Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 5
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Sunday, July 10, 1988 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    2  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  0  -   5  7  1
HOU N    2  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   6 10  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    5   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Backman 2b                    5   2   2   0       0   0       1   1
  Myers p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McReynolds lf                 3   2   2   3       1   0       3   0
Strawberry rf                 4   0   0   0       0   4       3   0
Johnson 3b                    3   1   2   2       1   1       2   2
Carter c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
  McDowell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Teufel 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Magadan 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Elster ss                     2   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Cone p                        3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Sasser c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5   7   5       4   8      26   6

FIELDING - 
E: Cone (1).

BATTING - 
2B: McReynolds (16,off Andersen).
HR: McReynolds (11,1st inning off Darwin 1 on 1 out); Johnson (16,4th inning
off Darwin 1 on 1 out).
SH: Elster (3,off Agosto).
IBB: Elster (10,by Darwin); Johnson (14,by Andersen).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Johnson 2 (18,2nd base off Darwin/Trevino,2nd base off Andersen/Trevino);
Dykstra (20,2nd base off Agosto/Trevino).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Young cf                      5   2   4   0       0   0       3   0
Doran 2b                      4   0   1   1       1   1       3   0
Puhl rf                       2   2   2   2       2   0       0   0
  Ramirez ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Davis 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Bell 3b                       4   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
Hatcher lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Trevino c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Darwin p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Meadows 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   0
  Agosto p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Bass ph                     0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   6  10   5       4   3      27   7

BATTING - 
2B: Young (13,off Cone).
HR: Puhl (1,8th inning off Cone 0 on 0 out).
SH: Trevino (2,off McDowell).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (47,3rd base off Cone/Carter); Puhl (13,2nd base off Cone/Carter).
CS: Young (13,3rd base by Cone/Carter).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cone                          7     7   4   4   3   3   1  30
McDowell L(4-2)               1.1   1   2   2   1   0   0   6
Myers                         0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8.2  10   6   6   4   3   1  39

Cone faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
BK: Cone 2 (5).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darwin                        7     4   4   4   2   6   2  27
Meads                         0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   2
Andersen                      0.2   1   0   0   2   2   0   5
Agosto W(6-0)                 1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     7   5   5   4   8   2  38

Andersen faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
IBB: Darwin (3,Elster); Andersen (5,Johnson).

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Bill Hohn, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 33772


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Dykstra             cf        Young               cf
2. Backman             2b        Doran               2b
3. McReynolds          lf        Puhl                rf
4. Strawberry          rf        Davis               1b
5. Johnson             3b        Bell                3b
6. Carter              c         Hatcher             lf
7. Magadan             1b        Reynolds            ss
8. Elster              ss        Trevino             c
9. Cone                p         Darwin              p

METS 1ST: Dykstra grounded out (first to pitcher); Backman
singled to third; McReynolds homered [Backman scored];
Strawberry was called out on strikes; Johnson was called out on
strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Young singled to center; Young was picked off first
but was safe on an error by Cone [Young to second]; Doran
grounded out (third to first); Young stole third; Puhl singled
to first [Young scored]; Puhl stole second; Davis made an out to
second; Bell singled to right [Puhl scored]; Hatcher struck out;
2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 2ND: Carter lined to second; Magadan flied out to center;
Elster grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Reynolds flied out to left; Trevino flied out to
right; Darwin grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 3RD: Cone grounded out (third to first); Dykstra flied out
to center; Backman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Young doubled to right; Doran grounded out (pitcher
unassisted) [Young to third]; ball hit 1B bag and bounced to
pitcher; Cone balked [Young scored]; Puhl walked; Davis
flied out to left; Bell made an out to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 4TH: McReynolds walked; Strawberry struck out; Johnson
homered [McReynolds scored]; Carter made an out to second;
Magadan grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Hatcher grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
made an out to shortstop; Trevino grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Elster flied out to left; Cone flied out to center;
Dykstra struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Darwin struck out; Young singled to center; Doran
walked [Young to second]; Young was caught stealing third
(catcher to third) [Doran to second]; Puhl walked; Davis flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

METS 6TH: On a bunt Backman made an out to pitcher; McReynolds
grounded out (first unassisted); Strawberry was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell flied out to center; Hatcher flied out to
right; Reynolds flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
4, Astros 3.

METS 7TH: Johnson singled to right; Carter made an out to
shortstop; Magadan flied out to left; Johnson stole second;
Elster was walked intentionally; Cone struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Trevino flied out to center; MEADOWS BATTED FOR
DARWIN; Meadows grounded out (first unassisted); Young singled
to center; Cone balked [Young to second]; Doran struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: MEADS REPLACED MEADOWS (PITCHING); Dykstra flied out
to left; Backman singled to left; ANDERSEN REPLACED MEADS
(PITCHING); McReynolds doubled to right [Backman scored,
McReynolds to third (on throw to home)]; Strawberry struck out;
Johnson was walked intentionally; Johnson stole second; Carter
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl homered; MCDOWELL REPLACED CARTER (PITCHING);
SASSER REPLACED CONE (PLAYING C ); Davis grounded out (shortstop
to first); Bell flied out to left; Hatcher flied out to center;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 4.

METS 9TH: Magadan walked; AGOSTO REPLACED ANDERSEN (PITCHING);
Elster out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Magadan to
second]; Sasser grounded out (pitcher to first); Dykstra singled
to second [Magadan to third]; Dykstra stole second; Backman
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Reynolds singled to right; Trevino out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Reynolds to second]; BASS
BATTED FOR AGOSTO; Bass walked; MYERS REPLACED BACKMAN
(PITCHING); TEUFEL REPLACED MCDOWELL (PLAYING 2B); Young flied
out to center; Doran singled to left [Reynolds scored, Bass to
third]; RAMIREZ BATTED FOR PUHL; Ramirez singled to left [Bass
scored, Doran to second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros
6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   7   1    6
 Astros           6  10   0    7


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