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Standings
NYY
@CAL
4
3
DET
@CHW
2
3
DET
@CHW
6
1
BOS
@CLE
5
3
WSA
@MIN
2
4
BAL
@OAK
2
4
BAL
@OAK
4
6
CHC
@ATL
0
1
 
(11)
SFG
@NYM
4
1
SFG
@NYM
1
3
LAD
@PHI
2
1
HOU
@PIT
1
3
HOU
@PIT
2
11
CIN
@STL
2
4
Sunday, June 16, 1968,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:19
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Astros
1
23-36
 Lost 4 
10th, 13½ GB
at Pirates
3
26-31
 Won 4 
9th, 8½ GB
W: Steve Blass (3-2)
L: Mike Cuellar (3-3)
S: Roy Face (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  X    3  7  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan Murrell LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .080 .098 .100 .198 -0.173 1.32 0.000 -0.173 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Jim Wynn CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .357 .383 .740 0.002 1.03 0.069 -0.066 -0.1 1 0
Rusty Staub 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .318 .388 .426 .814 0.001 1.16 0.065 -0.064 0.1 9 0
Lee Thomas RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .287 .330 .617 -0.067 1.36 0.034 -0.101 -0.2 1 1 GDP
   Byron Browne PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .375 .231 .606 -0.039 1.80 0.000 -0.039 -0.2
Bob Aspromonte 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .227 .309 .276 .585 -0.059 1.33 0.035 -0.094 -0.5 0 1
Julio Gotay 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .224 .245 .243 .488 -0.004 1.47 0.071 -0.074 -0.2 1 2
Dave Adlesh C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .250 .302 .552 -0.204 2.19 0.000 -0.204 -1.1 9 0
Hector Torres SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .225 .252 .268 .519 0.057 1.21 0.092 -0.035 0.1 1 3
Mike Cuellar P 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .250 .250 .450 .700 0.084 1.60 0.164 -0.080 0.8 0 3 HR
Team Totals 30 1 6 1 4 8 34 .200 .294 .300 .594 -0.402 1.42 0.530 -0.930 -2.3 24 10
HR: M Cuellar (1, off S Blass, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: M Cuellar 5; H Torres 2; J Wynn; L Thomas.
GIDP: L Thomas (4); I Murrell (2).
RBI: M Cuellar (1).
2-out RBI: M Cuellar.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Thomas (F Patek at 2nd base).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .320 .306 .625 0.097 0.77 0.123 -0.026 0.7 0 3 2B
Jose Pagan LF 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 .190 .222 .259 .481 0.139 0.97 0.161 -0.022 0.8 0 1 2B,SH
   Matty Alou CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .394 .420 .814 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Roberto Clemente RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .269 .311 .491 .802 0.162 0.88 0.171 -0.009 1.9 4 0 3B,IW
Donn Clendenon 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .236 .316 .360 .676 -0.136 1.21 0.000 -0.136 -1.5 7 2
Manny Mota CF-LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .258 .297 .300 .597 0.004 1.60 0.051 -0.047 -0.3 2 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .225 .299 .265 .564 -0.052 0.71 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 2 3
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .174 .269 .304 .574 -0.052 0.75 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 3 2
Jerry May C 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .249 .308 .282 .590 -0.035 0.64 0.020 -0.056 -0.3 8 0
Steve Blass P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .048 .043 .048 .091 -0.028 0.41 0.000 -0.028 -0.3 1 1
   Luke Walker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roy Face 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 28 3 7 3 2 9 31 .250 .300 .393 .693 0.099 0.88 0.526 -0.428 0.0 27 12
2B: M Wills (4, off M Cuellar); J Pagan (4, off M Cuellar).
3B: R Clemente (7, off M Cuellar).
SH: J Pagan (3, off M Cuellar).
IBB: R Clemente (8, by M Cuellar).
TB: R Clemente 4; J Pagan 3; M Wills 3; F Patek.
RBI: R Clemente (27); J Pagan (5); M Mota (13).
2-out RBI: R Clemente.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Wills-B Mazeroski-D Clendenon; B Mazeroski-F Patek-D Clendenon.
Outfield Assists: J Pagan (H Torres at 2nd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J May (1st base by M Cuellar).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Cuellar, L (3-3) 8 7 3 3 2 9 0 1.95 31 63 -0.098 0.88 -0.0
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 2 9 0 3.38 31 63 -0.098 0.88 -0.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (3-2) 8 6 1 1 2 5 1 2.61 29 69 0.279 1.18 1.6
Luke Walker, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.53 4 1 0 -0.011 2.06 0.0
Roy Face, S (6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 1 3 0 0.133 5.75 0.7
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 4 8 1 1.00 34 69 4 0 0.401 1.42 2.3
S Blass faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Cuellar (3; R Clemente).
Pickoffs: M Cuellar (1; J May, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Ivan Murrell LF 1 Maury Wills 3B
2 Jim Wynn CF 2 Jose Pagan LF
3 Rusty Staub 1B 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Lee Thomas RF 4 Donn Clendenon 1B
5 Bob Aspromonte 3B 5 Manny Mota CF
6 Julio Gotay 2B 6 Bill Mazeroski 2B
7 Dave Adlesh C 7 Freddie Patek SS
8 Hector Torres SS 8 Jerry May C
9 Mike Cuellar P 9 Steve Blass P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 0 -2- R PIT J. Pagan M. Cuellar 16% 64% Double; Wills Scores
t3 0-0 2 --- R HOU M. Cuellar S. Blass -15% 39% Home Run
t9 1-3 2 123 O HOU D. Adlesh R. Face 13% 100% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 1-- OO HOU I. Murrell S. Blass 11% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 0-1 0 --- PIT M. Wills M. Cuellar 9% 48% Double

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, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU I. Murrell S. Blass 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 1% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU R. Staub S. Blass 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wills M. Cuellar -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Pagan M. Cuellar -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente M. Cuellar -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Thomas S. Blass 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte S. Blass 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Gotay S. Blass 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Clendenon M. Cuellar -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT M. Mota M. Cuellar -1% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski M. Cuellar -1% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Adlesh S. Blass 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Torres S. Blass 2% 54% Single to LF; Torres out at 2B/LF-2B
t3 0-0 2 --- R HOU M. Cuellar S. Blass -15% 39% Home Run
t3 1-0 2 --- O HOU I. Murrell S. Blass 1% 40% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O PIT F. Patek M. Cuellar -3% 37% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O PIT J. May M. Cuellar -2% 36% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O PIT S. Blass M. Cuellar -1% 35% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 2% 37% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- HOU R. Staub S. Blass -2% 34% Walk
t4 1-0 1 1-- HOU L. Thomas S. Blass -3% 31% Single; Staub to 2B
t4 1-0 1 12- O HOU B. Aspromonte S. Blass 4% 35% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 12- O HOU J. Gotay S. Blass 4% 39% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- PIT M. Wills M. Cuellar 9% 48% Double
b4 0-1 0 -2- R PIT J. Pagan M. Cuellar 16% 64% Double; Wills Scores
b4 1-1 0 -2- PIT R. Clemente M. Cuellar 9% 72% Single; Pagan to 3B
b4 1-1 0 1-3 O PIT D. Clendenon M. Cuellar -7% 65% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 1-3 RO PIT M. Mota M. Cuellar 5% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pagan Scores; Clemente to 2B
b4 2-1 2 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski M. Cuellar -3% 67% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O HOU D. Adlesh S. Blass 3% 70% Flyball: RF
t5 1-2 1 --- O HOU H. Torres S. Blass 2% 72% Flyball: RF
t5 1-2 2 --- HOU M. Cuellar S. Blass -2% 70% Single
t5 1-2 2 1-- O HOU I. Murrell S. Blass 3% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- O PIT F. Patek M. Cuellar -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- PIT J. May M. Cuellar 2% 74% Walk
b5 2-1 1 1-- O PIT S. Blass M. Cuellar -3% 71% May Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b5 2-1 2 --- O PIT S. Blass M. Cuellar -1% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 3% 73% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 1 --- HOU R. Staub S. Blass -4% 69% Walk
t6 1-2 1 1-- OO HOU L. Thomas S. Blass 8% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 1-2-3
b6 2-1 0 --- PIT M. Wills M. Cuellar 3% 80% Single
b6 2-1 0 1-- O PIT J. Pagan M. Cuellar -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Wills to 2B
b6 2-1 1 -2- PIT R. Clemente M. Cuellar 1% 80% Intentional Walk
b6 2-1 1 12- O PIT D. Clendenon M. Cuellar -3% 77% Strikeout
b6 2-1 2 12- O PIT M. Mota M. Cuellar -3% 73% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- O HOU B. Aspromonte S. Blass 4% 77% Flyball: RF
t7 1-2 1 --- O HOU J. Gotay S. Blass 3% 80% Strikeout
t7 1-2 2 --- O HOU D. Adlesh S. Blass 2% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 6-7-8
b7 2-1 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski M. Cuellar -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-1 1 --- O PIT F. Patek M. Cuellar -1% 79% Single to RF; Patek out at 2B/RF-2B
b7 2-1 2 --- O PIT J. May M. Cuellar -1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 8-9-1
t8 1-2 0 --- HOU H. Torres S. Blass -9% 70% Single
t8 1-2 0 1-- O HOU M. Cuellar S. Blass 8% 78% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-2 1 1-- OO HOU I. Murrell S. Blass 11% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Mike Cuellar facing 9-1-2
b8 2-1 0 --- O PIT S. Blass M. Cuellar -1% 88% Strikeout
b8 2-1 1 --- O PIT M. Wills M. Cuellar -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- PIT J. Pagan M. Cuellar 1% 88% Single
b8 2-1 2 1-- R PIT R. Clemente M. Cuellar 7% 95% Triple; Pagan Scores
b8 3-1 2 --3 O PIT D. Clendenon M. Cuellar -1% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
Manny Mota moves from CF to LF
Matty Alou replaces Jose Pagan (LF) playing CF batting 2nd
t9 1-3 0 --- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -7% 88% Single
Luke Walker replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-3 0 1-- O HOU R. Staub L. Walker 6% 93% Strikeout
Byron Browne pinch hits for Lee Thomas (RF) batting 4th
t9 1-3 1 1-- O HOU B. Browne L. Walker 4% 97% Strikeout
t9 1-3 2 1-- HOU B. Aspromonte L. Walker -4% 94% Walk; Wynn to 2B
t9 1-3 2 12- HOU J. Gotay L. Walker -7% 87% Walk; Wynn to 3B; Aspromonte to 2B
Roy Face replaces Luke Walker pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-3 2 123 O HOU D. Adlesh R. Face 13% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.

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