Houston Astros 5, New York Mets 0
Regular Season Game 59
Played on Friday, June 8, 1979 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  4    0  0  0  -   5  8  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   2   1       1   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   1   0       1   0      12   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   2   2   0       0   1       0   0
Leonard rf                    4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Howe 2b                       3   1   0   0       1   0       2   4
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       3   1   1   1       1   0       5   1
Niekro p                      3   0   0   1       1   0       1   2
Totals                       33   5   8   4       5   1      27   8

BATTING - 
SH: Reynolds (16,off Zachry).
IBB: Howe (1,by Zachry).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (15,2nd base off Zachry/Stearns).
CS: Puhl (11,2nd base by Zachry/Stearns).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Youngblood rf                 4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Taveras ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       4   2
Mazzilli cf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Montanez 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Stearns c                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Henderson lf                  3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Trevino 3b                    2   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Flynn 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   3
Zachry p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Scott p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boisclair ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Falcone p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maddox ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Twitchell p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   0   4   0       2   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Stearns (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Trevino (4,off Niekro).
HBP: Henderson (2,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Stearns (5,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(9-2)                 9     4   0   0   2   4   0  33

WP: Niekro (4).
HBP: Niekro (3,Henderson).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zachry L(5-1)                 5.1   7   5   5   4   0   0  26
Scott                         0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Falcone                       2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Twitchell                     1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   5   5   5   1   0  39

WP: Zachry (1).
BK: Scott (1).
IBB: Zachry (2,Howe).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 12196


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Puhl                cf        Youngblood          rf
2. Reynolds            ss        Taveras             ss
3. Cedeno              1b        Mazzilli            cf
4. Cruz                lf        Montanez            1b
5. Cabell              3b        Stearns             c
6. Leonard             rf        Henderson           lf
7. Howe                2b        Trevino             3b
8. Ashby               c         Flynn               2b
9. Niekro              p         Zachry              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to center; Puhl was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Reynolds popped to third in foul
territory; Cedeno walked; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Youngblood lined to shortstop; Taveras struck out;
Mazzilli grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell singled to left; Cabell stole second [Cabell
to third (error by Stearns)]; Leonard singled to center [Cabell
scored]; Howe flied out to right; Ashby grounded out (second to
first) [Leonard to second]; Niekro made an out to second; 1 R, 2
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Montanez grounded out (second to first); Stearns
grounded out (pitcher to first); Henderson struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: On a bunt Puhl singled to pitcher; Reynolds out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno singled
to shortstop [Puhl stayed at second]; Cruz flied out to center;
Cabell forced Cedeno (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Trevino grounded out (second to first); Flynn grounded
out (pitcher to first); Zachry singled to left; Youngblood flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Leonard flied out to right; Howe grounded out
(pitcher to first); Ashby popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

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

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro grounded out (pitcher to first); Puhl walked;
Reynolds forced Puhl (right to shortstop); Cedeno made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Stearns singled to center; Stearns was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Henderson struck out; Trevino
doubled to left; Flynn flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz flied out to right; Cabell singled to right;
Leonard singled to center [Cabell to second]; Zachry threw a
wild pitch [Cabell to third, Leonard to second]; Howe was walked
intentionally; Ashby walked [Cabell scored, Leonard to third,
Howe to second]; SCOTT REPLACED ZACHRY (PITCHING); Niekro walked
[Leonard scored, Howe to third, Ashby to second]; Puhl forced
Niekro (second to shortstop) [Howe scored, Ashby to third];
Scott balked [Ashby scored, Puhl to second]; Reynolds grounded
out (shortstop to first); 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets
0.

METS 6TH: BOISCLAIR BATTED FOR SCOTT; Boisclair grounded out
(second to first); Youngblood flied out to center; On a bunt
Taveras singled to first; Mazzilli grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

ASTROS 7TH: FALCONE REPLACED BOISCLAIR (PITCHING); Cedeno flied
out to left; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 7TH: Montanez struck out; Stearns lined to shortstop;
Henderson was hit by a pitch; Trevino walked [Henderson to
second]; Flynn forced Trevino (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Leonard grounded out (third to first); Howe grounded
out (third to first); Ashby singled to center; Niekro lined to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 8TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 2B); MADDOX BATTED
FOR FALCONE; Maddox popped to first in foul territory;
Youngblood popped to first; Taveras popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

ASTROS 9TH: TWITCHELL REPLACED MADDOX (PITCHING); Puhl lined to
shortstop; Reynolds grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Mets 0.

METS 9TH: Mazzilli flied out to center; Montanez popped to
catcher in foul territory; Stearns walked; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Stearns to second]; Henderson lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   0    7
 Mets             0   4   1    6


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