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Standings
MIN
@BOS
6
4
BAL
@CAL
5
6
 
(10)
MIL
@KCR
9
1
CHW
@NYY
8
4
CLE
@OAK
0
4
DET
@TEX
1
2
PHI
@ATL
2
11
SFG
@CHC
4
2
 
(10)
MON
@CIN
7
2
NYM
@HOU
2
4
SDP
@PIT
7
5
LAD
@STL
0
2
Tuesday, April 24, 1973,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 12,759, Time of Game: 2:18
Mets
2
8-7
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Astros
4
11-8
 Won 6 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Ken Forsch (3-1)
L: Jon Matlack (1-3)
S: Jim Ray (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Astros          3  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  X    4  9  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ted Martinez SS 5 0 3 1 0 2 5 .375 .412 .375 .787 0.122 1.01 0.165 -0.043 1.1 1 5
Felix Millan 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .250 .259 .509 -0.150 1.22 0.000 -0.150 -1.2 3 2
John Milner 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .340 .475 .660 1.134 0.017 1.08 0.078 -0.061 -0.0 7 0
Rusty Staub RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .102 .254 .143 .397 -0.123 1.27 0.000 -0.123 -0.9 3 0
Ed Kranepool LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286 .375 .500 .875 0.023 0.81 0.053 -0.031 0.1 1 0
   Willie Mays PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .043 .120 .043 .163 -0.044 1.91 0.000 -0.044 -0.3 1 0
Wayne Garrett 3B 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 .300 .391 .450 .841 0.154 1.24 0.154 0.000 1.2 0 1
   Jim Fregosi PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .382 .321 .704 0.034 1.17 0.034 0.000 0.2 0 0
Rich Chiles CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .120 .120 .200 .320 -0.145 1.98 0.000 -0.145 -1.2 2 1
   George Theodore PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .308 .273 .580 -0.067 2.67 0.000 -0.067 -0.4 0 0
Jerry Grote C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .375 .625 -0.101 1.59 0.088 -0.189 -0.3 6 0 2B,GDP
Jon Matlack P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .571 .250 .821 -0.007 1.01 0.018 -0.025 -0.0 0 2
   Ken Boswell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.032 1.30 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   Phil Hennigan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Beauchamp PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.021 0.87 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 4 2 38 .235 .316 .265 .580 -0.340 1.29 0.590 -0.931 -2.1 24 11
2B: J Grote (2, off K Forsch).
TB: T Martinez 3; J Grote 2; W Garrett; E Kranepool; J Matlack; J Milner.
GIDP: J Grote (1).
RBI: J Grote (2); T Martinez (1).
2-out RBI: T Martinez; J Grote.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Chiles-F Millan; F Millan-T Martinez-J Milner.
Outfield Assists: R Chiles (C Cedeno at 2nd base).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee LF 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .321 .387 .393 .780 0.049 0.55 0.063 -0.014 0.5 2 0
Tommy Helms 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .247 .300 .260 .560 0.046 0.84 0.074 -0.028 0.5 4 3
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .310 .402 .549 .952 0.003 0.92 0.123 -0.120 0.1 7 0 2B,SB,GDP
Bob Watson 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .338 .418 .471 .888 0.118 0.77 0.183 -0.065 0.8 6 0 2·2B
Jim Wynn RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .269 .337 .577 .914 -0.006 0.71 0.050 -0.056 0.0 2 0 2B
Doug Rader 3B 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .197 .308 .303 .611 0.022 0.59 0.032 -0.009 0.7 2 2 2·IW
Larry Howard C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .182 .143 .325 -0.074 0.83 0.000 -0.074 -1.3 2 0
Roger Metzger SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .095 .136 .159 .295 0.067 0.78 0.107 -0.040 0.2 2 4
Ken Forsch P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 -0.060 0.77 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 0 2
   Jim Crawford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Ray P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.21 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 5 5 36 .290 .389 .419 .808 0.159 0.74 0.632 -0.472 0.3 27 11
2B: B Watson 2 (4, 2 off J Matlack); J Wynn (4, off J Matlack); C Cedeno (9, off P Hennigan).
IBB: D Rader 2 (3, 2 by J Matlack).
TB: B Watson 4; C Cedeno 3; J Wynn 2; T Agee 2; T Helms; R Metzger.
GIDP: C Cedeno (4).
RBI: B Watson (13); R Metzger (5); J Wynn (13); C Cedeno (8).
2-out RBI: R Metzger.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Forsch-R Metzger-T Helms-B Watson.
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (7, 2nd base off J Matlack/J Grote).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jon Matlack, L (1-3) 6 8 4 4 4 5 0 4.18 29 41 -0.191 0.84 -1.3
Phil Hennigan 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.70 7 0 0 0.032 0.29 0.9
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 5 5 0 4.50 36 41 0 0 -0.159 0.74 -0.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Forsch, W (3-1) 7 7 2 2 3 2 0 3.60 30 54 0.140 1.23 0.8
Jim Crawford, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.72 3 1 0 0.067 1.89 0.4
Jim Ray, S (1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5 2 0 0.134 1.30 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 4 2 0 2.00 38 54 3 0 0.341 1.29 2.1
K Forsch faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Matlack 2 (5; D Rader, D Rader).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Ken Burkhart.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 12,759.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Houston Astros
1 Ted Martinez SS 1 Tommie Agee LF
2 Felix Millan 2B 2 Tommy Helms 2B
3 John Milner 1B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Rusty Staub RF 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 Ed Kranepool LF 5 Jim Wynn RF
6 Wayne Garrett 3B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Rich Chiles CF 7 Larry Howard C
8 Jerry Grote C 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Jon Matlack P 9 Ken Forsch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 1-- R HOU B. Watson J. Matlack 13% 78% Double to RF; Cedeno Scores; Watson to 3B/Adv on throw
t6 2-4 1 12- OO NYM J. Grote K. Forsch 12% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-2B-1B
b3 3-2 2 12- R HOU R. Metzger J. Matlack 11% 78% Single to RF; Watson Scores; Rader to 3B
b2 3-2 1 1-3 OO HOU C. Cedeno J. Matlack -10% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 1-3 2 1-3 R NYM T. Martinez K. Forsch -9% 62% Single to RF; Grote Scores; Matlack 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' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Martinez K. Forsch 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM F. Millan K. Forsch 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- NYM J. Milner K. Forsch -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYM R. Staub K. Forsch 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Agee J. Matlack 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU T. Helms J. Matlack -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B; Agee to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU C. Cedeno J. Matlack 9% 65% Single to CF; Agee Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- R HOU B. Watson J. Matlack 13% 78% Double to RF; Cedeno Scores; Watson to 3B/Adv on throw
b1 2-0 1 --3 R HOU J. Wynn J. Matlack 5% 83% Double to LF; Watson Scores
b1 3-0 1 -2- HOU D. Rader J. Matlack 1% 84% Intentional Walk
b1 3-0 1 12- O HOU L. Howard J. Matlack -2% 82% Flyball: LF
b1 3-0 2 12- O HOU R. Metzger J. Matlack -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool K. Forsch 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-3 1 --- NYM W. Garrett K. Forsch -2% 79% Walk
t2 0-3 1 1-- O NYM R. Chiles K. Forsch 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-3 2 1-- R NYM J. Grote K. Forsch -9% 73% Double to LF; Chiles Scores
t2 1-3 2 -2- NYM J. Matlack K. Forsch -2% 71% Single to LF; Grote to 3B
t2 1-3 2 1-3 R NYM T. Martinez K. Forsch -9% 62% Single to RF; Grote Scores; Matlack to 2B
t2 2-3 2 12- O NYM F. Millan K. Forsch 5% 66% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 9-1-2
b2 3-2 0 --- O HOU K. Forsch J. Matlack -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 3-2 1 --- HOU T. Agee J. Matlack 2% 66% Single to RF
b2 3-2 1 1-- HOU T. Helms J. Matlack 6% 72% Single to LF; Agee to 3B
b2 3-2 1 1-3 OO HOU C. Cedeno J. Matlack -10% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 3-4-5
t3 2-3 0 --- O NYM J. Milner K. Forsch 3% 65% Flyball: CF
t3 2-3 1 --- O NYM R. Staub K. Forsch 2% 66% Popfly: 2B
t3 2-3 2 --- O NYM E. Kranepool K. Forsch 1% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
b3 3-2 0 --- HOU B. Watson J. Matlack 6% 73% Double to LF
b3 3-2 0 -2- O HOU J. Wynn J. Matlack -4% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-2 1 -2- HOU D. Rader J. Matlack 2% 71% Intentional Walk
b3 3-2 1 12- O HOU L. Howard J. Matlack -4% 67% Foul Flyball: C
b3 3-2 2 12- R HOU R. Metzger J. Matlack 11% 78% Single to RF; Watson Scores; Rader to 3B
b3 4-2 2 1-3 O HOU K. Forsch J. Matlack -3% 75% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
t4 2-4 0 --- NYM W. Garrett K. Forsch -4% 70% Walk
t4 2-4 0 1-- O NYM R. Chiles K. Forsch 4% 74% Lineout: LF
t4 2-4 1 1-- O NYM J. Grote K. Forsch 3% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-4 2 1-- O NYM J. Matlack K. Forsch 3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
b4 4-2 0 --- O HOU T. Agee J. Matlack -1% 78% Strikeout
b4 4-2 1 --- HOU T. Helms J. Matlack 2% 80% Walk
b4 4-2 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Matlack -2% 78% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 4-2 2 1-- HOU B. Watson J. Matlack 1% 79% Cedeno Steals 2B
b4 4-2 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson J. Matlack -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t5 2-4 0 --- NYM T. Martinez K. Forsch -5% 72% Single to RF
t5 2-4 0 1-- O NYM F. Millan K. Forsch 4% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 2-4 1 1-- O NYM J. Milner K. Forsch 4% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-4 2 1-- O NYM R. Staub K. Forsch 3% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 5-6-7
b5 4-2 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Matlack -1% 81% Strikeout
b5 4-2 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Matlack -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 4-2 2 --- O HOU L. Howard J. Matlack -1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 5-6-7
t6 2-4 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool K. Forsch -5% 74% Single to CF
t6 2-4 0 1-- NYM W. Garrett K. Forsch -9% 66% Single to CF; Kranepool to 2B
t6 2-4 0 12- O NYM R. Chiles K. Forsch 8% 74% Flyball: CF
t6 2-4 1 12- OO NYM J. Grote K. Forsch 12% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 8-9-1
b6 4-2 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Matlack -1% 85% Strikeout
b6 4-2 1 --- O HOU K. Forsch J. Matlack -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-2 2 --- HOU T. Agee J. Matlack 1% 84% Walk
b6 4-2 2 1-- O HOU T. Helms J. Matlack -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 9-1-2
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Jon Matlack (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell K. Forsch 3% 86% Flyball: CF
t7 2-4 1 --- O NYM T. Martinez K. Forsch 2% 88% Strikeout
t7 2-4 2 --- O NYM F. Millan K. Forsch 1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Phil Hennigan facing 3-4-5
Phil Hennigan replaces Ken Boswell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno P. Hennigan 3% 92% Double to LF
b7 4-2 0 -2- OO HOU B. Watson P. Hennigan -4% 88% Line Drive Double Play: CF-2B
b7 4-2 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn P. Hennigan -0% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 3-4-5
t8 2-4 0 --- NYM J. Milner K. Forsch -7% 81% Single to LF
Jim Crawford replaces Ken Forsch pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 1-- O NYM R. Staub J. Crawford 6% 87% Flyball: CF
Willie Mays pinch hits for Ed Kranepool (LF) batting 5th
t8 2-4 1 1-- O NYM W. Mays J. Crawford 4% 91% Flyball: CF
Jim Fregosi pinch hits for Wayne Garrett (3B) batting 6th
t8 2-4 2 1-- NYM J. Fregosi J. Crawford -3% 88% Walk; Milner to 2B
Jim Ray replaces Jim Crawford pitching and batting 9th
George Theodore pinch hits for Rich Chiles (CF) batting 7th
t8 2-4 2 12- O NYM G. Theodore J. Ray 7% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Phil Hennigan facing 6-7-8
Jim Fregosi moves from PH to 3B
George Theodore moves from PH to LF
Willie Mays moves from PH to CF
b8 4-2 0 --- HOU D. Rader P. Hennigan 1% 95% Walk
b8 4-2 0 1-- O HOU L. Howard P. Hennigan -1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 4-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Metzger P. Hennigan -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b8 4-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Ray P. Hennigan -1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jim Ray facing 8-9-1
t9 2-4 0 --- O NYM J. Grote J. Ray 4% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
Jim Beauchamp pinch hits for Phil Hennigan (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 1 --- O NYM J. Beauchamp J. Ray 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-4 2 --- NYM T. Martinez J. Ray -2% 97% Single to CF
t9 2-4 2 1-- O NYM F. Millan J. Ray 3% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Astros 4.

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