Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 25
Played on Monday, April 27, 1998 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  3  -   4  7  0
NY  N    0  0  0    2  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Bell rf                       3   1   0   0       1   0       4   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   0       0   2      12   1
Spiers 3b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   3
Alou lf                       3   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
Everett cf                    3   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Hidalgo ph,cf               1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   1   1       0   0       3   4
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Howell ph                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Eusebio c                   1   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Hampton p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bogar ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4   7   4       3   6      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hampton-Gutierrez-Bagwell, Spiers-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Everett (4,off Reed); Howell (1,off Reed); Eusebio (1,off J. Franco).
SF: Alou (1,off J. Franco); Gutierrez (1,off J. Franco).
GDP: Bell (2,off Reed).
Team LOB: 4.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McRae cf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
Olerud 1b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       8   0
  Castillo pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alfonzo 3b                    4   0   2   0       1   1       3   1
Huskey rf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   1
Tatum lf                      3   1   2   2       0   1       1   0
  Becker pr,lf                0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Baerga 2b                     2   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
  J. Franco p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Spehr c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Ordonez ss                    3   0   1   1       0   0       0   5
Reed p                        3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lopez 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   3  10   3       5   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ordonez-Baerga-Olerud.

BATTING - 
2B: Baerga (2,off Hampton).
HR: Tatum (2,4th inning off Hampton 1 on 0 out).
SH: Baerga (1,off Nitkowski).
SF: Ordonez (1,off Hampton).
GDP: Olerud (4,off Hampton); Huskey (6,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: McRae (3,2nd base by Hampton/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton                       7    10   3   3   3   2   1  31
Nitkowski W(1-1)              1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Wagner SV(6)                  1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9    10   3   3   5   4   1  39


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed                          8     4   1   1   1   6   0  28
J. Franco L(0-1)              1     3   3   3   2   0   0   7
Totals                        9     7   4   4   3   6   0  35


Umpires: HP - Rich Rieker, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Jerry Layne
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 17656


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Bell grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Biggio out at second]; Bagwell
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
0.

METS 1ST: McRae singled to left; Olerud popped to shortstop;
McRae was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to
first to shortstop); Alfonzo walked; Huskey singled to shortstop
[Alfonzo to second]; Tatum was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Spiers popped to third; Alou flied to center;
Everett was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Baerga walked; Spehr grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Baerga to second]; Ordonez grounded out (second to first)
[Baerga to third]; On a bunt Reed grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hampton was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: McRae walked; Olerud grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [McRae out at second]; Alfonzo
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Huskey singled to second; Tatum homered [Huskey
scored]; Baerga grounded out (pitcher to first); Spehr flied to
center; Ordonez singled to shortstop; Reed struck out; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Spiers singled to second; Alou flied to center;
Everett flied to left; Gutierrez singled to second [Spiers to
third]; Ausmus grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: McRae grounded out (second to first); Olerud singled
to left; Alfonzo singled to right [Olerud to second]; Huskey
grounded into a double play (third to first) [Olerud out at
third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Hampton grounded out (third to first); Biggio popped
to third; Bell lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Tatum singled to shortstop; BECKER RAN FOR TATUM;
Baerga doubled to left [Becker to third]; Spehr flied to right;
Ordonez out on a sacrifice fly to right [Becker scored, Baerga
to third]; Reed grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 7TH: BECKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Bagwell popped
to right; Spiers flied to center; Alou was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

METS 7TH: McRae grounded out (shortstop to first); Olerud
grounded out (second to first); Alfonzo singled to right; Huskey
popped to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Everett doubled to right; Gutierrez grounded out
(second to first) [Everett to third]; HOWELL BATTED FOR AUSMUS;
Howell doubled to left [Everett scored]; CLARK BATTED FOR
HAMPTON; Clark was called out on strikes; Biggio popped to
third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

METS 8TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); EUSEBIO REPLACED
HOWELL (PLAYING C ); Becker walked; Baerga out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [Becker to second]; Spehr popped to
right; Ordonez grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: J. FRANCO REPLACED BAERGA (PITCHING); LOPEZ REPLACED
REED (PLAYING 2B); Bell walked; Bagwell singled to center [Bell
to second]; Spiers walked [Bell to third, Bagwell to second];
Alou out on a sacrifice fly to right [Bell scored]; HIDALGO
BATTED FOR EVERETT; Hidalgo singled to second [Bagwell to third,
Spiers to second]; Gutierrez out on a sacrifice fly to right
[Bagwell scored, Spiers to third]; Eusebio doubled to right
[Spiers scored, Hidalgo out at home (right to catcher)]; 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

METS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); HIDALGO STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BOGAR REPLACED NITKOWSKI (PLAYING SS);
Lopez struck out; McRae flied to center; Olerud walked; CASTILLO
RAN FOR OLERUD; Alfonzo was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   7   0    4
 Mets             3  10   0    9


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