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Standings
OAK
@CAL
7
3
CHW
@MIL
4
2
HOU
@CHC
6
1
ATL
@PIT
4
7
PHI
@STL
2
5
Thursday, April 22, 1971, 8:05PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 4,708, Time of Game: 2:06
Braves
4
8-6
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3 GB
at Pirates
7
9-6
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Steve Blass (2-0)
L: Ron Reed (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  2  1    4 10  1
Pirates         1  2  1   2  0  1   0  0  X    7 10  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sonny Jackson CF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .316 .333 .404 .737 -0.038 0.41 0.008 -0.046 -0.1 4 0
Ralph Garr LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .390 .403 .475 .878 -0.009 0.35 0.023 -0.033 0.7 1 0
Felix Millan 2B 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .333 .400 .407 .807 0.037 0.36 0.054 -0.017 2.1 2 1
Orlando Cepeda 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .317 .333 .617 .950 -0.038 0.83 0.041 -0.079 -1.2 4 1
Mike Lum RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .111 .333 .111 .444 0.074 0.71 0.088 -0.013 0.6 3 0
Earl Williams 3B 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .407 .433 .926 1.359 -0.084 0.96 0.006 -0.091 0.3 0 0 HR,SF
Marty Perez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .308 .313 .620 -0.041 0.88 0.000 -0.041 -0.7 4 2
   Hal King PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .213 .275 .319 .594 -0.018 0.69 0.000 -0.018 -0.5
   Gil Garrido SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Didier C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.004 0.69 0.017 -0.013 -0.3 6 0 IW
Ron Reed P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.081 3.32 0.000 -0.081 -0.7 0 1
   Mike McQueen P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.003 0.07 0.003 0.000 0.1 0 0
   Marv Staehle PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Ron Herbel 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 1 1 .125 .125 .250 .375 -0.004 0.13 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Team Totals 37 4 10 4 2 5 40 .270 .300 .351 .651 -0.196 0.65 0.240 -0.437 0.0 24 6
HR: E Williams (4, off S Blass, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: E Williams (1, off D Giusti).
IBB: B Didier (1, by S Blass).
TB: E Williams 4; F Millan 2; S Jackson 2; R Garr 2; M McQueen; M Lum; O Cepeda.
RBI: F Millan 2 (5); E Williams 2 (8).
2-out RBI: F Millan.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: E Williams (2).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 2 4 2 1 3 0 5 .364 .440 .386 .826 0.171 0.61 0.171 0.000 2.3 0 2 SB
Richie Hebner 3B 5 1 3 3 0 0 5 .217 .288 .333 .621 0.124 0.46 0.136 -0.013 4.1 1 0 2·3B
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .255 .281 .400 .681 -0.004 0.43 0.019 -0.024 -1.3 0 0
Willie Stargell LF 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .327 .387 .891 1.278 -0.015 0.60 0.054 -0.069 0.4 3 0 HR
Al Oliver CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .218 .271 .255 .526 0.093 0.54 0.101 -0.009 0.1 7 0
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .361 .510 .870 -0.024 0.42 0.013 -0.037 -0.4 8 1 2B
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .237 .310 .548 -0.029 0.29 0.001 -0.029 -0.6 5 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .341 .386 .488 .874 0.009 0.25 0.021 -0.012 -0.4 1 2
Steve Blass P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.021 0.43 0.000 -0.021 -0.6 2 3 SH
   Dave Giusti P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 10 6 5 5 39 .303 .395 .545 .940 0.303 0.45 0.516 -0.215 3.5 27 8
2B: B Robertson (2, off R Reed).
3B: R Hebner 2 (2, 1 off M McQueen, 1 off R Reed).
HR: W Stargell (10, off R Reed, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: S Blass (2, off R Reed).
TB: R Hebner 7; W Stargell 4; B Robertson 2; D Cash 2; A Oliver; J Hernandez; M Sanguillen.
RBI: R Hebner 3 (6); A Oliver (4); D Cash (2); W Stargell (21).
2-out RBI: A Oliver; R Hebner; D Cash.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
E: R Hebner (3).
Baserunning
SB: D Cash (2, 2nd base off R Reed/B Didier).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Reed, L (2-2) 3.2 7 6 6 3 1 1 4.32 21 21 -0.289 0.79 -3.6
Mike McQueen 2.1 3 1 1 1 3 0 2.45 11 1 1 -0.017 0.06 -0.8
Ron Herbel 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.14 7 0 0 0.003 0.02 0.9
Team Totals 8 10 7 7 5 5 1 7.88 39 21 1 1 -0.303 0.45 -3.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (2-0) 7 7 3 3 1 2 1 2.52 30 52 0.139 0.67 -0.2
Dave Giusti, S (2) 2 3 1 1 1 3 0 1.42 10 2 1 0.059 0.59 0.2
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 2 5 1 4.00 40 52 2 1 0.198 0.65 -0.0
S Blass faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M McQueen (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Blass (2; B Didier).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Mel Steiner.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 4,708.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Sonny Jackson CF 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Ralph Garr LF 2 Richie Hebner 3B
3 Felix Millan 2B 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 Willie Stargell LF
5 Mike Lum RF 5 Al Oliver CF
6 Earl Williams 3B 6 Bob Robertson 1B
7 Marty Perez SS 7 Manny Sanguillen C
8 Bob Didier C 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Ron Reed 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 1-3 R PIT A. Oliver R. Reed 10% 65% Single; Clemente to 2B; Cash Scores
b2 1-0 2 -2- R PIT D. Cash R. Reed 10% 75% Single; Hernandez Scores; Cash to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 0-1 2 123 O ATL R. Reed S. Blass 8% 66% Flyball: CF
b2 2-0 2 -2- R PIT R. Hebner R. Reed 7% 83% Single; Cash Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT W. Stargell R. Reed -7% 55% Strikeout

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' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson S. Blass 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Garr S. Blass 1% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL F. Millan S. Blass 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash R. Reed 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- PIT R. Hebner R. Reed 3% 61% Cash Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O PIT R. Hebner R. Reed -1% 60% Flyball: LF; Cash to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 PIT R. Clemente R. Reed 2% 62% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT W. Stargell R. Reed -7% 55% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R PIT A. Oliver R. Reed 10% 65% Single; Clemente to 2B; Cash Scores
b1 1-0 2 12- O PIT B. Robertson R. Reed -4% 61% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- ATL O. Cepeda S. Blass -4% 57% Single
t2 0-1 0 1-- ATL M. Lum S. Blass -6% 51% Single; Cepeda to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- O ATL E. Williams S. Blass 6% 57% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 12- O ATL M. Perez S. Blass 3% 60% Groundout: P unassisted; Lum to 2B; Cepeda to 3B
t2 0-1 2 -23 ATL B. Didier S. Blass -2% 58% Intentional Walk
t2 0-1 2 123 O ATL R. Reed S. Blass 8% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen R. Reed -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- PIT J. Hernandez R. Reed 2% 67% Single
b2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT S. Blass R. Reed -1% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hernandez to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- R PIT D. Cash R. Reed 10% 75% Single; Hernandez Scores; Cash to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 2-0 2 -2- R PIT R. Hebner R. Reed 7% 83% Single; Cash Scores
b2 3-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente R. Reed -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t3 0-3 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson S. Blass 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- O ATL R. Garr S. Blass 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- O ATL F. Millan S. Blass 1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 4-5-6
b3 3-0 0 --- R PIT W. Stargell R. Reed 5% 91% Home Run
b3 4-0 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver R. Reed -1% 90% Flyball: SS
b3 4-0 1 --- PIT B. Robertson R. Reed 1% 92% Double
b3 4-0 1 -2- O PIT M. Sanguillen R. Reed -1% 91% Flyball: CF
b3 4-0 2 -2- O PIT J. Hernandez R. Reed -1% 90% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t4 0-4 0 --- O ATL O. Cepeda S. Blass 2% 91% Flyball: CF
t4 0-4 1 --- O ATL M. Lum S. Blass 1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-4 2 --- O ATL E. Williams S. Blass 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 9-1-2
b4 4-0 0 --- O PIT S. Blass R. Reed -1% 92% Flyball: SS
b4 4-0 1 --- PIT D. Cash R. Reed 1% 93% Walk
b4 4-0 1 1-- R PIT R. Hebner R. Reed 4% 97% Triple; Cash Scores
b4 5-0 1 --3 O PIT R. Clemente R. Reed -1% 96% Flyball: RF
Mike McQueen replaces Ron Reed pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-0 2 --3 R PIT W. Stargell M. McQueen 2% 97% Wild Pitch; Hebner Scores
b4 6-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell M. McQueen -0% 97% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
t5 0-6 0 --- O ATL M. Perez S. Blass 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-6 1 --- O ATL B. Didier S. Blass 0% 98% Flyball: 3B
t5 0-6 2 --- ATL M. McQueen S. Blass -0% 98% Single
t5 0-6 2 1-- O ATL S. Jackson S. Blass 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Braves' Mike McQueen facing 5-6-7
b5 6-0 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver M. McQueen -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 6-0 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson M. McQueen -0% 98% Strikeout
b5 6-0 2 --- PIT M. Sanguillen M. McQueen 0% 98% Single
b5 6-0 2 1-- O PIT J. Hernandez M. McQueen -0% 98% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
t6 0-6 0 --- O ATL R. Garr S. Blass 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t6 0-6 1 --- ATL F. Millan S. Blass -1% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t6 0-6 1 1-- O ATL O. Cepeda S. Blass 1% 99% Strikeout
t6 0-6 2 1-- O ATL M. Lum S. Blass 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Braves' Mike McQueen facing 9-1-2
b6 6-0 0 --- O PIT S. Blass M. McQueen -0% 99% Lineout: CF
b6 6-0 1 --- PIT D. Cash M. McQueen 0% 99% Single
b6 6-0 1 1-- R PIT R. Hebner M. McQueen 1% 100% Triple; Cash Scores
b6 7-0 1 --3 O PIT R. Clemente M. McQueen -0% 99% Strikeout
b6 7-0 2 --3 PIT W. Stargell M. McQueen 0% 100% Walk
b6 7-0 2 1-3 O PIT A. Oliver M. McQueen -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 7.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
t7 0-7 0 --- R ATL E. Williams S. Blass -1% 99% Home Run
t7 1-7 0 --- O ATL M. Perez S. Blass 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-7 1 --- O ATL B. Didier S. Blass 0% 99% Flyball: CF
Marv Staehle pinch hits for Mike McQueen (P) batting 9th
t7 1-7 2 --- O ATL M. Staehle S. Blass 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-1, Braves' Ron Herbel facing 6-7-8
Ron Herbel replaces Marv Staehle (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson R. Herbel -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-1 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen R. Herbel -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 7-1 2 --- O PIT J. Hernandez R. Herbel -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 7.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t8 1-7 0 --- ATL S. Jackson S. Blass -1% 99% Single
t8 1-7 0 1-- ATL R. Garr S. Blass -2% 97% Single; Jackson to 3B
t8 1-7 0 1-3 R ATL F. Millan S. Blass -3% 94% Single; Garr to 3B; Jackson Scores
Dave Giusti replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-7 0 1-3 O ATL O. Cepeda D. Giusti 3% 97% Strikeout
t8 2-7 1 1-3 ATL M. Lum D. Giusti -2% 95% Walk; Millan to 2B
t8 2-7 1 123 RO ATL E. Williams D. Giusti 2% 97% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Millan to 3B; Garr Scores
Hal King pinch hits for Marty Perez (SS) batting 7th
t8 3-7 2 1-3 O ATL H. King D. Giusti 2% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Braves' Ron Herbel facing 9-1-2
Gil Garrido replaces Hal King (PH) playing SS batting 7th
b8 7-3 0 --- O PIT D. Giusti R. Herbel -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 7-3 1 --- PIT D. Cash R. Herbel 0% 99% Walk
b8 7-3 1 1-- O PIT R. Hebner R. Herbel -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 7-3 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente R. Herbel -0% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cash out at Hm/1B-C
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 8-9-1
t9 3-7 0 --- O ATL B. Didier D. Giusti 1% 100% Flyball: LF
Dusty Baker pinch hits for Ron Herbel (P) batting 9th
t9 3-7 1 --- O ATL D. Baker D. Giusti 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 3-7 2 --- ATL S. Jackson D. Giusti -0% 100% Single
t9 3-7 2 1-- ATL R. Garr D. Giusti -1% 99% Single; Jackson to 2B
t9 3-7 2 12- R ATL F. Millan D. Giusti -2% 97% Single; Garr to 2B; Jackson Scores
t9 4-7 2 12- O ATL O. Cepeda D. Giusti 3% 100% Lineout: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 7.

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