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Scores
Standings
WSA
@BAL
7
8
CLE
@CAL
5
2
BOS
@MIN
4
5
CHW
@NYY
1
5
CHW
@NYY
6
7
DET
@OAK
6
7
 
(10)
NYM
@ATL
1
2
 
(6)
SFG
@CHC
2
4
PIT
@CIN
8
8
 
(7)
LAD
@HOU
5
0
PHI
@STL
9
3
Sunday, May 26, 1968, 2:05PM
, Atlanta Stadium
Attendance: 16,599, Time of Game: 2:50
Mets
1
18-23
 Lost 1 
9th, 5 GB
at Braves
2
23-20
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Phil Niekro (4-3)
L: Tom Seaver (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  1
Braves          1  0  1   0  0  0    2  6  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .172 .195 .242 .438 -0.023 1.30 0.052 -0.075 -0.2 3 0 2B
Cleon Jones LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .232 .269 .384 .653 0.002 1.16 0.057 -0.055 -0.1 2 0
Ken Boswell 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .222 .256 .333 .589 -0.047 1.40 0.012 -0.059 -0.3 0 1
J.C. Martin C 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .316 .417 .368 .785 0.147 1.62 0.186 -0.039 1.2 8 0
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241 .326 .424 .750 -0.104 1.71 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 1 0
Kevin Collins 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.111 1.37 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 0 1
Ed Kranepool 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .183 .230 .207 .437 -0.017 0.88 0.023 -0.041 -0.1 4 0
Al Weis SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .159 .216 .217 .434 -0.010 1.03 0.036 -0.046 -0.2 0 0
Tom Seaver P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .129 .100 .229 -0.033 1.16 0.027 -0.060 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 24 1 5 1 3 5 27 .208 .296 .250 .546 -0.196 1.29 0.393 -0.590 -1.3 18 2
2B: T Agee (3, off P Niekro).
TB: T Agee 2; A Weis 2; J Martin; C Jones.
RBI: J Martin (7).
2-out RBI: J Martin.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: T Agee (3).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Alou CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .302 .349 .478 .827 0.039 0.87 0.077 -0.038 0.2 1 0 2B
Sonny Jackson SS 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 .232 .288 .268 .556 0.095 0.88 0.095 0.000 1.0 0 1
Hank Aaron RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .261 .353 .509 .862 0.071 1.57 0.163 -0.092 0.6 4 0 3B
Joe Torre 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .279 .311 .488 .799 -0.132 1.62 0.000 -0.132 -1.2 6 0
Tito Francona LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .319 .443 .431 .874 0.098 1.29 0.145 -0.047 0.6 0 0
Deron Johnson 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .146 .232 .258 .491 -0.021 0.95 0.031 -0.053 -0.2 1 2
Felix Millan 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .261 .299 .303 .602 -0.008 0.77 0.020 -0.029 -0.1 1 2 SB,SH
Bob Tillman C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .168 .223 .274 .497 -0.069 0.90 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 5 0
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .105 .105 .263 .368 -0.036 0.71 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 0 2
Team Totals 23 2 6 2 2 7 26 .261 .320 .391 .711 0.037 1.06 0.531 -0.496 -0.3 18 7
2B: F Alou (11, off T Seaver).
3B: H Aaron (3, off T Seaver).
SH: F Millan (3, off T Seaver).
TB: H Aaron 3; F Alou 2; S Jackson 2; T Francona; F Millan.
RBI: T Francona (12); H Aaron (25).
2-out RBI: T Francona.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
PB: B Tillman (2).
Baserunning
SB: F Millan (2, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Martin).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, L (2-4) 6 6 2 2 2 7 0 1.91 26 57 -0.035 1.06 0.3
Team Totals 6 6 2 2 2 7 0 3.00 26 57 -0.035 1.06 0.3

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (4-3) 6 5 1 1 3 5 0 3.69 27 60 0.195 1.29 1.3
Team Totals 6 5 1 1 3 5 0 1.50 27 60 0.195 1.29 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 16,599.
Field Condition: Soaked.
Start Time Weather: Rain.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Atlanta Braves
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Felipe Alou CF
2 Cleon Jones LF 2 Sonny Jackson SS
3 Ken Boswell 2B 3 Hank Aaron RF
4 J.C. Martin C 4 Joe Torre 1B
5 Ron Swoboda RF 5 Tito Francona LF
6 Kevin Collins 3B 6 Deron Johnson 3B
7 Ed Kranepool 1B 7 Felix Millan 2B
8 Al Weis SS 8 Bob Tillman C
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- R ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 16% 71% Triple to RF; Jackson Scores
b3 1-1 2 12- R ATL T. Francona T. Seaver 14% 69% Single to RF; Jackson to 3B; Alou Scores
t3 0-1 2 12- R NYM J. Martin P. Niekro -14% 49% Single to RF; Boswell to 3B; Agee Scores
b3 1-1 0 --- ATL F. Alou T. Seaver 8% 63% Double to CF
b3 1-1 0 12- O ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver -6% 60% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee P. Niekro 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones P. Niekro 1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell P. Niekro 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL F. Alou T. Seaver -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- R ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 16% 71% Triple to RF; Jackson Scores
b1 1-0 1 --3 O ATL J. Torre T. Seaver -5% 66% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 --3 O ATL T. Francona T. Seaver -3% 63% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- NYM J. Martin P. Niekro -4% 58% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda P. Niekro 2% 60% Groundout: P-1B; Martin to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -2- O NYM K. Collins P. Niekro 5% 65% Fielder's Choice P; Martin out at 3B/P-3B
t2 0-1 2 1-- NYM E. Kranepool P. Niekro -2% 63% Walk; Collins to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- O NYM A. Weis P. Niekro 5% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- ATL D. Johnson T. Seaver 3% 70% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- O ATL F. Millan T. Seaver -1% 69% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Johnson to 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver -3% 66% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 -2- O ATL P. Niekro T. Seaver -3% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver P. Niekro 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- NYM T. Agee P. Niekro -5% 61% Double to RF
t3 0-1 1 -2- O NYM C. Jones P. Niekro 4% 65% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- NYM K. Boswell P. Niekro -1% 64% Walk
t3 0-1 2 12- R NYM J. Martin P. Niekro -14% 49% Single to RF; Boswell to 3B; Agee Scores
t3 1-1 2 1-3 O NYM R. Swoboda P. Niekro 5% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- ATL F. Alou T. Seaver 8% 63% Double to CF
b3 1-1 0 -2- ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver 3% 66% Single; Alou stays at 2B
b3 1-1 0 12- O ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver -6% 60% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 12- O ATL J. Torre T. Seaver -5% 55% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 12- R ATL T. Francona T. Seaver 14% 69% Single to RF; Jackson to 3B; Alou Scores
b3 2-1 2 1-3 O ATL D. Johnson T. Seaver -4% 65% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t4 1-2 0 --- O NYM K. Collins P. Niekro 3% 68% Flyball: RF
t4 1-2 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool P. Niekro 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 2 --- NYM A. Weis P. Niekro -2% 68% Single to CF
t4 1-2 2 1-- NYM T. Seaver P. Niekro -3% 65% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Weis to 2B; Seaver to 1B
t4 1-2 2 12- O NYM T. Agee P. Niekro 5% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- O ATL F. Millan T. Seaver -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- O ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver -1% 68% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-1 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro T. Seaver -1% 67% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t5 1-2 0 --- NYM C. Jones P. Niekro -6% 61% Single to CF
t5 1-2 0 1-- O NYM K. Boswell P. Niekro 5% 66% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 1-- O NYM J. Martin P. Niekro 4% 70% Foul Flyball: C
t5 1-2 2 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda P. Niekro 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- O ATL F. Alou T. Seaver -2% 71% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver 4% 75% Single to CF; Jackson to 2B/Adv on E8
b5 2-1 1 -2- O ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver -3% 72% Foul Flyball: C
b5 2-1 2 -2- O ATL J. Torre T. Seaver -3% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t6 1-2 0 --- O NYM K. Collins P. Niekro 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool P. Niekro 2% 75% Strikeout
t6 1-2 2 --- NYM A. Weis P. Niekro -2% 73% Single to RF
t6 1-2 2 1-- O NYM T. Seaver P. Niekro 4% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- O ATL T. Francona T. Seaver -2% 75% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson T. Seaver -1% 74% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 2-1 2 --- ATL F. Millan T. Seaver 1% 75% Single to LF
b6 2-1 2 1-- ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver 1% 76% Millan Steals 2B
b6 2-1 2 -2- O ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver -3% 73% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Braves 2.

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