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@CAL
4
2
BAL
@CHW
0
1
BOS
@MIN
6
5
WSA
@NYY
2
1
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@OAK
2
3
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@CIN
4
7
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@HOU
2
5
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@PHI
8
4
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@PHI
0
8
NYM
@PIT
2
8
NYM
@PIT
5
4
Wednesday, July 17, 1968,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 19,929, Time of Game: 2:08
Braves
2
49-41
 Lost 1 
2nd, 10 GB
at Astros
5
39-52
 Won 1 
10th, 20½ GB
W: Danny Coombs (1-1)
L: Jim Britton (4-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    2  9  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  4   0  1  X    5  8  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Alou CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .349 .414 .763 -0.008 0.72 0.038 -0.047 -0.0 1 0
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .307 .339 .365 .704 0.086 0.92 0.108 -0.022 0.8 5 3
Hank Aaron RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .323 .484 .807 -0.123 1.30 0.031 -0.155 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Joe Torre C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .348 .410 .757 -0.141 1.16 0.000 -0.141 -1.3 5 0 GDP
Tommie Aaron LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .261 .333 .327 .660 0.129 1.03 0.168 -0.039 0.7 1 1 2B
Deron Johnson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .209 .290 .309 .598 -0.008 0.96 0.066 -0.074 0.2 7 0 2B
Bob Johnson 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .289 .308 .342 .650 -0.010 1.52 0.111 -0.121 -0.6 2 1 2B,GDP
Sonny Jackson SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .243 .305 .288 .593 0.005 0.99 0.056 -0.051 0.4 2 5 2B
   Marty Martinez PR-SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .290 .246 .537 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Britton P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.052 1.07 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 0 0
   Ken Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .133 .138 .271 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Tillman PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .236 .284 .520 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Tito Francona PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .315 .431 .407 .838 -0.032 1.30 0.000 -0.032 -0.1
   Milt Pappas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .154 .120 .274 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 33 2 9 2 1 0 34 .273 .294 .394 .688 -0.154 1.08 0.578 -0.734 -1.3 24 11
2B: T Aaron (5, off D Coombs); B Johnson (2, off D Coombs); S Jackson (6, off D Coombs); D Johnson (9, off J Buzhardt).
TB: D Johnson 3; S Jackson 2; F Millan 2; B Johnson 2; T Aaron 2; F Alou; H Aaron.
GIDP: J Torre (7); H Aaron (14); B Johnson (1).
RBI: B Johnson (4); T Francona (32).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Johnson-F Millan-D Johnson; F Millan-S Jackson-D Johnson.
E: B Johnson (3).
Outfield Assists: T Aaron (J Bateman at 3rd base).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Simpson LF 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .180 .303 .328 .631 -0.043 0.49 0.011 -0.054 -0.3 2 0 2B
Hector Torres SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .241 .273 .274 .547 -0.030 0.72 0.024 -0.054 -0.4 0 5
Rusty Staub 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .309 .399 .427 .826 -0.003 0.89 0.048 -0.050 0.2 11 0 IW
Jim Wynn CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .266 .377 .439 .817 0.100 0.94 0.113 -0.013 0.1 5 0 GDP
Norm Miller RF 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 .237 .298 .364 .662 0.100 1.50 0.141 -0.041 1.2 2 0 2B,HBP
Denis Menke 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .244 .336 .345 .681 -0.051 1.76 0.058 -0.109 -1.0 7 6
Doug Rader 3B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .233 .302 .325 .627 0.177 2.53 0.372 -0.195 0.4 0 4 GDP,IW
John Bateman C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .226 .280 .323 .603 0.003 0.88 0.044 -0.041 1.1 0 0
Danny Coombs P 3 0 1 2 0 2 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.093 1.44 0.137 -0.044 1.0 0 0
   John Buzhardt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0 SH
Team Totals 28 5 8 5 7 5 37 .286 .444 .357 .802 0.344 1.19 0.948 -0.603 2.1 27 15
2B: D Simpson (1, off K Johnson); N Miller (9, off M Pappas).
SH: J Buzhardt (1, off M Pappas).
IBB: R Staub (13, by K Johnson); D Rader (2, by M Pappas).
HBP: N Miller (3, by J Britton).
TB: N Miller 3; J Bateman 2; D Simpson 2; D Coombs; J Wynn; D Rader.
GIDP: J Wynn (5); D Rader (3).
RBI: D Coombs 2 (2); D Rader 2 (17); J Bateman (16).
2-out RBI: D Coombs 2; D Rader 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. H Torres-D Menke-R Staub 3.
E: N Miller (2).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Britton, L (4-3) 5.2 3 4 4 5 4 0 2.31 25 46 -0.170 1.51 -0.2
Ken Johnson 1.1 3 0 0 1 0 0 2.66 6 2 2 -0.152 0.79 -1.3
Milt Pappas 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.39 6 0 0 -0.023 0.21 -0.6
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 7 5 0 5.62 37 46 2 2 -0.345 1.19 -2.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Coombs, W (1-1) 7 7 2 2 1 0 0 4.03 26 54 0.074 1.16 0.7
John Buzhardt, S (3) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.20 8 1 1 0.081 0.82 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 1 0 0 2.00 34 54 1 1 0.155 1.08 1.3
D Coombs faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Coombs (4).
HBP: J Britton (2; N Miller).
IBB: K Johnson (6; R Staub); M Pappas (5; D Rader).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bill Jackowski.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 19,929.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Felipe Alou CF 1 Dick Simpson LF
2 Felix Millan 2B 2 Hector Torres SS
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Rusty Staub 1B
4 Joe Torre C 4 Jim Wynn CF
5 Tommie Aaron LF 5 Norm Miller RF
6 Deron Johnson 1B 6 Denis Menke 2B
7 Bob Johnson 3B 7 Doug Rader 3B
8 Sonny Jackson SS 8 John Bateman C
9 Jim Britton P 9 Danny Coombs P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-1 2 123 RR HOU D. Rader J. Britton 37% 77% Single; Wynn Scores; Miller Scores; Menke to 2B
b4 0-0 1 123 OO HOU D. Rader J. Britton -18% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 2-1 2 123 RRO HOU D. Coombs K. Johnson 14% 93% Single to SS; Menke Scores; Rader Scores; Bateman out at 3B/LF-3B
t5 0-0 1 --3 R ATL B. Johnson D. Coombs -11% 30% Double; Aaron Scores
t5 0-0 0 --- ATL T. Aaron D. Coombs -9% 41% Double

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, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL F. Alou D. Coombs -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- ATL F. Millan D. Coombs -6% 40% Single; Alou to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O ATL H. Aaron D. Coombs 6% 46% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO ATL J. Torre D. Coombs 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Britton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Simpson J. Britton -2% 52% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU H. Torres J. Britton 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU R. Staub J. Britton -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- HOU J. Wynn J. Britton 2% 54% Walk; Staub to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O HOU N. Miller J. Britton -4% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL T. Aaron D. Coombs 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson D. Coombs 1% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL B. Johnson D. Coombs 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Britton facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Britton -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Britton -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Bateman J. Britton -1% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson D. Coombs 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O ATL J. Britton D. Coombs 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O ATL F. Alou D. Coombs 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Britton facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Coombs J. Britton -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Simpson J. Britton -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU H. Torres J. Britton -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- ATL F. Millan D. Coombs -5% 45% Single
t4 0-0 0 1-- OO ATL H. Aaron D. Coombs 9% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O ATL J. Torre D. Coombs 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Britton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- HOU R. Staub J. Britton 5% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Wynn J. Britton 7% 67% Single; Staub to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- HOU N. Miller J. Britton 9% 76% Hit By Pitch; Staub to 3B; Wynn to 2B
b4 0-0 0 123 O HOU D. Menke J. Britton -8% 68% Popfly: 3B
b4 0-0 1 123 OO HOU D. Rader J. Britton -18% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- ATL T. Aaron D. Coombs -9% 41% Double
t5 0-0 0 -2- O ATL D. Johnson D. Coombs 6% 47% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 -2- ATL B. Johnson D. Coombs -5% 41% Wild Pitch; Aaron to 3B
t5 0-0 1 --3 R ATL B. Johnson D. Coombs -11% 30% Double; Aaron Scores
t5 1-0 1 -2- O ATL S. Jackson D. Coombs 3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B; Johnson to 3B
t5 1-0 2 --3 O ATL J. Britton D. Coombs 4% 37% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Jim Britton facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Bateman J. Britton -3% 34% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- O HOU D. Coombs J. Britton -2% 32% Strikeout
b5 0-1 2 --- O HOU D. Simpson J. Britton -1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O ATL F. Alou D. Coombs 2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- O ATL F. Millan D. Coombs 1% 33% Popfly: 2B
t6 1-0 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron D. Coombs 1% 34% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Jim Britton facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- HOU H. Torres J. Britton 0% 34% E5 on Foul Ball
b6 0-1 0 --- O HOU H. Torres J. Britton -4% 31% Popfly: 1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O HOU R. Staub J. Britton -2% 28% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-1 2 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Britton 2% 30% Walk
b6 0-1 2 1-- HOU N. Miller J. Britton 4% 34% Single; Wynn to 2B
b6 0-1 2 12- HOU D. Menke J. Britton 6% 40% Walk; Wynn to 3B; Miller to 2B
b6 0-1 2 123 RR HOU D. Rader J. Britton 37% 77% Single; Wynn Scores; Miller Scores; Menke to 2B
Ken Johnson replaces Jim Britton pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-1 2 12- HOU J. Bateman K. Johnson 2% 79% Single; Menke to 3B; Rader to 2B
b6 2-1 2 123 RRO HOU D. Coombs K. Johnson 14% 93% Single to SS; Menke Scores; Rader Scores; Bateman out at 3B/LF-3B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 4-5-6
t7 1-4 0 --- O ATL J. Torre D. Coombs 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-4 1 --- ATL T. Aaron D. Coombs -2% 92% Walk
t7 1-4 1 1-- ATL D. Johnson D. Coombs -4% 88% Single; Aaron to 2B
t7 1-4 1 12- OO ATL B. Johnson D. Coombs 8% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Ken Johnson facing 1-2-3
b7 4-1 0 --- HOU D. Simpson K. Johnson 1% 97% Double
b7 4-1 0 -2- O HOU H. Torres K. Johnson -1% 96% Flyball: RF
b7 4-1 1 -2- HOU R. Staub K. Johnson 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b7 4-1 1 12- OO HOU J. Wynn K. Johnson -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Danny Coombs facing 8-9-1
t8 1-4 0 --- ATL S. Jackson D. Coombs -6% 90% Double to RF; Jackson to 3B/Adv on E9
John Buzhardt replaces Danny Coombs pitching and batting 9th
Bob Tillman pinch hits for Ken Johnson (P) batting 9th
Tito Francona pinch hits for Bob Tillman batting 9th
Marty Martinez pinch runs for Sonny Jackson (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-4 0 --3 RO ATL T. Francona J. Buzhardt 3% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; Martinez Scores
t8 2-4 1 --- O ATL F. Alou J. Buzhardt 2% 95% Flyball: CF
t8 2-4 2 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Buzhardt 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Milt Pappas facing 5-6-7
Milt Pappas replaces Tito Francona (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Marty Martinez moves from PR to SS
b8 4-2 0 --- HOU N. Miller M. Pappas 1% 97% Double
b8 4-2 0 -2- O HOU D. Menke M. Pappas -1% 96% Flyball: LF
b8 4-2 1 -2- HOU D. Rader M. Pappas 0% 96% Intentional Walk
b8 4-2 1 12- R HOU J. Bateman M. Pappas 2% 98% Single; Miller Scores; Rader to 2B
b8 5-2 1 12- O HOU J. Buzhardt M. Pappas -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Rader to 3B; Bateman to 2B
b8 5-2 2 -23 O HOU D. Simpson M. Pappas -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' John Buzhardt facing 3-4-5
t9 2-5 0 --- ATL H. Aaron J. Buzhardt -3% 95% Single
t9 2-5 0 1-- O ATL J. Torre J. Buzhardt 3% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 2-5 1 1-- O ATL T. Aaron J. Buzhardt 2% 99% Popfly: 2B
t9 2-5 2 1-- ATL D. Johnson J. Buzhardt -2% 97% Double; Torre to 3B
t9 2-5 2 -23 O ATL B. Johnson J. Buzhardt 3% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 5.

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