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Standings
NYY
@CHW
3
2
BOS
@CLE
2
5
BAL
@DET
0
3
WSH
@KCA
2
8
STL
@BRO
2
4
CIN
@NYG
5
2
CHC
@PHI
2
5
MLN
@PIT
0
1
Saturday, May 4, 1957,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 6,398, Time of Game: 1:57
Braves
0
12-3
 Lost 1 
1st
at Pirates
1
5-11
 Won 1 
7th, 7½ GB
W: Vern Law (1-0)
L: Juan Pizarro (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    1  8  0

Milwaukee Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Danny O'Connell 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .694 -0.110 1.11 0.000 -0.110 -0.7 2 2
Hank Aaron RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .388 1.132 -0.011 0.76 0.038 -0.049 0.1 1 0
Eddie Mathews 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .742 -0.139 1.39 0.000 -0.139 -0.8 0 2
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1.011 -0.137 1.36 0.000 -0.137 -0.8 12 0
Bobby Thomson LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .169 .510 -0.069 0.94 0.000 -0.069 -0.5 0 0
   Carl Sawatski PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.041 1.37 0.041 0.000 0.1
   Felix Mantilla PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Johnny Logan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .237 .687 -0.062 1.16 0.042 -0.104 -0.3 1 4 2B
Bill Bruton CF 1 0 0 0 2 0 .273 .679 -0.004 1.27 0.025 -0.030 0.0 2 0 IW
Del Crandall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .918 -0.118 1.55 0.000 -0.118 -0.8 6 2
Juan Pizarro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.039 0.78 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 0 1
   Wes Covington PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.053 2.14 0.000 -0.053 -0.2
   Bob Trowbridge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 4 3 .069 .285 -0.701 1.20 0.146 -0.848 -4.2 24 12
2B: J Logan (3, off V Law).
IBB: B Bruton (3, by V Law).
TB: J Logan 2; H Aaron.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 1.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gene Freese LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 .250 .775 0.175 1.65 0.231 -0.055 0.6 3 0
Gene Baker 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .752 -0.149 1.46 0.000 -0.149 -1.3 0 2
Dick Groat SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 .339 .845 0.010 0.81 0.074 -0.064 0.1 1 4
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .689 -0.095 0.98 0.000 -0.095 -0.9 4 0
Frank Thomas 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .317 .823 -0.080 0.82 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 10 0
Bill Virdon CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 .308 .729 0.013 1.06 0.057 -0.044 0.0 5 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .184 .516 -0.059 1.32 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 1 3 SH
Hank Foiles C 3 0 3 0 0 0 .325 .832 0.157 1.34 0.157 0.000 1.1 3 0
Vern Law P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.175 2.21 0.000 -0.175 -1.1 0 1 SH
Team Totals 29 1 8 1 1 6 .276 .576 -0.203 1.26 0.519 -0.721 -2.7 27 10
SH: B Mazeroski (4, off J Pizarro); V Law (1, off J Pizarro).
TB: H Foiles 3; D Groat 3; B Virdon; G Freese.
RBI: G Freese (2).
2-out RBI: G Freese.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Groat (1st base by D Crandall).

Milwaukee Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Juan Pizarro, L (0-1) 7 7 1 1 1 6 0 1.29 29 64 0.174 1.36 2.3
Bob Trowbridge 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.028 0.48 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 1 1 1 6 0 1.12 32 64 0 0 0.202 1.26 2.7

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Law, W (1-0) 9 2 0 0 4 3 0 0.00 33 82 0.702 1.20 4.2
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 4 3 0 0.00 33 82 0.702 1.20 4.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: V Law (1; B Bruton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dusty Boggess, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Hal Dixon, 3B - Ken Burkhart.
Time of Game: 1:57.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Danny O'Connell 2B 1 Gene Freese LF
2 Hank Aaron RF 2 Gene Baker 3B
3 Eddie Mathews 3B 3 Dick Groat SS
4 Joe Adcock 1B 4 Roberto Clemente RF
5 Bobby Thomson LF 5 Frank Thomas 1B
6 Johnny Logan SS 6 Bill Virdon CF
7 Bill Bruton CF 7 Bill Mazeroski 2B
8 Del Crandall C 8 Hank Foiles C
9 Juan Pizarro P 9 Vern Law P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-0 2 1-3 R PIT G. Freese J. Pizarro 20% 79% Single to LF; Virdon Scores; Foiles to 2B
b7 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT V. Law J. Pizarro -12% 59% Strikeout
b7 0-0 1 -2- PIT H. Foiles J. Pizarro 8% 71% Single to LF; Virdon to 3B
t9 0-1 2 1-- O MLN J. Logan V. Law 8% 100% Flyball: RF
t7 0-0 2 12- O MLN D. Crandall V. Law 7% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B

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' Vern Law facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell V. Law 2% 52% Foul Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- MLN H. Aaron V. Law -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O MLN E. Mathews V. Law 3% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O MLN J. Adcock V. Law 2% 55% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT G. Freese J. Pizarro -2% 52% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Baker J. Pizarro -1% 51% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- PIT D. Groat J. Pizarro 1% 52% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente J. Pizarro -2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Thomson V. Law 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MLN J. Logan V. Law 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- MLN B. Bruton V. Law -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O MLN D. Crandall V. Law 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Pizarro -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Virdon J. Pizarro -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Pizarro -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O MLN J. Pizarro V. Law 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. O'Connell V. Law 2% 54% Lineout: LF
t3 0-0 2 --- MLN H. Aaron V. Law -1% 53% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O MLN E. Mathews V. Law 3% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- PIT H. Foiles J. Pizarro 4% 59% Single to RF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O PIT V. Law J. Pizarro -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Foiles to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O PIT G. Freese J. Pizarro -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Foiles to 3B
b3 0-0 2 --3 O PIT G. Baker J. Pizarro -4% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock V. Law 3% 53% Popfly: 1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O MLN B. Thomson V. Law 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 2 --- O MLN J. Logan V. Law 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Groat J. Pizarro 4% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Clemente J. Pizarro -4% 56% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 1 1-- O PIT F. Thomas J. Pizarro -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Virdon J. Pizarro -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O MLN B. Bruton V. Law 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 1 --- O MLN D. Crandall V. Law 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O MLN J. Pizarro V. Law 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Pizarro -3% 54% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- PIT H. Foiles J. Pizarro 3% 57% Single to RF
b5 0-0 1 1-- O PIT V. Law J. Pizarro -4% 53% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 1-- PIT G. Freese J. Pizarro 3% 56% Walk; Foiles to 2B
b5 0-0 2 12- O PIT G. Baker J. Pizarro -6% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O MLN D. O'Connell V. Law 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 1 --- O MLN H. Aaron V. Law 2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- O MLN E. Mathews V. Law 2% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 3-4-5
b6 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat J. Pizarro -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Pizarro -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Pizarro -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Vern Law facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O MLN J. Adcock V. Law 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-0 1 --- O MLN B. Thomson V. Law 3% 57% Strikeout
t7 0-0 2 --- MLN J. Logan V. Law -4% 52% Ground-rule Double
t7 0-0 2 -2- MLN B. Bruton V. Law -1% 51% Intentional Walk
t7 0-0 2 12- O MLN D. Crandall V. Law 7% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Juan Pizarro facing 6-7-8
b7 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon J. Pizarro 6% 64% Single to CF
b7 0-0 0 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Pizarro -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Virdon to 2B
b7 0-0 1 -2- PIT H. Foiles J. Pizarro 8% 71% Single to LF; Virdon to 3B
b7 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT V. Law J. Pizarro -12% 59% Strikeout
b7 0-0 2 1-3 R PIT G. Freese J. Pizarro 20% 79% Single to LF; Virdon Scores; Foiles to 2B
b7 1-0 2 12- O PIT G. Baker J. Pizarro -3% 76% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Vern Law facing 9-1-2
Wes Covington pinch hits for Juan Pizarro (P) batting 9th
t8 0-1 0 --- O MLN W. Covington V. Law 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-1 1 --- O MLN D. O'Connell V. Law 4% 85% Lineout: 2B
t8 0-1 2 --- O MLN H. Aaron V. Law 3% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Bob Trowbridge facing 3-4-5
Bob Trowbridge replaces Wes Covington (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-0 0 --- PIT D. Groat B. Trowbridge 2% 89% Single to RF
b8 1-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Clemente B. Trowbridge -3% 86% Groat Picked off 1B (C-1B)
b8 1-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Trowbridge -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 1-0 2 --- O PIT F. Thomas B. Trowbridge -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Vern Law facing 3-4-5
t9 0-1 0 --- O MLN E. Mathews V. Law 7% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 0-1 1 --- O MLN J. Adcock V. Law 5% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
Carl Sawatski pinch hits for Bobby Thomson (LF) batting 5th
t9 0-1 2 --- MLN C. Sawatski V. Law -4% 92% Walk
Felix Mantilla pinch runs for Carl Sawatski (PH) batting 5th
t9 0-1 2 1-- O MLN J. Logan V. Law 8% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.

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