New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 5
Played on Sunday, April 8, 1984 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  2  0  -   3 10  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Backman 2b                    3   1   1   0       2   1       1   5
Oquendo ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Hernandez 1b                  3   0   0   0       1   1      11   0
Foster lf                     4   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Strawberry rf                 4   1   3   0       0   1       2   0
Wilson cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       4   0
Brooks 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Ortiz c                       2   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
  Staub ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hodges c                    1   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Torrez p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leary p                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sisk p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3  10   3       3   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Backman (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Strawberry (1,off Niekro).
SH: Oquendo (1,off Ruhle).
GDP: Oquendo (1,off Niekro); Staub (1,off Niekro).
IBB: Hernandez (1,by Ruhle).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Strawberry (1,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Puhl rf                       4   0   2   0       1   0       0   0
Thon ss                       1   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Reynolds pr,ss              2   1   0   0       0   0       3   2
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Mumphrey cf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Knight 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   2
Garner 3b                     3   0   2   0       1   0       0   5
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
  T. Scott ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ruhle p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   1       2   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Knight-Thon-Niekro, Knight-Reynolds-Niekro.
PB: Ashby 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Knight (2,off Torrez).
HBP: Thon (1,by Torrez).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (1,2nd base off Torrez/Ortiz).
CS: Puhl (1,2nd base by Torrez/Ortiz).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Torrez                        5.2   5   0   0   2   3   0  24
Leary W(1-0)                  1.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   5
Sisk SV(2)                    2     2   1   0   0   1   0   9
Totals                        9     8   1   0   2   6   0  38

HBP: Torrez (1,Thon).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(0-2)                 7     7   1   1   1   3   0  26
Ruhle                         0.1   2   2   2   2   0   0   5
Smith                         1.2   1   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9    10   3   3   3   6   0  37

IBB: Ruhle (1,Hernandez).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 10625


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Backman grounded out (pitcher to first); Oquendo made
an out to first; Hernandez struck out but advanced to first on a
passed ball; Foster flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran struck out; Puhl singled; Puhl stole second;
Thon struck out; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Strawberry singled; Wilson singled to left [Strawberry
to third, Wilson out at second (left to third to second)];
Brooks reached on a fielder's choice [Strawberry out at home
(shortstop to catcher)]; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Brooks to
second]; Ortiz struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Mumphrey grounded out (shortstop to first); Knight
flied out to center; Garner singled; Ashby grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Torrez grounded out (third to first); Backman singled;
Oquendo grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to
pitcher) [Backman out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro grounded out (third to first); Doran grounded
out (second to first); Puhl walked; Thon was hit by a pitch
[Puhl to second]; REYNOLDS RAN FOR THON; Cruz singled [Puhl to
third, Reynolds to second]; Mumphrey made an out to first; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: REYNOLDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Hernandez
grounded out (third to first); Foster made an out to first;
Strawberry singled; Strawberry was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Knight flied out to right; Garner walked; Ashby made
an out to third; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets
0, Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Wilson struck out; Brooks flied out to center; Ortiz
made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Doran made an out to shortstop; Puhl singled; Puhl
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Reynolds flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 6TH: Torrez grounded out (third to first); Backman walked;
Oquendo flied out to center; Hernandez made an out to shortstop;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz flied out to center; Mumphrey made an out to
first; Knight doubled; LEARY REPLACED TORREZ (PITCHING); Garner
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 7TH: Foster made an out to shortstop; Strawberry doubled;
Wilson singled [Strawberry to third]; Brooks singled [Strawberry
scored, Wilson to third]; STAUB BATTED FOR ORTIZ; Staub grounded
into a double play (first to shortstop to pitcher) [Brooks out
at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: HODGES REPLACED STAUB (PLAYING C ); Ashby struck
out; T. SCOTT BATTED FOR NIEKRO; T. Scott singled; Doran struck
out; Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

METS 8TH: RUHLE REPLACED T. SCOTT (PITCHING); Leary singled;
Backman walked [Leary to second]; Oquendo out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [Leary to third, Backman to second];
Hernandez was walked intentionally; Foster singled [Leary
scored, Backman scored, Hernandez to second]; SMITH REPLACED
RUHLE (PITCHING); Strawberry struck out; Wilson made an out to
first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: SISK REPLACED LEARY (PITCHING); Reynolds reached on
an error by Backman; Cruz grounded out (second to first)
[Reynolds to second]; Mumphrey singled [Reynolds scored
(unearned)]; Knight struck out; Garner singled [Mumphrey to
second]; Ashby flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: Brooks grounded out (shortstop to first); Hodges
struck out; Sisk singled; Backman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: SPILMAN BATTED FOR SMITH; Spilman grounded out
(second to first); Doran grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             3  10   1    7
 Astros           1   8   0   10


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