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Scores
Standings
DET
@WSA
5
0
MON
@CIN
1
5
Monday, April 6, 1970,
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 30,124, Time of Game: 2:06
Expos
1
0-1
Lost 1 
6th, ½ GB
at Reds
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Jim Merritt (1-0)
L: Joe Sparma (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Expos           0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  3  1
Reds            0  0  0   4  1  0   0  0  X    5  8  0

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Sutherland 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.042 0.67 0.018 -0.060 -0.3 1 3
Rusty Staub RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .750 1.000 -0.034 0.60 0.018 -0.052 0.1 0 0 3B
Ron Fairly 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.015 0.46 0.021 -0.036 -0.0 11 0
Bob Bailey LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.066 0.81 0.037 -0.103 -1.1 1 0 CS
Coco Laboy 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.041 0.51 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 1 0
Adolfo Phillips CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.031 0.40 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 4 0
John Boccabella C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.045 0.57 0.000 -0.045 -0.7 5 1
Bobby Wine SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.019 0.39 0.006 -0.025 -0.2 1 4
Joe Sparma P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 1
   Jose Herrera PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Carl Morton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Brand PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.31 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Gary Waslewski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 2 8 31 .103 .161 .172 .334 -0.318 0.55 0.100 -0.418 -3.7 24 10
3B: R Staub (1, off J Merritt).
TB: R Staub 3; G Sutherland; R Fairly.
RBI: R Fairly (1).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: C Laboy (1).
Baserunning
CS: B Bailey (1, 2nd base by 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
Bobby Tolan CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .200 .200 .800 1.000 -0.004 0.55 0.058 -0.062 0.0 2 0 HR
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .000 .200 .000 .200 -0.039 0.43 0.001 -0.041 -0.5 2 1
Pete Rose RF 2 1 2 0 2 0 4 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500 0.060 0.50 0.060 0.000 1.5 1 0 3B,2B
Tony Perez 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.079 0.85 0.005 -0.085 -0.8 1 1
Johnny Bench C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.032 0.60 0.073 -0.041 -0.5 9 1 2B
Lee May 1B 3 1 1 3 0 0 4 .333 .250 1.333 1.583 0.182 0.67 0.184 -0.002 1.5 10 0 HR,SF
Bernie Carbo LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .667 .750 1.667 2.417 0.060 0.49 0.079 -0.019 1.1 2 0 HR
Dave Concepcion SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.056 0.51 0.000 -0.056 -1.3 0 2
Jim Merritt P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.027 0.36 0.039 -0.012 -0.3 0 2
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 5 5 38 .250 .342 .656 .998 0.183 0.55 0.499 -0.318 0.8 27 7
2B: P Rose (1, off J Sparma); J Bench (1, off J Sparma).
3B: P Rose (1, off J Sparma).
HR: L May (1, off J Sparma, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF); B Carbo (1, off J Sparma, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); B Tolan (1, off J Sparma, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: L May (1, off J Sparma).
TB: B Carbo 5; P Rose 5; B Tolan 4; L May 4; J Bench 2; J Merritt.
RBI: L May 3 (3); B Tolan (1); B Carbo (1).
2-out RBI: B Tolan.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Sparma, L (0-1) 5 7 5 5 3 4 3 9.00 26 34 -0.198 0.76 -2.4
Carl Morton 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 9 0 0 0.013 0.09 1.0
Gary Waslewski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 5 5 3 5.62 38 34 0 0 -0.182 0.55 -0.8

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, W (1-0) 9 3 1 1 2 8 0 1.00 31 83 0.318 0.55 3.7
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 2 8 0 1.00 31 83 0.318 0.55 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Andy Olsen.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 30,124.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos         Cincinnati Reds
1 Gary Sutherland 2B 1 Bobby Tolan CF
2 Rusty Staub RF 2 Tommy Helms 2B
3 Ron Fairly 1B 3 Pete Rose RF
4 Bob Bailey LF 4 Tony Perez 3B
5 Coco Laboy 3B 5 Johnny Bench C
6 Adolfo Phillips CF 6 Lee May 1B
7 John Boccabella C 7 Bernie Carbo LF
8 Bobby Wine SS 8 Dave Concepcion SS
9 Joe Sparma P 9 Jim Merritt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 -2- RR CIN L. May J. Sparma 15% 78% Home Run; Bench Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- R CIN B. Carbo J. Sparma 7% 86% Home Run
b4 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Bench J. Sparma 7% 63% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O MON C. Laboy J. Merritt 6% 52% Bailey Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b4 3-0 2 --- R CIN B. Tolan J. Sparma 6% 90% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MON G. Sutherland J. Merritt 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MON R. Staub J. Merritt 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O MON R. Fairly J. Merritt 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Joe Sparma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Tolan J. Sparma -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN T. Helms J. Sparma -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CIN P. Rose J. Sparma 2% 53% Double
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CIN T. Perez J. Sparma -3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- MON B. Bailey J. Merritt -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O MON C. Laboy J. Merritt 6% 52% Bailey Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- O MON C. Laboy J. Merritt 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O MON A. Phillips J. Merritt 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Joe Sparma facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Sparma -2% 53% Lineout: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- CIN L. May J. Sparma 3% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); May to 1B
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CIN B. Carbo J. Sparma -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; May to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Sparma -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MON J. Boccabella J. Merritt 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MON B. Wine J. Merritt 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O MON J. Sparma J. Merritt 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Joe Sparma facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Merritt J. Sparma 4% 60% Single to CF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O CIN B. Tolan J. Sparma -4% 56% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 1 1-- O CIN T. Helms J. Sparma -2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Tolan to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- CIN P. Rose J. Sparma 1% 55% Walk
b3 0-0 2 12- O CIN T. Perez J. Sparma -5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O MON G. Sutherland J. Merritt 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- O MON R. Staub J. Merritt 2% 55% Lineout: 1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O MON R. Fairly J. Merritt 1% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Joe Sparma facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Bench J. Sparma 7% 63% Double to CF
b4 0-0 0 -2- RR CIN L. May J. Sparma 15% 78% Home Run; Bench Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- R CIN B. Carbo J. Sparma 7% 86% Home Run
b4 3-0 0 --- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Sparma -1% 85% Strikeout
b4 3-0 1 --- O CIN J. Merritt J. Sparma -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 3-0 2 --- R CIN B. Tolan J. Sparma 6% 90% Home Run
b4 4-0 2 --- O CIN T. Helms J. Sparma -0% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 4.
Top of the 5th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
t5 0-4 0 --- O MON B. Bailey J. Merritt 2% 91% Strikeout
t5 0-4 1 --- O MON C. Laboy J. Merritt 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-4 2 --- O MON A. Phillips J. Merritt 1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Joe Sparma facing 3-4-5
b5 4-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose J. Sparma 3% 96% Triple to CF
b5 4-0 0 --3 CIN T. Perez J. Sparma 1% 96% Walk
b5 4-0 0 1-3 O CIN J. Bench J. Sparma -1% 95% Strikeout
b5 4-0 1 1-3 RO CIN L. May J. Sparma 1% 96% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Rose Scores
b5 5-0 2 1-- CIN B. Carbo J. Sparma 0% 96% Walk; Perez to 2B
b5 5-0 2 12- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Sparma -1% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 5.
Top of the 6th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 7-8-9
t6 0-5 0 --- O MON J. Boccabella J. Merritt 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-5 1 --- O MON B. Wine J. Merritt 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
Jose Herrera pinch hits for Joe Sparma (P) batting 9th
t6 0-5 2 --- O MON J. Herrera J. Merritt 0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-0, Expos' Carl Morton facing 9-1-2
Carl Morton replaces Jose Herrera (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-0 0 --- O CIN J. Merritt C. Morton -0% 97% Strikeout
b6 5-0 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan C. Morton -0% 97% Lineout: LF
b6 5-0 2 --- CIN T. Helms C. Morton 0% 97% Walk
b6 5-0 2 1-- CIN P. Rose C. Morton 0% 97% Walk; Helms to 2B
b6 5-0 2 12- O CIN T. Perez C. Morton -0% 97% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Reds 5.
Top of the 7th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t7 0-5 0 --- O MON G. Sutherland J. Merritt 1% 98% Popfly: 1B
t7 0-5 1 --- MON R. Staub J. Merritt -2% 96% Triple to CF
t7 0-5 1 --3 R MON R. Fairly J. Merritt -2% 94% Single to CF; Staub Scores
t7 1-5 1 1-- O MON B. Bailey J. Merritt 2% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-5 2 1-- O MON C. Laboy J. Merritt 1% 97% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-1, Expos' Carl Morton facing 5-6-7
b7 5-1 0 --- O CIN J. Bench C. Morton -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 5-1 1 --- O CIN L. May C. Morton -0% 96% Popfly: 1B
b7 5-1 2 --- CIN B. Carbo C. Morton 0% 97% Single to RF
b7 5-1 2 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion C. Morton -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Reds 5.
Top of the 8th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 6-7-8
t8 1-5 0 --- O MON A. Phillips J. Merritt 1% 98% Popfly: C
t8 1-5 1 --- O MON J. Boccabella J. Merritt 1% 98% Popfly: 3B
t8 1-5 2 --- MON B. Wine J. Merritt -1% 98% Walk
Ron Brand pinch hits for Carl Morton (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 2 1-- O MON R. Brand J. Merritt 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Reds 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 5-1, Expos' Gary Waslewski facing 9-1-2
Gary Waslewski replaces Ron Brand (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- O CIN J. Merritt G. Waslewski -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b8 5-1 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan G. Waslewski -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-1 2 --- O CIN T. Helms G. Waslewski -0% 98% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Reds 5.
Top of the 9th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-5, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t9 1-5 0 --- MON G. Sutherland J. Merritt -2% 97% Single to CF
t9 1-5 0 1-- O MON R. Staub J. Merritt 2% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Sutherland to 2B
t9 1-5 1 -2- O MON R. Fairly J. Merritt 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-5 2 -2- O MON B. Bailey J. Merritt 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Reds 5.

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