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Standings
BOS
@BAL
5
0
CLE
@CHW
3
1
KCA
@DET
4
5
CIN
@MLN
3
2
PHI
@PIT
8
1
LAD
@SFG
3
9
CHC
@STL
3
2
 
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Friday, May 8, 1959,
, County Stadium
Attendance: 16,624, Time of Game: 2:28
Reds
3
13-9
 Won 2 
1st
at Braves
2
12-8
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Lew Burdette (5-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2 11  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .337 .413 .506 .919 0.007 0.53 0.036 -0.030 -0.2 2 4
Vada Pinson CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .374 .452 .626 1.078 0.093 0.62 0.105 -0.013 0.8 2 1
Jerry Lynch LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .300 .609 .909 -0.094 0.76 0.000 -0.094 -1.3 3 0
   Eddie Kasko 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank Robinson 1B 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 .314 .384 .640 1.023 0.160 0.72 0.169 -0.009 1.8 10 0 2B
Gus Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .322 .456 .778 -0.055 0.55 0.000 -0.055 -1.0 1 0
Frank Thomas 3B-LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .329 .378 .541 .919 0.050 0.56 0.091 -0.042 0.5 3 2 3B,GDP
Ed Bailey C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .194 .351 .355 .705 -0.053 0.52 0.000 -0.053 -0.9 4 0
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .364 .486 .850 -0.035 0.36 0.000 -0.035 -0.7 2 2
Brooks Lawrence P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .231 .231 .462 0.003 0.26 0.014 -0.011 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 2 2 35 .212 .257 .303 .560 0.076 0.55 0.415 -0.342 -1.0 27 10
2B: F Robinson (3, off L Burdette).
3B: F Thomas (2, off L Burdette).
TB: F Thomas 4; F Robinson 2; V Pinson 2; B Lawrence; J Temple.
GIDP: F Thomas (4).
RBI: F Robinson 2 (29); F Thomas (14).
2-out RBI: F Thomas.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Temple-F Robinson; V Pinson-F Robinson; R McMillan-J Temple-F Robinson.
E: J Temple (5).
Outfield Assists: V Pinson (F Torre at 1st base).

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Bruton CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .343 .353 .582 .935 -0.331 2.53 0.000 -0.331 -2.2 5 0 GDP
Eddie Mathews 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .312 .379 .710 1.088 -0.177 2.07 0.073 -0.250 -0.1 0 2 HR
Hank Aaron RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .483 .510 .885 1.395 -0.047 0.96 0.026 -0.073 -0.2 2 0
Wes Covington LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .297 .370 .391 .760 0.063 0.84 0.089 -0.025 0.7 2 0 HBP
Frank Torre 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .300 .393 .420 .813 0.163 1.36 0.216 -0.054 1.4 9 0 HR
Del Crandall C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .279 .337 .616 -0.136 1.70 0.058 -0.194 -0.9 2 1 GDP
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .293 .386 .387 .773 0.063 1.98 0.198 -0.134 -0.3 2 1 2B
Johnny O'Brien 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .357 .519 .876 -0.061 2.32 0.065 -0.126 -0.3 4 1 2B,SH
Lew Burdette P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .158 .238 .263 .501 -0.077 1.35 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 1 0
   Joe Adcock PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .344 .475 .563 1.038 0.060 1.40 0.060 0.000 0.5
   Felix Mantilla PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .391 .222 .614 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Juan Pizarro P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mickey Vernon PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .294 .333 .588 .922 0.052 4.85 0.052 0.000 0.2
Team Totals 35 2 11 2 1 4 38 .314 .351 .543 .894 -0.428 1.78 0.837 -1.264 -2.0 27 6
2B: J O'Brien (2, off B Lawrence); J Logan (4, off B Lawrence).
HR: E Mathews (10, off B Lawrence, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); F Torre (1, off B Lawrence, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SH: J O'Brien (1, off B Lawrence).
HBP: W Covington (2, by B Lawrence).
TB: F Torre 5; E Mathews 4; J Logan 3; J O'Brien 2; D Crandall; W Covington; J Adcock; H Aaron; M Vernon.
GIDP: D Crandall (7); B Bruton (2).
RBI: F Torre (13); E Mathews (23).
2-out RBI: F Torre.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Logan-J O'Brien-F Torre.
E: E Mathews (5).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brooks Lawrence, W (3-1) 9 11 2 2 1 4 2 4.76 38 60 0.427 1.78 2.0
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 1 4 2 2.00 38 60 0.427 1.78 2.0

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lew Burdette, L (5-1) 7 7 3 3 1 1 0 3.46 28 51 -0.118 0.62 0.1
Juan Pizarro 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.28 7 0 0 0.045 0.29 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 2 0 3.00 35 51 0 0 -0.073 0.55 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: B Lawrence 2 (2).
HBP: B Lawrence (1; W Covington).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Vic Delmore, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 16,624.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Milwaukee Braves
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Bill Bruton CF
2 Vada Pinson CF 2 Eddie Mathews 3B
3 Jerry Lynch LF 3 Hank Aaron RF
4 Frank Robinson 1B 4 Wes Covington LF
5 Gus Bell RF 5 Frank Torre 1B
6 Frank Thomas 3B 6 Del Crandall C
7 Ed Bailey C 7 Johnny Logan SS
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Johnny O'Brien 2B
9 Brooks Lawrence P 9 Lew Burdette P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 1-3 O MLN E. Mathews B. Lawrence 19% 100% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RR CIN F. Robinson L. Burdette 15% 72% Double to RF; Temple Scores; Pinson Scores
b9 2-3 0 --- MLN J. Logan B. Lawrence -13% 68% Single to LF
b9 2-3 1 12- O MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 13% 81% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Logan to 3B
b7 0-3 1 1-3 OO MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 13% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B

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' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple L. Burdette 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN V. Pinson L. Burdette 9% 63% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Temple to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw)
t1 0-0 0 1-3 O CIN J. Lynch L. Burdette -6% 57% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RR CIN F. Robinson L. Burdette 15% 72% Double to RF; Temple Scores; Pinson Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette -3% 69% Flyball: LF
t1 2-0 2 -2- R CIN F. Thomas L. Burdette 9% 78% Triple to LF; Robinson Scores
t1 3-0 2 --3 O CIN E. Bailey L. Burdette -2% 76% Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 2% 78% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews B. Lawrence 1% 79% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-3 2 --- MLN H. Aaron B. Lawrence -1% 78% Single to CF
b1 0-3 2 1-- MLN W. Covington B. Lawrence -2% 76% Hit By Pitch; Aaron to 2B
b1 0-3 2 12- MLN F. Torre B. Lawrence -2% 74% Wild Pitch; Aaron to 3B; Covington to 2B
b1 0-3 2 -23 O MLN F. Torre B. Lawrence 5% 80% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan L. Burdette -1% 78% Flyball: LF
t2 3-0 1 --- CIN B. Lawrence L. Burdette 1% 80% Single to CF
t2 3-0 1 1-- O CIN J. Temple L. Burdette -2% 78% Flyball: CF
t2 3-0 2 1-- CIN V. Pinson L. Burdette 1% 79% Single; Lawrence to 2B
t2 3-0 2 12- O CIN J. Lynch L. Burdette -2% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- MLN D. Crandall B. Lawrence -4% 73% Single to LF
b2 0-3 0 1-- MLN J. Logan B. Lawrence -2% 71% Wild Pitch; Crandall to 2B
b2 0-3 0 -2- O MLN J. Logan B. Lawrence 4% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B; Crandall stays at 2B
b2 0-3 1 -2- O MLN J. O'Brien B. Lawrence 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B; Crandall to 3B
b2 0-3 2 --3 O MLN L. Burdette B. Lawrence 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- CIN F. Robinson L. Burdette 2% 83% Walk
t3 3-0 0 1-- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t3 3-0 1 1-- OO CIN F. Thomas L. Burdette -3% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 2% 81% Strikeout
b3 0-3 1 --- O MLN E. Mathews B. Lawrence 1% 82% Flyball: LF
b3 0-3 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Lawrence 1% 83% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- O CIN E. Bailey L. Burdette -1% 82% Flyball: RF
t4 3-0 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan L. Burdette -1% 81% Flyball: CF
t4 3-0 2 --- O CIN B. Lawrence L. Burdette -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- MLN W. Covington B. Lawrence -4% 77% Single to RF
b4 0-3 0 1-- MLN F. Torre B. Lawrence -7% 70% Walk; Covington to 2B
b4 0-3 0 12- O MLN D. Crandall B. Lawrence 6% 76% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 1 12- OO MLN J. Logan B. Lawrence 9% 85% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- O CIN J. Temple L. Burdette -1% 84% Flyball: RF
t5 3-0 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson L. Burdette -1% 84% Popfly: 1B
t5 3-0 2 --- O CIN J. Lynch L. Burdette -1% 83% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 8-9-1
b5 0-3 0 --- MLN J. O'Brien B. Lawrence -7% 77% Double to RF
b5 0-3 0 -2- O MLN L. Burdette B. Lawrence 5% 81% Flyball: RF
b5 0-3 1 -2- O MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; O'Brien to 3B
b5 0-3 2 --3 O MLN E. Mathews B. Lawrence 3% 88% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 4-5-6
t6 3-0 0 --- O CIN F. Robinson L. Burdette -1% 87% Flyball: CF
t6 3-0 1 --- O CIN G. Bell L. Burdette -1% 86% Popfly: 1B
t6 3-0 2 --- CIN F. Thomas L. Burdette 1% 87% Single
t6 3-0 2 1-- O CIN E. Bailey L. Burdette -1% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 3-4-5
b6 0-3 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Lawrence 2% 88% Popfly: 3B
b6 0-3 1 --- MLN W. Covington B. Lawrence -3% 85% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b6 0-3 1 1-- MLN F. Torre B. Lawrence -5% 81% Single; Covington to 2B
b6 0-3 1 12- OO MLN D. Crandall B. Lawrence 10% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Lew Burdette facing 8-9-1
t7 3-0 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan L. Burdette -1% 90% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-0 1 --- O CIN B. Lawrence L. Burdette -1% 90% Groundout: C-P
t7 3-0 2 --- O CIN J. Temple L. Burdette -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 7-8-9
b7 0-3 0 --- MLN J. Logan B. Lawrence -7% 83% Double to LF
b7 0-3 0 -2- O MLN J. O'Brien B. Lawrence 5% 87% Strikeout
Joe Adcock pinch hits for Lew Burdette (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 1 -2- MLN J. Adcock B. Lawrence -6% 81% Single; Logan to 3B
Felix Mantilla pinch runs for Joe Adcock (PH) batting 9th
b7 0-3 1 1-3 OO MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 13% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 2-3-4
Juan Pizarro replaces Felix Mantilla (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 0 --- O CIN V. Pinson J. Pizarro -1% 93% Strikeout
t8 3-0 1 --- O CIN J. Lynch J. Pizarro -0% 93% Popfly: SS
t8 3-0 2 --- CIN F. Robinson J. Pizarro 0% 93% Walk
t8 3-0 2 1-- O CIN G. Bell J. Pizarro -1% 93% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 2-3-4
b8 0-3 0 --- R MLN E. Mathews B. Lawrence -7% 85% Home Run (Deep RF)
b8 1-3 0 --- O MLN H. Aaron B. Lawrence 4% 89% Flyball: LF
b8 1-3 1 --- O MLN W. Covington B. Lawrence 3% 92% Strikeout
b8 1-3 2 --- R MLN F. Torre B. Lawrence -10% 82% Home Run (Deep RF)
b8 2-3 2 --- O MLN D. Crandall B. Lawrence 3% 85% Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 6-7-8
t9 3-2 0 --- O CIN F. Thomas J. Pizarro -1% 84% Popfly: 1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey J. Pizarro -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-2 2 --- O CIN R. McMillan J. Pizarro -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Reds' Brooks Lawrence facing 7-8-9
Eddie Kasko replaces Jerry Lynch (LF) playing 3B batting 3rd
Frank Thomas moves from 3B to LF
b9 2-3 0 --- MLN J. Logan B. Lawrence -13% 68% Single to LF
b9 2-3 0 1-- O MLN J. O'Brien B. Lawrence 5% 73% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Logan to 2B
Mickey Vernon pinch hits for Juan Pizarro (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 1 -2- MLN M. Vernon B. Lawrence -5% 68% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Logan stays at 2B
b9 2-3 1 12- O MLN B. Bruton B. Lawrence 13% 81% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Logan to 3B
b9 2-3 2 1-3 O MLN E. Mathews B. Lawrence 19% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 3, Braves 2.

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