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Thursday July 12, 1979
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Scoring eight unearned runs in the first inning, the Mets enjoyed a 12-5 rout of the Dodgers. The Mets converted four hits, three walks and two errors into their eight tallies. Richie Hebner, John Stearns, Steve Henderson and Dock Ellis each drove home one run and Frank Taveras knocked in two. Ellis got credit for his first N. L. victory since 1975. [The Sporting News]


New York Mets 12, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

Game Played on Thursday, July 12, 1979 (Night game) at Shea Stadium

Dodgers      0  0  0    0  0  0    1  4  0  -   5  9  2
Mets         8  0  1    0  2  1    0  0  x  -  12 15  1


Dodgers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Joshua lf             5   1   1   0     0   1   .315      Youngblood 2b         5   3   3   2     0   0   .286
Russell ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .270      Taveras ss            4   1   2   2     0   0   .253
  Martinez ss         2   1   1   0     0   0   .319        Trevino ph,3b       1   0   0   0     0   0   .348
Lopes 2b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .257      Mazzilli cf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .327
Garvey 1b             4   1   1   3     0   0   .308        Ferrer 3b,ss        0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Cey 3b                2   2   1   0     2   0   .271      Hebner 3b             3   0   0   1     0   0   .278
Thomasson rf          4   0   2   0     0   1   .239        Flores rf           2   1   1   0     0   0   .226
Thomas cf             3   0   1   2     0   1   .249      Montanez 1b           4   1   2   0     1   0   .215
Yeager c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .205      Stearns c             5   1   1   1     0   0   .248
Hooton p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .188      Henderson lf          5   2   3   2     0   0   .284
  Lewallyn p          2   0   1   0     0   1   .500      Maddox rf,cf          3   2   1   0     1   0   .277
  Mota ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Ellis p               3   1   1   1     1   1   .100
  Hough p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Allen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Oates ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .083

Totals               35   5   9   5     2   5             Totals               39  12  15  10     4   1

Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 13,218
Left on Base: Dodgers 6, Mets 7
DP: Dodgers 1, Mets 1
Errors: Russell, Thomasson, Taveras
Doubles: Taveras (17)
Home Runs: Garvey (13)
Sacrifice Flies: Thomas (2)
GIDP: Yeager (6), Maddox (2)


Dodgers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hooton L(7-7)           0.2   3   7   0   3   0   0   9   3.05
Lewallyn                5.1  11   5   4   0   1   0  26   5.11
Hough                   2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8   4.66
Totals                  8    15  12   4   4   1   0  43

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ellis W(1-2)            7.1   9   5   5   2   5   1  34   5.96
Allen                   1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   4.76
Totals                  9     9   5   5   2   5   1  38

Wild Pitches: Hough (4)

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Dutch Rennert


DODGERS 1ST: Joshua flied out to center; Russell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Lopes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Youngblood singled to center; Taveras reached on an
error by Russell [Youngblood to second, Taveras to first];
Mazzilli grounded out (first unassisted) [Youngblood to third,
Taveras to second]; Hebner grounded out (first unassisted)
[Youngblood scored (unearned), Taveras to third]; Montanez
walked; Stearns singled to left [Taveras scored (unearned),
Montanez to third]; Henderson singled to left [Montanez scored
(unearned), Stearns to third]; Maddox walked [Henderson to
second]; Ellis walked [Stearns scored (unearned), Henderson to
third, Maddox to second]; LEWALLYN REPLACED HOOTON (PITCHING);
Youngblood reached on an error by Thomasson [Henderson scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Maddox scored (unearned) (no RBI), Ellis to
third, Youngblood to second]; Taveras doubled to left [Ellis
scored (unearned), Youngblood scored (unearned)]; Mazzilli
grounded out (first unassisted); 8 R (0 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Mets 8.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey grounded out (shortstop to first); Cey
singled to right; Thomasson was called out on strikes; Thomas
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Mets 8.

METS 2ND: Hebner flied out to center; Montanez singled to left;
Stearns grounded out (third to second to first) [Montanez to
second]; Henderson reached on a fielder's choice [Montanez out
at third (third unassisted)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Mets 8.

DODGERS 3RD: Yeager singled to right; Lewallyn was called out on
strikes; Joshua struck out; Russell flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Mets 8.

METS 3RD: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Ellis struck
out; Youngblood singled to left; Taveras singled to left
[Youngblood to second]; Mazzilli singled to right [Youngblood
scored, Taveras out at third (right to third)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Mets 9.

DODGERS 4TH: Lopes grounded out (third to first); Garvey reached
on an error by Taveras [Garvey to first]; Cey grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Garvey to second]; Thomasson grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Mets 9.

METS 4TH: Hebner flied out to center; Montanez grounded out
(second to first); Stearns grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Mets 9.

DODGERS 5TH: Thomas flied out to right; Yeager popped to first
in foul territory; Lewallyn singled to center; Joshua popped to
shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Mets 9.

METS 5TH: Henderson singled to right; Maddox singled to left
[Henderson to third, Maddox to second (on throw to 3b)]; Ellis
flied to left in foul territory; Youngblood singled to center
[Henderson scored, Maddox scored]; Taveras forced Youngblood
(shortstop to second); Mazzilli flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Mets 11.

DODGERS 6TH: MADDOX CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); FERRER
REPLACED MAZZILLI (PLAYING 3B); FLORES REPLACED HEBNER (PLAYING
RF); Russell flied out to right; Lopes grounded out (third to
first); Garvey grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Mets 11.

METS 6TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED RUSSELL (PLAYING SS); Flores singled
to shortstop; Montanez singled to center [Flores to second];
Stearns forced Montanez (right to second) [Flores to third];
Henderson singled to center [Flores scored, Stearns to second];
Maddox grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Henderson out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Mets 12.

DODGERS 7TH: Cey walked; Thomasson singled to right [Cey to
third]; Thomas hit a sacrifice fly to right [Cey scored]; Yeager
forced Thomasson (shortstop to second); MOTA BATTED FOR
LEWALLYN; Mota grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 1, Mets 12.

METS 7TH: HOUGH REPLACED MOTA (PITCHING); Ellis singled to
second; Youngblood grounded out (third to first) [Ellis to
second]; TREVINO BATTED FOR TAVERAS; Hough threw a wild pitch
[Ellis to third]; Trevino grounded out (pitcher to first);
Ferrer walked; Flores grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Mets 12.

DODGERS 8TH: TREVINO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); FERRER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Joshua singled to right; On a bunt
Martinez singled to third [Joshua to second]; Lopes flied out to
center [Joshua to third]; Garvey homered [Joshua scored,
Martinez scored]; Cey walked; Thomasson singled to left [Cey to
second]; Thomas singled to left [Cey scored, Thomasson to
second]; ALLEN REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); Yeager grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Thomas out at second]; 4
R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Mets 12.

METS 8TH: Montanez grounded out (second to first); Stearns
grounded out (third to first); Henderson made an out to second;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Mets 12.

DODGERS 9TH: OATES BATTED FOR HOUGH; Oates popped to first;
Joshua grounded out (second to first); Martinez grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Mets 12.



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