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Standings
CHW
@CLE
1
2
CHW
@CLE
5
2
 
(11)
BOS
@NYY
3
4
WSH
@PHA
8
1
DET
@SLB
5
1
PHI
@BRO
6
18
NYG
@BSN
5
1
NYG
@BSN
7
3
STL
@CHC
1
2
 
(14)
PIT
@CIN
2
3
Wednesday, May 5, 1943,
, Braves Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:12
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Giants
5
4-8
 Won 1 
6th, 5 GB
at Braves
1
5-4
 Lost 1 
5th, 3½ GB
W: Cliff Melton (1-1)
L: Lou Tost (0-1)
S: Ace Adams (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  1  0   2  0  0   0  0  2    5  9  1
Braves          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  4  0

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Jurges SS 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 .214 .377 .286 .663 0.039 0.55 0.067 -0.028 0.8 0 2
Johnny Rucker CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .136 .136 .136 .273 -0.093 0.69 0.005 -0.098 -1.6 3 0
Vic Bradford LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .200 .333 .200 .533 -0.054 0.64 0.025 -0.079 0.4 3 0 CS
Buster Maynard RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .158 .200 .368 .568 0.067 0.56 0.120 -0.053 -0.4 4 0 HR
Sid Gordon 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .239 .300 .500 .800 0.115 0.47 0.135 -0.021 1.1 0 1 HR,2B
Mickey Witek 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .333 .373 .396 .768 0.101 0.55 0.115 -0.014 1.2 3 2 2B
Joe Orengo 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .257 .422 .257 .679 0.018 0.53 0.043 -0.025 0.9 10 1
Gus Mancuso C 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .182 .217 .182 .399 -0.027 0.58 0.011 -0.038 0.1 3 0 SH
Cliff Melton P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.030 0.62 0.000 -0.030 -0.4 0 3
   Babe Barna PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .234 .143 .377 -0.020 0.75 0.000 -0.020 -0.3
   Ace Adams P 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.6 1 1
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 6 3 40 .273 .385 .515 .900 0.110 0.57 0.521 -0.412 1.1 27 10
2B: S Gordon (2, off L Tost); M Witek (3, off G Diehl).
HR: B Maynard (2, off L Tost, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); S Gordon (2, off L Tost, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SH: G Mancuso (2, off G Diehl).
TB: S Gordon 6; B Maynard 4; M Witek 3; J Orengo; V Bradford; J Rucker; G Mancuso.
RBI: G Mancuso (1); S Gordon (6); B Maynard (3); M Witek (4); V Bradford (1).
2-out RBI: V Bradford.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
E: J Orengo (2).
Baserunning
CS: V Bradford (1, 2nd base by L Tost/C Kluttz).

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Joost 2B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .381 .314 .695 -0.123 1.39 0.000 -0.123 -0.9 2 4
Whitey Wietelmann SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .226 .273 .258 .531 0.063 0.98 0.089 -0.026 0.7 3 2
   Connie Creeden PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.024 1.02 0.000 -0.024 -0.1
   Connie Ryan 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tommy Holmes CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .171 .237 .229 .465 -0.103 1.05 0.000 -0.103 -0.8 1 0
Chuck Workman RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .385 .417 .801 0.008 0.93 0.063 -0.055 -0.0 4 1
Chet Ross LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .243 .282 .378 .660 -0.043 0.79 0.020 -0.064 -0.4 1 0 2B
Johnny McCarthy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .353 .421 .647 1.068 -0.082 0.78 0.000 -0.082 -0.8 11 1
Clyde Kluttz C 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .409 .458 .455 .913 0.019 1.24 0.055 -0.035 0.3 4 2
Tony Cuccinello 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 -0.094 1.55 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 1 2
Lou Tost P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.026 1.09 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 1
   Jim Tobin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.030 1.36 0.030 0.000 0.2
   Butch Nieman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   George Diehl P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.014 0.55 0.000 -0.014 -0.1 0 5
Team Totals 32 1 4 1 1 3 33 .125 .152 .156 .308 -0.389 1.06 0.257 -0.646 -2.9 27 18
2B: C Ross (2, off C Melton).
TB: C Ross 2; C Workman; C Kluttz; W Wietelmann.
RBI: W Wietelmann (3).
2-out RBI: W Wietelmann.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Workman-W Wietelmann.
Outfield Assists: C Workman (B Jurges at 1st base).

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cliff Melton, W (1-1) 6 4 1 0 1 1 0 3.38 24 62 0.229 1.17 1.6
Ace Adams, S (2) 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.27 9 0 0 0.162 0.74 1.3
Team Totals 9 4 1 0 1 3 0 0.00 33 62 0 0 0.391 1.06 2.9

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lou Tost, L (0-1) 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 5.40 21 44 -0.141 0.71 -0.9
George Diehl 4 4 2 2 3 1 0 4.50 19 0 0 0.032 0.41 -0.3
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 6 3 2 5.00 40 44 0 0 -0.109 0.57 -1.1
Balks: None.
WP: C Melton (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Ziggy Sears, 2B - (none), 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Giants         Boston Braves
1 Billy Jurges SS 1 Eddie Joost 2B
2 Johnny Rucker CF 2 Whitey Wietelmann SS
3 Vic Bradford LF 3 Tommy Holmes CF
4 Buster Maynard RF 4 Chuck Workman RF
5 Sid Gordon 3B 5 Chet Ross LF
6 Mickey Witek 2B 6 Johnny McCarthy 1B
7 Joe Orengo 1B 7 Clyde Kluttz C
8 Gus Mancuso C 8 Tony Cuccinello 3B
9 Cliff Melton P 9 Lou Tost P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-0 1 --- R NYG B. Maynard L. Tost 12% 74% Home Run (Deep RF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- R NYG M. Witek L. Tost 10% 62% Single to CF; Gordon Scores
t4 2-0 1 --- R NYG S. Gordon L. Tost 9% 83% Home Run (Deep RF)
b5 0-3 2 1-3 R BSN W. Wietelmann C. Melton -9% 75% Single to RF; Kluttz Scores/unER; Nieman to 2B
b5 1-3 2 12- O BSN T. Holmes C. Melton 6% 80% Groundout: P-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Lou Tost facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYG B. Jurges L. Tost 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYG J. Rucker L. Tost -3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYG V. Bradford L. Tost -3% 48% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYG B. Maynard L. Tost -2% 45% Bradford Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BSN E. Joost C. Melton 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BSN W. Wietelmann C. Melton 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BSN T. Holmes C. Melton 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Lou Tost facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYG B. Maynard L. Tost -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- NYG S. Gordon L. Tost 4% 52% Double to LF
t2 0-0 1 -2- R NYG M. Witek L. Tost 10% 62% Single to CF; Gordon Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-- O NYG J. Orengo L. Tost -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 1-0 2 1-- O NYG G. Mancuso L. Tost -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- BSN C. Workman C. Melton -4% 53% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- O BSN C. Ross C. Melton 4% 57% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-1 1 1-- BSN J. McCarthy C. Melton -2% 55% Wild Pitch; Workman to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O BSN J. McCarthy C. Melton 4% 59% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 -2- BSN C. Kluttz C. Melton -1% 58% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- O BSN T. Cuccinello C. Melton 5% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Lou Tost facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O NYG C. Melton L. Tost -2% 61% Strikeout (C-1B)
t3 1-0 1 --- NYG B. Jurges L. Tost 2% 63% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-- OO NYG J. Rucker L. Tost -5% 58% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O BSN L. Tost C. Melton 3% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O BSN E. Joost C. Melton 2% 63% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 --- O BSN W. Wietelmann C. Melton 1% 64% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Lou Tost facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O NYG V. Bradford L. Tost -2% 62% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 1 --- R NYG B. Maynard L. Tost 12% 74% Home Run (Deep RF)
t4 2-0 1 --- R NYG S. Gordon L. Tost 9% 83% Home Run (Deep RF)
t4 3-0 1 --- O NYG M. Witek L. Tost -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-0 2 --- NYG J. Orengo L. Tost 1% 83% Walk
t4 3-0 2 1-- O NYG G. Mancuso L. Tost -1% 82% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes C. Melton 2% 84% Lineout: CF
b4 0-3 1 --- O BSN C. Workman C. Melton 1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-3 2 --- BSN C. Ross C. Melton -2% 83% Double to LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-3 2 -2- O BSN J. McCarthy C. Melton 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lou Tost facing 9-1-2
t5 3-0 0 --- O NYG C. Melton L. Tost -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- O NYG B. Jurges L. Tost -1% 84% Flyball: LF
t5 3-0 2 --- NYG J. Rucker L. Tost 1% 85% Single to RF
t5 3-0 2 1-- O NYG V. Bradford L. Tost -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- BSN C. Kluttz C. Melton -4% 80% Single to P
b5 0-3 0 1-- O BSN T. Cuccinello C. Melton 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B; Kluttz to 2B
Jim Tobin pinch hits for Lou Tost (P) batting 9th
b5 0-3 1 -2- BSN J. Tobin C. Melton -3% 79% Reached on E3 (Pop Fly)
Butch Nieman pinch runs for Jim Tobin (PH) batting 9th
b5 0-3 1 12- O BSN E. Joost C. Melton 5% 84% Flyball: RF; Kluttz to 3B
b5 0-3 2 1-3 R BSN W. Wietelmann C. Melton -9% 75% Single to RF; Kluttz Scores/unER; Nieman to 2B
b5 1-3 2 12- O BSN T. Holmes C. Melton 6% 80% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' George Diehl facing 4-5-6
George Diehl replaces Butch Nieman (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-1 0 --- O NYG B. Maynard G. Diehl -1% 79% Foul Flyball: C
t6 3-1 1 --- O NYG S. Gordon G. Diehl -1% 78% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 2 --- O NYG M. Witek G. Diehl -1% 77% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- O BSN C. Workman C. Melton 3% 81% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-3 1 --- O BSN C. Ross C. Melton 2% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 2 --- O BSN J. McCarthy C. Melton 1% 84% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' George Diehl facing 7-8-9
t7 3-1 0 --- NYG J. Orengo G. Diehl 2% 86% Walk
t7 3-1 0 1-- O NYG G. Mancuso G. Diehl -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Orengo to 2B
Babe Barna pinch hits for Cliff Melton (P) batting 9th
t7 3-1 1 -2- O NYG B. Barna G. Diehl -2% 83% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 -2- O NYG B. Jurges G. Diehl -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Ace Adams facing 7-8-9
Ace Adams replaces Babe Barna (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-3 0 --- O BSN C. Kluttz A. Adams 4% 85% Lineout: LF
b7 1-3 1 --- O BSN T. Cuccinello A. Adams 2% 87% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- O BSN G. Diehl A. Adams 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' George Diehl facing 2-3-4
t8 3-1 0 --- O NYG J. Rucker G. Diehl -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- NYG V. Bradford G. Diehl 1% 88% Walk
t8 3-1 1 1-- O NYG B. Maynard G. Diehl -1% 87% Flyball: RF
t8 3-1 2 1-- O NYG S. Gordon G. Diehl -1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Ace Adams facing 1-2-3
b8 1-3 0 --- O BSN E. Joost A. Adams 4% 90% Lineout: CF
Connie Creeden pinch hits for Whitey Wietelmann (SS) batting 2nd
b8 1-3 1 --- O BSN C. Creeden A. Adams 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-3 2 --- O BSN T. Holmes A. Adams 1% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' George Diehl facing 6-7-8
Connie Ryan replaces Connie Creeden (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
Eddie Joost moves from 2B to SS
t9 3-1 0 --- NYG M. Witek G. Diehl 2% 96% Double to CF
t9 3-1 0 -2- NYG J. Orengo G. Diehl 2% 97% Single to 3B/Bunt; Witek to 3B
t9 3-1 0 1-3 R NYG G. Mancuso G. Diehl 1% 98% Single to CF; Witek Scores; Orengo to 2B
t9 4-1 0 12- O NYG A. Adams G. Diehl -1% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Mancuso to 2B
t9 4-1 1 12- NYG B. Jurges G. Diehl 1% 98% Walk; Mancuso to 3B; Adams to 2B
t9 4-1 1 123 O NYG J. Rucker G. Diehl -1% 98% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Adams to 3B; Jurges to 2B
t9 4-1 2 123 R NYG V. Bradford G. Diehl 1% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Adams Scores; Jurges to 3B; Rucker to 2B
t9 5-1 2 123 O NYG B. Maynard G. Diehl -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Giants' Ace Adams facing 4-5-6
b9 1-5 0 --- O BSN C. Workman A. Adams 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 1-5 1 --- O BSN C. Ross A. Adams 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-5 2 --- O BSN J. McCarthy A. Adams 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 1.

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