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@BOS
3
5
MIN
@BOS
7
11
DET
@CAL
5
1
KCR
@NYY
4
5
BAL
@OAK
7
1
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@WSA
2
4
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@ATL
2
3
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@CHC
9
7
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@CHC
2
13
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@CIN
4
5
 
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@HOU
3
7
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@PIT
3
9
SFG
@STL
3
2
Saturday, August 15, 1970, 8:00PM
, Atlanta Stadium
Attendance: 31,897, Time of Game: 2:18
Mets
2
62-56
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Braves
3
59-60
 Won 1 
3rd, 20 GB
W: Hoyt Wilhelm (4-3)
L: Tom Seaver (17-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  4  1
Braves          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  9  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .285 .819 -0.094 1.21 0.013 -0.107 -0.7 2 0
Wayne Garrett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .831 -0.063 1.07 0.020 -0.083 -0.4 1 2
Donn Clendenon 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 .303 .916 0.272 1.01 0.328 -0.057 1.4 7 0 HR
Art Shamsky RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .787 -0.067 0.82 0.000 -0.067 -0.6 3 0
   Ron Swoboda RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .801 -0.018 0.70 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
Cleon Jones LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .704 -0.089 0.87 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 1 0
Ken Boswell 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .636 -0.063 0.62 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 2 3
   Al Weis 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .542 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Grote C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .278 .676 -0.022 0.71 0.018 -0.040 -0.2 6 0
Bud Harrelson SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .673 -0.076 0.94 0.000 -0.076 -0.7 4 3
Tom Seaver P 3 1 1 0 0 0 .188 .482 0.028 0.88 0.058 -0.030 0.1 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 4 2 1 4 .125 .370 -0.192 0.91 0.437 -0.630 -2.8 26 9
HR: D Clendenon (17, off P Niekro; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: D Clendenon 5; T Agee; T Seaver.
RBI: D Clendenon 2 (59).
2-out RBI: D Clendenon 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Boswell-B Harrelson-D Clendenon 2; B Harrelson-K Boswell-D Clendenon.
E: J Grote (5).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Lum RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .731 -0.099 1.12 0.023 -0.121 -0.7 4 0 HBP,GDP
Sonny Jackson SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .251 .662 -0.058 1.14 0.032 -0.090 -0.1 3 4
Tony Gonzalez CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .263 .711 0.851 3.12 0.901 -0.051 1.6 0 0
Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .314 .934 -0.224 2.48 0.037 -0.260 -1.0 15 0 GDP
Rico Carty LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .362 1.097 0.110 2.25 0.181 -0.071 0.5 0 0
Clete Boyer 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 .235 .667 0.162 1.31 0.178 -0.016 1.3 1 5 2B
   Hank Aaron PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .305 .995 0.200 7.16 0.200 0.000 0.7
   Jimmie Hall PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .549 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Tillman C 4 0 0 0 0 3 .201 .547 -0.397 3.34 0.000 -0.397 -1.9 3 1
Gil Garrido 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .636 -0.174 1.71 0.000 -0.174 -1.5 1 3 GDP
Phil Niekro P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .159 .383 0.002 0.73 0.023 -0.021 0.0 0 1
   Hal King PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .852 -0.065 2.50 0.000 -0.065 -0.2
   Hoyt Wilhelm P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 9 1 1 6 .281 .636 0.308 2.01 1.575 -1.266 -1.4 27 14
2B: C Boyer (11, off T Seaver).
HBP: M Lum (5, by T Seaver).
TB: C Boyer 3; R Carty 2; T Gonzalez 2; S Jackson; P Niekro; O Cepeda.
GIDP: O Cepeda (9); M Lum (2); G Garrido (12).
RBI: C Boyer (48).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: S Jackson (23).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, L (17-7) 8.2 9 3 2 1 6 0 2.41 34 61 -0.308 2.01 1.4
Team Totals 8.2 9 3 2 1 6 0 2.08 34 61 -0.308 2.01 1.4

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro 8 4 2 2 1 4 1 4.31 30 69 0.151 0.94 2.2
Hoyt Wilhelm, W (4-3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.67 3 0 0 0.041 0.54 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 1 4 1 2.00 33 69 0 0 0.192 0.91 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: T Seaver (3).
HBP: T Seaver (2; M Lum).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Frank Dezelan.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Atlanta Braves
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Mike Lum RF
2 Wayne Garrett 3B 2 Sonny Jackson SS
3 Donn Clendenon 1B 3 Tony Gonzalez CF
4 Art Shamsky RF 4 Orlando Cepeda 1B
5 Cleon Jones LF 5 Rico Carty LF
6 Ken Boswell 2B 6 Clete Boyer 3B
7 Jerry Grote C 7 Bob Tillman C
8 Bud Harrelson SS 8 Gil Garrido 2B
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 1 123 RRO ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver 46% 100% Strikeout, Wild Pitch; Hall to 2B; Gonzalez Scores; Carty Scores/unER/Adv on E2 (throw)
t6 0-1 2 1-- RR NYM D. Clendenon P. Niekro -31% 39% Home Run; Seaver Scores
b9 1-2 1 12- ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 20% 54% Walk; Gonzalez to 3B; Carty to 2B
b9 1-2 0 --- ATL T. Gonzalez T. Seaver 14% 34% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b9 1-2 0 1-- O ATL O. Cepeda T. Seaver -13% 22% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee P. Niekro 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM W. Garrett P. Niekro 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM D. Clendenon P. Niekro 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL M. Lum T. Seaver -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O ATL T. Gonzalez T. Seaver -1% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM A. Shamsky P. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYM C. Jones P. Niekro 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell P. Niekro 1% 55% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- ATL O. Cepeda T. Seaver 4% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 0 1-- ATL R. Carty T. Seaver 6% 64% Single to CF; Cepeda to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- R ATL C. Boyer T. Seaver 9% 73% Single to LF; Carty to 2B; Cepeda Scores
b2 1-0 0 12- O ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver -5% 69% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b2 1-0 1 12- OO ATL G. Garrido T. Seaver -8% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O NYM J. Grote P. Niekro 3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson P. Niekro 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O NYM T. Seaver P. Niekro 1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro T. Seaver -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- ATL M. Lum T. Seaver 2% 67% Hit By Pitch
b3 1-0 1 1-- ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver 3% 70% Single to RF; Lum to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O ATL T. Gonzalez T. Seaver -4% 66% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 12- O ATL O. Cepeda T. Seaver -4% 62% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O NYM T. Agee P. Niekro 3% 65% Popfly: SS
t4 0-1 1 --- O NYM W. Garrett P. Niekro 2% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- NYM D. Clendenon P. Niekro -2% 65% Single to LF
t4 0-1 2 1-- O NYM A. Shamsky P. Niekro 3% 68% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O ATL R. Carty T. Seaver -2% 66% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 1 --- O ATL C. Boyer T. Seaver -2% 65% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-0 2 --- O ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver -1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O NYM C. Jones P. Niekro 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell P. Niekro 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- NYM J. Grote P. Niekro -2% 67% Walk
t5 0-1 2 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson P. Niekro 3% 71% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O ATL G. Garrido T. Seaver -2% 68% Foul Flyball: SS
b5 1-0 1 --- ATL P. Niekro T. Seaver 2% 71% Single to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-- OO ATL M. Lum T. Seaver -5% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- NYM T. Seaver P. Niekro -6% 60% Single to 3B
t6 0-1 0 1-- O NYM T. Agee P. Niekro 5% 65% Flyball: RF
t6 0-1 1 1-- O NYM W. Garrett P. Niekro 5% 70% Popfly: SS
t6 0-1 2 1-- RR NYM D. Clendenon P. Niekro -31% 39% Home Run; Seaver Scores
t6 2-1 2 --- O NYM A. Shamsky P. Niekro 1% 40% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver -4% 36% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- ATL T. Gonzalez T. Seaver 4% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b6 1-2 1 1-- OO ATL O. Cepeda T. Seaver -9% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t7 2-1 0 --- O NYM C. Jones P. Niekro 3% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-1 1 --- O NYM K. Boswell P. Niekro 2% 36% Flyball: RF
t7 2-1 2 --- O NYM J. Grote P. Niekro 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b7 1-2 0 --- O ATL R. Carty T. Seaver -5% 32% Flyball: RF
b7 1-2 1 --- ATL C. Boyer T. Seaver 9% 41% Double to LF
b7 1-2 1 -2- O ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver -8% 33% Strikeout
b7 1-2 2 -2- O ATL G. Garrido T. Seaver -7% 26% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t8 2-1 0 --- O NYM B. Harrelson P. Niekro 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O NYM T. Seaver P. Niekro 2% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- NYM T. Agee P. Niekro -1% 29% Single to RF
t8 2-1 2 1-- NYM W. Garrett P. Niekro -2% 27% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Agee to 2B
t8 2-1 2 12- O NYM D. Clendenon P. Niekro 5% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
Ron Swoboda replaces Art Shamsky playing RF batting 4th
Hal King pinch hits for Phil Niekro (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- O ATL H. King T. Seaver -6% 25% Strikeout
b8 1-2 1 --- O ATL M. Lum T. Seaver -5% 20% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 1-2 2 --- O ATL S. Jackson T. Seaver -3% 17% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm facing 4-5-6
Hoyt Wilhelm replaces Hal King (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- O NYM R. Swoboda H. Wilhelm 2% 19% Popfly: SS
t9 2-1 1 --- O NYM C. Jones H. Wilhelm 1% 20% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-1 2 --- O NYM K. Boswell H. Wilhelm 1% 21% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
Al Weis replaces Ken Boswell playing 2B batting 6th
b9 1-2 0 --- ATL T. Gonzalez T. Seaver 14% 34% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b9 1-2 0 1-- O ATL O. Cepeda T. Seaver -13% 22% Flyball: CF
b9 1-2 1 1-- ATL R. Carty T. Seaver 13% 34% Single to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
Hank Aaron pinch hits for Clete Boyer (3B) batting 6th
b9 1-2 1 12- ATL H. Aaron T. Seaver 20% 54% Walk; Gonzalez to 3B; Carty to 2B
Jimmie Hall pinch runs for Hank Aaron (PH) batting 6th
b9 1-2 1 123 RRO ATL B. Tillman T. Seaver 46% 100% Strikeout, Wild Pitch; Hall to 2B; Gonzalez Scores; Carty Scores/unER/Adv on E2 (throw)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Braves 3.

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