New York Mets 8, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 98
Played on Sunday, July 26, 2009 (D) at Minute Maid Park

NY  N    0  0  3    2  0  0    0  1  2  -   8 13  0
HOU N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3 10  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Pagan cf                      5   2   1   1       0   1       2   1
Castillo 2b                   4   2   2   2       1   0       0   2
Wright 3b                     5   2   2   2       0   0       1   1
Murphy 1b                     5   0   1   0       0   2       7   0
Francoeur rf                  4   0   1   2       0   0       2   0
Sullivan lf                   5   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Schneider c                   3   0   1   0       1   0      10   1
Cora ss                       4   2   2   0       0   1       4   4
L. Hernandez p                3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Reed ph                     1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Feliciano p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  S. Green p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   8  13   8       2   6      27  11

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

BATTING - 
2B: Wright (26,off Arias).
3B: Castillo (3,off Moehler); Pagan (4,off Moehler); Reed (2,off Arias).
SF: Francoeur (6,off Moehler).
GDP: Sullivan (1,off Arias).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cora (8,2nd base off Moehler/I. Rodriguez); Sullivan (1,2nd base off Moehler/I.
Rodriguez).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Matsui 2b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       3   4
Tejada ss                     4   1   1   1       0   2       1   6
Lee lf                        4   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Blum 3b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       0   2
Pence rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
I. Rodriguez c                4   0   0   0       0   3       6   0
Coste 1b                      3   0   1   0       0   1      11   0
Moehler p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kata ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Fulchino p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Michaels ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Arias p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3  10   3       1   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Matsui-Coste.
E: I. Rodriguez (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Tejada (31,off L. Hernandez); Lee (18,off L. Hernandez); Blum (10,off L.
Hernandez).
GDP: Pence (14,off L. Hernandez); Blum (6,off S. Green).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Matsui (10,2nd base off L. Hernandez/Schneider); Kata (1,2nd base off L.
Hernandez/Schneider).
CS: Pence (7,2nd base by L. Hernandez/Schneider).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
L. Hernandez W(7-5)           7     8   3   3   1   7   0  27
Feliciano                     0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
S. Green SV(1)                1.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9    10   3   3   1   9   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moehler L(7-6)                4.2   8   5   5   2   2   0  25
Wright                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Fulchino                      2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Arias                         2     5   3   3   0   2   0  10
Totals                        9    13   8   8   2   6   0  42


Umpires: HP - Tony Randazzo, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Jerry Layne
Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 34642


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        Blum                3b
6. Sullivan            lf        Pence               rf
7. Schneider           c         I. Rodriguez        c
8. Cora                ss        Coste               1b
9. L. Hernandez        p         Moehler             p

METS 1ST: Pagan flied to right; Castillo walked; Wright forced
Castillo (shortstop to second); Murphy forced Wright (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn flied to right; Matsui walked; Matsui stole
second; Tejada doubled to left [Matsui scored]; Lee doubled to
center [Tejada scored]; Blum doubled to right [Lee scored];
Pence singled to center [Blum out at home (center to catcher)];
Pence was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

METS 2ND: Francoeur flied to right; Sullivan flied to left;
Schneider singled to right; Cora grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: I. Rodriguez struck out; Coste grounded out
(shortstop to first); Moehler struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 3.

METS 3RD: L. Hernandez singled to left; Pagan forced L.
Hernandez (second to shortstop); Castillo tripled to right
[Pagan scored]; Wright singled to right [Castillo scored];
Murphy singled to center [Wright to third]; Francoeur out on a
sacrifice fly to left [Wright scored]; Sullivan grounded out
(third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 3.

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

METS 4TH: Schneider grounded out (shortstop to first); Cora
singled to left; L. Hernandez struck out; Cora stole second;
Pagan tripled to center [Cora scored]; On a bunt Castillo
reached on a fielder's choice [Pagan scored]; Wright flied to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Lee singled to center; Blum singled to center [Lee
to second]; Pence grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Lee to third, Blum out at second]; I.
Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Murphy was called out on strikes; Francoeur grounded
out (shortstop to first); Sullivan singled to pitcher; Sullivan
stole second [Sullivan to third (error by I. Rodriguez)];
Schneider walked; WRIGHT REPLACED MOEHLER (PITCHING); Cora was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Coste was called out on strikes; KATA BATTED FOR
WRIGHT; Kata singled to left; Bourn struck out while Kata stole
second; Matsui flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 3.

METS 6TH: FULCHINO REPLACED KATA (PITCHING); L. Hernandez popped
to first; Pagan grounded out (second to first); Castillo
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Tejada was called out on strikes; Lee flied to
center; Blum grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

METS 7TH: Wright grounded out (third to first); Murphy was
called out on strikes; Francoeur flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Pence popped to third; I. Rodriguez struck out;
Coste singled to center; MICHAELS BATTED FOR FULCHINO; Michaels
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 3.

METS 8TH: ARIAS REPLACED MICHAELS (PITCHING); Sullivan struck
out; Schneider grounded out (shortstop to first); Cora singled
to shortstop; REED BATTED FOR L. HERNANDEZ; Reed tripled to
center [Cora scored]; Pagan was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: FELICIANO REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Bourn struck
out; Matsui grounded out (pitcher to first); S. GREEN REPLACED
FELICIANO (PITCHING); Tejada struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 6, Astros 3.

METS 9TH: Castillo singled to center; Wright doubled to center
[Castillo scored]; Murphy grounded out (first unassisted)
[Wright to third]; Francoeur singled to center [Wright scored];
Sullivan grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Francoeur out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 8,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Lee singled to center; Blum grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Lee out at second]; Pence
singled to third; I. Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 8, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             8  13   0    7
 Astros           3  10   1    4


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