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Standings
DET
@CAL
7
2
CLE
@MIN
6
2
CHW
@NYY
1
2
CHW
@NYY
0
5
BOS
@OAK
3
5
SFG
@ATL
4
2
NYM
@CHC
1
8
HOU
@CIN
3
2
HOU
@CIN
3
4
LAD
@STL
3
0
Tuesday, September 10, 1968, 1:30PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,501, Time of Game: 2:11
Mets
1
65-82
 Lost 2 
10th, 25 GB
at Cubs
8
76-71
 Won 2 
3rd, 14 GB
W: Bill Hands (16-9)
L: Dick Selma (9-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  1
Cubs            2  0  0   0  0  3   3  0  X    8 10  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bud Harrelson SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .226 .280 .261 .541 0.038 1.25 0.100 -0.062 0.3 1 1
Ken Boswell 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .301 .353 .655 -0.022 1.39 0.154 -0.175 -0.4 0 2 GDP
Larry Stahl CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .308 .353 .661 -0.066 1.24 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 2 0
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .339 .442 .781 -0.084 0.83 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 4 0
J.C. Martin C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .241 .310 .338 .648 -0.088 0.88 0.000 -0.089 -0.3 9 1
Art Shamsky RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .223 .274 .392 .665 -0.058 0.61 0.000 -0.058 -0.8 0 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .245 .287 .313 .600 -0.037 0.39 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 7 0
Jerry Buchek 3B 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 .196 .250 .235 .485 0.070 0.58 0.070 0.000 0.6 1 0
Dick Selma P 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .207 .207 .241 .448 0.010 1.54 0.030 -0.020 0.0 0 1 SH
   Ron Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Jorgensen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.33 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Nolan Ryan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .116 .156 .116 .272 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 8 0 1 4 34 .250 .273 .250 .523 -0.246 0.94 0.354 -0.600 -2.7 24 6
SH: D Selma (4, off B Hands).
TB: J Buchek 3; L Stahl; K Boswell; D Selma; J Martin; B Harrelson.
GIDP: K Boswell (6).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Buchek (5).

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 1 1 0 1 0 5 .248 .293 .298 .591 -0.046 0.43 0.003 -0.049 0.1 4 6
Glenn Beckert 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .297 .326 .371 .697 0.041 0.40 0.056 -0.016 -0.2 2 8
Billy Williams RF-LF 4 3 3 6 0 0 4 .294 .342 .509 .851 0.357 0.74 0.366 -0.009 5.1 0 1 3·HR
   Jose Arcia LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .211 .290 .501 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ernie Banks 1B 4 2 1 1 0 1 4 .255 .293 .487 .780 -0.018 0.38 0.012 -0.030 1.0 8 3 HR
   Clarence Jones 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .250 .357 .421 .778 0.038 0.31 0.046 -0.008 1.0 0 0
Jimmy McMath LF 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.030 0.71 0.011 -0.041 0.2 1 0
   Jim Hickman RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .297 .384 .681 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Randy Hundley C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .236 .287 .325 .612 -0.038 0.37 0.000 -0.038 -1.1 4 0
Adolfo Phillips CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .248 .329 .389 .718 -0.014 0.34 0.010 -0.024 -0.3 2 0
Bill Hands P 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .068 .105 .068 .174 -0.037 0.37 0.000 -0.037 -1.0 2 2 SH
Team Totals 34 8 10 8 3 9 38 .294 .351 .647 .998 0.253 0.43 0.504 -0.252 4.7 27 20
HR: B Williams 3 (29, 2 off D Selma, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF, 1 off N Ryan, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); E Banks (31, off N Ryan, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Hands (7, off N Ryan).
TB: B Williams 12; E Banks 4; G Beckert 2; D Kessinger; J McMath; R Santo; A Phillips.
RBI: B Williams 6 (94); J McMath (2); E Banks (80).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Beckert-D Kessinger-E Banks.
Outfield Assists: B Williams (L Stahl at 2nd base).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Selma, L (9-9) 5 6 5 4 1 6 2 2.57 23 42 -0.241 0.65 -3.3
Ron Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.71 4 2 1 0.007 0.27 0.7
Nolan Ryan 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 3.14 11 0 0 -0.019 0.03 -2.2
Team Totals 8 10 8 7 3 9 4 7.88 38 42 2 1 -0.253 0.43 -4.7
D Selma faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Hands, W (16-9) 9 8 1 1 1 4 0 2.91 34 70 0.247 0.94 2.7
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 1 4 0 1.00 34 70 0.247 0.94 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: B Hands (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: 1,501.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Overcast, Rain.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Ken Boswell 2B 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Larry Stahl CF 3 Billy Williams RF
4 Cleon Jones LF 4 Ernie Banks 1B
5 J.C. Martin C 5 Ron Santo 3B
6 Art Shamsky RF 6 Jimmy McMath LF
7 Ed Kranepool 1B 7 Randy Hundley C
8 Jerry Buchek 3B 8 Adolfo Phillips CF
9 Dick Selma P 9 Bill Hands P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 1-- RR CHC B. Williams D. Selma 21% 64% Home Run; Beckert Scores
t3 1-2 1 1-3 OO NYM K. Boswell B. Hands 14% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 2-1 0 1-- RR CHC B. Williams D. Selma 14% 93% Home Run; Beckert Scores
t1 0-0 2 --3 R NYM C. Jones B. Hands -9% 42% Wild Pitch; Boswell Scores
t6 1-2 0 --- NYM K. Boswell B. Hands -6% 62% Single to CF (Pop Fly)

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' Bill Hands facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson B. Hands -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM K. Boswell B. Hands 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYM L. Stahl B. Hands 1% 51% Single to RF; Boswell to 3B; Stahl out at 2B/RF-SS-1B-2B
t1 0-0 2 --3 R NYM C. Jones B. Hands -9% 42% Wild Pitch; Boswell Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Hands 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Selma -2% 40% Foul Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- CHC G. Beckert D. Selma 3% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 1 1-- RR CHC B. Williams D. Selma 21% 64% Home Run; Beckert Scores
b1 2-1 1 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Selma -1% 63% Strikeout
b1 2-1 2 --- O CHC R. Santo D. Selma -1% 62% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 5-6-7
t2 1-2 0 --- O NYM J. Martin B. Hands 2% 64% Strikeout
t2 1-2 1 --- O NYM A. Shamsky B. Hands 2% 66% Flyball: LF
t2 1-2 2 --- O NYM E. Kranepool B. Hands 1% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O CHC J. McMath D. Selma -2% 65% Strikeout
b2 2-1 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley D. Selma -1% 64% Flyball: LF
b2 2-1 2 --- CHC A. Phillips D. Selma 1% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 2-1 2 1-- O CHC B. Hands D. Selma -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- NYM J. Buchek B. Hands -5% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t3 1-2 0 1-- O NYM D. Selma B. Hands 2% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Buchek to 2B
t3 1-2 1 -2- NYM B. Harrelson B. Hands -6% 54% Single to LF (Pop Fly); Buchek to 3B
t3 1-2 1 1-3 OO NYM K. Boswell B. Hands 14% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Selma -2% 67% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert D. Selma -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Selma -1% 64% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O NYM L. Stahl B. Hands 3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Hands 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 2 --- O NYM J. Martin B. Hands 1% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Selma -2% 68% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 2-1 1 --- CHC R. Santo D. Selma 2% 70% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-- O CHC J. McMath D. Selma -2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-1 2 1-- O CHC R. Hundley D. Selma -2% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky B. Hands 3% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 1-2 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool B. Hands 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- NYM J. Buchek B. Hands -2% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-2 2 1-- NYM D. Selma B. Hands -3% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Buchek to 2B
t5 1-2 2 12- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Hands 6% 73% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O CHC A. Phillips D. Selma -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O CHC B. Hands D. Selma -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Selma -1% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- NYM K. Boswell B. Hands -6% 62% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t6 1-2 0 1-- O NYM L. Stahl B. Hands 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-SS-1B; Boswell to 2B
t6 1-2 1 -2- O NYM C. Jones B. Hands 6% 71% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-2 2 -2- O NYM J. Martin B. Hands 5% 76% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- CHC G. Beckert D. Selma 3% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 2-1 0 1-- RR CHC B. Williams D. Selma 14% 93% Home Run; Beckert Scores
b6 4-1 0 --- CHC E. Banks D. Selma 1% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b6 4-1 0 1-- CHC R. Santo D. Selma 3% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); Banks to 3B
Ron Taylor replaces Dick Selma pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 0 1-3 R CHC J. McMath R. Taylor 1% 98% Single to LF; Santo to 2B; Banks Scores/unER
b6 5-1 0 12- O CHC R. Hundley R. Taylor -1% 97% Groundout: C-3B/Forceout at 3B; McMath to 2B
b6 5-1 1 12- O CHC A. Phillips R. Taylor -1% 96% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 12- O CHC B. Hands R. Taylor -1% 96% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 6-7-8
Billy Williams moves from RF to LF
Jim Hickman replaces Jimmy McMath (LF) playing RF batting 6th
t7 1-5 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky B. Hands 1% 97% Strikeout
t7 1-5 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool B. Hands 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-5 2 --- NYM J. Buchek B. Hands -1% 97% Single to P (Ground Ball)
Mike Jorgensen pinch hits for Ron Taylor (P) batting 9th
t7 1-5 2 1-- O NYM M. Jorgensen B. Hands 1% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
Nolan Ryan replaces Mike Jorgensen (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger N. Ryan 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 5-1 0 1-- O CHC G. Beckert N. Ryan -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 5-1 1 1-- RR CHC B. Williams N. Ryan 2% 100% Home Run; Kessinger Scores
b7 7-1 1 --- R CHC E. Banks N. Ryan 0% 100% Home Run
b7 8-1 1 --- O CHC R. Santo N. Ryan -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 8-1 2 --- O CHC J. Hickman N. Ryan -0% 100% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 8.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 1-2-3
Clarence Jones replaces Ernie Banks playing 1B batting 4th
Jose Arcia replaces Billy Williams playing LF batting 3rd
t8 1-8 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Hands 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 1-8 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell B. Hands 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-8 2 --- O NYM L. Stahl B. Hands 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b8 8-1 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley N. Ryan -0% 100% Lineout: 1B
b8 8-1 1 --- CHC A. Phillips N. Ryan 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-1 1 1-- O CHC B. Hands N. Ryan -0% 100% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice; Phillips out at 2B/P-SS
b8 8-1 2 1-- CHC D. Kessinger N. Ryan 0% 100% Walk; Hands to 2B
b8 8-1 2 12- O CHC G. Beckert N. Ryan -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 8.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 4-5-6
t9 1-8 0 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Hands 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-8 1 --- NYM J. Martin B. Hands -0% 100% Single to C/Bunt
t9 1-8 1 1-- O NYM A. Shamsky B. Hands 0% 100% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 1-8 2 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool B. Hands 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 8.

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