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@BAL
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@BAL
0
1
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@BOS
3
4
 
(11)
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@CLE
0
1
 
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@DET
2
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4
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@HOU
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2
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@NYM
8
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@SFG
2
0
Wednesday, July 3, 1968, 2:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 14,909, Time of Game: 2:52
Pirates
8
38-36
 Won 6 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Mets
1
36-40
 Lost 2 
8th, 11½ GB
W: Steve Blass (6-2)
L: Nolan Ryan (6-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   4  0  4   0  0  0    8  7  0
Mets            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills 3B 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .295 .337 .325 .662 0.085 0.95 0.106 -0.020 1.1 3 1
   Jose Pagan 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .172 .214 .234 .449 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 1
Gene Alley SS 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .240 .297 .329 .626 0.088 0.72 0.118 -0.030 1.7 1 5
Roberto Clemente RF 5 1 0 1 0 0 5 .257 .303 .447 .751 -0.057 0.74 0.000 -0.057 -1.2 2 0
Willie Stargell LF 3 2 1 2 1 2 4 .265 .325 .517 .841 0.242 0.68 0.264 -0.022 1.8 0 0 HR
Matty Alou CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .352 .391 .425 .816 0.015 0.39 0.038 -0.024 0.8 2 0 2B
Donn Clendenon 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .235 .310 .346 .656 0.066 0.29 0.093 -0.027 0.3 10 0 HR
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .232 .303 .270 .573 -0.028 0.46 0.001 -0.029 -0.3 3 3 IW
Carl Taylor C 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .286 .359 .314 .673 0.017 0.50 0.041 -0.024 0.9 5 0
Steve Blass P 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .129 .121 .129 .250 -0.005 0.21 0.010 -0.015 -0.3 0 1
Team Totals 34 8 7 8 5 8 39 .206 .308 .412 .719 0.423 0.55 0.671 -0.248 4.6 27 11
2B: M Alou (14, off N Ryan).
HR: W Stargell (14, off N Ryan, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out); D Clendenon (6, off N Ryan, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
IBB: B Mazeroski (5, by N Ryan).
TB: D Clendenon 4; W Stargell 4; M Alou 2; G Alley 2; C Taylor; S Blass.
RBI: G Alley 2 (19); C Taylor 2 (7); W Stargell 2 (39); D Clendenon (34); R Clemente (28).
2-out RBI: G Alley 2; D Clendenon.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Wills.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: M Wills (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
Bud Harrelson SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .221 .268 .254 .522 -0.049 0.45 0.002 -0.051 -0.5 1 4
Jerry Grote C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .294 .366 .348 .714 -0.028 0.39 0.004 -0.033 -0.0 7 0 HBP
   Ron Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Collins PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194 .242 .242 .484 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Cleon Jones CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .275 .309 .472 .780 0.009 0.38 0.020 -0.011 -0.1 2 0 SB
   Don Bosch CF-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .172 .240 .241 .481 -0.007 0.30 0.000 -0.007 -0.7 1 0
Art Shamsky LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .282 .403 .685 -0.049 0.54 0.002 -0.052 -0.2 1 0 HBP
   Tommie Agee CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .218 .253 .470 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ed Charles 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .347 .481 .828 -0.035 0.40 0.001 -0.037 -0.5 2 0
Ron Swoboda RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .252 .341 .427 .768 0.039 0.27 0.040 -0.002 0.5 1 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .242 .279 .288 .566 0.102 0.55 0.104 -0.003 1.5 9 0 3B
Al Weis 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .186 .246 .224 .469 0.006 1.11 0.127 -0.121 -1.0 1 2
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .114 .162 .114 .276 -0.061 1.24 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 0 1
   Cal Koonce P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   J.C. Martin PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .242 .348 .316 .664 -0.004 0.07 0.000 -0.004 -0.7 2 0
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 3 5 38 .212 .316 .273 .589 -0.077 0.51 0.300 -0.382 -2.4 27 9
3B: E Kranepool (1, off S Blass).
HBP: J Grote (3, by S Blass); A Shamsky (5, by S Blass).
TB: E Kranepool 5; E Charles; C Jones; A Weis; R Swoboda.
RBI: A Weis (9).
2-out RBI: A Weis.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: E Kranepool (4).
Baserunning
SB: C Jones (10, 2nd base off S Blass/C Taylor).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (6-2) 9 7 1 1 3 5 0 2.35 38 71 0.079 0.51 2.4
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 3 5 0 1.00 38 71 0.079 0.51 2.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (6-7) 5.1 6 8 8 4 5 2 3.12 26 25 -0.406 0.80 -4.5
Cal Koonce 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.05 7 2 2 -0.016 0.09 -0.8
Ron Taylor 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.54 6 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 8 8 5 8 2 8.00 39 25 2 2 -0.422 0.55 -4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Blass 2 (3; J Grote, A Shamsky).
IBB: N Ryan (3; B Mazeroski).
Pickoffs: N Ryan (1; M Wills, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 14,909.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         New York Mets
1 Maury Wills 3B 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Gene Alley SS 2 Jerry Grote C
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Cleon Jones CF
4 Willie Stargell LF 4 Art Shamsky LF
5 Matty Alou CF 5 Ed Charles 3B
6 Donn Clendenon 1B 6 Ron Swoboda RF
7 Bill Mazeroski 2B 7 Ed Kranepool 1B
8 Carl Taylor C 8 Al Weis 2B
9 Steve Blass P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 1 1-- RR PIT W. Stargell N. Ryan 25% 76% Home Run; Clemente Scores
b2 0-0 2 1-3 R NYM A. Weis S. Blass -13% 32% Single to RF; Kranepool to 3B; Swoboda Scores
b4 1-4 1 1-3 OO NYM A. Weis S. Blass 12% 88% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted
t4 0-1 0 -2- PIT G. Alley N. Ryan 10% 54% Single to RF; Wills to 3B
t4 3-1 2 --- R PIT D. Clendenon N. Ryan 9% 84% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wills N. Ryan -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Alley N. Ryan -1% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -1% 46% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson S. Blass 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. Grote S. Blass 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones S. Blass 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell N. Ryan -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT M. Alou N. Ryan -1% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Clendenon N. Ryan -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky S. Blass 2% 48% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYM E. Charles S. Blass 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- NYM R. Swoboda S. Blass -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- NYM E. Kranepool S. Blass -3% 45% Single to RF; Swoboda to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 R NYM A. Weis S. Blass -13% 32% Single to RF; Kranepool to 3B; Swoboda Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-3 O NYM N. Ryan S. Blass 4% 36% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski N. Ryan -2% 34% Popfly: 3B
t3 0-1 1 --- O PIT C. Taylor N. Ryan -2% 32% Lineout: SS
t3 0-1 2 --- O PIT S. Blass N. Ryan -1% 31% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson S. Blass 2% 33% Groundout: P-2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYM J. Grote S. Blass 1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- NYM C. Jones S. Blass -1% 33% Single to RF
b3 1-0 2 1-- NYM A. Shamsky S. Blass -1% 32% Jones Steals 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O NYM A. Shamsky S. Blass 3% 35% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- PIT M. Wills N. Ryan 5% 40% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- PIT G. Alley N. Ryan 4% 44% Wills Picked off 1B, safe on E3; Wills to 2B
t4 0-1 0 -2- PIT G. Alley N. Ryan 10% 54% Single to RF; Wills to 3B
t4 0-1 0 1-3 RO PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -3% 51% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wills Scores
t4 1-1 1 1-- RR PIT W. Stargell N. Ryan 25% 76% Home Run; Clemente Scores
t4 3-1 1 --- O PIT M. Alou N. Ryan -1% 75% Flyball: LF
t4 3-1 2 --- R PIT D. Clendenon N. Ryan 9% 84% Home Run
t4 4-1 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski N. Ryan -0% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 5-6-7
b4 1-4 0 --- O NYM E. Charles S. Blass 2% 86% Flyball: RF
b4 1-4 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda S. Blass -3% 83% Walk
b4 1-4 1 1-- NYM E. Kranepool S. Blass -7% 76% Single to RF; Swoboda to 3B
b4 1-4 1 1-3 OO NYM A. Weis S. Blass 12% 88% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t5 4-1 0 --- O PIT C. Taylor N. Ryan -1% 87% Foul Flyball: C
t5 4-1 1 --- PIT S. Blass N. Ryan 1% 88% Single to LF
t5 4-1 1 1-- PIT M. Wills N. Ryan 1% 89% Walk; Blass to 2B
t5 4-1 1 12- O PIT G. Alley N. Ryan -2% 87% Flyball: CF
t5 4-1 2 12- O PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -2% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- O NYM N. Ryan S. Blass 2% 88% Strikeout
b5 1-4 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson S. Blass 1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-4 2 --- O NYM J. Grote S. Blass 1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Mets 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t6 4-1 0 --- PIT W. Stargell N. Ryan 1% 91% Walk
t6 4-1 0 1-- PIT M. Alou N. Ryan 4% 95% Double to RF; Stargell to 3B
t6 4-1 0 -23 O PIT D. Clendenon N. Ryan -2% 93% Strikeout
t6 4-1 1 -23 PIT B. Mazeroski N. Ryan 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t6 4-1 1 123 RR PIT C. Taylor N. Ryan 4% 97% Single to CF; Mazeroski to 2B; Alou Scores; Stargell Scores
Cal Koonce replaces Nolan Ryan pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-1 1 12- O PIT S. Blass C. Koonce -0% 97% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Taylor to 2B
t6 6-1 2 12- PIT M. Wills C. Koonce 0% 97% Walk; Taylor to 3B; Blass to 2B
t6 6-1 2 123 RR PIT G. Alley C. Koonce 2% 99% Single to LF; Wills to 2B; Blass Scores; Taylor Scores
t6 8-1 2 12- O PIT R. Clemente C. Koonce -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
Jose Pagan replaces Maury Wills playing 3B batting 1st
b6 1-8 0 --- O NYM C. Jones S. Blass 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-8 1 --- O NYM A. Shamsky S. Blass 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
b6 1-8 2 --- NYM E. Charles S. Blass -0% 99% Single to CF
b6 1-8 2 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda S. Blass 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 4-5-6
Don Bosch replaces Cleon Jones playing CF batting 3rd
t7 8-1 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell C. Koonce -0% 100% Strikeout
t7 8-1 1 --- O PIT M. Alou C. Koonce -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 8-1 2 --- O PIT D. Clendenon C. Koonce -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
b7 1-8 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool S. Blass -1% 99% Triple to RF
b7 1-8 0 --3 O NYM A. Weis S. Blass 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
J.C. Martin pinch hits for Cal Koonce (P) batting 9th
b7 1-8 1 --3 O NYM J. Martin S. Blass 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-8 2 --3 NYM B. Harrelson S. Blass -0% 100% Walk
b7 1-8 2 1-3 NYM J. Grote S. Blass -0% 99% Hit By Pitch; Harrelson to 2B
b7 1-8 2 123 O NYM D. Bosch S. Blass 1% 100% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 7-8-9
Ron Taylor replaces Jerry Grote (C) pitching and batting 2nd
J.C. Martin moves from PH to C
t8 8-1 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski R. Taylor -0% 100% Strikeout
t8 8-1 1 --- O PIT C. Taylor R. Taylor -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 8-1 2 --- O PIT S. Blass R. Taylor -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b8 1-8 0 --- NYM A. Shamsky S. Blass -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b8 1-8 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles S. Blass 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 1-8 1 1-- NYM R. Swoboda S. Blass -0% 99% Single to CF; Charles to 2B
b8 1-8 1 12- O NYM E. Kranepool S. Blass 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Swoboda to 2B; Charles to 3B
b8 1-8 2 -23 O NYM A. Weis S. Blass 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 1-2-3
Don Bosch moves from CF to LF
Tommie Agee replaces Art Shamsky (LF) playing CF batting 4th
t9 8-1 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan R. Taylor -0% 100% Popfly: 1B
t9 8-1 1 --- O PIT G. Alley R. Taylor 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 8-1 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente R. Taylor 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b9 1-8 0 --- O NYM J. Martin S. Blass 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-8 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson S. Blass 0% 100% Lineout: SS
Kevin Collins pinch hits for Ron Taylor (P) batting 2nd
b9 1-8 2 --- O NYM K. Collins S. Blass 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Mets 1.

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