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Standings
NYY
@BOS
6
4
CHW
@CAL
0
3
BAL
@DET
7
3
TEX
@KCR
1
2
CLE
@MIL
7
2
 
(8)
OAK
@MIN
7
8
STL
@CHC
6
7
SDP
@CIN
8
13
SDP
@CIN
2
4
ATL
@HOU
3
2
PHI
@NYM
2
3
MON
@PIT
3
4
 
(13)
LAD
@SFG
3
5
Friday, July 30, 1976,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 10,869, Time of Game: 2:08
Braves
3
46-54
 Won 2 
5th, 17½ GB
at Astros
2
52-52
 Lost 2 
3rd, 13½ GB
L: Dan Larson (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  1  0    3  7  1
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  5  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .255 .330 .331 .661 -0.063 0.88 0.014 -0.077 -0.5 0 1
Rod Gilbreath 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .275 .337 .407 .744 0.101 1.14 0.140 -0.039 0.9 2 6 HR
Jim Wynn LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .227 .386 .397 .782 0.196 1.06 0.214 -0.018 1.1 1 0
Willie Montanez 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .352 .422 .774 -0.007 1.36 0.080 -0.087 -0.3 10 2
Ken Henderson RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .373 .425 .798 -0.030 1.14 0.028 -0.058 -0.3 1 0
Rowland Office CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .361 .381 .742 -0.193 1.23 0.000 -0.193 -1.6 1 0
Darrel Chaney SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .344 .340 .684 -0.078 0.69 0.006 -0.084 -0.7 2 3 CS
Vic Correll C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .257 .368 .378 .746 0.015 0.72 0.063 -0.048 -0.1 8 0 2B
Andy Messersmith P 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .214 .267 .232 .499 0.131 1.08 0.162 -0.030 0.7 2 1 2B
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 3 5 35 .219 .286 .375 .661 0.072 1.03 0.707 -0.634 -0.6 27 13
2B: V Correll (4, off D Larson); A Messersmith (1, off D Larson).
HR: R Gilbreath (1, off J Sambito, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: R Gilbreath 4; J Wynn 2; A Messersmith 2; V Correll 2; K Henderson; W Montanez.
RBI: J Wynn (51); A Messersmith (10); R Gilbreath (21).
2-out RBI: J Wynn.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: D Chaney (22).
Baserunning
CS: D Chaney (4, 2nd base by K Forsch/E Herrmann).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Greg Gross RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .295 .358 .339 .697 -0.076 0.80 0.000 -0.076 -0.6 0 0
Enos Cabell 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .283 .322 .342 .664 -0.020 0.88 0.042 -0.063 -0.0 1 3 SB
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .357 .486 .843 0.024 1.07 0.095 -0.071 0.4 1 0
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .371 .445 .816 0.072 0.85 0.112 -0.039 0.5 13 1 2B
   Jerry DaVanon PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .426 .578 1.004 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .295 .383 .378 .760 -0.016 1.49 0.086 -0.102 -0.4 2 0
Ed Herrmann C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .290 .332 .621 -0.168 1.90 0.000 -0.168 -0.3 5 1
   Wilbur Howard PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .235 .288 .523 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rob Andrews 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .273 .327 .323 .650 -0.015 0.84 0.027 -0.042 -0.3 3 5
   Leon Roberts PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .373 .503 .876 -0.083 3.14 0.000 -0.083 -0.2
Roger Metzger SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .223 .309 .288 .597 -0.071 1.18 0.010 -0.081 -0.3 1 5
Dan Larson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.018 0.70 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
   Joe Sambito P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 0.94 0.000 -0.022 -0.1 1 0
   Ken Boswell PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265 .311 .325 .636 -0.036 1.51 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Ken Forsch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 1 2 7 34 .156 .206 .188 .393 -0.429 1.18 0.372 -0.801 -1.6 27 15
2B: B Watson (16, off A Messersmith).
TB: B Watson 3; J Cruz; C Cedeno; E Cabell.
RBI: C Cedeno (53).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Metzger-B Watson.
PB: E Herrmann (7).
Baserunning
SB: E Cabell (22, 2nd base off A Messersmith/V Correll).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Messersmith, W (10-9) 9 5 2 1 2 7 0 2.80 34 76 0.428 1.18 1.6
Team Totals 9 5 2 1 2 7 0 1.00 34 76 0.428 1.18 1.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dan Larson, L (1-2) 4.2 6 2 2 2 0 0 2.18 21 42 -0.121 1.34 -0.4
Joe Sambito 3.1 1 1 1 0 4 1 3.55 11 2 0 0.037 0.76 0.6
Ken Forsch 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.30 3 0 0 0.011 0.20 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 35 42 2 0 -0.073 1.03 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Paul Runge.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 10,869.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Jerry Royster 3B 1 Greg Gross RF
2 Rod Gilbreath 2B 2 Enos Cabell 3B
3 Jim Wynn LF 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Willie Montanez 1B 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 Ken Henderson RF 5 Jose Cruz LF
6 Rowland Office CF 6 Ed Herrmann C
7 Darrel Chaney SS 7 Rob Andrews 2B
8 Vic Correll C 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Andy Messersmith P 9 Dan Larson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-1 2 12- R ATL J. Wynn D. Larson 16% 66% Single; Messersmith Scores; Gilbreath to 2B
t5 0-1 1 -2- R ATL A. Messersmith D. Larson 16% 53% Double; Correll Scores
t4 0-1 1 1-3 OO ATL R. Office D. Larson -16% 30% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
t8 2-1 0 --- R ATL R. Gilbreath J. Sambito 11% 89% Home Run
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU C. Cedeno A. Messersmith -10% 34% Single; Cabell 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' Dan Larson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster D. Larson -2% 48% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath D. Larson -1% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL J. Wynn D. Larson -1% 46% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Gross A. Messersmith 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU E. Cabell A. Messersmith -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno A. Messersmith -2% 43% Cabell Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU C. Cedeno A. Messersmith -10% 34% Single; Cabell Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- O HOU B. Watson A. Messersmith 2% 36% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 1-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Cruz A. Messersmith 2% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Dan Larson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O ATL W. Montanez D. Larson -2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- ATL K. Henderson D. Larson 3% 38% Single
t2 0-1 1 1-- O ATL R. Office D. Larson -2% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Henderson to 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- O ATL D. Chaney D. Larson -3% 33% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O HOU E. Herrmann A. Messersmith 2% 35% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O HOU R. Andrews A. Messersmith 1% 36% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-0 2 --- HOU R. Metzger A. Messersmith -1% 35% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- O HOU D. Larson A. Messersmith 2% 37% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Dan Larson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O ATL V. Correll D. Larson -2% 34% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O ATL A. Messersmith D. Larson -2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- ATL J. Royster D. Larson 1% 34% Walk
t3 0-1 2 1-- O ATL R. Gilbreath D. Larson -3% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O HOU G. Gross A. Messersmith 2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell A. Messersmith 1% 35% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno A. Messersmith 1% 35% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Dan Larson facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- ATL J. Wynn D. Larson 5% 41% Single
t4 0-1 0 1-- ATL W. Montanez D. Larson 8% 49% Single; Wynn to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- O ATL K. Henderson D. Larson -3% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wynn to 3B
t4 0-1 1 1-3 OO ATL R. Office D. Larson -16% 30% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson A. Messersmith -6% 24% Double
b4 1-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Cruz A. Messersmith 4% 28% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 1 -2- O HOU E. Herrmann A. Messersmith 3% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 2 -2- O HOU R. Andrews A. Messersmith 3% 34% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Dan Larson facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O ATL D. Chaney D. Larson -3% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- ATL V. Correll D. Larson 6% 37% Double
t5 0-1 1 -2- R ATL A. Messersmith D. Larson 16% 53% Double; Correll Scores
t5 1-1 1 -2- O ATL J. Royster D. Larson -5% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 -2- ATL R. Gilbreath D. Larson 1% 50% Walk
t5 1-1 2 12- R ATL J. Wynn D. Larson 16% 66% Single; Messersmith Scores; Gilbreath to 2B
Joe Sambito replaces Dan Larson pitching and batting 9th
t5 2-1 2 12- ATL W. Montanez J. Sambito 2% 68% Passed Ball; Gilbreath to 3B; Wynn to 2B
t5 2-1 2 -23 O ATL W. Montanez J. Sambito -6% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger A. Messersmith 3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O HOU J. Sambito A. Messersmith 2% 67% Groundout: P unassisted
b5 1-2 2 --- O HOU G. Gross A. Messersmith 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O ATL K. Henderson J. Sambito -2% 67% Flyball: 3B
t6 2-1 1 --- O ATL R. Office J. Sambito -1% 65% Strikeout
t6 2-1 2 --- O ATL D. Chaney J. Sambito -1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell A. Messersmith 4% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno A. Messersmith 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O HOU B. Watson A. Messersmith 2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- O ATL V. Correll J. Sambito -2% 70% Strikeout
t7 2-1 1 --- O ATL A. Messersmith J. Sambito -1% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-1 2 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Sambito -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 5-6-7
b7 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz A. Messersmith 5% 72% Strikeout
b7 1-2 1 --- O HOU E. Herrmann A. Messersmith 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-2 2 --- HOU R. Andrews A. Messersmith -3% 73% Walk
b7 1-2 2 1-- O HOU R. Metzger A. Messersmith 5% 78% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 2-3-4
t8 2-1 0 --- R ATL R. Gilbreath J. Sambito 11% 89% Home Run
t8 3-1 0 --- O ATL J. Wynn J. Sambito -1% 88% Strikeout
t8 3-1 1 --- O ATL W. Montanez J. Sambito -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-1 2 --- O ATL K. Henderson J. Sambito -0% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 9-1-2
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Joe Sambito (P) batting 9th
b8 1-3 0 --- O HOU K. Boswell A. Messersmith 4% 91% Strikeout
b8 1-3 1 --- O HOU G. Gross A. Messersmith 2% 93% Flyball: LF
b8 1-3 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell A. Messersmith 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
Ken Forsch replaces Ken Boswell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-1 0 --- O ATL R. Office K. Forsch -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-1 1 --- ATL D. Chaney K. Forsch 1% 94% Walk
t9 3-1 1 1-- O ATL V. Correll K. Forsch -1% 93% Chaney Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 3-1 2 --- O ATL V. Correll K. Forsch -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Andy Messersmith facing 3-4-5
b9 1-3 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno A. Messersmith 4% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-3 1 --- HOU B. Watson A. Messersmith -5% 91% Single
Jerry DaVanon pinch runs for Bob Watson (1B) batting 4th
b9 1-3 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz A. Messersmith -9% 83% Single; DaVanon to 2B
b9 1-3 1 12- RO HOU E. Herrmann A. Messersmith 9% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; DaVanon Scores/Adv on E6/unER
Leon Roberts pinch hits for Rob Andrews (2B) batting 7th
Wilbur Howard pinch runs for Ed Herrmann (C) batting 6th
b9 2-3 2 1-- O HOU L. Roberts A. Messersmith 8% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 2.

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