Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 1
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Monday, August 31, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  3
HOU N    3  0  0    0  1  0    0  2  x  -   6  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mazzilli cf                   3   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Brooks 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   1       0   2
Kingman 1b                    4   0   2   0       0   1      10   0
Jorgensen lf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Valentine rf                  4   0   0   0       0   3       5   0
Stearns c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Flynn 2b                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Wilson ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Zachry p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Cubbage ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Searage p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   9   1       1   8      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Kingman 2 (13), Flynn (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Brooks (15,off Sutton); Kingman (8,off Sutton).
HR: Mazzilli (4,3rd inning off Sutton 0 on 2 out).
SH: Flynn (5,off Sutton).
GDP: Zachry (1,off Sutton).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      5   2   3   1       0   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   3   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Walling rf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Spilman 1b                    4   1   0   0       0   1      10   0
Howe 3b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Ashby c                       4   1   2   0       0   1       8   1
Pittman 2b                    2   0   0   0       2   1       1   2
Sutton p                      3   0   0   1       1   1       0   4
Totals                       33   6   8   3       3   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sutton-Reynolds-Pittman.

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (14,off Zachry); Reynolds (9,off Zachry); Ashby (10,off Searage).
SH: Reynolds 2 (18,off Zachry 2).
IBB: Pittman (3,by Searage).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zachry L(6-10)                6     5   4   1   1   3   0  27
Searage                       2     3   2   2   2   1   0  11
Totals                        8     8   6   3   3   4   0  38

IBB: Searage (2,Pittman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton W(7-7)                 9     9   1   1   1   8   1  35


Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Dave Pallone
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 10669


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Mazzilli made an out to shortstop; Taveras singled to
first; Taveras was picked off first (pitcher to first); Brooks
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Scott singled to center; Reynolds out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Scott to second]; Walling grounded out
(first unassisted) [Scott to third]; Cruz doubled to center
[Scott scored]; Spilman reached on an error by Kingman [Cruz
scored (unearned), Spilman to second]; Howe reached on an error
by Kingman [Spilman scored (unearned)]; Ashby struck out; 3 R (1
ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

METS 2ND: Kingman singled to third; Jorgensen flied out to
center; Valentine struck out; Stearns grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Pittman struck out; Sutton struck out; Scott
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 3.

METS 3RD: Flynn singled to right; On a bunt Zachry grounded into
a double play (pitcher to shortstop to second) [Flynn out at
second]; Mazzilli homered; Taveras struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds doubled to right; Walling grounded out
(first unassisted) [Reynolds to third]; Cruz flied out to left;
Spilman flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 3.

METS 4TH: Brooks singled to center; Kingman struck out;
Jorgensen singled to center [Brooks to third]; Valentine struck
out; Stearns flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby singled
to left; Pittman flied out to left; Sutton grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Zachry
grounded out (third to first); Mazzilli walked; Taveras made an
out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Scott singled to left; Reynolds out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Scott to second]; Walling popped to
shortstop in foul territory; Cruz reached on an error by Flynn
[Scott scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Spilman flied out to center;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 6TH: Brooks doubled to center; Kingman flied out to left
[Brooks to third]; Jorgensen grounded out (second to first);
Valentine struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe flied out to right; Ashby grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pittman walked; Sutton flied out to right;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 7TH: Stearns singled to left; Flynn out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Stearns to second]; CUBBAGE BATTED FOR
ZACHRY; Cubbage grounded out (first unassisted) [Stearns to
third]; Mazzilli was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: SEARAGE REPLACED CUBBAGE (PITCHING); Scott flied out
to right; Reynolds flied out to right; Walling grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 8TH: Taveras flied out to center; Brooks grounded out
(second to first); Kingman doubled to left; Jorgensen struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Spilman was
called out on strikes; Howe singled to center; Ashby doubled to
left [Howe to third]; Pittman was walked intentionally; Sutton
walked [Howe scored, Ashby to third, Pittman to second]; Scott
singled to shortstop [Ashby scored, Pittman to third, Sutton to
second]; Reynolds forced Scott (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 6.

METS 9TH: Valentine grounded out (pitcher to first); Stearns
grounded out (third to first); WILSON BATTED FOR FLYNN; Wilson
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             1   9   3    7
 Astros           6   8   0    8


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