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Standings
OAK
@BAL
1
0
SEA
@BOS
4
2
CLE
@CHW
13
6
CAL
@DET
1
5
TEX
@MIL
3
6
NYY
@MIN
5
6
KCR
@TOR
6
1
HOU
@ATL
3
4
STL
@LAD
4
6
CIN
@NYM
5
10
CHC
@SDP
3
5
PIT
@SFG
1
12
Sunday, May 8, 1983,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 20,799, Time of Game: 2:13
Astros
3
12-18
 Lost 2 
6th, 9½ GB
at Braves
4
19-7
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Rick Behenna (3-0)
L: Mike LaCoss (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  1    3  6  1
Braves          0  0  0   2  1  1   0  0  X    4  9  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Moreno CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .254 .280 .341 .622 -0.165 1.01 0.000 -0.165 -1.6 2 1 GDP
Tony Scott RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .246 .283 .368 .652 0.126 1.27 0.178 -0.052 0.9 2 0
Dickie Thon SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .338 .398 .737 0.095 1.27 0.154 -0.058 0.5 0 2
Phil Garner 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .269 .347 .380 .726 0.075 1.83 0.138 -0.063 0.1 0 3
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .327 .400 .418 .818 -0.017 2.03 0.033 -0.050 -0.2 2 0
Ray Knight 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .316 .351 .480 .831 0.084 1.85 0.126 -0.042 0.8 10 0 HR,IW
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .310 .423 .733 -0.056 0.69 0.000 -0.056 -0.5 3 0
   Bill Dawley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Denny Walling PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .161 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Tim Tolman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .500 .625 -0.456 7.64 0.000 -0.456 -1.6 GDP
Bill Doran 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .196 .328 .258 .585 -0.026 1.21 0.040 -0.067 -0.1 3 3
Mike LaCoss P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .063 .118 .063 .180 0.040 1.25 0.062 -0.021 0.5 0 1 SH
   Luis Pujols C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.024 0.96 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 2 0
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 2 5 34 .194 .242 .290 .533 -0.324 1.58 0.731 -1.054 -1.5 24 10
HR: R Knight (3, off R Behenna, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: M LaCoss (1, off R Behenna).
IBB: R Knight (3, by G Garber).
TB: R Knight 4; T Scott 2; J Cruz; P Garner; D Thon.
GIDP: O Moreno (1); T Tolman (1).
RBI: T Scott (6); R Knight (18); P Garner (19).
2-out RBI: T Scott; R Knight.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Doran (6).
Outfield Assists: O Moreno (B Butler at 3rd base).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .310 .293 .603 -0.061 0.95 0.018 -0.079 -0.5 3 0
Rafael Ramirez SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .279 .292 .324 .616 0.095 1.04 0.132 -0.037 0.6 2 2
Claudell Washington RF 2 2 0 0 2 1 4 .263 .311 .379 .690 0.071 0.82 0.092 -0.021 0.4 1 0
Dale Murphy LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .352 .477 .659 1.136 0.162 1.23 0.192 -0.031 1.2 4 0
Bob Horner 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .242 .339 .495 .834 0.064 1.32 0.160 -0.096 0.4 0 4
Chris Chambliss 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .265 .337 .482 .819 -0.027 1.26 0.043 -0.070 -0.4 10 1 IW
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .329 .423 .524 .947 0.022 1.40 0.048 -0.027 -0.2 1 4 SF
Bruce Benedict C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .338 .448 .455 .902 0.003 1.19 0.048 -0.046 0.0 5 0 IW
Rick Behenna P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 -0.121 2.44 0.000 -0.121 -1.1 0 1
   Ken Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .167 .667 .833 -0.026 1.08 0.000 -0.026 -0.3
   Steve Bedrosian P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 0
   Gene Garber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Terry Forster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 4 4 36 .290 .361 .290 .651 0.179 1.19 0.733 -0.557 0.0 27 12
SF: G Hubbard (1, off M LaCoss).
IBB: C Chambliss (1, by M LaCoss); B Benedict (5, by M LaCoss).
TB: D Murphy 2; B Horner 2; R Ramirez 2; B Butler; B Benedict; G Hubbard.
RBI: G Hubbard (10); R Ramirez (7); B Horner (17); D Murphy (25).
2-out RBI: R Ramirez; B Horner.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Hubbard-R Ramirez-C Chambliss; R Ramirez-G Hubbard-C Chambliss.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike LaCoss, L (1-3) 6 8 4 4 4 2 0 5.11 29 38 -0.213 1.42 -1.0
Bill Dawley 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.71 7 0 0 0.037 0.26 1.0
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 4 4 0 4.50 36 38 0 0 -0.176 1.19 -0.0

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Behenna, W (3-0) 6 3 2 2 1 2 1 1.66 22 59 0.107 0.96 1.0
Steve Bedrosian, H (1) 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 3.18 8 0 0 -0.085 1.25 -0.4
Gene Garber, H (2) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.86 3 2 1 -0.154 5.05 -0.7
Terry Forster, S (4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 0 0.456 7.64 1.6
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 5 1 3.00 34 59 5 1 0.324 1.58 1.4
S Bedrosian faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M LaCoss 2 (4; C Chambliss, B Benedict); G Garber (1; R Knight).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 20,799.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Omar Moreno CF 1 Brett Butler CF
2 Tony Scott RF 2 Rafael Ramirez SS
3 Dickie Thon SS 3 Claudell Washingto RF
4 Phil Garner 3B 4 Dale Murphy LF
5 Jose Cruz LF 5 Bob Horner 3B
6 Ray Knight 1B 6 Chris Chambliss 1B
7 Alan Ashby C 7 Glenn Hubbard 2B
8 Bill Doran 2B 8 Bruce Benedict C
9 Mike LaCoss P 9 Rick Behenna P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 1 123 OO HOU T. Tolman T. Forster 46% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-2 0 12- R ATL D. Murphy M. LaCoss 17% 59% Single to RF; Ramirez Scores; Washington to 3B
b5 2-2 2 12- R ATL B. Horner M. LaCoss 15% 71% Single to CF; Washington Scores; Murphy to 3B
t9 2-4 0 1-- HOU D. Thon S. Bedrosian -15% 70% Single to RF; Scott to 3B
t9 2-4 0 1-3 R HOU P. Garner G. Garber -14% 56% Single to LF; Scott Scores; Thon to 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' Rick Behenna facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU O. Moreno R. Behenna 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Scott R. Behenna 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Thon R. Behenna 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL B. Butler M. LaCoss -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Ramirez M. LaCoss -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O ATL C. Washington M. LaCoss -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Rick Behenna facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU P. Garner R. Behenna 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Cruz R. Behenna -3% 50% Single to P
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU R. Knight R. Behenna 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cruz to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU A. Ashby R. Behenna 3% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike LaCoss facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy M. LaCoss -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O ATL B. Horner M. LaCoss -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O ATL C. Chambliss M. LaCoss -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Rick Behenna facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran R. Behenna -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- HOU M. LaCoss R. Behenna -6% 40% Fielder's Choice uk/Sacrifice Bunt; Doran to 2B; LaCoss to 1B
t3 0-0 0 12- OO HOU O. Moreno R. Behenna 11% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Doran to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 R HOU T. Scott R. Behenna -10% 41% Single to CF; Doran Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Thon R. Behenna 2% 43% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- ATL G. Hubbard M. LaCoss 4% 48% Single to RF
b3 0-1 0 1-- O ATL B. Benedict M. LaCoss -4% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Benedict to 1B/Adv on E4
b3 0-1 1 1-- O ATL R. Behenna M. LaCoss -3% 40% Popfly: 1B
b3 0-1 2 1-- O ATL B. Butler M. LaCoss -3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Rick Behenna facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O HOU P. Garner R. Behenna 2% 40% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Behenna 2% 41% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 2 --- R HOU R. Knight R. Behenna -12% 30% Home Run
t4 2-0 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby R. Behenna 1% 30% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Mike LaCoss facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- ATL R. Ramirez M. LaCoss 5% 35% Single to LF
b4 0-2 0 1-- ATL C. Washington M. LaCoss 8% 43% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
b4 0-2 0 12- R ATL D. Murphy M. LaCoss 17% 59% Single to RF; Ramirez Scores; Washington to 3B
b4 1-2 0 1-3 O ATL B. Horner M. LaCoss -8% 51% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-2 1 1-3 ATL C. Chambliss M. LaCoss 4% 56% Intentional Walk; Murphy to 2B
b4 1-2 1 123 RO ATL G. Hubbard M. LaCoss 0% 56% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Washington Scores; Murphy to 3B
b4 2-2 2 1-3 ATL B. Benedict M. LaCoss 3% 59% Intentional Walk; Chambliss to 2B
b4 2-2 2 123 O ATL R. Behenna M. LaCoss -9% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Rick Behenna facing 8-9-1
t5 2-2 0 --- O HOU B. Doran R. Behenna 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 2-2 1 --- O HOU M. LaCoss R. Behenna 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-2 2 --- O HOU O. Moreno R. Behenna 1% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- O ATL B. Butler M. LaCoss -3% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-2 1 --- O ATL R. Ramirez M. LaCoss -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b5 2-2 2 --- ATL C. Washington M. LaCoss 2% 53% Walk
b5 2-2 2 1-- ATL D. Murphy M. LaCoss 3% 56% Single to CF; Washington to 2B
b5 2-2 2 12- R ATL B. Horner M. LaCoss 15% 71% Single to CF; Washington Scores; Murphy to 3B
b5 3-2 2 1-3 O ATL C. Chambliss M. LaCoss -5% 66% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Rick Behenna facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- O HOU T. Scott R. Behenna 4% 70% Flyball: RF
t6 2-3 1 --- O HOU D. Thon R. Behenna 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-3 2 --- O HOU P. Garner R. Behenna 2% 74% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
b6 3-2 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard M. LaCoss -2% 72% Foul Flyball: C
b6 3-2 1 --- ATL B. Benedict M. LaCoss 2% 75% Single to CF
Ken Smith pinch hits for Rick Behenna (P) batting 9th
b6 3-2 1 1-- O ATL K. Smith M. LaCoss -3% 72% Strikeout
b6 3-2 2 1-- ATL B. Butler M. LaCoss 2% 74% Single to LF; Benedict to 2B
b6 3-2 2 12- RO ATL R. Ramirez M. LaCoss 8% 82% Single to CF; Benedict Scores; Butler out at 3B/CF-2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Steve Bedrosian facing 5-6-7
Steve Bedrosian replaces Ken Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz S. Bedrosian 3% 85% Strikeout
t7 2-4 1 --- O HOU R. Knight S. Bedrosian 2% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 2-4 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby S. Bedrosian 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Bill Dawley facing 3-4-5
Bill Dawley replaces Alan Ashby (C) pitching and batting 7th
Luis Pujols replaces Mike LaCoss (P) playing C batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- O ATL C. Washington B. Dawley -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b7 4-2 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Dawley -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-2 2 --- ATL B. Horner B. Dawley 1% 88% Single to LF
b7 4-2 2 1-- O ATL C. Chambliss B. Dawley -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Steve Bedrosian facing 8-9-1
t8 2-4 0 --- O HOU B. Doran S. Bedrosian 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-4 1 --- O HOU L. Pujols S. Bedrosian 2% 93% Strikeout
t8 2-4 2 --- O HOU O. Moreno S. Bedrosian 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Bill Dawley facing 7-8-9
b8 4-2 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Dawley -1% 94% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 4-2 1 --- O ATL B. Benedict B. Dawley -0% 93% Strikeout
b8 4-2 2 --- O ATL S. Bedrosian B. Dawley -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Steve Bedrosian facing 2-3-4
t9 2-4 0 --- HOU T. Scott S. Bedrosian -7% 85% Single to RF
t9 2-4 0 1-- HOU D. Thon S. Bedrosian -15% 70% Single to RF; Scott to 3B
Gene Garber replaces Steve Bedrosian pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-4 0 1-3 R HOU P. Garner G. Garber -14% 56% Single to LF; Scott Scores; Thon to 2B
t9 3-4 0 12- O HOU J. Cruz G. Garber -1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P; Thon to 3B; Garner to 2B
t9 3-4 1 -23 HOU R. Knight G. Garber -1% 54% Intentional Walk
Terry Forster replaces Gene Garber pitching and batting 9th
Denny Walling pinch hits for Bill Dawley (P) batting 7th
Tim Tolman pinch hits for Denny Walling batting 7th
t9 3-4 1 123 OO HOU T. Tolman T. Forster 46% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.

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