New York Mets 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 71
Played on Tuesday, August 25, 1981 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  2
NY  N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  x  -   2  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Walling rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Cedeno 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       3   0   1   0       1   0       9   2
Pittman 2b                    4   0   2   1       0   0       1   1
Ryan p                        2   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
  Garcia 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       2   6      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds 2 (9).

BATTING - 
SH: Ryan (2,off Harris).
Team LOB: 8.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   1   2   1       0   1       3   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   5
Brooks 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   2       0   1
Kingman 1b                    3   1   0   0       1   1       6   3
Valentine rf                  3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Mazzilli lf                   3   0   0   0       1   2       2   0
Stearns c                     3   0   2   1       0   0       6   0
Flynn 2b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Staub ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Bailor pr,2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Harris p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Cubbage ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Searage p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jorgensen ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Marshall p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       29   2   5   2       4   9      27  10

BATTING - 
HR: Wilson (2,8th inning off Sambito 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Valentine (2,2nd base by Ryan/Ashby); Wilson (9,2nd base by Ryan/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan                          7     3   1   0   4   7   0  27
Sambito L(3-4)                1     2   1   1   0   2   1   6
Totals                        8     5   2   1   4   9   1  33


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Harris                        5     5   1   1   2   5   0  22
Searage                       2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Marshall W(1-0)               2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9     7   1   1   2   6   0  36

BK: Harris (2).

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 15622


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Scott               cf        Wilson              cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Taveras             ss
3. Walling             rf        Brooks              3b
4. Cruz                lf        Kingman             1b
5. Cedeno              1b        Valentine           rf
6. Howe                3b        Mazzilli            lf
7. Ashby               c         Stearns             c
8. Pittman             2b        Flynn               2b
9. Ryan                p         Harris              p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott grounded out (first to pitcher); Reynolds
struck out; Walling made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); Taveras struck
out; Brooks grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to second; Harris balked [Cruz to
second]; Cedeno struck out; Howe flied out to center; Ashby
walked; Pittman singled to left [Cruz scored, Ashby to second];
Ryan was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kingman grounded out (first unassisted); Valentine
walked; Valentine was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Mazzilli struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Scott flied out to left; Reynolds singled to second;
Walling singled to right [Reynolds to second]; Cruz forced
Walling (shortstop to second) [Reynolds to third]; Cedeno walked
[Cruz to second]; Howe flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Stearns made an out to third; Flynn grounded out
(shortstop to first); Harris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Pittman
singled to center; Ryan out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Pittman to second]; Scott grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Wilson singled to left; Wilson was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Taveras popped to first in foul
territory; Brooks struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds flied out to center; Walling struck out;
Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Kingman walked; Valentine reached on an error by
Reynolds [Kingman to third]; Mazzilli flied to left in foul
territory; Stearns singled to left [Kingman scored (unearned),
Valentine to second]; Flynn flied out to center; CUBBAGE BATTED
FOR HARRIS; Cubbage grounded out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER),
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: SEARAGE REPLACED CUBBAGE (PITCHING); Cedeno flied
out to center; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
singled to right; Pittman flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Wilson struck out; Taveras made an out to first;
Brooks struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Ryan singled to right; Scott struck out; Reynolds
made an out to second; Walling lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Kingman grounded out (third to first); Valentine
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mazzilli walked; Stearns
singled to center [Mazzilli to second]; STAUB BATTED FOR FLYNN;
Staub walked [Mazzilli to third, Stearns to second]; BAILOR RAN
FOR STAUB; JORGENSEN BATTED FOR SEARAGE; Jorgensen struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: MARSHALL REPLACED JORGENSEN (PITCHING); BAILOR
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Cruz flied out to right; Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); GARCIA REPLACED RYAN
(PLAYING 3B); Wilson homered; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to
first); Brooks singled to center; Kingman struck out; Valentine
reached on an error by Reynolds [Brooks to second, Valentine to
first]; Mazzilli struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Ashby grounded out (shortstop to first); Pittman
grounded out (first to pitcher); SPILMAN BATTED FOR GARCIA;
Spilman flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 2.

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


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