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Standings
NYY
@CHW
3
2
 
(11)
WSH
@CLE
0
1
WSH
@CLE
0
6
BAL
@DET
2
6
BOS
@KCA
5
6
STL
@BRO
6
5
CHC
@NYG
4
2
CHC
@NYG
2
8
CIN
@PHI
3
4
CIN
@PHI
4
7
MLN
@PIT
6
4
Tuesday, September 18, 1956,
, Connie Mack Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:08
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Reds
3
83-61
 Lost 3 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Phillies
4
67-76
 Won 2 
5th, 19 GB
W: Curt Simmons (13-10)
L: Larry Jansen (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    3  7  0
Phillies        0  1  0   2  0  0   0  1  X    4  8  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .277 .660 -0.081 1.31 0.036 -0.117 -0.4 1 0
Smoky Burgess C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .262 .795 -0.096 1.47 0.013 -0.108 -0.6 5 0
Gus Bell CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291 .848 -0.065 1.31 0.036 -0.101 -0.3 3 1
Frank Robinson LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .294 .958 -0.099 1.40 0.048 -0.147 -0.8 0 0 HBP,GDP
George Crowe 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 .241 .784 -0.128 1.33 0.000 -0.128 -0.9 9 2
Wally Post RF 4 2 2 3 0 1 .244 .785 0.256 0.93 0.289 -0.033 2.5 1 0 2·HR
Alex Grammas 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .273 .708 0.045 0.93 0.072 -0.026 0.1 0 3
   Ray Jablonski PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .759 -0.050 2.04 0.000 -0.050 -0.1
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .270 .715 -0.004 1.50 0.096 -0.100 0.4 4 4 2B,SB
Larry Jansen P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .083 -0.084 1.38 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 1 0
   Bob Thurman PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .928 -0.054 2.33 0.000 -0.054 -0.3
   Joe Nuxhall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .490 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hersh Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .336 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 2 6 .219 .723 -0.360 1.34 0.590 -0.948 -1.2 24 10
2B: R McMillan (16, off C Simmons).
HR: W Post 2 (31, 2 off C Simmons; 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF; 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: F Robinson (20, by C Simmons).
TB: W Post 8; R McMillan 3; G Bell; A Grammas; J Temple.
GIDP: F Robinson (13).
RBI: W Post 3 (75).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Crowe-R McMillan-G Crowe.
Outfield Assists: G Bell (S Lopata at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: R McMillan (4, 2nd base off C Simmons/S Lopata).

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Richie Ashburn CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .307 .776 0.076 0.64 0.097 -0.022 1.1 7 0
Marv Blaylock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .729 -0.083 0.88 0.000 -0.083 -1.1 5 0
Stan Lopata C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .904 -0.038 0.80 0.014 -0.052 -0.1 7 0 SB,IW
Del Ennis LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .259 .725 0.007 0.95 0.050 -0.043 0.1 1 1 IW
Willie Jones 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 .279 .814 0.129 1.16 0.143 -0.014 0.9 2 1 2B
Elmer Valo RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .784 0.110 1.21 0.170 -0.060 0.3 2 0
Solly Hemus 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .290 .862 0.042 1.26 0.115 -0.073 0.1 3 1 2B,GDP
Granny Hamner SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .218 .590 -0.052 0.66 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 0 1
Curt Simmons P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .526 -0.049 0.66 0.000 -0.049 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 8 3 3 3 .267 .667 0.142 0.91 0.589 -0.448 0.3 27 4
2B: S Hemus (8, off L Jansen); W Jones (20, off L Jansen).
IBB: D Ennis (7, by J Nuxhall); S Lopata (9, by J Nuxhall).
TB: W Jones 4; S Hemus 2; R Ashburn 2; E Valo; D Ennis.
GIDP: S Hemus (4).
RBI: E Valo (37); W Jones (70); S Hemus (23).
2-out RBI: S Hemus.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Hamner-S Hemus-M Blaylock.
Outfield Assists: D Ennis (A Grammas at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: S Lopata (5, 2nd base off J Nuxhall/S Burgess).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Jansen, L (2-2) 6 6 3 3 1 2 0 4.64 24 49 -0.122 0.97 -0.2
Joe Nuxhall 1.1 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.71 7 0 0 -0.010 0.72 -0.6
Hersh Freeman 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.59 2 3 1 -0.009 0.92 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 3 3 0 4.50 33 49 3 1 -0.141 0.91 -0.3

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Curt Simmons, W (13-10) 9 7 3 3 2 6 2 3.50 35 65 0.360 1.34 1.2
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 6 2 3.00 35 65 0.360 1.34 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Nuxhall (2).
HBP: C Simmons (3; F Robinson).
IBB: J Nuxhall 2 (7; S Lopata, D Ennis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Vic Delmore.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Philadelphia Phillies
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Richie Ashburn CF
2 Smoky Burgess C 2 Marv Blaylock 1B
3 Gus Bell CF 3 Stan Lopata C
4 Frank Robinson LF 4 Del Ennis LF
5 George Crowe 1B 5 Willie Jones 3B
6 Wally Post RF 6 Elmer Valo RF
7 Alex Grammas 3B 7 Solly Hemus 2B
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Granny Hamner SS
9 Larry Jansen P 9 Curt Simmons P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-1 1 1-- RR CIN W. Post C. Simmons -24% 39% Home Run; Crowe Scores
b4 1-2 0 12- R PHI E. Valo L. Jansen 17% 71% Single to RF; Ennis Scores; Jones to 3B
b2 0-0 2 -2- R PHI S. Hemus L. Jansen 11% 65% Double to RF (Deep RF); Jones Scores
t1 0-0 1 12- OO CIN F. Robinson C. Simmons 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 1-2 0 1-- PHI W. Jones L. Jansen 8% 54% Single to LF; Ennis to 2B

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, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple C. Simmons -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN S. Burgess C. Simmons 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CIN G. Bell C. Simmons -4% 46% Single to CF; Temple to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO CIN F. Robinson C. Simmons 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Larry Jansen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PHI R. Ashburn L. Jansen -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PHI M. Blaylock L. Jansen -1% 51% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- O PHI S. Lopata L. Jansen -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN G. Crowe C. Simmons 2% 52% Popfly: C
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN W. Post C. Simmons 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN A. Grammas C. Simmons 1% 55% Single to LF; Grammas out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Larry Jansen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PHI D. Ennis L. Jansen -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- PHI W. Jones L. Jansen 4% 57% Double to LF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O PHI E. Valo L. Jansen -4% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 2 -2- R PHI S. Hemus L. Jansen 11% 65% Double to RF (Deep RF); Jones Scores
b2 1-0 2 -2- O PHI G. Hamner L. Jansen -3% 62% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CIN R. McMillan C. Simmons -4% 58% Single to 1B
t3 0-1 0 1-- CIN L. Jansen C. Simmons -3% 55% McMillan Steals 2B
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CIN L. Jansen C. Simmons 5% 60% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O CIN J. Temple C. Simmons 4% 64% Lineout: RF
t3 0-1 2 -2- CIN S. Burgess C. Simmons -1% 63% Walk
t3 0-1 2 12- O CIN G. Bell C. Simmons 5% 67% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Larry Jansen facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O PHI C. Simmons L. Jansen -2% 66% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- PHI R. Ashburn L. Jansen 2% 68% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- O PHI M. Blaylock L. Jansen -2% 65% Popfly: 1B
b3 1-0 2 1-- O PHI S. Lopata L. Jansen -2% 63% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Phillies 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- CIN F. Robinson C. Simmons -5% 58% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-1 0 1-- O CIN G. Crowe C. Simmons 4% 63% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- RR CIN W. Post C. Simmons -24% 39% Home Run; Crowe Scores
t4 2-1 1 --- O CIN A. Grammas C. Simmons 2% 41% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 2 --- CIN R. McMillan C. Simmons -2% 38% Double (CF-RF)
t4 2-1 2 -2- O CIN L. Jansen C. Simmons 3% 42% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Larry Jansen facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- PHI D. Ennis L. Jansen 5% 47% Single to CF
b4 1-2 0 1-- PHI W. Jones L. Jansen 8% 54% Single to LF; Ennis to 2B
b4 1-2 0 12- R PHI E. Valo L. Jansen 17% 71% Single to RF; Ennis Scores; Jones to 3B
b4 2-2 0 1-3 ROO PHI S. Hemus L. Jansen -6% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Jones Scores/No RBI
b4 3-2 2 --- O PHI G. Hamner L. Jansen -1% 65% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- O CIN J. Temple C. Simmons 3% 68% Flyball: CF
t5 2-3 1 --- O CIN S. Burgess C. Simmons 2% 70% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 2-3 2 --- O CIN G. Bell C. Simmons 1% 72% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Larry Jansen facing 9-1-2
b5 3-2 0 --- O PHI C. Simmons L. Jansen -2% 70% Flyball: SS
b5 3-2 1 --- PHI R. Ashburn L. Jansen 2% 72% Single (LF-CF)
b5 3-2 1 1-- O PHI M. Blaylock L. Jansen -3% 69% Popfly: SS
b5 3-2 2 1-- O PHI S. Lopata L. Jansen -2% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 4-5-6
t6 2-3 0 --- O CIN F. Robinson C. Simmons 4% 71% Strikeout
t6 2-3 1 --- O CIN G. Crowe C. Simmons 3% 73% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 2-3 2 --- O CIN W. Post C. Simmons 2% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Larry Jansen facing 4-5-6
b6 3-2 0 --- O PHI D. Ennis L. Jansen -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-2 1 --- O PHI W. Jones L. Jansen -1% 71% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 3-2 2 --- O PHI E. Valo L. Jansen -1% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- CIN A. Grammas C. Simmons -7% 63% Walk
t7 2-3 0 1-- O CIN R. McMillan C. Simmons 7% 70% Flyball: CF
Bob Thurman pinch hits for Larry Jansen (P) batting 9th
t7 2-3 1 1-- O CIN B. Thurman C. Simmons 5% 75% Strikeout
t7 2-3 2 1-- O CIN J. Temple C. Simmons 4% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 7-8-9
Joe Nuxhall replaces Bob Thurman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- O PHI S. Hemus J. Nuxhall -2% 78% Flyball: CF
b7 3-2 1 --- O PHI G. Hamner J. Nuxhall -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- O PHI C. Simmons J. Nuxhall -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 2-3-4
t8 2-3 0 --- O CIN S. Burgess C. Simmons 5% 81% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 1 --- O CIN G. Bell C. Simmons 4% 85% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 2 --- O CIN F. Robinson C. Simmons 3% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
b8 3-2 0 --- PHI R. Ashburn J. Nuxhall 2% 89% Single to P
b8 3-2 0 1-- O PHI M. Blaylock J. Nuxhall -2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-2 1 1-- PHI S. Lopata J. Nuxhall 3% 91% Wild Pitch; Ashburn to 3B
b8 3-2 1 --3 PHI S. Lopata J. Nuxhall 0% 91% Intentional Walk
b8 3-2 1 1-3 PHI D. Ennis J. Nuxhall 1% 92% Lopata Steals 2B
b8 3-2 1 -23 PHI D. Ennis J. Nuxhall 0% 92% Intentional Walk
Hersh Freeman replaces Joe Nuxhall pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 1 123 RO PHI W. Jones H. Freeman 2% 95% Single to CF; Ashburn Scores; Lopata out at Hm/CF-C; Ennis to 3B; Jones to 2B/Adv on throw
b8 4-2 2 -23 O PHI E. Valo H. Freeman -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Phillies 4.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Phillies' Curt Simmons facing 5-6-7
t9 2-4 0 --- O CIN G. Crowe C. Simmons 4% 97% Flyball: CF
t9 2-4 1 --- R CIN W. Post C. Simmons -5% 92% Home Run
Ray Jablonski pinch hits for Alex Grammas (3B) batting 7th
t9 3-4 1 --- O CIN R. Jablonski C. Simmons 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 3-4 2 --- O CIN R. McMillan C. Simmons 3% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Phillies 4.

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