Houston Astros 12, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 99
Played on Sunday, July 28, 1985 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    1  0  3    3  0  0    1  3  1  -  12 19  1
NY  N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   4  8  4
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
  Garner ph,2b                2   1   1   1       0   1       1   1
Reynolds ss                   6   1   4   1       0   0       4   1
Bass cf                       4   2   1   1       2   2       4   0
Cruz lf                       5   3   3   1       1   0       4   0
Mumphrey rf                   3   1   1   1       2   0       3   0
  Jones rf                    1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Davis 1b                      4   2   2   2       1   0       5   1
Ashby c                       2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Bailey c                    4   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
Rivera 3b                     6   1   1   1       0   1       2   1
Niekro p                      5   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
Totals                       46  12  19  10       7   6      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Davis-Reynolds.
E: Bailey (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz 2 (16,off Darling 2); Bass (13,off Gorman).
SF: Davis (1,off Darling).
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (9,2nd base off Sisk/Reynolds).
CS: Reynolds (3,2nd base by Darling/Carter).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Sisk p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Backman 2b                    4   2   2   0       0   1       1   3
Strawberry rf,cf              3   2   2   4       1   0       2   0
Carter c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Reynolds c                  1   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Heep 1b                       3   0   2   0       1   0      12   3
Foster lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Johnson 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Santana ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Darling p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Staub ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gorman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Hurdle ph,rf                2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   4       2   3      27  17

FIELDING - 
E: Heep (3), Johnson (12), Santana 2 (18).

BATTING - 
2B: Backman (8,off Niekro).
HR: Strawberry 2 (12,3rd inning off Niekro 1 on 1 out,8th inning off Niekro
1 on 0 out).
GDP: Strawberry (5,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Strawberry (13,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Backman (15,2nd base off Niekro/Bailey).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(8-8)                 9     8   4   4   2   3   2  36

WP: Niekro (13).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darling L(10-4)               4     8   7   5   6   1   0  26
Gorman                        3     5   1   1   1   3   0  15
Sisk                          2     6   4   1   0   2   0  13
Totals                        9    19  12   7   7   6   0  54


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Scott Grinder, 3B - Randy Marsh
Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 34298


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Doran               2b        Dykstra             cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Backman             2b
3. Bass                cf        Strawberry          rf
4. Cruz                lf        Carter              c
5. Mumphrey            rf        Heep                1b
6. Davis               1b        Foster              lf
7. Ashby               c         Johnson             3b
8. Rivera              3b        Santana             ss
9. Niekro              p         Darling             p

ASTROS 1ST: Doran grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
singled; Reynolds was picked off and caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher); Bass walked; Cruz
doubled [Bass scored]; Mumphrey grounded out (pitcher to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Dykstra flied out to center; Backman struck out;
Strawberry walked; Strawberry stole second; Carter made an out
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis walked; Ashby grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Davis to second]; Rivera grounded out (shortstop to first);
Niekro walked; Doran grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Heep singled; Foster flied out to left; Johnson flied
out to right; Santana singled [Heep to second]; Darling forced
Santana (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Bass
grounded out (third to first); Cruz doubled; Mumphrey walked;
Davis singled [Cruz scored, Mumphrey to second]; Ashby reached
on an error by Heep [Mumphrey scored (unearned) (no RBI), Davis
to third]; Rivera singled [Davis scored (unearned), Ashby to
third]; Niekro struck out; 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: On a bunt Dykstra singled; Backman forced Dykstra
(second to shortstop); BAILEY REPLACED ASHBY (PLAYING C );
Backman stole second; Strawberry homered [Backman scored];
Carter grounded out (shortstop to first); Heep walked; Foster
flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Doran singled; Reynolds flied out to center; Bass
walked [Doran to second]; Cruz walked [Doran to third, Bass to
second]; Mumphrey singled [Doran scored, Bass to third, Cruz to
second]; Davis hit a sacrifice fly to center [Bass scored];
Bailey singled [Cruz scored, Mumphrey to third]; Rivera forced
Bailey (second unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7,
Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Johnson flied out to center; Santana lined to
shortstop; STAUB BATTED FOR DARLING; Staub made an out to third;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: GORMAN REPLACED STAUB (PITCHING); Niekro grounded
out (shortstop to first); Doran singled; Reynolds singled [Doran
to second]; Bass struck out; Cruz grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Dykstra flied out to left; Backman singled; Strawberry
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Backman out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Mumphrey walked; Davis grounded out (first
unassisted) [Mumphrey to second]; Bailey singled [Mumphrey to
third]; Rivera struck out; Niekro grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Carter popped to first in foul territory; Heep
singled; Foster struck out while Heep advanced to third on a
wild pitch; Johnson flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 7, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: GARNER BATTED FOR DORAN; REYNOLDS REPLACED CARTER
(PLAYING C ); Garner struck out (catcher to first); Reynolds
singled; Bass doubled [Reynolds scored]; Cruz grounded out
(pitcher to first); Mumphrey flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: GARNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); JONES REPLACED
MUMPHREY (PLAYING RF); Santana grounded out (third to first);
HURDLE BATTED FOR GORMAN; Hurdle flied out to left; Dykstra
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 2.

ASTROS 8TH: SISK REPLACED DYKSTRA (PITCHING); STRAWBERRY CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); HURDLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
Davis singled; Bailey flied out to center; Rivera reached on an
error by Johnson [Davis to second]; Niekro struck out; Garner
singled [Davis scored (unearned), Rivera scored (error by
Santana) (unearned) (no RBI), Garner to third]; Reynolds singled
[Garner scored (unearned)]; Bass struck out; 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 2
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: Backman doubled; Strawberry homered [Backman scored];
Reynolds struck out; Heep grounded out (second to first); Foster
flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 11, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz singled; Cruz stole second [Cruz to third
(error by Santana)]; Jones singled [Cruz scored]; Davis flied
out to center; Bailey singled [Jones to second]; Rivera forced
Jones (pitcher to third) [Bailey to second]; Niekro grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 12, Mets 4.

METS 9TH: Johnson made an out to second; Santana flied out to
right; Hurdle flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
12, Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          12  19   1   15
 Mets             4   8   4    5


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