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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
9
5
TOR
@CAL
5
3
CLE
@MIL
4
6
TEX
@MIN
0
3
BOS
@NYY
3
2
CHW
@OAK
5
3
KCR
@SEA
11
8
PHI
@CHC
13
6
SFG
@CIN
4
5
ATL
@HOU
3
1
ATL
@HOU
1
5
NYM
@PIT
4
2
LAD
@SDP
4
4
 
(14)
MON
@STL
4
0
Wednesday, September 28, 1983,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 15,356, Time of Game: 2:23
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Braves
1
86-72
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Astros
5
83-75
 Won 1 
3rd, 7½ GB
W: Joe Niekro (15-14)
L: Ken Dayley (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  0
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  4  X    5  9  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .342 .394 .737 -0.132 1.33 0.049 -0.181 -0.9 3 0 2·SB,GDP
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .265 .337 .407 .744 0.051 0.89 0.065 -0.014 0.5 3 4
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .320 .406 .726 -0.056 1.55 0.089 -0.145 -0.2 1 0 2B
Dale Murphy CF 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .305 .398 .542 .940 -0.070 1.16 0.005 -0.075 -0.8 2 1
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .368 .485 .854 -0.057 0.69 0.008 -0.065 -0.3 8 0
Rafael Ramirez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .301 .340 .373 .713 -0.079 0.82 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 0 1
Bruce Benedict C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .301 .388 .345 .733 -0.031 0.54 0.012 -0.042 -0.4 7 2
Randy Johnson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .254 .353 .300 .653 -0.049 0.64 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 2
Ken Dayley P 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .200 .294 .200 .494 0.040 1.28 0.083 -0.043 0.5 0 0
   Terry Forster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 1.125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Donnie Moore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 3 3 34 .161 .235 .194 .429 -0.383 1.01 0.311 -0.693 -2.8 24 10
2B: C Washington (23, off J Niekro).
TB: G Hubbard 2; C Washington 2; C Chambliss; K Dayley.
GIDP: B Butler (5).
RBI: D Murphy (118).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: D Murphy (J Cruz at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: B Butler 2 (38, 2nd base off J Niekro/L Pujols, 3rd base off J Niekro/L Pujols).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .370 .362 .732 -0.042 1.30 0.052 -0.095 -0.2 3 3
Kevin Bass RF 3 2 2 0 0 1 4 .235 .259 .341 .600 0.188 1.87 0.221 -0.033 0.7 1 0 SH
Dickie Thon SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .288 .342 .460 .802 0.067 1.58 0.152 -0.085 0.1 2 5
Jose Cruz LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .321 .388 .470 .857 0.077 1.53 0.154 -0.077 0.5 3 0
   Ray Knight PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .304 .355 .445 .800 -0.018 0.67 0.000 -0.018 -0.3
   Scott Loucks CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jerry Mumphrey CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .288 .362 .427 .789 -0.057 1.11 0.000 -0.057 -0.4 2 0
   Tony Scott CF-LF 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 .226 .264 .301 .565 0.036 1.10 0.073 -0.036 0.8 4 0 3B
Phil Garner 3B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .239 .316 .363 .678 -0.063 1.02 0.042 -0.105 -0.3 1 2 CS,IW
Tim Tolman 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .182 .260 .409 .669 0.038 0.78 0.085 -0.046 1.7 7 0 2·2B
Luis Pujols C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .195 .234 .218 .452 0.006 0.92 0.025 -0.019 -0.2 3 0 IW
Joe Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .094 .105 .118 .222 -0.113 1.51 0.000 -0.113 -0.7 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 4 4 6 35 .300 .382 .433 .816 0.119 1.27 0.804 -0.684 1.6 27 10
2B: T Tolman 2 (4, 1 off K Dayley, 1 off T Forster).
3B: T Scott (1, off T Forster).
SH: K Bass (4, off K Dayley).
IBB: L Pujols (2, by K Dayley); P Garner (8, by T Forster).
TB: T Tolman 4; T Scott 3; K Bass 2; J Cruz; D Thon; J Mumphrey; B Doran.
RBI: T Tolman 2 (9); T Scott (17); J Cruz (90).
2-out RBI: T Tolman 2; T Scott; J Cruz.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Thon-B Doran-T Tolman.
Baserunning
CS: P Garner (12, 2nd base by K Dayley/B Benedict).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Dayley, L (4-8) 7.1 7 3 3 3 5 0 4.42 30 54 0.119 1.30 1.3
Terry Forster 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 2.18 4 2 2 -0.239 1.31 -3.2
Donnie Moore 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.78 1 1 0 0.002 0.06 0.3
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 4 6 0 5.62 35 54 3 2 -0.118 1.27 -1.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (15-14) 9 5 1 1 3 3 0 3.48 34 73 0.381 1.01 2.8
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 3 0 1.00 34 73 0.381 1.01 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: T Forster (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: K Dayley (2; L Pujols); T Forster (9; P Garner).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Lanny Harris, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 15,356.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Brett Butler LF 1 Bill Doran 2B
2 Glenn Hubbard 2B 2 Kevin Bass RF
3 Claudell Washingto RF 3 Dickie Thon SS
4 Dale Murphy CF 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Chris Chambliss 1B 5 Jerry Mumphrey CF
6 Rafael Ramirez SS 6 Phil Garner 3B
7 Bruce Benedict C 7 Tim Tolman 1B
8 Randy Johnson 3B 8 Luis Pujols C
9 Ken Dayley P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 2 -2- R HOU J. Cruz K. Dayley 15% 54% Single to LF; Bass Scores; Cruz to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b8 1-1 1 1-- HOU D. Thon K. Dayley 15% 75% Single to LF; Bass to 3B
b8 1-1 1 1-3 R HOU R. Knight T. Forster 14% 89% Wild Pitch; Bass Scores; Thon to 2B
t5 1-1 0 1-- OO ATL B. Butler J. Niekro 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- ATL C. Washington J. Niekro -9% 41% Double to LF; Hubbard to 3B

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 --- O ATL B. Butler J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- ATL C. Washington J. Niekro -9% 41% Double to LF; Hubbard to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -23 RO ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro -1% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B; Hubbard Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- O ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro 3% 43% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O HOU B. Doran K. Dayley -2% 41% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O HOU K. Bass K. Dayley -2% 39% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- O HOU D. Thon K. Dayley -1% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro 2% 40% Flyball: SS
t2 1-0 1 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro 1% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O ATL R. Johnson J. Niekro 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz K. Dayley -2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey K. Dayley -2% 38% Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O HOU P. Garner K. Dayley -1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- ATL K. Dayley J. Niekro -3% 34% Walk
t3 1-0 0 1-- O ATL B. Butler J. Niekro 3% 37% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-0 1 1-- ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro -2% 35% Butler Steals 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro -3% 32% Butler Steals 3B
t3 1-0 1 --3 ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro -2% 30% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-3 O ATL C. Washington J. Niekro 7% 37% Lineout: 2B
t3 1-0 2 1-3 O ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro 5% 42% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O HOU T. Tolman K. Dayley -3% 39% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 1 --- O HOU L. Pujols K. Dayley -2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O HOU J. Niekro K. Dayley -1% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro 1% 40% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 2 --- ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro -1% 38% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- O ATL R. Johnson J. Niekro 2% 41% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O HOU B. Doran K. Dayley -3% 38% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 1 --- HOU K. Bass K. Dayley 3% 41% Single to LF
b4 0-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Thon K. Dayley -2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bass to 2B
b4 0-1 2 -2- R HOU J. Cruz K. Dayley 15% 54% Single to LF; Bass Scores; Cruz to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 1-1 2 -2- O HOU J. Mumphrey K. Dayley -4% 50% Single to CF; Cruz out at Hm/CF-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
Tony Scott replaces Jerry Mumphrey playing CF batting 5th
t5 1-1 0 --- ATL K. Dayley J. Niekro -5% 45% Single to P
t5 1-1 0 1-- OO ATL B. Butler J. Niekro 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- O HOU P. Garner K. Dayley -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b5 1-1 1 --- O HOU T. Tolman K. Dayley -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 --- HOU L. Pujols K. Dayley 2% 53% Walk
b5 1-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Niekro K. Dayley -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- O ATL C. Washington J. Niekro 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 1-1 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro 2% 55% Strikeout
t6 1-1 2 --- O ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro 2% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 1-2-3
b6 1-1 0 --- HOU B. Doran K. Dayley 5% 62% Single to CF
b6 1-1 0 1-- O HOU K. Bass K. Dayley -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Doran to 2B
b6 1-1 1 -2- O HOU D. Thon K. Dayley -5% 55% Strikeout
b6 1-1 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz K. Dayley -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t7 1-1 0 --- O ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro 4% 54% Lineout: 3B
t7 1-1 1 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro 3% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-1 2 --- O ATL R. Johnson J. Niekro 2% 58% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- O HOU T. Scott K. Dayley -4% 54% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 --- HOU P. Garner K. Dayley 4% 58% Walk
b7 1-1 1 1-- O HOU T. Tolman K. Dayley -7% 52% Garner Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 1-1 2 --- HOU T. Tolman K. Dayley 4% 56% Double to LF
b7 1-1 2 -2- HOU L. Pujols K. Dayley 1% 57% Intentional Walk
b7 1-1 2 12- O HOU J. Niekro K. Dayley -7% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t8 1-1 0 --- O ATL K. Dayley J. Niekro 4% 54% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 1 --- O ATL B. Butler J. Niekro 3% 57% Flyball: CF
t8 1-1 2 --- ATL G. Hubbard J. Niekro -2% 55% Single to LF
t8 1-1 2 1-- O ATL C. Washington J. Niekro 5% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Ken Dayley facing 1-2-3
b8 1-1 0 --- O HOU B. Doran K. Dayley -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- HOU K. Bass K. Dayley 5% 60% Single to CF
b8 1-1 1 1-- HOU D. Thon K. Dayley 15% 75% Single to LF; Bass to 3B
Terry Forster replaces Ken Dayley pitching and batting 9th
Ray Knight pinch hits for Jose Cruz (LF) batting 4th
b8 1-1 1 1-3 R HOU R. Knight T. Forster 14% 89% Wild Pitch; Bass Scores; Thon to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- O HOU R. Knight T. Forster -2% 87% Strikeout
b8 2-1 2 -2- R HOU T. Scott T. Forster 7% 95% Triple to CF; Thon Scores
b8 3-1 2 --3 HOU P. Garner T. Forster 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b8 3-1 2 1-3 RR HOU T. Tolman T. Forster 4% 99% Double to LF; Scott Scores; Garner Scores
Donnie Moore replaces Terry Forster pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 2 -2- O HOU L. Pujols D. Moore -0% 99% Flyball: 1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
Tony Scott moves from CF to LF
Scott Loucks replaces Ray Knight (PH) playing CF batting 4th
t9 1-5 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Niekro 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-5 1 --- ATL C. Chambliss J. Niekro -1% 99% Single to CF
t9 1-5 1 1-- O ATL R. Ramirez J. Niekro 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-5 2 1-- O ATL B. Benedict J. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 5.

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