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BOS
@CHW
2
5
BAL
@MIL
1
0
CAL
@OAK
2
6
MIN
@SEA
3
2
DET
@TOR
6
1
CIN
@HOU
3
4
ATL
@LAD
10
14
STL
@NYM
0
4
MON
@PIT
1
2
SFG
@SDP
3
4
Tuesday, April 12, 1977,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 14,029, Time of Game: 2:10
Reds
3
2-4
 Lost 4 
5th, 2½ GB
at Astros
4
4-1
 Won 2 
1st
W: J.R. Richard (1-0)
L: Pat Zachry (0-1)
S: Ken Forsch (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  8  0
Astros          3  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  X    4  8  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .227 .346 .364 .710 0.090 0.93 0.134 -0.044 0.8 1 1 2B
Ken Griffey RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .308 .560 .868 -0.112 1.00 0.000 -0.112 -1.1 5 1
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .167 .333 .389 .722 -0.003 1.01 0.074 -0.077 -0.1 2 2 SB
Johnny Bench C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .133 .133 .133 .267 -0.019 0.68 0.035 -0.053 -0.2 7 0
George Foster LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .200 .292 .300 .592 0.077 0.91 0.105 -0.028 0.8 2 0
Dan Driessen 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .130 .130 .130 .261 0.088 1.52 0.138 -0.050 0.4 6 0
Dave Concepcion SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .400 .455 .450 .905 -0.013 1.61 0.058 -0.070 0.2 0 1 SH
Cesar Geronimo CF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .286 .318 .571 .890 -0.205 1.92 0.000 -0.205 -0.9 1 0
Pat Zachry P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.040 1.03 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Mike Lum PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.018 0.65 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
   Rawly Eastwick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Champ Summers PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.107 3.90 0.000 -0.107 -0.3
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 1 2 36 .242 .265 .273 .537 -0.262 1.24 0.544 -0.804 -1.0 24 6
2B: P Rose (3, off J Richard).
SH: P Zachry (1, off J Richard); D Concepcion (1, off K Forsch).
TB: P Rose 3; D Concepcion 2; J Morgan; D Driessen; J Bench; G Foster.
RBI: C Geronimo (3); D Driessen (2); J Morgan (5).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Griffey-J Bench.
Outfield Assists: K Griffey (W Crawford at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Morgan (2, 2nd base off J Richard/J Ferguson).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Gonzalez 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.014 0.50 0.042 -0.027 0.1 2 3
Enos Cabell 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .300 .364 .400 .764 0.141 0.71 0.171 -0.030 1.2 0 3 3B
Jose Cruz RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .167 .238 .278 .516 0.013 0.56 0.042 -0.028 -0.3 1 0
Bob Watson 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .222 .333 .389 .722 0.089 0.47 0.095 -0.006 0.9 13 0
Willie Crawford LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 .143 .250 .286 .536 0.014 0.79 0.023 -0.008 0.0 1 0
   Wilbur Howard LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0
Joe Ferguson C 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .375 .474 .563 1.036 0.057 0.76 0.084 -0.027 0.8 2 0
   Ed Herrmann C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Art Gardner CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .083 .000 .083 -0.079 0.62 0.000 -0.079 -1.5 5 0
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .214 .267 .214 .481 0.010 0.37 0.024 -0.013 -0.1 1 3
J.R. Richard P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.019 0.45 0.000 -0.019 -0.5 2 4 SH
   Ken Forsch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 2 5 33 .267 .313 .333 .646 0.237 0.55 0.481 -0.240 0.4 27 15
3B: E Cabell (1, off P Zachry).
SH: J Richard (2, off P Zachry).
TB: E Cabell 4; J Gonzalez 2; J Ferguson; B Watson; J Cruz; R Metzger.
RBI: W Crawford (2); J Cruz (2); E Cabell (1); J Ferguson (4).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Watson.
PB: J Ferguson 2 (2).
E: R Metzger (1).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pat Zachry, L (0-1) 6 6 4 4 2 4 0 6.00 25 46 -0.253 0.68 -1.3
Rawly Eastwick 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 8 0 0 0.015 0.12 0.9
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 2 5 0 4.50 33 46 0 0 -0.238 0.55 -0.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
J.R. Richard, W (1-0) 7 5 1 1 1 2 0 1.69 27 64 0.197 0.91 2.1
Ken Forsch, S (1) 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 2.25 9 0 0 0.065 2.34 -1.1
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 1 2 0 2.00 36 64 0 0 0.262 1.24 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - John McSherry.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 14,029.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Houston Astros
1 Pete Rose 3B 1 Julio Gonzalez 2B
2 Ken Griffey RF 2 Enos Cabell 3B
3 Joe Morgan 2B 3 Jose Cruz RF
4 Johnny Bench C 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 George Foster LF 5 Willie Crawford LF
6 Dan Driessen 1B 6 Joe Ferguson C
7 Dave Concepcion SS 7 Art Gardner CF
8 Cesar Geronimo CF 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Pat Zachry P 9 J.R. Richard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 0 1-- R HOU E. Cabell P. Zachry 17% 64% Triple (CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores
t9 2-4 1 -23 RO CIN C. Geronimo K. Forsch 12% 89% Groundout: P-SS-1B; Foster Scores/unER
t9 3-4 2 -2- O CIN C. Summers K. Forsch 11% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-4 0 1-3 R CIN D. Driessen K. Forsch -10% 74% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Bench Scores; Foster to 2B; Driessen to 1B
t9 1-4 0 1-- CIN G. Foster K. Forsch -10% 84% Single to RF; Bench to 3B

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' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose J. Richard -6% 44% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- CIN K. Griffey J. Richard -3% 40% Passed Ball; Rose to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 O CIN K. Griffey J. Richard 5% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --3 R CIN J. Morgan J. Richard -6% 39% Single to RF; Rose Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- CIN J. Bench J. Richard -2% 38% Morgan Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- O CIN J. Bench J. Richard 3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 1-0 2 -2- CIN G. Foster J. Richard -1% 40% Walk
t1 1-0 2 12- O CIN D. Driessen J. Richard 4% 43% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Pat Zachry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- HOU J. Gonzalez P. Zachry 4% 47% Single to LF
b1 0-1 0 1-- R HOU E. Cabell P. Zachry 17% 64% Triple (CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores
b1 1-1 0 --3 R HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry 4% 68% Single to RF; Cabell Scores
b1 2-1 0 1-- HOU B. Watson P. Zachry 8% 76% Single to CF; Cruz to 3B
b1 2-1 0 1-3 RO HOU W. Crawford P. Zachry -0% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cruz Scores; Watson to 2B
b1 3-1 1 -2- O HOU J. Ferguson P. Zachry -2% 74% Strikeout
b1 3-1 2 -2- O HOU A. Gardner P. Zachry -2% 72% Foul Flyball: 3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 7-8-9
t2 1-3 0 --- CIN D. Concepcion J. Richard -4% 68% Single
t2 1-3 0 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard 4% 71% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 1-3 1 1-- O CIN P. Zachry J. Richard 2% 73% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Geronimo to 2B
t2 1-3 2 -2- O CIN P. Rose J. Richard 3% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Pat Zachry facing 8-9-1
b2 3-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger P. Zachry 2% 79% Single
b2 3-1 0 1-- O HOU J. Richard P. Zachry -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Metzger to 2B
b2 3-1 1 -2- O HOU J. Gonzalez P. Zachry -2% 75% Flyball: RF
b2 3-1 2 -2- O HOU E. Cabell P. Zachry -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 2-3-4
t3 1-3 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey J. Richard 2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-3 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan J. Richard 2% 77% Flyball: CF
t3 1-3 2 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Richard 1% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Pat Zachry facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry -1% 77% Flyball: RF
b3 3-1 1 --- HOU B. Watson P. Zachry 2% 78% Walk
b3 3-1 1 1-- HOU W. Crawford P. Zachry 2% 80% Walk; Watson to 2B
b3 3-1 1 12- R HOU J. Ferguson P. Zachry 8% 89% Single to RF; Watson Scores; Crawford to 3B
b3 4-1 1 1-3 OO HOU A. Gardner P. Zachry -5% 83% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- O CIN G. Foster J. Richard 2% 85% Strikeout
t4 1-4 1 --- O CIN D. Driessen J. Richard 1% 87% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t4 1-4 2 --- CIN D. Concepcion J. Richard -1% 86% Single to 2B
t4 1-4 2 1-- CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard -1% 85% Passed Ball; Concepcion to 2B
t4 1-4 2 -2- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard 3% 88% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Pat Zachry facing 8-9-1
b4 4-1 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Zachry -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-1 1 --- O HOU J. Richard P. Zachry -1% 86% Strikeout
b4 4-1 2 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez P. Zachry -0% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 9-1-2
t5 1-4 0 --- O CIN P. Zachry J. Richard 2% 88% Strikeout
t5 1-4 1 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Richard 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-4 2 --- O CIN K. Griffey J. Richard 1% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Pat Zachry facing 2-3-4
b5 4-1 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell P. Zachry -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Zachry -1% 89% Popfly: 2B
b5 4-1 2 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Zachry -0% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 3-4-5
t6 1-4 0 --- O CIN J. Morgan J. Richard 2% 90% Lineout: 1B
t6 1-4 1 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Richard 1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-4 2 --- O CIN G. Foster J. Richard 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Pat Zachry facing 5-6-7
b6 4-1 0 --- O HOU W. Crawford P. Zachry -1% 92% Flyball: RF
b6 4-1 1 --- O HOU J. Ferguson P. Zachry -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-1 2 --- O HOU A. Gardner P. Zachry -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 6-7-8
Wilbur Howard replaces Willie Crawford playing LF batting 5th
t7 1-4 0 --- CIN D. Driessen J. Richard -4% 87% Single to 2B
t7 1-4 0 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Richard 4% 91% Flyball: RF
t7 1-4 1 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Richard 3% 93% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Mike Lum pinch hits for Pat Zachry (P) batting 9th
t7 1-4 2 1-- O CIN M. Lum J. Richard 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Rawly Eastwick facing 8-9-1
Rawly Eastwick replaces Mike Lum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-1 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger R. Eastwick -0% 95% Flyball: LF
b7 4-1 1 --- O HOU J. Richard R. Eastwick -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-1 2 --- HOU J. Gonzalez R. Eastwick 0% 95% Single to CF
b7 4-1 2 1-- HOU E. Cabell R. Eastwick 0% 95% Single to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
b7 4-1 2 12- O HOU J. Cruz R. Eastwick -1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
Ken Forsch replaces J.R. Richard pitching and batting 9th
Ed Herrmann replaces Joe Ferguson playing C batting 6th
t8 1-4 0 --- CIN P. Rose K. Forsch -4% 90% Single to 2B
t8 1-4 0 1-- O CIN K. Griffey K. Forsch 3% 94% Flyball: CF
t8 1-4 1 1-- OO CIN J. Morgan K. Forsch 4% 98% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Rawly Eastwick facing 4-5-6
b8 4-1 0 --- O HOU B. Watson R. Eastwick -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 4-1 1 --- O HOU W. Howard R. Eastwick -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 4-1 2 --- O HOU E. Herrmann R. Eastwick -0% 97% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
t9 1-4 0 --- CIN J. Bench K. Forsch -3% 94% Single
t9 1-4 0 1-- CIN G. Foster K. Forsch -10% 84% Single to RF; Bench to 3B
t9 1-4 0 1-3 R CIN D. Driessen K. Forsch -10% 74% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Bench Scores; Foster to 2B; Driessen to 1B
t9 2-4 0 12- O CIN D. Concepcion K. Forsch 3% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Foster to 3B; Driessen to 2B
t9 2-4 1 -23 RO CIN C. Geronimo K. Forsch 12% 89% Groundout: P-SS-1B; Foster Scores/unER
Champ Summers pinch hits for Rawly Eastwick (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 2 -2- O CIN C. Summers K. Forsch 11% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 4.

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