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Standings
TEX
@CAL
0
1
MIL
@CLE
5
1
BOS
@DET
2
3
CHW
@KCR
1
2
 
(11)
MIN
@OAK
3
4
 
(11)
PHI
@CHC
4
2
LAD
@CIN
3
1
SFG
@HOU
5
0
PIT
@NYM
0
4
ATL
@SDP
5
6
MON
@STL
3
2
Saturday, April 15, 1972,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 23,021, Time of Game: 2:23
Giants
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Astros
0
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
W: Juan Marichal (1-0)
L: Don Wilson (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  2  1    5  8  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Mays CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.079 1.04 0.006 -0.085 -0.2 3 0 SH
Tito Fuentes 2B 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0.012 1.18 0.093 -0.080 0.9 1 2 HR
Ken Henderson LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.013 0.73 0.063 -0.050 0.4 1 1 SB
Willie McCovey 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0.253 1.04 0.319 -0.066 1.1 10 1 HR
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.059 0.63 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 2 0
Dave Kingman 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.064 0.61 0.000 -0.064 -0.8 0 3
Fran Healy C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.004 0.65 0.042 -0.038 -0.1 8 0
Chris Speier SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.063 0.71 0.001 -0.064 -0.4 1 3
Juan Marichal P 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.059 0.76 0.072 -0.014 0.9 1 1 2B
   Jim Howarth PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 0.2
   Jerry Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 3 4 37 .242 .306 .455 .760 0.077 0.80 0.597 -0.520 1.2 27 11
2B: J Marichal (1, off D Wilson).
HR: W McCovey (1, off D Wilson, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); T Fuentes (1, off D Wilson, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: W Mays (1, off D Wilson).
TB: T Fuentes 5; W McCovey 4; J Marichal 3; K Henderson 2; W Mays.
RBI: W McCovey 2 (2); T Fuentes 2 (2); W Mays (1).
2-out RBI: W McCovey 2; W Mays.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Speier-T Fuentes-W McCovey; W McCovey.
Outfield Assists: K Henderson (C Cedeno at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: K Henderson (1, 2nd base off D Wilson/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .500 1.000 1.500 0.036 1.10 0.064 -0.027 0.3 1 5 3B
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.187 1.40 0.048 -0.235 -1.3 4 1 SB,GDP
Jim Wynn RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.100 0.99 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 2 0
Lee May 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.063 0.75 0.007 -0.071 -0.2 11 1
Bob Watson LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.033 0.58 0.014 -0.048 -0.9 1 0
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.076 0.62 0.001 -0.077 -0.3 1 1 2B
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.014 0.65 0.048 -0.034 -0.2 1 2
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.091 1.17 0.128 -0.037 0.7 4 0
   George Culver P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Wilson P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.094 1.34 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 2 0
   Wade Blasingame P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Stinson C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 8 0 2 7 34 .250 .294 .344 .638 -0.424 0.92 0.310 -0.735 -3.8 27 10
2B: D Rader (1, off J Johnson).
3B: R Metzger (1, off J Marichal).
TB: R Metzger 3; L May 2; D Rader 2; C Cedeno 2; J Edwards; T Helms.
GIDP: C Cedeno (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Cedeno (J Howarth at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (1, 2nd base off J Marichal/F Healy).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Juan Marichal, W (1-0) 8 6 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 30 75 0.419 1.05 3.4
Jerry Johnson, S (1) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.006 0.12 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 34 75 0 0 0.425 0.92 3.8

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, L (0-1) 7.1 7 4 4 1 4 2 4.91 30 51 -0.076 0.99 -1.1
Wade Blasingame 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.003 0.12 0.3
George Culver 1.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 6.75 6 1 0 -0.003 0.07 -0.4
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 3 4 2 5.00 37 51 2 0 -0.076 0.80 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Johnson (1); G Culver (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Jerry Dale.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 23,021.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Willie Mays CF 1 Roger Metzger SS
2 Tito Fuentes 2B 2 Cesar Cedeno CF
3 Ken Henderson LF 3 Jim Wynn RF
4 Willie McCovey 1B 4 Lee May 1B
5 Bobby Bonds RF 5 Bob Watson LF
6 Dave Kingman 3B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Fran Healy C 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Chris Speier SS 8 Johnny Edwards C
9 Juan Marichal P 9 Don Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 2 1-- RR SFG W. McCovey D. Wilson 32% 78% Home Run; Fuentes Scores
b5 0-0 1 123 OO HOU C. Cedeno J. Marichal 19% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Edwards J. Marichal -13% 26% Single to RF; Helms to 3B
b5 0-0 0 1-3 O HOU D. Wilson J. Marichal 8% 34% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -23 O SFG T. Fuentes D. Wilson -7% 45% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Mays D. Wilson -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG T. Fuentes D. Wilson -1% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O SFG K. Henderson D. Wilson -1% 46% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Marichal 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Marichal -2% 45% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Wynn J. Marichal -2% 43% Cedeno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Wynn J. Marichal 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU L. May J. Marichal 3% 50% Single to LF; Cedeno out at Hm/LF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. McCovey D. Wilson -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O SFG B. Bonds D. Wilson -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O SFG D. Kingman D. Wilson -1% 45% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson J. Marichal 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Marichal 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU T. Helms J. Marichal 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- SFG F. Healy D. Wilson 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O SFG C. Speier D. Wilson -4% 50% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-- SFG J. Marichal D. Wilson 4% 55% Single to CF; Healy to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O SFG W. Mays D. Wilson -3% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B; Healy to 3B; Marichal to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 O SFG T. Fuentes D. Wilson -7% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Marichal 2% 47% Flyball: SS
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Wilson J. Marichal 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Metzger J. Marichal -3% 46% Triple to CF
b3 0-0 2 --3 O HOU C. Cedeno J. Marichal 4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- SFG K. Henderson D. Wilson 4% 54% Single to CF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O SFG W. McCovey D. Wilson -4% 50% Foul Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O SFG B. Bonds D. Wilson -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 1-- SFG D. Kingman D. Wilson 1% 48% Henderson Steals 2B
t4 0-0 2 -2- O SFG D. Kingman D. Wilson -4% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Marichal 3% 47% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O HOU L. May J. Marichal 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- HOU B. Watson J. Marichal -1% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader J. Marichal 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O SFG F. Healy D. Wilson -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O SFG C. Speier D. Wilson -2% 45% Lineout: P
t5 0-0 2 --- O SFG J. Marichal D. Wilson -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Helms J. Marichal -5% 39% Single to LF
b5 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Edwards J. Marichal -13% 26% Single to RF; Helms to 3B
b5 0-0 0 1-3 O HOU D. Wilson J. Marichal 8% 34% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 1-3 HOU R. Metzger J. Marichal -3% 31% Walk; Edwards to 2B
b5 0-0 1 123 OO HOU C. Cedeno J. Marichal 19% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Mays D. Wilson -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- SFG T. Fuentes D. Wilson 4% 50% Single to RF
t6 0-0 1 1-- O SFG K. Henderson D. Wilson -4% 46% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 1-- RR SFG W. McCovey D. Wilson 32% 78% Home Run; Fuentes Scores
t6 2-0 2 --- O SFG B. Bonds D. Wilson -1% 78% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Marichal 3% 81% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 --- O HOU L. May J. Marichal 2% 83% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 2 --- O HOU B. Watson J. Marichal 1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
t7 2-0 0 --- O SFG D. Kingman D. Wilson -1% 83% Strikeout
t7 2-0 1 --- O SFG F. Healy D. Wilson -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O SFG C. Speier D. Wilson -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 6-7-8
b7 0-2 0 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Marichal 3% 85% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 1 --- O HOU T. Helms J. Marichal 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 2 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Marichal 1% 89% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 9-1-2
t8 2-0 0 --- SFG J. Marichal D. Wilson 3% 92% Double to LF
t8 2-0 0 -2- O SFG W. Mays D. Wilson -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Marichal to 3B
t8 2-0 1 --3 RR SFG T. Fuentes D. Wilson 6% 97% Home Run; Marichal Scores
t8 4-0 1 --- SFG K. Henderson D. Wilson 0% 97% Single to RF
Wade Blasingame replaces Don Wilson pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-0 1 1-- O SFG W. McCovey W. Blasingame -0% 97% Flyball: LF
George Culver replaces Johnny Edwards (C) pitching and batting 8th
Bob Stinson replaces Wade Blasingame (P) playing C batting 9th
t8 4-0 2 1-- SFG B. Bonds G. Culver 0% 97% Wild Pitch; Henderson to 2B
t8 4-0 2 -2- O SFG B. Bonds G. Culver -0% 97% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Juan Marichal facing 9-1-2
b8 0-4 0 --- O HOU B. Stinson J. Marichal 1% 98% Strikeout
b8 0-4 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Marichal 1% 99% Strikeout
b8 0-4 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Marichal -1% 98% Single to CF
b8 0-4 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn J. Marichal 1% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' George Culver facing 6-7-8
t9 4-0 0 --- O SFG D. Kingman G. Culver -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 4-0 1 --- O SFG F. Healy G. Culver -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-0 2 --- SFG C. Speier G. Culver 0% 99% Walk
Jim Howarth pinch hits for Juan Marichal (P) batting 9th
t9 4-0 2 1-- SFG J. Howarth G. Culver 0% 99% Walk; Speier to 2B
t9 4-0 2 12- RO SFG W. Mays G. Culver 1% 99% Single to CF; Speier Scores; Howarth out at 3B/CF-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Jerry Johnson facing 4-5-6
Jerry Johnson replaces Jim Howarth (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 0-5 0 --- HOU L. May J. Johnson -1% 99% Single to CF
b9 0-5 0 1-- OO HOU B. Watson J. Johnson 1% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
b9 0-5 2 --- HOU D. Rader J. Johnson -0% 100% Double to CF
b9 0-5 2 -2- HOU T. Helms J. Johnson 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Rader to 3B
b9 0-5 2 --3 O HOU T. Helms J. Johnson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 5, Astros 0.

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