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Scores
Standings
PHA
@BOS
1
13
DET
@CLE
3
11
NYY
@WSH
3
2
PIT
@CIN
6
8
BRO
@NYG
4
7
CHC
@STL
3
6
Monday, May 2, 1938,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 12,088, Time of Game: 2:10
Dodgers
4
5-8
 Lost 3 
6th, 7 GB
at Giants
7
12-1
 Won 11 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  3  0    4  6  0
Giants          1  0  1   0  0  3   1  1  X    7 12  2

Brooklyn Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Buddy Hassett LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .357 .400 .357 .757 0.068 0.80 0.100 -0.033 1.5 1 0
Johnny Hudson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .261 .292 .304 .596 -0.122 1.21 0.000 -0.122 -1.4 1 2
Ernie Koy CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .226 .314 .452 .766 0.082 0.84 0.127 -0.046 1.8 3 0 3B,SB
Dolph Camilli 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .304 .448 .587 1.035 -0.086 0.98 0.024 -0.110 -1.0 6 1 2B
Kiki Cuyler RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .174 .208 .261 .469 -0.118 1.08 0.000 -0.118 -1.2 5 0
Leo Durocher SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .196 .315 .304 .619 -0.047 0.72 0.018 -0.065 0.2 3 3
Woody English 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .351 .200 .551 -0.053 0.51 0.000 -0.053 -0.7 1 1
Roy Spencer C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .273 .360 .364 .724 -0.026 0.59 0.013 -0.038 0.0 2 1
   Goody Rosen PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .372 .324 .696 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Paul Chervinko C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .261 .190 .451 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Van Mungo PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .111 .000 .111 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Freddie Fitzsimmons P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 -0.050 0.98 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 0 0
   Dykes Potter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gibby Brack PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .462 .462 .769 1.231 0.025 0.53 0.025 0.000 0.6
   Buck Marrow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 6 4 1 7 35 .176 .200 .265 .465 -0.331 0.84 0.307 -0.639 -0.5 24 8
2B: D Camilli (3, off C Melton).
3B: E Koy (1, off C Melton).
TB: E Koy 3; D Camilli 2; B Hassett 2; G Brack; L Durocher.
RBI: E Koy 2 (6); L Durocher (8); B Hassett (3).
2-out RBI: L Durocher.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: E Koy (2, 2nd base off C Melton/H Danning).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jo-Jo Moore LF 4 3 3 1 1 0 5 .339 .361 .492 .852 0.035 0.55 0.089 -0.054 1.2 3 0 HR,CS
Dick Bartell SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 5 .404 .481 .532 1.013 0.118 0.80 0.136 -0.018 2.3 0 1 HBP
Jimmy Ripple RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 5 .280 .368 .560 .928 0.118 0.85 0.138 -0.020 1.5 3 0 HR,HBP
   Wally Berger RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mel Ott 3B 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .333 .492 .644 1.136 0.016 0.88 0.029 -0.013 -0.8 0 2
Hank Leiber CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .392 .456 .667 1.123 -0.021 0.66 0.051 -0.073 1.0 1 0 HR
Johnny McCarthy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .291 .566 .857 -0.063 0.58 0.000 -0.063 -1.5 11 0
Lou Chiozza 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .327 .380 .707 -0.038 0.38 0.000 -0.038 -0.8 1 3
Harry Danning C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .213 .260 .277 .537 -0.014 0.27 0.008 -0.022 0.1 7 0
Cliff Melton P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .182 .182 .273 .455 0.020 0.34 0.040 -0.020 -0.0 0 5 2B
Team Totals 35 7 12 7 3 3 40 .343 .425 .629 1.054 0.171 0.61 0.491 -0.321 3.0 27 11
2B: C Melton (1, off F Fitzsimmons).
HR: J Ripple (4, off F Fitzsimmons, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); H Leiber (4, off F Fitzsimmons, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); J Moore (2, off D Potter, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
HBP: D Bartell (1, by F Fitzsimmons); J Ripple (2, by B Marrow).
TB: J Moore 6; H Leiber 5; J Ripple 4; D Bartell 3; C Melton 2; H Danning; M Ott.
RBI: H Leiber 2 (14); M Ott 2 (14); J Moore (7); J Ripple (9); D Bartell (5).
2-out RBI: D Bartell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: H Danning (2); D Bartell (2).
Baserunning
CS: J Moore (1, 2nd base by F Fitzsimmons/R Spencer).

Brooklyn Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Freddie Fitzsimmons, L (1-1) 6 7 5 5 2 1 2 4.30 27 37 -0.132 0.80 -2.0
Dykes Potter 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 4.50 6 0 0 -0.012 0.07 -0.5
Buck Marrow 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.57 7 0 0 -0.027 0.29 -0.5
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 3 3 3 7.88 40 37 0 0 -0.171 0.61 -3.0

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cliff Melton, W (4-0) 9 6 4 3 1 7 0 2.35 35 67 0.330 0.84 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 4 3 1 7 0 3.00 35 67 0.330 0.84 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Fitzsimmons (1; D Bartell); B Marrow (2; J Ripple).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Stewart, 1B - Dolly Stark, 2B - (none), 3B - George Barr.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 12,088.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Dodgers         New York Giants
1 Buddy Hassett LF 1 Jo-Jo Moore LF
2 Johnny Hudson 2B 2 Dick Bartell SS
3 Ernie Koy CF 3 Jimmy Ripple RF
4 Dolph Camilli 1B 4 Mel Ott 3B
5 Kiki Cuyler RF 5 Hank Leiber CF
6 Leo Durocher SS 6 Johnny McCarthy 1B
7 Woody English 3B 7 Lou Chiozza 2B
8 Roy Spencer C 8 Harry Danning C
9 Freddie Fitzsimmon P 9 Cliff Melton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-6 1 1-3 RR BRO E. Koy C. Melton -11% 82% Triple (CF-RF); Brack Scores; Hassett Scores
t8 4-6 1 --3 O BRO D. Camilli C. Melton 7% 89% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 0 12- NYG J. Ripple F. Fitzsimmons 7% 71% Walk; Moore to 3B; Bartell to 2B
b6 2-0 0 --- R NYG J. Ripple F. Fitzsimmons 7% 91% Home Run
t8 1-6 0 12- R BRO B. Hassett C. Melton -6% 88% Single; Rosen Scores; Brack to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BRO B. Hassett C. Melton -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BRO J. Hudson C. Melton 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- BRO E. Koy C. Melton 0% 50% E2 on Foul Ball
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BRO E. Koy C. Melton 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BRO D. Camilli C. Melton 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Freddie Fitzsimmons facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG J. Moore F. Fitzsimmons 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- NYG D. Bartell F. Fitzsimmons 5% 64% Single; Moore to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- NYG J. Ripple F. Fitzsimmons 7% 71% Walk; Moore to 3B; Bartell to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 RO NYG M. Ott F. Fitzsimmons -0% 70% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Moore Scores; Bartell to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 O NYG H. Leiber F. Fitzsimmons -6% 65% Strikeout Looking
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O NYG J. McCarthy F. Fitzsimmons -4% 61% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O BRO K. Cuyler C. Melton 2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O BRO L. Durocher C. Melton 2% 65% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 --- O BRO W. English C. Melton 1% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Freddie Fitzsimmons facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O NYG L. Chiozza F. Fitzsimmons -2% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-0 1 --- O NYG H. Danning F. Fitzsimmons -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O NYG C. Melton F. Fitzsimmons -1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O BRO R. Spencer C. Melton 3% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-1 1 --- O BRO F. Fitzsimmons C. Melton 2% 66% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O BRO B. Hassett C. Melton 1% 67% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Freddie Fitzsimmons facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- NYG J. Moore F. Fitzsimmons 3% 70% Single
b3 1-0 0 1-- NYG D. Bartell F. Fitzsimmons 5% 75% Hit By Pitch; Moore to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- O NYG J. Ripple F. Fitzsimmons -2% 73% Flyball: RF; Moore to 3B
b3 1-0 1 1-3 RO NYG M. Ott F. Fitzsimmons 2% 75% Flyball: CF; Moore Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- O NYG H. Leiber F. Fitzsimmons -2% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O BRO J. Hudson C. Melton 3% 76% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- O BRO E. Koy C. Melton 2% 78% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 --- BRO D. Camilli C. Melton -2% 75% Double
t4 0-2 2 -2- O BRO K. Cuyler C. Melton 4% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Freddie Fitzsimmons facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O NYG J. McCarthy F. Fitzsimmons -2% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-0 1 --- O NYG L. Chiozza F. Fitzsimmons -1% 76% Flyball: LF
b4 2-0 2 --- O NYG H. Danning F. Fitzsimmons -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O BRO L. Durocher C. Melton 3% 78% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 1 --- O BRO W. English C. Melton 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O BRO R. Spencer C. Melton 1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Freddie Fitzsimmons facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- NYG C. Melton F. Fitzsimmons 4% 86% Double
b5 2-0 0 -2- O NYG J. Moore F. Fitzsimmons -4% 82% Fielder's Choice SS; Melton out at 3B/SS-3B
b5 2-0 1 1-- O NYG D. Bartell F. Fitzsimmons -2% 80% Flyball: RF
b5 2-0 2 1-- O NYG J. Ripple F. Fitzsimmons -2% 78% Moore Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- O BRO F. Fitzsimmons C. Melton 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- O BRO B. Hassett C. Melton 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- O BRO J. Hudson C. Melton 1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Freddie Fitzsimmons facing 3-4-5
b6 2-0 0 --- R NYG J. Ripple F. Fitzsimmons 7% 91% Home Run
b6 3-0 0 --- NYG M. Ott F. Fitzsimmons 1% 93% Single
b6 3-0 0 1-- RR NYG H. Leiber F. Fitzsimmons 5% 98% Home Run; Ott Scores
b6 5-0 0 --- O NYG J. McCarthy F. Fitzsimmons -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b6 5-0 1 --- O NYG L. Chiozza F. Fitzsimmons -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b6 5-0 2 --- NYG H. Danning F. Fitzsimmons 0% 97% Single
b6 5-0 2 1-- O NYG C. Melton F. Fitzsimmons -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Giants 5.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 3-4-5
t7 0-5 0 --- BRO E. Koy C. Melton -2% 95% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball)
t7 0-5 0 1-- O BRO D. Camilli C. Melton 1% 97% Strikeout, Koy Steals 2B
t7 0-5 1 -2- O BRO K. Cuyler C. Melton 1% 98% Flyball: RF; Koy to 3B
t7 0-5 2 --3 R BRO L. Durocher C. Melton -2% 96% Single; Koy Scores/unER
t7 1-5 2 1-- O BRO W. English C. Melton 1% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Giants 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-1, Dodgers' Dykes Potter facing 1-2-3
Dykes Potter replaces Freddie Fitzsimmons pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- R NYG J. Moore D. Potter 1% 99% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 6-1 0 --- NYG D. Bartell D. Potter 0% 99% Single
b7 6-1 0 1-- O NYG J. Ripple D. Potter -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 6-1 1 1-- O NYG M. Ott D. Potter -0% 98% Strikeout
b7 6-1 2 1-- NYG H. Leiber D. Potter 0% 99% Single; Bartell to 3B
b7 6-1 2 1-3 O NYG J. McCarthy D. Potter -0% 98% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Giants 6.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-6, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 8-9-1
t8 1-6 0 --- BRO R. Spencer C. Melton -1% 97% Walk
Gibby Brack pinch hits for Dykes Potter (P) batting 9th
Goody Rosen pinch runs for Roy Spencer (C) batting 8th
t8 1-6 0 1-- BRO G. Brack C. Melton -2% 95% Single to RF; Rosen to 2B
t8 1-6 0 12- R BRO B. Hassett C. Melton -6% 88% Single; Rosen Scores; Brack to 3B
t8 2-6 0 1-3 O BRO J. Hudson C. Melton 5% 93% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-6 1 1-3 RR BRO E. Koy C. Melton -11% 82% Triple (CF-RF); Brack Scores; Hassett Scores
t8 4-6 1 --3 O BRO D. Camilli C. Melton 7% 89% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-6 2 --3 O BRO K. Cuyler C. Melton 5% 94% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 4, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-4, Dodgers' Buck Marrow facing 7-8-9
Buck Marrow replaces Gibby Brack (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Paul Chervinko replaces Goody Rosen (PR) playing C batting 8th
b8 6-4 0 --- O NYG L. Chiozza B. Marrow -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 6-4 1 --- NYG H. Danning B. Marrow 1% 94% Walk
b8 6-4 1 1-- O NYG C. Melton B. Marrow -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-4 2 1-- NYG J. Moore B. Marrow 1% 94% Single; Danning to 3B
b8 6-4 2 1-3 R NYG D. Bartell B. Marrow 3% 97% Single; Danning Scores; Moore to 3B
b8 7-4 2 1-3 NYG J. Ripple B. Marrow 0% 98% Hit By Pitch; Bartell to 2B
b8 7-4 2 123 O NYG M. Ott B. Marrow -1% 97% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Dodgers 4, Giants 7.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 4-7, Giants' Cliff Melton facing 6-7-8
Wally Berger replaces Jimmy Ripple playing RF batting 3rd
t9 4-7 0 --- O BRO L. Durocher C. Melton 2% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 4-7 1 --- O BRO W. English C. Melton 1% 100% Flyball: RF
Van Mungo pinch hits for Paul Chervinko (C) batting 8th
t9 4-7 2 --- O BRO V. Mungo C. Melton 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4, Giants 7.

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