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Standings
SLB
@CHW
2
1
DET
@CLE
0
9
NYY
@WSH
12
3
NYY
@WSH
3
7
BRO
@NYG
6
3
 
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CIN
@PIT
4
0
CIN
@PIT
1
9
Tuesday, June 5, 1945,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 2,634, Time of Game: 1:39
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Reds
1
19-19
 Lost 1 
6th, 6 GB
at Pirates
9
23-18
 Won 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Max Butcher (5-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  1
Pirates         0  0  2   3  2  2   0  0  X    9 13  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Woody Williams 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .224 .285 .263 .548 -0.004 0.36 0.018 -0.022 0.0 2 1
Dain Clay CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .314 .343 .658 -0.006 0.43 0.025 -0.031 0.1 1 0
Gee Walker RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .296 .333 .408 .742 -0.036 0.59 0.010 -0.047 0.3 2 0 2B
Frank McCormick 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .352 .423 .774 -0.057 0.52 0.000 -0.057 -1.1 11 2
Steve Mesner 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .379 .348 .727 0.024 0.36 0.037 -0.013 -0.2 0 1
Eric Tipton LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .216 .322 .265 .587 -0.048 0.67 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 3 0
Eddie Miller SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .209 .227 .302 .530 -0.041 0.52 0.014 -0.054 -0.4 3 5 GDP
Al Lakeman C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .327 .273 .599 -0.051 0.81 0.000 -0.051 -0.8 2 0 GDP
   Al Libke PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .302 .292 .594 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Johnny Riddle C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .222 .192 .415 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Boom-Boom Beck P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 3
   Howie Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wally Flager PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .317 .231 .547 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Mel Bosser P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Sipek PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .313 .276 .588 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Hod Lisenbee 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 32 1 7 1 0 0 32 .219 .219 .250 .469 -0.243 0.47 0.104 -0.347 -3.7 24 12
2B: G Walker (8, off M Butcher).
TB: W Williams 2; D Clay 2; G Walker 2; E Miller; S Mesner.
GIDP: A Lakeman (3); E Miller (4).
RBI: G Walker (14).
2-out RBI: G Walker.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. F McCormick-E Miller-F McCormick; E Miller-F McCormick.
E: A Lakeman (3).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Barnhart SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .278 .297 .333 .631 0.053 0.64 0.080 -0.027 0.4 2 4
Lee Handley 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 .441 .472 .500 .972 0.023 0.61 0.058 -0.035 1.0 1 5 SH
Al Gionfriddo CF 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .365 .441 .519 .960 0.109 0.47 0.109 0.000 2.3 2 0 2B
Bob Elliott RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .290 .389 .426 .815 -0.073 0.59 0.040 -0.112 -3.0 1 0 GDP
Jim Russell LF 2 2 1 2 2 0 4 .301 .366 .423 .789 0.137 1.02 0.185 -0.048 1.6 4 0
Babe Dahlgren 1B 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .245 .299 .342 .641 -0.013 0.49 0.028 -0.041 2.5 12 0 2B
Frankie Gustine 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .340 .396 .736 0.067 0.33 0.068 -0.001 0.5 4 6 2B
Bill Salkeld C 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .317 .411 .524 .935 0.017 0.71 0.046 -0.030 1.0 0 0
   Al Lopez PR-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .321 .264 .585 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Max Butcher P 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .217 .250 .217 .467 -0.062 0.44 0.000 -0.062 -1.3 0 1 SH
Team Totals 34 9 13 8 4 1 40 .382 .447 .471 .918 0.258 0.57 0.614 -0.356 4.8 27 16
2B: A Gionfriddo (3, off B Beck); F Gustine (8, off B Beck); B Dahlgren (10, off H Fox).
SH: L Handley (2, off B Beck); M Butcher (2, off H Fox).
TB: A Gionfriddo 4; F Gustine 3; B Dahlgren 3; B Salkeld 2; L Handley; V Barnhart; J Russell; B Elliott.
GIDP: B Elliott (8).
RBI: B Dahlgren 3 (29); J Russell 2 (31); A Gionfriddo (12); L Handley (6); B Salkeld (14).
2-out RBI: B Dahlgren 2; J Russell 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Handley-F Gustine-B Dahlgren; V Barnhart-F Gustine-B Dahlgren.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Boom-Boom Beck, L (2-3) 3 8 4 3 0 1 0 2.88 17 30 -0.155 1.03 -1.8
Howie Fox 2 4 3 3 1 0 0 5.47 11 2 2 -0.092 0.42 -2.6
Mel Bosser 2 1 2 2 3 0 0 3.86 9 0 0 -0.009 0.07 -1.0
Hod Lisenbee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.72 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 9 8 4 1 0 9.00 40 30 2 2 -0.256 0.57 -4.8
B Beck faced 2 batters in the 4th inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Max Butcher, W (5-2) 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 2.82 32 69 0.244 0.47 3.7
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 1.00 32 69 0.244 0.47 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Babe Pinelli, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - Butch Henline, 3B - Dusty Boggess.
Time of Game: 1:39.
Attendance: 2,634.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Woody Williams 2B 1 Vic Barnhart SS
2 Dain Clay CF 2 Lee Handley 3B
3 Gee Walker RF 3 Al Gionfriddo CF
4 Frank McCormick 1B 4 Bob Elliott RF
5 Steve Mesner 3B 5 Jim Russell LF
6 Eric Tipton LF 6 Babe Dahlgren 1B
7 Eddie Miller SS 7 Frankie Gustine 2B
8 Al Lakeman C 8 Bill Salkeld C
9 Boom-Boom Beck P 9 Max Butcher P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 -23 RR PIT J. Russell B. Beck 18% 75% Single to LF; Gionfriddo Scores; Elliott Scores
b1 0-0 1 -23 O PIT B. Elliott B. Beck -8% 55% Fielder's Choice P; Barnhart out at Hm/P-C; Gionfriddo to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- PIT A. Gionfriddo B. Beck 7% 63% Double to LF; Barnhart to 3B
b4 3-0 1 12- R PIT L. Handley H. Fox 6% 93% Single to RF; Salkeld Scores; Barnhart to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO CIN E. Miller M. Butcher 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-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, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN W. Williams M. Butcher 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- CIN D. Clay M. Butcher -2% 50% Single to SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CIN G. Walker M. Butcher 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Clay to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CIN F. McCormick M. Butcher 3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Boom-Boom Beck facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT V. Barnhart B. Beck 3% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT L. Handley B. Beck -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Barnhart to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- PIT A. Gionfriddo B. Beck 7% 63% Double to LF; Barnhart to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 O PIT B. Elliott B. Beck -8% 55% Fielder's Choice P; Barnhart out at Hm/P-C; Gionfriddo to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O PIT J. Russell B. Beck -5% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN S. Mesner M. Butcher -4% 46% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CIN E. Tipton M. Butcher 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO CIN E. Miller M. Butcher 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Boom-Boom Beck facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Dahlgren B. Beck -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- PIT F. Gustine B. Beck 3% 55% Single to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Salkeld B. Beck -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O PIT M. Butcher B. Beck -2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CIN A. Lakeman M. Butcher 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Beck M. Butcher 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- CIN W. Williams M. Butcher -1% 53% Single to CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CIN D. Clay M. Butcher 3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Boom-Boom Beck facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT V. Barnhart B. Beck -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT L. Handley B. Beck -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- PIT A. Gionfriddo B. Beck 1% 53% Single to 2B
b3 0-0 2 1-- PIT B. Elliott B. Beck 4% 57% Single to RF; Gionfriddo to 3B; Elliott to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-0 2 -23 RR PIT J. Russell B. Beck 18% 75% Single to LF; Gionfriddo Scores; Elliott Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Dahlgren B. Beck -2% 73% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O CIN G. Walker M. Butcher 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O CIN F. McCormick M. Butcher 2% 77% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 --- O CIN S. Mesner M. Butcher 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Boom-Boom Beck facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- PIT F. Gustine B. Beck 4% 83% Double to LF
b4 2-0 0 -2- PIT B. Salkeld B. Beck 4% 87% Single to 1B; Gustine to 3B
Howie Fox replaces Boom-Boom Beck pitching and batting 9th
b4 2-0 0 1-3 O PIT M. Butcher H. Fox -4% 83% Flyball: 2B
b4 2-0 1 1-3 R PIT V. Barnhart H. Fox 5% 88% Fielder's Choice P; Gustine Scores/Adv on E2/unER/No RBI; Salkeld to 2B
b4 3-0 1 12- R PIT L. Handley H. Fox 6% 93% Single to RF; Salkeld Scores; Barnhart to 3B
b4 4-0 1 1-3 R PIT A. Gionfriddo H. Fox 3% 96% Single to CF; Barnhart Scores; Handley to 3B
b4 5-0 1 1-3 OO PIT B. Elliott H. Fox -2% 94% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 6-7-8
t5 0-5 0 --- O CIN E. Tipton M. Butcher 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-5 1 --- CIN E. Miller M. Butcher -1% 93% Single to LF
t5 0-5 1 1-- OO CIN A. Lakeman M. Butcher 3% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Reds' Howie Fox facing 5-6-7
b5 5-0 0 --- PIT J. Russell H. Fox 1% 97% Walk
b5 5-0 0 1-- R PIT B. Dahlgren H. Fox 2% 98% Double to LF; Russell Scores
b5 6-0 0 -2- O PIT F. Gustine H. Fox -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Dahlgren to 3B
b5 6-0 1 --3 R PIT B. Salkeld H. Fox 1% 99% Single to RF; Dahlgren Scores
Al Lopez pinch runs for Bill Salkeld (C) batting 8th
b5 7-0 1 1-- O PIT M. Butcher H. Fox -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Lopez to 2B
b5 7-0 2 -2- O PIT V. Barnhart H. Fox -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 7.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 9-1-2
Al Lopez moves from PR to C
Wally Flager pinch hits for Howie Fox (P) batting 9th
t6 0-7 0 --- O CIN W. Flager M. Butcher 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 0-7 1 --- CIN W. Williams M. Butcher -0% 98% Single to LF
t6 0-7 1 1-- O CIN D. Clay M. Butcher 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-7 2 1-- R CIN G. Walker M. Butcher -1% 98% Double to LF; Clay Scores
t6 1-7 2 -2- O CIN F. McCormick M. Butcher 1% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-1, Reds' Mel Bosser facing 2-3-4
Mel Bosser replaces Wally Flager (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-1 0 --- PIT L. Handley M. Bosser 0% 99% Walk
b6 7-1 0 1-- PIT A. Gionfriddo M. Bosser 0% 99% Walk; Handley to 2B
b6 7-1 0 12- OO PIT B. Elliott M. Bosser -1% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Handley to 3B
b6 7-1 2 --3 PIT J. Russell M. Bosser 0% 99% Walk
b6 7-1 2 1-3 RR PIT B. Dahlgren M. Bosser 1% 100% Single to CF; Handley Scores; Russell Scores
b6 9-1 2 1-- O PIT F. Gustine M. Bosser -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 9.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-9, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 5-6-7
t7 1-9 0 --- O CIN S. Mesner M. Butcher 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t7 1-9 1 --- O CIN E. Tipton M. Butcher 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-9 2 --- O CIN E. Miller M. Butcher 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-1, Reds' Mel Bosser facing 8-9-1
b7 9-1 0 --- O PIT A. Lopez M. Bosser -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 9-1 1 --- O PIT M. Butcher M. Bosser -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 9-1 2 --- O PIT V. Barnhart M. Bosser -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 9.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-9, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 8-9-1
Al Libke pinch hits for Al Lakeman (C) batting 8th
t8 1-9 0 --- O CIN A. Libke M. Butcher 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Dick Sipek pinch hits for Mel Bosser (P) batting 9th
t8 1-9 1 --- O CIN D. Sipek M. Butcher 0% 100% Flyball: SS
t8 1-9 2 --- O CIN W. Williams M. Butcher 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-1, Reds' Hod Lisenbee facing 2-3-4
Hod Lisenbee replaces Dick Sipek (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Johnny Riddle replaces Al Libke (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 9-1 0 --- O PIT L. Handley H. Lisenbee 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 9-1 1 --- O PIT A. Gionfriddo H. Lisenbee 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
b8 9-1 2 --- O PIT B. Elliott H. Lisenbee -0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 9.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-9, Pirates' Max Butcher facing 2-3-4
t9 1-9 0 --- CIN D. Clay M. Butcher -0% 100% Single to RF
t9 1-9 0 1-- O CIN G. Walker M. Butcher 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t9 1-9 1 1-- O CIN F. McCormick M. Butcher 0% 100% Flyball: 3B
t9 1-9 2 1-- O CIN S. Mesner M. Butcher 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 9.

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