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DET
@BAL
1
5
DET
@BAL
8
4
 
(10)
CAL
@CHW
4
4
 
(10)
CLE
@NYY
1
7
OAK
@TEX
8
4
ATL
@CIN
5
3
SDP
@LAD
2
9
NYM
@PHI
9
2
HOU
@SFG
4
8
Sunday, April 7, 1974,
, Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 35,588, Time of Game: 2:00
Braves
5
1-2
 Won 1 
4th, 2 GB
at Reds
3
2-1
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Phil Niekro (1-0)
L: Clay Kirby (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  4   1  0  0   0  0  0    5  6  0
Reds            2  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  9  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .071 -0.123 1.14 0.000 -0.123 -1.3 3 0
Mike Lum 1B 4 1 0 1 0 1 .308 .615 -0.044 1.15 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 4 0
Darrell Evans 3B 4 1 2 3 0 1 .364 1.189 0.307 0.76 0.324 -0.018 2.5 1 2 HR
Hank Aaron LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .952 -0.041 0.55 0.000 -0.041 -0.5 3 0
   Rowland Office CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.1 1 0
Dusty Baker CF-RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .231 .462 -0.004 0.48 0.026 -0.031 -0.2 4 0
Davey Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .607 -0.046 0.48 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 2 1
Johnny Oates C 3 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .347 0.028 0.54 0.045 -0.017 0.2 7 1
Craig Robinson SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 .091 .322 0.129 0.86 0.150 -0.021 1.1 2 2
Phil Niekro P 3 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 0.072 1.08 0.094 -0.022 0.5 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 6 5 2 9 .182 .501 0.272 0.77 0.639 -0.369 0.9 27 6
HR: D Evans (1, off C Kirby; 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Evans 5; J Oates; D Baker; P Niekro; C Robinson.
RBI: D Evans 3 (4); C Robinson (1); M Lum (3).
2-out RBI: D Evans 3; C Robinson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
PB: J Oates (1).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .400 1.038 0.084 0.94 0.151 -0.067 0.9 1 0 2B
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .364 .897 0.009 1.31 0.091 -0.082 0.1 3 2
Dan Driessen 3B 4 2 1 0 0 0 .250 .641 -0.052 1.70 0.069 -0.121 -0.2 1 3 SB
Tony Perez 1B 2 0 0 1 1 0 .400 1.462 -0.032 1.29 0.048 -0.081 -0.4 6 0 SF
Johnny Bench C 3 0 2 0 1 0 .273 .930 0.034 0.80 0.072 -0.038 0.1 12 0 CS
George Foster RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .400 1.000 0.013 1.56 0.121 -0.109 0.4 0 0 2B
Dave Concepcion SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 1.135 -0.011 1.82 0.102 -0.112 -0.2 1 1 SB
Cesar Geronimo CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.142 1.45 0.000 -0.142 -1.0 3 0
Clay Kirby P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 1
   Andy Kosco PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.016 0.64 0.000 -0.016 -0.1
   Fred Norman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Ken Griffey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .675 -0.024 1.00 0.000 -0.024 -0.1
   Tom Hall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Crowley PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.066 2.46 0.000 -0.066 -0.3
Team Totals 34 3 9 2 2 6 .265 .621 -0.229 1.34 0.654 -0.884 -1.1 27 9
2B: P Rose (3, off P Niekro); G Foster (1, off P Niekro).
SF: T Perez (1, off P Niekro).
TB: P Rose 3; J Morgan 2; G Foster 2; J Bench 2; D Driessen; D Concepcion.
RBI: G Foster (1); T Perez (7).
2-out RBI: G Foster.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: D Concepcion (2, 2nd base off P Niekro/J Oates); D Driessen (1, 2nd base off P Niekro/J Oates).
CS: J Bench (1, 2nd base by P Niekro/J Oates).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (1-0) 9 9 3 2 2 6 0 4.22 37 63 0.228 1.34 1.1
Team Totals 9 9 3 2 2 6 0 2.00 37 63 0.228 1.34 1.1

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Clay Kirby, L (0-1) 5 6 5 5 1 4 1 9.00 22 38 -0.362 1.04 -2.7
Fred Norman 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.051 0.35 0.9
Tom Hall 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.039 0.26 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 5 5 2 9 1 5.00 35 38 0 0 -0.272 0.77 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Cincinnati Reds
1 Ralph Garr RF 1 Pete Rose LF
2 Mike Lum 1B 2 Joe Morgan 2B
3 Darrell Evans 3B 3 Dan Driessen 3B
4 Hank Aaron LF 4 Tony Perez 1B
5 Dusty Baker CF 5 Johnny Bench C
6 Davey Johnson 2B 6 George Foster RF
7 Johnny Oates C 7 Dave Concepcion SS
8 Craig Robinson SS 8 Cesar Geronimo CF
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Clay Kirby P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-2 2 1-3 RRR ATL D. Evans C. Kirby 32% 70% Home Run; Niekro Scores; Lum Scores
b6 2-5 2 12- R CIN G. Foster P. Niekro -12% 74% Double; Driessen Scores; Bench to 3B
t3 0-2 0 12- ATL P. Niekro C. Kirby 9% 48% Single/Bunt; Oates to 3B; Robinson to 2B
b6 3-5 2 -23 O CIN D. Concepcion P. Niekro 9% 83% Strikeout
b9 3-5 0 --- CIN D. Concepcion P. Niekro -9% 83% Single

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Clay Kirby facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL R. Garr C. Kirby -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL M. Lum C. Kirby -1% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL D. Evans C. Kirby -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose P. Niekro -6% 39% Double to RF
b1 0-0 0 -2- O CIN J. Morgan P. Niekro 4% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 -2- CIN D. Driessen P. Niekro -5% 39% Single to RF; Rose to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 CIN T. Perez P. Niekro -2% 37% Driessen Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 R CIN T. Perez P. Niekro -6% 30% Passed Ball; Rose Scores; Driessen to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 RO CIN T. Perez P. Niekro -2% 28% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Driessen Scores/unER
b1 2-0 2 --- CIN J. Bench P. Niekro -1% 27% Walk
b1 2-0 2 1-- O CIN G. Foster P. Niekro 2% 29% Bench Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Clay Kirby facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O ATL H. Aaron C. Kirby -2% 27% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-2 1 --- O ATL D. Baker C. Kirby -1% 25% Strikeout
t2 0-2 2 --- O ATL D. Johnson C. Kirby -1% 24% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O CIN G. Foster P. Niekro 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion P. Niekro 1% 27% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 2 --- O CIN C. Geronimo P. Niekro 1% 27% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Reds 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Clay Kirby facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- ATL J. Oates C. Kirby 4% 31% Single to RF
t3 0-2 0 1-- ATL C. Robinson C. Kirby 7% 38% Walk; Oates to 2B
t3 0-2 0 12- ATL P. Niekro C. Kirby 9% 48% Single/Bunt; Oates to 3B; Robinson to 2B
t3 0-2 0 123 O ATL R. Garr C. Kirby -8% 39% Groundout: SS-C/Forceout at Hm; Robinson to 3B; Niekro to 2B
t3 0-2 1 123 RO ATL M. Lum C. Kirby -1% 38% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Robinson Scores; Niekro to 3B
t3 1-2 2 1-3 RRR ATL D. Evans C. Kirby 32% 70% Home Run; Niekro Scores; Lum Scores
t3 4-2 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron C. Kirby -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b3 2-4 0 --- O CIN C. Kirby P. Niekro 3% 72% Strikeout
b3 2-4 1 --- CIN P. Rose P. Niekro -3% 69% Single
b3 2-4 1 1-- CIN J. Morgan P. Niekro -5% 64% Single; Rose to 2B
b3 2-4 1 12- O CIN D. Driessen P. Niekro 5% 70% Flyball: CF
b3 2-4 2 12- O CIN T. Perez P. Niekro 5% 75% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Reds 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Reds' Clay Kirby facing 5-6-7
t4 4-2 0 --- ATL D. Baker C. Kirby 3% 77% Single to LF
t4 4-2 0 1-- O ATL D. Johnson C. Kirby -2% 75% Strikeout
t4 4-2 1 1-- O ATL J. Oates C. Kirby -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B; Baker to 2B
t4 4-2 2 -2- R ATL C. Robinson C. Kirby 8% 82% Single to CF; Baker Scores
t4 5-2 2 1-- O ATL P. Niekro C. Kirby -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b4 2-5 0 --- O CIN J. Bench P. Niekro 2% 83% Foul Flyball: C
b4 2-5 1 --- O CIN G. Foster P. Niekro 2% 84% Strikeout
b4 2-5 2 --- O CIN D. Concepcion P. Niekro 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Clay Kirby facing 1-2-3
t5 5-2 0 --- O ATL R. Garr C. Kirby -1% 84% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 5-2 1 --- O ATL M. Lum C. Kirby -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t5 5-2 2 --- ATL D. Evans C. Kirby 1% 84% Single to RF
t5 5-2 2 1-- O ATL H. Aaron C. Kirby -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
b5 2-5 0 --- O CIN C. Geronimo P. Niekro 2% 85% Flyball: LF
Andy Kosco pinch hits for Clay Kirby (P) batting 9th
b5 2-5 1 --- O CIN A. Kosco P. Niekro 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-5 2 --- O CIN P. Rose P. Niekro 1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Fred Norman facing 5-6-7
Fred Norman replaces Andy Kosco (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-2 0 --- O ATL D. Baker F. Norman -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
t6 5-2 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson F. Norman -1% 86% Strikeout
t6 5-2 2 --- O ATL J. Oates F. Norman -0% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b6 2-5 0 --- CIN J. Morgan P. Niekro -5% 81% Single
b6 2-5 0 1-- O CIN D. Driessen P. Niekro 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-5 1 1-- O CIN T. Perez P. Niekro 3% 88% Flyball: RF
b6 2-5 2 1-- CIN J. Bench P. Niekro -2% 86% Single; Driessen to 2B
b6 2-5 2 12- R CIN G. Foster P. Niekro -12% 74% Double; Driessen Scores; Bench to 3B
b6 3-5 2 -23 O CIN D. Concepcion P. Niekro 9% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Fred Norman facing 8-9-1
t7 5-3 0 --- O ATL C. Robinson F. Norman -1% 82% Foul Flyball: C
t7 5-3 1 --- O ATL P. Niekro F. Norman -1% 81% Strikeout
t7 5-3 2 --- O ATL R. Garr F. Norman -1% 80% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
Ralph Garr moves from RF to LF
Rowland Office replaces Hank Aaron (LF) playing CF batting 4th
Dusty Baker moves from CF to RF
b7 3-5 0 --- O CIN C. Geronimo P. Niekro 4% 84% Flyball: RF
Ken Griffey pinch hits for Fred Norman (P) batting 9th
b7 3-5 1 --- O CIN K. Griffey P. Niekro 2% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-5 2 --- O CIN P. Rose P. Niekro 1% 88% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Tom Hall facing 2-3-4
Tom Hall replaces Ken Griffey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- O ATL M. Lum T. Hall -1% 87% Strikeout
t8 5-3 1 --- O ATL D. Evans T. Hall -1% 86% Strikeout
t8 5-3 2 --- O ATL R. Office T. Hall -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b8 3-5 0 --- O CIN J. Morgan P. Niekro 4% 89% Flyball: CF
b8 3-5 1 --- O CIN D. Driessen P. Niekro 3% 92% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 3-5 2 --- CIN T. Perez P. Niekro -2% 89% Walk
b8 3-5 2 1-- CIN J. Bench P. Niekro -4% 85% Single; Perez to 2B
b8 3-5 2 12- O CIN G. Foster P. Niekro 8% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Tom Hall facing 5-6-7
t9 5-3 0 --- O ATL D. Baker T. Hall -1% 93% Flyball: CF
t9 5-3 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson T. Hall -0% 92% Popfly: 2B
t9 5-3 2 --- ATL J. Oates T. Hall 0% 93% Walk
t9 5-3 2 1-- O ATL C. Robinson T. Hall -1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b9 3-5 0 --- CIN D. Concepcion P. Niekro -9% 83% Single
b9 3-5 0 1-- CIN C. Geronimo P. Niekro -1% 82% Concepcion Steals 2B
b9 3-5 0 -2- O CIN C. Geronimo P. Niekro 7% 89% Flyball: LF
Terry Crowley pinch hits for Tom Hall (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 1 -2- O CIN T. Crowley P. Niekro 7% 96% Strikeout
b9 3-5 2 -2- O CIN P. Rose P. Niekro 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Reds 3.

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