Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 5
Regular Season Game 63
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Tuesday, June 18, 1968 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    2  0  3    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   6  7  1
NY  N    0  0  5    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   5 10  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gotay 2b                      5   2   2   0       0   0       4   1
Simpson rf,cf                 4   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
Wynn cf                       2   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Watson lf                   2   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
Staub 1b                      1   1   1   3       3   0       7   0
Thomas lf,rf                  4   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Adlesh c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Torres ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Blasingame p                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   6   7   6       6   3      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Gotay-Staub.
E: Adlesh (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Staub (4,1st inning off Cardwell 1 on 2 out).
SF: Watson (1,off Taylor).
GDP: Torres (5,off Cardwell); Ray (1,off Taylor).
IBB: Staub (9,by Taylor).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Simpson (1,2nd base off Cardwell/Grote); Gotay (1,2nd base off Cardwell/Grote).
CS: Simpson (2,2nd base by Koonce/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  4   1   3   0       1   0       3   3
Linz 2b                       4   0   1   0       1   0       3   5
Jones lf                      5   1   0   1       0   1       1   0
Grote c                       3   1   1   0       2   1       4   1
Charles 3b                    5   1   2   1       0   1       0   5
Martin 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0      10   1
Agee rf,cf                    3   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Bosch cf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Shamsky ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cardwell p                    3   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Koonce p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  10   3       5   7      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Charles-Linz-Martin, Linz-Harrelson-Martin.
E: Harrelson (4), Linz (1), Martin (4).

BATTING - 
GDP: Charles (4,off Gladding).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Jones (6,2nd base off Buzhardt/Adlesh).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame                    2     3   3   3   2   0   0  11
Buzhardt                      0.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   4
Ray W(1-2)                    6     5   0   0   2   7   0  25
Gladding SV(1)                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    10   5   5   5   7   0  41

Blasingame faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Ray (1).
BK: Ray (1).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cardwell L(1-8)               6.1   4   6   2   5   2   1  29
Taylor                        1.2   2   0   0   1   1   0   7
Koonce                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   6   2   6   3   1  39

IBB: Taylor (2,Staub).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 3:16   Attendance: 26531


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Gotay               2b        Harrelson           ss
2. Simpson             rf        Linz                2b
3. Wynn                cf        Jones               lf
4. Staub               1b        Grote               c
5. Thomas              lf        Charles             3b
6. Rader               3b        Martin              1b
7. Adlesh              c         Agee                rf
8. Torres              ss        Bosch               cf
9. Blasingame          p         Cardwell            p

ASTROS 1ST: Gotay grounded out (third to first); Simpson reached
on an error by Harrelson; Simpson stole second; Wynn popped to
shortstop; Staub homered (unearned) [Simpson scored (unearned)];
Thomas grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson singled to right; Linz forced Harrelson
(third to second); Jones flied to center; Grote lined to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader walked; Adlesh forced Rader (shortstop to
second); Torres grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Adlesh out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Charles grounded out (shortstop to first); Martin
grounded out (pitcher to first); Agee walked; Bosch grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Blasingame walked; Gotay singled to left [Blasingame
to second]; Simpson reached on an error by Martin [Gotay to
second, Blasingame to third]; Wynn forced Blasingame (third to
catcher) [Simpson to second, Gotay to third]; Staub walked
[Gotay scored, Simpson to third, Wynn to second]; Thomas singled
to right [Staub to second, Wynn scored (unearned), Simpson
scored]; Jim Wynn injured at HP while scoring; Rader
forced Thomas (third to second) [Staub to third]; Adlesh flied
to left; 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: WATSON REPLACED WYNN (PLAYING LF); SIMPSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); THOMAS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Cardwell singled to left; Harrelson walked [Cardwell to second];
Linz singled to left [Harrelson to second, Cardwell to third];
BUZHARDT REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Jones forced Linz
(shortstop to second) [Harrelson to third, Cardwell scored];
Jones stole second [Jones to third (error by Adlesh), Harrelson
scored]; Grote walked; Charles singled to center [Grote to
third, Jones scored]; Martin singled to right [Charles to third,
Grote scored]; RAY REPLACED BUZHARDT (PITCHING); Ray balked
[Charles scored, Martin to second]; Agee struck out; Bosch flied
to left; 5 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Torres popped to first in foul territory; Ray
grounded out (second to first); Gotay grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 5.

METS 4TH: Cardwell struck out; Harrelson singled to center; Ray
threw a wild pitch [Harrelson to second]; Linz walked; Jones
popped to first in foul territory; Grote was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Simpson struck out; Watson struck out; Staub walked;
Thomas lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 5.

METS 5TH: Charles singled to center; Martin lined to right; Agee
singled to center [Charles to second]; Bosch popped to third in
foul territory; Cardwell popped to first in foul territory; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Adlesh
grounded out (second to first); Torres grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 5.

METS 6TH: Harrelson popped to catcher in foul territory; Linz
lined to left; Jones struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Mets 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Ray flied to right; Gotay singled to second; Gotay
stole second [Gotay to third (error by Linz)]; Simpson walked;
TAYLOR REPLACED CARDWELL (PITCHING); Watson hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Gotay scored (unearned), Simpson to second]; Staub
was walked intentionally; Thomas grounded out (second to first);
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 5.

METS 7TH: Grote singled to shortstop; Charles struck out; Martin
popped to third; Agee grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader struck out; Adlesh singled to left; Torres
singled to left [Adlesh to second]; Ray grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Torres out at second]; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 5.

METS 8TH: SHAMSKY BATTED FOR BOSCH; Shamsky struck out; BOSWELL
BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Boswell struck out; Harrelson singled to
right; Linz flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6,
Mets 5.

ASTROS 9TH: KOONCE REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); SHAMSKY STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); AGEE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Gotay
flied to center; Simpson singled to center; Simpson was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Watson flied to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 5.

METS 9TH: Jones popped to second; Grote walked; GLADDING
REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Charles grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Grote out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Mets 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   7   1    6
 Mets             5  10   3    9


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