New York Mets 2, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 42
Played on Sunday, May 23, 1982 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Backman 2b                    4   1   2   1       0   0       5   2
  Gardenhire ss               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Foster lf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Kingman 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
  Jorgensen 1b                0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Youngblood rf                 3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Hodges c                      3   0   0   0       1   1       7   1
Brooks 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   5
Veryzer ss,2b                 4   1   2   0       0   0       0   2
Jones p                       2   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   6   1       5   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Kingman (6).

BATTING - 
SH: Jones (1,off Niekro).
HBP: Youngblood (3,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Backman (4,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).
CS: Backman (4,2nd base by Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Scott cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Knight 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Garner 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Heep 1b                       4   0   1   0       0   2      12   0
Garcia ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   5
Pujols c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Pittman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   4   0       2   6      27  14

BATTING - 
2B: Heep (3,off Jones).
SH: Niekro (3,off Jones).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jones W(6-2)                  9     4   0   0   2   6   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(3-4)                 7     5   2   2   4   1   0  30
LaCorte                       2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9     6   2   2   5   2   0  38

WP: Niekro 2 (4).
HBP: Niekro (2,Youngblood).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Fred Brocklander
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 26624


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Wilson              cf        Puhl                rf
2. Backman             2b        Scott               cf
3. Foster              lf        Knight              3b
4. Kingman             1b        Cruz                lf
5. Youngblood          rf        Garner              2b
6. Hodges              c         Heep                1b
7. Brooks              3b        Garcia              ss
8. Veryzer             ss        Pujols              c
9. Jones               p         Niekro              p

METS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); Backman lined
to pitcher; Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Scott forced Puhl (shortstop to
second); Knight flied out to right; Cruz flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Kingman flied out to left; Youngblood flied out to
left; Hodges walked; Brooks flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Garner grounded out (third to first); Heep struck
out; Garcia struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Veryzer singled to left; Jones out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Veryzer to second]; Wilson grounded out
(second to first) [Veryzer to third]; Backman singled to right
[Veryzer scored]; Backman stole second; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Backman to third]; Foster walked; Kingman walked [Foster
to second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Kingman to second, Foster
to third, Backman scored]; Youngblood was hit by a pitch; Hodges
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols popped to catcher in foul territory; Niekro
popped to second in foul territory; Puhl reached on an error by
Kingman [Puhl to first]; Scott singled to left [Puhl to second];
Knight struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Brooks grounded out (third to first); Veryzer flied
out to center; Jones walked; Wilson singled to center [Jones to
second]; Backman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz struck out; Garner grounded out (second to
first); Heep doubled to right; Garcia grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Foster was called out on strikes; Kingman popped to
first; Youngblood grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Pujols singled to right; Niekro out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Pujols to second]; Puhl flied out to
center; Scott grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 6TH: Hodges flied out to left; Brooks flied out to left;
Veryzer singled to center; Jones forced Veryzer (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Knight walked; Cruz singled to center [Knight to
second]; Garner forced Cruz (shortstop to second) [Knight to
third]; Heep popped to second; Garcia grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 7TH: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); Backman
singled to left; Backman was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Foster grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols grounded out (third to first); PITTMAN BATTED
FOR NIEKRO; Pittman struck out; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 8TH: LACORTE REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); Kingman flied out
to left; Youngblood grounded out (shortstop to first); Hodges
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: GARDENHIRE REPLACED BACKMAN (PLAYING SS); VERYZER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); JORGENSEN REPLACED KINGMAN
(PLAYING 1B); Scott grounded out (third to first); Knight flied
out to left; Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 0.

METS 9TH: Brooks flied out to right; Veryzer popped to first in
foul territory; Jones singled to right; Wilson walked [Jones to
second]; Gardenhire forced Wilson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Garner grounded out (shortstop to first); Heep was
called out on strikes; Garcia flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   6   1    9
 Astros           0   4   0    7


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