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4
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@KCA
2
8
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0
7
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5
6
 
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9
4
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@LAD
12
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2
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CIN
@PIT
3
4
Sunday, April 20, 1958,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 15,142, Time of Game: 2:38
Reds
3
2-2
 Lost 1 
4th, 1½ GB
at Pirates
4
2-3
 Won 1 
6th, 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  2   0  0  1    3 11  0
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  1   0  1  1    4 12  1
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 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .357 .471 .429 .899 0.174 1.76 0.268 -0.093 1.4 2 5 SH
Vada Pinson RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .313 .389 .625 1.014 0.124 1.67 0.189 -0.065 0.1 1 0 2B,SH
Frank Robinson LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .278 .278 .333 .611 -0.050 2.12 0.150 -0.200 -1.1 6 0
George Crowe 1B 3 0 2 1 1 0 5 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.091 2.55 0.152 -0.061 0.4 8 1 SF,IW
Don Hoak 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .353 .389 .529 .918 -0.111 1.97 0.117 -0.228 -0.8 0 0 2B,SB
Gus Bell CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .200 .250 .267 .517 0.015 1.48 0.119 -0.104 -0.0 0 0
Roy McMillan SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .091 .375 .091 .466 -0.104 1.50 0.010 -0.115 -0.6 3 2
Ed Bailey C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .071 .235 .143 .378 -0.039 1.35 0.052 -0.091 -0.3 5 0 2B
Joe Nuxhall P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.081 1.53 0.041 -0.121 -0.4 0 3
   Willard Schmidt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 35 3 11 3 3 0 41 .314 .359 .400 .759 0.019 1.81 1.098 -1.078 -1.3 26 11
2B: E Bailey (1, off B Friend); D Hoak (3, off B Friend); V Pinson (2, off B Friend).
SF: G Crowe (1, off B Friend).
SH: J Temple (1, off B Friend); V Pinson (1, off B Friend).
IBB: G Crowe (1, by B Friend).
TB: V Pinson 3; J Temple 2; E Bailey 2; D Hoak 2; G Crowe 2; J Nuxhall; F Robinson; G Bell.
RBI: G Crowe (1); J Temple (1); G Bell (3).
2-out RBI: J Temple.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Nuxhall-R McMillan-G Crowe.
Baserunning
SB: D Hoak (1, 2nd base off B Friend/H Foiles).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Virdon CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .381 .480 .381 .861 -0.066 1.04 0.068 -0.133 -0.7 7 1
Dick Groat SS 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .360 .360 .520 .880 0.056 1.18 0.129 -0.073 0.5 0 4 2·2B
Bob Skinner LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .348 .400 .435 .835 -0.148 1.45 0.015 -0.162 -0.8 3 0
Ted Kluszewski 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .211 .318 .263 .581 -0.100 1.57 0.075 -0.175 -0.9 7 1 2B,GDP
   R C Stevens 1B 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500 0.466 1.35 0.466 0.000 1.0 2 0 HR
Frank Thomas 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .273 .261 .455 .715 0.130 1.44 0.198 -0.068 0.9 3 2 2B
Roberto Clemente RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .300 .333 .450 .783 0.020 1.39 0.072 -0.053 -0.0 3 0
Bill Mazeroski 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .273 .333 .273 .606 0.111 1.81 0.166 -0.055 0.4 1 1
Hank Foiles C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .167 .211 .167 .377 0.175 1.75 0.240 -0.065 0.7 0 0
Bob Friend P 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.123 1.22 0.000 -0.123 -1.3 1 1
Team Totals 36 4 12 4 4 4 40 .333 .400 .528 .928 0.521 1.40 1.429 -0.907 -0.2 27 10
2B: T Kluszewski (1, off J Nuxhall); D Groat 2 (4, 2 off J Nuxhall); F Thomas (1, off J Nuxhall).
HR: R Stevens (2, off W Schmidt, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Groat 5; R Stevens 4; F Thomas 3; B Mazeroski 2; T Kluszewski 2; B Virdon; H Foiles; R Clemente.
GIDP: T Kluszewski (2).
RBI: H Foiles (1); B Mazeroski (1); F Thomas (4); R Stevens (4).
2-out RBI: R Stevens.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
E: T Kluszewski (1).
Outfield Assists: B Virdon (E Bailey at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Virdon (1st base by J Nuxhall).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Nuxhall 7.1 11 3 3 4 3 0 3.68 35 43 -0.202 1.39 -0.0
Willard Schmidt, L (0-1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.75 5 2 0 -0.318 1.48 0.3
Team Totals 8.2 12 4 4 4 4 1 4.15 40 43 2 0 -0.520 1.40 0.2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Friend, W (1-0) 9 11 3 3 3 0 0 3.00 41 50 -0.020 1.81 1.3
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 3 0 0 3.00 41 50 -0.020 1.81 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Friend (1; G Crowe).
Pickoffs: J Nuxhall (1; B Virdon, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Vic Delmore, 3B - Stan Landes.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 15,142.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Bill Virdon CF
2 Vada Pinson RF 2 Dick Groat SS
3 Frank Robinson LF 3 Bob Skinner LF
4 George Crowe 1B 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Don Hoak 3B 5 Frank Thomas 3B
6 Gus Bell CF 6 Roberto Clemente RF
7 Roy McMillan SS 7 Bill Mazeroski 2B
8 Ed Bailey C 8 Hank Foiles C
9 Joe Nuxhall P 9 Bob Friend P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-3 2 --- R PIT R. Stevens W. Schmidt 47% 100% Home Run
b8 2-2 1 12- R PIT H. Foiles J. Nuxhall 22% 89% Single; Clemente Scores; Mazeroski to 2B
t6 1-1 2 12- R CIN J. Temple B. Friend -17% 34% Single; Bell Scores; Bailey to 2B
t9 2-3 1 -2- CIN F. Robinson B. Friend -15% 63% Single; Pinson to 3B
t9 2-3 1 --- CIN V. Pinson B. Friend -14% 78% Double

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 J. Temple B. Friend 2% 52% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN V. Pinson B. Friend 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN F. Robinson B. Friend 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon J. Nuxhall 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Virdon to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; Virdon stays at 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT T. Kluszewski J. Nuxhall -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 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 --- CIN G. Crowe B. Friend -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CIN D. Hoak B. Friend 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- CIN G. Bell B. Friend -2% 48% Hoak Steals 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O CIN G. Bell B. Friend 4% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 -2- CIN R. McMillan B. Friend -1% 51% Walk
t2 0-0 2 12- O CIN E. Bailey B. Friend 4% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall -2% 53% Flyball: C
b2 0-0 1 --- PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall -3% 52% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- O PIT H. Foiles J. Nuxhall -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Nuxhall B. Friend -4% 46% Single
t3 0-0 0 1-- CIN J. Temple B. Friend -6% 40% Reached on E3/Sacrifice Bunt; Nuxhall to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- O CIN V. Pinson B. Friend 0% 40% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Nuxhall to 3B; Temple to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -23 O CIN F. Robinson B. Friend 9% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 -23 CIN G. Crowe B. Friend -2% 47% Intentional Walk
t3 0-0 2 123 O CIN D. Hoak B. Friend 8% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Friend J. Nuxhall -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Virdon J. Nuxhall -2% 51% Flyball: SS
b3 0-0 2 --- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 1% 53% Single
b3 0-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 6-7-8
t4 0-0 0 --- O CIN G. Bell B. Friend 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O CIN E. Bailey B. Friend 1% 56% Double to CF; Bailey out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- PIT T. Kluszewski J. Nuxhall 8% 63% Double
b4 0-0 0 -2- R PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall 9% 72% Single; Kluszewski Scores
b4 1-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -3% 69% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall -3% 67% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 2 1-- PIT H. Foiles J. Nuxhall 2% 68% Walk; Clemente to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O PIT B. Friend J. Nuxhall -4% 64% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O CIN J. Nuxhall B. Friend 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- CIN J. Temple B. Friend -4% 64% Single
t5 0-1 1 1-- CIN V. Pinson B. Friend -5% 59% Single; Temple to 2B
t5 0-1 1 12- O CIN F. Robinson B. Friend 6% 65% Flyball: 3B
t5 0-1 2 12- O CIN G. Crowe B. Friend 6% 71% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- PIT B. Virdon J. Nuxhall 3% 75% Single
b5 1-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall -5% 69% Virdon Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b5 1-0 1 --- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 4% 73% Double
b5 1-0 1 -2- PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall 1% 75% Walk
b5 1-0 1 12- OO PIT T. Kluszewski J. Nuxhall -8% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 5-6-7
t6 0-1 0 --- CIN D. Hoak B. Friend -10% 57% Double
t6 0-1 0 -2- R CIN G. Bell B. Friend -12% 45% Single; Hoak Scores
t6 1-1 0 1-- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 5% 50% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 1 1-- CIN E. Bailey B. Friend -5% 44% Walk; Bell to 2B
t6 1-1 1 12- O CIN J. Nuxhall B. Friend 6% 51% Flyball: LF
t6 1-1 2 12- R CIN J. Temple B. Friend -17% 34% Single; Bell Scores; Bailey to 2B
t6 2-1 2 12- O CIN V. Pinson B. Friend 5% 39% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 5-6-7
b6 1-2 0 --- PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall 11% 50% Double
b6 1-2 0 -2- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B; Thomas to 3B
b6 1-2 1 --3 R PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall 10% 58% Single; Thomas Scores
b6 2-2 1 1-- O PIT H. Foiles J. Nuxhall -4% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-2 2 1-- O PIT B. Friend J. Nuxhall -4% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 3-4-5
t7 2-2 0 --- O CIN F. Robinson B. Friend 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t7 2-2 1 --- CIN G. Crowe B. Friend -4% 50% Single
t7 2-2 1 1-- O CIN D. Hoak B. Friend 5% 55% Flyball: CF
t7 2-2 2 1-- O CIN G. Bell B. Friend 4% 59% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
b7 2-2 0 --- O PIT B. Virdon J. Nuxhall -4% 55% Flyball: LF
b7 2-2 1 --- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 7% 62% Double
b7 2-2 1 -2- O PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall -6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Groat stays at 2B
b7 2-2 2 -2- O PIT T. Kluszewski J. Nuxhall -6% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 7-8-9
R C Stevens replaces Ted Kluszewski playing 1B batting 4th
t8 2-2 0 --- O CIN R. McMillan B. Friend 5% 55% Flyball: 3B
t8 2-2 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey B. Friend 3% 58% Flyball: CF
t8 2-2 2 --- O CIN J. Nuxhall B. Friend 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 5-6-7
b8 2-2 0 --- O PIT F. Thomas J. Nuxhall -5% 56% Flyball: 2B
b8 2-2 1 --- PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 5% 61% Single
b8 2-2 1 1-- PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall 6% 67% Single; Clemente to 2B
b8 2-2 1 12- R PIT H. Foiles J. Nuxhall 22% 89% Single; Clemente Scores; Mazeroski to 2B
Willard Schmidt replaces Joe Nuxhall pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 1 12- O PIT B. Friend W. Schmidt -2% 87% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b8 3-2 2 12- O PIT B. Virdon W. Schmidt -3% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Bob Friend facing 1-2-3
t9 2-3 0 --- O CIN J. Temple B. Friend 7% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 2-3 1 --- CIN V. Pinson B. Friend -14% 78% Double
t9 2-3 1 -2- CIN F. Robinson B. Friend -15% 63% Single; Pinson to 3B
t9 2-3 1 1-3 RO CIN G. Crowe B. Friend -6% 57% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Pinson Scores
t9 3-3 2 1-- O CIN D. Hoak B. Friend 6% 63% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Willard Schmidt facing 2-3-4
b9 3-3 0 --- O PIT D. Groat W. Schmidt -6% 58% Flyball: LF
b9 3-3 1 --- O PIT B. Skinner W. Schmidt -4% 53% Flyball: 1B
b9 3-3 2 --- R PIT R. Stevens W. Schmidt 47% 100% Home Run
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 4.

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