New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 126
Played on Tuesday, August 21, 1979 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  3
NY  N    0  1  0    2  2  0    0  0  x  -   5  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
Reynolds ss                   3   0   1   0       1   1       1   3
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Leonard rf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Bochy c                       3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
LaCorte p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Knicely ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Throop p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ladd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   5   0       3   6      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Landestoy-Reynolds-Cedeno.
E: Cabell (12), Cruz (13), Bochy (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (17,off Falcone).
GDP: Bochy (5,off Falcone).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Reynolds (11,2nd base off Falcone/Trevino).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Trevino c                     4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Mazzilli cf                   2   1   0   0       2   0       4   0
Stearns 3b                    4   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Ferrer 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Kranepool 1b                  3   1   0   0       1   0       7   0
Youngblood lf                 4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Norman rf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Flynn 2b                      4   0   3   3       0   0       5   4
Falcone p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kobel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   5   8   5       3   4      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Taveras-Flynn-Kranepool.
E: Ferrer (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Youngblood 2 (31,off LaCorte,off Throop); Flynn (17,off LaCorte); Taveras
(25,off Throop).
SH: Falcone (4,off LaCorte).
HBP: Norman (1,by Ladd).
GDP: Falcone (2,off Ladd).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mazzilli (25,2nd base off Throop/Bochy).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
LaCorte L(1-2)                4     4   3   2   2   3   0  19
Throop                        2     3   2   2   1   0   0  10
Ladd                          2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        8     8   5   4   3   4   0  36

HBP: Ladd (1,Norman).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Falcone W(5-9)                8.2   5   0   0   3   6   0  33
Kobel                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     5   0   0   3   6   0  34


Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 9337


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Landestoy           2b        Taveras             ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Trevino             c
3. Puhl                cf        Mazzilli            cf
4. Cedeno              1b        Stearns             3b
5. Cabell              3b        Kranepool           1b
6. Leonard             rf        Youngblood          lf
7. Cruz                lf        Norman              rf
8. Bochy               c         Flynn               2b
9. LaCorte             p         Falcone             p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy struck out; Reynolds walked; Reynolds
stole second; Puhl flied out to right; Cedeno was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Taveras popped to first; Trevino grounded out
(shortstop to first); Mazzilli walked; Stearns reached on an
error by Cabell [Mazzilli to third, Stearns to first]; Kranepool
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell flied out to right; Leonard flied out to
center; Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Youngblood doubled to left; Norman grounded out (third
to first); Flynn singled to center [Youngblood scored]; Falcone
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Flynn to second];
Taveras was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bochy popped to first; LaCorte was called out on
strikes; Landestoy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Trevino flied out to center; Mazzilli flied out to
center; Stearns grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds singled to center; Puhl forced Reynolds
(shortstop to second); Cedeno popped to second; Cabell flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Kranepool walked; Youngblood struck out; Norman
singled to left [Kranepool to third, Norman to second (error by
Cruz)]; Flynn doubled to left [Kranepool scored, Norman scored
(unearned)]; Falcone struck out; Taveras flied out to right; 2 R
(1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Leonard grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
grounded out (second to first); Bochy singled to left; KNICELY
BATTED FOR LACORTE; Knicely walked [Bochy to second]; Landestoy
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

METS 5TH: THROOP REPLACED KNICELY (PITCHING); Trevino flied out
to right; Mazzilli walked; Mazzilli stole second [Mazzilli to
third (error by Bochy)]; Stearns singled to left [Mazzilli
scored]; Kranepool grounded out (second to first) [Stearns to
second]; Youngblood doubled to right [Stearns scored]; Norman
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds was called out on strikes; Puhl doubled to
center; Cedeno flied out to center; Cabell walked; Leonard flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 5.

METS 6TH: Flynn grounded out (second to first); Falcone flied
out to left; Taveras doubled to left; Trevino flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz singled to left; Bochy grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Cruz out at second]; HOWE
BATTED FOR THROOP; Howe popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 5.

METS 7TH: LADD REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Mazzilli flied out to
center; Stearns was called out on strikes; Kranepool flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 5.

ASTROS 8TH: FERRER REPLACED STEARNS (PLAYING 3B); Landestoy
lined to second; Ferrer dropped a foul fly hit by Reynolds for
an error; Reynolds popped to third; Puhl grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 5.

METS 8TH: Youngblood grounded out (third to first); Norman was
hit by a pitch; Flynn singled to center [Norman to third];
Falcone grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Flynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno flied out to left; Cabell grounded out (third
to first); Leonard singled to center; this game actually
ended 3 times; Jeffrey Leonard flied out to CF to end game and
Mets left field; however, SS Frank Taveras had asked for time
before the pitch to Leonard and it was granted by 3B umpire Doug
Harvey; the Mets were called back on the field and Leonard
singled to CF; however, manager Mets manager Joe Torre noted
that first baseman Ed Kranepool was not on the field and argued
that the game could not properly resume without 9 defenders; the
umpires agreed and brought Leonard back to HP; Houston manager
Bill Virdon argued that the count on Leonard should revert to
0-0 and erase the pitches thrown while Kranepool was absent; the
umpires ruled that the pitches would count; Virdon formally
protested the game; Leonard then flied out to LF to apparently
end the game a second time; NL President Chub Feeney was at the
game and one hour later upheld the Houston protest, saying that
Leonard's single was legal; the game was resumed the next
evening with Leonard on first with his single and a new pitcher
for the Mets, who faced one batter and the game was finally
ended; KOBEL REPLACED FALCONE (PITCHING); Cruz grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   5   3    7
 Mets             5   8   1    7


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