New York Mets 8, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 124
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, August 18, 1968 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  4
NY  N    0  2  2    0  0  0    1  3  x  -   8 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gotay 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torres ss                     4   0   2   1       0   0       4   2
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Menke 3b,2b                   3   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Thomas rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Aspromonte lf,3b              3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       8   2
Cuellar p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Buzhardt p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Herrera ph,lf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   6   1       0   4      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Gotay (4), Dukes (1), Staub (9), Bateman (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Gotay (3,off Cardwell); Torres (9,off Cardwell).
HBP: Menke (3,by Cardwell).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Gotay (2,2nd base by Cardwell/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       4   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
  Shamsky ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bosch cf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Harrelson ss                  4   2   2   1       1   0       6   4
Jones lf                      4   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Charles 3b                    4   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
Swoboda rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Grote c                       3   2   3   1       1   0       4   1
Linz 2b                       3   2   1   0       1   0       5   4
Kranepool 1b                  2   1   0   0       2   0       6   1
Cardwell p                    4   0   1   2       0   2       3   0
Totals                       33   8  10   6       6   7      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Linz (5,off Dukes).
3B: Harrelson (3,off Buzhardt).
SF: Charles (3,off Buzhardt).
IBB: Jones (1,by Buzhardt); Kranepool (3,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Charles (3,Home by Buzhardt/Bateman); Jones (9,2nd base by Buzhardt/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar L(6-9)                2.1   4   4   3   3   2   0  15
Buzhardt                      4.2   4   1   1   1   3   0  17
Dukes                         1     2   3   1   2   2   0   8
Totals                        8    10   8   5   6   7   0  40

IBB: Buzhardt (10,Jones); Dukes (8,Kranepool).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cardwell W(7-10)              9     6   1   1   0   4   0  33

HBP: Cardwell (9,Menke).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Frank Secory
Time of Game: 2:36   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Gotay               2b        Agee                cf
2. Torres              ss        Harrelson           ss
3. Wynn                cf        Jones               lf
4. Staub               1b        Charles             3b
5. Menke               3b        Swoboda             rf
6. Thomas              rf        Grote               c
7. Aspromonte          lf        Linz                2b
8. Bateman             c         Kranepool           1b
9. Cuellar             p         Cardwell            p

ASTROS 1ST: Gotay singled to left; Gotay was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Torres grounded out (shortstop to
first); On a bunt Wynn struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Agee popped to shortstop; Harrelson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Jones grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

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

METS 2ND: Charles grounded out (shortstop to first); Swoboda
struck out; Grote walked; Linz walked [Grote to second];
Kranepool walked [Grote to third, Linz to second]; Cardwell
singled to center [Kranepool to second, Linz scored, Grote
scored]; Agee struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
2.

ASTROS 3RD: Aspromonte grounded out (pitcher unassisted);
Bateman grounded out (shortstop to first); Cuellar grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

METS 3RD: Harrelson singled to left; Jones reached on an error
by Gotay [Harrelson to second]; Charles singled to left [Jones
to second, Harrelson scored]; Swoboda flied to left; Grote
singled to center [Jones scored (unearned), Charles to third];
BUZHARDT REPLACED CUELLAR (PITCHING); Charles was caught
stealing home (catcher to second to catcher to third to
shortstop) [Grote to third]; Linz popped to shortstop; 2 R (1
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Gotay doubled to left; Torres doubled to left [Gotay
scored]; Wynn struck out; Staub reached on a fielder's choice
[Torres out at third (shortstop to third)]; Menke singled to
right [Staub to second]; Thomas grounded out (second to
pitcher); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 4.

METS 4TH: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Cardwell
popped to third; Agee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Aspromonte popped to shortstop; Bateman popped to
second; Buzhardt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 4.

METS 5TH: Harrelson grounded out (third to first); Jones singled
to right; Jones was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Charles lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Gotay popped to second; Torres singled to right;
Wynn popped to second; Staub grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 4.

METS 6TH: Swoboda singled to left; Grote singled to center
[Swoboda to third]; Linz reached on a fielder's choice [Swoboda
out at home (pitcher to catcher), Grote to second]; Kranepool
popped to shortstop; Cardwell struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke was hit by a pitch; Thomas forced Menke
(second to shortstop); Aspromonte flied to right; Bateman
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 4.

METS 7TH: Agee struck out; Harrelson tripled to right; Jones was
walked intentionally; Charles hit a sacrifice fly to first
[Harrelson scored, Jones to third (error by Staub)]; Swoboda
flied to right; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

ASTROS 8TH: HERRERA BATTED FOR BUZHARDT; Herrera flied to left;
Gotay popped to second; Torres popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 5.

METS 8TH: DUKES REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); HERRERA STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); MENKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B);
ASPROMONTE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Grote singled; Linz
doubled to center [Grote to third]; Kranepool was walked
intentionally; Cardwell struck out; SHAMSKY BATTED FOR AGEE;
Shamsky struck out; Harrelson walked [Grote scored, Linz to
third, Kranepool to second]; Dukes dropped a foul fly hit by
Jones for an error; Jones reached on an error by Bateman
[Harrelson to third, Kranepool scored (unearned) (no RBI), Linz
scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Charles flied to center; 3 R (1
ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 8.

ASTROS 9TH: BOSCH REPLACED SHAMSKY (PLAYING CF); On a bunt Wynn
singled; Staub popped to second; Menke forced Wynn (second to
shortstop); Thomas forced Menke (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   6   4    5
 Mets             8  10   0    8


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