Houston Astros 2, New York Mets 0
Regular Season Game 74
Played on Saturday, June 29, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   2  9  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  3   0   1   0       1   0       0   4
Collins 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Jones cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Shamsky lf                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Grote c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Swoboda rf                    2   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
Weis 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Koosman p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Martin ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Koonce p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       29   0   3   0       3   6      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Collins-Weis-Kranepool.
E: Swoboda (3).

BATTING - 
3B: Swoboda (3,off Wilson).
GDP: Grote (5,off Wilson).
IBB: Shamsky (2,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Harrelson (1,2nd base off Wilson/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Watson rf,lf                  3   1   3   1       2   0       1   0
Torres ss                     5   1   1   0       0   0       3   1
Staub 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       9   3
Wynn cf                       2   0   1   0       2   0       1   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       3   4
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   1       0   2       1   2
Aspromonte lf                 3   0   1   0       1   1       0   0
  Thomas rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bateman c                     4   0   2   0       0   0       7   0
Wilson p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       29   2   9   2       7   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Rader-Menke-Staub, Staub-Torres.
E: Torres (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (10,off Koosman); Watson (4,off Koosman).
HR: Watson (2,5th inning off Koosman 0 on 0 out).
SH: Wilson (1,off Koosman).
SF: Rader (2,off Koosman).
GDP: Wilson (2,off Koosman).
IBB: Menke (2,by Koosman); Watson (1,by Koonce).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wynn (6,2nd base by Koosman/Grote).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman L(11-3)               7     7   2   2   6   3   1  32
Koonce                        1     2   0   0   1   1   0   6
Totals                        8     9   2   2   7   4   1  38

IBB: Koosman (2,Menke); Koonce (2,Watson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(5-9)                 9     3   0   0   3   6   0  32

IBB: Wilson (3,Shamsky).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 20386


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Harrelson           ss        Watson              rf
2. Collins             3b        Torres              ss
3. Jones               cf        Staub               1b
4. Shamsky             lf        Wynn                cf
5. Grote               c         Menke               2b
6. Swoboda             rf        Rader               3b
7. Kranepool           1b        Aspromonte          lf
8. Weis                2b        Bateman             c
9. Koosman             p         Wilson              p

METS 1ST: Harrelson singled to center; Harrelson stole second;
Collins popped to shortstop; Jones was called out on strikes;
Shamsky was walked intentionally; Grote forced Shamsky
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Watson walked; On a bunt Torres made an out to
catcher; Hector Torres called for interference for hitting
the ball outside the batter's box; Staub walked [Watson to
second]; Wynn walked [Watson to third, Staub to second]; Menke
was called out on strikes; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Swoboda walked; Kranepool popped to catcher in foul
territory; Weis popped to third; Koosman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Aspromonte walked; Bateman flied to center; Wilson
out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Aspromonte to
second]; Watson singled to right [Aspromonte to third]; Torres
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Harrelson grounded out (second to first); Collins
struck out; Jones grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Staub flied to left; Wynn walked; Wynn was picked
off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to
first to second); Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Shamsky singled to right; Grote grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Shamsky out at second]; Swoboda
tripled to right; Kranepool flied to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader struck out; Aspromonte singled to center;
Bateman singled to right [Aspromonte to second]; Wilson grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Bateman out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 5TH: Weis grounded out (pitcher to first); Koosman struck
out; Harrelson walked; Collins grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson homered; Torres singled to right; Staub flied
to right; Wynn doubled to left [Torres to third]; Menke was
walked intentionally; Rader hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Torres scored]; Aspromonte flied to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: Jones reached on an error by Torres; Shamsky hit into
a double play (first to shortstop) [Jones out at second]; Grote
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bateman grounded out (third to first); Wilson
grounded out (second to first); Watson doubled to center; Torres
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 2.

METS 7TH: Swoboda struck out; Kranepool flied to center; Weis
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub popped to second; Wynn grounded out (shortstop
to first); Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 8TH: MARTIN BATTED FOR KOOSMAN; Martin lined to first;
Harrelson lined to shortstop; Collins struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: KOONCE REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); Rader singled to
left; Aspromonte struck out; Bateman singled to right [Rader to
third, Bateman to second (error by Swoboda)]; Wilson popped to
first; Watson was walked intentionally; Torres grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: WATSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); THOMAS REPLACED
ASPROMONTE (PLAYING RF); Jones popped to second; Shamsky
grounded out (third to first); Grote grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             0   3   1    5
 Astros           2   9   1   12


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