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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
0
4
OAK
@CHW
2
4
BAL
@CLE
0
1
 
(10)
WSA
@DET
8
4
HOU
@LAD
0
1
ATL
@NYM
2
5
STL
@PHI
2
3
CIN
@PIT
8
3
CHC
@SFG
10
7
Saturday, May 18, 1968, 2:15PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 12,323, Time of Game: 2:40
Braves
2
18-16
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Mets
5
15-18
 Won 1 
9th, 5 GB
W: Dick Selma (3-0)
L: Ken Johnson (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  7  0
Mets            1  0  0   1  0  2   1  0  X    5 10  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .256 .306 .301 .606 0.040 1.03 0.099 -0.059 1.4 2 2
Sonny Jackson SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .219 .269 .260 .530 -0.100 1.06 0.000 -0.100 -0.7 1 3
Hank Aaron RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .285 .390 .562 .951 0.025 0.69 0.066 -0.041 0.1 3 0 2B
   Mike Lum RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .268 .289 .558 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tito Francona LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .333 .441 .474 .915 -0.071 1.03 0.021 -0.092 -0.4 1 0
Felipe Alou CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .363 .500 .863 -0.048 1.03 0.033 -0.081 -0.5 2 0
Tommie Aaron 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .305 .397 .424 .821 -0.025 0.79 0.050 -0.076 -0.0 7 0 GDP
Clete Boyer 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .197 .241 .292 .533 0.097 0.99 0.146 -0.049 0.7 1 1 3B
Bob Tillman C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .156 .216 .278 .494 -0.108 1.11 0.025 -0.133 -0.9 7 1 GDP
Ken Johnson P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.093 1.43 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 0 1
   Tony Cloninger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sandy Valdespino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .349 .324 .674 -0.019 1.29 0.000 -0.019 -0.2
   Cecil Upshaw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Deron Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .119 .192 .209 .401 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 4 7 36 .219 .306 .313 .618 -0.304 0.98 0.440 -0.745 -1.4 24 9
2B: H Aaron (7, off D Selma).
3B: C Boyer (1, off D Selma).
TB: C Boyer 4; F Millan 2; H Aaron 2; F Alou; B Tillman.
GIDP: T Aaron (3); B Tillman (4).
RBI: F Millan 2 (7).
2-out RBI: F Millan 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.

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 1 1 0 0 0 4 .194 .223 .231 .455 -0.033 0.42 0.004 -0.037 -0.3 3 2
Cleon Jones CF 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .228 .260 .391 .652 0.129 0.40 0.137 -0.008 2.2 0 0 HR,2B
Art Shamsky LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .279 .315 .465 .780 0.154 0.59 0.159 -0.006 1.9 2 0 3B,2B
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .254 .343 .476 .819 0.023 0.91 0.029 -0.006 0.2 1 0
J.C. Martin C 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .200 .308 .200 .508 0.052 0.64 0.070 -0.018 0.2 7 0 SF
Greg Goossen 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .345 .367 .713 -0.039 0.41 0.001 -0.040 -0.6 8 1
Jerry Buchek 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .294 .250 .544 -0.035 0.35 0.000 -0.035 -0.8 1 3
Al Weis 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .125 .208 .146 .353 -0.025 0.47 0.019 -0.044 -0.4 4 3 CS
Dick Selma P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .308 .308 .385 .692 -0.029 0.41 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 1 1
Team Totals 32 5 10 5 1 6 34 .312 .324 .531 .855 0.197 0.52 0.419 -0.223 2.0 27 10
2B: A Shamsky (6, off K Johnson); C Jones (6, off C Upshaw).
3B: A Shamsky (2, off K Johnson).
HR: C Jones (3, off K Johnson, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: J Martin (1, off T Cloninger).
TB: C Jones 7; A Shamsky 6; J Martin; B Harrelson; A Weis; G Goossen.
RBI: J Martin 2 (2); C Jones 2 (7); R Swoboda (26).
2-out RBI: C Jones.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Harrelson-A Weis-G Goossen 2.
Baserunning
CS: A Weis (1, 2nd base by K Johnson/B Tillman).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Johnson, L (2-3) 5 7 4 4 0 2 1 2.50 21 39 -0.160 0.72 -2.0
Tony Cloninger 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.60 4 1 1 0.001 0.20 0.3
Cecil Upshaw 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 3.38 9 0 0 -0.035 0.14 -0.2
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 1 6 1 5.62 34 39 1 1 -0.194 0.52 -2.0
K Johnson faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Selma, W (3-0) 9 7 2 2 4 7 0 1.13 36 68 0.305 0.98 1.4
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 7 0 2.00 36 68 0.305 0.98 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: K Johnson (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 12,323.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         New York Mets
1 Felix Millan 2B 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Sonny Jackson SS 2 Cleon Jones CF
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Art Shamsky LF
4 Tito Francona LF 4 Ron Swoboda RF
5 Felipe Alou CF 5 J.C. Martin C
6 Tommie Aaron 1B 6 Greg Goossen 1B
7 Clete Boyer 3B 7 Jerry Buchek 3B
8 Bob Tillman C 8 Al Weis 2B
9 Ken Johnson P 9 Dick Selma P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-2 0 --- ATL C. Boyer D. Selma -11% 68% Triple to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYM A. Shamsky K. Johnson 7% 62% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
t5 0-2 1 --3 O ATL K. Johnson D. Selma 7% 81% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-4 2 -23 RR ATL F. Millan D. Selma -7% 88% Single to RF; Tillman Scores; Aaron Scores
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO ATL T. Aaron D. Selma 6% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL F. Millan D. Selma 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL S. Jackson D. Selma 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- ATL H. Aaron D. Selma -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O ATL T. Francona D. Selma 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson K. Johnson -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- NYM C. Jones K. Johnson 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYM A. Shamsky K. Johnson 7% 62% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO NYM R. Swoboda K. Johnson 2% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Jones Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O NYM J. Martin K. Johnson -2% 63% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O ATL F. Alou D. Selma 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- ATL T. Aaron D. Selma -3% 62% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- O ATL C. Boyer D. Selma 3% 65% Popfly: SS
t2 0-1 2 1-- O ATL B. Tillman D. Selma 2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O NYM G. Goossen K. Johnson -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O NYM J. Buchek K. Johnson -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O NYM A. Weis K. Johnson -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O ATL K. Johnson D. Selma 2% 66% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- ATL F. Millan D. Selma -3% 63% Single to RF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O ATL S. Jackson D. Selma 3% 66% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 1-- O ATL H. Aaron D. Selma 2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYM D. Selma K. Johnson -2% 67% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson K. Johnson -1% 66% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones K. Johnson -1% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O ATL T. Francona D. Selma 3% 68% Lineout: LF
t4 0-1 1 --- ATL F. Alou D. Selma -3% 64% Single to CF
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO ATL T. Aaron D. Selma 6% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- NYM A. Shamsky K. Johnson 6% 77% Double to LF
b4 1-0 0 -2- O NYM R. Swoboda K. Johnson -0% 76% Flyball: RF; Shamsky to 3B
b4 1-0 1 --3 R NYM J. Martin K. Johnson 6% 82% Single to CF; Shamsky Scores
b4 2-0 1 1-- NYM G. Goossen K. Johnson 1% 83% Wild Pitch; Martin to 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- O NYM G. Goossen K. Johnson -2% 81% Flyball: LF
b4 2-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Buchek K. Johnson -2% 79% Lineout: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- ATL C. Boyer D. Selma -11% 68% Triple to RF
t5 0-2 0 --3 O ATL B. Tillman D. Selma 6% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 1 --3 O ATL K. Johnson D. Selma 7% 81% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 2 --3 O ATL F. Millan D. Selma 4% 84% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- NYM A. Weis K. Johnson 2% 86% Single to RF
b5 2-0 0 1-- O NYM D. Selma K. Johnson -3% 83% Weis Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 2-0 1 --- O NYM D. Selma K. Johnson -1% 83% Foul Flyball: C
b5 2-0 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson K. Johnson -1% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 2-3-4
t6 0-2 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson D. Selma 3% 85% Popfly: SS
t6 0-2 1 --- ATL H. Aaron D. Selma -5% 79% Double to LF
t6 0-2 1 -2- O ATL T. Francona D. Selma 4% 84% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 -2- O ATL F. Alou D. Selma 4% 87% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 2-3-4
b6 2-0 0 --- R NYM C. Jones K. Johnson 6% 93% Home Run
b6 3-0 0 --- NYM A. Shamsky K. Johnson 3% 96% Triple to RF
Tony Cloninger replaces Ken Johnson pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 0 --3 NYM R. Swoboda T. Cloninger 1% 97% Walk
b6 3-0 0 1-3 RO NYM J. Martin T. Cloninger 0% 97% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Shamsky Scores
b6 4-0 1 1-- O NYM G. Goossen T. Cloninger -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-0 2 1-- O NYM J. Buchek T. Cloninger -0% 96% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 4.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 6-7-8
t7 0-4 0 --- ATL T. Aaron D. Selma -2% 94% Walk
t7 0-4 0 1-- O ATL C. Boyer D. Selma 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-4 1 1-- ATL B. Tillman D. Selma -2% 93% Single to LF; Aaron to 2B
Sandy Valdespino pinch hits for Tony Cloninger (P) batting 9th
t7 0-4 1 12- O ATL S. Valdespino D. Selma 2% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Tillman to 2B; Aaron to 3B
t7 0-4 2 -23 RR ATL F. Millan D. Selma -7% 88% Single to RF; Tillman Scores; Aaron Scores
t7 2-4 2 1-- O ATL S. Jackson D. Selma 3% 91% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 8-9-1
Cecil Upshaw replaces Sandy Valdespino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- O NYM A. Weis C. Upshaw -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-2 1 --- O NYM D. Selma C. Upshaw -0% 90% Groundout: P-1B
b7 4-2 2 --- NYM B. Harrelson C. Upshaw 0% 90% Single to LF
b7 4-2 2 1-- R NYM C. Jones C. Upshaw 5% 96% Double to RF; Harrelson Scores
b7 5-2 2 -2- O NYM A. Shamsky C. Upshaw -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 5.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Dick Selma facing 3-4-5
t8 2-5 0 --- O ATL H. Aaron D. Selma 2% 97% Popfly: 2B
t8 2-5 1 --- ATL T. Francona D. Selma -2% 95% Walk
t8 2-5 1 1-- O ATL F. Alou D. Selma 2% 97% Lineout: 3B
t8 2-5 2 1-- O ATL T. Aaron D. Selma 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-2, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 4-5-6
Mike Lum replaces Hank Aaron playing RF batting 3rd
b8 5-2 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda C. Upshaw -0% 98% Strikeout
b8 5-2 1 --- O NYM J. Martin C. Upshaw -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-2 2 --- NYM G. Goossen C. Upshaw 0% 98% Single to LF
b8 5-2 2 1-- O NYM J. Buchek C. Upshaw -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Dick Selma facing 7-8-9
t9 2-5 0 --- ATL C. Boyer D. Selma -3% 94% Single to LF
t9 2-5 0 1-- OO ATL B. Tillman D. Selma 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
Deron Johnson pinch hits for Cecil Upshaw (P) batting 9th
t9 2-5 2 --- O ATL D. Johnson D. Selma 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 5.

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