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7
Wednesday, August 19, 1981, 7:35PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 27,169, Time of Game: 2:39
Expos
1
34-29
 Lost 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Astros
9
35-32
 Won 2 
3rd, 6 GB
W: Nolan Ryan (7-3)
S: Dave Smith (5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Expos           0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  5  1
Astros          0  0  4   0  0  1   2  2  X    9 13  2

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tim Raines LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .309 .404 .442 .846 -0.008 0.55 0.028 -0.036 -0.2 1 0
Rodney Scott 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .212 .323 .253 .576 -0.044 0.61 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 1 3 SH
Andre Dawson CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .329 .384 .618 1.002 -0.048 0.45 0.000 -0.048 -0.3 4 0
Warren Cromartie RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .290 .329 .390 .719 -0.016 0.45 0.020 -0.036 0.8 4 0 2B
Larry Parrish 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .207 .262 .313 .575 -0.036 0.39 0.000 -0.036 -1.0 1 1
Tim Wallach 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .284 .328 .612 -0.012 0.29 0.011 -0.023 -0.9 5 1
Mike Phillips SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .210 .242 .258 .500 -0.026 0.46 0.014 -0.040 0.0 1 1
Bobby Ramos C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .219 .265 .344 .608 0.001 0.52 0.026 -0.025 0.0 6 1
Scott Sanderson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .150 .370 .250 .620 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
   Stan Bahnsen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Hutton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .095 .136 .095 .232 -0.023 1.08 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   Elias Sosa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Terry Francona PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 5 0 0 9 34 .152 .152 .182 .333 -0.225 0.46 0.099 -0.324 -2.7 24 7
2B: W Cromartie (10, off D Smith).
SH: R Scott (9, off N Ryan).
TB: W Cromartie 3; A Dawson; T Raines; B Ramos.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Ramos-L Parrish.
E: M Phillips (2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Scott CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .251 .282 .338 .620 0.026 0.56 0.058 -0.032 -0.1 3 0
Craig Reynolds SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .252 .275 .405 .681 0.023 0.35 0.041 -0.018 1.0 1 1
Terry Puhl RF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .274 .341 .387 .728 0.102 0.38 0.115 -0.013 1.6 2 0 2B
Denny Walling LF 4 2 1 2 1 0 5 .226 .354 .387 .741 -0.028 0.32 0.004 -0.033 1.6 1 0 HR
Cesar Cedeno 1B 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .293 .339 .385 .724 -0.015 0.29 0.010 -0.026 0.7 9 0 2B
Art Howe 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .307 .376 .421 .798 -0.025 0.30 0.008 -0.033 -1.2 0 1 CS
Alan Ashby C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .242 .328 .293 .621 0.090 0.29 0.093 -0.003 1.8 11 0 2B
Joe Pittman 2B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .287 .350 .362 .711 0.138 0.48 0.151 -0.014 0.7 0 3 3B
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.037 0.63 0.003 -0.040 -0.3 0 1
   Harry Spilman PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .241 .333 .276 .609 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.1
   Dave Smith P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 38 9 13 9 3 6 41 .342 .390 .553 .943 0.276 0.36 0.485 -0.212 5.7 27 7
2B: A Ashby (8, off S Sanderson); T Puhl (13, off S Sanderson); C Cedeno (13, off E Sosa).
3B: J Pittman (2, off S Sanderson).
HR: D Walling (4, off J Reardon, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: D Walling 4; J Pittman 3; T Puhl 3; A Ashby 2; T Scott 2; C Cedeno 2; C Reynolds 2; A Howe; H Spilman; N Ryan.
RBI: D Walling 2 (18); J Pittman 2 (4); T Puhl 2 (21); T Scott (25); A Ashby (17); C Reynolds (20).
2-out RBI: D Walling 2; C Reynolds.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
E: C Cedeno (4); A Howe (7).
Baserunning
CS: A Howe (2, 3rd base by S Sanderson/B Ramos).

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott Sanderson, L (6-4) 4 7 4 4 0 4 0 2.47 19 36 -0.251 0.69 -2.4
Stan Bahnsen 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.60 5 0 0 0.009 0.22 0.4
Elias Sosa 2 4 3 3 1 1 0 4.79 12 0 0 -0.031 0.06 -2.2
Jeff Reardon 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 3.34 5 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -1.6
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 3 6 1 10.12 41 36 0 0 -0.274 0.36 -5.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (7-3) 6 2 0 0 0 8 0 1.29 21 76 0.221 0.64 2.5
Dave Smith, S (5) 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 3.83 13 0 0 0.004 0.16 0.2
Team Totals 9 5 1 0 0 9 0 0.00 34 76 0 0 0.225 0.46 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan (11).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Doug Harvey.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 27,169.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos         Houston Astros
1 Tim Raines LF 1 Tony Scott CF
2 Rodney Scott 2B 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Andre Dawson CF 3 Terry Puhl RF
4 Warren Cromartie RF 4 Denny Walling LF
5 Larry Parrish 3B 5 Cesar Cedeno 1B
6 Tim Wallach 1B 6 Art Howe 3B
7 Mike Phillips SS 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Bobby Ramos C 8 Joe Pittman 2B
9 Scott Sanderson P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 0 -2- R HOU J. Pittman S. Sanderson 15% 77% Triple to LF; Ashby Scores
b3 2-0 1 12- RR HOU T. Puhl S. Sanderson 11% 92% Double to RF; Scott Scores; Reynolds Scores
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU A. Ashby S. Sanderson 7% 62% Double to CF
b3 1-0 1 --3 R HOU T. Scott S. Sanderson 6% 79% Single to RF; Pittman Scores
b3 1-0 0 --3 O HOU N. Ryan S. Sanderson -4% 73% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MON T. Raines N. Ryan 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O MON R. Scott N. Ryan 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O MON A. Dawson N. Ryan 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Scott Sanderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Scott S. Sanderson -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds S. Sanderson -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl S. Sanderson -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MON W. Cromartie N. Ryan 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MON L. Parrish N. Ryan 1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O MON T. Wallach N. Ryan 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Scott Sanderson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Walling S. Sanderson -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Sanderson -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU A. Howe S. Sanderson -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MON M. Phillips N. Ryan 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O MON B. Ramos N. Ryan 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O MON S. Sanderson N. Ryan 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Scott Sanderson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU A. Ashby S. Sanderson 7% 62% Double to CF
b3 0-0 0 -2- R HOU J. Pittman S. Sanderson 15% 77% Triple to LF; Ashby Scores
b3 1-0 0 --3 O HOU N. Ryan S. Sanderson -4% 73% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --3 R HOU T. Scott S. Sanderson 6% 79% Single to RF; Pittman Scores
b3 2-0 1 1-- HOU C. Reynolds S. Sanderson 2% 81% Single to RF; Scott to 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- RR HOU T. Puhl S. Sanderson 11% 92% Double to RF; Scott Scores; Reynolds Scores
b3 4-0 1 -2- O HOU D. Walling S. Sanderson -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Puhl to 3B
b3 4-0 2 --3 O HOU C. Cedeno S. Sanderson -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t4 0-4 0 --- O MON T. Raines N. Ryan 1% 92% Flyball: CF
t4 0-4 1 --- O MON R. Scott N. Ryan 1% 93% Flyball: LF
t4 0-4 2 --- O MON A. Dawson N. Ryan 0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Scott Sanderson facing 6-7-8
b4 4-0 0 --- HOU A. Howe S. Sanderson 1% 94% Single to CF
b4 4-0 0 1-- HOU A. Ashby S. Sanderson 1% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Ashby to 1B; Howe to 2B
b4 4-0 0 12- OO HOU J. Pittman S. Sanderson -2% 93% Double Play: Strikeout, Howe Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Ashby to 2B
b4 4-0 2 -2- HOU N. Ryan S. Sanderson 0% 93% Single to RF; Ashby to 3B
b4 4-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Scott S. Sanderson -1% 92% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t5 0-4 0 --- O MON W. Cromartie N. Ryan 1% 93% Flyball: CF
t5 0-4 1 --- O MON L. Parrish N. Ryan 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-4 2 --- MON T. Wallach N. Ryan -1% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Wallach to 1B
t5 0-4 2 1-- MON M. Phillips N. Ryan -0% 93% Wild Pitch; Wallach to 2B
t5 0-4 2 -2- O MON M. Phillips N. Ryan 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Stan Bahnsen facing 2-3-4
Stan Bahnsen replaces Scott Sanderson pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds S. Bahnsen -0% 94% Flyball: RF
b5 4-0 1 --- HOU T. Puhl S. Bahnsen 0% 95% Walk
b5 4-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling S. Bahnsen -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Puhl to 2B
b5 4-0 2 -2- HOU C. Cedeno S. Bahnsen 0% 95% Walk
b5 4-0 2 12- O HOU A. Howe S. Bahnsen -1% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t6 0-4 0 --- MON B. Ramos N. Ryan -3% 91% Single to RF
Tom Hutton pinch hits for Stan Bahnsen (P) batting 9th
t6 0-4 0 1-- O MON T. Hutton N. Ryan 2% 94% Flyball: SS
t6 0-4 1 1-- MON T. Raines N. Ryan -3% 91% Single to LF; Ramos to 2B
t6 0-4 1 12- O MON R. Scott N. Ryan 2% 93% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Ramos to 3B; Raines to 2B
t6 0-4 2 -23 O MON A. Dawson N. Ryan 3% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Elias Sosa facing 7-8-9
Elias Sosa replaces Tom Hutton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-0 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby E. Sosa -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 4-0 1 --- O HOU J. Pittman E. Sosa -0% 96% Flyball: RF
Harry Spilman pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b6 4-0 2 --- HOU H. Spilman E. Sosa 0% 96% Single to RF
b6 4-0 2 1-- HOU T. Scott E. Sosa 0% 96% Single to CF; Spilman to 2B
b6 4-0 2 12- R HOU C. Reynolds E. Sosa 2% 98% Single to RF; Spilman Scores; Scott to 3B
b6 5-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Puhl E. Sosa -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Dave Smith facing 4-5-6
Dave Smith replaces Harry Spilman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 0-5 0 --- MON W. Cromartie D. Smith -2% 96% Double to RF
t7 0-5 0 -2- O MON L. Parrish D. Smith 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Cromartie to 3B
t7 0-5 1 --3 O MON T. Wallach D. Smith 1% 98% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-5 2 --3 R MON M. Phillips D. Smith -1% 97% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Cromartie Scores/No RBI/unER
t7 1-5 2 1-- O MON B. Ramos D. Smith 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Expos' Elias Sosa facing 4-5-6
b7 5-1 0 --- HOU D. Walling E. Sosa 0% 98% Walk
b7 5-1 0 1-- HOU C. Cedeno E. Sosa 1% 99% Double to RF; Walling to 3B
b7 5-1 0 -23 O HOU A. Howe E. Sosa -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-1 1 -23 R HOU A. Ashby E. Sosa 1% 99% Fielder's Choice uk; Walling Scores; Cedeno to 3B
b7 6-1 1 1-3 RO HOU J. Pittman E. Sosa 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cedeno Scores
b7 7-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Smith E. Sosa -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Dave Smith facing 9-1-2
Terry Francona pinch hits for Elias Sosa (P) batting 9th
t8 1-7 0 --- O MON T. Francona D. Smith 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 1-7 1 --- O MON T. Raines D. Smith 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t8 1-7 2 --- O MON R. Scott D. Smith 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Expos' Jeff Reardon facing 1-2-3
Jeff Reardon replaces Terry Francona (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 7-1 0 --- O HOU T. Scott J. Reardon -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 7-1 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds J. Reardon -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 7-1 2 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Reardon 0% 100% Single to RF
b8 7-1 2 1-- RR HOU D. Walling J. Reardon 0% 100% Home Run; Puhl Scores
b8 9-1 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Reardon -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-9, Astros' Dave Smith facing 3-4-5
t9 1-9 0 --- MON A. Dawson D. Smith -0% 100% Single to SS
t9 1-9 0 1-- MON W. Cromartie D. Smith -0% 100% Single to RF; Dawson to 2B
t9 1-9 0 12- O MON L. Parrish D. Smith 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-9 1 12- O MON T. Wallach D. Smith 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-9 2 12- O MON M. Phillips D. Smith 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 9.

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