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Standings
DET
@MIN
5
7
NYY
@SEA
2
4
MIL
@TEX
2
6
CHW
@TOR
6
5
 
(10)
COL
@CIN
4
11
CHC
@FLA
2
4
ATL
@HOU
1
2
PHI
@LAD
3
0
STL
@MON
1
2
NYM
@SDP
5
12
PIT
@SFG
5
2
Tuesday, April 1, 1997, 7:06
, Astrodome
Attendance: 44,618, Time of Game: 2:29
Braves
1
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
at Astros
2
1-0
Won 1 
1st
L: John Smoltz (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  1
Astros          1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  X    2  8  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 18 12 -0.111 1.23 0.043 -0.154 -0.9 5 0 CS
Mark Lemke 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 13 9 -0.077 0.77 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 3 2
Chipper Jones 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 9 7 0.060 0.90 0.129 -0.069 0.8 2 1 HR
Fred McGriff 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 9 5 0.045 1.06 0.095 -0.050 0.5 5 1 2B
Ryan Klesko LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 21 13 -0.168 1.64 0.000 -0.168 -1.3 0 0
Michael Tucker RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .500 .667 .500 1.167 17 9 0.067 1.24 0.092 -0.024 0.4 2 0
   Andruw Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.072 2.86 0.000 -0.072 -0.2
Javy Lopez C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 13 10 -0.033 1.89 0.082 -0.114 -0.6 6 3
   Tony Graffanino PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jeff Blauser SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 13 6 -0.135 2.12 0.027 -0.162 -0.5 0 2 IW
John Smoltz P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 16 11 -0.123 1.57 0.000 -0.123 -0.9 1 1
   Mike Mordecai PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.078 2.79 0.000 -0.078 -0.2
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 2 9 36 .235 .278 .353 .631 137 88 -0.625 1.45 0.468 -1.091 -3.4 24 10
2B: F McGriff (1, off S Reynolds).
HR: C Jones (1, off S Reynolds, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
IBB: J Blauser (1, by S Reynolds).
TB: C Jones 5; F McGriff 3; K Lofton; J Blauser; J Lopez; M Tucker.
RBI: C Jones (1).
2-out RBI: C Jones.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Blauser-M Lemke-F McGriff.
E: R Klesko (1).
Baserunning
CS: K Lofton (1, 2nd base by S Reynolds/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 14 11 0.041 0.93 0.089 -0.048 0.2 2 5
Pat Listach SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .250 .333 .583 15 10 0.032 1.22 0.120 -0.087 0.0 1 1 CS,SF
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 14 7 -0.051 0.92 0.005 -0.056 -0.6 9 1 IW
Derek Bell CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 13 10 -0.071 0.68 0.000 -0.071 -0.9 2 0
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 10 7 -0.053 0.71 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 2 0
Sean Berry 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.025 0.49 0.000 -0.025 -0.3 0 1
   Bill Spiers 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 6 3 0.036 0.55 0.036 0.000 0.4 1 1 2B
Bobby Abreu RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 12 7 0.009 0.75 0.040 -0.031 0.2 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .667 .667 .667 1.333 5 4 -0.037 1.08 0.063 -0.100 -0.5 9 1 GDP
Shane Reynolds P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 7 -0.045 1.36 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 1 2 SH
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 3 1 0.038 0.52 0.038 0.000 0.6 2B
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 8 2 1 6 31 .286 .300 .357 .657 105 71 -0.126 0.89 0.391 -0.516 -1.9 27 12
2B: B Spiers (1, off J Smoltz); T Howard (1, off J Smoltz).
SF: P Listach (1, off J Smoltz).
SH: S Reynolds (1, off J Smoltz).
IBB: J Bagwell (1, by J Smoltz).
TB: B Ausmus 2; B Spiers 2; T Howard 2; C Biggio 2; B Abreu; P Listach.
GIDP: B Ausmus (1).
RBI: P Listach (1); J Bagwell (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: C Biggio (1).
Baserunning
CS: P Listach (1, 3rd base by J Smoltz/J Lopez).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Smoltz, L (0-1) 8 8 2 2 1 6 0 2.25 31 105 71 41 12 18 8 16 11 0 63 0.125 0.89 1.9
Team Totals 8 8 2 2 1 6 0 2.25 31 105 71 41 12 18 8 16 11 0 63 0.125 0.89 1.9

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Shane Reynolds, W (1-0) 8 7 1 1 2 7 1 1.13 32 122 77 46 9 22 13 10 7 0 69 0.464 1.28 2.9
Billy Wagner, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 15 11 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.161 2.90 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 9 1 1.00 36 137 88 50 13 25 14 11 7 0 69 0 0 0.625 1.45 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Smoltz (1; J Bagwell); S Reynolds (1; J Blauser).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Jerry Layne.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 44,618.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Mark Lemke 2B 2 Pat Listach SS
3 Chipper Jones 3B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Derek Bell CF
5 Ryan Klesko LF 5 Luis Gonzalez LF
6 Michael Tucker RF 6 Sean Berry 3B
7 Javy Lopez C 7 Bobby Abreu RF
8 Jeff Blauser SS 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 John Smoltz P 9 Shane Reynolds P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds -12% 54% Home Run (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU P. Listach J. Smoltz 10% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Biggio to 3B; Listach to 2B/Adv on E7
b7 2-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz -10% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
t9 1-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Blauser B. Wagner 9% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL J. Lopez B. Wagner -8% 83% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)

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' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL M. Lemke S. Reynolds 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds -4% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Jones to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds 6% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 4% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU P. Listach J. Smoltz 10% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Biggio to 3B; Listach to 2B/Adv on E7
b1 0-0 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B; Biggio Scores; Listach stays at 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -5% 62% Listach Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b1 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL M. Tucker S. Reynolds 2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t2 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL J. Lopez S. Reynolds 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL J. Blauser S. Reynolds -1% 63% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-1 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz S. Reynolds 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' John Smoltz facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz -2% 64% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Berry J. Smoltz -1% 62% Lineout: CF
b2 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Abreu J. Smoltz -1% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds -4% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Lemke S. Reynolds 7% 64% Lofton Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O ATL M. Lemke S. Reynolds 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds -12% 54% Home Run (Line Drive)
t3 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds 1% 55% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 4% 59% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds J. Smoltz -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Ausmus to 2B
b3 1-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 5% 63% Single to 3B (Line Drive); Ausmus to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO HOU P. Listach J. Smoltz 2% 65% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Ausmus Scores
b3 2-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz -2% 63% Groundout: C-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t4 1-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  ATL M. Tucker S. Reynolds -3% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O ATL J. Lopez S. Reynolds 2% 65% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B (P's Left); Lopez to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
t4 1-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  ATL J. Blauser S. Reynolds -1% 63% Intentional Walk
t4 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O ATL J. Smoltz S. Reynolds 5% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz -1% 65% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU S. Berry J. Smoltz -1% 64% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL M. Lemke S. Reynolds 2% 70% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds 1% 71% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Abreu J. Smoltz -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 2% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b5 2-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds J. Smoltz -3% 69% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b5 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 4-5-6
Bill Spiers replaces Sean Berry playing 3B batting 6th
t6 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds -6% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t6 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds 6% 66% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  ATL M. Tucker S. Reynolds -6% 60% Walk; McGriff to 2B
t6 1-2 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O ATL J. Lopez S. Reynolds 7% 67% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t6 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O ATL J. Blauser S. Reynolds 7% 74% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU P. Listach J. Smoltz -2% 72% Lineout: 3B
b6 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz -2% 71% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b6 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -1% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
t7 1-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz S. Reynolds 4% 74% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t7 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL M. Lemke S. Reynolds 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 5-6-7
b7 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b7 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers J. Smoltz 4% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b7 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Abreu J. Smoltz 4% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Spiers to 3B
b7 2-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz -10% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
t8 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds 5% 80% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds 4% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds 3% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Shane Reynolds (P) batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU T. Howard J. Smoltz 4% 91% Double to 3B (Pop Fly to Deep 3B)
b8 2-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz -3% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU P. Listach J. Smoltz -2% 86% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 3B); Howard to 3B
b8 2-1 2 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 0% 87% Intentional Walk
b8 2-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -3% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 6-7-8
Billy Wagner replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Andruw Jones pinch hits for Michael Tucker (RF) batting 6th
t9 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL A. Jones B. Wagner 7% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL J. Lopez B. Wagner -8% 83% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
Tony Graffanino pinch runs for Javy Lopez (C) batting 7th
t9 1-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Blauser B. Wagner 9% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Mordecai pinch hits for John Smoltz (P) batting 9th
t9 1-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O ATL M. Mordecai B. Wagner 8% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.

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