Houston Astros 9, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 72
Played on Wednesday, August 26, 1981 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    3  0  1    0  0  1    4  0  0  -   9 11  0
NY  N    0  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      5   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   0   0       1   0       1   2
Walling rf                    4   3   2   0       1   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   1       0   1       2   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   1   1   0       1   1      10   0
Howe 3b                       4   1   2   5       0   0       0   2
Ashby c                       3   1   1   1       2   0       7   1
Pittman 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Sutton p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ruhle p                     1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   9  11   9       5   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sutton-Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Howe 2 (15,off Zachry,off Searage); Scott (9,off Miller).
SH: Pittman (2,off Miller).
SF: Cruz (5,off Zachry); Howe (2,off Zachry).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Walling (2,2nd base off Zachry/Stearns); Scott (13,2nd base off Leach/Stearns).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Taveras ss                    3   0   1   1       0   0       4   6
Brooks 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Kingman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       8   1
Valentine rf                  4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Mazzilli lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Stearns c                     2   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Flynn 2b                      3   1   1   0       0   1       4   3
Zachry p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hodges ph                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Leach p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cubbage ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Searage p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jorgensen ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boitano p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   7   3       1   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Kingman (10).

BATTING - 
SF: Taveras (2,off Sutton); Stearns (1,off Sutton).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Taveras (2,2nd base by Sutton/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton W(6-7)                 5     6   3   3   1   4   0  20
Ruhle                         2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
D. Smith                      2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     7   3   3   1   7   0  33


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zachry L(6-9)                 3     4   4   4   4   3   0  17
Leach                         2     0   0   0   0   1   0   7
Miller                        1     2   2   2   1   0   0   6
Searage                       1     4   3   3   0   0   0   7
Boitano                       2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9    11   9   9   5   4   0  44

Miller faced 1 batter in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Dave Pallone
Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 16731


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. Sutton              p         Zachry              p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott singled to center; Reynolds walked [Scott to
second]; Walling walked [Scott to third, Reynolds to second];
Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to center [Scott scored]; Cedeno walked
[Reynolds to third, Walling to second]; Howe hit a sacrifice fly
to left [Reynolds scored]; Ashby singled to center [Walling
scored, Cedeno to third]; Pittman struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); Taveras
singled to left; Taveras was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Brooks grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Sutton popped to second in foul territory; Scott
popped to shortstop in foul territory; Reynolds made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kingman grounded out (third to first); Valentine flied
out to center; Mazzilli flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Walling singled to center; Walling stole second;
Cruz struck out; Cedeno was called out on strikes; Howe doubled
to center [Walling scored]; Ashby walked; Pittman forced Ashby
(second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Stearns popped to first in foul territory; Flynn
singled to right; HODGES BATTED FOR ZACHRY; Hodges walked [Flynn
to second]; Wilson singled to center [Flynn scored, Hodges to
third]; Taveras hit a sacrifice fly to left [Hodges scored,
Wilson to second]; Brooks was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 4TH: LEACH REPLACED HODGES (PITCHING); Sutton grounded
out (shortstop to first); Scott reached on an error by Kingman
[Scott to first]; Scott stole second; Reynolds flied out to
right [Scott to third]; Walling struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Kingman struck out; Valentine singled to center;
Mazzilli singled to center [Valentine to third]; Stearns hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Valentine scored]; Flynn struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Cedeno lined
to second; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

METS 5TH: CUBBAGE BATTED FOR LEACH; Cubbage singled to right;
Wilson was called out on strikes; Taveras lined into a double
play (pitcher to first) [Cubbage out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

ASTROS 6TH: MILLER REPLACED CUBBAGE (PITCHING); Ashby walked;
Pittman out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Ashby to
second]; PUHL BATTED FOR SUTTON; Puhl grounded out (second to
first); Scott doubled to right [Ashby scored]; Reynolds grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 3.

METS 6TH: RUHLE REPLACED PUHL (PITCHING); Brooks grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kingman flied out to center; Valentine
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling singled to center; SEARAGE REPLACED MILLER
(PITCHING); Cruz singled to right [Walling to second]; Cedeno
singled to right [Walling to third, Cruz to second]; Howe
doubled to right [Walling scored, Cruz scored, Cedeno scored];
Ashby made an out to shortstop; Pittman grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Howe to third]; Ruhle singled to center [Howe
scored]; Scott flied out to right; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
9, Mets 3.

METS 7TH: Mazzilli grounded out (first unassisted); Stearns
singled to center; Flynn forced Stearns (second to shortstop);
JORGENSEN BATTED FOR SEARAGE; Jorgensen flied out to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BOITANO REPLACED JORGENSEN (PITCHING); Reynolds
grounded out (shortstop to first); Walling flied out to center;
Cruz singled to center; Cedeno forced Cruz (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: D. SMITH REPLACED RUHLE (PITCHING); Wilson grounded
out (first unassisted); Taveras flied out to center; Brooks
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Howe flied out to center; Ashby grounded out (second
to first); Pittman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Mets 3.

METS 9TH: Kingman struck out; Valentine grounded out (shortstop
to first); Mazzilli grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  11   0    8
 Mets             3   7   1    3


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