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Standings
WSH
@CHW
10
0
NYY
@CLE
2
5
BOS
@DET
4
5
BAL
@KCA
2
3
CIN
@BRO
4
2
MLN
@NYG
7
1
STL
@PHI
4
1
CHC
@PIT
6
3
Friday, August 26, 1955,
, Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 14,485, Time of Game: 2:21
Braves
7
71-56
 Won 2 
2nd, 10 GB
at Giants
1
65-60
 Lost 2 
3rd, 15 GB
W: Bob Buhl (13-8)
L: Ruben Gomez (8-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  4  0   0  0  1   2  0  0    7  9  0
Giants          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  2

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 0 5 .268 .323 .398 .721 -0.060 0.45 0.000 -0.060 -1.4 1 0
Danny O'Connell 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .232 .285 .314 .599 -0.022 0.35 0.013 -0.035 -0.5 3 6
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .288 .413 .606 1.019 -0.006 0.32 0.021 -0.026 -0.1 2 4
Hank Aaron LF 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .310 .364 .545 .909 0.008 0.83 0.039 -0.031 -0.1 1 0 GDP
   Bobby Thomson LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .256 .320 .409 .729 0.006 0.30 0.020 -0.013 0.5 2 0 SB
Johnny Logan SS 3 1 2 1 1 0 5 .305 .371 .448 .819 0.070 0.58 0.083 -0.013 0.8 3 3 SF
George Crowe 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .284 .380 .486 .866 0.023 0.70 0.054 -0.030 1.2 10 1
Andy Pafko RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .284 .314 .393 .707 0.069 0.79 0.085 -0.016 1.4 1 0 SB,HBP
Del Crandall C 3 1 1 4 1 0 4 .250 .313 .476 .789 0.247 1.04 0.265 -0.018 1.8 3 0 HR,IW
Bob Buhl P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .115 .164 .115 .279 -0.044 0.49 0.000 -0.044 -1.2 1 3 SH
Team Totals 35 7 9 7 4 3 42 .257 .341 .343 .684 0.291 0.57 0.580 -0.286 2.4 27 17
HR: D Crandall (22, off R Gomez, 2nd inn, 3 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: J Logan (6, off P Giel).
SH: B Buhl (7, off P Giel).
IBB: D Crandall (9, by R Gomez).
HBP: A Pafko (4, by R Gomez).
TB: D Crandall 4; J Logan 2; G Crowe 2; E Mathews; B Thomson; D O'Connell; A Pafko.
GIDP: H Aaron (21).
RBI: D Crandall 4 (54); G Crowe (33); A Pafko (33); J Logan (65).
2-out RBI: G Crowe.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. E Mathews-D O'Connell-G Crowe 2; B Buhl-J Logan-G Crowe.
Baserunning
SB: A Pafko (1, 2nd base off R Gomez/B Hofman); B Thomson (2, 2nd base off P Giel/B Hofman).

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Gardner SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .300 .317 .617 0.015 0.64 0.059 -0.044 -0.2 2 4 2B
Whitey Lockman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .317 .382 .700 -0.081 0.69 0.000 -0.081 -1.1 11 4
Willie Mays CF 1 0 0 0 3 1 4 .305 .399 .617 1.016 0.052 0.54 0.054 -0.002 0.5 2 0
Dusty Rhodes LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .284 .379 .399 .778 0.044 0.92 0.092 -0.048 0.4 2 0
Don Mueller RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .310 .379 .688 -0.051 0.82 0.042 -0.093 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Hank Thompson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .365 .390 .755 -0.051 0.70 0.012 -0.062 -0.4 0 1
Bobby Hofman C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .272 .352 .475 .827 -0.041 0.60 0.025 -0.066 -0.5 2 1 GDP
Wayne Terwilliger 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .356 .352 .708 0.010 0.64 0.046 -0.036 -0.0 2 5
Ruben Gomez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .347 .417 .764 -0.022 0.74 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 2 0
   Bill Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .268 .545 .813 -0.088 1.78 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 GDP
   Paul Giel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .059 .118 .176 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Gail Harris PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .225 .292 .418 .710 0.005 0.16 0.005 0.000 0.2
   Hoyt Wilhelm P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Sid Gordon PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .218 .309 .369 .678 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.4
Team Totals 31 1 7 1 5 3 36 .226 .333 .258 .591 -0.210 0.69 0.335 -0.544 -3.6 27 16
2B: B Gardner (4, off B Buhl).
TB: B Gardner 2; B Hofman 2; W Terwilliger; H Thompson; D Mueller; D Rhodes.
GIDP: B Hofman (8); B Taylor (4); D Mueller (14).
RBI: D Rhodes (24).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Gardner-W Terwilliger-W Lockman.
E: B Gardner 2 (3).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Buhl, W (13-8) 9 7 1 1 5 3 0 2.76 36 67 0.209 0.69 3.6
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 5 3 0 1.00 36 67 0.209 0.69 3.6

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ruben Gomez, L (8-7) 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 4.46 22 45 -0.215 0.84 -1.4
Paul Giel 2 5 3 3 1 0 0 3.46 13 0 0 -0.078 0.39 -2.0
Hoyt Wilhelm 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.61 7 0 0 0.003 0.02 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 7 6 4 3 1 6.00 42 45 0 0 -0.290 0.57 -2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Gomez (5; A Pafko).
IBB: R Gomez (6; D Crandall).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hal Dixon, 1B - Artie Gore, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Jocko Conlan.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 14,485.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         New York Giants
1 Bill Bruton CF 1 Billy Gardner SS
2 Danny O'Connell 2B 2 Whitey Lockman 1B
3 Eddie Mathews 3B 3 Willie Mays CF
4 Hank Aaron LF 4 Dusty Rhodes LF
5 Johnny Logan SS 5 Don Mueller RF
6 George Crowe 1B 6 Hank Thompson 3B
7 Andy Pafko RF 7 Bobby Hofman C
8 Del Crandall C 8 Wayne Terwilliger 2B
9 Bob Buhl P 9 Ruben Gomez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-1 1 123 RRRR MLN D. Crandall R. Gomez 26% 76% Home Run (Deep LF); Aaron Scores/unER; Crowe Scores; Pafko Scores
b1 0-0 1 12- R NYG D. Rhodes B. Buhl -9% 32% Single; Gardner Scores; Mays to 2B
b5 1-4 0 1-- OO NYG B. Taylor B. Buhl 9% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b1 1-0 1 12- OO NYG D. Mueller B. Buhl 7% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 0-1 0 1-- MLN J. Logan R. Gomez 6% 50% Single; Aaron to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton R. Gomez -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. O'Connell R. Gomez -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews R. Gomez -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYG B. Gardner B. Buhl -6% 39% Double
b1 0-0 0 -2- O NYG W. Lockman B. Buhl 4% 43% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- NYG W. Mays B. Buhl -2% 41% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- R NYG D. Rhodes B. Buhl -9% 32% Single; Gardner Scores; Mays to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- OO NYG D. Mueller B. Buhl 7% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- MLN H. Aaron R. Gomez 4% 44% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t2 0-1 0 1-- MLN J. Logan R. Gomez 6% 50% Single; Aaron to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- O MLN G. Crowe R. Gomez -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Aaron to 3B
t2 0-1 1 1-3 MLN A. Pafko R. Gomez 4% 50% Hit By Pitch; Crowe to 2B
t2 0-1 1 123 RRRR MLN D. Crandall R. Gomez 26% 76% Home Run (Deep LF); Aaron Scores/unER; Crowe Scores; Pafko Scores
t2 4-1 1 --- O MLN B. Buhl R. Gomez -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 4-1 2 --- O MLN B. Bruton R. Gomez -1% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 6-7-8
b2 1-4 0 --- O NYG H. Thompson B. Buhl 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-4 1 --- NYG B. Hofman B. Buhl -3% 75% Single
b2 1-4 1 1-- O NYG W. Terwilliger B. Buhl 3% 77% Flyball: RF
b2 1-4 2 1-- O NYG R. Gomez B. Buhl 2% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 2-3-4
t3 4-1 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell R. Gomez -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 4-1 1 --- MLN E. Mathews R. Gomez 1% 80% Single
t3 4-1 1 1-- OO MLN H. Aaron R. Gomez -3% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 1-2-3
Bobby Thomson replaces Hank Aaron playing LF batting 4th
b3 1-4 0 --- O NYG B. Gardner B. Buhl 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-4 1 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Buhl 2% 80% Flyball: CF
b3 1-4 2 --- NYG W. Mays B. Buhl -1% 79% Walk
b3 1-4 2 1-- O NYG D. Rhodes B. Buhl 2% 81% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 5-6-7
t4 4-1 0 --- O MLN J. Logan R. Gomez -1% 80% Flyball: LF
t4 4-1 1 --- MLN G. Crowe R. Gomez 1% 82% Walk
t4 4-1 1 1-- O MLN A. Pafko R. Gomez -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 4-1 2 1-- MLN D. Crandall R. Gomez 1% 81% Pafko Steals 2B
t4 4-1 2 -2- MLN D. Crandall R. Gomez 0% 81% Intentional Walk
t4 4-1 2 12- O MLN B. Buhl R. Gomez -3% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 5-6-7
b4 1-4 0 --- NYG D. Mueller B. Buhl -4% 74% Single
b4 1-4 0 1-- O NYG H. Thompson B. Buhl 4% 78% Flyball: LF
b4 1-4 1 1-- OO NYG B. Hofman B. Buhl 5% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Ruben Gomez facing 1-2-3
t5 4-1 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton R. Gomez -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-1 1 --- MLN D. O'Connell R. Gomez 1% 84% Single
t5 4-1 1 1-- O MLN E. Mathews R. Gomez -2% 82% Flyball: RF
t5 4-1 2 1-- O MLN B. Thomson R. Gomez -1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 8-9-1
b5 1-4 0 --- NYG W. Terwilliger B. Buhl -4% 76% Single
Bill Taylor pinch hits for Ruben Gomez (P) batting 9th
b5 1-4 0 1-- OO NYG B. Taylor B. Buhl 9% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b5 1-4 2 --- O NYG B. Gardner B. Buhl 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Giants 1.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Paul Giel facing 5-6-7
Paul Giel replaces Bill Taylor (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-1 0 --- MLN J. Logan P. Giel 2% 88% Single
t6 4-1 0 1-- MLN G. Crowe P. Giel 2% 90% Single; Logan to 2B
t6 4-1 0 12- R MLN A. Pafko P. Giel 4% 94% Single; Logan Scores; Crowe to 2B
t6 5-1 0 12- O MLN D. Crandall P. Giel -1% 93% Flyball: RF; Crowe stays at 2B
t6 5-1 1 12- O MLN B. Buhl P. Giel -1% 92% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Crowe to 3B; Pafko to 2B
t6 5-1 2 -23 O MLN B. Bruton P. Giel -2% 90% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-5, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 2-3-4
b6 1-5 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Buhl 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-5 1 --- NYG W. Mays B. Buhl -2% 90% Walk
b6 1-5 1 1-- O NYG D. Rhodes B. Buhl 2% 92% Flyball: 3B
b6 1-5 2 1-- O NYG D. Mueller B. Buhl 2% 94% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Giants 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-1, Giants' Paul Giel facing 2-3-4
t7 5-1 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell P. Giel -1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 5-1 1 --- MLN E. Mathews P. Giel 1% 94% Walk
t7 5-1 1 1-- MLN B. Thomson P. Giel 2% 96% Single; Mathews to 3B
t7 5-1 1 1-3 MLN J. Logan P. Giel 0% 96% Thomson Steals 2B
t7 5-1 1 -23 RO MLN J. Logan P. Giel 1% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Mathews Scores; Thomson stays at 2B
t7 6-1 2 -2- R MLN G. Crowe P. Giel 2% 98% Single; Thomson Scores
t7 7-1 2 1-- MLN A. Pafko P. Giel 0% 98% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Crowe to 2B
t7 7-1 2 12- O MLN D. Crandall P. Giel -0% 98% Foul Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 7, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 6-7-8
b7 1-7 0 --- NYG H. Thompson B. Buhl -1% 97% Single
b7 1-7 0 1-- O NYG B. Hofman B. Buhl 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 1-7 1 1-- O NYG W. Terwilliger B. Buhl 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Gail Harris pinch hits for Paul Giel (P) batting 9th
b7 1-7 2 1-- NYG G. Harris B. Buhl -1% 98% Walk; Terwilliger to 2B
b7 1-7 2 12- O NYG B. Gardner B. Buhl 1% 99% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 7, Giants 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-1, Giants' Hoyt Wilhelm facing 9-1-2
Hoyt Wilhelm replaces Gail Harris (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-1 0 --- O MLN B. Buhl H. Wilhelm -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-1 1 --- O MLN B. Bruton H. Wilhelm -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t8 7-1 2 --- O MLN D. O'Connell H. Wilhelm -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 7, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 2-3-4
b8 1-7 0 --- O NYG W. Lockman B. Buhl 0% 99% Groundout: P-2B-1B
b8 1-7 1 --- O NYG W. Mays B. Buhl 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-7 2 --- O NYG D. Rhodes B. Buhl 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 7, Giants 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 7-1, Giants' Hoyt Wilhelm facing 3-4-5
t9 7-1 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews H. Wilhelm -0% 100% Strikeout (C-1B)
t9 7-1 1 --- O MLN B. Thomson H. Wilhelm -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 7-1 2 --- MLN J. Logan H. Wilhelm 0% 100% Walk
t9 7-1 2 1-- O MLN G. Crowe H. Wilhelm -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 7, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-7, Braves' Bob Buhl facing 5-6-7
b9 1-7 0 --- O NYG D. Mueller B. Buhl 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-7 1 --- O NYG H. Thompson B. Buhl 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-7 2 --- NYG B. Hofman B. Buhl -0% 100% Single
b9 1-7 2 1-- NYG W. Terwilliger B. Buhl -0% 100% Walk; Hofman to 2B
Sid Gordon pinch hits for Hoyt Wilhelm (P) batting 9th
b9 1-7 2 12- O NYG S. Gordon B. Buhl 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 7, Giants 1.

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