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Scores
Standings
WSH
@CHW
4
5
NYY
@CLE
0
4
BOS
@DET
18
3
BAL
@KCA
2
3
MLN
@BRO
0
3
CIN
@NYG
10
2
STL
@PIT
7
5
Thursday, August 2, 1956,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 3,949, Time of Game: 2:16
Senators
4
40-61
 Lost 1 
7th, 27½ GB
at White Sox
5
49-46
 Won 1 
4th, 15½ GB
W: Ellis Kinder (3-1)
L: Bob Wiesler (3-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        0  0  2   0  1  0   1  0  0    4  9  0
White Sox       0  0  2   0  0  3   0  0  X    5  6  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .251 .434 .380 .814 -0.073 1.28 0.059 -0.132 -0.5 3 1
Whitey Herzog CF 5 3 4 1 0 0 5 .260 .316 .381 .697 0.171 1.19 0.245 -0.074 1.7 3 0 HR,3B,SB
Pete Runnels 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .294 .358 .420 .779 0.103 1.36 0.156 -0.053 0.6 5 2 SF
Roy Sievers LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .250 .375 .475 .849 0.075 1.15 0.142 -0.068 1.0 1 0 HR
Jim Lemon RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .348 .485 .834 -0.153 1.36 0.010 -0.163 -1.2 3 0 GDP
Herb Plews 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .271 .362 .305 .667 -0.125 1.19 0.000 -0.125 -1.0 2 2
Lou Berberet C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .411 .437 .848 -0.104 1.02 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 3 2
Jose Valdivielso SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .236 .322 .342 .664 -0.020 0.69 0.027 -0.047 -0.0 2 3
Bob Wiesler P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .069 .069 .103 .172 -0.036 0.76 0.015 -0.051 -0.4 2 0
   Bud Byerly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Clint Courtney PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .330 .402 .482 .884 -0.075 2.90 0.000 -0.075 -0.2
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 4 5 38 .273 .342 .515 .857 -0.237 1.17 0.654 -0.892 -0.8 24 11
3B: W Herzog (5, off B Keegan).
HR: R Sievers (20, off B Keegan, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); W Herzog (4, off B Keegan, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: P Runnels (3, off B Keegan).
TB: W Herzog 9; R Sievers 5; B Wiesler; P Runnels; J Lemon.
GIDP: J Lemon (13).
RBI: P Runnels 2 (50); W Herzog (26); R Sievers (64).
2-out RBI: R Sievers.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Berberet-E Yost; J Valdivielso-H Plews-P Runnels.
Baserunning
SB: W Herzog (4, 2nd base off B Keegan/L Moss).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sammy Esposito 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .224 .371 .291 .662 -0.126 0.98 0.000 -0.126 -1.2 1 2
Nellie Fox 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .301 .349 .377 .726 -0.027 0.79 0.016 -0.043 -0.2 2 3
Larry Doby CF 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .263 .390 .430 .820 0.278 1.14 0.289 -0.011 2.5 4 0 2B
   Jim Delsing PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .054 .286 .054 .340 -0.029 0.93 0.000 -0.029 -0.6 1 0 CS
Minnie Minoso LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .295 .412 .453 .865 -0.031 1.39 0.065 -0.096 0.3 1 0
Walt Dropo 1B 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .244 .344 .333 .678 0.130 1.39 0.159 -0.029 0.8 8 0
Les Moss C 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .229 .308 .529 .836 0.195 1.94 0.364 -0.169 0.5 5 0 HR,GDP
Jim Rivera RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .273 .359 .398 .757 -0.081 0.99 0.014 -0.096 -0.7 2 1 CS
Luis Aparicio SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .253 .282 .313 .595 0.030 0.92 0.068 -0.039 0.2 2 3 2B
Bob Keegan P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .063 .211 .063 .273 -0.022 1.49 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0
   Jim McDonald P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 1.35 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 0 0
   Ellis Kinder P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 27 5 6 5 6 2 33 .222 .364 .407 .771 0.262 1.20 0.975 -0.715 0.8 27 9
2B: L Aparicio (10, off B Wiesler); L Doby (11, off B Wiesler).
HR: L Moss (7, off B Wiesler, 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: L Moss 4; L Doby 3; L Aparicio 2; W Dropo 2.
GIDP: L Moss (3).
RBI: L Moss 3 (12); L Doby 2 (62).
2-out RBI: L Doby 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Aparicio-N Fox-W Dropo.
Outfield Assists: J Rivera (E Yost at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: J Rivera (5, 3rd base by B Byerly/L Berberet); J Delsing (1, 3rd base by B Byerly/L Berberet).

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Wiesler, L (3-9) 5.1 5 5 5 5 1 1 6.48 25 34 -0.373 1.38 -2.4
Bud Byerly 2.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.47 8 1 0 0.111 0.71 1.6
Team Totals 8 6 5 5 6 2 1 5.62 33 34 1 0 -0.262 1.20 -0.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Keegan 4.1 7 3 3 2 2 2 3.50 22 37 -0.144 0.86 -0.9
Jim McDonald 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 10.38 8 1 0 -0.043 1.25 -0.1
Ellis Kinder, W (3-1) 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.19 8 1 0 0.424 1.99 1.8
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 5 2 4.00 38 37 2 0 0.237 1.17 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Charlie Berry, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 3,949.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Chicago White Sox
1 Eddie Yost 3B 1 Sammy Esposito 3B
2 Whitey Herzog CF 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Pete Runnels 1B 3 Larry Doby CF
4 Roy Sievers LF 4 Minnie Minoso LF
5 Jim Lemon RF 5 Walt Dropo 1B
6 Herb Plews 2B 6 Les Moss C
7 Lou Berberet C 7 Jim Rivera RF
8 Jose Valdivielso SS 8 Luis Aparicio SS
9 Bob Wiesler P 9 Bob Keegan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-3 1 12- RRR CHW L. Moss B. Wiesler 36% 83% Home Run; Doby Scores; Dropo Scores
b3 0-2 2 1-3 RR CHW L. Doby B. Wiesler 21% 54% Double to RF; Aparicio Scores; Fox Scores
t5 2-2 0 --- R WSH W. Herzog B. Keegan -14% 36% Home Run
t7 3-5 1 -2- R WSH P. Runnels J. McDonald -13% 65% Single to RF; Herzog Scores; Runnels to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 1-0 2 --- R WSH R. Sievers B. Keegan -11% 32% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Bob Keegan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Keegan 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- WSH W. Herzog B. Keegan -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O WSH P. Runnels B. Keegan 3% 53% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- WSH R. Sievers B. Keegan -1% 52% Herzog Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- WSH R. Sievers B. Keegan -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O WSH J. Lemon B. Keegan 4% 55% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW S. Esposito B. Wiesler -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Wiesler -2% 51% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW L. Doby B. Wiesler -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Bob Keegan facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O WSH H. Plews B. Keegan 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O WSH L. Berberet B. Keegan 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 2 --- WSH J. Valdivielso B. Keegan -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O WSH B. Wiesler B. Keegan 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CHW M. Minoso B. Wiesler 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- CHW W. Dropo B. Wiesler 6% 64% Walk; Minoso to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- OO CHW L. Moss B. Wiesler -11% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Minoso to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O CHW J. Rivera B. Wiesler -4% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Bob Keegan facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Keegan 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- WSH W. Herzog B. Keegan -8% 45% Triple to CF
t3 0-0 1 --3 RO WSH P. Runnels B. Keegan -2% 43% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Herzog Scores
t3 1-0 2 --- R WSH R. Sievers B. Keegan -11% 32% Home Run
t3 2-0 2 --- WSH J. Lemon B. Keegan -1% 31% Single to LF
t3 2-0 2 1-- O WSH H. Plews B. Keegan 2% 33% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio B. Wiesler 7% 40% Double to CF
b3 0-2 0 -2- O CHW B. Keegan B. Wiesler -2% 38% Groundout: 1B-P; Aparicio to 3B
b3 0-2 1 --3 O CHW S. Esposito B. Wiesler -6% 31% Popfly: SS
b3 0-2 2 --3 CHW N. Fox B. Wiesler 2% 33% Walk
b3 0-2 2 1-3 RR CHW L. Doby B. Wiesler 21% 54% Double to RF; Aparicio Scores; Fox Scores
b3 2-2 2 -2- O CHW M. Minoso B. Wiesler -4% 50% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Bob Keegan facing 7-8-9
t4 2-2 0 --- O WSH L. Berberet B. Keegan 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 2-2 1 --- O WSH J. Valdivielso B. Keegan 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t4 2-2 2 --- WSH B. Wiesler B. Keegan -2% 53% Single to CF
t4 2-2 2 1-- O WSH E. Yost B. Keegan 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- CHW W. Dropo B. Wiesler 4% 60% Single to 3B
b4 2-2 0 1-- O CHW L. Moss B. Wiesler -4% 56% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 1 1-- O CHW J. Rivera B. Wiesler -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 2-2 2 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Wiesler -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Bob Keegan facing 2-3-4
t5 2-2 0 --- R WSH W. Herzog B. Keegan -14% 36% Home Run
t5 3-2 0 --- O WSH P. Runnels B. Keegan 2% 39% Flyball: CF
t5 3-2 1 --- WSH R. Sievers B. Keegan -3% 36% Single to CF
Jim McDonald replaces Bob Keegan pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-2 1 1-- OO WSH J. Lemon J. McDonald 6% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- O CHW J. McDonald B. Wiesler -3% 38% Popfly: 3B
b5 2-3 1 --- O CHW S. Esposito B. Wiesler -2% 36% Lineout: CF
b5 2-3 2 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Wiesler -2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Jim McDonald facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- O WSH H. Plews J. McDonald 3% 37% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-2 1 --- O WSH L. Berberet J. McDonald 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-2 2 --- WSH J. Valdivielso J. McDonald -1% 37% Walk
t6 3-2 2 1-- O WSH B. Wiesler J. McDonald 3% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- CHW L. Doby B. Wiesler 6% 46% Walk
b6 2-3 0 1-- O CHW M. Minoso B. Wiesler -6% 40% Popfly: C
b6 2-3 1 1-- CHW W. Dropo B. Wiesler 6% 47% Single to LF; Doby to 2B
b6 2-3 1 12- RRR CHW L. Moss B. Wiesler 36% 83% Home Run; Doby Scores; Dropo Scores
b6 5-3 1 --- CHW J. Rivera B. Wiesler 1% 84% Walk
Bud Byerly replaces Bob Wiesler pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-3 1 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Byerly -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B; Rivera to 2B
b6 5-3 2 -2- O CHW J. McDonald B. Byerly -2% 81% Rivera Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Jim McDonald facing 1-2-3
t7 3-5 0 --- WSH E. Yost J. McDonald -6% 75% Walk
t7 3-5 0 1-- O WSH W. Herzog J. McDonald 4% 79% Single to RF; Yost out at 3B/RF-3B; Herzog to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 3-5 1 -2- R WSH P. Runnels J. McDonald -13% 65% Single to RF; Herzog Scores; Runnels to 2B/Adv on throw
Ellis Kinder replaces Jim McDonald pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-5 1 -2- O WSH R. Sievers E. Kinder 7% 72% Popfly: SS
t7 4-5 2 -2- O WSH J. Lemon E. Kinder 6% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 4, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Senators' Bud Byerly facing 9-1-2
b7 5-4 0 --- O CHW E. Kinder B. Byerly -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-4 1 --- O CHW S. Esposito B. Byerly -1% 75% Flyball: CF
b7 5-4 2 --- O CHW N. Fox B. Byerly -1% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 4, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 4-5, White Sox' Ellis Kinder facing 6-7-8
t8 4-5 0 --- O WSH H. Plews E. Kinder 6% 80% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-5 1 --- O WSH L. Berberet E. Kinder 4% 84% Flyball: LF
t8 4-5 2 --- O WSH J. Valdivielso E. Kinder 3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 4, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Senators' Bud Byerly facing 3-4-5
b8 5-4 0 --- CHW L. Doby B. Byerly 2% 88% Single to LF
Jim Delsing pinch runs for Larry Doby (CF) batting 3rd
b8 5-4 0 1-- CHW M. Minoso B. Byerly 3% 91% Walk; Delsing to 2B
b8 5-4 0 12- OO CHW W. Dropo B. Byerly -6% 86% Double Play: Strikeout, Delsing Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Minoso to 2B
b8 5-4 2 -2- O CHW L. Moss B. Byerly -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 4, White Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 4-5, White Sox' Ellis Kinder facing 9-1-2
Jim Delsing moves from PR to CF
Clint Courtney pinch hits for Bud Byerly (P) batting 9th
t9 4-5 0 --- O WSH C. Courtney E. Kinder 8% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 4-5 1 --- O WSH E. Yost E. Kinder 6% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-5 2 --- O WSH W. Herzog E. Kinder 4% 100% Popfly: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 4, White Sox 5.

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