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@BAL
3
5
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@BAL
2
7
CLE
@BOS
1
7
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@CHW
1
2
CAL
@NYY
0
2
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@NYY
2
0
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7
1
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@ATL
4
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@CIN
0
10
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@LAD
4
2
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@SFG
4
8
NYM
@STL
4
0
Tuesday, August 27, 1968, 8:00PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 27,541, Time of Game: 2:21
Mets
4
61-73
 Won 3 
9th, 22½ GB
at Cardinals
0
83-50
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Dick Selma (9-8)
L: Larry Jaster (8-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  1   3  0  0   0  0  0    4  8  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee CF 5 1 2 3 0 2 .185 .502 0.241 0.63 0.269 -0.027 2.2 3 0 HR,SB
Phil Linz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .492 -0.046 0.48 0.000 -0.046 -0.8 4 2
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .284 .766 -0.015 0.30 0.009 -0.023 0.0 0 0
Ed Charles 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .757 0.023 0.42 0.041 -0.018 -0.1 3 3
Ron Swoboda RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .251 .716 0.024 0.72 0.065 -0.041 -0.0 1 0 2B
Jerry Grote C 4 1 3 1 0 0 .278 .692 0.134 0.73 0.142 -0.008 1.3 6 1
Al Weis SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .436 -0.077 0.85 0.000 -0.077 -1.4 1 3
Ed Kranepool 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 .252 .623 0.034 0.76 0.037 -0.004 0.2 9 0 IW
Dick Selma P 4 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .436 -0.091 1.21 0.005 -0.096 -0.9 0 2 2B
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 3 5 .235 .680 0.227 0.68 0.568 -0.340 0.6 27 11
2B: D Selma (2, off D Hughes); R Swoboda (11, off L Jaster).
HR: T Agee (5, off L Jaster; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: E Kranepool (5, by W Granger).
TB: T Agee 5; J Grote 3; R Swoboda 2; D Selma 2; C Jones.
RBI: T Agee 3 (16); J Grote (26).
2-out RBI: T Agee 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: T Agee (11, 2nd base off W Granger/T McCarver).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .277 .743 -0.058 1.06 0.028 -0.086 -0.6 1 0
Curt Flood CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .292 .688 0.014 0.70 0.052 -0.038 0.3 4 1
Bobby Tolan 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .247 .655 0.008 0.83 0.054 -0.046 -0.0 9 0
Roger Maris RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .258 .688 -0.094 0.98 0.000 -0.094 -1.1 3 0
Tim McCarver C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .248 .642 -0.027 0.77 0.026 -0.053 -0.5 8 0
Mike Shannon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .757 -0.070 0.77 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 0 1
Julian Javier 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .259 .615 -0.033 0.43 0.006 -0.039 -0.4 1 1
Dal Maxvill SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .249 .616 -0.022 0.46 0.013 -0.035 -0.2 1 5
Larry Jaster P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .146 .386 -0.017 0.74 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 0
   Wayne Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Spiezio PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .384 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Dick Hughes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Johnny Edwards PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .628 0.032 0.95 0.032 0.000 0.3 HBP
   Ron Willis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 1 6 .182 .410 -0.271 0.74 0.211 -0.482 -3.4 27 9
HBP: J Edwards (1, by D Selma).
TB: C Flood 2; J Javier; B Tolan; D Maxvill; T McCarver.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Flood-B Tolan.
E: T McCarver (7).
Outfield Assists: C Flood (J Grote at 1st base).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Selma, W (9-8) 9 6 0 0 1 6 0 2.47 35 80 0.272 0.74 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 6 0 0.00 35 80 0.272 0.74 3.4

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Jaster, L (8-11) 3 4 3 3 2 1 1 3.29 15 38 -0.175 1.21 -1.5
Wayne Granger 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.41 9 1 1 -0.074 0.64 -0.6
Dick Hughes 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.51 7 0 0 0.015 0.12 0.8
Ron Willis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.35 6 0 0 0.006 0.06 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 3 5 1 4.00 37 38 1 1 -0.228 0.68 -0.6
L Jaster faced 2 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Selma (4; J Edwards).
IBB: W Granger (3; E Kranepool).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Phil Linz 2B 2 Curt Flood CF
3 Cleon Jones LF 3 Bobby Tolan 1B
4 Ed Charles 3B 4 Roger Maris RF
5 Ron Swoboda RF 5 Tim McCarver C
6 Jerry Grote C 6 Mike Shannon 3B
7 Al Weis SS 7 Julian Javier 2B
8 Ed Kranepool 1B 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Dick Selma P 9 Larry Jaster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 0 --- R NYM T. Agee L. Jaster 14% 64% Home Run
t4 2-0 2 -23 RR NYM T. Agee W. Granger 13% 91% Single to RF; Kranepool Scores; Grote Scores
t4 1-0 0 -2- R NYM J. Grote L. Jaster 10% 82% Single to LF; Swoboda Scores; Grote to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 0-0 2 123 O NYM D. Selma L. Jaster -8% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda L. Jaster 6% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball)

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 --- O NYM T. Agee L. Jaster -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM P. Linz L. Jaster -1% 47% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM C. Jones L. Jaster -1% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Selma 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL C. Flood D. Selma 1% 49% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL B. Tolan D. Selma 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM E. Charles L. Jaster 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda L. Jaster -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- NYM J. Grote L. Jaster 4% 54% Single to LF; Charles to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- O NYM A. Weis L. Jaster -4% 51% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Charles to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 NYM E. Kranepool L. Jaster 3% 53% Walk; Weis to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 O NYM D. Selma L. Jaster -8% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dick Selma facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O STL R. Maris D. Selma 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- STL T. McCarver D. Selma -3% 45% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O STL M. Shannon D. Selma 3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O STL J. Javier D. Selma 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- R NYM T. Agee L. Jaster 14% 64% Home Run
t3 1-0 0 --- O NYM P. Linz L. Jaster -2% 62% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones L. Jaster -1% 61% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- O NYM E. Charles L. Jaster -1% 60% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dick Selma facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill D. Selma 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O STL L. Jaster D. Selma 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O STL L. Brock D. Selma 1% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Larry Jaster facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- NYM R. Swoboda L. Jaster 6% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-0 0 -2- R NYM J. Grote L. Jaster 10% 82% Single to LF; Swoboda Scores; Grote to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Wayne Granger replaces Larry Jaster pitching and batting 9th
t4 2-0 0 -2- O NYM A. Weis W. Granger -3% 79% Foul Flyball: C
t4 2-0 1 -2- NYM E. Kranepool W. Granger 1% 80% Intentional Walk
t4 2-0 1 12- O NYM D. Selma W. Granger -2% 78% Groundout: P-1B; Kranepool to 2B; Grote to 3B
t4 2-0 2 -23 RR NYM T. Agee W. Granger 13% 91% Single to RF; Kranepool Scores; Grote Scores
t4 4-0 2 1-- NYM P. Linz W. Granger 0% 91% Agee Steals 2B; Agee to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t4 4-0 2 --3 O NYM P. Linz W. Granger -1% 90% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- STL C. Flood D. Selma -3% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-4 0 1-- STL B. Tolan D. Selma -5% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Flood to 2B
b4 0-4 0 12- O STL R. Maris D. Selma 5% 87% Strikeout
b4 0-4 1 12- O STL T. McCarver D. Selma 3% 90% Popfly: 3B
b4 0-4 2 12- O STL M. Shannon D. Selma 3% 93% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Wayne Granger facing 3-4-5
t5 4-0 0 --- NYM C. Jones W. Granger 1% 94% Single to CF
t5 4-0 0 1-- O NYM E. Charles W. Granger -1% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 4-0 1 1-- O NYM R. Swoboda W. Granger -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B; Jones to 2B
t5 4-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Grote W. Granger -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- O STL J. Javier D. Selma 1% 93% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 0-4 1 --- O STL D. Maxvill D. Selma 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
Ed Spiezio pinch hits for Wayne Granger (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 2 --- O STL E. Spiezio D. Selma 0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Dick Hughes facing 7-8-9
Dick Hughes replaces Ed Spiezio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- O NYM A. Weis D. Hughes -0% 94% Strikeout
t6 4-0 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Hughes -0% 94% Flyball: RF
t6 4-0 2 --- NYM D. Selma D. Hughes 0% 94% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 4-0 2 -2- O NYM T. Agee D. Hughes -1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- STL L. Brock D. Selma -3% 91% Walk
b6 0-4 0 1-- O STL C. Flood D. Selma 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-4 1 1-- O STL B. Tolan D. Selma 2% 95% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Interference called/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-4 2 1-- O STL R. Maris D. Selma 1% 96% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Dick Hughes facing 2-3-4
t7 4-0 0 --- O NYM P. Linz D. Hughes -0% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t7 4-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Hughes -0% 96% Strikeout
t7 4-0 2 --- O NYM E. Charles D. Hughes -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 5-6-7
b7 0-4 0 --- O STL T. McCarver D. Selma 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-4 1 --- O STL M. Shannon D. Selma 1% 97% Strikeout
b7 0-4 2 --- STL J. Javier D. Selma -1% 97% Single to CF
b7 0-4 2 1-- STL D. Maxvill D. Selma -1% 95% Single to CF; Javier to 2B
Johnny Edwards pinch hits for Dick Hughes (P) batting 9th
b7 0-4 2 12- STL J. Edwards D. Selma -3% 92% Hit By Pitch; Javier to 3B; Maxvill to 2B
b7 0-4 2 123 O STL L. Brock D. Selma 5% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Ron Willis facing 5-6-7
Ron Willis replaces Johnny Edwards (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-0 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda R. Willis -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 4-0 1 --- NYM J. Grote R. Willis 0% 98% Single to RF
t8 4-0 1 1-- OO NYM A. Weis R. Willis -0% 97% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 2-3-4
b8 0-4 0 --- STL C. Flood D. Selma -2% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 0-4 0 1-- O STL B. Tolan D. Selma 2% 97% Popfly: SS
b8 0-4 1 1-- O STL R. Maris D. Selma 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-4 2 1-- O STL T. McCarver D. Selma 1% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Ron Willis facing 8-9-1
t9 4-0 0 --- O NYM E. Kranepool R. Willis -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-0 1 --- O NYM D. Selma R. Willis -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t9 4-0 2 --- O NYM T. Agee R. Willis -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Dick Selma facing 6-7-8
b9 0-4 0 --- O STL M. Shannon D. Selma 1% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 0-4 1 --- O STL J. Javier D. Selma 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 0-4 2 --- O STL D. Maxvill D. Selma 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.

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