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Scores
Standings
DET
@BOS
10
9
 
(11)
WSA
@CAL
3
5
CHW
@CLE
5
6
BAL
@MIN
8
2
NYY
@OAK
3
1
CIN
@CHC
4
0
HOU
@NYM
1
0
SFG
@PHI
6
4
LAD
@PIT
0
3
ATL
@STL
3
2
Saturday, August 17, 1968, 2:15PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 17,529, Time of Game: 2:25
Astros
1
55-68
 Won 3 
9th, 23 GB
at Mets
0
56-68
 Lost 2 
8th, 22½ GB
W: Don Wilson (10-12)
L: Jim McAndrew (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  0
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Gotay 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .238 .258 .272 .530 -0.025 1.07 0.043 -0.068 -0.2 4 2
Hector Torres SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .228 .260 .261 .521 -0.088 1.10 0.000 -0.088 -0.7 2 1
Jim Wynn CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .251 .361 .444 .806 0.142 0.88 0.213 -0.072 0.4 2 0 HR
Rusty Staub 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .378 .396 .775 0.003 0.72 0.050 -0.047 0.3 3 2 2B
Denis Menke 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .249 .334 .347 .681 -0.110 0.71 0.000 -0.110 -1.3 2 0
Lee Thomas RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .178 .231 .223 .454 -0.024 0.48 0.013 -0.036 -0.2 2 0 HBP
Bob Aspromonte LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .244 .314 .288 .602 0.051 0.87 0.073 -0.022 0.4 1 0
John Bateman C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .241 .291 .339 .630 0.017 1.41 0.113 -0.097 0.4 9 0
Don Wilson P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .204 .232 .241 .473 -0.165 1.49 0.000 -0.165 -1.5 2 1
   John Buzhardt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Team Totals 31 1 7 1 1 4 33 .226 .273 .355 .628 -0.199 0.94 0.505 -0.705 -2.4 27 8
2B: R Staub (31, off R Taylor).
HR: J Wynn (18, off J McAndrew, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
HBP: L Thomas (1, by J McAndrew).
TB: J Wynn 4; R Staub 3; B Aspromonte 2; J Bateman; J Gotay.
RBI: J Wynn (51).
2-out RBI: J Wynn.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Torres-J Gotay-R Staub.
PB: J Bateman (6).

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 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .214 .268 .250 .518 -0.052 1.69 0.069 -0.121 -0.3 3 2
Larry Stahl RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .248 .315 .356 .672 0.073 1.73 0.147 -0.075 0.3 4 1
Cleon Jones LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .281 .326 .442 .768 -0.017 2.18 0.068 -0.085 -0.2 1 0 SH
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .290 .326 .616 -0.192 2.45 0.000 -0.192 -1.0 6 1
Ed Charles 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .340 .445 .785 -0.243 2.31 0.000 -0.243 -1.1 2 2
J.C. Martin C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .228 .309 .293 .602 0.072 1.65 0.144 -0.072 0.1 4 0
   Al Weis PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .230 .201 .431 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Phil Linz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .225 .259 .245 .504 -0.103 2.11 0.054 -0.157 -0.4 1 1
Tommie Agee CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .184 .225 .274 .500 -0.065 1.40 0.016 -0.081 -0.3 3 0 HBP
   Ron Swoboda PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .329 .382 .711 -0.173 4.31 0.000 -0.173 -0.4 GDP
Jim McAndrew P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.044 0.90 0.000 -0.044 -0.3 2 0
   Art Shamsky PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .222 .271 .362 .633 0.044 1.81 0.044 0.000 0.2
   Dick Selma PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .208 .229 .437 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ron Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 29 0 4 0 4 7 35 .138 .265 .138 .403 -0.700 1.96 0.542 -1.243 -3.4 27 7
SH: C Jones (4, off J Buzhardt).
HBP: T Agee (3, by D Wilson).
TB: J Martin 2; L Stahl; E Charles.
GIDP: R Swoboda (10).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. L Stahl-E Kranepool; E Charles-B Harrelson; J McAndrew.
Outfield Assists: L Stahl (B Aspromonte at 1st base).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, W (10-12) 7 2 0 0 4 7 0 3.13 29 76 0.321 1.53 2.3
John Buzhardt, S (4) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 6 1 0 0.378 4.04 1.1
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 4 7 0 0.00 35 76 1 0 0.699 1.96 3.4
D Wilson faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim McAndrew, L (0-4) 7 6 1 1 1 4 1 1.82 27 64 0.138 1.04 1.7
Ron Taylor 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.19 6 0 0 0.061 0.49 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 4 1 1.00 33 64 0 0 0.199 0.94 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J McAndrew (1; L Thomas); D Wilson (4; T Agee).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bill Jackowski.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 17,529.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         New York Mets
1 Julio Gotay 2B 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Hector Torres SS 2 Larry Stahl RF
3 Jim Wynn CF 3 Cleon Jones LF
4 Rusty Staub 1B 4 Ed Kranepool 1B
5 Denis Menke 3B 5 Ed Charles 3B
6 Lee Thomas RF 6 J.C. Martin C
7 Bob Aspromonte LF 7 Phil Linz 2B
8 John Bateman C 8 Tommie Agee CF
9 Don Wilson P 9 Jim McAndrew P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 2 --- R HOU J. Wynn J. McAndrew 21% 66% Home Run
b9 0-1 1 1-- OO NYM R. Swoboda J. Buzhardt 17% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b9 0-1 0 --- NYM J. Martin J. Buzhardt -13% 71% Single to RF
b9 0-1 0 1-- O NYM P. Linz J. Buzhardt 12% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-0 1 1-3 OO HOU D. Wilson J. McAndrew -11% 69% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: P unassisted

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' Jim McAndrew facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Gotay J. McAndrew -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres J. McAndrew -1% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. McAndrew -1% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Wilson 2% 48% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl D. Wilson 1% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Wilson 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jim McAndrew facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Staub J. McAndrew -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Menke J. McAndrew -1% 46% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 2 --- HOU L. Thomas J. McAndrew 1% 48% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU B. Aspromonte J. McAndrew -2% 45% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Wilson 2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYM E. Charles D. Wilson 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- NYM J. Martin D. Wilson -1% 48% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O NYM P. Linz D. Wilson 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jim McAndrew facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Bateman J. McAndrew 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Wilson J. McAndrew -4% 50% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Gotay J. McAndrew 4% 55% Single to LF; Wilson to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O HOU H. Torres J. McAndrew -4% 51% Flyball: CF; Wilson to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU J. Wynn J. McAndrew -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Wilson 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. McAndrew D. Wilson 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Wilson 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jim McAndrew facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Staub J. McAndrew -3% 47% Popfly: SS
t4 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Menke J. McAndrew -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O HOU L. Thomas J. McAndrew -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- NYM L. Stahl D. Wilson -5% 40% Single to CF
b4 0-0 0 1-- O NYM C. Jones D. Wilson 4% 44% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Wilson 3% 47% Popfly: 3B
b4 0-0 2 1-- O NYM E. Charles D. Wilson 3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jim McAndrew facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Aspromonte J. McAndrew 5% 55% Single to LF
t5 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU J. Bateman J. McAndrew -10% 45% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Wilson J. McAndrew -1% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O NYM J. Martin D. Wilson 3% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Wilson 2% 49% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-0 2 --- NYM T. Agee D. Wilson -2% 47% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-0 2 1-- O NYM J. McAndrew D. Wilson 3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jim McAndrew facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Gotay J. McAndrew -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres J. McAndrew -2% 45% Flyball: LF
t6 0-0 2 --- R HOU J. Wynn J. McAndrew 21% 66% Home Run
t6 1-0 2 --- HOU R. Staub J. McAndrew 1% 67% Single to RF
t6 1-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke J. McAndrew -2% 65% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson D. Wilson -7% 58% Walk
b6 0-1 0 1-- O NYM L. Stahl D. Wilson 6% 64% Strikeout
b6 0-1 1 1-- NYM C. Jones D. Wilson -7% 58% Walk; Harrelson to 2B
b6 0-1 1 12- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Wilson 4% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Jones to 2B; Harrelson to 3B
b6 0-1 2 -23 O NYM E. Charles D. Wilson 11% 73% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Jim McAndrew facing 6-7-8
t7 1-0 0 --- O HOU L. Thomas J. McAndrew -2% 71% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 1 --- HOU B. Aspromonte J. McAndrew 2% 73% Single to LF
t7 1-0 1 1-- HOU J. Bateman J. McAndrew 7% 80% Single to RF; Aspromonte to 3B
t7 1-0 1 1-3 OO HOU D. Wilson J. McAndrew -11% 69% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: P unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
b7 0-1 0 --- O NYM J. Martin D. Wilson 4% 73% Popfly: 2B
b7 0-1 1 --- NYM P. Linz D. Wilson -5% 68% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Linz to 1B
b7 0-1 1 1-- O NYM T. Agee D. Wilson 6% 74% Strikeout
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Jim McAndrew (P) batting 9th
b7 0-1 2 1-- NYM A. Shamsky D. Wilson -4% 69% Walk; Linz to 2B
Dick Selma pinch runs for Art Shamsky (PH) batting 9th
b7 0-1 2 12- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Wilson 9% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 1-2-3
Ron Taylor replaces Dick Selma (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-0 0 --- O HOU J. Gotay R. Taylor -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres R. Taylor -1% 76% Flyball: RF
t8 1-0 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn R. Taylor -1% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
b8 0-1 0 --- NYM L. Stahl D. Wilson -10% 65% Walk
John Buzhardt replaces Don Wilson pitching and batting 9th
b8 0-1 0 1-- O NYM C. Jones J. Buzhardt 4% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Stahl to 2B
b8 0-1 1 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool J. Buzhardt 9% 78% Popfly: 3B
b8 0-1 2 -2- O NYM E. Charles J. Buzhardt 9% 87% Single to 2B; Stahl out at Hm/2B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 4-5-6
t9 1-0 0 --- HOU R. Staub R. Taylor 4% 91% Double to CF
t9 1-0 0 -2- OO HOU D. Menke R. Taylor -6% 85% Double Play: Popfly: 3B-SS
t9 1-0 2 --- O HOU L. Thomas R. Taylor -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' John Buzhardt facing 6-7-8
b9 0-1 0 --- NYM J. Martin J. Buzhardt -13% 71% Single to RF
Al Weis pinch runs for J.C. Martin (C) batting 6th
b9 0-1 0 1-- O NYM P. Linz J. Buzhardt 12% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
Ron Swoboda pinch hits for Tommie Agee (CF) batting 8th
b9 0-1 1 1-- OO NYM R. Swoboda J. Buzhardt 17% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Mets 0.

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