New York Mets 8, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 153
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Tuesday, September 15, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  1  0    0  0  0    0  3  3  -   8 10  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   4  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Allensworth cf                4   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
  M. Franco ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Kinkade pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Baerga 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Alfonzo 3b                    3   3   2   1       2   0       2   2
Piazza c                      4   1   2   0       1   0       4   0
Pratt 1b                      3   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
  Olerud 1b                   1   1   1   4       0   0       4   0
Payton lf                     5   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Huskey rf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
  Harris pr,rf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Lopez 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
  Wendell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ordonez ss                    3   1   1   0       1   0       0   6
Leiter p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Milliard 2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McRae ph,cf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   8  10   7       6   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Ordonez-Lopez-Pratt, Ordonez-Lopez-Olerud, Baerga.

BATTING - 
2B: Alfonzo (25,off Miller); Pratt (9,off Miller); Payton (1,off Miller).
HR: Huskey (13,2nd inning off Miller 0 on 0 out); Olerud (20,8th inning off
Magnante 2 on 0 out).
SF: Olerud (7,off Henry).
GDP: Piazza (14,off Miller).
IBB: Piazza (14,by Henry).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Lopez (2,2nd base by Magnante/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Russ Johnson 3b               4   2   2   0       1   1       1   3
Bell rf                       2   1   2   1       3   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   2   1       0   0      13   1
Hidalgo cf,lf                 2   1   0   1       1   0       2   0
Incaviglia lf                 4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Everett pr,cf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gutierrez ss                  2   0   0   0       1   0       2   6
  Berry ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bogar ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eusebio c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Miller p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Phillips ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   8   3       7   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Russ Johnson (1,off Leiter); Bell (40,off Leiter).
SF: Hidalgo (3,off Leiter).
HBP: Bagwell (7,by Leiter).
GDP: Ausmus (17,off Leiter); Incaviglia (1,off Leiter).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Leiter W(16-5)                7     7   4   4   6   4   0  33
Wendell SV(3)                 2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        9     8   4   4   7   4   0  40

Leiter faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Leiter (4).
HBP: Leiter (11,Bagwell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Miller                        4     4   2   2   3   2   1  18
Nitkowski                     3     1   1   1   1   2   0  11
Powell L(7-6)                 0     1   1   1   0   0   0   1
Magnante                      1     2   1   1   0   0   1   4
Henry                         1     2   3   3   2   1   0   7
Totals                        9    10   8   8   6   5   2  41

Nitkowski faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
Powell faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
WP: Henry (7).
IBB: Henry (5,Piazza).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Brian Gorman
Time of Game: 3:19   Attendance: 40835


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Allensworth         cf        Biggio              2b
2. Alfonzo             3b        Russ Johnson        3b
3. Piazza              c         Bell                rf
4. Pratt               1b        Bagwell             1b
5. Payton              lf        Hidalgo             cf
6. Huskey              rf        Incaviglia          lf
7. Lopez               2b        Gutierrez           ss
8. Ordonez             ss        Ausmus              c
9. Leiter              p         Miller              p

METS 1ST: Allensworth struck out; Alfonzo doubled to center;
Piazza grounded out (first unassisted) [Alfonzo to third]; Pratt
doubled to third [Alfonzo scored]; Payton lined to left; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to center; Russ Johnson doubled to
third; Bell singled to center [Russ Johnson scored]; Bagwell
singled to shortstop [Bell to third]; Hidalgo lined to third;
Incaviglia grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Huskey homered; Lopez grounded out (third to first);
Ordonez walked; Leiter popped to third; Allensworth struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Gutierrez walked; Ausmus grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Gutierrez out at second]; Miller
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Alfonzo walked; Piazza grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Alfonzo out at second]; Pratt
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Russ
Johnson singled to center; Bell walked [Russ Johnson to second];
Bagwell was hit by a pitch [Russ Johnson to third, Bell to
second]; Hidalgo lined to third; Incaviglia grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Payton doubled to left; Huskey grounded out (third to
first); Lopez walked; Ordonez flied to left; Leiter grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus
walked; PHILLIPS BATTED FOR MILLER; Phillips struck out; Biggio
forced Ausmus (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 1.

METS 5TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); Allensworth
struck out; Alfonzo flied to center; Piazza singled to center;
Pratt grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Russ Johnson walked; Bell doubled to left [Russ
Johnson to third]; Bagwell singled to left [Russ Johnson scored,
Bell to third]; OLERUD REPLACED PRATT (PLAYING 1B); Hidalgo out
on a sacrifice fly to right [Bell scored]; Incaviglia grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Bagwell out
at second]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 6TH: Payton grounded out (pitcher to first); Huskey
grounded out (first unassisted); Lopez grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); Ausmus
flied to center; Nitkowski struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 7TH: Ordonez grounded out (first unassisted); Leiter was
called out on strikes; Allensworth grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio struck out; Russ Johnson was called out on
strikes; Bell walked; Bagwell grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: Alfonzo walked; POWELL REPLACED NITKOWSKI (PITCHING);
Piazza singled to center [Alfonzo to second]; MAGNANTE REPLACED
POWELL (PITCHING); Olerud homered [Alfonzo scored, Piazza
scored]; Payton grounded out (third to first); Huskey singled to
center; HARRIS RAN FOR HUSKEY; Lopez forced Harris (shortstop to
second); Lopez was caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
shortstop); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: HARRIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Hidalgo walked;
Incaviglia singled to left [Hidalgo to third]; BERRY BATTED FOR
GUTIERREZ; EVERETT RAN FOR INCAVIGLIA; Leiter threw a wild pitch
[Hidalgo scored, Everett to second]; WENDELL REPLACED LOPEZ
(PITCHING); MILLIARD REPLACED LEITER (PLAYING 2B); Berry popped
to center; CLARK BATTED FOR AUSMUS; Clark grounded out (first
unassisted) [Everett to third]; ALOU BATTED FOR MAGNANTE; Alou
popped to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 4.

METS 9TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); EVERETT STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BOGAR REPLACED BERRY (PLAYING SS); EUSEBIO
REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING C ); HENRY REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING);
Ordonez singled to third; MCRAE BATTED FOR MILLIARD; McRae
grounded out (second to first) [Ordonez to second]; M. FRANCO
BATTED FOR ALLENSWORTH; M. Franco walked; Alfonzo singled to
center [Ordonez scored, M. Franco to third, Alfonzo to second
(on throw)]; KINKADE RAN FOR M. FRANCO; Piazza was walked
intentionally; Henry threw a wild pitch [Kinkade scored, Alfonzo
to third, Piazza to second]; Olerud out on a sacrifice fly to
right [Alfonzo scored, Piazza to third]; Payton was called out
on strikes; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MCRAE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BAERGA REPLACED
KINKADE (PLAYING 2B); Biggio singled to center; Russ Johnson
flied to center; Bell walked [Biggio to second]; Bagwell lined
into a double play (second unassisted) [Biggio out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             8  10   0    6
 Astros           4   8   0    9


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