Houston Astros 3, New York Mets 1
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Wednesday, August 22, 1979 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  8  2
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Reynolds ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Leonard rf                    4   0   1   2       0   1       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   1       0   1       3   0
  Walling lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   2      10   1
Richard p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   3   8   3       0   4      27   4

FIELDING - 
E: Gonzalez (5), Cruz (14).

BATTING - 
HR: Cruz (7,2nd inning off Kobel 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (26,2nd base off Allen/Hodges).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    3   0   2   0       1   0       2   3
Stearns 3b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Mazzilli cf                   4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   2      12   1
Youngblood lf                 4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Hodges c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
  Ferrer pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Norman rf                     4   0   1   0       0   3       2   0
Flynn 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       2   4
Kobel p                       2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Hebner ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Allen p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hassler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Trevino ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   1   7   1       2  10      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Youngblood (32,off Richard).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taveras (36,2nd base off Richard/Ashby).
CS: Taveras (16,2nd base by Richard/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(13-12)              9     7   1   0   2  10   0  36


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kobel L(5-7)                  7     4   1   1   0   2   1  25
Allen                         1.2   4   2   2   0   1   0   9
Hassler                       0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9     8   3   3   0   4   1  35


Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 10477


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
singled to center; Puhl popped to third in foul territory;
Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
0.

METS 1ST: Taveras walked; Taveras was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Stearns singled to left [Stearns to
second (error by Cruz)]; Mazzilli struck out; Kranepool struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell flied out to center; Leonard grounded out
(second to first); Cruz homered; Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Youngblood flied out to center; Hodges popped to
third; Norman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard grounded out (shortstop to first); Gonzalez
popped to shortstop; Reynolds lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Flynn grounded out (second to first); Kobel flied out
to left; On a bunt Taveras singled; Taveras stole second;
Stearns walked; Mazzilli flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl flied to right in foul territory; Cedeno
grounded out (catcher to first); Cabell flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Kranepool made an out to second; Youngblood struck
out; Hodges struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Leonard struck out; Cruz grounded out (second to
first); Ashby grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Norman struck out; Flynn flied out to center; Kobel
singled to center; Taveras singled [Kobel to second]; Stearns
forced Kobel (third unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Richard flied out to left; Gonzalez singled to left;
On a bunt Reynolds singled [Gonzalez to second]; Puhl popped to
first; Cedeno grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Mazzilli struck out; Kranepool flied out to center;
Youngblood grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell made an out to second; Leonard grounded out
(third to first); Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 0.

METS 7TH: Hodges flied out to left; Norman singled to center;
Flynn forced Norman (pitcher to shortstop); HEBNER BATTED FOR
KOBEL; Hebner flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 8TH: ALLEN REPLACED HEBNER (PITCHING); Ashby struck out;
Richard grounded out (shortstop to first); Gonzalez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 8TH: Taveras flied out to center; Stearns flied out to
center; Mazzilli flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Puhl
singled to left; Cedeno singled to right [Puhl to third]; Cedeno
stole second; Cabell lined to shortstop; Leonard singled to
center [Puhl scored, Cedeno scored]; Cruz singled to right
[Leonard to third]; HASSLER REPLACED ALLEN (PITCHING); Ashby was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 9TH: WALLING REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING LF); Kranepool struck
out; Youngblood doubled to center; Hodges reached on an error by
Gonzalez [Youngblood to third, Hodges to first]; FERRER RAN FOR
HODGES; Norman struck out; Flynn singled [Youngblood scored
(unearned), Ferrer to third]; TREVINO BATTED FOR HASSLER;
Trevino struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets
1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   2    5
 Mets             1   7   0    8


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