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Scores
Standings
OAK
@CAL
5
2
MIL
@CHW
3
9
DET
@KCR
6
5
MIN
@SEA
5
4
CLE
@TEX
7
1
ATL
@HOU
2
8
CIN
@SDP
4
0
LAD
@SFG
7
1
Tuesday, April 14, 1981,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 21,440, Time of Game: 2:38
Braves
2
3-2
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at Astros
8
1-4
 Won 1 
6th, 4 GB
W: Joe Niekro (1-1)
L: Bob Walk (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  1
Astros          2  0  0   2  3  1   0  0  X    8 13  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .350 .350 .600 .950 0.054 1.08 0.152 -0.098 0.8 1 0 2B,CS
Glenn Hubbard 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .118 .286 .176 .462 -0.074 0.96 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 2 5
Bob Horner 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .333 .263 .596 -0.066 0.57 0.004 -0.070 -0.2 0 0
Chris Chambliss 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .385 .600 .615 1.215 -0.003 0.51 0.030 -0.033 -0.5 8 0
Dale Murphy CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .300 .450 .750 0.006 0.69 0.043 -0.038 -0.3 4 0 SB
Rufino Linares LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .143 .100 .243 -0.062 0.59 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 5 0
Bruce Benedict C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 -0.048 0.62 0.000 -0.048 -0.7 2 0
   Gene Garber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Harper PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Rafael Ramirez SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .333 .294 .627 0.057 0.34 0.059 -0.002 0.4 1 3
Bob Walk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.021 1.76 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Preston Hanna P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Lum PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.029 0.76 0.029 0.000 0.4
   Rick Mahler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Biff Pocoroba PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.1 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 2 4 35 .219 .265 .250 .515 -0.126 0.68 0.319 -0.446 -1.7 24 8
2B: C Washington (5, off J Niekro).
SH: B Walk (1, off J Niekro).
TB: C Washington 3; R Ramirez 2; B Pocoroba; D Murphy; B Horner.
RBI: C Washington (1); G Hubbard (3).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: R Linares (1).
Baserunning
SB: D Murphy (1, 2nd base off J Niekro/A Ashby).
CS: C Washington (1, 2nd base by J Niekro/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .400 .438 .733 1.171 0.125 0.38 0.134 -0.010 1.7 3 0 HR,2B
Craig Reynolds SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .318 .318 .318 .636 0.045 0.47 0.078 -0.033 -0.1 1 2
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .318 .348 .455 .802 0.063 0.49 0.082 -0.019 0.7 1 0 SB
Jose Cruz LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .045 .045 .045 .091 0.060 0.39 0.080 -0.021 -0.1 2 0
Danny Heep 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .214 .313 .214 .527 0.049 0.39 0.050 -0.001 0.7 8 1
   Dave Bergman 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 3 1
Art Howe 3B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .333 .400 .444 .844 0.019 0.53 0.055 -0.037 0.5 0 5 2B
Alan Ashby C 4 1 2 2 1 1 5 .286 .375 .357 .732 0.055 0.54 0.067 -0.013 2.0 4 2 2B
Rafael Landestoy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .250 .182 .432 -0.070 0.69 0.001 -0.071 -1.2 4 1
Joe Niekro P 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .250 .500 .250 .750 0.028 0.35 0.043 -0.015 0.7 1 0
Team Totals 38 8 13 8 5 3 43 .342 .419 .500 .919 0.374 0.46 0.590 -0.220 4.7 27 12
2B: A Ashby (1, off R Mahler); T Puhl (2, off R Mahler); A Howe (2, off R Mahler).
HR: T Puhl (1, off B Walk, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: T Puhl 6; A Ashby 3; A Howe 3; D Heep 2; J Cruz; J Niekro; C Reynolds; C Cedeno; R Landestoy.
RBI: A Ashby 2 (2); J Niekro 2 (2); C Reynolds (2); J Cruz (2); C Cedeno (2); T Puhl (1).
2-out RBI: A Ashby; C Cedeno; C Reynolds.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (1, 2nd base off B Walk/B Benedict).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Walk, L (0-1) 3.2 6 4 4 4 2 1 9.82 21 31 -0.244 0.71 -2.7
Preston Hanna 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.010 0.40 0.4
Rick Mahler 2 7 4 4 1 0 0 12.00 14 0 0 -0.139 0.30 -3.2
Gene Garber 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75 7 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.8
Team Totals 8 13 8 8 5 3 1 9.00 43 31 2 0 -0.372 0.46 -4.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (1-1) 9 7 2 2 2 4 0 2.25 35 67 0.127 0.68 1.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 4 0 2.00 35 67 0.127 0.68 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: J Niekro (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 21,440.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Claudell Washingto RF 1 Terry Puhl RF
2 Glenn Hubbard 2B 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Bob Horner 3B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Chris Chambliss 1B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Dale Murphy CF 5 Danny Heep 1B
6 Rufino Linares LF 6 Art Howe 3B
7 Bruce Benedict C 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Rafael Ramirez SS 8 Rafael Landestoy 2B
9 Bob Walk P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-4 1 12- R ATL C. Washington J. Niekro -11% 77% Double to LF; Ramirez Scores; Lum to 3B
b1 0-0 0 --- R HOU T. Puhl B. Walk 11% 66% Home Run
b1 1-0 1 -2- R HOU J. Cruz B. Walk 8% 76% Single to RF; Cedeno Scores
b4 2-0 2 12- R HOU C. Reynolds B. Walk 8% 89% Single to CF; Niekro Scores; Puhl to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 6% 52% Washington Caught Stealing 2B (C-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' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL C. Washington J. Niekro -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 6% 52% Washington Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 1% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL B. Horner J. Niekro 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bob Walk facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- R HOU T. Puhl B. Walk 11% 66% Home Run
b1 1-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Walk -2% 64% Flyball: 2B
b1 1-0 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Walk 2% 66% Walk
b1 1-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz B. Walk 2% 68% Cedeno Steals 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- R HOU J. Cruz B. Walk 8% 76% Single to RF; Cedeno Scores
b1 2-0 1 1-- HOU D. Heep B. Walk 2% 78% Single to LF; Cruz to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- O HOU A. Howe B. Walk -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cruz to 3B
b1 2-0 2 1-3 HOU A. Ashby B. Walk 1% 77% Walk; Howe to 2B
b1 2-0 2 123 O HOU R. Landestoy B. Walk -5% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro 2% 75% Strikeout
t2 0-2 1 --- ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro -3% 72% Single to LF
t2 0-2 1 1-- ATL R. Linares J. Niekro -2% 70% Murphy Steals 2B
t2 0-2 1 -2- O ATL R. Linares J. Niekro 4% 74% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 2 -2- O ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro 3% 77% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Walk facing 9-1-2
b2 2-0 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro B. Walk -1% 76% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Walk -1% 75% Strikeout
b2 2-0 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Walk -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro -4% 70% Single to LF
t3 0-2 0 1-- O ATL B. Walk J. Niekro 2% 72% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Ramirez to 2B
t3 0-2 1 -2- O ATL C. Washington J. Niekro 4% 76% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 2 -2- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Walk facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Walk -1% 77% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Walk -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-0 2 --- HOU D. Heep B. Walk 1% 77% Single to LF
b3 2-0 2 1-- O HOU A. Howe B. Walk -1% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O ATL B. Horner J. Niekro 2% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-2 1 --- ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro -3% 75% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- O ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro 3% 79% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 2 1-- O ATL R. Linares J. Niekro 2% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Bob Walk facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby B. Walk -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy B. Walk -1% 79% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 --- HOU J. Niekro B. Walk 1% 80% Walk
b4 2-0 2 1-- HOU T. Puhl B. Walk 1% 81% Walk; Niekro to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- R HOU C. Reynolds B. Walk 8% 89% Single to CF; Niekro Scores; Puhl to 3B
b4 3-0 2 1-3 R HOU C. Cedeno B. Walk 5% 93% Single to CF; Puhl Scores; Reynolds to 2B
Preston Hanna replaces Bob Walk pitching and batting 9th
b4 4-0 2 12- O HOU J. Cruz P. Hanna -1% 92% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-4 1 --- ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro -2% 92% Single to LF
Mike Lum pinch hits for Preston Hanna (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 1 1-- ATL M. Lum J. Niekro -3% 89% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
t5 0-4 1 12- R ATL C. Washington J. Niekro -11% 77% Double to LF; Ramirez Scores; Lum to 3B
t5 1-4 1 -23 RO ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B; Lum Scores
t5 2-4 2 -2- O ATL B. Horner J. Niekro 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Rick Mahler facing 5-6-7
Rick Mahler replaces Mike Lum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-2 0 --- HOU D. Heep R. Mahler 2% 86% Walk
b5 4-2 0 1-- HOU A. Howe R. Mahler 5% 91% Single to RF; Heep to 3B
b5 4-2 0 1-3 R HOU A. Ashby R. Mahler 4% 95% Double to LF; Heep Scores; Howe to 3B
b5 5-2 0 -23 O HOU R. Landestoy R. Mahler -2% 94% Flyball: LF
b5 5-2 1 -23 RR HOU J. Niekro R. Mahler 4% 97% Single to CF; Howe Scores; Ashby Scores
b5 7-2 1 1-- HOU T. Puhl R. Mahler 1% 98% Double to RF; Niekro to 3B
b5 7-2 1 -23 O HOU C. Reynolds R. Mahler -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 7-2 2 -23 O HOU C. Cedeno R. Mahler -1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 7.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t6 2-7 0 --- O ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro 1% 97% Flyball: SS
t6 2-7 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro 0% 98% Flyball: 2B
t6 2-7 2 --- O ATL R. Linares J. Niekro 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-2, Braves' Rick Mahler facing 4-5-6
b6 7-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Mahler -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 7-2 1 --- O HOU D. Heep R. Mahler -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b6 7-2 2 --- HOU A. Howe R. Mahler 0% 98% Double to CF
b6 7-2 2 -2- R HOU A. Ashby R. Mahler 1% 99% Single to RF; Howe Scores
b6 8-2 2 1-- HOU R. Landestoy R. Mahler 0% 99% Single to CF; Ashby to 2B
b6 8-2 2 12- O HOU J. Niekro R. Mahler -0% 99% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 8.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t7 2-8 0 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-8 1 --- O ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro 0% 99% Flyball: 1B
Dave Bergman replaces Danny Heep playing 1B batting 5th
Biff Pocoroba pinch hits for Rick Mahler (P) batting 9th
t7 2-8 2 --- ATL B. Pocoroba J. Niekro -0% 99% Single to CF
t7 2-8 2 1-- O ATL C. Washington J. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Braves' Gene Garber facing 1-2-3
Gene Garber replaces Bruce Benedict (C) pitching and batting 7th
Biff Pocoroba moves from PH to C
b7 8-2 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl G. Garber -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 8-2 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds G. Garber -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 8-2 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno G. Garber 0% 100% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball)
b7 8-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Cruz G. Garber -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 8.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
t8 2-8 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 2-8 1 --- ATL B. Horner J. Niekro -0% 99% Single to CF
t8 2-8 1 1-- ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Horner to 2B
t8 2-8 1 -2- O ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 2-8 2 -2- O ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Braves' Gene Garber facing 5-6-7
b8 8-2 0 --- O HOU D. Bergman G. Garber -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 8-2 1 --- O HOU A. Howe G. Garber -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-2 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby G. Garber -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 8.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t9 2-8 0 --- O ATL R. Linares J. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Terry Harper pinch hits for Gene Garber (P) batting 7th
t9 2-8 1 --- O ATL T. Harper J. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-8 2 --- O ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 8.

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