Houston Astros 5, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 125
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Sunday, August 18, 1968 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  3  0  -   5  9  2
NY  N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera lf                    5   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Torres ss                     5   1   1   0       0   1       2   3
Wynn cf                       3   3   2   1       1   0       0   0
Staub 1b                      3   1   1   0       1   0      10   1
Menke 2b                      4   0   1   2       0   1       2   3
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
Thomas rf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Adlesh c                      4   0   2   0       0   1      10   1
Ray p                         3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
Totals                       35   5   9   4       2   8      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Torres-Staub.
E: Staub (10), Thomas (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Torres (10,off Selma).
HR: Wynn (19,6th inning off Selma 0 on 1 out).
SH: Ray (1,off Koonce).
Team LOB: 6.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  3   0   0   0       1   2       3   4
Linz 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Shamsky lf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  3   0   0   0       1   1       7   2
Swoboda rf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Martin c                      4   1   2   2       0   0       8   1
Collins 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Agee cf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Jones ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Selma p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Short p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Koonce p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   4   2       3  10      27   8

FIELDING - 
PB: Martin (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Martin (2,2nd inning off Ray 1 on 0 out).
GDP: Shamsky (5,off Ray).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ray W(2-2)                    9     4   2   2   3  10   1  35


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Selma L(8-8)                  7.1   7   4   4   1   7   1  30
Short                         0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1
Koonce                        1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2   8   1  38

WP: Koonce (2).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Frank Secory, 3B - Ken Burkhart
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 30095


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Herrera             lf        Harrelson           ss
2. Torres              ss        Linz                2b
3. Wynn                cf        Shamsky             lf
4. Staub               1b        Kranepool           1b
5. Menke               2b        Swoboda             rf
6. Aspromonte          3b        Martin              c
7. Thomas              rf        Collins             3b
8. Adlesh              c         Agee                cf
9. Ray                 p         Selma               p

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera popped to first in foul territory; Torres
struck out; Wynn popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson was called out on strikes; Linz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Shamsky reached on an error by Staub;
Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

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

METS 2ND: Swoboda singled to left; Martin homered [Swoboda
scored]; Collins was called out on strikes; Agee was called out
on strikes; Selma struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Thomas popped to shortstop; Adlesh singled to right;
Ray struck out; Herrera forced Adlesh (shortstop unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

METS 3RD: Harrelson walked; Linz singled to center [Harrelson to
second]; Shamsky grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Harrelson to third, Linz out at second];
Kranepool walked; Swoboda forced Kranepool (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn
singled to left; Staub singled to left [Wynn to third]; Menke
popped to second; Aspromonte singled to left [Staub to second,
Wynn scored]; Thomas struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Martin grounded out (second to first); Collins was
called out on strikes; Agee popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Adlesh grounded out (first unassisted); Ray struck
out; Herrera struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Selma struck out (catcher to pitcher to first);
Harrelson was called out on strikes; Linz grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Torres grounded out (catcher to first); Wynn
homered; Staub grounded out (first to pitcher); Menke flied to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Shamsky popped to third in foul territory; Kranepool
grounded out (first unassisted); Swoboda walked; Martin grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas
singled to right; Adlesh struck out; Ray popped to second; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: Collins grounded out (first to pitcher); Agee struck
out; Selma grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Herrera popped to shortstop; Torres doubled to
right; Wynn walked; SHORT REPLACED SELMA (PITCHING); Staub
walked [Torres to third, Wynn to second]; KOONCE REPLACED SHORT
(PITCHING); Menke singled to center [Staub to second, Wynn
scored, Torres scored]; Aspromonte forced Menke (third to
second) [Staub to third]; Koonce threw a wild pitch [Aspromonte
to second, Staub scored]; Thomas popped to third; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: Harrelson popped to shortstop; Linz popped to catcher
in foul territory; Shamsky popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Adlesh singled to right; Ray out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Adlesh to second]; On a bunt Herrera struck
out; Martin allowed a passed ball [Adlesh to third]; Torres
flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 2.

METS 9TH: Kranepool struck out; Swoboda grounded out (third to
first); Martin singled to right; Collins reached on an error by
Thomas [Martin to third]; JONES BATTED FOR AGEE; Jones was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   2    6
 Mets             2   4   0    6


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