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Friday, October 9, 1981,
, Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 46,820, Time of Game: 0:00
Astros
1
at Dodgers
6
W: Burt Hooton (1-0)
L: Bob Knepper (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  2
Dodgers         3  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  X    6 10  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .462 -0.080 0.79 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 1 0
Phil Garner 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 .200 .585 -0.005 0.56 0.031 -0.036 0.3 2 1
Tony Scott CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .308 -0.101 0.85 0.000 -0.101 -1.1 1 0 GDP
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .308 .692 0.078 0.54 0.092 -0.013 0.5 5 0 2B
Cesar Cedeno 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .580 -0.138 1.11 0.000 -0.138 -1.5 6 0 GDP
Alan Ashby C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 1.229 -0.018 0.89 0.032 -0.050 -0.2 6 1
Art Howe 3B 2 1 1 1 1 0 .200 .833 0.127 1.21 0.150 -0.024 1.2 2 2 HR
Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .667 -0.059 1.16 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 1 2
   Dickie Thon PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .800 -0.056 2.59 0.000 -0.056 -0.3 0 1
Bob Knepper P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.015 0.64 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 0 1
   Harry Spilman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.028 1.17 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   Frank LaCorte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Woods PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.042 1.85 0.000 -0.042 -0.3
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Billy Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 3 1 4 5 .107 .469 -0.337 0.95 0.305 -0.642 -2.8 24 9
2B: J Cruz (1, off B Hooton).
HR: A Howe (1, off B Hooton; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Howe 4; J Cruz 3.
GIDP: C Cedeno (1); T Scott (1).
RBI: A Howe (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: C Cedeno (1); J Cruz (1).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Lopes 2B 3 1 1 0 2 0 .250 .690 0.039 0.36 0.049 -0.010 0.5 2 2 IW
Ken Landreaux CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .500 -0.057 0.71 0.005 -0.062 0.0 2 0 SH
Dusty Baker LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 .250 .641 0.105 0.49 0.124 -0.019 0.5 2 0 2B
Steve Garvey 1B 4 1 2 2 0 2 .333 1.167 0.149 0.60 0.170 -0.021 1.7 8 3 HR
Pedro Guerrero 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .182 .523 0.038 0.44 0.045 -0.007 1.0 1 2 2B,IW
Rick Monday RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .222 .522 -0.054 0.85 0.006 -0.060 -0.9 2 0
   Derrel Thomas PH-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.014 0.25 0.000 -0.014 -0.6 0 0
Steve Yeager C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .400 1.000 -0.040 0.54 0.007 -0.047 -0.4 5 0
Bill Russell SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 .111 .444 0.001 0.41 0.030 -0.029 1.0 3 2
Burt Hooton P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.007 0.28 0.007 -0.014 -0.2 1 0
   Steve Howe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Reggie Smith PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 0.004 -.14 0.004 0.000 0.0 SF
   Bob Welch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 3 6 .294 .783 0.164 0.50 0.447 -0.283 2.7 27 9
2B: D Baker (1, off B Knepper); P Guerrero (1, off J Sambito).
HR: S Garvey (2, off B Knepper; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: R Smith (1, off J Sambito).
SH: K Landreaux (2, off B Knepper).
IBB: D Lopes (1, by J Sambito); P Guerrero (1, by B Knepper).
TB: S Garvey 5; D Baker 3; P Guerrero 2; R Monday; D Lopes; B Russell; S Yeager; K Landreaux.
RBI: S Garvey 2 (3); R Smith (1); B Russell (1); D Baker (1); K Landreaux (1).
2-out RBI: K Landreaux.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Guerrero-D Lopes-S Garvey; S Garvey-B Russell.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, L (0-1) 5 6 3 3 2 4 1 5.40 25 45 -0.158 0.65 -0.9
Frank LaCorte 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.041 0.28 0.8
Joe Sambito 0.2 4 3 3 1 0 0 16.20 7 0 0 -0.047 0.17 -3.0
Billy Smith 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.001 0.04 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 3 6 1 6.75 39 45 2 0 -0.163 0.50 -2.6

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Burt Hooton, W (1-0) 7 3 1 1 3 2 1 1.29 25 66 0.203 0.96 1.6
Steve Howe, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 1 0 0.128 1.86 0.8
Bob Welch 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.004 0.17 0.4
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 4 5 1 1.00 32 66 1 0 0.335 0.95 2.8
B Hooton faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Knepper (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Sambito (1; D Lopes); B Knepper (1; P Guerrero).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Ed Montague, LF - Jerry Dale, RF - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 0:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Terry Puhl RF 1 Davey Lopes 2B
2 Phil Garner 2B 2 Ken Landreaux CF
3 Tony Scott CF 3 Dusty Baker LF
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Steve Garvey 1B
5 Cesar Cedeno 1B 5 Pedro Guerrero 3B
6 Alan Ashby C 6 Rick Monday RF
7 Art Howe 3B 7 Steve Yeager C
8 Craig Reynolds SS 8 Bill Russell SS
9 Bob Knepper P 9 Burt Hooton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 -2- RR LAD S. Garvey B. Knepper 14% 82% Home Run; Baker Scores
b1 0-0 1 -2- R LAD D. Baker B. Knepper 11% 67% Double to LF; Lopes Scores
t3 0-3 0 --- R HOU A. Howe B. Hooton -9% 74% Home Run
t8 1-3 0 --- HOU A. Howe B. Hooton -7% 82% Walk
t2 0-3 0 1-- OO HOU C. Cedeno B. Hooton 6% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

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' Burt Hooton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Hooton 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU P. Garner B. Hooton -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU T. Scott B. Hooton 5% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- LAD D. Lopes B. Knepper 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O LAD K. Landreaux B. Knepper -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Lopes to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R LAD D. Baker B. Knepper 11% 67% Double to LF; Lopes Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- RR LAD S. Garvey B. Knepper 14% 82% Home Run; Baker Scores
b1 3-0 1 --- O LAD P. Guerrero B. Knepper -1% 81% Strikeout
b1 3-0 2 --- LAD R. Monday B. Knepper 1% 82% Single to CF
b1 3-0 2 1-- O LAD S. Yeager B. Knepper -1% 81% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- HOU J. Cruz B. Hooton -3% 77% Single to CF
t2 0-3 0 1-- OO HOU C. Cedeno B. Hooton 6% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 0-3 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby B. Hooton 1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
b2 3-0 0 --- O LAD B. Russell B. Knepper -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 3-0 1 --- O LAD B. Hooton B. Knepper -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 3-0 2 --- O LAD D. Lopes B. Knepper -0% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- R HOU A. Howe B. Hooton -9% 74% Home Run
t3 1-3 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Hooton 2% 76% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t3 1-3 1 --- O HOU B. Knepper B. Hooton 2% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 1-3 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Hooton 1% 79% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
b3 3-1 0 --- O LAD K. Landreaux B. Knepper -1% 77% Flyball: CF
b3 3-1 1 --- LAD D. Baker B. Knepper 2% 79% Single to CF
b3 3-1 1 1-- O LAD S. Garvey B. Knepper -2% 77% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-1 2 1-- LAD P. Guerrero B. Knepper 2% 79% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Baker to 3B; Guerrero to 2B
b3 3-1 2 -23 O LAD R. Monday B. Knepper -4% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 2-3-4
t4 1-3 0 --- O HOU P. Garner B. Hooton 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-3 1 --- O HOU T. Scott B. Hooton 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-3 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Hooton 1% 81% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- O LAD S. Yeager B. Knepper -1% 79% Flyball: LF
b4 3-1 1 --- O LAD B. Russell B. Knepper -1% 79% Popfly: SS
b4 3-1 2 --- LAD B. Hooton B. Knepper 1% 79% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS)
b4 3-1 2 1-- LAD D. Lopes B. Knepper 1% 81% Single to CF; Hooton to 2B
b4 3-1 2 12- O LAD K. Landreaux B. Knepper -3% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 5-6-7
t5 1-3 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Hooton 3% 81% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 1-3 1 --- HOU A. Ashby B. Hooton -3% 77% Walk
t5 1-3 1 1-- O HOU A. Howe B. Hooton 2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ashby to 2B
t5 1-3 2 -2- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Hooton 4% 83% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
b5 3-1 0 --- O LAD D. Baker B. Knepper -1% 82% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 1 --- LAD S. Garvey B. Knepper 1% 84% Single to LF
b5 3-1 1 1-- LAD P. Guerrero B. Knepper 1% 85% Wild Pitch; Garvey to 2B
b5 3-1 1 -2- LAD P. Guerrero B. Knepper 1% 85% Intentional Walk
b5 3-1 1 12- O LAD R. Monday B. Knepper -2% 83% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-1 2 12- O LAD S. Yeager B. Knepper -2% 81% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 9-1-2
Harry Spilman pinch hits for Bob Knepper (P) batting 9th
t6 1-3 0 --- O HOU H. Spilman B. Hooton 3% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-3 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Hooton 2% 85% Flyball: CF
t6 1-3 2 --- O HOU P. Garner B. Hooton 1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Frank LaCorte facing 8-9-1
Frank LaCorte replaces Harry Spilman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-1 0 --- O LAD B. Russell F. LaCorte -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-1 1 --- O LAD B. Hooton F. LaCorte -1% 85% Flyball: LF
b6 3-1 2 --- O LAD D. Lopes F. LaCorte -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 3-4-5
t7 1-3 0 --- O HOU T. Scott B. Hooton 3% 87% Popfly: 2B
t7 1-3 1 --- HOU J. Cruz B. Hooton -6% 82% Double to RF
t7 1-3 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Hooton 5% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cruz to 3B
t7 1-3 2 --3 O HOU A. Ashby B. Hooton 4% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Frank LaCorte facing 2-3-4
b7 3-1 0 --- O LAD K. Landreaux F. LaCorte -1% 90% Flyball: LF
b7 3-1 1 --- O LAD D. Baker F. LaCorte -1% 89% Groundout: C-1B
b7 3-1 2 --- O LAD S. Garvey F. LaCorte -0% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Burt Hooton facing 7-8-9
t8 1-3 0 --- HOU A. Howe B. Hooton -7% 82% Walk
Steve Howe replaces Burt Hooton pitching and batting 9th
Dickie Thon pinch hits for Craig Reynolds (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-3 0 1-- O HOU D. Thon S. Howe 6% 88% Flyball: RF
Gary Woods pinch hits for Frank LaCorte (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 1 1-- O HOU G. Woods S. Howe 4% 92% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-3 2 1-- O HOU T. Puhl S. Howe 3% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 5-6-7
Joe Sambito replaces Gary Woods (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dickie Thon moves from PH to SS
b8 3-1 0 --- LAD P. Guerrero J. Sambito 1% 96% Double to LF
Derrel Thomas pinch hits for Rick Monday (RF) batting 6th
b8 3-1 0 -2- O LAD D. Thomas J. Sambito -1% 95% Fielder's Choice P; Guerrero out at 3B/P-3B
b8 3-1 1 1-- LAD S. Yeager J. Sambito 1% 96% Single to LF; Thomas to 2B
b8 3-1 1 12- R LAD B. Russell J. Sambito 3% 99% Single to LF; Thomas Scores; Yeager to 3B; Russell to 2B/Adv on throw
Reggie Smith pinch hits for Steve Howe (P) batting 9th
b8 4-1 1 -23 RO LAD R. Smith J. Sambito 0% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Yeager Scores; Russell to 3B
b8 5-1 2 --3 LAD D. Lopes J. Sambito 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b8 5-1 2 1-3 R LAD K. Landreaux J. Sambito 1% 100% Single to RF; Russell Scores; Lopes to 3B
Billy Smith replaces Joe Sambito pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-1 2 1-3 O LAD D. Baker B. Smith -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 2-3-4
Bob Welch replaces Reggie Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Derrel Thomas moves from PH to RF
t9 1-6 0 --- HOU P. Garner B. Welch -1% 99% Walk
t9 1-6 0 1-- O HOU T. Scott B. Welch 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-6 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Welch 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P; Garner to 2B
t9 1-6 2 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Welch 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 6.

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