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Scores
Standings
CAL
@BAL
4
5
CLE
@CHW
6
7
SEP
@DET
2
7
BOS
@MIN
2
6
KCR
@NYY
3
5
OAK
@WSA
3
8
CHC
@ATL
8
4
STL
@CIN
5
7
PIT
@HOU
6
4
PHI
@LAD
1
4
MON
@SDP
2
5
MON
@SDP
6
1
NYM
@SFG
8
0
NYM
@SFG
2
3
 
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Sunday, August 31, 1969, 2:26PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 30,021, Time of Game: 2:07
Cardinals
5
71-62
 Lost 3 
4th, 11 GB
at Reds
7
72-58
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Jim Merritt (16-5)
L: Bob Gibson (16-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  2   1  0  0    5 14  0
Reds            0  5  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    7 11  1

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .295 .344 .439 .783 -0.089 0.86 0.021 -0.110 -1.5 0 1
Curt Flood CF 5 1 3 3 0 0 5 .292 .348 .377 .725 0.198 0.75 0.217 -0.020 2.8 0 0 HR,2·2B
Julian Javier 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .299 .347 .437 .784 -0.161 1.32 0.012 -0.173 -1.2 3 1
Joe Torre C 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .287 .356 .464 .820 0.040 0.76 0.084 -0.044 0.7 6 1 2B
Mike Shannon 3B 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .263 .321 .384 .704 0.063 1.03 0.127 -0.064 1.3 0 1 HR
Phil Gagliano 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .214 .285 .259 .543 0.033 1.15 0.099 -0.067 -0.1 10 1
Byron Browne RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .429 .294 .723 -0.204 1.59 0.046 -0.250 -1.1 2 1 GDP
Dal Maxvill SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .250 .229 .479 -0.052 0.80 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 2 2
   Vada Pinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .303 .383 .686 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Mudcat Grant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .300 .250 .550 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Gibson P 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .239 .261 .318 .579 0.046 0.70 0.058 -0.012 0.7 1 0 SB
   Vic Davalillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .253 .260 .513 -0.023 0.93 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Steve Huntz SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .329 .248 .577 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 41 5 14 5 1 2 42 .341 .357 .561 .918 -0.184 1.01 0.664 -0.850 0.7 24 9
2B: C Flood 2 (28, 1 off J Merritt, 1 off C Carroll); J Torre (28, off J Merritt).
HR: M Shannon (11, off J Merritt, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); C Flood (3, off J Merritt, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Flood 8; M Shannon 6; J Torre 3; B Gibson 2; B Browne 2; J Javier; L Brock.
GIDP: B Browne (2).
RBI: C Flood 3 (47); M Shannon 2 (50).
2-out RBI: C Flood 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Browne-P Gagliano.
Outfield Assists: B Browne (P Rose at 1st base); L Brock (A Johnson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: B Gibson (5, 2nd base off J Merritt/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 RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .343 .430 .527 .958 0.158 0.74 0.167 -0.009 1.8 4 0 3B
Bobby Tolan CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .319 .361 .519 .880 0.023 0.89 0.131 -0.108 0.4 2 0 2B
Alex Johnson LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .338 .368 .497 .864 0.032 0.41 0.050 -0.018 0.6 1 0
   Jimmy Stewart LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .316 .374 .691 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tony Perez 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .316 .375 .566 .942 0.045 0.38 0.078 -0.032 1.2 2 6 HR
Johnny Bench C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .311 .371 .520 .891 0.101 0.30 0.115 -0.014 0.6 3 0 HR,CS
Lee May 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .282 .335 .558 .893 -0.032 0.31 0.000 -0.032 -0.6 13 0
Tommy Helms 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .245 .279 .296 .575 0.013 0.31 0.022 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
Woody Woodward SS 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .260 .333 .318 .652 0.024 0.43 0.031 -0.006 0.1 2 5
Jim Merritt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .147 .200 .206 .406 -0.040 0.89 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 0 0
   Clay Carroll P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .286 .320 .606 -0.010 0.38 0.000 -0.010 -0.2 0 0
   Wayne Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 7 11 7 1 6 33 .344 .364 .625 .989 0.314 0.49 0.594 -0.278 3.2 27 12
2B: B Tolan (23, off B Gibson).
3B: P Rose (9, off B Gibson).
HR: J Bench (22, off B Gibson, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); T Perez (33, off B Gibson, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: P Rose 5; J Bench 5; T Perez 4; A Johnson 3; B Tolan 2; T Helms.
RBI: B Tolan 2 (87); T Perez 2 (103); J Bench (79); A Johnson (76); P Rose (68).
2-out RBI: T Perez 2; B Tolan 2; P Rose; A Johnson.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Perez-L May.
E: W Woodward (10).
Baserunning
CS: J Bench (5, 2nd base by B Gibson/J Torre).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, L (16-10) 7 11 7 7 1 6 2 2.42 30 32 -0.328 0.53 -3.7
Mudcat Grant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.41 3 0 0 0.013 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 1 6 2 7.88 33 32 0 0 -0.315 0.49 -3.2

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, W (16-5) 6 11 5 5 0 1 2 4.21 29 31 -0.023 0.71 -2.1
Clay Carroll, H (3) 1.2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3.75 9 0 0 0.037 1.76 0.4
Wayne Granger, S (19) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.30 4 2 0 0.171 1.56 1.1
Team Totals 9 14 5 5 1 2 2 5.00 42 31 2 0 0.185 1.01 -0.7
J Merritt faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: 30,021.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Cincinnati Reds
1 Lou Brock LF 1 Pete Rose RF
2 Curt Flood CF 2 Bobby Tolan CF
3 Julian Javier 2B 3 Alex Johnson LF
4 Joe Torre C 4 Tony Perez 3B
5 Mike Shannon 3B 5 Johnny Bench C
6 Phil Gagliano 1B 6 Lee May 1B
7 Byron Browne RF 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Dal Maxvill SS 8 Woody Woodward SS
9 Bob Gibson P 9 Jim Merritt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 5-7 1 123 OO STL B. Browne C. Carroll 23% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 2 12- RR CIN B. Tolan B. Gibson 13% 88% Double to RF; Woodward Scores; Rose Scores
b2 0-0 0 --- R CIN J. Bench B. Gibson 11% 66% Home Run
t8 5-7 2 -23 O STL J. Javier W. Granger 10% 94% Groundout: P-1B
t7 5-7 1 12- STL P. Gagliano C. Carroll -10% 66% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Torre to 3B; Shannon to 2B; Gagliano to 1B

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' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. Merritt 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL C. Flood J. Merritt 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- STL J. Javier J. Merritt -1% 52% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- STL J. Torre J. Merritt -2% 51% Single to LF; Javier to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O STL M. Shannon J. Merritt 4% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose B. Gibson 4% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN B. Tolan B. Gibson -7% 51% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CIN A. Johnson B. Gibson 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN T. Perez B. Gibson -2% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL P. Gagliano J. Merritt 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL B. Browne J. Merritt 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL D. Maxvill J. Merritt 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- R CIN J. Bench B. Gibson 11% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- O CIN L. May B. Gibson -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 1 --- CIN T. Helms B. Gibson 2% 66% Single to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-- CIN W. Woodward B. Gibson 3% 69% Walk; Helms to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- O CIN J. Merritt B. Gibson -4% 66% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 12- R CIN P. Rose B. Gibson 10% 75% Single to LF; Helms Scores; Woodward to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- RR CIN B. Tolan B. Gibson 13% 88% Double to RF; Woodward Scores; Rose Scores
b2 4-0 2 -2- RO CIN A. Johnson B. Gibson 3% 92% Single to LF; Tolan Scores; Johnson out at 2B/LF-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 5.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-5 0 --- O STL B. Gibson J. Merritt 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-5 1 --- O STL L. Brock J. Merritt 1% 93% Bunt Popfly: C
t3 0-5 2 --- O STL C. Flood J. Merritt 0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
b3 5-0 0 --- O CIN T. Perez B. Gibson -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 5-0 1 --- CIN J. Bench B. Gibson 0% 94% Single to LF
b3 5-0 1 1-- O CIN L. May B. Gibson -1% 93% Bench Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 5-0 2 --- O CIN L. May B. Gibson -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 5.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 3-4-5
t4 0-5 0 --- O STL J. Javier J. Merritt 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-5 1 --- O STL J. Torre J. Merritt 1% 95% Flyball: RF
t4 0-5 2 --- STL M. Shannon J. Merritt -1% 94% Single to CF
t4 0-5 2 1-- O STL P. Gagliano J. Merritt 1% 95% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
b4 5-0 0 --- O CIN T. Helms B. Gibson -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 5-0 1 --- O CIN W. Woodward B. Gibson -0% 95% Flyball: RF
b4 5-0 2 --- O CIN J. Merritt B. Gibson -0% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Reds 5.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 7-8-9
t5 0-5 0 --- STL B. Browne J. Merritt -2% 92% Single to CF
t5 0-5 0 1-- O STL D. Maxvill J. Merritt 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B; Browne to 2B
t5 0-5 1 -2- STL B. Gibson J. Merritt -2% 91% Single to LF; Browne to 3B
t5 0-5 1 1-3 STL L. Brock J. Merritt -1% 90% Gibson Steals 2B
t5 0-5 1 -23 O STL L. Brock J. Merritt 4% 94% Popfly: SS
t5 0-5 2 -23 RR STL C. Flood J. Merritt -7% 87% Double to LF; Browne Scores; Gibson Scores
t5 2-5 2 -2- O STL J. Javier J. Merritt 3% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b5 5-2 0 --- O CIN P. Rose B. Gibson -1% 88% Popfly: SS
b5 5-2 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan B. Gibson -1% 88% Lineout: 2B
b5 5-2 2 --- CIN A. Johnson B. Gibson 0% 88% Single to LF
b5 5-2 2 1-- RR CIN T. Perez B. Gibson 8% 96% Home Run; Johnson Scores
b5 7-2 2 --- O CIN J. Bench B. Gibson -0% 96% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Reds 7.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
t6 2-7 0 --- STL J. Torre J. Merritt -2% 93% Double to LF (LF-CF)
t6 2-7 0 -2- RR STL M. Shannon J. Merritt -6% 87% Home Run; Torre Scores
t6 4-7 0 --- O STL P. Gagliano J. Merritt 2% 90% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 4-7 1 --- STL B. Browne J. Merritt -3% 87% Single to SS
t6 4-7 1 1-- O STL D. Maxvill J. Merritt 3% 90% Flyball: RF
t6 4-7 2 1-- STL B. Gibson J. Merritt -2% 88% Single to CF; Browne to 2B
t6 4-7 2 12- O STL L. Brock J. Merritt 4% 92% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 7-4, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
b6 7-4 0 --- O CIN L. May B. Gibson -1% 91% Strikeout
b6 7-4 1 --- O CIN T. Helms B. Gibson -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 7-4 2 --- O CIN W. Woodward B. Gibson -0% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Reds 7.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-7, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 2-3-4
t7 4-7 0 --- R STL C. Flood J. Merritt -8% 83% Home Run
Clay Carroll replaces Jim Merritt pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-7 0 --- O STL J. Javier C. Carroll 3% 86% Strikeout
t7 5-7 1 --- STL J. Torre C. Carroll -4% 82% Walk
t7 5-7 1 1-- STL M. Shannon C. Carroll -6% 76% Single to CF; Torre to 2B
t7 5-7 1 12- STL P. Gagliano C. Carroll -10% 66% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Torre to 3B; Shannon to 2B; Gagliano to 1B
t7 5-7 1 123 OO STL B. Browne C. Carroll 23% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
b7 7-5 0 --- O CIN C. Carroll B. Gibson -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b7 7-5 1 --- CIN P. Rose B. Gibson 4% 92% Triple to LF
b7 7-5 1 --3 O CIN B. Tolan B. Gibson -3% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 7-5 2 --3 O CIN A. Johnson B. Gibson -2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 7.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Reds' Clay Carroll facing 8-9-1
Jimmy Stewart replaces Alex Johnson playing LF batting 3rd
Vada Pinson pinch hits for Dal Maxvill (SS) batting 8th
t8 5-7 0 --- O STL V. Pinson C. Carroll 4% 91% Flyball: CF
Vic Davalillo pinch hits for Bob Gibson (P) batting 9th
t8 5-7 1 --- O STL V. Davalillo C. Carroll 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-7 2 --- STL L. Brock C. Carroll -2% 91% Single to RF
t8 5-7 2 1-- STL C. Flood C. Carroll -7% 84% Double to LF; Brock to 3B
Wayne Granger replaces Clay Carroll pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-7 2 -23 O STL J. Javier W. Granger 10% 94% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
Mudcat Grant replaces Vada Pinson (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Steve Huntz replaces Vic Davalillo (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 7-5 0 --- O CIN T. Perez M. Grant -1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 7-5 1 --- O CIN J. Bench M. Grant -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-5 2 --- O CIN L. May M. Grant -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 7.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Reds' Wayne Granger facing 4-5-6
t9 5-7 0 --- O STL J. Torre W. Granger 4% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-7 1 --- O STL M. Shannon W. Granger 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-7 2 --- O STL P. Gagliano W. Granger 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Reds 7.

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