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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CAL
1
3
CLE
@CHW
4
1
BOS
@DET
1
2
WSA
@MIN
8
9
BAL
@OAK
3
2
CIN
@ATL
7
5
HOU
@NYM
3
2
HOU
@NYM
6
5
SFG
@PHI
2
10
SFG
@PHI
1
9
LAD
@PIT
2
3
 
(10)
CHC
@STL
0
1
Tuesday, June 18, 1968, 5:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:22
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Astros
3
24-38
 Won 1 
10th, 13½ GB
at Mets
2
29-32
 Lost 1 
9th, 9 GB
L: Nolan Ryan (5-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  2  0   1  0  0    3  7  1
Mets            0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  6  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denis Menke 2B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .249 .352 .320 .673 -0.009 1.29 0.104 -0.113 -0.1 4 2
Dick Simpson RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .231 .320 .400 .720 -0.154 1.24 0.000 -0.154 -1.2 1 0
Jim Wynn CF 3 2 2 1 2 0 5 .253 .365 .410 .775 0.293 0.92 0.309 -0.016 1.5 2 0 HR
Rusty Staub 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .312 .386 .415 .801 0.222 1.27 0.249 -0.027 1.4 6 0 HBP
Doug Rader 3B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .270 .303 .429 .732 0.047 1.42 0.170 -0.123 -0.2 1 2 2B
Bob Watson LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .173 .218 .288 .507 -0.158 1.69 0.000 -0.158 -1.4 1 0
Ron Brand C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .114 .262 .143 .405 -0.051 0.89 0.019 -0.070 -0.3 10 0
Hector Torres SS 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .240 .264 .279 .543 0.072 0.75 0.098 -0.026 0.7 1 1
Denny Lemaster P 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 .032 .063 .032 .095 -0.099 1.34 0.013 -0.111 -0.9 1 1 SH
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 7 12 41 .219 .375 .344 .719 0.163 1.21 0.962 -0.798 -0.4 27 6
2B: D Rader (2, off N Ryan).
HR: J Wynn (7, off N Ryan, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: D Lemaster (3, off N Ryan).
HBP: R Staub (4, by N Ryan).
TB: J Wynn 5; D Rader 3; H Torres 2; R Staub.
RBI: J Wynn (20); R Staub (32); D Rader (8).
2-out RBI: R Staub; D Rader.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Torres-D Menke-R Staub.
E: B Watson (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Menke (1st base by N Ryan).

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 1 1 0 0 2 4 .148 .221 .246 .466 -0.022 1.22 0.060 -0.082 -0.2 3 1
Phil Linz 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .154 .214 .154 .368 -0.076 1.23 0.021 -0.096 -0.3 3 1
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .257 .298 .431 .729 0.007 1.04 0.059 -0.052 -0.0 4 0
Jerry Grote C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .374 .375 .749 -0.164 1.82 0.000 -0.164 -1.0 13 0
Ed Charles 1B 3 1 3 1 1 0 4 .295 .344 .507 .851 0.310 1.45 0.310 0.000 1.8 2 2
Jerry Buchek 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .197 .250 .239 .489 -0.225 2.06 0.000 -0.225 -1.2 0 1 GDP
Tommie Agee RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .181 .222 .271 .493 -0.111 1.60 0.022 -0.133 -0.5 0 0
Al Weis SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .164 .233 .209 .442 0.079 1.52 0.149 -0.070 1.0 1 1 IW
Nolan Ryan P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .103 .161 .103 .265 -0.099 1.32 0.000 -0.099 -1.0 1 0
   Ron Swoboda PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .248 .332 .417 .749 -0.035 1.47 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 4 10 36 .188 .278 .188 .465 -0.336 1.48 0.621 -0.956 -1.4 27 6
IBB: A Weis (2, by D Lemaster).
TB: E Charles 3; D Bosch; C Jones; A Weis.
GIDP: J Buchek (4).
RBI: E Charles (24); A Weis (6).
2-out RBI: E Charles; A Weis.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: N Ryan (3).
Outfield Assists: D Bosch (R Staub at home plate).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, W (6-6) 9 6 2 2 4 10 0 3.06 36 73 0.336 1.48 1.4
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 10 0 2.00 36 73 0.336 1.48 1.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (5-5) 9 7 3 3 7 12 1 2.08 41 66 -0.164 1.21 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 7 12 1 3.00 41 66 -0.164 1.21 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: N Ryan (3; R Staub).
IBB: D Lemaster (5; A Weis).
Pickoffs: N Ryan (1; D Menke, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - (none), 3B - Chris Pelekoudas.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         New York Mets
1 Denis Menke 2B 1 Don Bosch CF
2 Dick Simpson RF 2 Phil Linz 2B
3 Jim Wynn CF 3 Cleon Jones LF
4 Rusty Staub 1B 4 Jerry Grote C
5 Doug Rader 3B 5 Ed Charles 1B
6 Bob Watson LF 6 Jerry Buchek 3B
7 Ron Brand C 7 Tommie Agee RF
8 Hector Torres SS 8 Al Weis SS
9 Denny Lemaster P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-2 1 --- R HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 25% 71% Home Run
b5 1-2 2 12- R NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -19% 44% Single to LF; Jones to 2B; Bosch Scores
t5 1-1 2 12- R HOU D. Rader N. Ryan 17% 67% Single to CF; Staub to 2B; Wynn Scores
t5 0-1 2 12- R HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 17% 50% Single to CF; Wynn to 2B; Menke Scores
b2 0-0 2 12- R NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster -14% 31% Single to LF; Agee to 3B; Charles Scores; Weis to 2B/Adv on E7

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Menke N. Ryan 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan 3% 57% Menke Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Menke to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan -4% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 7% 61% Hit By Pitch; Menke to 3B; Wynn to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 O HOU D. Rader N. Ryan -8% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 123 O HOU B. Watson N. Ryan -7% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 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% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster 1% 49% Lineout: RF
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' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Brand N. Ryan -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres N. Ryan -1% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- HOU D. Lemaster N. Ryan 1% 48% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke N. Ryan -2% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 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 J. Grote D. Lemaster 2% 48% Popfly: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -3% 45% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster 3% 48% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- NYM T. Agee D. Lemaster -2% 46% Walk; Charles to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- R NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster -14% 31% Single to LF; Agee to 3B; Charles Scores; Weis to 2B/Adv on E7
b2 1-0 2 -23 O NYM N. Ryan D. Lemaster 5% 36% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan -2% 34% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan -2% 32% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 1% 34% Walk
t3 0-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader N. Ryan -2% 31% Double to CF; Staub out at Hm/CF-2B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster 2% 33% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster -2% 31% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- O NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster 2% 33% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-0 2 1-- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster 2% 35% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
t4 0-1 0 --- O HOU B. Watson N. Ryan -3% 32% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 1 --- O HOU R. Brand N. Ryan -2% 30% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O HOU H. Torres N. Ryan -1% 29% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -3% 26% Single to LF
b4 1-0 0 1-- O NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster 1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B; Charles to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- O NYM T. Agee D. Lemaster 3% 30% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 2 -2- NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster -1% 29% Intentional Walk
b4 1-0 2 12- O NYM N. Ryan D. Lemaster 4% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O HOU D. Lemaster N. Ryan -3% 30% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- HOU D. Menke N. Ryan 4% 34% Walk
t5 0-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan -4% 30% Popfly: 1B
t5 0-1 2 1-- HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 3% 33% Single to LF; Menke to 2B
t5 0-1 2 12- R HOU R. Staub N. Ryan 17% 50% Single to CF; Wynn to 2B; Menke Scores
t5 1-1 2 12- R HOU D. Rader N. Ryan 17% 67% Single to CF; Staub to 2B; Wynn Scores
t5 2-1 2 12- O HOU B. Watson N. Ryan -4% 63% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster -6% 57% Single/Bunt
b5 1-2 0 1-- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster 5% 62% Lineout: LF
b5 1-2 1 1-- NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster -6% 56% Single to LF; Bosch to 2B
b5 1-2 1 12- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster 7% 63% Popfly: 1B
b5 1-2 2 12- R NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -19% 44% Single to LF; Jones to 2B; Bosch Scores
b5 2-2 2 12- O NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster 6% 50% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t6 2-2 0 --- O HOU R. Brand N. Ryan -3% 47% Strikeout
t6 2-2 1 --- HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 4% 51% Single to RF
t6 2-2 1 1-- O HOU D. Lemaster N. Ryan -2% 49% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Torres to 2B
t6 2-2 2 -2- O HOU D. Menke N. Ryan -5% 43% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 7-8-9
b6 2-2 0 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Lemaster 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-2 1 --- O NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-2 2 --- O NYM N. Ryan D. Lemaster 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Mets 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
t7 2-2 0 --- O HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan -4% 46% Strikeout
t7 2-2 1 --- R HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 25% 71% Home Run
t7 3-2 1 --- O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan -1% 70% Flyball: CF
t7 3-2 2 --- O HOU D. Rader N. Ryan -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b7 2-3 0 --- O NYM D. Bosch D. Lemaster 4% 73% Strikeout
b7 2-3 1 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Lemaster 3% 76% Flyball: CF
b7 2-3 2 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Lemaster 2% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
t8 3-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson N. Ryan -2% 77% Flyball: LF
t8 3-2 1 --- HOU R. Brand N. Ryan 2% 79% Walk
t8 3-2 1 1-- HOU H. Torres N. Ryan 6% 85% Single to CF; Brand to 3B
t8 3-2 1 1-3 O HOU D. Lemaster N. Ryan -6% 79% Strikeout
t8 3-2 2 1-3 O HOU D. Menke N. Ryan -4% 75% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 4-5-6
b8 2-3 0 --- O NYM J. Grote D. Lemaster 6% 80% Lineout: P
b8 2-3 1 --- NYM E. Charles D. Lemaster -7% 74% Walk
b8 2-3 1 1-- OO NYM J. Buchek D. Lemaster 13% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
t9 3-2 0 --- O HOU D. Simpson N. Ryan -1% 86% Flyball: LF
t9 3-2 1 --- HOU J. Wynn N. Ryan 1% 87% Walk
t9 3-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Staub N. Ryan -1% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 3-2 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader N. Ryan -1% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 7-8-9
b9 2-3 0 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Lemaster 7% 92% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-3 1 --- O NYM A. Weis D. Lemaster 5% 97% Strikeout
Ron Swoboda pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 2 --- O NYM R. Swoboda D. Lemaster 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 2.

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