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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
5
2
CHW
@CAL
4
1
MIN
@KCR
2
9
BAL
@NYY
5
1
SEA
@TEX
2
1
 
(11)
NYM
@CHC
9
10
ATL
@HOU
3
5
PIT
@MON
1
7
LAD
@SFG
7
3
PHI
@STL
14
6
Thursday, September 24, 1981, 7:35PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 23,341, Time of Game: 2:17
Braves
3
46-50
 Lost 1 
5th, 13 GB
at Astros
5
56-44
 Won 1 
3rd, 5 GB
W: Bob Knepper (9-4)
S: Dave Smith (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  0
Astros          2  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  X    5 14  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rufino Linares LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .279 .302 .389 .692 0.053 1.00 0.142 -0.089 0.8 0 0 2·2B,GDP
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .293 .332 .417 .749 -0.120 1.19 0.000 -0.120 -0.9 2 0
Bob Horner 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .338 .410 .748 -0.079 0.79 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 1 3
Chris Chambliss 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .275 .351 .409 .760 -0.013 0.72 0.037 -0.050 -0.1 12 0
Dale Murphy CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .251 .326 .389 .715 0.011 0.82 0.073 -0.063 0.7 3 0 2B
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .233 .305 .347 .651 -0.024 0.66 0.016 -0.040 -0.3 1 7
   Brett Butler PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .359 .348 .708 -0.032 1.32 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
Matt Sinatro C 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .333 .429 .333 .762 0.081 0.92 0.109 -0.027 1.1 3 1
   Brian Asselstine PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .325 .427 .752 -0.019 0.80 0.000 -0.019 -0.1
Luis Gomez SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219 .342 .219 .561 -0.032 1.49 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 0
   Brook Jacoby PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.024 0.89 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   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
   Jerry Royster PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207 .260 .272 .532 0.059 1.25 0.059 0.000 0.4
   Rick Camp P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Biff Pocoroba PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .183 .260 .217 .477 -0.009 0.36 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
Larry McWilliams P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.024 1.07 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 1 0
   Steve Bedrosian P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rafael Ramirez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .216 .275 .295 .570 -0.077 1.74 0.000 -0.077 -0.5 1 3
Team Totals 31 3 5 3 4 5 35 .161 .257 .258 .515 -0.249 0.95 0.436 -0.685 -0.7 24 14
2B: R Linares 2 (9, 2 off B Knepper); D Murphy (12, off B Knepper).
TB: R Linares 4; D Murphy 2; G Hubbard; M Sinatro.
GIDP: R Linares (10).
RBI: M Sinatro (2); D Murphy (46); R Linares (24).
2-out RBI: M Sinatro; R Linares.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dickie Thon 3B 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 .253 .323 .310 .633 -0.037 0.72 0.052 -0.088 -0.1 1 4 CS
Phil Garner 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .260 .337 .324 .661 0.023 0.67 0.063 -0.040 -0.5 4 2
Tony Scott CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .275 .309 .379 .688 0.081 0.62 0.110 -0.029 0.4 4 0 2B
Jose Cruz LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .267 .316 .426 .742 0.106 0.55 0.112 -0.005 1.4 3 0 3B
Art Howe 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .309 .375 .426 .802 0.118 0.94 0.159 -0.042 1.6 6 0 3B
Gary Woods RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .212 .282 .269 .551 -0.026 0.85 0.001 -0.028 -0.5 2 0 SF
   Terry Puhl PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254 .320 .364 .684 -0.027 0.51 0.000 -0.027 -0.5 1 0
Kiko Garcia SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .322 .326 .647 -0.044 0.45 0.000 -0.044 -0.8 1 1
Luis Pujols C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .234 .295 .306 .601 -0.021 0.26 0.002 -0.023 -0.3 5 0
Bob Knepper P 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .159 .178 .273 .451 0.074 0.35 0.087 -0.013 0.9 0 0 HR
   Dave Smith P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.004 0.10 0.004 0.000 0.2 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 14 5 1 3 38 .389 .395 .611 1.006 0.251 0.59 0.590 -0.339 1.7 27 7
2B: T Scott (18, off L McWilliams).
3B: A Howe (4, off L McWilliams); J Cruz (3, off G Garber).
HR: B Knepper (1, off L McWilliams, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: G Woods (2, off L McWilliams).
TB: B Knepper 5; J Cruz 5; A Howe 4; D Thon 3; T Scott 2; D Smith; P Garner; L Pujols.
RBI: A Howe 2 (33); B Knepper (3); G Woods (11); T Scott (39).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Garcia-P Garner-A Howe.
Baserunning
CS: D Thon (1, 3rd base by L McWilliams/M Sinatro).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry McWilliams, L (1-1) 2.1 8 5 5 1 1 1 3.45 15 21 -0.360 0.91 -4.0
Steve Bedrosian 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.79 2 0 0 0.007 0.12 0.2
Gene Garber 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.92 12 0 0 0.075 0.49 1.2
Rick Camp 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1.87 9 0 0 0.027 0.24 0.8
Team Totals 8 14 5 5 1 3 1 5.62 38 21 0 0 -0.251 0.59 -1.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, W (9-4) 7.2 5 3 3 4 4 0 2.04 31 57 0.159 0.96 0.1
Dave Smith, S (8) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.83 4 1 0 0.090 0.90 0.6
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 4 5 0 3.00 35 57 1 0 0.249 0.95 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 23,341.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Rufino Linares LF 1 Dickie Thon 3B
2 Claudell Washingto RF 2 Phil Garner 2B
3 Bob Horner 3B 3 Tony Scott CF
4 Chris Chambliss 1B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Dale Murphy CF 5 Art Howe 1B
6 Glenn Hubbard 2B 6 Gary Woods RF
7 Matt Sinatro C 7 Kiko Garcia SS
8 Luis Gomez SS 8 Luis Pujols C
9 Larry McWilliams P 9 Bob Knepper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU T. Scott L. McWilliams 11% 68% Double to LF; Garner Scores
b3 3-1 0 1-- R HOU A. Howe L. McWilliams 10% 91% Triple to CF; Cruz Scores
t3 0-3 2 1-- R ATL R. Linares B. Knepper -9% 76% Double to CF; Sinatro Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- R HOU B. Knepper L. McWilliams 8% 84% Home Run
t4 1-5 1 1-- R ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper -7% 83% Double to LF; Chambliss Scores

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' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL R. Linares B. Knepper 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL C. Washington B. Knepper 1% 53% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL B. Horner B. Knepper 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Larry McWilliams facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Thon L. McWilliams 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- HOU P. Garner L. McWilliams 6% 64% Walk; Thon to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O HOU T. Scott L. McWilliams -7% 57% Thon Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Garner to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU T. Scott L. McWilliams 11% 68% Double to LF; Garner Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- HOU J. Cruz L. McWilliams 4% 72% Single to 1B; Scott to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 R HOU A. Howe L. McWilliams 6% 78% Single to RF; Scott Scores; Cruz to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- O HOU G. Woods L. McWilliams -3% 75% Flyball: CF
b1 2-0 2 12- O HOU K. Garcia L. McWilliams -3% 73% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O ATL C. Chambliss B. Knepper 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper 1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Knepper 1% 77% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Larry McWilliams facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- O HOU L. Pujols L. McWilliams -1% 76% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- R HOU B. Knepper L. McWilliams 8% 84% Home Run
b2 3-0 1 --- O HOU D. Thon L. McWilliams -1% 83% Flyball: P
b2 3-0 2 --- HOU P. Garner L. McWilliams 1% 84% Single to 3B
b2 3-0 2 1-- O HOU T. Scott L. McWilliams -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- ATL M. Sinatro B. Knepper -4% 79% Walk
t3 0-3 0 1-- O ATL L. Gomez B. Knepper 3% 82% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-3 1 1-- O ATL L. McWilliams B. Knepper 2% 85% Strikeout
t3 0-3 2 1-- R ATL R. Linares B. Knepper -9% 76% Double to CF; Sinatro Scores
t3 1-3 2 -2- O ATL C. Washington B. Knepper 3% 79% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Larry McWilliams facing 4-5-6
b3 3-1 0 --- HOU J. Cruz L. McWilliams 2% 81% Single to SS
b3 3-1 0 1-- R HOU A. Howe L. McWilliams 10% 91% Triple to CF; Cruz Scores
b3 4-1 0 --3 RO HOU G. Woods L. McWilliams 0% 91% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Howe Scores
Steve Bedrosian replaces Larry McWilliams pitching and batting 9th
b3 5-1 1 --- O HOU K. Garcia S. Bedrosian -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 5-1 2 --- O HOU L. Pujols S. Bedrosian -0% 90% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
t4 1-5 0 --- O ATL B. Horner B. Knepper 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-5 1 --- ATL C. Chambliss B. Knepper -2% 90% Walk
t4 1-5 1 1-- R ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper -7% 83% Double to LF; Chambliss Scores
t4 2-5 1 -2- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Knepper 3% 86% Flyball: 3B
t4 2-5 2 -2- R ATL M. Sinatro B. Knepper -7% 79% Single to LF; Murphy Scores
Brook Jacoby pinch hits for Luis Gomez (SS) batting 8th
t4 3-5 2 1-- O ATL B. Jacoby B. Knepper 2% 81% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Gene Garber facing 9-1-2
Gene Garber replaces Brook Jacoby (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Rafael Ramirez replaces Steve Bedrosian (P) playing SS batting 9th
b4 5-3 0 --- O HOU B. Knepper G. Garber -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-3 1 --- O HOU D. Thon G. Garber -1% 79% Strikeout
b4 5-3 2 --- O HOU P. Garner G. Garber -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 9-1-2
t5 3-5 0 --- O ATL R. Ramirez B. Knepper 3% 81% Flyball: CF
t5 3-5 1 --- ATL R. Linares B. Knepper -5% 76% Double to CF
t5 3-5 1 -2- O ATL C. Washington B. Knepper 4% 80% Flyball: LF
t5 3-5 2 -2- O ATL B. Horner B. Knepper 4% 84% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Gene Garber facing 3-4-5
b5 5-3 0 --- O HOU T. Scott G. Garber -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b5 5-3 1 --- HOU J. Cruz G. Garber 5% 87% Triple to LF
b5 5-3 1 --3 O HOU A. Howe G. Garber -4% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Gary Woods (RF) batting 6th
b5 5-3 2 --3 O HOU T. Puhl G. Garber -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
Terry Puhl moves from PH to RF
t6 3-5 0 --- O ATL C. Chambliss B. Knepper 3% 84% Flyball: SS
t6 3-5 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper 2% 86% Flyball: CF
t6 3-5 2 --- ATL G. Hubbard B. Knepper -2% 84% Single to LF
t6 3-5 2 1-- O ATL M. Sinatro B. Knepper 3% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Gene Garber facing 7-8-9
b6 5-3 0 --- O HOU K. Garcia G. Garber -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-3 1 --- O HOU L. Pujols G. Garber -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-3 2 --- HOU B. Knepper G. Garber 1% 86% Single to CF
b6 5-3 2 1-- HOU D. Thon G. Garber 1% 87% Single to LF; Knepper to 2B
b6 5-3 2 12- O HOU P. Garner G. Garber -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
Jerry Royster pinch hits for Gene Garber (P) batting 8th
t7 3-5 0 --- ATL J. Royster B. Knepper -6% 79% Walk
t7 3-5 0 1-- O ATL R. Ramirez B. Knepper 5% 84% Flyball: RF
t7 3-5 1 1-- OO ATL R. Linares B. Knepper 7% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Rick Camp facing 3-4-5
Rick Camp replaces Jerry Royster (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b7 5-3 0 --- O HOU T. Scott R. Camp -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-3 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Camp -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-3 2 --- O HOU A. Howe R. Camp -0% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
t8 3-5 0 --- O ATL C. Washington B. Knepper 3% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 3-5 1 --- O ATL B. Horner B. Knepper 2% 94% Flyball: LF
t8 3-5 2 --- ATL C. Chambliss B. Knepper -2% 92% Walk
Dave Smith replaces Bob Knepper pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-5 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy D. Smith 3% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Rick Camp facing 6-7-8
b8 5-3 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl R. Camp -0% 95% Strikeout
b8 5-3 1 --- O HOU K. Garcia R. Camp -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-3 2 --- HOU L. Pujols R. Camp 0% 94% Single to RF
b8 5-3 2 1-- HOU D. Smith R. Camp 0% 95% Single to RF; Pujols to 2B
b8 5-3 2 12- HOU D. Thon R. Camp 1% 95% Single to P; Pujols to 3B; Smith to 2B
b8 5-3 2 123 O HOU P. Garner R. Camp -1% 94% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Dave Smith facing 6-7-8
Brett Butler pinch hits for Glenn Hubbard (2B) batting 6th
t9 3-5 0 --- O ATL B. Butler D. Smith 3% 97% Foul Flyball: LF
Brian Asselstine pinch hits for Matt Sinatro (C) batting 7th
t9 3-5 1 --- O ATL B. Asselstine D. Smith 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Biff Pocoroba pinch hits for Rick Camp (P) batting 8th
t9 3-5 2 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba D. Smith 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 5.

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