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Standings
CHW
@DET
3
6
CHW
@DET
5
1
WSH
@NYY
9
6
WSH
@NYY
6
5
BOS
@PHA
9
0
BOS
@PHA
9
5
CLE
@SLB
6
5
CLE
@SLB
4
3
 
(15)
NYG
@BRO
5
6
 
(11)
NYG
@BRO
2
4
PHI
@BSN
4
1
PHI
@BSN
3
1
STL
@CHC
10
5
CIN
@PIT
1
4
CIN
@PIT
4
16
 
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Wednesday, July 4, 1951, 1:05PM
, Forbes Field
Game was protested by visiting team, but was disallowed.
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:10
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Reds
1
33-37
 Lost 1 
5th, 12½ GB
at Pirates
4
28-42
 Won 3 
8th, 16½ GB
W: Bob Friend (2-5)
S: Ted Wilks (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  X    4  6  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lloyd Merriman CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .302 .361 .664 -0.095 0.97 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 2 0
Connie Ryan 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .278 .395 .472 .868 -0.087 0.94 0.039 -0.126 -0.9 1 2
Johnny Wyrostek RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .321 .386 .401 .788 -0.024 0.94 0.080 -0.105 -0.3 2 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .280 .363 .643 -0.134 1.36 0.000 -0.134 -1.2 7 0
Grady Hatton 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .345 .373 .718 0.078 1.07 0.134 -0.056 0.6 2 0 2B
Joe Adcock LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .301 .462 .763 0.035 1.14 0.092 -0.057 -0.2 2 0
Virgil Stallcup SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .279 .286 .398 .684 -0.075 1.81 0.149 -0.224 0.1 1 5 HR,GDP
Dixie Howell C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278 .316 .278 .594 -0.063 1.28 0.000 -0.063 -0.5 6 0
   Bobby Adams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .298 .332 .630 -0.023 0.89 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Bob Scheffing C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .346 .330 .677 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ewell Blackwell P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .350 .395 .400 .795 -0.048 0.89 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 1
   Herm Wehmeier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Barney McCosky PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .312 .369 .468 .837 0.026 0.55 0.026 0.000 0.3
   Bud Byerly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 8 1 1 2 33 .250 .273 .375 .648 -0.410 1.10 0.520 -0.931 -3.6 24 8
2B: G Hatton (6, off B Friend).
HR: V Stallcup (4, off B Friend, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: V Stallcup 5; G Hatton 3; J Wyrostek 2; J Adcock; B McCosky.
GIDP: V Stallcup (4).
RBI: V Stallcup (28).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Ryan-V Stallcup-T Kluszewski.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Ryan (2nd base by B Friend); J Wyrostek (3rd base by T Wilks).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Castiglione 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .299 .341 .418 .759 0.085 0.99 0.166 -0.081 1.1 3 4 HR
Rocky Nelson 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .306 .348 .417 .764 -0.010 0.81 0.047 -0.057 -0.3 12 1
Gus Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .330 .442 .772 -0.073 0.73 0.000 -0.073 -0.9 1 0
Ralph Kiner LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .308 .437 .585 1.022 0.011 0.79 0.036 -0.026 -0.0 1 0
Bill Howerton CF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .303 .394 .496 .890 0.251 1.02 0.279 -0.028 1.7 1 0 2B
Joe Garagiola C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .203 .293 .347 .641 -0.068 1.06 0.008 -0.076 -0.6 4 0 GDP,IW
Danny Murtaugh 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .193 .246 .237 .483 -0.040 1.14 0.028 -0.068 -0.3 1 5
George Strickland SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .226 .321 .327 .648 -0.068 0.92 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 1 5
Bob Friend P 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .059 .111 .118 .229 0.003 0.71 0.040 -0.037 0.0 3 1 2B
   Ted Wilks P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 4 6 4 3 5 32 .207 .281 .379 .661 0.091 0.90 0.604 -0.514 -0.1 27 17
2B: B Howerton (9, off E Blackwell); B Friend (1, off E Blackwell).
HR: P Castiglione (3, off H Wehmeier, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: J Garagiola (3, by E Blackwell).
TB: P Castiglione 4; B Howerton 3; B Friend 2; R Nelson; D Murtaugh.
GIDP: J Garagiola (4).
RBI: B Howerton 2 (19); P Castiglione 2 (20).
2-out RBI: B Howerton 2; P Castiglione 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Strickland-D Murtaugh-R Nelson.
PB: J Garagiola (5).
E: R Kiner (12).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ewell Blackwell, L (7-7) 5 4 2 2 2 2 0 3.60 20 51 -0.005 1.06 0.5
Herm Wehmeier 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 5.58 9 0 0 -0.092 0.79 -1.0
Bud Byerly 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55 3 0 0 0.007 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 4 4 3 5 1 4.50 32 51 0 0 -0.090 0.90 0.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (2-5) 8.1 8 1 1 1 1 1 3.42 32 63 0.319 1.09 2.4
Ted Wilks, S (3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.07 1 2 0 0.090 1.33 1.2
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 1 2 1 1.00 33 63 2 0 0.409 1.10 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: E Blackwell (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: E Blackwell (6; J Garagiola).
Pickoffs: B Friend (1; C Ryan, 2nd base); T Wilks (2; J Wyrostek, 3rd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jocko Conlan, 1B - Bill Stewart, 2B - (none), 3B - Artie Gore.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Lloyd Merriman CF 1 Pete Castiglione 3B
2 Connie Ryan 2B 2 Rocky Nelson 1B
3 Johnny Wyrostek RF 3 Gus Bell RF
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Grady Hatton 3B 5 Bill Howerton CF
6 Joe Adcock LF 6 Joe Garagiola C
7 Virgil Stallcup SS 7 Danny Murtaugh 2B
8 Dixie Howell C 8 George Strickland SS
9 Ewell Blackwell P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 2 12- RR PIT B. Howerton E. Blackwell 25% 67% Double to RF; Nelson Scores; Kiner Scores
t7 1-2 1 1-3 OO CIN V. Stallcup B. Friend 22% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 2-1 2 1-- RR PIT P. Castiglione H. Wehmeier 17% 93% Home Run; Murtaugh Scores
t3 0-0 0 --- R CIN V. Stallcup B. Friend -11% 39% Home Run
t7 1-2 1 -2- CIN J. Adcock B. Friend -9% 57% Single to LF; Hatton to 3B

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' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Friend 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- CIN C. Ryan B. Friend -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend -2% 48% Passed Ball; Ryan to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend 6% 54% Ryan Picked off 2B (P-3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione E. Blackwell -2% 53% Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Nelson E. Blackwell -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT G. Bell E. Blackwell -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN G. Hatton B. Friend 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN J. Adcock B. Friend 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- PIT B. Howerton E. Blackwell 3% 55% Single to 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT J. Garagiola E. Blackwell -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- R CIN V. Stallcup B. Friend -11% 39% Home Run
t3 1-0 0 --- O CIN D. Howell B. Friend 2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Friend 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Friend 1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh E. Blackwell -3% 41% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 1 --- O PIT G. Strickland E. Blackwell -2% 39% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Friend E. Blackwell -1% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- O CIN C. Ryan B. Friend 2% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend -4% 36% Single to LF; Wyrostek to 2B/Adv on E7
t4 1-0 1 -2- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 3% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wyrostek to 3B
t4 1-0 2 --3 O CIN G. Hatton B. Friend 4% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione E. Blackwell -3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- PIT R. Nelson E. Blackwell 3% 43% Single to LF
b4 0-1 1 1-- O PIT G. Bell E. Blackwell -4% 39% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 2 1-- PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell 1% 40% Wild Pitch; Nelson to 2B
b4 0-1 2 -2- PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell 1% 42% Walk
b4 0-1 2 12- RR PIT B. Howerton E. Blackwell 25% 67% Double to RF; Nelson Scores; Kiner Scores
b4 2-1 2 -2- PIT J. Garagiola E. Blackwell 1% 68% Intentional Walk
b4 2-1 2 12- O PIT D. Murtaugh E. Blackwell -4% 64% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- O CIN J. Adcock B. Friend 3% 67% Flyball: 3B
t5 1-2 1 --- CIN V. Stallcup B. Friend -4% 64% Single to CF
t5 1-2 1 1-- O CIN D. Howell B. Friend 4% 68% Flyball: C
t5 1-2 2 1-- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Friend 3% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O PIT G. Strickland E. Blackwell -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- PIT B. Friend E. Blackwell 4% 73% Double to LF
b5 2-1 1 -2- O PIT P. Castiglione E. Blackwell -3% 70% Groundout: P-1B; Friend to 3B
b5 2-1 2 --3 O PIT R. Nelson E. Blackwell -4% 66% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t6 1-2 0 --- O CIN L. Merriman B. Friend 4% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-2 1 --- O CIN C. Ryan B. Friend 3% 72% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 2 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend 2% 74% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Herm Wehmeier facing 3-4-5
Herm Wehmeier replaces Ewell Blackwell pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-1 0 --- O PIT G. Bell H. Wehmeier -2% 72% Foul Flyball: C
b6 2-1 1 --- PIT R. Kiner H. Wehmeier 2% 74% Walk
b6 2-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Howerton H. Wehmeier -3% 72% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-1 2 1-- O PIT J. Garagiola H. Wehmeier -2% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
t7 1-2 0 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 4% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- CIN G. Hatton B. Friend -8% 66% Double to RF
t7 1-2 1 -2- CIN J. Adcock B. Friend -9% 57% Single to LF; Hatton to 3B
t7 1-2 1 1-3 OO CIN V. Stallcup B. Friend 22% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Herm Wehmeier facing 7-8-9
b7 2-1 0 --- PIT D. Murtaugh H. Wehmeier 3% 82% Single to RF
b7 2-1 0 1-- O PIT G. Strickland H. Wehmeier -3% 79% Foul Flyball: C
b7 2-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Friend H. Wehmeier -2% 77% Strikeout
b7 2-1 2 1-- RR PIT P. Castiglione H. Wehmeier 17% 93% Home Run; Murtaugh Scores
b7 4-1 2 --- O PIT R. Nelson H. Wehmeier -0% 93% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
Bobby Adams pinch hits for Dixie Howell (C) batting 8th
t8 1-4 0 --- O CIN B. Adams B. Friend 2% 95% Lineout: SS
Barney McCosky pinch hits for Herm Wehmeier (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 1 --- CIN B. McCosky B. Friend -3% 93% Single to CF
t8 1-4 1 1-- O CIN L. Merriman B. Friend 2% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McCosky to 2B
t8 1-4 2 -2- O CIN C. Ryan B. Friend 2% 97% Fielder's Choice SS; McCosky out at 3B/SS-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Bud Byerly facing 3-4-5
Bud Byerly replaces Barney McCosky (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bob Scheffing replaces Bobby Adams (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 4-1 0 --- O PIT G. Bell B. Byerly -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 4-1 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner B. Byerly -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 4-1 2 --- O PIT B. Howerton B. Byerly -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t9 1-4 0 --- CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend -4% 93% Single to RF
t9 1-4 0 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 4% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 1-4 1 1-- CIN G. Hatton B. Friend -5% 91% Single to RF; Wyrostek to 3B
Ted Wilks replaces Bob Friend pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-4 1 1-3 O CIN J. Adcock T. Wilks 8% 99% Wyrostek Picked off 3B (P-3B-C); Hatton to 2B
t9 1-4 2 -2- O CIN J. Adcock T. Wilks 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.

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