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Standings
OAK
@CAL
9
4
BAL
@DET
3
2
CHW
@KCR
2
3
SEP
@MIN
4
6
CLE
@NYY
3
0
BOS
@WSA
0
1
SDP
@ATL
3
6
HOU
@CIN
0
10
NYM
@MON
2
1
CHC
@PHI
1
3
STL
@PIT
1
2
STL
@PIT
8
1
LAD
@SFG
0
3
Wednesday, April 30, 1969,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 3,898, Time of Game: 2:28
Astros
0
4-20
 Lost 8 
6th, 12½ GB
at Reds
10
9-11
 Won 1 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Jim Maloney (3-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  0  2
Reds            1  0  0   7  0  0   0  2  X   10  9  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Morgan 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .236 .370 .303 .674 -0.033 0.34 0.001 -0.034 -0.4 1 3
Jesus Alou LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .196 .219 .272 .490 -0.045 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -0.7 1 0
Jim Wynn CF 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .236 .295 .361 .656 -0.008 0.56 0.032 -0.040 -0.2 2 0
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .230 .302 .322 .624 -0.059 0.63 0.001 -0.060 -0.5 0 4
Norm Miller RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .264 .394 .340 .734 -0.021 0.28 0.000 -0.021 -0.7 2 0
Denis Menke SS 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .325 .449 .463 .911 0.011 0.17 0.013 -0.002 -0.2 1 1
Curt Blefary 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .326 .286 .612 -0.025 0.31 0.000 -0.025 -0.5 8 0
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .127 .184 .141 .325 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.6 9 0
Wade Blasingame P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.018 0.73 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 1
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cesar Geronimo PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Skip Guinn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Geiger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .071 .235 .143 .378 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Danny Coombs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 26 0 0 0 5 13 31 .000 .161 .000 .161 -0.228 0.36 0.047 -0.275 -4.3 24 9
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Rader-J Morgan-C Blefary.
E: D Menke (5); C Blefary (4).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Wynn (1st base by J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose CF 4 2 0 0 1 0 5 .313 .400 .482 .882 0.029 0.31 0.038 -0.010 0.1 1 0
Bobby Tolan RF 5 0 3 4 0 0 5 .286 .323 .495 .817 -0.001 0.55 0.036 -0.037 3.5 1 0 3B
Alex Johnson LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 .298 .344 .524 .868 0.074 0.38 0.075 -0.001 1.1 0 0 2·HBP
   Ted Savage PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tony Perez 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .345 .389 .536 .925 0.023 0.30 0.033 -0.009 -0.3 2 1
Johnny Bench C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .253 .301 .453 .755 0.084 0.65 0.084 -0.001 0.2 13 1
Lee May 1B 3 1 0 1 0 2 4 .221 .303 .377 .680 0.012 0.90 0.077 -0.065 -0.5 8 0 HBP,GDP
Tommy Helms 2B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .361 .369 .730 -0.029 0.51 0.028 -0.057 -0.0 1 3
Darrel Chaney SS 4 1 1 2 0 3 4 .195 .298 .268 .566 0.095 0.59 0.115 -0.020 1.1 1 3
Jim Maloney P 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .100 .308 .200 .508 -0.013 0.20 0.001 -0.014 1.0 0 0 2B
Team Totals 33 10 9 8 4 7 40 .273 .400 .364 .764 0.274 0.48 0.487 -0.214 6.2 27 8
2B: J Maloney (1, off D Coombs).
3B: B Tolan (2, off J Ray).
HBP: A Johnson 2 (3, 1 by D Coombs, 1 by W Blasingame); L May (1, by W Blasingame).
TB: B Tolan 5; J Maloney 2; T Perez; A Johnson; D Chaney; J Bench; T Helms.
GIDP: L May (3).
RBI: B Tolan 4 (15); D Chaney 2 (5); J Maloney (1); L May (14).
2-out RBI: B Tolan 4; D Chaney 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bench-L May.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wade Blasingame, L (0-5) 3.2 2 7 6 3 2 0 5.61 18 30 -0.236 0.99 -3.5
Jim Ray 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.46 7 2 2 -0.038 0.15 -2.1
Skip Guinn 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 7.84 8 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.0
Danny Coombs 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 9.00 7 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.5
Team Totals 8 9 10 9 4 7 0 10.12 40 30 2 2 -0.273 0.48 -6.2

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Maloney, W (3-0) 9 0 0 0 5 13 0 1.42 31 95 0.227 0.36 4.3
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 5 13 0 0.00 31 95 0.227 0.36 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: W Blasingame (6); J Ray (1).
HBP: D Coombs (1; A Johnson); W Blasingame 2 (2; A Johnson, L May).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Tony Venzon.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 3,898.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Cincinnati Reds
1 Joe Morgan 2B 1 Pete Rose CF
2 Jesus Alou LF 2 Bobby Tolan RF
3 Jim Wynn CF 3 Alex Johnson LF
4 Doug Rader 3B 4 Tony Perez 3B
5 Norm Miller RF 5 Johnny Bench C
6 Denis Menke SS 6 Lee May 1B
7 Curt Blefary 1B 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Johnny Edwards C 8 Darrel Chaney SS
9 Wade Blasingame P 9 Jim Maloney P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-0 2 123 RR CIN D. Chaney W. Blasingame 11% 92% Single to RF; Bench Scores; May Scores; Helms to 3B; Chaney to 2B/Adv on throw
b4 1-0 1 123 R CIN L. May W. Blasingame 8% 86% Hit By Pitch; Johnson Scores; Perez to 3B; Bench to 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO HOU D. Rader J. Maloney 6% 69% Double Play: Strikeout, Wynn Picked off 1B (C-1B)
b2 1-0 0 1-- OO CIN L. May W. Blasingame -6% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 12- CIN J. Bench W. Blasingame 5% 78% Single to 2B; Johnson to 3B; Perez 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, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan J. Maloney 2% 52% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Alou J. Maloney 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Maloney 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose W. Blasingame 4% 58% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN B. Tolan W. Blasingame -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rose to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- RO CIN A. Johnson W. Blasingame 5% 62% Groundout: SS-1B; Rose Scores/Adv on E3/unER
b1 1-0 2 --- O CIN T. Perez W. Blasingame -1% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Maloney 2% 63% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 1 --- O HOU N. Miller J. Maloney 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- HOU D. Menke J. Maloney -1% 64% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- O HOU C. Blefary J. Maloney 2% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- CIN J. Bench W. Blasingame 3% 69% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- OO CIN L. May W. Blasingame -6% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O CIN T. Helms W. Blasingame -1% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Maloney 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O HOU W. Blasingame J. Maloney 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan J. Maloney 1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O CIN D. Chaney W. Blasingame -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O CIN J. Maloney W. Blasingame -1% 64% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 --- O CIN P. Rose W. Blasingame -1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Alou J. Maloney 3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Maloney -3% 63% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO HOU D. Rader J. Maloney 6% 69% Double Play: Strikeout, Wynn Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 2-3-4
b4 1-0 0 --- O CIN B. Tolan W. Blasingame -2% 67% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- CIN A. Johnson W. Blasingame 2% 69% Hit By Pitch
b4 1-0 1 1-- CIN T. Perez W. Blasingame 3% 73% Walk; Johnson to 2B
b4 1-0 1 12- CIN J. Bench W. Blasingame 5% 78% Single to 2B; Johnson to 3B; Perez to 2B
b4 1-0 1 123 R CIN L. May W. Blasingame 8% 86% Hit By Pitch; Johnson Scores; Perez to 3B; Bench to 2B
b4 2-0 1 123 O CIN T. Helms W. Blasingame -5% 81% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Bench to 3B; May to 2B
b4 2-0 2 123 RR CIN D. Chaney W. Blasingame 11% 92% Single to RF; Bench Scores; May Scores; Helms to 3B; Chaney to 2B/Adv on throw
b4 4-0 2 -23 R CIN J. Maloney W. Blasingame 3% 95% Wild Pitch; Helms Scores
b4 5-0 2 -2- CIN J. Maloney W. Blasingame 0% 95% Walk
Jim Ray replaces Wade Blasingame pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-0 2 12- CIN P. Rose J. Ray 0% 95% Wild Pitch; Chaney to 3B
b4 5-0 2 1-3 CIN P. Rose J. Ray 0% 96% Walk; Maloney to 2B
b4 5-0 2 123 RRR CIN B. Tolan J. Ray 4% 99% Triple to RF; Chaney Scores; Maloney Scores; Rose Scores
b4 8-0 2 --3 O CIN A. Johnson J. Ray -0% 99% Flyball: RF
7 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-8, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 5-6-7
t5 0-8 0 --- O HOU N. Miller J. Maloney 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-8 1 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Maloney 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-8 2 --- O HOU C. Blefary J. Maloney 0% 99% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 8-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 4-5-6
b5 8-0 0 --- CIN T. Perez J. Ray 0% 100% Single to SS
b5 8-0 0 1-- O CIN J. Bench J. Ray -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b5 8-0 1 1-- O CIN L. May J. Ray -0% 99% Strikeout
b5 8-0 2 1-- O CIN T. Helms J. Ray -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-8, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 8-9-1
t6 0-8 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Maloney 0% 100% Popfly: SS
Cesar Geronimo pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
t6 0-8 1 --- O HOU C. Geronimo J. Maloney 0% 100% Strikeout
t6 0-8 2 --- HOU J. Morgan J. Maloney -0% 100% Walk
t6 0-8 2 1-- O HOU J. Alou J. Maloney 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 8-0, Astros' Skip Guinn facing 8-9-1
Skip Guinn replaces Cesar Geronimo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-0 0 --- O CIN D. Chaney S. Guinn -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b6 8-0 1 --- O CIN J. Maloney S. Guinn -0% 100% Popfly: SS
b6 8-0 2 --- O CIN P. Rose S. Guinn -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-8, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 3-4-5
t7 0-8 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Maloney 0% 100% Strikeout
t7 0-8 1 --- HOU D. Rader J. Maloney -0% 100% Walk
t7 0-8 1 1-- O HOU N. Miller J. Maloney 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t7 0-8 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke J. Maloney 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 8-0, Astros' Skip Guinn facing 2-3-4
b7 8-0 0 --- CIN B. Tolan S. Guinn 0% 100% Single to RF
b7 8-0 0 1-- CIN A. Johnson S. Guinn 0% 100% Single to RF; Tolan to 2B
b7 8-0 0 12- O CIN T. Perez S. Guinn -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 8-0 1 12- O CIN J. Bench S. Guinn -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 8-0 2 12- O CIN L. May S. Guinn -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-8, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 7-8-9
t8 0-8 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary J. Maloney 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
t8 0-8 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Maloney 0% 100% Strikeout
Gary Geiger pinch hits for Skip Guinn (P) batting 9th
t8 0-8 2 --- O HOU G. Geiger J. Maloney 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 8-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 7-8-9
Danny Coombs replaces Gary Geiger (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-0 0 --- CIN T. Helms D. Coombs 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 8-0 0 1-- O CIN D. Chaney D. Coombs 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 8-0 1 1-- R CIN J. Maloney D. Coombs 0% 100% Double to RF (CF-RF); Helms Scores
b8 9-0 1 -2- O CIN P. Rose D. Coombs -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-0 2 -2- R CIN B. Tolan D. Coombs 0% 100% Single to RF; Maloney Scores
b8 10-0 2 1-- CIN A. Johnson D. Coombs 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Tolan to 2B
Ted Savage pinch runs for Alex Johnson (LF) batting 3rd
b8 10-0 2 12- O CIN T. Perez D. Coombs -0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 10.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-10, Reds' Jim Maloney facing 1-2-3
Ted Savage moves from PR to LF
t9 0-10 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan J. Maloney 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-10 1 --- O HOU J. Alou J. Maloney 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-10 2 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Maloney 0% 100% Walk
t9 0-10 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader J. Maloney 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 10.

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