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@CAL
4
1
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@DET
0
3
MIL
@KCR
1
7
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@NYY
1
3
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@OAK
3
4
 
(11)
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@SEA
4
5
 
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@TEX
0
9
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@ATL
7
5
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@CHC
7
0
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@CIN
0
2
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@HOU
3
1
SFG
@PIT
2
3
SDP
@STL
5
1
Sunday, June 7, 1981, 2:05PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 29,873, Time of Game: 2:13
Mets
3
17-31
 Won 1 
5th, 12 GB
at Astros
1
28-26
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Mike Scott (3-4)
L: Bob Knepper (5-1)
S: Neil Allen (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   2  1  0    3  6  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  6  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mookie Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .328 .383 .711 -0.181 0.94 0.007 -0.188 -1.5 2 0
Frank Taveras SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .288 .324 .611 0.091 0.92 0.117 -0.026 0.7 3 3 2·SB,HBP
Lee Mazzilli LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .213 .325 .325 .650 -0.071 1.13 0.019 -0.090 -0.6 1 0
Dave Kingman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .216 .347 .494 .841 -0.026 1.19 0.062 -0.088 0.3 12 1 HR
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .304 .435 .739 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ellis Valentine RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .203 .258 .354 .613 -0.041 1.06 0.015 -0.055 -0.3 2 0
Hubie Brooks 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .317 .345 .373 .718 -0.040 1.44 0.061 -0.101 -0.6 1 2
Alex Trevino C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .348 .290 .638 0.111 1.08 0.131 -0.020 0.6 3 0
Doug Flynn 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .253 .287 .361 .649 0.179 1.33 0.193 -0.014 0.9 2 8
Mike Scott P 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 .048 .160 .048 .208 0.012 1.28 0.043 -0.031 -0.1 0 3 SF,SH
   Neil Allen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 6 2 3 5 36 .200 .286 .300 .586 0.034 1.14 0.648 -0.613 -0.7 27 17
HR: D Kingman (13, off B Knepper, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: M Scott (1, off B Knepper).
SH: M Scott (1, off B Knepper).
HBP: F Taveras (1, by B Knepper).
TB: D Kingman 4; H Brooks; A Trevino; F Taveras; D Flynn; M Wilson.
RBI: M Scott (1); D Kingman (31).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Flynn-F Taveras-D Kingman; D Flynn-F Taveras-M Jorgensen.
Baserunning
SB: F Taveras 2 (11, 2nd base off B Knepper/A Ashby 2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .335 .366 .701 0.061 1.60 0.140 -0.078 -0.0 1 0
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .276 .425 .701 -0.107 2.09 0.000 -0.107 -0.6 1 4 SH
Cesar Cedeno 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .297 .353 .394 .746 -0.117 1.64 0.073 -0.190 -0.7 12 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .324 .456 .780 -0.241 2.00 0.000 -0.241 -1.3 1 1 GDP
Art Howe 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .354 .424 .492 .915 0.001 0.89 0.044 -0.043 0.0 1 4
Denny Walling RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .358 .345 .704 -0.107 1.02 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 3 0 GDP
Alan Ashby C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265 .361 .318 .679 0.074 1.00 0.074 0.000 0.6 4 0 2B
   Luis Pujols PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .315 .347 .662 -0.019 0.40 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 2 0
Joe Pittman 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .304 .385 .391 .776 0.006 1.18 0.047 -0.041 0.3 2 3 2B
Bob Knepper P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111 .143 .148 .291 -0.094 1.39 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 0 3
   Danny Heep PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .218 .299 .244 .542 0.078 1.59 0.078 0.000 0.8
   Dickie Thon PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .276 .180 .456 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 29 1 6 1 1 1 31 .207 .233 .276 .509 -0.465 1.45 0.456 -0.920 -2.7 27 15
2B: A Ashby (7, off M Scott); J Pittman (2, off M Scott).
SH: C Reynolds (14, off N Allen).
TB: J Pittman 2; A Ashby 2; A Howe; T Puhl; C Cedeno; D Heep.
GIDP: D Walling (3); J Cruz (5).
RBI: D Heep (4).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Cruz-A Ashby.
E: A Howe (4).
Outfield Assists: J Cruz (A Trevino at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Cedeno (1st base by M Scott).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Scott, W (3-4) 8 5 1 1 1 1 0 4.24 27 68 0.310 1.02 1.9
Neil Allen, S (6) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.97 4 1 0 0.156 4.45 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 1 0 1.00 31 68 1 0 0.466 1.45 2.7
M Scott faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, L (5-1) 9 6 3 2 3 5 1 1.15 36 67 -0.035 1.14 0.7
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 3 5 1 2.00 36 67 -0.035 1.14 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Knepper (1; F Taveras).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Scott (2; C Cedeno, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Steve Fields, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 29,873.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Mookie Wilson CF 1 Terry Puhl CF
2 Frank Taveras SS 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Lee Mazzilli LF 3 Cesar Cedeno 1B
4 Dave Kingman 1B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Ellis Valentine RF 5 Art Howe 3B
6 Hubie Brooks 3B 6 Denny Walling RF
7 Alex Trevino C 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Doug Flynn 2B 8 Joe Pittman 2B
9 Mike Scott P 9 Bob Knepper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 -23 OO NYM M. Wilson B. Knepper -15% 45% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
b9 1-3 0 1-- HOU T. Puhl N. Allen -14% 70% Single to RF; Thon to 2B
b9 1-3 1 -23 O HOU C. Cedeno N. Allen 13% 87% Flyball: RF
t7 0-0 0 12- RO NYM D. Flynn B. Knepper 13% 78% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Trevino Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/No RBI; Flynn to 3B
b9 1-3 2 -23 O HOU J. Cruz N. Allen 13% 100% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Wilson B. Knepper -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- NYM F. Taveras B. Knepper 2% 50% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYM L. Mazzilli B. Knepper 2% 52% Taveras Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- NYM L. Mazzilli B. Knepper 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- O NYM D. Kingman B. Knepper -3% 51% Flyball: 1B; Taveras to 3B; Mazzilli to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 NYM E. Valentine B. Knepper 1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 123 O NYM H. Brooks B. Knepper -7% 46% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Scott facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl M. Scott 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Scott 1% 49% Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno M. Scott 1% 50% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM A. Trevino B. Knepper 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- NYM D. Flynn B. Knepper 6% 60% Single to 2B; Trevino to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O NYM M. Scott B. Knepper -0% 60% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Trevino to 3B; Flynn to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 OO NYM M. Wilson B. Knepper -15% 45% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Scott facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz M. Scott 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU A. Howe M. Scott 1% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling M. Scott 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- NYM F. Taveras B. Knepper 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- NYM L. Mazzilli B. Knepper 3% 57% Taveras Steals 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- O NYM L. Mazzilli B. Knepper -5% 53% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 -2- O NYM D. Kingman B. Knepper -4% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O NYM E. Valentine B. Knepper -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Scott facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU A. Ashby M. Scott -7% 38% Double to RF
b3 0-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Pittman M. Scott 1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ashby to 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 O HOU B. Knepper M. Scott 7% 46% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --3 O HOU T. Puhl M. Scott 4% 50% Groundout: 1B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 6-7-8
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYM H. Brooks B. Knepper -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYM A. Trevino B. Knepper -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O NYM D. Flynn B. Knepper -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Scott facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Scott 3% 47% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-0 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno M. Scott -3% 44% Walk
b4 0-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz M. Scott 5% 49% Cedeno Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b4 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz M. Scott 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Scott B. Knepper -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O NYM M. Wilson B. Knepper -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O NYM F. Taveras B. Knepper -1% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Scott facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU A. Howe M. Scott 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Walling M. Scott 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Luis Pujols pinch hits for Alan Ashby (C) batting 7th
b5 0-0 2 --- O HOU L. Pujols M. Scott 1% 50% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
Luis Pujols moves from PH to C
t6 0-0 0 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli B. Knepper -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-0 1 --- O NYM D. Kingman B. Knepper -2% 45% Flyball: SS
t6 0-0 2 --- O NYM E. Valentine B. Knepper -2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Scott facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Pittman M. Scott 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Knepper M. Scott 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl M. Scott 2% 50% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 6-7-8
t7 0-0 0 --- NYM H. Brooks B. Knepper 6% 56% Single to CF
t7 0-0 0 1-- NYM A. Trevino B. Knepper 9% 65% Single to RF; Brooks to 2B
t7 0-0 0 12- RO NYM D. Flynn B. Knepper 13% 78% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Trevino Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/No RBI; Flynn to 3B
t7 1-0 1 --3 RO NYM M. Scott B. Knepper 4% 83% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Flynn Scores/unER
t7 2-0 2 --- NYM M. Wilson B. Knepper 1% 83% Single to RF
t7 2-0 2 1-- O NYM F. Taveras B. Knepper -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Mike Scott facing 2-3-4
b7 0-2 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Scott 3% 85% Flyball: RF
b7 0-2 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno M. Scott -4% 81% Single to CF
b7 0-2 1 1-- OO HOU J. Cruz M. Scott 8% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
t8 2-0 0 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli B. Knepper -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t8 2-0 1 --- R NYM D. Kingman B. Knepper 6% 94% Home Run
t8 3-0 1 --- O NYM E. Valentine B. Knepper -0% 94% Flyball: RF
t8 3-0 2 --- O NYM H. Brooks B. Knepper -0% 94% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Mike Scott facing 5-6-7
Mike Jorgensen replaces Dave Kingman playing 1B batting 4th
b8 0-3 0 --- HOU A. Howe M. Scott -4% 89% Single to CF
b8 0-3 0 1-- OO HOU D. Walling M. Scott 8% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 0-3 2 --- O HOU L. Pujols M. Scott 1% 97% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t9 3-0 0 --- O NYM A. Trevino B. Knepper -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-0 1 --- O NYM D. Flynn B. Knepper -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-0 2 --- O NYM M. Scott B. Knepper -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Mike Scott facing 8-9-1
b9 0-3 0 --- HOU J. Pittman M. Scott -5% 92% Double to LF
Danny Heep pinch hits for Bob Knepper (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 0 -2- R HOU D. Heep M. Scott -8% 84% Single to RF; Pittman Scores
Neil Allen replaces Mike Scott pitching and batting 9th
Dickie Thon pinch runs for Danny Heep (PH) batting 9th
b9 1-3 0 1-- HOU T. Puhl N. Allen -14% 70% Single to RF; Thon to 2B
b9 1-3 0 12- O HOU C. Reynolds N. Allen 3% 74% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Thon to 3B; Puhl to 2B
b9 1-3 1 -23 O HOU C. Cedeno N. Allen 13% 87% Flyball: RF
b9 1-3 2 -23 O HOU J. Cruz N. Allen 13% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 1.

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