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Standings
WSA
@BOS
4
6
CAL
@CHW
4
2
NYY
@CLE
2
2
 
(8)
BAL
@DET
10
8
CHC
@LAD
5
3
CIN
@NYM
3
0
STL
@PIT
1
0
HOU
@SFG
3
7
Wednesday, May 15, 1968, 8:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 15,528, Time of Game: 2:16
Reds
3
15-16
 Won 1 
4th, 5½ GB
at Mets
0
13-17
 Lost 1 
9th, 7 GB
W: George Culver (2-2)
L: Jerry Koosman (5-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  2  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3 13  0
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .366 .413 .534 .947 -0.060 0.57 0.001 -0.061 -0.7 0 1
Alex Johnson LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .320 .349 .393 .742 -0.009 0.50 0.032 -0.041 -0.5 1 0
Tony Perez 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .280 .333 .440 .773 -0.031 0.62 0.016 -0.048 -0.4 0 3 2B
Lee May 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .288 .342 .450 .792 -0.056 0.59 0.009 -0.065 -0.6 13 1 GDP
Johnny Bench C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .243 .279 .388 .668 0.016 0.58 0.041 -0.025 -0.1 4 2
Vada Pinson CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .250 .290 .358 .648 0.103 0.74 0.118 -0.015 1.4 2 0 2B
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .279 .296 .361 .657 0.094 0.83 0.101 -0.007 0.7 1 6
Leo Cardenas SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .193 .231 .228 .459 0.070 0.73 0.086 -0.016 0.8 3 4
George Culver P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .059 .059 .118 .176 -0.059 0.60 0.000 -0.059 -1.1 3 1
Team Totals 36 3 13 3 2 8 38 .361 .395 .417 .811 0.068 0.64 0.404 -0.337 -0.4 27 18
2B: T Perez (3, off J Koosman); V Pinson (6, off D Frisella).
TB: V Pinson 3; T Helms 3; L Cardenas 2; T Perez 2; A Johnson 2; L May; P Rose; J Bench.
GIDP: L May (6).
RBI: V Pinson (13); T Helms (10); L Cardenas (5).
2-out RBI: V Pinson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Helms-L Cardenas-L May; T Perez-T Helms-L May.
Outfield Assists: P Rose (J Grote at home plate).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bud Harrelson SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .202 .227 .245 .471 0.103 1.19 0.138 -0.035 0.6 2 8
Ken Boswell 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .275 .368 .643 -0.234 1.59 0.000 -0.234 -1.6 4 2 GDP
Art Shamsky LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .293 .390 .682 -0.094 1.11 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 0 1
Ron Swoboda RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .364 .513 .878 0.015 0.86 0.067 -0.051 -0.1 1 0
Jerry Grote C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .354 .421 .448 .868 -0.024 1.36 0.043 -0.067 -0.0 9 0
Greg Goossen 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .297 .366 .405 .771 -0.121 1.64 0.000 -0.121 -0.8 8 3 GDP
Jerry Buchek 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .265 .324 .265 .589 -0.013 1.01 0.042 -0.055 -0.1 1 2
Tommie Agee CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .116 .150 .158 .308 -0.070 1.15 0.000 -0.070 -0.5 1 2
Jerry Koosman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .053 .000 .053 -0.024 1.03 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 1 1
   Ed Kranepool PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .224 .246 .254 .500 0.060 1.28 0.060 0.000 0.4
   Don Bosch PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Danny Frisella P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   J.C. Martin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.031 1.21 0.000 -0.031 -0.3
   Cal Koonce 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 31 0 7 0 0 3 31 .226 .226 .226 .452 -0.433 1.22 0.350 -0.782 -3.4 27 19
TB: B Harrelson 2; E Kranepool; T Agee; J Buchek; J Grote; R Swoboda.
GIDP: G Goossen (2); K Boswell (3).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Buchek-K Boswell-G Goossen.
Outfield Assists: T Agee (T Helms at 2nd base); T Agee (P Rose at 2nd base); A Shamsky (A Johnson at home plate).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Culver, W (2-2) 9 7 0 0 0 3 0 2.04 31 76 0.432 1.22 3.4
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 31 76 0.432 1.22 3.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (5-2) 6 9 2 2 1 6 0 1.65 24 51 -0.049 0.74 0.3
Danny Frisella 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 2.35 10 0 0 -0.023 0.61 -0.2
Cal Koonce 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.004 0.06 0.4
Team Totals 9 13 3 3 2 8 0 3.00 38 51 0 0 -0.068 0.64 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 15,528.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         New York Mets
1 Pete Rose RF 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Alex Johnson LF 2 Ken Boswell 2B
3 Tony Perez 3B 3 Art Shamsky LF
4 Lee May 1B 4 Ron Swoboda RF
5 Johnny Bench C 5 Jerry Grote C
6 Vada Pinson CF 6 Greg Goossen 1B
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Jerry Buchek 3B
8 Leo Cardenas SS 8 Tommie Agee CF
9 George Culver 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 0-2 0 12- OO NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 17% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Bosch to 3B
b6 0-2 0 1-- NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver -10% 63% Single to RF; Bosch to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- RO CIN T. Helms J. Koosman 7% 68% Single to CF; Pinson to 3B; Bench Scores; Helms out at 2B/CF-1B-2B
b7 0-2 1 1-- OO NYM G. Goossen G. Culver 7% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 0-2 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver -7% 77% Single to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Koosman -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- CIN A. Johnson J. Koosman 2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN T. Perez J. Koosman -3% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN L. May J. Koosman -2% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver -4% 42% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 3% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 1% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B; Boswell to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver 3% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Bench J. Koosman 4% 54% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- CIN V. Pinson J. Koosman 6% 60% Single/Bunt; Bench to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- RO CIN T. Helms J. Koosman 7% 68% Single to CF; Pinson to 3B; Bench Scores; Helms out at 2B/CF-1B-2B
t2 1-0 1 --3 R CIN L. Cardenas J. Koosman 6% 74% Single to RF; Pinson Scores
t2 2-0 1 1-- O CIN G. Culver J. Koosman -2% 72% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 1-- O CIN P. Rose J. Koosman -1% 71% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' George Culver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- NYM J. Grote G. Culver -4% 66% Single to RF
b2 0-2 0 1-- O NYM G. Goossen G. Culver 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B; Grote to 2B
b2 0-2 1 -2- O NYM J. Buchek G. Culver 4% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 2 -2- O NYM T. Agee G. Culver 3% 75% Single to RF; Grote out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O CIN A. Johnson J. Koosman -1% 74% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- CIN T. Perez J. Koosman 2% 75% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO CIN L. May J. Koosman -3% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' George Culver facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O NYM J. Koosman G. Culver 2% 75% Lineout: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-P
b3 0-2 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 1% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Koosman -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson J. Koosman -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 2 --- CIN T. Helms J. Koosman 1% 75% Single to RF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O CIN L. Cardenas J. Koosman -1% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' George Culver facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 3% 77% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O NYM J. Grote G. Culver 1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O CIN G. Culver J. Koosman -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 1 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Koosman -1% 77% Single to CF; Rose out at 2B/CF-SS
t5 2-0 2 --- CIN A. Johnson J. Koosman 1% 78% Single to CF
t5 2-0 2 1-- O CIN T. Perez J. Koosman -1% 76% Double to LF; Johnson out at Hm/LF-SS-C
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' George Culver facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O NYM G. Goossen G. Culver 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O NYM J. Buchek G. Culver 2% 81% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 2 --- O NYM T. Agee G. Culver 1% 82% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- O CIN L. May J. Koosman -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Koosman -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-0 2 --- O CIN V. Pinson J. Koosman -1% 79% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' George Culver facing 9-1-2
Ed Kranepool pinch hits for Jerry Koosman (P) batting 9th
b6 0-2 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool G. Culver -6% 73% Single to LF
Don Bosch pinch runs for Ed Kranepool (PH) batting 9th
b6 0-2 0 1-- NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver -10% 63% Single to RF; Bosch to 2B
b6 0-2 0 12- OO NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 17% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Bosch to 3B
b6 0-2 2 --3 O NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 5% 86% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 7-8-9
Danny Frisella replaces Don Bosch (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-0 0 --- CIN T. Helms D. Frisella 2% 87% Single to RF
t7 2-0 0 1-- CIN L. Cardenas D. Frisella 3% 90% Single to RF; Helms to 2B
t7 2-0 0 12- O CIN G. Culver D. Frisella -3% 87% Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; Cardenas to 2B
t7 2-0 1 12- O CIN P. Rose D. Frisella -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cardenas to 3B
t7 2-0 2 1-3 O CIN A. Johnson D. Frisella -3% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' George Culver facing 4-5-6
b7 0-2 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver -7% 77% Single to LF
b7 0-2 0 1-- O NYM J. Grote G. Culver 6% 82% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 0-2 1 1-- OO NYM G. Goossen G. Culver 7% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 0.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Danny Frisella facing 3-4-5
t8 2-0 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Frisella -1% 89% Strikeout
t8 2-0 1 --- CIN L. May D. Frisella 1% 90% Single to LF
t8 2-0 1 1-- O CIN J. Bench D. Frisella -0% 89% Groundout: SS-1B; May to 3B
t8 2-0 2 --3 R CIN V. Pinson D. Frisella 5% 95% Double to RF; May Scores
t8 3-0 2 -2- O CIN T. Helms D. Frisella -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' George Culver facing 7-8-9
b8 0-3 0 --- NYM J. Buchek G. Culver -4% 90% Single to LF
b8 0-3 0 1-- O NYM T. Agee G. Culver 3% 93% Groundout: C-1B; Buchek to 2B
J.C. Martin pinch hits for Danny Frisella (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 1 -2- O NYM J. Martin G. Culver 3% 96% Popfly: P
b8 0-3 2 -2- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver 2% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Mets 0.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 8-9-1
Cal Koonce replaces J.C. Martin (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- O CIN L. Cardenas C. Koonce -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-0 1 --- O CIN G. Culver C. Koonce -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-0 2 --- CIN P. Rose C. Koonce 0% 97% Walk
t9 3-0 2 1-- O CIN A. Johnson C. Koonce -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' George Culver facing 2-3-4
b9 0-3 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-3 1 --- O NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 1% 100% Strikeout
b9 0-3 2 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Mets 0.

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