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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BAL
7
3
OAK
@CHW
4
0
CAL
@MIN
6
5
BOS
@NYY
7
6
NYM
@ATL
5
2
HOU
@LAD
4
0
CHC
@SFG
7
2
PHI
@STL
4
5
Monday, July 22, 1968,
, Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 13,244, Time of Game: 2:34
Astros
4
42-55
 Won 1 
10th, 20½ GB
at Dodgers
0
43-53
 Lost 2 
9th, 19 GB
W: Dave Giusti (6-10)
L: Mike Kekich (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  2   1  0  0    4 13  0
Dodgers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Simpson RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .179 .298 .310 .609 0.080 0.99 0.139 -0.059 0.8 1 0 2B,SB
Hector Torres SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .231 .263 .261 .524 0.022 0.85 0.076 -0.054 -0.2 1 0
Rusty Staub 1B 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .307 .393 .417 .810 -0.095 0.85 0.031 -0.126 0.2 8 0 SB
Jim Wynn CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 5 .262 .371 .443 .815 0.114 0.97 0.170 -0.056 0.1 3 0 SH
Denis Menke 2B 3 0 2 1 2 0 5 .244 .334 .347 .682 0.095 0.73 0.133 -0.038 1.5 0 4 2B
Doug Rader 3B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .229 .300 .318 .618 0.014 1.05 0.099 -0.085 -0.7 2 5 SB,GDP
Bob Watson LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .227 .290 .311 .601 -0.030 1.00 0.037 -0.067 -0.1 1 0
Ron Brand C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .179 .292 .214 .507 -0.027 1.27 0.072 -0.099 -0.4 11 0 SB
Dave Giusti P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .167 .167 .185 .352 -0.003 0.74 0.044 -0.047 -0.3 0 2
Team Totals 38 4 13 3 3 6 42 .342 .390 .395 .785 0.170 0.94 0.801 -0.631 0.9 27 11
2B: D Menke (15, off M Kekich); D Simpson (2, off M Grant).
SH: J Wynn (4, off J Billingham).
TB: R Staub 3; D Simpson 3; D Menke 3; B Watson 2; D Giusti; J Wynn; R Brand; H Torres.
GIDP: D Rader (4).
RBI: D Menke (32); J Wynn (40); D Simpson (14).
2-out RBI: D Simpson; J Wynn.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Giusti-R Brand; D Rader-R Staub.
Baserunning
SB: D Simpson (4, 2nd base off M Kekich/T Haller); R Brand (1, 2nd base off M Grant/T Haller); D Rader (1, Home off M Grant/T Haller); R Staub (1, 2nd base off M Grant/T Haller).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Davis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .266 .343 .608 -0.053 0.58 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 4 0
Len Gabrielson LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .270 .325 .454 .779 -0.050 0.56 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 0 0
Tom Haller C 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .314 .364 .416 .780 0.048 0.41 0.056 -0.009 0.6 6 0
Jim Lefebvre 2B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .230 .295 .329 .624 0.177 0.94 0.192 -0.014 1.1 2 2 2B
Ron Fairly 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .199 .266 .267 .533 -0.207 1.62 0.000 -0.207 -1.7 9 0
Bob Bailey 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .321 .323 .644 -0.135 0.97 0.000 -0.135 -1.2 2 2
Jim Fairey RF 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .205 .260 .318 .579 0.032 0.68 0.053 -0.022 0.3 1 0
Zoilo Versalles SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .175 .225 .257 .483 -0.086 1.18 0.000 -0.086 -0.8 3 5
Mike Kekich P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .130 .091 .221 -0.047 0.98 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 0 0
   Mudcat Grant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .176 .353 .529 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie Crawford PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .143 .200 .343 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Jack Billingham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 7 0 1 8 33 .219 .242 .250 .492 -0.330 0.86 0.301 -0.632 -3.1 27 9
2B: J Lefebvre (7, off D Giusti).
TB: T Haller 3; J Lefebvre 3; J Fairey 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Lefebvre-Z Versalles-R Fairly.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Giusti, W (6-10) 9 7 0 0 1 8 0 2.92 33 80 0.331 0.86 3.1
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 33 80 0.331 0.86 3.1

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Kekich, L (1-4) 5 7 2 2 2 4 0 3.52 24 47 0.010 1.34 0.4
Mudcat Grant 3 5 2 2 0 2 0 3.12 14 1 1 -0.181 0.53 -1.6
Jack Billingham 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.21 4 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.3
Team Totals 9 13 4 4 3 6 0 4.00 42 47 1 1 -0.169 0.94 -0.9
M Kekich faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 13,244.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Dick Simpson RF 1 Willie Davis CF
2 Hector Torres SS 2 Len Gabrielson LF
3 Rusty Staub 1B 3 Tom Haller C
4 Jim Wynn CF 4 Jim Lefebvre 2B
5 Denis Menke 2B 5 Ron Fairly 1B
6 Doug Rader 3B 6 Bob Bailey 3B
7 Bob Watson LF 7 Jim Fairey RF
8 Ron Brand C 8 Zoilo Versalles SS
9 Dave Giusti P 9 Mike Kekich P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 2 1-3 R HOU J. Wynn M. Kekich 17% 68% Single to CF; Simpson Scores; Torres to 2B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 OO LAD R. Fairly D. Giusti 15% 50% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Haller out at Hm/P-C; Lefebvre out at 3B/C
t5 0-0 1 1-3 O HOU R. Staub M. Kekich -10% 51% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 1-- LAD J. Lefebvre D. Giusti -9% 35% Single to RF; Haller to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 O LAD B. Bailey D. Giusti 9% 48% Fielder's Choice 3B; Lefebvre out at Hm/3B-C; Bailey to 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Mike Kekich facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Simpson M. Kekich -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres M. Kekich -1% 47% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Staub M. Kekich 1% 48% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn M. Kekich -2% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Giusti 2% 48% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O LAD L. Gabrielson D. Giusti 1% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O LAD T. Haller D. Giusti 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Mike Kekich facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Menke M. Kekich 7% 57% Double to LF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O HOU D. Rader M. Kekich -5% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O HOU B. Watson M. Kekich -4% 49% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU R. Brand M. Kekich -3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- LAD J. Lefebvre D. Giusti -7% 38% Double to LF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O LAD R. Fairly D. Giusti 1% 39% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Lefebvre to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 O LAD B. Bailey D. Giusti 9% 48% Fielder's Choice 3B; Lefebvre out at Hm/3B-C; Bailey to 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O LAD J. Fairey D. Giusti 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Mike Kekich facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Giusti M. Kekich 4% 54% Single to 2B
t3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Simpson M. Kekich -4% 51% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 1-- O HOU H. Torres M. Kekich -3% 48% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O HOU R. Staub M. Kekich -2% 45% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O LAD Z. Versalles D. Giusti 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- O LAD M. Kekich D. Giusti 1% 49% Lineout: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Giusti 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Mike Kekich facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn M. Kekich -2% 48% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke M. Kekich 3% 51% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader M. Kekich -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 2 1-- HOU B. Watson M. Kekich 3% 51% Single to 2B; Rader to 3B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU R. Brand M. Kekich -6% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O LAD L. Gabrielson D. Giusti 2% 47% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- LAD T. Haller D. Giusti -3% 44% Single to CF
b4 0-0 1 1-- LAD J. Lefebvre D. Giusti -9% 35% Single to RF; Haller to 3B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 OO LAD R. Fairly D. Giusti 15% 50% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Haller out at Hm/P-C; Lefebvre out at 3B/C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Mike Kekich facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Giusti M. Kekich -3% 47% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Simpson M. Kekich 3% 51% Single to LF
t5 0-0 1 1-- HOU H. Torres M. Kekich 3% 53% Simpson Steals 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- HOU H. Torres M. Kekich 8% 61% Single to 2B; Simpson to 3B
t5 0-0 1 1-3 O HOU R. Staub M. Kekich -10% 51% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 1-3 R HOU J. Wynn M. Kekich 17% 68% Single to CF; Simpson Scores; Torres to 2B
t5 1-0 2 12- O HOU D. Menke M. Kekich -4% 64% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O LAD B. Bailey D. Giusti 3% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- LAD J. Fairey D. Giusti -4% 63% Single to RF
b5 0-1 1 1-- O LAD Z. Versalles D. Giusti 4% 67% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 2 1-- O LAD M. Kekich D. Giusti 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Mike Kekich facing 6-7-8
t6 1-0 0 --- HOU D. Rader M. Kekich 3% 74% Walk
Mudcat Grant replaces Mike Kekich pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson M. Grant -3% 71% Strikeout
t6 1-0 1 1-- HOU R. Brand M. Grant 7% 78% Single to LF; Rader to 3B
t6 1-0 1 1-3 R HOU D. Giusti M. Grant 7% 85% Brand Steals 2B; Rader Steals Hm
t6 2-0 1 -2- O HOU D. Giusti M. Grant -2% 83% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t6 2-0 2 -2- R HOU D. Simpson M. Grant 8% 91% Double to LF; Brand Scores
t6 3-0 2 -2- O HOU H. Torres M. Grant -1% 89% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Giusti 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- O LAD L. Gabrielson D. Giusti 1% 92% Strikeout
b6 0-3 2 --- LAD T. Haller D. Giusti -1% 91% Single to CF
b6 0-3 2 1-- LAD J. Lefebvre D. Giusti -2% 89% Walk; Haller to 2B
b6 0-3 2 12- O LAD R. Fairly D. Giusti 4% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Dodgers' Mudcat Grant facing 3-4-5
t7 3-0 0 --- HOU R. Staub M. Grant 1% 94% Single to LF
t7 3-0 0 1-- HOU J. Wynn M. Grant 1% 95% Staub Steals 2B
t7 3-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Wynn M. Grant -1% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 3-0 1 -2- R HOU D. Menke M. Grant 3% 97% Single to RF; Staub Scores
t7 4-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader M. Grant -0% 96% Lineout: 3B
t7 4-0 2 1-- HOU B. Watson M. Grant 0% 97% Single to CF; Menke to 3B
t7 4-0 2 1-3 O HOU R. Brand M. Grant -1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 6-7-8
b7 0-4 0 --- O LAD B. Bailey D. Giusti 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-4 1 --- LAD J. Fairey D. Giusti -1% 96% Single to RF
b7 0-4 1 1-- OO LAD Z. Versalles D. Giusti 2% 98% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Dodgers' Mudcat Grant facing 9-1-2
t8 4-0 0 --- O HOU D. Giusti M. Grant -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-0 1 --- O HOU D. Simpson M. Grant -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-0 2 --- O HOU H. Torres M. Grant -0% 98% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 9-1-2
Willie Crawford pinch hits for Mudcat Grant (P) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 --- O LAD W. Crawford D. Giusti 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-4 1 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Giusti 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 0-4 2 --- O LAD L. Gabrielson D. Giusti 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Dodgers' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
Jack Billingham replaces Willie Crawford (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-0 0 --- HOU R. Staub J. Billingham 0% 99% Single to RF
t9 4-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Wynn J. Billingham -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Staub to 2B
t9 4-0 1 -2- HOU D. Menke J. Billingham 0% 99% Walk
t9 4-0 1 12- OO HOU D. Rader J. Billingham -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dave Giusti facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- LAD T. Haller D. Giusti -2% 97% Single to CF
b9 0-4 0 1-- O LAD J. Lefebvre D. Giusti 1% 99% Strikeout
b9 0-4 1 1-- O LAD R. Fairly D. Giusti 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 2 1-- O LAD B. Bailey D. Giusti 0% 100% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

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