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Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
8
10
BOS
@CAL
3
8
CLE
@CHW
4
2
CLE
@CHW
7
8
MIN
@DET
4
3
NYY
@MIL
5
9
WSA
@OAK
6
2
WSA
@OAK
0
1
PIT
@ATL
10
7
CHC
@CIN
3
4
 
(11)
STL
@HOU
3
2
LAD
@MON
6
3
SDP
@NYM
3
0
SDP
@NYM
4
2
SFG
@PHI
6
7
Sunday, August 2, 1970, 2:05PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 23,965, Time of Game: 1:53
Cardinals
3
47-58
 Won 4 
5th, 10½ GB
at Astros
2
46-59
 Lost 5 
5th, 26½ GB
W: Bob Gibson (14-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    3 10  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    2  4  0

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 0 0 0 0 5 .299 .357 .405 .762 -0.094 0.73 0.000 -0.094 -1.4 0 0
Julian Javier 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .291 .301 .592 -0.014 0.82 0.044 -0.057 -0.4 3 4
Joe Hague RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .362 .415 .778 -0.076 0.80 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 0 0
   Leron Lee RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .286 .337 .623 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dick Allen 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .386 .579 .965 0.039 0.77 0.080 -0.041 0.2 9 0
Joe Torre C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .380 .468 .848 -0.096 0.98 0.018 -0.114 -0.8 10 0 2B
Jose Cardenal CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .313 .364 .446 .810 0.117 1.00 0.139 -0.022 0.9 4 0
Mike Shannon 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .200 .272 .281 .553 0.017 1.12 0.079 -0.062 -0.1 0 1
Dal Maxvill SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .212 .318 .225 .543 0.008 0.65 0.040 -0.032 0.2 1 5
Bob Gibson P 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 .338 .385 .451 .835 0.085 0.80 0.107 -0.021 0.8 0 0 SH
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 1 1 37 .286 .306 .314 .620 -0.014 0.85 0.507 -0.519 -1.3 27 10
2B: J Torre (21, off J Billingham).
SH: B Gibson (3, off J Billingham).
TB: B Gibson 2; M Shannon 2; J Torre 2; J Cardenal 2; J Javier; D Allen; D Maxvill.
RBI: B Gibson (13); J Cardenal (45); M Shannon (19).
2-out RBI: B Gibson; J Cardenal; M Shannon.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Shannon-J Javier-D Allen; D Maxvill-J Javier-D Allen.
E: J Cardenal (5).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jesus Alou RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .305 .340 .387 .728 0.124 0.92 0.150 -0.026 0.8 0 0
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .411 .393 .804 0.072 1.82 0.180 -0.108 0.1 1 9
Jim Wynn LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .286 .401 .514 .916 -0.391 2.17 0.000 -0.391 -1.4 0 1 GDP
Denis Menke SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .305 .374 .418 .793 0.028 1.00 0.072 -0.044 -0.2 2 2
   Cesar Geronimo PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.045 3.43 0.045 0.000 0.1
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .245 .320 .432 .752 -0.148 2.12 0.053 -0.201 -0.4 2 2
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255 .291 .412 .703 -0.107 1.49 0.000 -0.107 -0.7 18 0
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .282 .404 .686 -0.109 1.07 0.000 -0.109 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Johnny Edwards C 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .203 .268 .300 .568 0.044 0.99 0.103 -0.059 0.5 2 0 HR
Jack Billingham P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .081 .128 .081 .209 -0.041 0.82 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 0 4
   Norm Miller PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .360 .360 .720 -0.031 1.23 0.000 -0.031 -0.1
   Fred Gladding P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 4 1 3 10 32 .138 .219 .241 .460 -0.514 1.49 0.603 -1.117 -2.3 27 18
HR: J Edwards (6, off B Gibson, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Edwards 4; J Alou 2; J Morgan.
GIDP: C Cedeno (2); J Wynn (12).
RBI: J Edwards (35).
2-out RBI: J Edwards.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Wynn (J Cardenal at home plate).

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, W (14-5) 9 4 2 2 3 10 1 3.58 32 78 0.514 1.49 2.3
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 3 10 1 2.00 32 78 0.514 1.49 2.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, L (9-4) 8 8 2 2 0 1 0 3.43 31 59 0.085 0.89 1.9
Fred Gladding 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.70 6 0 0 -0.071 0.65 -0.5
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 1 0 3.00 37 59 0 0 0.014 0.85 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: B Gibson (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 1:53.
Attendance: 23,965.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St.Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Lou Brock LF 1 Jesus Alou RF
2 Julian Javier 2B 2 Joe Morgan 2B
3 Joe Hague RF 3 Jim Wynn LF
4 Dick Allen 1B 4 Denis Menke SS
5 Joe Torre C 5 Doug Rader 3B
6 Jose Cardenal CF 6 Bob Watson 1B
7 Mike Shannon 3B 7 Cesar Cedeno CF
8 Dal Maxvill SS 8 Johnny Edwards C
9 Bob Gibson P 9 Jack Billingham P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-3 0 1-3 ROO HOU J. Wynn B. Gibson 31% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Alou Scores/No RBI
b9 1-3 0 1-- HOU J. Morgan B. Gibson -18% 64% Single to RF; Alou to 3B
b9 2-3 2 -2- O HOU D. Rader B. Gibson 14% 100% Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 R STL J. Cardenal J. Billingham 13% 63% Single to CF; Hague Scores; Allen to 3B
b8 0-2 2 --- R HOU J. Edwards B. Gibson -10% 81% Home Run

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, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. Billingham -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL J. Javier J. Billingham -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O STL J. Hague J. Billingham -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Alou B. Gibson -6% 39% Single to CF; Alou to 2B/Adv on E8
b1 0-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Morgan B. Gibson 4% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Wynn B. Gibson 3% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU D. Menke B. Gibson 3% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Allen J. Billingham -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL J. Torre J. Billingham -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL J. Cardenal J. Billingham -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Gibson 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Watson B. Gibson 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Gibson 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O STL M. Shannon J. Billingham -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O STL D. Maxvill J. Billingham -2% 46% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- STL B. Gibson J. Billingham 1% 47% Single to LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O STL L. Brock J. Billingham -3% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Gibson 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Billingham B. Gibson 2% 49% Lineout: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Gibson 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- STL J. Javier J. Billingham 4% 54% Single to CF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O STL J. Hague J. Billingham -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 1 1-- STL D. Allen J. Billingham 8% 58% Single to CF; Hague to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 O STL J. Torre J. Billingham -8% 50% Popfly: SS
t4 0-0 2 1-3 R STL J. Cardenal J. Billingham 13% 63% Single to CF; Hague Scores; Allen to 3B
t4 1-0 2 1-3 RO STL M. Shannon J. Billingham 7% 70% Single to LF; Allen Scores; Cardenal out at Hm/LF-C
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan B. Gibson 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn B. Gibson 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- O HOU D. Menke B. Gibson 1% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- STL D. Maxvill J. Billingham 3% 79% Single to CF
t5 2-0 0 1-- O STL B. Gibson J. Billingham -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Maxvill to 2B
t5 2-0 1 -2- O STL L. Brock J. Billingham -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Maxvill to 3B
t5 2-0 2 --3 O STL J. Javier J. Billingham -3% 72% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- HOU D. Rader B. Gibson -5% 67% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson B. Gibson 5% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-2 1 1-- OO HOU C. Cedeno B. Gibson 7% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- O STL J. Hague J. Billingham -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O STL D. Allen J. Billingham -1% 76% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- STL J. Torre J. Billingham 2% 78% Double to RF
t6 2-0 2 -2- STL J. Cardenal J. Billingham 1% 79% Single to CF; Torre to 3B
t6 2-0 2 1-3 O STL M. Shannon J. Billingham -4% 75% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Gibson 3% 79% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Billingham B. Gibson 2% 81% Strikeout
b6 0-2 2 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Gibson 1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
t7 2-0 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill J. Billingham -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O STL B. Gibson J. Billingham -1% 80% Strikeout
t7 2-0 2 --- O STL L. Brock J. Billingham -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
b7 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan B. Gibson 4% 83% Strikeout
b7 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn B. Gibson 3% 85% Strikeout
b7 0-2 2 --- HOU D. Menke B. Gibson -2% 83% Walk
b7 0-2 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader B. Gibson 4% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 2-3-4
t8 2-0 0 --- O STL J. Javier J. Billingham -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t8 2-0 1 --- O STL J. Hague J. Billingham -1% 85% Flyball: 1B
t8 2-0 2 --- O STL D. Allen J. Billingham -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
Leron Lee replaces Joe Hague playing RF batting 3rd
b8 0-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson B. Gibson 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-2 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Gibson 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-2 2 --- R HOU J. Edwards B. Gibson -10% 81% Home Run
Norm Miller pinch hits for Jack Billingham (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 2 --- O HOU N. Miller B. Gibson 3% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Fred Gladding facing 5-6-7
Fred Gladding replaces Norm Miller (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- O STL J. Torre F. Gladding -2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- O STL J. Cardenal F. Gladding -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-1 2 --- STL M. Shannon F. Gladding 1% 82% Single to LF
t9 2-1 2 1-- STL D. Maxvill F. Gladding 1% 84% Walk; Shannon to 2B
t9 2-1 2 12- R STL B. Gibson F. Gladding 9% 93% Single to RF; Shannon Scores; Maxvill to 3B
t9 3-1 2 1-3 O STL L. Brock F. Gladding -2% 91% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
b9 1-3 0 --- HOU J. Alou B. Gibson -9% 82% Single to CF
b9 1-3 0 1-- HOU J. Morgan B. Gibson -18% 64% Single to RF; Alou to 3B
b9 1-3 0 1-3 ROO HOU J. Wynn B. Gibson 31% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Alou Scores/No RBI
b9 2-3 2 --- HOU D. Menke B. Gibson -5% 90% Walk
Cesar Geronimo pinch runs for Denis Menke (SS) batting 4th
b9 2-3 2 1-- HOU D. Rader B. Gibson -4% 86% Wild Pitch; Geronimo to 2B
b9 2-3 2 -2- O HOU D. Rader B. Gibson 14% 100% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

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