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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BAL
0
6
CHW
@BOS
7
3
TOR
@DET
1
4
CAL
@MIN
6
7
KCR
@NYY
0
7
OAK
@SEA
1
3
PIT
@LAD
2
3
 
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HOU
@NYM
3
4
CHC
@SDP
6
8
STL
@SFG
1
5
Thursday, June 16, 1977,
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 8,915, Time of Game: 2:28
Astros
3
25-38
 Lost 2 
5th, 16½ GB
at Mets
4
27-35
 Won 2 
6th, 13 GB
W: Nino Espinosa (4-4)
L: Joe Sambito (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  3
Mets            0  1  0   0  1  0   2  0  X    4  5  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .197 .307 .285 .592 0.016 1.32 0.102 -0.086 0.3 3 0
Enos Cabell 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .272 .307 .408 .715 0.007 1.23 0.140 -0.133 0.1 1 3 CS
Jose Cruz RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .261 .320 .405 .725 -0.040 0.70 0.018 -0.058 -0.2 0 0
Joe Ferguson C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .261 .381 .457 .838 0.009 1.32 0.091 -0.082 0.5 6 1 2B
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .336 .462 .798 -0.173 1.39 0.000 -0.173 -1.4 8 0
Art Howe 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .286 .365 .483 .848 0.111 1.07 0.150 -0.039 0.7 2 3
   Art Gardner PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .190 .171 .361 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Wilbur Howard LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .240 .286 .526 0.005 1.26 0.061 -0.056 -0.4 3 0
Julio Gonzalez SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .260 .289 .340 .628 -0.030 0.69 0.013 -0.042 -0.3 1 1
   Ken Boswell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .326 .275 .601 -0.136 5.41 0.000 -0.136 -0.4
Ken Forsch P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.025 0.82 0.041 -0.016 0.2 0 1
   Joe Sambito P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.024 0.88 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 1
   Bo McLaughlin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 2 1 4 35 .265 .286 .294 .580 -0.230 1.23 0.616 -0.845 -1.1 24 10
2B: J Ferguson (8, off N Espinosa).
TB: J Ferguson 3; A Howe 2; K Forsch; W Howard; C Cedeno; J Gonzalez; E Cabell.
RBI: E Cabell (21); A Howe (18).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Forsch-A Howe-B Watson.
E: B Watson (5); E Cabell (7); J Gonzalez (18).
Baserunning
CS: E Cabell (9, 2nd base by N Espinosa/J Grote).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Randle 3B-SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .318 .401 .429 .830 -0.116 1.17 0.036 -0.152 -1.0 1 3 CS
Bud Harrelson SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .176 .255 .250 .505 -0.107 0.94 0.018 -0.126 -1.2 0 4
   John Stearns C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .364 .460 .824 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bruce Boisclair LF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .270 .352 .378 .730 -0.030 0.77 0.027 -0.056 0.2 2 0
John Milner 1B 2 1 1 1 2 1 4 .290 .374 .497 .871 0.132 0.72 0.151 -0.019 1.4 12 0 HR
Ed Kranepool RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .295 .346 .483 .829 0.088 1.28 0.116 -0.027 0.5 1 0
   Steve Henderson PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.023 1.02 0.000 -0.023 -0.5 0 0
Jerry Grote C-3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .333 .317 .650 -0.202 1.73 0.000 -0.202 -1.7 4 2 GDP
Lee Mazzilli CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .220 .302 .276 .577 -0.091 1.29 0.000 -0.091 -0.5 3 0
Felix Millan 2B 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 .215 .242 .250 .492 0.045 1.13 0.071 -0.026 0.2 3 1
Nino Espinosa P 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .125 .222 .188 .410 0.114 1.11 0.132 -0.017 0.9 1 2 2B
   Mike Vail PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .356 .404 .494 .899 0.460 3.71 0.460 0.000 1.9
   Skip Lockwood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 4 5 2 5 5 33 .179 .303 .321 .624 0.270 1.18 1.011 -0.739 0.3 27 12
2B: N Espinosa (1, off K Forsch).
HR: J Milner (7, off K Forsch, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: J Milner 4; N Espinosa 2; F Millan 2; E Kranepool.
GIDP: J Grote (3).
RBI: J Milner (26); N Espinosa (2).
2-out RBI: N Espinosa.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Espinosa-J Milner.
Baserunning
CS: L Randle (6, 2nd base by K Forsch/J Ferguson).
Pickoffs: B Harrelson (2nd base by J Sambito).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Forsch 5 4 2 2 2 1 1 3.38 19 50 0.032 0.94 0.3
Joe Sambito, BS (1), L (3-2) 2.1 1 2 0 3 3 0 1.66 12 0 0 -0.348 1.59 -1.5
Bo McLaughlin 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.73 2 2 0 0.046 0.98 0.9
Team Totals 8 5 4 2 5 5 1 2.25 33 50 2 0 -0.270 1.18 -0.3

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nino Espinosa, W (4-4) 7 7 3 3 1 3 0 3.86 27 53 -0.038 0.92 0.2
Skip Lockwood, S (10) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.46 8 0 0 0.268 2.38 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 4 0 3.00 35 53 0 0 0.230 1.23 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: N Espinosa (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Sambito (1; B Harrelson, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 8,915.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         New York Mets
1 Cesar Cedeno CF 1 Lenny Randle 3B
2 Enos Cabell 3B 2 Bud Harrelson SS
3 Jose Cruz RF 3 Bruce Boisclair LF
4 Joe Ferguson C 4 John Milner 1B
5 Bob Watson 1B 5 Ed Kranepool RF
6 Art Howe 2B 6 Jerry Grote C
7 Wilbur Howard LF 7 Lee Mazzilli CF
8 Julio Gonzalez SS 8 Felix Millan 2B
9 Ken Forsch P 9 Nino Espinosa P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-3 2 12- RR NYM M. Vail J. Sambito 46% 79% Reached on E6 (throw to 2B) (Ground Ball); Henderson Scores/No RBI/unER; Millan Scores/No RBI/unER; Vail to 3B
t3 1-1 0 12- R HOU E. Cabell N. Espinosa -14% 26% Single to LF; Forsch Scores; Cedeno to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 3-4 2 12- O HOU K. Boswell S. Lockwood 14% 100% Flyball: RF
b5 1-3 2 -2- R NYM N. Espinosa K. Forsch 13% 38% Double to LF; Millan Scores
b2 0-1 0 --- R NYM J. Milner K. Forsch 12% 55% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno N. Espinosa 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell N. Espinosa 1% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz N. Espinosa 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYM L. Randle K. Forsch 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson K. Forsch -6% 52% Randle Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson K. Forsch -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM B. Boisclair K. Forsch -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Ferguson N. Espinosa -7% 43% Double to RF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O HOU B. Watson N. Espinosa 4% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 -2- R HOU A. Howe N. Espinosa -11% 37% Single to CF; Ferguson Scores; Howe to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 1 -2- O HOU W. Howard N. Espinosa 3% 40% Flyball: RF; Howe to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 O HOU J. Gonzalez N. Espinosa 3% 43% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- R NYM J. Milner K. Forsch 12% 55% Home Run
b2 1-1 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool K. Forsch 4% 59% Single to RF
b2 1-1 0 1-- OO NYM J. Grote K. Forsch -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli K. Forsch -1% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- HOU K. Forsch N. Espinosa -4% 46% Single to RF
t3 1-1 0 1-- HOU C. Cedeno N. Espinosa -6% 40% Single to RF; Forsch to 2B
t3 1-1 0 12- R HOU E. Cabell N. Espinosa -14% 26% Single to LF; Forsch Scores; Cedeno to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t3 2-1 0 1-3 O HOU J. Cruz N. Espinosa 7% 33% Cabell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t3 2-1 1 --3 R HOU J. Cruz N. Espinosa -4% 29% Wild Pitch; Cedeno Scores
t3 3-1 1 --- HOU J. Cruz N. Espinosa -2% 27% Walk
t3 3-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson N. Espinosa 1% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B; Cruz to 2B
t3 3-1 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson N. Espinosa 3% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 8-9-1
b3 1-3 0 --- O NYM F. Millan K. Forsch -3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-3 1 --- O NYM N. Espinosa K. Forsch -2% 27% Strikeout
b3 1-3 2 --- O NYM L. Randle K. Forsch -1% 26% Groundout: C unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- O HOU A. Howe N. Espinosa 2% 27% Flyball: 2B
t4 3-1 1 --- O HOU W. Howard N. Espinosa 1% 28% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 3-1 2 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez N. Espinosa 1% 29% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 2-3-4
b4 1-3 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson K. Forsch -3% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O NYM B. Boisclair K. Forsch -2% 25% Flyball: CF
b4 1-3 2 --- NYM J. Milner K. Forsch 2% 26% Walk
b4 1-3 2 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool K. Forsch -3% 23% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- O HOU K. Forsch N. Espinosa 2% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno N. Espinosa 1% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell N. Espinosa 1% 27% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- O NYM J. Grote K. Forsch -3% 24% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 1 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli K. Forsch -2% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-3 2 --- NYM F. Millan K. Forsch 3% 25% Single to 3B; Millan to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 1B)
b5 1-3 2 -2- R NYM N. Espinosa K. Forsch 13% 38% Double to LF; Millan Scores
b5 2-3 2 -2- O NYM L. Randle K. Forsch -5% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 3-4-5
t6 3-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz N. Espinosa 2% 35% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 3-2 1 --- HOU J. Ferguson N. Espinosa -3% 33% Single to LF
t6 3-2 1 1-- OO HOU B. Watson N. Espinosa 5% 38% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 2-3-4
Joe Sambito replaces Ken Forsch pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-3 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson J. Sambito -4% 34% Strikeout
b6 2-3 1 --- O NYM B. Boisclair J. Sambito -3% 31% Strikeout
b6 2-3 2 --- O NYM J. Milner J. Sambito -2% 29% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Nino Espinosa facing 6-7-8
t7 3-2 0 --- O HOU A. Howe N. Espinosa 2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-2 1 --- O HOU W. Howard N. Espinosa 2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-2 2 --- HOU J. Gonzalez N. Espinosa -1% 32% Single to CF
t7 3-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Sambito N. Espinosa 2% 34% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 5-6-7
b7 2-3 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool J. Sambito 8% 42% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Kranepool to 1B
Steve Henderson pinch runs for Ed Kranepool (RF) batting 5th
b7 2-3 0 1-- O NYM J. Grote J. Sambito -7% 35% Flyball: CF
b7 2-3 1 1-- O NYM L. Mazzilli J. Sambito -6% 29% Lineout: LF
b7 2-3 2 1-- NYM F. Millan J. Sambito 4% 33% Single to LF; Henderson to 2B
Mike Vail pinch hits for Nino Espinosa (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 2 12- RR NYM M. Vail J. Sambito 46% 79% Reached on E6 (throw to 2B) (Ground Ball); Henderson Scores/No RBI/unER; Millan Scores/No RBI/unER; Vail to 3B
b7 4-3 2 --3 O NYM L. Randle J. Sambito -3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Mets' Skip Lockwood facing 1-2-3
Skip Lockwood replaces Mike Vail (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Steve Henderson moves from PR to LF
Bruce Boisclair moves from LF to RF
t8 3-4 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Lockwood 5% 81% Strikeout
t8 3-4 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell S. Lockwood 4% 85% Flyball: 2B
t8 3-4 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz S. Lockwood 3% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 2-3-4
b8 4-3 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson J. Sambito 2% 89% Walk
b8 4-3 0 1-- NYM B. Boisclair J. Sambito 3% 92% Walk; Harrelson to 2B
b8 4-3 0 12- O NYM J. Milner J. Sambito -4% 88% Harrelson Picked off 2B (P-SS)
b8 4-3 1 1-- NYM J. Milner J. Sambito 2% 89% Walk; Boisclair to 2B
Bo McLaughlin replaces Joe Sambito pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 1 12- O NYM S. Henderson B. McLaughlin -2% 87% Strikeout
b8 4-3 2 12- O NYM J. Grote B. McLaughlin -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Mets' Skip Lockwood facing 4-5-6
John Stearns replaces Bud Harrelson (SS) playing C batting 2nd
Jerry Grote moves from C to 3B
Lenny Randle moves from 3B to SS
t9 3-4 0 --- O HOU J. Ferguson S. Lockwood 7% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 3-4 1 --- O HOU B. Watson S. Lockwood 5% 97% Flyball: CF
t9 3-4 2 --- HOU A. Howe S. Lockwood -4% 93% Single to 3B/Bunt
Art Gardner pinch runs for Art Howe (2B) batting 6th
t9 3-4 2 1-- HOU W. Howard S. Lockwood -6% 86% Single to LF; Gardner to 2B
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Julio Gonzalez (SS) batting 8th
t9 3-4 2 12- O HOU K. Boswell S. Lockwood 14% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 4.

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