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Standings
BOS
@BAL
7
1
CHW
@CLE
1
5
DET
@KCA
2
6
STL
@CHC
4
14
CIN
@MLN
2
4
Tuesday, April 12, 1955,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 43,640, Time of Game: 2:13
Reds
2
0-2
 Lost 2 
8th, 2 GB
at Braves
4
1-0
Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Warren Spahn (1-0)
L: Gerry Staley (0-1)
S: Dave Jolly (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  7  1
Braves          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  X    4  7  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .222 .444 0.038 1.52 0.124 -0.086 -0.2 2 3
Roy McMillan SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .661 -0.083 1.72 0.024 -0.107 -0.5 3 2 SH
Gus Bell CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .778 -0.163 1.52 0.000 -0.163 -1.0 1 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 .333 1.333 0.473 1.40 0.522 -0.048 1.7 11 1 HR
Ray Jablonski 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .730 -0.032 1.07 0.047 -0.079 -0.3 2 5
Jim Greengrass LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .111 -0.122 1.26 0.000 -0.122 -0.9 2 0
Ed Bailey C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .286 .730 0.008 1.22 0.074 -0.067 0.3 2 1 HBP
Wally Post RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .778 -0.114 1.38 0.040 -0.154 -0.8 0 0 GDP
Gerry Staley P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.084 1.42 0.000 -0.084 -0.6 1 1 SH
   Jackie Collum P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jerry Lane P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 1 7 .226 .595 -0.079 1.39 0.831 -0.910 -2.4 24 13
HR: T Kluszewski (2, off W Spahn; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SH: R McMillan (1, off W Spahn); G Staley (1, off W Spahn).
HBP: E Bailey (2, by W Spahn).
TB: T Kluszewski 5; J Temple 2; E Bailey; W Post; R Jablonski.
GIDP: W Post (1).
RBI: T Kluszewski 2 (4).
2-out RBI: T Kluszewski 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Temple-R McMillan-T Kluszewski.
E: R Jablonski (2).

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Bruton CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.019 0.98 0.082 -0.063 -0.0 4 0 GDP
Hank Aaron RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 1.000 0.237 1.25 0.300 -0.063 0.7 4 0 3B
Eddie Mathews 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.054 0.75 0.005 -0.059 -0.6 0 2 CS
Bobby Thomson LF 3 0 2 2 0 0 .667 1.500 0.139 0.82 0.149 -0.010 1.2 1 0 2B,SF
Joe Adcock 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.073 0.95 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 6 0
Johnny Logan SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 -0.015 0.70 0.018 -0.033 -0.2 0 2
Jack Dittmer 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.064 0.84 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 5 2
Del Crandall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.040 1.22 0.032 -0.072 0.0 7 1
Warren Spahn P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.051 1.07 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 0 1
   Chuck Tanner PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 5.000 0.324 1.83 0.324 0.000 1.0 HR
   Dave Jolly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 4 7 4 1 2 .241 .706 0.422 0.97 0.910 -0.488 0.1 27 8
2B: B Thomson (1, off G Staley).
3B: H Aaron (1, off G Staley).
HR: C Tanner (1, off G Staley; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: B Thomson (1, off J Lane).
TB: C Tanner 4; H Aaron 3; B Thomson 3; B Bruton 2; J Logan.
GIDP: B Bruton (1).
RBI: B Thomson 2 (2); H Aaron (1); C Tanner (1).
2-out RBI: B Thomson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Logan-J Dittmer-J Adcock.
Baserunning
CS: E Mathews (1, 2nd base by J Lane/E Bailey).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gerry Staley, L (0-1) 7.1 7 4 4 0 2 1 4.91 29 50 -0.399 0.99 -0.0
Jackie Collum 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 -0.005 0.95 -0.2
Jerry Lane 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 1 -0.017 0.68 0.2
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 1 2 1 4.50 31 50 3 1 -0.421 0.97 -0.1
J Collum faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Warren Spahn, W (1-0) 8 7 2 2 1 5 1 2.25 32 64 0.007 1.43 1.9
Dave Jolly, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.072 0.95 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 7 1 2.00 35 64 0 0 0.079 1.39 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Spahn (1; E Bailey).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Artie Gore, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Hal Dixon.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Milwaukee Braves
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Bill Bruton CF
2 Roy McMillan SS 2 Hank Aaron RF
3 Gus Bell CF 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Bobby Thomson LF
5 Ray Jablonski 3B 5 Joe Adcock 1B
6 Jim Greengrass LF 6 Johnny Logan SS
7 Ed Bailey C 7 Jack Dittmer 2B
8 Wally Post RF 8 Del Crandall C
9 Gerry Staley P 9 Warren Spahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-1 2 -2- RR CIN T. Kluszewski W. Spahn -50% 29% Home Run; Temple Scores
b8 1-2 1 --- R MLN C. Tanner G. Staley 32% 56% Home Run
b8 2-2 1 1-- R MLN H. Aaron G. Staley 30% 91% Triple; Bruton Scores
t4 0-1 1 12- OO CIN W. Post W. Spahn 11% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R MLN B. Thomson G. Staley 10% 64% Double; Bruton Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Temple W. Spahn 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- CIN R. McMillan W. Spahn -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN G. Bell W. Spahn 3% 53% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- CIN T. Kluszewski W. Spahn -2% 51% Single; Bell to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O CIN R. Jablonski W. Spahn 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MLN B. Bruton G. Staley 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O MLN H. Aaron G. Staley -3% 55% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O MLN E. Mathews G. Staley -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bruton to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R MLN B. Thomson G. Staley 10% 64% Double; Bruton Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- O MLN J. Adcock G. Staley -3% 61% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Greengrass W. Spahn 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- CIN E. Bailey W. Spahn -3% 60% Single
t2 0-1 1 1-- CIN W. Post W. Spahn -4% 56% Single; Bailey to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- O CIN G. Staley W. Spahn 3% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Post to 2B; Bailey to 3B
t2 0-1 2 -23 O CIN J. Temple W. Spahn 6% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O MLN J. Logan G. Staley -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O MLN J. Dittmer G. Staley -1% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-0 2 --- O MLN D. Crandall G. Staley -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 2-3-4
t3 0-1 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan W. Spahn 3% 64% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O CIN G. Bell W. Spahn 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 2 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski W. Spahn 1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O MLN W. Spahn G. Staley -2% 65% Flyball: 3B
b3 1-0 1 --- O MLN B. Bruton G. Staley -1% 64% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron G. Staley -1% 63% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- CIN R. Jablonski W. Spahn -5% 58% Single
t4 0-1 0 1-- O CIN J. Greengrass W. Spahn 4% 62% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 1-- CIN E. Bailey W. Spahn -5% 58% Hit By Pitch; Jablonski to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- OO CIN W. Post W. Spahn 11% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews G. Staley -2% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 1-0 1 --- MLN B. Thomson G. Staley 2% 69% Single
b4 1-0 1 1-- O MLN J. Adcock G. Staley -3% 67% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-0 2 1-- MLN J. Logan G. Staley 2% 68% Single; Adcock to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O MLN J. Dittmer G. Staley -4% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O CIN G. Staley W. Spahn 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- CIN J. Temple W. Spahn -4% 64% Single
t5 0-1 1 1-- O CIN R. McMillan W. Spahn 4% 68% Flyball: 2B
t5 0-1 2 1-- O CIN G. Bell W. Spahn 3% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- MLN D. Crandall G. Staley 3% 74% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 1-0 0 1-- O MLN W. Spahn G. Staley -3% 71% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b5 1-0 1 1-- OO MLN B. Bruton G. Staley -5% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 4-5-6
t6 0-1 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski W. Spahn 4% 70% Flyball: RF
t6 0-1 1 --- O CIN R. Jablonski W. Spahn 3% 73% Flyball: RF
t6 0-1 2 --- O CIN J. Greengrass W. Spahn 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron G. Staley -2% 72% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-0 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews G. Staley -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-0 2 --- O MLN B. Thomson G. Staley -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 7-8-9
t7 0-1 0 --- O CIN E. Bailey W. Spahn 4% 74% Strikeout
t7 0-1 1 --- O CIN W. Post W. Spahn 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t7 0-1 2 --- O CIN G. Staley W. Spahn 2% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 5-6-7
b7 1-0 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock G. Staley -2% 77% Flyball: 3B
b7 1-0 1 --- O MLN J. Logan G. Staley -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- O MLN J. Dittmer G. Staley -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Warren Spahn facing 1-2-3
t8 0-1 0 --- CIN J. Temple W. Spahn -9% 66% Single
t8 0-1 0 1-- O CIN R. McMillan W. Spahn 4% 70% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Temple to 2B
t8 0-1 1 -2- O CIN G. Bell W. Spahn 8% 79% Flyball: LF
t8 0-1 2 -2- RR CIN T. Kluszewski W. Spahn -50% 29% Home Run; Temple Scores
t8 2-1 2 --- O CIN R. Jablonski W. Spahn 1% 30% Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Gerry Staley facing 8-9-1
b8 1-2 0 --- O MLN D. Crandall G. Staley -6% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
Chuck Tanner pinch hits for Warren Spahn (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 1 --- R MLN C. Tanner G. Staley 32% 56% Home Run
b8 2-2 1 --- MLN B. Bruton G. Staley 5% 61% Single
b8 2-2 1 1-- R MLN H. Aaron G. Staley 30% 91% Triple; Bruton Scores
Jackie Collum replaces Gerry Staley pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 1 --3 MLN E. Mathews J. Collum 1% 91% Walk
Jerry Lane replaces Jackie Collum pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 1 1-3 RO MLN B. Thomson J. Lane 2% 93% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Aaron Scores
b8 4-2 2 1-- O MLN J. Adcock J. Lane -1% 93% Mathews Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Braves 4.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Dave Jolly facing 6-7-8
Dave Jolly replaces Chuck Tanner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-4 0 --- O CIN J. Greengrass D. Jolly 4% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-4 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey D. Jolly 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-4 2 --- O CIN W. Post D. Jolly 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Braves 4.

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