New York Mets 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 92
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Thursday, July 20, 1978 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    1  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4 11  0
NY  N    3  4  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   7 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  4   0   3   2       1   0       4   5
Puhl cf                       5   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Cruz rf                       4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Bergman lf                    4   1   4   0       0   0       4   0
Pujols c                      2   1   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bannister p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Zamora p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   4  11   4       1   3      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Landestoy-Howe, Cabell-Howe-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Bergman (1,off Lockwood).
3B: Cabell (3,off Bruhert).
HR: Cruz (6,6th inning off Bruhert 0 on 0 out).
SH: Bannister (5,off Bruhert).
HBP: Pujols (1,by Bruhert).
GDP: Puhl (8,off Bruhert).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Landestoy (2,2nd base by Bruhert/Stearns).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Maddox cf,rf                  3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
Foli ss                       4   1   2   1       0   0       2   5
S. Henderson lf               3   2   1   0       1   0       3   0
Stearns c                     4   1   2   4       0   0       3   2
Montanez 1b                   3   1   1   2       1   0      12   0
Grieve rf                     3   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Youngblood pr,cf            1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Randle 3b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       2   4
Flynn 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   4
Bruhert p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boisclair ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lockwood p                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   7  11   7       5   1      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Flynn-Foli-Montanez.

BATTING - 
2B: Foli (13,off Bannister); Stearns (13,off Bannister); Maddox (10,off Zamora);
Lockwood (1,off McLaughlin).
3B: S. Henderson (4,off Bannister); Flynn (3,off Bannister).
HR: Montanez (13,1st inning off Bannister 1 on 2 out).
GDP: S. Henderson (12,off Zamora).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Stearns (13,2nd base off Bannister/Pujols).
CS: Flynn (3,2nd base by McLaughlin/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister L(3-6)              1.2   6   7   7   3   0   1  14
Zamora                        4.1   4   0   0   1   1   0  16
McLaughlin                    2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        8    11   7   7   5   1   1  37


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bruhert W(2-5)                6     8   4   4   1   0   1  26
Lockwood SV(12)               3     3   0   0   0   3   0  12
Totals                        9    11   4   4   1   3   1  38

WP: Bruhert (5).
HBP: Bruhert (1,Pujols).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:32   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy singled to center; Puhl singled to center
[Landestoy to second]; Cabell forced Landestoy (third
unassisted) [Puhl to second]; Bruhert threw a wild pitch [Puhl
to third, Cabell to second]; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted) [Puhl scored, Cabell to third]; Watson grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Maddox flied out to left; Foli grounded out (shortstop
to first); S. Henderson tripled to right; Stearns singled to
center [S. Henderson scored]; Stearns stole second; Montanez
homered [Stearns scored]; Grieve grounded out (second to first);
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe flied out to left; Bergman singled to left;
Pujols was hit by a pitch [Bergman to second]; Bannister out on
a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Bergman to third, Pujols
to second]; Landestoy singled to center [Bergman scored, Pujols
scored]; Landestoy was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 3.

METS 2ND: Randle flied out to right; Flynn tripled to right;
Bruhert grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox walked; Foli
doubled to left [Flynn scored, Maddox to third]; S. Henderson
walked; Stearns doubled to left [Maddox scored, Foli scored, S.
Henderson scored]; Montanez walked; ZAMORA REPLACED BANNISTER
(PITCHING); Grieve struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 7.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cabell tripled
to right; Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Watson lined
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 7.

METS 3RD: Randle popped to shortstop; Flynn popped to second;
Bruhert flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets
7.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Bergman
singled to left; Pujols lined to right; Zamora grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 7.

METS 4TH: Maddox doubled; Foli lined into a double play
(shortstop to second) [Maddox out at second]; S. Henderson flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Landestoy walked; Puhl grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Landestoy out at second]; Cabell
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 7.

METS 5TH: Stearns grounded out (shortstop to first); Montanez
flied out to center; Grieve singled to left; YOUNGBLOOD RAN FOR
GRIEVE; Randle singled to center [Youngblood to third]; Flynn
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 7.

ASTROS 6TH: MADDOX CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); YOUNGBLOOD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Cruz homered; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Howe grounded out (third to first);
Bergman singled to center; Pujols grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

METS 6TH: BOISCLAIR BATTED FOR BRUHERT; Boisclair lined to left;
Maddox walked; Foli singled to center [Maddox to second]; S.
Henderson grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Foli out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

ASTROS 7TH: LOCKWOOD REPLACED BOISCLAIR (PITCHING); SEXTON
BATTED FOR ZAMORA; Sexton struck out; Landestoy grounded out
(shortstop to first); Puhl grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

METS 7TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Stearns made an
out to shortstop; Montanez flied out to left; Youngblood flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell flied out to right; Cruz flied out to center;
Watson singled to shortstop; Howe forced Watson (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

METS 8TH: Randle walked; Flynn forced Randle (shortstop to
second); Flynn was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Lockwood doubled to center; Maddox grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Bergman doubled; HOWARD BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Howard
flied out to left; WALLING BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Walling struck
out; Landestoy singled to shortstop [Bergman stayed at second];
Puhl struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   0    7
 Mets             7  11   0    6


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