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MIN
@BOS
8
6
BAL
@CAL
10
0
NYY
@KCR
5
1
CLE
@OAK
3
0
DET
@SEP
5
3
CHW
@WSA
1
3
ATL
@CHC
0
3
SDP
@MON
5
4
SFG
@NYM
0
1
 
(14)
LAD
@PHI
2
0
HOU
@PIT
1
5
CIN
@STL
8
4
Tuesday, August 19, 1969,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 5,409, Time of Game: 2:25
Astros
1
64-56
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Pirates
5
63-56
 Won 3 
4th, 12½ GB
W: Luke Walker (2-3)
L: Don Wilson (15-8)
S: Joe Gibbon (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  5  0
Pirates         0  0  0   2  2  0   1  0  X    5  8  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jesus Alou RF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .216 .257 .305 .562 0.000 0.71 0.047 -0.047 0.4 0 0
Joe Morgan 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .242 .390 .391 .782 0.025 0.87 0.078 -0.053 -0.1 1 2 SB
   Jack Billingham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .214 .000 .214 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Wynn CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265 .428 .514 .943 -0.146 1.07 0.000 -0.146 -2.5 1 0 GDP
Denis Menke SS 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .291 .392 .424 .816 0.038 0.62 0.050 -0.013 0.8 0 1
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .249 .327 .378 .705 -0.079 0.96 0.029 -0.109 0.1 0 3 GDP
Curt Blefary 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .263 .360 .417 .777 -0.031 0.85 0.035 -0.066 -0.1 9 0
Marty Martinez LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .309 .340 .382 .723 -0.061 0.81 0.026 -0.087 -1.2 2 0
Johnny Edwards C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .298 .334 .632 -0.063 0.84 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 9 1 GDP
   Don Bryant PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .267 .273 .539 0.007 0.18 0.011 -0.004 0.1 2 0
Don Wilson P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .121 .200 .152 .352 -0.038 0.78 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 2
   Julio Gotay PH-2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .316 .292 .608 0.023 0.47 0.023 0.000 0.6 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 5 1 6 13 35 .172 .314 .172 .487 -0.325 0.79 0.299 -0.626 -3.0 24 9
TB: D Menke 2; D Rader 2; M Martinez.
GIDP: J Edwards (16); D Rader (15); J Wynn (4).
RBI: D Rader (63).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: J Morgan (32, 2nd base off L Walker/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matty Alou CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .337 .372 .420 .791 0.030 0.61 0.056 -0.026 0.4 1 0
Carl Taylor 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .343 .429 .467 .897 0.018 0.78 0.056 -0.038 -0.1 7 1
Willie Stargell LF 3 2 1 1 1 2 4 .335 .399 .596 .995 -0.030 0.80 0.034 -0.064 0.7 0 0 HR
Jose Pagan RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .279 .310 .446 .756 -0.078 1.20 0.010 -0.088 -1.1 0 0 SB
   Ron Davis RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .309 .279 .588 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Richie Hebner 3B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .301 .365 .448 .812 0.084 0.83 0.085 -0.001 1.0 0 0 2B
Manny Sanguillen C 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .324 .349 .433 .782 0.162 1.54 0.233 -0.072 1.7 15 2 2B
Gene Alley 2B 4 0 1 1 0 3 4 .251 .282 .352 .634 0.053 0.63 0.088 -0.035 -0.1 3 2
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .316 .320 .636 -0.029 0.39 0.000 -0.029 -0.6 1 2
Luke Walker P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .105 .000 .105 -0.035 0.44 0.000 -0.035 -0.5 0 1
   Joe Gibbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 3 12 35 .250 .314 .406 .721 0.175 0.82 0.562 -0.388 1.4 27 9
2B: R Hebner (21, off D Wilson); M Sanguillen (17, off D Wilson).
HR: W Stargell (23, off D Wilson, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: W Stargell 4; M Sanguillen 3; M Alou 2; R Hebner 2; C Taylor; G Alley.
RBI: M Sanguillen 3 (39); W Stargell (71); G Alley (20).
2-out RBI: M Sanguillen 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 4. F Patek-G Alley-C Taylor 2; J Gibbon-M Sanguillen-C Taylor; M Sanguillen-C Taylor-M Sanguillen.
E: M Sanguillen (14); C Taylor (5).
Baserunning
SB: J Pagan (1, 2nd base off D Wilson/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, L (15-8) 7 8 5 5 3 10 1 3.95 32 48 -0.175 0.89 -1.9
Jack Billingham 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.99 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.4
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 3 12 1 5.62 35 48 0 0 -0.174 0.82 -1.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Luke Walker, W (2-3) 7 3 0 0 6 11 0 3.47 28 76 0.231 0.79 1.3
Joe Gibbon, S (9) 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.60 7 3 0 0.095 0.78 1.7
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 6 13 0 1.00 35 76 3 0 0.326 0.79 3.0
L Walker faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Wilson (12); J Gibbon (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 5,409.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jesus Alou RF 1 Matty Alou CF
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Carl Taylor 1B
3 Jim Wynn CF 3 Willie Stargell LF
4 Denis Menke SS 4 Jose Pagan RF
5 Doug Rader 3B 5 Richie Hebner 3B
6 Curt Blefary 1B 6 Manny Sanguillen C
7 Marty Martinez LF 7 Gene Alley 2B
8 Johnny Edwards C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Don Wilson P 9 Luke Walker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 1 -2- R PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson 13% 72% Double (LF-CF); Hebner Scores
b5 2-0 2 123 RR PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson 10% 94% Single (LF-CF); Alou Scores; Stargell Scores; Hebner to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- R PIT G. Alley D. Wilson 9% 80% Single to CF; Sanguillen Scores
b1 0-0 2 123 O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson -7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU D. Rader L. Walker 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Alou L. Walker 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Morgan L. Walker -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Wynn L. Walker -5% 45% Morgan Steals 2B; Morgan to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 1 --3 O HOU J. Wynn L. Walker 6% 51% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --3 HOU D. Menke L. Walker -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU D. Rader L. Walker 5% 55% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Alou D. Wilson 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- PIT C. Taylor D. Wilson 6% 64% Single to LF; Alou to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson -5% 58% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 12- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Alou to 3B; Pagan to 1B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 1% 56% Pagan Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 1% 57% Walk
b1 0-0 2 123 O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson -7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary L. Walker 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU M. Martinez L. Walker -3% 50% Single to RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU J. Edwards L. Walker 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT G. Alley D. Wilson -2% 53% Strikeout (C-1B)
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT F. Patek D. Wilson -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT L. Walker D. Wilson -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Wilson L. Walker 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Alou L. Walker 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan L. Walker 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Wilson -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT C. Taylor D. Wilson -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn L. Walker 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke L. Walker -3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU D. Rader L. Walker 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 5% 58% Double to CF
b4 0-0 1 -2- R PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson 13% 72% Double (LF-CF); Hebner Scores
b4 1-0 1 -2- R PIT G. Alley D. Wilson 9% 80% Single to CF; Sanguillen Scores
b4 2-0 1 1-- O PIT F. Patek D. Wilson -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B; Alley to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- O PIT L. Walker D. Wilson -2% 77% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary L. Walker 3% 80% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 --- O HOU M. Martinez L. Walker 2% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-2 2 --- O HOU J. Edwards L. Walker 1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- PIT M. Alou D. Wilson 2% 85% Single to CF
b5 2-0 0 1-- O PIT C. Taylor D. Wilson -2% 83% Strikeout
b5 2-0 1 1-- PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 2% 85% Walk; Alou to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -2% 82% Strikeout
b5 2-0 2 12- PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 2% 84% Walk; Alou to 3B; Stargell to 2B
b5 2-0 2 123 RR PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson 10% 94% Single (LF-CF); Alou Scores; Stargell Scores; Hebner to 2B
b5 4-0 2 12- PIT G. Alley D. Wilson 0% 94% Wild Pitch; Hebner to 3B; Sanguillen to 2B
b5 4-0 2 -23 O PIT G. Alley D. Wilson -1% 93% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 9-1-2
t6 0-4 0 --- O HOU D. Wilson L. Walker 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-4 1 --- O HOU J. Alou L. Walker 1% 96% Strikeout
t6 0-4 2 --- HOU J. Morgan L. Walker -1% 95% Walk
t6 0-4 2 1-- O HOU J. Wynn L. Walker 1% 96% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
b6 4-0 0 --- O PIT F. Patek D. Wilson -0% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 4-0 1 --- O PIT L. Walker D. Wilson -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-0 2 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Wilson -0% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 4-5-6
t7 0-4 0 --- O HOU D. Menke L. Walker 1% 96% Strikeout
t7 0-4 1 --- HOU D. Rader L. Walker -2% 95% Single to LF
t7 0-4 1 1-- O HOU C. Blefary L. Walker 2% 97% Strikeout
t7 0-4 2 1-- O HOU M. Martinez L. Walker 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
b7 4-0 0 --- O PIT C. Taylor D. Wilson -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b7 4-0 1 --- R PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 1% 99% Home Run
b7 5-0 1 --- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 5-0 2 --- O PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Luke Walker facing 8-9-1
Ron Davis replaces Jose Pagan playing RF batting 4th
Don Bryant pinch hits for Johnny Edwards (C) batting 8th
t8 0-5 0 --- HOU D. Bryant L. Walker -1% 98% Walk
Julio Gotay pinch hits for Don Wilson (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 0 1-- HOU J. Gotay L. Walker -2% 95% Walk; Bryant to 2B
t8 0-5 0 12- HOU J. Alou L. Walker -5% 91% Walk; Bryant to 3B; Gotay to 2B
Joe Gibbon replaces Luke Walker pitching and batting 9th
t8 0-5 0 123 O HOU J. Morgan J. Gibbon 4% 95% Strikeout
t8 0-5 1 123 OO HOU J. Wynn J. Gibbon 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Jack Billingham facing 6-7-8
Jack Billingham replaces Joe Morgan (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Don Bryant moves from PH to C
Julio Gotay moves from PH to 2B
b8 5-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Billingham -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-0 1 --- O PIT G. Alley J. Billingham -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 5-0 2 --- O PIT F. Patek J. Billingham -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Joe Gibbon facing 4-5-6
t9 0-5 0 --- HOU D. Menke J. Gibbon -1% 99% Single to 3B
t9 0-5 0 1-- HOU D. Rader J. Gibbon -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Menke to 2B
t9 0-5 0 -2- R HOU D. Rader J. Gibbon -1% 97% Single to RF (CF-RF); Menke Scores
t9 1-5 0 1-- HOU C. Blefary J. Gibbon -4% 94% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Rader to 2B; Blefary to 1B
t9 1-5 0 12- OO HOU M. Martinez J. Gibbon 6% 100% Double Play: Groundout: C-1B; Rader out at Hm/1B-C; Blefary to 2B
t9 1-5 2 -2- O HOU D. Bryant J. Gibbon 0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 5.

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