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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
1
0
BAL
@CLE
5
1
WSA
@DET
9
3
CHW
@MIN
1
4
HOU
@CHC
1
4
PIT
@CIN
6
1
SFG
@LAD
2
0
ATL
@NYM
4
2
STL
@PHI
2
1
 
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Thursday, August 1, 1968, 2:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 18,580, Time of Game: 2:23
Braves
4
56-51
 Won 2 
2nd, 15 GB
at Mets
2
49-59
 Lost 5 
8th, 22½ GB
W: Cecil Upshaw (7-4)
L: Don Cardwell (5-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          2  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  8  0
Mets            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Alou CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .291 .340 .403 .743 0.180 0.90 0.207 -0.028 1.4 3 0 2·2B,IW
Wayne Causey 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .157 .250 .174 .424 -0.061 1.16 0.032 -0.093 -0.8 2 3 SF
   Felix Millan 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282 .317 .332 .649 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 0
Hank Aaron RF 5 1 0 1 0 1 5 .262 .326 .475 .801 0.048 0.61 0.081 -0.032 0.2 2 0
Joe Torre C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .283 .342 .412 .754 0.056 0.61 0.086 -0.030 0.4 4 0
Tito Francona 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .299 .413 .378 .791 -0.017 0.44 0.015 -0.032 -0.2 6 1
   Deron Johnson 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .283 .302 .585 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Bob Johnson 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .292 .323 .315 .637 -0.008 0.50 0.022 -0.030 -0.2 1 4
Mike Lum LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .223 .263 .330 .593 -0.060 0.63 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 4 0 2B
Marty Martinez SS 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 .207 .289 .235 .523 0.159 0.77 0.159 0.000 1.6 0 2 HBP
Jim Britton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .150 .150 .300 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cecil Upshaw P 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .200 .143 .343 -0.060 0.94 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 1 1 2·SH
Team Totals 32 4 8 3 3 6 39 .250 .324 .344 .668 0.234 0.71 0.602 -0.368 0.6 27 11
2B: F Alou 2 (20, 2 off D Cardwell); M Lum (5, off D Cardwell).
SF: W Causey (2, off D Cardwell).
SH: C Upshaw 2 (6, 1 off C Koonce, 1 off D Cardwell).
IBB: F Alou (9, by C Koonce).
HBP: M Martinez (2, by D Cardwell).
TB: F Alou 4; M Lum 2; M Martinez 2; T Francona; B Johnson; J Torre.
RBI: W Causey (8); H Aaron (60); J Torre (37).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Martinez-W Causey-T Francona; W Causey-T Francona.

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Buchek 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .208 .254 .246 .500 -0.058 1.07 0.041 -0.099 -0.4 4 2 GDP
Larry Stahl CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .339 .327 .666 0.084 1.00 0.114 -0.030 0.8 3 0
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .320 .455 .775 0.005 1.58 0.125 -0.120 0.2 1 0 3B,GDP
Ed Kranepool 1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .266 .295 .339 .634 0.081 1.52 0.145 -0.064 0.9 5 2
Ron Swoboda RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .334 .395 .729 -0.072 1.21 0.025 -0.097 -0.6 1 1
Jerry Grote C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .355 .340 .695 -0.145 1.61 0.000 -0.145 -1.1 9 0
Kevin Collins 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .209 .246 .291 .537 -0.069 1.05 0.018 -0.087 -0.6 2 2
Al Weis SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .187 .244 .219 .463 -0.003 0.93 0.043 -0.046 0.1 2 2
   Art Shamsky PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .273 .368 .640 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.1
Don Cardwell P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .050 .050 .125 .175 -0.048 1.12 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 1
   Cal Koonce P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Bosch PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .170 .233 .264 .497 -0.032 1.37 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   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
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 4 3 35 .194 .286 .258 .544 -0.267 1.23 0.511 -0.778 -1.4 27 10
3B: C Jones (2, off C Upshaw).
TB: C Jones 4; K Collins; E Kranepool; A Weis; R Swoboda.
GIDP: C Jones (7); J Buchek (6).
RBI: E Kranepool 2 (14).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: K Collins (5).
Outfield Assists: R Swoboda (M Lum at 3rd base).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Britton 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 2.80 4 36 -0.332 2.03 -2.9
Cecil Upshaw, W (7-4) 9 4 0 0 2 3 0 2.04 31 2 0 0.599 1.12 4.4
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 3 0 2.00 35 36 2 0 0.267 1.23 1.4
J Britton faced 4 batters in the 1st inning.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Cardwell, L (5-10) 5.1 7 4 4 2 2 0 3.08 26 38 -0.312 0.86 -2.1
Cal Koonce 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.50 6 1 0 0.051 0.58 0.8
Ron Taylor 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.45 7 0 0 0.028 0.20 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 3 6 0 4.00 39 38 1 0 -0.233 0.71 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: D Cardwell 3 (5).
HBP: D Cardwell (8; M Martinez).
IBB: C Koonce (4; F Alou).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - (none), 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 18,580.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         New York Mets
1 Felipe Alou CF 1 Jerry Buchek 2B
2 Wayne Causey 2B 2 Larry Stahl CF
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Cleon Jones LF
4 Joe Torre C 4 Ed Kranepool 1B
5 Tito Francona 1B 5 Ron Swoboda RF
6 Bob Johnson 3B 6 Jerry Grote C
7 Mike Lum LF 7 Kevin Collins 3B
8 Marty Martinez SS 8 Al Weis SS
9 Jim Britton P 9 Don Cardwell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-2 0 123 RR NYM E. Kranepool J. Britton -13% 36% Single to LF; Jones to 2B; Stahl Scores; Buchek Scores
t2 2-2 1 1-- ATL F. Alou D. Cardwell 10% 60% Double to RF; Martinez to 3B
b1 0-2 0 12- NYM C. Jones J. Britton -9% 49% Single to LF; Stahl to 2B; Buchek to 3B
t1 1-0 1 -2- R ATL J. Torre D. Cardwell 9% 72% Single to LF; Aaron Scores
b3 2-4 0 1-- OO NYM C. Jones C. Upshaw 9% 76% 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' Don Cardwell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL F. Alou D. Cardwell 7% 57% Double to RF
t1 0-0 0 -2- ATL W. Causey D. Cardwell 4% 60% Wild Pitch; Alou to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 O ATL W. Causey D. Cardwell -5% 56% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --3 R ATL H. Aaron D. Cardwell 8% 64% Fielder's Choice 3B; Alou Scores; Aaron to 2B/Adv on E5
t1 1-0 1 -2- R ATL J. Torre D. Cardwell 9% 72% Single to LF; Aaron Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- O ATL T. Francona D. Cardwell -2% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 2-0 2 1-- ATL B. Johnson D. Cardwell 1% 72% Single to LF; Francona to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- O ATL M. Lum D. Cardwell -3% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Jim Britton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- NYM J. Buchek J. Britton -4% 65% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- NYM L. Stahl J. Britton -7% 58% Walk; Buchek to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- NYM C. Jones J. Britton -9% 49% Single to LF; Stahl to 2B; Buchek to 3B
b1 0-2 0 123 RR NYM E. Kranepool J. Britton -13% 36% Single to LF; Jones to 2B; Stahl Scores; Buchek Scores
Cecil Upshaw replaces Jim Britton pitching and batting 9th
b1 2-2 0 12- O NYM R. Swoboda C. Upshaw 6% 42% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Kranepool to 2B
b1 2-2 1 12- O NYM J. Grote C. Upshaw 4% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 2-2 2 12- O NYM K. Collins C. Upshaw 4% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Mets 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 8-9-1
t2 2-2 0 --- ATL M. Martinez D. Cardwell 4% 54% Single to CF
t2 2-2 0 1-- O ATL C. Upshaw D. Cardwell -4% 50% Strikeout
t2 2-2 1 1-- ATL F. Alou D. Cardwell 10% 60% Double to RF; Martinez to 3B
t2 2-2 1 -23 R ATL W. Causey D. Cardwell 7% 68% Wild Pitch; Alou to 3B; Martinez Scores
t2 3-2 1 --3 RO ATL W. Causey D. Cardwell 3% 71% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Alou Scores
t2 4-2 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron D. Cardwell -1% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 8-9-1
b2 2-4 0 --- NYM A. Weis C. Upshaw -4% 66% Single to RF
b2 2-4 0 1-- O NYM D. Cardwell C. Upshaw 4% 70% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-4 1 1-- OO NYM J. Buchek C. Upshaw 5% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 4-5-6
t3 4-2 0 --- O ATL J. Torre D. Cardwell -1% 74% Groundout: P-1B
t3 4-2 1 --- O ATL T. Francona D. Cardwell -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 4-2 2 --- ATL B. Johnson D. Cardwell 1% 74% Walk
t3 4-2 2 1-- O ATL M. Lum D. Cardwell -1% 72% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 2-3-4
b3 2-4 0 --- NYM L. Stahl C. Upshaw -5% 67% Walk
b3 2-4 0 1-- OO NYM C. Jones C. Upshaw 9% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 2-4 2 --- NYM E. Kranepool C. Upshaw -1% 75% Walk
b3 2-4 2 1-- NYM R. Swoboda C. Upshaw -2% 72% Single to LF; Kranepool to 2B
b3 2-4 2 12- O NYM J. Grote C. Upshaw 5% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 8-9-1
t4 4-2 0 --- ATL M. Martinez D. Cardwell 2% 79% Hit By Pitch
t4 4-2 0 1-- O ATL C. Upshaw D. Cardwell -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Martinez to 2B
t4 4-2 1 -2- O ATL F. Alou D. Cardwell -2% 76% Foul Flyball: C
t4 4-2 2 -2- O ATL W. Causey D. Cardwell -2% 74% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 7-8-9
b4 2-4 0 --- O NYM K. Collins C. Upshaw 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-4 1 --- O NYM A. Weis C. Upshaw 2% 78% Flyball: RF
b4 2-4 2 --- O NYM D. Cardwell C. Upshaw 1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 3-4-5
t5 4-2 0 --- O ATL H. Aaron D. Cardwell -1% 78% Popfly: SS
t5 4-2 1 --- O ATL J. Torre D. Cardwell -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 4-2 2 --- ATL T. Francona D. Cardwell 1% 78% Single to RF
t5 4-2 2 1-- ATL B. Johnson D. Cardwell 1% 79% Wild Pitch; Francona to 2B
t5 4-2 2 -2- O ATL B. Johnson D. Cardwell -2% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- O NYM J. Buchek C. Upshaw 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-4 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl C. Upshaw 2% 81% Flyball: CF
b5 2-4 2 --- NYM C. Jones C. Upshaw -3% 78% Triple to RF
b5 2-4 2 --3 O NYM E. Kranepool C. Upshaw 4% 82% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Don Cardwell facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- O ATL M. Lum D. Cardwell -1% 81% Double to RF; Lum out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
t6 4-2 1 --- ATL M. Martinez D. Cardwell 1% 82% Walk
Cal Koonce replaces Don Cardwell pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-2 1 1-- O ATL C. Upshaw C. Koonce -1% 82% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Martinez to 2B
t6 4-2 2 -2- ATL F. Alou C. Koonce 0% 82% Intentional Walk
t6 4-2 2 12- O ATL W. Causey C. Koonce -2% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 5-6-7
b6 2-4 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda C. Upshaw 3% 82% Flyball: RF
b6 2-4 1 --- O NYM J. Grote C. Upshaw 2% 84% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-4 2 --- NYM K. Collins C. Upshaw -2% 83% Single to CF
b6 2-4 2 1-- O NYM A. Weis C. Upshaw 3% 86% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 3-4-5
t7 4-2 0 --- O ATL H. Aaron C. Koonce -1% 84% Popfly: 3B
t7 4-2 1 --- O ATL J. Torre C. Koonce -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- O ATL T. Francona C. Koonce -1% 83% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 9-1-2
Don Bosch pinch hits for Cal Koonce (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- O NYM D. Bosch C. Upshaw 3% 86% Flyball: LF
b7 2-4 1 --- O NYM J. Buchek C. Upshaw 2% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 2-4 2 --- O NYM L. Stahl C. Upshaw 1% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 6-7-8
Ron Taylor replaces Don Bosch (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O ATL B. Johnson R. Taylor -1% 89% Popfly: 1B
t8 4-2 1 --- O ATL M. Lum R. Taylor -1% 88% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 --- ATL M. Martinez R. Taylor 0% 89% Single to LF
t8 4-2 2 1-- O ATL C. Upshaw R. Taylor -1% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 3-4-5
Deron Johnson replaces Tito Francona playing 1B batting 5th
Felix Millan replaces Wayne Causey playing 2B batting 2nd
b8 2-4 0 --- O NYM C. Jones C. Upshaw 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool C. Upshaw 2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-4 2 --- O NYM R. Swoboda C. Upshaw 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- O ATL F. Alou R. Taylor -0% 94% Strikeout
t9 4-2 1 --- O ATL F. Millan R. Taylor -0% 94% Strikeout
t9 4-2 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron R. Taylor -0% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Cecil Upshaw facing 6-7-8
b9 2-4 0 --- O NYM J. Grote C. Upshaw 3% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 2-4 1 --- O NYM K. Collins C. Upshaw 2% 99% Flyball: LF
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Al Weis (SS) batting 8th
b9 2-4 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky C. Upshaw 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Mets 2.

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