New York Mets 10, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 97
Played on Saturday, July 25, 2009 (N) at Minute Maid Park

NY  N    3  0  0    1  3  2    0  0  1  -  10 12  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Pagan cf                      5   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Castillo 2b                   4   2   2   1       1   0       2   6
Wright 3b                     3   2   1   1       2   1       0   3
Murphy 1b                     5   1   2   1       0   0      14   0
Francoeur rf                  4   1   2   4       0   1       1   0
Sullivan lf                   4   1   1   1       1   2       0   0
Santos c                      4   1   2   1       0   0       6   0
Cora ss                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   6
Niese p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Tatis ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  S. Green p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37  10  12   9       4   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Castillo-Cora-Murphy, Wright-Castillo-Murphy.

BATTING - 
2B: Murphy 2 (15,off Ortiz,off Paronto); Pagan (5,off Paronto).
HR: Francoeur (7,5th inning off Byrdak 2 on 2 out); Santos (6,6th inning off
Paronto 0 on 0 out); Wright (6,9th inning off Wright 0 on 1 out).
SF: Francoeur (5,off Ortiz).
GDP: Cora (2,off Ortiz).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      3   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Matsui 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Tejada ss                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Maysonet ss                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Lee lf                        2   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
  Michaels lf                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
I. Rodriguez c                3   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blum ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pence rf                      4   1   1   2       0   1       3   0
Coste 1b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       8   0
Keppinger 3b                  4   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Ortiz p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kata ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Paronto p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Quintero c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       33   3   8   3       2   6      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Matsui-Coste.
PB: I. Rodriguez (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Pence (13,9th inning off Rodriguez 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Keppinger (7,off Niese); Tejada (15,off Niese).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niese W(1-0)                  7     4   1   1   2   3   0  25
S. Green                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Rodriguez                     1     3   2   2   0   2   1   6
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   6   1  35

WP: Niese (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ortiz L(3-5)                  4.1   5   6   6   4   3   0  21
Byrdak                        0.2   1   1   1   0   1   1   3
Paronto                       2     4   2   2   0   1   1  10
Wright                        2     2   1   1   0   2   1   8
Totals                        9    12  10  10   4   7   3  42

WP: Ortiz (3).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Tony Randazzo, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Mike Winters
Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance: 43302


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Pagan               cf        Bourn               cf
2. Castillo            2b        Matsui              2b
3. Wright              3b        Tejada              ss
4. Murphy              1b        Lee                 lf
5. Francoeur           rf        I. Rodriguez        c
6. Sullivan            lf        Pence               rf
7. Santos              c         Coste               1b
8. Cora                ss        Keppinger           3b
9. Niese               p         Ortiz               p

METS 1ST: Pagan singled to left; Castillo walked [Pagan to
second]; Wright struck out; Murphy doubled to left [Pagan
scored, Castillo to third]; Francoeur lined out on a sacrifice
fly to center [Castillo scored, Murphy to third]; Sullivan
singled to right [Murphy scored]; Santos grounded out (second to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn walked; Matsui struck out; Tejada grounded out
(second to first) [Bourn to second]; Lee walked while Bourn
advanced to third on a wild pitch; I. Rodriguez singled to
center [Bourn scored, Lee to second]; Pence forced I. Rodriguez
(third to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 2ND: Cora grounded out (second to first); Niese was called
out on strikes; Pagan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Coste singled to left; Keppinger grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Coste out at
second]; Ortiz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros
1.

METS 3RD: Castillo grounded out (first unassisted); Wright
walked; Murphy flied to right; Ortiz threw a wild pitch [Wright
to second]; I. Rodriguez allowed a passed ball [Wright to
third]; Francoeur struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bourn grounded out (shortstop to first); Matsui
flied to center; Tejada grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Sullivan walked; Santos singled to right [Sullivan to
third]; Cora grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Sullivan scored (no RBI), Santos out at second]; Niese
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Lee flied to center; I. Rodriguez grounded out
(second to first); Pence was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Pagan popped to third; Castillo singled to third;
Wright walked [Castillo to second]; BYRDAK REPLACED ORTIZ
(PITCHING); Murphy flied to center; Francoeur homered [Castillo
scored, Wright scored]; Sullivan struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Coste popped to first; Keppinger flied to right;
KATA BATTED FOR BYRDAK; Kata singled to right; Bourn grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 7, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: PARONTO REPLACED KATA (PITCHING); Santos homered; Cora
flied to left; Niese struck out; Pagan doubled to left; Castillo
singled to center [Pagan scored]; Wright grounded out (shortstop
to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Matsui singled to left; Tejada grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Matsui out at second];
Lee grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
9, Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Murphy doubled to left; Francoeur flied to left;
Sullivan grounded out (second to first) [Murphy to third];
Santos flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: I. Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Pence lined to shortstop; Coste grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 1.

METS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED I. RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); QUINTERO
REPLACED PARONTO (PLAYING C ); Cora flied to left; TATIS BATTED
FOR NIESE; Tatis struck out; Pagan flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: S. GREEN REPLACED TATIS (PITCHING); Keppinger struck
out; Quintero grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn singled
to left; Matsui grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 9, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: MAYSONET REPLACED TEJADA (PLAYING SS); MICHAELS
REPLACED LEE (PLAYING LF); Castillo lined to right; Wright
homered; Murphy popped to third; Francoeur singled to left;
Sullivan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 10, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED S. GREEN (PITCHING); Maysonet
struck out; Michaels singled to left; BLUM BATTED FOR WRIGHT;
Blum grounded out (first unassisted) [Michaels to second]; Pence
homered [Michaels scored]; Coste singled to left; Keppinger
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 10, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets            10  12   0    5
 Astros           3   8   0    5


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