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@BAL
2
3
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@CLE
5
6
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@DET
4
2
 
(6)
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@KCR
2
1
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@MIN
1
2
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@MIN
2
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@LAD
4
3
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@MON
0
4
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@PHI
4
2
Monday, September 11, 1972,
, Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 10,703, Time of Game: 2:32
Astros
4
76-60
 Won 1 
2nd, 7 GB
at Dodgers
3
73-63
 Lost 1 
3rd, 10 GB
W: Don Wilson (12-8)
L: Al Downing (8-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   0  1  1   0  0  1    4 11  0
Dodgers         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    3  7  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Metzger SS 5 0 1 1 0 1 .225 .555 -0.015 1.03 0.077 -0.092 0.1 1 3
Jim Wynn RF 4 1 3 2 1 0 .279 .869 0.240 0.85 0.256 -0.017 2.0 0 0 HR,3B
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 .327 .943 0.030 0.95 0.127 -0.096 -0.1 4 0 GDP
Lee May 1B 4 0 2 0 1 1 .284 .846 0.043 0.69 0.068 -0.025 0.7 6 1 2B
Bob Watson LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .822 -0.074 0.95 0.024 -0.098 -1.2 2 0
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .242 .740 -0.019 0.85 0.025 -0.044 0.0 0 3
Tommy Helms 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .270 .662 -0.035 0.90 0.034 -0.069 -0.3 5 2
Larry Howard C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .214 .576 -0.063 0.95 0.042 -0.105 -1.1 8 0 GDP
Don Wilson P 1 1 1 0 1 0 .123 .303 0.016 1.07 0.034 -0.017 0.2 1 2 SH
   Jerry Reuss P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .329 -0.013 0.57 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 11 4 5 5 .314 .886 0.110 0.90 0.687 -0.576 0.2 27 11
2B: L May (25, off P Mikkelsen).
3B: J Wynn (2, off A Downing).
HR: J Wynn (22, off P Richert; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: D Wilson (5, off A Downing).
TB: J Wynn 8; L May 3; L Howard; D Rader; R Metzger; C Cedeno; T Helms; D Wilson.
GIDP: C Cedeno (9); L Howard (5).
RBI: J Wynn 2 (79); C Cedeno (72); R Metzger (34).
2-out RBI: J Wynn; C Cedeno; R Metzger.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 12.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Grabarkewitz 2B 4 0 1 1 1 2 .188 .603 -0.069 2.07 0.096 -0.165 0.1 3 0
Manny Mota LF 5 0 2 2 0 0 .331 .831 0.106 2.07 0.212 -0.107 1.2 3 0
Willie Davis CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .745 -0.309 2.54 0.000 -0.309 -1.3 2 0
Wes Parker 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .717 -0.115 1.20 0.000 -0.115 -0.7 8 1
Willie Crawford RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .246 .763 -0.007 0.50 0.017 -0.024 -0.1 1 0
   Bobby Valentine PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .624 -0.041 1.74 0.000 -0.041 -0.1 0 0
Steve Garvey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .270 .737 -0.034 0.91 0.028 -0.062 -0.2 2 5
Bill Russell SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 .273 .705 0.060 1.42 0.132 -0.072 0.2 3 4
Steve Yeager C 4 1 2 0 0 1 .203 .579 -0.045 1.69 0.067 -0.112 -0.2 5 0
Al Downing P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .117 .264 -0.048 1.84 0.000 -0.048 -0.3 0 0 2·SH
   Pete Mikkelsen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Lefebvre PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .204 .612 0.025 0.73 0.025 0.000 0.2
   Pete Richert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Frank Robinson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252 .791 0.087 2.33 0.087 0.000 0.4
   Maury Wills PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .117 .324 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 5 7 .219 .543 -0.390 1.65 0.664 -1.055 -0.8 27 10
SH: A Downing 2 (5, 2 off D Wilson).
TB: S Yeager 2; M Mota 2; B Grabarkewitz; J Lefebvre; S Garvey.
RBI: M Mota 2 (45); B Grabarkewitz (13).
2-out RBI: M Mota 2; B Grabarkewitz.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Garvey-W Parker; B Russell-W Parker.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, W (12-8) 6.2 6 2 2 3 3 0 2.79 29 54 0.096 1.17 0.6
Jerry Reuss, S (1) 2.1 1 1 1 2 4 0 3.88 10 2 0 0.294 3.04 0.2
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 5 7 0 3.00 39 54 2 0 0.390 1.65 0.8

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Downing, L (8-8) 5.2 9 3 3 4 1 0 2.97 28 36 -0.114 1.13 -0.9
Pete Mikkelsen 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.88 6 2 0 0.032 0.43 0.8
Pete Richert 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 1.86 7 0 0 -0.027 0.40 -0.2
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 5 5 1 4.00 41 36 2 0 -0.109 0.90 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Roger Metzger SS 1 Billy Grabarkewitz 2B
2 Jim Wynn RF 2 Manny Mota LF
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Willie Davis CF
4 Lee May 1B 4 Wes Parker 1B
5 Bob Watson LF 5 Willie Crawford RF
6 Doug Rader 3B 6 Steve Garvey 3B
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Bill Russell SS
8 Larry Howard C 8 Steve Yeager C
9 Don Wilson P 9 Al Downing P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 2 12- O LAD W. Davis J. Reuss 16% 100% Lineout: CF
b7 1-3 2 12- R LAD M. Mota D. Wilson -14% 68% Single to CF; Lefebvre Scores; Grabarkewitz to 2B
t3 0-0 2 --3 R HOU J. Wynn A. Downing 13% 62% Triple to CF; Howard Scores
t5 1-0 2 12- R HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing 13% 78% Single to CF; Wilson Scores; Wynn to 3B
b9 2-4 1 12- O LAD B. Grabarkewitz J. Reuss 10% 92% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger A. Downing -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Wynn A. Downing 2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing -5% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O LAD B. Grabarkewitz D. Wilson 2% 48% Groundout: C unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O LAD M. Mota D. Wilson 1% 49% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Wilson 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU L. May A. Downing 4% 54% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson A. Downing -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader A. Downing -2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B; May to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU T. Helms A. Downing -3% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O LAD W. Parker D. Wilson 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O LAD W. Crawford D. Wilson 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O LAD S. Garvey D. Wilson 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU L. Howard A. Downing 4% 54% Single to 1B
t3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Wilson A. Downing -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Howard to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O HOU R. Metzger A. Downing -3% 49% Groundout: SS-1B; Howard to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 R HOU J. Wynn A. Downing 13% 62% Triple to CF; Howard Scores
t3 1-0 2 --3 O HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing -4% 58% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- LAD B. Russell D. Wilson -5% 54% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- O LAD S. Yeager D. Wilson 4% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-1 1 1-- O LAD A. Downing D. Wilson 2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Yeager to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- LAD B. Grabarkewitz D. Wilson -1% 59% Walk
b3 0-1 2 12- O LAD M. Mota D. Wilson 5% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O HOU L. May A. Downing -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- HOU B. Watson A. Downing 2% 64% Walk
t4 1-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader A. Downing -3% 62% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-0 2 1-- O HOU T. Helms A. Downing -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Wilson 3% 62% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-1 1 --- O LAD W. Parker D. Wilson 2% 64% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 2 --- LAD W. Crawford D. Wilson -2% 63% Walk
b4 0-1 2 1-- LAD S. Garvey D. Wilson -3% 60% Single to SS; Crawford to 2B
b4 0-1 2 12- O LAD B. Russell D. Wilson 6% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O HOU L. Howard A. Downing -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-0 1 --- HOU D. Wilson A. Downing 2% 66% Walk
t5 1-0 1 1-- O HOU R. Metzger A. Downing -3% 63% Lineout: LF
t5 1-0 2 1-- HOU J. Wynn A. Downing 2% 65% Walk; Wilson to 2B
t5 1-0 2 12- R HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing 13% 78% Single to CF; Wilson Scores; Wynn to 3B
t5 2-0 2 1-3 HOU L. May A. Downing 1% 79% Walk; Cedeno to 2B
t5 2-0 2 123 O HOU B. Watson A. Downing -5% 75% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- LAD S. Yeager D. Wilson -5% 69% Single to CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- O LAD A. Downing D. Wilson 3% 72% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Yeager to 2B
b5 0-2 1 -2- O LAD B. Grabarkewitz D. Wilson 5% 77% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 -2- O LAD M. Mota D. Wilson 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 6-7-8
t6 2-0 0 --- HOU D. Rader A. Downing 2% 83% Single to LF
t6 2-0 0 1-- HOU T. Helms A. Downing 3% 86% Single to RF; Rader to 2B
t6 2-0 0 12- OO HOU L. Howard A. Downing -6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Helms to 2B
t6 2-0 2 -2- HOU D. Wilson A. Downing 1% 81% Single to 2B; Helms to 3B
t6 2-0 2 1-3 R HOU R. Metzger A. Downing 8% 89% Single to 2B; Helms Scores; Wilson to 2B
Pete Mikkelsen replaces Al Downing pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 2 12- O HOU J. Wynn P. Mikkelsen -2% 87% Flyball: CF
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 3-4-5
b6 0-3 0 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Wilson 2% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 0-3 1 --- O LAD W. Parker D. Wilson 1% 91% Strikeout
b6 0-3 2 --- O LAD W. Crawford D. Wilson 1% 91% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Dodgers' Pete Mikkelsen facing 3-4-5
t7 3-0 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Mikkelsen -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-0 1 --- HOU L. May P. Mikkelsen 1% 92% Double to LF
t7 3-0 1 -2- O HOU B. Watson P. Mikkelsen -1% 91% Strikeout
t7 3-0 2 -2- HOU D. Rader P. Mikkelsen 0% 91% Walk
t7 3-0 2 12- O HOU T. Helms P. Mikkelsen -1% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
b7 0-3 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey D. Wilson 2% 92% Flyball: LF
b7 0-3 1 --- O LAD B. Russell D. Wilson 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-3 2 --- LAD S. Yeager D. Wilson -1% 92% Single to CF
Jim Lefebvre pinch hits for Pete Mikkelsen (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 2 1-- LAD J. Lefebvre D. Wilson -2% 90% Single to SS; Yeager to 2B
b7 0-3 2 12- R LAD B. Grabarkewitz D. Wilson -8% 82% Single to CF; Yeager Scores; Lefebvre to 2B
b7 1-3 2 12- R LAD M. Mota D. Wilson -14% 68% Single to CF; Lefebvre Scores; Grabarkewitz to 2B
Jerry Reuss replaces Don Wilson pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-3 2 12- O LAD W. Davis J. Reuss 9% 77% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Dodgers' Pete Richert facing 8-9-1
Pete Richert replaces Jim Lefebvre (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- O HOU L. Howard P. Richert -2% 75% Flyball: SS
t8 3-2 1 --- O HOU J. Reuss P. Richert -1% 74% Lineout: SS
t8 3-2 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger P. Richert -1% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 4-5-6
b8 2-3 0 --- O LAD W. Parker J. Reuss 6% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
Bobby Valentine pinch hits for Willie Crawford (RF) batting 5th
b8 2-3 1 --- O LAD B. Valentine J. Reuss 4% 83% Flyball: CF
b8 2-3 2 --- O LAD S. Garvey J. Reuss 3% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Dodgers' Pete Richert facing 2-3-4
Bobby Valentine moves from PH to RF
t9 3-2 0 --- R HOU J. Wynn P. Richert 8% 94% Home Run
t9 4-2 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Richert -1% 93% Strikeout
t9 4-2 1 --- O HOU L. May P. Richert -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-2 2 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Richert -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 7-8-9
b9 2-4 0 --- LAD B. Russell J. Reuss -8% 84% Walk
b9 2-4 0 1-- O LAD S. Yeager J. Reuss 7% 91% Strikeout Looking
Frank Robinson pinch hits for Pete Richert (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 1 1-- LAD F. Robinson J. Reuss -9% 82% Walk; Russell to 2B
Maury Wills pinch runs for Frank Robinson (PH) batting 9th
b9 2-4 1 12- O LAD B. Grabarkewitz J. Reuss 10% 92% Strikeout
b9 2-4 2 12- R LAD M. Mota J. Reuss -8% 84% Single to CF; Russell Scores; Wills to 2B
b9 3-4 2 12- O LAD W. Davis J. Reuss 16% 100% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Dodgers 3.

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