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Scores
Standings
DET
@CHW
10
4
 
(8)
PHA
@WSH
2
4
STL
@CIN
2
7
STL
@CIN
5
1
CHC
@PIT
7
12
Saturday, May 25, 1940, 4:04PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 19,730, Time of Game: 1:58
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Cardinals
5
11-18
 Won 1 
6th, 8½ GB
at Reds
1
19-9
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Bill McGee (4-2)
L: Gene Thompson (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       3  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    5  9  1
Reds            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  1

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Lake 2B 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .244 .340 .463 .804 0.054 0.51 0.087 -0.033 1.6 1 3 2B,SB
Stu Martin 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .270 .331 .434 .765 0.053 0.78 0.108 -0.055 0.3 1 0 2B
Enos Slaughter RF 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .266 .336 .363 .699 0.068 0.78 0.132 -0.064 0.1 2 0 HR
Joe Medwick LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .353 .505 .858 0.003 0.59 0.046 -0.043 -0.2 6 0 2B
Johnny Mize 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .319 .406 .716 1.122 -0.006 0.46 0.015 -0.021 -0.3 6 0
Terry Moore CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .282 .452 .734 -0.086 0.68 0.000 -0.086 -1.3 5 0
Joe Orengo SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .415 .478 .732 1.210 0.048 0.56 0.078 -0.030 0.4 2 2
Mickey Owen C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .364 .440 .409 .849 -0.028 0.39 0.010 -0.037 0.1 4 1 2B
Bill McGee P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .133 .133 .200 .333 0.021 0.44 0.048 -0.027 -0.2 0 0 2B
Team Totals 37 5 9 5 2 3 39 .243 .282 .459 .742 0.127 0.58 0.524 -0.396 0.6 27 6
2B: S Martin (4, off G Thompson); B McGee (1, off G Thompson); J Medwick (8, off G Thompson); M Owen (1, off M Shoffner); E Lake (3, off M Shoffner).
HR: E Slaughter (1, off G Thompson, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: E Slaughter 4; E Lake 4; J Medwick 2; B McGee 2; S Martin 2; M Owen 2; J Orengo.
RBI: E Slaughter 3 (7); E Lake (7); J Orengo (8).
2-out RBI: J Orengo.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
E: B McGee (1).
Baserunning
SB: E Lake (1, 2nd base off G Thompson/W Hershberger).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Werber 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .365 .462 .827 -0.081 0.82 0.000 -0.081 -0.7 0 1
Lonny Frey 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .331 .286 .616 -0.030 0.94 0.037 -0.067 -0.4 1 3
Ival Goodman RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .252 .336 .396 .732 -0.036 0.98 0.050 -0.086 -0.2 3 0 SB
Frank McCormick 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .283 .338 .483 .822 -0.055 0.96 0.011 -0.067 -0.4 15 0
Willard Hershberger C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .458 .519 .583 1.102 0.061 1.06 0.116 -0.055 0.7 2 0
Johnny Rizzo LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .277 .365 .369 .734 -0.031 1.08 0.033 -0.064 -0.3 3 0
Harry Craft CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .286 .420 .706 -0.118 1.15 0.000 -0.118 -1.3 3 0
Billy Myers SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .182 .308 .273 .580 -0.084 0.83 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 0 6
Gene Thompson P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .211 .250 .316 .566 0.019 0.77 0.036 -0.017 0.1 0 2
   Milt Shoffner P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.017 0.69 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 2 3 35 .182 .229 .182 .410 -0.372 0.96 0.283 -0.656 -3.4 27 12
TB: I Goodman 2; W Hershberger 2; G Thompson; L Frey.
RBI: W Hershberger (7).
2-out RBI: W Hershberger.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: W Hershberger (1).
Baserunning
SB: I Goodman (1, 2nd base off B McGee/M Owen).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill McGee, W (4-2) 9 6 1 1 2 3 0 3.54 35 72 0.373 0.96 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 3 0 1.00 35 72 0.373 0.96 3.4

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gene Thompson, L (5-3) 6.1 7 4 4 2 2 1 4.17 29 43 -0.160 0.69 -1.5
Milt Shoffner 2.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.74 10 2 0 0.033 0.28 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 2 3 1 5.00 39 43 2 0 -0.127 0.58 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Ballanfant, 1B - Babe Pinelli, 2B - (none), 3B - Bick Campbell.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 19,730.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Cloudy, Rain.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Cincinnati Reds
1 Eddie Lake 2B 1 Billy Werber 3B
2 Stu Martin 3B 2 Lonny Frey 2B
3 Enos Slaughter RF 3 Ival Goodman RF
4 Joe Medwick LF 4 Frank McCormick 1B
5 Johnny Mize 1B 5 Willard Hershberge C
6 Terry Moore CF 6 Johnny Rizzo LF
7 Joe Orengo SS 7 Harry Craft CF
8 Mickey Owen C 8 Billy Myers SS
9 Bill McGee P 9 Gene Thompson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 -23 RRR STL E. Slaughter G. Thompson 13% 77% Home Run; Lake Scores; Martin Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL S. Martin G. Thompson 10% 64% Double to CF; Lake to 3B
b1 0-3 2 12- R CIN W. Hershberger B. McGee -9% 66% Single to CF; Goodman Scores; McCormick to 2B
t6 3-1 2 --3 R STL J. Orengo G. Thompson 8% 86% Single to LF; Medwick Scores
b1 1-3 2 123 O CIN H. Craft B. McGee 8% 70% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL E. Lake G. Thompson 4% 54% Single to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL S. Martin G. Thompson 10% 64% Double to CF; Lake to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 RRR STL E. Slaughter G. Thompson 13% 77% Home Run; Lake Scores; Martin Scores
t1 3-0 0 --- O STL J. Medwick G. Thompson -1% 76% Flyball: RF
t1 3-0 1 --- STL J. Mize G. Thompson 1% 77% Walk
t1 3-0 1 1-- O STL T. Moore G. Thompson -2% 75% Strikeout
t1 3-0 2 1-- O STL J. Orengo G. Thompson -1% 74% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O CIN B. Werber B. McGee 2% 76% Flyball: RF
b1 0-3 1 --- O CIN L. Frey B. McGee 1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- CIN I. Goodman B. McGee -1% 76% Single to 2B
b1 0-3 2 1-- CIN F. McCormick B. McGee -1% 76% Goodman Steals 2B
b1 0-3 2 -2- CIN F. McCormick B. McGee -1% 74% Walk
b1 0-3 2 12- R CIN W. Hershberger B. McGee -9% 66% Single to CF; Goodman Scores; McCormick to 2B
b1 1-3 2 12- CIN J. Rizzo B. McGee -3% 63% Walk; McCormick to 3B; Hershberger to 2B
b1 1-3 2 123 O CIN H. Craft B. McGee 8% 70% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- O STL M. Owen G. Thompson -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 3-1 1 --- O STL B. McGee G. Thompson -1% 67% Groundout: P-1B
t2 3-1 2 --- STL E. Lake G. Thompson 2% 69% Strikeout; Lake to 2B/Adv on E2
t2 3-1 2 -2- O STL S. Martin G. Thompson -3% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 8-9-1
b2 1-3 0 --- O CIN B. Myers B. McGee 2% 69% Lineout: LF
b2 1-3 1 --- O CIN G. Thompson B. McGee 2% 71% Groundout: C-1B
b2 1-3 2 --- O CIN B. Werber B. McGee 1% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- O STL E. Slaughter G. Thompson -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-1 1 --- O STL J. Medwick G. Thompson -1% 69% Flyball: LF
t3 3-1 2 --- O STL J. Mize G. Thompson -1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- O CIN L. Frey B. McGee 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-3 1 --- O CIN I. Goodman B. McGee 2% 72% Strikeout
b3 1-3 2 --- O CIN F. McCormick B. McGee 1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- O STL T. Moore G. Thompson -2% 72% Flyball: CF
t4 3-1 1 --- O STL J. Orengo G. Thompson -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- O STL M. Owen G. Thompson -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 5-6-7
b4 1-3 0 --- O CIN W. Hershberger B. McGee 3% 72% Flyball: CF
b4 1-3 1 --- O CIN J. Rizzo B. McGee 2% 74% Flyball: SS
b4 1-3 2 --- O CIN H. Craft B. McGee 1% 76% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- STL B. McGee G. Thompson 5% 81% Double to CF
t5 3-1 0 -2- O STL E. Lake G. Thompson -3% 77% Flyball: RF
t5 3-1 1 -2- O STL S. Martin G. Thompson -3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-1 2 -2- O STL E. Slaughter G. Thompson -3% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 8-9-1
b5 1-3 0 --- O CIN B. Myers B. McGee 3% 75% Lineout: LF
b5 1-3 1 --- CIN G. Thompson B. McGee -4% 71% Single to LF
b5 1-3 1 1-- O CIN B. Werber B. McGee 4% 75% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 2 1-- CIN L. Frey B. McGee -4% 72% Single to P/Bunt; Thompson to 3B/Adv on E1 (throw to 2B)
b5 1-3 2 1-3 O CIN I. Goodman B. McGee 7% 78% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 4-5-6
t6 3-1 0 --- STL J. Medwick G. Thompson 5% 83% Double to LF
t6 3-1 0 -2- O STL J. Mize G. Thompson -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Medwick to 3B
t6 3-1 1 --3 O STL T. Moore G. Thompson -5% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-1 2 --3 R STL J. Orengo G. Thompson 8% 86% Single to LF; Medwick Scores
t6 4-1 2 1-- O STL M. Owen G. Thompson -1% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 4-5-6
b6 1-4 0 --- O CIN F. McCormick B. McGee 3% 87% Lineout: LF
b6 1-4 1 --- CIN W. Hershberger B. McGee -3% 84% Single to P
b6 1-4 1 1-- O CIN J. Rizzo B. McGee 3% 87% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 2 1-- O CIN H. Craft B. McGee 2% 90% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Gene Thompson facing 9-1-2
t7 4-1 0 --- O STL B. McGee G. Thompson -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- STL E. Lake G. Thompson 1% 90% Single to LF
t7 4-1 1 1-- STL S. Martin G. Thompson 1% 91% Lake Steals 2B
t7 4-1 1 -2- STL S. Martin G. Thompson 1% 91% Walk
Milt Shoffner replaces Gene Thompson pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-1 1 12- O STL E. Slaughter M. Shoffner -2% 90% Flyball: 2B
t7 4-1 2 12- O STL J. Medwick M. Shoffner -2% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 8-9-1
b7 1-4 0 --- O CIN B. Myers B. McGee 3% 91% Flyball: LF
b7 1-4 1 --- O CIN M. Shoffner B. McGee 2% 92% Strikeout
b7 1-4 2 --- O CIN B. Werber B. McGee 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Milt Shoffner facing 5-6-7
t8 4-1 0 --- O STL J. Mize M. Shoffner -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-1 1 --- O STL T. Moore M. Shoffner -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-1 2 --- O STL J. Orengo M. Shoffner -0% 92% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 2-3-4
b8 1-4 0 --- O CIN L. Frey B. McGee 3% 94% Flyball: CF
b8 1-4 1 --- CIN I. Goodman B. McGee -3% 91% Single to CF
b8 1-4 1 1-- O CIN F. McCormick B. McGee 3% 94% Groundout: SS-1B; Goodman to 2B
b8 1-4 2 -2- O CIN W. Hershberger B. McGee 3% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Milt Shoffner facing 8-9-1
t9 4-1 0 --- STL M. Owen M. Shoffner 1% 98% Double to CF
t9 4-1 0 -2- O STL B. McGee M. Shoffner -1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-1 1 -2- R STL E. Lake M. Shoffner 2% 99% Double to LF; Owen Scores
t9 5-1 1 -2- O STL S. Martin M. Shoffner -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lake to 3B
t9 5-1 2 --3 O STL E. Slaughter M. Shoffner -0% 98% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Bill McGee facing 6-7-8
b9 1-5 0 --- O CIN J. Rizzo B. McGee 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 1 --- O CIN H. Craft B. McGee 1% 100% Flyball: SS
b9 1-5 2 --- O CIN B. Myers B. McGee 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 1.

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