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@KCR
2
4
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@MIN
8
1
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@OAK
5
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@TEX
9
1
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@ATL
5
0
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@HOU
4
2
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11
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5
3
Tuesday, April 3, 1984,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 28,105, Time of Game: 2:52
Expos
4
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Astros
2
0-1
Lost 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Charlie Lea (1-0)
L: Joe Niekro (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Expos           0  0  1   0  0  0   0  3  0    4  9  0
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  9  0

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .800 -0.008 0.72 0.047 -0.056 -0.4 1 0
   Gary Lucas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bryan Little 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 .400 1.000 0.069 0.75 0.151 -0.082 0.4 3 2 2B,CS
Tim Raines CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 -0.010 0.96 0.070 -0.080 -0.3 1 0
Andre Dawson RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 .250 1.150 0.288 1.28 0.345 -0.057 1.4 4 0 3B
Gary Carter C 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.750 0.069 1.08 0.110 -0.041 0.7 6 2 2B,HBP
Tim Wallach 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.197 1.45 0.000 -0.197 -1.8 1 0
Terry Francona 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 1.167 0.011 1.37 0.057 -0.045 -0.0 7 2 2B,IW
Angel Salazar SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.160 2.08 0.000 -0.160 -1.1 2 2
   Derrel Thomas PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.009 1.81 0.009 0.000 0.2 0 0 IW
Charlie Lea P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.082 1.14 0.000 -0.082 -0.5 2 2
   Miguel Dilone PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.152 2.52 0.152 0.000 1.7
   Chris Speier SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 4 1 .257 .750 0.141 1.19 0.941 -0.800 0.3 27 11
2B: G Carter (1, off J Niekro); T Francona (1, off J Niekro); B Little (1, off J Niekro).
3B: A Dawson (1, off J Niekro).
IBB: D Thomas (1, by B Dawley); T Francona (1, by J Niekro).
HBP: G Carter (1, by J Niekro).
TB: A Dawson 3; B Little 3; T Francona 2; G Carter 2; P Rose 2; T Raines; M Dilone.
RBI: M Dilone 2 (2); B Little (1); A Dawson (1).
2-out RBI: M Dilone 2; B Little.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Francona-A Salazar-C Lea.
Baserunning
CS: B Little (1, 2nd base by B Dawley/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 -0.129 1.59 0.049 -0.178 -0.7 0 3 SB
Terry Puhl RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .250 .900 0.007 1.18 0.078 -0.071 0.3 2 0 2B
Dickie Thon SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .500 -0.001 1.51 0.103 -0.104 -0.1 2 5
Jose Cruz LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 -0.189 1.82 0.039 -0.228 -1.4 5 0 CS
Jerry Mumphrey CF 3 1 2 1 1 1 .667 1.417 0.164 1.30 0.186 -0.022 1.5 2 0
Ray Knight 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.094 1.93 0.074 -0.168 -0.4 10 2
Denny Walling 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .500 1.000 0.020 2.06 0.135 -0.115 0.4 2 1
Alan Ashby C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.032 1.69 0.084 -0.116 -0.8 2 2 SH,GDP
   Alan Bannister PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Joe Niekro P 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 -0.035 1.46 0.048 -0.083 -0.2 1 1
   Bill Dawley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Harry Spilman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.069 3.27 0.000 -0.069 -0.3
Team Totals 33 2 9 2 4 6 .273 .654 -0.358 1.66 0.796 -1.154 -1.7 27 14
2B: T Puhl (1, off G Lucas).
SH: A Ashby (1, off C Lea).
TB: D Walling 2; J Mumphrey 2; T Puhl 2; A Ashby; D Thon; J Niekro; R Knight.
GIDP: A Ashby (1).
RBI: J Mumphrey (1); D Walling (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: B Doran (1, 2nd base off C Lea/G Carter).
CS: J Cruz (1, 2nd base by C Lea/G Carter).

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Lea, W (1-0) 7 5 1 1 4 4 0 1.29 28 63 0.279 1.40 1.9
Gary Lucas, H (1) 0.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 27.00 4 0 0 -0.189 2.11 -1.7
Jeff Reardon, S (1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 2 0 0.267 2.61 1.5
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 4 6 0 2.00 38 63 2 0 0.357 1.66 1.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, L (0-1) 7 7 4 4 3 1 0 5.14 32 45 -0.108 1.27 -0.4
Bill Dawley 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 8 2 2 -0.035 0.93 0.2
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 1 0 4.00 40 45 2 2 -0.143 1.19 -0.3
J Niekro faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Niekro (1; G Carter).
IBB: J Niekro (1; T Francona); B Dawley (1; D Thomas).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos         Houston Astros
1 Pete Rose LF 1 Bill Doran 2B
2 Bryan Little 2B 2 Terry Puhl RF
3 Tim Raines CF 3 Dickie Thon SS
4 Andre Dawson RF 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Gary Carter C 5 Jerry Mumphrey CF
6 Tim Wallach 3B 6 Ray Knight 1B
7 Terry Francona 1B 7 Denny Walling 3B
8 Angel Salazar SS 8 Alan Ashby C
9 Charlie Lea P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-1 0 1-- R MON A. Dawson J. Niekro 30% 87% Triple; Raines Scores
t8 2-1 2 123 RR MON M. Dilone B. Dawley 15% 94% Single; Carter Scores; Wallach Scores; Thomas to 2B
t3 0-1 2 1-- R MON B. Little J. Niekro 14% 49% Double; Rose Scores
b8 1-4 1 1-3 R HOU J. Mumphrey G. Lucas -12% 75% Single; Puhl Scores; Thon to 3B
b8 2-4 1 1-3 O HOU R. Knight J. Reardon 11% 86% 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' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MON P. Rose J. Niekro -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MON B. Little J. Niekro -1% 46% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MON T. Raines J. Niekro -1% 46% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Doran C. Lea 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl C. Lea 1% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Thon C. Lea 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MON A. Dawson J. Niekro -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- MON G. Carter J. Niekro 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 1-- O MON T. Wallach J. Niekro -3% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O MON T. Francona J. Niekro -2% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz C. Lea -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Mumphrey C. Lea 6% 47% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Mumphrey C. Lea -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- HOU R. Knight C. Lea -7% 38% Single; Mumphrey to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 R HOU D. Walling C. Lea -8% 30% Single; Mumphrey Scores; Knight to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- OO HOU A. Ashby C. Lea 7% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O MON A. Salazar J. Niekro -3% 35% Flyball: SS
t3 0-1 1 --- O MON C. Lea J. Niekro -2% 33% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- MON P. Rose J. Niekro 1% 34% Single
t3 0-1 2 1-- R MON B. Little J. Niekro 14% 49% Double; Rose Scores
t3 1-1 2 -2- O MON T. Raines J. Niekro -4% 45% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro C. Lea 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- HOU B. Doran C. Lea -3% 45% Walk
b3 1-1 1 1-- HOU T. Puhl C. Lea -2% 42% Doran Steals 2B
b3 1-1 1 -2- HOU T. Puhl C. Lea -2% 40% Walk
b3 1-1 1 12- O HOU D. Thon C. Lea 5% 45% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 12- O HOU J. Cruz C. Lea 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- MON A. Dawson J. Niekro 5% 55% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- O MON G. Carter J. Niekro -4% 50% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 1 1-- O MON T. Wallach J. Niekro -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 2 1-- MON T. Francona J. Niekro 5% 52% Double; Dawson to 3B
t4 1-1 2 -23 O MON A. Salazar J. Niekro -7% 44% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- HOU J. Mumphrey C. Lea -4% 40% Single
b4 1-1 0 1-- O HOU R. Knight C. Lea 4% 44% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling C. Lea 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 2 1-- O HOU A. Ashby C. Lea 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- O MON C. Lea J. Niekro -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- MON P. Rose J. Niekro 3% 50% Single
t5 1-1 1 1-- O MON B. Little J. Niekro -4% 47% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 2 1-- O MON T. Raines J. Niekro -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- HOU J. Niekro C. Lea -5% 39% Single
b5 1-1 0 1-- O HOU B. Doran C. Lea 4% 43% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-1 1 1-- O HOU T. Puhl C. Lea 2% 45% Groundout: 1B-P; Doran to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- O HOU D. Thon C. Lea 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t6 1-1 0 --- O MON A. Dawson J. Niekro -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- MON G. Carter J. Niekro 7% 53% Double
t6 1-1 1 -2- O MON T. Wallach J. Niekro -5% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-1 2 -2- MON T. Francona J. Niekro 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t6 1-1 2 12- O MON A. Salazar J. Niekro -6% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 4-5-6
b6 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz C. Lea 3% 46% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-1 1 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey C. Lea 2% 48% Strikeout
b6 1-1 2 --- O HOU R. Knight C. Lea 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t7 1-1 0 --- O MON C. Lea J. Niekro -4% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- O MON P. Rose J. Niekro -3% 44% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 2 --- O MON B. Little J. Niekro -2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' Charlie Lea facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- HOU D. Walling C. Lea -6% 36% Single
b7 1-1 0 1-- O HOU A. Ashby C. Lea 2% 38% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Walling to 2B
b7 1-1 1 -2- O HOU J. Niekro C. Lea 6% 44% Flyball: RF
b7 1-1 2 -2- O HOU B. Doran C. Lea 6% 50% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
t8 1-1 0 --- MON T. Raines J. Niekro 7% 57% Single
t8 1-1 0 1-- R MON A. Dawson J. Niekro 30% 87% Triple; Raines Scores
t8 2-1 0 --3 MON G. Carter J. Niekro 2% 89% Walk
Bill Dawley replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 1-3 O MON T. Wallach B. Dawley -8% 80% Fielder's Choice SS; Dawson out at Hm/SS-C-3B; Carter to 2B; Wallach to 1B
t8 2-1 1 12- O MON T. Francona B. Dawley -2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B; Carter to 3B; Wallach to 2B
Derrel Thomas pinch hits for Angel Salazar (SS) batting 8th
t8 2-1 2 -23 MON D. Thomas B. Dawley 1% 79% Intentional Walk
Miguel Dilone pinch hits for Charlie Lea (P) batting 9th
t8 2-1 2 123 RR MON M. Dilone B. Dawley 15% 94% Single; Carter Scores; Wallach Scores; Thomas to 2B
t8 4-1 2 12- O MON P. Rose B. Dawley -1% 93% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Expos' Gary Lucas facing 2-3-4
Gary Lucas replaces Pete Rose (LF) pitching and batting 1st
Chris Speier replaces Miguel Dilone (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Derrel Thomas moves from PH to LF
b8 1-4 0 --- HOU T. Puhl G. Lucas -6% 88% Double
b8 1-4 0 -2- HOU D. Thon G. Lucas -10% 77% Single; Puhl to 3B
b8 1-4 0 1-3 O HOU J. Cruz G. Lucas 9% 86% Strikeout
b8 1-4 1 1-3 R HOU J. Mumphrey G. Lucas -12% 75% Single; Puhl Scores; Thon to 3B
Jeff Reardon replaces Gary Lucas pitching and batting 1st
b8 2-4 1 1-3 O HOU R. Knight J. Reardon 11% 86% Strikeout
b8 2-4 2 1-3 O HOU D. Walling J. Reardon 8% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Expos Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Bill Dawley facing 2-3-4
t9 4-2 0 --- MON B. Little B. Dawley 1% 95% Single/Bunt
t9 4-2 0 1-- O MON T. Raines B. Dawley -1% 93% Little Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 4-2 1 --- O MON T. Raines B. Dawley -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 4-2 2 --- O MON A. Dawson B. Dawley -0% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Expos' Jeff Reardon facing 8-9-1
b9 2-4 0 --- HOU A. Ashby J. Reardon -8% 84% Single
Harry Spilman pinch hits for Bill Dawley (P) batting 9th
Alan Bannister pinch runs for Alan Ashby (C) batting 8th
b9 2-4 0 1-- O HOU H. Spilman J. Reardon 7% 91% Flyball: RF
b9 2-4 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran J. Reardon 5% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Doran to 1B
b9 2-4 2 1-- O HOU T. Puhl J. Reardon 4% 100% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 4, Astros 2.

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