Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, September 26, 1996 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  9  2
HOU N    0  0  0    1  1  0    2  2  x  -   6  9  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hardtke 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
  Huskey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Tomberlin lf                  4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Johnson cf                    4   2   3   0       0   0       2   0
Ochoa rf                      3   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Petagine 1b                   3   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
M. Franco 3b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Trlicek p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DiPoto p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Everett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Espinoza ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Castillo c                    2   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
  Hundley ph,c                2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Wilson p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Alfonzo 3b                  1   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Totals                       34   2   9   2       1   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Espinoza-Hardtke-Petagine, Alfonzo-Hardtke-Petagine.
E: M. Franco (3), Wilson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (30,off Drabek); Hundley (32,off Drabek).
3B: Johnson (21,off Drabek).
SF: Ochoa (3,off Drabek).
HBP: Petagine (3,by Drabek).
GDP: Hardtke (1,off Drabek).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ochoa (4,2nd base off Drabek/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     5   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   2   3       0   1       1   2
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   1   0       2   1       8   2
Bell rf                       4   0   2   2       0   1       3   0
Spiers ss                     4   0   1   1       0   1       3   3
Simms lf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Mouton lf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Eusebio c                     1   1   1   0       3   0       7   0
Hajek 3b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       1   3
Drabek p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Cangelosi ph                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   6   9   6       6   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bagwell-Spiers-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
SH: Biggio (8,off DiPoto).
HBP: Cangelosi (5,by Trlicek).
GDP: Hajek 2 (3,off Wilson,off Trlicek).
IBB: Eusebio (2,by Wilson); Bagwell (20,by DiPoto).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bell (29,3rd base off Wilson/Castillo); Spiers (6,2nd base off Wilson/Castillo).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson                        5     6   2   0   2   5   0  23
Trlicek L(0-1)                1     1   2   2   1   1   0   5
DiPoto                        1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Henry                         1     1   2   2   2   1   0   6
Totals                        8     9   6   4   6   7   0  39

Trlicek faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Henry 2 (6).
HBP: Trlicek (1,Cangelosi).
IBB: Wilson (11,Eusebio); DiPoto (8,Bagwell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Drabek W(7-9)                 7     7   2   2   0   5   0  28
Jones                         1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Wagner                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   2   2   1   7   0  37

HBP: Drabek (7,Petagine).

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Dana DeMuth
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 13751


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Hardtke             2b        Hunter              cf
2. Tomberlin           lf        Biggio              2b
3. Johnson             cf        Bagwell             1b
4. Ochoa               rf        Bell                rf
5. Petagine            1b        Spiers              ss
6. M. Franco           3b        Simms               lf
7. Espinoza            ss        Eusebio             c
8. Castillo            c         Hajek               3b
9. Wilson              p         Drabek              p

METS 1ST: Hardtke grounded out (first to pitcher); Tomberlin
struck out; Johnson doubled to center; Ochoa singled to center
[Johnson scored]; Petagine struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
struck out; Bagwell walked; Bell singled to right [Bagwell to
second]; Spiers grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: M. Franco flied to center; Espinoza singled to center;
Castillo struck out; Wilson forced Espinoza (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Simms popped to shortstop; Eusebio singled to
center; Hajek grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Eusebio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
1, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Hardtke flied to right; Tomberlin grounded out (third
to first); Johnson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Drabek struck out; Hunter popped to second; Biggio
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
1, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Ochoa singled to center; Petagine lined to shortstop;
M. Franco was called out on strikes while Ochoa stole second;
Espinoza grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell singled to center; Bell reached on an error
by M. Franco [Bagwell to third]; Spiers singled to left [Bagwell
scored (unearned), Bell to second]; Bell stole third and Spiers
stole second; Simms flied to right; Eusebio was walked
intentionally; Hajek forced Bell (third to catcher) [Spiers to
third, Eusebio to second]; Drabek grounded out (third to first);
1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Castillo singled to left; Wilson struck out; Hardtke
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to first)
[Castillo out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros
1.

ASTROS 5TH: Hunter singled to center; Hunter was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Wilson [Hunter to third];
Biggio singled to center [Hunter scored (unearned)]; Bagwell
struck out; Bell struck out; Spiers struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: Tomberlin grounded out (first unassisted); Johnson
tripled to left; Ochoa out on a sacrifice fly to right [Johnson
scored]; Petagine was hit by a pitch; M. Franco grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: ALFONZO REPLACED WILSON (PLAYING 3B); TRLICEK
REPLACED M. FRANCO (PITCHING); Simms struck out; Eusebio walked;
Hajek grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Eusebio out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 7TH: MOUTON REPLACED SIMMS (PLAYING LF); Espinoza grounded
out (shortstop to first); HUNDLEY BATTED FOR CASTILLO; Hundley
doubled to right; Alfonzo lined to center; Hardtke grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: HUNDLEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); CANGELOSI
BATTED FOR DRABEK; Cangelosi was hit by a pitch; Hunter singled
to left [Cangelosi to second]; DIPOTO REPLACED TRLICEK
(PITCHING); Biggio out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted)
[Cangelosi to third, Hunter to second]; Bagwell was walked
intentionally; Bell singled to right [Cangelosi scored, Hunter
scored, Bagwell to second]; Spiers lined to center; Mouton flied
to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 8TH: JONES REPLACED CANGELOSI (PITCHING); Tomberlin struck
out; Johnson singled to left; Ochoa popped to third; Petagine
singled to center [Johnson to second]; EVERETT BATTED FOR
DIPOTO; Everett forced Petagine (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: HENRY REPLACED EVERETT (PITCHING); Eusebio walked;
Hajek walked [Eusebio to second]; MAY BATTED FOR JONES; Henry
threw a wild pitch [Eusebio to third, Hajek to second]; May
struck out; Hunter grounded out (pitcher to first); Biggio
singled to left [Eusebio scored, Hajek scored]; Henry threw a
wild pitch [Biggio to second]; Bagwell flied to center; 2 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

METS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Espinoza flied to
right; Hundley lined to left; Alfonzo walked; HUSKEY BATTED FOR
HARDTKE; Alfonzo advanced to second because of defensive
indifference [Alfonzo to second]; Huskey was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   9   2    8
 Astros           6   9   0    9


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