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DET
@BOS
1
2
KCR
@CAL
2
5
MIN
@CHW
2
3
NYY
@CLE
2
4
BAL
@MIL
4
3
 
(12)
OAK
@TEX
2
4
CIN
@HOU
2
13
PIT
@MON
8
6
PIT
@MON
3
1
CHC
@NYM
3
2
STL
@PHI
6
7
LAD
@SDP
3
2
Monday, June 25, 1973,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 25,781, Time of Game: 2:21
Reds
2
37-34
 Lost 3 
4th, 9 GB
at Astros
13
42-32
 Won 4 
2nd, 5½ GB
W: Ken Forsch (8-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  7  1
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  9   0  3  X   13 13  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .739 -0.146 1.03 0.000 -0.146 -1.4 1 0 GDP
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .897 -0.052 0.53 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 4 2
Dan Driessen 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .379 .886 -0.033 0.55 0.012 -0.045 -0.1 1 2
Tony Perez 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .289 .888 0.001 0.41 0.020 -0.020 0.0 4 1
Larry Stahl RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .295 .756 -0.055 0.55 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 2 0
Bobby Tolan CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 .203 .519 0.031 0.56 0.055 -0.024 1.7 2 0 HR
Dave Concepcion SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .272 .739 -0.066 0.72 0.000 -0.066 -0.4 1 2
Bill Plummer C 4 0 1 0 0 3 .191 .522 -0.050 0.53 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 8 0
Jack Billingham P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .024 .072 0.012 1.10 0.044 -0.032 0.2 1 0
   Ed Sprague P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cesar Geronimo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .448 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Dave Tomlin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hal King PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 1.042 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 2 5 .206 .544 -0.359 0.60 0.131 -0.491 -2.1 24 7
HR: B Tolan (4, off K Forsch; 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: B Tolan 5; D Driessen 2; L Stahl; B Plummer; D Concepcion.
GIDP: P Rose (9).
RBI: B Tolan 2 (28).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Driessen-J Morgan-T Perez.
PB: B Plummer (1).
E: D Driessen (2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Wynn RF 2 2 0 0 3 0 .228 .779 -0.013 0.51 0.034 -0.047 0.7 2 0 IW
Roger Metzger SS 4 1 2 1 0 2 .254 .657 0.031 0.63 0.067 -0.036 2.0 2 5 HBP
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 4 2 2 1 0 .320 .933 0.051 0.65 0.139 -0.088 0.5 1 0 HR,SB,GDP
Bob Watson LF 4 3 3 4 1 0 .336 .887 0.091 0.61 0.126 -0.034 3.9 3 0 2B
Lee May 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .720 0.015 0.75 0.054 -0.039 0.7 7 1 2B
   Rafael Batista PR-1B 2 1 1 1 0 0 .500 1.071 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.1 2 0
Doug Rader 3B 5 1 1 3 0 2 .250 .714 -0.026 0.39 0.007 -0.033 2.3 1 3 2B
Tommy Helms 2B 5 1 1 2 0 1 .291 .695 0.021 0.36 0.044 -0.023 0.9 2 4 2B
Skip Jutze C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .225 .558 -0.017 0.36 0.010 -0.028 -0.8 6 0
Ken Forsch P 4 0 1 0 0 1 .070 .204 -0.010 0.39 0.022 -0.033 -0.8 1 0
Team Totals 37 13 13 13 5 7 .351 .982 0.144 0.49 0.504 -0.361 9.3 27 13
2B: B Watson (12, off E Sprague); T Helms (14, off J Billingham); D Rader (11, off D Tomlin); L May (12, off J Billingham).
HR: C Cedeno (13, off J Billingham; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: J Wynn (5, by E Sprague).
HBP: R Metzger (2, by E Sprague).
TB: C Cedeno 5; B Watson 4; L May 2; R Metzger 2; D Rader 2; T Helms 2; S Jutze; R Batista; K Forsch.
GIDP: C Cedeno (10).
RBI: B Watson 4 (50); D Rader 3 (38); T Helms 2 (31); C Cedeno 2 (34); R Batista (1); R Metzger (17).
2-out RBI: B Watson 4; D Rader 3; R Batista; C Cedeno; R Metzger.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Metzger-T Helms-L May.
E: L May (3).
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (27, 2nd base off J Billingham/B Plummer).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, L (9-5) 5 9 6 4 1 4 1 3.74 25 32 -0.124 0.79 -3.2
Ed Sprague 1 2 4 4 2 2 0 5.97 8 2 2 -0.019 0.21 -4.1
Dave Tomlin 2 2 3 3 2 1 0 4.32 10 0 0 0.000 0.00 -2.1
Team Totals 8 13 13 7 5 7 1 7.88 43 32 2 2 -0.143 0.49 -9.3
J Billingham faced 5 batters in the 6th inning.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Forsch, W (8-7) 9 7 2 2 2 5 1 3.20 36 68 0.357 0.60 2.1
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 5 1 2.00 36 68 0.357 0.60 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: E Sprague (2; R Metzger).
IBB: E Sprague (6; J Wynn).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Houston Astros
1 Pete Rose LF 1 Jim Wynn RF
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Roger Metzger SS
3 Dan Driessen 3B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Tony Perez 1B 4 Bob Watson LF
5 Larry Stahl RF 5 Lee May 1B
6 Bobby Tolan CF 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Dave Concepcion SS 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Bill Plummer C 8 Skip Jutze C
9 Jack Billingham P 9 Ken Forsch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-0 0 --- R HOU C. Cedeno J. Billingham 11% 86% Home Run
b1 0-0 2 -2- R HOU B. Watson J. Billingham 10% 63% Single to RF; Cedeno Scores
b3 1-0 0 12- OO HOU C. Cedeno J. Billingham -9% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Wynn to 3B
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO CIN P. Rose K. Forsch 9% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 0-1 0 --- CIN B. Tolan K. Forsch -5% 60% Single to RF

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' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose K. Forsch 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan K. Forsch 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CIN D. Driessen K. Forsch -1% 52% Single to SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- CIN T. Perez K. Forsch -2% 50% Walk; Driessen to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O CIN L. Stahl K. Forsch 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Billingham -2% 52% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Billingham -1% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Billingham 1% 52% Single to SS
b1 0-0 2 1-- HOU B. Watson J. Billingham 1% 53% Cedeno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R HOU B. Watson J. Billingham 10% 63% Single to RF; Cedeno Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O HOU L. May J. Billingham -2% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O CIN B. Tolan K. Forsch 2% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-1 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion K. Forsch 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O CIN B. Plummer K. Forsch 1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Billingham -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 1 --- O HOU T. Helms J. Billingham -1% 63% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 --- HOU S. Jutze J. Billingham 1% 64% Single
b2 1-0 2 1-- O HOU K. Forsch J. Billingham -2% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- CIN J. Billingham K. Forsch -4% 58% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Billingham to 1B
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO CIN P. Rose K. Forsch 9% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O CIN J. Morgan K. Forsch 1% 68% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Billingham 3% 71% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- HOU R. Metzger J. Billingham 5% 76% Single/Bunt; Wynn to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- OO HOU C. Cedeno J. Billingham -9% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Wynn to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 O HOU B. Watson J. Billingham -3% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O CIN D. Driessen K. Forsch 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O CIN T. Perez K. Forsch 2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O CIN L. Stahl K. Forsch 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O HOU L. May J. Billingham -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader J. Billingham -1% 66% Popfly: 3B
b4 1-0 2 --- O HOU T. Helms J. Billingham -1% 65% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- CIN B. Tolan K. Forsch -5% 60% Single to RF
t5 0-1 0 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion K. Forsch 5% 65% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-1 1 1-- O CIN B. Plummer K. Forsch 4% 69% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 1-- O CIN J. Billingham K. Forsch 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O HOU S. Jutze J. Billingham -2% 70% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- HOU K. Forsch J. Billingham 2% 72% Single to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Wynn J. Billingham -3% 69% Flyball: LF
b5 1-0 2 1-- O HOU R. Metzger J. Billingham -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O CIN P. Rose K. Forsch 4% 71% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-1 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan K. Forsch 2% 73% Popfly: 3B
t6 0-1 2 --- O CIN D. Driessen K. Forsch 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
b6 1-0 0 --- R HOU C. Cedeno J. Billingham 11% 86% Home Run
b6 2-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson J. Billingham 2% 88% Single
b6 2-0 0 1-- HOU L. May J. Billingham 5% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive); Watson to 3B
Rafael Batista pinch runs for Lee May (1B) batting 5th
b6 2-0 0 -23 HOU D. Rader J. Billingham 1% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Watson stays at 3B; Batista stays at 2B; Rader to 1B
b6 2-0 0 123 RR HOU T. Helms J. Billingham 4% 98% Double to LF; Watson Scores; Batista Scores; Rader to 3B
Ed Sprague replaces Jack Billingham pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-0 0 -23 O HOU S. Jutze E. Sprague -1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-0 1 -23 O HOU K. Forsch E. Sprague -1% 96% Strikeout
b6 4-0 2 -23 HOU J. Wynn E. Sprague 0% 96% Intentional Walk
b6 4-0 2 123 R HOU R. Metzger E. Sprague 2% 98% Hit By Pitch; Rader Scores/unER; Helms to 3B; Wynn to 2B
b6 5-0 2 123 R HOU C. Cedeno E. Sprague 1% 99% Walk; Helms Scores/unER; Wynn to 3B; Metzger to 2B
b6 6-0 2 123 RRR HOU B. Watson E. Sprague 1% 100% Double to LF; Wynn Scores/Team unER; Metzger Scores/Team unER; Cedeno Scores/Team unER
b6 9-0 2 -2- R HOU R. Batista E. Sprague 0% 100% Single; Watson Scores/Team unER
b6 10-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader E. Sprague 0% 100% Strikeout
9 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 10.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-10, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
Rafael Batista moves from PR to 1B
t7 0-10 0 --- O CIN T. Perez K. Forsch 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t7 0-10 1 --- CIN L. Stahl K. Forsch -0% 100% Single to RF
t7 0-10 1 1-- RR CIN B. Tolan K. Forsch -0% 100% Home Run; Stahl Scores
t7 2-10 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion K. Forsch 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-10 2 --- CIN B. Plummer K. Forsch -0% 100% Single to LF
Cesar Geronimo pinch hits for Ed Sprague (P) batting 9th
t7 2-10 2 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo K. Forsch 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 10-2, Reds' Dave Tomlin facing 7-8-9
Dave Tomlin replaces Cesar Geronimo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 10-2 0 --- O HOU T. Helms D. Tomlin -0% 100% Popfly: 1B
b7 10-2 1 --- O HOU S. Jutze D. Tomlin -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b7 10-2 2 --- O HOU K. Forsch D. Tomlin 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 10.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-10, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t8 2-10 0 --- O CIN P. Rose K. Forsch 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 2-10 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan K. Forsch 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 2-10 2 --- CIN D. Driessen K. Forsch -0% 100% Single
t8 2-10 2 1-- CIN T. Perez K. Forsch -0% 100% Walk; Driessen to 2B
t8 2-10 2 12- O CIN L. Stahl K. Forsch 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 10-2, Reds' Dave Tomlin facing 1-2-3
b8 10-2 0 --- HOU J. Wynn D. Tomlin 0% 100% Walk
b8 10-2 0 1-- HOU R. Metzger D. Tomlin 0% 100% Passed Ball; Wynn to 2B
b8 10-2 0 -2- HOU R. Metzger D. Tomlin 0% 100% Single; Wynn to 3B
b8 10-2 0 1-3 O HOU C. Cedeno D. Tomlin -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wynn stays at 3B
b8 10-2 1 1-3 HOU B. Watson D. Tomlin 0% 100% Walk; Cedeno to 2B
b8 10-2 1 123 O HOU R. Batista D. Tomlin 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
b8 10-2 2 123 RRR HOU D. Rader D. Tomlin 0% 100% Double; Wynn Scores; Cedeno Scores; Watson Scores
b8 13-2 2 -2- O HOU T. Helms D. Tomlin 0% 100% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 13.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-13, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
t9 2-13 0 --- O CIN B. Tolan K. Forsch 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 2-13 1 --- CIN D. Concepcion K. Forsch 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 2-13 1 1-- O CIN B. Plummer K. Forsch 0% 100% Strikeout
Hal King pinch hits for Dave Tomlin (P) batting 9th
t9 2-13 2 1-- O CIN H. King K. Forsch 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 13.

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