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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
0
4
CLE
@BOS
4
0
LAD
@ATL
8
3
SFG
@HOU
2
7
STL
@PHI
5
4
Monday, April 17, 1972,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 10,638, Time of Game: 2:50
Giants
2
2-1
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
7
1-2
 Won 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Larry Dierker (1-0)
S: Jim Ray (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  2  2   0  3  X    7  9  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 0 0 0 1 4 .083 .154 .083 .237 -0.106 1.06 0.000 -0.106 -1.0 2 0
Tito Fuentes 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .615 .923 -0.010 1.01 0.054 -0.064 -0.1 2 3
Ken Henderson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.091 1.00 0.000 -0.091 -0.6 4 0
Willie McCovey 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .333 .385 .667 1.051 0.153 1.09 0.176 -0.022 0.9 12 0
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .385 .455 .839 -0.209 1.74 0.000 -0.209 -1.4 1 0
Dave Kingman 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .385 .385 .846 1.231 -0.097 1.19 0.000 -0.097 -0.8 1 4
Fran Healy C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .182 .308 .182 .490 0.045 1.00 0.071 -0.025 0.1 2 2
Chris Speier SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258 -0.029 1.35 0.040 -0.068 -0.2 0 5
John Cumberland P 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.230 2.23 0.241 -0.011 1.6 0 0
   Steve Stone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Howarth PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 -0.040 1.73 0.000 -0.040 -0.3
   Ron Bryant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Barr P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Morris P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 2 4 35 .212 .257 .212 .469 -0.154 1.25 0.582 -0.733 -1.8 24 14
TB: W McCovey 2; C Speier; F Healy; D Kingman; T Fuentes; J Cumberland.
RBI: J Cumberland 2 (2).
2-out RBI: J Cumberland 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
PB: F Healy (1).

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 1 0 0 1 0 4 .100 .308 .300 .608 0.016 0.70 0.052 -0.036 -0.0 2 4
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.062 1.01 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 5 0
Jim Wynn RF 3 2 3 0 1 0 4 .273 .333 .273 .606 0.110 0.92 0.151 -0.041 1.1 2 0 CS
Lee May 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .417 .417 .417 .833 0.070 1.19 0.134 -0.064 1.2 11 1
Bob Watson LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .500 .583 .800 1.383 0.146 0.95 0.168 -0.022 1.7 0 1
Doug Rader 3B 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .250 .250 .750 1.000 0.219 1.01 0.270 -0.051 2.9 3 2 HR,3B
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .250 .455 .705 -0.064 0.64 0.000 -0.064 -1.3 0 3
Johnny Edwards C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.053 0.55 0.000 -0.053 -0.9 4 2
Larry Dierker P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.030 0.62 0.000 -0.030 -0.2 0 0
   Jimmy Stewart PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 7 9 7 3 3 35 .281 .343 .438 .780 0.346 0.85 0.775 -0.429 3.6 27 13
3B: D Rader (1, off J Barr).
HR: D Rader (1, off J Cumberland, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: D Rader 7; J Wynn 3; B Watson 2; L May 2.
RBI: D Rader 4 (4); L May 2 (2); B Watson (4).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Watson (W McCovey at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: J Wynn (1, 3rd base by J Cumberland/F Healy).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Cumberland, L (0-1) 5.1 6 4 4 1 0 1 6.75 22 39 -0.266 1.16 -1.3
Steve Stone 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 2 1 -0.053 1.21 -0.2
Ron Bryant 1.1 1 3 3 2 2 0 20.25 7 0 0 -0.015 0.19 -1.0
Jim Barr 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 2 2 -0.015 0.11 -1.5
John Morris 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.001 0.03 0.3
Team Totals 8 9 7 7 3 3 1 7.88 35 39 5 3 -0.348 0.85 -3.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, W (1-0) 7 6 2 2 2 3 0 2.57 28 58 0.085 1.43 1.0
Jim Ray, S (1) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 7 0 0 0.068 0.57 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 4 0 2.00 35 58 0 0 0.153 1.25 1.8
Balks: J Cumberland (1).
WP: R Bryant (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 10,638.
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 John Cumberland P 9 Larry Dierker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-2 0 1-- RR HOU D. Rader J. Cumberland 25% 56% Home Run; Watson Scores
t5 0-0 2 123 RR SFG J. Cumberland L. Dierker -24% 22% Single to CF; Kingman Scores; Healy Scores; Speier to 2B
t6 2-2 1 1-3 O SFG B. Bonds L. Dierker 12% 51% Fielder's Choice 1B; Fuentes out at Hm/1B-C-3B; McCovey to 2B; Bonds to 1B
b6 3-2 1 12- R HOU B. Watson S. Stone 11% 90% Single to RF; Wynn Scores; May to 3B
b6 2-2 1 1-3 R HOU L. May J. Cumberland 11% 79% Single to LF; Metzger Scores; Wynn to 2B

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' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Mays L. Dierker 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG T. Fuentes L. Dierker 1% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O SFG K. Henderson L. Dierker 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Cumberland facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Cumberland -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Cumberland -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Cumberland 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU L. May J. Cumberland -2% 50% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. McCovey L. Dierker 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O SFG B. Bonds L. Dierker 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O SFG D. Kingman L. Dierker 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Cumberland facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson J. Cumberland -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Cumberland -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU T. Helms J. Cumberland -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O SFG F. Healy L. Dierker 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O SFG C. Speier L. Dierker 2% 54% Groundout: C-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O SFG J. Cumberland L. Dierker 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Cumberland facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Cumberland -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU L. Dierker J. Cumberland -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Cumberland -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Mays L. Dierker 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O SFG T. Fuentes L. Dierker 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 2 --- O SFG K. Henderson L. Dierker 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Cumberland facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Cumberland -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Cumberland 3% 56% Single to RF
b4 0-0 1 1-- HOU L. May J. Cumberland 2% 58% Balk; Wynn to 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- O HOU L. May J. Cumberland -4% 54% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson J. Cumberland -4% 50% Wynn Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- SFG W. McCovey L. Dierker -5% 45% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- O SFG B. Bonds L. Dierker 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 1-- O SFG D. Kingman L. Dierker 2% 52% Single to LF; McCovey out at 3B/LF-3B; Kingman to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t5 0-0 2 -2- SFG F. Healy L. Dierker -1% 51% Walk
t5 0-0 2 12- SFG C. Speier L. Dierker -4% 47% Single to 2B; Kingman to 3B; Healy to 2B
t5 0-0 2 123 RR SFG J. Cumberland L. Dierker -24% 22% Single to CF; Kingman Scores; Healy Scores; Speier to 2B
t5 2-0 2 12- O SFG W. Mays L. Dierker 3% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' John Cumberland facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- HOU B. Watson J. Cumberland 5% 31% Single to CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- RR HOU D. Rader J. Cumberland 25% 56% Home Run; Watson Scores
b5 2-2 0 --- O HOU T. Helms J. Cumberland -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b5 2-2 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Cumberland -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b5 2-2 2 --- O HOU L. Dierker J. Cumberland -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 2-3-4
t6 2-2 0 --- SFG T. Fuentes L. Dierker -5% 45% Single to LF
t6 2-2 0 1-- O SFG K. Henderson L. Dierker 5% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 2-2 1 1-- SFG W. McCovey L. Dierker -11% 39% Single to RF; Fuentes to 3B
t6 2-2 1 1-3 O SFG B. Bonds L. Dierker 12% 51% Fielder's Choice 1B; Fuentes out at Hm/1B-C-3B; McCovey to 2B; Bonds to 1B
t6 2-2 2 12- O SFG D. Kingman L. Dierker 6% 57% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Giants' John Cumberland facing 1-2-3
b6 2-2 0 --- HOU R. Metzger J. Cumberland 5% 62% Walk
b6 2-2 0 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Cumberland -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Metzger to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -2- HOU J. Wynn J. Cumberland 8% 68% Single to CF; Metzger to 3B
b6 2-2 1 1-3 R HOU L. May J. Cumberland 11% 79% Single to LF; Metzger Scores; Wynn to 2B
Steve Stone replaces John Cumberland pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-2 1 12- R HOU B. Watson S. Stone 11% 90% Single to RF; Wynn Scores; May to 3B
b6 4-2 1 1-3 O HOU D. Rader S. Stone -4% 87% Flyball: 2B
b6 4-2 2 1-3 O HOU T. Helms S. Stone -2% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t7 2-4 0 --- SFG F. Healy L. Dierker -6% 78% Single to RF
t7 2-4 0 1-- O SFG C. Speier L. Dierker 5% 83% Flyball: CF
Jim Howarth pinch hits for Steve Stone (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 1 1-- O SFG J. Howarth L. Dierker 4% 87% Strikeout
t7 2-4 2 1-- O SFG W. Mays L. Dierker 3% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Giants' Ron Bryant facing 8-9-1
Ron Bryant replaces Jim Howarth (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards R. Bryant -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
Jimmy Stewart pinch hits for Larry Dierker (P) batting 9th
b7 4-2 1 --- O HOU J. Stewart R. Bryant -1% 89% Strikeout
b7 4-2 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger R. Bryant -0% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jim Ray facing 2-3-4
Jim Ray replaces Jimmy Stewart (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- O SFG T. Fuentes J. Ray 3% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-4 1 --- O SFG K. Henderson J. Ray 2% 94% Flyball: SS
t8 2-4 2 --- SFG W. McCovey J. Ray -2% 92% Single to P
t8 2-4 2 1-- O SFG B. Bonds J. Ray 3% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Giants' Ron Bryant facing 2-3-4
b8 4-2 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno R. Bryant -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-2 1 --- HOU J. Wynn R. Bryant 1% 95% Walk
b8 4-2 1 1-- HOU L. May R. Bryant 0% 95% Wild Pitch; Wynn to 2B
b8 4-2 1 -2- R HOU L. May R. Bryant 2% 98% Single to CF; Wynn Scores
b8 5-2 1 1-- HOU B. Watson R. Bryant 0% 98% Passed Ball; May to 2B
b8 5-2 1 -2- HOU B. Watson R. Bryant 0% 98% Walk
Jim Barr replaces Ron Bryant pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-2 1 12- RR HOU D. Rader J. Barr 2% 100% Triple to RF; Watson Scores; May Scores
b8 7-2 1 --3 O HOU T. Helms J. Barr -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
John Morris replaces Jim Barr pitching and batting 9th
b8 7-2 2 --3 O HOU J. Edwards J. Morris -0% 100% Strikeout (C-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Jim Ray facing 6-7-8
t9 2-7 0 --- O SFG D. Kingman J. Ray 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t9 2-7 1 --- O SFG F. Healy J. Ray 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-7 2 --- O SFG C. Speier J. Ray 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 7.

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