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@CAL
2
1
 
(10)
BAL
@CHW
4
2
BOS
@MIN
3
12
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@NYY
0
4
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@NYY
3
4
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@OAK
4
0
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@CIN
9
2
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@HOU
6
2
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@PHI
4
3
 
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@PIT
2
3
SFG
@STL
1
6
Tuesday, July 16, 1968, 8:05PM
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 6,123, Time of Game: 2:37
Mets
2
41-49
 Lost 5 
9th, 18 GB
at Pirates
3
41-47
 Won 1 
7th, 17 GB
W: Ron Kline (6-1)
L: Dick Selma (8-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    3  6  2

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Phil Linz 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .221 .266 .244 .510 -0.006 1.25 0.096 -0.102 0.1 2 4
Cleon Jones LF-CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .313 .458 .771 0.110 1.57 0.200 -0.091 0.4 0 0 2B,GDP
Ron Swoboda RF 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .240 .329 .390 .718 0.154 1.47 0.176 -0.021 1.0 1 0
Ed Charles 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .308 .345 .469 .814 -0.091 1.69 0.041 -0.132 -0.7 0 3
Jerry Grote C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .302 .378 .373 .751 -0.020 1.52 0.089 -0.110 -0.1 8 0 2B
Greg Goossen 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .208 .288 .274 .562 0.051 1.32 0.100 -0.048 0.3 8 0
   Ed Kranepool PH-1B-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .286 .319 .605 -0.032 1.42 0.000 -0.032 -0.1 0 0
Tommie Agee CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .166 .213 .237 .450 -0.239 1.43 0.000 -0.239 -1.7 2 0 GDP
   Art Shamsky PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .283 .385 .668 -0.022 0.92 0.000 -0.022 -0.1 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 0 0
Al Weis SS 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .191 .246 .222 .468 0.051 1.16 0.064 -0.013 0.4 2 3
   Kevin Collins PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 .277 .330 .607 -0.061 2.63 0.000 -0.061 -0.2
Dick Selma P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .231 .256 .487 -0.058 1.42 0.024 -0.082 -0.4 0 1 SB,SH
   J.C. Martin 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .326 .305 .631 -0.041 1.80 0.000 -0.041 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 3 9 37 .212 .278 .273 .551 -0.204 1.46 0.790 -0.994 -1.3 24 11
2B: J Grote (12, off B Veale); C Jones (18, off B Veale).
SH: D Selma (2, off B Veale).
TB: C Jones 3; J Grote 2; E Charles; A Weis; R Swoboda; P Linz.
GIDP: T Agee (5); C Jones (4).
RBI: R Swoboda 2 (38).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. A Weis-G Goossen; P Linz-A Weis-G Goossen; E Charles-P Linz-G Goossen.
Baserunning
SB: D Selma (1, 2nd base off R Kline/J May).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .285 .331 .319 .649 0.061 0.78 0.091 -0.029 0.2 0 1
Gene Alley SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .233 .295 .322 .617 -0.125 1.22 0.035 -0.160 -0.5 0 3 GDP
Matty Alou CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .322 .359 .381 .740 -0.092 0.80 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Roberto Clemente RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .266 .322 .454 .776 0.065 1.08 0.109 -0.044 1.0 2 0 2B
Willie Stargell LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .319 .474 .793 -0.074 1.20 0.005 -0.079 -0.5 1 0 GDP,IW
Donn Clendenon 1B 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 .244 .317 .355 .672 0.141 1.35 0.171 -0.030 0.2 9 1 2B,SF
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .241 .299 .283 .583 -0.033 1.44 0.044 -0.077 -0.3 4 6
Jerry May C 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .239 .316 .282 .597 0.438 2.24 0.510 -0.071 1.4 9 0 2B
Bob Veale P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .082 .100 .102 .202 -0.012 0.50 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Gary Kolb PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258 .310 .424 .734 -0.051 1.96 0.000 -0.051 -0.3
   Ron Kline P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .091 .000 .091 -0.024 0.95 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 26 3 6 3 6 8 33 .231 .364 .346 .710 0.294 1.20 0.965 -0.669 0.0 27 11
2B: D Clendenon (11, off D Selma); J May (7, off D Selma); R Clemente (11, off D Selma).
SF: D Clendenon (5, off D Selma).
IBB: W Stargell (3, by D Selma).
TB: R Clemente 3; D Clendenon 2; J May 2; B Mazeroski; G Alley.
GIDP: W Stargell (7); M Alou (7); G Alley (14).
RBI: J May 2 (23); D Clendenon (40).
2-out RBI: J May 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Alley-B Mazeroski-D Clendenon; M Wills-B Mazeroski-D Clendenon.
E: M Wills 2 (13).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Selma, L (8-4) 7.2 6 3 3 6 8 0 2.12 32 57 -0.325 1.20 -0.7
Ron Taylor 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.63 1 3 0 0.030 1.33 0.7
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 6 8 0 3.38 33 57 3 0 -0.295 1.20 -0.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Veale 5 7 2 2 3 5 0 2.08 24 47 -0.108 1.66 -0.1
Ron Kline, W (6-1) 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.35 13 0 0 0.314 1.12 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 9 0 2.00 37 47 0 0 0.206 1.46 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Selma 2 (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Selma (3; W Stargell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 6,123.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Phil Linz 2B 1 Maury Wills 3B
2 Cleon Jones LF 2 Gene Alley SS
3 Ron Swoboda RF 3 Matty Alou CF
4 Ed Charles 3B 4 Roberto Clemente RF
5 Jerry Grote C 5 Willie Stargell LF
6 Greg Goossen 1B 6 Donn Clendenon 1B
7 Tommie Agee CF 7 Bill Mazeroski 2B
8 Al Weis SS 8 Jerry May C
9 Dick Selma P 9 Bob Veale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-2 2 12- RR PIT J. May D. Selma 51% 81% Double to LF; Mazeroski Scores; Clendenon Scores
t4 0-1 0 1-3 OO NYM T. Agee B. Veale 20% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Grote stays at 3B
t5 0-1 0 1-- NYM C. Jones B. Veale -18% 43% Double to CF; Linz to 3B
t5 0-1 0 -23 RR NYM R. Swoboda B. Veale -14% 29% Single to CF; Jones Scores; Linz Scores
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO PIT G. Alley D. Selma -13% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Veale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM P. Linz B. Veale -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO NYM C. Jones B. Veale 7% 53% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM R. Swoboda B. Veale 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wills D. Selma -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT G. Alley D. Selma 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT M. Alou D. Selma -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Veale facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM E. Charles B. Veale -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYM J. Grote B. Veale 4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- O NYM G. Goossen B. Veale 3% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYM T. Agee B. Veale 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Clemente D. Selma 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- PIT W. Stargell D. Selma 3% 62% Wild Pitch; Clemente to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- O PIT W. Stargell D. Selma -1% 61% Flyball: CF; Clemente to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 RO PIT D. Clendenon D. Selma 4% 65% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Clemente Scores
b2 1-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Selma -1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Veale facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- NYM A. Weis B. Veale -5% 59% Single to RF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O NYM D. Selma B. Veale 2% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Weis to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O NYM P. Linz B. Veale 4% 65% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 -2- NYM C. Jones B. Veale -2% 63% Single (Ground Ball); Weis to 3B
t3 0-1 2 1-3 NYM R. Swoboda B. Veale -3% 60% Walk; Jones to 2B
t3 0-1 2 123 O NYM E. Charles B. Veale 9% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O PIT J. May D. Selma -2% 67% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- O PIT B. Veale D. Selma -1% 66% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 --- PIT M. Wills D. Selma 1% 67% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- PIT G. Alley D. Selma 1% 68% Wild Pitch; Wills to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O PIT G. Alley D. Selma -3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Veale facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- NYM J. Grote B. Veale -9% 56% Double to RF
t4 0-1 0 -2- NYM G. Goossen B. Veale -10% 46% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Grote to 3B
t4 0-1 0 1-3 OO NYM T. Agee B. Veale 20% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Grote stays at 3B
t4 0-1 2 --3 NYM A. Weis B. Veale -2% 65% Walk
t4 0-1 2 1-3 O NYM D. Selma B. Veale 6% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Selma -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- PIT R. Clemente D. Selma 2% 71% Single to RF
b4 1-0 1 1-- OO PIT W. Stargell D. Selma -4% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Veale facing 1-2-3
t5 0-1 0 --- NYM P. Linz B. Veale -6% 61% Walk
t5 0-1 0 1-- NYM C. Jones B. Veale -18% 43% Double to CF; Linz to 3B
t5 0-1 0 -23 RR NYM R. Swoboda B. Veale -14% 29% Single to CF; Jones Scores; Linz Scores
t5 2-1 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles B. Veale 3% 32% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 1 1-- O NYM J. Grote B. Veale 3% 35% Strikeout
t5 2-1 2 1-- O NYM G. Goossen B. Veale 2% 37% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- PIT D. Clendenon D. Selma 11% 48% Double to RF
b5 1-2 0 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Selma -7% 41% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 -2- O PIT J. May D. Selma -5% 35% Strikeout
Gary Kolb pinch hits for Bob Veale (P) batting 9th
b5 1-2 2 -2- O PIT G. Kolb D. Selma -5% 30% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 7-8-9
Ron Kline replaces Gary Kolb (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-1 0 --- O NYM T. Agee R. Kline 2% 32% Popfly: 2B
t6 2-1 1 --- O NYM A. Weis R. Kline 1% 33% Strikeout
t6 2-1 2 --- NYM D. Selma R. Kline -1% 32% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t6 2-1 2 1-- NYM P. Linz R. Kline -1% 31% Selma Steals 2B
t6 2-1 2 -2- O NYM P. Linz R. Kline 3% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- PIT M. Wills D. Selma 7% 41% Walk
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO PIT G. Alley D. Selma -13% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Selma -2% 27% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 2-3-4
t7 2-1 0 --- O NYM C. Jones R. Kline 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-1 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda R. Kline 1% 30% Strikeout
t7 2-1 2 --- O NYM E. Charles R. Kline 1% 31% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 4-5-6
b7 1-2 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Selma -4% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-2 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Selma -3% 23% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-2 2 --- PIT D. Clendenon D. Selma 3% 26% Walk
b7 1-2 2 1-- PIT B. Mazeroski D. Selma 4% 30% Single to SS; Clendenon to 2B
b7 1-2 2 12- RR PIT J. May D. Selma 51% 81% Double to LF; Mazeroski Scores; Clendenon Scores
b7 3-2 2 -2- O PIT R. Kline D. Selma -2% 79% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 5-6-7
t8 2-3 0 --- O NYM J. Grote R. Kline 5% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
Ed Kranepool pinch hits for Greg Goossen (1B) batting 6th
t8 2-3 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool R. Kline 3% 87% Flyball: LF
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Tommie Agee (CF) batting 7th
t8 2-3 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky R. Kline 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
Ed Kranepool moves from PH to 1B
Art Shamsky moves from PH to LF
Cleon Jones moves from LF to CF
b8 3-2 0 --- O PIT M. Wills D. Selma -1% 88% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b8 3-2 1 --- PIT G. Alley D. Selma 1% 89% Walk
b8 3-2 1 1-- O PIT M. Alou D. Selma -1% 88% Popfly: 2B
b8 3-2 2 1-- PIT R. Clemente D. Selma 2% 90% Double to CF; Alley to 3B
b8 3-2 2 -23 PIT W. Stargell D. Selma 0% 90% Intentional Walk
Ron Taylor replaces Art Shamsky (LF) pitching and batting 7th
J.C. Martin replaces Dick Selma (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Ed Kranepool moves from 1B to LF
b8 3-2 2 123 O PIT D. Clendenon R. Taylor -3% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Ron Kline facing 8-9-1
Kevin Collins pinch hits for Al Weis (SS) batting 8th
t9 2-3 0 --- O NYM K. Collins R. Kline 6% 93% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-3 1 --- O NYM J. Martin R. Kline 4% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-3 2 --- O NYM P. Linz R. Kline 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 3.

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