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@BAL
5
4
 
(11)
OAK
@BOS
2
11
NYY
@CHW
0
1
MIN
@CLE
3
2
CAL
@DET
0
2
CIN
@NYM
0
2
ATL
@PHI
6
0
STL
@PIT
5
0
HOU
@SFG
6
1
Thursday, August 29, 1968, 8:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 16,791, Time of Game: 2:24
Reds
0
71-60
 Lost 1 
2nd, 12 GB
at Mets
2
62-75
 Won 1 
8th, 24 GB
W: Cal Koonce (5-4)
L: George Culver (10-14)
S: Ron Taylor (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0
Mets            0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  X    2  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-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .345 .400 .483 .883 -0.058 0.62 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 1
Vada Pinson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .312 .393 .705 0.039 1.14 0.087 -0.049 0.2 3 0 SB
Mack Jones LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .239 .332 .408 .740 -0.086 1.10 0.000 -0.086 -0.6 3 0
Tony Perez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277 .338 .441 .779 -0.080 1.09 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 0 2
Johnny Bench C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .279 .308 .425 .733 -0.082 1.11 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 4 0
Fred Whitfield 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .321 .430 .751 -0.037 0.85 0.013 -0.049 -0.2 10 0
Tommy Helms 2B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .291 .308 .365 .673 -0.053 0.73 0.000 -0.053 -0.4 2 5
Woody Woodward SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .242 .295 .267 .561 -0.050 1.06 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 2 1
   Jim Beauchamp PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .324 .350 .541 .891 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
George Culver P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .123 .138 .140 .278 -0.015 0.68 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 0 1
   Alex Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .328 .358 .414 .772 -0.017 0.74 0.000 -0.017 -0.1
   Ted Abernathy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .150 .000 .150 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chico Ruiz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .292 .253 .545 -0.030 1.26 0.000 -0.030 -0.2
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 0 5 29 .069 .069 .069 .138 -0.479 0.93 0.100 -0.579 -3.4 24 10
TB: F Whitfield; V Pinson.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Woodward-T Helms-F Whitfield.
PB: J Bench (12).
Baserunning
SB: V Pinson (15, 2nd base off C Koonce/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 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .221 .277 .259 .536 0.086 0.84 0.109 -0.023 1.1 2 2 SB
Ken Boswell 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .294 .369 .663 -0.024 1.05 0.051 -0.075 -0.5 0 3
Larry Stahl CF-LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .243 .322 .360 .683 0.028 1.07 0.103 -0.075 0.2 4 0 2B
Art Shamsky LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .223 .276 .378 .654 0.115 0.87 0.149 -0.035 0.7 3 0 2B,IW
   Tommie Agee CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .229 .277 .506 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .295 .324 .619 0.078 1.18 0.132 -0.054 0.2 8 1
J.C. Martin C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .304 .308 .612 -0.081 0.81 0.004 -0.085 -0.7 5 0
Ron Swoboda RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .252 .334 .384 .718 0.053 0.63 0.056 -0.002 0.6 1 0
Jerry Buchek 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .199 .247 .237 .484 -0.140 0.96 0.001 -0.141 -1.6 0 1 GDP,IW
Cal Koonce P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .133 .000 .133 -0.085 1.06 0.000 -0.085 -0.8 1 1
   Ron Taylor P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.008 0.34 0.000 -0.008 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 9 2 4 4 36 .281 .361 .344 .705 0.022 0.94 0.605 -0.583 -1.0 27 8
2B: A Shamsky (13, off G Culver); L Stahl (7, off G Culver).
IBB: A Shamsky (4, by G Culver); J Buchek (3, by T Abernathy).
TB: B Harrelson 3; A Shamsky 2; L Stahl 2; K Boswell; E Kranepool; J Martin; R Swoboda.
GIDP: J Buchek (7).
RBI: L Stahl (7); A Shamsky (36).
2-out RBI: A Shamsky.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: B Harrelson (2, 2nd base off G Culver/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Culver, L (10-14) 5 7 2 2 2 3 0 3.23 24 46 -0.064 1.19 -0.1
Ted Abernathy 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 2.01 12 0 0 0.044 0.34 1.1
Team Totals 8 9 2 2 4 4 0 2.25 36 46 0 0 -0.020 0.94 1.0

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cal Koonce, W (5-4) 6.1 2 0 0 0 4 0 1.59 21 73 0.282 0.91 2.1
Ron Taylor, S (12) 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 8 1 0 0.197 1.01 1.3
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 29 73 1 0 0.479 0.93 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: G Culver 2 (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: G Culver (6; A Shamsky); T Abernathy (13; J Buchek).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Ed Vargo.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 16,791.
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 Ken Boswell 2B
3 Mack Jones LF 3 Larry Stahl CF
4 Tony Perez 3B 4 Art Shamsky LF
5 Johnny Bench C 5 Ed Kranepool 1B
6 Fred Whitfield 1B 6 J.C. Martin C
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Ron Swoboda RF
8 Woody Woodward SS 8 Jerry Buchek 3B
9 George Culver P 9 Cal Koonce P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 -2- R NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 14% 68% Double to LF; Boswell Scores
b5 1-0 1 -2- R NYM L. Stahl G. Culver 10% 86% Double to LF; Harrelson Scores
b2 0-0 1 -23 O NYM J. Buchek G. Culver -9% 56% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 -23 O NYM C. Koonce G. Culver -6% 50% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 12- NYM J. Buchek G. Culver 6% 65% Passed Ball; Swoboda to 2B; Kranepool to 3B

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' Cal Koonce facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose C. Koonce 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson C. Koonce 1% 53% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN M. Jones C. Koonce 1% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM K. Boswell G. Culver -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O NYM L. Stahl G. Culver -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN T. Perez C. Koonce 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Bench C. Koonce 1% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- CIN F. Whitfield C. Koonce -1% 52% Single to RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CIN T. Helms C. Koonce 2% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool G. Culver 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- NYM J. Martin G. Culver 3% 62% Wild Pitch; Kranepool to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- O NYM J. Martin G. Culver -5% 57% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 -2- NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver 2% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 1 12- NYM J. Buchek G. Culver 6% 65% Passed Ball; Swoboda to 2B; Kranepool to 3B
b2 0-0 1 -23 O NYM J. Buchek G. Culver -9% 56% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 -23 O NYM C. Koonce G. Culver -6% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CIN W. Woodward C. Koonce 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CIN G. Culver C. Koonce 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t3 0-0 2 --- O CIN P. Rose C. Koonce 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 3% 55% Single to 1B
b3 0-0 1 1-- NYM L. Stahl G. Culver 2% 58% Wild Pitch; Boswell to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O NYM L. Stahl G. Culver -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 -2- R NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 14% 68% Double to LF; Boswell Scores
b3 1-0 2 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool G. Culver -3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O CIN V. Pinson C. Koonce 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O CIN M. Jones C. Koonce 2% 70% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O CIN T. Perez C. Koonce 1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' George Culver facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- O NYM J. Martin G. Culver -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda G. Culver 2% 71% Single to 3B/Bunt
b4 1-0 1 1-- O NYM J. Buchek G. Culver -2% 69% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 2 1-- O NYM C. Koonce G. Culver -2% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Bench C. Koonce 3% 70% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 1 --- O CIN F. Whitfield C. Koonce 2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-1 2 --- O CIN T. Helms C. Koonce 1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' George Culver facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson G. Culver 3% 76% Single to RF
b5 1-0 0 1-- NYM K. Boswell G. Culver 3% 79% Harrelson Steals 2B
b5 1-0 0 -2- O NYM K. Boswell G. Culver -4% 75% Popfly: SS
b5 1-0 1 -2- R NYM L. Stahl G. Culver 10% 86% Double to LF; Harrelson Scores
b5 2-0 1 -2- NYM A. Shamsky G. Culver 1% 86% Intentional Walk
b5 2-0 1 12- O NYM E. Kranepool G. Culver -2% 84% Popfly: 2B
b5 2-0 2 12- O NYM J. Martin G. Culver -2% 82% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- O CIN W. Woodward C. Koonce 3% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
Alex Johnson pinch hits for George Culver (P) batting 9th
t6 0-2 1 --- O CIN A. Johnson C. Koonce 2% 86% Lineout: RF
t6 0-2 2 --- O CIN P. Rose C. Koonce 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 7-8-9
Ted Abernathy replaces Alex Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda T. Abernathy 2% 89% Walk
b6 2-0 0 1-- OO NYM J. Buchek T. Abernathy -3% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --- O NYM C. Koonce T. Abernathy -0% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Cal Koonce facing 2-3-4
t7 0-2 0 --- CIN V. Pinson C. Koonce -6% 80% Single to CF
t7 0-2 0 1-- CIN M. Jones C. Koonce -3% 77% Pinson Steals 2B
t7 0-2 0 -2- O CIN M. Jones C. Koonce 6% 83% Strikeout
Ron Taylor replaces Cal Koonce pitching and batting 9th
t7 0-2 1 -2- O CIN T. Perez R. Taylor 5% 87% Flyball: CF
t7 0-2 2 -2- O CIN J. Bench R. Taylor 4% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 1-2-3
b7 2-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson T. Abernathy 1% 92% Single to RF
b7 2-0 0 1-- O NYM K. Boswell T. Abernathy -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B; Harrelson to 2B
b7 2-0 1 -2- O NYM L. Stahl T. Abernathy -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Harrelson to 3B
b7 2-0 2 --3 O NYM A. Shamsky T. Abernathy -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 6-7-8
Larry Stahl moves from CF to LF
Tommie Agee replaces Art Shamsky (LF) playing CF batting 4th
t8 0-2 0 --- O CIN F. Whitfield R. Taylor 3% 93% Groundout: 2B-P
t8 0-2 1 --- O CIN T. Helms R. Taylor 2% 94% Lineout: LF
Jim Beauchamp pinch hits for Woody Woodward (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-2 2 --- O CIN J. Beauchamp R. Taylor 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 5-6-7
Pete Rose moves from RF to 2B
Tommy Helms moves from 2B to SS
Jim Beauchamp moves from PH to RF
b8 2-0 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool T. Abernathy -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-0 1 --- NYM J. Martin T. Abernathy 0% 95% Single to RF
b8 2-0 1 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda T. Abernathy -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B; Martin to 2B
b8 2-0 2 -2- NYM J. Buchek T. Abernathy 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b8 2-0 2 12- O NYM R. Taylor T. Abernathy -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 9-1-2
Chico Ruiz pinch hits for Ted Abernathy (P) batting 9th
t9 0-2 0 --- O CIN C. Ruiz R. Taylor 3% 97% Flyball: CF
t9 0-2 1 --- O CIN P. Rose R. Taylor 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-2 2 --- O CIN V. Pinson R. Taylor 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Mets 2.

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