Houston Astros 5, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 70
Played on Wednesday, June 20, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  3    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  8  0
HOU N    2  0  0    1  1  0    0  1  x  -   5  8  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   1   2   0       0   1       1   1
Montanez 1b                   4   1   1   1       0   2       8   0
Mazzilli cf                   3   1   1   1       1   0       4   0
Hebner 3b                     3   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Henderson lf                  4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Hodges c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
  Stearns ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Youngblood rf                 2   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Flynn 2b                      3   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Swan p                        3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
Totals                       30   4   8   3       2   9      24   6

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

BATTING - 
2B: Flynn (5,off Richard); Mazzilli (20,off Richard).
SF: Hebner (2,off Richard).
GDP: Henderson (3,off Richard).
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Henderson (12,2nd base off Sambito/Ashby).
CS: Taveras (7,2nd base by Richard/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   2   3   1       0   0       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   2   1       0   0       3   3
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   1   2       0   0       7   0
Cruz lf                       2   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Walling rf                    3   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Landestoy 2b                  3   1   1   0       0   1       1   4
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Gonzalez 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   5   8   5       2   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reynolds-Landestoy-Cedeno, Reynolds.
E: Richard (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (14,off Swan).
3B: Landestoy (1,off Swan); Reynolds (3,off Swan).
HR: Walling (2,4th inning off Swan 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Cruz (8,by Swan).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Puhl (13,2nd base by Swan/Hodges).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Swan L(7-5)                   8     8   5   5   2   3   1  32

IBB: Swan (4,Cruz).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       7     7   4   3   2   7   0  27
Sambito W(4-2)                2     1   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     8   4   3   2   9   0  33


Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Andy Olsen
Ejections: Steve Henderson by Lanny Harris [Call at 2B]; NY  Coach
Joe Pignatano by Lanny Harris [Call at 2B]; John Stearns by Eric Gregg [Called
third strike]
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 15946


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Taveras             ss        Puhl                cf
2. Montanez            1b        Reynolds            ss
3. Mazzilli            cf        Cedeno              1b
4. Hebner              3b        Cruz                lf
5. Henderson           lf        Cabell              3b
6. Hodges              c         Walling             rf
7. Youngblood          rf        Ashby               c
8. Flynn               2b        Landestoy           2b
9. Swan                p         Richard             p

METS 1ST: Taveras singled to right; Taveras was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Montanez struck out; Mazzilli
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to center; On a bunt Reynolds singled
to third [Puhl to second]; Cedeno doubled to left [Puhl scored,
Reynolds scored]; Cruz walked; Cabell lined into a double play
(left to second to first) [Cruz out at first]; Walling lined to
first; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 2ND: Hebner flied out to left; Henderson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Hodges singled to left; Youngblood was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby struck out; Landestoy was called out on
strikes; Richard made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 3RD: Flynn doubled to center; Swan was called out on
strikes; Taveras singled to pitcher [Flynn to third]; Montanez
singled to right [Flynn scored, Taveras to second]; Mazzilli
doubled to right [Taveras scored, Montanez to third]; Hebner hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Montanez scored, Mazzilli to third];
Henderson grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl made an out to third; Reynolds flied to left in
foul territory; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

METS 4TH: Hodges grounded out (shortstop to first); Youngblood
struck out; Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz flied out to center; Cabell popped to first in
foul territory; Walling homered; Ashby flied out to right; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Swan struck out; Taveras grounded out (second to
first); Montanez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Landestoy tripled to right; Richard popped to
second; Puhl singled to left [Landestoy scored]; Puhl was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Reynolds flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 4.

METS 6TH: Mazzilli walked; Mazzilli was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Richard [Mazzilli to second]; Hebner singled
to left [Mazzilli to third]; Henderson grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Mazzilli scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Hebner out at second]; Hodges grounded out (second to
first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno made an out to second; Cruz flied out to
center; Cabell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

METS 7TH: Youngblood walked; Flynn lined into a double play
(shortstop unassisted) [Youngblood out at second]; Swan struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby
grounded out (first unassisted); Landestoy flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

METS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); GONZALEZ
REPLACED RICHARD (PLAYING 2B); Taveras was called out on
strikes; Montanez flied out to left; Mazzilli flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Gonzalez flied out to left; Puhl singled to center;
Reynolds tripled to right [Puhl scored]; Cedeno flied out to
left; Cruz was walked intentionally; Cabell struck out; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 5.

METS 9TH: Hebner flied out to left; Henderson singled to right;
STEARNS BATTED FOR HODGES; Henderson stole second; Henderson was
picked off second (pitcher to second); Steve Henderson  and
Mets Coach Joe Pignatano ejected by 2B umpire Lanny Harris;
Stearns was called out on strikes; John Stearns ejected by HP
umpire Eric Gregg; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4   8   0    2
 Astros           5   8   1    3


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