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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
8
7
 
(11)
TOR
@CAL
4
3
MIL
@DET
1
2
SEA
@KCR
3
15
TEX
@MIN
2
5
BAL
@NYY
2
5
CHW
@OAK
9
5
CHW
@OAK
10
3
CIN
@ATL
4
2
PHI
@CHC
5
2
PHI
@CHC
0
14
LAD
@HOU
1
4
NYM
@MON
2
1
SFG
@SDP
7
3
PIT
@STL
5
7
Sunday, September 27, 1981,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 7,455, Time of Game: 2:25
Reds
4
63-38
 Won 5 
1st
at Braves
2
46-53
 Lost 4 
5th, 16 GB
W: Tom Seaver (14-2)
L: Gaylord Perry (7-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  3  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Braves          1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  5  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Householder RF 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 .246 .338 .404 .742 0.001 0.71 0.048 -0.047 0.0 4 0 SB
Ken Griffey CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .316 .376 .421 .797 0.304 1.04 0.334 -0.030 2.5 4 0 2·2B
Dave Concepcion SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .308 .361 .414 .775 -0.036 0.57 0.012 -0.048 -0.8 1 3
George Foster LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .295 .378 .518 .897 0.061 0.69 0.081 -0.020 0.6 0 0 2B
Larry Biittner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .236 .283 .309 .592 -0.060 0.87 0.032 -0.092 -0.8 12 0 2B,GDP
Ray Knight 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .323 .364 .687 0.045 0.65 0.079 -0.035 0.3 2 4 2B
Ron Oester 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .324 .377 .701 -0.007 0.80 0.038 -0.045 -0.4 3 4
Mike O'Berry C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .157 .259 .235 .494 -0.083 0.88 0.005 -0.088 -0.9 1 0
Tom Seaver P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .204 .302 .278 .579 -0.052 1.03 0.008 -0.060 -0.4 0 0
   Mike LaCoss P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 0 2
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 4 7 39 .257 .333 .400 .733 0.167 0.78 0.637 -0.471 -0.0 27 13
2B: G Foster (22, off G Perry); R Knight (20, off G Perry); K Griffey 2 (21, 2 off G Perry); L Biittner (4, off G Perry).
TB: K Griffey 4; G Foster 3; R Knight 3; L Biittner 2; T Seaver; D Concepcion.
GIDP: L Biittner (3).
RBI: K Griffey 3 (33); G Foster (85).
2-out RBI: K Griffey 3.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Oester-D Concepcion-L Biittner.
Baserunning
SB: P Householder (3, 2nd base off J Montefusco/M Sinatro).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .359 .330 .689 0.009 0.91 0.065 -0.056 0.3 3 0
Rufino Linares LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .274 .300 .380 .679 -0.138 1.23 0.000 -0.138 -1.1 1 0 GDP
Bob Horner 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .325 .392 .717 -0.104 1.08 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 2 1
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .275 .351 .407 .758 0.073 0.67 0.120 -0.046 0.7 9 1 2B
Dale Murphy CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .251 .326 .396 .722 0.027 0.60 0.067 -0.039 0.6 3 0 HR
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .234 .304 .347 .651 -0.061 0.83 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 1 5
Matt Sinatro C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .308 .357 .308 .665 -0.070 0.96 0.000 -0.070 -0.5 7 0
Paul Runge SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 -0.019 0.39 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 2
   Biff Pocoroba PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .271 .218 .489 -0.025 1.05 0.000 -0.025 -0.1
   Luis Gomez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .342 .219 .561 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gaylord Perry P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .261 .356 .616 -0.025 1.04 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   Brian Asselstine PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .306 .400 .706 -0.024 0.98 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Bob Walk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Larry Whisenton PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 0.024 0.57 0.024 0.000 0.1
   John Montefusco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .133 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 31 2 5 2 0 1 31 .161 .161 .290 .452 -0.333 0.88 0.276 -0.607 -2.0 27 10
2B: C Chambliss (24, off T Seaver).
HR: D Murphy (12, off M LaCoss, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: D Murphy 4; C Chambliss 2; B Butler 2; L Whisenton.
GIDP: R Linares (11).
RBI: D Murphy (47); C Chambliss (47).
2-out RBI: D Murphy; C Chambliss.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Runge-G Hubbard-C Chambliss.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (14-2) 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.49 17 60 0.140 0.81 1.2
Mike LaCoss, S (1) 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 6.17 14 0 0 0.193 0.95 0.8
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 0 1 1 2.00 31 60 0 0 0.333 0.88 2.0

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gaylord Perry, L (7-9) 6 8 4 4 3 5 0 3.86 28 42 -0.221 0.97 -1.3
Bob Walk 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.83 7 0 0 0.040 0.34 0.9
John Montefusco 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.49 4 0 0 0.014 0.32 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 7 0 4.00 39 42 0 0 -0.167 0.78 0.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Montague.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 7,455.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Atlanta Braves
1 Paul Householder RF 1 Brett Butler RF
2 Ken Griffey CF 2 Rufino Linares LF
3 Dave Concepcion SS 3 Bob Horner 3B
4 George Foster LF 4 Chris Chambliss 1B
5 Larry Biittner 1B 5 Dale Murphy CF
6 Ray Knight 3B 6 Glenn Hubbard 2B
7 Ron Oester 2B 7 Matt Sinatro C
8 Mike O'Berry C 8 Paul Runge SS
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Gaylord Perry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-1 2 123 RRR CIN K. Griffey G. Perry 29% 71% Double to LF; Knight Scores; Oester Scores; Householder Scores
b1 0-0 2 1-- R ATL C. Chambliss T. Seaver -12% 36% Double to CF (CF-RF); Butler Scores
t2 0-1 0 --- CIN R. Knight G. Perry 7% 45% Double to LF
b7 1-4 2 --- R ATL D. Murphy M. LaCoss -7% 87% Home Run
t2 0-1 0 12- O CIN M. O'Berry G. Perry -6% 43% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Gaylord Perry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Householder G. Perry -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN K. Griffey G. Perry -1% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- CIN D. Concepcion G. Perry 1% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- CIN G. Foster G. Perry 4% 51% Double to RF; Concepcion to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 O CIN L. Biittner G. Perry -6% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- ATL B. Butler T. Seaver -4% 42% Single to P/Bunt
b1 0-0 0 1-- O ATL R. Linares T. Seaver 3% 45% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O ATL B. Horner T. Seaver 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- R ATL C. Chambliss T. Seaver -12% 36% Double to CF (CF-RF); Butler Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- O ATL D. Murphy T. Seaver 3% 39% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Gaylord Perry facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- CIN R. Knight G. Perry 7% 45% Double to LF
t2 0-1 0 -2- CIN R. Oester G. Perry 4% 49% Walk
t2 0-1 0 12- O CIN M. O'Berry G. Perry -6% 43% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 12- O CIN T. Seaver G. Perry -5% 38% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 2 12- CIN P. Householder G. Perry 4% 42% Walk; Knight to 3B; Oester to 2B
t2 0-1 2 123 RRR CIN K. Griffey G. Perry 29% 71% Double to LF; Knight Scores; Oester Scores; Householder Scores
t2 3-1 2 -2- O CIN D. Concepcion G. Perry -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b2 1-3 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard T. Seaver 2% 70% Flyball: CF
b2 1-3 1 --- O ATL M. Sinatro T. Seaver 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-3 2 --- O ATL P. Runge T. Seaver 1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Gaylord Perry facing 4-5-6
t3 3-1 0 --- O CIN G. Foster G. Perry -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-1 1 --- CIN L. Biittner G. Perry 3% 75% Double to RF
t3 3-1 1 -2- O CIN R. Knight G. Perry -3% 72% Lineout: 3B
t3 3-1 2 -2- O CIN R. Oester G. Perry -3% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b3 1-3 0 --- O ATL G. Perry T. Seaver 3% 72% Lineout: 2B
b3 1-3 1 --- O ATL B. Butler T. Seaver 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-3 2 --- O ATL R. Linares T. Seaver 1% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Gaylord Perry facing 8-9-1
t4 3-1 0 --- O CIN M. O'Berry G. Perry -2% 73% Flyball: RF
t4 3-1 1 --- O CIN T. Seaver G. Perry -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- O CIN P. Householder G. Perry -1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- O ATL B. Horner T. Seaver 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O ATL C. Chambliss T. Seaver 2% 76% Popfly: 3B
b4 1-3 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy T. Seaver 1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Gaylord Perry facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- CIN K. Griffey G. Perry 5% 82% Double to LF
t5 3-1 0 -2- O CIN D. Concepcion G. Perry -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Griffey to 3B
t5 3-1 1 --3 R CIN G. Foster G. Perry 5% 86% Single to CF; Griffey Scores
t5 4-1 1 1-- OO CIN L. Biittner G. Perry -2% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b5 1-4 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard T. Seaver 2% 86% Flyball: RF
b5 1-4 1 --- O ATL M. Sinatro T. Seaver 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-4 2 --- O ATL P. Runge T. Seaver 1% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Gaylord Perry facing 6-7-8
t6 4-1 0 --- O CIN R. Knight G. Perry -1% 87% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 4-1 1 --- O CIN R. Oester G. Perry -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
t6 4-1 2 --- CIN M. O'Berry G. Perry 1% 87% Walk
t6 4-1 2 1-- CIN T. Seaver G. Perry 1% 88% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); O'Berry to 2B
t6 4-1 2 12- O CIN P. Householder G. Perry -2% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 9-1-2
Mike LaCoss replaces Tom Seaver pitching and batting 9th
Brian Asselstine pinch hits for Gaylord Perry (P) batting 9th
b6 1-4 0 --- O ATL B. Asselstine M. LaCoss 2% 89% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 1 --- ATL B. Butler M. LaCoss -3% 86% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b6 1-4 1 1-- OO ATL R. Linares M. LaCoss 5% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Bob Walk facing 2-3-4
Bob Walk replaces Brian Asselstine (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-1 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey B. Walk -1% 90% Flyball: LF
t7 4-1 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion B. Walk -1% 90% Strikeout
t7 4-1 2 --- O CIN G. Foster B. Walk -0% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 3-4-5
b7 1-4 0 --- O ATL B. Horner M. LaCoss 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-4 1 --- O ATL C. Chambliss M. LaCoss 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-4 2 --- R ATL D. Murphy M. LaCoss -7% 87% Home Run
b7 2-4 2 --- O ATL G. Hubbard M. LaCoss 1% 88% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 2.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Bob Walk facing 5-6-7
t8 4-2 0 --- O CIN L. Biittner B. Walk -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- CIN R. Knight B. Walk 1% 88% Single to LF
t8 4-2 1 1-- O CIN R. Oester B. Walk -1% 87% Popfly: 3B
t8 4-2 2 1-- O CIN M. O'Berry B. Walk -1% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
b8 2-4 0 --- O ATL M. Sinatro M. LaCoss 4% 90% Groundout: P-1B
Biff Pocoroba pinch hits for Paul Runge (SS) batting 8th
b8 2-4 1 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba M. LaCoss 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
Larry Whisenton pinch hits for Bob Walk (P) batting 9th
b8 2-4 2 --- ATL L. Whisenton M. LaCoss -2% 90% Single to CF
b8 2-4 2 1-- O ATL B. Butler M. LaCoss 4% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' John Montefusco facing 9-1-2
John Montefusco replaces Larry Whisenton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Luis Gomez replaces Biff Pocoroba (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 4-2 0 --- O CIN M. LaCoss J. Montefusco -1% 93% Flyball: CF
t9 4-2 1 --- CIN P. Householder J. Montefusco 1% 94% Walk
t9 4-2 1 1-- CIN K. Griffey J. Montefusco 1% 94% Householder Steals 2B
t9 4-2 1 -2- O CIN K. Griffey J. Montefusco -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P; Householder to 3B
t9 4-2 2 --3 O CIN D. Concepcion J. Montefusco -1% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 2-3-4
b9 2-4 0 --- O ATL R. Linares M. LaCoss 4% 96% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-4 1 --- O ATL B. Horner M. LaCoss 3% 99% Popfly: RF
b9 2-4 2 --- O ATL C. Chambliss M. LaCoss 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Braves 2.

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