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Scores
Standings
SEA
@MIN
5
7
CAL
@OAK
7
0
CHC
@CIN
2
6
STL
@HOU
2
3
SFG
@LAD
2
9
ATL
@SDP
6
4
Wednesday, April 7, 1982, 7:36PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 18,467, Time of Game: 2:29
Cardinals
2
1-1
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
3
1-1
 Won 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Joe Niekro (1-0)
L: John Martin (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    2  7  0
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    3  5  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .375 .500 .375 .875 -0.043 1.17 0.051 -0.094 0.3 1 0 2·SB
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .222 .300 .444 .744 -0.107 1.26 0.042 -0.149 -0.8 2 1
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .375 .500 .625 1.125 -0.076 0.79 0.000 -0.076 -0.5 8 1
Darrell Porter C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .556 .556 1.333 1.889 0.097 0.82 0.116 -0.020 1.4 4 2 HR,SB
Dane Iorg RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .667 1.000 -0.130 1.22 0.000 -0.130 -1.1 2 0 GDP
   Tito Landrum PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.045 1.92 0.000 -0.045 -0.1
Steve Braun 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.047 0.65 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 2 3
   Mike Ramsey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.031 1.28 0.000 -0.031 -0.1
David Green CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0.004 0.90 0.050 -0.046 0.3 4 0 2B
Ozzie Smith SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.017 0.91 0.048 -0.030 0.2 1 2
John Martin P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.052 1.30 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Mark Littell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gene Roof PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 1.12 0.000 -0.035 -0.6
   Doug Bair P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 1 4 33 .226 .250 .355 .605 -0.448 1.04 0.307 -0.755 -1.7 24 10
2B: D Green (1, off J Niekro).
HR: D Porter (2, off J Niekro, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: J Martin (1, off J Niekro).
TB: D Porter 6; D Green 2; O Smith 2; L Smith.
GIDP: D Iorg (1).
RBI: D Porter (4); L Smith (1).
2-out RBI: L Smith.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: D Porter (1, 2nd base off J Niekro/L Pujols); L Smith 2 (4, 2nd base off J Niekro/L Pujols, 3rd base off J Niekro/L Pujols).
Pickoffs: T Herr (1st base by J Niekro).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dickie Thon SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.062 0.82 0.037 -0.099 -0.8 2 4 CS
Terry Puhl RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .375 .500 0.039 0.45 0.069 -0.030 0.3 2 0 3B
Phil Garner 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 -0.056 0.57 0.012 -0.068 -0.6 1 3
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.077 0.75 0.000 -0.077 -0.9 1 1
Jose Cruz LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .375 .167 .542 0.034 0.80 0.069 -0.035 0.1 5 0 SB
Art Howe 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .250 .667 .917 -0.051 0.60 0.010 -0.061 -0.5 11 0
Tony Scott CF 2 1 2 1 1 0 3 .333 .429 .500 .929 0.144 0.82 0.144 0.000 1.3 1 0 2B
Luis Pujols C 2 0 1 2 1 0 3 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 0.159 1.10 0.188 -0.029 1.8 4 2 2B
Joe Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.075 0.98 0.000 -0.075 -1.0 0 2
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 3 5 3 5 4 33 .179 .303 .321 .624 0.055 0.75 0.529 -0.474 -0.3 27 12
2B: T Scott (1, off J Martin); L Pujols (1, off J Martin).
3B: T Puhl (1, off J Martin).
TB: T Scott 3; T Puhl 3; L Pujols 2; D Thon.
RBI: L Pujols 2 (2); T Scott (1).
2-out RBI: L Pujols 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Garner-D Thon-A Howe.
Baserunning
SB: J Cruz (1, 2nd base off J Martin/D Porter).
CS: D Thon (1, 2nd base by J Martin POCS).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Martin, L (0-1) 6 5 3 3 5 4 0 4.50 27 49 -0.073 0.88 -0.5
Mark Littell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.009 0.11 0.4
Doug Bair 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.4
Team Totals 8 5 3 3 5 4 0 3.38 33 49 0 0 -0.054 0.75 0.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (1-0) 8.1 7 2 2 1 4 1 2.16 31 64 0.370 1.01 1.5
Joe Sambito, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0.076 1.60 0.2
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 4 1 2.00 33 64 0 0 0.446 1.04 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Niekro (1; T Herr, 1st base); J Martin (1; D Thon, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 18,467.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Lonnie Smith LF 1 Dickie Thon SS
2 Tom Herr 2B 2 Terry Puhl RF
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Phil Garner 2B
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Ray Knight 3B
5 Dane Iorg RF 5 Jose Cruz LF
6 Steve Braun 3B 6 Art Howe 1B
7 David Green CF 7 Tony Scott CF
8 Ozzie Smith SS 8 Luis Pujols C
9 John Martin P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-0 2 12- RR HOU L. Pujols J. Martin 17% 93% Double to LF; Scott Scores; Howe Scores
b2 0-0 1 -2- R HOU T. Scott J. Martin 12% 69% Double to LF; Cruz Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO STL D. Iorg J. Niekro 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Martin 7% 73% Triple to RF
t6 0-1 1 1-- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 7% 74% Herr Picked off 1B (P-1B)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Smith J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: C-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Herr J. Niekro 1% 54% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Martin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Thon J. Martin 4% 58% Single to SS
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU T. Puhl J. Martin -6% 52% Thon Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl J. Martin -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU P. Garner J. Martin 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU R. Knight J. Martin -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- STL D. Porter J. Niekro -4% 46% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO STL D. Iorg J. Niekro 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL S. Braun J. Niekro 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Martin facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz J. Martin 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- HOU A. Howe J. Martin 3% 62% Cruz Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- O HOU A. Howe J. Martin -5% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 -2- R HOU T. Scott J. Martin 12% 69% Double to LF; Cruz Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- O HOU L. Pujols J. Martin -3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Niekro J. Martin -3% 63% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Scott out at 3B/3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O STL D. Green J. Niekro 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- STL O. Smith J. Niekro -3% 62% Single to LF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O STL J. Martin J. Niekro 2% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Smith to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O STL L. Smith J. Niekro 4% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Martin facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O HOU D. Thon J. Martin -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Martin 7% 73% Triple to RF
b3 1-0 1 --3 O HOU P. Garner J. Martin -6% 68% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --3 O HOU R. Knight J. Martin -3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O STL T. Herr J. Niekro 3% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 2% 69% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 2 --- STL D. Porter J. Niekro -2% 67% Single to CF
t4 0-1 2 1-- STL D. Iorg J. Niekro -1% 66% Porter Steals 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- O STL D. Iorg J. Niekro 4% 70% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Martin facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Martin -2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 1 --- O HOU A. Howe J. Martin -1% 67% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-0 2 --- HOU T. Scott J. Martin 1% 68% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- HOU L. Pujols J. Martin 2% 70% Walk; Scott to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O HOU J. Niekro J. Martin -4% 66% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O STL S. Braun J. Niekro 3% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O STL D. Green J. Niekro 2% 71% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 2 --- STL O. Smith J. Niekro -2% 69% Single to RF
t5 0-1 2 1-- O STL J. Martin J. Niekro 3% 72% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Martin facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- O HOU D. Thon J. Martin -2% 71% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl J. Martin -1% 69% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 2 --- O HOU P. Garner J. Martin -1% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O STL L. Smith J. Niekro 4% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- STL T. Herr J. Niekro -4% 68% Walk
t6 0-1 1 1-- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 7% 74% Herr Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t6 0-1 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 2% 76% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Martin facing 4-5-6
b6 1-0 0 --- O HOU R. Knight J. Martin -2% 74% Lineout: LF
b6 1-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Martin -1% 73% Flyball: CF
b6 1-0 2 --- HOU A. Howe J. Martin 1% 74% Walk
b6 1-0 2 1-- HOU T. Scott J. Martin 2% 75% Single to LF; Howe to 2B
b6 1-0 2 12- RR HOU L. Pujols J. Martin 17% 93% Double to LF; Scott Scores; Howe Scores
b6 3-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Niekro J. Martin -1% 92% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- O STL D. Porter J. Niekro 2% 94% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 1 --- O STL D. Iorg J. Niekro 1% 95% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 2 --- O STL S. Braun J. Niekro 1% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Mark Littell facing 1-2-3
Mark Littell replaces John Martin pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- O HOU D. Thon M. Littell -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl M. Littell -0% 95% Groundout: C-1B
b7 3-0 2 --- O HOU P. Garner M. Littell -0% 94% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t8 0-3 0 --- STL D. Green J. Niekro -5% 89% Double to CF
t8 0-3 0 -2- O STL O. Smith J. Niekro 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Green to 3B
Gene Roof pinch hits for Mark Littell (P) batting 9th
t8 0-3 1 --3 O STL G. Roof J. Niekro 3% 96% Popfly: SS
t8 0-3 2 --3 R STL L. Smith J. Niekro -4% 92% Single to CF; Green Scores
t8 1-3 2 1-- STL T. Herr J. Niekro -1% 91% Smith Steals 2B
t8 1-3 2 -2- STL T. Herr J. Niekro -0% 91% Smith Steals 3B
t8 1-3 2 --3 O STL T. Herr J. Niekro 4% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Doug Bair facing 4-5-6
Doug Bair replaces Gene Roof (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 0 --- O HOU R. Knight D. Bair -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b8 3-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Bair -0% 94% Popfly: 3B
b8 3-1 2 --- O HOU A. Howe D. Bair -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
t9 1-3 0 --- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 3% 97% Lineout: CF
t9 1-3 1 --- R STL D. Porter J. Niekro -5% 92% Home Run
Joe Sambito replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
Tito Landrum pinch hits for Dane Iorg (RF) batting 5th
t9 2-3 1 --- O STL T. Landrum J. Sambito 5% 97% Flyball: RF
Mike Ramsey pinch hits for Steve Braun (3B) batting 6th
t9 2-3 2 --- O STL M. Ramsey J. Sambito 3% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

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