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KCR
@CAL
2
0
TEX
@CHW
5
4
BOS
@MIL
4
3
MIN
@OAK
4
0
HOU
@ATL
3
5
LAD
@CIN
2
4
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@MON
3
4
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@NYM
1
4
PIT
@PHI
7
6
Thursday, September 16, 1976,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 3,990, Time of Game: 1:54
Astros
3
73-76
 Lost 1 
3rd, 22½ GB
at Braves
5
64-84
 Won 1 
6th, 31 GB
W: Phil Niekro (15-11)
L: Joaquin Andujar (8-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  1    3  6  1
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  4  X    5  7  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wilbur Howard CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .212 .235 .285 .520 -0.102 1.02 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 3 0
Enos Cabell 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .315 .339 .655 0.017 1.06 0.076 -0.058 0.0 1 3 SB
Jose Cruz RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .369 .398 .767 -0.097 0.80 0.000 -0.097 -0.8 2 0
Bob Watson 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .312 .377 .465 .841 0.010 1.03 0.075 -0.065 0.8 10 1 HR
Cliff Johnson C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .223 .357 .389 .745 -0.127 1.26 0.000 -0.127 -1.0 1 0
Leon Roberts LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .286 .348 .442 .790 0.150 0.94 0.183 -0.033 1.1 0 0 HR
Alex Taveras 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 -0.103 1.08 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 5 3
Roger Metzger SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .213 .293 .279 .572 0.111 1.06 0.127 -0.016 0.7 2 5
Joaquin Andujar P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .151 .182 .170 .352 -0.010 0.88 0.033 -0.043 -0.0 0 0
   Gene Pentz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 2 6 34 .188 .235 .375 .610 -0.151 1.02 0.494 -0.644 -1.2 24 12
HR: L Roberts (7, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); B Watson (16, off A Devine, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: L Roberts 5; B Watson 5; J Andujar; R Metzger.
RBI: L Roberts (30); B Watson (96); R Metzger (28).
2-out RBI: R Metzger.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
PB: C Johnson (12).
E: A Taveras (2).
Baserunning
SB: E Cabell (33, 2nd base off P Niekro/D Murphy).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .235 .302 .294 .595 0.051 1.25 0.112 -0.061 0.3 1 0 SB
Rod Gilbreath 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .334 .336 .671 -0.099 1.47 0.000 -0.099 -0.8 1 1 SH
Willie Montanez 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .314 .349 .412 .761 -0.027 1.26 0.029 -0.056 -0.1 8 0 IW
Dave May LF 4 2 1 2 0 0 4 .217 .306 .304 .611 0.355 1.68 0.404 -0.049 2.5 2 0 3B
Tom Paciorek RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .333 .370 .704 0.083 1.02 0.126 -0.044 0.2 1 1
Brian Asselstine CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .231 .182 .413 -0.141 1.20 0.001 -0.142 -0.8 4 0
   Adrian Devine P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dale Murphy C 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .250 .294 .313 .607 -0.045 1.31 0.013 -0.058 -0.3 8 0
Darrel Chaney SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .254 .325 .335 .660 -0.098 1.21 0.000 -0.098 -0.6 2 5
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .205 .212 .277 .489 -0.041 0.81 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 0 3
   Jim Wynn PH-CF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .207 .381 .378 .759 0.312 2.46 0.312 0.000 1.0 0 0 HR
Team Totals 31 5 7 4 2 1 34 .226 .273 .387 .660 0.350 1.33 0.997 -0.648 1.2 27 10
3B: D May (3, off J Andujar).
HR: J Wynn (17, off J Andujar, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: R Gilbreath (17, off J Andujar).
IBB: W Montanez (9, by J Andujar).
TB: J Wynn 4; D May 3; J Royster 2; T Paciorek; B Asselstine; W Montanez.
RBI: D May 2 (18); D Murphy (4); J Wynn (63).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: T Paciorek (L Roberts at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Royster (19, 2nd base off J Andujar/C Johnson).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joaquin Andujar, L (8-10) 7.2 7 5 4 2 1 1 3.69 33 46 -0.353 1.36 -1.5
Gene Pentz 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.02 1 1 0 0.003 0.10 0.2
Team Totals 8 7 5 4 2 1 1 4.50 34 46 1 0 -0.350 1.33 -1.2

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (15-11) 8 5 2 2 2 4 1 3.44 30 66 0.119 1.04 1.8
Adrian Devine, S (8) 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.43 4 0 0 0.030 0.86 -0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 6 2 3.00 34 66 0 0 0.149 1.02 1.2
Balks: J Andujar (5).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Andujar (2; W Montanez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - John McSherry.
Time of Game: 1:54.
Attendance: 3,990.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Wilbur Howard CF 1 Jerry Royster 3B
2 Enos Cabell 3B 2 Rod Gilbreath 2B
3 Jose Cruz RF 3 Willie Montanez 1B
4 Bob Watson 1B 4 Dave May LF
5 Cliff Johnson C 5 Tom Paciorek RF
6 Leon Roberts LF 6 Brian Asselstine CF
7 Alex Taveras 2B 7 Dale Murphy C
8 Roger Metzger SS 8 Darrel Chaney SS
9 Joaquin Andujar P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 0 --- R ATL J. Wynn J. Andujar 31% 60% Home Run
b8 2-2 1 12- RR ATL D. May J. Andujar 29% 96% Triple; Royster Scores; Montanez Scores
t5 0-0 0 --- R HOU L. Roberts P. Niekro -15% 35% Home Run
b7 0-2 0 -2- ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar 13% 43% Single; May to 3B
b7 0-2 0 1-3 O ATL B. Asselstine J. Andujar -11% 32% Flyball: 2B

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 --- O HOU W. Howard P. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 1% 54% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Andujar -2% 52% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath J. Andujar -1% 51% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- ATL W. Montanez J. Andujar 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- O ATL D. May J. Andujar -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O HOU L. Roberts P. Niekro 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O ATL B. Asselstine J. Andujar -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- ATL D. Murphy J. Andujar 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O ATL D. Chaney J. Andujar -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU A. Taveras P. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Andujar P. Niekro 3% 53% Groundout: C unassisted; Metzger stays at 1B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O HOU W. Howard P. Niekro 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Andujar -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- ATL J. Royster J. Andujar 3% 56% Single
b3 0-0 1 1-- ATL R. Gilbreath J. Andujar 2% 58% Royster Steals 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O ATL R. Gilbreath J. Andujar -4% 54% Flyball: SS
b3 0-0 2 -2- O ATL W. Montanez J. Andujar -4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro -4% 46% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro -3% 42% Cabell Steals 2B
t4 0-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 5% 48% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 -2- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 4% 52% Flyball: SS
t4 0-0 2 -2- O HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro 4% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. May J. Andujar -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- O ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O ATL B. Asselstine J. Andujar -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- R HOU L. Roberts P. Niekro -15% 35% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 --- O HOU A. Taveras P. Niekro 2% 38% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro 2% 39% Flyball: LF
t5 1-0 2 --- O HOU J. Andujar P. Niekro 1% 40% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Andujar -3% 37% Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 1 --- O ATL D. Chaney J. Andujar -2% 35% Strikeout
b5 0-1 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Andujar -2% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O HOU W. Howard P. Niekro 2% 35% Flyball: CF
t6 1-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 2% 37% Flyball: CF
t6 1-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 1% 38% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Andujar -4% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath J. Andujar -3% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 2 --- O ATL W. Montanez J. Andujar -2% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t7 1-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -4% 26% Single
t7 1-0 0 1-- O HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro 3% 29% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-0 1 1-- HOU L. Roberts P. Niekro -4% 26% Single; Watson to 2B
t7 1-0 1 12- O HOU A. Taveras P. Niekro 4% 30% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 2 12- RO HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -10% 20% Single to RF; Watson Scores; Roberts out at 3B/RF-P-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 4-5-6
b7 0-2 0 --- ATL D. May J. Andujar 7% 27% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); May to 1B
b7 0-2 0 1-- ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar 3% 30% Passed Ball; May to 2B
b7 0-2 0 -2- ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar 13% 43% Single; May to 3B
b7 0-2 0 1-3 O ATL B. Asselstine J. Andujar -11% 32% Flyball: 2B
b7 0-2 1 1-3 RO ATL D. Murphy J. Andujar -2% 29% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; May Scores/unER
b7 1-2 2 1-- O ATL D. Chaney J. Andujar -5% 24% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t8 2-1 0 --- HOU J. Andujar P. Niekro -3% 21% Single
t8 2-1 0 1-- O HOU W. Howard P. Niekro 3% 24% Strikeout
t8 2-1 1 1-- O HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 3% 27% Flyball: RF
t8 2-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 2% 29% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 9-1-2
Jim Wynn pinch hits for Phil Niekro (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- R ATL J. Wynn J. Andujar 31% 60% Home Run
b8 2-2 0 --- ATL J. Royster J. Andujar 6% 67% Single
b8 2-2 0 1-- O ATL R. Gilbreath J. Andujar -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Royster to 2B
b8 2-2 1 -2- ATL W. Montanez J. Andujar 2% 67% Intentional Walk
b8 2-2 1 12- RR ATL D. May J. Andujar 29% 96% Triple; Royster Scores; Montanez Scores
b8 4-2 1 --3 R ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar 1% 97% Balk; May Scores
b8 5-2 1 --- O ATL T. Paciorek J. Andujar -0% 97% Flyball: 2B
b8 5-2 2 --- ATL B. Asselstine J. Andujar 0% 97% Single
Gene Pentz replaces Joaquin Andujar pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-2 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy G. Pentz -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Braves' Adrian Devine facing 4-5-6
Adrian Devine replaces Brian Asselstine (CF) pitching and batting 6th
Jim Wynn moves from PH to CF
t9 2-5 0 --- R HOU B. Watson A. Devine -4% 93% Home Run
t9 3-5 0 --- O HOU C. Johnson A. Devine 4% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-5 1 --- O HOU L. Roberts A. Devine 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-5 2 --- O HOU A. Taveras A. Devine 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 5.

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