New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 111
Played on Tuesday, August 6, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  3  -   4  9  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1 10  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       4   0   1   0       0   3       3   1
Stahl rf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Jones lf                      4   1   3   0       0   0       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   1   1   0       0   1      12   1
Martin c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
Collins 3b                    4   1   1   4       0   1       3   3
Linz 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Weis ss                       2   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Cardwell p                    3   0   0   0       0   2       2   3
  Koonce p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   9   4       2   9      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Collins-Linz-Kranepool, Agee-Weis-Collins, Linz-Weis-Kranepool.
E: Stahl (1), Linz (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Agee (6,off Giusti).
HR: Collins (1,9th inning off Giusti 2 on 2 out).
SH: Kranepool (9,off Giusti).
GDP: Linz (5,off Giusti); Cardwell (2,off Giusti).
IBB: Martin (3,by Giusti).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Jones (17,3rd base off Giusti/Bateman).
CS: Jones (6,2nd base by Giusti/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gotay 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   2
  Torres ss                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Menke ss,2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   4
Miller rf                     3   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Staub 1b                      2   0   1   0       2   0       4   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Thomas lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Bateman c                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   1
Simpson cf                    4   0   2   0       0   2       0   0
Giusti p                      3   1   3   0       0   0       2   1
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1  10   1       2   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Rader-Gotay-Staub, Giusti-Menke-Gotay.
E: Thomas (1).

BATTING - 
SF: Miller (4,off Cardwell).
GDP: Gotay (5,off Cardwell); Bateman (9,off Koonce).
IBB: Staub 2 (17,by Cardwell 2).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cardwell                      7.2   7   1   1   2   5   0  31
Koonce W(3-4)                 1.1   3   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    10   1   1   2   5   0  37

IBB: Cardwell 2 (8,Staub 2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(6-12)                9     9   4   4   2   9   1  34

IBB: Giusti (7,Martin).

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 13298


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Agee                cf        Gotay               2b
2. Stahl               rf        Menke               ss
3. Jones               lf        Miller              rf
4. Kranepool           1b        Staub               1b
5. Martin              c         Rader               3b
6. Collins             3b        Thomas              lf
7. Linz                2b        Bateman             c
8. Weis                ss        Simpson             cf
9. Cardwell            p         Giusti              p

METS 1ST: Agee doubled to left [Agee to third (error by
Thomas)]; Stahl struck out; Jones reached on a fielder's choice
[Agee out at home (third to catcher)]; Kranepool flied to left;
0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gotay grounded out (third to first); Menke reached
on an error by Linz; Miller grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Menke to second]; Staub was walked intentionally; Rader forced
Menke (third unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
0.

METS 2ND: Martin singled to right; Collins flied to right in
foul territory; Linz grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Martin out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Thomas grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Bateman
flied to center; Simpson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Weis grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Cardwell
struck out; Agee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Giusti singled to center; Gotay grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Giusti out at second];
Menke grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Stahl grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Jones singled
to center; Jones was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Kranepool struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller struck out; Staub grounded out (second to
first); Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
0.

METS 5TH: Martin popped to second; Collins struck out; Linz
singled to left [Linz out at second (left to second)]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Thomas grounded out (first to pitcher); Bateman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Simpson singled to left;
Giusti singled to left [Simpson to second]; Gotay popped to
first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 6TH: Weis grounded out (first unassisted); Cardwell struck
out; Agee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke flied to center; Miller grounded out (first
unassisted); Staub singled to right [Staub to second (error by
Stahl)]; Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 7TH: Stahl singled to right; Jones singled [Stahl to
second]; Kranepool out on a sacrifice bunt (shortstop to second)
[Jones to second, Stahl to third]; Martin was walked
intentionally; Collins forced Martin (second to shortstop)
[Jones to third, Stahl scored]; Linz struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Thomas grounded out (pitcher to first); Bateman
struck out; Simpson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

METS 8TH: Weis walked; On a bunt Cardwell grounded into a double
play (pitcher to shortstop to second) [Weis out at second]; Agee
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Giusti singled to left; Gotay singled to center
[Giusti to second]; On a bunt Menke singled [Gotay to second,
Giusti to third]; Miller sacrifice flied into a double play to
center [Giusti scored, Gotay out at third (center to shortstop
to third), Menke to second]; Staub was walked intentionally;
KOONCE REPLACED CARDWELL (PITCHING); Rader forced Menke (third
unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: TORRES REPLACED GOTAY (PLAYING SS); MENKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Stahl grounded out (second to first);
Jones singled to center; Kranepool singled to center [Jones to
second]; Jones stole third; Martin popped to shortstop; Collins
homered [Jones scored, Kranepool scored]; Linz grounded out
(second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Thomas singled to center; Bateman grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Thomas out at
second]; Simpson singled to left; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR GIUSTI;
Aspromonte singled to left [Simpson to third]; Torres grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4   9   2    3
 Astros           1  10   1    9


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