There was a small crowd at the Astrodome today. Only 11,879 showed up to watch Mike Scott face off against Jerry Koosman.
The Astros got to Koosman first with a 2-run Homer in the 3rd and ther Astros were up 2-0. The Phillies would get one back in the 4th. A Wilson single would score Virgil and the score is 2-1 Astros.
in the 5th Puhl would triple that would score Cruz and Mumphrey, an Ashby SAC FLY would score Puhl and the score is now 5-1 Astros. Scott is brilliant until he ran into Samuel in the 8th. With 2-outs and the bases loaded. Samuel took a Scott fastball and crushed it to the deepest part of the ballpark for a Grand Slam to tie the score at 5.
The Phillies would get 2 more in the 9th when a Virgil double would score Schmidt and he would later score on an Ashby passed ball. Making the score 7-5 Phillies.
Tekulve pitched the 9th and picked up his 2nd save.
The Final Score 7-5 Phillies