Houston Astros 3, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 62
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, June 18, 1968 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   3  7  1
NY  N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      3   1   0   0       2   0       4   2
Simpson rf                    5   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Wynn cf                       3   2   2   1       2   0       2   0
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   1       1   0       6   0
Rader 3b                      5   0   2   1       0   1       1   2
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Brand c                       3   0   0   0       1   2      10   0
Torres ss                     4   0   2   0       0   2       1   1
Lemaster p                    2   0   0   0       1   2       1   1
Totals                       32   3   7   3       7  12      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Menke-Staub.
E: Watson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (2,off Ryan).
HR: Wynn (7,7th inning off Ryan 0 on 1 out).
SH: Lemaster (3,off Ryan).
HBP: Staub (4,by Ryan).
Team LOB: 11.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bosch cf                      4   1   1   0       0   2       3   1
Linz 2b                       3   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
Jones lf                      4   0   1   0       0   2       4   0
Grote c                       4   0   0   0       0   0      13   0
Charles 1b                    3   1   3   1       1   0       2   2
Buchek 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Agee rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Weis ss                       3   0   1   1       1   1       1   1
Ryan p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Swoboda ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   2   6   2       4  10      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Ryan (3).

BATTING - 
GDP: Buchek (4,off Lemaster).
IBB: Weis (2,by Lemaster).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemaster W(6-6)               9     6   2   2   4  10   0  36

IBB: Lemaster (5,Weis).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(5-5)                   9     7   3   3   7  12   1  41

HBP: Ryan (3,Staub).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:22   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Menke               2b        Bosch               cf
2. Simpson             rf        Linz                2b
3. Wynn                cf        Jones               lf
4. Staub               1b        Grote               c
5. Rader               3b        Charles             1b
6. Watson              lf        Buchek              3b
7. Brand               c         Agee                rf
8. Torres              ss        Weis                ss
9. Lemaster            p         Ryan                p

ASTROS 1ST: Menke walked; Menke was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Ryan [Menke to second]; Simpson struck out;
Wynn walked; Staub was hit by a pitch [Menke to third, Wynn to
second]; Rader struck out; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Bosch struck out; Linz lined to right; Jones struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Brand flied to center; Torres struck out; Lemaster
walked; Menke flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Grote popped to shortstop; Charles singled to left;
Buchek struck out; Agee walked [Charles to second]; Weis singled
to left [Agee to third, Charles scored, Weis to second (error by
Watson)]; Ryan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
1.

ASTROS 3RD: Simpson was called out on strikes; Wynn flied to
left; Staub walked; Rader doubled to center [Staub out at home
(center to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Bosch flied to center; Linz walked; Jones forced Linz
(third to second); Grote popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson was called out on strikes; Brand struck out;
Torres struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Charles singled to left; Buchek grounded out (second
to first) [Charles to second]; Agee was called out on strikes;
Weis was walked intentionally; Ryan was called out on strikes; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Lemaster struck out; Menke walked; Simpson popped to
first; Wynn singled to left [Menke to second]; Staub singled to
center [Wynn to second, Menke scored]; Rader singled to center
[Staub to second, Wynn scored]; Watson grounded out (first to
pitcher); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: On a bunt Bosch singled; Linz lined to left; Jones
singled to left [Bosch to second]; Grote popped to first;
Charles singled to left [Jones to second, Bosch scored]; Buchek
forced Jones (third unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
2, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Brand struck out; Torres singled to right; Lemaster
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Torres to second];
Menke popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets
2.

METS 6TH: Agee grounded out (pitcher to first); Weis grounded
out (third to first); Ryan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Simpson struck out; Wynn homered; Staub flied to
center; Rader grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Bosch struck out; Linz flied to center; Jones was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson flied to left; Brand walked; Torres singled
to center [Brand to third]; Lemaster struck out; Menke popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: Grote lined to pitcher; Charles walked; Buchek
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Charles out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Simpson flied to left; Wynn walked; Staub forced
Wynn (shortstop to second); Rader flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 9TH: Agee popped to second; Weis struck out; SWOBODA BATTED
FOR RYAN; Swoboda struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Mets 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   7   1   11
 Mets             2   6   1    7


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