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Friday, August 8, 1958,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 26,040, Time of Game: 2:32
Reds
0
51-55
 Lost 3 
5th, 10½ GB
at Pirates
1
55-52
 Won 1 
2nd, 7 GB
W: Red Witt (6-2)
L: Joe Nuxhall (9-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    1  6  2

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 0 0 0 1 0 4 .296 .396 .384 .780 0.045 1.15 0.088 -0.042 0.4 4 1
   Eddie Miksis 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jerry Lynch RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .296 .310 .462 .772 -0.028 1.90 0.088 -0.116 -0.6 2 0
Smoky Burgess C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .348 .400 .748 -0.181 2.05 0.012 -0.193 -1.1 9 0
George Crowe 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .363 .448 .811 0.073 1.53 0.129 -0.056 0.3 5 2
Frank Robinson CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .259 .331 .465 .796 -0.117 2.10 0.037 -0.154 -0.7 1 1
Bob Thurman LF 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .254 .336 .429 .764 -0.213 2.07 0.000 -0.213 -1.2 1 0
Don Hoak 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .343 .392 .734 -0.145 1.38 0.000 -0.145 -0.8 0 1
Alex Grammas SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .183 .280 .244 .523 -0.055 1.09 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 1 0
   Dee Fondy PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .273 .329 .602 -0.043 1.73 0.000 -0.043 -0.2
   Roy McMillan SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .313 .283 .596 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Bailey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .323 .377 .701 -0.051 2.08 0.000 -0.051 -0.2
Joe Nuxhall P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286 .295 .310 .605 0.030 0.94 0.061 -0.030 0.4 0 1
   Hal Jeffcoat P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625 .667 .625 1.292 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Walt Dropo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .301 .417 .719 -0.035 1.38 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
Team Totals 32 0 3 0 4 10 36 .094 .194 .094 .288 -0.720 1.64 0.415 -1.133 -4.3 24 8
TB: J Nuxhall; J Lynch; G Crowe.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: F Robinson (R Clemente at 2nd base).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roman Mejias CF 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 .253 .266 .418 .684 -0.068 1.36 0.075 -0.144 -0.5 4 0 SB,SH,IW
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .282 .328 .382 .710 0.032 1.15 0.106 -0.075 -0.7 3 0
Dick Stuart 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .226 .284 .476 .759 -0.073 0.72 0.000 -0.073 -1.1 4 1
Bob Skinner LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .321 .393 .472 .865 -0.071 0.94 0.000 -0.071 -0.7 2 0
Harry Bright 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.051 0.69 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 0 2
Bill Mazeroski 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .304 .416 .720 0.011 0.46 0.031 -0.021 0.0 1 0 2B
Dick Groat SS 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .282 .312 .385 .697 0.047 1.05 0.072 -0.025 0.8 3 2 3B,IW
Hank Foiles C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .310 .340 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
   Bill Hall PH-C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .279 .362 .377 .739 -0.065 1.17 0.009 -0.074 -0.2 7 0
   Dick Schofield PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .331 .260 .591 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Danny Kravitz C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .296 .288 .584 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Red Witt P 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 .136 .136 .136 .273 0.018 0.80 0.051 -0.033 -0.2 0 1 SH
Team Totals 26 1 6 1 2 8 30 .231 .286 .346 .632 -0.220 0.97 0.344 -0.567 -2.8 27 6
2B: B Mazeroski (18, off J Nuxhall).
3B: D Groat (5, off J Nuxhall).
SH: R Mejias (3, off J Nuxhall); R Witt (1, off J Nuxhall).
IBB: D Groat (4, by J Nuxhall); R Mejias (1, by H Jeffcoat).
TB: D Groat 3; B Mazeroski 2; R Witt; R Clemente; B Hall; R Mejias.
RBI: R Clemente (35).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: R Witt (1); B Mazeroski (12).
Baserunning
SB: R Mejias (2, 2nd base off J Nuxhall/S Burgess).
Pickoffs: R Mejias (2nd base by J Nuxhall).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Nuxhall, L (9-8) 7.1 6 1 1 1 7 0 3.20 27 68 0.141 0.94 1.5
Hal Jeffcoat 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.48 3 2 0 0.079 1.27 1.4
Team Totals 8 6 1 1 2 8 0 1.12 30 68 2 0 0.220 0.97 2.8

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Red Witt, W (6-2) 9 3 0 0 4 10 0 1.86 36 87 0.719 1.64 4.3
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 4 10 0 0.00 36 87 0.719 1.64 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: H Jeffcoat (7; R Mejias); J Nuxhall (3; D Groat).
Pickoffs: J Nuxhall (4; R Mejias, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Vic Delmore, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 26,040.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Roman Mejias CF
2 Jerry Lynch RF 2 Roberto Clemente RF
3 Smoky Burgess C 3 Dick Stuart 1B
4 George Crowe 1B 4 Bob Skinner LF
5 Frank Robinson CF 5 Harry Bright 3B
6 Bob Thurman LF 6 Bill Mazeroski 2B
7 Don Hoak 3B 7 Dick Groat SS
8 Alex Grammas SS 8 Hank Foiles C
9 Joe Nuxhall P 9 Red Witt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-1 2 1-3 O CIN B. Thurman R. Witt 12% 87% Strikeout
b6 0-0 1 -2- RO PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 11% 71% Single to CF; Witt Scores; Clemente out at 2B/CF-3B-SS
b4 0-0 0 -2- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -10% 53% Mejias Picked off 2B (P-2B)
t8 0-1 1 12- O CIN F. Robinson R. Witt 9% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lynch to 3B
t8 0-1 0 --- CIN J. Lynch R. Witt -9% 67% Single

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' Red Witt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Temple R. Witt 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Lynch R. Witt 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- CIN S. Burgess R. Witt -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN G. Crowe R. Witt 2% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 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 --- O PIT R. Mejias J. Nuxhall -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Stuart J. Nuxhall -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Red Witt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN F. Robinson R. Witt 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Thurman R. Witt 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN D. Hoak R. Witt 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' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT H. Bright J. Nuxhall -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Red Witt facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CIN A. Grammas R. Witt 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- CIN J. Nuxhall R. Witt -3% 50% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 1 1-- CIN J. Temple R. Witt -4% 46% Walk; Nuxhall to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O CIN J. Lynch R. Witt 4% 50% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Nuxhall to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 O CIN S. Burgess R. Witt 6% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall -2% 53% Flyball: RF
Bill Hall pinch hits for Hank Foiles (C) batting 8th
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Hall J. Nuxhall -2% 51% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Witt J. Nuxhall -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Red Witt facing 4-5-6
Bill Hall moves from PH to C
t4 0-0 0 --- CIN G. Crowe R. Witt -4% 46% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- O CIN F. Robinson R. Witt 4% 50% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 1-- O CIN B. Thurman R. Witt 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 2 1-- O CIN D. Hoak R. Witt 3% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Mejias J. Nuxhall 4% 60% Single
b4 0-0 0 1-- PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 3% 63% Mejias Steals 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -10% 53% Mejias Picked off 2B (P-2B)
b4 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall -2% 51% Flyball: 1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Stuart J. Nuxhall -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Red Witt facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O CIN A. Grammas R. Witt 3% 53% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 --- CIN J. Nuxhall R. Witt -3% 50% Single
t5 0-0 1 1-- CIN J. Temple R. Witt -5% 45% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Nuxhall to 2B
t5 0-0 1 12- O CIN J. Lynch R. Witt 6% 51% Flyball: RF; Nuxhall stays at 2B
t5 0-0 2 12- O CIN S. Burgess R. Witt 6% 57% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall -3% 54% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-0 1 --- O PIT H. Bright J. Nuxhall -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 2 --- PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall 3% 55% Double
b5 0-0 2 -2- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 1% 56% Intentional Walk
b5 0-0 2 12- O PIT B. Hall J. Nuxhall -6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Red Witt facing 4-5-6
t6 0-0 0 --- O CIN G. Crowe R. Witt 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 1 --- CIN F. Robinson R. Witt -4% 50% Walk
t6 0-0 1 1-- O CIN B. Thurman R. Witt 4% 54% Strikeout
t6 0-0 2 1-- O CIN D. Hoak R. Witt 4% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 9-1-2
b6 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Witt J. Nuxhall 5% 62% Single
b6 0-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Mejias J. Nuxhall -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Witt to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- RO PIT R. Clemente J. Nuxhall 11% 71% Single to CF; Witt Scores; Clemente out at 2B/CF-3B-SS
b6 1-0 2 --- O PIT D. Stuart J. Nuxhall -1% 70% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Red Witt facing 8-9-1
Dee Fondy pinch hits for Alex Grammas (SS) batting 8th
t7 0-1 0 --- O CIN D. Fondy R. Witt 4% 74% Strikeout
t7 0-1 1 --- O CIN J. Nuxhall R. Witt 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t7 0-1 2 --- O CIN J. Temple R. Witt 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 4-5-6
Roy McMillan replaces Dee Fondy (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b7 1-0 0 --- O PIT B. Skinner J. Nuxhall -2% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-0 1 --- O PIT H. Bright J. Nuxhall -1% 76% Strikeout
b7 1-0 2 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Nuxhall -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Red Witt facing 2-3-4
t8 0-1 0 --- CIN J. Lynch R. Witt -9% 67% Single
t8 0-1 0 1-- O CIN S. Burgess R. Witt 8% 75% Flyball: CF
t8 0-1 1 1-- CIN G. Crowe R. Witt -9% 66% Single; Lynch to 2B
t8 0-1 1 12- O CIN F. Robinson R. Witt 9% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lynch to 3B
t8 0-1 2 1-3 O CIN B. Thurman R. Witt 12% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Joe Nuxhall facing 7-8-9
b8 1-0 0 --- PIT D. Groat J. Nuxhall 6% 93% Triple
b8 1-0 0 --3 PIT B. Hall J. Nuxhall 1% 94% Single; Groat stays at 3B
Eddie Miksis replaces Johnny Temple playing 2B batting 1st
Dick Schofield pinch runs for Bill Hall (C) batting 8th
b8 1-0 0 1-3 O PIT R. Witt J. Nuxhall -2% 92% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Schofield to 2B
Hal Jeffcoat replaces Joe Nuxhall pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-0 1 -23 PIT R. Mejias H. Jeffcoat 0% 92% Intentional Walk
b8 1-0 1 123 O PIT R. Clemente H. Jeffcoat -4% 88% Strikeout
b8 1-0 2 123 O PIT D. Stuart H. Jeffcoat -4% 84% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Red Witt facing 7-8-9
Danny Kravitz replaces Dick Schofield (PR) playing C batting 8th
t9 0-1 0 --- O CIN D. Hoak R. Witt 7% 91% Flyball: SS
Ed Bailey pinch hits for Roy McMillan (SS) batting 8th
t9 0-1 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey R. Witt 5% 96% Flyball: LF
Walt Dropo pinch hits for Hal Jeffcoat (P) batting 9th
t9 0-1 2 --- O CIN W. Dropo R. Witt 4% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.

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