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Scores
Standings
MIN
@BAL
2
0
 
(6)
CLE
@BOS
3
9
PHI
@ATL
3
4
NYM
@HOU
3
1
LAD
@SFG
6
5
 
(11)
Thursday, June 27, 1968, 7:35PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 12,470, Time of Game: 2:36
Mets
3
35-36
 Won 1 
6th, 9 GB
at Astros
1
30-42
 Lost 1 
10th, 14½ GB
W: Don Cardwell (2-8)
S: Ron Taylor (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    3  9  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  8  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 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .186 .252 .228 .479 -0.073 0.64 0.000 -0.073 -1.2 3 5
Phil Linz 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .195 .253 .195 .448 -0.058 0.63 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 4 1
Cleon Jones RF-LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .281 .314 .495 .809 0.065 0.69 0.085 -0.020 0.4 0 0 2B
Ed Charles 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .309 .349 .491 .841 0.229 1.31 0.261 -0.032 1.7 0 1
Jerry Grote C 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .309 .378 .367 .745 0.062 1.31 0.109 -0.047 0.9 5 0
Greg Goossen 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .224 .313 .294 .607 -0.088 1.04 0.000 -0.088 -0.9 9 0
   Ed Kranepool PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .272 .256 .528 -0.027 0.95 0.000 -0.027 -0.5 1 0
Jerry Buchek LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .195 .244 .234 .478 0.047 0.95 0.075 -0.028 0.6 2 0
   Don Bosch PR-CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .160 .233 .235 .468 0.074 1.05 0.074 0.000 1.3 2 0
Tommie Agee CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .177 .222 .258 .480 -0.069 0.79 0.003 -0.073 -0.6 1 1 IW
Don Cardwell P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .083 .083 .208 .292 -0.070 0.99 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 0 2
   Ron Taylor P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.016 0.58 0.000 -0.016 -0.7 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 9 3 1 10 37 .250 .270 .278 .548 0.076 0.92 0.607 -0.532 -0.3 27 10
2B: C Jones (16, off D Lemaster).
IBB: T Agee (2, by F Gladding).
TB: C Jones 3; E Charles 3; D Bosch; J Buchek; J Grote; P Linz.
RBI: J Buchek (8); D Bosch (5); J Grote (14).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: A Weis (7).
Outfield Assists: T Agee (B Watson at 2nd base).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Watson LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .207 .247 .276 .523 -0.135 1.17 0.000 -0.135 -0.9 1 0
Hector Torres SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .245 .271 .286 .558 -0.035 0.76 0.032 -0.068 -0.2 2 1
Rusty Staub 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .319 .395 .433 .829 -0.031 0.66 0.025 -0.056 -0.2 6 0 HBP
Lee Thomas RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .213 .259 .278 .536 -0.106 1.06 0.000 -0.106 -0.7 2 0
Jim Wynn CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .259 .367 .423 .789 0.105 1.05 0.151 -0.046 0.5 3 1 2B
Denis Menke 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .244 .346 .329 .674 -0.101 1.34 0.026 -0.127 -0.5 1 0
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .298 .361 .659 -0.020 1.26 0.052 -0.072 -0.2 1 2
John Bateman C 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 .214 .275 .321 .595 0.184 1.81 0.184 0.000 1.5 9 0 IW
   Ivan Murrell PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .102 .117 .153 .269 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ron Brand C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114 .262 .143 .405 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
Denny Lemaster P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .028 .079 .028 .107 -0.174 2.35 0.000 -0.174 -1.2 0 1
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Simpson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175 .302 .320 .621 -0.112 4.77 0.000 -0.112 -0.4
   Fred Gladding P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wade Blasingame P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 3 5 39 .229 .308 .257 .565 -0.425 1.30 0.470 -0.896 -2.3 27 6
2B: J Wynn (9, off D Cardwell).
IBB: J Bateman (9, by D Cardwell).
HBP: R Staub (5, by D Cardwell).
TB: J Bateman 3; J Wynn 3; R Staub; B Watson; H Torres.
RBI: J Bateman (12).
2-out RBI: J Bateman.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Wynn (P Linz at 2nd base).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Cardwell, W (2-8) 7.2 8 1 1 3 4 0 2.95 35 60 0.250 1.24 1.6
Ron Taylor, S (6) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.73 4 2 0 0.174 1.87 0.7
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 5 0 1.00 39 60 2 0 0.424 1.30 2.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, L (7-7) 6.1 6 2 2 0 7 0 3.15 25 60 -0.087 1.04 -0.5
Jim Ray 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.16 5 2 0 0.078 0.56 1.4
Fred Gladding 0.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 14.54 5 0 0 -0.097 0.76 -2.0
Wade Blasingame 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.11 2 3 0 0.031 0.61 1.4
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 10 0 3.00 37 60 5 0 -0.075 0.92 0.3
Balks: D Lemaster (2).
WP: None.
HBP: D Cardwell (3; R Staub).
IBB: D Cardwell (5; J Bateman); F Gladding (1; T Agee).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Paul Pryor.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 12,470.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Al Weis SS 1 Bob Watson LF
2 Phil Linz 2B 2 Hector Torres SS
3 Cleon Jones RF 3 Rusty Staub 1B
4 Ed Charles 3B 4 Lee Thomas RF
5 Jerry Grote C 5 Jim Wynn CF
6 Greg Goossen 1B 6 Denis Menke 2B
7 Jerry Buchek LF 7 Doug Rader 3B
8 Tommie Agee CF 8 John Bateman C
9 Don Cardwell P 9 Denny Lemaster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 0 1-- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster 17% 74% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
b8 0-2 2 12- R HOU J. Bateman D. Cardwell -12% 76% Single to LF; Rader to 2B; Wynn Scores
b8 1-2 2 12- O HOU D. Simpson R. Taylor 11% 87% Popfly: SS
b6 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Wynn D. Cardwell -11% 33% Double to CF
t7 0-0 0 1-3 R NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster 8% 82% Fielder's Choice ; Charles to 2B; Jones Scores

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' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster -2% 48% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -1% 47% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster 2% 49% Double to CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -3% 46% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Cardwell 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres D. Cardwell 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Staub D. Cardwell -1% 48% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU L. Thomas D. Cardwell 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster -1% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn D. Cardwell 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke D. Cardwell -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader D. Cardwell 3% 48% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- HOU J. Bateman D. Cardwell -3% 45% Single to RF; Rader to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU D. Lemaster D. Cardwell 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Lemaster -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYM D. Cardwell D. Lemaster -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Cardwell 2% 47% Single to CF; Watson out at 2B/CF-SS
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres D. Cardwell 2% 49% Popfly: SS
b3 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Staub D. Cardwell -1% 48% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-0 2 1-- O HOU L. Thomas D. Cardwell 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 --- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster 1% 47% Single to LF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster -3% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn D. Cardwell 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Menke D. Cardwell 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- HOU D. Rader D. Cardwell -1% 47% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 2 1-- HOU J. Bateman D. Cardwell -2% 45% Single to LF; Rader to 2B
b4 0-0 2 12- O HOU D. Lemaster D. Cardwell 5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster -3% 47% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Lemaster -1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Cardwell 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- HOU H. Torres D. Cardwell -3% 44% Single to CF
b5 0-0 1 1-- O HOU R. Staub D. Cardwell 4% 47% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 1-- O HOU L. Thomas D. Cardwell 3% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- O NYM D. Cardwell D. Lemaster -3% 47% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -1% 43% Single to CF; Linz out at 2B/CF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 5-6-7
b6 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Wynn D. Cardwell -11% 33% Double to CF
b6 0-0 0 -2- O HOU D. Menke D. Cardwell 7% 40% Flyball: LF
b6 0-0 1 -2- O HOU D. Rader D. Cardwell 4% 44% Groundout: P-1B; Wynn to 3B
b6 0-0 2 --3 HOU J. Bateman D. Cardwell -1% 43% Intentional Walk
b6 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU D. Lemaster D. Cardwell 7% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 3-4-5
t7 0-0 0 --- NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster 6% 56% Single to CF
t7 0-0 0 1-- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster 17% 74% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
t7 0-0 0 1-3 R NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster 8% 82% Fielder's Choice ; Charles to 2B; Jones Scores
t7 1-0 0 12- NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster 5% 87% Balk; Grote to 2B; Charles to 3B
t7 1-0 0 -23 O NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster -5% 82% Foul Flyball: C
t7 1-0 1 -23 R NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster 7% 90% Single to CF; Grote to 3B; Charles Scores
Jim Ray replaces Denny Lemaster pitching and batting 9th
Don Bosch pinch runs for Jerry Buchek (LF) batting 7th
t7 2-0 1 1-3 O NYM T. Agee J. Ray -4% 86% Strikeout
t7 2-0 2 1-3 O NYM D. Cardwell J. Ray -2% 84% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
Cleon Jones moves from RF to LF
Don Bosch moves from PR to CF
Tommie Agee moves from CF to RF
b7 0-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Cardwell 3% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 0-2 1 --- O HOU H. Torres D. Cardwell 2% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 2 --- O HOU R. Staub D. Cardwell 1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis J. Ray -1% 89% Lineout: 2B
t8 2-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz J. Ray -1% 89% Popfly: SS
t8 2-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones J. Ray -0% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 4-5-6
b8 0-2 0 --- O HOU L. Thomas D. Cardwell 3% 92% Popfly: 2B
b8 0-2 1 --- HOU J. Wynn D. Cardwell -5% 87% Single to LF
b8 0-2 1 1-- O HOU D. Menke D. Cardwell 4% 91% Strikeout
b8 0-2 2 1-- HOU D. Rader D. Cardwell -4% 88% Walk; Wynn to 2B
b8 0-2 2 12- R HOU J. Bateman D. Cardwell -12% 76% Single to LF; Rader to 2B; Wynn Scores
Ron Taylor replaces Don Cardwell pitching and batting 9th
Dick Simpson pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
Ivan Murrell pinch runs for John Bateman (C) batting 8th
b8 1-2 2 12- O HOU D. Simpson R. Taylor 11% 87% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Fred Gladding facing 4-5-6
Fred Gladding replaces Dick Simpson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ron Brand replaces Ivan Murrell (PR) playing C batting 8th
t9 2-1 0 --- NYM E. Charles F. Gladding 2% 89% Single to CF
t9 2-1 0 1-- NYM J. Grote F. Gladding 3% 92% Single/Bunt; Charles to 2B
Ed Kranepool pinch hits for Greg Goossen (1B) batting 6th
t9 2-1 0 12- O NYM E. Kranepool F. Gladding -3% 89% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Forceout at 3B; Grote to 2B
t9 2-1 1 12- R NYM D. Bosch F. Gladding 7% 96% Single to CF; Kranepool to 3B; Grote Scores
t9 3-1 1 1-3 NYM T. Agee F. Gladding 0% 97% Intentional Walk; Bosch to 2B
Wade Blasingame replaces Fred Gladding pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-1 1 123 O NYM R. Taylor W. Blasingame -2% 95% Strikeout
t9 3-1 2 123 O NYM A. Weis W. Blasingame -1% 94% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 1-2-3
Ed Kranepool moves from PH to 1B
b9 1-3 0 --- O HOU B. Watson R. Taylor 3% 97% Strikeout
b9 1-3 1 --- O HOU H. Torres R. Taylor 2% 99% Popfly: 2B
b9 1-3 2 --- O HOU R. Staub R. Taylor 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 1.

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