Houston Astros 8, New York Mets 1
Regular Season Game 125
Played on Monday, August 20, 1979 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  1    1  1  2  -   8 13  0
NY  N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  2  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  5   0   3   3       0   0       3   3
Reynolds ss                   3   1   1   0       1   0       2   4
Puhl cf                       3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
Cedeno 1b                     5   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Cruz lf                       3   2   1   0       2   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Leonard rf                    4   2   3   1       1   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   2       0   0       8   0
Niekro p                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       36   8  13   7       6   1      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reynolds-Cedeno, Niekro-Reynolds-Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (16,off Swan); Cabell (17,off Glynn).
3B: Leonard (5,off Swan).
SH: Reynolds (26,off Swan); Niekro (10,off Swan).
SF: Ashby (3,off Swan).
IBB: Leonard (1,by Glynn).
Team LOB: 10.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Flores rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
  Glynn p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Mazzilli cf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Stearns 3b                    2   1   1   0       1   1       2   3
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Youngblood lf                 3   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Hodges c                      2   0   0   1       1   0       1   0
Flynn 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Swan p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Norman ph,rf                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       27   1   2   1       3   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Flores-Flynn.
E: Hodges (2).
PB: Hodges (1).

BATTING - 
HBP: Stearns (4,by Niekro).
GDP: Kranepool (3,off Niekro); Flynn (15,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(17-7)                9     2   1   1   3   6   0  31

WP: Niekro (11).
HBP: Niekro (6,Stearns).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Swan L(12-10)                 8    12   6   6   3   0   0  38
Glynn                         1     1   2   2   3   1   0   7
Totals                        9    13   8   8   6   1   0  45

BK: Swan (1).
IBB: Glynn (7,Leonard).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 10922


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Landestoy           2b        Flores              rf
2. Reynolds            ss        Taveras             ss
3. Puhl                cf        Mazzilli            cf
4. Cedeno              1b        Stearns             3b
5. Cruz                lf        Kranepool           1b
6. Cabell              3b        Youngblood          lf
7. Leonard             rf        Hodges              c
8. Ashby               c         Flynn               2b
9. Niekro              p         Swan                p

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Landestoy singled; Reynolds out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Landestoy to second]; Puhl
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to left; Cabell hit into a double play
(right to second) [Cruz out at second]; Leonard singled to left;
Ashby popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Stearns was hit by a pitch; Kranepool popped to
catcher in foul territory; Youngblood singled to left [Stearns
to third]; Hodges grounded out (second to first) [Stearns
scored, Youngblood to second]; Flynn flied out to left; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro flied out to right; Landestoy popped to
shortstop; Reynolds doubled to center; Puhl walked; Cedeno lined
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Swan struck out; Flores grounded out (second to
first); Taveras popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz walked; Cabell singled to left [Cruz to
second]; Leonard singled to right [Cruz scored, Cabell to
second]; Ashby popped to third; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Cabell to third, Leonard to second];
Landestoy singled to center [Cabell scored, Leonard scored,
Landestoy to third (error by Hodges)]; Reynolds flied out to
left; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Mazzilli popped to second; Stearns singled to center;
Niekro threw a wild pitch [Stearns to second]; Kranepool
grounded out (second to first) [Stearns to third]; Youngblood
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cedeno popped to
shortstop; Cruz made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Hodges grounded out (pitcher to first); Flynn flied
out to left; Swan flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Leonard
tripled to right; Ashby hit a sacrifice fly to center [Leonard
scored]; Niekro flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Flores struck out; Taveras flied out to center;
Mazzilli lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets
1.

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy flied out to center; Reynolds walked; Puhl
singled to left [Reynolds to third]; Swan balked [Reynolds
scored, Puhl to second]; Hodges allowed a passed ball [Puhl to
third]; Cedeno popped to second; Cruz flied out to center; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Stearns walked; Kranepool grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Stearns out at second]; Youngblood
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell flied out to left; Leonard flied out to
right; Ashby singled to right; Niekro singled to center [Ashby
to second]; Landestoy singled to left [Ashby scored, Niekro to
second]; Reynolds lined to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
6, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Hodges walked; Flynn grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Hodges out at second]; NORMAN
BATTED FOR SWAN; Norman walked; Flores grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 1.

ASTROS 9TH: NORMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); GLYNN REPLACED
FLORES (PITCHING); Puhl walked; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first) [Puhl to second]; Cruz walked; Cabell doubled to right
[Puhl scored, Cruz to third]; Leonard was walked intentionally;
Ashby forced Leonard (second to shortstop) [Cruz scored, Cabell
to third]; Niekro struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8,
Mets 1.

METS 9TH: Taveras struck out; Mazzilli popped to second; Stearns
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  13   0   10
 Mets             1   2   1    3


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