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Thursday, July 18, 1968, 8:05PM
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 6,234, Time of Game: 2:33
Mets
3
43-50
 Won 2 
7th, 17 GB
at Pirates
0
42-49
 Lost 2 
7th, 17 GB
W: Tom Seaver (8-6)
L: Al McBean (7-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    3  9  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  1

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 1 0 1 1 5 .205 .257 .233 .490 0.066 1.05 0.106 -0.040 0.5 0 3
Cleon Jones RF-LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .277 .313 .457 .769 -0.030 0.88 0.036 -0.066 -1.5 0 0 GDP
Art Shamsky LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .234 .285 .387 .673 0.095 1.50 0.120 -0.025 0.7 3 0
   Tommie Agee PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .165 .212 .236 .448 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 1 0
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .309 .353 .465 .819 -0.123 1.00 0.008 -0.131 -0.6 0 4 SB
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 .247 .278 .309 .587 0.010 1.46 0.048 -0.038 -0.5 7 0
Jerry Grote C 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .306 .385 .376 .761 0.047 1.27 0.201 -0.155 0.3 10 0 CS
Phil Linz 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .231 .272 .252 .523 0.105 1.16 0.155 -0.050 1.5 3 1 GDP
Don Bosch CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .171 .235 .267 .501 0.032 1.13 0.048 -0.017 -0.4 3 0
Tom Seaver P 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .119 .133 .136 .269 -0.082 0.99 0.007 -0.089 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 4 7 38 .265 .342 .265 .607 0.116 1.11 0.729 -0.615 -0.4 27 8
TB: P Linz 2; A Shamsky 2; J Grote 2; D Bosch; T Seaver; B Harrelson.
GIDP: C Jones (6); P Linz (3).
RBI: P Linz (7); J Grote (20); E Kranepool (8).
2-out RBI: P Linz; J Grote.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
E: B Harrelson (8).
Baserunning
SB: E Charles (3, 2nd base off L Walker/J May).
CS: J Grote (4, Home by J May POCS).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .333 .330 .663 0.033 1.39 0.075 -0.042 0.2 2 3 SB,SH
Gene Alley 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .231 .293 .315 .608 -0.181 1.23 0.000 -0.181 -1.4 2 6
Willie Stargell LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .322 .479 .801 -0.113 1.24 0.010 -0.123 -0.8 2 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .265 .319 .448 .767 -0.092 0.94 0.000 -0.092 -0.8 2 0
Matty Alou CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .331 .366 .388 .754 0.120 0.87 0.132 -0.012 1.0 1 0
Donn Clendenon 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .244 .314 .350 .664 -0.112 1.29 0.000 -0.112 -1.0 9 1
Jose Pagan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .183 .225 .268 .493 -0.115 1.22 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 0 3
Jerry May C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .236 .318 .276 .594 0.049 0.73 0.071 -0.022 0.2 7 1
Al McBean P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .196 .212 .196 .408 0.032 1.98 0.075 -0.043 0.2 2 0
   Bill Henry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Kolb PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .257 .316 .414 .730 -0.006 0.26 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
   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
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 1 10 35 .182 .206 .182 .388 -0.385 1.14 0.363 -0.748 -3.3 27 14
SH: M Wills (6, off T Seaver).
TB: M Alou 3; W Stargell; J May; M Wills.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Alley-M Wills-D Clendenon; J Pagan-G Alley-D Clendenon.
E: J Pagan (5).
Baserunning
SB: M Wills (28, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Grote).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (8-6) 9 6 0 0 1 10 0 1.81 35 84 0.385 1.14 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 10 0 0.00 35 84 0.385 1.14 3.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al McBean, L (7-9) 5.2 8 3 3 2 6 0 3.08 25 45 -0.153 1.58 -1.1
Bill Henry 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 4 2 0 0.026 0.27 0.7
Luke Walker 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.77 9 0 0 0.012 0.19 0.7
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 7 0 3.00 38 45 2 0 -0.115 1.11 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: T Seaver (5); A McBean (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 6,234.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Maury Wills SS
2 Cleon Jones RF 2 Gene Alley 2B
3 Art Shamsky LF 3 Willie Stargell LF
4 Ed Charles 3B 4 Roberto Clemente RF
5 Ed Kranepool 1B 5 Matty Alou CF
6 Jerry Grote C 6 Donn Clendenon 1B
7 Phil Linz 2B 7 Jose Pagan 3B
8 Don Bosch CF 8 Jerry May C
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Al McBean P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 1 -23 O NYM T. Seaver A. McBean -15% 49% Grote Caught Stealing (PO) Hm (C-3B-C-P)
t6 1-0 2 1-3 R NYM J. Grote A. McBean 12% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kranepool to 3B; Jones Scores
b5 0-0 1 -23 O PIT G. Alley T. Seaver 11% 42% Strikeout
t6 0-0 0 12- NYM A. Shamsky A. McBean 11% 75% Single to 2B/Bunt; Jones to 2B; Harrelson to 3B
t6 0-0 0 123 O NYM E. Charles A. McBean -9% 65% Strikeout

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' Al McBean facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson A. McBean -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones A. McBean -1% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- NYM A. Shamsky A. McBean 1% 48% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYM E. Charles A. McBean -2% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Wills T. Seaver -4% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- PIT G. Alley T. Seaver -3% 39% Wills Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O PIT G. Alley T. Seaver 4% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT W. Stargell T. Seaver 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT R. Clemente T. Seaver 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Al McBean facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool A. McBean -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- NYM J. Grote A. McBean 3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO NYM P. Linz A. McBean -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Alou T. Seaver -4% 41% Single to P
b2 0-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Clendenon T. Seaver 4% 45% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Pagan T. Seaver 3% 48% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- PIT J. May T. Seaver -2% 46% Walk; Pagan to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O PIT A. McBean T. Seaver 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Al McBean facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- NYM D. Bosch A. McBean 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYM T. Seaver A. McBean -4% 50% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson A. McBean -2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bosch to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O NYM C. Jones A. McBean -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wills T. Seaver 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Alley T. Seaver 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell T. Seaver 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Al McBean facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky A. McBean -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYM E. Charles A. McBean -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O NYM E. Kranepool A. McBean -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente T. Seaver 2% 47% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- PIT M. Alou T. Seaver -3% 44% Single to CF
b4 0-0 1 1-- PIT D. Clendenon T. Seaver -3% 42% Wild Pitch; Alou to 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- O PIT D. Clendenon T. Seaver 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B; Alou to 3B
b4 0-0 2 --3 O PIT J. Pagan T. Seaver 5% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Al McBean facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- NYM J. Grote A. McBean 5% 55% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- NYM P. Linz A. McBean 8% 63% Single to RF; Grote to 2B
t5 0-0 0 12- O NYM D. Bosch A. McBean 0% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Linz to 2B; Grote to 3B
t5 0-0 1 -23 O NYM T. Seaver A. McBean -15% 49% Grote Caught Stealing (PO) Hm (C-3B-C-P)
t5 0-0 2 -2- O NYM T. Seaver A. McBean -5% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- PIT J. May T. Seaver -5% 39% Single to LF
b5 0-0 0 1-- PIT A. McBean T. Seaver -8% 32% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); May to 2B
b5 0-0 0 12- O PIT M. Wills T. Seaver -1% 31% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; McBean to 2B; May to 3B
b5 0-0 1 -23 O PIT G. Alley T. Seaver 11% 42% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 -23 O PIT W. Stargell T. Seaver 8% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Al McBean facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson A. McBean 6% 56% Single to CF
t6 0-0 0 1-- NYM C. Jones A. McBean 5% 60% Wild Pitch; Harrelson to 2B
t6 0-0 0 -2- NYM C. Jones A. McBean 4% 64% Walk
t6 0-0 0 12- NYM A. Shamsky A. McBean 11% 75% Single to 2B/Bunt; Jones to 2B; Harrelson to 3B
t6 0-0 0 123 O NYM E. Charles A. McBean -9% 65% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 123 RO NYM E. Kranepool A. McBean 5% 70% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Jones to 3B; Harrelson Scores
t6 1-0 2 1-3 R NYM J. Grote A. McBean 12% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kranepool to 3B; Jones Scores
t6 2-0 2 1-3 R NYM P. Linz A. McBean 7% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Grote to 2B; Kranepool Scores
Bill Henry replaces Al McBean pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 2 12- O NYM D. Bosch B. Henry -1% 89% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b6 0-3 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente T. Seaver 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-3 1 --- O PIT M. Alou T. Seaver 1% 92% Flyball: CF
b6 0-3 2 --- O PIT D. Clendenon T. Seaver 1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Bill Henry facing 9-1-2
t7 3-0 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver B. Henry -1% 92% Flyball: RF
t7 3-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Henry -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Henry -0% 91% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
b7 0-3 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan T. Seaver 2% 93% Popfly: 2B
b7 0-3 1 --- O PIT J. May T. Seaver 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
Gary Kolb pinch hits for Bill Henry (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 2 --- O PIT G. Kolb T. Seaver 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 3-4-5
Luke Walker replaces Gary Kolb (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tommie Agee pinch hits for Art Shamsky (LF) batting 3rd
t8 3-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee L. Walker -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-0 1 --- NYM E. Charles L. Walker 0% 95% Walk
t8 3-0 1 1-- NYM E. Kranepool L. Walker 0% 96% Charles Steals 2B
t8 3-0 1 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Walker -1% 95% Flyball: CF; Charles to 3B
t8 3-0 2 --3 O NYM J. Grote L. Walker -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
Cleon Jones moves from RF to LF
Tommie Agee moves from PH to RF
b8 0-3 0 --- O PIT M. Wills T. Seaver 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-3 1 --- O PIT G. Alley T. Seaver 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-3 2 --- PIT W. Stargell T. Seaver -1% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 0-3 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente T. Seaver 2% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 7-8-9
t9 3-0 0 --- NYM P. Linz L. Walker 0% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 3-0 0 1-- O NYM D. Bosch L. Walker -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-0 1 1-- NYM T. Seaver L. Walker 1% 99% Single to CF; Linz to 3B
t9 3-0 1 1-3 NYM B. Harrelson L. Walker 0% 99% Walk; Seaver to 2B
t9 3-0 1 123 OO NYM C. Jones L. Walker -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b9 0-3 0 --- PIT M. Alou T. Seaver -4% 94% Single to LF
b9 0-3 0 1-- O PIT D. Clendenon T. Seaver 3% 97% Strikeout
b9 0-3 1 1-- O PIT J. Pagan T. Seaver 2% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 0-3 2 1-- O PIT J. May T. Seaver 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 0.

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