Atlanta Braves 8, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 2
Played on Wednesday, April 5, 1989 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    2  0  1    3  1  0    0  0  1  -   8 12  1
HOU N    1  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 15  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Smith lf                   3   2   0   0       2   1       3   0
Blauser 2b                    6   1   2   2       0   0       1   2
Perry 1b                      4   1   3   2       1   0       7   0
Murphy cf                     4   1   1   0       1   1       7   0
Davis c                       4   1   2   1       1   0       6   0
Gant 3b                       5   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Thomas ss                     3   2   1   0       2   0       1   2
Berroa rf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Gregg rf                    2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
P. Smith p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alvarez p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Acker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Evans ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Boever p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  12   6       7   5      27   5

FIELDING - 
E: Blauser (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Perry 2 (2,off Knepper,off Darwin); Blauser 2 (2,off Knepper,off Forsch);
Davis (1,off Agosto).
SH: Alvarez (1,off Knepper).
HBP: L. Smith (1,by Agosto).
IBB: Perry (1,by Forsch); Thomas (1,by Agosto).
Team LOB: 12.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Young cf                      5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   5   1   2   0       0   2       0   7
Puhl lf                       5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Davis 1b                      5   1   3   2       0   1      13   1
Bass rf                       5   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Doran 2b                      5   0   3   2       0   0       1   2
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       1   1       5   0
Caminiti 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Knepper p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Darwin p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ramirez ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Agosto p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       42   4  15   4       1   6      27  14

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (2,off P. Smith); Doran 2 (3,off P. Smith,off Alvarez); Bass (1,off
Alvarez).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (1,2nd base off Alvarez/Davis).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
P. Smith                      2.1   8   4   4   0   0   0  15
Alvarez W(1-0)                2.2   3   0   0   1   3   0  11
Acker                         2     2   0   0   0   2   0   9
Boever SV(1)                  2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9    15   4   4   1   6   0  43

BK: P. Smith (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper L(0-1)                3.2   6   6   6   3   3   0  20
Darwin                        2.1   2   1   1   1   2   0  10
Forsch                        2     2   0   0   2   0   0  10
Agosto                        1     2   1   1   1   0   0   7
Totals                        9    12   8   8   7   5   0  47

WP: Agosto (1).
BK: Knepper (1), Darwin (1), Forsch (1).
HBP: Agosto (1,L. Smith).
IBB: Forsch (1,Perry); Agosto (1,Thomas).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Greg Bonin, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 3:37   Attendance: 12154


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. L. Smith            lf        Young               cf
2. Blauser             2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Perry               1b        Puhl                lf
4. Murphy              cf        Davis               1b
5. Davis               c         Bass                rf
6. Gant                3b        Doran               2b
7. Thomas              ss        Ashby               c
8. Berroa              rf        Caminiti            3b
9. P. Smith            p         Knepper             p

BRAVES 1ST: L. Smith struck out; Blauser grounded out (third to
first); Perry singled to center; Murphy singled to center [Perry
to third]; Davis singled to right [Perry scored, Murphy to
third]; Knepper balked [Murphy scored, Davis to second]; Gant
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Young singled to second; P. Smith balked [Young to
second]; Reynolds flied to center; Puhl popped to third; Davis
doubled to center [Young scored]; Bass grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Thomas grounded out (shortstop to first); Berroa
grounded out (shortstop to first); Debut game for Geronimo
Berroa; P. Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Doran flied to center; Ashby flied to left; Caminiti
singled to right; Knepper singled to center [Caminiti to third];
Young grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: L. Smith walked; Blauser grounded out (third to
first) [L. Smith to second]; Perry doubled to right [L. Smith
scored]; Murphy flied to left; Davis walked; Gant was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds singled to center; Puhl singled to right
[Reynolds to third]; Davis singled to center [Reynolds scored,
Puhl to second]; Bass grounded out (first unassisted) [Puhl to
third, Davis to second]; Doran doubled to right [Puhl scored,
Davis scored]; ALVAREZ REPLACED P. SMITH (PITCHING); Ashby
struck out; Caminiti struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Thomas singled to center; Berroa flied to right;
Alvarez out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second to pitcher)
[Thomas to second]; L. Smith walked; Blauser doubled to right
[Thomas scored, L. Smith scored]; DARWIN REPLACED KNEPPER
(PITCHING); Perry doubled to right [Blauser scored]; Murphy
struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Darwin flied to right; Young singled to center;
Young stole second; Reynolds struck out; Puhl grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Gant struck
out; Thomas walked; Darwin balked [Thomas to second]; Berroa
singled to right [Thomas scored]; Alvarez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Bass
doubled to left; Bass was picked off second (pitcher to second);
Doran doubled to center; Ashby walked; Caminiti popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: L. Smith flied to right; Blauser lined to center;
Perry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: RAMIREZ BATTED FOR DARWIN; ACKER REPLACED ALVAREZ
(PITCHING); Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to first); Young
reached on an error by Blauser [Young to second]; Reynolds
struck out; Puhl flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
7, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: FORSCH REPLACED RAMIREZ (PITCHING); Murphy walked;
Forsch balked [Murphy to second]; Davis grounded out (shortstop
to first); Gant grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas popped
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: GREGG REPLACED BERROA (PLAYING RF); Davis struck
out; Bass flied to center; Doran singled to right; Ashby singled
to center [Doran to third]; Caminiti flied to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: Gregg grounded out (first unassisted); EVANS BATTED
FOR ACKER; Evans singled to center; L. Smith flied to center;
Blauser doubled [Evans to third]; Perry was walked
intentionally; Murphy flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Braves 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: BOEVER REPLACED EVANS (PITCHING); GROSS BATTED FOR
FORSCH; Gross lined to center; Young lined to center; Reynolds
singled to center; Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: AGOSTO REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Davis doubled to
center; Gant grounded out (third to first); Thomas was walked
intentionally; Gregg singled to left [Davis to third, Thomas to
second]; Agosto threw a wild pitch [Davis scored, Thomas to
third, Gregg to second]; Boever grounded out (pitcher to first);
L. Smith was hit by a pitch; Blauser flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Braves 8, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Davis singled to left; Bass struck out; Doran flied
to left; Ashby flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 8,
Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           8  12   1   12
 Astros           4  15   0   12


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