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BOS
@BAL
3
0
BOS
@BAL
1
6
OAK
@CAL
3
4
CHW
@MIN
3
2
DET
@NYY
1
2
DET
@NYY
3
2
CLE
@WSA
0
1
CLE
@WSA
2
0
PHI
@ATL
4
3
HOU
@CHC
4
8
HOU
@CHC
2
5
NYM
@CIN
6
5
LAD
@SFG
1
6
PIT
@STL
2
4
Sunday, April 28, 1968,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 23,988, Time of Game: 2:11
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Astros
2
6-9
 Lost 2 
9th, 5½ GB
at Cubs
5
8-8
 Won 2 
3rd, 4 GB
W: Ken Holtzman (1-1)
S: Phil Regan (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1    2  7  1
Cubs            0  1  1   1  0  1   0  1  X    5  9  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron Davis CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .143 .396 -0.006 0.56 0.038 -0.044 0.3 2 0 3B
Denis Menke 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 .636 -0.062 0.75 0.011 -0.072 -0.8 4 2
Jim Wynn LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .106 .458 -0.040 0.60 0.012 -0.052 -0.5 1 0
Doug Rader 1B 3 2 1 1 1 0 .318 .939 0.007 0.49 0.038 -0.031 1.1 7 1 HR
Bob Aspromonte 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .241 .692 0.016 0.84 0.073 -0.056 0.5 0 4 2B
Rusty Staub RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .274 .699 0.001 0.78 0.050 -0.049 0.1 2 0
John Bateman C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .596 -0.107 1.18 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 6 0 GDP
   Hal King PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .615 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Hector Torres SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .602 0.006 0.84 0.046 -0.040 -0.1 2 3
Denny Lemaster P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.107 1.36 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 0 1 GDP
   Ivan Murrell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .182 -0.018 0.74 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
   John Buzhardt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 2 3 .219 .671 -0.313 0.76 0.268 -0.579 -1.7 24 11
2B: B Aspromonte (3, off K Holtzman).
3B: R Davis (1, off K Holtzman).
HR: D Rader (1, off P Regan; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: D Rader 4; R Davis 3; B Aspromonte 2; R Staub 2; D Menke; H Torres.
GIDP: J Bateman (2); D Lemaster (1).
RBI: D Rader (3); R Staub (8).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Menke-D Rader.
E: D Rader (3).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 .393 .988 0.129 0.56 0.137 -0.007 1.1 2 3 3B
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .696 -0.097 0.80 0.000 -0.097 -1.6 3 4 GDP
Billy Williams LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .299 .856 0.010 0.74 0.042 -0.032 0.7 1 0 3B
Ron Santo 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .281 .914 -0.010 0.35 0.022 -0.031 -0.0 2 0 2B
Ernie Banks 1B 3 0 0 2 0 1 .274 .776 -0.018 0.43 0.017 -0.034 0.0 9 0 SF
Lou Johnson RF 4 1 3 0 0 1 .352 .870 0.104 0.42 0.106 -0.002 1.4 3 0 3B,2B
Randy Hundley C 4 1 0 0 0 1 .212 .552 -0.029 0.42 0.006 -0.035 -0.3 3 1
Adolfo Phillips CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 .264 .863 0.146 0.42 0.150 -0.004 1.6 4 0 3B
Ken Holtzman P 3 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .400 -0.048 0.61 0.000 -0.048 -1.1 0 1
   Phil Regan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 9 4 1 6 .281 .888 0.187 0.52 0.480 -0.290 1.7 27 9
2B: R Santo (2, off D Lemaster); L Johnson (7, off J Buzhardt).
3B: B Williams (1, off J Buzhardt); L Johnson (1, off D Lemaster); A Phillips (2, off D Lemaster); D Kessinger (3, off D Lemaster).
SF: E Banks (1, off D Lemaster).
TB: L Johnson 6; A Phillips 4; D Kessinger 4; B Williams 3; R Santo 2.
GIDP: G Beckert (1).
RBI: E Banks 2 (10); B Williams (16); A Phillips (9).
2-out RBI: A Phillips.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Hundley-D Kessinger-G Beckert; K Holtzman-G Beckert-E Banks.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, L (1-3) 7 7 4 4 1 5 0 4.81 29 51 -0.179 0.60 -1.2
John Buzhardt 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.35 5 0 0 -0.010 0.03 -0.6
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 1 6 0 5.62 34 51 0 0 -0.189 0.52 -1.7

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, W (1-1) 7.1 6 1 1 2 3 0 4.63 28 63 0.248 0.81 1.4
Phil Regan, S (2) 1.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.18 6 1 0 0.063 0.52 0.3
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 3 1 2.00 34 63 1 0 0.311 0.76 1.7
Balks: D Lemaster (1).
WP: D Lemaster (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Ed Vargo.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Ron Davis CF 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Denis Menke 2B 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Jim Wynn LF 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Doug Rader 1B 4 Ron Santo 3B
5 Bob Aspromonte 3B 5 Ernie Banks 1B
6 Rusty Staub RF 6 Lou Johnson RF
7 John Bateman C 7 Randy Hundley C
8 Hector Torres SS 8 Adolfo Phillips CF
9 Denny Lemaster P 9 Ken Holtzman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 1-- R CHC A. Phillips D. Lemaster 14% 66% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Hundley Scores
b3 1-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Lemaster 9% 78% Triple to RF
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO HOU D. Lemaster K. Holtzman 9% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt C-SS-2B
t7 0-4 0 1-- HOU B. Aspromonte K. Holtzman -7% 86% Double to RF; Rader to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU J. Bateman K. Holtzman 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B

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, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Davis K. Holtzman 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Menke K. Holtzman 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Wynn K. Holtzman -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader K. Holtzman 2% 54% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Lemaster 4% 58% Single to 1B/Bunt
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Beckert D. Lemaster -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster -3% 52% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte K. Holtzman 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU R. Staub K. Holtzman -3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU J. Bateman K. Holtzman 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Lemaster -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- CHC L. Johnson D. Lemaster 3% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley D. Lemaster -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- R CHC A. Phillips D. Lemaster 14% 66% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Hundley Scores
b2 1-0 2 --3 O CHC K. Holtzman D. Lemaster -3% 63% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- HOU H. Torres K. Holtzman -5% 59% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO HOU D. Lemaster K. Holtzman 9% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt C-SS-2B
t3 0-1 2 --- O HOU R. Davis K. Holtzman 1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Lemaster 9% 78% Triple to RF
b3 1-0 0 --3 O CHC G. Beckert D. Lemaster -4% 74% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 --3 RO CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B; Kessinger Scores
b3 2-0 2 --- O CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O HOU D. Menke K. Holtzman 2% 79% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn K. Holtzman 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O HOU D. Rader K. Holtzman 1% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Lemaster -1% 80% Strikeout
b4 2-0 1 --- CHC L. Johnson D. Lemaster 5% 85% Triple to CF
b4 2-0 1 --3 R CHC R. Hundley D. Lemaster 3% 88% Wild Pitch; Johnson Scores
b4 3-0 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley D. Lemaster -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- O CHC A. Phillips D. Lemaster -0% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 5-6-7
t5 0-3 0 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte K. Holtzman 2% 89% Lineout: 2B
t5 0-3 1 --- HOU R. Staub K. Holtzman -2% 86% Single to P
t5 0-3 1 1-- O HOU J. Bateman K. Holtzman 3% 89% Flyball: CF
t5 0-3 2 1-- O HOU H. Torres K. Holtzman 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- O CHC K. Holtzman D. Lemaster -1% 90% Strikeout
b5 3-0 1 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Lemaster 1% 91% Walk
b5 3-0 1 1-- OO CHC G. Beckert D. Lemaster -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
t6 0-3 0 --- O HOU D. Lemaster K. Holtzman 2% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 0-3 1 --- O HOU R. Davis K. Holtzman 1% 92% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 2 --- HOU D. Menke K. Holtzman -1% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 0-3 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn K. Holtzman 2% 93% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 3-4-5
b6 3-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Lemaster -1% 92% Flyball: RF
b6 3-0 1 --- CHC R. Santo D. Lemaster 1% 94% Double to RF
b6 3-0 1 -2- CHC E. Banks D. Lemaster 1% 95% Balk; Santo to 3B
b6 3-0 1 --3 RO CHC E. Banks D. Lemaster 1% 96% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Santo Scores
b6 4-0 2 --- O CHC L. Johnson D. Lemaster -0% 96% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t7 0-4 0 --- HOU D. Rader K. Holtzman -2% 93% Walk
t7 0-4 0 1-- HOU B. Aspromonte K. Holtzman -7% 86% Double to RF; Rader to 3B
t7 0-4 0 -23 RO HOU R. Staub K. Holtzman 4% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rader Scores
t7 1-4 1 -2- O HOU J. Bateman K. Holtzman 3% 93% Strikeout
t7 1-4 2 -2- O HOU H. Torres K. Holtzman 2% 95% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 7-8-9
b7 4-1 0 --- CHC R. Hundley D. Lemaster 1% 96% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Hundley to 1B
b7 4-1 0 1-- CHC A. Phillips D. Lemaster 1% 97% Single to 3B; Hundley to 2B
b7 4-1 0 12- O CHC K. Holtzman D. Lemaster -1% 96% Strikeout
b7 4-1 1 12- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Lemaster -1% 95% Popfly: 2B
b7 4-1 2 12- O CHC G. Beckert D. Lemaster -1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
Ivan Murrell pinch hits for Denny Lemaster (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 --- O HOU I. Murrell K. Holtzman 2% 96% Popfly: 3B
t8 1-4 1 --- HOU R. Davis K. Holtzman -4% 93% Triple to CF
Phil Regan replaces Ken Holtzman pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-4 1 --3 O HOU D. Menke P. Regan 3% 96% Popfly: 3B
t8 1-4 2 --3 O HOU J. Wynn P. Regan 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' John Buzhardt facing 3-4-5
John Buzhardt replaces Ivan Murrell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-1 0 --- CHC B. Williams J. Buzhardt 1% 99% Triple to CF
b8 4-1 0 --3 O CHC R. Santo J. Buzhardt -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-1 1 --3 RO CHC E. Banks J. Buzhardt 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B; Williams Scores
b8 5-1 2 --- CHC L. Johnson J. Buzhardt 0% 99% Double to LF
b8 5-1 2 -2- O CHC R. Hundley J. Buzhardt -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Phil Regan facing 4-5-6
t9 1-5 0 --- R HOU D. Rader P. Regan -1% 97% Home Run
t9 2-5 0 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte P. Regan 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- O HOU R. Staub P. Regan 1% 100% Flyball: CF
Hal King pinch hits for John Bateman (C) batting 7th
t9 2-5 2 --- O HOU H. King P. Regan 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 5.

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