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Saturday, May 20, 1972, 2:15PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 11,602, Time of Game: 2:00
Expos
0
13-17
 Lost 6 
5th, 10½ GB
at Pirates
6
16-12
 Won 5 
2nd, 6½ GB
W: Dock Ellis (5-1)
L: Carl Morton (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Expos           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  2
Pirates         0  2  2   0  1  1   0  0  X    6 10  0

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron Hunt 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .331 .287 .618 -0.054 0.66 0.004 -0.059 -0.5 2 1 HBP
Jim Fairey RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .346 .440 .786 -0.051 0.48 0.000 -0.051 -1.3 4 0 GDP
Ken Singleton LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .243 .339 .346 .685 0.036 0.28 0.040 -0.004 0.2 2 0
Ron Fairly 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .208 .288 .278 .565 0.024 0.53 0.049 -0.025 0.1 6 1
Bob Bailey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .234 .315 .306 .621 -0.063 0.71 0.004 -0.067 -0.6 1 2
Boots Day CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .224 .231 .455 -0.081 0.90 0.026 -0.107 -1.2 1 0 CS,GDP
John Boccabella C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .218 .250 .276 .526 -0.027 0.36 0.000 -0.027 -0.5 4 0
Tim Foli SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .202 .250 .255 .505 0.031 0.48 0.043 -0.011 0.0 2 1
Carl Morton P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .091 .182 .273 -0.043 0.96 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 1 1
   John Strohmayer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Denny Lemaster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Bateman PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .316 .381 .368 .749 0.004 0.07 0.004 0.000 0.4
   Mike Marshall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 30 0 6 0 1 7 32 .200 .250 .200 .450 -0.224 0.55 0.170 -0.394 -3.8 24 7
HBP: R Hunt (3, by B Kison).
TB: K Singleton 2; B Day; T Foli; B Bailey; R Fairly.
GIDP: B Day (2); J Fairey (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: K Singleton (1); J Fairey (1).
Baserunning
CS: B Day (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 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .298 .330 .383 .713 0.009 0.35 0.033 -0.024 0.8 2 6
Vic Davalillo LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .390 .458 .585 1.044 0.015 0.43 0.034 -0.019 0.1 4 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .321 .368 .486 .854 -0.045 0.42 0.001 -0.045 -0.4 0 0
Willie Stargell 1B 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .294 .351 .618 .969 0.043 0.59 0.066 -0.023 1.1 8 2 HR
Al Oliver CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .339 .373 .475 .848 -0.021 0.59 0.027 -0.048 -0.7 1 0
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .365 .373 .504 .877 0.081 0.81 0.112 -0.031 1.0 6 2
Jose Pagan 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .176 .263 .235 .498 0.120 0.35 0.134 -0.013 0.9 1 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .255 .300 .319 .619 0.102 0.34 0.107 -0.005 0.7 3 2
Dock Ellis P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .071 .071 .071 .143 -0.029 0.55 0.000 -0.029 -0.5 2 0
   Bruce Kison P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.4 0 0 SH
Team Totals 33 6 10 5 3 3 37 .303 .361 .394 .755 0.274 0.46 0.514 -0.238 2.6 27 12
HR: W Stargell (8, off C Morton, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: B Kison (1, off J Strohmayer).
TB: W Stargell 4; D Cash 2; A Oliver 2; R Clemente; J Pagan; V Davalillo; J Hernandez; M Sanguillen.
RBI: M Sanguillen 2 (16); J Hernandez (5); W Stargell (25); D Cash (4).
2-out RBI: M Sanguillen 2; J Hernandez; D Cash; W Stargell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Cash-J Hernandez-W Stargell; D Cash-W Stargell.

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Carl Morton, L (1-4) 5 8 5 4 1 2 1 4.42 24 34 -0.269 0.69 -2.9
John Strohmayer 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.66 5 0 0 -0.008 0.08 -0.6
Denny Lemaster 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 10.54 4 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.4
Mike Marshall 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.66 4 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 6 5 3 3 1 5.62 37 34 0 0 -0.276 0.46 -2.6

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, W (5-1) 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 2.54 18 62 0.197 0.89 2.1
Bruce Kison, S (3) 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.89 14 0 0 0.028 0.12 1.7
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 7 0 0.00 32 62 0 0 0.225 0.55 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: B Kison (3).
HBP: B Kison (1; R Hunt).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Ken Burkhart.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 11,602.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Ron Hunt 2B 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Jim Fairey RF 2 Vic Davalillo LF
3 Ken Singleton LF 3 Roberto Clemente RF
4 Ron Fairly 1B 4 Willie Stargell 1B
5 Bob Bailey 3B 5 Al Oliver CF
6 Boots Day CF 6 Manny Sanguillen C
7 John Boccabella C 7 Jose Pagan 3B
8 Tim Foli SS 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Carl Morton 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 0-0 2 1-- R PIT J. Pagan C. Morton 13% 66% Single to LF; Oliver Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI; Pagan to 2B
b3 2-0 2 123 RR PIT M. Sanguillen C. Morton 11% 91% Single to CF; Cash Scores; Davalillo Scores; Stargell to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- R PIT J. Hernandez C. Morton 11% 76% Single to RF; Pagan Scores/unER; Hernandez to 3B/Adv on E9
t4 0-4 1 12- OO MON B. Day D. Ellis 6% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t4 0-4 0 1-- MON R. Fairly D. Ellis -5% 82% Single to CF; Singleton to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MON R. Hunt D. Ellis 2% 52% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MON J. Fairey D. Ellis 1% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- MON K. Singleton D. Ellis -1% 52% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O MON R. Fairly D. Ellis 2% 54% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Carl Morton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash C. Morton -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo C. Morton -1% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente C. Morton -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MON B. Bailey D. Ellis 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- MON B. Day D. Ellis -3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O MON J. Boccabella D. Ellis 4% 54% Day Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O MON J. Boccabella D. Ellis 1% 55% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Carl Morton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell C. Morton -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- PIT A. Oliver C. Morton 3% 55% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen C. Morton -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- R PIT J. Pagan C. Morton 13% 66% Single to LF; Oliver Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI; Pagan to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- R PIT J. Hernandez C. Morton 11% 76% Single to RF; Pagan Scores/unER; Hernandez to 3B/Adv on E9
b2 2-0 2 --3 O PIT D. Ellis C. Morton -2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- MON T. Foli D. Ellis -4% 69% Single to CF
t3 0-2 0 1-- O MON C. Morton D. Ellis 4% 73% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 1-- O MON R. Hunt D. Ellis 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-2 2 1-- O MON J. Fairey D. Ellis 2% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Expos' Carl Morton facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash C. Morton 2% 81% Single to CF
b3 2-0 0 1-- PIT V. Davalillo C. Morton 3% 84% Single to LF; Cash to 2B
b3 2-0 0 12- O PIT R. Clemente C. Morton -3% 81% Popfly: 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- PIT W. Stargell C. Morton 4% 85% Walk; Cash to 3B; Davalillo to 2B
b3 2-0 1 123 O PIT A. Oliver C. Morton -5% 80% Popfly: 3B
b3 2-0 2 123 RR PIT M. Sanguillen C. Morton 11% 91% Single to CF; Cash Scores; Davalillo Scores; Stargell to 2B
b3 4-0 2 12- O PIT J. Pagan C. Morton -1% 90% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 4th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- MON K. Singleton D. Ellis -3% 87% Single to CF
t4 0-4 0 1-- MON R. Fairly D. Ellis -5% 82% Single to CF; Singleton to 2B
t4 0-4 0 12- O MON B. Bailey D. Ellis 4% 87% Strikeout
t4 0-4 1 12- OO MON B. Day D. Ellis 6% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Carl Morton facing 8-9-1
b4 4-0 0 --- O PIT J. Hernandez C. Morton -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
b4 4-0 1 --- O PIT D. Ellis C. Morton -0% 92% Strikeout
b4 4-0 2 --- O PIT D. Cash C. Morton -0% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- O MON J. Boccabella D. Ellis 1% 93% Strikeout
t5 0-4 1 --- O MON T. Foli D. Ellis 1% 94% Flyball: LF
t5 0-4 2 --- O MON C. Morton D. Ellis 0% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Carl Morton facing 2-3-4
b5 4-0 0 --- O PIT V. Davalillo C. Morton -0% 94% Popfly: SS
b5 4-0 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente C. Morton -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 2 --- R PIT W. Stargell C. Morton 3% 97% Home Run
b5 5-0 2 --- PIT A. Oliver C. Morton 0% 97% Single to RF
b5 5-0 2 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen C. Morton -0% 97% Lineout: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 6th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 1-2-3
Bruce Kison replaces Dock Ellis pitching and batting 9th
t6 0-5 0 --- O MON R. Hunt B. Kison 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t6 0-5 1 --- O MON J. Fairey B. Kison 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-5 2 --- O MON K. Singleton B. Kison 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Expos' John Strohmayer facing 7-8-9
John Strohmayer replaces Carl Morton pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-0 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan J. Strohmayer -0% 98% Popfly: C
b6 5-0 1 --- PIT J. Hernandez J. Strohmayer 0% 98% Walk
b6 5-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Kison J. Strohmayer -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hernandez to 2B
b6 5-0 2 -2- R PIT D. Cash J. Strohmayer 1% 99% Single to CF; Hernandez Scores
b6 6-0 2 1-- O PIT V. Davalillo J. Strohmayer -0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 4-5-6
t7 0-6 0 --- O MON R. Fairly B. Kison 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-6 1 --- MON B. Bailey B. Kison -0% 99% Single to CF
t7 0-6 1 1-- O MON B. Day B. Kison 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-6 2 1-- O MON J. Boccabella B. Kison 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' Denny Lemaster facing 3-4-5
Denny Lemaster replaces John Strohmayer pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-0 0 --- PIT R. Clemente D. Lemaster 0% 100% Single to SS
b7 6-0 0 1-- O PIT W. Stargell D. Lemaster -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-0 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver D. Lemaster -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 6-0 2 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Lemaster -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 8th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 8-9-1
t8 0-6 0 --- O MON T. Foli B. Kison 0% 100% Strikeout
John Bateman pinch hits for Denny Lemaster (P) batting 9th
t8 0-6 1 --- MON J. Bateman B. Kison -0% 99% Walk
t8 0-6 1 1-- MON R. Hunt B. Kison -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Bateman to 2B
t8 0-6 1 -2- MON R. Hunt B. Kison -0% 99% Hit By Pitch
t8 0-6 1 12- OO MON J. Fairey B. Kison 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' Mike Marshall facing 7-8-9
Mike Marshall replaces John Bateman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-0 0 --- PIT J. Pagan M. Marshall 0% 100% Walk
b8 6-0 0 1-- O PIT J. Hernandez M. Marshall -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 6-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Kison M. Marshall -0% 100% Popfly: P
b8 6-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Cash M. Marshall -0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 9th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 3-4-5
t9 0-6 0 --- O MON K. Singleton B. Kison 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-6 1 --- O MON R. Fairly B. Kison 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-6 2 --- O MON B. Bailey B. Kison 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.

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