Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 82
Played on Saturday, July 9, 1983 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    3  0  0    2  1  0    1  0  0  -   7  9  0
NY  N    0  0  0    2  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     5   0   1   1       0   2       2   0
Puhl rf                       4   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
Thon ss                       4   2   3   2       0   0       2   7
Garner 3b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Cruz lf                       3   3   2   0       2   0       4   0
Knight 1b                     4   0   2   1       0   0      12   0
Doran 2b                      1   1   0   0       3   0       3   4
Pujols c                      3   0   0   2       0   1       3   2
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   7   9   7       6   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Thon-Doran-Knight, Thon-Doran-Knight, Doran-Thon-Knight.
PB: Pujols 2 (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (19,off Seaver).
HR: Puhl (3,1st inning off Seaver 0 on 1 out); Thon 2 (12,1st inning off Seaver
0 on 1 out,5th inning off Seaver 0 on 0 out).
SH: Knight (2,off Seaver); Niekro (5,off Seaver); Pujols (3,off Diaz).
HBP: Thon (1,by Seaver).
GDP: Knight (9,off Sisk).
IBB: Doran 2 (8,by Seaver,by Diaz).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz 2 (16,2nd base off Seaver/Ortiz,2nd base off Diaz/Ortiz).
CS: Thon (11,2nd base by Seaver/Ortiz).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Brooks 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   1
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   1   2       0   0       7   1
Foster lf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
  Sisk p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Strawberry rf                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Giles 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       4   3
Oquendo ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Ortiz c                       4   0   2   1       0   1       6   1
Seaver p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Heep ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Diaz p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Staub ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Orosco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bradley lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   6   3       4   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Giles-Oquendo-Hernandez.
E: Oquendo (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Strawberry (6,off DiPino).
HR: Hernandez (6,4th inning off Niekro 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Seaver (1,off Niekro); Wilson (5,off DiPino); Hernandez (3,off DiPino).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(6-7)                 6     5   3   3   3   4   1  26
DiPino SV(8)                  3     1   0   0   1   1   0   9
Totals                        9     6   3   3   4   5   1  35

Niekro faced 3 batters in the 7th inning

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver L(5-9)                 5     7   6   5   3   2   3  26
Diaz                          2     1   1   1   3   1   0  10
Orosco                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Sisk                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   7   6   6   4   3  42

WP: Diaz (2).
HBP: Seaver (2,Thon).
IBB: Seaver (4,Doran); Diaz (7,Doran).

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 49596


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Moreno              cf        Wilson              cf
2. Puhl                rf        Brooks              3b
3. Thon                ss        Hernandez           1b
4. Garner              3b        Foster              lf
5. Cruz                lf        Strawberry          rf
6. Knight              1b        Giles               2b
7. Doran               2b        Oquendo             ss
8. Pujols              c         Ortiz               c
9. Niekro              p         Seaver              p

ASTROS 1ST: Moreno grounded out (second to first); Puhl homered;
Thon homered; Garner lined to center; Cruz walked; Cruz stole
second; Knight singled to center [Cruz scored]; Doran flied out
to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Wilson struck out (catcher to first); Brooks struck
out (catcher to first); Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Pujols made an out to catcher; Niekro flied out to
center; Moreno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Foster grounded out (third to first); Strawberry
popped to catcher in foul territory; Giles struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl popped to third in foul territory; Thon was hit
by a pitch; Thon was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Garner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Oquendo grounded out (shortstop to first); Ortiz
struck out but advanced to first on a passed ball; Seaver
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Ortiz out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz doubled to right; Knight out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Cruz to third]; Doran was walked
intentionally; Pujols reached on an error by Oquendo [Cruz
scored (RBI), Doran to second, Pujols to first]; Niekro out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Doran to third, Pujols to
second]; Moreno singled to first [Doran scored (unearned),
Pujols to third]; Puhl popped to catcher in foul territory; 2 R
(1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Wilson singled to center; Brooks made an out to
second; Hernandez homered [Wilson scored]; Foster walked;
Strawberry flied out to center; Giles popped to third in foul
territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Thon homered; Garner flied out to center; Cruz flied
out to left; Knight singled to left; Doran walked [Knight to
second]; Pujols struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Oquendo grounded out (shortstop to first); Ortiz
singled to third; HEEP BATTED FOR SEAVER; Pujols allowed a
passed ball [Ortiz to second]; Heep walked; Wilson forced Heep
(second to shortstop) [Ortiz to third, Wilson to first]; Brooks
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
6, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: DIAZ REPLACED HEEP (PITCHING); Niekro grounded out
(pitcher to first); Moreno struck out; Puhl walked; Thon singled
to left [Puhl to second]; Garner forced Thon (third to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Hernandez flied out to left; Foster flied out to left;
Strawberry grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Diaz threw a wild
pitch [Cruz to third]; Knight grounded out (shortstop to first);
Doran was walked intentionally; Pujols out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Cruz scored, Doran to second]; Niekro flied
out to center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Giles singled to center; Oquendo walked [Giles to
second]; Ortiz singled to left [Giles scored, Oquendo to
second]; STAUB BATTED FOR DIAZ; DIPINO REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Staub flied out to left; Wilson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Ortiz out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: OROSCO REPLACED STAUB (PITCHING); Moreno struck out;
Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Thon grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: Brooks walked; Hernandez grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Brooks out at second]; Foster
lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: SISK REPLACED FOSTER (PITCHING); BRADLEY REPLACED
OROSCO (PLAYING LF); Garner flied out to right; Cruz singled to
center; Knight grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Mets 3.

METS 9TH: Strawberry doubled to left; Giles grounded out (first
unassisted) [Strawberry to third]; Oquendo was called out on
strikes; Ortiz flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 7, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7   9   0    8
 Mets             3   6   1    5


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