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Standings
TOR
@BAL
1
3
TOR
@BAL
11
10
MIL
@CAL
4
5
 
(10)
CHW
@CLE
2
5
NYY
@MIN
6
4
DET
@OAK
7
4
BOS
@SEA
2
4
KCR
@TEX
14
1
LAD
@CHC
2
3
 
(13)
CIN
@MON
1
4
HOU
@NYM
5
2
ATL
@PHI
0
1
SFG
@PIT
9
5
SDP
@STL
4
2
Saturday, May 29, 1982,
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 34,184, Time of Game: 2:30
Astros
5
21-26
 Won 2 
4th, 7 GB
at Mets
2
25-21
 Lost 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Joe Niekro (4-4)
L: Pat Zachry (4-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  3  0   1  0  0    5  8  0
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    2  5  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .234 .302 .374 .676 -0.038 0.77 0.036 -0.074 -0.7 3 0
Craig Reynolds SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .227 .316 .273 .589 0.109 0.74 0.138 -0.028 0.9 0 1 SB
Ray Knight 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 .321 .357 .467 .824 0.094 0.86 0.140 -0.046 1.6 0 2 HR
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257 .321 .383 .704 -0.096 0.97 0.000 -0.096 -1.3 2 0
   Denny Walling 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .148 .292 .222 .515 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 4 0
Danny Heep 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .250 .322 .423 .745 0.133 1.07 0.177 -0.045 1.1 6 0 HR
   Scott Loucks CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Phil Garner 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .281 .332 .454 .786 0.037 0.93 0.084 -0.047 0.8 1 4
Tony Scott CF-LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .263 .285 .322 .607 0.042 0.49 0.054 -0.013 0.4 2 0
Luis Pujols C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .320 .370 .400 .770 -0.059 0.74 0.000 -0.059 -1.0 9 0 SH
Joe Niekro P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .077 .077 .115 .192 -0.022 0.61 0.021 -0.043 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 5 5 40 .235 .333 .412 .745 0.199 0.78 0.650 -0.452 1.0 27 8
HR: D Heep (2, off P Zachry, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); R Knight (3, off C Swan, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: L Pujols (1, off C Swan).
TB: R Knight 5; D Heep 4; T Scott 2; P Garner; J Niekro; C Reynolds.
RBI: P Garner 2 (26); R Knight 2 (21); D Heep (5).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: C Reynolds (2, 2nd base off P Zachry/R Hodges).
Pickoffs: R Knight (1st base by R Hodges).

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 0 1 0 2 4 .309 .345 .403 .748 -0.039 0.59 0.000 -0.039 -0.2 4 0
Wally Backman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .317 .395 .426 .820 -0.040 0.64 0.013 -0.054 -0.5 1 6
George Foster LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .339 .367 .706 -0.010 0.55 0.024 -0.035 -0.2 0 0
Dave Kingman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .225 .300 .506 .806 -0.080 0.83 0.003 -0.083 0.3 10 0 HR
Ellis Valentine RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .244 .284 .528 -0.010 0.53 0.026 -0.036 -0.3 3 0
Ron Hodges C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .333 .484 .500 .984 -0.048 0.68 0.000 -0.048 -0.6 6 1
Hubie Brooks 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255 .320 .311 .631 -0.034 0.42 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 2 2
Tom Veryzer SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .366 .409 .415 .824 0.022 0.92 0.059 -0.037 0.5 1 0
Pat Zachry P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .063 .000 .063 -0.017 0.70 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 0
   Pete Falcone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .188 .188 .375 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Rajsich PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .193 .246 .298 .544 -0.036 1.12 0.000 -0.036 -0.5
   Craig Swan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Rusty Staub PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .107 .206 .214 .420 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Tom Hausman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 0 9 32 .156 .156 .250 .406 -0.299 0.66 0.125 -0.426 -2.0 27 10
HR: D Kingman (14, off J Niekro, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Kingman 4; T Veryzer; W Backman; E Valentine; G Foster.
RBI: M Wilson (22); D Kingman (38).
2-out RBI: D Kingman.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: H Brooks 2 (11).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (4-4) 9 5 2 2 0 9 1 2.65 32 78 0.301 0.66 2.0
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 0 9 1 2.00 32 78 0.301 0.66 2.0

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pat Zachry, L (4-2) 4.1 6 4 4 5 3 1 4.89 24 33 -0.212 1.15 -2.6
Pete Falcone 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.93 5 2 0 0.038 0.31 1.3
Craig Swan 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.06 8 0 0 -0.028 0.14 -0.1
Tom Hausman 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 3 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 5 5 2 5.00 40 33 2 0 -0.199 0.78 -1.0
Balks: None.
WP: J Niekro 2 (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Paul Runge.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 34,184.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         New York Mets
1 Terry Puhl RF 1 Mookie Wilson CF
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Wally Backman 2B
3 Ray Knight 3B 3 George Foster LF
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Dave Kingman 1B
5 Danny Heep 1B 5 Ellis Valentine RF
6 Phil Garner 2B 6 Ron Hodges C
7 Tony Scott CF 7 Hubie Brooks 3B
8 Luis Pujols C 8 Tom Veryzer SS
9 Joe Niekro P 9 Pat Zachry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 0 --- R HOU D. Heep P. Zachry 13% 63% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds P. Zachry 10% 78% Single to 3B/Bunt; Puhl to 3B/Adv on E5
t5 2-0 1 123 RR HOU P. Garner P. Zachry 8% 92% Single to CF; Heep to 2B; Knight Scores; Reynolds Scores
t5 1-0 0 1-3 R HOU R. Knight P. Zachry 5% 83% Single to 3B; Reynolds to 2B; Puhl Scores
b6 1-4 2 12- O NYM D. Kingman J. Niekro 5% 91% Flyball: LF

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' Pat Zachry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl P. Zachry -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU C. Reynolds P. Zachry 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- HOU R. Knight P. Zachry 2% 52% Reynolds Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- HOU R. Knight P. Zachry 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- O HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry -4% 50% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 12- O HOU D. Heep P. Zachry -4% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM W. Backman J. Niekro 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM G. Foster J. Niekro 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU P. Garner P. Zachry -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU T. Scott P. Zachry 3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU L. Pujols P. Zachry -3% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- HOU J. Niekro P. Zachry 2% 50% Single to LF; Scott to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O HOU T. Puhl P. Zachry -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM D. Kingman J. Niekro 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- NYM E. Valentine J. Niekro -3% 45% Single to RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O NYM R. Hodges J. Niekro 3% 48% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- O NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Zachry -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- HOU R. Knight P. Zachry 3% 50% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Knight to 1B
t3 0-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry -4% 46% Knight Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Veryzer J. Niekro 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Zachry J. Niekro 2% 49% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- R HOU D. Heep P. Zachry 13% 63% Home Run
t4 1-0 0 --- O HOU P. Garner P. Zachry -2% 61% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 1 --- HOU T. Scott P. Zachry 2% 64% Walk
t4 1-0 1 1-- O HOU L. Pujols P. Zachry -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B; Scott to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Niekro P. Zachry -3% 59% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O NYM W. Backman J. Niekro 3% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-1 1 --- O NYM G. Foster J. Niekro 2% 64% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 2 --- O NYM D. Kingman J. Niekro 1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- HOU T. Puhl P. Zachry 4% 69% Walk
t5 1-0 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds P. Zachry 10% 78% Single to 3B/Bunt; Puhl to 3B/Adv on E5
t5 1-0 0 1-3 R HOU R. Knight P. Zachry 5% 83% Single to 3B; Reynolds to 2B; Puhl Scores
t5 2-0 0 12- O HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry -4% 80% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 12- HOU D. Heep P. Zachry 4% 84% Walk; Reynolds to 3B; Knight to 2B
t5 2-0 1 123 RR HOU P. Garner P. Zachry 8% 92% Single to CF; Heep to 2B; Knight Scores; Reynolds Scores
Pete Falcone replaces Pat Zachry pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-0 1 12- O HOU T. Scott P. Falcone -1% 91% Flyball: CF
t5 4-0 2 12- O HOU L. Pujols P. Falcone -1% 90% Popfly: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- O NYM E. Valentine J. Niekro 2% 91% Strikeout
b5 0-4 1 --- O NYM R. Hodges J. Niekro 1% 93% Strikeout
b5 0-4 2 --- O NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro 1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Pete Falcone facing 9-1-2
t6 4-0 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro P. Falcone -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t6 4-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl P. Falcone -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-0 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Falcone -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b6 0-4 0 --- NYM T. Veryzer J. Niekro -3% 89% Single to RF
Gary Rajsich pinch hits for Pete Falcone (P) batting 9th
b6 0-4 0 1-- NYM G. Rajsich J. Niekro -1% 88% Wild Pitch; Veryzer to 2B
b6 0-4 0 -2- NYM G. Rajsich J. Niekro -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Veryzer to 3B
b6 0-4 0 --3 O NYM G. Rajsich J. Niekro 4% 90% Strikeout
b6 0-4 1 --3 RO NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Veryzer Scores
b6 1-4 2 --- NYM W. Backman J. Niekro -1% 89% Single to SS
b6 1-4 2 1-- NYM G. Foster J. Niekro -2% 86% Single to CF; Backman to 2B
b6 1-4 2 12- O NYM D. Kingman J. Niekro 5% 91% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mets' Craig Swan facing 3-4-5
Craig Swan replaces Gary Rajsich (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-1 0 --- R HOU R. Knight C. Swan 4% 95% Home Run
t7 5-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz C. Swan -0% 95% Popfly: 2B
t7 5-1 1 --- O HOU D. Heep C. Swan -0% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 5-1 2 --- O HOU P. Garner C. Swan -0% 94% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
Denny Walling replaces Jose Cruz (LF) playing 1B batting 4th
Tony Scott moves from CF to LF
Scott Loucks replaces Danny Heep (1B) playing CF batting 5th
b7 1-5 0 --- O NYM E. Valentine J. Niekro 2% 96% Flyball: RF
b7 1-5 1 --- O NYM R. Hodges J. Niekro 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-5 2 --- O NYM H. Brooks J. Niekro 0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Mets 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Mets' Craig Swan facing 7-8-9
t8 5-1 0 --- HOU T. Scott C. Swan 0% 97% Single to CF
t8 5-1 0 1-- O HOU L. Pujols C. Swan -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Scott to 2B
t8 5-1 1 -2- O HOU J. Niekro C. Swan -0% 97% Strikeout
t8 5-1 2 -2- O HOU T. Puhl C. Swan -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b8 1-5 0 --- O NYM T. Veryzer J. Niekro 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
Rusty Staub pinch hits for Craig Swan (P) batting 9th
b8 1-5 1 --- O NYM R. Staub J. Niekro 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-5 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson J. Niekro 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Mets 1.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Mets' Tom Hausman facing 2-3-4
Tom Hausman replaces Rusty Staub (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-1 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds T. Hausman -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-1 1 --- O HOU R. Knight T. Hausman -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-1 2 --- O HOU D. Walling T. Hausman -0% 99% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b9 1-5 0 --- O NYM W. Backman J. Niekro 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 1-5 1 --- O NYM G. Foster J. Niekro 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 1-5 2 --- R NYM D. Kingman J. Niekro -0% 100% Home Run
b9 2-5 2 --- O NYM E. Valentine J. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Mets 2.

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