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@CHW
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@OAK
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@SDP
8
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@SFG
9
3
Sunday, April 8, 1984,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 10,625, Time of Game: 2:37
Mets
3
4-1
 Won 4 
1st
at Astros
1
1-4
 Lost 3 
4th, 3 GB
W: Tim Leary (1-0)
L: Joe Niekro (0-2)
S: Doug Sisk (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   1  2  0    3 10  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  8  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wally Backman 2B 3 1 1 0 2 1 .455 1.145 0.083 0.80 0.109 -0.027 0.7 1 5
Jose Oquendo SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .579 -0.104 1.31 0.005 -0.110 -0.9 1 3 SH,GDP
Keith Hernandez 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .150 .390 -0.045 1.04 0.014 -0.059 -0.1 11 0 IW
George Foster LF 4 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .952 0.022 1.33 0.097 -0.075 0.8 1 0
Darryl Strawberry RF 4 1 3 0 0 1 .350 1.081 0.095 0.78 0.131 -0.036 0.2 2 0 2B,CS
Mookie Wilson CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .417 .917 0.069 1.36 0.107 -0.038 0.0 4 0
Hubie Brooks 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .211 .496 0.068 1.45 0.174 -0.106 0.1 1 1
Junior Ortiz C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .432 -0.047 0.91 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 3 1
   Rusty Staub PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.120 2.10 0.000 -0.120 -1.1 GDP
   Ron Hodges C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 3 0
Mike Torrez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.056 1.17 0.000 -0.056 -0.4 0 0
   Tim Leary P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.031 0.78 0.031 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Doug Sisk P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.003 0.07 0.003 0.000 0.1 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 10 3 3 6 .303 .694 -0.005 1.09 0.671 -0.678 -0.7 27 10
2B: D Strawberry (1, off J Niekro).
SH: J Oquendo (1, off V Ruhle).
IBB: K Hernandez (1, by V Ruhle).
TB: D Strawberry 4; M Wilson 2; H Brooks; D Sisk; T Leary; W Backman; G Foster.
GIDP: R Staub (1); J Oquendo (1).
RBI: G Foster 2 (6); H Brooks (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
E: W Backman (1).
Baserunning
CS: D Strawberry (1, 2nd base by J Niekro/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Doran 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 .136 .401 -0.147 1.27 0.000 -0.147 -0.9 4 0
Terry Puhl RF 4 0 2 0 1 0 .300 .814 -0.024 0.99 0.088 -0.112 0.1 0 0 SB,CS
Dickie Thon SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 .353 .859 -0.012 1.10 0.023 -0.034 -0.1 1 2 HBP
   Craig Reynolds PR-SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.031 0.72 0.044 -0.014 0.3 3 2
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .133 .433 -0.059 1.56 0.034 -0.093 -0.3 1 1
Jerry Mumphrey CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .267 .754 -0.060 1.63 0.065 -0.125 -0.2 2 0
Ray Knight 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .263 .632 -0.052 1.13 0.037 -0.089 -0.4 8 2 2B
Phil Garner 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .500 1.100 0.029 1.12 0.081 -0.052 0.3 0 5
Alan Ashby C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .399 -0.177 1.82 0.000 -0.177 -1.0 6 1
Joe Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .400 -0.050 1.00 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 2 1
   Tony Scott PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 0.054 1.35 0.054 0.000 0.2
   Vern Ruhle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Harry Spilman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 -0.038 1.59 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 2 6 .229 .547 -0.505 1.27 0.426 -0.931 -2.7 27 14
2B: R Knight (2, off M Torrez).
HBP: D Thon (1, by M Torrez).
TB: R Knight 2; P Garner 2; T Puhl 2; T Scott; J Cruz; J Mumphrey.
RBI: J Mumphrey (4).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Knight-C Reynolds-J Niekro; R Knight-D Thon-J Niekro.
PB: A Ashby 2 (2).
Outfield Assists: J Cruz (M Wilson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: T Puhl (1, 2nd base off M Torrez/J Ortiz).
CS: T Puhl (1, 2nd base by M Torrez/J Ortiz).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Torrez 5.2 5 0 0 2 3 0 7.71 24 60 0.276 1.06 2.2
Tim Leary, W (1-0) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 5 1 0 0.152 1.93 0.7
Doug Sisk, S (2) 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 9 0 0 0.078 1.51 -0.2
Team Totals 9 8 1 0 2 6 0 0.00 38 60 1 0 0.506 1.27 2.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, L (0-2) 7 7 1 1 1 3 0 3.21 26 61 0.155 1.21 1.9
Vern Ruhle 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 7.71 5 0 0 -0.180 1.46 -2.4
Dave Smith 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 6 2 0 0.031 0.24 1.2
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 6 0 3.00 37 61 2 0 0.006 1.09 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Torrez (1; D Thon).
IBB: V Ruhle (1; K Hernandez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Wally Backman 2B 1 Bill Doran 2B
2 Jose Oquendo SS 2 Terry Puhl RF
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Dickie Thon SS
4 George Foster LF 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Darryl Strawberry RF 5 Jerry Mumphrey CF
6 Mookie Wilson CF 6 Ray Knight 1B
7 Hubie Brooks 3B 7 Phil Garner 3B
8 Junior Ortiz C 8 Alan Ashby C
9 Mike Torrez P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 1 1-3 R NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro 16% 79% Single; Strawberry Scores; Wilson to 3B
t7 1-0 1 1-3 OO NYM R. Staub J. Niekro -12% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
t8 1-0 1 123 RR NYM G. Foster V. Ruhle 10% 95% Single; Leary Scores; Backman Scores; Hernandez to 2B
t7 0-0 1 -2- NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 9% 63% Single; Strawberry to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro -8% 48% Fielder's Choice SS; Strawberry out at Hm/SS-C

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' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman J. Niekro -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. Oquendo J. Niekro -1% 46% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- NYM K. Hernandez J. Niekro 1% 48% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Hernandez to 1B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYM G. Foster J. Niekro -2% 46% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Torrez 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU T. Puhl M. Torrez -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU D. Thon M. Torrez -2% 43% Puhl Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU D. Thon M. Torrez 3% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz M. Torrez 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM D. Strawberry J. Niekro 4% 54% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 2% 56% Single to LF; Strawberry to 3B; Wilson out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro -8% 48% Fielder's Choice SS; Strawberry out at Hm/SS-C
t2 0-0 2 1-- NYM J. Ortiz J. Niekro 1% 49% Passed Ball; Brooks to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Ortiz J. Niekro -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey M. Torrez 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Knight M. Torrez 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- HOU P. Garner M. Torrez -1% 48% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU A. Ashby M. Torrez 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Torrez J. Niekro -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- NYM W. Backman J. Niekro 3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO NYM J. Oquendo J. Niekro -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Torrez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro M. Torrez 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Torrez 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- HOU T. Puhl M. Torrez -1% 48% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- HOU D. Thon M. Torrez -2% 45% Hit By Pitch; Puhl to 2B
Craig Reynolds pinch runs for Dickie Thon (SS) batting 3rd
b3 0-0 2 12- HOU J. Cruz M. Torrez -3% 42% Single; Puhl to 3B; Reynolds to 2B
b3 0-0 2 123 O HOU J. Mumphrey M. Torrez 8% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
Craig Reynolds moves from PR to SS
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez J. Niekro -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYM G. Foster J. Niekro -2% 46% Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 2 --- NYM D. Strawberry J. Niekro 1% 47% Single
t4 0-0 2 1-- O NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro -3% 44% Strawberry Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Knight M. Torrez 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 1 --- HOU P. Garner M. Torrez -3% 44% Walk
b4 0-0 1 1-- O HOU A. Ashby M. Torrez 3% 47% Flyball: 3B
b4 0-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Niekro M. Torrez 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro -3% 47% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 --- O NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 2 --- O NYM J. Ortiz J. Niekro -1% 44% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Torrez 3% 47% Flyball: SS
b5 0-0 1 --- HOU T. Puhl M. Torrez -3% 43% Single
b5 0-0 1 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Torrez 5% 49% Puhl Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Torrez 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Torrez J. Niekro -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- NYM W. Backman J. Niekro 4% 50% Walk
t6 0-0 1 1-- O NYM J. Oquendo J. Niekro -4% 46% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 1-- O NYM K. Hernandez J. Niekro -3% 43% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mike Torrez facing 4-5-6
b6 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz M. Torrez 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b6 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey M. Torrez 2% 48% Flyball: 1B
b6 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Knight M. Torrez -4% 45% Double
Tim Leary replaces Mike Torrez pitching and batting 9th
b6 0-0 2 -2- O HOU P. Garner T. Leary 5% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O NYM G. Foster J. Niekro -4% 46% Flyball: SS
t7 0-0 1 --- NYM D. Strawberry J. Niekro 8% 54% Double
t7 0-0 1 -2- NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 9% 63% Single; Strawberry to 3B
t7 0-0 1 1-3 R NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro 16% 79% Single; Strawberry Scores; Wilson to 3B
Rusty Staub pinch hits for Junior Ortiz (C) batting 8th
t7 1-0 1 1-3 OO NYM R. Staub J. Niekro -12% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tim Leary facing 8-9-1
Ron Hodges replaces Rusty Staub (PH) playing C batting 8th
b7 0-1 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby T. Leary 5% 72% Strikeout
Tony Scott pinch hits for Joe Niekro (P) batting 9th
b7 0-1 1 --- HOU T. Scott T. Leary -5% 67% Single
b7 0-1 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran T. Leary 6% 72% Strikeout
b7 0-1 2 1-- O HOU T. Puhl T. Leary 5% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 9-1-2
Vern Ruhle replaces Tony Scott (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-0 0 --- NYM T. Leary V. Ruhle 3% 80% Single
t8 1-0 0 1-- NYM W. Backman V. Ruhle 4% 85% Walk; Leary to 2B
t8 1-0 0 12- O NYM J. Oquendo V. Ruhle 1% 85% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Leary to 3B; Backman to 2B
t8 1-0 1 -23 NYM K. Hernandez V. Ruhle 0% 86% Intentional Walk
t8 1-0 1 123 RR NYM G. Foster V. Ruhle 10% 95% Single; Leary Scores; Backman Scores; Hernandez to 2B
Dave Smith replaces Vern Ruhle pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 1 12- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Smith -1% 94% Strikeout
t8 3-0 2 12- O NYM M. Wilson D. Smith -1% 93% Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Doug Sisk facing 3-4-5
Doug Sisk replaces Tim Leary pitching and batting 9th
b8 0-3 0 --- HOU C. Reynolds D. Sisk -4% 89% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b8 0-3 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz D. Sisk 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Reynolds to 2B
b8 0-3 1 -2- R HOU J. Mumphrey D. Sisk -6% 85% Single; Reynolds Scores/unER
b8 1-3 1 1-- O HOU R. Knight D. Sisk 5% 90% Strikeout
b8 1-3 2 1-- HOU P. Garner D. Sisk -4% 86% Single; Mumphrey to 2B
b8 1-3 2 12- O HOU A. Ashby D. Sisk 8% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Dave Smith facing 7-8-9
t9 3-1 0 --- O NYM H. Brooks D. Smith -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-1 1 --- O NYM R. Hodges D. Smith -0% 93% Strikeout
t9 3-1 2 --- NYM D. Sisk D. Smith 0% 93% Single
t9 3-1 2 1-- O NYM W. Backman D. Smith -1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Doug Sisk facing 9-1-2
Harry Spilman pinch hits for Dave Smith (P) batting 9th
b9 1-3 0 --- O HOU H. Spilman D. Sisk 4% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-3 1 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Sisk 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-3 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl D. Sisk 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 1.

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