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Standings
MIL
@CAL
6
2
OAK
@KCR
4
2
OAK
@KCR
4
10
CHW
@MIN
2
6
DET
@WSA
5
4
PHI
@ATL
4
3
SDP
@CHC
8
9
 
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SDP
@CHC
4
6
MON
@CIN
9
3
STL
@HOU
4
12
NYM
@PIT
2
4
LAD
@SFG
9
6
Sunday, May 16, 1971,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 18,968, Time of Game: 2:11
Mets
2
21-11
 Lost 1 
1st
at Pirates
4
20-14
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Dock Ellis (5-3)
L: Nolan Ryan (4-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    2  8  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  1  1   0  2  X    4  6  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommie Agee CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .299 .353 .439 .793 0.012 1.10 0.085 -0.072 0.3 4 0
Bud Harrelson SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .331 .422 .419 .841 -0.056 1.01 0.030 -0.086 -0.2 1 4
Dave Marshall RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .338 .436 .492 .928 0.117 0.95 0.143 -0.026 0.7 1 0
Cleon Jones LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .316 .433 .749 -0.140 1.52 0.019 -0.159 -1.0 3 0
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .358 .493 .851 -0.136 1.37 0.000 -0.136 -1.0 6 3
Bob Aspromonte 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .261 .305 .414 .719 0.030 0.78 0.071 -0.041 1.1 1 0 2B
Jerry Grote C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .337 .405 .462 .867 -0.118 1.46 0.080 -0.197 -1.0 5 0 CS,GDP
   Don Hahn PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .286 .629 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tim Foli 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .273 .355 .473 .828 -0.044 1.21 0.059 -0.103 -0.3 2 1 2B
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.047 0.95 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 1 0
   Art Shamsky PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .308 .100 .408 -0.053 1.97 0.000 -0.053 -0.3
   Tug McGraw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 2 5 35 .242 .286 .303 .589 -0.435 1.19 0.487 -0.920 -2.0 24 8
2B: T Foli (7, off D Ellis); B Aspromonte (6, off D Ellis).
TB: B Aspromonte 3; D Marshall 2; T Foli 2; T Agee; C Jones; J Grote.
GIDP: J Grote (4).
RBI: B Aspromonte (16); T Agee (14).
2-out RBI: T Agee; B Aspromonte.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Harrelson-T Foli-E Kranepool; E Kranepool-B Aspromonte.
E: B Harrelson (4).
Baserunning
CS: J Grote (2, 2nd base by D Ellis/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .294 .351 .353 .704 -0.007 0.84 0.047 -0.054 -0.3 3 5
Vic Davalillo LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .310 .326 .405 .730 0.008 1.07 0.072 -0.064 -0.1 1 0 2·SB
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .282 .310 .387 .697 -0.099 0.93 0.000 -0.099 -0.8 0 0
Richie Hebner 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .291 .357 .476 .832 0.170 1.11 0.207 -0.037 1.3 1 2
Al Oliver CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .233 .287 .300 .587 0.048 0.90 0.103 -0.056 1.4 0 0
Bob Robertson 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .229 .325 .419 .744 0.249 1.10 0.249 0.000 3.2 13 0 2·2B
Manny Sanguillen C 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .302 .323 .397 .720 0.017 1.32 0.080 -0.063 0.7 5 1 2·IW
Gene Alley SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .212 .316 .348 .664 -0.173 1.52 0.000 -0.173 -2.5 4 4 GDP
Dock Ellis P 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .211 .286 .211 .496 -0.146 1.48 0.000 -0.146 -2.6 0 2
   Dave Giusti P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 4 6 3 7 5 36 .207 .361 .276 .637 0.067 1.13 0.758 -0.692 0.5 27 14
2B: B Robertson 2 (5, 1 off T McGraw, 1 off N Ryan).
IBB: M Sanguillen 2 (4, 1 by T McGraw, 1 by N Ryan).
TB: B Robertson 4; R Hebner 2; A Oliver; M Sanguillen.
GIDP: G Alley (2).
RBI: M Sanguillen (16); B Robertson (11); R Hebner (18).
2-out RBI: R Hebner.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Alley-D Cash-B Robertson.
Baserunning
SB: V Davalillo 2 (3, 2nd base off N Ryan/J Grote 2).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (4-1) 7 3 2 1 6 4 0 1.39 30 63 0.027 1.28 1.1
Tug McGraw 1 3 2 2 1 1 0 1.14 6 0 0 -0.095 0.45 -1.6
Team Totals 8 6 4 3 7 5 0 3.38 36 63 0 0 -0.068 1.13 -0.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, W (5-3) 8.2 8 2 2 2 5 0 2.04 34 63 0.360 1.15 1.5
Dave Giusti, S (8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.89 1 2 0 0.072 2.71 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 5 0 2.00 35 63 2 0 0.432 1.19 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: T McGraw (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: T McGraw (5; M Sanguillen); N Ryan (2; M Sanguillen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Shag Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: 18,968.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Tommie Agee CF 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Bud Harrelson SS 2 Vic Davalillo LF
3 Dave Marshall RF 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Cleon Jones LF 4 Richie Hebner 3B
5 Ed Kranepool 1B 5 Al Oliver CF
6 Bob Aspromonte 3B 6 Bob Robertson 1B
7 Jerry Grote C 7 Manny Sanguillen C
8 Tim Foli 2B 8 Gene Alley SS
9 Nolan Ryan P 9 Dock Ellis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-0 2 -2- R PIT R. Hebner N. Ryan 15% 70% Single to CF; Davalillo Scores
t5 0-0 0 1-- OO NYM J. Grote D. Ellis 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 1-- PIT B. Robertson N. Ryan 9% 64% Double to RF; Hebner to 3B
t8 0-2 2 -2- R NYM T. Agee D. Ellis -8% 82% Single to CF; Foli Scores
t4 0-0 1 1-3 O NYM C. Jones D. Ellis 8% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Ellis 2% 52% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Ellis 1% 54% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM D. Marshall D. Ellis 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash N. Ryan -2% 52% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo N. Ryan -1% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones D. Ellis 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Ellis 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYM B. Aspromonte D. Ellis 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Hebner N. Ryan 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O PIT A. Oliver N. Ryan -3% 55% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- PIT B. Robertson N. Ryan 9% 64% Double to RF; Hebner to 3B
b2 0-0 1 -23 PIT M. Sanguillen N. Ryan 1% 65% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 1 123 O PIT G. Alley N. Ryan -8% 58% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 123 O PIT D. Ellis N. Ryan -8% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- NYM J. Grote D. Ellis -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYM T. Foli D. Ellis 7% 52% Grote Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYM T. Foli D. Ellis 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYM N. Ryan D. Ellis 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash N. Ryan -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- PIT V. Davalillo N. Ryan 3% 56% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan 2% 58% Davalillo Steals 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -4% 54% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 -2- O PIT R. Hebner N. Ryan -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Ellis 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 1 --- NYM B. Harrelson D. Ellis -3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- NYM D. Marshall D. Ellis -8% 41% Single to RF; Harrelson to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 O NYM C. Jones D. Ellis 8% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 O NYM E. Kranepool D. Ellis 6% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- PIT A. Oliver N. Ryan 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- PIT B. Robertson N. Ryan 7% 67% Walk; Oliver to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- O PIT M. Sanguillen N. Ryan -6% 60% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- O PIT G. Alley N. Ryan -5% 55% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 12- O PIT D. Ellis N. Ryan -5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Aspromonte D. Ellis -5% 45% Single to CF
t5 0-0 0 1-- OO NYM J. Grote D. Ellis 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O NYM T. Foli D. Ellis 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b5 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash N. Ryan 5% 61% Walk
b5 0-0 0 1-- O PIT V. Davalillo N. Ryan -4% 57% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-0 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan 3% 59% Davalillo Steals 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -5% 55% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 -2- R PIT R. Hebner N. Ryan 15% 70% Single to CF; Davalillo Scores
b5 1-0 2 1-- O PIT A. Oliver N. Ryan -2% 68% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O NYM N. Ryan D. Ellis 4% 71% Strikeout
t6 0-1 1 --- O NYM T. Agee D. Ellis 2% 74% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 0-1 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Ellis 2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b6 1-0 0 --- PIT B. Robertson N. Ryan 6% 81% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Robertson to 2B
b6 1-0 0 -2- R PIT M. Sanguillen N. Ryan 7% 88% Single to RF; Robertson Scores/unER
b6 2-0 0 1-- OO PIT G. Alley N. Ryan -4% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --- O PIT D. Ellis N. Ryan -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- NYM D. Marshall D. Ellis -6% 78% Single to CF
t7 0-2 0 1-- O NYM C. Jones D. Ellis 5% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-2 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Ellis 4% 87% Strikeout
t7 0-2 2 1-- O NYM B. Aspromonte D. Ellis 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b7 2-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash N. Ryan -1% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 2-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo N. Ryan -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 2-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente N. Ryan -0% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t8 0-2 0 --- O NYM J. Grote D. Ellis 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-2 1 --- NYM T. Foli D. Ellis -6% 85% Double to LF
Art Shamsky pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 1 -2- O NYM A. Shamsky D. Ellis 5% 91% Flyball: SS
t8 0-2 2 -2- R NYM T. Agee D. Ellis -8% 82% Single to CF; Foli Scores
t8 1-2 2 1-- O NYM B. Harrelson D. Ellis 6% 88% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Tug McGraw facing 4-5-6
Tug McGraw replaces Art Shamsky (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- PIT R. Hebner T. McGraw 2% 90% Single to CF
b8 2-1 0 1-- PIT A. Oliver T. McGraw 5% 95% Single to CF; Hebner to 3B
b8 2-1 0 1-3 R PIT B. Robertson T. McGraw 3% 98% Double to LF; Oliver to 3B; Hebner Scores
b8 3-1 0 -23 PIT M. Sanguillen T. McGraw 0% 98% Intentional Walk
b8 3-1 0 123 R PIT G. Alley T. McGraw 1% 99% Wild Pitch; Sanguillen to 2B; Robertson to 3B; Oliver Scores
b8 4-1 0 -23 O PIT G. Alley T. McGraw -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 4-1 1 -23 OO PIT D. Ellis T. McGraw -1% 97% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 3-4-5
t9 1-4 0 --- O NYM D. Marshall D. Ellis 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 1-4 1 --- NYM C. Jones D. Ellis -2% 97% Single to LF
t9 1-4 1 1-- O NYM E. Kranepool D. Ellis 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jones to 2B
t9 1-4 2 -2- R NYM B. Aspromonte D. Ellis -2% 97% Double to RF; Jones Scores
t9 2-4 2 -2- NYM J. Grote D. Ellis -4% 93% Single to RF; Aspromonte to 3B
Dave Giusti replaces Dock Ellis pitching and batting 9th
Don Hahn pinch runs for Jerry Grote (C) batting 7th
t9 2-4 2 1-3 O NYM T. Foli D. Giusti 7% 100% Foul Flyball: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Pirates 4.

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