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Standings
CAL
@BAL
6
2
BOS
@CLE
4
7
CHW
@DET
4
5
 
(10)
MIN
@NYY
4
3
OAK
@WSA
1
8
STL
@CHC
6
7
NYM
@HOU
4
0
PIT
@LAD
3
0
PHI
@SFG
2
13
PHI
@SFG
1
3
Sunday, April 14, 1968, 2:00PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 15,290, Time of Game: 2:54
Mets
4
2-2
 Won 1 
5th, 1½ GB
at Astros
0
4-1
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Nolan Ryan (1-0)
L: Larry Dierker (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  1  0   1  0  0   0  2  0    4  9  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2

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 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .059 .111 .059 .170 -0.021 0.39 0.012 -0.034 -0.3 0 2
Ken Boswell 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .353 .333 .471 .804 -0.044 0.57 0.014 -0.058 -0.4 2 0
Tommie Agee CF 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .353 .313 .665 0.022 0.58 0.064 -0.042 0.6 6 0 CS,HBP
Ron Swoboda RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .385 .500 .615 1.115 0.161 0.77 0.161 0.000 2.2 1 0
Art Shamsky LF 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 .455 .500 .545 1.045 0.208 1.52 0.208 0.000 1.8 1 0 2B
   Cleon Jones LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.017 0.33 0.017 0.000 1.0 0 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .071 .133 .071 .205 -0.089 0.85 0.000 -0.089 -1.6 4 1
Jerry Buchek 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.099 0.71 0.000 -0.099 -1.5 2 1
Jerry Grote C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .364 .300 .664 -0.017 0.44 0.015 -0.032 -0.5 11 1
Nolan Ryan P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 0.53 0.000 -0.035 -0.5 0 0
   Danny Frisella P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 35 4 9 3 2 6 38 .257 .316 .286 .602 0.102 0.65 0.491 -0.390 0.7 27 6
2B: A Shamsky (1, off L Dierker).
HBP: T Agee (1, by L Dierker).
TB: A Shamsky 3; T Agee 2; K Boswell; C Jones; J Grote; J Buchek; R Swoboda.
RBI: A Shamsky 2 (4); C Jones (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Baserunning
CS: T Agee (1, 2nd base by L Dierker/H King).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron Davis CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .158 .238 .211 .449 -0.104 1.34 0.012 -0.116 -0.6 3 0
Joe Morgan 2B 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .357 .550 .500 1.050 0.130 1.38 0.144 -0.013 0.8 2 1 SB
   Julio Gotay 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 -0.012 0.54 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 2 0
Hal King C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .333 .467 .500 .967 -0.107 1.44 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 7 2
Rusty Staub 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .400 .429 .550 .979 -0.141 1.58 0.016 -0.157 -0.7 6 0
Jim Wynn LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .105 .190 .105 .296 -0.001 1.04 0.066 -0.067 -0.3 1 1
Norm Miller RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .385 .727 1.112 -0.075 1.17 0.019 -0.093 -0.2 2 0
Bob Aspromonte 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .313 .450 .500 .950 -0.024 1.26 0.054 -0.079 -0.4 3 1
Hector Torres SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .294 .250 .544 -0.085 1.24 0.000 -0.085 -0.6 1 3
   Doug Rader PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.011 0.45 0.000 -0.011 -0.4
Larry Dierker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.019 1.52 0.000 -0.019 -0.1 0 0 SH
   Lee Thomas PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.060 1.26 0.060 0.000 0.4
   Mike Cuellar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ivan Murrell PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 -0.009 0.41 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Danny Coombs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 4 11 35 .167 .265 .167 .431 -0.398 1.24 0.371 -0.768 -3.3 27 9
SH: L Dierker (1, off N Ryan).
TB: R Staub; J Morgan; J Wynn; L Thomas; J Gotay.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Wynn-B Aspromonte.
E: J Morgan 2 (2).
Outfield Assists: J Wynn (A Shamsky at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Morgan (3, 2nd base off N Ryan/J Grote).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (1-0) 6.2 3 0 0 2 8 0 0.00 25 74 0.340 1.50 2.4
Danny Frisella, S (1) 2.1 2 0 0 2 3 0 3.86 10 1 0 0.059 0.54 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 4 11 0 0.00 35 74 1 0 0.399 1.24 3.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, L (1-1) 6 6 2 2 2 3 0 3.60 25 53 -0.050 0.84 0.2
Mike Cuellar 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 9.00 7 0 0 -0.064 0.41 -2.6
Jim Ray 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 2 0 0.011 0.15 1.3
Danny Coombs 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 2 6 0 3.00 38 53 2 0 -0.101 0.65 -0.7
M Cuellar faced 4 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan (1).
HBP: L Dierker (2; T Agee).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 15,290.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Ron Davis CF
2 Ken Boswell 2B 2 Joe Morgan 2B
3 Tommie Agee CF 3 Hal King C
4 Ron Swoboda RF 4 Rusty Staub 1B
5 Art Shamsky LF 5 Jim Wynn LF
6 Ed Kranepool 1B 6 Norm Miller RF
7 Jerry Buchek 3B 7 Bob Aspromonte 3B
8 Jerry Grote C 8 Hector Torres SS
9 Nolan Ryan P 9 Larry Dierker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 1-- R NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 15% 69% Double to RF; Swoboda Scores
b6 0-2 2 -23 O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 9% 86% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 1 1-- NYM R. Swoboda L. Dierker 7% 73% Single to RF; Agee to 3B
b7 0-2 0 --- HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan -7% 77% Single to LF
b6 0-2 1 1-- HOU J. Morgan N. Ryan -6% 73% Single to CF; Thomas 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, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell L. Dierker -1% 47% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM T. Agee L. Dierker -1% 46% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Davis N. Ryan 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Morgan N. Ryan 1% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU H. King N. Ryan 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda L. Dierker 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- R NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 15% 69% Double to RF; Swoboda Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker -4% 65% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 -2- OO NYM J. Buchek L. Dierker -6% 59% Double Play: Flyball: LF; Shamsky out at 3B/LF-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 2% 61% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 2% 63% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- O HOU N. Miller N. Ryan 1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O NYM J. Grote L. Dierker -2% 62% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- O NYM N. Ryan L. Dierker -1% 61% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker -1% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- HOU B. Aspromonte N. Ryan -5% 55% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- O HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 4% 59% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 1-- O HOU L. Dierker N. Ryan 2% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Aspromonte to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- HOU R. Davis N. Ryan -0% 61% Wild Pitch; Aspromonte to 3B
b3 0-1 2 --3 O HOU R. Davis N. Ryan 4% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell L. Dierker -2% 64% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- NYM T. Agee L. Dierker 2% 66% Single to RF
t4 1-0 1 1-- NYM R. Swoboda L. Dierker 7% 73% Single to RF; Agee to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 RO NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 4% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B; Swoboda to 2B; Agee Scores
t4 2-0 2 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- HOU J. Morgan N. Ryan -5% 70% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- HOU H. King N. Ryan -3% 66% Morgan Steals 2B
b4 0-2 0 -2- O HOU H. King N. Ryan 5% 72% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 1 -2- O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 4% 76% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 2 -2- O HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 4% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O NYM J. Buchek L. Dierker -1% 78% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- NYM J. Grote L. Dierker 1% 80% Single
t5 2-0 1 1-- O NYM N. Ryan L. Dierker -2% 78% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t5 2-0 2 1-- NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker 1% 80% Walk; Grote to 2B
t5 2-0 2 12- O NYM K. Boswell L. Dierker -3% 77% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O HOU N. Miller N. Ryan 3% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte N. Ryan 2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 1% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- NYM T. Agee L. Dierker 2% 85% Hit By Pitch
t6 2-0 0 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda L. Dierker -3% 81% Agee Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t6 2-0 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda L. Dierker 1% 83% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t6 2-0 1 1-- NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 2% 85% Single to CF; Swoboda to 2B
t6 2-0 1 12- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker -2% 82% Popfly: 2B
t6 2-0 2 12- O NYM J. Buchek L. Dierker -2% 80% Single/runner struck by batted ball and is out; Swoboda out at 3B/3B; Shamsky to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
Cleon Jones replaces Art Shamsky playing LF batting 5th
Lee Thomas pinch hits for Larry Dierker (P) batting 9th
b6 0-2 0 --- HOU L. Thomas N. Ryan -6% 74% Single to LF
b6 0-2 0 1-- O HOU R. Davis N. Ryan 5% 79% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 1 1-- HOU J. Morgan N. Ryan -6% 73% Single to CF; Thomas to 2B
b6 0-2 1 12- O HOU H. King N. Ryan 4% 77% Groundout: C-1B; Morgan to 2B; Thomas to 3B
b6 0-2 2 -23 O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 9% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 8-9-1
Mike Cuellar replaces Lee Thomas (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-0 0 --- O NYM J. Grote M. Cuellar -1% 85% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O NYM N. Ryan M. Cuellar -1% 84% Strikeout
t7 2-0 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Cuellar -0% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan -7% 77% Single to LF
b7 0-2 0 1-- O HOU N. Miller N. Ryan 6% 83% Lineout: CF
b7 0-2 1 1-- O HOU B. Aspromonte N. Ryan 4% 87% Flyball: CF
Danny Frisella replaces Nolan Ryan pitching and batting 9th
b7 0-2 2 1-- O HOU H. Torres D. Frisella 3% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 2-3-4
t8 2-0 0 --- NYM K. Boswell M. Cuellar 1% 91% Single to RF
t8 2-0 0 1-- NYM T. Agee M. Cuellar 2% 93% Single to LF; Boswell to 2B
t8 2-0 0 12- R NYM R. Swoboda M. Cuellar 4% 97% Fielder's Choice SS; Boswell Scores/No RBI; Agee to 2B/Safe on E4 (catch); Swoboda to 1B
Julio Gotay replaces Joe Morgan playing 2B batting 2nd
t8 3-0 0 12- R NYM C. Jones M. Cuellar 2% 99% Single to CF; Swoboda to 2B; Agee Scores/unER
Jim Ray replaces Mike Cuellar pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-0 0 12- O NYM E. Kranepool J. Ray -0% 98% Popfly: SS
t8 4-0 1 12- O NYM J. Buchek J. Ray -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-0 2 12- O NYM J. Grote J. Ray -0% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 9-1-2
Ivan Murrell pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 --- O HOU I. Murrell D. Frisella 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-4 1 --- HOU R. Davis D. Frisella -1% 97% Walk
b8 0-4 1 1-- O HOU J. Gotay D. Frisella 1% 98% Single to SS; Davis out at 2B/SS-2B
b8 0-4 2 1-- O HOU H. King D. Frisella 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 9-1-2
Danny Coombs replaces Ivan Murrell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-0 0 --- O NYM D. Frisella D. Coombs -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 4-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Coombs -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 4-0 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell D. Coombs -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 4-5-6
b9 0-4 0 --- HOU R. Staub D. Frisella -2% 97% Single to CF
b9 0-4 0 1-- O HOU J. Wynn D. Frisella 2% 99% Strikeout
b9 0-4 1 1-- HOU N. Miller D. Frisella -2% 97% Walk; Staub to 2B
b9 0-4 1 12- O HOU B. Aspromonte D. Frisella 2% 99% Flyball: CF
Doug Rader pinch hits for Hector Torres (SS) batting 8th
b9 0-4 2 12- O HOU D. Rader D. Frisella 1% 100% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Astros 0.

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