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Standings
OAK
@BAL
1
8
CHW
@BOS
4
0
CLE
@DET
1
3
STL
@CIN
7
2
PIT
@HOU
2
3
PHI
@LAD
3
5
Saturday, June 8, 1968,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 21,447, Time of Game: 2:33
Pirates
2
20-29
 Lost 1 
9th, 9½ GB
at Astros
3
22-31
 Won 1 
9th, 9½ GB
L: Jim Bunning (3-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  9  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    3  6  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .246 .291 .266 .557 0.048 1.89 0.205 -0.157 0.4 2 5 GDP
Gene Alley SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .215 .289 .307 .596 -0.077 1.28 0.042 -0.119 -0.3 2 4
Roberto Clemente RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .301 .461 .762 -0.039 1.42 0.031 -0.070 0.0 1 0 SF
Donn Clendenon 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .231 .310 .341 .651 -0.184 1.85 0.000 -0.184 -1.2 9 1
Matty Alou CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .319 .373 .383 .756 -0.058 1.25 0.036 -0.094 -0.3 0 0
Jerry May C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .227 .286 .247 .532 -0.055 1.14 0.030 -0.086 -0.2 5 0
Jose Pagan LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .133 .149 .200 .349 -0.061 1.01 0.025 -0.086 -0.3 2 0 2B
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .193 .271 .240 .511 -0.032 1.42 0.063 -0.095 0.1 3 2
Jim Bunning P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .080 .080 .080 .160 -0.007 1.58 0.043 -0.051 -0.0 0 0
   Freddie Patek PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.072 1.57 0.072 0.000 0.6
   Roy Face P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Kolb PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .300 .526 .826 -0.041 1.79 0.000 -0.041 -0.1
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 2 7 37 .265 .297 .294 .591 -0.434 1.45 0.547 -0.983 -1.3 24 12
2B: J Pagan (3, off D Lemaster).
SF: R Clemente (2, off J Buzhardt).
TB: J Pagan 2; G Alley 2; B Mazeroski; J Bunning; R Clemente; J May; M Alou; M Wills.
GIDP: M Wills (2).
RBI: R Clemente (22); M Wills (15).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Wills-B Mazeroski-D Clendenon.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron Davis CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224 .281 .299 .580 -0.075 0.82 0.000 -0.075 -0.6 2 0
Denis Menke SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .351 .335 .686 0.076 0.80 0.093 -0.017 0.5 1 5 SB
Rusty Staub 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .320 .387 .432 .819 0.030 1.17 0.065 -0.035 0.1 9 0 IW
Jim Wynn LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .365 .399 .764 -0.175 1.50 0.000 -0.175 -1.3 3 1 GDP
Lee Thomas RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .270 .313 .351 .664 0.045 1.05 0.071 -0.026 0.3 0 0 2B
Bob Aspromonte 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .241 .314 .295 .609 0.219 2.24 0.274 -0.055 1.3 0 5
Julio Gotay 2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .256 .273 .279 .552 0.047 0.78 0.074 -0.027 1.0 4 1
John Bateman C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .196 .260 .315 .575 -0.051 0.70 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 8 0
Denny Lemaster P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .037 .037 .037 .074 -0.036 0.77 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 0 1
   John Buzhardt P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.014 0.59 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 6 3 3 4 32 .207 .281 .241 .523 0.066 1.07 0.577 -0.511 0.0 27 13
2B: L Thomas (3, off J Bunning).
IBB: R Staub (8, by J Bunning).
TB: J Gotay 2; L Thomas 2; R Staub; D Menke; B Aspromonte.
GIDP: J Wynn (4).
RBI: B Aspromonte 2 (22); J Gotay (7).
2-out RBI: B Aspromonte 2; J Gotay.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Menke-R Staub.
E: D Menke (6).
Outfield Assists: J Wynn (M Alou at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D Menke (1, 2nd base off J Bunning/J May).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bunning, L (3-7) 6 6 3 3 3 0 0 3.78 26 45 -0.115 1.23 -0.8
Roy Face 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.24 6 0 0 0.050 0.36 0.7
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 3 4 0 3.38 32 45 0 0 -0.065 1.07 -0.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, W (5-5) 6 9 2 2 2 5 0 3.15 28 49 0.039 1.18 -0.1
John Buzhardt, S (2) 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.48 9 2 1 0.396 2.23 1.4
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 2 7 0 2.00 37 49 2 1 0.435 1.45 1.3
D Lemaster faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Lemaster (4); J Buzhardt (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Bunning (2; R Staub).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - (none), 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 21,447.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Maury Wills 3B 1 Ron Davis CF
2 Gene Alley SS 2 Denis Menke SS
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Rusty Staub 1B
4 Donn Clendenon 1B 4 Jim Wynn LF
5 Matty Alou CF 5 Lee Thomas RF
6 Jerry May C 6 Bob Aspromonte 3B
7 Jose Pagan LF 7 Julio Gotay 2B
8 Bill Mazeroski 2B 8 John Bateman C
9 Jim Bunning P 9 Denny Lemaster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-0 2 123 RR HOU B. Aspromonte J. Bunning 27% 88% Single; Menke Scores; Staub Scores; Thomas to 2B
t7 0-3 0 12- R PIT M. Wills D. Lemaster -16% 65% Single; Mazeroski Scores; Patek to 3B
t7 1-3 0 -23 O PIT G. Alley J. Buzhardt 10% 71% Strikeout
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -9% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-0 0 1-- OO PIT M. Wills D. Lemaster 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wills D. Lemaster 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT G. Alley D. Lemaster -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Clemente D. Lemaster 1% 51% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Alley to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- PIT D. Clendenon D. Lemaster -0% 51% Wild Pitch; Alley to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O PIT D. Clendenon D. Lemaster 4% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Bunning -2% 52% Popfly: 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke J. Bunning 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU R. Staub J. Bunning -3% 52% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Lemaster 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. May D. Lemaster 1% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- PIT J. Pagan D. Lemaster -2% 51% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Pagan to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Lemaster 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Thomas J. Bunning -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte J. Bunning -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Gotay J. Bunning 1% 52% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Bateman J. Bunning -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- PIT J. Bunning D. Lemaster -4% 46% Single
t3 0-0 0 1-- OO PIT M. Wills D. Lemaster 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- PIT G. Alley D. Lemaster -1% 52% Single
t3 0-0 2 1-- PIT R. Clemente D. Lemaster -3% 49% Single; Alley to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 O PIT D. Clendenon D. Lemaster 5% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Lemaster J. Bunning -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Bunning -2% 51% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Bunning -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Lemaster 2% 52% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- PIT J. May D. Lemaster -3% 49% Single
t4 0-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Pagan D. Lemaster 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 2 1-- PIT B. Mazeroski D. Lemaster -2% 50% Walk; Pagan to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- O PIT J. Bunning D. Lemaster 5% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- HOU R. Staub J. Bunning 5% 60% Single
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -9% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- HOU L. Thomas J. Bunning 3% 54% Double
b4 0-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Aspromonte J. Bunning -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
t5 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wills D. Lemaster 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Alley D. Lemaster 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Lemaster 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Gotay J. Bunning -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Bateman J. Bunning -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Lemaster J. Bunning -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 4-5-6
t6 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Clendenon D. Lemaster 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- PIT M. Alou D. Lemaster -4% 49% Single
t6 0-0 1 1-- O PIT J. May D. Lemaster 4% 53% Flyball: LF
t6 0-0 2 1-- O PIT J. Pagan D. Lemaster 3% 57% Double to LF; Alou out at Hm/LF-SS-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Bunning -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke J. Bunning 4% 57% Single
b6 0-0 1 1-- HOU R. Staub J. Bunning 3% 60% Menke Steals 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- HOU R. Staub J. Bunning 2% 62% Intentional Walk
b6 0-0 1 12- O HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -6% 56% Popfly: SS
b6 0-0 2 12- HOU L. Thomas J. Bunning 4% 60% Walk; Menke to 3B; Staub to 2B
b6 0-0 2 123 RR HOU B. Aspromonte J. Bunning 27% 88% Single; Menke Scores; Staub Scores; Thomas to 2B
b6 2-0 2 12- R HOU J. Gotay J. Bunning 6% 94% Single; Thomas Scores; Aspromonte to 3B
b6 3-0 2 1-3 O HOU J. Bateman J. Bunning -1% 93% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 8-9-1
t7 0-3 0 --- PIT B. Mazeroski D. Lemaster -4% 89% Single
Freddie Patek pinch hits for Jim Bunning (P) batting 9th
t7 0-3 0 1-- PIT F. Patek D. Lemaster -7% 82% Walk; Mazeroski to 2B
t7 0-3 0 12- R PIT M. Wills D. Lemaster -16% 65% Single; Mazeroski Scores; Patek to 3B
John Buzhardt replaces Denny Lemaster pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 1-3 PIT G. Alley J. Buzhardt -4% 61% Wild Pitch; Wills to 2B
t7 1-3 0 -23 O PIT G. Alley J. Buzhardt 10% 71% Strikeout
t7 1-3 1 -23 RO PIT R. Clemente J. Buzhardt 4% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Patek Scores
t7 2-3 2 -2- O PIT D. Clendenon J. Buzhardt 6% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Roy Face facing 9-1-2
Roy Face replaces Freddie Patek (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- O HOU J. Buzhardt R. Face -1% 81% Strikeout
b7 3-2 1 --- O HOU R. Davis R. Face -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-2 2 --- O HOU D. Menke R. Face -1% 79% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' John Buzhardt facing 5-6-7
t8 2-3 0 --- O PIT M. Alou J. Buzhardt 5% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O PIT J. May J. Buzhardt 3% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-3 2 --- O PIT J. Pagan J. Buzhardt 2% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Roy Face facing 3-4-5
b8 3-2 0 --- O HOU R. Staub R. Face -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-2 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn R. Face -1% 88% Popfly: 3B
b8 3-2 2 --- O HOU L. Thomas R. Face -0% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' John Buzhardt facing 8-9-1
t9 2-3 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Buzhardt 6% 93% Flyball: 2B
Gary Kolb pinch hits for Roy Face (P) batting 9th
t9 2-3 1 --- O PIT G. Kolb J. Buzhardt 4% 97% Flyball: 2B
t9 2-3 2 --- O PIT M. Wills J. Buzhardt 3% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.

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