Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Saturday, July 9, 1988 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
HOU N    0  1  1    0  4  0    0  0  x  -   6  9  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    3   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
  Walter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  McDowell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carter ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Backman 2b                    3   1   1   0       1   0       0   1
McReynolds lf                 4   0   2   1       0   0       5   0
Strawberry rf                 4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Johnson 3b                    3   1   1   0       1   2       1   0
Magadan 1b                    4   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
Sasser c                      3   0   0   1       0   1       6   0
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Elster ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Fernandez p                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Aguilera p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Leach p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson ph,cf                2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   3       3   5      24   4

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Backman-Elster-Magadan.
E: Sasser (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Dykstra (14,off Ryan); McReynolds (15,off Ryan).
3B: Wilson (3,off Agosto).
GDP: Magadan (4,off Agosto).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Backman 2 (4,2nd base off Ryan/Biggio 2); Dykstra (19,2nd base off Ryan/Biggio).
CS: Strawberry (7,2nd base by Ryan/Biggio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Young cf                      2   2   0   0       3   0       3   0
Doran 2b                      5   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
Bass rf                       3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
Davis 1b                      4   2   2   1       1   0       5   1
Bell 3b                       4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Hatcher lf                    4   0   2   2       0   1       4   0
Ramirez ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       4   2
Biggio c                      3   0   0   1       1   1       7   1
Ryan p                        3   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
  Agosto p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   6   9   5       8   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Doran-Ramirez-Davis.

BATTING - 
2B: Hatcher (16,off Fernandez); Bass (15,off Leach).
GDP: Bass (11,off Fernandez).
IBB: Ramirez (3,by Aguilera); Davis (12,by Leach).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young 2 (46,2nd base off Fernandez/Sasser,2nd base off Aguilera/Sasser).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Fernandez                     3     4   2   2   2   2   0  14
Aguilera L(0-4)               1.2   3   4   4   4   1   0  12
Leach                         1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   6
Walter                        1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   6
McDowell                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     9   6   6   8   5   0  40

WP: Fernandez (1).
IBB: Aguilera (2,Ramirez); Leach (3,Davis).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan W(6-7)                   7.1   8   3   3   3   5   0  32
Agosto SV(2)                  1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     9   3   3   3   5   0  37


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Bill Hohn, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 36652


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Dykstra popped to third in foul territory; Backman
walked; Backman stole second; McReynolds singled to center
[Backman scored]; Strawberry forced McReynolds (second to
shortstop); Strawberry was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Young flied out to center; Doran singled to center;
Bass grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
shortstop to first) [Doran out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Johnson walked; Magadan singled to left [Johnson to
third]; Sasser grounded out (second to first) [Johnson scored,
Magadan to second]; Elster popped to catcher in foul territory;
Fernandez singled to left [Magadan scored]; Dykstra flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis singled to left; Bell singled to left [Davis
to third]; Hatcher doubled [Davis scored, Bell to third];
Ramirez popped to catcher in foul territory; Biggio struck out;
Ryan struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Backman singled to left; McReynolds flied out to left;
Strawberry flied out to center; Backman stole second; Johnson
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Young walked; Doran flied out to right; Young stole
second [Young to third (error by Sasser)]; Bass walked;
Fernandez threw a wild pitch [Young scored, Bass to second];
Davis flied out to center; Bell flied out to left; 1 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

METS 4TH: Magadan was called out on strikes; Sasser flied out to
left; Elster popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: AGUILERA REPLACED FERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Hatcher
lined to left; Ramirez lined to center; Biggio popped to
shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 2.

METS 5TH: Aguilera struck out; Dykstra walked; Dykstra stole
second; Backman flied out to left; McReynolds made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ryan struck out; Young walked; Doran popped to third
in foul territory; Young stole second; Bass walked; Davis
singled to center [Young scored, Bass to second]; Bell singled
to left [Bass scored, Davis to second]; Hatcher singled to
center [Davis scored, Bell to third, Hatcher to second (on
throw)]; Ramirez was walked intentionally; LEACH REPLACED
AGUILERA (PITCHING); Biggio walked (walk was charged to
Aguilera) [Bell scored, Hatcher to third, Ramirez to second];
Ryan was called out on strikes; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 6.

METS 6TH: Strawberry flied out to center; Johnson was called out
on strikes; Magadan singled to right; Sasser struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Young grounded out (shortstop to first); Doran lined
to center; Bass doubled to right; Davis was walked
intentionally; Bell flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 3, Astros 6.

METS 7TH: Elster popped to first; WILSON BATTED FOR LEACH;
Wilson grounded out (second to first); Dykstra doubled to right;
Backman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Mets 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: WALTER REPLACED DYKSTRA (PITCHING); WILSON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); Hatcher struck out; Ramirez flied out to
left; Biggio flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 6.

METS 8TH: McReynolds doubled to right; Strawberry popped to
shortstop; Johnson singled to third [McReynolds stayed at
second]; AGOSTO REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Magadan grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to shortstop to first)
[Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: On a bunt Agosto made an out to pitcher; Young
walked; Doran singled to right [Young to third]; MCDOWELL
REPLACED WALTER (PITCHING); Bass flied out to left; Davis
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets
3, Astros 6.

METS 9TH: MILLER BATTED FOR SASSER; Miller lined to left; Elster
flied out to right; Wilson tripled to center; CARTER BATTED FOR
MCDOWELL; Carter grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             3   9   1    7
 Astros           6   9   0   10


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