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Tuesday, July 8, 1969,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 4,930, Time of Game: 2:21
Expos
1
26-56
 Lost 1 
6th, 25½ GB
at Pirates
8
39-43
 Won 1 
4th, 12½ GB
W: Steve Blass (9-5)
L: Mike Wegener (3-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Expos           0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  3  2
Pirates         1  2  3   0  0  0   2  0  X    8 13  0

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adolfo Phillips CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .214 .343 .303 .646 0.020 0.38 0.036 -0.016 -0.1 0 0
Gary Sutherland 2B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .290 .301 .591 -0.043 0.47 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 1 4
Rusty Staub RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .304 .425 .463 .888 -0.053 0.34 0.000 -0.054 -0.4 2 0 GDP
Mack Jones LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .294 .394 .510 .904 -0.018 0.39 0.013 -0.031 0.3 3 0
Bob Bailey 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .310 .361 .491 .852 0.024 0.37 0.041 -0.017 0.6 11 0
Coco Laboy 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .271 .325 .448 .773 0.026 0.43 0.046 -0.020 0.2 2 3
Ron Brand C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .252 .342 .320 .662 -0.064 0.79 0.000 -0.064 -1.1 4 0
Bobby Wine SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .227 .240 .468 -0.013 0.54 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 1
   Kevin Collins PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .171 .216 .286 .502 -0.032 0.53 0.000 -0.032 -0.9 1 0
Mike Wegener P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .290 .267 .557 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 0 0
   Dan McGinn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .211 .368 .579 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ty Cline PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .330 .213 .542 -0.019 0.72 0.000 -0.019 -0.5
   Bill Stoneman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .163 .128 .291 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Bosch PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .180 .235 .252 .488 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Larry Jaster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .467 .500 .967 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 4 6 33 .103 .212 .103 .316 -0.181 0.44 0.136 -0.318 -3.0 24 9
TB: B Bailey; M Jones; C Laboy.
GIDP: R Staub (4).
RBI: C Laboy (43).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
PB: R Brand (2).
E: M Jones (5); R Staub (4).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matty Alou CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .346 .381 .449 .830 -0.034 0.27 0.000 -0.034 -1.1 2 0
Carl Taylor 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .354 .429 .492 .921 0.020 0.22 0.026 -0.006 0.4 9 2
Willie Stargell LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .347 .411 .558 .969 -0.001 0.46 0.029 -0.030 -0.1 0 0
   Ron Davis LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .327 .283 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .339 .410 .548 .958 0.054 0.38 0.057 -0.003 2.5 1 0 HR
Richie Hebner 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .322 .380 .459 .839 0.127 0.59 0.129 -0.002 1.3 2 1
Jerry May C 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 .226 .259 .377 .636 -0.051 0.50 0.000 -0.051 -1.1 6 0
Jose Martinez 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .290 .300 .590 0.052 0.35 0.061 -0.008 0.7 1 3 2·2B
Freddie Patek SS 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .237 .311 .298 .609 0.164 0.57 0.168 -0.004 2.9 3 2
Steve Blass P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .209 .227 .256 .483 -0.013 0.27 0.000 -0.013 -1.1 2 4
Team Totals 37 8 13 6 0 4 37 .351 .351 .486 .838 0.318 0.41 0.470 -0.151 4.4 27 12
2B: J Martinez 2 (3, 1 off B Stoneman, 1 off M Wegener).
HR: R Clemente (11, off B Stoneman, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: R Clemente 6; J Martinez 4; F Patek 3; C Taylor 2; R Hebner 2; W Stargell.
RBI: R Hebner 2 (33); R Clemente 2 (52); F Patek 2 (18).
2-out RBI: F Patek 2; R Hebner.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Martinez-C Taylor.

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Wegener, L (3-7) 2 7 5 3 0 1 0 4.48 13 27 -0.278 0.82 -3.4
Dan McGinn 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.24 8 2 2 -0.044 0.33 -0.8
Bill Stoneman 3 3 2 2 0 2 1 5.73 12 0 0 0.001 0.07 -0.7
Larry Jaster 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.94 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 8 13 8 6 0 4 1 6.75 37 27 2 2 -0.321 0.41 -4.4
M Wegener faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (9-5) 9 3 1 1 4 6 0 4.78 33 79 0.180 0.44 3.0
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 4 6 0 1.00 33 79 0.180 0.44 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: M Wegener (9).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 4,930.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Adolfo Phillips CF 1 Matty Alou CF
2 Gary Sutherland 2B 2 Carl Taylor 1B
3 Rusty Staub RF 3 Willie Stargell LF
4 Mack Jones LF 4 Roberto Clemente RF
5 Bob Bailey 1B 5 Richie Hebner 3B
6 Coco Laboy 3B 6 Jerry May C
7 Ron Brand C 7 Jose Martinez 2B
8 Bobby Wine SS 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Mike Wegener P 9 Steve Blass P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- R PIT R. Hebner M. Wegener 11% 65% Single; Taylor Scores; Clemente to 2B
b2 1-0 0 -2- R PIT F. Patek M. Wegener 9% 80% Single to LF; Martinez Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI/unER; Patek to 2B
b2 1-0 0 --- PIT J. Martinez M. Wegener 6% 72% Double
b3 4-0 2 -23 RR PIT F. Patek D. McGinn 5% 97% Single; Hebner Scores; May Scores; Patek to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO MON R. Staub S. Blass 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MON A. Phillips S. Blass -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O MON G. Sutherland S. Blass 3% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO MON R. Staub S. Blass 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Mike Wegener facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou M. Wegener -2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT C. Taylor M. Wegener 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT W. Stargell M. Wegener -3% 52% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- PIT R. Clemente M. Wegener 2% 54% Single; Taylor to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- R PIT R. Hebner M. Wegener 11% 65% Single; Taylor Scores; Clemente to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- O PIT J. May M. Wegener -4% 61% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O MON M. Jones S. Blass 2% 64% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- O MON B. Bailey S. Blass 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O MON C. Laboy S. Blass 1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Expos' Mike Wegener facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- PIT J. Martinez M. Wegener 6% 72% Double
b2 1-0 0 -2- R PIT F. Patek M. Wegener 9% 80% Single to LF; Martinez Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI/unER; Patek to 2B
b2 2-0 0 -2- O PIT S. Blass M. Wegener -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B; Patek to 3B
b2 2-0 1 --3 R PIT M. Alou M. Wegener 3% 83% Passed Ball; Patek Scores/unER
b2 3-0 1 --- O PIT M. Alou M. Wegener -1% 82% Flyball: 3B
b2 3-0 2 --- O PIT C. Taylor M. Wegener -0% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- O MON R. Brand S. Blass 2% 84% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-3 1 --- O MON B. Wine S. Blass 1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- O MON M. Wegener S. Blass 1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Expos' Mike Wegener facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- PIT W. Stargell M. Wegener 2% 87% Single
b3 3-0 0 1-- PIT R. Clemente M. Wegener 1% 89% Wild Pitch; Stargell to 2B
b3 3-0 0 -2- PIT R. Clemente M. Wegener 3% 91% Single; Stargell to 3B
Dan McGinn replaces Mike Wegener pitching and batting 9th
b3 3-0 0 1-3 R PIT R. Hebner D. McGinn 2% 94% Single; Stargell Scores; Clemente to 2B
b3 4-0 0 12- O PIT J. May D. McGinn -1% 92% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Hebner to 2B
b3 4-0 1 12- O PIT J. Martinez D. McGinn -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hebner to 3B; May to 2B
b3 4-0 2 -23 RR PIT F. Patek D. McGinn 5% 97% Single; Hebner Scores; May Scores; Patek to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 6-0 2 -2- O PIT S. Blass D. McGinn -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 4th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t4 0-6 0 --- O MON A. Phillips S. Blass 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t4 0-6 1 --- O MON G. Sutherland S. Blass 0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-6 2 --- O MON R. Staub S. Blass 0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' Dan McGinn facing 1-2-3
b4 6-0 0 --- PIT M. Alou D. McGinn 0% 98% E9 on Foul Ball
b4 6-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou D. McGinn -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 6-0 1 --- O PIT C. Taylor D. McGinn -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b4 6-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. McGinn -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 5th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t5 0-6 0 --- MON M. Jones S. Blass -1% 96% Walk
t5 0-6 0 1-- MON B. Bailey S. Blass -3% 93% Single; Jones to 3B
t5 0-6 0 1-3 R MON C. Laboy S. Blass -5% 88% Single; Jones Scores; Bailey to 3B
t5 1-6 0 1-3 O MON R. Brand S. Blass 4% 92% Flyball: CF
Kevin Collins pinch hits for Bobby Wine (SS) batting 8th
t5 1-6 1 1-3 O MON K. Collins S. Blass 3% 95% Strikeout Looking
Ty Cline pinch hits for Dan McGinn (P) batting 9th
t5 1-6 2 1-3 O MON T. Cline S. Blass 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Expos' Bill Stoneman facing 4-5-6
Bill Stoneman replaces Ty Cline (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Kevin Collins moves from PH to 2B
Gary Sutherland moves from 2B to SS
b5 6-1 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente B. Stoneman -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 6-1 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner B. Stoneman -0% 96% Flyball: LF
b5 6-1 2 --- O PIT J. May B. Stoneman -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Top of the 6th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t6 1-6 0 --- O MON A. Phillips S. Blass 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-6 1 --- O MON G. Sutherland S. Blass 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-6 2 --- O MON R. Staub S. Blass 0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Expos' Bill Stoneman facing 7-8-9
b6 6-1 0 --- PIT J. Martinez B. Stoneman 1% 98% Double to RF
b6 6-1 0 -2- O PIT F. Patek B. Stoneman -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b6 6-1 1 -2- O PIT S. Blass B. Stoneman -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-1 2 -2- O PIT M. Alou B. Stoneman -0% 98% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t7 1-6 0 --- O MON M. Jones S. Blass 1% 98% Flyball: SS
t7 1-6 1 --- MON B. Bailey S. Blass -1% 97% Walk
t7 1-6 1 1-- O MON C. Laboy S. Blass 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t7 1-6 2 1-- O MON R. Brand S. Blass 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Expos' Bill Stoneman facing 2-3-4
b7 6-1 0 --- PIT C. Taylor B. Stoneman 0% 99% Single
b7 6-1 0 1-- O PIT W. Stargell B. Stoneman -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 6-1 1 1-- RR PIT R. Clemente B. Stoneman 1% 100% Home Run (Line Drive); Taylor Scores
b7 8-1 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner B. Stoneman -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 8-1 2 --- O PIT J. May B. Stoneman -0% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 8.
Top of the 8th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 8-9-1
Ron Davis replaces Willie Stargell playing LF batting 3rd
t8 1-8 0 --- O MON K. Collins S. Blass 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
Don Bosch pinch hits for Bill Stoneman (P) batting 9th
t8 1-8 1 --- O MON D. Bosch S. Blass 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 1-8 2 --- O MON A. Phillips S. Blass 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-1, Expos' Larry Jaster facing 7-8-9
Larry Jaster replaces Don Bosch (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-1 0 --- O PIT J. Martinez L. Jaster -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-1 1 --- PIT F. Patek L. Jaster 0% 100% Single
b8 8-1 1 1-- O PIT S. Blass L. Jaster -0% 100% Flyball: 2B
b8 8-1 2 1-- O PIT M. Alou L. Jaster -0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 8.
Top of the 9th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
t9 1-8 0 --- O MON G. Sutherland S. Blass 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-8 1 --- MON R. Staub S. Blass -0% 100% Walk
t9 1-8 1 1-- MON M. Jones S. Blass -0% 100% Single; Staub to 2B
t9 1-8 1 12- O MON B. Bailey S. Blass 0% 100% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Jones to 2B
t9 1-8 2 12- O MON C. Laboy S. Blass 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 8.

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