New York Mets 16, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 97
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, July 27, 1985 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    4  0  0  -   4  9  5
NY  N    0  0  1    0  3  0    6  6  x  -  16 15  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      5   1   2   3       0   2       4   2
Rivera 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   2       0   2
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Madden p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bailey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Bass cf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       4   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Mumphrey rf                   4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Jones rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Davis 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   2       6   1
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Thon ss                       4   1   2   1       0   1       1   4
Knepper p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Tolman ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dawley p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Garner ph,3b                2   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   4   9   4       3  11      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Thon-Doran-Davis.
E: Rivera (1), Davis 2 (2), Thon (8), Garner (16).

BATTING - 
HR: Doran (8,7th inning off McDowell 2 on 2 out).
GDP: Ashby (5,off Fernandez).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bass (13,2nd base off Fernandez/Carter); Thon 2 (3,2nd base off Fernandez/Carter,3rd
base off Fernandez/Carter).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    3   4   2   1       1   0       2   0
Backman 2b                    5   2   2   0       0   1       0   1
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   1   3       0   0       5   0
Carter c                      5   2   4   3       0   0      12   0
Foster lf                     4   2   0   1       1   1       3   0
Knight 3b                     5   2   2   4       0   1       0   0
Paciorek rf                   5   1   2   2       0   0       4   0
Santana ss                    5   1   2   0       0   0       1   2
Fernandez p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  McDowell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Orosco p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39  16  15  14       3   4      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Santana-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Dykstra (3,off Knepper); Carter 2 (11,off DiPino,off Madden); Knight (10,off
Madden); Paciorek (1,off Madden).
HR: Knight (4,7th inning off DiPino 2 on 1 out).
SH: Fernandez (2,off Knepper); Dykstra (4,off DiPino).
SF: Hernandez (8,off Knepper).
GDP: Carter (11,off Knepper).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper                       5     7   4   0   1   2   0  23
Dawley                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
DiPino L(1-6)                 0.1   2   6   0   2   1   1   7
Madden                        1.2   6   6   0   0   1   0  12
Totals                        8    15  16   0   3   4   1  45

WP: Knepper (2).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Fernandez                     6.2   5   2   2   2   8   0  26
McDowell                      0.1   2   2   2   1   0   1   4
Orosco W(2-4)                 2     2   0   0   0   3   0   8
Totals                        9     9   4   4   3  11   1  38


Umpires: HP - Scott Grinder, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 3:03   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Doran               2b        Dykstra             cf
2. Rivera              3b        Backman             2b
3. Bass                cf        Hernandez           1b
4. Cruz                lf        Carter              c
5. Mumphrey            rf        Foster              lf
6. Davis               1b        Knight              3b
7. Ashby               c         Paciorek            rf
8. Thon                ss        Santana             ss
9. Knepper             p         Fernandez           p

ASTROS 1ST: Doran struck out; Rivera grounded out (second to
first); Bass walked; Bass stole second; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Dykstra walked; Backman flied out to right; Hernandez
flied out to center; Carter singled [Dykstra to third]; Foster
lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Mumphrey grounded out (pitcher to first); Davis
struck out; Ashby popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Knight grounded out (shortstop to first); Paciorek
singled; Santana forced Paciorek (third to second); Fernandez
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Thon singled; Thon stole second; Knepper struck out;
Doran flied out to left; Thon stole third; Rivera struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Dykstra singled [Dykstra to second (error by Davis)];
Backman grounded out (shortstop to first) [Dykstra to third];
Hernandez singled [Dykstra scored (unearned)]; Carter grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hernandez out
at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bass flied out to center; Cruz grounded out (pitcher
to first); Mumphrey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Knight
struck out; Paciorek flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis flied out to center; Ashby flied out to left;
Thon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Santana reached on an error by Rivera [Santana to
first]; Fernandez out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Santana to second]; Dykstra doubled [Santana scored
(unearned)]; Backman singled [Dykstra to third]; Hernandez hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Dykstra scored (unearned)]; Carter
singled [Backman to third]; Knepper threw a wild pitch [Backman
scored (unearned), Carter to second]; Foster struck out; 3 R (0
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 4.

ASTROS 6TH: TOLMAN BATTED FOR KNEPPER; Tolman flied out to
right; Doran singled; Rivera struck out; Bass singled [Doran to
third]; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 4.

METS 6TH: DAWLEY REPLACED TOLMAN (PITCHING); Knight grounded out
(third to first); Paciorek lined to left; On a bunt Santana made
an out to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Mumphrey singled; Davis walked [Mumphrey to second];
Ashby grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Mumphrey
to third, Davis out at second]; Thon singled [Mumphrey scored];
GARNER BATTED FOR DAWLEY; MCDOWELL REPLACED FERNANDEZ
(PITCHING); Garner singled [Thon to third]; Doran homered [Thon
scored, Garner scored]; Rivera walked; Bass flied out to right;
4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 4.

METS 7TH: JOHNSON BATTED FOR MCDOWELL; DIPINO REPLACED RIVERA
(PITCHING); GARNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Johnson walked;
Dykstra reached on an error by Davis on a sacrifice bunt
[Johnson to third, Dykstra to second]; Backman struck out;
Hernandez reached on a fielder's choice [Johnson scored
(unearned)]; Carter doubled [Dykstra scored (unearned),
Hernandez scored (unearned), Carter to third]; Foster walked;
Knight homered (unearned) [Carter scored (unearned), Foster
scored (unearned)]; MADDEN REPLACED DIPINO (PITCHING); Paciorek
made an out to second; Santana singled; Johnson struck out; 6 R
(0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 10.

ASTROS 8TH: OROSCO REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Cruz lined to
left; Mumphrey grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 10.

METS 8TH: JONES REPLACED MUMPHREY (PLAYING RF); Dykstra reached
on an error by Thon [Dykstra to first]; Backman singled [Dykstra
to second]; Hernandez flied out to center [Dykstra to third];
Carter doubled [Dykstra scored (unearned), Backman to third];
Foster reached on an error by Garner [Backman scored (unearned),
Carter to third, Foster to first]; Knight doubled [Carter scored
(unearned), Foster to third]; Paciorek doubled [Foster scored
(unearned), Knight scored (unearned)]; Santana singled [Paciorek
scored (on throw to 2b) (unearned) (no RBI), Santana out at
second (center to third to first to shortstop)]; Orosco grounded
out (second to first); 6 R (0 ER), 5 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Mets 16.

ASTROS 9TH: Ashby singled; Thon flied out to right; Garner
singled [Ashby to second]; Doran struck out; BAILEY BATTED FOR
MADDEN; Bailey struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets
16.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   5    7
 Mets            16  15   0    5


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