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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
7
4
DET
@BOS
7
1
TEX
@CHW
5
6
MIL
@CLE
4
0
OAK
@KCR
7
6
CAL
@MIN
3
2
HOU
@LAD
7
2
PHI
@MON
1
2
CHC
@NYM
1
0
CIN
@SDP
2
4
ATL
@SFG
3
4
 
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PIT
@STL
8
2
Wednesday, April 18, 1973,
, Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 13,733, Time of Game: 2:35
Astros
7
6-8
 Won 1 
4th, 4 GB
at Dodgers
2
6-7
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Jerry Reuss (2-0)
L: Tommy John (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   2  0  4   0  0  0    7 12  2
Dodgers         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  4  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee LF 6 0 3 0 0 0 6 .385 .429 .385 .813 0.134 0.71 0.146 -0.012 1.1 3 0
Hector Torres SS-2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.108 1.12 0.008 -0.116 -1.4 3 3 GDP
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .315 .403 .611 1.014 -0.002 0.88 0.039 -0.042 -0.1 1 0 2B
Jim Wynn RF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .279 .333 .639 .973 -0.139 1.39 0.008 -0.147 -1.4 0 0
Bob Watson 1B 3 1 2 3 2 1 5 .306 .407 .388 .795 0.305 1.51 0.320 -0.015 3.4 11 0
Doug Rader 3B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .204 .271 .259 .530 -0.021 1.11 0.072 -0.093 0.2 0 0
Tommy Helms 2B 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 .250 .283 .268 .551 -0.030 0.87 0.056 -0.087 0.0 1 2
   Roger Metzger SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .087 .143 .174 .317 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 1
Larry Howard C 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .200 .250 .200 .450 0.091 1.02 0.171 -0.081 1.3 8 0
Jerry Reuss P 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .300 .300 .300 .600 0.100 0.62 0.120 -0.020 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 38 7 12 6 8 9 46 .316 .435 .342 .777 0.329 1.01 0.940 -0.614 3.0 27 7
2B: C Cedeno (8, off D Rau).
TB: T Agee 3; B Watson 2; J Reuss 2; D Rader 2; C Cedeno 2; L Howard; T Helms.
GIDP: H Torres (1).
RBI: B Watson 3 (9); L Howard (1); D Rader (6); J Reuss (2).
2-out RBI: B Watson 3; L Howard; D Rader.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
E: R Metzger (3); T Helms (2).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Russell SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .306 .320 .367 .687 0.056 0.47 0.074 -0.018 0.7 0 3 2B
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .293 .375 .668 -0.031 0.56 0.023 -0.054 -0.0 10 0
Willie Davis CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .283 .316 .396 .712 -0.075 0.83 0.003 -0.078 -0.7 2 0
Joe Ferguson C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .234 .357 .447 .804 0.075 0.74 0.108 -0.033 1.5 9 0 2B
Steve Garvey LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .280 .360 .640 -0.050 0.48 0.000 -0.050 -1.1 3 0
Tom Paciorek RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .111 .273 .111 .384 -0.059 0.59 0.000 -0.059 -0.9 1 0
Ron Cey 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .194 .242 .290 .533 -0.037 0.39 0.000 -0.037 -0.8 0 4
Lee Lacy 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .222 .311 .222 .534 0.007 0.30 0.017 -0.010 -0.1 2 4
Tommy John P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.024 0.99 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 0
   Doug Rau P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.030 1.08 0.000 -0.030 -0.2 0 0
   Charlie Hough P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Davey Lopes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Pete Richert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 33 2 4 1 1 7 34 .121 .147 .182 .329 -0.171 0.57 0.225 -0.396 -2.0 27 12
2B: B Russell (3, off J Reuss); J Ferguson (4, off J Reuss).
TB: B Russell 3; J Ferguson 2; W Davis.
RBI: J Ferguson (9).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Russell-L Lacy-B Buckner.
PB: J Ferguson (1).
E: T Paciorek (1).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Reuss, W (2-0) 9 4 2 1 1 7 0 1.61 34 79 0.171 0.57 2.0
Team Totals 9 4 2 1 1 7 0 1.00 34 79 0.171 0.57 2.0

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, L (2-1) 3 7 3 3 3 3 0 3.06 18 33 -0.252 1.78 -2.0
Doug Rau 2.2 5 4 4 3 2 0 7.20 16 1 0 -0.071 0.81 -2.0
Charlie Hough 2.1 0 0 0 2 4 0 5.06 9 3 1 -0.007 0.09 0.6
Pete Richert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 8 9 0 7.00 46 33 4 1 -0.330 1.01 -3.0
T John faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 13,733.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Tommie Agee LF 1 Bill Russell SS
2 Hector Torres SS 2 Bill Buckner 1B
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Willie Davis CF
4 Jim Wynn RF 4 Joe Ferguson C
5 Bob Watson 1B 5 Steve Garvey LF
6 Doug Rader 3B 6 Tom Paciorek RF
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Ron Cey 3B
8 Larry Howard C 8 Lee Lacy 2B
9 Jerry Reuss P 9 Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 0 1-- R HOU L. Howard T. John 16% 70% Single to RF; Helms Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Howard to 2B
t3 0-1 2 123 R HOU B. Watson T. John 12% 53% Walk; Reuss Scores; Agee to 3B; Cedeno to 2B
t6 3-1 2 123 RR HOU B. Watson D. Rau 12% 93% Single to LF; Torres Scores; Cedeno Scores; Wynn to 2B
b1 0-0 2 --3 R LAD J. Ferguson J. Reuss -10% 37% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Russell Scores/No RBI/unER; Ferguson to 1B
t3 0-1 1 123 O HOU J. Wynn T. John -9% 41% 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' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Agee T. John 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU H. Torres T. John -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno T. John -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- LAD B. Russell J. Reuss -6% 39% Double to CF
b1 0-0 0 -2- O LAD B. Buckner J. Reuss 4% 43% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 1 -2- O LAD W. Davis J. Reuss 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B; Russell to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 R LAD J. Ferguson J. Reuss -10% 37% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Russell Scores/No RBI/unER; Ferguson to 1B
b1 1-0 2 1-- O LAD S. Garvey J. Reuss 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn T. John -2% 36% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- HOU B. Watson T. John 3% 39% Single to CF
t2 0-1 1 1-- HOU D. Rader T. John 4% 43% Single to LF; Watson to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- HOU T. Helms T. John 6% 49% Passed Ball; Watson to 3B; Rader to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -23 O HOU T. Helms T. John -9% 40% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 -23 O HOU L. Howard T. John -6% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O LAD T. Paciorek J. Reuss 2% 35% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O LAD R. Cey J. Reuss 1% 37% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 2 --- O LAD L. Lacy J. Reuss 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- HOU J. Reuss T. John 4% 42% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- HOU T. Agee T. John 7% 49% Single to LF; Reuss to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- O HOU H. Torres T. John -0% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B; Reuss to 3B; Agee to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -23 HOU C. Cedeno T. John 2% 50% Walk
t3 0-1 1 123 O HOU J. Wynn T. John -9% 41% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 123 R HOU B. Watson T. John 12% 53% Walk; Reuss Scores; Agee to 3B; Cedeno to 2B
t3 1-1 2 123 O HOU D. Rader T. John -8% 45% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O LAD T. John J. Reuss 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-1 1 --- O LAD B. Russell J. Reuss 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 --- O LAD B. Buckner J. Reuss 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Dodgers' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
t4 1-1 0 --- HOU T. Helms T. John 4% 54% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- R HOU L. Howard T. John 16% 70% Single to RF; Helms Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Howard to 2B
t4 2-1 0 -2- R HOU J. Reuss T. John 8% 78% Single to LF; Howard Scores
Doug Rau replaces Tommy John pitching and batting 9th
t4 3-1 0 1-- HOU T. Agee D. Rau 4% 81% Single to LF; Reuss to 2B
t4 3-1 0 12- O HOU H. Torres D. Rau -4% 78% Flyball: CF
t4 3-1 1 12- O HOU C. Cedeno D. Rau -3% 75% Flyball: RF
t4 3-1 2 12- O HOU J. Wynn D. Rau -3% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- O LAD W. Davis J. Reuss 3% 74% Lineout: 1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O LAD J. Ferguson J. Reuss 2% 76% Lineout: 2B
b4 1-3 2 --- O LAD S. Garvey J. Reuss 1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 5-6-7
t5 3-1 0 --- O HOU B. Watson D. Rau -2% 76% Strikeout
t5 3-1 1 --- O HOU D. Rader D. Rau -1% 75% Flyball: LF
t5 3-1 2 --- HOU T. Helms D. Rau 1% 75% Single to RF
t5 3-1 2 1-- O HOU L. Howard D. Rau -2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- O LAD T. Paciorek J. Reuss 3% 77% Popfly: 1B
b5 1-3 1 --- O LAD R. Cey J. Reuss 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-3 2 --- LAD L. Lacy J. Reuss -2% 77% Walk
b5 1-3 2 1-- O LAD D. Rau J. Reuss 3% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 9-1-2
t6 3-1 0 --- O HOU J. Reuss D. Rau -1% 79% Strikeout
t6 3-1 1 --- O HOU T. Agee D. Rau -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-1 2 --- HOU H. Torres D. Rau 1% 78% Walk
t6 3-1 2 1-- HOU C. Cedeno D. Rau 2% 81% Double to LF; Torres to 3B
t6 3-1 2 -23 HOU J. Wynn D. Rau 1% 81% Walk
t6 3-1 2 123 RR HOU B. Watson D. Rau 12% 93% Single to LF; Torres Scores; Cedeno Scores; Wynn to 2B
t6 5-1 2 12- R HOU D. Rader D. Rau 3% 96% Single to LF; Wynn Scores; Watson to 2B
t6 6-1 2 12- HOU T. Helms D. Rau 0% 97% Walk; Watson to 3B; Rader to 2B
Charlie Hough replaces Doug Rau pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-1 2 123 R HOU L. Howard C. Hough 2% 98% Walk; Watson Scores; Rader to 3B; Helms to 2B
t6 7-1 2 123 O HOU J. Reuss C. Hough -1% 98% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 1-2-3
Hector Torres moves from SS to 2B
Roger Metzger replaces Tommy Helms (2B) playing SS batting 7th
b6 1-7 0 --- LAD B. Russell J. Reuss -1% 96% Single to LF
b6 1-7 0 1-- LAD B. Buckner J. Reuss -2% 94% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Russell to 2B; Buckner to 1B
b6 1-7 0 12- O LAD W. Davis J. Reuss 2% 96% Strikeout
b6 1-7 1 12- O LAD J. Ferguson J. Reuss 1% 98% Flyball: 1B
b6 1-7 2 12- O LAD S. Garvey J. Reuss 1% 99% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Dodgers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t7 7-1 0 --- O HOU T. Agee C. Hough -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 7-1 1 --- O HOU H. Torres C. Hough -0% 99% Strikeout
t7 7-1 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno C. Hough -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 6-7-8
b7 1-7 0 --- O LAD T. Paciorek J. Reuss 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 1-7 1 --- O LAD R. Cey J. Reuss 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-7 2 --- O LAD L. Lacy J. Reuss 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Dodgers' Charlie Hough facing 4-5-6
t8 7-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn C. Hough -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t8 7-1 1 --- HOU B. Watson C. Hough 0% 99% Walk
t8 7-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader C. Hough -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 7-1 2 1-- O HOU R. Metzger C. Hough -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 9-1-2
Davey Lopes pinch hits for Charlie Hough (P) batting 9th
b8 1-7 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes J. Reuss 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-7 1 --- O LAD B. Russell J. Reuss 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 1-7 2 --- O LAD B. Buckner J. Reuss 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Dodgers' Pete Richert facing 8-9-1
Pete Richert replaces Davey Lopes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-1 0 --- O HOU L. Howard P. Richert -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-1 1 --- O HOU J. Reuss P. Richert -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 7-1 2 --- O HOU T. Agee P. Richert -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-7, Astros' Jerry Reuss facing 3-4-5
b9 1-7 0 --- LAD W. Davis J. Reuss -0% 99% Single to CF
b9 1-7 0 1-- R LAD J. Ferguson J. Reuss -1% 98% Double to CF; Davis Scores
b9 2-7 0 -2- O LAD S. Garvey J. Reuss 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-7 1 -2- O LAD T. Paciorek J. Reuss 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Ferguson to 3B
b9 2-7 2 --3 O LAD R. Cey J. Reuss 0% 100% Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Dodgers 2.

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