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@KCR
1
5
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@MIL
4
5
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@MIN
7
9
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@NYY
3
1
BAL
@TEX
5
1
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@CHC
15
1
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@LAD
2
7
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@PIT
1
0
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@SDP
7
0
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@SFG
2
11
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@STL
3
0
Wednesday, August 15, 1973, 8:08PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 20,903, Time of Game: 2:06
Reds
1
74-48
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Pirates
0
57-60
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Jack Billingham (16-8)
L: Dock Ellis (11-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  6  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .345 .850 -0.046 1.01 0.036 -0.082 -0.1 1 0
Joe Morgan 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .296 .904 0.166 1.70 0.209 -0.043 0.4 1 6 2·SB
Dan Driessen 3B-1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .323 .778 -0.075 1.65 0.025 -0.100 -0.4 1 2 IW
Tony Perez 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .310 .916 0.245 1.79 0.294 -0.048 1.3 11 0
   Don Gullett PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .466 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Denis Menke 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Johnny Bench C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .784 -0.169 1.33 0.000 -0.169 -1.7 4 1
Bobby Tolan RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .564 -0.150 1.20 0.000 -0.150 -1.2 2 0 GDP
Cesar Geronimo CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .183 .526 -0.067 0.98 0.016 -0.084 -0.6 2 1
Ed Crosby SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .159 .531 -0.007 1.15 0.048 -0.055 -0.2 3 4
   Darrel Chaney PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .511 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
Jack Billingham P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .014 .066 -0.106 1.48 0.000 -0.106 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 2 4 .188 .423 -0.209 1.39 0.628 -0.837 -3.1 27 16
IBB: D Driessen (2, by D Ellis).
TB: J Morgan 2; T Perez 2; P Rose; C Geronimo.
GIDP: B Tolan (9).
RBI: T Perez (82).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Billingham-D Chaney-D Driessen.
Outfield Assists: C Geronimo (W Stargell at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Morgan 2 (50, 2nd base off D Ellis/M Sanguillen 2).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gene Clines CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .276 .664 -0.073 1.11 0.016 -0.090 -0.6 1 0
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .635 -0.136 1.35 0.000 -0.136 -1.0 1 5
Al Oliver 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .274 .734 -0.017 1.03 0.052 -0.069 -0.1 15 1
Willie Stargell LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .299 1.046 0.044 1.27 0.115 -0.071 0.2 0 0 2B,IW
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .347 .991 -0.089 1.51 0.051 -0.140 -0.5 1 0
Richie Hebner 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .268 .810 0.073 2.09 0.146 -0.073 -0.0 0 3 IW
   Gene Alley PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .598 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Manny Sanguillen C 3 0 1 0 1 0 .288 .728 -0.204 2.79 0.040 -0.245 -0.8 5 2
Dal Maxvill SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .572 -0.103 1.44 0.000 -0.103 -0.8 3 6
   Milt May PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .745 -0.195 4.53 0.000 -0.195 -0.5 GDP
Dock Ellis P 3 0 1 0 0 1 .117 .248 -0.007 1.10 0.040 -0.047 0.1 1 2
   Dave Giusti P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .929 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 6 0 4 3 .194 .512 -0.707 1.61 0.460 -1.169 -4.1 27 19
2B: W Stargell (32, off J Billingham).
IBB: W Stargell (9, by J Billingham); R Hebner (9, by J Billingham).
TB: W Stargell 2; R Zisk; R Hebner; G Clines; D Ellis; M Sanguillen.
GIDP: M May (8).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Stennett-D Maxvill-A Oliver.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, W (16-8) 9 6 0 0 4 3 0 3.14 35 74 0.709 1.61 4.1
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 4 3 0 0.00 35 74 0.709 1.61 4.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, L (11-11) 8 6 1 1 2 2 0 2.78 31 66 0.093 1.42 1.3
Dave Giusti 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.73 3 2 0 0.116 1.03 1.8
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 4 0 1.00 34 66 2 0 0.209 1.39 3.1
D Ellis faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Billingham (9).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Billingham 2 (9; R Hebner, W Stargell); D Ellis (7; D Driessen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Pete Rose LF 1 Gene Clines CF
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Rennie Stennett 2B
3 Dan Driessen 3B 3 Al Oliver 1B
4 Tony Perez 1B 4 Willie Stargell LF
5 Johnny Bench C 5 Richie Zisk RF
6 Bobby Tolan RF 6 Richie Hebner 3B
7 Cesar Geronimo CF 7 Manny Sanguillen C
8 Ed Crosby SS 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Jack Billingham P 9 Dock Ellis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-0 0 12- R CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 23% 93% Single to CF; Morgan Scores; Driessen to 3B
b9 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT M. May J. Billingham 19% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b9 0-1 0 --- PIT R. Hebner J. Billingham -13% 68% Single to CF
b9 0-1 0 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Billingham 12% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 0-0 0 1-- CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis 9% 67% Morgan Steals 2B

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% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CIN J. Morgan D. Ellis -2% 52% Groundout: C-1B; Rose to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis -3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rose to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O CIN T. Perez D. Ellis -4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT G. Clines J. Billingham 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Billingham 1% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Billingham 1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Ellis -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan D. Ellis -2% 46% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CIN C. Geronimo D. Ellis -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Billingham 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Zisk J. Billingham 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Hebner J. Billingham 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CIN E. Crosby D. Ellis -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Billingham D. Ellis -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Ellis -1% 45% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen J. Billingham -4% 41% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Maxvill J. Billingham 4% 44% Lineout: RF
b3 0-0 1 1-- PIT D. Ellis J. Billingham -4% 40% Single to P/Bunt; Sanguillen to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- O PIT G. Clines J. Billingham 5% 45% Lineout: CF
b3 0-0 2 12- O PIT R. Stennett J. Billingham 5% 50% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Morgan D. Ellis -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-0 1 --- O CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O CIN T. Perez D. Ellis -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Billingham 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- PIT W. Stargell J. Billingham -5% 42% Double to RF (CF-RF)
b4 0-0 1 -2- PIT R. Zisk J. Billingham -4% 38% Wild Pitch; Stargell to 3B
b4 0-0 1 --3 O PIT R. Zisk J. Billingham 8% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --3 PIT R. Hebner J. Billingham -1% 44% Intentional Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-3 O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Billingham 6% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench D. Ellis -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Tolan D. Ellis -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- CIN C. Geronimo D. Ellis 2% 47% Single to CF
t5 0-0 2 1-- O CIN E. Crosby D. Ellis -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Maxvill J. Billingham 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b5 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Ellis J. Billingham 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-0 2 --- PIT G. Clines J. Billingham -2% 47% Single to CF
b5 0-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Stennett J. Billingham 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- O CIN J. Billingham D. Ellis -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O CIN P. Rose D. Ellis -2% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 0-0 2 --- CIN J. Morgan D. Ellis 2% 46% Single to CF
t6 0-0 2 1-- CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis 2% 48% Morgan Steals 2B
t6 0-0 2 -2- O CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis -5% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
b6 0-0 0 --- PIT A. Oliver J. Billingham -5% 38% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- O PIT W. Stargell J. Billingham 5% 42% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-0 1 1-- PIT R. Zisk J. Billingham -5% 37% Single to CF; Stargell to 2B
b6 0-0 1 12- O PIT R. Hebner J. Billingham 6% 44% Popfly: SS
b6 0-0 2 12- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Billingham 6% 50% Single to CF; Stargell out at Hm/CF-C; Zisk to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 6% 56% Single to LF
t7 0-0 0 1-- O CIN J. Bench D. Ellis -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-0 1 1-- OO CIN B. Tolan D. Ellis -9% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
b7 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Maxvill J. Billingham 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Ellis J. Billingham 3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-0 2 --- O PIT G. Clines J. Billingham 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 7-8-9
t8 0-0 0 --- O CIN C. Geronimo D. Ellis -4% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t8 0-0 1 --- CIN E. Crosby D. Ellis 5% 50% Walk
Darrel Chaney pinch runs for Ed Crosby (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-0 1 1-- O CIN J. Billingham D. Ellis -6% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-0 2 1-- O CIN P. Rose D. Ellis -5% 40% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 2-3-4
Darrel Chaney moves from PR to SS
b8 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Billingham 4% 44% Lineout: 2B
b8 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Billingham 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-0 2 --- PIT W. Stargell J. Billingham -2% 45% Intentional Walk
b8 0-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Zisk J. Billingham 5% 50% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 2-3-4
t9 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Morgan D. Ellis 8% 58% Single to RF
t9 0-0 0 1-- CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis 9% 67% Morgan Steals 2B
t9 0-0 0 -2- CIN D. Driessen D. Ellis 3% 70% Intentional Walk
t9 0-0 0 12- R CIN T. Perez D. Ellis 23% 93% Single to CF; Morgan Scores; Driessen to 3B
Dave Giusti replaces Dock Ellis pitching and batting 9th
Don Gullett pinch runs for Tony Perez (1B) batting 4th
t9 1-0 0 1-3 O CIN J. Bench D. Giusti -6% 87% Fielder's Choice SS; Driessen out at Hm/SS-C; Gullett to 2B; Bench to 1B
t9 1-0 1 12- O CIN B. Tolan D. Giusti -3% 84% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-0 2 12- O CIN C. Geronimo D. Giusti -3% 82% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Jack Billingham facing 6-7-8
Dan Driessen moves from 3B to 1B
Denis Menke replaces Don Gullett (PR) playing 3B batting 4th
b9 0-1 0 --- PIT R. Hebner J. Billingham -13% 68% Single to CF
Gene Alley pinch runs for Richie Hebner (3B) batting 6th
b9 0-1 0 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Billingham 12% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Milt May pinch hits for Dal Maxvill (SS) batting 8th
b9 0-1 1 1-- OO PIT M. May J. Billingham 19% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 0.

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