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Standings
CLE
@BAL
4
5
WSA
@BOS
7
5
OAK
@CAL
4
3
NYY
@DET
4
2
CHW
@KCR
3
4
HOU
@ATL
1
8
PIT
@CHC
4
0
PHI
@MON
3
0
STL
@NYM
0
3
CIN
@SDP
6
4
LAD
@SFG
3
11
Wednesday, May 27, 1970,
, Atlanta Stadium
Attendance: 11,025, Time of Game: 2:05
Astros
1
20-26
 Lost 2 
5th, 12½ GB
at Braves
8
25-18
 Won 2 
2nd, 6 GB
W: Phil Niekro (5-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  1
Braves          1  6  0   0  1  0   0  0  X    8 12  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Morgan 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .277 .824 0.043 0.32 0.047 -0.004 0.5 0 0
Jesus Alou LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .667 -0.090 0.53 0.008 -0.097 -1.3 0 0 2·GDP
Jim Wynn CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .317 .953 0.001 0.21 0.012 -0.011 -0.6 0 0
Norm Miller RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .256 .761 0.021 0.31 0.027 -0.007 0.2 0 0
Denis Menke SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .864 -0.062 0.54 0.000 -0.062 -1.7 0 0 GDP
Joe Pepitone 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .262 .819 -0.004 0.40 0.020 -0.025 1.1 0 0 HR
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .848 -0.031 0.35 0.000 -0.031 -1.1 0 0 GDP
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .174 .492 0.004 0.26 0.013 -0.009 -0.2 2 0
   Jim Bouton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .917 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Denny Lemaster P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .336 -0.025 0.85 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Beauchamp PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .628 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Scipio Spinks P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Bryant C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 2 0
Team Totals 29 1 5 1 3 2 .172 .526 -0.150 0.37 0.127 -0.278 -3.8 * 0
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
HR: J Pepitone (9, off P Niekro; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: J Pepitone 5; J Alou; J Edwards; N Miller.
GIDP: J Alou 2 (7); D Rader (8); D Menke (2).
RBI: J Pepitone (17).
2-out RBI: J Pepitone.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
PB: D Bryant (1).
E: D Rader (7).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gil Garrido SS 5 1 1 2 0 0 .270 .686 0.127 0.40 0.151 -0.024 0.9 0 0 HR
Felix Millan 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .288 .707 0.003 0.22 0.022 -0.019 -0.6 0 0 2B
Hank Aaron RF 5 2 2 0 0 1 .327 1.071 0.034 0.24 0.037 -0.004 -0.1 0 0
Rico Carty LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 .432 1.230 0.052 0.46 0.054 -0.002 0.9 0 0
Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 1 2 4 0 0 .323 1.009 0.182 0.60 0.184 -0.002 3.2 0 0 HR,2B
Clete Boyer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .232 .669 0.007 0.46 0.011 -0.004 -0.5 0 0
Mike Lum CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 .204 .543 -0.059 0.63 0.004 -0.063 -0.7 0 0 2B
Bob Didier C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .132 .331 -0.026 0.25 0.000 -0.026 -1.0 2 0
Phil Niekro P 3 1 2 1 1 0 .069 .169 0.031 0.18 0.032 -0.002 1.6 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 12 8 2 4 .324 .927 0.351 0.37 0.495 -0.146 3.8 * 0
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: O Cepeda (14, off D Lemaster); F Millan (8, off D Lemaster); M Lum (3, off S Spinks).
HR: O Cepeda (11, off J Ray; 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out); G Garrido (1, off D Lemaster; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: O Cepeda 6; G Garrido 4; R Carty 3; M Lum 2; F Millan 2; P Niekro 2; H Aaron 2.
RBI: O Cepeda 4 (30); G Garrido 2 (3); R Carty (37); P Niekro (1).
2-out RBI: P Niekro; O Cepeda.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 4. H Aaron 4.
E: O Cepeda (4).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Lemaster, L (3-6) 1.1 8 6 6 1 1 1 4.40 13 14 -0.286 0.98 -3.9
Jim Ray 2.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.74 10 2 2 -0.059 0.14 -1.0
Scipio Spinks 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 9.24 9 0 0 -0.006 0.07 0.1
Jim Bouton 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6.30 7 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.1
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 2 4 2 9.00 39 14 2 2 -0.350 0.37 -3.8

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (5-6) 9 5 1 1 3 2 1 3.70 32 72 0.150 0.37 3.8
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 2 1 1.00 32 72 0.150 0.37 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Joe Morgan 2B 1 Gil Garrido SS
2 Jesus Alou LF 2 Felix Millan 2B
3 Jim Wynn CF 3 Hank Aaron RF
4 Norm Miller RF 4 Rico Carty LF
5 Denis Menke SS 5 Orlando Cepeda 1B
6 Joe Pepitone 1B 6 Clete Boyer 3B
7 Doug Rader 3B 7 Mike Lum CF
8 Johnny Edwards C 8 Bob Didier C
9 Denny Lemaster P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-0 1 1-- RR ATL G. Garrido D. Lemaster 15% 81% Home Run; Niekro Scores
b1 0-0 2 12- R ATL O. Cepeda D. Lemaster 11% 65% Double; Aaron Scores; Carty to 3B
b2 4-0 1 12- RRR ATL O. Cepeda J. Ray 7% 96% Home Run; Aaron Scores; Carty Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU J. Alou P. Niekro 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
b1 1-0 2 123 O ATL M. Lum D. Lemaster -6% 60% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Morgan P. Niekro -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU J. Alou P. Niekro 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- HOU N. Miller P. Niekro -2% 51% Walk; Wynn to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O HOU D. Menke P. Niekro 4% 55% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL G. Garrido D. Lemaster -2% 53% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL F. Millan D. Lemaster -2% 51% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b1 0-0 2 --- ATL H. Aaron D. Lemaster 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- ATL R. Carty D. Lemaster 2% 54% Single; Aaron to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- R ATL O. Cepeda D. Lemaster 11% 65% Double; Aaron Scores; Carty to 3B
b1 1-0 2 -23 ATL C. Boyer D. Lemaster 1% 66% Walk
b1 1-0 2 123 O ATL M. Lum D. Lemaster -6% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Pepitone P. Niekro 2% 63% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t2 0-1 1 --- O HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 2% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t2 0-1 2 --- HOU J. Edwards P. Niekro -1% 63% Single
t2 0-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Lemaster P. Niekro 2% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- O ATL B. Didier D. Lemaster -2% 63% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b2 1-0 1 --- ATL P. Niekro D. Lemaster 2% 66% Single
b2 1-0 1 1-- RR ATL G. Garrido D. Lemaster 15% 81% Home Run; Niekro Scores
b2 3-0 1 --- ATL F. Millan D. Lemaster 2% 83% Double
b2 3-0 1 -2- ATL H. Aaron D. Lemaster 3% 85% Single; Millan to 3B
b2 3-0 1 1-3 R ATL R. Carty D. Lemaster 4% 89% Single; Millan Scores; Aaron to 2B
Jim Ray replaces Denny Lemaster pitching and batting 9th
b2 4-0 1 12- RRR ATL O. Cepeda J. Ray 7% 96% Home Run; Aaron Scores; Carty Scores
b2 7-0 1 --- O ATL C. Boyer J. Ray -0% 96% Strikeout
b2 7-0 2 --- O ATL M. Lum J. Ray -0% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t3 0-7 0 --- HOU J. Morgan P. Niekro -1% 95% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-7 0 1-- OO HOU J. Alou P. Niekro 2% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
t3 0-7 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro 0% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 8-9-1
b3 7-0 0 --- O ATL B. Didier J. Ray -0% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b3 7-0 1 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Ray -0% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b3 7-0 2 --- ATL G. Garrido J. Ray 0% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b3 7-0 2 1-- O ATL F. Millan J. Ray -0% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 7.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-7, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t4 0-7 0 --- O HOU N. Miller P. Niekro 1% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t4 0-7 1 --- O HOU D. Menke P. Niekro 0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t4 0-7 2 --- R HOU J. Pepitone P. Niekro -1% 96% Home Run
t4 1-7 2 --- O HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 0% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-1, Astros' Jim Ray facing 3-4-5
b4 7-1 0 --- O ATL H. Aaron J. Ray -0% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b4 7-1 1 --- O ATL R. Carty J. Ray -0% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b4 7-1 2 --- O ATL O. Cepeda J. Ray -0% 96% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 7.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t5 1-7 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards P. Niekro 1% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
Jim Beauchamp pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
t5 1-7 1 --- O HOU J. Beauchamp P. Niekro 1% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 1-7 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan P. Niekro 0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-1, Astros' Scipio Spinks facing 6-7-8
Scipio Spinks replaces Jim Beauchamp (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 7-1 0 --- O ATL C. Boyer S. Spinks -0% 97% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 7-1 1 --- ATL M. Lum S. Spinks 0% 98% Double
b5 7-1 1 -2- O ATL B. Didier S. Spinks -0% 98% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Lum stays at 2B
b5 7-1 2 -2- R ATL P. Niekro S. Spinks 1% 99% Single; Lum Scores
b5 8-1 2 1-- O ATL G. Garrido S. Spinks -0% 98% Groundout: Unknown out on play/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-8, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t6 1-8 0 --- HOU J. Alou P. Niekro -1% 98% Single
t6 1-8 0 1-- O HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro 1% 98% Groundout: Unknown out on play/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-8 1 1-- HOU N. Miller P. Niekro -1% 98% Single; Wynn to 2B
t6 1-8 1 12- OO HOU D. Menke P. Niekro 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-1, Astros' Scipio Spinks facing 2-3-4
b6 8-1 0 --- O ATL F. Millan S. Spinks -0% 99% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 8-1 1 --- O ATL H. Aaron S. Spinks -0% 99% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 8-1 2 --- ATL R. Carty S. Spinks 0% 99% Single
b6 8-1 2 1-- O ATL O. Cepeda S. Spinks -0% 99% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-8, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t7 1-8 0 --- HOU J. Pepitone P. Niekro -1% 99% Single
t7 1-8 0 1-- OO HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
t7 1-8 2 --- O HOU J. Edwards P. Niekro 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-1, Astros' Jim Bouton facing 6-7-8
Jim Bouton replaces Johnny Edwards (C) pitching and batting 8th
Don Bryant replaces Scipio Spinks (P) playing C batting 9th
b7 8-1 0 --- O ATL C. Boyer J. Bouton -0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 8-1 1 --- O ATL M. Lum J. Bouton -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 8-1 2 --- O ATL B. Didier J. Bouton -0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-8, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t8 1-8 0 --- O HOU D. Bryant P. Niekro 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 1-8 1 --- O HOU J. Morgan P. Niekro 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 1-8 2 --- O HOU J. Alou P. Niekro 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 8-1, Astros' Jim Bouton facing 9-1-2
b8 8-1 0 --- ATL P. Niekro J. Bouton 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-1 0 1-- ATL G. Garrido J. Bouton 0% 100% Passed Ball; Niekro to 2B
b8 8-1 0 -2- O ATL G. Garrido J. Bouton -0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Niekro stays at 2B
b8 8-1 1 -2- O ATL F. Millan J. Bouton -0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Niekro stays at 2B
b8 8-1 2 -2- O ATL H. Aaron J. Bouton -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-8, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t9 1-8 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t9 1-8 1 --- O HOU N. Miller P. Niekro 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t9 1-8 2 --- O HOU D. Menke P. Niekro 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 8.

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