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Standings
BOS
@KCR
3
13
BOS
@KCR
7
2
TEX
@NYY
5
2
CHC
@CIN
6
0
NYM
@LAD
1
2
HOU
@PIT
6
2
PHI
@SDP
4
3
PHI
@SDP
6
4
MON
@SFG
3
6
ATL
@STL
4
5
Sunday, May 27, 1973, 1:35PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 15,386, Time of Game: 2:18
Astros
6
28-19
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at Pirates
2
17-21
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7½ GB
W: Dave Roberts (5-2)
L: Steve Blass (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  2  2   0  1  0   1  0  0    6 12  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    2  5  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Gallagher CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 .231 .596 0.015 0.50 0.047 -0.032 -0.1 2 0
Roger Metzger SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 .227 .632 0.004 0.51 0.050 -0.046 0.6 3 1 SB,CS,SH
Jim Wynn RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 .241 .837 -0.055 0.44 0.012 -0.067 -1.4 0 0
Bob Watson LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .351 .960 0.054 0.50 0.085 -0.031 1.1 2 0 2B
Lee May 1B 4 1 3 3 0 1 .209 .622 0.230 0.45 0.231 -0.001 3.3 15 0 HR,2B,HBP
Doug Rader 3B 2 1 0 0 3 2 .247 .721 0.008 0.39 0.037 -0.029 -0.4 1 6
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .287 .657 0.093 0.63 0.108 -0.015 1.3 1 1
   Hector Torres 2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 .086 .265 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.3 1 1
Skip Jutze C 5 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .357 -0.063 0.43 0.000 -0.063 -2.5 2 0 GDP
Dave Roberts P 4 0 1 0 0 0 .160 .320 -0.007 0.14 0.004 -0.011 -0.3 0 3
Team Totals 36 6 12 5 6 6 .333 .914 0.280 0.44 0.575 -0.295 1.9 27 12
2B: B Watson (8, off J Rooker); L May (6, off S Blass).
HR: L May (6, off S Blass; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: R Metzger (4, off S Blass).
HBP: L May (1, by B Johnson).
TB: L May 7; B Watson 4; R Metzger 2; T Helms 2; B Gallagher; D Roberts.
GIDP: S Jutze (1).
RBI: L May 3 (24); T Helms (15); B Watson (31).
2-out RBI: L May 2; B Watson; T Helms.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: R Metzger (4, 2nd base off J McKee/M May).
CS: R Metzger (3, 2nd base by S Blass/M May).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fernando Gonzalez 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .176 .529 0.007 0.40 0.036 -0.029 0.6 2 0 HR
Dave Cash 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .344 .841 -0.003 0.54 0.032 -0.035 -0.2 3 4
Manny Sanguillen RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .315 .829 -0.045 0.56 0.004 -0.049 -0.3 1 0
Bob Robertson 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .320 .975 0.025 0.57 0.053 -0.028 1.2 9 1 2B
Al Oliver CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .301 .852 -0.039 0.78 0.020 -0.060 -0.6 1 0
Richie Zisk LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .558 -0.076 0.76 0.000 -0.076 -1.2 4 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .250 -0.038 0.48 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 0 3
   Jim Rooker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Milt May C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .725 -0.025 0.50 0.000 -0.025 -0.4 3 1
   Gene Clines PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .644 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Jerry McNertney C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Steve Blass P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.063 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim McKee P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.011 0.46 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
   Gene Alley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .635 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Bob Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Rennie Stennett SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .641 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 1 .156 .463 -0.220 0.54 0.145 -0.366 -2.1 27 11
2B: B Robertson (9, off D Roberts).
HR: F Gonzalez (1, off D Roberts; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: F Gonzalez 4; B Robertson 2; A Oliver; D Cash; M Sanguillen.
RBI: F Gonzalez (2); B Robertson (18).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Hernandez-D Cash-B Robertson.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Roberts, W (5-2) 9 5 2 2 1 1 1 2.94 33 69 0.220 0.54 2.1
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 1 1 2.00 33 69 0.220 0.54 2.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, L (2-3) 2.2 5 4 4 3 1 1 7.84 14 30 -0.277 0.88 -3.0
Jim McKee 2.1 3 1 1 1 1 0 7.80 11 1 0 0.004 0.32 0.2
Bob Johnson 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.32 10 0 0 -0.012 0.26 -0.1
Jim Rooker 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 1.29 9 0 0 0.004 0.03 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 6 6 1 6.00 44 30 1 0 -0.281 0.44 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: S Blass (4).
HBP: B Johnson (4; L May).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Bob Gallagher CF 1 Fernando Gonzalez 3B
2 Roger Metzger SS 2 Dave Cash 2B
3 Jim Wynn RF 3 Manny Sanguillen RF
4 Bob Watson LF 4 Bob Robertson 1B
5 Lee May 1B 5 Al Oliver CF
6 Doug Rader 3B 6 Richie Zisk LF
7 Tommy Helms 2B 7 Jackie Hernandez SS
8 Skip Jutze C 8 Milt May C
9 Dave Roberts P 9 Steve Blass P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 --- R HOU L. May S. Blass 11% 61% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 1-- HOU T. Helms S. Blass 9% 73% Single to CF; Rader to 3B
t3 2-0 2 --3 R HOU B. Watson S. Blass 8% 80% Single to CF; Gallagher Scores
t3 3-0 2 1-- R HOU L. May S. Blass 7% 87% Double to LF; Watson Scores; May to 3B/Adv on throw
t3 2-0 1 --3 O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -5% 72% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Gallagher S. Blass -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -4% 46% Metzger Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 1% 48% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU B. Watson S. Blass -2% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Gonzalez D. Roberts 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Cash D. Roberts 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Roberts 1% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- R HOU L. May S. Blass 11% 61% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- HOU D. Rader S. Blass 3% 65% Walk
t2 1-0 0 1-- HOU T. Helms S. Blass 9% 73% Single to CF; Rader to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-3 ROO HOU S. Jutze S. Blass -5% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Rader Scores/No RBI
t2 2-0 2 --- O HOU D. Roberts S. Blass -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- PIT B. Robertson D. Roberts -4% 64% Walk
b2 0-2 0 1-- O PIT A. Oliver D. Roberts 4% 67% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-2 1 1-- O PIT R. Zisk D. Roberts 3% 70% Flyball: SS
b2 0-2 2 1-- O PIT J. Hernandez D. Roberts 2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- HOU B. Gallagher S. Blass 3% 75% Single to RF
t3 2-0 0 1-- HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 2% 78% Wild Pitch; Gallagher to 2B
t3 2-0 0 -2- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass -1% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Gallagher to 3B
t3 2-0 1 --3 O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -5% 72% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 --3 R HOU B. Watson S. Blass 8% 80% Single to CF; Gallagher Scores
t3 3-0 2 1-- R HOU L. May S. Blass 7% 87% Double to LF; Watson Scores; May to 3B/Adv on throw
Jim McKee replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
t3 4-0 2 --3 O HOU D. Rader J. McKee -2% 86% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- O PIT M. May D. Roberts 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-4 1 --- O PIT J. McKee D. Roberts 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- O PIT F. Gonzalez D. Roberts 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Jim McKee facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- O HOU T. Helms J. McKee -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- O HOU S. Jutze J. McKee -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 4-0 2 --- HOU D. Roberts J. McKee 0% 88% Single to CF
t4 4-0 2 1-- O HOU B. Gallagher J. McKee -1% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- PIT D. Cash D. Roberts -3% 84% Single to LF
b4 0-4 0 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Roberts 3% 87% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-4 1 1-- O PIT B. Robertson D. Roberts 2% 90% Popfly: SS
b4 0-4 2 1-- PIT A. Oliver D. Roberts -2% 88% Single to RF; Sanguillen to 3B
b4 0-4 2 1-3 O PIT R. Zisk D. Roberts 4% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Jim McKee facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- HOU R. Metzger J. McKee 1% 92% Single to CF
t5 4-0 0 1-- HOU J. Wynn J. McKee 1% 93% Metzger Steals 2B
t5 4-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Wynn J. McKee -1% 92% Flyball: LF
t5 4-0 1 -2- O HOU B. Watson J. McKee -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Metzger to 3B
t5 4-0 2 --3 R HOU L. May J. McKee 3% 94% Single to LF; Metzger Scores
t5 5-0 2 1-- HOU D. Rader J. McKee 0% 95% Walk; May to 2B
t5 5-0 2 12- O HOU T. Helms J. McKee -1% 94% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 7-8-9
b5 0-5 0 --- O PIT J. Hernandez D. Roberts 1% 95% Flyball: CF
b5 0-5 1 --- O PIT M. May D. Roberts 1% 96% Strikeout
Gene Alley pinch hits for Jim McKee (P) batting 9th
b5 0-5 2 --- O PIT G. Alley D. Roberts 0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 8-9-1
Bob Johnson replaces Gene Alley (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-0 0 --- O HOU S. Jutze B. Johnson -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t6 5-0 1 --- O HOU D. Roberts B. Johnson -0% 96% Popfly: 3B
t6 5-0 2 --- O HOU B. Gallagher B. Johnson -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
b6 0-5 0 --- R PIT F. Gonzalez D. Roberts -4% 92% Home Run
b6 1-5 0 --- O PIT D. Cash D. Roberts 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-5 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Roberts 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-5 2 --- O PIT B. Robertson D. Roberts 1% 95% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 2-3-4
t7 5-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger B. Johnson 1% 96% Single to LF
t7 5-1 0 1-- O HOU J. Wynn B. Johnson -1% 95% Popfly: 3B
t7 5-1 1 1-- HOU B. Watson B. Johnson 1% 96% Single to CF; Metzger to 2B
t7 5-1 1 12- HOU L. May B. Johnson 1% 97% Hit By Pitch; Metzger to 3B; Watson to 2B
t7 5-1 1 123 O HOU D. Rader B. Johnson -1% 95% Strikeout
t7 5-1 2 123 R HOU T. Helms B. Johnson 2% 98% Single to 2B; Metzger Scores; Watson to 3B; May to 2B
t7 6-1 2 123 O HOU S. Jutze B. Johnson -1% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 5-6-7
Hector Torres replaces Tommy Helms playing 2B batting 7th
b7 1-6 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Roberts 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 1-6 1 --- O PIT R. Zisk D. Roberts 1% 98% Popfly: C
b7 1-6 2 --- O PIT J. Hernandez D. Roberts 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Pirates' Jim Rooker facing 9-1-2
Jim Rooker replaces Jackie Hernandez (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Rennie Stennett replaces Bob Johnson (P) playing SS batting 9th
t8 6-1 0 --- O HOU D. Roberts J. Rooker -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-1 1 --- O HOU B. Gallagher J. Rooker -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 6-1 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Rooker -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 8-9-1
Gene Clines pinch hits for Milt May (C) batting 8th
b8 1-6 0 --- O PIT G. Clines D. Roberts 1% 99% Popfly: 1B
b8 1-6 1 --- O PIT R. Stennett D. Roberts 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 1-6 2 --- O PIT F. Gonzalez D. Roberts 0% 99% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Pirates' Jim Rooker facing 3-4-5
Jerry McNertney replaces Gene Clines (PH) playing C batting 8th
t9 6-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Rooker -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 6-1 1 --- HOU B. Watson J. Rooker 0% 100% Double to RF
t9 6-1 1 -2- O HOU L. May J. Rooker -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 6-1 2 -2- HOU D. Rader J. Rooker 0% 99% Walk
t9 6-1 2 12- HOU H. Torres J. Rooker 0% 100% Walk; Watson to 3B; Rader to 2B
t9 6-1 2 123 O HOU S. Jutze J. Rooker -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 2-3-4
b9 1-6 0 --- O PIT D. Cash D. Roberts 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 1-6 1 --- PIT M. Sanguillen D. Roberts -0% 99% Single to SS
b9 1-6 1 1-- R PIT B. Robertson D. Roberts -1% 98% Double to LF; Sanguillen Scores
b9 2-6 1 -2- O PIT A. Oliver D. Roberts 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-6 2 -2- O PIT R. Zisk D. Roberts 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 2.

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