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Houston Astros 1, New York Mets 0

Houston Astros 1, New York Mets 0

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League Championship Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 8, 1986 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   1  7  1
BATTING
New York Mets         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf             3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Backman 2b             4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Hernandez 1b           4   0   1   0       0   3       5   2
Carter c               4   0   0   0       0   3       7   0
Strawberry rf          4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
Wilson lf              4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Knight 3b              4   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Santana ss             2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Mazzilli ph          1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Orosco p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gooden p               2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Heep ph              1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Elster pr,ss         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   0   5   0       1  14      24   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Dykstra (1,2nd base off Scott/Ashby); Strawberry (1,2nd base off Scott/Ashby).
Houston Astros        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf             3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Doran 2b               4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Walling 3b             4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Davis 1b               4   1   1   1       0   0       6   1
Bass rf                4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Ashby c                1   0   1   0       2   0      14   0
Reynolds ss            3   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Thon ss              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Scott p                3   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Totals                30   1   7   1       3   6      27   7
FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Bass (1,off Gooden).
HR: Davis (1,2nd inning off Gooden 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hatcher (1,2nd base off Gooden/Carter); Bass (1,2nd base off Gooden/Carter).
PITCHING
New York Mets         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gooden L(0-1)          7     7   1   1   3   5   1
Orosco                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 8     7   1   1   3   6   1
Houston Astros        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Scott W(1-0)           9     5   0   0   1  14   0

Umpires: Doug Harvey, Lee Weyer, Frank Pulli, Dutch Rennert, Fred Brocklander, Joe West
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 44131
Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Dykstra             cf        Hatcher             cf
2. Backman             2b        Doran               2b
3. Hernandez           1b        Walling             3b
4. Carter              c         Davis               1b
5. Strawberry          rf        Bass                rf
6. Wilson              lf        Cruz                lf
7. Knight              3b        Ashby               c
8. Santana             ss        Reynolds            ss
9. Gooden              p         Scott               p

METS 1ST: Dykstra made an out to first; Backman reached on an
error by Reynolds [Backman to first]; Hernandez struck out;
Carter struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher made an out to left; Doran made an out to
left; Walling made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Strawberry was called out on strikes; Wilson struck
out; Knight made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis homered; Bass doubled to right; Cruz made an
out to center; Ashby walked; Reynolds singled to right [Bass to
third, Ashby to second]; Scott struck out; Hatcher forced Ashby
(third unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Santana lined to second; Gooden struck out; Dykstra
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Doran grounded out (first to pitcher); Walling
grounded out (first to pitcher); Davis grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Backman made an out to left; Hernandez singled to
right; Carter struck out; Strawberry forced Hernandez (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bass grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz singled
to left; Ashby singled to right [Cruz to second]; Reynolds
singled to left [Cruz to third, Ashby to second]; Scott grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Reynolds out
at second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); Knight struck
out; Santana singled to left; Gooden grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Hatcher walked; Hatcher stole second; Doran grounded
out (first unassisted) [Hatcher to third]; Walling reached on a
fielder's choice [Hatcher out at home (shortstop to catcher)];
Davis made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Dykstra walked; Backman made an out to left; Hernandez
was called out on strikes while Dykstra stole second; Carter was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bass singled to right; Cruz struck out; Bass stole
second; Ashby walked; Reynolds made an out to right [Bass to
third]; Scott was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 7TH: Strawberry struck out; Wilson made an out to right;
Knight grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Hatcher struck out; Doran made an out to left;
Walling struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 8TH: MAZZILLI BATTED FOR SANTANA; Mazzilli struck out; HEEP
BATTED FOR GOODEN; Heep singled to center; ELSTER RAN FOR HEEP;
Dykstra singled to second [Elster to second]; Backman struck
out; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
1.

ASTROS 8TH: OROSCO REPLACED MAZZILLI (PITCHING); ELSTER STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Davis grounded out (third to first); Bass
made an out to right; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: THON REPLACED REYNOLDS (PLAYING SS); Carter grounded
out (third to first); Strawberry singled to right; Strawberry
stole second; Wilson grounded out (first to pitcher) [Strawberry
to third]; Knight struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             0   5   0    7
 Astros           1   7   1    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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