Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 29
Played on Saturday, May 13, 1978 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    2  4  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   7 13  1
NY  N    0  0  3    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4 11  4
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       5   2   3   1       0   1       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   3       0   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       1   1       3   0
Cruz rf                       5   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   0   0       0   0       1   2
Ferguson c                    4   1   2   1       0   0      10   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   2   0       1   0       1   1
Niekro p                      3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       37   7  13   7       2   3      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Watson, Metzger-Howe-Watson.
E: Metzger (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (7,off Bruhert); Metzger (3,off Bruhert); Cabell (3,off Bruhert);
Ferguson (3,off Bruhert).
SH: Cabell (1,off Siebert); Sambito (1,off Metzger).
GDP: Howe (2,off Cornejo).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (4,2nd base off Bruhert/Stearns).
CS: Cedeno (2,Home by Bruhert/Stearns).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Randle 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   2       1   3
Maddox rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Metzger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Valentine ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Mazzilli cf                   4   1   2   0       1   2       1   0
Montanez 1b                   5   1   2   1       0   2       9   0
S. Henderson lf               2   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Cornejo p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kranepool ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Grieve lf                   1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Stearns c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       4   1
Youngblood 2b                 4   1   3   0       0   0       3   4
Flynn ss                      4   0   1   1       0   0       3   4
Bruhert p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Boisclair ph,lf,rf          3   1   0   0       1   1       4   0
Totals                       36   4  11   4       5   9      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Stearns-Flynn, Flynn-Youngblood-Montanez.
E: Montanez (2), Youngblood (2), Bruhert 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Youngblood (3,off Niekro).
3B: Youngblood (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Flynn (5,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Randle (5,2nd base off Niekro/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(2-4)                 5    10   4   4   3   4   0  26
Sambito SV(2)                 4     1   0   0   2   5   0  15
Totals                        9    11   4   4   5   9   0  41

Niekro faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bruhert L(1-3)                3    10   7   6   0   1   0  18
Cornejo                       2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Siebert                       1.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Metzger                       2.2   1   0   0   1   1   0  10
Totals                        9    13   7   6   2   3   0  41


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 19838


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Puhl                lf        Randle              3b
2. Cabell              3b        Maddox              rf
3. Cedeno              cf        Mazzilli            cf
4. Cruz                rf        Montanez            1b
5. Watson              1b        S. Henderson        lf
6. Howe                2b        Stearns             c
7. Ferguson            c         Youngblood          2b
8. Metzger             ss        Flynn               ss
9. Niekro              p         Bruhert             p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to left; Puhl was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Bruhert [Puhl to third]; Cabell singled
to right [Puhl scored]; Cabell stole second; Cedeno doubled to
left [Cabell scored]; Cruz reached on an error by Youngblood
[Cedeno to third, Cruz to first]; Watson struck out; Cedeno was
caught stealing home (catcher to second to catcher) [Cruz out at
third (catcher to shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Randle singled to second; Randle stole second; Maddox
struck out; Mazzilli walked; Montanez lined into a double play
(first unassisted) [Mazzilli out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe grounded out (second to first); Ferguson
singled to center; Metzger doubled to right [Ferguson to third];
Niekro singled to center [Ferguson scored, Metzger to third];
Puhl singled to left [Metzger scored, Niekro to second]; Cabell
doubled to right [Niekro scored, Puhl scored, Cabell out at
third (right to shortstop to third to shortstop)]; Cedeno
grounded out (first unassisted); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: S. Henderson struck out; Stearns flied out to right;
Youngblood tripled to center; Flynn flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cruz flied out to center; Watson grounded out
(pitcher to shortstop to first); Howe reached on an error by
Bruhert [Howe to second]; Ferguson doubled to right [Howe scored
(unearned)]; Metzger singled to second [Ferguson stayed at
second]; Niekro forced Metzger (second to shortstop); 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: BOISCLAIR BATTED FOR BRUHERT; Boisclair walked; Randle
was called out on strikes; Maddox flied out to left; Mazzilli
singled to right [Boisclair to third]; Montanez singled to
center [Boisclair scored, Mazzilli to third]; S. Henderson
singled to right [Mazzilli scored, Montanez to second]; Stearns
singled to left [Montanez scored, S. Henderson to second]; S.
Henderson was picked off second (pitcher to shortstop); 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

ASTROS 4TH: BOISCLAIR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CORNEJO
REPLACED S. HENDERSON (PITCHING); Puhl grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

METS 4TH: Youngblood singled to left; Flynn grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Youngblood out at
second]; Boisclair flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Mets 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz flied out to left; Watson singled to center;
Howe grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

METS 5TH: Randle reached on an error by Metzger [Randle to
first]; Maddox popped to first in foul territory; Mazzilli
singled to left [Randle to second]; Montanez struck out;
KRANEPOOL BATTED FOR CORNEJO; Kranepool walked [Randle to third,
Mazzilli to second]; Stearns popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

ASTROS 6TH: SIEBERT REPLACED KRANEPOOL (PITCHING); Ferguson
grounded out (third to first); Metzger popped to second in foul
territory; Niekro flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Mets 3.

METS 6TH: Youngblood doubled to center; Flynn singled to center
[Youngblood scored]; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Boisclair struck out; Randle struck out; Maddox popped to first
in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl singled to right; Cabell out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno walked; Cruz
reached on an error by Montanez [Puhl to third, Cedeno to
second, Cruz to first]; METZGER REPLACED MADDOX (PITCHING);
GRIEVE REPLACED SIEBERT (PLAYING LF); BOISCLAIR CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Watson popped to first in foul
territory; Howe forced Puhl (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

METS 7TH: Mazzilli struck out; Montanez was called out on
strikes; Grieve walked; Stearns grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Ferguson flied out to right; Metzger walked; Sambito
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second];
Puhl was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7,
Mets 4.

METS 8TH: Youngblood flied out to center; Flynn flied out to
center; Boisclair popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell flied out to right; Cedeno flied out to
right; Cruz singled to center; Watson flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 4.

METS 9TH: BERGMAN REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Randle grounded
out (pitcher to first); VALENTINE BATTED FOR METZGER; Valentine
walked; Mazzilli struck out; Montanez singled to left [Valentine
to second]; Grieve flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 7, Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  13   1    7
 Mets             4  11   4   10


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