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Standings
CLE
@BOS
7
9
OAK
@CAL
4
2
 
(13)
BAL
@DET
1
5
WSA
@NYY
9
6
NYM
@CIN
5
2
ATL
@PIT
2
10
LAD
@SDP
10
2
STL
@SFG
5
3
Wednesday, April 21, 1971, 8:05PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 7,992, Time of Game: 2:06
Braves
2
8-5
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Pirates
10
8-6
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Dock Ellis (2-2)
L: Jim Nash (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    2  5  3
Pirates         2  0  0   2  0  3   3  0  X   10 14  4

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sonny Jackson CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .327 .404 .731 -0.040 0.96 0.026 -0.066 -0.1 1 0
Ralph Garr LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .389 .404 .481 .885 -0.018 1.02 0.058 -0.075 0.1 3 0
Mike Lum RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.014 0.82 0.045 -0.059 -0.4 1 0 HBP
Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .327 .345 .655 .999 -0.024 0.91 0.040 -0.063 -0.4 9 1
   Gil Garrido 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal King C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .280 .326 .606 -0.083 0.91 0.000 -0.083 -0.9 2 1
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .327 .400 .408 .808 -0.061 0.61 0.000 -0.061 -0.7 4 1
Earl Williams 3B-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .417 .462 .875 1.337 0.050 0.57 0.070 -0.019 0.3 2 4
Marty Perez SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .267 .327 .333 .660 0.055 0.76 0.081 -0.025 1.0 1 4 2B
Jim Nash P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 -0.063 2.42 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 0 1
   Marv Staehle PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .400 .000 .400 -0.019 0.80 0.000 -0.019 -0.3
   Tom Kelley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Clete Boyer PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .265 .200 .465 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 SF
   Steve Barber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Priddy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dusty Baker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 34 2 5 1 0 3 36 .147 .167 .176 .343 -0.225 0.83 0.320 -0.541 -2.0 24 13
2B: M Perez (3, off D Ellis).
SF: C Boyer (1, off D Ellis).
HBP: M Lum (1, by D Ellis).
TB: M Perez 3; S Jackson 2; E Williams.
RBI: C Boyer (3).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Perez-F Millan-O Cepeda.
E: S Jackson (1); H King (2); E Williams (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .333 .378 .357 .735 0.049 0.31 0.064 -0.015 0.8 1 4
Richie Hebner 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .182 .262 .236 .499 -0.020 0.44 0.003 -0.022 0.6 1 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .275 .288 .431 .720 -0.042 0.57 0.032 -0.074 1.1 1 0 3B
Willie Stargell LF 4 3 3 5 0 1 4 .327 .379 .865 1.245 0.290 0.52 0.290 -0.001 3.2 3 0 3·HR
Al Oliver CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .216 .273 .255 .528 -0.007 0.16 0.006 -0.013 1.6 3 0 2B
Bob Robertson 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .234 .368 .511 .879 0.047 0.28 0.061 -0.015 0.7 10 0 HR
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .236 .315 .551 -0.007 0.16 0.006 -0.013 -1.1 4 0 2B,GDP
Gene Alley SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .667 .917 -0.016 0.16 0.000 -0.016 -0.7 4 2
Dock Ellis P 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .333 .250 .583 -0.018 0.29 0.027 -0.045 0.3 0 2
Team Totals 36 10 14 10 1 2 37 .389 .405 .833 1.239 0.276 0.32 0.489 -0.214 6.5 27 8
2B: M Sanguillen (2, off J Nash); A Oliver (2, off T Kelley).
3B: R Clemente (3, off T Kelley).
HR: W Stargell 3 (9, 2 off J Nash, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out, 1 off T Kelley, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs); B Robertson (4, off J Nash, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: W Stargell 12; B Robertson 5; R Clemente 4; A Oliver 3; M Sanguillen 2; D Cash 2; R Hebner; D Ellis.
GIDP: M Sanguillen (4).
RBI: W Stargell 5 (20); R Hebner 2 (3); B Robertson 2 (6); A Oliver (3).
2-out RBI: W Stargell 2; B Robertson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
E: G Alley 2 (2); R Clemente (1); R Hebner (2).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Ellis (1st base by H King); D Cash (1st base by S Barber).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Nash, L (1-1) 4 6 4 4 0 1 3 3.18 17 35 -0.220 0.60 -2.2
Tom Kelley 2 4 3 3 0 0 1 12.00 9 0 0 -0.047 0.18 -2.1
Steve Barber 0.1 4 3 3 1 1 0 18.00 6 0 0 -0.011 0.01 -3.9
Bob Priddy 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 5 2 0 0.001 0.01 1.8
Team Totals 8 14 10 10 1 2 4 11.25 37 35 2 0 -0.277 0.32 -6.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, W (2-2) 9 5 2 1 0 3 0 1.91 36 74 0.224 0.83 2.0
Team Totals 9 5 2 1 0 3 0 1.00 36 74 0.224 0.83 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Ellis (2; M Lum).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Barber (0; D Cash, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Stan Landes.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 7,992.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Sonny Jackson CF 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Ralph Garr LF 2 Richie Hebner 3B
3 Mike Lum RF 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 Willie Stargell LF
5 Hal King C 5 Al Oliver CF
6 Felix Millan 2B 6 Bob Robertson 1B
7 Earl Williams 3B 7 Manny Sanguillen C
8 Marty Perez SS 8 Gene Alley SS
9 Jim Nash P 9 Dock Ellis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 --3 RR PIT W. Stargell J. Nash 19% 72% Home Run; Cash Scores
b4 2-0 1 --- R PIT W. Stargell J. Nash 8% 87% Home Run
t3 0-2 0 1-- ATL M. Perez D. Ellis -7% 62% Single; Williams to 2B
t3 0-2 0 12- O ATL J. Nash D. Ellis 6% 68% Strikeout
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash J. Nash 6% 61% Single to 3B; Cash to 2B/Adv on E5

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' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson D. Ellis 2% 52% Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Garr D. Ellis 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL M. Lum D. Ellis 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Nash facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash J. Nash 6% 61% Single to 3B; Cash to 2B/Adv on E5
b1 0-0 0 -2- O PIT R. Hebner J. Nash -1% 60% Flyball: CF; Cash to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 O PIT R. Clemente J. Nash -6% 54% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --3 RR PIT W. Stargell J. Nash 19% 72% Home Run; Cash Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Nash -1% 72% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O ATL O. Cepeda D. Ellis 2% 74% Flyball: 1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O ATL H. King D. Ellis 1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-2 2 --- O ATL F. Millan D. Ellis 1% 76% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Jim Nash facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson J. Nash -1% 75% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Nash -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- O PIT G. Alley J. Nash -1% 73% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- ATL E. Williams D. Ellis -4% 69% Single
t3 0-2 0 1-- ATL M. Perez D. Ellis -7% 62% Single; Williams to 2B
t3 0-2 0 12- O ATL J. Nash D. Ellis 6% 68% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 12- O ATL S. Jackson D. Ellis 4% 73% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Williams to 3B
t3 0-2 2 1-3 O ATL R. Garr D. Ellis 5% 78% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Jim Nash facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- PIT D. Ellis J. Nash 2% 80% Single
b3 2-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Cash J. Nash -4% 77% Ellis Picked off 1B (C-1B)
b3 2-0 1 --- O PIT D. Cash J. Nash -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- O PIT R. Hebner J. Nash -1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- ATL M. Lum D. Ellis -5% 70% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-2 0 1-- O ATL O. Cepeda D. Ellis 4% 74% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 1 1-- O ATL H. King D. Ellis 3% 78% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 1-- O ATL F. Millan D. Ellis 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Jim Nash facing 3-4-5
b4 2-0 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Nash -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- R PIT W. Stargell J. Nash 8% 87% Home Run
b4 3-0 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Nash -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- R PIT B. Robertson J. Nash 6% 92% Home Run
b4 4-0 2 --- PIT M. Sanguillen J. Nash 1% 92% Double
b4 4-0 2 -2- O PIT G. Alley J. Nash -1% 91% Fielder's Choice 2B unassisted; Sanguillen out at 3B/2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- ATL E. Williams D. Ellis -3% 89% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t5 0-4 0 1-- O ATL M. Perez D. Ellis 3% 91% Strikeout
Marv Staehle pinch hits for Jim Nash (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 1 1-- O ATL M. Staehle D. Ellis 2% 93% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-4 2 1-- ATL S. Jackson D. Ellis -2% 91% Single; Staehle to 3B
t5 0-4 2 1-3 R ATL R. Garr D. Ellis -6% 85% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Jackson to 3B; Staehle Scores/No RBI/unER
t5 1-4 2 1-3 O ATL M. Lum D. Ellis 4% 90% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Tom Kelley facing 9-1-2
Tom Kelley replaces Marv Staehle (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-1 0 --- O PIT D. Ellis T. Kelley -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 1 --- O PIT D. Cash T. Kelley -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-1 2 --- O PIT R. Hebner T. Kelley -0% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 4-5-6
t6 1-4 0 --- ATL O. Cepeda D. Ellis -4% 84% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t6 1-4 0 1-- O ATL H. King D. Ellis 4% 88% Strikeout
t6 1-4 1 1-- O ATL F. Millan D. Ellis 3% 90% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-4 2 1-- O ATL E. Williams D. Ellis 2% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Tom Kelley facing 3-4-5
b6 4-1 0 --- PIT R. Clemente T. Kelley 3% 95% Triple
b6 4-1 0 --3 RR PIT W. Stargell T. Kelley 2% 98% Home Run; Clemente Scores
b6 6-1 0 --- PIT A. Oliver T. Kelley 1% 98% Double
b6 6-1 0 -2- R PIT B. Robertson T. Kelley 1% 99% Single; Oliver Scores
b6 7-1 0 1-- OO PIT M. Sanguillen T. Kelley -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 7-1 2 --- O PIT G. Alley T. Kelley -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 7.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t7 1-7 0 --- ATL M. Perez D. Ellis -1% 98% Double to RF; Perez to 3B/Adv on E9
Clete Boyer pinch hits for Tom Kelley (P) batting 9th
t7 1-7 0 --3 RO ATL C. Boyer D. Ellis 1% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Perez Scores
t7 2-7 1 --- ATL S. Jackson D. Ellis -1% 97% Single
t7 2-7 1 1-- O ATL R. Garr D. Ellis 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 2-7 2 1-- O ATL M. Lum D. Ellis 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-2, Braves' Steve Barber facing 9-1-2
Steve Barber replaces Clete Boyer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-2 0 --- PIT D. Ellis S. Barber 0% 99% Walk
b7 7-2 0 1-- PIT D. Cash S. Barber 0% 99% Single; Ellis to 2B
b7 7-2 0 12- PIT R. Hebner S. Barber 0% 100% Cash Picked off 1B, safe on E2; Cash to 2B; Ellis to 3B
b7 7-2 0 -23 RR PIT R. Hebner S. Barber 0% 100% Single; Cash Scores; Ellis Scores
b7 9-2 0 1-- PIT R. Clemente S. Barber 0% 100% Single; Hebner to 3B
b7 9-2 0 1-3 O PIT W. Stargell S. Barber -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 9-2 1 1-3 R PIT A. Oliver S. Barber 0% 100% Single to CF; Hebner Scores; Clemente to 3B; Oliver to 2B/Adv on E8
Bob Priddy replaces Steve Barber pitching and batting 9th
b7 10-2 1 -23 O PIT B. Robertson B. Priddy -0% 100% Fielder's Choice SS unassisted; Oliver out at 3B/SS
b7 10-2 2 1-3 O PIT M. Sanguillen B. Priddy -0% 100% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 10.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-10, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 4-5-6
t8 2-10 0 --- O ATL O. Cepeda D. Ellis 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-10 1 --- O ATL H. King D. Ellis 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-10 2 --- O ATL F. Millan D. Ellis 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 10-2, Braves' Bob Priddy facing 8-9-1
Earl Williams moves from 3B to 1B
Gil Garrido replaces Orlando Cepeda (1B) playing 3B batting 4th
b8 10-2 0 --- O PIT G. Alley B. Priddy 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 10-2 1 --- O PIT D. Ellis B. Priddy 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b8 10-2 2 --- O PIT D. Cash B. Priddy 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 10.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-10, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t9 2-10 0 --- O ATL E. Williams D. Ellis 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
t9 2-10 1 --- O ATL M. Perez D. Ellis 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Dusty Baker pinch hits for Bob Priddy (P) batting 9th
t9 2-10 2 --- O ATL D. Baker D. Ellis 0% 100% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 10.

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