New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 3

Regular Season Game 8

Played on Thursday, April 14, 2005 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 10 1 NY N 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 x - 4 7 1

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO AEverett ss 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 Biggio 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 Bruntlett 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Bagwell 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 4 1 Lamb 3b 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 Lane rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 Scott lf 4 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 Ausmus c 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 Taveras cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 Backe p 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 Franco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Palmeiro ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Harville p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals35 3 10 3 6 5 24 5FIELDING -E:Lamb (1).BATTING -2B:Biggio (5,off Zambrano); Lane (4,off Zambrano).3B:Backe (1,off Zambrano).SF:Everett (1,off Zambrano).Team LOB:12.BASERUNNING -SB:Lane (1,3rd base off Zambrano/Piazza); Scott (1,2nd base off Zambrano/Piazza); Taveras (3,2nd base off Zambrano/Piazza); Palmeiro (1,2nd base off Aybar/Castro).

New York MetsAB R H RBI BB SO PO AReyes ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 Cairo 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Beltran cf 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 Piazza c 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 Aybar p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R. Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mientkiewicz 1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 9 0 Wright 3b 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 Woodward lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 Diaz rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 Zambrano p 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Matthews p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Anderson ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Castro c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals32 4 7 3 3 7 27 8FIELDING -E:Piazza (1).BATTING -2B:Woodward (1,off Backe); Diaz (1,off Backe).Team LOB:7.BASERUNNING -SB:Reyes (3,2nd base off Wheeler/Ausmus).

PITCHING

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPBacke 6.1 5 3 3 2 4 0 26 Franco L(0-1) 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Wheeler 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 Harville 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 4Totals8 7 4 3 3 7 0 35

New York MetsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPZambrano 6 9 3 3 4 4 0 30 Matthews W(1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 Aybar 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 R. Hernandez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Looper SV(1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3Totals9 10 3 3 6 5 0 42Umpires:HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Mark Wegner, 3B - Paul NauertTime of Game:3:03Attendance:17214 Starting Lineups: Houston Astros New York Mets 1. Everett ss Reyes ss 2. Biggio 2b Cairo 2b 3. Bagwell 1b Beltran cf 4. Lamb 3b Piazza c 5. Lane rf Mientkiewicz 1b 6. Scott lf Wright 3b 7. Ausmus c Woodward lf 8. Taveras cf Diaz rf 9. Backe p Zambrano p ASTROS 1ST: Everett popped to catcher; Biggio doubled to center; Bagwell singled to center [Biggio to third]; Lamb walked [Bagwell to second]; Lane flied to right; Scott singled to right [Biggio scored, Bagwell to third, Lamb to second]; Ausmus grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0. METS 1ST: Reyes grounded out (shortstop to first); Cairo flied to right; Beltran singled to center; Piazza singled to left [Beltran to second]; Mientkiewicz singled to right [Beltran scored, Piazza to second]; Wright popped to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1. ASTROS 2ND: Taveras struck out; Backe tripled to right; Everett hit a sacrifice fly to center [Backe scored]; Biggio grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. METS 2ND: Woodward grounded out (second to first); Diaz flied to right; Zambrano struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. ASTROS 3RD: Bagwell singled to left; Lamb walked [Bagwell to second]; Lane popped to second; Scott singled to right [Bagwell to third, Lamb to second]; Ausmus forced Bagwell (third to catcher) [Lamb to third, Scott to second, Ausmus to first]; Taveras grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. METS 3RD: Reyes flied to center; Cairo lined to right; Beltran lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. ASTROS 4TH: Backe struck out; Everett struck out; Biggio flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. METS 4TH: Piazza flied to center; Mientkiewicz lined to left; Wright flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. ASTROS 5TH: Bagwell was called out on strikes; Lamb popped to shortstop; Lane doubled to center; Scott walked; Lane stole third and Scott stole second [Lane out at home (catcher to pitcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. METS 5TH: Woodward doubled to left; Diaz grounded out (third to first) [Woodward to third]; Zambrano struck out; Reyes struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1. ASTROS 6TH: Ausmus flied to center; Taveras walked; Taveras stole second [Taveras to third (error by Piazza)]; Backe singled to center [Taveras scored]; Everett flied to center; Biggio singled to center [Backe to second]; Bagwell grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1. METS 6TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); Cairo flied to right; Beltran walked; Piazza flied to left; Mientkiewicz forced Beltran (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1. ASTROS 7TH: MATTHEWS REPLACED ZAMBRANO (PITCHING); Lamb popped to second; Lane struck out; Scott singled to right; Ausmus walked [Scott to second]; Taveras popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1. METS 7TH: Wright walked; Woodward struck out; Diaz doubled to center [Wright to third]; ANDERSON BATTED FOR MATTHEWS; FRANCO REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Anderson grounded out (first unassisted) [Wright scored, Diaz to third]; Reyes singled to pitcher [Diaz scored]; WHEELER REPLACED FRANCO (PITCHING); Reyes stole second; Cairo reached on an error by Lamb [Reyes scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Beltran walked [Cairo to second]; Piazza grounded out (first to pitcher); 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4. ASTROS 8TH: AYBAR REPLACED PIAZZA (PITCHING); CASTRO REPLACED ANDERSON (PLAYING C ); PALMEIRO BATTED FOR WHEELER; Palmeiro walked; Everett popped to shortstop; Palmeiro stole second; Bruntlett grounded out (third to first); R. HERNANDEZ REPLACED AYBAR (PITCHING); Bagwell popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4. METS 8TH: HARVILLE REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Mientkiewicz singled to center; Wright struck out; Woodward struck out; Diaz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4. ASTROS 9TH: LOOPER REPLACED R. HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Lamb grounded out (shortstop to first); Lane grounded out (third to first); Scott flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4. Final Totals R H E LOB Astros 3 10 1 12 Mets 4 7 1 7

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