Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 5
Regular Season Game 110
Played on Monday, August 5, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  2  2    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   5  7  2
HOU N    0  1  0    3  0  0    2  0  x  -   6 10  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       5   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Stahl 1b                      4   1   1   0       1   1       9   0
Jones lf                      5   0   2   1       0   1       0   0
Charles 3b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       0   3
Swoboda rf                    5   2   1   0       0   1       4   0
Grote c                       2   0   1   1       2   1       3   0
Linz 2b                       3   1   1   2       1   0       1   3
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Weis ss                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Koosman p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Collins 2b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5   7   4       5   8      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Charles (9), Linz (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Swoboda (10,off Lemaster); Stahl (3,off Lemaster).
3B: Agee (2,off Ray).
HBP: Charles (2,by Buzhardt).
IBB: Grote 2 (10,by Lemaster,by Buzhardt).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Linz (1,2nd base off Buzhardt/Bateman); Agee (6,2nd base off Buzhardt/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gotay 2b                      5   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
  Torres ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Aspromonte rf                 4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Miller rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0      11   0
Wynn lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Menke ss,2b                   3   3   1   0       0   0       0   4
Rader 3b                      4   1   3   2       0   0       1   2
Bateman c                     3   1   1   3       0   0       9   1
Simpson cf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Lemaster p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand ph                    1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  1   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Totals                       34   6  10   6       1   3      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Aspromonte (8), Rader (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader 2 (7,off Koosman,off Taylor); Bateman (13,off Koosman); Staub (29,off
Koosman).
SF: Bateman (2,off Koosman).
HBP: Menke (1,by Koosman).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Aspromonte (1,2nd base off Koosman/Grote).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman L(14-7)               6.2   9   6   4   1   2   0  32
Taylor                        1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8    10   6   4   1   3   0  37

HBP: Koosman (6,Menke).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemaster                      2.2   5   4   3   2   3   0  15
Ray                           1.1   1   0   0   1   2   0   6
Buzhardt W(4-3)               5     1   1   0   2   3   0  20
Totals                        9     7   5   3   5   8   0  41

WP: Buzhardt (5).
HBP: Buzhardt (3,Charles).
IBB: Lemaster (7,Grote); Buzhardt (9,Grote).

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 14559


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Agee                cf        Gotay               2b
2. Stahl               1b        Aspromonte          rf
3. Jones               lf        Staub               1b
4. Charles             3b        Wynn                lf
5. Swoboda             rf        Menke               ss
6. Grote               c         Rader               3b
7. Linz                2b        Bateman             c
8. Weis                ss        Simpson             cf
9. Koosman             p         Lemaster            p

METS 1ST: Agee flied to left; Stahl struck out; Jones flied to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gotay singled to center; Aspromonte forced Gotay
(third to second); Aspromonte stole second; Staub flied to
center; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Charles walked; Swoboda doubled to left [Charles to
third]; Grote was walked intentionally; Linz singled to left
[Grote to second, Swoboda scored, Charles scored]; Weis forced
Linz (shortstop to second) [Grote to third]; Koosman struck out;
Agee struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke was hit by a pitch; Rader singled to left
[Menke to third (error by Charles)]; Bateman hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Menke scored (unearned)]; Simpson struck out;
Lemaster struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Stahl doubled to right; Jones singled to right [Stahl
scored, Jones to third (error by Aspromonte)]; Charles grounded
out (shortstop to first); Swoboda reached on a fielder's choice
[Jones out at home (pitcher to catcher to third to pitcher),
Swoboda to second]; Grote singled to left [Swoboda scored
(unearned), Grote to second (on throw to home)]; RAY REPLACED
LEMASTER (PITCHING); Linz grounded out (third to first); 2 R (1
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gotay singled to center; Aspromonte flied to center;
Staub forced Gotay (second to shortstop); Wynn grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Weis was called out on strikes; Koosman grounded out
(shortstop to first); Agee tripled to right; Stahl walked; Jones
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros
1.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke reached on an error by Linz; Rader doubled to
left [Menke to third]; Bateman doubled to right [Rader scored,
Menke scored (unearned)]; Simpson singled to center [Bateman to
third]; BRAND BATTED FOR RAY; Brand forced Simpson (second to
shortstop) [Bateman scored]; Gotay flied to right; Aspromonte
grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 4, Astros 4.

METS 5TH: BUZHARDT REPLACED BRAND (PITCHING); Charles grounded
out (second to first); Swoboda flied to center; Grote struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Staub doubled to center; Wynn flied to right; Menke
flied to center; Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 4.

METS 6TH: Linz walked; Linz stole second; Weis popped to catcher
in foul territory; Koosman struck out; Agee reached on an error
by Rader [Linz scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Agee stole second;
Stahl flied to center; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Bateman flied to right; Simpson grounded out (third
to first); Buzhardt walked; Gotay grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 4.

METS 7TH: Jones grounded out (second to first); Charles was hit
by a pitch; Swoboda struck out; Buzhardt threw a wild pitch
[Charles to second]; Grote was walked intentionally; Linz
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 5,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Aspromonte singled to center; Staub flied to right;
Wynn popped to first; Menke singled to right [Aspromonte to
third]; TAYLOR REPLACED LINZ (PITCHING); COLLINS REPLACED
KOOSMAN (PLAYING 2B); Rader doubled to right [Menke scored,
Aspromonte scored]; Bateman grounded out (third to first); 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 6.

METS 8TH: MILLER REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PLAYING RF); Weis grounded
out (second to first); Collins popped to third; Agee grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros
6.

ASTROS 8TH: Simpson flied to center; Buzhardt was called out on
strikes; Gotay grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 6.

METS 9TH: TORRES REPLACED GOTAY (PLAYING SS); MENKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Stahl grounded out (shortstop to first);
Jones singled to center; Charles grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Jones to second]; Swoboda grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5   7   2    9
 Astros           6  10   2    7


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