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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
10
11
WSA
@CLE
4
1
OAK
@MIN
3
4
CHC
@LAD
1
0
CIN
@NYM
1
2
STL
@PIT
0
3
HOU
@SFG
1
3
Thursday, May 16, 1968, 2:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 5,814, Time of Game: 2:13
Reds
1
15-17
 Lost 1 
6th, 5½ GB
at Mets
2
14-17
 Won 1 
8th, 6 GB
W: Tom Seaver (2-3)
L: Gerry Arrigo (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  6  0
Mets            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  8  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .366 .415 .537 .952 -0.014 1.70 0.112 -0.125 0.1 3 0 2B
Alex Johnson LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .338 .381 .719 -0.160 1.72 0.019 -0.179 -0.9 0 1 SB
Tony Perez 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .279 .331 .434 .765 0.051 1.52 0.147 -0.096 0.1 0 2
Lee May 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .281 .339 .439 .777 -0.058 1.16 0.027 -0.085 -0.5 7 0
Vada Pinson CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .296 .363 .659 0.011 1.14 0.068 -0.057 -0.1 3 0
Johnny Bench C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .270 .374 .643 -0.183 1.85 0.000 -0.183 -0.8 9 1
Tommy Helms 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .280 .297 .360 .657 0.041 1.02 0.071 -0.029 0.2 2 1
Leo Cardenas SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .198 .236 .233 .469 0.016 1.54 0.047 -0.031 0.1 2 2 SH
Gerry Arrigo P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .067 .125 .200 .325 -0.112 2.04 0.000 -0.112 -0.6 0 1 SH
Team Totals 29 1 6 1 2 4 33 .207 .258 .241 .499 -0.408 1.53 0.491 -0.897 -2.4 26 8
2B: P Rose (9, off T Seaver).
SH: G Arrigo (1, off T Seaver); L Cardenas (2, off T Seaver).
TB: P Rose 2; V Pinson 2; T Perez; L Cardenas; T Helms.
RBI: T Perez (23).
2-out RBI: T Perez.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: A Johnson (C Jones at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Johnson (6, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Grote).

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 1 0 0 0 4 .204 .228 .245 .473 -0.081 1.01 0.038 -0.119 -0.6 5 5 CS
Ken Boswell 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .232 .264 .354 .618 -0.081 0.87 0.000 -0.081 -0.5 4 1
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .209 .236 .337 .573 -0.069 0.74 0.000 -0.069 -0.5 1 1
Ron Swoboda RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .361 .513 .874 -0.045 1.05 0.038 -0.083 -0.3 2 1 2B
Jerry Grote C 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .354 .423 .444 .868 -0.030 1.13 0.019 -0.049 -0.0 4 0 IW
Greg Goossen 1B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .308 .400 .436 .836 0.006 1.22 0.068 -0.062 0.1 8 1 2B
   Don Bosch PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jerry Buchek 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .289 .341 .289 .631 0.105 1.59 0.175 -0.070 0.6 0 3
Tommie Agee CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .121 .154 .162 .315 0.333 1.75 0.403 -0.069 0.4 2 0
Tom Seaver P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .087 .125 .087 .212 -0.047 0.67 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 1 4
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 3 9 35 .250 .314 .313 .627 0.091 1.12 0.741 -0.649 -1.0 27 16
2B: G Goossen (5, off G Arrigo); R Swoboda (2, off G Arrigo).
IBB: J Grote (6, by G Arrigo).
TB: G Goossen 2; R Swoboda 2; J Buchek 2; T Agee; B Harrelson; C Jones; J Grote.
RBI: J Buchek (3); T Agee (3).
2-out RBI: T Agee; J Buchek.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: G Goossen (3).
Outfield Assists: C Jones (T Perez at 2nd base); R Swoboda (V Pinson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: B Harrelson (2, 2nd base by G Arrigo/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gerry Arrigo, L (3-2) 8.2 8 2 2 3 9 0 1.42 35 66 -0.092 1.12 1.1
Team Totals 8.2 8 2 2 3 9 0 2.08 35 66 -0.092 1.12 1.1

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (2-3) 9 6 1 1 2 4 0 1.72 33 73 0.408 1.53 2.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 4 0 1.00 33 73 0.408 1.53 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: G Arrigo (2; J Grote).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Mel Steiner.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 5,814.
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 Cleon Jones LF
4 Lee May 1B 4 Ron Swoboda RF
5 Vada Pinson CF 5 Jerry Grote C
6 Johnny Bench C 6 Greg Goossen 1B
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Jerry Buchek 3B
8 Leo Cardenas SS 8 Tommie Agee CF
9 Gerry Arrigo P 9 Tom Seaver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-1 2 12- R NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo 40% 100% Single to RF; Buchek to 2B; Bosch Scores
t6 0-1 2 -2- RO CIN T. Perez T. Seaver -15% 57% Single to LF; Johnson Scores; Perez out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- R NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo 13% 66% Single to RF; Goossen Scores; Buchek to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 1-1 2 1-3 O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver 12% 61% Flyball: RF
t8 1-1 2 --3 O CIN P. Rose T. Seaver 8% 59% Groundout: 1B-P

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' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose T. Seaver -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 0% 46% E3 on Foul Ball
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 3% 50% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- CIN T. Perez T. Seaver -2% 48% Johnson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 3% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CIN L. May T. Seaver 3% 54% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM K. Boswell G. Arrigo -6% 52% Harrelson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell G. Arrigo -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN T. Helms T. Seaver 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo -1% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo 2% 53% Double to CF
b2 0-0 2 -2- R NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo 13% 66% Single to RF; Goossen Scores; Buchek to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 1-0 2 -2- O NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo -3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver -5% 59% Single to LF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O CIN G. Arrigo T. Seaver 2% 61% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Cardenas to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O CIN P. Rose T. Seaver 4% 65% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 -2- O CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 4% 69% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver G. Arrigo -2% 67% Popfly: 2B
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -1% 66% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell G. Arrigo -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 3% 68% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 --- O CIN L. May T. Seaver 2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver 1% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo -2% 69% Popfly: SS
b4 1-0 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo 1% 69% Single to RF
b4 1-0 2 1-- NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo 2% 71% Walk; Grote to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo -4% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver 3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O CIN T. Helms T. Seaver 2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver 1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo -2% 71% Strikeout
b5 1-0 1 --- O NYM T. Seaver G. Arrigo -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-0 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -1% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O CIN G. Arrigo T. Seaver 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-1 1 --- CIN P. Rose T. Seaver -7% 66% Double to LF
t6 0-1 1 -2- O CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 6% 71% Fielder's Choice 2B; Rose out at 3B/2B-3B-SS; Johnson to 2B
t6 0-1 2 -2- RO CIN T. Perez T. Seaver -15% 57% Single to LF; Johnson Scores; Perez out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell G. Arrigo -3% 54% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 --- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-1 2 --- NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo 4% 55% Double to LF
b6 1-1 2 -2- NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo 1% 56% Intentional Walk
b6 1-1 2 12- O NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo -6% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- O CIN L. May T. Seaver 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 1-1 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver 2% 56% Single to RF; Pinson out at 2B/RF-SS
t7 1-1 2 --- O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver 2% 58% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- O NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b7 1-1 1 --- O NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-1 2 --- O NYM T. Seaver G. Arrigo -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
t8 1-1 0 --- CIN T. Helms T. Seaver -7% 43% Single to LF
t8 1-1 0 1-- O CIN L. Cardenas T. Seaver 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Helms to 2B
t8 1-1 1 -2- O CIN G. Arrigo T. Seaver 6% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Helms to 3B
t8 1-1 2 --3 O CIN P. Rose T. Seaver 8% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 1-2-3
b8 1-1 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -4% 55% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell G. Arrigo -3% 52% Popfly: 1B
b8 1-1 2 --- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo -2% 50% Single to LF; Jones out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
t9 1-1 0 --- O CIN A. Johnson T. Seaver 5% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t9 1-1 1 --- O CIN T. Perez T. Seaver 4% 59% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-1 2 --- CIN L. May T. Seaver -3% 56% Walk
t9 1-1 2 1-- CIN V. Pinson T. Seaver -7% 49% Single to RF; May to 3B
t9 1-1 2 1-3 O CIN J. Bench T. Seaver 12% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 4-5-6
b9 1-1 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-1 1 --- O NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo -4% 53% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-1 2 --- NYM G. Goossen G. Arrigo 3% 55% Walk
Don Bosch pinch runs for Greg Goossen (1B) batting 6th
b9 1-1 2 1-- NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo 4% 60% Single to LF; Bosch to 2B
b9 1-1 2 12- R NYM T. Agee G. Arrigo 40% 100% Single to RF; Buchek to 2B; Bosch Scores
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Mets 2.

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