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BOS
@BAL
6
3
OAK
@CAL
8
4
CHW
@MIN
3
2
DET
@NYY
0
5
CLE
@WSA
4
5
 
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PHI
@ATL
1
3
HOU
@CHC
2
3
NYM
@CIN
1
3
LAD
@SFG
4
1
PIT
@STL
1
2
Friday, April 26, 1968, 8:05PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 5,743, Time of Game: 2:32
Mets
1
5-8
 Lost 1 
10th, 4½ GB
at Reds
3
6-7
 Won 1 
6th, 3½ GB
W: Gerry Arrigo (1-0)
L: Tom Seaver (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  6  3
Reds            2  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  8  1

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 0 2 3 .111 .130 .111 .242 -0.141 1.40 0.000 -0.141 -1.0 1 0 GDP
   Art Shamsky PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .324 .303 .627 -0.115 2.59 0.000 -0.115 -0.7 0 0 GDP
Phil Linz 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .083 .000 .083 -0.001 0.55 0.025 -0.025 0.0 0 2 HBP
   Ken Boswell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .268 .308 .576 0.019 0.43 0.019 0.000 0.1
   Ron Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cleon Jones LF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .268 .302 .488 .790 -0.071 0.96 0.013 -0.084 -0.5 3 0
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .220 .328 .520 .848 -0.051 0.93 0.020 -0.071 -0.3 6 0
Greg Goossen 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .364 .417 .455 .871 -0.033 0.93 0.037 -0.071 -0.2 3 0
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .174 .224 .304 .529 -0.001 1.01 0.061 -0.063 -0.0 0 1
Jerry Grote C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .316 .409 .342 .751 0.041 1.07 0.102 -0.061 0.2 7 0 CS
Bud Harrelson SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .154 .175 .179 .354 -0.135 1.60 0.058 -0.193 -0.9 4 0 2B,GDP
Tom Seaver P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .231 .167 .397 0.047 1.35 0.080 -0.034 0.4 0 1
   Al Weis PH-2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .179 .258 .214 .472 0.065 1.30 0.065 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 6 0 4 8 35 .200 .314 .233 .548 -0.376 1.11 0.480 -0.858 -2.6 24 4
2B: B Harrelson (1, off G Arrigo).
HBP: P Linz (1, by G Arrigo).
TB: B Harrelson 2; J Grote 2; E Charles; T Seaver; C Jones.
GIDP: B Harrelson (1); A Shamsky (1); T Agee (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Harrelson (2); J Grote (2); T Seaver (1).
Baserunning
CS: J Grote (1, 2nd base by G Arrigo/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .396 .431 .660 1.091 0.072 0.77 0.097 -0.024 0.7 1 0 HBP
Alex Johnson LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .291 .288 .579 0.143 1.27 0.143 0.000 1.4 0 0 SB
   Mack Jones PH-LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .364 .222 .586 -0.008 0.40 0.013 -0.021 -0.2 0 0
Vada Pinson CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .298 .392 .690 -0.074 0.79 0.015 -0.089 -1.0 2 0 2B
Tony Perez 3B 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 .278 .298 .444 .743 0.090 0.69 0.107 -0.016 0.8 0 4 SF
Lee May 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .340 .411 .460 .871 -0.033 0.33 0.000 -0.033 -0.7 6 0
Johnny Bench C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .182 .182 .303 .485 -0.025 0.31 0.002 -0.028 -0.4 9 1
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .250 .280 .354 .634 0.039 0.27 0.044 -0.005 0.6 6 3 2B
Leo Cardenas SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .180 .208 .388 -0.046 0.62 0.000 -0.046 -0.9 3 5
Gerry Arrigo P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -0.034 0.44 0.000 -0.034 -0.7 0 0
   Ted Abernathy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 1 0 5 34 .250 .265 .313 .577 0.124 0.56 0.421 -0.296 -0.2 27 13
2B: V Pinson (5, off T Seaver); T Helms (2, off T Seaver).
SF: T Perez (1, off T Seaver).
HBP: P Rose (1, by T Seaver).
TB: T Helms 4; V Pinson 2; T Perez; P Rose; A Johnson; M Jones.
RBI: T Perez (11).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. T Helms-L Cardenas-L May 2; L Cardenas-T Helms-L May.
E: L May (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Johnson (3, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Grote).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, L (1-1) 7 8 3 1 0 3 0 1.59 30 56 -0.133 0.61 -0.2
Ron Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.4
Team Totals 8 8 3 1 0 5 0 1.12 34 56 0 0 -0.123 0.56 0.2

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gerry Arrigo, W (1-0) 7 5 1 1 3 7 0 1.06 27 67 0.193 1.06 1.5
Ted Abernathy, S (1) 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.56 8 1 0 0.184 1.30 1.2
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 4 8 0 1.00 35 67 1 0 0.377 1.11 2.6
G Arrigo faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: T Seaver (1).
WP: T Seaver (2).
HBP: T Seaver (1; P Rose); G Arrigo (1; P Linz).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Frank Secory, 3B - Ken Burkhart.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 5,743.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Cincinnati Reds
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Pete Rose RF
2 Phil Linz 2B 2 Alex Johnson LF
3 Cleon Jones LF 3 Vada Pinson CF
4 Ron Swoboda RF 4 Tony Perez 3B
5 Greg Goossen 1B 5 Lee May 1B
6 Ed Charles 3B 6 Johnny Bench C
7 Jerry Grote C 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Bud Harrelson SS 8 Leo Cardenas SS
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Gerry Arrigo P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-2 0 12- OO NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo 12% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Charles to 3B
t8 1-3 0 1-- OO NYM A. Shamsky T. Abernathy 12% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 10% 68% Single to RF; Rose to 3B
t5 0-3 0 1-3 ROO NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo 10% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Harrelson Scores/No RBI
t5 0-3 0 -2- NYM T. Seaver G. Arrigo -8% 73% Single to LF; Harrelson 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, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- NYM P. Linz G. Arrigo -2% 50% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo -2% 50% Walk; Linz to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose T. Seaver 4% 58% Single/Bunt
b1 0-0 0 1-- CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 10% 68% Single to RF; Rose to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 O CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver -6% 62% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 4% 66% Baserunner Advance; Rose Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 4% 71% Johnson Steals 2B; Johnson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 1-0 1 --3 RO CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 3% 73% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Johnson Scores/unER
b1 2-0 2 --- O CIN L. May T. Seaver -1% 73% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo -4% 69% Single to LF
t2 0-2 0 1-- NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo -7% 62% Single to RF; Charles to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- OO NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo 12% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Charles to 3B
t2 0-2 2 --3 O NYM T. Seaver G. Arrigo 3% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver -1% 76% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- CIN T. Helms T. Seaver 2% 77% Single to RF
b2 2-0 1 1-- O CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver -2% 76% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 2 1-- O CIN G. Arrigo T. Seaver -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- O NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 --- O NYM P. Linz G. Arrigo 1% 78% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 2 --- NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo -1% 77% Single to LF
t3 0-2 2 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo 2% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose T. Seaver -1% 78% Flyball: RF
Mack Jones pinch hits for Alex Johnson (LF) batting 2nd
b3 2-0 1 --- O CIN M. Jones T. Seaver -1% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-0 2 --- CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver 1% 78% Double to CF
b3 2-0 2 -2- R CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 8% 86% Single to P; Perez to 2B/Adv on E1; Pinson Scores/No RBI/unER
b3 3-0 2 -2- O CIN L. May T. Seaver -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 3.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 5-6-7
Mack Jones moves from PH to LF
t4 0-3 0 --- NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo -4% 81% Walk
t4 0-3 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo 3% 84% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 1 1-- O NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-3 2 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo 2% 89% Grote Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver -1% 88% Popfly: SS
b4 3-0 1 --- CIN T. Helms T. Seaver 2% 89% Double to RF
b4 3-0 1 -2- O CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b4 3-0 2 -2- O CIN G. Arrigo T. Seaver -1% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Reds 3.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 8-9-1
t5 0-3 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -6% 81% Double to RF
t5 0-3 0 -2- NYM T. Seaver G. Arrigo -8% 73% Single to LF; Harrelson to 3B
t5 0-3 0 1-3 ROO NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo 10% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Harrelson Scores/No RBI
t5 1-3 2 --- O NYM P. Linz G. Arrigo 1% 84% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O CIN P. Rose T. Seaver -1% 83% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 1 --- CIN M. Jones T. Seaver 1% 84% Single to CF
b5 3-1 1 1-- O CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 3-1 2 1-- O CIN T. Perez T. Seaver -1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo 3% 84% Flyball: RF
t6 1-3 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo 2% 86% Foul Flyball: C
t6 1-3 2 --- O NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo 1% 87% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b6 3-1 0 --- O CIN L. May T. Seaver -1% 86% Flyball: RF
b6 3-1 1 --- O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver -1% 85% Strikeout
b6 3-1 2 --- CIN T. Helms T. Seaver 1% 86% Single to RF
b6 3-1 2 1-- CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver 1% 86% Balk; Helms to 2B
b6 3-1 2 -2- O CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver -2% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 6-7-8
t7 1-3 0 --- O NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo 3% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-3 1 --- O NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo 2% 90% Strikeout
t7 1-3 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo 1% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b7 3-1 0 --- O CIN G. Arrigo T. Seaver -1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- CIN P. Rose T. Seaver 1% 91% Hit By Pitch
b7 3-1 1 1-- CIN M. Jones T. Seaver 1% 92% Wild Pitch; Rose to 2B
b7 3-1 1 -2- O CIN M. Jones T. Seaver -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b7 3-1 2 -2- O CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver -1% 89% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 9-1-2
Al Weis pinch hits for Tom Seaver (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 0 --- NYM A. Weis G. Arrigo -6% 83% Walk
Ted Abernathy replaces Gerry Arrigo pitching and batting 9th
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Tommie Agee (CF) batting 1st
t8 1-3 0 1-- OO NYM A. Shamsky T. Abernathy 12% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Phil Linz (2B) batting 2nd
t8 1-3 2 --- NYM K. Boswell T. Abernathy -2% 92% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t8 1-3 2 1-- O NYM C. Jones T. Abernathy 3% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 4-5-6
Ron Taylor replaces Ken Boswell (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Al Weis moves from PH to 2B
Art Shamsky moves from PH to LF
Cleon Jones moves from LF to CF
b8 3-1 0 --- O CIN T. Perez R. Taylor -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-1 1 --- O CIN L. May R. Taylor -0% 94% Strikeout
b8 3-1 2 --- CIN J. Bench R. Taylor 0% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 3-1 2 1-- O CIN T. Helms R. Taylor -0% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 4-5-6
t9 1-3 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda T. Abernathy 3% 97% Strikeout
t9 1-3 1 --- O NYM G. Goossen T. Abernathy 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-3 2 --- NYM E. Charles T. Abernathy -2% 97% Walk
t9 1-3 2 1-- NYM J. Grote T. Abernathy -4% 93% Single to LF; Charles to 2B
t9 1-3 2 12- O NYM B. Harrelson T. Abernathy 7% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 3.

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