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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
7
1
CLE
@BOS
4
7
MIL
@DET
1
0
CAL
@KCR
4
7
CHW
@MIN
4
1
OAK
@TEX
1
3
CIN
@ATL
6
1
NYM
@CHC
4
5
SFG
@HOU
1
2
SDP
@LAD
8
5
STL
@PIT
4
14
Tuesday, April 13, 1976,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 7,591, Time of Game: 2:08
Giants
1
2-2
 Lost 2 
2nd, 2 GB
at Astros
2
2-3
 Won 2 
5th, 2½ GB
W: Mike Barlow (1-0)
S: Ken Forsch (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    2  5  4

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Derrel Thomas 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .143 .333 .143 .476 -0.033 1.75 0.153 -0.186 -0.8 1 5 CS
Von Joshua CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .222 .222 .222 .444 -0.274 1.75 0.028 -0.302 -1.0 0 0 GDP
Bobby Murcer RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .455 .647 .727 1.374 -0.041 0.98 0.045 -0.086 -0.1 4 0
Gary Matthews LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .583 .917 -0.058 1.01 0.020 -0.078 -0.3 2 0
Willie Montanez 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .333 .286 .619 0.025 1.30 0.092 -0.067 -0.0 11 0
Chris Speier SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.111 1.65 0.150 -0.039 0.6 1 1
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.293 2.32 0.015 -0.307 -1.8 1 2 GDP
Mike Sadek C 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .667 .750 1.000 1.750 0.018 0.91 0.049 -0.032 0.2 3 1 2B
   Glenn Adams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.080 1.53 0.080 0.000 0.9
   Craig Robinson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Dave Rader C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Montefusco P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 -0.018 1.45 0.038 -0.056 -0.1 0 1
   Steve Ontiveros PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 -0.053 2.00 0.000 -0.053 -0.2
   Randy Moffitt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 34 1 6 0 5 4 39 .176 .282 .206 .488 -0.536 1.50 0.670 -1.206 -2.6 24 10
2B: M Sadek (1, off M Cosgrove).
TB: M Sadek 2; K Reitz; V Joshua; B Murcer; W Montanez; G Matthews.
GIDP: V Joshua (1); K Reitz (2).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Thomas-C Speier.
PB: M Sadek (1).
Baserunning
CS: D Thomas (3, 2nd base by M Cosgrove POCS).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Larry Milbourne 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .300 .235 .535 -0.084 1.04 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 3 5
Enos Cabell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .429 .455 .429 .883 -0.083 0.84 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 2 4
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .238 .273 .476 .749 0.004 0.82 0.068 -0.063 -0.0 0 0 SB,CS
Bob Watson 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .400 .429 .600 1.029 0.190 1.46 0.196 -0.005 1.2 11 1
Jose Cruz LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .300 .125 .425 -0.239 1.80 0.000 -0.239 -1.8 0 0
Greg Gross RF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .267 .333 .333 .667 -0.022 1.29 0.019 -0.041 -0.1 5 0 IW
Skip Jutze C 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.159 1.61 0.197 -0.038 0.7 4 0
Roger Metzger SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 0.106 1.08 0.125 -0.019 1.2 2 3
Mike Cosgrove P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.038 1.74 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 0 1
   Mike Barlow P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.013 0.55 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
   Ken Boswell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 -0.015 0.70 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   Ken Forsch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 2 5 2 4 3 31 .185 .290 .185 .476 -0.035 1.18 0.605 -0.638 -1.2 27 14
IBB: G Gross (1, by J Montefusco).
TB: B Watson 2; S Jutze; C Cedeno; R Metzger.
RBI: R Metzger (2); S Jutze (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Metzger-B Watson; R Metzger-L Milbourne-B Watson.
E: B Watson (1); E Cabell (1); J Cruz (1); L Milbourne (2).
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (2, 2nd base off J Montefusco/M Sadek).
CS: C Cedeno (1, 3rd base by J Montefusco/M Sadek).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Montefusco, L (1-1) 7 5 2 2 4 3 0 2.51 28 58 0.013 1.26 0.8
Randy Moffitt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.023 0.32 0.4
Team Totals 8 5 2 2 4 3 0 2.25 31 58 0 0 0.036 1.18 1.2

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Cosgrove 4.2 6 0 0 4 1 0 1.80 24 49 0.159 1.18 1.3
Mike Barlow, W (1-0) 2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.60 7 3 0 0.243 1.47 1.5
Ken Forsch, S (2) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.50 8 0 0 0.133 2.52 -0.2
Team Totals 9 6 1 0 5 4 0 0.00 39 49 3 0 0.535 1.50 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Montefusco (1; G Gross).
Pickoffs: M Cosgrove (1; D Thomas, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 7,591.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Derrel Thomas 2B 1 Larry Milbourne 2B
2 Von Joshua CF 2 Enos Cabell 3B
3 Bobby Murcer RF 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Gary Matthews LF 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 Willie Montanez 1B 5 Jose Cruz LF
6 Chris Speier SS 6 Greg Gross RF
7 Ken Reitz 3B 7 Skip Jutze C
8 Mike Sadek C 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 John Montefusco P 9 Mike Cosgrove P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-2 0 1-- OO SFG V. Joshua K. Forsch 22% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b7 0-0 1 12- R HOU S. Jutze J. Montefusco 20% 84% Single; Watson Scores; Gross to 2B
t8 0-2 0 12- OO SFG K. Reitz K. Forsch 20% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Montanez to 3B
b4 0-0 0 12- OO HOU J. Cruz J. Montefusco -14% 53% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
t9 1-2 0 --- SFG D. Thomas K. Forsch -12% 75% Walk

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' Mike Cosgrove facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SFG D. Thomas M. Cosgrove -4% 46% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O SFG V. Joshua M. Cosgrove 6% 52% Thomas Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG V. Joshua M. Cosgrove 1% 53% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- SFG B. Murcer M. Cosgrove -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- SFG G. Matthews M. Cosgrove -2% 50% Single; Murcer to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O SFG W. Montanez M. Cosgrove 4% 54% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Milbourne J. Montefusco -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell J. Montefusco -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Montefusco 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- HOU B. Watson J. Montefusco 1% 53% Cedeno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- HOU B. Watson J. Montefusco 1% 54% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- O HOU J. Cruz J. Montefusco -4% 50% Cedeno Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Cosgrove facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O SFG C. Speier M. Cosgrove 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O SFG K. Reitz M. Cosgrove 1% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- SFG M. Sadek M. Cosgrove -2% 51% Double
t2 0-0 2 -2- O SFG J. Montefusco M. Cosgrove 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Montefusco -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU G. Gross J. Montefusco -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU S. Jutze J. Montefusco -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Cosgrove facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O SFG D. Thomas M. Cosgrove 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- SFG V. Joshua M. Cosgrove -3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- O SFG B. Murcer M. Cosgrove 3% 53% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O SFG G. Matthews M. Cosgrove 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU R. Metzger J. Montefusco 4% 59% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU M. Cosgrove J. Montefusco -4% 55% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b3 0-0 1 1-- O HOU L. Milbourne J. Montefusco -2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Metzger to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- O HOU E. Cabell J. Montefusco -4% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Cosgrove facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Montanez M. Cosgrove 3% 53% Foul Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- O SFG C. Speier M. Cosgrove 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- SFG K. Reitz M. Cosgrove -1% 53% Single
t4 0-0 2 1-- SFG M. Sadek M. Cosgrove -2% 50% Walk; Reitz to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- SFG J. Montefusco M. Cosgrove -4% 47% Walk; Reitz to 3B; Sadek to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 O SFG D. Thomas M. Cosgrove 9% 55% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Montefusco 4% 60% Single
b4 0-0 0 1-- HOU B. Watson J. Montefusco 7% 67% Single; Cedeno to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- OO HOU J. Cruz J. Montefusco -14% 53% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
b4 0-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Gross J. Montefusco -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Cosgrove facing 2-3-4
t5 0-0 0 --- O SFG V. Joshua M. Cosgrove 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- SFG B. Murcer M. Cosgrove -3% 50% Single
t5 0-0 1 1-- O SFG G. Matthews M. Cosgrove 4% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-0 2 1-- SFG W. Montanez M. Cosgrove -3% 50% Single; Matthews to 2B
t5 0-0 2 12- SFG C. Speier M. Cosgrove -4% 46% Walk; Matthews to 3B; Montanez to 2B
Mike Barlow replaces Mike Cosgrove pitching and batting 9th
t5 0-0 2 123 O SFG K. Reitz M. Barlow 10% 56% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU S. Jutze J. Montefusco -3% 53% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Montefusco -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O HOU M. Barlow J. Montefusco -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Barlow facing 8-9-1
t6 0-0 0 --- O SFG M. Sadek M. Barlow 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O SFG J. Montefusco M. Barlow 2% 55% Strikeout
t6 0-0 2 --- O SFG D. Thomas M. Barlow 1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Milbourne J. Montefusco -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b6 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell J. Montefusco -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Montefusco -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Barlow facing 2-3-4
t7 0-0 0 --- O SFG V. Joshua M. Barlow 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 0-0 1 --- O SFG B. Murcer M. Barlow 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-0 2 --- O SFG G. Matthews M. Barlow 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' John Montefusco facing 4-5-6
b7 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson J. Montefusco 6% 64% Single
b7 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Cruz J. Montefusco 6% 70% Passed Ball; Watson to 2B
b7 0-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Cruz J. Montefusco -8% 62% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 0-0 1 -2- HOU G. Gross J. Montefusco 2% 64% Intentional Walk
b7 0-0 1 12- R HOU S. Jutze J. Montefusco 20% 84% Single; Watson Scores; Gross to 2B
b7 1-0 1 12- R HOU R. Metzger J. Montefusco 8% 92% Single; Gross Scores; Jutze to 2B
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Mike Barlow (P) batting 9th
b7 2-0 1 12- O HOU K. Boswell J. Montefusco -1% 91% Flyball: 1B
b7 2-0 2 12- O HOU L. Milbourne J. Montefusco -2% 89% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 5-6-7
Ken Forsch replaces Ken Boswell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 0-2 0 --- SFG W. Montanez K. Forsch -6% 83% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t8 0-2 0 1-- SFG C. Speier K. Forsch -11% 72% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Montanez to 2B
t8 0-2 0 12- OO SFG K. Reitz K. Forsch 20% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Montanez to 3B
Glenn Adams pinch hits for Mike Sadek (C) batting 8th
t8 0-2 2 --3 R SFG G. Adams K. Forsch -8% 83% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Montanez Scores/unER/No RBI
Steve Ontiveros pinch hits for John Montefusco (P) batting 9th
Craig Robinson pinch runs for Glenn Adams (PH) batting 8th
t8 1-2 2 1-- O SFG S. Ontiveros K. Forsch 5% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Randy Moffitt facing 2-3-4
Randy Moffitt replaces Steve Ontiveros (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dave Rader replaces Craig Robinson (PR) playing C batting 8th
b8 2-1 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell R. Moffitt -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno R. Moffitt -1% 87% Flyball: P
b8 2-1 2 --- O HOU B. Watson R. Moffitt -1% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t9 1-2 0 --- SFG D. Thomas K. Forsch -12% 75% Walk
t9 1-2 0 1-- OO SFG V. Joshua K. Forsch 22% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t9 1-2 2 --- O SFG B. Murcer K. Forsch 3% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.

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