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BOS
@BAL
2
7
TEX
@CLE
8
4
CHW
@DET
4
0
KCR
@MIL
4
2
CAL
@MIN
6
4
TOR
@NYY
7
2
OAK
@SEA
7
4
PHI
@CHC
7
5
CIN
@HOU
2
1
SDP
@LAD
1
2
 
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NYM
@MON
2
4
STL
@PIT
5
1
ATL
@SFG
4
0
Saturday, April 25, 1981,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 19,957, Time of Game: 2:45
Reds
2
8-6
 Won 3 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Astros
1
3-12
 Lost 4 
6th, 9 GB
W: Bruce Berenyi (2-0)
L: Nolan Ryan (1-1)
S: Tom Hume (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  4  0
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Collins RF 2 0 0 0 2 2 .434 1.101 0.089 1.15 0.135 -0.046 0.8 2 0 2·SB
   Sam Mejias RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Griffey CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .230 .521 -0.067 1.00 0.041 -0.108 -0.6 4 0 2B
Dave Concepcion SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .302 .830 0.019 1.09 0.106 -0.087 0.2 2 1
George Foster LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241 .791 -0.108 1.04 0.000 -0.108 -1.1 3 0
Dan Driessen 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .213 .851 -0.015 0.77 0.040 -0.054 -0.2 6 1
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .269 .764 0.081 0.89 0.108 -0.027 0.9 0 2 SB
Joe Nolan C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .593 -0.064 1.18 0.000 -0.064 -0.8 5 0
   Mike O'Berry C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .301 -0.009 0.39 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
Ron Oester 2B 4 0 0 1 0 2 .135 .362 -0.021 1.06 0.031 -0.051 -0.4 4 3
Bruce Berenyi P 2 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .619 -0.030 0.87 0.023 -0.054 -0.3 1 0
   Joe Price P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Hume P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 4 12 .129 .390 -0.125 1.00 0.484 -0.608 -1.7 27 8
2B: K Griffey (3, off N Ryan).
TB: R Knight 2; K Griffey 2; D Concepcion.
RBI: D Concepcion (13); R Oester (4).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: R Knight (1, 2nd base off N Ryan/L Pujols); D Collins 2 (5, 2nd base off N Ryan/L Pujols 2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denny Walling 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .398 0.015 1.27 0.067 -0.052 -0.1 8 0
   Mike Ivie PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .194 .446 -0.115 4.18 0.000 -0.115 -0.6 4 0
   Art Howe PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .727 -0.145 5.61 0.000 -0.145 -0.3
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .589 -0.186 1.98 0.000 -0.186 -1.1 1 4
Cesar Cedeno CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .288 .723 -0.036 1.79 0.064 -0.101 -0.0 0 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .485 -0.171 2.04 0.000 -0.171 -0.9 2 0
Terry Puhl RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .214 .634 0.082 1.49 0.175 -0.094 0.8 0 0 2B,SB
Dave Roberts 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .385 -0.113 1.21 0.026 -0.139 -0.6 0 3 2B
Dickie Thon 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .182 .561 0.230 2.40 0.284 -0.054 0.4 0 3 SB
Luis Pujols C 1 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .432 -0.021 1.79 0.046 -0.067 -0.1 10 0
   Joe Pittman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.081 1.90 0.081 0.000 0.4
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Rafael Landestoy PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .482 -0.046 5.43 0.000 -0.046 -0.2 SH
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.074 1.63 0.000 -0.074 -0.5 0 1
   Alan Ashby PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 0 .171 .468 -0.125 4.72 0.121 -0.245 0.0 2 0
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 7 5 .103 .450 -0.624 2.15 0.864 -1.489 -2.7 27 12
2B: T Puhl (5, off B Berenyi); D Roberts (1, off B Berenyi).
SH: R Landestoy (2, off T Hume).
TB: D Roberts 2; T Puhl 2; J Pittman.
RBI: T Puhl (3).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: D Thon (3, 3rd base off T Hume/M O'Berry); T Puhl (2, 3rd base off B Berenyi/J Nolan).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bruce Berenyi, W (2-0) 6 3 1 1 6 3 0 3.24 27 59 0.029 1.49 0.5
Joe Price, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91 2 2 0 0.208 4.28 1.0
Tom Hume, S (1) 2.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.60 8 2 0 0.385 3.80 1.2
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 7 5 0 1.00 37 59 4 0 0.622 2.15 2.7
B Berenyi faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (1-1) 7 4 2 2 4 10 0 1.29 29 67 0.055 1.09 0.9
Dave Smith 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38 6 0 0 0.068 0.48 0.8
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 4 12 0 2.00 35 67 0 0 0.123 1.00 1.7
Balks: B Berenyi (1).
WP: N Ryan 2 (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Nick Colosi.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Houston Astros
1 Dave Collins RF 1 Denny Walling 1B
2 Ken Griffey CF 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Dave Concepcion SS 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 George Foster LF 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Dan Driessen 1B 5 Terry Puhl RF
6 Ray Knight 3B 6 Dave Roberts 3B
7 Joe Nolan C 7 Dickie Thon 2B
8 Ron Oester 2B 8 Luis Pujols C
9 Bruce Berenyi P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 1 --3 O HOU A. Ashby T. Hume 25% 85% Flyball: CF
b9 1-2 2 --3 O HOU A. Howe T. Hume 15% 100% Lineout: SS
b9 1-2 1 -2- HOU A. Ashby T. Hume -14% 61% Thon Steals 3B
b4 0-2 1 -2- R HOU T. Puhl B. Berenyi -13% 57% Double to RF; Cedeno Scores
b9 1-2 0 --- HOU D. Thon T. Hume -13% 70% Walk

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN D. Collins N. Ryan 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN K. Griffey N. Ryan 3% 56% Collins Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CIN K. Griffey N. Ryan -4% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CIN D. Concepcion N. Ryan -3% 49% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CIN G. Foster N. Ryan -3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Walling B. Berenyi 2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Berenyi 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Berenyi 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN D. Driessen N. Ryan 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- CIN R. Knight N. Ryan 6% 60% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Driessen to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O CIN J. Nolan N. Ryan -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Driessen to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 RO CIN R. Oester N. Ryan 3% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Driessen Scores; Nolan to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- O CIN B. Berenyi N. Ryan -3% 58% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Berenyi 2% 60% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Berenyi 2% 62% Lineout: LF
b2 0-1 2 --- HOU D. Roberts B. Berenyi -3% 59% Double to RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-1 2 -2- O HOU D. Thon B. Berenyi 4% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O CIN D. Collins N. Ryan -2% 61% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- CIN K. Griffey N. Ryan 4% 65% Double to LF
t3 1-0 1 -2- R CIN D. Concepcion N. Ryan 9% 74% Single to CF; Griffey Scores
t3 2-0 1 1-- CIN G. Foster N. Ryan 1% 76% Wild Pitch; Concepcion to 2B
t3 2-0 1 -2- O CIN G. Foster N. Ryan -2% 73% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 -2- O CIN D. Driessen N. Ryan -2% 71% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- HOU L. Pujols B. Berenyi -5% 66% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- O HOU N. Ryan B. Berenyi 4% 70% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling B. Berenyi 3% 74% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-2 2 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Berenyi 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- CIN R. Knight N. Ryan 3% 78% Single to CF
t4 2-0 0 1-- CIN J. Nolan N. Ryan 2% 81% Knight Steals 2B
t4 2-0 0 -2- O CIN J. Nolan N. Ryan -3% 78% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 1 -2- O CIN R. Oester N. Ryan -2% 75% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 -2- O CIN B. Berenyi N. Ryan -2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Berenyi -5% 68% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Berenyi 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cedeno to 2B
b4 0-2 1 -2- R HOU T. Puhl B. Berenyi -13% 57% Double to RF; Cedeno Scores
b4 1-2 1 -2- HOU D. Roberts B. Berenyi -4% 53% Puhl Steals 3B
b4 1-2 1 --3 O HOU D. Roberts B. Berenyi 9% 61% Popfly: 1B
b4 1-2 2 --3 HOU D. Thon B. Berenyi -2% 59% Walk
b4 1-2 2 1-3 O HOU L. Pujols B. Berenyi 7% 66% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- CIN D. Collins N. Ryan 4% 70% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- CIN K. Griffey N. Ryan 3% 73% Collins Steals 2B
t5 2-1 0 -2- O CIN K. Griffey N. Ryan -4% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-1 1 -2- O CIN D. Concepcion N. Ryan -3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 2 -2- CIN G. Foster N. Ryan 0% 65% Wild Pitch; Collins to 3B
t5 2-1 2 --3 O CIN G. Foster N. Ryan -4% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- O HOU N. Ryan B. Berenyi 3% 65% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 --- HOU D. Walling B. Berenyi -4% 61% Walk
b5 1-2 1 1-- HOU C. Reynolds B. Berenyi -3% 58% Balk; Walling to 2B
b5 1-2 1 -2- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Berenyi 5% 63% Lineout: SS
b5 1-2 2 -2- HOU C. Cedeno B. Berenyi -1% 62% Walk
b5 1-2 2 12- O HOU J. Cruz B. Berenyi 7% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O CIN D. Driessen N. Ryan -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- O CIN R. Knight N. Ryan -1% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- O CIN J. Nolan N. Ryan -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 5-6-7
b6 1-2 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Berenyi 4% 68% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-2 1 --- O HOU D. Roberts B. Berenyi 3% 70% Flyball: LF
b6 1-2 2 --- O HOU D. Thon B. Berenyi 2% 72% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- O CIN R. Oester N. Ryan -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-1 1 --- CIN B. Berenyi N. Ryan 2% 72% Walk
t7 2-1 1 1-- O CIN D. Collins N. Ryan -3% 70% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-1 2 1-- O CIN K. Griffey N. Ryan -2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Bruce Berenyi facing 8-9-1
Joe Pittman pinch hits for Luis Pujols (C) batting 8th
b7 1-2 0 --- HOU J. Pittman B. Berenyi -8% 60% Single to CF
Alan Ashby pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 0 1-- HOU A. Ashby B. Berenyi -12% 47% Walk; Pittman to 2B
Joe Price replaces Bruce Berenyi pitching and batting 9th
Mike Ivie pinch hits for Denny Walling (1B) batting 1st
b7 1-2 0 12- O HOU M. Ivie J. Price 11% 59% Strikeout
b7 1-2 1 12- O HOU C. Reynolds J. Price 9% 68% Strikeout
Tom Hume replaces Joe Price pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 12- O HOU C. Cedeno T. Hume 9% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Dave Smith facing 3-4-5
Dave Smith replaces Joe Pittman (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Alan Ashby moves from PH to C
Mike Ivie moves from PH to 1B
t8 2-1 0 --- O CIN D. Concepcion D. Smith -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O CIN G. Foster D. Smith -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O CIN D. Driessen D. Smith -1% 73% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Tom Hume facing 4-5-6
Mike O'Berry replaces Joe Nolan playing C batting 7th
b8 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz T. Hume 6% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl T. Hume 4% 83% Flyball: LF
b8 1-2 2 --- O HOU D. Roberts T. Hume 3% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Dave Smith facing 6-7-8
t9 2-1 0 --- O CIN R. Knight D. Smith -1% 85% Strikeout
t9 2-1 1 --- O CIN M. O'Berry D. Smith -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-1 2 --- O CIN R. Oester D. Smith -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Tom Hume facing 7-8-9
Sam Mejias replaces Dave Collins playing RF batting 1st
b9 1-2 0 --- HOU D. Thon T. Hume -13% 70% Walk
Rafael Landestoy pinch hits for Dave Smith (P) batting 8th
b9 1-2 0 1-- O HOU R. Landestoy T. Hume 5% 74% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Thon to 2B
b9 1-2 1 -2- HOU A. Ashby T. Hume -14% 61% Thon Steals 3B
b9 1-2 1 --3 O HOU A. Ashby T. Hume 25% 85% Flyball: CF
Art Howe pinch hits for Mike Ivie (1B) batting 1st
b9 1-2 2 --3 O HOU A. Howe T. Hume 15% 100% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 1.

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