Houston Astros 8, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 90
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Wednesday, July 19, 1978 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    2  0  2    0  0  2    2  0  0  -   8  9  0
NY  N    0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3  8  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss,2b               5   1   2   1       0   0       0   5
Puhl cf                       4   2   2   0       1   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Fischlin ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   2   3       1   0       6   2
  Howard pr,lf                1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b,3b                    5   1   2   1       0   0       3   2
Bergman lf,1b                 2   0   1   0       2   0       6   0
Pujols c                      3   1   0   2       0   0       4   1
Dixon p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   8   9   8       6   2      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Landestoy (1,off Zachry); Puhl (13,off Zachry); Howe (27,off Zachry).
HR: Watson (10,3rd inning off Zachry 0 on 2 out).
SF: Cruz (1,off Zachry); Pujols (1,off Zachry).
IBB: Watson (13,by Murray); Bergman (4,by Murray).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (15,2nd base off Zachry/Stearns); Cabell (22,2nd base off Murray/Stearns).
CS: Puhl (8,2nd base by Murray/Stearns).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Maddox rf                     3   0   0   1       1   0       2   0
Foli ss                       5   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Mazzilli cf                   5   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Montanez 1b                   3   0   0   1       0   0       8   1
Stearns c                     4   1   1   0       0   1       2   2
S. Henderson lf               3   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Randle 3b                     3   1   2   1       1   0       0   1
Flynn 2b                      3   0   2   0       0   0       4   0
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Grieve ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kobel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Zachry p                      0   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Youngblood 2b               2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   3   8   3       4   4      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: S. Henderson (8), Youngblood (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Foli (12,off Dixon); S. Henderson (16,off Sambito).
SH: Zachry (5,off Dixon).
SF: Maddox (3,off Dixon); Montanez (8,off Dixon).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon W(5-6)                  5.2   6   3   3   2   3   0  25
Sambito SV(7)                 3.1   2   0   0   2   1   0  14
Totals                        9     8   3   3   4   4   0  39


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zachry L(10-6)                5.2   8   6   5   2   2   1  28
Siebert                       0.2   0   1   1   1   0   0   3
Murray                        1.2   1   1   1   3   0   0   8
Kobel                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   8   7   6   2   1  42

IBB: Murray 2 (17,Watson,Bergman).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:46   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Landestoy           ss        Maddox              rf
2. Puhl                cf        Foli                ss
3. Cabell              3b        Mazzilli            cf
4. Cruz                rf        Montanez            1b
5. Watson              1b        Stearns             c
6. Howe                2b        S. Henderson        lf
7. Bergman             lf        Randle              3b
8. Pujols              c         Flynn               2b
9. Dixon               p         Zachry              p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy doubled to right; Puhl singled to right
[Landestoy to third]; Puhl stole second; Cabell struck out; Cruz
made an out to second; Watson singled to left [Landestoy scored,
Puhl scored]; Howe flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Foli
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mazzilli grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bergman singled to right; Pujols flied out to
center; Dixon struck out; Landestoy flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Montanez grounded out (shortstop to first); Stearns
was called out on strikes; S. Henderson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl doubled to right; Cabell grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Puhl to third]; Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Puhl scored]; Watson homered; Howe flied out to center; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: On a bunt Randle singled to first; Flynn singled to
left [Randle to second]; Zachry out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher
to second) [Randle to third, Flynn to second]; Maddox hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Randle scored]; Foli flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bergman walked; Pujols grounded out (catcher to
first) [Bergman to second]; Dixon popped to first; Landestoy
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Mazzilli struck out; Montanez grounded out (first
unassisted); Stearns flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl popped to second; Cabell flied out to center;
Cruz walked; Watson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: S. Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first); Randle
flied out to center; Flynn singled to center; Zachry walked
[Flynn to second]; Maddox popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe doubled to right; Bergman grounded out (first
unassisted) [Howe to third]; Pujols reached on an error by S.
Henderson on a sacrifice fly [Howe scored, Pujols to second];
Dixon popped to second in foul territory; Landestoy singled to
right [Pujols scored (unearned)]; SIEBERT REPLACED ZACHRY
(PITCHING); Puhl flied out to right; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Foli doubled to left; Mazzilli grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Foli to third]; Montanez hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Foli scored]; Stearns singled to shortstop; S. Henderson walked
[Stearns to second]; Randle singled to right [Stearns scored, S.
Henderson to third]; SAMBITO REPLACED DIXON (PITCHING); Flynn
flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell walked; Cruz made an out to second; MURRAY
REPLACED FLYNN (PITCHING); YOUNGBLOOD REPLACED SIEBERT (PLAYING
2B); Cabell stole second [Cabell to third (error by
Youngblood)]; Watson was walked intentionally; HOWARD RAN FOR
WATSON; Howe singled to center [Cabell scored, Howard to third,
Howe to second (on throw)]; Bergman was walked intentionally;
Pujols forced Bergman (first to shortstop) [Howard scored, Howe
to third]; Sambito grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 1 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

METS 7TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BERGMAN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Youngblood popped to second; Maddox
walked; Foli popped to second; Mazzilli flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Landestoy grounded out (third to first); Puhl
walked; Puhl was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Cabell popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: FISCHLIN REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING SS); LANDESTOY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); Montanez grounded out (second to first); Stearns grounded
out (shortstop to first); S. Henderson doubled to right; Randle
walked; GRIEVE BATTED FOR MURRAY; Grieve struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: KOBEL REPLACED GRIEVE (PITCHING); Cruz grounded out
(pitcher to first); Howard flied out to left; Howe grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

METS 9TH: Youngblood grounded out (third to first); Maddox
grounded out (shortstop to first); On a bunt Foli singled to
first; Mazzilli grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8   9   0    7
 Mets             3   8   2    9


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