New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 78
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, July 1, 1988 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  0
NY  N    0  0  1    1  0  0    1  0  x  -   3 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf                    4   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Ramirez ss                    5   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Doran 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   3
Davis 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Bass rf                       4   1   4   1       0   0       0   0
Bell 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Meadows lf                    2   0   1   0       1   1       3   1
  Pankovits ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Agosto p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Trevino c                     4   0   1   1       0   1       8   0
Andujar p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Henderson lf                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   2   9   2       2  10      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Hatcher (15,off Darling).
3B: Meadows (1,off Darling); Bass (1,off Darling).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Meadows (2,2nd base off Darling/Sasser); Bass (21,2nd base off Darling/Sasser).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    5   1   1   0       0   0       6   0
Backman 2b                    4   0   1   0       1   0       0   1
McReynolds lf                 3   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Strawberry rf                 3   1   3   0       1   0       1   0
Johnson 3b                    3   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
Magadan 1b                    3   0   1   0       1   1       9   0
Sasser c                      4   0   1   1       0   1      10   0
Elster ss                     4   0   2   0       0   2       0   2
Darling p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Myers p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3  12   3       4   5      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: McReynolds 2 (11,off Andujar 2).
3B: Sasser (1,off Andujar).
SF: Johnson (4,off Andujar).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Dykstra (17,2nd base off Andujar/Trevino); Strawberry 2 (18,2nd base off
Andujar/Trevino 2).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar L(0-4)                7    12   3   3   4   5   0  35
Agosto                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    12   3   3   4   5   0  38


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darling W(9-5)                7.1   9   2   2   2   7   0  33
Myers SV(12)                  1.2   0   0   0   0   3   0   5
Totals                        9     9   2   2   2  10   0  38

WP: Darling (3).

Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:29   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Hatcher             cf        Dykstra             cf
2. Ramirez             ss        Backman             2b
3. Doran               2b        McReynolds          lf
4. Davis               1b        Strawberry          rf
5. Bass                rf        Johnson             3b
6. Bell                3b        Magadan             1b
7. Meadows             lf        Sasser              c
8. Trevino             c         Elster              ss
9. Andujar             p         Darling             p

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher doubled to left; Ramirez grounded out (third
to first); Doran struck out; Davis grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Dykstra flied to center; Backman singled to right;
Backman was picked off first (pitcher to first); McReynolds
walked; Strawberry singled to right [McReynolds to second];
Johnson flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bass singled to left; Darling threw a wild pitch
[Bass to second]; Bell singled to right [Bass to third]; Meadows
struck out; Trevino singled to right [Bass scored, Bell to
second]; On a bunt Andujar made an out to first; Hatcher walked
[Bell to third, Trevino to second]; Ramirez struck out; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Magadan walked; Sasser flied to left; Elster singled
to left [Magadan to second]; Darling struck out; Dykstra popped
to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Doran flied to center; Davis lined to left; Bass
singled to center; Bell flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Backman grounded out (second to first); McReynolds
doubled to left; Strawberry singled to shortstop [McReynolds to
third]; Johnson lined out on a sacrifice fly to center
[McReynolds scored]; Magadan singled to left [Strawberry to
third, Magadan to second (on throw to 3b)]; Sasser popped to
catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets
1.

ASTROS 4TH: Meadows tripled to center; Trevino struck out;
Andujar struck out; Hatcher flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Elster was called out on strikes; Darling popped to
left; Dykstra singled to left; Dykstra stole second; Backman
walked; McReynolds doubled to left [Dykstra scored, Backman out
at home (left to third to catcher)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ramirez flied to right; Doran singled to center;
Davis flied to center; Bass tripled to right [Doran scored];
Bell grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Strawberry singled to left; Strawberry stole second;
Johnson singled to left [Strawberry to third]; Magadan reached
on a fielder's choice [Strawberry out at home (second to
catcher), Johnson to second]; Sasser was called out on strikes;
Elster singled to shortstop [Johnson to third, Magadan to
second]; Darling lined to center; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros
2, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Meadows walked; Trevino lined to first; Meadows
stole second; Andujar was called out on strikes; Hatcher
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Dykstra grounded out (shortstop to first); Backman
grounded out (second to first); McReynolds grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Ramirez flied to center; Doran grounded out (pitcher
to first); Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Strawberry walked; Strawberry stole second; Johnson
flied to left; Magadan struck out; Sasser tripled to right
[Strawberry scored]; Elster was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Bass singled to center; Bass stole second; Bell
grounded out (shortstop to first); PANKOVITS BATTED FOR MEADOWS;
MYERS REPLACED DARLING (PITCHING); Pankovits popped to center;
Trevino popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 2, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: AGOSTO REPLACED PANKOVITS (PITCHING); HENDERSON
REPLACED ANDUJAR (PLAYING LF); Myers grounded out (shortstop to
first); On a bunt Dykstra made an out to first; Backman grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Henderson was called out on strikes; Hatcher struck
out; Ramirez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   9   0    9
 Mets             3  12   0   11


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