Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 0
Regular Season Game 20
Played on Tuesday, April 21, 1998 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  2  2  -   6 13  1
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   1   2       0   0       4   4
Bell rf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   2   1       0   1      11   0
Spiers 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Alou lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   2   2   0       0   0       0   3
Ausmus c                      3   2   2   1       1   0       8   0
Hampton p                     3   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
Totals                       36   6  13   6       1   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gutierrez-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Hampton (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Spiers (6,off Reed); Bagwell (3,off Reed); Gutierrez (5,off Reed); Bell
(9,off Reed).
HR: Ausmus (1,3rd inning off Reed 0 on 0 out); Alou (4,8th inning off Reed
0 on 2 out).
SH: Hampton (1,off McMichael).
GDP: Gutierrez (2,off Reed); Spiers (1,off Reed).
IBB: Ausmus (2,by Reed).
Team LOB: 5.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alfonzo 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Olerud 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       8   0
  McMichael p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Gilkey lf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Huskey rf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
McRae cf                      4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
Baerga 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Spehr c                       4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Ordonez ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Reed p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Tatum ph,1b                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   0   7   0       1   8      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Baerga-Ordonez-Olerud, Reed-Ordonez-Olerud.

BATTING - 
2B: McRae (5,off Hampton).
GDP: Baerga (2,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton W(4-0)                9     7   0   0   1   8   0  35


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed L(1-2)                   8    10   4   4   1   4   2  33
McMichael                     1     3   2   2   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9    13   6   6   1   4   2  38

IBB: Reed (1,Ausmus).

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Greg Bonin, 3B - CB Bucknor
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 14774


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Biggio              2b        Alfonzo             3b
2. Bell                rf        Olerud              1b
3. Bagwell             1b        Gilkey              lf
4. Spiers              3b        Huskey              rf
5. Alou                lf        McRae               cf
6. Hidalgo             cf        Baerga              2b
7. Gutierrez           ss        Spehr               c
8. Ausmus              c         Ordonez             ss
9. Hampton             p         Reed                p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to second; Bell popped to catcher;
Bagwell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Alfonzo struck out; Olerud grounded out (second to
first); Gilkey grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Spiers doubled to center; Alou singled to shortstop
[Spiers to third]; Hidalgo popped to shortstop; Gutierrez
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Alou
out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Huskey singled to shortstop; McRae doubled to third
[Huskey to third]; Baerga struck out; Spehr struck out; Ordonez
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus homered; Hampton flied to center; Biggio
grounded out (pitcher to first); Bell grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Reed lined to second; Alfonzo flied to right; Olerud
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell doubled to third; Spiers was called out on
strikes; Alou grounded out (third to first); Hidalgo flied to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Gilkey singled to shortstop; Huskey reached on an
error by Hampton [Gilkey to second]; McRae struck out; Baerga
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Huskey out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); Ausmus
flied to center; Hampton grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Spehr grounded out (third to first); Ordonez grounded
out (pitcher to first); Reed grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio lined to left; Bell singled to left; Bagwell
flied to right; Spiers grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Alfonzo grounded out (pitcher to first); Olerud
walked; Gilkey flied to center; Huskey singled to shortstop
[Olerud to second]; McRae forced Huskey (shortstop to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Alou flied to right; Hidalgo struck out; Gutierrez
doubled to center; Ausmus was walked intentionally; Hampton
singled to center [Gutierrez scored, Ausmus to third]; Biggio
flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 7TH: Baerga grounded out (third to first); Spehr popped to
second; Ordonez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Bell doubled to third; Bagwell singled to third
[Bell scored]; Spiers grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Bagwell out at second]; Alou homered;
Hidalgo struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 8TH: TATUM BATTED FOR REED; Tatum struck out; Alfonzo
singled to shortstop; Olerud singled to second [Alfonzo to
second]; Gilkey struck out; Huskey flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 9TH: MCMICHAEL REPLACED OLERUD (PITCHING); TATUM STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Gutierrez singled to center; On a bunt
Ausmus singled to third [Gutierrez to second]; Hampton out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Gutierrez to third, Ausmus
to second]; Biggio singled to left [Gutierrez scored, Ausmus
scored, Biggio out at second (left to second)]; Bell flied to
left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 0.

METS 9TH: McRae was called out on strikes; Baerga singled to
shortstop; Spehr struck out; Ordonez flied to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  13   1    5
 Mets             0   7   0    8


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