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Scores
Standings
CLE
@NYY
5
3
SLB
@PHA
3
4
SLB
@PHA
2
5
CHW
@WSH
4
2
CHW
@WSH
3
2
BRO
@CHC
4
2
BSN
@CIN
1
2
BSN
@CIN
3
1
NYG
@PIT
6
7
NYG
@PIT
11
6
 
(7)
PHI
@STL
6
3
PHI
@STL
1
0
 
(12)
Sunday, May 18, 1947,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 32,996, Time of Game: 2:00
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Giants
11
14-11
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Pirates
6
12-11
 Lost 1 
6th, 1½ GB
W: Gene Thompson (1-1)
S: Bill Ayers (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   4  5  0   2   11 10  1
Pirates         0  0  0   4  0  0   2    6  8  2

New York Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Buddy Blattner 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .312 .361 .673 0.057 0.96 0.122 -0.065 0.1 4 0 3B
Bill Rigney 3B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .317 .377 .490 .868 -0.089 0.85 0.000 -0.089 -1.1 4 1 GDP
Bobby Thomson CF 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .283 .336 .495 .831 0.056 0.57 0.069 -0.013 0.4 1 0
Johnny Mize 1B 1 3 1 0 2 0 4 .333 .458 .701 1.159 0.147 0.86 0.147 0.000 2.0 4 0 SB,HBP
Willard Marshall RF 4 3 3 3 0 0 4 .333 .415 .602 1.017 0.183 1.46 0.219 -0.035 2.9 0 0 3B
Ernie Lombardi C 4 2 2 6 0 1 4 .286 .286 1.143 1.429 0.350 1.15 0.353 -0.003 4.2 5 0 2·HR
Sid Gordon LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .236 .286 .306 .591 -0.058 0.61 0.003 -0.060 -0.8 3 0
Buddy Kerr SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .364 .440 .432 .872 -0.048 0.52 0.003 -0.052 -0.4 0 2
Bill Voiselle P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 0.035 0.59 0.040 -0.005 0.3 0 0
   Gene Thompson P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.007 0.14 0.000 -0.007 -0.5 0 1
   Mike Budnick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Ayers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 11 10 11 3 3 36 .312 .389 .625 1.014 0.626 0.82 0.956 -0.329 7.3 21 4
3B: B Blattner (1, off N Strincevich); W Marshall (2, off P Roe).
HR: E Lombardi 2 (2, 1 off H Behrman, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off N Strincevich, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: J Mize (1, by N Strincevich).
TB: E Lombardi 8; W Marshall 5; B Blattner 3; J Mize; B Kerr; B Thomson; B Voiselle.
GIDP: B Rigney (2).
RBI: E Lombardi 6 (6); W Marshall 3 (25); S Gordon (8); B Rigney (12).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
E: S Gordon (5).
Baserunning
SB: J Mize (1, 2nd base off P Roe/C Kluttz).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Cox SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .302 .435 .737 0.007 0.53 0.042 -0.035 0.7 2 4 2B
Culley Rikard CF 2 2 2 0 1 0 4 .276 .382 .345 .727 0.104 0.65 0.104 0.000 1.7 3 0 HBP
Wally Westlake RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .343 .425 .769 0.012 1.16 0.081 -0.069 0.6 0 0
Hank Greenberg 1B 3 1 1 4 1 1 4 .233 .404 .493 .897 0.181 1.28 0.235 -0.054 2.3 6 0 HR
Frankie Gustine 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .351 .394 .485 .879 0.095 1.31 0.144 -0.049 0.9 1 1 SB
Ralph Kiner LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .294 .407 .702 -0.144 1.30 0.000 -0.144 -1.6 2 0
Clyde Kluttz C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .304 .333 .500 .833 0.041 1.10 0.108 -0.067 -0.3 6 0
Eddie Basinski 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .292 .433 .725 -0.051 0.85 0.009 -0.060 -0.3 1 1 2B
   Billy Sullivan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300 .600 -0.041 1.50 0.000 -0.041 -0.8
Nick Strincevich P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .182 .100 .282 -0.047 0.86 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 0 0
   Hank Behrman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kirby Higbe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .200 .300 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Russell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .364 .405 .769 -0.014 0.47 0.000 -0.014 -0.3
   Preacher Roe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 6 8 6 4 3 35 .267 .371 .433 .805 0.143 1.02 0.723 -0.580 2.3 21 6
2B: B Cox (4, off G Thompson); E Basinski (5, off G Thompson).
HR: H Greenberg (6, off B Voiselle, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: C Rikard (1, by B Voiselle).
TB: H Greenberg 4; B Cox 2; C Rikard 2; E Basinski 2; F Gustine; W Westlake; C Kluttz.
RBI: H Greenberg 4 (17); C Kluttz (11); F Gustine (16).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Basinski-B Cox-H Greenberg.
E: B Cox (4); F Gustine (3).
Baserunning
SB: F Gustine (1, 2nd base off G Thompson/E Lombardi).

New York Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Voiselle 3 4 4 4 0 3 1 5.34 14 38 -0.173 0.93 -1.8
Gene Thompson, W (1-1) 3 4 2 1 3 0 0 2.25 17 1 1 -0.052 0.91 -1.9
Mike Budnick 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8.00 1 3 1 -0.065 1.57 -1.0
Bill Ayers, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.80 3 3 0 0.145 1.96 2.4
Team Totals 7 8 6 5 4 3 1 6.43 35 38 7 2 -0.145 1.02 -2.3
B Voiselle faced 4 batters in the 4th inning.
G Thompson faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.
M Budnick faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nick Strincevich, L (1-2) 4.1 6 6 6 1 1 1 5.70 21 27 -0.329 1.14 -2.9
Hank Behrman 0.1 3 3 3 1 0 1 6.92 5 1 1 -0.290 1.00 -3.7
Kirby Higbe 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.89 4 1 0 0.016 0.16 0.8
Preacher Roe 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 5.14 6 0 0 -0.022 0.08 -1.5
Team Totals 7 10 11 11 3 3 2 14.14 36 27 2 1 -0.625 0.82 -7.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: N Strincevich (1; J Mize); B Voiselle (1; C Rikard).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Goetz, 1B - Jocko Conlan, 2B - (none), 3B - Beans Reardon.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 32,996.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Giants         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Buddy Blattner 2B 1 Billy Cox SS
2 Bill Rigney 3B 2 Culley Rikard CF
3 Bobby Thomson CF 3 Wally Westlake RF
4 Johnny Mize 1B 4 Hank Greenberg 1B
5 Willard Marshall RF 5 Frankie Gustine 3B
6 Ernie Lombardi C 6 Ralph Kiner LF
7 Sid Gordon LF 7 Clyde Kluttz C
8 Buddy Kerr SS 8 Eddie Basinski 2B
9 Bill Voiselle P 9 Nick Strincevich P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-4 0 12- RRR PIT H. Greenberg B. Voiselle -19% 57% Home Run; Rikard Scores; Westlake Scores
t4 1-0 0 12- RRR NYG E. Lombardi N. Strincevich 16% 87% Home Run; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
t5 6-4 1 12- RRR NYG E. Lombardi H. Behrman 15% 93% Home Run; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
t5 4-4 0 --- NYG B. Blattner N. Strincevich 12% 62% Triple
b4 3-4 1 -2- R PIT C. Kluttz G. Thompson -11% 44% Single; Gustine Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Nick Strincevich facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYG B. Blattner N. Strincevich -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYG B. Rigney N. Strincevich -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYG B. Thomson N. Strincevich -1% 45% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bill Voiselle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Cox B. Voiselle 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT C. Rikard B. Voiselle -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT W. Westlake B. Voiselle 3% 48% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT H. Greenberg B. Voiselle 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Nick Strincevich facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYG J. Mize N. Strincevich 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYG W. Marshall N. Strincevich -4% 50% Flyball: C
t2 0-0 1 1-- NYG E. Lombardi N. Strincevich 4% 54% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mize to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- O NYG S. Gordon N. Strincevich -5% 49% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O NYG B. Kerr N. Strincevich -4% 45% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bill Voiselle facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Gustine B. Voiselle 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner B. Voiselle 2% 49% Flyball: C
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT C. Kluttz B. Voiselle 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Nick Strincevich facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- NYG B. Voiselle N. Strincevich 4% 54% Single
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYG B. Blattner N. Strincevich -4% 50% Flyball: SS
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO NYG B. Rigney N. Strincevich -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bill Voiselle facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT E. Basinski B. Voiselle 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT N. Strincevich B. Voiselle 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Cox B. Voiselle 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Nick Strincevich facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- NYG B. Thomson N. Strincevich 4% 54% Single
t4 0-0 0 1-- NYG J. Mize N. Strincevich 6% 61% Single; Thomson to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- R NYG W. Marshall N. Strincevich 10% 71% Single; Thomson Scores; Mize to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- RRR NYG E. Lombardi N. Strincevich 16% 87% Home Run; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
t4 4-0 0 --- O NYG S. Gordon N. Strincevich -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- O NYG B. Kerr N. Strincevich -1% 86% Flyball: LF
t4 4-0 2 --- O NYG B. Voiselle N. Strincevich -0% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Bill Voiselle facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- PIT C. Rikard B. Voiselle -3% 82% Hit By Pitch
b4 0-4 0 1-- PIT W. Westlake B. Voiselle -6% 76% Single; Rikard to 2B
b4 0-4 0 12- RRR PIT H. Greenberg B. Voiselle -19% 57% Home Run; Rikard Scores; Westlake Scores
b4 3-4 0 --- PIT F. Gustine B. Voiselle -5% 52% Single
Gene Thompson replaces Bill Voiselle pitching and batting 9th
b4 3-4 0 1-- PIT R. Kiner G. Thompson -3% 49% Gustine Steals 2B
b4 3-4 0 -2- O PIT R. Kiner G. Thompson 6% 54% Flyball: LF
b4 3-4 1 -2- R PIT C. Kluttz G. Thompson -11% 44% Single; Gustine Scores
b4 4-4 1 1-- O PIT E. Basinski G. Thompson 3% 47% Flyball: 2B
b4 4-4 2 1-- O PIT N. Strincevich G. Thompson 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' Nick Strincevich facing 1-2-3
t5 4-4 0 --- NYG B. Blattner N. Strincevich 12% 62% Triple
t5 4-4 0 --3 RO NYG B. Rigney N. Strincevich -1% 61% Flyball: CF; Blattner Scores
t5 5-4 1 --- NYG B. Thomson N. Strincevich 3% 64% Walk
Hank Behrman replaces Nick Strincevich pitching and batting 9th
t5 5-4 1 1-- NYG J. Mize H. Behrman 4% 67% Walk; Thomson to 2B
t5 5-4 1 12- R NYG W. Marshall H. Behrman 10% 78% Single; Thomson Scores; Mize to 2B
t5 6-4 1 12- RRR NYG E. Lombardi H. Behrman 15% 93% Home Run; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
t5 9-4 1 --- O NYG S. Gordon H. Behrman -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 9-4 2 --- NYG B. Kerr H. Behrman 0% 93% Single
Kirby Higbe replaces Hank Behrman pitching and batting 9th
t5 9-4 2 1-- O NYG G. Thompson K. Higbe -1% 92% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Giants' Gene Thompson facing 1-2-3
b5 4-9 0 --- PIT B. Cox G. Thompson -4% 89% Double
b5 4-9 0 -2- PIT C. Rikard G. Thompson -3% 85% Walk
b5 4-9 0 12- O PIT W. Westlake G. Thompson 4% 89% Flyball: LF
b5 4-9 1 12- O PIT H. Greenberg G. Thompson 3% 92% Flyball: 3B
b5 4-9 2 12- O PIT F. Gustine G. Thompson 3% 95% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 9, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-4, Pirates' Kirby Higbe facing 1-2-3
t6 9-4 0 --- O NYG B. Blattner K. Higbe -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 9-4 1 --- O NYG B. Rigney K. Higbe -0% 94% Flyball: C
t6 9-4 2 --- O NYG B. Thomson K. Higbe -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 9, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Giants' Gene Thompson facing 6-7-8
b6 4-9 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner G. Thompson 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b6 4-9 1 --- O PIT C. Kluttz G. Thompson 1% 96% Flyball: 2B
b6 4-9 2 --- PIT E. Basinski G. Thompson -1% 95% Double
Jim Russell pinch hits for Kirby Higbe (P) batting 9th
b6 4-9 2 -2- O PIT J. Russell G. Thompson 1% 97% Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-4, Pirates' Preacher Roe facing 4-5-6
Preacher Roe replaces Jim Russell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-4 0 --- NYG J. Mize P. Roe 0% 97% Walk
t7 9-4 0 1-- NYG W. Marshall P. Roe 0% 97% Mize Steals 2B
t7 9-4 0 -2- R NYG W. Marshall P. Roe 1% 99% Triple; Mize Scores
t7 10-4 0 --3 O NYG E. Lombardi P. Roe -0% 99% Strikeout
t7 10-4 1 --3 RO NYG S. Gordon P. Roe 0% 99% Flyball: LF; Marshall Scores
t7 11-4 2 --- NYG B. Kerr P. Roe 0% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t7 11-4 2 1-- O NYG G. Thompson P. Roe -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 11, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-11, Giants' Gene Thompson facing 1-2-3
b7 4-11 0 --- PIT B. Cox G. Thompson -1% 98% Walk
b7 4-11 0 1-- PIT C. Rikard G. Thompson -1% 97% Single; Cox to 2B
b7 4-11 0 12- PIT W. Westlake G. Thompson -3% 94% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Cox to 3B; Rikard to 2B
b7 4-11 0 123 R PIT H. Greenberg G. Thompson -4% 90% Walk; Cox Scores; Rikard to 3B; Westlake to 2B
Mike Budnick replaces Gene Thompson pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-11 0 123 R PIT F. Gustine M. Budnick -6% 84% Walk; Rikard Scores/unER; Westlake to 3B; Greenberg to 2B
Bill Ayers replaces Mike Budnick pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-11 0 123 O PIT R. Kiner B. Ayers 6% 89% Flyball: 3B
b7 6-11 1 123 O PIT C. Kluttz B. Ayers 5% 94% Flyball: 3B
Billy Sullivan pinch hits for Eddie Basinski (2B) batting 8th
b7 6-11 2 123 O PIT B. Sullivan B. Ayers 4% 98% Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Giants 11, Pirates 6.

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