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Standings
NYY
@BAL
5
6
TOR
@CLE
2
3
CHW
@DET
5
2
OAK
@KCR
7
1
BOS
@MIL
2
3
SEA
@MIN
5
2
CAL
@TEX
2
7
STL
@CHC
4
3
CIN
@HOU
3
1
SDP
@LAD
2
1
 
(10)
MON
@NYM
5
7
 
(17)
PHI
@PIT
8
9
 
(12)
ATL
@SFG
4
5
 
(11)
Saturday, July 9, 1977,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 40,718, Time of Game: 2:09
Reds
3
46-35
 Won 4 
2nd, 8½ GB
at Astros
1
37-48
 Lost 3 
4th, 19½ GB
W: Tom Seaver (9-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  0
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  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 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .399 .454 .853 -0.035 0.67 0.036 -0.071 -0.6 0 0
   Ray Knight 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .432 .606 1.038 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Ken Griffey RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .338 .394 .509 .903 -0.022 0.70 0.032 -0.054 -0.4 1 0 2B
Joe Morgan 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .315 .442 .485 .928 0.008 0.62 0.077 -0.070 -0.1 1 2
Dan Driessen 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .392 .504 .895 -0.038 0.36 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 5 1
George Foster LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .314 .377 .609 .986 0.043 0.64 0.057 -0.013 0.5 6 0
Johnny Bench C 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 .270 .336 .590 .926 0.151 0.91 0.177 -0.026 1.2 8 0 HR
Cesar Geronimo CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .288 .353 .417 .769 -0.048 0.51 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 3 0 GDP
Dave Concepcion SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .305 .349 .428 .777 0.004 0.50 0.025 -0.021 0.0 1 2
Tom Seaver P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .190 .239 .190 .430 -0.025 0.56 0.000 -0.025 -0.4 1 0 SH
Team Totals 29 3 7 2 1 3 31 .241 .267 .379 .646 0.038 0.60 0.404 -0.366 -1.0 27 6
2B: K Griffey (24, off J Andujar).
HR: J Bench (20, off J Andujar, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SH: T Seaver (6, off J Andujar).
TB: J Bench 4; K Griffey 2; G Foster 2; J Morgan; P Rose; D Concepcion.
GIDP: C Geronimo (9).
RBI: J Bench 2 (65).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Morgan 2 (1st base by J Andujar 2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Gonzalez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257 .296 .333 .629 -0.065 0.89 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 2 3
   Ken Boswell 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .322 .288 .610 -0.014 0.56 0.000 -0.014 -0.1 1 2
Enos Cabell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .318 .425 .743 -0.062 0.85 0.012 -0.074 -0.4 2 0
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .213 .318 .298 .616 0.005 0.70 0.043 -0.038 0.2 1 0 SB
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .354 .482 .836 -0.028 1.19 0.060 -0.088 -0.4 12 1
Jose Cruz RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .283 .354 .453 .806 0.175 1.49 0.228 -0.053 1.3 0 0 3B
Joe Ferguson C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .257 .379 .462 .841 -0.032 2.04 0.133 -0.165 0.2 3 1 2B
Jim Fuller LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .173 .239 .309 .547 -0.202 1.71 0.000 -0.202 -1.5 4 1
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .187 .253 .297 .549 -0.117 1.49 0.000 -0.117 -0.9 1 1
   Ed Herrmann PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .238 .220 .458 -0.040 1.43 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Joaquin Andujar P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .220 .256 .268 .524 -0.084 1.09 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 1 6
Team Totals 34 1 7 1 1 8 35 .206 .229 .294 .523 -0.464 1.25 0.476 -0.940 -3.0 27 15
2B: J Ferguson (10, off T Seaver).
3B: J Cruz (6, off T Seaver).
TB: J Cruz 4; J Ferguson 2; C Cedeno 2; B Watson; E Cabell.
RBI: J Ferguson (35).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Gonzalez-B Watson; J Fuller-E Cabell.
E: J Cruz (8).
Outfield Assists: J Fuller (D Concepcion at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (28, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (9-5) 9 7 1 1 1 8 0 2.93 35 76 0.463 1.25 3.0
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 8 0 1.00 35 76 0.463 1.25 3.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joaquin Andujar, L (9-5) 9 7 3 2 1 3 1 3.49 31 65 -0.037 0.60 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 1 3 1 2.00 31 65 -0.037 0.60 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Andujar 2 (4; J Morgan, 1st base, J Morgan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 40,718.
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 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Dan Driessen 1B 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 George Foster LF 5 Jose Cruz RF
6 Johnny Bench C 6 Joe Ferguson C
7 Cesar Geronimo CF 7 Jim Fuller LF
8 Dave Concepcion SS 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Joaquin Andujar P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 1-- RR CIN J. Bench J. Andujar 18% 72% Home Run (LF-CF); Foster Scores
b4 0-3 0 1-- R HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver -13% 64% Double to LF; Cruz Scores
b2 0-2 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -10% 58% Triple to RF
b9 1-3 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -9% 83% Walk
b9 1-3 0 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver 7% 91% Flyball: CF

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' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose J. Andujar 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN K. Griffey J. Andujar -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN J. Morgan J. Andujar -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN D. Driessen J. Andujar -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez T. Seaver 2% 48% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell T. Seaver 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver -1% 48% Single to 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- HOU B. Watson T. Seaver -1% 47% Cedeno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson T. Seaver 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN G. Foster J. Andujar 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- RR CIN J. Bench J. Andujar 18% 72% Home Run (LF-CF); Foster Scores
t2 2-0 0 --- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Andujar -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Andujar -1% 69% Groundout: P-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O CIN T. Seaver J. Andujar -1% 68% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -10% 58% Triple to RF
b2 0-2 0 --3 O HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver 5% 63% Strikeout
b2 0-2 1 --3 O HOU J. Fuller T. Seaver 6% 69% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 --3 O HOU R. Metzger T. Seaver 4% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Andujar -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 1 --- CIN K. Griffey J. Andujar 3% 75% Double (CF-RF)
t3 2-0 1 -2- R CIN J. Morgan J. Andujar 7% 82% Single to RF; Griffey Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER
t3 3-0 1 1-- O CIN D. Driessen J. Andujar -2% 80% Morgan Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t3 3-0 2 --- O CIN D. Driessen J. Andujar -1% 79% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- O HOU J. Andujar T. Seaver 2% 81% Strikeout
b3 0-3 1 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez T. Seaver 1% 83% Flyball: CF
b3 0-3 2 --- HOU E. Cabell T. Seaver -1% 81% Single to CF
b3 0-3 2 1-- HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver -2% 79% Single to LF; Cabell to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- O HOU B. Watson T. Seaver 4% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 5-6-7
t4 3-0 0 --- CIN G. Foster J. Andujar 2% 85% Single to CF
t4 3-0 0 1-- O CIN J. Bench J. Andujar -2% 84% Flyball: CF
t4 3-0 1 1-- OO CIN C. Geronimo J. Andujar -3% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b4 0-3 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -4% 77% Single
b4 0-3 0 1-- R HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver -13% 64% Double to LF; Cruz Scores
b4 1-3 0 -2- O HOU J. Fuller T. Seaver 5% 69% Flyball: LF
b4 1-3 1 -2- O HOU R. Metzger T. Seaver 4% 73% Flyball: LF
b4 1-3 2 -2- O HOU J. Andujar T. Seaver 4% 77% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 8-9-1
t5 3-1 0 --- CIN D. Concepcion J. Andujar 3% 80% Single to LF
t5 3-1 0 1-- O CIN T. Seaver J. Andujar -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Concepcion to 2B
t5 3-1 1 -2- OO CIN P. Rose J. Andujar -5% 74% Double Play: Flyball: LF-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b5 1-3 0 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez T. Seaver 3% 77% Popfly: SS
b5 1-3 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell T. Seaver 2% 79% Strikeout
b5 1-3 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 2-3-4
Ken Boswell replaces Julio Gonzalez playing 2B batting 1st
t6 3-1 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey J. Andujar -1% 78% Groundout: P-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan J. Andujar -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-1 2 --- O CIN D. Driessen J. Andujar -1% 77% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- HOU B. Watson T. Seaver -6% 71% Single to CF
b6 1-3 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver 5% 76% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 1 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver 4% 80% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 2 1-- O HOU J. Fuller T. Seaver 3% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 5-6-7
t7 3-1 0 --- O CIN G. Foster J. Andujar -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Andujar -1% 81% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 --- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Andujar -1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
b7 1-3 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger T. Seaver 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- O HOU J. Andujar T. Seaver 2% 87% Strikeout
b7 1-3 2 --- O HOU K. Boswell T. Seaver 1% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 8-9-1
t8 3-1 0 --- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Andujar -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- O CIN T. Seaver J. Andujar -1% 86% Lineout: 1B
t8 3-1 2 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Andujar -1% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
Ray Knight replaces Pete Rose playing 3B batting 1st
b8 1-3 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell T. Seaver 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno T. Seaver 3% 92% Popfly: 3B
b8 1-3 2 --- O HOU B. Watson T. Seaver 1% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 2-3-4
t9 3-1 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey J. Andujar -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-1 1 --- CIN J. Morgan J. Andujar 1% 94% Walk
t9 3-1 1 1-- O CIN D. Driessen J. Andujar -1% 92% Morgan Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t9 3-1 2 --- O CIN D. Driessen J. Andujar -0% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b9 1-3 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Seaver -9% 83% Walk
b9 1-3 0 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson T. Seaver 7% 91% Flyball: CF
b9 1-3 1 1-- O HOU J. Fuller T. Seaver 5% 96% Popfly: 2B
Ed Herrmann pinch hits for Roger Metzger (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-3 2 1-- O HOU E. Herrmann T. Seaver 4% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Astros 1.

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