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Scores
Standings
WSA
@BOS
0
4
CHW
@CAL
3
4
BAL
@CLE
9
2
BAL
@CLE
7
0
NYY
@DET
5
8
MIL
@OAK
1
0
LAD
@ATL
2
0
PHI
@CHC
6
1
SFG
@CIN
5
6
PIT
@NYM
3
2
HOU
@SDP
2
1
 
(21)
HOU
@SDP
4
5
MON
@STL
6
10
 
(10)
Friday, September 24, 1971,
, San Diego Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 5:25
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Astros
2
77-80
 Won 1 
5th, 10½ GB
at Padres
1
59-97
 Lost 1 
6th, 27 GB
W: Bill Greif (1-1)
L: Gary Ross (1-3)
S: Skip Guinn (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11 12  13 14 15  16 17 18  19 20 21    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2 11  1
Padres          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1 13  1
RetroSheet has deduced an incomplete play-by-play account of this game.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS PO A
Roger Metzger SS 9 0 2 0 0 0 9 .238 .298 .304 .602 4 4 2·SB,GDP
   Bill Greif P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0
   Skip Guinn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Morgan 2B 8 0 0 0 1 1 9 .256 .348 .407 .755 0 4 SB
Cesar Geronimo RF-LF 6 0 1 0 0 4 6 .220 .264 .329 .594 6 0
   Jesus Alou PH-LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .276 .303 .354 .657 2 0
Cesar Cedeno CF 8 0 0 0 0 0 9 .263 .293 .400 .693 7 0 SH
Rich Chiles LF 6 1 2 1 0 1 6 .232 .275 .339 .614 1 0 HR,CS
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .417 0 1
   Larry Howard PH-C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .216 .255 .373 .627 4 1
Denis Menke 1B 8 0 0 0 1 4 9 .249 .330 .325 .655 22 2
Johnny Edwards C 6 0 1 0 0 1 6 .228 .284 .301 .585 11 1
   Bob Watson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .348 .392 .740
   George Culver P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0 0
   Marty Martinez PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .273 .327 .600 0 0
Ray Busse 3B 5 0 1 0 2 3 8 .154 .214 .231 .445 2 4 SH
Ken Forsch P 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .111 .127 .130 .257 2 1
   Jim Wynn PH-RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .206 .309 .297 .605 2 0
Team Totals 71 2 11 1 5 16 78 .155 .211 .197 .408 63 18
HR: R Chiles (2).
SH: C Cedeno (3); R Busse (1).
TB: R Chiles 5; K Forsch 2; R Metzger 2; R Busse; M Martinez; J Alou; J Edwards; C Geronimo.
GIDP: R Metzger (5).
RBI: R Chiles (15).
Team LOB: 13.
Fielding
E: R Metzger (16).
Baserunning
SB: R Metzger 2 (14); J Morgan (38).
CS: R Chiles (1).

San Diego Padres

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS PO A
Rod Gaspar LF 6 0 1 0 0 2 6 .071 .235 .071 .307 4 0 CS
   Ivan Murrell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .266 .371 .637
   Dick Kelley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 1
   Al Severinsen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
   Fred Kendall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .171 .223 .210 .433
   Gary Ross P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1
   Dave Roberts PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .210 .210 .235 .444
   Fred Norman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .293 .263 .556
Don Mason 2B 9 0 1 0 0 1 9 .214 .264 .275 .539 3 2
Johnny Jeter CF 9 0 4 0 0 0 9 .340 .364 .453 .816 5 0 2B
Nate Colbert 1B 9 1 2 0 0 2 9 .268 .344 .466 .810 19 0
Larry Stahl RF 9 0 0 0 0 3 9 .256 .314 .397 .711 4 0
Garry Jestadt 3B 8 0 3 1 0 0 8 .283 .321 .353 .673 0 6 2B,CS
Bob Barton C 7 0 1 0 1 1 8 .245 .313 .343 .656 17 2
Enzo Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .221 .294 .249 .543 3 3 IW
   Ollie Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .345 .362 .708
   Tommy Dean SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .111 .152 .111 .263 3 4
Clay Kirby P 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .098 .159 .098 .257 0 0
   Cito Gaston PH-LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227 .264 .386 .651 4 0
Team Totals 75 1 13 1 2 12 77 .173 .195 .200 .395 * 19
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: J Jeter (3); G Jestadt (12).
IBB: E Hernandez (1).
TB: J Jeter 5; G Jestadt 4; N Colbert 2; B Barton; D Mason; R Gaspar; D Roberts.
RBI: G Jestadt (13).
Team LOB: 13.
Fielding
E: G Jestadt (12).
Baserunning
CS: R Gaspar (1); G Jestadt (3).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Ken Forsch 13 6 1 1 1 8 0 2.66 45 98
Jim Ray 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.13 14
George Culver 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.64 9
Bill Greif, W (1-1) 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 5.79 8
Skip Guinn, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1
Team Totals 21 13 1 1 2 12 0 0.43 77 98

San Diego Padres

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc
Clay Kirby 15 8 1 1 3 15 1 2.90 55 109
Dick Kelley 1.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.51 7
Al Severinsen 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.36 4
Gary Ross, L (1-3) 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.96 12
Team Totals 21 11 2 2 5 16 1 0.86 78 109
Balks: G Ross (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Forsch (5).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 5:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         San Diego Padres
1 Roger Metzger SS 1 Rod Gaspar LF
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Don Mason 2B
3 Cesar Geronimo RF 3 Johnny Jeter CF
4 Cesar Cedeno CF 4 Nate Colbert 1B
5 Rich Chiles LF 5 Larry Stahl RF
6 Denis Menke 1B 6 Garry Jestadt 3B
7 Johnny Edwards C 7 Bob Barton C
8 Ray Busse 3B 8 Enzo Hernandez SS
9 Ken Forsch P 9 Clay Kirby P

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