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Standings
OAK
@BOS
3
2
NYY
@CHW
1
5
NYY
@CHW
4
1
MIN
@CLE
1
2
CAL
@DET
2
5
BAL
@WSA
8
0
ATL
@HOU
2
0
CIN
@LAD
3
2
 
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CHC
@NYM
3
2
CHC
@NYM
1
0
PIT
@PHI
5
2
STL
@SFG
4
8
Sunday, May 5, 1968, 1:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:23
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cubs
3
10-12
 Won 1 
5th, 4 GB
at Mets
2
9-11
 Lost 1 
9th, 5 GB
L: Jerry Koosman (4-1)
S: Phil Regan (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  8  0
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  6  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .358 .892 -0.057 0.61 0.000 -0.057 -0.6 1 3
Lou Johnson RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .325 .840 0.073 0.47 0.095 -0.022 1.1 0 0 HR,2B
Billy Williams LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 .322 .907 0.136 0.50 0.146 -0.010 1.1 2 0 3B
Ron Santo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .778 -0.082 0.65 0.000 -0.082 -1.0 2 2
Ernie Banks 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 .298 .862 0.062 0.59 0.088 -0.026 0.6 9 1 2B
Randy Hundley C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .203 .561 -0.080 0.73 0.000 -0.080 -1.0 6 0
Jose Arcia 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 .231 .538 0.124 0.60 0.139 -0.015 0.9 4 1 2B
Adolfo Phillips CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .741 -0.060 0.62 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 2 0
Fergie Jenkins P 4 0 0 0 0 2 .063 .313 -0.052 0.51 0.000 -0.052 -0.7 1 2
   Chuck Hartenstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Phil Regan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 1 6 .229 .707 0.064 0.59 0.468 -0.404 -0.4 27 9
2B: E Banks (8, off J Koosman); L Johnson (9, off J Koosman); J Arcia (1, off J Koosman).
3B: B Williams (3, off J Koosman).
HR: L Johnson (1, off J Koosman; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: L Johnson 6; B Williams 4; J Arcia 3; E Banks 3.
RBI: L Johnson (7); B Williams (17); J Arcia (2).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kessinger-J Arcia-E Banks.

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bud Harrelson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .155 .376 -0.058 0.61 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 2
Ken Boswell 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .203 .573 -0.050 0.85 0.021 -0.071 -0.3 0 3
Art Shamsky LF 4 0 3 0 0 1 .286 .701 0.146 0.72 0.155 -0.009 1.2 4 0 2B
   Don Bosch PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ron Swoboda RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .263 .896 0.025 1.77 0.137 -0.112 0.6 1 0 GDP
Ed Kranepool 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .553 -0.089 1.57 0.000 -0.089 -0.6 11 0
   Cleon Jones PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .685 -0.105 4.64 0.000 -0.105 0.1
Jerry Grote C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .795 -0.155 1.54 0.000 -0.155 -0.8 7 0
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .215 .692 -0.023 0.78 0.024 -0.047 -0.1 0 4
Tommie Agee CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .263 -0.079 1.14 0.000 -0.079 -0.6 2 0
Jerry Koosman P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .063 -0.034 0.75 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 1 0
   J.C. Martin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 -0.015 0.58 0.000 -0.015 -0.2
   Don Shaw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 1 6 .188 .431 -0.437 1.19 0.337 -0.774 -1.4 27 9
2B: A Shamsky (4, off F Jenkins).
TB: A Shamsky 4; R Swoboda 2; E Charles.
GIDP: R Swoboda (3).
RBI: C Jones (5); R Swoboda (18).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, W (4-1) 8.1 5 2 2 1 5 0 2.91 30 69 0.345 0.97 2.3
Chuck Hartenstein 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.59 1 2 1 -0.092 2.49 -1.0
Ramon Hernandez, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1 2 1 0.105 4.64 -0.1
Phil Regan, S (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.40 1 1 0 0.079 3.05 0.2
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 6 0 2.00 33 69 5 2 0.437 1.19 1.4
C Hartenstein faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (4-1) 8 8 3 3 1 4 1 1.48 33 57 -0.069 0.64 0.0
Don Shaw 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 6 1 3.00 36 57 0 0 -0.065 0.59 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - Doug Harvey.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         New York Mets
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Lou Johnson RF 2 Ken Boswell 2B
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Art Shamsky LF
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Ron Swoboda RF
5 Ernie Banks 1B 5 Ed Kranepool 1B
6 Randy Hundley C 6 Jerry Grote C
7 Jose Arcia 2B 7 Ed Charles 3B
8 Adolfo Phillips CF 8 Tommie Agee CF
9 Fergie Jenkins P 9 Jerry Koosman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 1 -2- R CHC B. Williams J. Koosman 13% 79% Triple to LF; Johnson Scores
t2 0-0 1 -2- R CHC J. Arcia J. Koosman 12% 65% Double to CF; Banks Scores
b9 1-3 1 1-3 RO NYM C. Jones R. Hernandez 10% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bosch Scores
b9 0-3 1 1-3 R NYM R. Swoboda C. Hartenstein -9% 82% Single to CF; Bosch to 3B; Boswell Scores
b9 2-3 2 1-- O NYM J. Grote P. Regan 8% 100% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC L. Johnson J. Koosman -1% 47% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Williams J. Koosman 1% 48% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -2% 46% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson F. Jenkins 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell F. Jenkins 1% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky F. Jenkins 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC E. Banks J. Koosman 7% 57% Double to LF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O CHC R. Hundley J. Koosman -5% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 -2- R CHC J. Arcia J. Koosman 12% 65% Double to CF; Banks Scores
t2 1-0 1 -2- O CHC A. Phillips J. Koosman -3% 62% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 -2- O CHC F. Jenkins J. Koosman -3% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda F. Jenkins -4% 54% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool F. Jenkins 2% 56% Groundout: P-1B; Swoboda to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O NYM J. Grote F. Jenkins 4% 60% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O NYM E. Charles F. Jenkins 4% 64% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Swoboda out at 3B/3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- CHC L. Johnson J. Koosman 4% 66% Double to LF
t3 1-0 1 -2- R CHC B. Williams J. Koosman 13% 79% Triple to LF; Johnson Scores
t3 2-0 1 --3 O CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -5% 75% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 2 --3 O CHC E. Banks J. Koosman -3% 72% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O NYM T. Agee F. Jenkins 2% 75% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-2 1 --- O NYM J. Koosman F. Jenkins 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson F. Jenkins 1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley J. Koosman -1% 76% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- CHC J. Arcia J. Koosman 2% 77% Single to 1B/Bunt
t4 2-0 1 1-- O CHC A. Phillips J. Koosman -2% 75% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O CHC F. Jenkins J. Koosman -1% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell F. Jenkins 3% 77% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 --- NYM A. Shamsky F. Jenkins -3% 73% Single to RF
b4 0-2 1 1-- OO NYM R. Swoboda F. Jenkins 6% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O CHC L. Johnson J. Koosman -1% 77% Foul Flyball: C
t5 2-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams J. Koosman -1% 76% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool F. Jenkins 3% 79% Lineout: 1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O NYM J. Grote F. Jenkins 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O NYM E. Charles F. Jenkins 1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- CHC E. Banks J. Koosman 1% 82% Walk
t6 2-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley J. Koosman -2% 81% Flyball: LF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O CHC J. Arcia J. Koosman -1% 79% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- O NYM T. Agee F. Jenkins 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O NYM J. Koosman F. Jenkins 2% 84% Strikeout
b6 0-2 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson F. Jenkins 1% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
t7 2-0 0 --- O CHC A. Phillips J. Koosman -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O CHC F. Jenkins J. Koosman -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger J. Koosman -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
b7 0-2 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell F. Jenkins 3% 86% Lineout: LF
b7 0-2 1 --- NYM A. Shamsky F. Jenkins -6% 80% Double to RF
b7 0-2 1 -2- O NYM R. Swoboda F. Jenkins 5% 85% Popfly: SS
b7 0-2 2 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool F. Jenkins 4% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
t8 2-0 0 --- R CHC L. Johnson J. Koosman 5% 95% Home Run
t8 3-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams J. Koosman -0% 95% Strikeout
t8 3-0 1 --- O CHC R. Santo J. Koosman -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-0 2 --- CHC E. Banks J. Koosman 0% 95% Single to LF
t8 3-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Hundley J. Koosman -0% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 6-7-8
b8 0-3 0 --- O NYM J. Grote F. Jenkins 2% 96% Flyball: CF
b8 0-3 1 --- NYM E. Charles F. Jenkins -2% 94% Single to CF
b8 0-3 1 1-- O NYM T. Agee F. Jenkins 2% 96% Foul Flyball: 2B
J.C. Martin pinch hits for Jerry Koosman (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 2 1-- O NYM J. Martin F. Jenkins 2% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 0.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Mets' Don Shaw facing 7-8-9
Don Shaw replaces J.C. Martin (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- O CHC J. Arcia D. Shaw -0% 97% Strikeout
t9 3-0 1 --- O CHC A. Phillips D. Shaw -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-0 2 --- O CHC F. Jenkins D. Shaw -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b9 0-3 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson F. Jenkins 2% 99% Popfly: 3B
b9 0-3 1 --- NYM K. Boswell F. Jenkins -2% 97% Walk
b9 0-3 1 1-- NYM A. Shamsky F. Jenkins -6% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Boswell to 3B
Chuck Hartenstein replaces Fergie Jenkins pitching and batting 9th
Don Bosch pinch runs for Art Shamsky (LF) batting 3rd
b9 0-3 1 1-3 R NYM R. Swoboda C. Hartenstein -9% 82% Single to CF; Bosch to 3B; Boswell Scores
Ramon Hernandez replaces Chuck Hartenstein pitching and batting 9th
Cleon Jones pinch hits for Ed Kranepool (1B) batting 5th
b9 1-3 1 1-3 RO NYM C. Jones R. Hernandez 10% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bosch Scores
Phil Regan replaces Ramon Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-3 2 1-- O NYM J. Grote P. Regan 8% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Mets 2.

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