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MIL
@BOS
4
5
OAK
@CAL
3
5
MIN
@CHW
1
5
BAL
@DET
0
2
TEX
@KCR
2
3
 
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CLE
@NYY
1
5
ATL
@HOU
2
4
NYM
@MON
2
0
STL
@PHI
6
4
STL
@PHI
1
0
CHC
@PIT
3
4
CIN
@SDP
3
2
LAD
@SFG
5
8
Saturday, July 1, 1972,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 28,258, Time of Game: 2:01
Braves
2
31-37
 Lost 1 
4th, 10½ GB
at Astros
4
42-28
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Don Wilson (5-5)
L: Phil Niekro (7-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  7  1
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    4  9  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sonny Jackson 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .167 .292 -0.079 0.95 0.013 -0.093 -0.5 1 5 2B
Ralph Garr RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .310 .342 .377 .718 0.062 0.92 0.115 -0.052 1.2 0 0 SB
Hank Aaron 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .249 .364 .479 .843 0.011 1.03 0.077 -0.066 0.3 12 0 SB
Rico Carty LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .302 .409 .422 .831 -0.106 1.07 0.000 -0.106 -0.8 3 0
Earl Williams C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .261 .338 .427 .765 -0.087 0.87 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 2 1
Mike Lum CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .329 .362 .691 -0.053 0.55 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 5 0
Marty Perez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .277 .276 .553 -0.050 0.70 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 0 2
Gil Garrido 2B 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 .313 .353 .375 .728 0.096 0.67 0.096 0.000 0.8 0 2 2B
Phil Niekro P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .178 .196 .267 .462 -0.055 1.42 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 0 1 SH
   Mike McQueen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim Breazeale PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .207 .321 .528 -0.068 1.56 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 GDP
   George Stone 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 32 2 7 2 0 8 33 .219 .219 .281 .500 -0.329 0.92 0.301 -0.630 -1.8 * 12
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: G Garrido (1, off D Wilson); S Jackson (1, off D Wilson).
SH: P Niekro (4, off D Wilson).
TB: G Garrido 4; S Jackson 2; R Garr 2; H Aaron.
GIDP: J Breazeale (1).
RBI: R Garr (20); H Aaron (35).
2-out RBI: R Garr.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: P Niekro (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Garr (13, 2nd base off D Wilson/J Edwards); H Aaron (3, 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 0 0 1 0 4 .202 .276 .243 .519 -0.053 0.49 0.005 -0.058 -0.6 2 1 CS
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .339 .406 .542 .948 0.031 0.65 0.059 -0.028 0.5 2 0
Jim Wynn RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .375 .475 .850 -0.061 0.50 0.000 -0.061 -0.8 3 0
Lee May 1B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .277 .346 .508 .854 0.124 0.77 0.143 -0.019 1.4 8 0 HR
Bob Watson LF 3 1 3 0 1 0 4 .311 .389 .518 .906 0.151 0.86 0.151 0.000 2.1 2 0 2B
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .243 .302 .451 .753 0.065 1.25 0.100 -0.035 0.9 0 1
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .225 .337 .364 .701 -0.018 0.81 0.032 -0.049 -1.2 9 1 SF
Tommy Helms 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .260 .284 .361 .645 -0.008 0.51 0.022 -0.030 -0.2 1 3 2B,IW
Don Wilson P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .074 .107 .074 .181 -0.061 0.60 0.000 -0.061 -1.3 0 3
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 4 2 36 .290 .361 .452 .813 0.170 0.71 0.512 -0.341 0.6 27 9
2B: B Watson (14, off P Niekro); T Helms (6, off P Niekro).
HR: L May (14, off P Niekro, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: J Edwards (5, off P Niekro).
IBB: T Helms (2, by G Stone).
TB: L May 5; B Watson 4; T Helms 2; C Cedeno 2; D Rader.
RBI: D Rader 2 (46); J Edwards (20); L May (41).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Wilson-R Metzger-L May.
E: J Edwards (5).
Baserunning
CS: R Metzger (4, 2nd base by M McQueen/E Williams).
Pickoffs: C Cedeno (1st base by P Niekro).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (7-7) 5.1 6 4 4 2 0 1 3.44 24 38 -0.213 0.92 -2.3
Mike McQueen 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.50 6 2 0 0.032 0.25 1.2
George Stone 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 7.45 6 0 0 0.010 0.38 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 4 2 1 4.50 36 38 2 0 -0.171 0.71 -0.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, W (5-5) 9 7 2 2 0 8 0 3.39 33 73 0.329 0.92 1.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 0 8 0 2.00 33 73 0.329 0.92 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: G Stone (7; T Helms).
Pickoffs: P Niekro (1; C Cedeno, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:01.
Attendance: 28,258.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Sonny Jackson 3B 1 Roger Metzger SS
2 Ralph Garr RF 2 Cesar Cedeno CF
3 Hank Aaron 1B 3 Jim Wynn RF
4 Rico Carty LF 4 Lee May 1B
5 Earl Williams C 5 Bob Watson LF
6 Mike Lum CF 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Marty Perez SS 7 Johnny Edwards C
8 Gil Garrido 2B 8 Tommy Helms 2B
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Don Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 0 --- R HOU L. May P. Niekro 12% 55% Home Run
b6 2-1 1 123 RR HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 10% 94% Single; Cedeno Scores; May Scores; Watson to 2B
b2 1-1 0 --- HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 7% 62% Double
t8 1-4 0 1-- OO ATL J. Breazeale D. Wilson 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --3 R ATL H. Aaron D. Wilson -6% 39% Single; Garr Scores

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' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson D. Wilson 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- ATL R. Garr D. Wilson -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- ATL H. Aaron D. Wilson -5% 45% Garr Steals 2B; Garr to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 1 --3 R ATL H. Aaron D. Wilson -6% 39% Single; Garr Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- ATL R. Carty D. Wilson -2% 37% Aaron Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- O ATL R. Carty D. Wilson 3% 40% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 -2- O ATL E. Williams D. Wilson 3% 43% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -2% 41% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro -1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O ATL M. Lum D. Wilson 2% 40% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- O ATL M. Perez D. Wilson 1% 41% Lineout: LF
t2 1-0 2 --- ATL G. Garrido D. Wilson -2% 39% Double
t2 1-0 2 -2- O ATL P. Niekro D. Wilson 3% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- R HOU L. May P. Niekro 12% 55% Home Run
b2 1-1 0 --- HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 7% 62% Double
b2 1-1 0 -2- O HOU D. Rader P. Niekro -1% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B; Watson to 3B
b2 1-1 1 --3 RO HOU J. Edwards P. Niekro 3% 64% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Watson Scores
b2 2-1 2 --- HOU T. Helms P. Niekro 2% 66% Double
b2 2-1 2 -2- O HOU D. Wilson P. Niekro -3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson D. Wilson 3% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 1-2 1 --- O ATL R. Garr D. Wilson 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- O ATL H. Aaron D. Wilson 1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -1% 65% Flyball: LF
b3 2-1 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro -1% 64% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- O ATL R. Carty D. Wilson 3% 67% Strikeout
t4 1-2 1 --- O ATL E. Williams D. Wilson 2% 69% Strikeout
t4 1-2 2 --- O ATL M. Lum D. Wilson 1% 70% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- O HOU L. May P. Niekro -2% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-1 1 --- HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 2% 70% Single
b4 2-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader P. Niekro -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Edwards P. Niekro -2% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O ATL M. Perez D. Wilson 3% 69% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 1 --- ATL G. Garrido D. Wilson -4% 65% Single
t5 1-2 1 1-- O ATL P. Niekro D. Wilson 2% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Garrido to 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- O ATL S. Jackson D. Wilson 5% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O HOU T. Helms P. Niekro -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O HOU D. Wilson P. Niekro -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O ATL R. Garr D. Wilson 4% 72% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O ATL H. Aaron D. Wilson 2% 74% Flyball: SS
t6 1-2 2 --- O ATL R. Carty D. Wilson 2% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 3% 79% Single
b6 2-1 0 1-- HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro 3% 81% Cedeno Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Cedeno to 2B
b6 2-1 0 -2- O HOU J. Wynn P. Niekro -4% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-1 1 -2- HOU L. May P. Niekro 1% 79% Walk
b6 2-1 1 12- HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 5% 84% Walk; Cedeno to 3B; May to 2B
b6 2-1 1 123 RR HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 10% 94% Single; Cedeno Scores; May Scores; Watson to 2B
Mike McQueen replaces Phil Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 1 12- O HOU J. Edwards M. McQueen -1% 93% Strikeout
b6 4-1 2 12- O HOU T. Helms M. McQueen -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
t7 1-4 0 --- O ATL E. Williams D. Wilson 2% 93% Foul Flyball: C
t7 1-4 1 --- O ATL M. Lum D. Wilson 1% 95% Flyball: RF
t7 1-4 2 --- O ATL M. Perez D. Wilson 1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Mike McQueen facing 9-1-2
b7 4-1 0 --- O HOU D. Wilson M. McQueen -0% 95% Strikeout
b7 4-1 1 --- HOU R. Metzger M. McQueen 0% 95% Walk
b7 4-1 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno M. McQueen -1% 95% Metzger Caught Stealing 2B (Unknown)
b7 4-1 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno M. McQueen 0% 95% Single
b7 4-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn M. McQueen -0% 94% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
t8 1-4 0 --- ATL G. Garrido D. Wilson -4% 91% Single
Jim Breazeale pinch hits for Mike McQueen (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 1-- OO ATL J. Breazeale D. Wilson 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t8 1-4 2 --- ATL S. Jackson D. Wilson -1% 96% Double
t8 1-4 2 -2- R ATL R. Garr D. Wilson -4% 92% Single; Jackson Scores
t8 2-4 2 1-- O ATL H. Aaron D. Wilson 3% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' George Stone facing 4-5-6
George Stone replaces Jim Breazeale (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 --- HOU L. May G. Stone 1% 96% Single
b8 4-2 0 1-- HOU B. Watson G. Stone 1% 97% Single; May to 2B
b8 4-2 0 12- O HOU D. Rader G. Stone 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B; May to 3B; Watson to 2B
b8 4-2 1 -23 O HOU J. Edwards G. Stone -2% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 4-2 2 -23 HOU T. Helms G. Stone 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b8 4-2 2 123 O HOU D. Wilson G. Stone -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t9 2-4 0 --- O ATL R. Carty D. Wilson 3% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 2-4 1 --- O ATL E. Williams D. Wilson 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 2-4 2 --- O ATL M. Lum D. Wilson 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.

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