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Series
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Friday, October 3, 1997, 3:09
, Astrodome
Attendance: 53,688, Time of Game: 2:35
Braves
4
at Astros
1
W: John Smoltz (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          1  1  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    4  8  2
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  3  1
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .445 19 12 -0.008 0.67 0.063 -0.071 -0.4 2 0 CS
Keith Lockhart 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 11 8 -0.067 0.97 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 1 3
   Tony Graffanino 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .400 4 3 -0.017 0.67 0.000 -0.017 -0.4 1 0
Chipper Jones 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.458 10 7 0.131 0.61 0.148 -0.017 1.5 1 1 HR
Fred McGriff 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 .222 .639 17 6 0.110 0.82 0.131 -0.021 1.8 7 0
Ryan Klesko LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .250 1.000 6 4 -0.063 1.01 0.057 -0.120 -1.0 1 0 2B,GDP
   Danny Bautista LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 1 1 -0.026 0.85 0.000 -0.026 -0.6 0 0
Javy Lopez C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .286 1.016 18 11 -0.033 0.85 0.042 -0.075 -0.5 11 0 2B
Michael Tucker RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 .167 .333 13 9 0.015 0.81 0.060 -0.044 0.5 2 0
   Andruw Jones RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 6 3 -0.011 0.37 0.000 -0.011 -0.3 1 0
Jeff Blauser SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 .300 1.017 13 8 0.095 0.50 0.107 -0.012 1.0 0 3
John Smoltz P 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 15 12 -0.065 0.58 0.000 -0.065 -1.3 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 3 3 7 .235 .680 133 84 0.061 0.73 0.608 -0.546 -0.4 27 7
2B: J Lopez (2, off R Springer); R Klesko (1, off S Reynolds).
HR: C Jones (1, off S Reynolds; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: C Jones 6; J Lopez 2; R Klesko 2; K Lofton; J Blauser; M Tucker.
GIDP: R Klesko (1).
RBI: C Jones (2); M Tucker (1); J Blauser (4).
2-out RBI: J Blauser; C Jones.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Blauser-K Lockhart-F McGriff.
E: K Lockhart (1); C Jones (1).
Baserunning
CS: K Lofton (2, 2nd base by S Reynolds POCS).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .237 10 9 -0.009 0.72 0.040 -0.049 -0.2 2 4
Derek Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 11 8 -0.095 0.96 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .083 .237 11 9 -0.063 0.81 0.013 -0.075 -0.5 8 2
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 10 8 -0.060 0.73 0.010 -0.070 -0.5 4 0
Bill Spiers 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .083 19 14 -0.069 0.66 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 1 1
Chuck Carr CF 3 1 1 1 0 2 .250 1.400 11 8 0.022 0.76 0.071 -0.048 0.6 2 0 HR
Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .425 7 3 0.033 0.63 0.049 -0.016 0.3 1 3
Brad Ausmus C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .400 1.000 8 5 -0.095 1.26 0.000 -0.095 -0.7 8 0 GDP
   Bobby Abreu PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .667 4 3 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Tony Pena C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Shane Reynolds P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 -0.026 1.05 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 1 1
   Russ Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 5 3 -0.035 1.38 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Garcia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 3 3 -0.016 0.64 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 1 3 1 1 11 .097 .319 103 76 -0.439 0.82 0.183 -0.620 -3.4 27 12
HR: C Carr (1, off J Smoltz; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
TB: C Carr 4; L Gonzalez; J Bagwell.
GIDP: B Ausmus (1).
RBI: C Carr (1).
2-out RBI: C Carr.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gutierrez-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
PB: B Ausmus (1).
E: J Bagwell (2).

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, W (1-0) 9 3 1 1 1 11 1 1.00 32 103 76 37 16 23 8 12 6 0 87 0.438 0.82 3.4
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 1 11 1 1.00 32 103 76 37 16 23 8 12 6 0 87 0.438 0.82 3.4

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, L (0-1) 6 5 2 2 1 5 1 3.00 23 81 54 28 10 16 9 8 4 0 58 0.037 0.83 1.0
Russ Springer 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 5.40 6 24 14 8 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.057 0.64 -0.5
Tom Martin 0.1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 3 7 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.019 0.69 -0.4
Ramon Garcia 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 11 6 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.031 0.80 -0.1
Mike Magnante 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 3 10 7 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 3 7 1 3.00 37 133 84 46 15 23 15 12 5 0 58 2 1 -0.062 0.73 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Reynolds (1; K Lofton, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Brian Gorman, LF - Mark Hirschbeck, RF - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Keith Lockhart 2B 2 Derek Bell RF
3 Chipper Jones 3B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Ryan Klesko LF 5 Bill Spiers 3B
6 Javy Lopez C 6 Chuck Carr CF
7 Michael Tucker RF 7 Ricky Gutierrez SS
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 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds -11% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds 10% 57% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R ATL J. Blauser S. Reynolds 10% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Klesko Scores; Blauser to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz -7% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

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 --- 4,(1-2)  ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds 4% 54% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Lofton to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O ATL K. Lockhart S. Reynolds -3% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- O ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds -4% 46% Lofton Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds 10% 57% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t1 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds -1% 56% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 2% 58% Lineout: RF (Deep RF Line)
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz 2% 60% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz -1% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 2% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds 6% 66% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Lopez S. Reynolds -4% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O ATL M. Tucker S. Reynolds -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R ATL J. Blauser S. Reynolds 10% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Klesko Scores; Blauser to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 2-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz S. Reynolds -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Smoltz 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz 2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz -1% 69% Walk
b2 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds 3% 74% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O ATL K. Lockhart S. Reynolds -3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds 3% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lofton to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds 4% 79% Walk; Lofton to 3B; Jones to 2B
t3 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds -11% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds J. Smoltz 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 2% 72% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b3 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz 1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Lopez S. Reynolds -2% 72% Lineout: SS
t4 2-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O ATL M. Tucker S. Reynolds -1% 71% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Blauser S. Reynolds -1% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 3% 72% Lineout: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Smoltz 1% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Smoltz S. Reynolds -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL K. Lofton S. Reynolds -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL K. Lockhart S. Reynolds -1% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz -4% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Gutierrez to 1B
b5 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL C. Jones S. Reynolds -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t6 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL F. McGriff S. Reynolds -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL R. Klesko S. Reynolds -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
Tony Graffanino replaces Keith Lockhart playing 2B batting 2nd
Danny Bautista replaces Ryan Klesko playing LF batting 5th
Russ Johnson pinch hits for Shane Reynolds (P) batting 9th
b6 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Johnson J. Smoltz 3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz -4% 74% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Biggio to 1B
b6 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz 4% 79% Foul Popfly: 3B (Short LF Foul)
b6 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 3% 82% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Russ Springer facing 6-7-8
Russ Springer replaces Russ Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL J. Lopez R. Springer 4% 86% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t7 2-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R ATL M. Tucker R. Springer 6% 92% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Lopez Scores; Tucker to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 3-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  ATL J. Blauser R. Springer 1% 93% Walk
t7 3-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Smoltz R. Springer -2% 91% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
t7 3-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lofton R. Springer -2% 90% Flyball: CF
t7 3-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O ATL T. Graffanino R. Springer -2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
Andruw Jones replaces Michael Tucker playing RF batting 7th
b7 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Smoltz 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz -7% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b7 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz 2% 87% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Tom Martin facing 3-4-5
Tom Martin replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL C. Jones T. Martin 2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t8 3-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  ATL F. McGriff T. Martin 3% 91% Walk; Jones to 2B
t8 3-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O ATL D. Bautista T. Martin -3% 89% Bunt Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; McGriff to 2B; Bautista to 1B
Ramon Garcia replaces Tom Martin pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Lopez R. Garcia -2% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; McGriff to 3B; Lopez to 1B
t8 3-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R ATL A. Jones R. Garcia 6% 93% Passed Ball; McGriff Scores/unER; Lopez to 2B
t8 4-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O ATL A. Jones R. Garcia -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' John Smoltz facing 8-9-1
Bobby Abreu pinch hits for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 8th
b8 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Abreu J. Smoltz 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Ramon Garcia (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Howard J. Smoltz 2% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 1% 97% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 8-9-1
Mike Magnante replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tony Pena replaces Bobby Abreu (PH) playing C batting 8th
t9 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Blauser M. Magnante -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 4-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz M. Magnante -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t9 4-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Magnante -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' John Smoltz facing 2-3-4
b9 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b9 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz -1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 1-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Smoltz 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 1.

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