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@BAL
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3
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@DET
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3
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CIN
@STL
1
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Wednesday, August 7, 1968, 7:30PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 14,524, Time of Game: 2:23
Mets
3
52-63
 Lost 1 
8th, 22 GB
at Astros
4
48-64
 Won 1 
10th, 24½ GB
W: Larry Dierker (10-10)
L: Tom Seaver (10-8)
S: Steve Shea (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    3  4  2
Astros          0  0  2   2  0  0   0  0  X    4  6  2

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .175 .217 .267 .483 0.055 0.60 0.075 -0.020 0.6 1 0 SB
Larry Stahl RF-1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .239 .329 .328 .657 0.024 1.01 0.073 -0.049 0.1 5 1
Cleon Jones LF 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .287 .326 .461 .787 0.197 1.29 0.224 -0.027 1.5 1 0 2B,HBP
Ed Kranepool 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .264 .299 .336 .635 0.024 1.00 0.072 -0.048 0.1 2 0 2B
   Ron Swoboda RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .333 .391 .724 -0.104 3.31 0.000 -0.104 -0.4 0 0
J.C. Martin C 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 .224 .315 .279 .594 0.079 1.29 0.105 -0.027 0.8 7 1
   Jerry Grote PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .359 .334 .694 -0.082 3.22 0.000 -0.082 -0.3 0 0
Kevin Collins 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .210 .242 .306 .549 -0.078 1.57 0.000 -0.078 -0.7 0 0
   Ed Charles 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .343 .454 .797 -0.094 1.81 0.000 -0.094 -0.4 1 0
Phil Linz 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .214 .251 .231 .483 -0.072 1.45 0.017 -0.089 -0.4 4 2 SF
Al Weis SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .175 .234 .204 .438 -0.101 1.07 0.000 -0.101 -0.7 1 4
Tom Seaver P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .118 .143 .132 .275 -0.030 0.65 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 1 2
   Art Shamsky PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .224 .272 .366 .638 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Bill Connors P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jerry Buchek PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .203 .248 .241 .489 -0.028 1.19 0.000 -0.028 -0.1
Team Totals 32 3 4 3 2 7 36 .125 .194 .188 .382 -0.215 1.22 0.566 -0.782 -0.3 24 10
2B: E Kranepool (10, off L Dierker); C Jones (22, off L Dierker).
SF: P Linz (1, off L Dierker).
HBP: C Jones (3, by L Dierker).
TB: C Jones 2; E Kranepool 2; T Agee; J Martin.
RBI: C Jones 2 (42); P Linz (10).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Seaver-E Charles.
E: P Linz (7); E Charles (10).
Baserunning
SB: T Agee (7, 2nd base off L Dierker/J Bateman).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Norm Miller RF 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 .218 .276 .327 .603 0.000 0.52 0.032 -0.031 -0.4 0 0 HBP
Hector Torres SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .262 .254 .517 0.067 0.66 0.093 -0.026 0.2 1 6
Rusty Staub 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .298 .384 .404 .787 0.043 0.90 0.052 -0.009 0.3 11 1
Jim Wynn LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .244 .355 .416 .771 0.106 1.16 0.149 -0.043 0.9 1 0 CS
Denis Menke 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .245 .331 .340 .671 0.105 0.84 0.105 0.000 0.8 2 3 SB
Doug Rader 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .237 .298 .338 .637 0.049 1.16 0.114 -0.066 0.1 1 1 3B
John Bateman C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236 .282 .329 .611 -0.059 0.71 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 7 0
Dick Simpson CF 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 .189 .291 .311 .601 0.008 0.68 0.032 -0.024 0.4 3 0 2B,SF
Larry Dierker P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .075 .093 .094 .187 -0.034 0.48 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 1 1
   Pat House P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Shea P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 28 4 6 3 1 6 31 .214 .258 .321 .579 0.285 0.81 0.577 -0.292 1.0 27 13
2B: D Simpson (6, off B Connors).
3B: D Rader (2, off T Seaver).
SF: D Simpson (2, off T Seaver).
HBP: N Miller (4, by T Seaver).
TB: D Rader 3; D Menke 2; D Simpson 2; R Staub; H Torres.
RBI: J Wynn (44); D Rader (22); D Simpson (17).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
PB: J Bateman (5).
E: J Wynn (2); H Torres (18).
Baserunning
SB: D Menke (4, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Martin).
CS: J Wynn (10, 2nd base by T Seaver/J Martin).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, L (10-8) 6 5 4 3 1 6 0 2.06 24 53 -0.311 0.96 -1.8
Bill Connors 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 7 0 0 0.027 0.22 0.7
Team Totals 8 6 4 3 1 6 0 3.38 31 53 0 0 -0.284 0.81 -1.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, W (10-10) 7 4 3 2 2 5 0 3.25 30 62 -0.177 0.98 -1.0
Pat House, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.73 1 1 0 0.104 3.31 0.4
Steve Shea, S (4) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.38 5 1 0 0.289 2.37 0.9
Team Totals 9 4 3 2 2 7 0 2.00 36 62 2 0 0.216 1.22 0.3
L Dierker faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: L Dierker (15).
HBP: L Dierker (6; C Jones); T Seaver (6; N Miller).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 14,524.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Norm Miller RF
2 Larry Stahl RF 2 Hector Torres SS
3 Cleon Jones LF 3 Rusty Staub 1B
4 Ed Kranepool 1B 4 Jim Wynn LF
5 J.C. Martin C 5 Denis Menke 2B
6 Kevin Collins 3B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Phil Linz 2B 7 John Bateman C
8 Al Weis SS 8 Dick Simpson CF
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Larry Dierker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-4 0 12- RR NYM C. Jones L. Dierker -22% 63% Double to CF; Stahl Scores; Agee Scores/unER
b3 0-1 1 123 RRO HOU J. Wynn T. Seaver 13% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Miller Scores; Torres Scores/Adv on E4/No RBI/unER
b4 2-1 0 -2- R HOU D. Rader T. Seaver 11% 88% Triple to LF; Menke Scores
t8 3-4 0 -2- O NYM R. Swoboda P. House 10% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 1-- HOU H. Torres T. Seaver 9% 50% Single to LF; Miller to 3B

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 T. Agee L. Dierker 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl L. Dierker 1% 53% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones L. Dierker 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU N. Miller T. Seaver -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres T. Seaver -1% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Staub T. Seaver 1% 52% Single/Bunt
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn T. Seaver -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 E. Kranepool L. Dierker -7% 43% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 -2- NYM J. Martin L. Dierker -3% 39% Walk
t2 0-0 0 12- O NYM K. Collins L. Dierker 6% 46% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Martin to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- NYM P. Linz L. Dierker -6% 39% Wild Pitch; Collins to 2B; Martin to 3B
t2 0-0 1 -23 RO NYM P. Linz L. Dierker -2% 38% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Martin Scores; Collins to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw)
t2 1-0 2 --3 O NYM A. Weis L. Dierker 3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- HOU D. Menke T. Seaver 5% 45% Single to LF
b2 0-1 0 1-- O HOU D. Rader T. Seaver -4% 41% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Bateman T. Seaver -3% 38% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Simpson T. Seaver -2% 36% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver L. Dierker 2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- NYM T. Agee L. Dierker -2% 36% Single to CF
t3 1-0 1 1-- O NYM L. Stahl L. Dierker 1% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B; Agee to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- NYM C. Jones L. Dierker -1% 36% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-0 2 12- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker 4% 40% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker T. Seaver -3% 37% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 --- HOU N. Miller T. Seaver 3% 41% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-1 1 1-- HOU H. Torres T. Seaver 9% 50% Single to LF; Miller to 3B
b3 0-1 1 1-3 HOU R. Staub T. Seaver 4% 54% Walk; Torres to 2B
b3 0-1 1 123 RRO HOU J. Wynn T. Seaver 13% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Miller Scores; Torres Scores/Adv on E4/No RBI/unER
b3 2-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke T. Seaver -2% 65% Wynn Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- O NYM J. Martin L. Dierker 3% 68% Strikeout
t4 1-2 1 --- O NYM K. Collins L. Dierker 2% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 1-2 2 --- O NYM P. Linz L. Dierker 1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- HOU D. Menke T. Seaver 3% 74% Single to LF
b4 2-1 0 1-- HOU D. Rader T. Seaver 3% 77% Menke Steals 2B
b4 2-1 0 -2- R HOU D. Rader T. Seaver 11% 88% Triple to LF; Menke Scores
Ed Charles replaces Kevin Collins playing 3B batting 6th
b4 3-1 0 --3 O HOU J. Bateman T. Seaver -3% 86% Foul Flyball: C
b4 3-1 1 --3 RO HOU D. Simpson T. Seaver 2% 88% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Rader Scores
b4 4-1 2 --- O HOU L. Dierker T. Seaver -0% 88% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 8-9-1
t5 1-4 0 --- O NYM A. Weis L. Dierker 2% 90% Strikeout
t5 1-4 1 --- O NYM T. Seaver L. Dierker 1% 91% Popfly: SS
t5 1-4 2 --- NYM T. Agee L. Dierker -1% 90% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Agee to 1B
t5 1-4 2 1-- NYM L. Stahl L. Dierker -1% 89% Agee Steals 2B
t5 1-4 2 -2- O NYM L. Stahl L. Dierker 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- O HOU N. Miller T. Seaver -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
b5 4-1 1 --- O HOU H. Torres T. Seaver -0% 90% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 2 --- O HOU R. Staub T. Seaver -0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 3-4-5
t6 1-4 0 --- O NYM C. Jones L. Dierker 2% 92% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Dierker 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-4 2 --- NYM J. Martin L. Dierker -1% 92% Single to CF
t6 1-4 2 1-- O NYM E. Charles L. Dierker 2% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b6 4-1 0 --- HOU J. Wynn T. Seaver 2% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Wynn to 2B
b6 4-1 0 -2- O HOU D. Menke T. Seaver -0% 95% Flyball: RF; Wynn to 3B
b6 4-1 1 --3 OO HOU D. Rader T. Seaver -3% 93% Line Drive Double Play: P-3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t7 1-4 0 --- O NYM P. Linz L. Dierker 2% 94% Popfly: 2B
t7 1-4 1 --- O NYM A. Weis L. Dierker 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Tom Seaver (P) batting 9th
t7 1-4 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky L. Dierker 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mets' Bill Connors facing 7-8-9
Bill Connors replaces Art Shamsky (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Larry Stahl moves from RF to 1B
Ron Swoboda replaces Ed Kranepool (1B) playing RF batting 4th
b7 4-1 0 --- O HOU J. Bateman B. Connors -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-1 1 --- HOU D. Simpson B. Connors 1% 96% Double to RF
b7 4-1 1 -2- O HOU L. Dierker B. Connors -1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-1 2 -2- O HOU N. Miller B. Connors -1% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t8 1-4 0 --- NYM T. Agee L. Dierker -4% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 1-4 0 1-- NYM L. Stahl L. Dierker -7% 84% Walk; Agee to 2B
t8 1-4 0 12- RR NYM C. Jones L. Dierker -22% 63% Double to CF; Stahl Scores; Agee Scores/unER
Pat House replaces Larry Dierker pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 0 -2- O NYM R. Swoboda P. House 10% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
Steve Shea replaces Pat House pitching and batting 9th
Jerry Grote pinch hits for J.C. Martin (C) batting 5th
t8 3-4 1 -2- O NYM J. Grote S. Shea 8% 81% Foul Flyball: C
t8 3-4 2 -2- O NYM E. Charles S. Shea 8% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Mets' Bill Connors facing 2-3-4
Jerry Grote moves from PH to C
b8 4-3 0 --- O HOU H. Torres B. Connors -1% 88% Popfly: 2B
b8 4-3 1 --- O HOU R. Staub B. Connors -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b8 4-3 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn B. Connors -0% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Steve Shea facing 7-8-9
t9 3-4 0 --- O NYM P. Linz S. Shea 6% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-4 1 --- O NYM A. Weis S. Shea 4% 97% Strikeout Looking
Jerry Buchek pinch hits for Bill Connors (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 2 --- O NYM J. Buchek S. Shea 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 4.

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