Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Friday, June 28, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  9  2
HOU N    3  0  0    0  2  1    1  0  x  -   7  8  0
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
Bosch cf                      5   0   2   0       0   2       1   0
Jones rf                      5   0   2   0       0   2       1   0
Martin c                      4   0   0   0       0   2      10   0
Shamsky lf                    3   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   0       8   0
Collins 3b,2b                 4   0   1   1       0   1       0   4
Weis 2b                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
  Frisella p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Grote ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Ryan p                        1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Charles 3b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   2   9   2       3   8      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Shamsky (2), Ryan (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Kranepool (4,off Dierker).
SH: Ryan (1,off Dierker).
SF: Shamsky (2,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson rf                    3   2   0   0       1   3       0   0
Torres ss                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Staub 1b                      4   1   1   2       0   1       7   0
Wynn cf                       3   2   2   1       1   1       3   0
Menke 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   2       4   3
Rader 3b                      2   0   1   1       1   0       1   2
Watson lf                     3   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       1   1       9   0
Dierker p                     4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Totals                       30   7   8   6       5  10      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (20,off Ryan); Dierker (1,off Frisella).
HR: Wynn (9,7th inning off Frisella 0 on 1 out).
SH: Torres (5,off Ryan).
SF: Rader (1,off Ryan).
HBP: Simpson (3,by Ryan).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bateman (1,2nd base off Ryan/Martin).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(6-6)                   5     4   5   5   4   6   0  24
Frisella                      3     4   2   2   1   4   1  14
Totals                        8     8   7   7   5  10   1  38

WP: Ryan (6).
HBP: Ryan (4,Simpson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(8-10)               9     9   2   2   3   8   0  39


Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 15370


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Harrelson           ss        Simpson             rf
2. Bosch               cf        Torres              ss
3. Jones               rf        Staub               1b
4. Martin              c         Wynn                cf
5. Shamsky             lf        Menke               2b
6. Kranepool           1b        Rader               3b
7. Collins             3b        Watson              lf
8. Weis                2b        Bateman             c
9. Ryan                p         Dierker             p

METS 1ST: Harrelson singled to center; Bosch singled to center
[Harrelson to second]; Jones singled [Bosch to second, Harrelson
to third]; Martin struck out; Shamsky hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Harrelson scored, Jones to second, Bosch to third];
Kranepool grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Simpson walked; Simpson was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Ryan [Simpson to second]; Torres singled to
center [Simpson to third]; Staub doubled to right [Torres
scored, Simpson scored]; Wynn singled to left [Staub to third];
Menke popped to first; Rader hit a sacrifice fly to left [Staub
scored, Wynn to second (error by Shamsky)]; Watson struck out; 3
R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 2ND: Collins flied to center; Weis singled to center; Ryan
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Weis to second];
Harrelson walked; Bosch struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets
1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Bateman walked; Bateman stole second; On a bunt
Dierker struck out; Simpson struck out; Torres grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 3RD: Jones struck out; Martin struck out; Shamsky struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Staub struck out; Wynn struck out; Menke struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 4TH: Kranepool flied to left; Collins grounded out (second
to first); Weis popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader walked; Watson forced Rader (third to second);
Bateman popped to shortstop; Dierker grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

METS 5TH: Ryan singled to center; Harrelson forced Ryan
(shortstop to second); Bosch struck out; Jones lined to third; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Simpson was hit by a pitch; Torres out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Simpson to second]; Staub
flied to center [Simpson to third]; Wynn walked; Menke singled
to left [Wynn to third, Simpson scored]; Ryan threw a wild pitch
[Menke to second, Wynn scored]; Rader grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 5.

METS 6TH: Martin flied to center; Shamsky flied to center;
Kranepool doubled to left; Collins singled to right [Kranepool
scored]; Weis popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: FRISELLA REPLACED WEIS (PITCHING); CHARLES REPLACED
RYAN (PLAYING 3B); COLLINS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B);
Watson singled to left; Bateman grounded out (third to first)
[Watson to second]; Dierker doubled to center [Watson scored];
Simpson was called out on strikes; Torres grounded out (pitcher
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

METS 7TH: Charles grounded out (third to first); Harrelson
grounded out (third to first); Bosch singled to center; Jones
singled to left [Bosch to third]; Martin grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub grounded out (second to first); Wynn homered;
Menke struck out; Rader singled to center; Watson walked [Rader
to second]; Bateman was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 7.

METS 8TH: Shamsky popped to catcher in foul territory; Kranepool
grounded out (second to first); Collins was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Dierker grounded out (second to first); Simpson
struck out; Torres flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 7.

METS 9TH: GROTE BATTED FOR FRISELLA; Grote walked; Charles
forced Grote (shortstop to second); Harrelson walked [Charles to
second]; Bosch grounded out (pitcher to first) [Harrelson to
second, Charles to third]; Jones struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   9   2   10
 Astros           7   8   0    7


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