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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
5
4
CHW
@NYY
3
8
CHW
@NYY
0
2
DET
@PHA
8
4
DET
@PHA
0
3
SLB
@WSH
2
7
SLB
@WSH
8
6
PHI
@CHC
4
5
PHI
@CHC
6
8
NYG
@CIN
3
1
NYG
@CIN
6
4
BSN
@PIT
2
6
BSN
@PIT
5
4
BRO
@STL
9
3
Sunday, July 29, 1951,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:04
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Braves
2
43-48
 Lost 3 
5th, 17 GB
at Pirates
6
39-55
 Won 4 
8th, 23½ GB
W: Bob Friend (4-6)
L: Johnny Sain (4-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Pirates         2  1  0   1  0  0   0  2  X    6  8  1

Boston Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roy Hartsfield 2B 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .269 .337 .357 .693 0.149 0.95 0.171 -0.022 1.4 2 2 2B
   Buddy Kerr 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .293 .213 .505 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sam Jethroe CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .257 .338 .428 .766 -0.090 1.16 0.024 -0.115 -0.7 2 0
Earl Torgeson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .376 .418 .793 -0.160 1.32 0.000 -0.160 -1.4 6 1 GDP
Bob Elliott 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .328 .409 .516 .925 0.016 0.79 0.054 -0.038 0.0 0 0
   Sibby Sisti 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .320 .387 .401 .788 -0.043 1.50 0.000 -0.043 -0.3 1 0
Sid Gordon LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .394 .519 .912 -0.082 0.76 0.000 -0.082 -0.9 1 0
Willard Marshall RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .291 .366 .482 .848 0.011 0.69 0.052 -0.041 0.5 0 0
Ebba St. Claire C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .328 .372 .700 0.012 0.94 0.084 -0.072 0.1 8 0 2B,GDP
Johnny Logan SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .217 .287 .293 .581 -0.093 1.12 0.000 -0.093 -1.0 3 5
Johnny Sain P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .205 .262 .466 -0.014 0.58 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 1 0
   Bob Addis PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .209 .242 .252 .494 -0.022 1.43 0.000 -0.022 -0.0
   Phil Paine P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Tommy Holmes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .278 .313 .590 -0.014 0.53 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
   Dave Cole P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556 .889 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 2 1 34 .219 .265 .281 .546 -0.330 0.97 0.385 -0.716 -2.6 24 9
2B: E St. Claire (9, off B Friend); R Hartsfield (7, off B Friend).
TB: R Hartsfield 4; E St. Claire 2; S Jethroe; W Marshall; B Elliott.
GIDP: E Torgeson (13); E St. Claire (3).
RBI: B Addis (14); R Hartsfield (21).
2-out RBI: R Hartsfield.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Logan-R Hartsfield-E Torgeson.

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 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .328 .362 .690 -0.031 0.46 0.008 -0.039 -0.5 0 5
Rocky Nelson 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .277 .310 .380 .690 0.022 0.44 0.037 -0.014 0.1 16 3
Gus Bell RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .311 .362 .493 .856 0.141 0.66 0.175 -0.034 1.5 1 0 HR
Ralph Kiner LF 3 1 0 0 1 3 4 .318 .445 .640 1.085 -0.013 0.41 0.022 -0.035 0.4 0 0
Bill Howerton CF 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .293 .376 .500 .876 0.053 0.37 0.070 -0.017 1.4 2 0 HR
Joe Garagiola C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .243 .327 .459 .786 0.057 0.43 0.081 -0.024 0.2 1 0 HR
George Strickland SS 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .230 .329 .368 .697 0.001 0.46 0.031 -0.030 0.4 4 7
Monty Basgall 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .203 .279 .260 .540 -0.015 0.36 0.013 -0.028 -0.7 1 4
Bob Friend P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .074 .138 .111 .249 -0.046 0.46 0.000 -0.046 -0.9 2 2 GDP
Team Totals 31 6 8 5 4 8 35 .258 .343 .548 .891 0.169 0.45 0.437 -0.267 1.9 27 21
HR: G Bell (11, off J Sain, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); J Garagiola (9, off J Sain, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); B Howerton (8, off J Sain, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: G Bell 5; J Garagiola 5; B Howerton 4; R Nelson; P Castiglione; M Basgall.
GIDP: B Friend (1).
RBI: G Bell 2 (57); J Garagiola (34); B Howerton (28); G Strickland (31).
2-out RBI: G Strickland.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Nelson-G Strickland-R Nelson; R Nelson-G Strickland-B Friend.
E: R Kiner (16).

Boston Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Sain, L (4-12) 4 5 4 4 0 4 3 4.87 16 40 -0.210 0.47 -2.0
Phil Paine 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2.57 9 0 0 0.063 0.51 1.0
Dave Cole 2 1 2 2 3 2 0 5.36 10 0 0 -0.022 0.36 -1.0
Team Totals 8 8 6 6 4 8 3 6.75 35 40 0 0 -0.169 0.45 -1.9

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (4-6) 9 7 2 2 2 1 0 4.21 34 64 0.331 0.97 2.6
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 1 0 2.00 34 64 0.331 0.97 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: D Cole (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scotty Robb, 1B - Babe Pinelli, 2B - (none), 3B - Dusty Boggess.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Roy Hartsfield 2B 1 Pete Castiglione 3B
2 Sam Jethroe CF 2 Rocky Nelson 1B
3 Earl Torgeson 1B 3 Gus Bell RF
4 Bob Elliott 3B 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Sid Gordon LF 5 Bill Howerton CF
6 Willard Marshall RF 6 Joe Garagiola C
7 Ebba St. Claire C 7 George Strickland SS
8 Johnny Logan SS 8 Monty Basgall 2B
9 Johnny Sain P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR PIT G. Bell J. Sain 17% 72% Home Run; Nelson Scores
t8 2-4 0 --- BSN R. Hartsfield B. Friend -9% 77% Double to LF
t5 0-4 0 1-- BSN E. St. Claire B. Friend -8% 78% Double to CF; Marshall to 3B
b2 2-0 0 --- R PIT J. Garagiola J. Sain 7% 82% Home Run
t5 1-4 2 --3 R BSN R. Hartsfield B. Friend -7% 79% Single to LF; St. Claire Scores

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, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BSN R. Hartsfield B. Friend 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- BSN S. Jethroe B. Friend -2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BSN E. Torgeson B. Friend 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione J. Sain -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT R. Nelson J. Sain 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR PIT G. Bell J. Sain 17% 72% Home Run; Nelson Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner J. Sain -1% 71% Strikeout
b1 2-0 2 --- O PIT B. Howerton J. Sain -1% 70% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O BSN B. Elliott B. Friend 2% 72% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O BSN S. Gordon B. Friend 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- BSN W. Marshall B. Friend -1% 73% Single to RF
t2 0-2 2 1-- O BSN E. St. Claire B. Friend 2% 75% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- R PIT J. Garagiola J. Sain 7% 82% Home Run
b2 3-0 0 --- O PIT G. Strickland J. Sain -1% 81% Strikeout
b2 3-0 1 --- PIT M. Basgall J. Sain 1% 82% Single to LF
b2 3-0 1 1-- OO PIT B. Friend J. Sain -3% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- O BSN J. Logan B. Friend 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- O BSN J. Sain B. Friend 1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- BSN R. Hartsfield B. Friend -1% 82% Single to LF
t3 0-3 2 1-- O BSN S. Jethroe B. Friend 2% 84% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 1-2-3
b3 3-0 0 --- O PIT P. Castiglione J. Sain -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O PIT R. Nelson J. Sain -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 2 --- O PIT G. Bell J. Sain -1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson B. Friend 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- O BSN B. Elliott B. Friend 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- O BSN S. Gordon B. Friend 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Johnny Sain facing 4-5-6
b4 3-0 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner J. Sain -1% 85% Strikeout
b4 3-0 1 --- R PIT B. Howerton J. Sain 6% 91% Home Run
b4 4-0 1 --- O PIT J. Garagiola J. Sain -1% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 4-0 2 --- O PIT G. Strickland J. Sain -0% 90% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 6-7-8
t5 0-4 0 --- BSN W. Marshall B. Friend -3% 87% Walk
t5 0-4 0 1-- BSN E. St. Claire B. Friend -8% 78% Double to CF; Marshall to 3B
t5 0-4 0 -23 O BSN J. Logan B. Friend 5% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
Bob Addis pinch hits for Johnny Sain (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 1 -23 RO BSN B. Addis B. Friend 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; St. Claire to 3B; Marshall Scores
t5 1-4 2 --3 R BSN R. Hartsfield B. Friend -7% 79% Single to LF; St. Claire Scores
t5 2-4 2 1-- O BSN S. Jethroe B. Friend 3% 81% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Phil Paine facing 8-9-1
Phil Paine replaces Bob Addis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-2 0 --- O PIT M. Basgall P. Paine -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- O PIT B. Friend P. Paine -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
b5 4-2 2 --- PIT P. Castiglione P. Paine 1% 80% Single to LF
b5 4-2 2 1-- PIT R. Nelson P. Paine 1% 81% Walk; Castiglione to 2B
b5 4-2 2 12- O PIT G. Bell P. Paine -3% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t6 2-4 0 --- O BSN E. Torgeson B. Friend 3% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-4 1 --- BSN B. Elliott B. Friend -5% 76% Single to LF; Elliott to 2B/Adv on E7
t6 2-4 1 -2- O BSN S. Gordon B. Friend 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 2 -2- O BSN W. Marshall B. Friend 4% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Phil Paine facing 4-5-6
Sibby Sisti replaces Bob Elliott playing 3B batting 4th
b6 4-2 0 --- O PIT R. Kiner P. Paine -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-2 1 --- O PIT B. Howerton P. Paine -1% 82% Strikeout
b6 4-2 2 --- PIT J. Garagiola P. Paine 1% 83% Single to CF
b6 4-2 2 1-- O PIT G. Strickland P. Paine -1% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t7 2-4 0 --- O BSN E. St. Claire B. Friend 3% 85% Flyball: 2B
t7 2-4 1 --- O BSN J. Logan B. Friend 2% 87% Flyball: RF
Tommy Holmes pinch hits for Phil Paine (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 2 --- O BSN T. Holmes B. Friend 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Dave Cole facing 8-9-1
Dave Cole replaces Tommy Holmes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- O PIT M. Basgall D. Cole -1% 88% Flyball: SS
b7 4-2 1 --- O PIT B. Friend D. Cole -1% 87% Strikeout
b7 4-2 2 --- O PIT P. Castiglione D. Cole -1% 86% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t8 2-4 0 --- BSN R. Hartsfield B. Friend -9% 77% Double to LF
t8 2-4 0 -2- O BSN S. Jethroe B. Friend 7% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-4 1 -2- O BSN E. Torgeson B. Friend 6% 90% Flyball: CF
t8 2-4 2 -2- O BSN S. Sisti B. Friend 4% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Dave Cole facing 2-3-4
Buddy Kerr replaces Roy Hartsfield playing 2B batting 1st
b8 4-2 0 --- O PIT R. Nelson D. Cole -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-2 1 --- PIT G. Bell D. Cole 1% 94% Single to RF
b8 4-2 1 1-- PIT R. Kiner D. Cole 1% 95% Walk; Bell to 2B
b8 4-2 1 12- PIT B. Howerton D. Cole 1% 96% Walk; Bell to 3B; Kiner to 2B
b8 4-2 1 123 O PIT J. Garagiola D. Cole -2% 94% Strikeout
b8 4-2 2 123 R PIT G. Strickland D. Cole 3% 97% Walk; Bell Scores; Kiner to 3B; Howerton to 2B
b8 5-2 2 123 R PIT M. Basgall D. Cole 1% 99% Wild Pitch; Kiner Scores
b8 6-2 2 12- O PIT M. Basgall D. Cole -0% 99% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 6.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O BSN S. Gordon B. Friend 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-6 1 --- BSN W. Marshall B. Friend -1% 98% Walk
t9 2-6 1 1-- OO BSN E. St. Claire B. Friend 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 6.

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