New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 72
Played on Thursday, June 27, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   3  9  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Weis ss                       5   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
Linz 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Jones rf,lf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Charles 3b                    4   1   3   0       0   0       0   1
Grote c                       4   1   1   1       0   2       5   0
Goossen 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
  Kranepool ph,1b             1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Buchek lf                     3   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
  Bosch pr,cf                 1   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Agee cf,rf                    3   0   0   0       1   2       1   1
Cardwell p                    3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Taylor p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   3   9   3       1  10      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Weis (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Jones (16,off Lemaster).
IBB: Agee (2,by Gladding).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Watson lf                     5   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Torres ss                     5   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Staub 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Thomas rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Wynn cf                       4   1   2   0       0   1       3   1
Menke 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Bateman c                     3   0   3   1       1   0       9   0
  Murrell pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Lemaster p                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Simpson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   1       3   5      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (9,off Cardwell).
HBP: Staub (5,by Cardwell).
IBB: Bateman (9,by Cardwell).
Team LOB: 11.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cardwell W(2-8)               7.2   8   1   1   3   4   0  35
Taylor SV(6)                  1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   1   1   3   5   0  39

HBP: Cardwell (3,Staub).
IBB: Cardwell (5,Bateman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemaster L(7-7)               6.1   6   2   2   0   7   0  25
Ray                           1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
Gladding                      0.1   3   1   1   1   0   0   5
Blasingame                    0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Totals                        9     9   3   3   1  10   0  37

BK: Lemaster (2).
IBB: Gladding (1,Agee).

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 12470


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Weis popped to third; Linz flied to left; Jones
doubled to center; Charles lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
flied to center; Staub singled to right; Thomas grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Grote was called out on strikes; Goossen flied to
center; Buchek struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn was called out on strikes; Menke walked; Rader
forced Menke (third to second); Bateman singled to right [Rader
to third]; Lemaster grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardwell was
called out on strikes; Weis grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson singled to center [Watson out at second
(center to shortstop)]; Torres popped to shortstop; Staub was
hit by a pitch; Thomas grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Linz grounded out (third to first); Jones flied to
right; Charles singled to left; Grote was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn flied to left; Menke grounded out (shortstop to
first); Rader reached on an error by Weis; Bateman singled to
left [Rader to second]; Lemaster was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Goossen struck out; Buchek grounded out (pitcher to
first); Agee was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
singled to center; Staub struck out; Thomas grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 6TH: Cardwell struck out; Weis flied to center; Linz
singled to center [Linz out at second (center to shortstop)]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn doubled to center; Menke flied to left; Rader
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Wynn to third]; Bateman was
walked intentionally; Lemaster popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 7TH: Jones singled to center; Charles singled to right
[Jones to third]; Grote reached on a fielder's choice [Charles
to second, Jones scored]; Lemaster balked [Grote to second,
Charles to third]; Goossen popped to catcher in foul territory;
Buchek singled to center [Grote to third, Charles scored]; BOSCH
RAN FOR BUCHEK; RAY REPLACED LEMASTER (PITCHING); Agee struck
out; Cardwell popped to first; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: BOSCH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); AGEE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); JONES CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Watson grounded out (first unassisted); Torres flied to center;
Staub flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

METS 8TH: Weis lined to second; Linz popped to shortstop; Jones
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Thomas popped to second; Wynn singled to left; Menke
struck out; Rader walked [Wynn to second]; Bateman singled to
left [Rader to second, Wynn scored]; MURRELL RAN FOR BATEMAN;
SIMPSON BATTED FOR RAY; TAYLOR REPLACED CARDWELL (PITCHING);
Simpson popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 1.

METS 9TH: BRAND REPLACED MURRELL (PLAYING C ); GLADDING REPLACED
SIMPSON (PITCHING); Charles singled to center; On a bunt Grote
singled [Charles to second]; KRANEPOOL BATTED FOR GOOSSEN; On a
bunt Kranepool forced Charles (catcher to first) [Grote to
second]; Bosch singled to center [Kranepool to third, Grote
scored]; Agee was walked intentionally [Bosch to second];
BLASINGAME REPLACED GLADDING (PITCHING); Taylor struck out; Weis
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: KRANEPOOL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Watson struck
out; Torres popped to second; Staub grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             3   9   1    7
 Astros           1   8   0   11


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