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Scores
Standings
WSA
@BOS
5
1
OAK
@CAL
3
5
NYY
@CLE
1
0
NYY
@CLE
2
3
 
(10)
BAL
@DET
1
9
CHW
@MIN
4
5
 
(11)
HOU
@CHC
3
5
STL
@NYM
2
8
CIN
@PHI
4
7
ATL
@PIT
2
0
LAD
@SFG
5
4
Friday, August 30, 1968, 8:00PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 34,425, Time of Game: 2:04
Cardinals
2
85-51
 Lost 1 
1st
at Mets
8
63-75
 Won 2 
8th, 23 GB
W: Tom Seaver (13-9)
L: Nelson Briles (17-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  3  3
Mets            0  1  0   0  6  1   0  0  X    8  7  0

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .324 .417 .741 -0.047 0.42 0.001 -0.048 -0.2 0 0 SB
Curt Flood CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .329 .353 .682 -0.033 0.36 0.000 -0.033 -0.7 1 0
Roger Maris RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .257 .312 .368 .679 -0.021 0.22 0.000 -0.021 -0.5 2 0
Orlando Cepeda 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .249 .313 .386 .700 -0.050 0.75 0.001 -0.052 0.2 12 1 2B
Tim McCarver C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .298 .346 .644 -0.035 0.51 0.000 -0.035 -0.6 5 0
Mike Shannon 3B 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 .281 .326 .430 .756 -0.021 0.24 0.001 -0.023 1.1 2 2 2B
Julian Javier 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260 .286 .336 .623 -0.027 0.57 0.000 -0.027 -0.4 0 2
   Johnny Edwards PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .241 .288 .338 .626 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 0.2 SF
   Phil Gagliano 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .288 .318 .606 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dal Maxvill SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .248 .317 .296 .614 -0.017 0.38 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 1
   Mel Nelson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .473 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bobby Tolan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .288 .364 .652 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Wayne Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Nelson Briles P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .114 .171 .129 .300 -0.010 0.44 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 1 1
   Dick Schofield PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227 .303 .327 .631 -0.002 0.03 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 1 3
Team Totals 29 2 3 2 0 11 30 .103 .100 .172 .272 -0.264 0.36 0.003 -0.269 -1.4 24 10
2B: O Cepeda (24, off T Seaver); M Shannon (23, off T Seaver).
SF: J Edwards (3, off T Seaver).
TB: M Shannon 2; O Cepeda 2; L Brock.
RBI: J Edwards (26); M Shannon (73).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: R Maris (2); M Shannon (17); N Briles (2).
Baserunning
SB: L Brock (42, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Grote).

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 2 2 0 0 4 .224 .279 .261 .541 0.069 0.76 0.090 -0.021 1.0 2 2
Ken Boswell 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .290 .363 .653 -0.024 0.55 0.002 -0.026 -0.5 0 0 SH
Larry Stahl CF-LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .237 .321 .353 .673 -0.037 0.50 0.001 -0.038 -0.4 2 0 IW
Art Shamsky LF 4 1 1 4 0 0 4 .223 .276 .387 .662 0.012 0.62 0.051 -0.039 2.3 2 0 HR
   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 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .292 .320 .611 -0.026 0.29 0.000 -0.026 -0.4 5 0
Ron Swoboda RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .250 .333 .381 .715 0.004 0.19 0.012 -0.009 -0.2 2 0
Jerry Grote C 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .281 .361 .338 .699 0.175 0.40 0.175 0.000 1.9 12 0 2B
Jerry Buchek 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .194 .241 .231 .472 0.019 0.60 0.047 -0.028 0.1 0 1
Tom Seaver P 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 .123 .145 .148 .293 0.043 0.81 0.061 -0.017 1.2 0 2 SH
Team Totals 31 8 7 7 2 5 35 .226 .273 .355 .628 0.235 0.52 0.439 -0.204 5.0 27 5
2B: J Grote (14, off M Nelson).
HR: A Shamsky (9, off N Briles, 5th inn, 3 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: T Seaver (3, off N Briles); K Boswell (3, off N Briles).
IBB: L Stahl (1, by N Briles).
TB: J Grote 4; A Shamsky 4; B Harrelson 2; T Seaver.
RBI: A Shamsky 4 (40); B Harrelson 2 (13); T Seaver (3).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 6.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, L (17-9) 5 5 7 1 2 4 1 2.50 24 43 -0.234 0.75 -5.1
Mel Nelson 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.48 8 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -0.2
Wayne Granger 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.35 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 8 7 8 2 2 5 1 2.25 35 43 0 0 -0.235 0.52 -5.0

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (13-9) 9 3 2 2 0 11 0 1.92 30 84 0.265 0.36 1.4
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 0 11 0 2.00 30 84 0.265 0.36 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: T Seaver (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: N Briles (8; L Stahl).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: 34,425.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         New York Mets
1 Lou Brock LF 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Curt Flood CF 2 Ken Boswell 2B
3 Roger Maris RF 3 Larry Stahl CF
4 Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 Art Shamsky LF
5 Tim McCarver C 5 Ed Kranepool 1B
6 Mike Shannon 3B 6 Ron Swoboda RF
7 Julian Javier 2B 7 Jerry Grote C
8 Dal Maxvill SS 8 Jerry Buchek 3B
9 Nelson Briles P 9 Tom Seaver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 1-- R NYM J. Grote N. Briles 14% 66% Single to CF; Swoboda Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI/unER; Grote to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 1-0 0 123 RR NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles 7% 94% Single to RF; Seaver to 2B; Buchek Scores/unER; Grote Scores
b5 1-0 0 12- NYM T. Seaver N. Briles 6% 87% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Buchek to 2B; Grote to 3B
b5 3-0 1 123 RRRR NYM A. Shamsky N. Briles 5% 99% Home Run; Seaver Scores/unER; Harrelson Scores/unER; Stahl Scores/unER; Shamsky Scores/unER
b5 1-0 0 1-- NYM J. Buchek N. Briles 5% 81% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Grote to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL C. Flood T. Seaver 1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O STL R. Maris T. Seaver 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell N. Briles -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM L. Stahl N. Briles -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda T. Seaver 2% 52% Foul Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL T. McCarver T. Seaver 1% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL M. Shannon T. Seaver 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky N. Briles -2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles -1% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 2 --- NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- R NYM J. Grote N. Briles 14% 66% Single to CF; Swoboda Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI/unER; Grote to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 1-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Buchek N. Briles -3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O STL J. Javier T. Seaver 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O STL D. Maxvill T. Seaver 2% 68% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- O STL N. Briles T. Seaver 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver N. Briles -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles 2% 69% Single to LF
b3 1-0 1 1-- O NYM K. Boswell N. Briles -1% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Harrelson to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O NYM L. Stahl N. Briles -3% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O STL C. Flood T. Seaver 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O STL R. Maris T. Seaver 1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky N. Briles -2% 69% Lineout: RF
b4 1-0 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles -1% 68% Lineout: CF
b4 1-0 2 --- O NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles -1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
t5 0-1 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda T. Seaver 3% 70% Popfly: SS
t5 0-1 1 --- O STL T. McCarver T. Seaver 2% 72% Flyball: LF
t5 0-1 2 --- O STL M. Shannon T. Seaver 1% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- NYM J. Grote N. Briles 3% 76% Single to CF
b5 1-0 0 1-- NYM J. Buchek N. Briles 5% 81% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Grote to 2B
b5 1-0 0 12- NYM T. Seaver N. Briles 6% 87% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Buchek to 2B; Grote to 3B
b5 1-0 0 123 RR NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles 7% 94% Single to RF; Seaver to 2B; Buchek Scores/unER; Grote Scores
b5 3-0 0 12- O NYM K. Boswell N. Briles 0% 94% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Harrelson to 2B; Seaver to 3B
b5 3-0 1 -23 NYM L. Stahl N. Briles 0% 94% Intentional Walk
b5 3-0 1 123 RRRR NYM A. Shamsky N. Briles 5% 99% Home Run; Seaver Scores/unER; Harrelson Scores/unER; Stahl Scores/unER; Shamsky Scores/unER
b5 7-0 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 7-0 2 --- O NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
6 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 7.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
t6 0-7 0 --- O STL J. Javier T. Seaver 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t6 0-7 1 --- O STL D. Maxvill T. Seaver 0% 100% Strikeout
Dick Schofield pinch hits for Nelson Briles (P) batting 9th
t6 0-7 2 --- O STL D. Schofield T. Seaver 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 7-0, Cardinals' Mel Nelson facing 7-8-9
Mel Nelson replaces Dal Maxvill (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Dick Schofield moves from PH to SS
b6 7-0 0 --- NYM J. Grote M. Nelson 0% 100% Double to RF
b6 7-0 0 -2- O NYM J. Buchek M. Nelson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Grote to 3B
b6 7-0 1 --3 R NYM T. Seaver M. Nelson 0% 100% Single to RF; Grote Scores
b6 8-0 1 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Nelson -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b6 8-0 2 1-- O NYM K. Boswell M. Nelson -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 8.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-8, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t7 0-8 0 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t7 0-8 1 --- O STL C. Flood T. Seaver 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-8 2 --- O STL R. Maris T. Seaver 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 8-0, Cardinals' Mel Nelson facing 3-4-5
b7 8-0 0 --- O NYM L. Stahl M. Nelson -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 8-0 1 --- O NYM A. Shamsky M. Nelson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 8-0 2 --- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Nelson 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Mets 8.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-8, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
Larry Stahl moves from CF to LF
Tommie Agee replaces Art Shamsky (LF) playing CF batting 4th
t8 0-8 0 --- STL O. Cepeda T. Seaver -0% 100% Double to RF
t8 0-8 0 -2- O STL T. McCarver T. Seaver 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-8 1 -2- R STL M. Shannon T. Seaver -0% 100% Double to LF; Cepeda Scores
Johnny Edwards pinch hits for Julian Javier (2B) batting 7th
t8 1-8 1 -2- STL J. Edwards T. Seaver -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Shannon to 3B
t8 1-8 1 --3 RO STL J. Edwards T. Seaver 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Shannon Scores
Bobby Tolan pinch hits for Mel Nelson (P) batting 8th
t8 2-8 2 --- O STL B. Tolan T. Seaver 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 8-2, Cardinals' Wayne Granger facing 6-7-8
Wayne Granger replaces Bobby Tolan (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Phil Gagliano replaces Johnny Edwards (PH) playing 2B batting 7th
b8 8-2 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda W. Granger -0% 100% Popfly: SS
b8 8-2 1 --- O NYM J. Grote W. Granger -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-2 2 --- O NYM J. Buchek W. Granger 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 8.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-8, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
t9 2-8 0 --- O STL D. Schofield T. Seaver 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-8 1 --- STL L. Brock T. Seaver -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 2-8 1 1-- STL C. Flood T. Seaver -0% 100% Brock Steals 2B
t9 2-8 1 -2- O STL C. Flood T. Seaver 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 2-8 2 -2- O STL R. Maris T. Seaver 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 8.

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