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Scores
Standings
WSA
@BOS
3
4
WSA
@BOS
4
3
CAL
@CHW
1
5
CAL
@CHW
7
0
BAL
@DET
5
2
BAL
@DET
4
1
OAK
@MIN
5
7
OAK
@MIN
0
10
CLE
@NYY
4
1
CLE
@NYY
4
8
PIT
@ATL
6
0
PHI
@CIN
6
12
CHC
@LAD
7
2
HOU
@SFG
2
1
 
(10)
HOU
@SFG
1
6
NYM
@STL
0
2
NYM
@STL
1
0
Sunday, July 21, 1968, 4:00PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 45,408, Time of Game: 2:22
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Mets
1
45-52
 Won 1 
8th, 17 GB
at Cardinals
0
61-34
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Jerry Koosman (13-5)
L: Nelson Briles (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0

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 1 0 2 0 5 .214 .269 .246 .514 0.020 0.63 0.068 -0.047 0.2 0 4 CS
Larry Stahl CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .308 .250 .558 -0.061 1.04 0.028 -0.088 -0.4 3 0 SB
Cleon Jones LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .280 .318 .461 .778 0.065 1.16 0.091 -0.026 0.5 0 0
   Tommie Agee PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .212 .236 .448 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .281 .309 .590 0.039 1.58 0.125 -0.086 0.2 10 0
J.C. Martin C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .231 .313 .292 .605 0.075 1.45 0.189 -0.114 -0.1 12 0
Ron Swoboda RF 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 .245 .340 .390 .730 0.028 1.19 0.079 -0.051 0.3 0 0 HBP
Jerry Buchek 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .215 .255 .247 .502 -0.174 1.48 0.028 -0.201 -1.2 0 2 GDP
Al Weis 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .187 .241 .217 .458 -0.129 1.40 0.000 -0.129 -1.2 1 3
Jerry Koosman P 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .073 .089 .091 .180 -0.060 0.66 0.000 -0.060 -0.5 0 1
Team Totals 31 1 7 1 5 6 37 .226 .351 .226 .577 -0.197 1.14 0.608 -0.802 -2.4 27 10
HBP: R Swoboda (4, by N Briles).
TB: L Stahl; E Kranepool; J Martin; B Harrelson; C Jones; J Buchek; R Swoboda.
GIDP: J Buchek (5).
RBI: J Martin (20).
2-out RBI: J Martin.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Buchek-A Weis-E Kranepool.
E: B Harrelson (9).
Baserunning
SB: L Stahl (1, 2nd base off N Briles/J Edwards).
CS: B Harrelson (5, 2nd base by N Briles/J Edwards).
Pickoffs: R Swoboda (1st base by N Briles).

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 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .288 .325 .441 .766 -0.031 0.66 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 0 0
   Curt Flood CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .310 .348 .392 .740 -0.127 2.91 0.000 -0.127 -0.5 4 0
Ron Davis CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .213 .265 .285 .550 -0.084 1.51 0.084 -0.169 -0.1 3 0 2B,GDP
Julian Javier 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .281 .334 .615 -0.152 1.46 0.000 -0.152 -0.7 2 4
Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .264 .331 .406 .737 -0.157 1.66 0.000 -0.157 -0.8 9 0
Mike Shannon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .276 .334 .448 .783 -0.120 1.25 0.000 -0.120 -0.6 0 1
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .263 .302 .373 .674 0.012 0.81 0.039 -0.027 0.0 7 1
Bobby Tolan RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .244 .287 .378 .665 0.082 1.15 0.104 -0.022 0.4 0 0
Dal Maxvill SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .231 .298 .284 .582 -0.160 2.21 0.000 -0.160 -0.9 2 2
Nelson Briles P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .083 .154 .104 .258 -0.061 1.23 0.000 -0.061 -0.4 0 2
   Phil Gagliano PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207 .294 .241 .535 0.102 2.36 0.102 0.000 0.4
   Joe Hoerner 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 31 0 4 0 1 12 32 .129 .156 .161 .318 -0.696 1.50 0.329 -1.026 -3.4 27 10
2B: R Davis (12, off J Koosman).
TB: R Davis 2; J Edwards 2; B Tolan.
GIDP: R Davis (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Shannon-J Javier-O Cepeda.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, W (13-5) 9 4 0 0 1 12 0 1.87 32 90 0.695 1.50 3.4
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 1 12 0 0.00 32 90 0.695 1.50 3.4

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, L (11-7) 8 7 1 1 5 5 0 2.70 34 64 0.171 1.21 2.0
Joe Hoerner 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.61 3 0 0 0.024 0.35 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 5 6 0 1.00 37 64 0 0 0.195 1.14 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: N Briles (2).
HBP: N Briles (4; R Swoboda).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: N Briles (1; R Swoboda, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 45,408.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Larry Stahl CF 2 Ron Davis CF
3 Cleon Jones LF 3 Julian Javier 2B
4 Ed Kranepool 1B 4 Orlando Cepeda 1B
5 J.C. Martin C 5 Mike Shannon 3B
6 Ron Swoboda RF 6 Johnny Edwards C
7 Jerry Buchek 3B 7 Bobby Tolan RF
8 Al Weis 2B 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Jerry Koosman P 9 Nelson Briles P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 2 -2- R NYM J. Martin N. Briles 19% 67% Single to CF; Jones Scores
t4 0-0 1 123 OO NYM J. Buchek N. Briles -18% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b8 0-1 1 1-- OO STL R. Davis J. Koosman 13% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-0 0 1-- NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles 13% 67% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
b8 0-1 0 --- STL P. Gagliano J. Koosman -10% 65% Walk

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' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM L. Stahl N. Briles -3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYM C. Jones N. Briles -3% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles -2% 46% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. Koosman 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL R. Davis J. Koosman 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL J. Javier J. Koosman 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM J. Martin N. Briles -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles 3% 50% Single to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O NYM J. Buchek N. Briles -4% 46% Swoboda Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYM J. Buchek N. Briles -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda J. Koosman 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O STL M. Shannon J. Koosman 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- STL J. Edwards J. Koosman -1% 48% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O STL B. Tolan J. Koosman 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis N. Briles -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. Koosman N. Briles -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles 1% 47% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O NYM L. Stahl N. Briles -2% 45% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill J. Koosman 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- O STL N. Briles J. Koosman 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O STL L. Brock J. Koosman 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- NYM C. Jones N. Briles 5% 55% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles 13% 67% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
t4 0-0 0 1-3 O NYM J. Martin N. Briles -8% 60% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles 3% 63% Hit By Pitch; Kranepool to 2B
t4 0-0 1 123 OO NYM J. Buchek N. Briles -18% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- STL R. Davis J. Koosman -8% 36% Double to LF
b4 0-0 0 -2- O STL J. Javier J. Koosman 5% 42% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 -2- O STL O. Cepeda J. Koosman 4% 46% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 -2- O STL M. Shannon J. Koosman 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis N. Briles -3% 47% Foul Flyball: C
t5 0-0 1 --- O NYM J. Koosman N. Briles -2% 45% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles 2% 47% Walk
t5 0-0 2 1-- O NYM L. Stahl N. Briles -3% 44% Harrelson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O STL J. Edwards J. Koosman 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- STL B. Tolan J. Koosman -6% 41% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Tolan to 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- O STL D. Maxvill J. Koosman 5% 45% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 -2- O STL N. Briles J. Koosman 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 2-3-4
Ron Davis moves from CF to LF
Curt Flood replaces Lou Brock (LF) playing CF batting 1st
t6 0-0 0 --- O NYM L. Stahl N. Briles -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 1 --- NYM C. Jones N. Briles 4% 51% Single to RF
t6 0-0 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles -2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jones to 2B
t6 0-0 2 -2- R NYM J. Martin N. Briles 19% 67% Single to CF; Jones Scores
t6 1-0 2 1-- NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles 2% 69% Walk; Martin to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- NYM J. Buchek N. Briles 3% 72% Single to SS; Swoboda to 2B; Martin to 3B
t6 1-0 2 123 O NYM A. Weis N. Briles -7% 65% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O STL C. Flood J. Koosman 4% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 0-1 1 --- O STL R. Davis J. Koosman 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-1 2 --- O STL J. Javier J. Koosman 2% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
t7 1-0 0 --- O NYM J. Koosman N. Briles -2% 71% Strikeout
t7 1-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson N. Briles -1% 70% Flyball: LF
t7 1-0 2 --- NYM L. Stahl N. Briles 1% 71% Single to LF
t7 1-0 2 1-- NYM C. Jones N. Briles 1% 72% Stahl Steals 2B
t7 1-0 2 -2- NYM C. Jones N. Briles 0% 73% Wild Pitch; Stahl to 3B
t7 1-0 2 --3 NYM C. Jones N. Briles 1% 74% Walk
Tommie Agee pinch runs for Cleon Jones (LF) batting 3rd
t7 1-0 2 1-3 O NYM E. Kranepool N. Briles -5% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
Larry Stahl moves from CF to LF
Tommie Agee moves from PR to CF
b7 0-1 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda J. Koosman 4% 74% Strikeout
b7 0-1 1 --- O STL M. Shannon J. Koosman 3% 77% Strikeout
b7 0-1 2 --- STL J. Edwards J. Koosman -3% 74% Single to CF
b7 0-1 2 1-- STL B. Tolan J. Koosman -4% 70% Single to 1B; Edwards to 2B
b7 0-1 2 12- O STL D. Maxvill J. Koosman 9% 79% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t8 1-0 0 --- O NYM J. Martin N. Briles -2% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 1-0 1 --- O NYM R. Swoboda N. Briles -1% 76% Strikeout
t8 1-0 2 --- O NYM J. Buchek N. Briles -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 9-1-2
Phil Gagliano pinch hits for Nelson Briles (P) batting 9th
b8 0-1 0 --- STL P. Gagliano J. Koosman -10% 65% Walk
b8 0-1 0 1-- O STL C. Flood J. Koosman 9% 74% Strikeout
b8 0-1 1 1-- OO STL R. Davis J. Koosman 13% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Joe Hoerner facing 8-9-1
Joe Hoerner replaces Phil Gagliano (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis J. Hoerner -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t9 1-0 1 --- O NYM J. Koosman J. Hoerner -1% 85% Strikeout
t9 1-0 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson J. Hoerner -1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 3-4-5
b9 0-1 0 --- O STL J. Javier J. Koosman 7% 92% Groundout: P-1B
b9 0-1 1 --- O STL O. Cepeda J. Koosman 5% 97% Strikeout
b9 0-1 2 --- O STL M. Shannon J. Koosman 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.

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