New York Mets 9, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Saturday, July 11, 1987 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  5  0    0  1  0    0  1  1  -   9  9  1
HOU N    1  1  1    2  0  0    0  1  0  -   6 10  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    5   2   2   0       0   2       3   0
Backman 2b                    4   1   1   1       0   1       0   2
Hernandez 1b                  2   2   1   1       3   0       9   1
Strawberry rf                 5   0   2   2       0   1       0   0
McReynolds lf                 5   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Johnson 3b                    2   3   2   2       3   0       2   2
Lyons c                       4   0   1   1       0   2       8   1
Santana ss                    4   1   0   0       0   3       1   3
Leach p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Sisk p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Myers p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  McDowell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   9   9   7       6  14      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Leach-Santana-Hernandez.
E: Lyons (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (14,off Darwin); Dykstra (16,off Andersen).
3B: Strawberry (4,off Darwin).
HR: Johnson 2 (19,2nd inning off Darwin 0 on 0 out,5th inning off Darwin 0
on 2 out).
SH: Backman (4,off Andersen).
SF: Lyons (2,off Andersen).
IBB: Hernandez (6,by Andersen); Johnson (4,by Andersen).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Johnson 2 (17,2nd base off Darwin/Ashby,2nd base off Andersen/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Young cf                      4   2   2   1       1   0       1   0
Doran 2b                      5   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Walling 3b                    3   0   1   1       0   1       0   3
  Jackson ph,3b               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Davis 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Bass rf                       4   2   2   1       0   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   1       0   2       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   2   0       0   0      14   0
C. Reynolds ss                1   1   0   0       1   0       1   1
  Lopes ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Pena ss                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Darwin p                      2   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Pankovits ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Meads p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andersen p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Wine ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   5       2   9      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Doran (4), Ashby (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Young (1,off Leach); Ashby (12,off Myers).
HR: Cruz (8,2nd inning off Leach 0 on 0 out); Bass (9,8th inning off Myers
0 on 0 out).
GDP: C. Reynolds (2,off Leach).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (3,2nd base off Leach/Lyons); Walling (4,2nd base off Leach/Lyons).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Leach                         3.2   7   5   4   2   2   1  19
Sisk                          0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Myers W(2-4)                  4.1   2   1   1   0   6   1  15
McDowell SV(11)               1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   6   5   2   9   2  38

BK: Leach (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darwin L(5-6)                 6     7   7   5   2   9   2  28
Meads                         0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Andersen                      2.1   2   2   1   3   4   0  12
Totals                        9     9   9   6   6  14   2  43

WP: Andersen (1).
IBB: Andersen 2 (7,Hernandez,Johnson).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Steve Rippley
Time of Game: 3:08   Attendance: 37814


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Dykstra             cf        Young               cf
2. Backman             2b        Doran               2b
3. Hernandez           1b        Walling             3b
4. Strawberry          rf        Davis               1b
5. McReynolds          lf        Bass                rf
6. Johnson             3b        Cruz                lf
7. Lyons               c         Ashby               c
8. Santana             ss        C. Reynolds         ss
9. Leach               p         Darwin              p

METS 1ST: Dykstra was called out on strikes; Backman struck out;
Hernandez walked; Strawberry tripled [Hernandez scored];
McReynolds flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Young walked; Young stole second; Doran grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walling singled [Young to third]; Davis
struck out while Walling stole second [Young scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Walling to third (error by Lyons)]; Bass grounded out
(second to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros
1.

METS 2ND: Johnson homered; Lyons singled; Santana forced Lyons
(second to shortstop); Leach was called out on strikes; Dykstra
singled [Santana to second]; Backman singled [Santana scored,
Dykstra to third]; Hernandez doubled [Dykstra scored, Backman to
third]; Strawberry reached on an error by Doran [Backman scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Hernandez scored (unearned) (no RBI),
Strawberry to first]; McReynolds forced Strawberry (third to
second); 5 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz homered; Ashby singled; C. Reynolds grounded
into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Ashby out at
second]; Darwin struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 6,
Astros 2.

METS 3RD: Johnson walked; Johnson stole second; Lyons struck
out; Santana struck out; Leach struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Mets 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Young doubled; Doran grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Young to third]; Walling grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Young scored]; Davis popped to third in foul territory; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 6, Astros 3.

METS 4TH: Dykstra grounded out (third to first); Backman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Bass singled; Cruz flied out to center; Leach balked
[Bass to second]; Ashby grounded out (second to first) [Bass to
third]; C. Reynolds walked; Darwin singled [Bass scored, C.
Reynolds to second]; Young singled [C. Reynolds scored, Darwin
to second]; SISK REPLACED LEACH (PITCHING); Doran singled
[Darwin to third, Young to second]; MYERS REPLACED SISK
(PITCHING); Walling struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 6,
Astros 5.

METS 5TH: Strawberry grounded out (second to first); McReynolds
lined to pitcher; Johnson homered; Lyons grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis grounded out (third to first); Bass struck
out; Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
7, Astros 5.

METS 6TH: Santana struck out; Myers struck out; Dykstra was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby doubled; LOPES BATTED FOR C. REYNOLDS; Lopes
struck out; PANKOVITS BATTED FOR DARWIN; Pankovits lined to
pitcher; Young flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 7,
Astros 5.

METS 7TH: PENA REPLACED LOPES (PLAYING SS); MEADS REPLACED
PANKOVITS (PITCHING); Backman grounded out (shortstop to first);
Hernandez walked; Strawberry was called out on strikes; ANDERSEN
REPLACED MEADS (PITCHING); McReynolds struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Doran grounded out (third to first); JACKSON BATTED
FOR WALLING; Jackson struck out; Davis lined to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 5.

METS 8TH: JACKSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Johnson walked;
Johnson stole second [Johnson to third (error by Ashby)]; Lyons
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Johnson scored (unearned)];
Santana struck out; Myers grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R
(0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Bass homered; Cruz struck out; Ashby flied out to
center; Pena flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 8,
Astros 6.

METS 9TH: Dykstra doubled; Backman out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Dykstra to third]; Hernandez was walked
intentionally; Strawberry singled [Dykstra scored, Hernandez to
second]; Andersen threw a wild pitch [Hernandez to third,
Strawberry to second]; McReynolds struck out; Johnson was walked
intentionally; Lyons struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 9,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: WINE BATTED FOR ANDERSEN; MCDOWELL REPLACED MYERS
(PITCHING); Wine popped to third in foul territory; Young
grounded out (pitcher to first); Doran struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             9   9   1    7
 Astros           6  10   2    5


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