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Scores
Standings
WSA
@CAL
3
1
NYY
@OAK
6
3
ATL
@CHC
4
10
HOU
@NYM
1
3
SFG
@PHI
7
1
CIN
@STL
2
4
 
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Tuesday, April 23, 1968, 2:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 3,581, Time of Game: 2:09
Astros
1
5-6
 Lost 5 
6th, 2½ GB
at Mets
3
5-7
 Won 1 
9th, 3 GB
W: Jerry Koosman (3-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  4
Mets            0  0  1   0  0  2   0  0  X    3  4  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron Davis CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .128 .190 .154 .344 -0.071 0.76 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 1 0
Denis Menke 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .286 .375 .500 .875 -0.012 1.02 0.076 -0.088 -0.1 1 0 CS
Doug Rader 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -0.086 0.97 0.000 -0.086 -0.6 9 0
Rusty Staub RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .311 .367 .422 .790 0.085 1.02 0.128 -0.043 0.6 2 0 2B
Bob Aspromonte 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .233 .313 .326 .638 0.072 1.63 0.167 -0.095 0.4 1 5 2B
John Bateman C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .313 .429 .741 -0.116 1.56 0.000 -0.116 -0.8 9 0
Ivan Murrell LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .095 .095 .095 .190 -0.087 1.15 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 0 0
Hector Torres SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .268 .302 .317 .619 -0.071 1.02 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 1 3
Denny Lemaster P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.028 0.61 0.000 -0.028 -0.2 0 0
   Julio Gotay PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .238 .238 .476 -0.018 0.79 0.000 -0.018 -0.1
   John Buzhardt 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 30 1 4 1 1 11 31 .133 .161 .200 .361 -0.332 1.07 0.371 -0.703 -2.4 24 8
2B: B Aspromonte (2, off J Koosman); R Staub (5, off J Koosman).
TB: R Staub 3; B Aspromonte 2; D Menke.
RBI: B Aspromonte (6).
2-out RBI: B Aspromonte.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: R Staub (1); D Lemaster 2 (3); D Rader (2).
Baserunning
CS: D Menke (1, 2nd base by J Koosman/J Grote).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Bosch CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .111 .000 .111 -0.067 0.72 0.000 -0.067 -0.6 2 0
   Tommie Agee CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .119 .140 .119 .259 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Phil Linz 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.021 0.66 0.051 -0.030 0.1 2 0
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .270 .308 .514 .821 -0.082 0.84 0.000 -0.082 -0.8 3 0
Ron Swoboda RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .234 .333 .553 .887 0.150 0.85 0.172 -0.022 1.2 1 0
Ed Charles 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .163 .200 .302 .502 0.253 0.83 0.276 -0.023 1.2 0 2
Greg Goossen 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 .625 1.125 0.126 0.99 0.155 -0.029 1.1 5 1 2B
   Ed Kranepool 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .200 .450 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Grote C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .294 .400 .324 .724 -0.020 1.04 0.008 -0.028 -0.2 11 1 IW
Bud Harrelson SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .167 .143 .310 -0.102 1.29 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 3 1
Jerry Koosman P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.112 1.60 0.000 -0.112 -1.1 0 3
Team Totals 31 3 4 2 2 7 33 .129 .182 .161 .343 0.167 0.94 0.662 -0.495 -0.0 27 8
2B: G Goossen (1, off D Lemaster).
IBB: J Grote (4, by D Lemaster).
TB: G Goossen 3; E Charles; R Swoboda.
RBI: R Swoboda (13); G Goossen (1).
2-out RBI: R Swoboda.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, L (1-2) 7 4 3 0 1 7 0 4.67 29 69 -0.175 1.04 -0.3
John Buzhardt 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.35 4 0 0 0.009 0.17 0.4
Team Totals 8 4 3 0 2 7 0 0.00 33 69 0 0 -0.166 0.94 0.0

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, W (3-0) 9 4 1 1 1 11 0 0.33 31 85 0.333 1.07 2.4
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 1 11 0 1.00 31 85 0.333 1.07 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Lemaster (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Lemaster (3; J Grote).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 3,581.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 53° F, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         New York Mets
1 Ron Davis CF 1 Don Bosch CF
2 Denis Menke 2B 2 Phil Linz 2B
3 Doug Rader 1B 3 Cleon Jones LF
4 Rusty Staub RF 4 Ron Swoboda RF
5 Bob Aspromonte 3B 5 Ed Charles 3B
6 John Bateman C 6 Greg Goossen 1B
7 Ivan Murrell LF 7 Jerry Grote C
8 Hector Torres SS 8 Bud Harrelson SS
9 Denny Lemaster P 9 Jerry Koosman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-1 1 1-- R NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster 25% 82% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Charles to 3B/Adv on E9; Swoboda Scores/No RBI/unER
t4 0-1 2 1-- R HOU B. Aspromonte J. Koosman -17% 51% Double to LF; Staub Scores
b3 0-0 2 -2- R NYM R. Swoboda D. Lemaster 13% 67% Single to CF; Linz Scores/unER
b2 0-0 1 1-- NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster 10% 65% Double to CF; Charles to 3B
t7 1-3 0 --- HOU R. Staub J. Koosman -9% 77% Double to LF

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, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Koosman 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke J. Koosman -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader J. Koosman 4% 53% Menke Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Koosman 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster -2% 52% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -1% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU R. Staub J. Koosman -4% 46% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Aspromonte J. Koosman 4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Bateman J. Koosman 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU I. Murrell J. Koosman 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda D. Lemaster -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster 3% 55% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster 10% 65% Double to CF; Charles to 3B
b2 0-0 1 -23 NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster 1% 66% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 1 123 O NYM B. Harrelson D. Lemaster -8% 58% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 123 O NYM J. Koosman D. Lemaster -8% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU H. Torres J. Koosman 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Lemaster J. Koosman 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Koosman 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster 3% 55% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 1-- NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster 2% 58% Wild Pitch; Linz to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster -4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 -2- R NYM R. Swoboda D. Lemaster 13% 67% Single to CF; Linz Scores/unER
b3 1-0 2 1-- O NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- HOU D. Menke J. Koosman -5% 60% Single to RF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O HOU D. Rader J. Koosman 5% 64% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- O HOU R. Staub J. Koosman 4% 68% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 2 1-- R HOU B. Aspromonte J. Koosman -17% 51% Double to LF; Staub Scores
t4 1-1 2 -2- O HOU J. Bateman J. Koosman 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- O NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster -3% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 1-1 1 --- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Lemaster -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O HOU I. Murrell J. Koosman 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- O HOU H. Torres J. Koosman 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 1-1 2 --- O HOU D. Lemaster J. Koosman 1% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- O NYM J. Koosman D. Lemaster -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster -2% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b5 1-1 2 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Koosman 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t6 1-1 1 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Koosman 2% 55% Strikeout
t6 1-1 2 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Koosman 1% 57% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda D. Lemaster 4% 57% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
b6 1-1 1 1-- R NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster 25% 82% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Charles to 3B/Adv on E9; Swoboda Scores/No RBI/unER
b6 2-1 1 --3 R NYM G. Goossen D. Lemaster 6% 88% Single to RF; Charles Scores/unER
b6 3-1 1 1-- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster -1% 86% Foul Flyball: C
b6 3-1 2 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Lemaster -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 3 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t7 1-3 0 --- HOU R. Staub J. Koosman -9% 77% Double to LF
t7 1-3 0 -2- O HOU B. Aspromonte J. Koosman 6% 83% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-3 1 -2- O HOU J. Bateman J. Koosman 5% 87% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-3 2 -2- O HOU I. Murrell J. Koosman 4% 91% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 9-1-2
b7 3-1 0 --- O NYM J. Koosman D. Lemaster -1% 90% Strikeout
b7 3-1 1 --- O NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster -0% 90% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-1 2 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -0% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
Tommie Agee replaces Don Bosch playing CF batting 1st
t8 1-3 0 --- O HOU H. Torres J. Koosman 3% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
Julio Gotay pinch hits for Denny Lemaster (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 1 --- O HOU J. Gotay J. Koosman 2% 94% Strikeout
t8 1-3 2 --- O HOU R. Davis J. Koosman 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' John Buzhardt facing 3-4-5
John Buzhardt replaces Julio Gotay (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 0 --- O NYM C. Jones J. Buzhardt -0% 95% Popfly: 1B
b8 3-1 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda J. Buzhardt 0% 95% Walk
b8 3-1 1 1-- O NYM E. Charles J. Buzhardt -0% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 3-1 2 1-- O NYM G. Goossen J. Buzhardt -0% 95% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
Ed Kranepool replaces Greg Goossen playing 1B batting 6th
t9 1-3 0 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Koosman 3% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 1-3 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Koosman 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-3 2 --- O HOU R. Staub J. Koosman 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 3.

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