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Standings
CHW
@BOS
7
2
DET
@CAL
5
4
 
(10)
WSA
@KCR
3
1
NYY
@MIN
2
4
BAL
@OAK
6
1
CLE
@SEP
10
4
HOU
@CHC
4
5
SFG
@MON
8
3
LAD
@NYM
0
1
 
(15)
SDP
@PHI
3
0
CIN
@PIT
5
3
ATL
@STL
3
4
Wednesday, June 4, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 11,905, Time of Game: 2:25
Senators
3
27-28
 Won 1 
4th, 11½ GB
at Royals
1
22-28
 Lost 1 
5th, 7 GB
W: Joe Coleman (3-5)
L: Dick Drago (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    3  8  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Del Unser CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .320 .304 .624 -0.046 0.71 0.015 -0.061 -0.3 2 0
Ed Stroud RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .223 .336 .330 .666 -0.044 0.85 0.021 -0.065 -0.1 1 0
Frank Howard LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .299 .383 .573 .957 0.013 0.74 0.077 -0.064 -0.4 0 0 2B,GDP
   Hank Allen LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .315 .352 .668 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Epstein 1B 2 2 1 1 2 1 4 .266 .438 .625 1.063 0.153 1.07 0.175 -0.022 1.4 12 0 HR,IW
Ken McMullen 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .242 .318 .376 .694 0.106 1.42 0.192 -0.086 0.1 0 6
Bernie Allen 2B 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .228 .338 .377 .716 0.077 0.94 0.101 -0.024 0.7 5 2
   Tim Cullen 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .278 .250 .528 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Ed Brinkman SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .273 .329 .336 .666 -0.078 0.76 0.010 -0.088 -1.0 3 6 CS
Paul Casanova C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .204 .255 .296 .551 -0.035 0.85 0.029 -0.063 -0.5 3 2
Joe Coleman P 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .077 .111 .077 .188 -0.090 0.87 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 4 10 36 .250 .333 .375 .708 0.056 0.91 0.620 -0.563 -1.1 27 17
2B: F Howard (8, off D Drago).
HR: M Epstein (13, off D Drago, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
IBB: M Epstein (4, by D Drago).
TB: M Epstein 4; F Howard 2; E Brinkman; E Stroud; K McMullen; B Allen; P Casanova; D Unser.
GIDP: F Howard (10).
RBI: M Epstein (29); K McMullen (24); B Allen (15).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Cullen-E Brinkman-M Epstein.
Baserunning
CS: E Brinkman (1, 2nd base by T Burgmeier/D Paepke).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Juan Rios 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .274 .329 .329 .658 -0.147 1.13 0.000 -0.147 -1.2 2 3
Pat Kelly RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .267 .338 .389 .727 0.006 0.88 0.078 -0.072 0.0 1 0 CS
Joe Foy 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .246 .352 .355 .707 0.017 0.94 0.067 -0.050 0.2 1 3 SB
Ed Kirkpatrick CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .218 .283 .376 .659 0.005 1.41 0.087 -0.083 -0.2 1 0
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .283 .328 .470 .798 0.079 1.72 0.165 -0.086 0.8 0 0
Bob Oliver 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .259 .356 .614 -0.142 1.81 0.043 -0.185 -0.9 10 1 GDP
Dennis Paepke C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .182 .000 .182 -0.079 1.46 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 10 1
   George Spriggs PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .158 .273 .263 .536 -0.042 1.70 0.000 -0.042 -0.2
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .311 .304 .615 -0.048 1.10 0.021 -0.069 -0.3 2 3
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .324 .324 .618 .941 0.070 1.08 0.070 0.000 0.4 2B
Dick Drago P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.061 1.39 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 0 2 SH
   Tom Burgmeier PH-P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.102 1.97 0.000 -0.102 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 8 1 4 3 37 .250 .333 .281 .615 -0.444 1.32 0.531 -0.976 -3.1 27 13
2B: H Taylor (4, off J Coleman).
SH: D Drago (3, off J Coleman).
TB: P Kelly 2; H Taylor 2; L Piniella; B Oliver; J Hernandez; E Kirkpatrick; J Foy.
GIDP: B Oliver (7).
RBI: L Piniella (25).
2-out RBI: L Piniella.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Hernandez-B Oliver-J Foy; J Foy-J Rios-B Oliver.
Baserunning
SB: J Foy (17, 2nd base off J Coleman/P Casanova).
CS: P Kelly (2, 2nd base by J Coleman/P Casanova).

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Coleman, W (3-5) 9 8 1 1 4 3 0 4.40 37 66 0.444 1.32 3.1
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 4 3 0 1.00 37 66 0.444 1.32 3.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (3-3) 7 7 3 3 3 8 1 3.24 30 56 -0.094 1.04 0.2
Tom Burgmeier 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.44 6 0 0 0.039 0.33 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 10 1 3.00 36 56 0 0 -0.055 0.91 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Drago (4; M Epstein).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 11,905.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Kansas City Royals
1 Del Unser CF 1 Juan Rios 2B
2 Ed Stroud RF 2 Pat Kelly RF
3 Frank Howard LF 3 Joe Foy 3B
4 Mike Epstein 1B 4 Ed Kirkpatrick CF
5 Ken McMullen 3B 5 Lou Piniella LF
6 Bernie Allen 2B 6 Bob Oliver 1B
7 Ed Brinkman SS 7 Dennis Paepke C
8 Paul Casanova C 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Joe Coleman P 9 Dick Drago P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 1 12- R WSA K. McMullen D. Drago 19% 75% Single to CF; Howard Scores; Epstein to 3B
t4 0-1 0 --- R WSA M. Epstein D. Drago 13% 50% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R KCR L. Piniella J. Coleman -11% 35% Single to RF; Kelly Scores; Kirkpatrick to 3B
b8 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR B. Oliver J. Coleman 9% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 1-3 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Coleman -8% 78% Single to CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O WSA D. Unser D. Drago -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O WSA E. Stroud D. Drago -1% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- WSA F. Howard D. Drago 1% 48% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O WSA M. Epstein D. Drago -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Rios J. Coleman 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Kelly J. Coleman -2% 45% Single to C/Bunt
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR J. Foy J. Coleman -4% 42% Single to RF; Kelly to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Coleman 4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Kelly to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R KCR L. Piniella J. Coleman -11% 35% Single to RF; Kelly Scores; Kirkpatrick to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O KCR B. Oliver J. Coleman 4% 39% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O WSA K. McMullen D. Drago -2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- WSA B. Allen D. Drago 3% 39% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- O WSA E. Brinkman D. Drago -3% 36% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-1 2 1-- WSA P. Casanova D. Drago 3% 39% Single to CF; Brinkman to 3B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 O WSA J. Coleman D. Drago -5% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Paepke J. Coleman 2% 36% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 1-0 1 --- KCR J. Hernandez J. Coleman -2% 33% Single to RF (Pop Fly)
b2 1-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Drago J. Coleman 1% 35% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Hernandez to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Rios J. Coleman 3% 38% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O WSA D. Unser D. Drago -3% 35% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O WSA E. Stroud D. Drago -2% 33% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 2 --- O WSA F. Howard D. Drago -1% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Coleman 2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Coleman 1% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Coleman -1% 35% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- O KCR L. Piniella J. Coleman 2% 37% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- R WSA M. Epstein D. Drago 13% 50% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-1 0 --- O WSA K. McMullen D. Drago -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t4 1-1 1 --- O WSA B. Allen D. Drago -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O WSA E. Brinkman D. Drago -1% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- KCR B. Oliver J. Coleman -4% 40% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b4 1-1 0 1-- O KCR D. Paepke J. Coleman 2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B; Oliver to 2B
b4 1-1 1 -2- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Coleman 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B; Oliver to 3B
b4 1-1 2 --3 O KCR D. Drago J. Coleman 5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O WSA P. Casanova D. Drago -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O WSA J. Coleman D. Drago -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-1 2 --- O WSA D. Unser D. Drago -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O KCR J. Rios J. Coleman 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- KCR P. Kelly J. Coleman -3% 43% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- O KCR J. Foy J. Coleman 5% 49% Kelly Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 1-1 2 --- KCR J. Foy J. Coleman -2% 47% Walk
b5 1-1 2 1-- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Coleman -2% 45% Foy Steals 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Coleman 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- O WSA E. Stroud D. Drago -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- WSA F. Howard D. Drago 6% 53% Double to RF
t6 1-1 1 -2- WSA M. Epstein D. Drago 2% 56% Intentional Walk
t6 1-1 1 12- R WSA K. McMullen D. Drago 19% 75% Single to CF; Howard Scores; Epstein to 3B
t6 2-1 1 1-3 R WSA B. Allen D. Drago 7% 82% Single to RF; Epstein Scores; McMullen to 2B
t6 3-1 1 12- O WSA E. Brinkman D. Drago -3% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 3-1 2 12- O WSA P. Casanova D. Drago -3% 76% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 5-6-7
b6 1-3 0 --- KCR L. Piniella J. Coleman -6% 70% Walk
b6 1-3 0 1-- O KCR B. Oliver J. Coleman 5% 76% Flyball: RF
b6 1-3 1 1-- O KCR D. Paepke J. Coleman 4% 80% Popfly: 2B
b6 1-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Coleman 3% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- O WSA J. Coleman D. Drago -1% 82% Strikeout
t7 3-1 1 --- WSA D. Unser D. Drago 1% 83% Single to 2B/Bunt
t7 3-1 1 1-- WSA E. Stroud D. Drago 2% 85% Single to 2B; Unser to 2B
t7 3-1 1 12- OO WSA F. Howard D. Drago -5% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 9-1-2
Tom Burgmeier pinch hits for Dick Drago (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 0 --- O KCR T. Burgmeier J. Coleman 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- O KCR J. Rios J. Coleman 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- KCR P. Kelly J. Coleman -2% 84% Single to CF
b7 1-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy J. Coleman 4% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 4-5-6
Tom Burgmeier moves from PH to P
t8 3-1 0 --- WSA M. Epstein T. Burgmeier 2% 89% Walk
t8 3-1 0 1-- OO WSA K. McMullen T. Burgmeier -4% 86% Double Play: Groundout: SS-1B; Epstein out at 3B/1B-3B
t8 3-1 2 --- O WSA B. Allen T. Burgmeier -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 4-5-6
Tim Cullen replaces Bernie Allen playing 2B batting 6th
b8 1-3 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Coleman -8% 78% Single to CF
b8 1-3 0 1-- O KCR L. Piniella J. Coleman 7% 84% Lineout: SS
b8 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR B. Oliver J. Coleman 9% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 7-8-9
t9 3-1 0 --- WSA E. Brinkman T. Burgmeier 1% 94% Single to CF
t9 3-1 0 1-- O WSA P. Casanova T. Burgmeier -2% 93% Brinkman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 3-1 1 --- O WSA P. Casanova T. Burgmeier -0% 92% Flyball: RF
t9 3-1 2 --- O WSA J. Coleman T. Burgmeier -0% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Senators' Joe Coleman facing 7-8-9
Hank Allen replaces Frank Howard playing LF batting 3rd
George Spriggs pinch hits for Dennis Paepke (C) batting 7th
b9 1-3 0 --- O KCR G. Spriggs J. Coleman 4% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-3 1 --- KCR H. Taylor J. Coleman -7% 89% Double to LF
b9 1-3 1 -2- O KCR T. Burgmeier J. Coleman 7% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-3 2 -2- O KCR J. Rios J. Coleman 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Royals 1.

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