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Standings
BAL
@BOS
7
2
KCR
@CAL
2
3
KCR
@CAL
2
7
NYY
@DET
1
4
CLE
@MIL
6
0
 
(10)
TEX
@MIN
1
5
CHW
@OAK
0
2
HOU
@ATL
4
3
PIT
@CHC
1
4
LAD
@CIN
5
6
STL
@NYM
3
2
 
(10)
MON
@PHI
1
6
SFG
@SDP
0
4
Saturday, May 29, 1976,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 11,238, Time of Game: 2:20
Astros
4
19-26
 Won 1 
4th, 8½ GB
at Braves
3
16-27
 Lost 1 
5th, 10½ GB
W: Joe Niekro (3-5)
L: Phil Niekro (3-4)
S: Ken Forsch (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  0   1  2  0    4  9  2
Braves          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  6  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Greg Gross RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .285 .692 0.066 0.79 0.102 -0.036 0.6 1 0
Rob Andrews 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .295 .650 -0.151 1.33 0.000 -0.151 -1.3 1 0
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .297 .843 0.056 1.38 0.112 -0.056 0.3 4 0 SB
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .778 -0.194 1.90 0.000 -0.194 -1.4 10 1
Jose Cruz LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 .271 .704 0.425 1.50 0.450 -0.025 2.6 2 0 2B,SB
Ken Boswell 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 .278 .612 0.103 1.19 0.157 -0.054 0.9 0 2
   Jerry DaVanon PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .686 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Skip Jutze C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .127 .319 -0.150 1.42 0.000 -0.150 -1.5 6 0 GDP
Roger Metzger SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .630 -0.123 1.17 0.000 -0.123 -1.0 2 4
Joe Niekro P 3 1 1 1 0 0 .167 .599 0.151 1.18 0.208 -0.058 0.6 1 1 HR
   Wilbur Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .501 -0.011 0.46 0.000 -0.011 -0.1
   Ken Forsch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 3 3 2 .265 .707 0.172 1.30 1.029 -0.858 -0.2 27 8
2B: J Cruz (2, off P Niekro).
HR: J Niekro (1, off P Niekro; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: J Niekro 4; K Boswell 3; J Cruz 3; G Gross; C Cedeno; R Andrews.
GIDP: S Jutze (2).
RBI: J Niekro (1); K Boswell (4); J Cruz (16).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Metzger-B Watson.
PB: S Jutze (3).
E: B Watson 2 (10).
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (15, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba); J Cruz (4, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba).
Pickoffs: S Jutze (1st base by P Niekro).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rowland Office CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .239 .660 -0.504 2.27 0.065 -0.568 -1.3 3 0 GDP
Marty Perez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .602 -0.097 1.17 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 5 4
Jim Wynn LF 2 2 1 1 2 0 .226 .752 0.210 1.06 0.224 -0.014 2.0 3 1 HR,SB
Ken Henderson RF 4 0 0 1 0 3 .296 .801 0.009 1.30 0.094 -0.085 0.4 0 0
Biff Pocoroba C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .239 .573 0.016 1.01 0.069 -0.053 0.1 2 0
   Tom Paciorek PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .532 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Vic Correll C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .759 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Darrell Evans 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .171 .520 -0.070 1.45 0.057 -0.127 -0.7 10 0
Darrel Chaney SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .671 0.036 1.84 0.133 -0.098 -0.5 2 4
Jerry Royster 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .176 .475 -0.107 2.25 0.056 -0.163 -0.4 2 4
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .074 .148 -0.074 1.44 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 0 0 SH
   Max Leon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave May PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .151 .539 0.252 4.59 0.252 0.000 0.7
Team Totals 33 3 6 2 3 6 .182 .523 -0.329 1.62 0.950 -1.279 -1.2 27 13
HR: J Wynn (5, off J Niekro; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SH: P Niekro (3, off J Niekro).
TB: J Wynn 4; D Evans; R Office; J Royster; D Chaney; D May.
GIDP: R Office (2).
RBI: J Wynn (18); K Henderson (16).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Perez-D Evans; M Perez-D Chaney-D Evans.
E: P Niekro (2); M Perez (2).
Outfield Assists: J Wynn (G Gross at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Wynn (5, 2nd base off J Niekro/S Jutze).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (3-5) 8 4 3 1 3 6 1 3.36 33 69 0.140 1.23 0.8
Ken Forsch, S (9) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.95 4 0 0 0.190 5.19 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 1 3 6 1 1.00 37 69 0 0 0.330 1.62 1.2

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (3-4) 7.1 9 4 3 3 2 1 3.66 33 45 -0.231 1.39 -0.7
Max Leon 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 4 1 0 0.061 0.50 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 3 2 1 3.00 37 45 1 0 -0.170 1.30 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Niekro (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Niekro (0; S Jutze, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dick Stello.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Greg Gross RF 1 Rowland Office CF
2 Rob Andrews 2B 2 Marty Perez 2B
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Jim Wynn LF
4 Bob Watson 1B 4 Ken Henderson RF
5 Jose Cruz LF 5 Biff Pocoroba C
6 Ken Boswell 3B 6 Darrell Evans 1B
7 Skip Jutze C 7 Darrel Chaney SS
8 Roger Metzger SS 8 Jerry Royster 3B
9 Joe Niekro 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 3-4 1 1-3 OO ATL R. Office K. Forsch 45% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t8 2-2 1 1-- R HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 27% 78% Double; Cedeno Scores
b9 3-4 1 1-- ATL D. May K. Forsch -25% 55% Single; Chaney to 3B
t7 1-2 1 --- R HOU J. Niekro P. Niekro 21% 46% Home Run
b9 3-4 0 --- ATL D. Chaney K. Forsch -13% 68% Single

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 G. Gross P. Niekro 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro -7% 46% Double Play: Flyball: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -1% 45% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- ATL R. Office J. Niekro -4% 42% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O ATL M. Perez J. Niekro 2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Office to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- ATL J. Wynn J. Niekro -3% 41% Passed Ball; Office to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 ATL J. Wynn J. Niekro -2% 39% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R ATL K. Henderson J. Niekro -9% 29% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Office Scores/unER; Wynn to 3B/Adv on E3
b1 1-0 1 1-3 R ATL B. Pocoroba J. Niekro -5% 24% Wild Pitch; Wynn Scores/unER; Henderson to 2B
b1 2-0 1 -2- ATL B. Pocoroba J. Niekro -3% 21% Fielder's Choice uk; Henderson to 3B; Pocoroba to 1B
b1 2-0 1 1-3 O ATL D. Evans J. Niekro 5% 26% Strikeout
b1 2-0 2 1-3 O ATL D. Chaney J. Niekro 3% 29% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -2% 27% Flyball: 1B
t2 0-2 1 --- HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 3% 29% Walk
t2 0-2 1 1-- HOU K. Boswell P. Niekro 4% 33% Single; Cruz to 2B
t2 0-2 1 12- O HOU S. Jutze P. Niekro -4% 29% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cruz to 3B
t2 0-2 2 1-3 R HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro 7% 36% Jutze Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Cruz Scores/unER
t2 1-2 2 1-- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -2% 34% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Niekro 2% 36% Groundout: P-1B
b2 2-1 1 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Niekro 1% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-1 2 --- O ATL R. Office J. Niekro 1% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro P. Niekro -3% 36% Flyball: CF
t3 1-2 1 --- HOU G. Gross P. Niekro 3% 38% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t3 1-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro -3% 35% Single to LF; Gross out at 3B/LF-3B
t3 1-2 2 1-- HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 3% 38% Single; Andrews to 3B
t3 1-2 2 1-3 HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 1% 39% Cedeno Steals 2B
t3 1-2 2 -23 O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -7% 33% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- O ATL M. Perez J. Niekro 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O ATL J. Wynn J. Niekro 1% 36% Flyball: LF
b3 2-1 2 --- O ATL K. Henderson J. Niekro 1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 5% 42% Single
t4 1-2 0 1-- HOU K. Boswell P. Niekro 3% 45% Cruz Steals 2B
t4 1-2 0 -2- O HOU K. Boswell P. Niekro -5% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-2 1 -2- O HOU S. Jutze P. Niekro -4% 35% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-2 2 -2- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -4% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba J. Niekro 2% 33% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 2-1 1 --- O ATL D. Evans J. Niekro 1% 34% Strikeout
b4 2-1 2 --- O ATL D. Chaney J. Niekro 1% 35% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro P. Niekro -3% 32% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 1 --- HOU G. Gross P. Niekro 4% 36% Single
t5 1-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro -3% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B; Gross to 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -5% 28% Fielder's Choice 3B; Gross out at 3B/3B-2B; Cedeno to 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Niekro 2% 31% Flyball: SS
b5 2-1 1 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Niekro 1% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- O ATL R. Office J. Niekro 1% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t6 1-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -4% 29% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro -3% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- HOU K. Boswell P. Niekro 2% 29% Single
t6 1-2 2 1-- O HOU S. Jutze P. Niekro -4% 25% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- O ATL M. Perez J. Niekro 2% 27% Flyball: 1B
b6 2-1 1 --- ATL J. Wynn J. Niekro -2% 25% Walk
b6 2-1 1 1-- ATL K. Henderson J. Niekro -2% 23% Wynn Steals 2B
b6 2-1 1 -2- O ATL K. Henderson J. Niekro 3% 26% Strikeout
b6 2-1 2 -2- O ATL B. Pocoroba J. Niekro 3% 30% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t7 1-2 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -4% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- R HOU J. Niekro P. Niekro 21% 46% Home Run
t7 2-2 1 --- O HOU G. Gross P. Niekro -3% 43% Flyball: SS
t7 2-2 2 --- O HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro -2% 41% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
b7 2-2 0 --- ATL D. Evans J. Niekro -6% 36% Single
b7 2-2 0 1-- O ATL D. Chaney J. Niekro 5% 41% Flyball: CF
b7 2-2 1 1-- ATL J. Royster J. Niekro -6% 36% Single; Evans to 2B
b7 2-2 1 12- O ATL P. Niekro J. Niekro 5% 40% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Evans to 3B; Royster to 2B
b7 2-2 2 -23 O ATL R. Office J. Niekro 10% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t8 2-2 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 7% 57% Walk
t8 2-2 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -7% 50% Flyball: 2B
t8 2-2 1 1-- R HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 27% 78% Double; Cedeno Scores
t8 3-2 1 -2- R HOU K. Boswell P. Niekro 10% 87% Single; Cruz Scores
Max Leon replaces Phil Niekro pitching and batting 9th
Jerry DaVanon pinch runs for Ken Boswell (3B) batting 6th
t8 4-2 1 1-- OO HOU S. Jutze M. Leon -3% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
Jerry DaVanon moves from PR to 3B
b8 2-4 0 --- O ATL M. Perez J. Niekro 4% 89% Flyball: CF
b8 2-4 1 --- R ATL J. Wynn J. Niekro -12% 77% Home Run
b8 3-4 1 --- O ATL K. Henderson J. Niekro 4% 81% Strikeout
b8 3-4 2 --- ATL B. Pocoroba J. Niekro -4% 78% Walk
Tom Paciorek pinch runs for Biff Pocoroba (C) batting 5th
b8 3-4 2 1-- O ATL D. Evans J. Niekro 7% 84% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Braves' Max Leon facing 8-9-1
Vic Correll replaces Tom Paciorek (PR) playing C batting 5th
t9 4-3 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger M. Leon -2% 83% Flyball: LF
Wilbur Howard pinch hits for Joe Niekro (P) batting 9th
t9 4-3 1 --- O HOU W. Howard M. Leon -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-3 2 --- O HOU G. Gross M. Leon -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 7-8-9
Ken Forsch replaces Wilbur Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-4 0 --- ATL D. Chaney K. Forsch -13% 68% Single
b9 3-4 0 1-- O ATL J. Royster K. Forsch 12% 80% Flyball: 1B
Dave May pinch hits for Max Leon (P) batting 9th
b9 3-4 1 1-- ATL D. May K. Forsch -25% 55% Single; Chaney to 3B
b9 3-4 1 1-3 OO ATL R. Office K. Forsch 45% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 3.

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