Houston Astros 3, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 93
Played on Tuesday, July 17, 1984 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  9  3
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  8  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Backman 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
  Chapman ph,2b               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Heep rf                       4   0   1   0       1   2       1   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   1       1   2       9   0
Strawberry cf                 4   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Foster lf                     5   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
Brooks 3b                     3   0   2   0       1   1       1   1
Fitzgerald c                  4   0   2   0       0   0       5   2
Gardenhire ss                 2   0   0   0       1   0       2   5
  Staub ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Santana ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Darling p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Wilson ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sisk p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   2   9   1       6   8      25  13

FIELDING - 
E: Gardenhire 2 (10), Darling (3).

BATTING - 
3B: Wilson (4,off Smith).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Backman (18,2nd base off Niekro/Bailey); Heep (1,2nd base off Niekro/Bailey);
Chapman (6,2nd base off DiPino/Bailey).
CS: Strawberry (5,2nd base by Niekro/Bailey).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Walling 3b,cf                 4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   1       1   1       1   0
Mumphrey cf                   4   0   2   0       0   2       3   0
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Puhl rf                       3   1   2   0       1   0       0   0
Bailey c                      4   1   1   2       0   1       8   1
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bass ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garner 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   8   3       2   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Doran.
E: Cruz (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Bailey (7,9th inning off Sisk 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Puhl (5,2nd base by Darling/Fitzgerald); Mumphrey (5,2nd base by Darling/Fitzgerald).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darling                       8     7   1   0   1   5   0  32
Sisk L(1-2)                   0.1   1   2   2   1   0   1   3
Totals                        8.1   8   3   2   2   5   1  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        7     6   1   0   5   5   0  31
Smith                         1     3   1   1   0   0   0   5
DiPino W(4-5)                 1     0   0   0   1   3   0   5
Totals                        9     9   2   1   6   8   0  41

Smith faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
WP: Niekro (7).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Randy Marsh
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 12448


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Backman             2b        Doran               2b
2. Heep                rf        Reynolds            ss
3. Hernandez           1b        Walling             3b
4. Strawberry          cf        Cruz                lf
5. Foster              lf        Mumphrey            cf
6. Brooks              3b        Cabell              1b
7. Fitzgerald          c         Puhl                rf
8. Gardenhire          ss        Bailey              c
9. Darling             p         Niekro              p

METS 1ST: Backman made an out to first; Heep struck out;
Hernandez walked; Strawberry flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
singled; Walling reached on an error by Gardenhire [Reynolds to
second]; Cruz singled [Reynolds scored (unearned), Walling to
second]; Mumphrey struck out; Cabell flied out to right; 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Brooks
walked; Fitzgerald grounded out (second to first) [Brooks to
second]; Gardenhire grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Puhl singled; Bailey struck out; Niekro reached on a
fielder's choice [Puhl to second (error by Gardenhire)]; Doran
forced Niekro (shortstop to second) [Puhl to third]; Reynolds
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Darling flied out to center; Backman made an out to
third; Heep singled; Hernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Walling struck out; Cruz struck out; Mumphrey
singled; Cabell forced Mumphrey (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Strawberry made an out to first; Foster singled;
Brooks singled to left [Foster scored (error by Cruz) (unearned)
(no RBI), Brooks to second]; Fitzgerald grounded out (third to
first); Gardenhire grounded out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl singled; Puhl was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Bailey flied out to left; Niekro grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Darling struck out; Backman singled; Heep flied out to
left; Backman stole second; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Doran grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds
grounded out (shortstop to first); Walling singled; Cruz flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Strawberry walked; Strawberry was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Foster singled; Brooks struck out;
Fitzgerald singled [Foster to third]; Gardenhire walked
[Fitzgerald to second]; Darling made an out to first; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Mumphrey singled; Cabell made an out to shortstop;
Mumphrey was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Puhl
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Backman grounded out (second to first); Heep walked;
Hernandez struck out; Heep stole second; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Heep to third]; Strawberry grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Bailey made an out to third; BASS BATTED FOR NIEKRO;
Bass grounded out (shortstop to first); Doran flied out to left;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 8TH: SMITH REPLACED BASS (PITCHING); Foster made an out to
first; Brooks singled; Fitzgerald singled [Brooks to second];
STAUB BATTED FOR GARDENHIRE; Staub hit into a double play
(shortstop to second) [Brooks out at third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: SANTANA REPLACED STAUB (PLAYING SS); Reynolds flied
out to center; Walling grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz
walked; Cruz was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Darling [Cruz to third]; Mumphrey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: WILSON BATTED FOR DARLING; Wilson tripled; CHAPMAN
BATTED FOR BACKMAN; WALLING CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
DIPINO REPLACED MUMPHREY (PITCHING); GARNER REPLACED SMITH
(PLAYING 3B); Chapman walked; Chapman stole second; Heep struck
out; Hernandez reached on a fielder's choice [Wilson scored,
Chapman to third]; Strawberry struck out; Foster struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: CHAPMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); SISK REPLACED
WILSON (PITCHING); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Puhl walked; Bailey homered [Puhl scored]; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Mets 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   9   3   12
 Astros           3   8   1    7


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