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MIN
@BAL
5
2
CHW
@DET
4
5
OAK
@NYY
3
2
CAL
@WSA
4
3
CAL
@WSA
1
0
 
(11)
STL
@CHC
9
5
NYM
@HOU
2
7
ATL
@LAD
3
0
PIT
@PHI
10
1
CIN
@SFG
3
4
Friday, June 28, 1968, 7:35PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 15,370, Time of Game: 2:41
Mets
2
35-37
 Lost 1 
6th, 10 GB
at Astros
7
31-42
 Won 1 
10th, 14½ GB
W: Larry Dierker (8-10)
L: Nolan Ryan (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  9  2
Astros          3  0  0   0  2  1   1  0  X    7  8  0

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 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .224 .265 .259 .524 0.008 0.91 0.057 -0.049 0.4 1 0
Don Bosch CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .174 .242 .244 .486 -0.014 1.08 0.067 -0.081 -0.1 1 0
Cleon Jones RF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .284 .316 .493 .809 0.043 0.92 0.093 -0.050 0.2 1 0
J.C. Martin C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250 .358 .326 .684 -0.117 1.11 0.000 -0.117 -1.4 10 0
Art Shamsky LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .239 .284 .420 .705 0.005 0.94 0.024 -0.019 -0.2 1 0 SF
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .271 .264 .536 -0.066 0.77 0.009 -0.076 -0.6 8 0 2B
Kevin Collins 3B-2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .222 .276 .278 .554 -0.002 0.52 0.035 -0.036 0.5 0 4
Al Weis 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .189 .253 .230 .483 0.001 0.53 0.026 -0.025 -0.0 2 1
   Danny Frisella P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jerry Grote PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .309 .381 .367 .748 0.006 0.17 0.006 0.000 0.4
Nolan Ryan P 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .121 .171 .121 .293 0.033 1.15 0.051 -0.017 0.2 0 1 SH
   Ed Charles 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .305 .346 .486 .831 -0.015 0.35 0.000 -0.015 -0.5 0 1
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 3 8 39 .265 .316 .294 .610 -0.118 0.84 0.368 -0.485 -1.3 24 8
2B: E Kranepool (4, off L Dierker).
SF: A Shamsky (2, off L Dierker).
SH: N Ryan (1, off L Dierker).
TB: D Bosch 2; C Jones 2; E Kranepool 2; K Collins; B Harrelson; N Ryan; A Weis.
RBI: K Collins (5); A Shamsky (24).
2-out RBI: K Collins.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: N Ryan (4); A Shamsky (2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Simpson RF 3 2 0 0 1 3 5 .170 .306 .310 .616 0.067 0.69 0.092 -0.025 0.2 0 0 HBP
Hector Torres SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .245 .271 .286 .557 0.052 0.66 0.082 -0.030 -0.1 1 3 SH
Rusty Staub 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .318 .394 .434 .828 0.120 0.84 0.148 -0.028 0.7 7 0 2B
Jim Wynn CF 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 .264 .372 .438 .810 0.102 0.58 0.110 -0.008 2.6 3 0 HR
Denis Menke 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .244 .344 .327 .671 0.011 0.66 0.067 -0.056 0.2 4 3
Doug Rader 3B 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .253 .306 .364 .669 0.046 0.64 0.052 -0.006 0.4 1 2 SF
Bob Watson LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .211 .258 .278 .536 -0.030 0.47 0.009 -0.039 -0.0 2 0
John Bateman C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .209 .274 .313 .587 0.023 0.51 0.042 -0.018 -0.1 9 0 SB
Larry Dierker P 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .073 .095 .098 .193 -0.010 0.40 0.029 -0.038 0.2 0 2 2B
Team Totals 30 7 8 6 5 10 38 .267 .378 .433 .812 0.381 0.61 0.631 -0.248 4.0 27 10
2B: R Staub (20, off N Ryan); L Dierker (1, off D Frisella).
HR: J Wynn (9, off D Frisella, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: D Rader (1, off N Ryan).
SH: H Torres (5, off N Ryan).
HBP: D Simpson (3, by N Ryan).
TB: J Wynn 5; R Staub 2; L Dierker 2; B Watson; D Menke; H Torres; D Rader.
RBI: R Staub 2 (41); D Rader (10); D Menke (20); J Wynn (23); L Dierker (2).
2-out RBI: D Menke.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: J Bateman (1, 2nd base off N Ryan/J Martin).
Pickoffs: D Simpson (1st base by N Ryan).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (6-6) 5 4 5 5 4 6 0 2.55 24 41 -0.347 0.87 -3.2
Danny Frisella 3 4 2 2 1 4 1 3.16 14 0 0 -0.034 0.10 -0.9
Team Totals 8 8 7 7 5 10 1 7.88 38 41 0 0 -0.381 0.61 -4.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, W (8-10) 9 9 2 2 3 8 0 2.99 39 66 0.119 0.84 1.3
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 3 8 0 2.00 39 66 0.119 0.84 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan (6).
HBP: N Ryan (4; D Simpson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: N Ryan (1; D Simpson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 15,370.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Dick Simpson RF
2 Don Bosch CF 2 Hector Torres SS
3 Cleon Jones RF 3 Rusty Staub 1B
4 J.C. Martin C 4 Jim Wynn CF
5 Art Shamsky LF 5 Denis Menke 2B
6 Ed Kranepool 1B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Kevin Collins 3B 7 Bob Watson LF
8 Al Weis 2B 8 John Bateman C
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
b1 0-1 0 1-3 RR HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 15% 72% Double to RF; Torres Scores; Simpson Scores
b1 0-1 0 -2- HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 8% 57% Single to CF; Simpson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 12- NYM C. Jones L. Dierker -8% 32% Single; Bosch to 2B; Harrelson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 123 O NYM J. Martin L. Dierker 7% 39% Strikeout
b5 3-1 2 1-3 R HOU D. Menke N. Ryan 7% 92% Single to LF; Wynn to 3B; Simpson 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' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYM D. Bosch L. Dierker -6% 40% Single to CF; Harrelson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- NYM C. Jones L. Dierker -8% 32% Single; Bosch to 2B; Harrelson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 123 O NYM J. Martin L. Dierker 7% 39% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 123 RO NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker -2% 37% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Harrelson Scores; Jones to 2B; Bosch to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker 5% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan 4% 46% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 3% 49% Simpson Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Simpson to 2B
b1 0-1 0 -2- HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 8% 57% Single to CF; Simpson to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 RR HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 15% 72% Double to RF; Torres Scores; Simpson Scores
b1 2-1 0 -2- HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 6% 78% Single to LF; Staub to 3B
b1 2-1 0 1-3 O HOU D. Menke N. Ryan -5% 73% Popfly: 1B
b1 2-1 1 1-3 RO HOU D. Rader N. Ryan 3% 76% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Staub Scores; Wynn to 2B/Adv on E7 (throw)
b1 3-1 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson N. Ryan -2% 74% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t2 1-3 0 --- O NYM K. Collins L. Dierker 2% 76% Flyball: CF
t2 1-3 1 --- NYM A. Weis L. Dierker -3% 73% Single to CF
t2 1-3 1 1-- O NYM N. Ryan L. Dierker 2% 75% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Weis to 2B
t2 1-3 2 -2- NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker -1% 74% Walk
t2 1-3 2 12- O NYM D. Bosch L. Dierker 4% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b2 3-1 0 --- HOU J. Bateman N. Ryan 2% 80% Walk
b2 3-1 0 1-- HOU L. Dierker N. Ryan 2% 82% Bateman Steals 2B
b2 3-1 0 -2- O HOU L. Dierker N. Ryan -3% 80% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b2 3-1 1 -2- O HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan -2% 78% Strikeout
b2 3-1 2 -2- O HOU H. Torres N. Ryan -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 3-4-5
t3 1-3 0 --- O NYM C. Jones L. Dierker 2% 78% Strikeout
t3 1-3 1 --- O NYM J. Martin L. Dierker 1% 79% Strikeout
t3 1-3 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan -1% 79% Strikeout
b3 3-1 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan -1% 78% Strikeout
b3 3-1 2 --- O HOU D. Menke N. Ryan -1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 6-7-8
t4 1-3 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker 2% 80% Flyball: LF
t4 1-3 1 --- O NYM K. Collins L. Dierker 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-3 2 --- O NYM A. Weis L. Dierker 1% 82% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- HOU D. Rader N. Ryan 2% 84% Walk
b4 3-1 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson N. Ryan -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 3-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Bateman N. Ryan -1% 81% Popfly: SS
b4 3-1 2 1-- O HOU L. Dierker N. Ryan -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 9-1-2
t5 1-3 0 --- NYM N. Ryan L. Dierker -5% 75% Single to CF
t5 1-3 0 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker 4% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-3 1 1-- O NYM D. Bosch L. Dierker 3% 82% Strikeout
t5 1-3 2 1-- O NYM C. Jones L. Dierker 2% 85% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan 2% 87% Hit By Pitch
b5 3-1 0 1-- O HOU H. Torres N. Ryan -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Simpson to 2B
b5 3-1 1 -2- O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan -1% 85% Flyball: CF; Simpson to 3B
b5 3-1 2 --3 HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 0% 85% Walk
b5 3-1 2 1-3 R HOU D. Menke N. Ryan 7% 92% Single to LF; Wynn to 3B; Simpson Scores
b5 4-1 2 1-3 R HOU D. Rader N. Ryan 4% 95% Wild Pitch; Menke to 2B; Wynn Scores
b5 5-1 2 -2- O HOU D. Rader N. Ryan -1% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t6 1-5 0 --- O NYM J. Martin L. Dierker 1% 96% Flyball: CF
t6 1-5 1 --- O NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 1% 96% Flyball: CF
t6 1-5 2 --- NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker -1% 96% Double to LF
t6 1-5 2 -2- R NYM K. Collins L. Dierker -3% 92% Single to RF; Kranepool Scores
t6 2-5 2 1-- O NYM A. Weis L. Dierker 2% 94% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 7-8-9
Danny Frisella replaces Al Weis (2B) pitching and batting 8th
Kevin Collins moves from 3B to 2B
Ed Charles replaces Nolan Ryan (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b6 5-2 0 --- HOU B. Watson D. Frisella 1% 94% Single to LF
b6 5-2 0 1-- O HOU J. Bateman D. Frisella -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B; Watson to 2B
b6 5-2 1 -2- R HOU L. Dierker D. Frisella 3% 97% Double to CF; Watson Scores
b6 6-2 1 -2- O HOU D. Simpson D. Frisella -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 6-2 2 -2- O HOU H. Torres D. Frisella -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 9-1-2
t7 2-6 0 --- O NYM E. Charles L. Dierker 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-6 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-6 2 --- NYM D. Bosch L. Dierker -1% 97% Single to CF
t7 2-6 2 1-- NYM C. Jones L. Dierker -1% 96% Single to LF; Bosch to 3B
t7 2-6 2 1-3 O NYM J. Martin L. Dierker 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 3-4-5
b7 6-2 0 --- O HOU R. Staub D. Frisella -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-2 1 --- R HOU J. Wynn D. Frisella 1% 99% Home Run
b7 7-2 1 --- O HOU D. Menke D. Frisella -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 7-2 2 --- HOU D. Rader D. Frisella 0% 99% Single to CF
b7 7-2 2 1-- HOU B. Watson D. Frisella 0% 99% Walk; Rader to 2B
b7 7-2 2 12- O HOU J. Bateman D. Frisella -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 5-6-7
t8 2-7 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t8 2-7 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-7 2 --- O NYM K. Collins L. Dierker 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-2, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 9-1-2
b8 7-2 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker D. Frisella -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 7-2 1 --- O HOU D. Simpson D. Frisella -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 7-2 2 --- O HOU H. Torres D. Frisella -0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 8-9-1
Jerry Grote pinch hits for Danny Frisella (P) batting 8th
t9 2-7 0 --- NYM J. Grote L. Dierker -1% 99% Walk
t9 2-7 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles L. Dierker 1% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 2-7 1 1-- NYM B. Harrelson L. Dierker -1% 99% Walk; Charles to 2B
t9 2-7 1 12- O NYM D. Bosch L. Dierker 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Harrelson to 2B; Charles to 3B
t9 2-7 2 -23 O NYM C. Jones L. Dierker 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 7.

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