New York Mets 13, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 89
Played on Thursday, July 17, 1986 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    7  3  3  -  13 12  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  6  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    4   1   1   3       1   0       0   0
Backman 2b                    6   1   3   5       0   1       4   2
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   1   0       1   0       8   2
  K. Mitchell ph,1b           1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Carter c                      3   1   1   1       1   1       3   1
  Hearn c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Strawberry rf                 5   0   1   3       0   2       4   0
Heep lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  McDowell p                  1   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Myers p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Knight 3b                     3   3   1   1       2   2       0   5
Santana ss                    2   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
  Johnson ph,ss               2   2   1   0       1   1       0   0
Ojeda p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wilson ph,lf                0   3   0   0       3   0       0   0
Totals                       37  13  12  13       9   9      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Knight-Backman-Hernandez, Knight-Backman-K. Mitchell.
E: Santana (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Strawberry (23,off Kerfeld).
SH: Ojeda (3,off Ryan).
SF: Dykstra (1,off Kerfeld); Carter (12,off Lopez).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       2   2
Hatcher cf                    3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Garner 3b                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Walling ph,3b               0   0   0   1       1   0       0   1
Davis 1b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       9   0
Bass rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Lopez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reynolds p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pankovits ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Thon ss                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ryan p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kerfeld p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gainey lf                   0   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Totals                       31   2   6   2       3   4      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Doran (8), Garner (19).

BATTING - 
2B: Hatcher (7,off Ojeda); Ashby (4,off Myers).
HBP: Hatcher (1,by McDowell).
GDP: Bass (8,off Ojeda); Pankovits (2,off Myers).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gainey (2,2nd base off McDowell/Hearn).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ojeda W(11-2)                 6     4   1   0   0   2   0  21
McDowell                      2     0   1   1   3   2   0  10
Myers                         1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     6   2   1   3   4   0  35

HBP: McDowell (2,Hatcher).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(6-7)                   6.2   5   4   4   3   8   0  28
DiPino                        0     1   2   1   0   0   0   2
Kerfeld                       0.2   3   4   4   3   0   0   8
Lopez                         0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Reynolds                      1     3   3   3   2   1   0   8
Totals                        9    12  13  11*  9   9   0  49

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.
WP: Reynolds (1).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Greg Bonin
Time of Game: 3:10   Attendance: 21536


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Dykstra             cf        Doran               2b
2. Backman             2b        Hatcher             cf
3. Hernandez           1b        Garner              3b
4. Carter              c         Davis               1b
5. Strawberry          rf        Bass                rf
6. Heep                lf        Cruz                lf
7. Knight              3b        Ashby               c
8. Santana             ss        Thon                ss
9. Ojeda               p         Ryan                p

METS 1ST: Dykstra grounded out (pitcher to first); Backman
grounded out (second to first); Hernandez singled; Carter struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran reached on an error by Santana [Doran to
first]; Hatcher grounded out (shortstop to first) [Doran to
second]; Garner flied out to right; Davis singled [Doran scored
(unearned), Davis to second (on throw to home)]; Bass flied out
to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Strawberry flied out to left; Heep struck out; Knight
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz struck out; Ashby made an out to shortstop;
Thon flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Santana singled; Ojeda out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Santana to second]; Dykstra grounded out
(first unassisted) [Santana to third]; Backman struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Ryan grounded out (shortstop to first); Doran popped
to first in foul territory; Hatcher doubled; Garner singled to
shortstop [Hatcher out at home (shortstop to third to catcher to
third to first)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Hernandez grounded out (first unassisted); Carter
singled; Strawberry was called out on strikes; Heep singled
[Carter to second]; Knight struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Davis singled; Bass grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Davis out at second]; Cruz made an
out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Santana popped to first in foul territory; Ojeda
struck out; Dykstra grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby grounded out (shortstop to first); Thon flied
out to right; Ryan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Backman grounded out (second to first); Hernandez
flied out to center; Carter flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Doran made an out to first; Hatcher flied out to
right; Garner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
1.

METS 7TH: Strawberry struck out; Heep flied out to center;
Knight walked; JOHNSON BATTED FOR SANTANA; Johnson walked
[Knight to second]; WILSON BATTED FOR OJEDA; Wilson walked
[Knight to third, Johnson to second]; Dykstra singled [Knight
scored, Johnson scored, Wilson to third, Dykstra to second];
DIPINO REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Backman singled [Wilson scored,
Dykstra scored, Backman to second]; Hernandez reached on an
error by Garner [Backman to third, Hernandez to first]; KERFELD
REPLACED DIPINO (PITCHING); Carter walked [Hernandez to second];
Strawberry doubled [Backman scored, Hernandez scored (unearned),
Carter scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)]; Heep
grounded out (third to first); 7 R (6 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: MCDOWELL REPLACED HEEP (PITCHING); JOHNSON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING SS); WILSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Davis
lined to second; Bass grounded out (first to pitcher); Cruz
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 1.

METS 8TH: Knight walked; Johnson singled [Knight to third];
Wilson walked [Johnson to second]; Dykstra hit a sacrifice fly
to left [Knight scored]; Backman singled [Johnson scored, Wilson
to second]; LOPEZ REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); GAINEY REPLACED
KERFELD (PLAYING LF); Hernandez walked [Wilson to third, Backman
to second]; Carter hit a sacrifice fly to right [Wilson scored,
Backman to third]; Strawberry grounded out (first unassisted); 3
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 10, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HEARN REPLACED CARTER (PLAYING C ); Ashby struck
out; Thon grounded out (first to pitcher); Gainey walked; Gainey
stole second; Doran walked; Hatcher was hit by a pitch [Gainey
to third, Doran to second]; WALLING BATTED FOR GARNER; Walling
walked [Gainey scored, Doran to third, Hatcher to second]; Davis
forced Walling (third to second); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets
10, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); REYNOLDS REPLACED
LOPEZ (PITCHING); McDowell singled to second [McDowell to second
(error by Doran)]; Knight singled [McDowell scored]; Johnson was
called out on strikes; Reynolds threw a wild pitch [Knight to
second]; Wilson walked; Dykstra walked [Knight to third, Wilson
to second]; Backman singled [Knight scored, Wilson scored,
Dykstra to second]; K. MITCHELL BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; K.
Mitchell forced Backman (third to second) [Dykstra to third, K.
Mitchell to first]; Hearn flied out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 13, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: K. MITCHELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); MYERS
REPLACED MCDOWELL (PITCHING); Bass singled; PANKOVITS BATTED FOR
REYNOLDS; Pankovits grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Bass out at second]; Ashby doubled; Thon grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 13, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets            13  12   1    9
 Astros           2   6   2    6


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