New York Mets 9, Houston Astros 8 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Wednesday, May 11, 1988 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    2  3  0    0  0  3    1  -   9 13  0
HOU N    2  0  0    3  0  2    0  1  0    0  -   8 11  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    3   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Wilson ph,cf                3   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Backman 2b                    3   0   0   1       0   1       1   3
  Teufel ph,2b                1   0   1   3       1   0       3   2
Hernandez 1b                  2   1   0   1       2   1      10   1
Strawberry rf                 5   1   2   2       0   0       3   0
Mazzilli lf                   5   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Leach p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Carter c                      4   0   0   0       1   1       6   2
Johnson 3b,ss                 5   1   2   0       0   2       1   1
Elster ss                     3   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Sasser ph,3b                2   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gooden p                      2   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Carreon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Myers p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McDowell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McReynolds ph,lf            2   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   9  13   9       4   5      30  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Elster-Hernandez.
PB: Carter (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Dykstra (5,off Scott); Wilson (6,off Agosto); Teufel (6,off Smith).
HR: Strawberry (10,4th inning off Scott 1 on 1 out).
SF: Hernandez (3,off Scott).
IBB: Hernandez (1,by Smith).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mazzilli (2,2nd base off Scott/Ashby).
CS: Strawberry (3,2nd base by Scott/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf                    4   1   0   0       0   1       3   0
Doran 2b                      5   1   3   0       0   1       1   3
Puhl lf                       4   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Davis 1b                      5   2   2   3       0   0      10   1
Bass rf                       5   2   2   0       0   1       4   0
Walling 3b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Ashby c                       2   0   0   1       2   0       5   2
  Jackson pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ramirez ss                    5   0   2   2       0   0       3   3
Scott p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Reynolds ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Agosto p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Pankovits ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Meads p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  11   6       3   6      30  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Walling-Doran-Davis-Walling-Ashby-Ramirez.
E: Walling (4).

BATTING - 
HR: Davis (8,4th inning off Gooden 1 on 0 out).
SH: Walling (1,off Myers).
SF: Ashby (2,off Gooden).
HBP: Hatcher (2,by Gooden).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hatcher (12,2nd base off Gooden/Carter); Doran 2 (8,2nd base off Gooden/Carter,Home
off Gooden/Carter); Bass (7,2nd base off Gooden/Carter).
CS: Puhl (1,2nd base by Leach/Carter).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gooden                        6     7   7   6   2   5   1  28
Myers                         1.1   3   1   1   0   0   0   7
McDowell                      0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Leach W(1-0)                  2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                       10    11   8   7   3   6   1  44

HBP: Gooden (3,Hatcher).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Scott                         6     7   5   5   1   5   1  25
Agosto                        2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Smith L(1-2)                  1.1   5   4   3   2   0   0  12
Meads                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                       10    13   9   8   4   5   1  46

IBB: Smith (1,Hernandez).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Gary Darling
Time of Game: 3:21   Attendance: 29565


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Dykstra             cf        Hatcher             cf
2. Backman             2b        Doran               2b
3. Hernandez           1b        Puhl                lf
4. Strawberry          rf        Davis               1b
5. Mazzilli            lf        Bass                rf
6. Carter              c         Walling             3b
7. Johnson             3b        Ashby               c
8. Elster              ss        Ramirez             ss
9. Gooden              p         Scott               p

METS 1ST: Dykstra flied to right; On a bunt Backman made an out
to first; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher was hit by a pitch; Hatcher stole second;
Doran singled to shortstop [Hatcher to third]; Doran stole
second; Puhl flied to center; Davis grounded out (second to
first) [Hatcher scored, Doran to third]; Doran stole home; Bass
struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 2ND: Strawberry flied to left; Mazzilli grounded out
(second to first); Carter was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling grounded out (first to pitcher); Ashby
popped to second; Ramirez flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 3RD: Johnson flied to right; Elster grounded out (third to
first); Gooden singled to center; Dykstra flied to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Scott was called out on strikes; Hatcher grounded
out (first unassisted); Doran struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 4TH: Backman struck out; Hernandez walked; Strawberry
homered [Hernandez scored]; Mazzilli singled to right; Mazzilli
stole second; Carter flied to center; Johnson struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl walked; Davis homered [Puhl scored]; Bass
singled to left; Bass stole second; Walling grounded out (first
unassisted) [Bass to third]; Ashby hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Bass scored]; Ramirez flied to right; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 5.

METS 5TH: Elster singled to center; Gooden singled to second
[Elster to second]; Dykstra doubled to center [Elster scored,
Gooden to third]; Backman grounded out (second to first) [Gooden
scored, Dykstra to third]; Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Dykstra scored]; Strawberry singled to left; Strawberry
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Scott was called out on strikes; Hatcher grounded
out (second to first); Doran singled to right; Puhl grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 5.

METS 6TH: Mazzilli grounded out (first unassisted); Carter flied
to center; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Davis singled to right; Bass lined to left; Walling
singled to shortstop [Davis to second]; Ashby walked [Davis to
third, Walling to second]; Ramirez singled to right [Davis
scored, Walling to third, Ashby to second]; REYNOLDS BATTED FOR
SCOTT; Carter allowed a passed ball [Walling scored (unearned),
Ashby to third, Ramirez to second]; Reynolds popped to
shortstop; Hatcher struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 5, Astros 7.

METS 7TH: AGOSTO REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); Elster grounded
out (shortstop to first); CARREON BATTED FOR GOODEN; Carreon
grounded out (shortstop to first); WILSON BATTED FOR DYKSTRA;
Wilson doubled to left; TEUFEL BATTED FOR BACKMAN; Teufel
walked; Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 7.

ASTROS 7TH: MYERS REPLACED CARREON (PITCHING); WILSON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); TEUFEL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Doran
grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl singled to left; Davis
lined into a double play (shortstop to shortstop to first) [Puhl
out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 7.

METS 8TH: Strawberry grounded out (shortstop to first); Mazzilli
flied to center; Carter lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 5, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Bass singled to shortstop; Walling out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Bass to second]; Ashby
reached on a fielder's choice [Bass to third]; On a bunt Ramirez
singled to pitcher [Bass scored, Ashby to second]; PANKOVITS
BATTED FOR AGOSTO; MCDOWELL REPLACED MYERS (PITCHING); Pankovits
was called out on strikes; Hatcher grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 8.

METS 9TH: SMITH REPLACED PANKOVITS (PITCHING); Johnson singled
to center; SASSER BATTED FOR ELSTER; Sasser forced Johnson
(second to shortstop); MCREYNOLDS BATTED FOR MCDOWELL;
McReynolds reached on an error by Walling [Sasser to second,
McReynolds to first]; Wilson singled to third [Sasser to third,
McReynolds to second]; Teufel doubled to center [Sasser scored,
McReynolds scored (unearned), Wilson scored]; Hernandez was
walked intentionally; Strawberry grounded out (first unassisted)
[Teufel to third, Hernandez to second]; Mazzilli popped to
third; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 8.

ASTROS 9TH: LEACH REPLACED MAZZILLI (PITCHING); SASSER STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 3B); MCREYNOLDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
JOHNSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Doran singled to left;
Puhl forced Doran (second unassisted); Davis lined to right;
Puhl was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 8.

METS 10TH: Carter walked; Johnson singled to center [Carter to
second]; Sasser forced Carter (third unassisted) [Johnson to
second]; McReynolds singled to left [Johnson scored, Sasser to
second]; MEADS REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Wilson hit into a
double play (third to second) [Sasser out at home (first to
third to catcher to shortstop), McReynolds out at second]; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 8.

ASTROS 10TH: Bass grounded out (shortstop to first); Walling
grounded out (second to first); Ashby walked; JACKSON RAN FOR
ASHBY; Ramirez lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 9,
Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             9  13   0    7
 Astros           8  11   1    6


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