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Standings
CHW
@BOS
0
3
NYY
@CAL
6
1
CLE
@DET
0
5
WSA
@MIN
7
6
BAL
@OAK
3
4
 
(13)
CHC
@ATL
3
5
STL
@CIN
3
4
 
(12)
SFG
@NYM
5
3
Thursday, April 18, 1968, 8:05PM
, Atlanta Stadium
Attendance: 6,719, Time of Game: 2:21
Cubs
3
2-5
 Lost 3 
9th, 3 GB
at Braves
5
4-4
 Won 2 
6th, 1½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  0    3  6  0
Braves          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  3    5  7  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .333 .355 .333 .688 0.122 0.82 0.147 -0.026 0.8 0 8
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .348 .409 .757 -0.081 0.84 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 2 4
Billy Williams LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .367 .387 .667 1.054 -0.065 0.70 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 0 0
Ron Santo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .433 .542 .975 -0.060 0.65 0.000 -0.060 -0.5 0 1
Ernie Banks 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233 .233 .533 .767 -0.029 0.53 0.011 -0.040 -0.3 15 2
Lou Johnson RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .316 .316 .474 .789 0.082 1.13 0.120 -0.038 0.2 2 0 SB
Randy Hundley C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .280 .321 .400 .721 -0.125 1.07 0.000 -0.125 -0.9 2 1
Adolfo Phillips CF 2 2 1 2 0 0 3 .250 .308 .542 .849 0.315 1.19 0.328 -0.013 1.7 4 0 HR,HBP
Joe Niekro P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.013 0.69 0.011 -0.024 -0.2 1 3 SH
   Ken Holtzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chuck Hartenstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Pete Mikkelsen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 0 2 34 .188 .212 .281 .493 0.146 0.85 0.617 -0.472 -0.5 26 19
HR: A Phillips (2, off K Johnson, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: J Niekro (2, off K Johnson).
HBP: A Phillips (1, by K Johnson).
TB: A Phillips 4; D Kessinger 2; E Banks; L Johnson; J Niekro.
RBI: A Phillips 2 (5); D Kessinger (1).
2-out RBI: D Kessinger.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kessinger-G Beckert-E Banks.
Baserunning
SB: L Johnson (1, 2nd base off K Johnson/J Torre).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Alou CF 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .324 .361 .529 .891 0.549 1.89 0.570 -0.020 3.1 1 0 2·HR
Sonny Jackson SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .152 .200 .242 .442 -0.190 1.86 0.000 -0.190 -1.2 0 4 GDP
Hank Aaron RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .241 .333 .483 .816 0.029 1.30 0.050 -0.021 0.1 2 0 IW
Joe Torre C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 -0.103 2.26 0.054 -0.157 -0.9 4 0 HBP
   Marty Martinez PR-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 -0.181 1.93 0.000 -0.181 -0.8 2 2
Clete Boyer 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .138 .242 .241 .484 0.152 1.25 0.235 -0.083 1.0 2 3 HR
Deron Johnson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .107 .194 .250 .444 -0.131 1.45 0.000 -0.131 -0.6 11 3
Sandy Valdespino LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .350 .435 .350 .785 0.049 1.19 0.098 -0.049 0.2 3 0
Ken Johnson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.027 1.37 0.000 -0.027 -0.2 2 1 SH
   Tito Francona PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.034 1.47 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Claude Raymond P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Lum PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0.533 3.07 0.533 0.000 1.1 3B
Team Totals 31 5 7 5 4 2 37 .226 .333 .581 .914 0.646 1.67 1.540 -0.893 1.6 27 13
3B: M Lum (1, off C Hartenstein).
HR: C Boyer (1, off J Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); F Alou 2 (2, 1 off J Niekro, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off P Mikkelsen, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: K Johnson (1, off J Niekro).
IBB: H Aaron (2, by J Niekro).
HBP: J Torre (1, by C Hartenstein).
TB: F Alou 9; C Boyer 4; M Lum 3; S Valdespino 2.
GIDP: S Jackson (1).
RBI: F Alou 3 (5); C Boyer (1); M Lum (1).
2-out RBI: F Alou 2; M Lum; C Boyer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro 7.1 4 2 2 3 2 2 5.30 28 61 0.133 1.34 0.9
Ken Holtzman, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0.004 1.38 0.0
Chuck Hartenstein, BS (2), L (0-1) 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 9.00 6 1 0 -0.394 2.82 -0.7
Pete Mikkelsen 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 7.71 1 1 1 -0.388 4.46 -1.8
Team Totals 8.2 7 5 5 4 2 3 5.19 37 61 2 1 -0.645 1.67 -1.6

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Johnson 8 6 3 3 0 2 1 2.25 31 60 -0.170 0.90 0.1
Claude Raymond, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.025 0.36 0.4
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 0 2 1 3.00 34 60 0 0 -0.145 0.85 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Hartenstein (1; J Torre); K Johnson (2; A Phillips).
IBB: J Niekro (1; H Aaron).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Mel Steiner.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 6,719.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Atlanta Braves
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Felipe Alou CF
2 Glenn Beckert 2B 2 Sonny Jackson SS
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Hank Aaron RF
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Joe Torre C
5 Ernie Banks 1B 5 Felix Millan 2B
6 Lou Johnson RF 6 Clete Boyer 3B
7 Randy Hundley C 7 Deron Johnson 1B
8 Adolfo Phillips CF 8 Sandy Valdespino LF
9 Joe Niekro P 9 Ken Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 1-- R ATL M. Lum C. Hartenstein 53% 61% Triple to RF; Valdespino Scores
b9 3-3 2 --3 RR ATL F. Alou P. Mikkelsen 39% 100% Home Run; Lum Scores
t7 1-1 1 -2- RR CHC A. Phillips K. Johnson -30% 16% Home Run; Johnson Scores
b5 0-1 2 --- R ATL C. Boyer J. Niekro 19% 51% Home Run
t3 0-0 2 -2- R CHC D. Kessinger K. Johnson -13% 38% Single to RF; Phillips Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger K. Johnson 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert K. Johnson 1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams K. Johnson 1% 54% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL F. Alou J. Niekro -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL S. Jackson J. Niekro -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron J. Niekro -1% 50% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo K. Johnson 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Banks K. Johnson 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC L. Johnson K. Johnson 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Torre J. Niekro -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Niekro -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O ATL C. Boyer J. Niekro -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley K. Johnson 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-0 1 --- CHC A. Phillips K. Johnson -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 1 1-- O CHC J. Niekro K. Johnson 2% 51% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Phillips to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- R CHC D. Kessinger K. Johnson -13% 38% Single to RF; Phillips Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- O CHC G. Beckert K. Johnson 2% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O ATL D. Johnson J. Niekro -3% 38% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O ATL S. Valdespino J. Niekro -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O ATL K. Johnson J. Niekro -1% 35% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams K. Johnson 2% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-0 1 --- O CHC R. Santo K. Johnson 1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- CHC E. Banks K. Johnson -1% 37% Single to LF
t4 1-0 2 1-- O CHC L. Johnson K. Johnson 2% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- ATL F. Alou J. Niekro 5% 45% Single to 3B
b4 0-1 0 1-- OO ATL S. Jackson J. Niekro -10% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron J. Niekro -1% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley K. Johnson 2% 35% Foul Flyball: C
t5 1-0 1 --- O CHC A. Phillips K. Johnson 1% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- CHC J. Niekro K. Johnson -1% 35% Single to LF
t5 1-0 2 1-- CHC D. Kessinger K. Johnson -2% 33% Single to RF; Niekro to 2B
t5 1-0 2 12- O CHC G. Beckert K. Johnson 4% 37% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
b5 0-1 0 --- O ATL J. Torre J. Niekro -3% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Niekro -2% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- R ATL C. Boyer J. Niekro 19% 51% Home Run
b5 1-1 2 --- O ATL D. Johnson J. Niekro -1% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- O CHC B. Williams K. Johnson 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- O CHC R. Santo K. Johnson 2% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-1 2 --- O CHC E. Banks K. Johnson 1% 57% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b6 1-1 0 --- ATL S. Valdespino J. Niekro 5% 62% Single to CF
b6 1-1 0 1-- O ATL K. Johnson J. Niekro -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Valdespino to 2B
b6 1-1 1 -2- ATL F. Alou J. Niekro 2% 62% Walk
b6 1-1 1 12- O ATL S. Jackson J. Niekro -4% 59% Groundout: 1B-P; Valdespino to 3B; Alou to 2B
b6 1-1 2 -23 ATL H. Aaron J. Niekro 2% 60% Intentional Walk
b6 1-1 2 123 O ATL J. Torre J. Niekro -10% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 6-7-8
t7 1-1 0 --- CHC L. Johnson K. Johnson -6% 44% Single to 2B
t7 1-1 0 1-- CHC R. Hundley K. Johnson -6% 38% Johnson Steals 2B
t7 1-1 0 -2- O CHC R. Hundley K. Johnson 8% 46% Strikeout
t7 1-1 1 -2- RR CHC A. Phillips K. Johnson -30% 16% Home Run; Johnson Scores
t7 3-1 1 --- O CHC J. Niekro K. Johnson 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger K. Johnson 1% 17% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
b7 1-3 0 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Niekro -3% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- ATL C. Boyer J. Niekro 4% 18% Walk
b7 1-3 1 1-- O ATL D. Johnson J. Niekro -4% 14% Flyball: CF
b7 1-3 2 1-- O ATL S. Valdespino J. Niekro -3% 10% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 2-3-4
t8 3-1 0 --- O CHC G. Beckert K. Johnson 1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- O CHC B. Williams K. Johnson 1% 12% Flyball: RF
t8 3-1 2 --- O CHC R. Santo K. Johnson 0% 12% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
Tito Francona pinch hits for Ken Johnson (P) batting 9th
b8 1-3 0 --- O ATL T. Francona J. Niekro -3% 9% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- R ATL F. Alou J. Niekro 11% 20% Home Run
Ken Holtzman replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 1 --- O ATL S. Jackson K. Holtzman -4% 16% Groundout: C-1B
b8 2-3 2 --- ATL H. Aaron K. Holtzman 3% 19% Walk
Chuck Hartenstein replaces Ken Holtzman pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 2 1-- ATL J. Torre C. Hartenstein 5% 25% Hit By Pitch; Aaron to 2B
Marty Martinez pinch runs for Joe Torre (C) batting 4th
b8 2-3 2 12- O ATL F. Millan C. Hartenstein -11% 13% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Claude Raymond facing 5-6-7
Claude Raymond replaces Tito Francona (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Marty Martinez moves from PR to C
t9 3-2 0 --- O CHC E. Banks C. Raymond 1% 14% Flyball: LF
t9 3-2 1 --- O CHC L. Johnson C. Raymond 1% 15% Flyball: RF
t9 3-2 2 --- O CHC R. Hundley C. Raymond 1% 16% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Chuck Hartenstein facing 6-7-8
b9 2-3 0 --- O ATL C. Boyer C. Hartenstein -7% 9% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-3 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson C. Hartenstein -5% 4% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-3 2 --- ATL S. Valdespino C. Hartenstein 4% 8% Single to RF
Mike Lum pinch hits for Claude Raymond (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 2 1-- R ATL M. Lum C. Hartenstein 53% 61% Triple to RF; Valdespino Scores
Pete Mikkelsen replaces Chuck Hartenstein pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-3 2 --3 RR ATL F. Alou P. Mikkelsen 39% 100% Home Run; Lum Scores
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 5.

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