Houston Astros 8, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 129
Played on Saturday, August 23, 2008 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  1  4    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   8 12  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  2  0  -   3  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Erstad rf                     4   2   2   0       1   2       2   0
Bourn cf                      4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Tejada ss                     5   1   3   2       0   0       3   5
Berkman 1b                    5   2   3   4       0   0      12   2
Blum 3b                       4   0   1   1       1   0       1   1
Wigginton lf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Abercrombie lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Newhan 2b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       0   5
Quintero c                    4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Backe p                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   3
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  12   8       2   7      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Newhan-Tejada-Berkman, Newhan-Tejada-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (39,off Maine).
HR: Berkman (26,3rd inning off Maine 2 on 1 out); Newhan (1,6th inning off
Maine 0 on 0 out).
SH: Bourn (7,off Maine).
Team LOB: 6.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
J. Reyes ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
A. Reyes 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Wright 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   5
Delgado 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1      11   0
Beltran cf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Stokes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Easley ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Murphy lf                     2   1   0   0       2   0       2   0
Church rf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Schneider c                   3   1   1   2       0   0       7   0
Maine p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sanchez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Evans ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Chavez cf                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   3   6   3       2   5      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Church (11,off Backe); J. Reyes (32,off Byrdak).
HR: Schneider (6,8th inning off Backe 1 on 0 out).
HBP: Wright (3,by Byrdak).
GDP: A. Reyes (1,off Backe); Church (4,off Geary).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe W(8-12)                 7     5   3   3   1   4   1  26
Byrdak                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Geary                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   5   1  34

Backe faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
HBP: Byrdak (2,Wright).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maine L(10-8)                 5.2  10   8   8   2   4   2  29
Sanchez                       0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3
Smith                         1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Stokes                        2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9    12   8   8   2   7   2  41


Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Chad Fairchild, 3B - Mark Wegner
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 51766


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Erstad              rf        J. Reyes            ss
2. Bourn               cf        A. Reyes            2b
3. Tejada              ss        Wright              3b
4. Berkman             1b        Delgado             1b
5. Blum                3b        Beltran             cf
6. Wigginton           lf        Murphy              lf
7. Newhan              2b        Church              rf
8. Quintero            c         Schneider           c
9. Backe               p         Maine               p

ASTROS 1ST: Erstad struck out; Bourn struck out; Tejada grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: J. Reyes popped to third; A. Reyes grounded out
(second to first); Wright struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman doubled; Blum singled to right [Berkman
scored]; Wigginton forced Blum (third to second); Newhan popped
to second; Quintero grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Delgado struck out; Beltran flied to left; Murphy
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe singled to center; Erstad walked [Backe to
second]; Bourn out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Backe
to third, Erstad to second]; Tejada singled to right [Backe
scored, Erstad to third]; Berkman homered [Erstad scored, Tejada
scored]; Blum walked; Wigginton popped to first; Newhan grounded
out (third to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Church grounded out (pitcher to first); Schneider
grounded out (shortstop to first); Maine grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Quintero popped to shortstop; Backe flied to right;
Erstad singled to right; Bourn grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: J. Reyes lined to center; A. Reyes grounded out
(shortstop to first); Wright struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Tejada singled to center; Berkman flied to left;
Blum flied to left; Wigginton grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Delgado grounded out (pitcher to first); Beltran
struck out; Murphy walked; Church doubled to right [Murphy
scored]; Schneider grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Newhan homered; Quintero struck out; Backe struck
out; Erstad singled to right; Bourn singled to center [Erstad to
second]; SANCHEZ REPLACED MAINE (PITCHING); Tejada singled to
left [Erstad scored, Bourn to second]; Berkman singled to right
[Bourn scored, Tejada to third]; Blum popped to third; 3 R, 5 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: EVANS BATTED FOR SANCHEZ; Evans grounded out
(shortstop to first); J. Reyes singled to right; A. Reyes
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [J.
Reyes out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 1.

ASTROS 7TH: SMITH REPLACED EVANS (PITCHING); Wigginton grounded
out (pitcher to first); Newhan grounded out (first unassisted);
Quintero struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Wright flied to right; Delgado singled to right;
Beltran forced Delgado (first to shortstop); Murphy grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: STOKES REPLACED BELTRAN (PITCHING); CHAVEZ REPLACED
SMITH (PLAYING CF); Backe grounded out (second to first); Erstad
struck out; Bourn was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Church singled to left; Schneider homered [Church
scored]; BYRDAK REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Chavez struck out; J.
Reyes doubled to left; A. Reyes flied to left; Wright was hit by
a pitch; Delgado grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Tejada grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Blum flied to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

METS 9TH: ABERCROMBIE REPLACED WIGGINTON (PLAYING LF); GEARY
REPLACED BYRDAK (PITCHING); EASLEY BATTED FOR STOKES; Easley
grounded out (third to first); Murphy walked; Church grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Murphy out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  12   0    6
 Mets             3   6   0    4


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