Houston Astros 5, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 40
Played on Friday, May 26, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    2  0  1    0  0  1  -   4 12  1
HOU N    0  0  3    0  0  2    0  0  x  -   5  9  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mazzilli cf                   5   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Maddox 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Boisclair rf                  3   2   1   0       1   0       3   0
S. Henderson lf               4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Montanez 1b                   3   1   3   3       1   0      10   0
Hodges c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Foli ss                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   8
Flynn 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Koosman p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kranepool ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Metzger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Youngblood ph               1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   4  12   4       2   3      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Flynn-Foli-Montanez.
E: Flynn (4).
PB: Hodges (2).

BATTING - 
3B: Youngblood (2,off Forsch).
HR: Montanez (5,4th inning off Lemongello 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Maddox (2,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Mazzilli (4,2nd base by Lemongello/Ferguson); Maddox (3,2nd base by Lemongello/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf,lf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   5
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Alou lf                       2   1   1   3       1   0       1   0
  Bergman 1b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Ferguson c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Cruz 1b,rf                    3   1   1   2       1   0       9   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       3   5
Lemongello p                  3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   5   9   5       3   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Gonzalez-Bergman.

BATTING - 
HR: Alou (1,3rd inning off Koosman 2 on 1 out); Cruz (2,6th inning off Koosman
1 on 1 out).
SH: Ferguson (1,off Metzger).
GDP: Metzger (8,off Metzger).
IBB: Cruz (1,by Metzger).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (18,2nd base off Koosman/Hodges).
CS: Cabell (4,2nd base by Koosman/Hodges).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman L(2-5)                6     7   5   4   2   3   2  27
Metzger                       2     2   0   0   1   0   0   8
Totals                        8     9   5   4   3   3   2  35

IBB: Metzger (4,Cruz).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemongello W(4-5)             6.1   8   3   3   2   3   1  27
Forsch SV(1)                  2.2   4   1   1   0   0   0  11
Totals                        9    12   4   4   2   3   1  38


Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 11158


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Mazzilli            cf        Puhl                rf
2. Maddox              3b        Gonzalez            2b
3. Boisclair           rf        Cedeno              cf
4. S. Henderson        lf        Alou                lf
5. Montanez            1b        Cabell              3b
6. Hodges              c         Ferguson            c
7. Foli                ss        Cruz                1b
8. Flynn               2b        Metzger             ss
9. Koosman             p         Lemongello          p

METS 1ST: Mazzilli singled to left; Mazzilli was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Maddox lined to center; Boisclair
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Gonzalez
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno singled to shortstop; Alou
walked [Cedeno to second]; Cabell forced Alou (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: S. Henderson was called out on strikes; Montanez
walked; Hodges flied out to center; Foli grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson was called out on strikes; Cruz flied out
to center; Metzger singled to center; Lemongello grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Flynn struck out; Koosman struck out; Mazzilli
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: On a bunt Puhl singled to third; Gonzalez singled to
left [Puhl to second]; Cedeno forced Gonzalez (shortstop to
second) [Puhl to third]; Cedeno stole second; Alou homered [Puhl
scored, Cedeno scored]; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to
first); Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

METS 4TH: Maddox popped to first in foul territory; Boisclair
singled to left; S. Henderson flied out to right; Montanez
homered [Boisclair scored]; Hodges grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger
walked; On a bunt Lemongello struck out; Puhl forced Metzger
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Foli grounded out (shortstop to first); Flynn grounded
out (pitcher to first); Koosman flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez flied out to right; Cedeno flied out to
right; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 6TH: Mazzilli flied out to right; Maddox singled to right;
Maddox was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Boisclair walked; S. Henderson singled to left [Boisclair to
second]; Montanez singled to right [Boisclair scored, S.
Henderson to third]; Hodges grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell singled to center; Cabell was caught stealing
second but was safe at second (error by Flynn; assist by
Hodges); Ferguson flied out to right [Cabell to third]; Cruz
homered [Cabell scored (unearned)]; Metzger flied out to center;
Lemongello was called out on strikes; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 5.

METS 7TH: BERGMAN REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING 1B); CRUZ CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); PUHL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Foli singled to right; Flynn forced Foli (shortstop to second);
KRANEPOOL BATTED FOR KOOSMAN; Kranepool singled to center [Flynn
to second]; FORSCH REPLACED LEMONGELLO (PITCHING); Mazzilli
forced Kranepool (second to shortstop) [Flynn to third]; Maddox
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets
3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: METZGER REPLACED KRANEPOOL (PITCHING); Puhl flied
out to left; Gonzalez popped to first in foul territory; Cedeno
singled to left; Hodges allowed a passed ball [Cedeno to
second]; Bergman flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 3, Astros 5.

METS 8TH: Boisclair flied out to center; S. Henderson singled to
right; Montanez singled to center [S. Henderson to third];
Hodges flied out to center; Foli forced Montanez (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell singled to left; Ferguson out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Cabell to second]; Cruz was walked
intentionally; Metzger grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 3, Astros 5.

METS 9TH: Flynn lined to right; YOUNGBLOOD BATTED FOR METZGER;
Youngblood tripled to right; Mazzilli singled to right
[Youngblood scored]; Maddox grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Mazzilli out at second]; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4  12   1    7
 Astros           5   9   0    6


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