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CAL
@BAL
1
7
DET
@BOS
5
4
CHW
@CLE
0
1
MIN
@NYY
2
7
OAK
@WSA
1
3
NYM
@CHC
4
2
ATL
@CIN
0
10
STL
@HOU
3
1
PIT
@LAD
1
2
 
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PHI
@SFG
2
1
Wednesday, June 5, 1968, 1:30PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 6,475, Time of Game: 2:39
Mets
4
22-27
 Won 2 
8th, 7 GB
at Cubs
2
25-25
 Lost 2 
7th, 4½ GB
W: Tom Seaver (3-5)
L: Rich Nye (3-6)
S: Cal Koonce (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  3  0   1  0  0    4  9  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    2 10  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cleon Jones LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .238 .272 .406 .677 0.170 0.80 0.200 -0.030 1.0 1 0 2·2B
Ken Boswell 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .239 .272 .359 .631 -0.140 0.96 0.000 -0.140 -1.3 2 5
Jerry Grote C 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .307 .366 .387 .753 0.007 0.90 0.046 -0.039 0.3 3 1 2B,IW
J.C. Martin 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .344 .500 .500 1.000 0.102 1.56 0.144 -0.042 0.7 13 0
Ed Charles 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .250 .309 .473 .782 0.104 1.49 0.146 -0.041 0.9 2 3 2B
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .229 .317 .397 .713 0.076 1.02 0.105 -0.029 0.8 2 1
Tommie Agee CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .185 .213 .259 .472 -0.094 1.03 0.000 -0.094 -1.2 2 0
Al Weis SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .153 .217 .204 .421 -0.072 0.75 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 1 3
Tom Seaver P 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .111 .135 .111 .246 0.018 0.63 0.050 -0.032 -0.0 0 0
   Cal Koonce P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 36 4 9 4 3 3 39 .250 .308 .361 .669 0.171 1.00 0.691 -0.519 0.3 27 13
2B: C Jones 2 (12, 2 off R Nye); E Charles (4, off R Nye); J Grote (9, off C Hartenstein).
IBB: J Grote (7, by R Nye).
TB: C Jones 4; J Grote 3; E Charles 3; T Seaver; A Weis; R Swoboda.
RBI: E Charles 2 (18); R Swoboda (29); J Martin (12).
2-out RBI: E Charles; R Swoboda.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Boswell-J Martin.
E: J Martin (1).
Outfield Assists: R Swoboda (L Johnson at 3rd base).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .246 .288 .291 .579 -0.090 0.76 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 0 4
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .276 .330 .606 -0.051 0.55 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 1 3
Billy Williams LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .300 .332 .478 .810 0.099 0.51 0.107 -0.008 0.9 2 0 3·2B
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .276 .365 .464 .829 -0.029 1.66 0.112 -0.140 -0.1 0 6
Ernie Banks 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .254 .295 .459 .754 0.120 1.67 0.187 -0.067 1.0 12 3 HR
Lou Johnson RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .319 .397 .717 -0.162 1.76 0.078 -0.240 -0.6 4 0 GDP
Randy Hundley C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .244 .304 .354 .658 -0.027 1.43 0.049 -0.076 -0.3 4 0
Adolfo Phillips CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .195 .290 .336 .626 -0.072 1.24 0.024 -0.096 -0.4 2 0
Rich Nye P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .240 .240 .240 .480 -0.074 1.48 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 0 0
   Chuck Hartenstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Al Spangler PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .333 .368 .702 -0.022 0.91 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Phil Regan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim Hickman PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .250 .536 -0.022 0.95 0.000 -0.022 -0.1
Team Totals 34 2 10 2 3 3 37 .294 .351 .471 .822 -0.330 1.22 0.557 -0.886 -1.7 27 16
2B: B Williams 3 (13, 3 off T Seaver).
HR: E Banks (9, off T Seaver, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: B Williams 6; E Banks 5; A Phillips 2; L Johnson 2; R Santo.
GIDP: L Johnson (5).
RBI: E Banks 2 (26).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: G Beckert (7).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (3-5) 7 9 2 2 2 2 1 1.96 31 51 0.094 0.99 0.5
Cal Koonce, S (4) 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.35 6 2 1 0.236 2.25 1.1
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 3 3 1 2.00 37 51 2 1 0.330 1.22 1.7
T Seaver faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Nye, L (3-6) 4.2 7 3 1 3 2 0 4.14 24 41 -0.173 1.42 -1.4
Chuck Hartenstein 2.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.64 9 2 0 -0.019 0.47 0.3
Phil Regan 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.31 6 0 0 0.022 0.14 0.8
Team Totals 9 9 4 2 3 3 0 2.00 39 41 2 0 -0.170 1.00 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Nye (2; J Grote).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 6,475.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Cleon Jones LF 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Ken Boswell 2B 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Jerry Grote C 3 Billy Williams LF
4 J.C. Martin 1B 4 Ron Santo 3B
5 Ed Charles 3B 5 Ernie Banks 1B
6 Ron Swoboda RF 6 Lou Johnson RF
7 Tommie Agee CF 7 Randy Hundley C
8 Al Weis SS 8 Adolfo Phillips CF
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Rich Nye P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-4 0 12- OO CHC L. Johnson C. Koonce 22% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Santo to 3B
t5 0-0 0 1-- NYM C. Jones R. Nye 15% 70% Double to RF; Seaver to 3B
t5 0-0 1 123 R NYM J. Martin R. Nye 12% 76% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Grote to 2B; Jones to 3B; Seaver Scores
b8 1-4 0 1-3 R CHC E. Banks C. Koonce -10% 67% Single to RF; Santo to 2B; Williams Scores
b8 1-4 0 -2- CHC R. Santo T. Seaver -10% 78% Single to LF; Williams to 3B

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, Cubs' Rich Nye facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones R. Nye -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell R. Nye -1% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- NYM J. Grote R. Nye 1% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- NYM J. Martin R. Nye 2% 50% Walk; Grote to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O NYM E. Charles R. Nye -4% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger T. Seaver 2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Seaver 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Williams T. Seaver -2% 47% Double to LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- CHC R. Santo T. Seaver -1% 46% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- O CHC E. Banks T. Seaver 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Nye facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda R. Nye -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYM T. Agee R. Nye -1% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYM A. Weis R. Nye -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC L. Johnson T. Seaver -4% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC R. Hundley T. Seaver 4% 45% Lineout: 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC A. Phillips T. Seaver 3% 48% Popfly: SS
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Nye T. Seaver 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Nye facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver R. Nye -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- NYM C. Jones R. Nye 5% 53% Double to LF
t3 0-0 1 -2- O NYM K. Boswell R. Nye -4% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Grote R. Nye -4% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger T. Seaver 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Seaver 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Williams T. Seaver -3% 46% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 2 -2- O CHC R. Santo T. Seaver 4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Nye facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYM J. Martin R. Nye -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- NYM E. Charles R. Nye 5% 53% Double to LF
t4 0-0 1 -2- NYM R. Swoboda R. Nye 2% 55% Walk
t4 0-0 1 12- O NYM T. Agee R. Nye -5% 50% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 2 12- O NYM A. Weis R. Nye -5% 45% Single to 3B; Swoboda to 2B; Charles out at Hm/3B-1B-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks T. Seaver 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O CHC L. Johnson T. Seaver 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-0 2 --- CHC R. Hundley T. Seaver -1% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- CHC A. Phillips T. Seaver -2% 45% Single to 3B; Hundley to 2B
b4 0-0 2 12- O CHC R. Nye T. Seaver 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Nye facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- NYM T. Seaver R. Nye 5% 55% Single to 2B
t5 0-0 0 1-- NYM C. Jones R. Nye 15% 70% Double to RF; Seaver to 3B
t5 0-0 0 -23 O NYM K. Boswell R. Nye -7% 63% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 -23 NYM J. Grote R. Nye 1% 64% Intentional Walk
t5 0-0 1 123 R NYM J. Martin R. Nye 12% 76% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Grote to 2B; Jones to 3B; Seaver Scores
t5 1-0 1 123 RO NYM E. Charles R. Nye 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Grote to 3B; Jones Scores/unER
t5 2-0 2 1-3 R NYM R. Swoboda R. Nye 8% 87% Single to CF; Charles to 3B; Grote Scores/unER
Chuck Hartenstein replaces Rich Nye pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-0 2 1-3 O NYM T. Agee C. Hartenstein -2% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b5 0-3 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger T. Seaver 2% 87% Lineout: CF
b5 0-3 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Seaver 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- O CHC B. Williams T. Seaver 1% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Chuck Hartenstein facing 8-9-1
t6 3-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis C. Hartenstein -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t6 3-0 1 --- O NYM T. Seaver C. Hartenstein -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones C. Hartenstein -0% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b6 0-3 0 --- O CHC R. Santo T. Seaver 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- R CHC E. Banks T. Seaver -8% 81% Home Run
b6 1-3 1 --- CHC L. Johnson T. Seaver -4% 78% Single to LF
b6 1-3 1 1-- CHC R. Hundley T. Seaver 0% 78% E3 on Foul Ball
b6 1-3 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley T. Seaver 4% 82% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-3 2 1-- O CHC A. Phillips T. Seaver 3% 85% Single to RF; Johnson out at 3B/RF-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Chuck Hartenstein facing 2-3-4
t7 3-1 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell C. Hartenstein -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-1 1 --- NYM J. Grote C. Hartenstein 2% 86% Double to RF
t7 3-1 1 -2- O NYM J. Martin C. Hartenstein -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Grote to 3B
t7 3-1 2 --3 R NYM E. Charles C. Hartenstein 7% 91% Single to CF; Grote Scores
t7 4-1 2 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda C. Hartenstein -1% 90% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
Al Spangler pinch hits for Chuck Hartenstein (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 0 --- O CHC A. Spangler T. Seaver 2% 93% Flyball: CF
b7 1-4 1 --- O CHC D. Kessinger T. Seaver 1% 94% Flyball: RF
b7 1-4 2 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Seaver 1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Phil Regan facing 7-8-9
Phil Regan replaces Al Spangler (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-1 0 --- O NYM T. Agee P. Regan -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-1 1 --- O NYM A. Weis P. Regan -0% 94% Strikeout
t8 4-1 2 --- O NYM T. Seaver P. Regan -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
b8 1-4 0 --- CHC B. Williams T. Seaver -6% 88% Double to LF
b8 1-4 0 -2- CHC R. Santo T. Seaver -10% 78% Single to LF; Williams to 3B
Cal Koonce replaces Tom Seaver pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-4 0 1-3 R CHC E. Banks C. Koonce -10% 67% Single to RF; Santo to 2B; Williams Scores
b8 2-4 0 12- OO CHC L. Johnson C. Koonce 22% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Santo to 3B
b8 2-4 2 --3 CHC R. Hundley C. Koonce -3% 86% Walk
b8 2-4 2 1-3 O CHC A. Phillips C. Koonce 8% 94% Baserunner Out Advancing; Santo out at Hm/C-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Phil Regan facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- O NYM C. Jones P. Regan -1% 94% Flyball: RF
t9 4-2 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell P. Regan -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 4-2 2 --- O NYM J. Grote P. Regan -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 8-9-1
b9 2-4 0 --- O CHC A. Phillips C. Koonce 4% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
Jim Hickman pinch hits for Phil Regan (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 1 --- O CHC J. Hickman C. Koonce 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-4 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger C. Koonce 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.

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