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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
6
1
CLE
@CAL
7
2
BOS
@MIN
4
1
 
(5)
DET
@OAK
6
3
CHW
@WSA
1
2
SFG
@CHC
3
8
STL
@CIN
5
3
 
(11)
ATL
@NYM
3
4
ATL
@NYM
7
6
 
(12)
LAD
@PHI
10
9
HOU
@PIT
2
3
Tuesday, September 3, 1968, 5:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:09
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Braves
3
70-70
 Lost 1 
5th, 18½ GB
at Mets
4
64-78
 Won 1 
9th, 26½ GB
W: Tom Seaver (14-9)
L: Milt Pappas (10-11)
S: Ron Taylor (13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  0
Mets            0  2  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    4 10  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 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .312 .364 .431 .795 0.014 0.97 0.101 -0.087 0.3 3 0 CS
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .327 .354 .681 -0.031 1.00 0.065 -0.096 -0.4 2 5 CS
Hank Aaron RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .345 .496 .841 -0.016 0.93 0.058 -0.074 0.0 0 1 2B
Joe Torre C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .268 .329 .377 .706 0.101 1.44 0.195 -0.093 0.8 8 0 3B
Tito Francona 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .395 .362 .757 -0.157 1.34 0.000 -0.157 -1.0 6 0
Mike Lum LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .231 .283 .352 .634 0.133 1.00 0.171 -0.038 1.0 0 0 2B
Bob Johnson 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .274 .307 .302 .609 -0.021 1.10 0.032 -0.054 -0.1 0 2
Sonny Jackson SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .239 .297 .283 .580 -0.051 1.10 0.046 -0.096 -0.6 5 0 2B
Milt Pappas P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .130 .200 .196 .396 -0.050 1.01 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 0 1
   Ralph Garr PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.049 2.09 0.000 -0.049 -0.2
   Claude Raymond P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 0 5 33 .273 .273 .424 .697 -0.127 1.13 0.668 -0.794 -0.4 24 9
2B: S Jackson (7, off T Seaver); H Aaron (28, off T Seaver); M Lum (7, off T Seaver).
3B: J Torre (1, off T Seaver).
TB: J Torre 3; M Lum 3; S Jackson 2; F Millan 2; H Aaron 2; F Alou; B Johnson.
RBI: M Lum (18); J Torre (49); F Alou (49).
2-out RBI: M Lum; F Alou.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Johnson-F Millan-T Francona.
Outfield Assists: H Aaron (K Boswell at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: F Alou (11, 2nd base by T Seaver/J Martin); F Millan (5, 2nd base by T Seaver/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 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .220 .276 .256 .532 -0.087 1.37 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 1 4 SH
Ken Boswell 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .295 .362 .657 -0.094 0.94 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 3 2
Larry Stahl CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .311 .353 .665 -0.104 1.05 0.000 -0.104 -0.7 4 0
Cleon Jones LF 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .294 .342 .454 .796 0.048 0.94 0.088 -0.040 0.2 1 0
Art Shamsky RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .223 .276 .380 .656 0.128 1.25 0.150 -0.022 0.6 1 0
   Tommie Agee CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .231 .281 .512 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .251 .294 .322 .617 0.097 2.35 0.157 -0.060 0.4 11 0
J.C. Martin C 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 .244 .314 .348 .662 0.313 2.11 0.313 0.000 2.0 5 2 HR
Jerry Buchek 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .189 .243 .231 .474 -0.081 1.07 0.000 -0.081 -0.5 0 3 GDP
   Ed Charles PH-3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .284 .331 .429 .760 0.087 3.92 0.087 0.000 0.1 1 0
Tom Seaver P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .133 .153 .157 .310 0.052 1.17 0.069 -0.017 0.2 0 0
   Phil Linz PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .213 .245 .238 .483 0.014 0.58 0.014 0.000 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 1
Team Totals 31 4 10 4 0 7 32 .323 .323 .419 .742 0.373 1.39 0.878 -0.505 1.0 27 12
HR: J Martin (3, off M Pappas, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SH: B Harrelson (3, off M Pappas).
TB: J Martin 5; A Shamsky 2; C Jones 2; K Boswell; E Kranepool; T Seaver; P Linz.
GIDP: J Buchek (8).
RBI: J Martin 3 (28); E Charles (44).
2-out RBI: J Martin 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Boswell.

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Pappas, L (10-11) 7 8 4 4 0 7 1 3.57 28 52 -0.394 1.55 -1.3
Claude Raymond 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.65 4 0 0 0.021 0.30 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 0 7 1 4.50 32 52 0 0 -0.373 1.39 -1.0

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (14-9) 7 8 3 3 0 5 0 1.97 26 54 -0.109 0.97 -0.3
Ron Taylor, S (13) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.86 7 0 0 0.236 1.73 0.8
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 0 5 0 3.00 33 54 0 0 0.127 1.13 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         New York Mets
1 Felipe Alou CF 1 Bud Harrelson SS
2 Felix Millan 2B 2 Ken Boswell 2B
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Larry Stahl CF
4 Joe Torre C 4 Cleon Jones LF
5 Tito Francona 1B 5 Art Shamsky RF
6 Mike Lum LF 6 Ed Kranepool 1B
7 Bob Johnson 3B 7 J.C. Martin C
8 Sonny Jackson SS 8 Jerry Buchek 3B
9 Milt Pappas 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-- RR NYM J. Martin M. Pappas 23% 76% Home Run; Shamsky Scores
t4 1-2 1 -2- R ATL J. Torre T. Seaver -19% 43% Triple to RF; Aaron Scores
b7 2-3 0 12- NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 16% 67% Single/Bunt; Shamsky to 2B; Jones to 3B
t4 2-2 2 --3 R ATL M. Lum T. Seaver -15% 36% Double to LF; Torre Scores
b7 2-3 0 1-- NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 12% 52% Single to RF; Jones to 2B

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' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL F. Alou T. Seaver 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL F. Millan T. Seaver 1% 53% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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% 52% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -1% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Torre T. Seaver 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL T. Francona T. Seaver 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL M. Lum T. Seaver 1% 55% Flyball: CF
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 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas -2% 52% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 3% 55% Single to RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- RR NYM J. Martin M. Pappas 23% 76% Home Run; Shamsky Scores
b2 2-0 2 --- O NYM J. Buchek M. Pappas -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O ATL B. Johnson T. Seaver 2% 77% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 1 --- ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver -5% 73% Double to CF
t3 0-2 1 -2- O ATL M. Pappas T. Seaver 4% 76% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 -2- R ATL F. Alou T. Seaver -10% 66% Single to LF; Jackson Scores
t3 1-2 2 1-- O ATL F. Millan T. Seaver 2% 69% Alou Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 9-1-2
b3 2-1 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver M. Pappas -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-1 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas -1% 66% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-1 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
t4 1-2 0 --- O ATL F. Millan T. Seaver 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver -6% 62% Double to LF
t4 1-2 1 -2- R ATL J. Torre T. Seaver -19% 43% Triple to RF; Aaron Scores
t4 2-2 1 --3 O ATL T. Francona T. Seaver 8% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-2 2 --3 R ATL M. Lum T. Seaver -15% 36% Double to LF; Torre Scores
t4 3-2 2 -2- O ATL B. Johnson T. Seaver 3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 3-4-5
b4 2-3 0 --- O NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas -3% 36% Flyball: CF
b4 2-3 1 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Pappas -2% 34% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-3 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas -1% 33% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
t5 3-2 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver 2% 35% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-2 1 --- O ATL M. Pappas T. Seaver 1% 36% Strikeout
t5 3-2 2 --- O ATL F. Alou T. Seaver 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 6-7-8
b5 2-3 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas -3% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- NYM J. Martin M. Pappas 4% 38% Single to CF
b5 2-3 1 1-- OO NYM J. Buchek M. Pappas -7% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
t6 3-2 0 --- ATL F. Millan T. Seaver -4% 27% Single to RF
t6 3-2 0 1-- O ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 6% 32% Millan Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t6 3-2 1 --- O ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 1% 34% Flyball: CF
t6 3-2 2 --- O ATL J. Torre T. Seaver 1% 35% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 9-1-2
b6 2-3 0 --- NYM T. Seaver M. Pappas 7% 42% Single
b6 2-3 0 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas -3% 39% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Seaver to 2B
b6 2-3 1 -2- O NYM K. Boswell M. Pappas -6% 33% Lineout: 2B
b6 2-3 2 -2- O NYM L. Stahl M. Pappas -6% 27% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
t7 3-2 0 --- O ATL T. Francona T. Seaver 2% 29% Flyball: LF
t7 3-2 1 --- ATL M. Lum T. Seaver -2% 27% Single to LF
t7 3-2 1 1-- ATL B. Johnson T. Seaver -3% 23% Single to RF; Lum to 2B
t7 3-2 1 12- OO ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver 8% 31% Line Drive Double Play: 2B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 4-5-6
b7 2-3 0 --- NYM C. Jones M. Pappas 8% 39% Single
b7 2-3 0 1-- NYM A. Shamsky M. Pappas 12% 52% Single to RF; Jones to 2B
b7 2-3 0 12- NYM E. Kranepool M. Pappas 16% 67% Single/Bunt; Shamsky to 2B; Jones to 3B
b7 2-3 0 123 RO NYM J. Martin M. Pappas 4% 71% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Shamsky to 3B; Jones Scores
Ed Charles pinch hits for Jerry Buchek (3B) batting 8th
b7 3-3 1 1-3 RO NYM E. Charles M. Pappas 9% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Shamsky Scores
Phil Linz pinch hits for Tom Seaver (P) batting 9th
b7 4-3 2 1-- NYM P. Linz M. Pappas 1% 81% Single; Charles to 2B
b7 4-3 2 12- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Pappas -3% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 4.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-4, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 9-1-2
Ron Taylor replaces Phil Linz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ed Charles moves from PH to 3B
Ralph Garr pinch hits for Milt Pappas (P) batting 9th
t8 3-4 0 --- O ATL R. Garr R. Taylor 5% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-4 1 --- O ATL F. Alou R. Taylor 3% 87% Lineout: 1B
t8 3-4 2 --- ATL F. Millan R. Taylor -3% 84% Single to CF
t8 3-4 2 1-- O ATL H. Aaron R. Taylor 5% 89% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-3, Braves' Claude Raymond facing 2-3-4
Claude Raymond replaces Ralph Garr (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 0 --- O NYM K. Boswell C. Raymond -1% 88% Single to RF; Boswell out at 2B/RF-2B-SS
b8 4-3 1 --- O NYM L. Stahl C. Raymond -1% 87% Foul Flyball: C
b8 4-3 2 --- NYM C. Jones C. Raymond 1% 88% Single to RF
b8 4-3 2 1-- O NYM A. Shamsky C. Raymond -1% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 4.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-4, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 4-5-6
Tommie Agee replaces Art Shamsky (RF) playing CF batting 5th
Larry Stahl moves from CF to RF
t9 3-4 0 --- O ATL J. Torre R. Taylor 6% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-4 1 --- O ATL T. Francona R. Taylor 4% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-4 2 --- O ATL M. Lum R. Taylor 3% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Mets 4.

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