New York Mets 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 65
Played on Thursday, June 20, 1968 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  2  -   3  7  2
NY  N    0  0  1    0  3  1    0  0  x  -   5  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   6
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Simpson cf                    3   1   0   0       2   2       2   0
Staub 1b                      5   0   1   0       0   1      11   1
Thomas rf                     4   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Watson lf                     4   1   2   0       0   2       2   0
Adlesh c                      3   1   0   0       0   1       4   0
Torres ss,2b                  3   0   1   1       1   1       1   3
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Aspromonte ph,ss            2   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Gotay pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   7   3       3  12      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Torres-Staub.
E: Menke 2 (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (3,off Seaver).
SH: Dierker (7,off Seaver).
HBP: Adlesh (1,by Seaver).
Team LOB: 9.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Boswell 2b                    2   1   0   0       1   0       2   2
Jones rf                      3   1   2   4       0   0       0   0
Martin c                      3   0   0   0       1   1      13   0
Shamsky lf                    3   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
Collins 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       8   2
Agee cf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Seaver p                      3   2   2   0       0   0       2   2
  Short p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       28   5   5   5       3   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Harrelson (5).
PB: Martin (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Seaver (1,off Dierker).
HR: Jones (7,5th inning off Dierker 2 on 2 out); Shamsky (4,6th inning off
Dierker 0 on 0 out).
SH: Boswell (2,off Dierker).
SF: Jones (2,off Dierker).
GDP: Shamsky (3,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(6-10)               6     5   5   4   2   2   2  26
Dukes                         2     0   0   0   1   2   0   7
Totals                        8     5   5   4   3   4   2  33


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver W(5-5)                 8.2   7   3   3   3  12   0  38
Short SV(1)                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     7   3   3   3  12   0  39

HBP: Seaver (4,Adlesh).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 13213


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Menke               2b        Harrelson           ss
2. Simpson             cf        Boswell             2b
3. Staub               1b        Jones               rf
4. Thomas              rf        Martin              c
5. Rader               3b        Shamsky             lf
6. Watson              lf        Collins             3b
7. Adlesh              c         Kranepool           1b
8. Torres              ss        Agee                cf
9. Dierker             p         Seaver              p

ASTROS 1ST: Menke struck out; Simpson was called out on strikes;
Staub struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson grounded out (second to first); Boswell
reached on an error by Menke; Jones singled to left [Boswell to
second]; Martin walked [Boswell to third, Jones to second];
Shamsky grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Martin out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Thomas popped to catcher in foul territory; Rader
grounded out (second to first); Watson singled to center; Adlesh
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Collins popped to first; Kranepool grounded out
(pitcher to first); Agee grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Torres walked; Dierker out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Torres to second]; Menke popped to first in
foul territory; Simpson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Seaver singled; Harrelson reached on a fielder's
choice [Seaver to second (error by Menke)]; Boswell out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Harrelson to second, Seaver
to third]; Jones hit a sacrifice fly to left [Seaver scored
(unearned)]; Martin flied to right; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub lined to second; Thomas grounded out (first
unassisted); Rader singled to right; Watson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Shamsky grounded out (second to first); Collins
grounded out (second to first); Kranepool flied to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Adlesh lined to first; Torres popped to shortstop;
Dierker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Agee was called out on strikes; Seaver doubled to
center; Harrelson grounded out (second to first) [Seaver to
third]; Boswell walked; Jones homered [Seaver scored, Boswell
scored]; Martin grounded out (first to pitcher); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke was called out on strikes; Simpson walked;
Staub singled to right [Simpson to third]; Thomas forced Staub
(second to shortstop) [Simpson scored]; Rader doubled to right
[Thomas to third]; Watson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 4.

METS 6TH: Shamsky homered; Collins flied to left; Kranepool
flied to center; Agee struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Adlesh grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
struck out; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR DIERKER; Aspromonte reached on
an error by Harrelson; Menke grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

METS 7TH: ASPROMONTE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); TORRES CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); DUKES REPLACED MENKE (PITCHING); Seaver
grounded out (shortstop to first); Harrelson grounded out
(second to first); Boswell grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Simpson was called out on strikes; Staub grounded
out (first to pitcher); Thomas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Mets 5.

METS 8TH: Jones flied to center; Martin was called out on
strikes; Shamsky walked; Collins struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader grounded out (first to pitcher); Watson
singled to center; Adlesh was hit by a pitch [Watson to second];
Torres singled to center [Adlesh to second, Watson scored];
Aspromonte singled to right [Torres to third, Adlesh scored];
GOTAY RAN FOR ASPROMONTE; MURRELL BATTED FOR DUKES; Martin
allowed a passed ball [Gotay to second]; Murrell struck out;
Simpson walked; SHORT REPLACED SEAVER (PITCHING); Staub grounded
out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   7   2    9
 Mets             5   5   1    4


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