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@BOS
4
5
 
(10)
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@CLE
0
5
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@NYY
3
1
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@SLB
1
7
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@BRO
6
7
 
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4
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@PHI
3
2
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@PIT
0
3
Friday, April 18, 1952,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 29,874, Time of Game: 2:19
Reds
0
1-2
 Lost 1 
5th, 2½ GB
at Pirates
3
2-2
 Won 2 
3rd, 2 GB
W: Bob Friend (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    3  6  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Grady Hatton 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .786 1.286 -0.017 1.48 0.083 -0.100 0.0 2 2
Bobby Adams 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .357 .615 .973 -0.186 1.71 0.000 -0.186 -1.6 0 0
Johnny Wyrostek RF-CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .167 .615 .167 .782 0.038 1.17 0.101 -0.063 0.2 0 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .385 .333 .718 -0.109 1.51 0.000 -0.109 -0.9 9 1
Joe Adcock LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .154 .214 .231 .445 -0.096 1.16 0.016 -0.112 -0.8 2 0
Bob Borkowski CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .222 .000 .222 -0.045 0.84 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 2 0
   Dick Sisler PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.074 1.31 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 2 0
Andy Seminick C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .182 .250 .455 .705 0.002 0.82 0.053 -0.051 -0.2 6 3
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .083 .083 .083 .167 -0.001 1.17 0.071 -0.072 -0.0 1 6
Ewell Blackwell P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.003 1.60 0.053 -0.050 -0.1 0 0
   Wally Post PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.012 0.30 0.012 0.000 0.1
   Frank Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hank Edwards PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 4 6 36 .156 .250 .156 .406 -0.476 1.23 0.389 -0.865 -4.3 24 12
TB: G Hatton 2; R McMillan; E Blackwell; A Seminick.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. R McMillan-G Hatton-T Kluszewski; A Seminick-G Hatton.
E: R McMillan (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R McMillan (1st base by B Friend).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Del Greco CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .500 .571 .833 1.405 0.097 0.54 0.111 -0.014 1.3 2 0 3B
Dick Hall 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.106 0.85 0.000 -0.106 -1.4 0 4
George Metkovich 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .118 .118 .235 .353 0.068 0.87 0.110 -0.041 0.3 12 2 3B
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .467 .556 .867 1.422 0.021 0.66 0.067 -0.047 0.7 1 0 2B
Gus Bell RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .077 .000 .077 -0.036 0.48 0.002 -0.038 -0.6 1 0 IW
Jack Merson 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .385 .429 .692 1.121 0.133 0.67 0.146 -0.014 1.0 2 3 3B
Clem Koshorek SS 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .273 .429 .273 .701 -0.071 0.70 0.029 -0.100 -0.9 2 3 CS,GDP
Clyde McCullough C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.038 0.53 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 6 0
Bob Friend P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.043 0.57 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 1 2
Team Totals 27 3 6 2 5 7 32 .222 .344 .481 .825 0.025 0.65 0.465 -0.441 -0.8 27 14
2B: R Kiner (3, off E Blackwell).
3B: J Merson (1, off E Blackwell); B Del Greco (2, off E Blackwell); G Metkovich (1, off E Blackwell).
IBB: G Bell (1, by E Blackwell).
TB: B Del Greco 5; G Metkovich 3; J Merson 3; R Kiner 2.
GIDP: C Koshorek (1).
RBI: R Kiner (3); G Metkovich (2).
2-out RBI: R Kiner; G Metkovich.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Friend (1).
Baserunning
CS: C Koshorek (1, 2nd base by E Blackwell/A Seminick).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ewell Blackwell, L (0-1) 6 5 3 2 3 6 0 3.00 24 55 -0.041 0.83 -0.1
Frank Smith 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.017 0.15 1.0
Team Totals 8 6 3 2 5 7 0 2.25 32 55 0 0 -0.024 0.65 0.8

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (1-0) 9 5 0 0 4 6 0 0.00 36 79 0.476 1.23 4.3
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 4 6 0 0.00 36 79 0.476 1.23 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: B Friend (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: E Blackwell (1; G Bell).
Pickoffs: B Friend (0; R McMillan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scotty Robb, 1B - Lon Warneke, 2B - Babe Pinelli, 3B - Dusty Boggess.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 29,874.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Grady Hatton 2B 1 Bobby Del Greco CF
2 Bobby Adams 3B 2 Dick Hall 3B
3 Johnny Wyrostek RF 3 George Metkovich 1B
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Joe Adcock LF 5 Gus Bell RF
6 Bob Borkowski CF 6 Jack Merson 2B
7 Andy Seminick C 7 Clem Koshorek SS
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Clyde McCullough C
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
b2 0-0 1 --- R PIT J. Merson E. Blackwell 11% 64% Triple; Merson Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI/unER
b6 1-0 2 --3 R PIT G. Metkovich E. Blackwell 11% 85% Triple; Del Greco Scores
b6 1-0 1 --- PIT B. Del Greco E. Blackwell 7% 80% Triple
b5 1-0 0 1-- OO PIT C. Koshorek E. Blackwell -7% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --3 R PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell 7% 91% Double (Line Drive); Metkovich Scores

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 --- CIN G. Hatton B. Friend -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN B. Adams B. Friend -2% 44% Wild Pitch; Hatton to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CIN B. Adams B. Friend 4% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 3% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 --- PIT B. Del Greco E. Blackwell 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Hall E. Blackwell -3% 55% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT G. Metkovich E. Blackwell -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B; Del Greco to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Adcock B. Friend 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Borkowski B. Friend 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN A. Seminick B. Friend 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-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 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT G. Bell E. Blackwell -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- R PIT J. Merson E. Blackwell 11% 64% Triple; Merson Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI/unER
b2 1-0 1 --- PIT C. Koshorek E. Blackwell 2% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- OO PIT C. McCullough E. Blackwell -4% 62% Double Play: Strikeout, Koshorek Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CIN R. McMillan B. Friend -4% 57% Single
t3 0-1 0 1-- CIN E. Blackwell B. Friend -3% 55% McMillan Picked off 1B, safe on E1; McMillan to 2B
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CIN E. Blackwell B. Friend 5% 60% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O CIN G. Hatton B. Friend 4% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McMillan to 3B
t3 0-1 2 --3 O CIN B. Adams B. Friend 4% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O PIT B. Friend E. Blackwell -2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O PIT B. Del Greco E. Blackwell -1% 64% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 --- O PIT D. Hall E. Blackwell -1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- CIN J. Adcock B. Friend -2% 66% Walk
t4 0-1 2 1-- O CIN B. Borkowski B. Friend 3% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O PIT G. Metkovich E. Blackwell -2% 67% Strikeout
b4 1-0 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O PIT G. Bell E. Blackwell -1% 65% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- CIN A. Seminick B. Friend -5% 59% Single
t5 0-1 0 1-- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 5% 64% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-1 1 1-- CIN E. Blackwell B. Friend -5% 59% Single; McMillan to 2B
t5 0-1 1 12- O CIN G. Hatton B. Friend 6% 65% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 2 12- O CIN B. Adams B. Friend 6% 71% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- PIT J. Merson E. Blackwell 3% 75% Walk
b5 1-0 0 1-- OO PIT C. Koshorek E. Blackwell -7% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 1-0 2 --- O PIT C. McCullough E. Blackwell -1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t6 0-1 0 --- CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend -6% 61% Walk
t6 0-1 0 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wyrostek to 2B
t6 0-1 1 -2- O CIN J. Adcock B. Friend 6% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
Dick Sisler pinch hits for Bob Borkowski (CF) batting 6th
t6 0-1 2 -2- O CIN D. Sisler B. Friend 5% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Ewell Blackwell facing 9-1-2
Johnny Wyrostek moves from RF to CF
Dick Sisler moves from PH to RF
b6 1-0 0 --- O PIT B. Friend E. Blackwell -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-0 1 --- PIT B. Del Greco E. Blackwell 7% 80% Triple
b6 1-0 1 --3 O PIT D. Hall E. Blackwell -6% 74% Strikeout
b6 1-0 2 --3 R PIT G. Metkovich E. Blackwell 11% 85% Triple; Del Greco Scores
b6 2-0 2 --3 R PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell 7% 91% Double (Line Drive); Metkovich Scores
b6 3-0 2 -2- PIT G. Bell E. Blackwell 0% 92% Intentional Walk
b6 3-0 2 12- O PIT J. Merson E. Blackwell -1% 90% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t7 0-3 0 --- O CIN A. Seminick B. Friend 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-3 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 1% 94% Strikeout
Wally Post pinch hits for Ewell Blackwell (P) batting 9th
t7 0-3 2 --- CIN W. Post B. Friend -1% 93% Walk
t7 0-3 2 1-- CIN G. Hatton B. Friend -2% 90% Single; Post to 2B
t7 0-3 2 12- O CIN B. Adams B. Friend 4% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Frank Smith facing 7-8-9
Frank Smith replaces Wally Post (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- PIT C. Koshorek F. Smith 1% 95% Walk
b7 3-0 0 1-- O PIT C. McCullough F. Smith -1% 94% Baserunner Out Advancing; Koshorek out at 2B/C-2B-SS-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- O PIT C. McCullough F. Smith -0% 94% Flyball: RF
b7 3-0 2 --- O PIT B. Friend F. Smith -0% 93% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t8 0-3 0 --- CIN J. Wyrostek B. Friend -4% 89% Walk
t8 0-3 0 1-- O CIN T. Kluszewski B. Friend 3% 92% Groundout: 1B-P; Wyrostek to 2B
t8 0-3 1 -2- O CIN J. Adcock B. Friend 3% 95% Strikeout
t8 0-3 2 -2- O CIN D. Sisler B. Friend 2% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Frank Smith facing 1-2-3
b8 3-0 0 --- PIT B. Del Greco F. Smith 0% 98% Single
b8 3-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Hall F. Smith -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-0 1 1-- O PIT G. Metkovich F. Smith -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 3-0 2 1-- PIT R. Kiner F. Smith 0% 97% Walk; Hall to 2B
b8 3-0 2 12- O PIT G. Bell F. Smith -0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
t9 0-3 0 --- O CIN A. Seminick B. Friend 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 0-3 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 1% 100% Strikeout
Hank Edwards pinch hits for Frank Smith (P) batting 9th
t9 0-3 2 --- O CIN H. Edwards B. Friend 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 3.

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