Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Monday, May 9, 1983 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    2  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   4  9  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  5  1    0  0  x  -   6 12  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     5   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Brooks 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
Strawberry rf                 4   1   1   0       0   2       3   0
Foster lf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Heep 1b                       2   0   1   2       0   0       6   1
Giles 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       4   3
Reynolds c                    3   0   0   0       0   2       6   3
  Hodges ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Oquendo ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Jorgensen ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ownbey p                      2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Diaz p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Torrez p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Staub ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   3       0   9      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Foster-Reynolds.
E: Brooks (5), Oquendo (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Strawberry (1,off Madden).
SF: Heep 2 (4,off Ruhle,off Madden).
HBP: Foster (2,by Ruhle).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Heep (3,3rd base off Ruhle/Ashby); Giles (4,2nd base off Ruhle/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     4   1   2   2       0   1       2   0
T. Scott rf                   2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Madden p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Thon ss                       3   1   0   0       1   0       0   2
Garner 3b                     4   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   2   1       1   0       4   0
Knight 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   2       9   0
Ashby c                       4   2   2   1       0   0       9   0
Doran 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Ruhle p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Puhl ph,rf                  3   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Totals                       33   6  12   6       2   5      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Thon (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Garner (4,off Ownbey).
3B: Cruz (1,off Ownbey).
HR: Ashby (3,5th inning off Ownbey 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Moreno (12,2nd base off Ownbey/Reynolds); Cruz (4,2nd base off Diaz/Reynolds).
CS: Moreno (4,2nd base by Torrez/Reynolds); Cruz (4,2nd base by Torrez/Reynolds);
Doran (4,2nd base by Torrez/Reynolds).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ownbey L(0-3)                 4.2   7   5   5   2   3   1  22
Diaz                          0.2   4   1   1   0   2   0   6
Torrez                        2.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8    12   6   6   2   5   1  35

BK: Ownbey (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle                         3     7   3   2   0   2   0  17
Madden W(2-0)                 2     1   1   1   0   1   0   7
LaCorte SV(3)                 4     1   0   0   0   6   0  13
Totals                        9     9   4   3   0   9   0  37

HBP: Ruhle (1,Foster).

Umpires: HP - Lanny Harris, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 7436


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Wilson              cf        Moreno              cf
2. Brooks              3b        T. Scott            rf
3. Strawberry          rf        Thon                ss
4. Foster              lf        Garner              3b
5. Heep                1b        Cruz                lf
6. Giles               2b        Knight              1b
7. Reynolds            c         Ashby               c
8. Oquendo             ss        Doran               2b
9. Ownbey              p         Ruhle               p

METS 1ST: Wilson singled to center; Brooks singled to left
[Wilson to second]; Strawberry was called out on strikes; Foster
was hit by a pitch [Wilson to third, Brooks to second]; Heep hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Wilson scored, Brooks to third]; Giles
singled to center [Brooks scored, Foster to second]; Reynolds
flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Moreno struck out; T. Scott singled to right; Thon
forced T. Scott (third to second); Garner flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Oquendo grounded out (first unassisted); Ownbey
singled to left; Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first) [Ownbey
to second]; Brooks singled to shortstop [Ownbey scored (error by
Thon) (unearned), Brooks to third]; Strawberry flied out to
left; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz walked; Ownbey balked [Cruz to second]; Knight
singled to left [Cruz to third]; Ashby hit into a double play to
left [Cruz out at home (left to catcher)]; Doran flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Heep singled
to center; Giles singled to right [Heep to second]; Heep stole
third and Giles stole second; Reynolds struck out; Oquendo
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: PUHL BATTED FOR RUHLE; Puhl struck out; Moreno
grounded out (pitcher to first); T. Scott grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: PUHL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); MADDEN REPLACED T.
SCOTT (PITCHING); Ownbey grounded out (pitcher to first); Wilson
struck out; Brooks flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Thon flied out to center; Garner flied out to
center; Cruz tripled to left; Knight struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Strawberry doubled to right; Foster grounded out
(first unassisted) [Strawberry to third]; Heep hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Strawberry scored]; Giles grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby homered; Doran flied out to right; Puhl
singled to third [Puhl to second (error by Brooks)]; Moreno
singled to right [Puhl scored]; WALLING BATTED FOR MADDEN;
Moreno stole second; Walling grounded out (second to first);
Thon walked; Garner doubled to left [Moreno scored, Thon
scored]; DIAZ REPLACED OWNBEY (PITCHING); Cruz singled to first
[Garner scored]; Cruz stole second; Knight struck out; 5 R, 5 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 5.

METS 6TH: LACORTE REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Reynolds was
called out on strikes; Oquendo grounded out (pitcher to first);
Diaz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby singled to left; Doran singled to left [Ashby
to third]; Puhl was called out on strikes; Moreno singled to
right [Ashby scored, Doran to third]; TORREZ REPLACED DIAZ
(PITCHING); Moreno was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); LaCorte grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 6.

METS 7TH: Wilson struck out; Brooks flied out to left;
Strawberry was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Thon grounded out (shortstop to first); Garner flied
out to right; Cruz reached on an error by Oquendo; Cruz was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 6.

METS 8TH: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Heep flied
out to left; Giles lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Knight grounded out (second to first); Ashby made an
out to second; Doran singled to pitcher; Doran was caught
stealing second (catcher to first to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 6.

METS 9TH: HODGES BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Hodges was called out on
strikes; JORGENSEN BATTED FOR OQUENDO; Jorgensen singled to
right; STAUB BATTED FOR TORREZ; Staub struck out; Wilson flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4   9   2    6
 Astros           6  12   1    5


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