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Scores
Standings
BOS
@BAL
0
6
OAK
@CAL
6
3
CHW
@MIN
1
4
DET
@NYY
7
0
CLE
@WSA
1
2
 
(8)
PHI
@ATL
4
1
HOU
@CHC
8
1
NYM
@CIN
3
5
LAD
@SFG
0
3
PIT
@STL
5
7
Saturday, April 27, 1968, 8:00PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 6,002, Time of Game: 2:35
Mets
3
5-9
 Lost 2 
10th, 5½ GB
at Reds
5
7-7
 Won 2 
4th, 3½ GB
W: Milt Pappas (2-1)
L: Nolan Ryan (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  7  4
Reds            1  0  0   0  3  1   0  0  X    5  7  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Weis SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .156 .229 .188 .416 -0.055 0.57 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 0 3
Ken Boswell 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .262 .289 .381 .670 0.060 0.81 0.138 -0.078 0.5 1 0 HR
Cleon Jones CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .298 .489 .787 -0.016 0.50 0.023 -0.039 0.1 5 0 2B
Art Shamsky LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .293 .270 .563 -0.061 0.62 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 1 0
Ron Swoboda RF 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .241 .339 .574 .913 0.107 0.68 0.140 -0.033 1.6 0 0 HR
   Tommie Agee PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .130 .111 .242 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .235 .278 .265 .542 0.032 0.69 0.062 -0.030 0.1 5 0 2B
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .163 .212 .286 .497 -0.051 0.67 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 0 1
   Greg Goossen PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .385 .417 .801 -0.069 2.66 0.000 -0.069 -0.4
Jerry Grote C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .317 .404 .341 .746 -0.027 0.65 0.011 -0.038 -0.3 12 0
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.033 0.67 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 0 1
   Bill Short P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Selma P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Bosch PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.010 0.43 0.000 -0.010 -0.1
   Cal Koonce 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 33 3 7 3 1 10 34 .212 .235 .455 .690 -0.123 0.71 0.374 -0.497 -0.6 24 5
2B: E Kranepool (1, off M Pappas); C Jones (4, off M Pappas).
HR: K Boswell (1, off M Pappas, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out); R Swoboda (6, off M Pappas, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: R Swoboda 5; K Boswell 4; E Kranepool 3; C Jones 2; J Grote.
RBI: R Swoboda 2 (15); K Boswell (2).
2-out RBI: R Swoboda.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: E Kranepool (1); N Ryan 2 (2); E Charles (2).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: K Boswell (1st base by 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 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .404 .444 .649 1.094 0.025 0.68 0.068 -0.043 0.8 1 0
Mack Jones LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .167 .375 .167 .542 0.085 0.97 0.114 -0.029 0.7 1 0
Vada Pinson CF 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .268 .306 .393 .699 0.171 1.25 0.223 -0.052 1.2 4 0
Tony Perez 3B 3 1 0 1 2 1 5 .263 .306 .421 .728 0.085 1.37 0.156 -0.071 0.6 2 0
Lee May 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .321 .400 .434 .834 0.228 2.00 0.274 -0.047 1.1 7 0 IW
Johnny Bench C 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .167 .162 .278 .440 -0.077 1.31 0.022 -0.099 -1.1 10 1 SF
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .278 .346 .624 -0.077 1.10 0.017 -0.094 -1.0 1 0
Leo Cardenas SS 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .192 .204 .231 .434 0.028 0.65 0.054 -0.026 0.3 1 3
Milt Pappas P 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.090 1.01 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 0 1 SH
   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 5 7 2 6 12 40 .219 .333 .219 .552 0.378 1.14 0.928 -0.551 1.8 27 5
SF: J Bench (1, off N Ryan).
SH: M Pappas (3, off N Ryan).
IBB: L May (3, by N Ryan).
TB: L Cardenas 2; P Rose 2; V Pinson 2; T Helms.
RBI: T Perez (12); J Bench (3).
2-out RBI: T Perez.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 11.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (1-2) 5.1 5 5 1 5 7 0 1.40 29 48 -0.385 1.43 -3.0
Bill Short 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 11.57 1 3 0 0.035 1.23 0.7
Dick Selma 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 5 3 1 -0.030 0.48 0.1
Cal Koonce 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 0 0 0.004 0.08 0.4
Team Totals 8 7 5 1 6 12 0 1.12 40 48 6 1 -0.376 1.14 -1.8

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Pappas, W (2-1) 8.2 6 3 3 1 9 2 4.81 32 68 0.094 0.64 0.4
Ted Abernathy, S (2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.55 2 1 0 0.030 1.88 0.2
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 10 2 3.00 34 68 1 0 0.124 0.71 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: N Ryan (1; L May).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 6,002.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Cincinnati Reds
1 Al Weis SS 1 Pete Rose RF
2 Ken Boswell 2B 2 Mack Jones LF
3 Cleon Jones CF 3 Vada Pinson CF
4 Art Shamsky LF 4 Tony Perez 3B
5 Ron Swoboda RF 5 Lee May 1B
6 Ed Kranepool 1B 6 Johnny Bench C
7 Ed Charles 3B 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Jerry Grote C 8 Leo Cardenas SS
9 Nolan Ryan P 9 Milt Pappas P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-2 1 123 RR CIN L. May N. Ryan 26% 81% Reached on E5 (throw to Hm) (Ground Ball); Jones Scores/No RBI/unER; Pinson Scores/No RBI/unER; Perez to 3B; May to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- R CIN V. Pinson N. Ryan 16% 69% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Pinson to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw); Jones to 3B; Rose Scores/No RBI/unER
t2 1-1 0 --- R NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas -12% 38% Home Run
t1 0-0 1 --- R NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -12% 41% Home Run
b5 1-2 1 12- CIN T. Perez N. Ryan 10% 55% Walk; Jones to 3B; Pinson to 2B

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' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis M. Pappas 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- R NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -12% 41% Home Run
t1 1-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 1% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 1-0 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 1% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- CIN P. Rose N. Ryan 4% 47% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- CIN M. Jones N. Ryan 7% 53% Walk; Rose to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- R CIN V. Pinson N. Ryan 16% 69% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Pinson to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw); Jones to 3B; Rose Scores/No RBI/unER
b1 1-1 0 -23 O CIN T. Perez N. Ryan -6% 64% Strikeout
b1 1-1 1 -23 CIN L. May N. Ryan 1% 65% Intentional Walk
b1 1-1 1 123 O CIN J. Bench N. Ryan -8% 57% Strikeout
b1 1-1 2 123 O CIN T. Helms N. Ryan -7% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- R NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas -12% 38% Home Run
t2 2-1 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-1 1 --- O NYM E. Charles M. Pappas 1% 41% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 2-1 2 --- NYM J. Grote M. Pappas -1% 40% Single to LF
t2 2-1 2 1-- O NYM N. Ryan M. Pappas 2% 42% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b2 1-2 0 --- O CIN L. Cardenas N. Ryan -2% 39% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-2 1 --- O CIN M. Pappas N. Ryan -2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- O CIN P. Rose N. Ryan -1% 37% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- O NYM A. Weis M. Pappas 2% 39% Popfly: 3B
t3 2-1 1 --- NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -2% 36% Walk
t3 2-1 1 1-- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 4% 40% Boswell Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t3 2-1 2 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 1% 41% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- O CIN M. Jones N. Ryan -3% 38% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-2 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson N. Ryan -2% 37% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 --- O CIN T. Perez N. Ryan -1% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 2% 37% Popfly: 3B
t4 2-1 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas 1% 39% Strikeout
t4 2-1 2 --- NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas -2% 37% Double to LF
t4 2-1 2 -2- O NYM E. Charles M. Pappas 3% 40% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O CIN L. May N. Ryan -3% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- O CIN J. Bench N. Ryan -2% 35% Flyball: CF
b4 1-2 2 --- CIN T. Helms N. Ryan 2% 37% Single to CF
b4 1-2 2 1-- CIN L. Cardenas N. Ryan 4% 40% Single to RF; Helms to 3B
b4 1-2 2 1-3 O CIN M. Pappas N. Ryan -7% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O NYM J. Grote M. Pappas 2% 36% Strikeout
t5 2-1 1 --- O NYM N. Ryan M. Pappas 1% 37% Strikeout
t5 2-1 2 --- O NYM A. Weis M. Pappas 1% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- O CIN P. Rose N. Ryan -3% 35% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-2 1 --- CIN M. Jones N. Ryan 4% 39% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b5 1-2 1 1-- CIN V. Pinson N. Ryan 6% 45% Single to CF; Jones to 2B
b5 1-2 1 12- CIN T. Perez N. Ryan 10% 55% Walk; Jones to 3B; Pinson to 2B
b5 1-2 1 123 RR CIN L. May N. Ryan 26% 81% Reached on E5 (throw to Hm) (Ground Ball); Jones Scores/No RBI/unER; Pinson Scores/No RBI/unER; Perez to 3B; May to 2B
b5 3-2 1 -23 RO CIN J. Bench N. Ryan 2% 83% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Perez Scores/unER
b5 4-2 2 -2- O CIN T. Helms N. Ryan -2% 81% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 4.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 2-3-4
t6 2-4 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas 3% 84% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-4 1 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 1% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b6 4-2 0 --- CIN L. Cardenas N. Ryan 2% 89% Single to LF
b6 4-2 0 1-- O CIN M. Pappas N. Ryan -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Cardenas to 2B
b6 4-2 1 -2- CIN P. Rose N. Ryan 2% 91% Single to SS; Cardenas to 3B
b6 4-2 1 1-3 CIN M. Jones N. Ryan 1% 91% Walk; Rose to 2B
Bill Short replaces Nolan Ryan pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-2 1 123 O CIN V. Pinson B. Short -3% 88% Strikeout
Dick Selma replaces Bill Short pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-2 2 123 R CIN T. Perez D. Selma 6% 94% Walk; Cardenas Scores; Rose to 3B; Jones to 2B
b6 5-2 2 123 O CIN L. May D. Selma -2% 92% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 5.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas 2% 94% Strikeout
t7 2-5 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 1% 95% Strikeout
t7 2-5 2 --- O NYM E. Charles M. Pappas 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 6-7-8
b7 5-2 0 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Selma -0% 95% Strikeout
b7 5-2 1 --- O CIN T. Helms D. Selma -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-2 2 --- O CIN L. Cardenas D. Selma -0% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 5.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 8-9-1
t8 2-5 0 --- O NYM J. Grote M. Pappas 2% 96% Popfly: SS
Don Bosch pinch hits for Dick Selma (P) batting 9th
t8 2-5 1 --- O NYM D. Bosch M. Pappas 1% 97% Strikeout
t8 2-5 2 --- O NYM A. Weis M. Pappas 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 9-1-2
Cal Koonce replaces Don Bosch (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-2 0 --- O CIN M. Pappas C. Koonce -0% 98% Strikeout
b8 5-2 1 --- CIN P. Rose C. Koonce 0% 98% Single/Bunt
b8 5-2 1 1-- O CIN M. Jones C. Koonce -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 2 1-- CIN V. Pinson C. Koonce 0% 98% Single to LF; Rose to 2B
b8 5-2 2 12- O CIN T. Perez C. Koonce -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 5.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Reds' Milt Pappas facing 2-3-4
t9 2-5 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas 1% 99% Lineout: CF
t9 2-5 1 --- NYM C. Jones M. Pappas -2% 97% Double to CF
t9 2-5 1 -2- O NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 2% 99% Flyball: CF; Jones to 3B
t9 2-5 2 --3 R NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas -2% 97% Single to RF; Jones Scores
Ted Abernathy replaces Milt Pappas pitching and batting 9th
Tommie Agee pinch runs for Ron Swoboda (RF) batting 5th
t9 3-5 2 1-- NYM E. Kranepool T. Abernathy -4% 93% Single to RF; Agee to 3B
Greg Goossen pinch hits for Ed Charles (3B) batting 7th
t9 3-5 2 1-3 O NYM G. Goossen T. Abernathy 7% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 5.

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