Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 5 (12 innings)
Regular Season Game 152
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, September 15, 1998 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  1  0  -   5 11  0
HOU N    1  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  1  -   6 13  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Phillips lf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Piazza ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McMichael p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Payton lf                   2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Alfonzo 3b                    6   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
Olerud 1b                     4   0   0   0       2   0       6   0
Hundley c                     5   0   1   0       0   2       9   1
  Fabregas c                  1   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
  Tam p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McRae cf                      5   0   0   0       1   2       2   0
Harris rf,lf,rf               5   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Baerga 2b                     5   2   4   2       0   0       4   3
  Milliard pr                 0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Franco p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pratt c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ordonez ss                    5   1   3   3       0   0       3   3
Reynoso p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  M. Franco ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Allensworth pr,rf           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beltran p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wendell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lopez ph,2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       47   5  11   5       3  10      33  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reynoso-Ordonez-Olerud, Alfonzo-Baerga-Olerud.

BATTING - 
2B: Harris (14,off Reynolds); Baerga (27,off Elarton); Ordonez (20,off Elarton).
HR: Ordonez (1,2nd inning off Reynolds 1 on 2 out); Baerga (7,9th inning off
Elarton 1 on 1 out).
IBB: Olerud (11,by Powell).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 2b                     2   1   1   0       1   0       0   2
  Biggio 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Everett cf                    6   0   0   0       0   4       4   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Clark rf                      2   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
  Bell rf                     3   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Incaviglia lf                 3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Hidalgo lf,cf               1   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Berry 3b                      3   1   2   0       1   0       1   0
Phillips 1b                   3   0   1   0       0   2       9   1
  Bagwell ph,1b               2   1   2   2       0   0       4   0
Eusebio c                     3   0   1   2       0   0       3   1
  Elarton p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Gutierrez ph,ss             1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Bogar ss                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
  Alou ph,lf                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Reynolds p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Ausmus c                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Meluskey c                  2   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Totals                       42   6  13   6       5  12      36  13

FIELDING - 
E: Biggio (14).
PB: Meluskey (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Eusebio (6,off Reynoso); Bogar (4,off Beltran); Gutierrez (23,off J. Franco).
HR: Bagwell (33,11th inning off J. Franco 0 on 0 out); Bell (21,12th inning
off Tam 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Berry (7,by Reynoso).
GDP: Eusebio (7,off Reynoso); Biggio (9,off Wendell).
IBB: Clark (1,by Reynoso); Alou (8,by J. Franco).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Spiers (11,2nd base off Reynoso/Hundley).
CS: Berry (1,2nd base by Reynoso/Hundley).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynoso                       6     5   3   3   3   4   0  25
McMichael                     2     2   1   1   1   4   0   9
Beltran                       0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   2
Wendell                       1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   5
J. Franco                     1     2   1   1   1   2   1   6
Tam L(1-1)                    0     1   1   1   0   0   1   1
Totals                       11    13   6   6   5  12   2  48

Tam faced 1 batter in the 12th inning
WP: Reynoso 2 (2).
BK: Reynoso (2).
HBP: Reynoso (4,Berry).
IBB: Reynoso (2,Clark); J. Franco (6,Alou).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds                      6.2   7   2   2   0   4   1  27
Elarton                       4.1   3   3   3   2   4   1  18
Powell W(7-5)                 1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Totals                       12    11   5   5   3  10   2  50

IBB: Powell (9,Olerud).

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Bob Davidson
Ejections: Brad Ausmus by Brian Gorman [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 3:53   


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Phillips            lf        Spiers              2b
2. Alfonzo             3b        Everett             cf
3. Olerud              1b        Clark               rf
4. Hundley             c         Incaviglia          lf
5. McRae               cf        Berry               3b
6. Harris              rf        Phillips            1b
7. Baerga              2b        Eusebio             c
8. Ordonez             ss        Bogar               ss
9. Reynoso             p         Reynolds            p

METS 1ST: Phillips grounded out (second to first); Alfonzo
singled to left; Olerud popped to shortstop; Hundley grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Spiers singled to left; Reynoso balked [Spiers to
second]; Everett flied to right [Spiers to third]; Clark
grounded out (second to first) [Spiers scored]; Incaviglia flied
to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: McRae flied to center; Harris grounded out (second to
first); Baerga singled to first; Ordonez homered [Baerga
scored]; Reynoso struck out (catcher to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Berry was hit by a pitch; Phillips singled to right
[Berry to second]; Eusebio grounded into a double play (pitcher
to shortstop to first) [Berry to third, Phillips out at second];
Bogar flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Phillips struck out; Alfonzo lined to third; Olerud
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds struck out; Spiers grounded out (second to
first); Everett popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Hundley struck out; McRae grounded out (pitcher to
first); Harris doubled to left; Baerga was credited with a
single when a runner was hit by the batted ball to shortstop
[Harris out at third (shortstop unassisted)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Clark singled to first; Incaviglia popped to second;
Reynoso threw a wild pitch [Clark to second]; Berry walked;
Reynoso threw a wild pitch [Clark to third, Berry to second];
Phillips struck out; Eusebio doubled to center [Clark scored,
Berry scored]; Bogar popped to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Ordonez grounded out (first unassisted); Reynoso flied
to center; Phillips grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds grounded out (shortstop to first); Spiers
walked; Spiers stole second; Everett struck out; Clark was
walked intentionally; Incaviglia forced Clark (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 6TH: BIGGIO REPLACED SPIERS (PLAYING 2B); Alfonzo was
called out on strikes; Olerud grounded out (first to pitcher);
Hundley singled to right; McRae lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Berry singled to shortstop; Phillips struck out;
Berry was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Eusebio
flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 7TH: Harris grounded out (pitcher to first); Baerga flied
to left; Ordonez singled to center; M. FRANCO BATTED FOR
REYNOSO; M. Franco reached on an error by Biggio [Ordonez to
third]; PIAZZA BATTED FOR PHILLIPS; ALLENSWORTH RAN FOR M.
FRANCO; AUSMUS REPLACED REYNOLDS (PLAYING C ); ELARTON REPLACED
EUSEBIO (PITCHING); Piazza popped to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: HARRIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); ALLENSWORTH
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); MCMICHAEL REPLACED PIAZZA
(PITCHING); Bogar popped to third; Ausmus struck out; Brad
Ausmus ejected by HP umpire Brian Gorman; Biggio struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: MELUSKEY REPLACED AUSMUS (PLAYING C ); BELL REPLACED
CLARK (PLAYING RF); HIDALGO REPLACED INCAVIGLIA (PLAYING LF);
Alfonzo popped to second; Olerud popped to second; Hundley
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Everett struck out; Bell grounded out (third to
first); Hidalgo walked; Berry singled to shortstop [Hidalgo to
second]; BAGWELL BATTED FOR PHILLIPS; Bagwell singled to center
[Hidalgo scored, Berry to third]; Elarton struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 4.

METS 9TH: BAGWELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); McRae walked;
Harris forced McRae (shortstop to second); Baerga homered
[Harris scored]; Ordonez grounded out (pitcher to first);
Allensworth grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: HARRIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); PAYTON
REPLACED MCMICHAEL (PLAYING LF); BELTRAN REPLACED ALLENSWORTH
(PITCHING); Bogar doubled to left; Meluskey singled to left
[Bogar out at home (left to catcher)]; WENDELL REPLACED BELTRAN
(PITCHING); Biggio grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Meluskey out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
4, Astros 4.

METS 10TH: Payton grounded out (shortstop to first); Alfonzo
struck out; Olerud walked; Hundley lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 10TH: FABREGAS REPLACED HUNDLEY (PLAYING C ); Everett
struck out; Bell struck out; Hidalgo singled to shortstop; Berry
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

METS 11TH: McRae struck out; Harris struck out; Baerga doubled
to center; MILLIARD RAN FOR BAERGA; Ordonez doubled to center
[Milliard scored]; LOPEZ BATTED FOR WENDELL; Lopez flied to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 11TH: LOPEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); J. FRANCO
REPLACED MILLIARD (PITCHING); Bagwell homered; GUTIERREZ BATTED
FOR ELARTON; Gutierrez doubled to right; ALOU BATTED FOR BOGAR;
Alou was walked intentionally; Meluskey was called out on
strikes; Biggio flied to center; Everett struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 5.

METS 12TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); GUTIERREZ
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
POWELL REPLACED EVERETT (PITCHING); Payton singled to catcher;
Alfonzo grounded out (pitcher to first) [Payton to second];
Olerud was walked intentionally; Fabregas was called out on
strikes; Meluskey allowed a passed ball [Payton to third, Olerud
to second]; McRae was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 12TH: TAM REPLACED FABREGAS (PITCHING); PRATT REPLACED J.
FRANCO (PLAYING C ); Bell homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5  11   0    9
 Astros           6  13   1    9


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