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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
7
3
BAL
@CLE
4
2
WSA
@DET
0
4
CHW
@MIN
12
8
CAL
@OAK
1
4
CAL
@OAK
3
4
HOU
@CHC
1
6
PIT
@CIN
2
8
PIT
@CIN
10
1
SFG
@LAD
3
6
ATL
@NYM
3
2
STL
@PHI
3
2
Wednesday, July 31, 1968, 8:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 20,436, Time of Game: 2:29
Braves
3
55-51
 Won 1 
3rd, 15 GB
at Mets
2
49-58
 Lost 4 
8th, 21½ GB
W: Milt Pappas (7-7)
L: Jerry Koosman (14-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  2   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  8  1
Mets            0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Alou CF 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 .289 .338 .397 .735 0.057 1.07 0.129 -0.072 0.4 1 0 CS
Bob Johnson 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .291 .315 .314 .629 -0.054 1.23 0.053 -0.107 -0.4 3 1
Hank Aaron RF 3 0 3 3 1 0 4 .266 .330 .481 .811 0.443 1.71 0.443 0.000 3.3 1 0 2·2B
Joe Torre C 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .284 .344 .414 .758 0.059 1.67 0.105 -0.046 0.5 7 1 HBP,IW
Deron Johnson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .204 .283 .302 .585 -0.309 2.43 0.000 -0.309 -3.0 10 0 GDP
Tommie Aaron LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .320 .313 .633 -0.075 0.81 0.000 -0.075 -0.7 1 0
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .317 .333 .651 -0.051 0.55 0.000 -0.051 -0.4 1 2
Marty Martinez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .198 .274 .226 .500 0.023 0.58 0.050 -0.027 0.1 3 4
Milt Pappas P 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 .138 .194 .138 .331 -0.021 1.31 0.043 -0.064 -0.1 0 0
   Claude Raymond P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.011 0.49 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 5 7 38 .250 .368 .313 .681 0.061 1.23 0.823 -0.762 -0.4 27 8
2B: H Aaron 2 (18, 2 off J Koosman).
IBB: J Torre (4, by J Koosman).
HBP: J Torre (4, by J Koosman).
TB: H Aaron 5; F Alou 3; M Martinez; B Johnson.
GIDP: D Johnson (5).
RBI: H Aaron 3 (59).
2-out RBI: H Aaron.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Millan-M Martinez-D Johnson.
E: T Aaron (4).
Baserunning
CS: F Alou (7, 2nd base by J Koosman/J Martin).

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 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .209 .256 .247 .503 -0.017 1.34 0.088 -0.105 -0.4 3 3
Larry Stahl CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .260 .327 .340 .667 -0.141 1.48 0.073 -0.214 -0.0 3 0 GDP
Cleon Jones LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .318 .448 .766 -0.039 1.24 0.047 -0.087 -0.2 0 0 HBP
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .315 .356 .480 .836 0.056 1.77 0.141 -0.085 -0.1 1 2
Ed Kranepool 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .265 .292 .339 .631 0.033 2.27 0.131 -0.098 0.5 8 0 SH
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .243 .335 .397 .732 0.152 1.98 0.199 -0.047 1.0 5 1 2B
J.C. Martin C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .225 .312 .283 .595 -0.124 2.48 0.028 -0.152 -0.3 7 1 IW
Jerry Buchek 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .213 .254 .252 .506 -0.078 1.82 0.029 -0.107 -0.6 0 1
   Art Shamsky PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .274 .369 .643 -0.113 4.78 0.000 -0.113 -0.4
   Al Weis 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .243 .218 .460 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Koosman P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .066 .081 .082 .163 -0.093 1.26 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 0 1
   Kevin Collins PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .208 .246 .292 .538 -0.073 3.10 0.000 -0.073 -0.2
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 3 7 38 .242 .324 .273 .597 -0.437 1.85 0.736 -1.174 -1.4 27 9
2B: R Swoboda (9, off M Pappas).
SH: E Kranepool (8, off M Pappas).
IBB: J Martin (2, by M Pappas).
HBP: C Jones (2, by M Pappas).
TB: R Swoboda 2; L Stahl 2; E Kranepool; E Charles; J Martin; B Harrelson; J Buchek.
GIDP: L Stahl (1).
RBI: R Swoboda (46); E Kranepool (12).
2-out RBI: E Kranepool; R Swoboda.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Swoboda-B Harrelson; E Charles-E Kranepool.
PB: J Martin (6).
Outfield Assists: R Swoboda (H Aaron at 2nd base).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Pappas, W (7-7) 7.1 7 2 2 3 5 0 4.35 33 58 0.053 1.53 0.3
Claude Raymond, S (8) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.70 5 2 0 0.385 3.97 1.2
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 38 58 2 0 0.438 1.85 1.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (14-6) 9 8 3 3 5 7 0 1.83 38 61 -0.062 1.23 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 5 7 0 3.00 38 61 -0.062 1.23 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Koosman (5; J Torre); M Pappas (3; C Jones).
IBB: J Koosman (4; J Torre); M Pappas (6; J Martin).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - (none), 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 20,436.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         New York Mets
1 Felipe Alou CF 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Bob Johnson 3B 2 Larry Stahl CF
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Cleon Jones LF
4 Joe Torre C 4 Ed Charles 3B
5 Deron Johnson 1B 5 Ed Kranepool 1B
6 Tommie Aaron LF 6 Ron Swoboda RF
7 Felix Millan 2B 7 J.C. Martin C
8 Marty Martinez SS 8 Jerry Buchek 2B
9 Milt Pappas P 9 Jerry Koosman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 1 12- RR ATL H. Aaron J. Koosman 22% 77% Double to CF; Johnson Scores; Pappas Scores
b9 2-3 1 1-- OO NYM L. Stahl C. Raymond 17% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 2-2 2 12- R ATL H. Aaron J. Koosman 17% 67% Single to LF; Alou to 2B; Pappas Scores
b3 1-2 2 1-3 R NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas -16% 43% Double to RF; Jones Scores; Kranepool to 3B
t1 0-0 1 123 OO ATL D. Johnson J. Koosman -15% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-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' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL F. Alou J. Koosman 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman 3% 57% Passed Ball; Alou to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman -4% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 -2- ATL H. Aaron J. Koosman 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- ATL J. Torre J. Koosman 7% 61% Hit By Pitch; Alou to 3B; Aaron to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 OO ATL D. Johnson J. Koosman -15% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas -4% 43% Single to LF; Stahl to 2B/Adv on E7
b1 0-0 1 -2- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O NYM E. Charles M. Pappas 3% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL T. Aaron J. Koosman -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Koosman -1% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL M. Martinez J. Koosman -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 2% 48% Lineout: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- NYM J. Martin M. Pappas -1% 48% Single to RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- NYM J. Buchek M. Pappas -3% 45% Single to RF; Martin to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O NYM J. Koosman M. Pappas 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- ATL M. Pappas J. Koosman 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O ATL F. Alou J. Koosman -4% 50% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-- ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman 4% 55% Single to LF; Pappas to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- RR ATL H. Aaron J. Koosman 22% 77% Double to CF; Johnson Scores; Pappas Scores
t3 2-0 1 -2- OO ATL J. Torre J. Koosman -5% 72% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas -3% 72% Single to RF
b3 0-2 1 1-- NYM C. Jones M. Pappas -5% 67% Hit By Pitch; Stahl to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- O NYM E. Charles M. Pappas 5% 72% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-2 2 12- R NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas -13% 59% Single to RF; Jones to 3B; Stahl Scores
b3 1-2 2 1-3 R NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas -16% 43% Double to RF; Jones Scores; Kranepool to 3B
b3 2-2 2 -23 NYM J. Martin M. Pappas -2% 42% Intentional Walk
b3 2-2 2 123 O NYM J. Buchek M. Pappas 8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O ATL D. Johnson J. Koosman -3% 47% Strikeout
t4 2-2 1 --- O ATL T. Aaron J. Koosman -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 2 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Koosman -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 9-1-2
b4 2-2 0 --- O NYM J. Koosman M. Pappas 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-2 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b4 2-2 2 --- O NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
t5 2-2 0 --- ATL M. Martinez J. Koosman 5% 55% Single to RF
t5 2-2 0 1-- O ATL M. Pappas J. Koosman -4% 51% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-2 1 1-- ATL F. Alou J. Koosman 5% 55% Single to LF; Pappas to 2B
t5 2-2 1 12- O ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman -6% 50% Strikeout
t5 2-2 2 12- R ATL H. Aaron J. Koosman 17% 67% Single to LF; Alou to 2B; Pappas Scores
t5 3-2 2 12- ATL J. Torre J. Koosman 3% 70% Walk; Alou to 3B; Aaron to 2B
t5 3-2 2 123 O ATL D. Johnson J. Koosman -7% 63% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 3-4-5
b5 2-3 0 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- NYM E. Charles M. Pappas -4% 62% Walk
b5 2-3 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 4% 66% Strikeout
b5 2-3 2 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas 3% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- O ATL T. Aaron J. Koosman -2% 68% Strikeout
t6 3-2 1 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Koosman -1% 66% Flyball: RF
t6 3-2 2 --- O ATL M. Martinez J. Koosman -1% 65% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 7-8-9
b6 2-3 0 --- O NYM J. Martin M. Pappas 4% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-3 1 --- O NYM J. Buchek M. Pappas 2% 71% Popfly: SS
b6 2-3 2 --- O NYM J. Koosman M. Pappas 2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 9-1-2
t7 3-2 0 --- O ATL M. Pappas J. Koosman -2% 71% Strikeout
t7 3-2 1 --- O ATL F. Alou J. Koosman -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-2 2 --- ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman 1% 71% Walk
t7 3-2 2 1-- ATL H. Aaron J. Koosman 3% 74% Double to CF; Johnson to 3B
t7 3-2 2 -23 ATL J. Torre J. Koosman 1% 75% Intentional Walk
t7 3-2 2 123 O ATL D. Johnson J. Koosman -6% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 1-2-3
b7 2-3 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas 4% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 2-3 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas 3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 2 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
t8 3-2 0 --- O ATL T. Aaron J. Koosman -2% 77% Popfly: 1B
t8 3-2 1 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Koosman -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-2 2 --- O ATL M. Martinez J. Koosman -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 4-5-6
b8 2-3 0 --- NYM E. Charles M. Pappas -10% 65% Single
b8 2-3 0 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 4% 68% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Charles to 2B
b8 2-3 1 -2- NYM R. Swoboda M. Pappas -4% 64% Walk
Claude Raymond replaces Milt Pappas pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 1 12- O NYM J. Martin C. Raymond 11% 75% Strikeout
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Jerry Buchek (2B) batting 8th
b8 2-3 2 12- O NYM A. Shamsky C. Raymond 11% 87% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 9-1-2
Al Weis replaces Art Shamsky (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
t9 3-2 0 --- O ATL C. Raymond J. Koosman -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-2 1 --- ATL F. Alou J. Koosman 1% 87% Single to LF
t9 3-2 1 1-- O ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman -2% 85% Alou Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 3-2 2 --- O ATL B. Johnson J. Koosman -1% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Claude Raymond facing 9-1-2
Kevin Collins pinch hits for Jerry Koosman (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 --- O NYM K. Collins C. Raymond 7% 92% Strikeout
b9 2-3 1 --- NYM B. Harrelson C. Raymond -9% 83% Single/Bunt
b9 2-3 1 1-- OO NYM L. Stahl C. Raymond 17% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.

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