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Standings
NYY
@BOS
5
1
NYY
@BOS
4
7
CAL
@CHW
9
10
BAL
@CLE
7
0
BAL
@CLE
3
6
MIL
@DET
13
1
KCR
@OAK
0
5
MIN
@TEX
1
4
SDP
@ATL
5
0
CIN
@HOU
1
10
SFG
@LAD
11
12
CHC
@MON
5
4
 
(6)
PHI
@NYM
5
3
PIT
@STL
5
10
 
(7)
Wednesday, August 2, 1972,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 31,838, Time of Game: 2:10
Reds
1
58-38
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
10
55-45
 Won 1 
2nd, 5 GB
W: Don Wilson (7-7)
L: Gary Nolan (13-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  6  1
Astros          0  0  3   0  3  1   0  3  X   10 16  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .285 .364 .381 .745 -0.039 0.66 0.019 -0.058 0.1 4 0
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .285 .420 .441 .861 -0.066 0.55 0.000 -0.066 -1.2 4 5 GDP
Bobby Tolan CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .289 .347 .409 .756 -0.026 0.37 0.012 -0.038 -0.6 0 0
Johnny Bench C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .278 .368 .542 .910 -0.001 0.35 0.021 -0.022 0.3 7 1 2B
Tony Perez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278 .336 .506 .842 -0.042 0.41 0.000 -0.042 -0.9 8 0
Cesar Geronimo RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .271 .331 .439 .770 -0.036 0.29 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 1 0
Denis Menke 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .223 .323 .331 .654 0.057 0.41 0.081 -0.024 0.6 0 1 HR
Darrel Chaney SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .275 .394 .396 .790 0.005 0.55 0.028 -0.023 -0.3 0 2
Gary Nolan P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .183 .143 .326 -0.029 0.90 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 1 SH
   Jim McGlothlin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .240 .348 .588 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ted Uhlaender PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .157 .239 .181 .420 -0.002 0.10 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Pedro Borbon 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 30 1 6 1 3 6 34 .200 .273 .333 .606 -0.179 0.45 0.161 -0.340 -2.8 24 11
2B: J Bench (16, off D Wilson).
HR: D Menke (5, off D Wilson, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SH: G Nolan (4, off D Wilson).
TB: D Menke 4; J Bench 3; P Rose; D Chaney; C Geronimo.
GIDP: J Morgan (3).
RBI: D Menke (25).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
PB: J Bench (2).
E: D Menke (7).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Tolan (1st base by D Wilson).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Metzger SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .210 .275 .253 .528 0.009 0.58 0.063 -0.055 1.1 1 3 3B
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 3 4 4 0 0 5 .353 .411 .581 .992 0.263 0.56 0.284 -0.021 3.3 4 0 HR,3B,2B,CS
Jim Wynn RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .279 .379 .493 .872 -0.013 0.38 0.026 -0.039 0.8 2 0 2·2B,SF
Lee May 1B 4 2 2 2 1 1 5 .290 .356 .528 .884 0.050 0.43 0.083 -0.033 1.5 9 2 HR,2B
Bob Watson LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .303 .376 .460 .836 -0.032 0.36 0.007 -0.039 -0.4 1 0
Johnny Edwards C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .240 .333 .365 .698 -0.013 0.28 0.011 -0.024 -0.3 6 0
Doug Rader 3B 5 0 1 2 0 2 5 .247 .312 .442 .754 0.043 0.33 0.060 -0.016 1.1 1 0
Tommy Helms 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .264 .286 .364 .649 0.047 0.33 0.047 0.000 0.8 3 3 IW
Don Wilson P 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .095 .116 .095 .212 -0.033 0.59 0.000 -0.033 -1.3 0 2 SH
Team Totals 38 10 16 10 3 6 43 .421 .452 .789 1.242 0.321 0.43 0.581 -0.260 6.6 27 10
2B: C Cedeno (24, off G Nolan); J Wynn 2 (20, 1 off J McGlothlin, 1 off G Nolan); L May (20, off G Nolan).
3B: R Metzger (3, off G Nolan); C Cedeno (5, off P Borbon).
HR: C Cedeno (15, off G Nolan, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); L May (22, off P Borbon, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
SF: J Wynn (3, off P Borbon).
SH: D Wilson (3, off G Nolan).
IBB: T Helms (5, by J McGlothlin).
TB: C Cedeno 10; L May 6; R Metzger 5; J Wynn 4; T Helms 2; B Watson; D Rader; J Edwards.
RBI: C Cedeno 4 (49); J Wynn 2 (58); D Rader 2 (65); L May 2 (68).
2-out RBI: D Rader 2; C Cedeno 2; L May.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Helms-L May-T Helms-L May-T Helms.
Baserunning
CS: C Cedeno (11, 2nd base by G Nolan/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Nolan, L (13-3) 4.2 9 6 6 1 4 1 2.01 23 25 -0.248 0.69 -2.3
Jim McGlothlin 2.1 4 1 1 1 2 0 4.65 13 2 2 -0.071 0.19 -1.8
Pedro Borbon 1 3 3 3 1 0 1 3.76 7 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -2.6
Team Totals 8 16 10 10 3 6 2 11.25 43 25 2 2 -0.320 0.43 -6.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, W (7-7) 9 6 1 1 3 6 1 3.24 34 74 0.180 0.45 2.8
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 6 1 1.00 34 74 0.180 0.45 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: D Wilson (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: J McGlothlin (2; T Helms).
Pickoffs: D Wilson (1; B Tolan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 31,838.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Houston Astros
1 Pete Rose LF 1 Roger Metzger SS
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Cesar Cedeno CF
3 Bobby Tolan CF 3 Jim Wynn RF
4 Johnny Bench C 4 Lee May 1B
5 Tony Perez 1B 5 Bob Watson LF
6 Cesar Geronimo RF 6 Johnny Edwards C
7 Denis Menke 3B 7 Doug Rader 3B
8 Darrel Chaney SS 8 Tommy Helms 2B
9 Gary Nolan P 9 Don Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 --3 RR HOU C. Cedeno G. Nolan 22% 76% Home Run; Helms Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- R HOU L. May G. Nolan 8% 86% Double to RF; Wynn Scores
t5 0-3 1 --- R CIN D. Menke D. Wilson -8% 80% Home Run (LF-CF)
b5 3-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger G. Nolan 6% 89% Triple (CF-RF)
b5 4-1 2 123 RR HOU D. Rader J. McGlothlin 6% 97% Single to CF; May Scores; Watson Scores; Edwards to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Wilson 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan D. Wilson 1% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN J. Bench D. Wilson 2% 54% Tolan Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gary Nolan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger G. Nolan -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno G. Nolan 4% 57% Double (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Wynn G. Nolan -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU L. May G. Nolan -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Wilson 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN C. Geronimo D. Wilson 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gary Nolan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson G. Nolan -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards G. Nolan -2% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Rader G. Nolan -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CIN D. Menke D. Wilson 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- CIN D. Chaney D. Wilson -3% 50% Single to RF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O CIN G. Nolan D. Wilson 2% 51% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Chaney to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O CIN P. Rose D. Wilson 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gary Nolan facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Helms G. Nolan 4% 59% Single to LF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Wilson G. Nolan -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Helms to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O HOU R. Metzger G. Nolan -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Helms to 3B
b3 0-0 2 --3 RR HOU C. Cedeno G. Nolan 22% 76% Home Run; Helms Scores
b3 2-0 2 --- HOU J. Wynn G. Nolan 2% 78% Double to LF (LF Line)
b3 2-0 2 -2- R HOU L. May G. Nolan 8% 86% Double to RF; Wynn Scores
b3 3-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson G. Nolan -1% 84% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- O CIN J. Morgan D. Wilson 2% 86% Popfly: 3B
t4 0-3 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-3 2 --- CIN J. Bench D. Wilson -1% 86% Single to RF
t4 0-3 2 1-- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Gary Nolan facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards G. Nolan -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader G. Nolan -1% 87% Strikeout
b4 3-0 2 --- HOU T. Helms G. Nolan 0% 87% Single to CF
b4 3-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Wilson G. Nolan -1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O CIN C. Geronimo D. Wilson 2% 88% Strikeout
t5 0-3 1 --- R CIN D. Menke D. Wilson -8% 80% Home Run (LF-CF)
t5 1-3 1 --- O CIN D. Chaney D. Wilson 2% 82% Popfly: CF
t5 1-3 2 --- O CIN G. Nolan D. Wilson 1% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Gary Nolan facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger G. Nolan 6% 89% Triple (CF-RF)
b5 3-1 0 --3 R HOU C. Cedeno G. Nolan 2% 91% Single to RF; Metzger Scores
b5 4-1 0 1-- O HOU J. Wynn G. Nolan -2% 90% Cedeno Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 4-1 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn G. Nolan -1% 89% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 2 --- HOU L. May G. Nolan 0% 89% Walk
b5 4-1 2 1-- HOU B. Watson G. Nolan 1% 90% Single to LF; May to 2B
Jim McGlothlin replaces Gary Nolan pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-1 2 12- HOU J. Edwards J. McGlothlin 1% 91% Single to P; May to 3B; Watson to 2B
b5 4-1 2 123 RR HOU D. Rader J. McGlothlin 6% 97% Single to CF; May Scores; Watson Scores; Edwards to 2B
b5 6-1 2 12- HOU T. Helms J. McGlothlin 0% 97% Passed Ball; Edwards to 3B; Rader to 2B
b5 6-1 2 -23 HOU T. Helms J. McGlothlin 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b5 6-1 2 123 O HOU D. Wilson J. McGlothlin -1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t6 1-6 0 --- CIN P. Rose D. Wilson -2% 95% Single to CF
t6 1-6 0 1-- OO CIN J. Morgan D. Wilson 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-2B-1B-2B
t6 1-6 2 --- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Reds' Jim McGlothlin facing 1-2-3
b6 6-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger J. McGlothlin 0% 98% Single to LF
b6 6-1 0 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno J. McGlothlin -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 6-1 1 1-- R HOU J. Wynn J. McGlothlin 1% 99% Double to CF; Cedeno Scores
b6 7-1 1 -2- O HOU L. May J. McGlothlin -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 7-1 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson J. McGlothlin -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 7.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t7 1-7 0 --- CIN J. Bench D. Wilson -1% 98% Double to LF (LF Line)
t7 1-7 0 -2- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-7 1 -2- O CIN C. Geronimo D. Wilson 1% 99% Popfly: SS
t7 1-7 2 -2- CIN D. Menke D. Wilson -0% 99% Walk
t7 1-7 2 12- O CIN D. Chaney D. Wilson 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Reds' Jim McGlothlin facing 6-7-8
b7 7-1 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. McGlothlin -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 7-1 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. McGlothlin -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-1 2 --- HOU T. Helms J. McGlothlin 0% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Helms to 1B
b7 7-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Wilson J. McGlothlin -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Don Wilson facing 9-1-2
Ted Uhlaender pinch hits for Jim McGlothlin (P) batting 9th
t8 1-7 0 --- O CIN T. Uhlaender D. Wilson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-7 1 --- CIN P. Rose D. Wilson -0% 99% Walk
t8 1-7 1 1-- O CIN J. Morgan D. Wilson 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rose to 2B
t8 1-7 2 -2- O CIN B. Tolan D. Wilson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Reds' Pedro Borbon facing 1-2-3
Pedro Borbon replaces Ted Uhlaender (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 7-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger P. Borbon 0% 100% Single to SS
b8 7-1 0 1-- R HOU C. Cedeno P. Borbon 0% 100% Triple (CF-RF); Metzger Scores
b8 8-1 0 --3 RO HOU J. Wynn P. Borbon 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cedeno Scores
b8 9-1 1 --- R HOU L. May P. Borbon 0% 100% Home Run
b8 10-1 1 --- HOU B. Watson P. Borbon 0% 100% Walk
b8 10-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Edwards P. Borbon 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
b8 10-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader P. Borbon 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 10.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-10, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t9 1-10 0 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Wilson 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-10 1 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Wilson 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-10 2 --- CIN C. Geronimo D. Wilson 0% 100% Single to RF
t9 1-10 2 1-- CIN D. Menke D. Wilson 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Geronimo to 2B
t9 1-10 2 -2- O CIN D. Menke D. Wilson 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 10.

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