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WSA
@BOS
7
3
CAL
@CHW
2
0
BAL
@DET
4
5
OAK
@MIN
4
2
PIT
@ATL
2
0
PHI
@CIN
2
9
CHC
@LAD
6
2
HOU
@SFG
3
1
NYM
@STL
4
2
Friday, July 19, 1968, 8:00PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 40,510, Time of Game: 2:26
Mets
4
44-50
 Won 3 
7th, 16 GB
at Cardinals
2
59-33
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Al Jackson (3-4)
L: Larry Jaster (7-5)
S: Ron Taylor (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            2  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    4 10  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    2  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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .205 .255 .237 .493 -0.002 0.64 0.067 -0.069 -0.5 1 2 2B
Cleon Jones CF-LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .276 .311 .463 .773 0.107 0.67 0.155 -0.048 0.6 3 0 HR
Ron Swoboda RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .244 .334 .389 .723 0.035 0.44 0.049 -0.014 0.8 2 0
   Tommie Agee PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .212 .236 .448 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .349 .459 .808 -0.055 0.64 0.000 -0.055 -1.0 0 3 SH,GDP
Jerry Grote C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .309 .386 .378 .764 0.056 0.48 0.070 -0.013 0.9 8 0
Phil Linz 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .231 .271 .252 .523 -0.040 0.60 0.024 -0.064 -0.7 3 7 GDP
Jerry Buchek LF 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .212 .256 .247 .503 0.007 0.57 0.029 -0.022 0.1 0 0
   Larry Stahl PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.001 0.26 0.001 0.000 0.1 0 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .253 .283 .313 .596 0.104 0.61 0.119 -0.015 1.1 9 1
Al Jackson P 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .286 .273 .333 .606 -0.028 1.02 0.023 -0.051 -0.7 0 0 SF
   Bill Short P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Taylor P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.005 0.17 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 33 4 10 4 3 3 38 .303 .351 .424 .776 0.180 0.60 0.537 -0.356 0.6 27 14
2B: B Harrelson (5, off L Jaster).
HR: C Jones (11, off L Jaster, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: A Jackson (1, off L Jaster).
SH: E Charles (4, off W Granger).
TB: C Jones 4; B Harrelson 2; J Grote 2; E Kranepool 2; J Buchek 2; P Linz; R Swoboda.
GIDP: P Linz (4); E Charles (6).
RBI: C Jones 2 (35); A Jackson (2); J Grote (21).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Harrelson-P Linz-E Kranepool; E Charles-P Linz-E Kranepool.

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 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .288 .325 .440 .765 0.051 1.49 0.148 -0.097 1.1 2 0 3B,SF
Julian Javier 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .259 .281 .336 .618 -0.068 1.18 0.041 -0.109 -0.4 3 4
   Roger Maris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .311 .358 .669 -0.033 1.27 0.000 -0.033 -0.2
   Mel Nelson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Curt Flood CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .312 .349 .394 .744 -0.108 1.17 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 2 0
Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .334 .411 .745 -0.049 1.09 0.050 -0.099 -0.6 9 1 GDP
Mike Shannon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .276 .336 .451 .788 -0.038 1.14 0.042 -0.081 -0.1 2 3
Tim McCarver C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237 .286 .344 .631 -0.091 0.97 0.000 -0.091 -0.6 4 0
Ron Davis RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .219 .273 .290 .563 0.073 1.01 0.119 -0.046 0.5 3 0 2B,GDP
Dal Maxvill SS 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 .232 .301 .282 .583 0.077 1.44 0.127 -0.051 0.5 1 4
Larry Jaster P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .069 .100 .069 .169 -0.040 1.56 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 0
   Ed Spiezio PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .227 .154 .381 -0.038 1.79 0.000 -0.038 -0.3
   Wayne Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Phil Gagliano PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .273 .241 .514 -0.054 3.22 0.000 -0.054 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 2 6 33 .200 .242 .300 .542 -0.318 1.28 0.527 -0.847 -1.4 27 13
2B: R Davis (11, off A Jackson).
3B: L Brock (8, off A Jackson).
SF: L Brock (1, off B Short).
TB: R Davis 3; L Brock 3; D Maxvill; O Cepeda; M Shannon.
GIDP: R Davis (2); O Cepeda (5).
RBI: L Brock 2 (30).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Javier-D Maxvill-O Cepeda; M Shannon-J Javier-O Cepeda.
E: J Javier (8).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Jackson, W (3-4) 7 5 2 2 2 5 0 3.17 26 62 0.126 1.13 0.7
Bill Short, H (6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.29 2 2 1 0.096 2.87 0.1
Ron Taylor, S (9) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.41 5 1 0 0.098 1.41 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 6 0 2.00 33 62 3 1 0.320 1.28 1.4
A Jackson faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Jaster, L (7-5) 6 9 3 3 1 2 1 1.95 26 43 -0.168 0.74 -0.7
Wayne Granger 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 2.19 9 0 0 -0.023 0.36 -0.2
Mel Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.76 3 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.4
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 3 3 1 4.00 38 43 0 0 -0.181 0.60 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 40,510.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Cleon Jones CF 2 Julian Javier 2B
3 Ron Swoboda RF 3 Curt Flood CF
4 Ed Charles 3B 4 Orlando Cepeda 1B
5 Jerry Grote C 5 Mike Shannon 3B
6 Phil Linz 2B 6 Tim McCarver C
7 Jerry Buchek LF 7 Ron Davis RF
8 Ed Kranepool 1B 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Al Jackson P 9 Larry Jaster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 -2- RR NYM C. Jones L. Jaster 16% 72% Home Run; Harrelson Scores
b6 0-3 1 1-- R STL L. Brock A. Jackson -15% 73% Triple to CF; Maxvill Scores
b6 1-3 1 --3 O STL J. Javier A. Jackson 10% 83% Fielder's Choice 2B; Brock out at Hm/2B-C
b8 1-4 0 1-- STL D. Maxvill A. Jackson -8% 82% Single to LF; Davis to 2B
b3 0-2 0 --- STL R. Davis A. Jackson -8% 65% Double to LF

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, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson L. Jaster 7% 57% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- RR NYM C. Jones L. Jaster 16% 72% Home Run; Harrelson Scores
t1 2-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda L. Jaster 3% 75% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 2-0 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles L. Jaster -2% 73% Flyball: LF
t1 2-0 1 1-- NYM J. Grote L. Jaster 3% 75% Single to RF; Swoboda to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- OO NYM P. Linz L. Jaster -6% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Al Jackson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O STL L. Brock A. Jackson 2% 71% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 1 --- O STL J. Javier A. Jackson 1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- O STL C. Flood A. Jackson 1% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- NYM J. Buchek L. Jaster 3% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 2-0 0 1-- NYM E. Kranepool L. Jaster 7% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Buchek to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-3 O NYM A. Jackson L. Jaster -4% 79% Bunt Popfly: 3B
t2 2-0 1 1-3 O NYM B. Harrelson L. Jaster -5% 74% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O NYM C. Jones L. Jaster -3% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Al Jackson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda A. Jackson 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O STL M. Shannon A. Jackson 1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O STL T. McCarver A. Jackson 1% 75% Groundout: C unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda L. Jaster -1% 74% Lineout: 3B
t3 2-0 1 --- O NYM E. Charles L. Jaster -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O NYM J. Grote L. Jaster -1% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Al Jackson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- STL R. Davis A. Jackson -8% 65% Double to LF
b3 0-2 0 -2- O STL D. Maxvill A. Jackson 5% 70% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 -2- O STL L. Jaster A. Jackson 4% 74% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 -2- O STL L. Brock A. Jackson 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- NYM P. Linz L. Jaster 2% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-0 0 1-- O NYM J. Buchek L. Jaster -2% 77% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 1-- NYM E. Kranepool L. Jaster 5% 82% Single to CF; Linz to 3B
t4 2-0 1 1-3 RO NYM A. Jackson L. Jaster 2% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Linz Scores
t4 3-0 2 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson L. Jaster -1% 84% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Al Jackson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- STL J. Javier A. Jackson -4% 80% Walk
b4 0-3 0 1-- O STL C. Flood A. Jackson 4% 83% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 1 1-- OO STL O. Cepeda A. Jackson 5% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones L. Jaster -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda L. Jaster 1% 88% Walk
t5 3-0 1 1-- OO NYM E. Charles L. Jaster -2% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Al Jackson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- STL M. Shannon A. Jackson -4% 82% Single to RF
b5 0-3 0 1-- O STL T. McCarver A. Jackson 4% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-3 1 1-- OO STL R. Davis A. Jackson 5% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 5-6-7
t6 3-0 0 --- O NYM J. Grote L. Jaster -1% 89% Popfly: C
t6 3-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz L. Jaster -0% 89% Strikeout
t6 3-0 2 --- NYM J. Buchek L. Jaster 0% 89% Single to LF
t6 3-0 2 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool L. Jaster -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Al Jackson facing 8-9-1
b6 0-3 0 --- STL D. Maxvill A. Jackson -4% 84% Walk
Ed Spiezio pinch hits for Larry Jaster (P) batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 1-- O STL E. Spiezio A. Jackson 4% 88% Strikeout
b6 0-3 1 1-- R STL L. Brock A. Jackson -15% 73% Triple to CF; Maxvill Scores
b6 1-3 1 --3 O STL J. Javier A. Jackson 10% 83% Fielder's Choice 2B; Brock out at Hm/2B-C
b6 1-3 2 1-- O STL C. Flood A. Jackson 3% 86% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Wayne Granger facing 9-1-2
Wayne Granger replaces Ed Spiezio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 0 --- O NYM A. Jackson W. Granger -1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 3-1 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson W. Granger -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O NYM C. Jones W. Granger -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Al Jackson facing 4-5-6
b7 1-3 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda A. Jackson 3% 87% Strikeout
b7 1-3 1 --- O STL M. Shannon A. Jackson 2% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 1-3 2 --- O STL T. McCarver A. Jackson 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Wayne Granger facing 3-4-5
t8 3-1 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda W. Granger 1% 91% Walk
Tommie Agee pinch runs for Ron Swoboda (RF) batting 3rd
t8 3-1 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles W. Granger -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Agee to 2B
t8 3-1 1 -2- R NYM J. Grote W. Granger 4% 95% Single to RF; Agee Scores
t8 4-1 1 1-- O NYM P. Linz W. Granger -0% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Linz to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
Larry Stahl pinch hits for Jerry Buchek (LF) batting 7th
t8 4-1 2 -2- NYM L. Stahl W. Granger 0% 95% Walk
t8 4-1 2 12- O NYM E. Kranepool W. Granger -1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Al Jackson facing 7-8-9
Cleon Jones moves from CF to LF
Tommie Agee moves from PR to CF
Larry Stahl moves from PH to RF
b8 1-4 0 --- STL R. Davis A. Jackson -4% 90% Single to LF
b8 1-4 0 1-- STL D. Maxvill A. Jackson -8% 82% Single to LF; Davis to 2B
Bill Short replaces Al Jackson pitching and batting 9th
Phil Gagliano pinch hits for Wayne Granger (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 0 12- O STL P. Gagliano B. Short 5% 87% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Davis to 3B
b8 1-4 1 1-3 RO STL L. Brock B. Short 4% 91% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Davis Scores
Ron Taylor replaces Bill Short pitching and batting 9th
Roger Maris pinch hits for Julian Javier (2B) batting 2nd
b8 2-4 2 1-- O STL R. Maris R. Taylor 3% 95% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Mel Nelson facing 9-1-2
Mel Nelson replaces Roger Maris (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Phil Gagliano moves from PH to 2B
t9 4-2 0 --- O NYM R. Taylor M. Nelson -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-2 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson M. Nelson -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- O NYM C. Jones M. Nelson -0% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' Ron Taylor facing 3-4-5
b9 2-4 0 --- O STL C. Flood R. Taylor 3% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b9 2-4 1 --- STL O. Cepeda R. Taylor -5% 92% Single to RF
b9 2-4 1 1-- O STL M. Shannon R. Taylor 5% 97% Strikeout
b9 2-4 2 1-- O STL T. McCarver R. Taylor 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 2.

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