New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Thursday, August 27, 1981 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  2  x  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   1   2   1       1   1       5   0
Garcia ss                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   2
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cedeno 1b                     5   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       1   2
Woods rf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Walling ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pittman 2b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ashby c                     1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Thon pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   2   9   2       3   4      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Pujols-Garcia.

BATTING - 
2B: Pittman (4,off Falcone); Cruz (13,off Marshall).
SH: Niekro (7,off Falcone).
IBB: Scott (1,by Falcone); Howe (5,by Marshall).
Team LOB: 10.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Taveras ss                    4   1   2   1       0   1       2   4
Brooks 3b                     4   0   2   1       0   0       1   3
Kingman 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
  Bailor 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Valentine rf                  3   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Mazzilli lf                   3   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Stearns c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Marshall p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Allen p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Flynn 2b                      2   0   0   1       0   0       5   2
  Jorgensen ph,1b             1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Falcone p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Trevino c                   1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   3   7   3       1   6      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Mazzilli (8,off Niekro); Brooks (13,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Trevino (2,2nd base off Sambito/Pujols).
CS: Valentine (3,2nd base by Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        7.1   5   2   2   1   4   0  27
Sambito L(3-5)                0.1   2   1   1   0   1   0   3
LaCorte                       0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        8     7   3   3   1   6   0  31

WP: Niekro (6).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Falcone                       7     6   2   2   2   3   0  29
Marshall W(2-0)               1.1   3   0   0   1   0   0   8
Allen SV(12)                  0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9     9   2   2   3   4   0  39

IBB: Falcone (3,Scott); Marshall (1,Howe).

Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 17488


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Scott               cf        Wilson              cf
2. Garcia              ss        Taveras             ss
3. Cedeno              1b        Brooks              3b
4. Cruz                lf        Kingman             1b
5. Howe                3b        Valentine           rf
6. Woods               rf        Mazzilli            lf
7. Pujols              c         Stearns             c
8. Pittman             2b        Flynn               2b
9. Niekro              p         Falcone             p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); Garcia
flied out to right; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (third to first); Taveras grounded
out (shortstop to first); Brooks flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz made an out to shortstop; Howe made an out to
second; Woods grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kingman flied out to center; Valentine singled to
left; Mazzilli struck out while Valentine was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols flied out to center; Pittman singled to
right; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Pittman to second]; Scott singled to left [Pittman scored,
Scott to second (on throw to home)]; Garcia singled to center
[Scott scored]; Cedeno singled to shortstop [Garcia to second];
Cruz grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Stearns flied out to center; Flynn grounded out
(second to first); Falcone grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe grounded out (third to first); Woods made an
out to second; Pujols grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Wilson flied out to center; Taveras singled to center;
Brooks flied out to center; Kingman walked [Taveras to second];
Valentine struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Pittman flied out to center; Niekro lined to third;
Scott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Mazzilli doubled to right; Stearns flied out to right
[Mazzilli to third]; Flynn grounded out (third to first)
[Mazzilli scored]; Falcone grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Garcia struck out (catcher to first); Cedeno flied
out to center; Cruz walked; Howe singled to right [Cruz to
third]; Woods flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
2, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Wilson grounded out (first unassisted); Taveras struck
out; Brooks singled to right; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Brooks
to second]; Kingman lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Mets 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols flied out to right; Pittman doubled to left;
Niekro made an out to second; Scott was walked intentionally;
Garcia forced Scott (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 2, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Valentine made an out to second; Mazzilli grounded out
(second to first); Stearns flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: MARSHALL REPLACED STEARNS (PITCHING); TREVINO
REPLACED FALCONE (PLAYING C ); Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); Cruz doubled to right; Howe was walked intentionally;
WALLING BATTED FOR WOODS; Walling flied out to center [Cruz to
third]; Pujols forced Howe (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); JORGENSEN BATTED
FOR FLYNN; Jorgensen struck out; Trevino singled to right;
SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Trevino stole second; Wilson
struck out; Taveras singled to right [Trevino scored, Taveras to
second (on throw to home)]; Brooks doubled to left [Taveras
scored]; LACORTE REPLACED PUJOLS (PITCHING); ASHBY REPLACED
SAMBITO (PLAYING C ); Kingman struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: JORGENSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BAILOR
REPLACED KINGMAN (PLAYING 2B); Pittman grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ashby singled to right; THON RAN FOR ASHBY; Scott
singled to right [Thon to third]; ALLEN REPLACED MARSHALL
(PITCHING); SPILMAN BATTED FOR GARCIA; Spilman was called out on
strikes; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   9   0   10
 Mets             3   7   0    4


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