New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 136
Played on Sunday, September 2, 1979 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  3    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   5  8  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   1   1   1       0   0       1   3
Stearns lf                    4   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
  Hassler p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Allen p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Mazzilli cf                   5   0   2   1       0   0       4   0
Hebner 3b                     3   0   0   1       1   0       3   6
Youngblood rf,lf              4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Kranepool 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0      11   2
Hodges c                      3   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
Flynn 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       0   4
Kobel p                       1   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Maddox ph,rf                1   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   8   5       3   2      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hebner-Kranepool.
E: Taveras (22).

BATTING - 
2B: Stearns (24,off Niemann).
SH: Kobel (6,off Andujar); Taveras (9,off Niemann).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Maddox (2,2nd base off Ladd/Bochy).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  4   1   1   1       1   0       2   4
Reynolds ss                   5   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   3
Leonard cf,rf                 3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Walling rf                    2   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Knicely ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puhl cf                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Bochy c                       1   0   0   0       2   0       3   1
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Andujar p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Alou ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Niemann p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ladd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Howe ph                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   9   3       4   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Leonard (8), Andujar (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell 2 (21,off Kobel 2); Walling (4,off Kobel).
3B: Landestoy (3,off Kobel).
SF: Cruz (5,off Kobel).
GDP: Knicely (2,off Kobel).
IBB: Leonard (3,by Kobel).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Leonard (15,2nd base off Kobel/Hodges).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kobel W(6-8)                  6     6   3   2   2   3   0  25
Hassler                       2     3   1   1   2   1   0  10
Allen SV(6)                   1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   3   4   4   0  38

Hassler faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
IBB: Kobel (2,Leonard).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar                       5     6   3   2   2   1   0  23
Niemann L(3-2)                2     2   2   1   0   0   0   9
Ladd                          2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9     8   5   3   3   2   0  39

WP: Andujar (4).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 14215


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Taveras             ss        Landestoy           2b
2. Stearns             lf        Reynolds            ss
3. Mazzilli            cf        Cruz                lf
4. Hebner              3b        Cedeno              1b
5. Youngblood          rf        Cabell              3b
6. Kranepool           1b        Leonard             cf
7. Hodges              c         Walling             rf
8. Flynn               2b        Bochy               c
9. Kobel               p         Andujar             p

METS 1ST: Taveras flied out to right; Stearns grounded out
(third to first); Mazzilli singled to left; Hebner grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy tripled to left; Reynolds struck out; Cruz
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Landestoy scored]; Cedeno flied
out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Youngblood flied out to left; Kranepool grounded out
(shortstop to first); Hodges grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Leonard
singled to center; Leonard stole second; Walling grounded out
(second to first) [Leonard to third]; Bochy grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Flynn singled to right; Kobel reached on an error by
Andujar on a sacrifice bunt [Flynn to second, Kobel to first];
Taveras singled to right [Flynn scored, Kobel to third, Taveras
to second (on throw)]; Stearns singled to left [Kobel scored
(unearned), Taveras to third]; Mazzilli singled to right
[Taveras scored, Stearns to second]; Hebner popped to shortstop;
Youngblood forced Stearns (pitcher to third) [Mazzilli to
second]; Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 3 R (2 ER), 4
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Andujar struck out; Landestoy grounded out
(shortstop to first); Reynolds grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Hodges walked; Flynn singled to left [Hodges out at
third (left to third)]; Kobel struck out; Taveras made an out to
first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); Cedeno struck
out; Cabell doubled to center; Leonard flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Stearns flied out to center; Mazzilli popped to third
in foul territory; Hebner walked; Andujar threw a wild pitch
[Hebner to second]; Youngblood grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Walling doubled to left; Bochy walked; ALOU BATTED
FOR ANDUJAR; Alou singled to center [Walling scored, Bochy to
third]; Landestoy reached on a fielder's choice [Bochy out at
home (third to catcher to third), Alou to second]; Reynolds
forced Landestoy (second to shortstop) [Alou scored (error by
Taveras) (unearned) (no RBI), Reynolds to first]; Cruz grounded
out (second to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 3.

METS 6TH: NIEMANN REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Kranepool made an
out to shortstop; Hodges grounded out (second to first); Flynn
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cabell doubled
to left; Leonard was walked intentionally; KNICELY BATTED FOR
WALLING; Knicely grounded into a double play (third to first)
[Cabell out at third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 3.

METS 7TH: PUHL REPLACED KNICELY (PLAYING CF); LEONARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); MADDOX BATTED FOR KOBEL; Maddox singled
to left; Taveras out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Maddox to second]; Stearns doubled to center [Maddox scored];
Mazzilli reached on an error by Leonard [Stearns to third,
Mazzilli to first]; Hebner forced Mazzilli (shortstop
unassisted) [Stearns scored (unearned)]; Youngblood forced
Hebner (third to second); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: MADDOX STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); YOUNGBLOOD
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HASSLER REPLACED STEARNS
(PITCHING); Bochy walked; SEXTON BATTED FOR NIEMANN; Sexton
lined to left; Landestoy walked [Bochy to second]; Reynolds made
an out to third; Cruz singled to left [Bochy out at home (left
to catcher), Landestoy to second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets
5, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: LADD REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Kranepool grounded
out (second to first); Hodges grounded out (pitcher to first);
Flynn made an out to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Leonard struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

METS 9TH: Maddox walked; Maddox stole second; Taveras popped to
catcher in foul territory; Hassler struck out; Mazzilli flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl singled to pitcher; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR BOCHY;
Gonzalez singled to left [Puhl to second]; HOWE BATTED FOR LADD;
ALLEN REPLACED HASSLER (PITCHING); HEEP BATTED FOR HOWE; Heep
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Puhl to third, Gonzalez to
second]; Landestoy grounded out (third to first) [Puhl scored,
Gonzalez to third]; Reynolds flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   8   1    7
 Astros           4   9   2    7


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