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Scores
Standings
CLE
@DET
9
3
BOS
@NYY
7
2
CHW
@SLB
2
7
NYG
@BSN
3
2
STL
@CHC
2
3
BRO
@PHI
3
0
CIN
@PIT
6
16
Saturday, September 25, 1948,
, Braves Field
Attendance: 15,377, Time of Game: 1:49
Giants
3
76-72
 Won 1 
5th, 11 GB
at Braves
2
86-60
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Sheldon Jones (16-8)
L: Johnny Sain (22-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          1  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  7  0
Braves          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2 12  2

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jack Lohrke 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .245 .324 .346 .670 -0.014 0.73 0.060 -0.074 -0.3 2 5 2B
Whitey Lockman CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .287 .362 .456 .818 -0.042 0.76 0.027 -0.069 -0.4 3 0
Sid Gordon 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .300 .391 .540 .930 0.086 0.73 0.112 -0.026 0.8 1 1 HBP
Johnny Mize 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .291 .397 .567 .963 -0.096 0.93 0.000 -0.096 -1.1 8 1
Willard Marshall RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .354 .422 .776 0.004 0.81 0.049 -0.045 0.1 4 0
Bobby Thomson LF 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .305 .412 .717 0.009 1.05 0.115 -0.106 -0.1 3 0 2B
Sal Yvars C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .130 .259 .174 .433 -0.114 1.03 0.000 -0.114 -1.1 2 2
Buddy Kerr SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .239 .315 .284 .599 -0.036 1.18 0.020 -0.057 -0.5 2 3 SB,IW
Sheldon Jones P 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .203 .215 .281 .497 0.148 1.07 0.169 -0.021 1.1 2 2 2B
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 3 1 37 .212 .297 .303 .600 -0.055 0.92 0.552 -0.608 -1.5 27 14
2B: J Lohrke (12, off J Sain); S Jones (3, off J Sain); B Thomson (19, off J Sain).
IBB: B Kerr (3, by J Sain).
HBP: S Gordon (3, by J Sain).
TB: S Jones 3; S Gordon 2; J Lohrke 2; B Thomson 2; W Marshall.
RBI: S Jones 2 (6); S Gordon (107).
2-out RBI: S Jones 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Gordon-S Yvars; B Kerr-J Mize.
Baserunning
SB: B Kerr (9, 2nd base off J Sain/P Masi).

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Holmes RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .321 .373 .434 .807 -0.180 1.59 0.038 -0.218 -1.3 2 0
Al Dark SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .324 .359 .434 .793 -0.034 1.27 0.059 -0.093 0.1 3 1
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .376 .404 .780 -0.125 1.25 0.000 -0.125 -0.9 13 0
Bob Elliott 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .428 .467 .895 0.067 1.51 0.134 -0.067 -0.2 1 6
Jeff Heath LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .320 .406 .578 .984 0.262 1.86 0.301 -0.039 1.3 3 1 HR
Mike McCormick CF 4 1 4 0 0 0 4 .301 .360 .405 .764 0.335 2.22 0.335 0.000 1.6 1 0
Phil Masi C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .318 .348 .666 -0.611 2.74 0.106 -0.716 -2.2 2 0 CS
Sibby Sisti 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .241 .332 .288 .620 0.079 1.97 0.137 -0.058 0.4 2 4
   Bill Salkeld PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .386 .433 .819 -0.170 6.63 0.000 -0.170 -0.4
Johnny Sain P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .205 .212 .250 .462 0.012 1.01 0.038 -0.026 0.0 0 1
   Ray Sanders PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.190 4.47 0.000 -0.190 -1.0 GDP
   Nels Potter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .429 .441 .870 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 12 1 0 1 35 .343 .343 .429 .771 -0.555 1.98 1.148 -1.702 -2.5 27 13
HR: J Heath (19, off S Jones, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Heath 5; M McCormick 4; T Holmes; A Dark; J Sain; S Sisti; B Elliott; P Masi.
GIDP: R Sanders (1).
RBI: J Heath (74).
2-out RBI: J Heath.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Heath-S Sisti.
E: S Sisti (14); B Elliott (23).
Outfield Assists: J Heath (W Marshall at 1st base).
Baserunning
CS: P Masi (6, Home by S Jones/S Yvars).
Pickoffs: T Holmes (2nd base by S Yvars).

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sheldon Jones, W (16-8) 9 12 2 2 0 1 1 3.37 35 56 0.555 1.98 2.5
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 0 1 1 2.00 35 56 0.555 1.98 2.5

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Sain, L (22-15) 7 7 3 1 2 1 0 2.63 31 54 -0.034 0.96 0.5
Nels Potter 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.02 6 0 0 0.088 0.70 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 3 1 3 1 0 1.00 37 54 0 0 0.054 0.92 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Sain (2).
HBP: J Sain (5; S Gordon).
IBB: J Sain (2; B Kerr).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - George Barr, 2B - Frank Dascoli, 3B - Lee Ballanfant.
Time of Game: 1:49.
Attendance: 15,377.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Giants         Boston Braves
1 Jack Lohrke 2B 1 Tommy Holmes RF
2 Whitey Lockman CF 2 Al Dark SS
3 Sid Gordon 3B 3 Earl Torgeson 1B
4 Johnny Mize 1B 4 Bob Elliott 3B
5 Willard Marshall RF 5 Jeff Heath LF
6 Bobby Thomson LF 6 Mike McCormick CF
7 Sal Yvars C 7 Phil Masi C
8 Buddy Kerr SS 8 Sibby Sisti 2B
9 Sheldon Jones P 9 Johnny Sain P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 0 123 OO BSN P. Masi S. Jones 57% 83% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-C; McCormick to 2B
b9 2-3 0 12- BSN M. McCormick S. Jones -22% 26% Single to 3B; Heath to 2B; Elliott to 3B
b7 1-3 0 123 ROO BSN R. Sanders S. Jones 19% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Masi to 3B; McCormick Scores
b9 2-3 0 1-- BSN J. Heath S. Jones -18% 48% Single to P; Elliott to 2B
b9 2-3 2 12- O BSN B. Salkeld S. Jones 17% 100% Flyball: LF

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' Johnny Sain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYG J. Lohrke J. Sain 6% 56% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O NYG W. Lockman J. Sain -4% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R NYG S. Gordon J. Sain 8% 60% Single to LF; Lohrke Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- O NYG J. Mize J. Sain -2% 58% Popfly: 1B
t1 1-0 2 1-- O NYG W. Marshall J. Sain -2% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- BSN T. Holmes S. Jones -4% 52% Single to 2B
b1 0-1 0 1-- BSN A. Dark S. Jones -6% 46% Single to LF; Holmes to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 9% 55% Holmes Picked off 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-1 1 1-- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 3% 58% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- NYG B. Thomson J. Sain 3% 64% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t2 1-0 0 1-- O NYG S. Yvars J. Sain -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B; Thomson to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- O NYG B. Kerr J. Sain -3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Thomson to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 R NYG S. Jones J. Sain 9% 69% Double to RF; Thomson Scores/unER
t2 2-0 2 -2- O NYG J. Lohrke J. Sain -3% 66% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O BSN J. Heath S. Jones 2% 69% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- BSN M. McCormick S. Jones -3% 66% Single to LF
b2 0-2 1 1-- O BSN P. Masi S. Jones 3% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-2 2 1-- O BSN S. Sisti S. Jones 2% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- NYG W. Lockman J. Sain 3% 74% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- O NYG S. Gordon J. Sain -3% 72% Lineout: LF
t3 2-0 1 1-- O NYG J. Mize J. Sain -2% 70% Flyball: RF
t3 2-0 2 1-- NYG W. Marshall J. Sain 2% 71% Single to CF; Lockman to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- O NYG B. Thomson J. Sain -3% 68% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O BSN J. Sain S. Jones 3% 70% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 2% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-2 2 --- O BSN A. Dark S. Jones 1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O NYG S. Yvars J. Sain -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- O NYG B. Kerr J. Sain -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O NYG S. Jones J. Sain -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- R BSN J. Heath S. Jones -12% 63% Home Run
b4 1-2 2 --- BSN M. McCormick S. Jones -2% 61% Single to CF
b4 1-2 2 1-- O BSN P. Masi S. Jones 3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- O NYG J. Lohrke J. Sain -2% 62% Popfly: 2B
t5 2-1 1 --- O NYG W. Lockman J. Sain -2% 60% Strikeout
t5 2-1 2 --- NYG S. Gordon J. Sain 1% 61% Hit By Pitch
t5 2-1 2 1-- O NYG J. Mize J. Sain -2% 59% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- O BSN S. Sisti S. Jones 3% 62% Flyball: RF
b5 1-2 1 --- BSN J. Sain S. Jones -4% 59% Single
b5 1-2 1 1-- O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 4% 63% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 2 1-- O BSN A. Dark S. Jones 4% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O NYG W. Marshall J. Sain -2% 64% Popfly: SS
t6 2-1 1 --- NYG B. Thomson J. Sain 8% 72% Double to LF; Thomson to 3B/Adv on E4 (throw)
t6 2-1 1 --3 O NYG S. Yvars J. Sain -7% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-1 2 --3 NYG B. Kerr J. Sain 1% 66% Intentional Walk
t6 2-1 2 1-3 NYG S. Jones J. Sain 1% 67% Kerr Steals 2B
t6 2-1 2 -23 RO NYG S. Jones J. Sain 7% 75% Single to 2B; Kerr out at Hm/2B-C; Thomson Scores/unER
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 3-4-5
b6 1-3 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 3% 78% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 1 --- O BSN B. Elliott S. Jones 2% 81% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 2 --- O BSN J. Heath S. Jones 1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- O NYG J. Lohrke J. Sain -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O NYG W. Lockman J. Sain -1% 79% Popfly: 3B
t7 3-1 2 --- NYG S. Gordon J. Sain 1% 80% Single to LF
t7 3-1 2 1-- NYG J. Mize J. Sain 1% 81% Wild Pitch; Gordon to 2B
t7 3-1 2 -2- O NYG J. Mize J. Sain -2% 79% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- BSN M. McCormick S. Jones -7% 72% Single to CF
b7 1-3 0 1-- BSN P. Masi S. Jones -11% 61% Single to CF; McCormick to 2B
b7 1-3 0 12- BSN S. Sisti S. Jones -14% 48% Single to SS/Bunt; Masi to 2B; McCormick to 3B
Ray Sanders pinch hits for Johnny Sain (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 0 123 ROO BSN R. Sanders S. Jones 19% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Masi to 3B; McCormick Scores
b7 2-3 2 --3 O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 8% 75% Masi Caught Stealing Hm (C-P)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Nels Potter facing 5-6-7
Nels Potter replaces Ray Sanders (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- NYG W. Marshall N. Potter 3% 78% Walk
t8 3-2 0 1-- OO NYG B. Thomson N. Potter -7% 71% Double Play: Foul Flyball: LF-2B
t8 3-2 2 --- O NYG S. Yvars N. Potter -1% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 1-2-3
b8 2-3 0 --- O BSN T. Holmes S. Jones 6% 76% Foul Flyball: LF
b8 2-3 1 --- O BSN A. Dark S. Jones 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-3 2 --- O BSN E. Torgeson S. Jones 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Nels Potter facing 8-9-1
t9 3-2 0 --- O NYG B. Kerr N. Potter -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O NYG S. Jones N. Potter -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-2 2 --- O NYG J. Lohrke N. Potter -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Sheldon Jones facing 4-5-6
b9 2-3 0 --- BSN B. Elliott S. Jones -13% 67% Single to CF
b9 2-3 0 1-- BSN J. Heath S. Jones -18% 48% Single to P; Elliott to 2B
b9 2-3 0 12- BSN M. McCormick S. Jones -22% 26% Single to 3B; Heath to 2B; Elliott to 3B
b9 2-3 0 123 OO BSN P. Masi S. Jones 57% 83% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-C; McCormick to 2B
Bill Salkeld pinch hits for Sibby Sisti (2B) batting 8th
b9 2-3 2 12- O BSN B. Salkeld S. Jones 17% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.

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