Houston Astros 3, New York Mets 2 (18 innings)
Regular Season Game 68
Played on Monday, June 18, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2 15  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3 15  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Youngblood rf                 8   1   2   0       1   1       3   0
Taveras ss                    8   1   3   1       1   0       3   9
Mazzilli cf                   6   0   3   1       3   0       3   0
Hebner 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Trevino 3b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Montanez 1b                   6   0   0   0       1   0      25   1
Stearns c                     6   0   2   0       2   0       6   4
Henderson lf                  6   0   2   0       2   0       1   0
Flynn 2b                      8   0   2   0       0   2       9  10
Ellis p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Maddox ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Glynn p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Flores ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boisclair ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hausman p                   3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       62   2  15   2      10   5      51  32

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Flynn-Taveras-Montanez, Hebner-Flynn-Montanez, Taveras-Flynn-Montanez,
Taveras-Flynn-Montanez.
PB: Stearns (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Taveras (12,off Williams).
SH: Trevino (3,off Dixon); Montanez (1,off Dixon).
HBP: Hebner (2,by Sambito).
GDP: Flynn (7,off Williams); Montanez (7,off Sambito); Henderson (2,off Dixon).
Team LOB: 19.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Youngblood (10,2nd base off Williams/Ashby); Mazzilli (18,2nd base off
Williams/Ashby).
CS: Stearns 2 (7,2nd base by Williams/Ashby,2nd base by Sambito/Ashby); Flynn
(2,2nd base by Roberge/Bochy).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       6   1   1   0       2   1       7   0
Reynolds ss                   7   0   2   1       1   0       6   9
Cedeno 1b                     7   0   0   1       0   0      20   2
Cruz lf                       7   0   4   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     7   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Leonard rf                    6   1   1   0       1   2       4   1
Howe 2b                       7   0   2   0       0   1       5   7
Ashby c                       4   0   1   1       1   1       2   1
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bochy c                     2   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Williams p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niemann p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
  Walling ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Baldwin ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez pr                 0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       58   3  15   3       6   5      54  29

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Leonard-Cabell, Howe-Reynolds-Cedeno, Howe-Reynolds-Cedeno, Reynolds-Cedeno.
E: Cabell (7).

BATTING - 
SH: Niemann (1,off Ellis).
GDP: Puhl (3,off Ellis); Leonard (3,off Ellis); Cedeno (9,off Glynn); Cabell
(7,off Hausman).
IBB: Puhl (2,by Ellis).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (12,2nd base off Ellis/Stearns).
CS: Leonard (4,2nd base by Murray/Stearns); Sexton (2,2nd base by Hausman/Stearns).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ellis                         6     7   2   2   2   1   0  24
Glynn                         2     0   0   0   1   1   0   6
Murray                        3     3   0   0   1   1   0  12
Hausman L(0-2)                6     5   1   1   2   2   0  23
Totals                       17    15   3   3   6   5   0  65

Hausman faced 3 batters in the 18th inning
IBB: Ellis (1,Puhl).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Williams                      2.2   5   2   2   2   0   0  12
Niemann                       4.1   1   0   0   3   1   0  17
Sambito                       5     4   0   0   0   1   0  18
Dixon                         3     2   0   0   3   2   0  14
Roberge W(1-0)                3     3   0   0   2   1   0  14
Totals                       18    15   2   2  10   5   0  75

HBP: Sambito (4,Hebner).

Umpires: HP - Lanny Harris, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 5:00   Attendance: 14076


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Youngblood singled to center; Youngblood stole second;
Taveras doubled to left [Youngblood scored]; Mazzilli singled to
center [Taveras scored]; Mazzilli stole second; Hebner hit into
a double play (right to third) [Mazzilli out at third]; Montanez
grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to left; Puhl stole second; Reynolds
grounded out (second to first) [Puhl to third]; Cedeno grounded
out (third to first) [Puhl scored]; Cruz singled to center; Cruz
was picked off first (catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Stearns singled to center; Stearns was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Henderson walked; Flynn grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Henderson out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (second to first); Leonard was
called out on strikes; Howe singled to left; Ashby grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Ellis lined to third; Youngblood singled to center;
Taveras flied out to left; Mazzilli walked [Youngblood to
second]; NIEMANN REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Hebner flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Niemann singled to center; Puhl grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Niemann out at
second]; Reynolds grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Montanez grounded out (pitcher to first); Stearns
walked; Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first) [Stearns to
second]; Flynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros
1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno popped to first; Cruz grounded out (pitcher
to first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Ellis grounded out (shortstop to first); Youngblood
grounded out (second to first); Taveras singled to third;
Mazzilli walked [Taveras to second]; Hebner grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Leonard walked; Howe singled to left [Leonard to
second]; Ashby singled to center [Leonard scored, Howe to
second]; Niemann out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Howe to third, Ashby to second]; Puhl was walked intentionally;
Reynolds popped to catcher in foul territory; Cedeno forced Howe
(third unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: Montanez grounded out (second to first); Stearns
popped to first in foul territory; Henderson walked; Flynn flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz singled to center; Cabell flied out to center;
Leonard grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 7TH: MADDOX BATTED FOR ELLIS; Maddox grounded out
(shortstop to first); Youngblood grounded out (third to first);
Taveras flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros
2.

ASTROS 7TH: GLYNN REPLACED MADDOX (PITCHING); Howe flied out to
left; Ashby struck out; ALOU BATTED FOR NIEMANN; Alou grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros
2.

METS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Mazzilli flied out
to center; Hebner was hit by a pitch; Montanez grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Hebner out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); Reynolds
walked; Cedeno grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Reynolds out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: Stearns flied out to right; Henderson singled to
right; Flynn forced Henderson (pitcher to shortstop); FLORES
BATTED FOR GLYNN; Flores forced Flynn (shortstop to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MURRAY REPLACED FLORES (PITCHING); TREVINO REPLACED
HEBNER (PLAYING 3B); Cruz grounded out (third to first); Cabell
flied out to right; Leonard singled to right; Leonard was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 2.

METS 10TH: Youngblood grounded out (shortstop to first); Taveras
made an out to second; Mazzilli singled to center; Trevino flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 10TH: Howe struck out; Ashby grounded out (third to
first); Sambito walked; Puhl grounded out (catcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 11TH: Montanez flied out to center; Stearns singled to
center; Stearns was picked off and caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher); Henderson singled to
right; Flynn popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 11TH: Reynolds singled to right; Cedeno forced Reynolds
(shortstop to second); Cruz singled to center [Cedeno to
second]; Cabell popped to second; Leonard flied out to center; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 12TH: BOISCLAIR BATTED FOR MURRAY; Boisclair was called out
on strikes; Youngblood popped to first; Taveras grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 12TH: HAUSMAN REPLACED BOISCLAIR (PITCHING); Howe
grounded out (second to first); Ashby walked; SEXTON RAN FOR
ASHBY; WALLING BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Sexton was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Walling singled to center; Puhl
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 13TH: BOCHY REPLACED SEXTON (PLAYING C ); DIXON REPLACED
WALLING (PITCHING); Mazzilli flied out to center; Trevino struck
out; Montanez walked; Stearns flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 13TH: Reynolds popped to second in foul territory; Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); Cruz grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 14TH: Henderson flied out to center; Flynn struck out;
Hausman singled to left; Youngblood walked [Hausman to second];
Taveras flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 14TH: Cabell singled to left; Leonard forced Cabell
(first to shortstop); Howe flied out to center; Bochy flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 15TH: On a bunt Mazzilli singled to first; Trevino reached
on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Mazzilli to second];
Montanez out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Mazzilli to
third, Trevino to second]; Stearns walked; Henderson grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Stearns out at second];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 15TH: LANDESTOY BATTED FOR DIXON; Landestoy grounded out
(shortstop to first); Puhl grounded out (second to first);
Reynolds grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 16TH: ROBERGE REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Flynn singled
to center; Hausman forced Flynn (first to shortstop); Youngblood
flied out to left; Taveras singled to left [Hausman to second];
Mazzilli walked [Hausman to third, Taveras to second]; Trevino
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 16TH: Cedeno made an out to shortstop; Cruz singled to
right; Cabell grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 2.

METS 17TH: Montanez grounded out (pitcher to first); Stearns
grounded out (third to first); Henderson grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 17TH: Leonard was called out on strikes; Howe grounded
out (shortstop to first); Bochy lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 18TH: On a bunt Flynn singled to first; Flynn was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Hausman reached on an
error by Cabell [Hausman to first]; Youngblood struck out;
Taveras walked [Hausman to second]; Mazzilli popped to catcher
in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 18TH: BALDWIN BATTED FOR ROBERGE; Baldwin singled to
right; Puhl walked [Baldwin to second]; GONZALEZ RAN FOR
BALDWIN; Stearns allowed a passed ball [Gonzalez to third, Puhl
to second]; Reynolds singled to right [Gonzalez scored, Puhl to
third]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2  15   0   19
 Astros           3  15   1   11


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