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Standings
CLE
@BAL
10
5
WSA
@BOS
2
6
NYY
@DET
3
4
MIN
@MIL
3
5
SFG
@LAD
1
5
ATL
@MON
4
1
CIN
@PIT
2
5
CHC
@STL
0
10
Thursday, May 27, 1971, 8:05PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 7,408, Time of Game: 2:00
Reds
2
18-27
 Lost 2 
5th, 13½ GB
at Pirates
5
26-18
 Won 2 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Dock Ellis (6-3)
L: Jim Merritt (0-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Pirates         2  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  X    5  9  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .276 .367 .402 .769 0.159 1.19 0.172 -0.013 1.4 2 0
Woody Woodward SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .337 .301 .638 -0.104 1.41 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 4 4
Lee May 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .313 .355 .545 .900 -0.098 1.31 0.036 -0.135 -0.9 5 0
Johnny Bench C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .307 .517 .824 -0.186 1.42 0.000 -0.186 -1.9 4 0 GDP
Tony Perez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .218 .275 .352 .627 -0.069 0.70 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 0 1
Bernie Carbo LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .223 .365 .330 .695 -0.058 0.60 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 6 0
Tommy Helms 2B 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .282 .294 .337 .632 0.043 0.34 0.051 -0.009 0.4 1 2 2·2B
Buddy Bradford CF 3 0 2 2 0 1 3 .189 .284 .267 .551 0.121 0.92 0.140 -0.019 1.4 1 0
   Jimmy Stewart PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .310 .296 .607 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Jim Merritt P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445 0.011 0.85 0.036 -0.025 0.2 1 0
   Willie Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .191 .208 .298 .506 -0.021 0.85 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Jim McGlothlin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .500 .773 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 3 6 35 .219 .286 .281 .567 -0.205 0.96 0.435 -0.642 -2.0 24 7
2B: T Helms 2 (9, 2 off D Ellis).
TB: T Helms 5; P Rose 2; B Bradford 2.
GIDP: J Bench (8).
RBI: B Bradford 2 (8).
2-out RBI: B Bradford 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .321 .395 .379 .773 0.019 0.69 0.057 -0.038 -0.2 2 2
Gene Alley SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .189 .287 .305 .592 -0.088 0.97 0.000 -0.088 -1.2 2 2
Roberto Clemente RF 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .313 .341 .503 .844 0.184 0.77 0.214 -0.030 1.8 2 1 HR
Willie Stargell LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .301 .354 .677 1.030 0.122 0.71 0.145 -0.022 1.0 3 0 2B
Manny Sanguillen C 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .321 .342 .423 .765 0.071 0.56 0.084 -0.013 0.8 6 0 HR,IW
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .245 .333 .448 .781 0.017 0.70 0.026 -0.009 0.1 7 2
Al Oliver CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .229 .289 .293 .582 -0.008 0.52 0.009 -0.017 -0.4 4 0
Jose Pagan 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .188 .250 .250 .500 -0.020 0.71 0.029 -0.049 -0.3 0 4
Dock Ellis P 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .192 .250 .192 .442 -0.002 0.58 0.033 -0.035 -0.1 1 1
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 3 3 36 .273 .333 .485 .818 0.295 0.69 0.597 -0.301 1.5 27 12
2B: W Stargell (5, off J Merritt).
HR: R Clemente (5, off J Merritt, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs); M Sanguillen (2, off J Merritt, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: M Sanguillen (5, by J Merritt).
TB: R Clemente 4; M Sanguillen 4; J Pagan 2; W Stargell 2; D Cash 2; D Ellis; B Robertson.
RBI: R Clemente 2 (25); B Robertson (17); M Sanguillen (19); W Stargell (39).
2-out RBI: R Clemente 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Pagan-D Cash-B Robertson.
Outfield Assists: R Clemente (B Bradford at 2nd base).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, L (0-7) 6 9 5 5 3 1 2 4.96 30 32 -0.310 0.81 -2.3
Jim McGlothlin 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.38 6 0 0 0.015 0.10 0.9
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 3 3 2 5.62 36 32 0 0 -0.295 0.69 -1.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, W (6-3) 9 7 2 2 3 6 0 1.97 35 68 0.205 0.96 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 6 0 2.00 35 68 0.205 0.96 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: D Ellis (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Merritt (4; M Sanguillen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 7,408.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Pete Rose RF 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Woody Woodward SS 2 Gene Alley SS
3 Lee May 1B 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Johnny Bench C 4 Willie Stargell LF
5 Tony Perez 3B 5 Manny Sanguillen C
6 Bernie Carbo LF 6 Bob Robertson 1B
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Al Oliver CF
8 Buddy Bradford CF 8 Jose Pagan 3B
9 Jim Merritt P 9 Dock Ellis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 2-1 2 1-- RR PIT R. Clemente J. Merritt 18% 82% Home Run; Alley Scores
b1 0-0 1 12- R PIT W. Stargell J. Merritt 14% 73% Double; Clemente to 3B; Cash Scores
t1 0-0 1 12- OO CIN J. Bench D. Ellis 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Merritt 8% 89% Home Run
t4 1-4 2 -2- R CIN B. Bradford D. Ellis -7% 78% Single; Helms Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN P. Rose D. Ellis -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN W. Woodward D. Ellis 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- CIN L. May D. Ellis -4% 46% Walk; Woodward to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO CIN J. Bench D. Ellis 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash J. Merritt 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT G. Alley J. Merritt -3% 55% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente J. Merritt 4% 58% Walk; Cash to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- R PIT W. Stargell J. Merritt 14% 73% Double; Clemente to 3B; Cash Scores
b1 1-0 1 -23 PIT M. Sanguillen J. Merritt 1% 74% Intentional Walk
b1 1-0 1 123 RO PIT B. Robertson J. Merritt 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B; Sanguillen to 2B; Stargell to 3B; Clemente Scores
b1 2-0 2 -23 PIT A. Oliver J. Merritt 1% 76% Walk
b1 2-0 2 123 O PIT J. Pagan J. Merritt -5% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 2% 74% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 1 --- O CIN B. Carbo D. Ellis 1% 75% Flyball: SS
t2 0-2 2 --- CIN T. Helms D. Ellis -2% 73% Double
t2 0-2 2 -2- RO CIN B. Bradford D. Ellis -7% 66% Single to RF; Helms Scores; Bradford out at 2B/RF-1B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 9-1-2
b2 2-1 0 --- O PIT D. Ellis J. Merritt -2% 65% Strikeout
b2 2-1 1 --- PIT D. Cash J. Merritt 2% 67% Single
b2 2-1 1 1-- O PIT G. Alley J. Merritt -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 2-1 2 1-- RR PIT R. Clemente J. Merritt 18% 82% Home Run; Alley Scores
b2 4-1 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Merritt -0% 82% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 9-1-2
t3 1-4 0 --- CIN J. Merritt D. Ellis -4% 78% Walk
t3 1-4 0 1-- CIN P. Rose D. Ellis -6% 72% Single; Merritt to 2B
t3 1-4 0 12- O CIN W. Woodward D. Ellis 1% 73% Flyball: RF; Rose to 2B; Merritt to 3B
t3 1-4 1 -23 O CIN L. May D. Ellis 7% 80% Strikeout
t3 1-4 2 -23 O CIN J. Bench D. Ellis 5% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 5-6-7
b3 4-1 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Merritt -1% 85% Flyball: LF
b3 4-1 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson J. Merritt -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 4-1 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Merritt -0% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-4 1 --- O CIN B. Carbo D. Ellis 1% 87% Flyball: LF
t4 1-4 2 --- CIN T. Helms D. Ellis -2% 85% Double
t4 1-4 2 -2- R CIN B. Bradford D. Ellis -7% 78% Single; Helms Scores
t4 2-4 2 1-- O CIN J. Merritt D. Ellis 2% 80% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 8-9-1
b4 4-2 0 --- PIT J. Pagan J. Merritt 2% 82% Single
b4 4-2 0 1-- PIT D. Ellis J. Merritt 3% 86% Single; Pagan to 2B
b4 4-2 0 12- O PIT D. Cash J. Merritt -3% 83% Flyball: C
b4 4-2 1 12- O PIT G. Alley J. Merritt -3% 80% Flyball: LF
b4 4-2 2 12- O PIT R. Clemente J. Merritt -3% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t5 2-4 0 --- CIN P. Rose D. Ellis -5% 72% Walk
t5 2-4 0 1-- CIN W. Woodward D. Ellis -3% 70% Wild Pitch; Rose to 2B
t5 2-4 0 -2- O CIN W. Woodward D. Ellis 5% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-4 1 -2- O CIN L. May D. Ellis 4% 79% Flyball: 2B
t5 2-4 2 -2- O CIN J. Bench D. Ellis 4% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
b5 4-2 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Merritt -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-P
b5 4-2 1 --- R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Merritt 8% 89% Home Run
b5 5-2 1 --- PIT B. Robertson J. Merritt 1% 90% Single
b5 5-2 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver J. Merritt -1% 89% Flyball: SS
b5 5-2 2 1-- PIT J. Pagan J. Merritt 1% 90% Single; Robertson to 2B
b5 5-2 2 12- O PIT D. Ellis J. Merritt -2% 88% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t6 2-5 0 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 2% 90% Strikeout
t6 2-5 1 --- O CIN B. Carbo D. Ellis 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-5 2 --- CIN T. Helms D. Ellis -1% 90% Single
t6 2-5 2 1-- O CIN B. Bradford D. Ellis 2% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
b6 5-2 0 --- O PIT D. Cash J. Merritt -1% 92% Flyball: RF
b6 5-2 1 --- O PIT G. Alley J. Merritt -0% 91% Flyball: CF
b6 5-2 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Merritt -0% 91% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 9-1-2
Willie Smith pinch hits for Jim Merritt (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 0 --- O CIN W. Smith D. Ellis 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t7 2-5 1 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Ellis 1% 94% Flyball: CF
t7 2-5 2 --- O CIN W. Woodward D. Ellis 1% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Jim McGlothlin facing 4-5-6
Jim McGlothlin replaces Willie Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. McGlothlin -0% 95% Flyball: RF
b7 5-2 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. McGlothlin -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b7 5-2 2 --- O PIT B. Robertson J. McGlothlin -0% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 3-4-5
t8 2-5 0 --- O CIN L. May D. Ellis 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Ellis 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t8 2-5 2 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 1% 98% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Jim McGlothlin facing 7-8-9
b8 5-2 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. McGlothlin -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-2 1 --- O PIT J. Pagan J. McGlothlin -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 5-2 2 --- O PIT D. Ellis J. McGlothlin -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 6-7-8
t9 2-5 0 --- O CIN B. Carbo D. Ellis 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 2-5 1 --- O CIN T. Helms D. Ellis 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Jimmy Stewart pinch hits for Buddy Bradford (CF) batting 8th
t9 2-5 2 --- O CIN J. Stewart D. Ellis 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Pirates 5.

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