New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Sunday, July 12, 1987 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  2  -   5  8  1
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf,lf                  4   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Teufel 2b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       1   2
  Backman ph,2b               0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Hernandez 1b                  5   0   1   2       0   1       9   1
Carter c                      5   0   1   1       0   1       8   1
Strawberry rf                 2   0   0   0       3   2       2   0
McReynolds lf                 4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Orosco p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Johnson 3b                    4   2   2   1       1   2       0   2
Santana ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Darling p                     2   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
  Dykstra cf                  1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       35   5   8   4       8   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Santana-Teufel-Hernandez.
E: Santana (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Dykstra (17,off Kerfeld).
HR: Johnson (20,6th inning off Knepper 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Johnson (5,by Kerfeld).
Team LOB: 11.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Young cf                      5   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Doran 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Walling 3b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   4
Davis 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   2      10   1
Bass rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       4   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   2   1       0   1       9   0
C. Reynolds ss                3   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Pankovits ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Knepper p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kerfeld p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Jackson lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lopes ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       3   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Knepper (2), Kerfeld (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (15,off Darling); Ashby (13,off Darling); Walling (13,off Darling).
SH: Knepper (7,off Darling).
GDP: Bass (10,off Darling).
IBB: Bass (7,by Orosco).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (4,2nd base off Darling/Carter); Doran (15,2nd base off Darling/Carter).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darling W(4-6)                7.2   6   2   2   2   7   0  31
Orosco SV(13)                 1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   6
Totals                        9     7   2   2   3   8   0  37

WP: Darling (6).
IBB: Orosco (6,Bass).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper L(3-10)               7     6   3   2   3   5   1  30
Kerfeld                       1     1   2   2   3   1   0   7
Smith                         1     1   0   0   2   3   0   6
Totals                        9     8   5   4   8   9   1  43

Kerfeld faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
IBB: Kerfeld (2,Johnson).

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 33582


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Wilson              cf        Young               cf
2. Teufel              2b        Doran               2b
3. Hernandez           1b        Walling             3b
4. Carter              c         Davis               1b
5. Strawberry          rf        Bass                rf
6. McReynolds          lf        Cruz                lf
7. Johnson             3b        Ashby               c
8. Santana             ss        C. Reynolds         ss
9. Darling             p         Knepper             p

METS 1ST: Wilson struck out; Teufel singled; Hernandez grounded
out (first to pitcher) [Teufel to second]; Carter singled
[Teufel scored]; Strawberry walked [Carter to second];
McReynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Young struck out; Doran flied out to right; Walling
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Johnson struck out; Santana flied out to left; Darling
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis struck out; Bass struck out; Cruz grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Wilson grounded out (third to first); Teufel singled;
Hernandez flied out to left; Carter forced Teufel (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby flied out to center; C. Reynolds singled;
Knepper out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [C. Reynolds
to second]; Young reached on an error by Santana [C. Reynolds to
third, Young to first]; Young stole second; Doran grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Strawberry struck out; McReynolds popped to second;
Johnson singled; Santana singled [Johnson to second]; Darling
walked [Johnson to third, Santana to second]; Darling was picked
off first but was safe on an error by Knepper [Johnson scored
(unearned), Santana to third, Darling to second]; Wilson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Walling singled; Davis walked [Walling to second];
Bass grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Walling to third, Davis out at second]; Cruz doubled [Walling
scored]; Darling threw a wild pitch [Cruz to third]; Ashby
doubled [Cruz scored]; C. Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 5TH: Teufel grounded out (third to first); Hernandez flied
out to left; Carter grounded out (pitcher to third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Knepper struck out; Young grounded out (pitcher to
first); Doran walked; Doran stole second; Walling grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: Strawberry struck out; McReynolds grounded out (third
to first); Johnson homered; Santana grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Davis grounded out (second to first); Bass flied out
to left; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros
2.

METS 7TH: Darling flied out to left; Wilson grounded out (second
to first); Teufel walked; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Ashby struck out; C. Reynolds flied out to left;
PUHL BATTED FOR KNEPPER; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

METS 8TH: KERFELD REPLACED PUHL (PITCHING); Carter popped to
third; Strawberry walked; Strawberry was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Kerfeld [Strawberry to second];
McReynolds struck out; Johnson was walked intentionally; Santana
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Young flied out to right; Doran singled; Walling
doubled [Doran to third]; Davis struck out; WILSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); OROSCO REPLACED MCREYNOLDS (PITCHING);
DYKSTRA REPLACED DARLING (PLAYING CF); Bass was walked
intentionally; Cruz lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets
3, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: Dykstra doubled; Wilson walked; SMITH REPLACED CRUZ
(PITCHING); JACKSON REPLACED KERFELD (PLAYING LF); BACKMAN
BATTED FOR TEUFEL; Backman walked [Dykstra to third, Wilson to
second]; Hernandez singled [Dykstra scored, Wilson scored,
Backman to second]; Carter struck out; Strawberry walked
[Backman to third, Hernandez to second]; Orosco struck out;
Johnson struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: BACKMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Ashby singled;
PANKOVITS BATTED FOR C. REYNOLDS; Pankovits flied out to center;
LOPES BATTED FOR JACKSON; Lopes forced Ashby (third to second);
Young struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   8   1   11
 Astros           2   7   2    8


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