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DET
@BAL
9
0
CHW
@CAL
1
0
NYY
@CLE
6
3
MIN
@OAK
7
8
BOS
@WSA
4
5
LAD
@CHC
1
2
SFG
@HOU
4
3
CIN
@NYM
2
5
ATL
@PHI
0
1
STL
@PIT
4
0
Saturday, July 27, 1968, 8:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 45,732, Time of Game: 2:32
Reds
2
48-47
 Lost 2 
3rd, 15½ GB
at Mets
5
49-54
 Won 2 
7th, 18½ GB
W: Don Cardwell (5-9)
L: Gerry Arrigo (6-6)
S: Ron Taylor (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  6  3
Mets            0  2  0   0  2  0   1  0  X    5  9  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 0 0 0 1 4 .325 .389 .448 .837 -0.060 0.64 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 1 0
Vada Pinson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .311 .389 .700 -0.036 0.39 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 3 1
Mack Jones LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .233 .370 .417 .788 0.014 0.46 0.036 -0.023 0.2 2 0
Lee May 1B 4 1 4 2 0 0 4 .295 .339 .453 .792 0.166 0.77 0.166 0.000 2.4 6 0 HR
Johnny Bench C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .299 .408 .708 -0.171 1.43 0.000 -0.171 -1.5 10 0 GDP
Tony Perez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .253 .322 .387 .709 0.013 0.64 0.057 -0.043 -0.1 0 2 2B
Tommy Helms 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .305 .322 .390 .712 -0.085 1.17 0.000 -0.085 -0.6 1 2
Leo Cardenas SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .218 .275 .261 .535 -0.062 0.82 0.000 -0.062 -0.5 1 3
Gerry Arrigo P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .061 .139 .121 .260 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
   Chico Ruiz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .321 .280 .601 -0.012 0.50 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Jay Ritchie P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alex Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .312 .342 .379 .720 -0.016 0.70 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Ted Abernathy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .154 .000 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 1 8 33 .188 .212 .313 .525 -0.258 0.75 0.259 -0.517 -1.4 24 8
2B: T Perez (10, off D Cardwell).
HR: L May (12, off D Cardwell, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: L May 7; T Perez 2; M Jones.
GIDP: J Bench (7).
RBI: L May 2 (50).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: T Perez (16); J Bench (7); L Cardenas (17).
Outfield Assists: V Pinson (C Jones 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 0 0 0 0 4 .208 .257 .244 .501 -0.063 0.67 0.000 -0.063 -0.9 1 2
Larry Stahl CF 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .250 .289 .361 .651 0.017 0.44 0.050 -0.033 0.6 4 0 HR
Cleon Jones LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .312 .450 .763 0.021 0.35 0.032 -0.011 0.3 2 0 SB
Ed Charles 3B 4 2 3 2 0 1 4 .321 .361 .494 .854 0.132 0.55 0.154 -0.022 1.9 1 1 HR
Jerry Grote C 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .291 .369 .355 .724 0.039 0.65 0.063 -0.024 0.1 9 0
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .246 .338 .401 .739 0.129 0.73 0.143 -0.014 1.2 1 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .269 .293 .343 .636 -0.022 0.48 0.031 -0.053 -0.1 8 0 2B
Jerry Buchek 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .221 .267 .265 .532 0.044 0.70 0.065 -0.021 0.3 1 4
Don Cardwell P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .053 .053 .132 .184 -0.053 0.76 0.000 -0.053 -1.0 0 0
   Ron Taylor P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 2 9 36 .265 .306 .471 .776 0.241 0.57 0.538 -0.297 2.0 27 7
2B: E Kranepool (8, off J Ritchie).
HR: E Charles (11, off G Arrigo, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); L Stahl (1, off J Ritchie, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: E Charles 6; L Stahl 4; E Kranepool 3; C Jones; J Buchek; R Swoboda.
RBI: E Charles 2 (38); L Stahl (2); J Buchek (11); R Swoboda (45).
2-out RBI: E Charles 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Harrelson-J Buchek-E Kranepool.
Baserunning
SB: C Jones (14, 2nd base off 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 (6-6) 5 6 4 2 1 6 1 2.98 23 48 -0.213 0.81 -2.1
Jay Ritchie 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.70 8 0 0 -0.034 0.16 -0.2
Ted Abernathy 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.11 5 0 0 0.004 0.08 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 5 3 2 9 2 3.38 36 48 0 0 -0.243 0.57 -2.0

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Cardwell, W (5-9) 7 5 2 2 1 7 1 2.91 26 65 0.204 0.83 0.7
Ron Taylor, S (10) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.07 7 0 0 0.053 0.46 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 8 1 2.00 33 65 0 0 0.257 0.75 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 45,732.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         New York Mets
1 Pete Rose RF 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Vada Pinson CF 2 Larry Stahl CF
3 Mack Jones LF 3 Cleon Jones LF
4 Lee May 1B 4 Ed Charles 3B
5 Johnny Bench C 5 Jerry Grote C
6 Tony Perez 3B 6 Ron Swoboda RF
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Ed Kranepool 1B
8 Leo Cardenas SS 8 Jerry Buchek 2B
9 Gerry Arrigo P 9 Don Cardwell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 12- R NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo 14% 79% Single (LF-CF); Grote to 3B; Charles Scores
b5 2-0 2 1-- RR NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo 11% 95% Home Run; Jones Scores/unER; Charles Scores/unER
t7 0-4 0 1-- RR CIN L. May D. Cardwell -8% 86% Home Run; Jones Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN J. Bench D. Cardwell 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 R NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo 6% 80% Fielder's Choice ; Swoboda to 2B; Grote Scores

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' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Cardwell 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson D. Cardwell 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN M. Jones D. Cardwell 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl G. Arrigo -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN L. May D. Cardwell -4% 46% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN J. Bench D. Cardwell 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Cardwell 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo 6% 65% Walk; Charles to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- R NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo 14% 79% Single (LF-CF); Grote to 3B; Charles Scores
b2 1-0 0 1-3 O NYM E. Kranepool G. Arrigo -5% 74% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 1-3 R NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo 6% 80% Fielder's Choice ; Swoboda to 2B; Grote Scores
b2 2-0 1 12- O NYM D. Cardwell G. Arrigo -3% 78% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 12- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -3% 75% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O CIN T. Helms D. Cardwell 2% 77% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- O CIN L. Cardenas D. Cardwell 1% 79% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --- O CIN G. Arrigo D. Cardwell 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- O NYM L. Stahl G. Arrigo -1% 78% Strikeout
b3 2-0 1 --- NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo 1% 80% Single to CF
b3 2-0 1 1-- NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo 1% 81% Jones Steals 2B
b3 2-0 1 -2- O NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo -2% 79% Single to CF; Jones out at Hm/CF-C; Charles to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 2-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Cardwell 2% 79% Lineout: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson D. Cardwell 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- CIN M. Jones D. Cardwell -1% 79% Walk
t4 0-2 2 1-- CIN L. May D. Cardwell -2% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Jones to 2B
t4 0-2 2 12- O CIN J. Bench D. Cardwell 5% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda G. Arrigo -1% 81% Flyball: LF
b4 2-0 1 --- NYM E. Kranepool G. Arrigo 3% 83% Single to C; Kranepool to 2B/Adv on E2
b4 2-0 1 -2- O NYM J. Buchek G. Arrigo -2% 82% Flyball: RF; Kranepool to 3B
b4 2-0 2 --3 O NYM D. Cardwell G. Arrigo -2% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Cardwell 3% 82% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 --- O CIN T. Helms D. Cardwell 2% 83% Lineout: SS
t5 0-2 2 --- O CIN L. Cardenas D. Cardwell 1% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Gerry Arrigo facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Arrigo -1% 83% Flyball: LF
b5 2-0 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl G. Arrigo -1% 83% Strikeout
b5 2-0 2 --- NYM C. Jones G. Arrigo 1% 83% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b5 2-0 2 1-- RR NYM E. Charles G. Arrigo 11% 95% Home Run; Jones Scores/unER; Charles Scores/unER
b5 4-0 2 --- O NYM J. Grote G. Arrigo -0% 94% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 4.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 9-1-2
Chico Ruiz pinch hits for Gerry Arrigo (P) batting 9th
t6 0-4 0 --- O CIN C. Ruiz D. Cardwell 1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t6 0-4 1 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Cardwell 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t6 0-4 2 --- O CIN V. Pinson D. Cardwell 0% 97% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Reds' Jay Ritchie facing 6-7-8
Jay Ritchie replaces Chico Ruiz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda J. Ritchie -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b6 4-0 1 --- NYM E. Kranepool J. Ritchie 0% 96% E5 on Foul Ball
b6 4-0 1 --- NYM E. Kranepool J. Ritchie 1% 97% Double to LF
b6 4-0 1 -2- O NYM J. Buchek J. Ritchie -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-0 2 -2- O NYM D. Cardwell J. Ritchie -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 4.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 3-4-5
t7 0-4 0 --- CIN M. Jones D. Cardwell -2% 94% Single to CF
t7 0-4 0 1-- RR CIN L. May D. Cardwell -8% 86% Home Run; Jones Scores
t7 2-4 0 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Cardwell 3% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- CIN T. Perez D. Cardwell -6% 83% Double to RF
t7 2-4 1 -2- O CIN T. Helms D. Cardwell 5% 87% Flyball: CF
t7 2-4 2 -2- O CIN L. Cardenas D. Cardwell 4% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Reds' Jay Ritchie facing 1-2-3
b7 4-2 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson J. Ritchie -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-2 1 --- R NYM L. Stahl J. Ritchie 5% 95% Home Run
b7 5-2 1 --- O NYM C. Jones J. Ritchie -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b7 5-2 2 --- O NYM E. Charles J. Ritchie -0% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 9-1-2
Ron Taylor replaces Don Cardwell pitching and batting 9th
Alex Johnson pinch hits for Jay Ritchie (P) batting 9th
t8 2-5 0 --- O CIN A. Johnson R. Taylor 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O CIN P. Rose R. Taylor 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 2-5 2 --- O CIN V. Pinson R. Taylor 0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 5-6-7
Ted Abernathy replaces Alex Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-2 0 --- O NYM J. Grote T. Abernathy -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-2 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda T. Abernathy 0% 98% Walk
b8 5-2 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool T. Abernathy -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 5-2 2 1-- NYM J. Buchek T. Abernathy 0% 98% Single to LF; Kranepool to 2B
b8 5-2 2 12- O NYM R. Taylor T. Abernathy -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 5.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 3-4-5
t9 2-5 0 --- O CIN M. Jones R. Taylor 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 2-5 1 --- CIN L. May R. Taylor -2% 97% Single to LF
t9 2-5 1 1-- O CIN J. Bench R. Taylor 2% 99% Lineout: CF
t9 2-5 2 1-- O CIN T. Perez R. Taylor 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Mets 5.

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