New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 32
Played on Wednesday, May 15, 1985 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  1  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   5 11  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  1  0    1  0  0  -   3  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Backman 2b                    3   0   1   1       0   0       0   8
  Chapman ph,2b               1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Wilson cf                     5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Hernandez 1b                  2   0   1   1       2   0       8   0
Carter c                      4   0   0   0       1   2       7   0
Foster lf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Heep rf                       3   1   2   1       1   0       0   0
Knight 3b                     2   0   1   0       2   0       2   1
Santana ss                    4   2   2   0       0   0       4   0
Gooden p                      3   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Orosco p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5  11   5       6   3      27   9

BATTING - 
3B: Wilson (3,off Niekro).
HR: Heep (1,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
SF: Hernandez (4,off Niekro); Backman (1,off Niekro).
IBB: Hernandez (7,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wilson (11,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).
CS: Wilson (2,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   1   2   0       1   2       3   2
Puhl rf                       4   0   2   2       0   0       0   0
Walling 1b                    3   1   1   0       0   0       8   0
  Cabell ph,1b                1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Mumphrey cf                   3   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dawley p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pankovits ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Calhoun p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Garner 3b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       5   2
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
  Thon ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bass ph,cf                  3   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       35   3   8   3       2   6      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Walling.

BATTING - 
2B: Walling (9,off Gooden); Doran (7,off Gooden).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gooden W(6-1)                 6.1   8   3   3   2   1   0  29
Orosco SV(5)                  2.2   0   0   0   0   5   0   8
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   6   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(2-4)                 5     6   4   4   3   3   1  22
DiPino                        2.2   5   1   1   3   0   0  15
Dawley                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Calhoun                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    11   5   5   6   3   1  41

WP: DiPino (2).
IBB: Niekro (3,Hernandez).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 15717


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Backman             2b        Doran               2b
2. Wilson              cf        Puhl                rf
3. Hernandez           1b        Walling             1b
4. Carter              c         Cruz                lf
5. Foster              lf        Mumphrey            cf
6. Heep                rf        Garner              3b
7. Knight              3b        Ashby               c
8. Santana             ss        Reynolds            ss
9. Gooden              p         Niekro              p

METS 1ST: Backman grounded out (first unassisted); Wilson
tripled; Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly to center [Wilson
scored]; Carter struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

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

METS 2ND: Foster grounded out (third to first); Heep homered;
Knight singled; Santana hit into a double play (first
unassisted) [Knight out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 0.

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

METS 3RD: Gooden grounded out (third to first); Backman singled;
Wilson forced Backman (second to shortstop); Wilson was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds made an out to third; Niekro grounded out
(second to first); Doran walked; Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Hernandez walked; Carter flied out to center; Foster
struck out; Heep grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Walling doubled; Cruz grounded out (second to first)
[Walling to third]; Mumphrey grounded out (second to first)
[Walling scored]; Garner walked; Ashby singled [Garner to
third]; Reynolds made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Knight walked; Santana singled [Knight to third];
Gooden reached on a fielder's choice [Knight out at home (third
to catcher to third), Santana to third, Gooden to second];
Backman hit a sacrifice fly to center [Santana scored]; Wilson
singled [Gooden scored]; Wilson stole second; Hernandez was
walked intentionally; Carter struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: BASS BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Bass singled; Doran singled
[Bass to second]; Puhl singled [Bass scored, Doran to second];
Walling forced Puhl (second to shortstop) [Doran to third]; Cruz
popped to third in foul territory; Mumphrey forced Walling
(second to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: DIPINO REPLACED MUMPHREY (PITCHING); BASS STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); Foster flied out to center; Heep walked;
Knight walked [Heep to second]; DiPino threw a wild pitch [Heep
to third, Knight to second]; Santana reached on a fielder's
choice [Heep out at home (third to catcher), Knight to third];
Gooden made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Garner grounded out (second to first); Ashby
grounded out (first unassisted); Reynolds flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

METS 7TH: Backman grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson
grounded out (second to first); Hernandez singled; Carter walked
[Hernandez to second]; Foster forced Carter (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Bass made an out to shortstop; Doran doubled; Puhl
singled [Doran scored, Puhl to second]; CABELL BATTED FOR
WALLING; OROSCO REPLACED GOODEN (PITCHING); Cabell struck out;
Cruz struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: CABELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Heep singled;
Knight flied out to left; Santana singled [Heep to second];
Orosco singled [Heep out at home (center to catcher), Santana to
second]; CHAPMAN BATTED FOR BACKMAN; Chapman singled [Santana
scored, Orosco to second]; DAWLEY REPLACED DIPINO (PITCHING);
Wilson forced Chapman (shortstop to second); 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: PANKOVITS BATTED FOR DAWLEY; CHAPMAN STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING 2B); Pankovits popped to catcher in foul territory;
Garner flied out to left; Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

METS 9TH: CALHOUN REPLACED PANKOVITS (PITCHING); Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Carter flied out to center;
Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: THON BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Thon struck out; Bass made
an out to second; Doran struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5  11   0    9
 Astros           3   8   0    7


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