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Standings
KCR
@CAL
2
3
LAD
@CIN
1
2
 
(14)
ATL
@HOU
2
6
MON
@STL
8
4
Monday, April 7, 1975,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 14,959, Time of Game: 2:08
Braves
2
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
at Astros
6
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Larry Dierker (1-0)
L: Phil Niekro (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  4  2
Astros          0  0  0   0  5  0   1  0  X    6 14  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.004 0.70 0.045 -0.041 -0.2 2 0 HBP
Marty Perez 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.052 0.74 0.008 -0.060 -0.5 0 2
Darrell Evans 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.018 0.63 0.045 -0.027 -0.0 3 1
Mike Lum 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.080 1.13 0.130 -0.049 0.4 6 0
Dusty Baker RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.073 0.81 0.104 -0.031 0.6 2 1
Rowland Office CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.043 0.53 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 2 0
Vic Correll C 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.029 1.05 0.015 -0.044 -0.1 9 0
Larvell Blanks SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.079 1.10 0.000 -0.079 -1.0 0 2
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.026 0.53 0.000 -0.026 -0.3 0 0
   Roric Harrison P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Frank Tepedino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.26 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
   Gary Gentry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 1 7 33 .129 .182 .129 .311 -0.060 0.79 0.347 -0.406 -1.8 24 6
HBP: R Garr (1, by L Dierker).
TB: M Perez; D Baker; M Lum; D Evans.
RBI: D Baker (1); M Lum (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
PB: V Correll (1).
E: V Correll (1); D Evans (1).
Outfield Assists: D Baker (E Cabell at 3rd base).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Enos Cabell LF 5 0 2 0 0 3 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 0.004 0.45 0.042 -0.038 -0.1 2 0 SB
Rob Andrews 2B 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 -0.033 0.76 0.018 -0.050 -0.6 2 3
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .500 .600 .750 1.350 0.158 0.89 0.168 -0.009 1.9 3 0 2B,SB
Milt May C 4 1 2 0 0 1 5 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.044 0.96 0.044 -0.088 0.4 7 0
Cliff Johnson 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .250 .200 .500 .700 0.151 0.95 0.195 -0.044 0.1 7 0 2B,SF
Jose Cruz RF 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .750 .750 1.500 2.250 0.317 0.84 0.335 -0.018 3.4 4 0 HR,SB
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.032 0.43 0.044 -0.011 -0.5 1 1
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.082 0.84 0.001 -0.083 -0.7 1 0 IW
Larry Dierker P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.063 0.66 0.000 -0.063 -1.3 0 4
Team Totals 37 6 14 6 2 9 41 .378 .400 .514 .914 0.440 0.76 0.847 -0.404 2.6 27 8
2B: C Johnson (1, off P Niekro); C Cedeno (1, off G Gentry).
HR: J Cruz (1, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
SF: C Johnson (1, off G Gentry).
IBB: R Metzger (1, by G Gentry).
TB: J Cruz 6; C Cedeno 3; C Johnson 2; E Cabell 2; D Rader 2; M May 2; R Andrews 2.
RBI: J Cruz 3 (3); C Johnson 2 (2); C Cedeno (1).
2-out RBI: J Cruz 3; C Johnson; C Cedeno.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (1, 2nd base off P Niekro/V Correll); E Cabell (1, 2nd base off R Harrison/V Correll); J Cruz (1, 2nd base off G Gentry/V Correll).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (0-1) 4.2 9 5 0 0 4 1 0.00 24 40 -0.438 1.20 -3.0
Roric Harrison 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 5 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.5
Gary Gentry 2 4 1 1 2 3 0 4.50 12 0 0 -0.018 0.14 -0.2
Team Totals 8 14 6 1 2 9 1 1.12 41 40 0 0 -0.440 0.76 -2.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, W (1-0) 9 4 2 2 1 7 0 2.00 33 77 0.060 0.79 1.8
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 1 7 0 2.00 33 77 0.060 0.79 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: L Dierker (1; R Garr).
IBB: G Gentry (1; R Metzger).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 14,959.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Ralph Garr LF 1 Enos Cabell LF
2 Marty Perez 2B 2 Rob Andrews 2B
3 Darrell Evans 3B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Mike Lum 1B 4 Milt May C
5 Dusty Baker RF 5 Cliff Johnson 1B
6 Rowland Office CF 6 Jose Cruz RF
7 Vic Correll C 7 Doug Rader 3B
8 Larvell Blanks SS 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Phil Niekro 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 2-2 2 -23 RRR HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 31% 89% Home Run; May Scores/unER; Johnson Scores/unER; Cruz Scores/unER
b5 1-2 2 12- R HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro 19% 58% Double; Cedeno Scores/unER; May to 3B
t4 0-0 1 12- R ATL M. Lum L. Dierker -13% 32% Single; Garr Scores; Evans to 2B
b5 0-2 2 --3 R HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 11% 35% Single/Bunt; Andrews Scores/unER
t4 1-0 1 12- R ATL D. Baker L. Dierker -10% 22% Single; Evans Scores; Lum to 2B

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' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL R. Garr L. Dierker 2% 52% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL M. Perez L. Dierker 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL D. Evans L. Dierker 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro -1% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL M. Lum L. Dierker 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL D. Baker L. Dierker 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL R. Office L. Dierker 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU M. May P. Niekro -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 1% 52% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 3% 55% Single; Cruz to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -5% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O ATL V. Correll L. Dierker 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O ATL L. Blanks L. Dierker 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro L. Dierker 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker P. Niekro -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro 1% 52% Single
b3 0-0 2 1-- HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 3% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Andrews to 3B; Cedeno to 1B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 HOU M. May P. Niekro 1% 57% Cedeno Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -23 O HOU M. May P. Niekro -7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- ATL R. Garr L. Dierker -5% 45% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-0 0 1-- O ATL M. Perez L. Dierker 4% 50% Flyball: 2B
t4 0-0 1 1-- ATL D. Evans L. Dierker -4% 45% Single; Garr to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- R ATL M. Lum L. Dierker -13% 32% Single; Garr Scores; Evans to 2B
t4 1-0 1 12- R ATL D. Baker L. Dierker -10% 22% Single; Evans Scores; Lum to 2B
t4 2-0 1 12- O ATL R. Office L. Dierker 3% 24% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lum to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 ATL V. Correll L. Dierker -2% 23% Walk; Office to 2B
t4 2-0 2 123 O ATL L. Blanks L. Dierker 5% 28% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b4 0-2 0 --- O HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro -3% 25% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro -2% 23% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-2 2 --- HOU D. Rader P. Niekro 2% 25% Single
b4 0-2 2 1-- O HOU R. Metzger P. Niekro -3% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro L. Dierker 1% 24% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 --- O ATL R. Garr L. Dierker 1% 25% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- ATL M. Perez L. Dierker -1% 24% Single
t5 2-0 2 1-- O ATL D. Evans L. Dierker 2% 25% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker P. Niekro -3% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 4% 26% Single
b5 0-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Andrews P. Niekro -3% 23% Single to RF; Cabell out at 3B/RF-3B; Andrews to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b5 0-2 2 -2- HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 0% 24% Passed Ball; Andrews to 3B
b5 0-2 2 --3 R HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro 11% 35% Single/Bunt; Andrews Scores/unER
b5 1-2 2 1-- HOU M. May P. Niekro 3% 38% Reached on Interference on C; Cedeno to 2B; May to 1B
b5 1-2 2 12- R HOU C. Johnson P. Niekro 19% 58% Double; Cedeno Scores/unER; May to 3B
b5 2-2 2 -23 RRR HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 31% 89% Home Run; May Scores/unER; Johnson Scores/unER; Cruz Scores/unER
Roric Harrison replaces Phil Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-2 2 --- O HOU D. Rader R. Harrison -0% 89% Lineout: RF
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t6 2-5 0 --- O ATL M. Lum L. Dierker 2% 91% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 2-5 1 --- O ATL D. Baker L. Dierker 1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-5 2 --- O ATL R. Office L. Dierker 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Braves' Roric Harrison facing 8-9-1
b6 5-2 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger R. Harrison -1% 92% Flyball: LF
b6 5-2 1 --- O HOU L. Dierker R. Harrison -0% 92% Strikeout
b6 5-2 2 --- HOU E. Cabell R. Harrison 0% 92% Single
b6 5-2 2 1-- HOU R. Andrews R. Harrison 0% 92% Cabell Steals 2B
b6 5-2 2 -2- O HOU R. Andrews R. Harrison -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t7 2-5 0 --- O ATL V. Correll L. Dierker 2% 93% Strikeout
t7 2-5 1 --- O ATL L. Blanks L. Dierker 1% 95% Strikeout
Frank Tepedino pinch hits for Roric Harrison (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 2 --- O ATL F. Tepedino L. Dierker 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Braves' Gary Gentry facing 3-4-5
Gary Gentry replaces Frank Tepedino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno G. Gentry 1% 97% Double
b7 5-2 0 -2- HOU M. May G. Gentry 1% 98% Single; Cedeno to 3B
b7 5-2 0 1-3 RO HOU C. Johnson G. Gentry 0% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Cedeno Scores
b7 6-2 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz G. Gentry 1% 98% Single; May to 3B
b7 6-2 1 1-3 HOU D. Rader G. Gentry 0% 99% Cruz Steals 2B
b7 6-2 1 -23 O HOU D. Rader G. Gentry -1% 98% Strikeout
b7 6-2 2 -23 HOU R. Metzger G. Gentry 0% 98% Intentional Walk
b7 6-2 2 123 O HOU L. Dierker G. Gentry -1% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t8 2-6 0 --- O ATL R. Garr L. Dierker 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 2-6 1 --- O ATL M. Perez L. Dierker 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 2-6 2 --- O ATL D. Evans L. Dierker 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Braves' Gary Gentry facing 1-2-3
b8 6-2 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell G. Gentry -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 6-2 1 --- O HOU R. Andrews G. Gentry -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 6-2 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno G. Gentry 0% 99% Walk
b8 6-2 2 1-- HOU M. May G. Gentry 0% 99% Single; Cedeno to 3B
b8 6-2 2 1-3 O HOU C. Johnson G. Gentry -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t9 2-6 0 --- O ATL M. Lum L. Dierker 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 1 --- O ATL D. Baker L. Dierker 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 2 --- O ATL R. Office L. Dierker 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 6.

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