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Standings
MIN
@SEA
5
4
HOU
@CIN
9
11
Thursday, April 6, 1978,
, Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 52,378, Time of Game: 2:53
Astros
9
0-1
Lost 1 
6th, 1 GB
at Reds
11
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Pedro Borbon (1-0)
L: J.R. Richard (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   4  0  0   0  0  4    9 12  2
Reds            1  0  0   1  5  2   2  0  X   11 16  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl LF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .500 .600 1.250 1.850 0.092 0.55 0.125 -0.033 1.2 0 0 HR
Enos Cabell 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.039 0.50 0.017 -0.056 0.3 2 1 SB
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .500 .600 1.250 1.850 0.176 0.63 0.195 -0.019 1.9 0 0 HR,SB
Jose Cruz RF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .600 .600 .800 1.400 0.049 0.80 0.097 -0.048 1.5 0 0 2B
Bob Watson 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.051 1.25 0.076 -0.127 -0.2 5 1
Joe Ferguson C 4 1 1 2 0 3 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0.077 0.72 0.120 -0.043 1.1 11 2 HR
Art Howe 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.033 0.35 0.002 -0.035 -0.0 0 1 2B
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 0.39 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 5 4
   Dave Bergman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
J.R. Richard P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.028 0.56 0.000 -0.028 -0.3 0 1
   Gene Pentz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Denny Walling PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.015 0.31 0.015 0.000 0.2
   Tom Dixon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wilbur Howard PH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.1 HBP
Team Totals 38 9 12 9 2 7 41 .316 .366 .605 .971 0.228 0.62 0.648 -0.420 5.0 24 10
2B: J Cruz (1, off T Seaver); A Howe (1, off D Murray).
HR: T Puhl (1, off T Seaver, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); C Cedeno (1, off T Seaver, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); J Ferguson (1, off T Seaver, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: W Howard (1, by D Murray).
TB: C Cedeno 5; T Puhl 5; J Cruz 4; J Ferguson 4; A Howe 2; B Watson; D Walling; E Cabell.
RBI: C Cedeno 2 (2); J Cruz 2 (2); J Ferguson 2 (2); E Cabell (1); B Watson (1); T Puhl (1).
2-out RBI: J Cruz 2; C Cedeno; E Cabell.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
TP: 1. J Ferguson-R Metzger-E Cabell-R Metzger.
PB: J Ferguson (1).
E: A Howe (1); J Cruz (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (1, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Bench); E Cabell (1, 2nd base off P Borbon/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 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .250 .400 .500 .900 0.043 1.09 0.131 -0.088 0.3 0 0 2B
   Ray Knight 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Griffey RF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .500 .600 .500 1.100 -0.065 0.80 0.058 -0.123 0.4 0 0 SB
Joe Morgan 2B 4 3 3 5 1 1 5 .750 .800 2.000 2.800 0.394 1.06 0.435 -0.042 3.2 4 4 HR,2·2B,SB
George Foster LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0.019 0.66 0.066 -0.047 1.0 3 1 2B,CS
Dan Driessen 1B 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .500 .600 .500 1.100 0.074 0.96 0.098 -0.024 0.6 7 0 SB
Johnny Bench C 5 0 2 2 0 2 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 -0.008 1.14 0.083 -0.091 0.5 8 0
Dave Concepcion SS 4 0 1 1 1 2 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.023 1.00 0.097 -0.074 0.1 1 4 CS
Cesar Geronimo CF 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .500 .600 .750 1.350 0.176 1.07 0.185 -0.009 1.3 4 0 2B,IW
Tom Seaver P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.061 2.14 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 0 0
   Pedro Borbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Collins PH 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.144 1.79 0.144 0.000 1.4
   Dale Murray P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.7 0 1
   Doug Bair P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Tomlin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 11 16 10 7 11 44 .432 .523 .649 1.171 0.728 1.03 1.297 -0.570 7.4 27 10
2B: C Geronimo (1, off J Richard); P Rose (1, off J Richard); J Morgan 2 (2, 1 off T Dixon, 1 off J Richard); G Foster (1, off J Richard).
HR: J Morgan (1, off J Richard, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: C Geronimo (1, by G Pentz).
TB: J Morgan 8; C Geronimo 3; G Foster 3; P Rose 2; K Griffey 2; J Bench 2; D Driessen 2; D Collins; D Concepcion.
RBI: J Morgan 5 (5); J Bench 2 (2); D Collins (1); C Geronimo (1); D Concepcion (1).
2-out RBI: D Collins; J Morgan; C Geronimo.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 8 for 18.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: G Foster (E Cabell at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D Driessen (1, 2nd base off J Richard/J Ferguson); J Morgan (1, 2nd base off G Pentz/J Ferguson); K Griffey (1, 2nd base off T Dixon/J Ferguson).
CS: D Concepcion (1, 2nd base by J Richard/J Ferguson); G Foster (1, 2nd base by J Sambito/J Ferguson).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
J.R. Richard, L (0-1) 4.2 11 7 7 3 8 1 13.50 26 19 -0.558 1.37 -4.5
Gene Pentz 1.1 2 2 1 3 1 0 6.75 10 3 1 -0.152 0.88 -1.8
Tom Dixon 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 -0.022 0.10 -3.3
Joe Sambito 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 2 0 0.004 0.04 2.2
Team Totals 8 16 11 10 7 11 1 11.25 44 19 5 1 -0.728 1.03 -7.4
T Dixon faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver 3 6 5 5 0 3 3 15.00 15 30 -0.358 0.86 -3.7
Pedro Borbon, W (1-0) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.039 0.44 0.9
Dale Murray, H (1) 3.2 3 4 4 1 4 0 9.82 16 0 0 0.080 0.31 0.1
Doug Bair 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 -0.023 0.41 -1.0
Dave Tomlin, S (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 3 2 0.035 2.05 -1.3
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 2 7 3 9.00 41 30 6 3 -0.227 0.62 -5.0
T Seaver faced 4 batters in the 4th inning.
D Bair faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: J Richard (1).
WP: J Richard (1).
HBP: D Murray (1; W Howard).
IBB: G Pentz (1; C Geronimo).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 52,378.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Overcast, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Cincinnati Reds
1 Terry Puhl LF 1 Pete Rose 3B
2 Enos Cabell 3B 2 Ken Griffey RF
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Joe Morgan 2B
4 Jose Cruz RF 4 George Foster LF
5 Bob Watson 1B 5 Dan Driessen 1B
6 Joe Ferguson C 6 Johnny Bench C
7 Art Howe 2B 7 Dave Concepcion SS
8 Roger Metzger SS 8 Cesar Geronimo CF
9 J.R. Richard P 9 Tom Seaver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-5 1 1-3 RR CIN J. Morgan J. Richard 19% 43% Double (LF-CF); Collins Scores; Griffey Scores
b5 5-5 2 123 R CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard 15% 74% Single to P; Foster Scores; Driessen to 3B; Concepcion to 2B
t4 1-1 0 --- R HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver -14% 36% Home Run
b5 2-5 0 1-- CIN P. Rose J. Richard 13% 34% Double to LF; Collins to 3B
t4 3-1 0 1-- RR HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver -12% 11% Home Run; Watson Scores

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' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- R HOU T. Puhl T. Seaver -11% 39% Home Run
t1 1-0 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell T. Seaver 2% 41% Strikeout
t1 1-0 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver -2% 39% Single
t1 1-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -2% 38% Cedeno Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver 3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 1-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson T. Seaver 3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Richard -2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O CIN K. Griffey J. Richard -2% 40% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- R CIN J. Morgan J. Richard 11% 51% Home Run
b1 1-1 2 --- O CIN G. Foster J. Richard -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 1-1 1 --- O HOU A. Howe T. Seaver 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t2 1-1 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger T. Seaver 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- O CIN D. Driessen J. Richard -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- CIN J. Bench J. Richard 3% 55% Single to CF
b2 1-1 1 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Richard -3% 52% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 1-- CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard 4% 56% Double to LF; Bench to 3B
b2 1-1 2 -23 O CIN T. Seaver J. Richard -6% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Richard T. Seaver 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 1-1 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl T. Seaver 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell T. Seaver 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Richard -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- CIN K. Griffey J. Richard 3% 56% Walk
b3 1-1 1 1-- CIN J. Morgan J. Richard 2% 58% Passed Ball; Griffey to 2B
b3 1-1 1 -2- O CIN J. Morgan J. Richard -4% 54% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 -2- O CIN G. Foster J. Richard -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- R HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver -14% 36% Home Run
t4 2-1 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -6% 30% Double to LF
t4 2-1 0 -2- R HOU B. Watson T. Seaver -8% 23% Single to LF; Cruz Scores
t4 3-1 0 1-- RR HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver -12% 11% Home Run; Watson Scores
Pedro Borbon replaces Tom Seaver pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-1 0 --- O HOU A. Howe P. Borbon 1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 5-1 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Borbon 1% 12% Flyball: CF
t4 5-1 2 --- O HOU J. Richard P. Borbon 0% 12% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 5-6-7
b4 1-5 0 --- CIN D. Driessen J. Richard 3% 15% Single to LF
b4 1-5 0 1-- CIN J. Bench J. Richard 2% 17% Driessen Steals 2B
b4 1-5 0 -2- O CIN J. Bench J. Richard -3% 14% Strikeout
b4 1-5 1 -2- R CIN D. Concepcion J. Richard 6% 19% Single to CF; Driessen Scores
b4 2-5 1 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard -4% 15% Concepcion Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 2-5 2 --- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard -1% 14% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Pedro Borbon facing 1-2-3
t5 5-2 0 --- HOU T. Puhl P. Borbon -2% 13% Single to CF
t5 5-2 0 1-- O HOU E. Cabell P. Borbon 2% 14% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 5-2 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno P. Borbon -1% 13% Cabell Steals 2B
t5 5-2 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Borbon 2% 15% Flyball: LF
t5 5-2 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz P. Borbon 2% 17% Single to LF; Cabell out at Hm/LF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 9-1-2
Dave Collins pinch hits for Pedro Borbon (P) batting 9th
b5 2-5 0 --- CIN D. Collins J. Richard 4% 21% Single to 2B
b5 2-5 0 1-- CIN P. Rose J. Richard 13% 34% Double to LF; Collins to 3B
b5 2-5 0 -23 O CIN K. Griffey J. Richard -10% 24% Single to SS/runner struck by batted ball and is out; Rose out at 3B/SS; Collins stays at 3B
b5 2-5 1 1-3 RR CIN J. Morgan J. Richard 19% 43% Double (LF-CF); Collins Scores; Griffey Scores
b5 4-5 1 -2- CIN G. Foster J. Richard 5% 47% Wild Pitch; Morgan to 3B
b5 4-5 1 --3 R CIN G. Foster J. Richard 6% 53% Balk; Morgan Scores
b5 5-5 1 --- CIN G. Foster J. Richard 6% 59% Double to LF
b5 5-5 1 -2- CIN D. Driessen J. Richard 2% 61% Walk
b5 5-5 1 12- O CIN J. Bench J. Richard -6% 56% Strikeout
b5 5-5 2 12- CIN D. Concepcion J. Richard 4% 59% Walk; Foster to 3B; Driessen to 2B
b5 5-5 2 123 R CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard 15% 74% Single to P; Foster Scores; Driessen to 3B; Concepcion to 2B
Gene Pentz replaces J.R. Richard pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-5 2 123 R CIN D. Collins G. Pentz 10% 84% Walk; Driessen Scores; Concepcion to 3B; Geronimo to 2B
b5 7-5 2 123 O CIN P. Rose G. Pentz -4% 80% Groundout: 1B-P
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 7.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-7, Reds' Dale Murray facing 5-6-7
Dale Murray replaces Dave Collins (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-7 0 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Murray 3% 83% Strikeout
t6 5-7 1 --- O HOU J. Ferguson D. Murray 2% 85% Strikeout
t6 5-7 2 --- O HOU A. Howe D. Murray 1% 86% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 7-5, Astros' Gene Pentz facing 2-3-4
b6 7-5 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey G. Pentz -1% 85% Popfly: SS
b6 7-5 1 --- CIN J. Morgan G. Pentz 1% 86% Walk
b6 7-5 1 1-- CIN G. Foster G. Pentz 1% 87% Morgan Steals 2B
b6 7-5 1 -2- CIN G. Foster G. Pentz 1% 88% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Morgan stays at 2B; Foster to 1B
b6 7-5 1 12- CIN D. Driessen G. Pentz 3% 91% Single to C; Morgan to 3B; Foster to 2B
b6 7-5 1 123 RR CIN J. Bench G. Pentz 6% 97% Single to CF; Morgan Scores/unER; Foster Scores; Driessen to 2B
b6 9-5 1 12- O CIN D. Concepcion G. Pentz -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Driessen to 3B; Bench to 2B
b6 9-5 2 -23 CIN C. Geronimo G. Pentz 0% 96% Intentional Walk
b6 9-5 2 123 O CIN D. Murray G. Pentz -1% 95% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 9.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Reds' Dale Murray facing 8-9-1
t7 5-9 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger D. Murray 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
Denny Walling pinch hits for Gene Pentz (P) batting 9th
t7 5-9 1 --- HOU D. Walling D. Murray -2% 95% Single to LF
t7 5-9 1 1-- O HOU T. Puhl D. Murray 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 5-9 2 1-- O HOU E. Cabell D. Murray 1% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Tom Dixon facing 1-2-3
Tom Dixon replaces Denny Walling (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 9-5 0 --- CIN P. Rose T. Dixon 0% 98% Walk
b7 9-5 0 1-- CIN K. Griffey T. Dixon 1% 99% Single to RF; Rose to 3B/Adv on E9
b7 9-5 0 1-3 CIN J. Morgan T. Dixon 0% 99% Griffey Steals 2B
b7 9-5 0 -23 RR CIN J. Morgan T. Dixon 1% 100% Double (LF-CF); Rose Scores; Griffey Scores
b7 11-5 0 -2- CIN G. Foster T. Dixon 0% 100% Single to LF; Morgan to 3B
Joe Sambito replaces Tom Dixon pitching and batting 9th
b7 11-5 0 1-3 OOO CIN D. Driessen J. Sambito -0% 99% Triple Play: Strikeout, Foster Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS); Morgan out at Hm/SS-3B-SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 11.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-11, Reds' Dale Murray facing 3-4-5
Ray Knight replaces Pete Rose playing 3B batting 1st
t8 5-11 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno D. Murray 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 5-11 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Murray 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-11 2 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Murray 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 11-5, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 6-7-8
b8 11-5 0 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Sambito -0% 100% Lineout: 3B
b8 11-5 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Sambito -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 11-5 2 --- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Sambito -0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 11.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-11, Reds' Dale Murray facing 6-7-8
t9 5-11 0 --- O HOU J. Ferguson D. Murray 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 5-11 1 --- HOU A. Howe D. Murray -0% 100% Double to LF
Dave Bergman pinch hits for Roger Metzger (SS) batting 8th
t9 5-11 1 -2- O HOU D. Bergman D. Murray 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Howe to 3B
Wilbur Howard pinch hits for Joe Sambito (P) batting 9th
t9 5-11 2 --3 HOU W. Howard D. Murray -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
t9 5-11 2 1-3 HOU T. Puhl D. Murray -0% 100% Walk; Howard to 2B
t9 5-11 2 123 R HOU E. Cabell D. Murray -1% 99% Single to RF; Howe Scores; Howard to 3B; Puhl to 2B
Doug Bair replaces Dale Murray pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-11 2 123 R HOU C. Cedeno D. Bair -2% 97% Walk; Howard Scores; Puhl to 3B; Cabell to 2B
Dave Tomlin replaces Doug Bair pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-11 2 123 RR HOU J. Cruz D. Tomlin -3% 93% Single to LF; Puhl Scores; Cabell Scores; Cedeno to 2B
t9 9-11 2 12- O HOU B. Watson D. Tomlin 7% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 9, Reds 11.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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