Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 112
Played on Wednesday, August 7, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   3  4  2
HOU N    0  0  2    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  6  2
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Stahl rf,1b                   3   1   0   0       1   1       5   1
Jones lf                      3   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Swoboda rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Martin c                      2   1   1   0       1   1       7   1
  Grote ph,c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Collins 3b                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Charles 3b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Linz 2b                       3   0   0   1       0   0       4   2
Weis ss                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
Seaver p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Shamsky ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Connors p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Buchek ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   3   4   3       2   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Seaver-Charles.
E: Charles (10), Linz (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Kranepool (10,off Dierker); Jones (22,off Dierker).
SF: Linz (1,off Dierker).
HBP: Jones (3,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Agee (7,2nd base off Dierker/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     3   1   0   0       0   2       0   0
Torres ss                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   6
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   0       1   0      11   1
Wynn lf                       4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Menke 2b                      3   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Simpson cf                    2   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       28   4   6   3       1   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Torres (18), Wynn (2).
PB: Bateman (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Simpson (6,off Connors).
3B: Rader (2,off Seaver).
SF: Simpson (2,off Seaver).
HBP: Miller (4,by Seaver).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Menke (4,2nd base off Seaver/Martin).
CS: Wynn (10,2nd base by Seaver/Martin).

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver L(10-8)                6     5   4   3   1   6   0  24
Connors                       2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8     6   4   3   1   6   0  31

HBP: Seaver (6,Miller).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(10-10)              7     4   3   2   2   5   0  30
House                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Shea SV(4)                    1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9     4   3   2   2   7   0  36

Dierker faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Dierker (15).
HBP: Dierker (6,Jones).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 14524


Starting Lineups:

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

METS 1ST: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Stahl was
called out on strikes; Jones flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller struck out; Torres grounded out (pitcher to
first); On a bunt Staub singled; Wynn forced Staub (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Kranepool doubled to center; Martin walked; Collins
forced Kranepool (pitcher to third) [Martin to second]; Dierker
threw a wild pitch [Collins to second, Martin to third]; Linz
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Martin scored, Collins to third
(error by Wynn)]; Weis grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke singled to left; Rader forced Menke (shortstop
to second); Bateman struck out; Simpson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Seaver grounded out (shortstop to first); Agee singled
to center; Stahl grounded out (second to first) [Agee to
second]; Jones was hit by a pitch; Kranepool lined to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker was called out on strikes; Miller was hit by
a pitch; Torres singled to left [Miller to third]; Staub walked
[Torres to second]; Wynn forced Staub (shortstop to second)
[Miller scored, Torres scored (error by Linz) (unearned) (no
RBI)]; Wynn was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 2
R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

METS 4TH: Martin struck out; Collins grounded out (first to
pitcher); Linz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke singled to left; Menke stole second; Rader
tripled to left [Menke scored]; Doug Rader slid into Kevin
Collins and hit Collins on the face with an elbow; after Collins
was carried off, a fight broke out; several players were punched
but no one was ejected; Collins suffered a severely bruised
right cheekbone; CHARLES REPLACED COLLINS (PLAYING 3B);
Bateman popped to catcher in foul territory; Simpson hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Rader scored]; Dierker struck out; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 5TH: Weis struck out; Seaver popped to shortstop; Agee
struck out but advanced to first on a passed ball; Agee stole
second; Stahl grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Miller was called out on strikes; Torres flied to
left; Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 6TH: Jones flied to center; Kranepool grounded out (second
to first); Martin singled to center; Charles forced Martin
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn reached on an error by Charles [Wynn to
second]; Menke flied to right [Wynn to third]; Rader lined into
a double play (pitcher to third) [Wynn out at third]; 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 7TH: Linz popped to second; Weis grounded out (second to
first); SHAMSKY BATTED FOR SEAVER; Shamsky struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: STAHL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); SWOBODA
REPLACED KRANEPOOL (PLAYING RF); CONNORS REPLACED SHAMSKY
(PITCHING); Bateman grounded out (second to first); Simpson
doubled to right; Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first);
Miller grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 4.

METS 8TH: Agee reached on an error by Torres; Stahl walked [Agee
to second]; Jones doubled to center [Stahl scored, Agee scored
(unearned)]; HOUSE REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Swoboda grounded
out (third to first); GROTE BATTED FOR MARTIN; SHEA REPLACED
HOUSE (PITCHING); Grote popped to catcher in foul territory;
Charles grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: GROTE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Torres popped to
second; Staub flied to center; Wynn grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 4.

METS 9TH: Linz grounded out (pitcher to first); Weis was called
out on strikes; BUCHEK BATTED FOR CONNORS; Buchek struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             3   4   2    6
 Astros           4   6   2    3


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