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Scores
Standings
PHA
@CHW
5
9
WSH
@CLE
2
8
NYY
@DET
8
6
BOS
@SLB
5
9
CIN
@BRO
2
11
CHC
@BSN
4
9
PIT
@NYG
6
7
STL
@PHI
2
5
Monday, July 16, 1951,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 3,390, Time of Game: 2:24
Pirates
6
32-50
 Lost 2 
8th, 20½ GB
at Giants
7
47-39
 Won 2 
2nd, 7½ GB
L: Bill Werle (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   1  0  2   0  2  0    6 11  1
Giants          2  2  0   2  0  0   0  1  X    7  7  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Castiglione 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .291 .737 -0.060 0.95 0.038 -0.098 -0.0 1 0
George Metkovich 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 .283 .729 0.004 0.86 0.071 -0.067 0.5 9 0
Gus Bell RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .296 .820 0.074 1.19 0.102 -0.029 0.5 2 0
Ralph Kiner LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 .310 1.045 0.112 1.47 0.218 -0.106 0.3 3 0 2B,GDP
Bill Howerton CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 .295 .859 0.154 1.58 0.181 -0.027 1.4 1 0 HR
Joe Garagiola C 4 1 2 3 0 0 .224 .697 0.235 2.08 0.282 -0.047 2.3 5 0 HR
George Strickland SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .241 .710 -0.056 1.82 0.054 -0.110 -0.5 2 4 2B
Monty Basgall 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .552 -0.043 0.78 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 1 1
   Pete Reiser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .811 -0.088 1.71 0.000 -0.088 -0.7
   Danny Murtaugh 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .469 -0.176 3.79 0.000 -0.176 -0.9 0 1 GDP
Mel Queen P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .080 .160 -0.017 0.67 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 0
   Rocky Nelson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .712 -0.017 0.66 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Junior Walsh P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .472 -0.034 1.34 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Bill Werle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .579 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Fitz Gerald PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .606 -0.073 2.87 0.000 -0.073 -0.2
Team Totals 37 6 11 6 1 3 .297 .829 0.015 1.43 0.946 -0.932 1.5 24 7
2B: G Strickland (7, off L Jansen); R Kiner (19, off L Jansen).
HR: B Howerton (6, off L Jansen; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); J Garagiola (4, off L Jansen; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: B Howerton 5; J Garagiola 5; R Kiner 3; G Metkovich 2; G Strickland 2; P Castiglione; G Bell.
GIDP: R Kiner (6); D Murtaugh (7).
RBI: J Garagiola 3 (19); G Strickland (24); B Howerton (23); G Bell (46).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Strickland-G Metkovich.
E: P Castiglione (12).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Stanky 2B 3 2 1 1 1 1 .258 .782 0.115 0.77 0.134 -0.019 1.7 2 5 HR,SB
Al Dark SS 3 2 2 3 0 0 .323 .856 0.212 0.66 0.224 -0.012 2.5 1 3 HR,2B,SH
Don Mueller RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .815 -0.035 0.47 0.000 -0.035 -0.8 6 0
Monte Irvin LF 2 0 1 1 2 0 .300 .898 0.063 0.62 0.069 -0.006 0.8 1 0 IW
Whitey Lockman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .713 -0.073 0.61 0.000 -0.073 -1.6 7 0
Willie Mays CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .281 .928 -0.037 0.74 0.012 -0.049 -0.1 5 1
Hank Thompson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .240 .755 -0.089 0.86 0.000 -0.089 -1.1 1 0
Wes Westrum C 4 2 2 2 0 1 .250 .944 0.368 0.66 0.393 -0.025 1.6 3 0 2·HR
Larry Jansen P 3 1 1 0 0 1 .091 .243 -0.002 0.39 0.017 -0.019 -0.1 1 2
   George Spencer P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .045 .170 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 30 7 7 7 5 5 .233 1.010 0.515 0.64 0.849 -0.334 3.0 27 11
2B: A Dark (21, off M Queen).
HR: W Westrum 2 (15, 1 off B Werle, 1 off M Queen; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); A Dark (9, off M Queen; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); E Stanky (11, off M Queen; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: A Dark (5, off B Werle).
IBB: M Irvin (4, by B Werle).
TB: W Westrum 8; A Dark 6; E Stanky 4; M Irvin; L Jansen.
RBI: A Dark 3 (46); W Westrum 2 (45); E Stanky (28); M Irvin (58).
2-out RBI: A Dark 2; W Westrum.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. W Mays-H Thompson; E Stanky-A Dark-W Lockman; L Jansen-E Stanky-W Lockman.
E: E Stanky (12); W Lockman (9).
Outfield Assists: W Mays (G Strickland at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: E Stanky (5, 2nd base off M Queen/J Garagiola).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mel Queen 4 6 6 6 4 4 3 5.88 21 26 -0.351 0.67 -4.0
Junior Walsh 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.38 6 0 0 0.042 0.27 1.0
Bill Werle, L (5-3) 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 6.17 9 0 0 -0.207 0.83 0.0
Team Totals 8 7 7 7 5 5 4 7.88 36 26 0 0 -0.516 0.64 -3.0

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Jansen 7 11 6 5 1 3 2 3.68 33 35 -0.411 1.20 -3.3
George Spencer, BS (2), W (5-2) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72 5 3 1 0.396 2.93 1.8
Team Totals 9 11 6 5 1 3 2 5.00 38 35 3 1 -0.015 1.43 -1.5
L Jansen faced 4 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Werle (3; M Irvin).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - (none), 3B - Lee Ballanfant.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         New York Giants
1 Pete Castiglione 3B 1 Eddie Stanky 2B
2 George Metkovich 1B 2 Al Dark SS
3 Gus Bell RF 3 Don Mueller RF
4 Ralph Kiner LF 4 Monte Irvin LF
5 Bill Howerton CF 5 Whitey Lockman 1B
6 Joe Garagiola C 6 Willie Mays CF
7 George Strickland SS 7 Hank Thompson 3B
8 Monty Basgall 2B 8 Wes Westrum C
9 Mel Queen P 9 Larry Jansen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 6-6 2 --- R NYG W. Westrum B. Werle 32% 84% Home Run
t8 4-6 0 1-- PIT R. Kiner L. Jansen -19% 61% Double to LF; Bell to 3B
t8 4-6 0 123 R PIT J. Garagiola L. Jansen -18% 37% Single to RF; Howerton to 2B; Kiner to 3B; Bell Scores
t8 6-6 1 12- OO PIT D. Murtaugh G. Spencer 18% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 4-2 2 1-- RR NYG A. Dark M. Queen 13% 90% Home Run; Jansen Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione L. Jansen 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT G. Metkovich L. Jansen -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- PIT G. Bell L. Jansen -4% 46% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Metkovich to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO PIT R. Kiner L. Jansen 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG E. Stanky M. Queen 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- NYG A. Dark M. Queen 2% 61% Stanky Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- R NYG A. Dark M. Queen 9% 70% Double to RF; Stanky Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- O NYG D. Mueller M. Queen -1% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Dark to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 R NYG M. Irvin M. Queen 5% 74% Single to CF; Dark Scores
b1 2-0 1 1-- O NYG W. Lockman M. Queen -1% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Irvin to 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- NYG W. Mays M. Queen 1% 73% Walk
b1 2-0 2 12- O NYG H. Thompson M. Queen -3% 70% Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- PIT B. Howerton L. Jansen -4% 66% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- O PIT J. Garagiola L. Jansen 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-P; Howerton to 2B
t2 0-2 1 -2- O PIT G. Strickland L. Jansen 4% 72% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 2 -2- O PIT M. Basgall L. Jansen 3% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- R NYG W. Westrum M. Queen 7% 82% Home Run
b2 3-0 0 --- O NYG L. Jansen M. Queen -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
b2 3-0 1 --- R NYG E. Stanky M. Queen 6% 87% Home Run
b2 4-0 1 --- O NYG A. Dark M. Queen -1% 87% Flyball: SS
b2 4-0 2 --- O NYG D. Mueller M. Queen -0% 86% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Giants 4.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 9-1-2
t3 0-4 0 --- O PIT M. Queen L. Jansen 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-4 1 --- PIT P. Castiglione L. Jansen -2% 86% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-4 1 1-- PIT G. Metkovich L. Jansen -5% 81% Single to RF; Castiglione to 3B
t3 0-4 1 1-3 RO PIT G. Bell L. Jansen 1% 82% Flyball: CF; Castiglione Scores/unER
t3 1-4 2 1-- O PIT R. Kiner L. Jansen 2% 84% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Giants 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 4-5-6
b3 4-1 0 --- NYG M. Irvin M. Queen 2% 86% Walk
b3 4-1 0 1-- OO NYG W. Lockman M. Queen -4% 82% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
b3 4-1 2 --- NYG W. Mays M. Queen 1% 83% Walk
b3 4-1 2 1-- O NYG H. Thompson M. Queen -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Giants 4.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- R PIT B. Howerton L. Jansen -8% 73% Home Run
t4 2-4 0 --- O PIT J. Garagiola L. Jansen 3% 76% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-4 1 --- O PIT G. Strickland L. Jansen 2% 78% Strikeout
t4 2-4 2 --- O PIT M. Basgall L. Jansen 1% 79% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Giants 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Mel Queen facing 8-9-1
b4 4-2 0 --- O NYG W. Westrum M. Queen -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 4-2 1 --- NYG L. Jansen M. Queen 2% 79% Single to SS
b4 4-2 1 1-- O NYG E. Stanky M. Queen -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 4-2 2 1-- RR NYG A. Dark M. Queen 13% 90% Home Run; Jansen Scores
b4 6-2 2 --- O NYG D. Mueller M. Queen -0% 90% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Giants 6.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 9-1-2
Rocky Nelson pinch hits for Mel Queen (P) batting 9th
t5 2-6 0 --- O PIT R. Nelson L. Jansen 2% 92% Strikeout
t5 2-6 1 --- PIT P. Castiglione L. Jansen -2% 90% Single to RF
t5 2-6 1 1-- O PIT G. Metkovich L. Jansen 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Castiglione to 2B
t5 2-6 2 -2- O PIT G. Bell L. Jansen 2% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Junior Walsh facing 4-5-6
Junior Walsh replaces Rocky Nelson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-2 0 --- O NYG M. Irvin J. Walsh -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 6-2 1 --- O NYG W. Lockman J. Walsh -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 6-2 2 --- O NYG W. Mays J. Walsh -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Giants 6.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 4-5-6
t6 2-6 0 --- PIT R. Kiner L. Jansen -3% 89% Single to LF
t6 2-6 0 1-- O PIT B. Howerton L. Jansen 3% 92% Flyball: RF
t6 2-6 1 1-- RR PIT J. Garagiola L. Jansen -10% 81% Home Run; Kiner Scores
t6 4-6 1 --- PIT G. Strickland L. Jansen -5% 76% Double to LF
Pete Reiser pinch hits for Monty Basgall (2B) batting 8th
t6 4-6 1 -2- OO PIT P. Reiser L. Jansen 9% 85% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-4, Pirates' Junior Walsh facing 7-8-9
Danny Murtaugh replaces Pete Reiser (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
b6 6-4 0 --- O NYG H. Thompson J. Walsh -1% 83% Strikeout
b6 6-4 1 --- O NYG W. Westrum J. Walsh -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-4 2 --- O NYG L. Jansen J. Walsh -1% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Giants 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-6, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 9-1-2
Jack Phillips pinch hits for Junior Walsh (P) batting 9th
t7 4-6 0 --- O PIT J. Phillips L. Jansen 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-6 1 --- O PIT P. Castiglione L. Jansen 2% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 4-6 2 --- O PIT G. Metkovich L. Jansen 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-4, Pirates' Bill Werle facing 1-2-3
Bill Werle replaces Jack Phillips (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-4 0 --- NYG E. Stanky B. Werle 2% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b7 6-4 0 1-- O NYG A. Dark B. Werle -1% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Stanky to 2B
b7 6-4 1 -2- O NYG D. Mueller B. Werle -2% 88% Flyball: LF
b7 6-4 2 -2- NYG M. Irvin B. Werle 0% 89% Intentional Walk
b7 6-4 2 12- O NYG W. Lockman B. Werle -2% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Giants 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-6, Giants' Larry Jansen facing 3-4-5
t8 4-6 0 --- PIT G. Bell L. Jansen -7% 80% Single to RF
t8 4-6 0 1-- PIT R. Kiner L. Jansen -19% 61% Double to LF; Bell to 3B
t8 4-6 0 -23 PIT B. Howerton L. Jansen -6% 55% Single to P; Bell stays at 3B; Kiner stays at 2B
t8 4-6 0 123 R PIT J. Garagiola L. Jansen -18% 37% Single to RF; Howerton to 2B; Kiner to 3B; Bell Scores
George Spencer replaces Larry Jansen pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-6 0 123 RO PIT G. Strickland G. Spencer 6% 43% Flyball: RF; Kiner Scores
t8 6-6 1 12- OO PIT D. Murtaugh G. Spencer 18% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Giants 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Tied 6-6, Pirates' Bill Werle facing 6-7-8
b8 6-6 0 --- O NYG W. Mays B. Werle -5% 56% Flyball: LF
b8 6-6 1 --- O NYG H. Thompson B. Werle -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-6 2 --- R NYG W. Westrum B. Werle 32% 84% Home Run
b8 7-6 2 --- O NYG G. Spencer B. Werle -1% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Giants 7.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 6-7, Giants' George Spencer facing 9-1-2
Ed Fitz Gerald pinch hits for Bill Werle (P) batting 9th
t9 6-7 0 --- O PIT E. Fitz Gerald G. Spencer 7% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 6-7 1 --- O PIT P. Castiglione G. Spencer 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-7 2 --- O PIT G. Metkovich G. Spencer 4% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Giants 7.

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