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Standings
CAL
@BAL
8
6
DET
@BOS
5
3
CHW
@CLE
1
2
 
(11)
MIN
@NYY
2
0
OAK
@WSA
3
4
NYM
@CHC
5
3
STL
@HOU
4
0
PIT
@LAD
2
4
PHI
@SFG
2
7
Thursday, June 6, 1968, 1:30PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 5,858, Time of Game: 2:32
Mets
5
23-27
 Won 3 
8th, 7 GB
at Cubs
3
25-26
 Lost 3 
7th, 5½ GB
W: Dick Selma (5-0)
L: Ken Holtzman (4-4)
S: Ron Taylor (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  3   0  2  0   0  0  0    5 10  0
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  0   2  0  0    3  9  0

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 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .238 .276 .401 .677 -0.032 0.49 0.029 -0.061 -0.3 0 1 SB,CS
Phil Linz 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .122 .182 .122 .304 -0.016 0.45 0.025 -0.041 -0.5 3 4
Jerry Grote C 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .312 .373 .390 .762 -0.021 0.49 0.022 -0.043 -0.1 2 0
Ed Charles 3B 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .256 .313 .521 .834 0.298 0.56 0.327 -0.029 2.3 2 1 2·HR
Ron Swoboda RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .234 .319 .408 .726 0.094 0.42 0.115 -0.022 0.3 1 0 3B
Greg Goossen 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .233 .325 .315 .640 0.055 0.55 0.107 -0.051 0.8 10 0 2B
   Ed Kranepool 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .252 .227 .479 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Tommie Agee CF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .190 .228 .277 .505 0.115 1.03 0.116 -0.002 1.9 3 0 3B,SB,IW
Al Weis SS 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .147 .209 .196 .405 -0.134 0.88 0.000 -0.134 -1.9 2 9
Dick Selma P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .278 .278 .333 .611 -0.083 1.02 0.000 -0.083 -1.1 0 1
   Ron Taylor P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.28 0.000 -0.006 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 5 5 13 41 .278 .366 .583 .949 0.270 0.62 0.741 -0.472 1.3 27 16
2B: G Goossen (6, off K Holtzman).
3B: R Swoboda (2, off K Holtzman); T Agee (1, off K Holtzman).
HR: E Charles 2 (9, 2 off K Holtzman, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: T Agee (1, by K Holtzman).
TB: E Charles 8; R Swoboda 4; T Agee 3; G Goossen 2; J Grote 2; C Jones; P Linz.
RBI: E Charles 3 (21); G Goossen (4); T Agee (8).
2-out RBI: E Charles 2; G Goossen.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Jones (D Nen at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: T Agee (2, 2nd base off K Holtzman/R Hundley); C Jones (4, 2nd base off K Holtzman/R Hundley).
CS: C Jones (3, 2nd base by C Hartenstein/R Hundley).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .288 .300 .587 -0.088 1.09 0.023 -0.110 -0.9 2 3 3B
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .253 .275 .333 .609 -0.050 1.05 0.009 -0.059 -0.1 2 2 2B
Billy Williams LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .326 .469 .794 -0.075 0.79 0.000 -0.075 -0.6 0 0
Ron Santo 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .281 .367 .481 .849 0.053 0.67 0.098 -0.045 0.8 1 1 HR
Ernie Banks 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .294 .459 .754 0.003 0.59 0.046 -0.042 -0.0 8 0 2B
Lou Johnson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .312 .388 .699 -0.109 0.98 0.000 -0.109 -0.9 1 0
Randy Hundley C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .303 .351 .654 -0.044 0.69 0.016 -0.060 -0.3 13 1
Adolfo Phillips CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .203 .295 .353 .648 0.056 0.61 0.088 -0.032 1.0 0 0 2·2B
Ken Holtzman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .115 .115 .115 .231 -0.013 0.56 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 2
   Jack Lamabe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Al Spangler PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .326 .359 .685 -0.024 0.93 0.000 -0.024 -0.3
   Chuck Hartenstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Nen PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .158 .150 .316 .466 0.060 1.52 0.060 0.000 0.8
   Frank Reberger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 0 1 35 .257 .257 .514 .771 -0.231 0.83 0.340 -0.569 -0.7 27 10
2B: E Banks (11, off D Selma); A Phillips 2 (8, 2 off D Selma); G Beckert (8, off R Taylor).
3B: D Kessinger (4, off D Selma).
HR: R Santo (9, off D Selma, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: R Santo 5; A Phillips 4; D Kessinger 3; E Banks 2; G Beckert 2; R Hundley; D Nen.
RBI: R Santo (30); G Beckert (12); D Nen (6).
2-out RBI: G Beckert.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Selma, W (5-0) 6.1 8 3 3 0 1 1 2.12 27 46 0.026 0.69 -0.3
Ron Taylor, S (3) 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.86 8 2 1 0.204 1.28 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 0 1 1 3.00 35 46 2 1 0.230 0.83 0.7

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, L (4-4) 4.1 8 5 5 4 8 2 4.38 25 31 -0.347 0.86 -3.8
Jack Lamabe 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.30 2 1 0 0.029 0.43 0.9
Chuck Hartenstein 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.24 7 0 0 0.017 0.15 0.8
Frank Reberger 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.032 0.27 0.8
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 13 2 5.00 41 31 1 0 -0.269 0.62 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Holtzman (2; T Agee).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Shag Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 5,858.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Cleon Jones LF 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Phil Linz 2B 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Jerry Grote C 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Ed Charles 3B 4 Ron Santo 3B
5 Ron Swoboda RF 5 Ernie Banks 1B
6 Greg Goossen 1B 6 Lou Johnson RF
7 Tommie Agee CF 7 Randy Hundley C
8 Al Weis SS 8 Adolfo Phillips CF
9 Dick Selma P 9 Ken Holtzman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 1-- RR NYM E. Charles K. Holtzman 24% 72% Home Run; Grote Scores
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda K. Holtzman 11% 61% Triple to CF
t3 2-0 2 1-- R NYM G. Goossen K. Holtzman 10% 82% Double to LF; Swoboda Scores
b4 0-3 1 --- R CHC R. Santo D. Selma -9% 76% Home Run
t2 0-0 1 -23 O NYM A. Weis K. Holtzman -9% 52% 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, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones K. Holtzman -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- NYM P. Linz K. Holtzman 2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYM J. Grote K. Holtzman -3% 48% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYM E. Charles K. Holtzman -2% 46% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Selma 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert D. Selma 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Selma 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda K. Holtzman 11% 61% Triple to CF
t2 0-0 0 --3 O NYM G. Goossen K. Holtzman -5% 56% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --3 NYM T. Agee K. Holtzman 2% 58% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-3 NYM A. Weis K. Holtzman 2% 60% Agee Steals 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 O NYM A. Weis K. Holtzman -9% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 -23 O NYM D. Selma K. Holtzman -6% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo D. Selma 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- CHC E. Banks D. Selma -5% 43% Double to RF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O CHC L. Johnson D. Selma 5% 48% Fielder's Choice SS; Banks out at 3B/SS-3B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Hundley D. Selma 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones K. Holtzman -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz K. Holtzman -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- NYM J. Grote K. Holtzman 1% 47% Single to RF
t3 0-0 2 1-- RR NYM E. Charles K. Holtzman 24% 72% Home Run; Grote Scores
t3 2-0 2 --- NYM R. Swoboda K. Holtzman 1% 73% Single to LF
t3 2-0 2 1-- R NYM G. Goossen K. Holtzman 10% 82% Double to LF; Swoboda Scores
t3 3-0 2 -2- NYM T. Agee K. Holtzman 0% 83% Intentional Walk
t3 3-0 2 12- O NYM A. Weis K. Holtzman -2% 80% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dick Selma facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O CHC A. Phillips D. Selma 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O CHC K. Holtzman D. Selma 1% 84% Strikeout
b3 0-3 2 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Selma -2% 82% Triple to LF
b3 0-3 2 --3 O CHC G. Beckert D. Selma 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
t4 3-0 0 --- O NYM D. Selma K. Holtzman -1% 84% Strikeout
t4 3-0 1 --- NYM C. Jones K. Holtzman 1% 85% Walk
t4 3-0 1 1-- NYM P. Linz K. Holtzman 1% 86% Jones Steals 2B
t4 3-0 1 -2- O NYM P. Linz K. Holtzman -2% 84% Strikeout
t4 3-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Grote K. Holtzman -2% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dick Selma facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Selma 2% 85% Popfly: SS
b4 0-3 1 --- R CHC R. Santo D. Selma -9% 76% Home Run
b4 1-3 1 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Selma 2% 77% Foul Flyball: C
b4 1-3 2 --- O CHC L. Johnson D. Selma 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t5 3-1 0 --- R NYM E. Charles K. Holtzman 8% 87% Home Run
t5 4-1 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda K. Holtzman -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-1 1 --- NYM G. Goossen K. Holtzman 1% 87% Walk
t5 4-1 1 1-- R NYM T. Agee K. Holtzman 7% 94% Triple to RF; Goossen Scores
Jack Lamabe replaces Ken Holtzman pitching and batting 9th
t5 5-1 1 --3 O NYM A. Weis J. Lamabe -2% 92% Strikeout
t5 5-1 2 --3 O NYM D. Selma J. Lamabe -1% 91% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Dick Selma facing 7-8-9
b5 1-5 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley D. Selma 2% 93% Popfly: 1B
b5 1-5 1 --- CHC A. Phillips D. Selma -3% 90% Double to LF
Al Spangler pinch hits for Jack Lamabe (P) batting 9th
b5 1-5 1 -2- O CHC A. Spangler D. Selma 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-5 2 -2- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Selma 2% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Chuck Hartenstein facing 1-2-3
Chuck Hartenstein replaces Al Spangler (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-1 0 --- NYM C. Jones C. Hartenstein 1% 95% Single to CF
t6 5-1 0 1-- O NYM P. Linz C. Hartenstein -1% 94% Jones Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t6 5-1 1 --- O NYM P. Linz C. Hartenstein -0% 93% Strikeout
t6 5-1 2 --- NYM J. Grote C. Hartenstein 0% 93% Single to RF
t6 5-1 2 1-- O NYM E. Charles C. Hartenstein -0% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Dick Selma facing 2-3-4
b6 1-5 0 --- O CHC G. Beckert D. Selma 1% 94% Popfly: 2B
b6 1-5 1 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Selma 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-5 2 --- CHC R. Santo D. Selma -1% 95% Single to CF
b6 1-5 2 1-- O CHC E. Banks D. Selma 1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Chuck Hartenstein facing 5-6-7
t7 5-1 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda C. Hartenstein -0% 95% Strikeout
t7 5-1 1 --- O NYM G. Goossen C. Hartenstein -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 5-1 2 --- O NYM T. Agee C. Hartenstein -0% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Dick Selma facing 6-7-8
Ed Kranepool replaces Greg Goossen playing 1B batting 6th
b7 1-5 0 --- O CHC L. Johnson D. Selma 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-5 1 --- CHC R. Hundley D. Selma -2% 95% Single to CF
b7 1-5 1 1-- CHC A. Phillips D. Selma -6% 89% Double to CF; Hundley to 3B
Dick Nen pinch hits for Chuck Hartenstein (P) batting 9th
b7 1-5 1 -23 R CHC D. Nen D. Selma -6% 83% Single to CF; Phillips to 3B; Hundley Scores
Ron Taylor replaces Dick Selma pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-5 1 1-3 O CHC D. Kessinger R. Taylor 7% 90% Flyball: RF
b7 2-5 2 1-3 RO CHC G. Beckert R. Taylor -1% 89% Double to LF; Phillips Scores; Nen out at 3B/LF-3B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Frank Reberger facing 8-9-1
Frank Reberger replaces Dick Nen (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- O NYM A. Weis F. Reberger -1% 88% Strikeout
t8 5-3 1 --- O NYM R. Taylor F. Reberger -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-3 2 --- O NYM C. Jones F. Reberger -0% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 3-4-5
b8 3-5 0 --- O CHC B. Williams R. Taylor 4% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-5 1 --- O CHC R. Santo R. Taylor 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-5 2 --- O CHC E. Banks R. Taylor 1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Frank Reberger facing 2-3-4
t9 5-3 0 --- O NYM P. Linz F. Reberger -1% 94% Popfly: 3B
t9 5-3 1 --- NYM J. Grote F. Reberger 1% 94% Walk
t9 5-3 1 1-- O NYM E. Charles F. Reberger -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B; Grote to 2B
t9 5-3 2 -2- O NYM R. Swoboda F. Reberger -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 6-7-8
b9 3-5 0 --- O CHC L. Johnson R. Taylor 4% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 3-5 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley R. Taylor 2% 99% Popfly: SS
b9 3-5 2 --- O CHC A. Phillips R. Taylor 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.

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