Houston Astros 3, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 79
Played on Tuesday, September 1, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   2  5  2
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Brooks 3b                     2   1   0   0       2   2       1   5
Kingman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1      12   0
Mazzilli lf                   3   1   1   1       1   0       4   0
Jorgensen rf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Trevino c                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Flynn 2b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
  Staub ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Gardenhire pr,2b            1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Falcone p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Hodges ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Leach p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cubbage ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Marshall p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   5   2       4   6      26  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Brooks-Flynn-Kingman, Brooks-Kingman.
E: Brooks (17), Falcone (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Mazzilli (10,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mazzilli (14,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Jorgensen (4,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Garcia ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Cedeno 1b                     3   1   1   0       0   0      12   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Howe 3b                       3   1   1   1       1   0       0   2
Woods rf                      3   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols c                      3   0   0   1       0   0       7   0
  Ashby ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Loucks pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thon 2b                       2   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Garner ph,2b                2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   8   2       1   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garcia-Cedeno.
PB: Pujols (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (15,off Falcone); Howe (19,off Falcone); Ashby (11,off Marshall).
SH: Niekro (8,off Falcone); Scott (5,off Falcone); Cedeno (2,off Marshall).
GDP: Thon (3,off Falcone); Cedeno (4,off Falcone).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Woods (2,2nd base off Falcone/Trevino).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Falcone                       5     6   2   2   0   0   0  21
Leach                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Marshall L(2-1)               2.2   2   1   1   0   1   0  10
Totals                        8.2   8   3   3   1   1   0  35

WP: Marshall (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        6.1   3   2   2   2   5   0  23
D. Smith                      0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Sambito W(4-5)                2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9     5   2   2   4   6   0  35


Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Dave Pallone, 3B - Fred Brocklander
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 16339


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Wilson singled to right; Taveras lined into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Wilson out at first]; Brooks struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

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

METS 2ND: Kingman grounded out (second to first); Mazzilli
walked; Mazzilli stole second; Jorgensen reached on a fielder's
choice [Mazzilli out at third (pitcher to third to second)];
Jorgensen stole second; Pujols allowed a passed ball [Jorgensen
to third]; On a bunt Trevino grounded out (first unassisted);
Alex Trevino called for interference; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz made an out to shortstop; Howe flied out to
center; Woods singled to center; Woods stole second; Pujols
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Flynn grounded out (pitcher to first); Falcone struck
out; Wilson grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Thon singled to center; Niekro out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Thon to second]; Scott flied out to
left; Garcia grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Taveras struck out; Brooks struck out; Kingman
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno doubled to left; Cruz grounded out (second to
first) [Cedeno to third]; Howe doubled to center [Cedeno
scored]; Woods singled to second [Howe to third]; Pujols reached
on an error by Brooks [Howe scored, Woods to second, Pujols to
first]; Thon grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Pujols out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 2.

METS 5TH: Mazzilli flied out to right; Jorgensen flied out to
center; Trevino grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro singled to left; Scott reached on an error by
Falcone on a sacrifice bunt [Niekro to second]; Garcia made an
out to pitcher; Cedeno grounded into a double play (third to
first) [Niekro out at third, Scott out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first); HODGES BATTED
FOR FALCONE; Hodges singled to left; Wilson struck out; Taveras
forced Hodges (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets
0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: LEACH REPLACED HODGES (PITCHING); Cruz flied out to
left; Howe walked; Woods flied out to left; Pujols forced Howe
(third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 7TH: Brooks walked; Kingman popped to catcher in foul
territory; Mazzilli doubled to center [Brooks scored]; D. SMITH
REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Jorgensen grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Mazzilli to third]; Trevino walked; STAUB BATTED FOR
FLYNN; Staub singled to left [Mazzilli scored, Trevino to
second]; GARDENHIRE RAN FOR STAUB; CUBBAGE BATTED FOR LEACH;
Cubbage flied out to center; Debut game for Ron
Gardenhire; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: GARDENHIRE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MARSHALL
REPLACED CUBBAGE (PITCHING); GARNER BATTED FOR THON; Garner
grounded out (shortstop to first); PUHL BATTED FOR D. SMITH;
Puhl made an out to second; Scott flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 8TH: GARNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); SAMBITO REPLACED
PUHL (PITCHING); Wilson grounded out (first unassisted); Taveras
grounded out (shortstop to first); Brooks walked; Kingman struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Garcia singled to left; Cedeno out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Garcia to second]; Cruz was called out
on strikes; Howe grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: Mazzilli flied out to left; Jorgensen popped to first
in foul territory; Trevino singled to center; Gardenhire
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: WALLING BATTED FOR WOODS; Walling grounded out
(shortstop to first); ASHBY BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Ashby doubled to
center; LOUCKS RAN FOR ASHBY; Garner grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Loucks to third]; SPILMAN BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Marshall
threw a wild pitch [Loucks scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   5   2    6
 Astros           3   8   0    6


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