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Standings
CLE
@BOS
3
4
CHW
@CAL
0
1
 
(11)
DET
@MIL
2
1
KCR
@MIN
3
4
BAL
@NYY
3
1
TEX
@OAK
3
12
NYM
@CHC
3
9
SDP
@CIN
1
0
LAD
@HOU
4
2
MON
@PHI
3
5
PIT
@STL
4
10
Friday, September 15, 1972,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 3,441, Time of Game: 2:20
Mets
3
72-65
 Lost 1 
3rd, 16½ GB
at Cubs
9
76-64
 Won 1 
2nd, 14 GB
W: Milt Pappas (14-7)
L: Gary Gentry (7-9)
S: Jack Aker (15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  2   1  0  0    3  7  0
Cubs            2  0  4   0  3  0   0  0  X    9 11  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 0 0 0 1 0 4 .224 .320 .374 .694 -0.015 0.37 0.014 -0.030 -0.5 2 0
Ken Boswell 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .199 .268 .322 .590 0.008 0.34 0.026 -0.018 0.3 3 1
John Milner LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .263 .367 .475 .842 -0.025 0.31 0.009 -0.034 1.6 2 0 HR
Cleon Jones RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .261 .320 .354 .674 -0.046 0.48 0.000 -0.046 -1.1 2 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .258 .330 .391 .721 0.016 0.34 0.032 -0.016 0.1 6 1 2B
Wayne Garrett 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .215 .368 .296 .663 -0.050 0.45 0.010 -0.060 -0.2 2 1 GDP
Jerry Grote C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .210 .304 .288 .592 -0.012 0.38 0.017 -0.029 0.1 5 1
Bud Harrelson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .216 .316 .271 .586 -0.035 0.36 0.000 -0.035 -0.9 2 3
Gary Gentry P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .104 .173 .125 .298 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
   Tommy Moore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bill Sudakis PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .071 .161 .071 .233 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Bob Rauch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim Beauchamp PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .289 .337 .626 -0.010 0.48 0.000 -0.010 -0.4
   Ray Sadecki P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 2 6 35 .212 .257 .333 .590 -0.180 0.37 0.108 -0.289 -1.3 24 9
2B: E Kranepool (12, off M Pappas).
HR: J Milner (17, off M Pappas, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: J Milner 5; E Kranepool 3; K Boswell; W Garrett; J Grote.
GIDP: W Garrett (5).
RBI: J Milner 2 (36); W Garrett (24).
2-out RBI: J Milner 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Grote-B Harrelson.

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 2 2 0 1 0 5 .281 .361 .340 .702 0.114 0.31 0.116 -0.002 1.0 4 3 3B
Jose Cardenal RF 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .290 .356 .456 .812 0.167 0.43 0.170 -0.003 1.4 2 0 HR,2B
Billy Williams LF 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .336 .396 .586 .982 0.006 0.39 0.021 -0.016 0.9 1 0 HR,IW
Jim Hickman 1B 3 2 2 4 1 0 4 .278 .374 .477 .852 0.078 0.43 0.089 -0.011 2.7 9 0 HR,2B
Ron Santo 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .307 .388 .496 .885 -0.002 0.17 0.010 -0.012 1.5 0 1 3B,CS
Rick Monday CF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .246 .360 .396 .756 -0.019 0.24 0.001 -0.020 -0.8 0 0 SF
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .292 .336 .628 0.014 0.14 0.017 -0.003 -0.4 3 5
Randy Hundley C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .220 .260 .300 .560 -0.021 0.23 0.001 -0.021 -0.4 8 0
Milt Pappas P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .197 .234 .262 .497 -0.018 0.21 0.000 -0.018 -0.6 0 1 SH
   Jim Tyrone PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
   Jack Aker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 9 11 9 4 2 38 .344 .405 .813 1.218 0.319 0.28 0.425 -0.106 5.2 27 11
2B: J Cardenal (23, off G Gentry); J Hickman (14, off T Moore).
3B: D Kessinger (5, off G Gentry); R Santo (5, off T Moore).
HR: J Cardenal (15, off G Gentry, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs); J Hickman (16, off G Gentry, 3rd inn, 3 on, 0 outs); B Williams (30, off T Moore, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: R Monday (4, off T Moore).
SH: M Pappas (3, off B Rauch).
IBB: B Williams (17, by G Gentry).
TB: J Hickman 6; J Cardenal 6; R Santo 4; D Kessinger 4; B Williams 4; R Hundley; G Beckert.
RBI: J Hickman 4 (61); J Cardenal 2 (65); R Santo (72); R Monday (39); B Williams (104).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Pappas-D Kessinger-J Hickman.
Baserunning
CS: R Santo (4, 2nd base by T Moore/J Grote).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Gentry, L (7-9) 2 6 6 6 2 0 2 3.83 14 18 -0.322 0.67 -5.4
Tommy Moore 3 3 3 3 0 2 1 9.00 11 1 0 0.000 0.07 -1.2
Bob Rauch 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.43 4 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Ray Sadecki 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2.78 9 0 0 0.002 0.02 1.0
Team Totals 8 11 9 9 4 2 3 10.12 38 18 1 0 -0.319 0.28 -5.2
G Gentry faced 5 batters in the 3rd inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Pappas, W (14-7) 8 7 3 3 2 5 1 3.03 32 59 0.179 0.40 0.8
Jack Aker, S (15) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12 3 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 6 1 3.00 35 59 0 0 0.181 0.37 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: M Pappas (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: G Gentry (5; B Williams).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 3,441.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 17mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Ken Boswell 2B 2 Jose Cardenal RF
3 John Milner LF 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Cleon Jones RF 4 Jim Hickman 1B
5 Ed Kranepool 1B 5 Ron Santo 3B
6 Wayne Garrett 3B 6 Rick Monday CF
7 Jerry Grote C 7 Glenn Beckert 2B
8 Bud Harrelson SS 8 Randy Hundley C
9 Gary Gentry P 9 Milt Pappas P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 --3 RR CHC J. Cardenal G. Gentry 10% 74% Home Run; Kessinger Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger G. Gentry 9% 64% Triple to RF
b3 2-0 0 123 RRRR CHC J. Hickman G. Gentry 9% 96% Home Run; Kessinger Scores; Cardenal Scores; Williams Scores
b3 2-0 0 1-- CHC J. Cardenal G. Gentry 7% 87% Double to RF; Kessinger to 3B
t2 0-2 1 1-- OO NYM W. Garrett M. Pappas 5% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B

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' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee M. Pappas 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM J. Milner M. Pappas 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Gary Gentry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger G. Gentry 9% 64% Triple to RF
b1 0-0 0 --3 RR CHC J. Cardenal G. Gentry 10% 74% Home Run; Kessinger Scores
b1 2-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams G. Gentry -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 2-0 1 --- O CHC J. Hickman G. Gentry -1% 71% Foul Flyball: C
b1 2-0 2 --- O CHC R. Santo G. Gentry -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas -3% 70% Single to RF
t2 0-2 1 1-- OO NYM W. Garrett M. Pappas 5% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Gary Gentry facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O CHC R. Monday G. Gentry -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- CHC G. Beckert G. Gentry 2% 76% Single to CF
b2 2-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley G. Gentry -2% 74% Popfly: 2B
b2 2-0 2 1-- O CHC M. Pappas G. Gentry -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O NYM J. Grote M. Pappas 2% 75% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 2% 76% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-2 2 --- O NYM G. Gentry M. Pappas 1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Gary Gentry facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger G. Gentry 2% 80% Walk
b3 2-0 0 1-- CHC J. Cardenal G. Gentry 7% 87% Double to RF; Kessinger to 3B
b3 2-0 0 -23 CHC B. Williams G. Gentry 1% 88% Intentional Walk
b3 2-0 0 123 RRRR CHC J. Hickman G. Gentry 9% 96% Home Run; Kessinger Scores; Cardenal Scores; Williams Scores
b3 6-0 0 --- CHC R. Santo G. Gentry 0% 97% Single to LF
Tommy Moore replaces Gary Gentry pitching and batting 9th
b3 6-0 0 1-- OO CHC R. Monday T. Moore -1% 96% Double Play: Strikeout, Santo Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 6-0 2 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Moore -0% 96% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
t4 0-6 0 --- NYM T. Agee M. Pappas -1% 94% Walk
t4 0-6 0 1-- NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -3% 92% Walk; Agee to 2B
t4 0-6 0 12- O NYM J. Milner M. Pappas 2% 94% Lineout: RF
t4 0-6 1 12- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 2% 96% Strikeout
t4 0-6 2 12- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 1% 97% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Mets' Tommy Moore facing 8-9-1
b4 6-0 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley T. Moore -0% 97% Foul Flyball: C
b4 6-0 1 --- O CHC M. Pappas T. Moore -0% 97% Strikeout
b4 6-0 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger T. Moore -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 6-7-8
t5 0-6 0 --- O NYM W. Garrett M. Pappas 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t5 0-6 1 --- O NYM J. Grote M. Pappas 0% 98% Popfly: SS
t5 0-6 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Mets' Tommy Moore facing 2-3-4
b5 6-0 0 --- O CHC J. Cardenal T. Moore -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b5 6-0 1 --- R CHC B. Williams T. Moore 1% 99% Home Run
b5 7-0 1 --- CHC J. Hickman T. Moore 0% 99% Double to LF
b5 7-0 1 -2- R CHC R. Santo T. Moore 1% 100% Triple to CF; Hickman Scores
b5 8-0 1 --3 RO CHC R. Monday T. Moore 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Santo Scores
b5 9-0 2 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Moore -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 9.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-9, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 9-1-2
Bill Sudakis pinch hits for Tommy Moore (P) batting 9th
t6 0-9 0 --- O NYM B. Sudakis M. Pappas 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-9 1 --- O NYM T. Agee M. Pappas 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-9 2 --- NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -0% 100% Single to RF
t6 0-9 2 1-- RR NYM J. Milner M. Pappas -0% 99% Home Run; Boswell Scores
t6 2-9 2 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Mets' Bob Rauch facing 8-9-1
Bob Rauch replaces Bill Sudakis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 9-2 0 --- CHC R. Hundley B. Rauch 0% 99% Single to RF
b6 9-2 0 1-- O CHC M. Pappas B. Rauch -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hundley to 2B
b6 9-2 1 -2- O CHC D. Kessinger B. Rauch -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 9-2 2 -2- O CHC J. Cardenal B. Rauch -0% 99% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 9.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
t7 2-9 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas -1% 99% Double to RF
t7 2-9 0 -2- R NYM W. Garrett M. Pappas -1% 98% Single to CF; Kranepool Scores
t7 3-9 0 1-- NYM J. Grote M. Pappas -2% 96% Single to LF; Garrett to 2B
t7 3-9 0 12- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 2% 98% Flyball: RF
Jim Beauchamp pinch hits for Bob Rauch (P) batting 9th
t7 3-9 1 12- O NYM J. Beauchamp M. Pappas 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Garrett to 3B
t7 3-9 2 1-3 O NYM T. Agee M. Pappas 1% 99% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-3, Mets' Ray Sadecki facing 3-4-5
Ray Sadecki replaces Jim Beauchamp (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 9-3 0 --- O CHC B. Williams R. Sadecki -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
b7 9-3 1 --- CHC J. Hickman R. Sadecki 0% 99% Walk
b7 9-3 1 1-- CHC R. Santo R. Sadecki 0% 100% Walk; Hickman to 2B
b7 9-3 1 12- O CHC R. Monday R. Sadecki -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hickman to 3B
b7 9-3 2 1-3 O CHC G. Beckert R. Sadecki -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 9.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-9, Cubs' Milt Pappas facing 2-3-4
t8 3-9 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-9 1 --- NYM J. Milner M. Pappas -0% 99% Single to RF
t8 3-9 1 1-- NYM C. Jones M. Pappas -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Milner to 2B
t8 3-9 1 -2- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t8 3-9 2 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-3, Mets' Ray Sadecki facing 8-9-1
b8 9-3 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley R. Sadecki -0% 100% Flyball: CF
Jim Tyrone pinch hits for Milt Pappas (P) batting 9th
b8 9-3 1 --- O CHC J. Tyrone R. Sadecki -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 9-3 2 --- CHC D. Kessinger R. Sadecki 0% 100% Single to SS
b8 9-3 2 1-- O CHC J. Cardenal R. Sadecki -0% 100% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 9.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-9, Cubs' Jack Aker facing 6-7-8
Jack Aker replaces Jim Tyrone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-9 0 --- O NYM W. Garrett J. Aker 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-9 1 --- O NYM J. Grote J. Aker 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-9 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson J. Aker 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 9.

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