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Standings
OAK
@CAL
2
3
 
(10)
BAL
@DET
0
2
CHW
@KCR
4
5
 
(12)
SEP
@MIN
1
4
CLE
@NYY
6
2
BOS
@WSA
6
7
SDP
@ATL
4
3
HOU
@CIN
4
0
NYM
@MON
2
3
STL
@PIT
9
3
LAD
@SFG
5
0
Thursday, May 1, 1969,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 4,042, Time of Game: 2:32
Astros
4
5-20
 Won 1 
6th, 11½ GB
at Reds
0
9-12
 Lost 1 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Don Wilson (2-3)
L: Jim Merritt (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  2  0   0  1  0    4  9  1
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  0  2

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 1 1 0 1 0 5 .239 .375 .304 .679 -0.002 0.82 0.045 -0.048 -0.3 1 0 SH,GDP
Jesus Alou LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .186 .208 .258 .466 -0.109 0.87 0.000 -0.109 -1.5 1 0
Jim Wynn CF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .237 .301 .355 .656 -0.017 0.66 0.038 -0.055 -0.0 4 0
Doug Rader 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .228 .297 .348 .645 0.054 0.87 0.130 -0.076 -0.1 2 1 HR
Denis Menke SS 4 0 2 2 1 1 5 .333 .456 .476 .933 0.223 0.70 0.241 -0.018 2.0 1 0 2B
Norm Miller RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246 .371 .316 .687 -0.047 0.71 0.013 -0.060 -0.8 2 0
Curt Blefary 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .253 .343 .322 .665 0.106 0.67 0.116 -0.010 1.6 2 0 3B
Don Bryant C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .267 .267 .267 .533 -0.096 1.06 0.016 -0.112 -0.4 14 0
Don Wilson P 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 .071 .176 .071 .248 -0.022 0.91 0.041 -0.063 -0.7 0 0 HBP,SF
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 4 6 41 .265 .350 .441 .791 0.090 0.81 0.640 -0.551 -0.3 27 1
2B: D Menke (3, off J Merritt).
3B: C Blefary (2, off C Carroll).
HR: D Rader (2, off J Merritt, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: D Wilson (1, off C Carroll).
SH: J Morgan (1, off J Merritt).
HBP: D Wilson (2, by J Merritt).
TB: D Rader 4; C Blefary 4; D Menke 3; D Bryant 2; J Morgan; J Wynn.
GIDP: J Morgan (2).
RBI: D Menke 2 (14); D Wilson (1); D Rader (15).
2-out RBI: D Menke 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: D Bryant (1).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .306 .404 .471 .875 0.026 0.68 0.059 -0.034 0.3 6 0
Bobby Tolan RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .310 .474 .784 -0.111 1.17 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 0 0
Alex Johnson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .284 .330 .500 .830 -0.077 0.74 0.000 -0.077 -0.9 2 0
Tony Perez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .330 .372 .511 .884 -0.073 0.73 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 0 0
Johnny Bench C 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .247 .310 .442 .752 0.066 0.74 0.087 -0.021 0.5 9 0 SB,HBP
Fred Whitfield 1B 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .200 .333 .200 .533 -0.059 0.88 0.017 -0.076 -0.5 6 0
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .275 .342 .348 .690 -0.093 0.89 0.000 -0.093 -1.0 3 3
Darrel Chaney SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .186 .286 .256 .542 -0.048 0.91 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 1 0
   Clay Carroll P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jimmy Stewart PH-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .111 .333 .222 .556 0.027 0.56 0.027 0.000 0.4 0 0
Jim Merritt P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.017 0.71 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 1
   Chico Ruiz SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .273 .606 -0.026 1.02 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 1
   Jim Beauchamp PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.025 1.12 0.000 -0.025 -0.3
   John Noriega P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 0 0 0 6 13 34 .000 .206 .000 .206 -0.410 0.83 0.190 -0.601 -4.3 27 6
HBP: J Bench (1, by D Wilson).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Ruiz-T Helms-F Whitfield.
E: T Helms (4); B Tolan (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Bench (1, 2nd base off D Wilson/D Bryant).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, W (2-3) 9 0 0 0 6 13 0 3.46 34 94 0.411 0.83 4.3
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 6 13 0 0.00 34 94 0.411 0.83 4.3

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, L (1-2) 5.2 6 3 3 3 3 1 5.00 28 45 -0.104 1.07 -0.6
Clay Carroll 2.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.74 9 2 0 0.012 0.32 0.4
John Noriega 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 6 1 4.00 41 45 2 0 -0.089 0.81 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Merritt (1; D Wilson); D Wilson (3; J Bench).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Frank Secory.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 4,042.
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 Denis Menke SS 5 Johnny Bench C
6 Norm Miller RF 6 Fred Whitfield 1B
7 Curt Blefary 1B 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Don Bryant C 8 Darrel Chaney SS
9 Don Wilson P 9 Jim Merritt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-0 2 12- RR HOU D. Menke J. Merritt 20% 84% Double to LF; Morgan Scores; Wynn Scores
t4 0-0 0 --- R HOU D. Rader J. Merritt 13% 63% Home Run
t4 1-0 1 1-3 O HOU D. Bryant J. Merritt -7% 63% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 1-- HOU C. Blefary J. Merritt 7% 70% Single to RF; Menke to 3B/Adv on E9
t4 1-0 2 1-3 O HOU D. Wilson J. Merritt -5% 58% Popfly: SS

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 Merritt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan J. Merritt -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Alou J. Merritt -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Merritt -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Wilson 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O CIN A. Johnson D. Wilson 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Merritt -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Merritt -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- HOU N. Miller J. Merritt 1% 47% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 1-- HOU C. Blefary J. Merritt 2% 49% Walk; Miller to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O HOU D. Bryant J. Merritt -4% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- CIN J. Bench D. Wilson -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- CIN F. Whitfield D. Wilson -2% 43% Bench Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O CIN F. Whitfield D. Wilson 4% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 -2- O CIN T. Helms D. Wilson 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Wilson J. Merritt 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Morgan J. Merritt -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Wilson to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Alou J. Merritt -4% 48% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Wynn J. Merritt -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CIN D. Chaney D. Wilson 2% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Merritt D. Wilson 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Wilson 1% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- R HOU D. Rader J. Merritt 13% 63% Home Run
t4 1-0 0 --- HOU D. Menke J. Merritt 4% 67% Walk
t4 1-0 0 1-- O HOU N. Miller J. Merritt -3% 63% Lineout: 2B
t4 1-0 1 1-- HOU C. Blefary J. Merritt 7% 70% Single to RF; Menke to 3B/Adv on E9
t4 1-0 1 1-3 O HOU D. Bryant J. Merritt -7% 63% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 1-3 O HOU D. Wilson J. Merritt -5% 58% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 3% 61% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-1 1 --- O CIN A. Johnson D. Wilson 2% 63% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 1% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- HOU J. Morgan J. Merritt 4% 68% Walk
t5 1-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Alou J. Merritt -3% 65% Foul Flyball: C
t5 1-0 1 1-- HOU J. Wynn J. Merritt 4% 68% Single to LF; Morgan to 2B
t5 1-0 1 12- O HOU D. Rader J. Merritt -4% 64% Flyball: LF
t5 1-0 2 12- RR HOU D. Menke J. Merritt 20% 84% Double to LF; Morgan Scores; Wynn Scores
t5 3-0 2 -2- O HOU N. Miller J. Merritt -2% 82% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- CIN J. Bench D. Wilson -4% 78% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-3 0 1-- O CIN F. Whitfield D. Wilson 4% 82% Strikeout
b5 0-3 1 1-- O CIN T. Helms D. Wilson 3% 85% Flyball: CF
b5 0-3 2 1-- O CIN D. Chaney D. Wilson 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 7-8-9
t6 3-0 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary J. Merritt -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t6 3-0 1 --- HOU D. Bryant J. Merritt 1% 87% Single to LF
t6 3-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Wilson J. Merritt -1% 86% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
t6 3-0 2 1-- HOU J. Morgan J. Merritt 1% 87% Single to RF; Bryant to 2B
Clay Carroll replaces Darrel Chaney (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Chico Ruiz replaces Jim Merritt (P) playing SS batting 9th
t6 3-0 2 12- O HOU J. Alou C. Carroll -2% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 9-1-2
b6 0-3 0 --- O CIN C. Ruiz D. Wilson 3% 88% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-3 1 --- CIN P. Rose D. Wilson -3% 85% Walk
b6 0-3 1 1-- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 3% 88% Popfly: SS
b6 0-3 2 1-- O CIN A. Johnson D. Wilson 2% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Clay Carroll facing 3-4-5
t7 3-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn C. Carroll -1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader C. Carroll -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-0 2 --- HOU D. Menke C. Carroll 0% 89% Single to SS
t7 3-0 2 1-- O HOU N. Miller C. Carroll -1% 88% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 3% 91% Flyball: RF
b7 0-3 1 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Wilson 2% 93% Strikeout
b7 0-3 2 --- CIN F. Whitfield D. Wilson -1% 91% Walk
b7 0-3 2 1-- O CIN T. Helms D. Wilson 2% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 0.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Clay Carroll facing 7-8-9
t8 3-0 0 --- HOU C. Blefary C. Carroll 3% 96% Triple to CF
t8 3-0 0 --3 HOU D. Bryant C. Carroll 1% 97% Single to SS; Blefary stays at 3B
t8 3-0 0 1-3 RO HOU D. Wilson C. Carroll -0% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Blefary Scores
t8 4-0 1 1-- OO HOU J. Morgan C. Carroll -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
Jimmy Stewart pinch hits for Clay Carroll (P) batting 8th
b8 0-4 0 --- CIN J. Stewart D. Wilson -3% 93% Walk
Jim Beauchamp pinch hits for Chico Ruiz (SS) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 1-- O CIN J. Beauchamp D. Wilson 3% 96% Strikeout
b8 0-4 1 1-- CIN P. Rose D. Wilson 0% 96% E2 on Foul Ball
b8 0-4 1 1-- CIN P. Rose D. Wilson -3% 93% Walk; Stewart to 2B
b8 0-4 1 12- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 3% 96% Flyball: RF
b8 0-4 2 12- O CIN A. Johnson D. Wilson 2% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Reds 0.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Reds' John Noriega facing 2-3-4
John Noriega replaces Jim Beauchamp (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jimmy Stewart moves from PH to SS
t9 4-0 0 --- O HOU J. Alou J. Noriega -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-0 1 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Noriega 0% 99% Walk
t9 4-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader J. Noriega -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 4-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke J. Noriega -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
b9 0-4 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 1% 99% Strikeout
b9 0-4 1 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Wilson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 2 --- CIN F. Whitfield D. Wilson -0% 100% Walk
b9 0-4 2 1-- O CIN T. Helms D. Wilson 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Reds 0.

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