New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 5
Played on Sunday, April 14, 1968 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  2  0  -   4  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  4   0   0   0       1   1       0   2
Boswell 2b                    5   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Agee cf                       3   2   2   0       0   0       6   0
Swoboda rf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Shamsky lf                    3   0   2   2       0   0       1   0
  Jones lf                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Buchek 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Grote c                       4   0   1   0       0   0      11   1
Ryan p                        3   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
  Frisella p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   4   9   3       2   6      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: Shamsky (1,off Dierker).
HBP: Agee (1,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Agee (1,2nd base by Dierker/King).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      3   0   0   0       1   2       3   0
Morgan 2b                     2   0   1   0       1   1       2   1
  Gotay 2b                    1   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
King c                        4   0   0   0       0   1       7   2
Staub 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Wynn lf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Miller rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
  Rader ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Cuellar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   0   5   0       4  11      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wynn-Aspromonte.
E: Morgan 2 (2).

BATTING - 
SH: Dierker (1,off Ryan).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (3,2nd base off Ryan/Grote).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan W(1-0)                   6.2   3   0   0   2   8   0  25
Frisella SV(1)                2.1   2   0   0   2   3   0  10
Totals                        9     5   0   0   4  11   0  35

WP: Ryan (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(1-1)                6     6   2   2   2   3   0  25
Cuellar                       1     3   2   1   0   1   0   7
Ray                           1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Coombs                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   3   2   6   0  38

Cuellar faced 4 batters in the 8th inning
HBP: Dierker (2,Agee).

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 15290


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Harrelson           ss        Davis               cf
2. Boswell             2b        Morgan              2b
3. Agee                cf        King                c
4. Swoboda             rf        Staub               1b
5. Shamsky             lf        Wynn                lf
6. Kranepool           1b        Miller              rf
7. Buchek              3b        Aspromonte          3b
8. Grote               c         Torres              ss
9. Ryan                p         Dierker             p

METS 1ST: Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); Boswell
popped to catcher in foul territory; Agee grounded out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis struck out; Morgan struck out; King struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Swoboda walked; Shamsky doubled to right [Swoboda
scored]; Kranepool flied to center; Buchek hit into a double
play to left [Shamsky out at third (left to third)]; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub popped to third in foul territory; Wynn struck
out; Miller struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Grote flied to center; Ryan struck out; Harrelson
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Aspromonte walked; Torres was called out on strikes;
Dierker out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Aspromonte to
second]; Ryan threw a wild pitch [Aspromonte to third]; Davis
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros
0.

METS 4TH: Boswell struck out; Agee singled to right; Swoboda
singled to right [Agee to third]; Shamsky grounded out (third to
first) [Swoboda to second, Agee scored]; Kranepool grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; King flied to
left; Staub flied to right; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Buchek flied to right; Grote singled; On a bunt Ryan
struck out; Harrelson walked [Grote to second]; Boswell popped
to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Miller flied to center; Aspromonte grounded out
(third to first); Torres flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 6TH: Agee was hit by a pitch; Agee was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Swoboda reached on an error by
Morgan; Shamsky singled to center [Swoboda to second]; Kranepool
popped to second; Buchek was credited with a single when a
runner was hit by the batted ball [Swoboda out at third (third
unassisted), Shamsky to second]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: JONES REPLACED SHAMSKY (PLAYING LF); THOMAS BATTED
FOR DIERKER; Thomas singled to left; Davis flied to center;
Morgan singled to center [Thomas to second]; King grounded out
(catcher to first) [Morgan to second, Thomas to third]; Staub
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros
0.

METS 7TH: CUELLAR REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Grote popped to
first in foul territory; Ryan struck out; Harrelson flied to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn singled to left; Miller lined to center;
Aspromonte flied to center; FRISELLA REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING);
Torres struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 8TH: Boswell singled to right; Agee singled to left
[Boswell to second]; Swoboda reached on a fielder's choice
[Boswell scored (no RBI), Agee to second (error by Morgan;
assist by Torres)]; Joe Morgan injured by Tommie Agee takeout
slide; GOTAY REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); Jones singled to
center [Swoboda to second, Agee scored (unearned)]; RAY REPLACED
CUELLAR (PITCHING); Kranepool popped to shortstop; Buchek was
called out on strikes; Grote forced Jones (shortstop to second);
2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: MURRELL BATTED FOR RAY; Murrell was called out on
strikes; Davis walked; Gotay singled to shortstop [Davis out at
second (shortstop to second)]; Ron Davis rounded 2B too
far; King grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

METS 9TH: COOMBS REPLACED MURRELL (PITCHING); Frisella grounded
out (pitcher to first); Harrelson struck out; Boswell popped to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Staub singled to center; Wynn struck out; Miller
walked [Staub to second]; Aspromonte flied to center; RADER
BATTED FOR TORRES; Rader forced Staub (third unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4   9   0    7
 Astros           0   5   2    8


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