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 Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Everett 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   0
Totals                       35   3  10   3       6   5      24   5

FIELDING - 
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 Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Reyes 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   0
Totals                       32   4   7   3       3   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
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 Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe                         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   4
Totals                        8     7   4   3   3   7   0  35


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zambrano                      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   3
Totals                        9    10   3   3   6   5   0  42


Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Mark Wegner, 3B - Paul Nauert
Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 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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