell forced Puhl (shortstop to
second) [Richard to third]; Cedeno hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Richard scored, Cabell to second]; Cruz grounded out (second to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Office grounded out (second to first); Pocoroba
walked; BELLOIR RAN FOR POCOROBA; Montanez doubled [Belloir to
third]; Matthews walked; Asselstine singled [Belloir scored,
Montanez scored, Matthews to third, Asselstine to second (on
throw)]; Bonnell hit a sacrifice fly to right [Matthews scored,
Asselstine to third]; Rockett flied out to left; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: MURPHY REPLACED BELLOIR (PLAYING C ); Watson
grounded out (second to first); Herrmann struck out; Howe flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Solomon singled; Royster made an out to catcher;
Office singled [Solomon to second]; Murphy grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Office out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR METZGER; Boswell grounded out
(second to first); CANNON BATTED FOR RICHARD; Cannon doubled;
Debut game for Joe Cannon; CAMPBELL REPLACED SOLOMON
(PITCHING); Puhl flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: FISCHLIN REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING SS); SAMBITO
REPLACED CANNON (PITCHING); Montanez singled; Matthews flied out
to center; GASTON BATTED FOR ASSELSTINE; Gaston struck out;
Bonnell singled [Montanez to second]; Sambito threw a wild pitch
[Montanez to third, Bonnell to second]; Rockett singled
[Montanez scored, Bonnell scored]; Campbell struck out; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 8, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: GILBREATH REPLACED GASTON (PLAYING 2B); ROYSTER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BONNELL CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); Cedeno struck out; Cruz walked; Watson flied out
to left; Herrmann singled [Cruz to third]; LARSON RAN FOR
HERRMANN; Howe struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 8,
Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: PENTZ REPLACED LARSON (PITCHING); PUJOLS REPLACED
SAMBITO (PLAYING C ); Royster grounded out (third to first);
Debut game for Luis Pujols; Office grounded out (second to
first); Murphy flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
8, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Fischlin flied out to right; Pujols struck out; Puhl
singled; Cabell singled [Puhl to third]; Cedeno flied out to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 8, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           8  11   1    4
 Astros           4  10   1    8


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