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PHA
@BAL
6
4
BOS
@CHW
5
6
 
(10)
NYY
@CLE
2
5
WSH
@DET
2
6
STL
@BRO
7
8
CHC
@NYG
3
4
 
(11)
MLN
@PHI
1
2
CIN
@PIT
3
4
Wednesday, August 4, 1954,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 3,778, Time of Game: 2:10
Reds
3
51-56
 Lost 1 
6th, 18½ GB
at Pirates
4
35-71
 Won 1 
8th, 34 GB
W: Vern Law (7-12)
L: Frank Smith (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  1   0  0  2   0  0  0    3  8  0
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  2    4 10  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .295 .379 .348 .727 0.069 0.91 0.087 -0.018 0.7 4 3 3B
Chuck Harmon 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .243 .281 .308 .590 0.014 1.47 0.111 -0.097 0.2 1 3 2B
Gus Bell CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .361 .513 .873 -0.127 1.19 0.000 -0.127 -1.2 3 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .308 .392 .592 .984 -0.013 1.12 0.107 -0.120 -0.3 6 0 2B,CS
Bob Borkowski RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .288 .328 .432 .760 -0.088 1.12 0.038 -0.126 -0.7 1 0 CS
Jim Greengrass LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .311 .463 .774 -0.041 1.14 0.024 -0.065 -0.5 6 0
Ed Bailey C 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .222 .347 .424 .770 0.299 1.21 0.322 -0.023 2.0 4 0 3B
Roy McMillan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .298 .316 .614 -0.082 1.01 0.019 -0.101 -0.7 0 2
Corky Valentine P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .182 .250 .432 -0.067 1.10 0.000 -0.067 -0.6 0 0 SH
   Jackie Collum P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Wally Post PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .277 .399 .676 -0.028 0.98 0.000 -0.028 -0.3
   Frank Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .364 .000 .364 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 3 3 36 .250 .314 .438 .752 -0.064 1.12 0.708 -0.772 -1.5 26 8
2B: C Harmon (5, off J Thies); T Kluszewski (20, off V Law).
3B: J Temple (6, off J Thies); E Bailey (3, off V Law).
SH: C Valentine (5, off J Thies).
TB: E Bailey 4; J Temple 4; C Harmon 2; T Kluszewski 2; R McMillan; J Greengrass.
RBI: E Bailey 2 (17); C Harmon (15).
2-out RBI: E Bailey 2; C Harmon.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Harmon-J Temple-T Kluszewski.
Baserunning
CS: B Borkowski (2, 2nd base by J Thies/T Atwell); T Kluszewski (2, 2nd base by J Thies/T Atwell).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curt Roberts 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .228 .293 .302 .595 -0.105 1.95 0.075 -0.180 -1.0 3 2
Bob Skinner 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .265 .333 .399 .733 0.110 1.68 0.172 -0.062 0.2 11 0
Preston Ward RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .254 .326 .352 .678 0.002 0.57 0.027 -0.025 0.1 3 0
   Jack Shepard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .345 .338 .683 -0.154 5.17 0.000 -0.154 -0.8
   Jerry Lynch RF 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .245 .285 .398 .683 0.902 3.49 0.902 0.000 1.9 0 0 HR
Frank Thomas CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .323 .386 .515 .901 -0.104 2.44 0.131 -0.235 -0.6 4 0 3B,GDP
Sid Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .380 .358 .738 -0.179 1.53 0.000 -0.179 -1.1 0 2
Toby Atwell C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .306 .405 .399 .804 -0.032 1.17 0.033 -0.065 0.1 5 3 SB,SF
Dick Cole SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .262 .324 .343 .667 0.072 0.93 0.092 -0.019 0.4 0 3 2B
Dick Hall LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .268 .328 .329 .657 -0.093 2.04 0.054 -0.148 -0.0 1 0
Jake Thies P 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .000 .182 .000 .182 0.050 2.50 0.102 -0.052 0.6 0 1
   Vern Law P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250 .308 .417 .724 -0.034 2.44 0.054 -0.088 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 10 4 4 3 39 .294 .359 .471 .830 0.435 1.80 1.642 -1.207 -0.4 27 12
2B: D Cole (13, off J Collum).
3B: F Thomas (3, off C Valentine).
HR: J Lynch (7, off F Smith, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: T Atwell (1, off C Valentine).
TB: J Lynch 4; F Thomas 3; D Cole 3; P Ward; B Skinner; T Atwell; C Roberts; D Hall; V Law.
GIDP: F Thomas (6).
RBI: J Lynch 2 (22); J Thies (1); T Atwell (20).
2-out RBI: J Lynch 2; J Thies.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Atwell-C Roberts.
Baserunning
SB: T Atwell (2, 2nd base off C Valentine/E Bailey).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Corky Valentine 6.1 8 2 2 3 2 0 4.66 29 48 -0.084 1.34 -0.1
Jackie Collum, H (1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.78 6 3 0 0.450 3.40 2.1
Frank Smith, BS (4), L (4-5) 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2.44 4 0 0 -0.800 2.85 -1.6
Team Totals 8.2 10 4 4 4 3 1 4.15 39 48 3 0 -0.434 1.80 0.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jake Thies 5 4 1 1 3 3 0 3.50 20 55 0.166 1.21 1.5
Vern Law, W (7-12) 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 5.65 16 0 0 -0.100 1.01 0.0
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 3 0 3.00 36 55 0 0 0.066 1.12 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: V Law (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Bill Engeln, 2B - Bill Stewart, 3B - Babe Pinelli.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 3,778.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Curt Roberts 2B
2 Chuck Harmon 3B 2 Bob Skinner 1B
3 Gus Bell CF 3 Preston Ward RF
4 Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 Frank Thomas CF
5 Bob Borkowski RF 5 Sid Gordon 3B
6 Jim Greengrass LF 6 Toby Atwell C
7 Ed Bailey C 7 Dick Cole SS
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Dick Hall LF
9 Corky Valentine P 9 Jake Thies P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 1-- RR PIT J. Lynch F. Smith 90% 100% Home Run; Skinner Scores
t6 1-1 2 1-3 RR CIN E. Bailey V. Law -28% 22% Triple; Greengrass Scores; Kluszewski Scores
b7 2-3 2 123 O PIT F. Thomas J. Collum -15% 25% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-3 1 123 O PIT J. Shepard J. Collum -15% 41% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-3 0 --- PIT F. Thomas C. Valentine 13% 39% Triple

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' Jake Thies facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple J. Thies -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN C. Harmon J. Thies 2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Temple to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CIN G. Bell J. Thies 3% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CIN T. Kluszewski J. Thies 3% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT C. Roberts C. Valentine -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Skinner C. Valentine -2% 51% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT P. Ward C. Valentine -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jake Thies facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- CIN B. Borkowski J. Thies -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN J. Greengrass J. Thies 8% 54% Double Play: Strikeout, Borkowski Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN E. Bailey J. Thies 1% 55% Groundout: C unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas C. Valentine -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT S. Gordon C. Valentine -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- PIT T. Atwell C. Valentine 1% 52% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- PIT D. Cole C. Valentine 1% 53% Atwell Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- PIT D. Cole C. Valentine 1% 54% Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- PIT D. Hall C. Valentine 3% 58% Walk; Atwell to 3B; Cole to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 R PIT J. Thies C. Valentine 10% 68% Walk; Atwell Scores; Cole to 3B; Hall to 2B
b2 1-0 2 123 O PIT C. Roberts C. Valentine -6% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jake Thies facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan J. Thies 3% 64% Flyball: 1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O CIN C. Valentine J. Thies 2% 66% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- CIN J. Temple J. Thies -3% 63% Triple
t3 0-1 2 --3 R CIN C. Harmon J. Thies -11% 52% Double; Temple Scores
t3 1-1 2 -2- O CIN G. Bell J. Thies 4% 55% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner C. Valentine -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 1 --- PIT P. Ward C. Valentine 3% 56% Single
b3 1-1 1 1-- OO PIT F. Thomas C. Valentine -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Jake Thies facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- CIN T. Kluszewski J. Thies -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- O CIN B. Borkowski J. Thies 7% 53% Kluszewski Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 1-1 1 --- O CIN B. Borkowski J. Thies 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 --- O CIN J. Greengrass J. Thies 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- O PIT S. Gordon C. Valentine -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O PIT T. Atwell C. Valentine -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- PIT D. Cole C. Valentine 1% 53% Single
b4 1-1 2 1-- PIT D. Hall C. Valentine 2% 55% Single; Cole to 2B
b4 1-1 2 12- O PIT J. Thies C. Valentine -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Jake Thies facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- CIN E. Bailey J. Thies -5% 45% Single
t5 1-1 0 1-- O CIN R. McMillan J. Thies 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 1 1-- O CIN C. Valentine J. Thies 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Bailey to 2B
t5 1-1 2 -2- CIN J. Temple J. Thies -2% 50% Single; Bailey to 3B
t5 1-1 2 1-3 O CIN C. Harmon J. Thies 7% 57% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O PIT C. Roberts C. Valentine -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O PIT B. Skinner C. Valentine -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b5 1-1 2 --- O PIT P. Ward C. Valentine -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Vern Law facing 3-4-5
Vern Law replaces Jake Thies pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-1 0 --- O CIN G. Bell V. Law 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- CIN T. Kluszewski V. Law -6% 47% Double
t6 1-1 1 -2- O CIN B. Borkowski V. Law 5% 52% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 2 -2- CIN J. Greengrass V. Law -2% 50% Single; Kluszewski to 3B
t6 1-1 2 1-3 RR CIN E. Bailey V. Law -28% 22% Triple; Greengrass Scores; Kluszewski Scores
t6 3-1 2 --3 O CIN R. McMillan V. Law 3% 25% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- PIT F. Thomas C. Valentine 13% 39% Triple
b6 1-3 0 --3 O PIT S. Gordon C. Valentine -7% 31% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 1 --3 RO PIT T. Atwell C. Valentine 1% 32% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Thomas Scores
b6 2-3 2 --- O PIT D. Cole C. Valentine -2% 30% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Vern Law facing 9-1-2
t7 3-2 0 --- O CIN C. Valentine V. Law 2% 33% Flyball: CF
t7 3-2 1 --- O CIN J. Temple V. Law 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-2 2 --- O CIN C. Harmon V. Law 1% 36% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Reds' Corky Valentine facing 8-9-1
b7 2-3 0 --- O PIT D. Hall C. Valentine -5% 31% Flyball: LF
b7 2-3 1 --- PIT V. Law C. Valentine 5% 37% Single
b7 2-3 1 1-- PIT C. Roberts C. Valentine 7% 44% Single; Law to 2B
b7 2-3 1 12- PIT B. Skinner C. Valentine 12% 56% Single; Roberts to 2B; Law to 3B
Jackie Collum replaces Corky Valentine pitching and batting 9th
Jack Shepard pinch hits for Preston Ward (RF) batting 3rd
b7 2-3 1 123 O PIT J. Shepard J. Collum -15% 41% Flyball: 2B
b7 2-3 2 123 O PIT F. Thomas J. Collum -15% 25% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Vern Law facing 3-4-5
Jerry Lynch replaces Jack Shepard (PH) playing RF batting 3rd
t8 3-2 0 --- O CIN G. Bell V. Law 2% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- O CIN T. Kluszewski V. Law 2% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-2 2 --- O CIN B. Borkowski V. Law 1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Reds' Jackie Collum facing 5-6-7
b8 2-3 0 --- O PIT S. Gordon J. Collum -6% 24% Flyball: C
b8 2-3 1 --- O PIT T. Atwell J. Collum -5% 19% Flyball: LF
b8 2-3 2 --- PIT D. Cole J. Collum 7% 26% Double
b8 2-3 2 -2- O PIT D. Hall J. Collum -10% 16% Flyball: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Vern Law facing 6-7-8
t9 3-2 0 --- O CIN J. Greengrass V. Law 2% 18% Flyball: CF
t9 3-2 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey V. Law 1% 19% Flyball: CF
t9 3-2 2 --- CIN R. McMillan V. Law -1% 18% Single
Wally Post pinch hits for Jackie Collum (P) batting 9th
t9 3-2 2 1-- CIN W. Post V. Law -1% 17% Wild Pitch; McMillan to 2B
t9 3-2 2 -2- O CIN W. Post V. Law 3% 20% Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Reds' Frank Smith facing 9-1-2
Frank Smith replaces Wally Post (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 --- O PIT V. Law F. Smith -9% 11% Strikeout
b9 2-3 1 --- O PIT C. Roberts F. Smith -7% 5% Flyball: 3B
b9 2-3 2 --- PIT B. Skinner F. Smith 5% 10% Walk
b9 2-3 2 1-- RR PIT J. Lynch F. Smith 90% 100% Home Run; Skinner Scores
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 4.

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