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Standings
DET
@BAL
1
2
CLE
@BOS
4
3
CHW
@NYY
6
0
KCA
@WSH
4
2
CIN
@SFG
5
2
PHI
@STL
2
8
Friday, May 15, 1959,
, Seals Stadium
Attendance: 21,614, Time of Game: 2:37
Reds
5
16-13
 Won 2 
3rd, 2 GB
at Giants
2
16-14
 Lost 1 
4th, 2½ GB
W: Don Newcombe (2-4)
L: Jack Sanford (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            1  1  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    5 14  0
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  7  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .353 .415 .496 .911 0.000 0.72 0.048 -0.048 -0.3 2 0
Vada Pinson CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .342 .415 .567 .981 0.123 0.74 0.172 -0.049 1.1 2 0 3B,2B
Jerry Lynch LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .230 .281 .494 .776 -0.006 0.74 0.056 -0.062 -0.1 1 0
   Eddie Kasko PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank Robinson 1B-LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .301 .377 .593 .970 -0.074 0.75 0.017 -0.091 -0.6 7 0
Gus Bell RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .275 .316 .413 .729 -0.055 0.81 0.037 -0.093 -0.1 2 0
Frank Thomas 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .272 .326 .439 .764 -0.072 0.55 0.000 -0.072 -1.5 0 2
   Walt Dropo 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .333 .487 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ed Bailey C 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .218 .371 .359 .730 0.010 0.42 0.042 -0.032 0.1 7 0 2B,HBP
Roy McMillan SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .257 .345 .465 .810 -0.021 0.49 0.025 -0.046 -0.9 4 6
Don Newcombe P 4 1 3 3 0 1 4 .467 .556 .733 1.289 0.249 0.64 0.252 -0.003 2.9 0 2 HR,2B
Team Totals 41 5 14 5 2 5 44 .341 .386 .537 .923 0.154 0.65 0.649 -0.496 0.7 27 10
2B: V Pinson (9, off J Sanford); E Bailey (5, off J Sanford); D Newcombe (1, off J Sanford).
3B: V Pinson (3, off A Worthington).
HR: D Newcombe (1, off J Sanford, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: E Bailey (1, by S Miller).
TB: D Newcombe 7; V Pinson 5; G Bell 2; E Bailey 2; R McMillan 2; J Temple 2; F Robinson; J Lynch.
RBI: D Newcombe 3 (3); G Bell (19); V Pinson (26).
2-out RBI: D Newcombe.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Newcombe-R McMillan-F Robinson.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Lynch (1st base by J Sanford).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andre Rodgers SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .259 .354 .400 .754 0.054 0.92 0.095 -0.041 0.2 0 2 2B
Willie Kirkland RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .246 .358 .456 .814 -0.141 1.35 0.000 -0.141 -1.1 5 0
Willie Mays CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .336 .390 .582 .972 -0.070 0.80 0.009 -0.079 -0.5 3 0
Leon Wagner LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .385 .448 .808 1.256 0.095 0.71 0.142 -0.046 1.7 1 0 HR
Jackie Brandt 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .319 .433 .751 -0.083 0.67 0.000 -0.083 -0.9 9 1 GDP
Daryl Spencer 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .310 .336 .646 -0.071 0.71 0.000 -0.071 -0.7 3 3
Jim Davenport 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .244 .278 .354 .633 -0.021 0.85 0.031 -0.052 0.0 0 3 2B
Hobie Landrith C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .370 .450 .820 -0.013 0.78 0.030 -0.043 -0.2 5 0
Jack Sanford P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .136 .208 .136 .345 -0.033 1.39 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 0 0
   Hank Sauer PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 0.76 0.000 -0.022 -0.3
   Al Worthington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dusty Rhodes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.042 1.67 0.000 -0.042 -0.2
   Stu Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 0 7 33 .212 .212 .364 .576 -0.347 0.89 0.307 -0.653 -2.3 27 10
2B: J Davenport (6, off D Newcombe); A Rodgers (4, off D Newcombe).
HR: L Wagner (3, off D Newcombe, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: L Wagner 5; A Rodgers 3; J Davenport 2; H Landrith; W Mays.
GIDP: J Brandt (4).
RBI: L Wagner 2 (5).
2-out RBI: L Wagner 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Brandt (1).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Newcombe, W (2-4) 9 7 2 2 0 7 1 3.29 33 72 0.347 0.89 2.3
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 0 7 1 2.00 33 72 0.347 0.89 2.3

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Sanford, L (5-3) 5 8 4 4 1 2 1 2.81 24 36 -0.194 0.79 -1.6
Al Worthington 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 3.60 13 0 0 0.073 0.56 1.4
Stu Miller 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.13 7 0 0 -0.032 0.33 -0.5
Team Totals 9 14 5 5 2 5 1 5.00 44 36 0 0 -0.153 0.65 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Miller (1; E Bailey).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Sanford (1; J Lynch, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vinnie Smith, 1B - Frank Dascoli, 2B - Frank Secory, 3B - Hal Dixon.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 21,614.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         San Francisco Giants
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Andre Rodgers SS
2 Vada Pinson CF 2 Willie Kirkland RF
3 Jerry Lynch LF 3 Willie Mays CF
4 Frank Robinson 1B 4 Leon Wagner LF
5 Gus Bell RF 5 Jackie Brandt 1B
6 Frank Thomas 3B 6 Daryl Spencer 2B
7 Ed Bailey C 7 Jim Davenport 3B
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Hobie Landrith C
9 Don Newcombe P 9 Jack Sanford P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-0 1 1-- RR CIN D. Newcombe J. Sanford 14% 88% Home Run; McMillan Scores
b6 0-4 2 1-- RR SFG L. Wagner D. Newcombe -12% 81% Home Run; Mays Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- R CIN V. Pinson J. Sanford 12% 66% Double to CF; Temple Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- R CIN D. Newcombe J. Sanford 10% 69% Double to CF; Bailey Scores
b8 2-4 1 --- SFG A. Rodgers D. Newcombe -7% 81% Double to RF

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, Giants' Jack Sanford facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN J. Temple J. Sanford 4% 54% Single/Bunt
t1 0-0 0 1-- R CIN V. Pinson J. Sanford 12% 66% Double to CF; Temple Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- O CIN J. Lynch J. Sanford -1% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Pinson to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 O CIN F. Robinson J. Sanford -5% 59% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 --3 O CIN G. Bell J. Sanford -3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O SFG A. Rodgers D. Newcombe 2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O SFG W. Kirkland D. Newcombe 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --- O SFG W. Mays D. Newcombe 1% 61% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Jack Sanford facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O CIN F. Thomas J. Sanford -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- CIN E. Bailey J. Sanford 4% 63% Double (LF-CF)
t2 1-0 1 -2- O CIN R. McMillan J. Sanford -3% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 2 -2- R CIN D. Newcombe J. Sanford 10% 69% Double to CF; Bailey Scores
t2 2-0 2 -2- CIN J. Temple J. Sanford 1% 71% Single to CF; Newcombe to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O CIN V. Pinson J. Sanford -4% 67% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O SFG L. Wagner D. Newcombe 2% 69% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- O SFG J. Brandt D. Newcombe 2% 71% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 --- O SFG D. Spencer D. Newcombe 1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Jack Sanford facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- CIN J. Lynch J. Sanford 3% 75% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- CIN F. Robinson J. Sanford 2% 77% Lynch Picked off 1B, safe on E3; Lynch to 2B
t3 2-0 0 -2- O CIN F. Robinson J. Sanford -3% 74% Flyball: RF
t3 2-0 1 -2- O CIN G. Bell J. Sanford -3% 71% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 2 -2- O CIN F. Thomas J. Sanford -3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O SFG J. Davenport D. Newcombe 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- SFG H. Landrith D. Newcombe -3% 68% Single to CF
b3 0-2 1 1-- O SFG J. Sanford D. Newcombe 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 2 1-- SFG A. Rodgers D. Newcombe -2% 69% Single to LF; Landrith to 2B
b3 0-2 2 12- O SFG W. Kirkland D. Newcombe 5% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Giants 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Jack Sanford facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O CIN E. Bailey J. Sanford -2% 72% Flyball: 2B
t4 2-0 1 --- CIN R. McMillan J. Sanford 2% 74% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- RR CIN D. Newcombe J. Sanford 14% 88% Home Run; McMillan Scores
t4 4-0 1 --- O CIN J. Temple J. Sanford -1% 87% Flyball: RF
t4 4-0 2 --- O CIN V. Pinson J. Sanford -0% 87% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- O SFG W. Mays D. Newcombe 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- SFG L. Wagner D. Newcombe -2% 86% Single (LF-CF)
b4 0-4 1 1-- OO SFG J. Brandt D. Newcombe 4% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Jack Sanford facing 3-4-5
t5 4-0 0 --- O CIN J. Lynch J. Sanford -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t5 4-0 1 --- O CIN F. Robinson J. Sanford -1% 89% Strikeout
t5 4-0 2 --- CIN G. Bell J. Sanford 0% 90% Single to LF
t5 4-0 2 1-- O CIN F. Thomas J. Sanford -1% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- O SFG D. Spencer D. Newcombe 2% 91% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-4 1 --- SFG J. Davenport D. Newcombe -3% 88% Double to LF
b5 0-4 1 -2- O SFG H. Landrith D. Newcombe 3% 90% Flyball: SS
Hank Sauer pinch hits for Jack Sanford (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 2 -2- O SFG H. Sauer D. Newcombe 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Al Worthington facing 7-8-9
Al Worthington replaces Hank Sauer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- O CIN E. Bailey A. Worthington -1% 92% Flyball: RF
t6 4-0 1 --- O CIN R. McMillan A. Worthington -0% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 4-0 2 --- O CIN D. Newcombe A. Worthington -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- O SFG A. Rodgers D. Newcombe 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-4 1 --- O SFG W. Kirkland D. Newcombe 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-4 2 --- SFG W. Mays D. Newcombe -1% 93% Single to LF
b6 0-4 2 1-- RR SFG L. Wagner D. Newcombe -12% 81% Home Run; Mays Scores
b6 2-4 2 --- O SFG J. Brandt D. Newcombe 1% 82% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-2, Giants' Al Worthington facing 1-2-3
t7 4-2 0 --- O CIN J. Temple A. Worthington -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- CIN V. Pinson A. Worthington 5% 86% Triple to RF
t7 4-2 1 --3 O CIN J. Lynch A. Worthington -4% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-2 2 --3 CIN F. Robinson A. Worthington 1% 83% Walk
t7 4-2 2 1-3 O CIN G. Bell A. Worthington -3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-4, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 6-7-8
b7 2-4 0 --- O SFG D. Spencer D. Newcombe 4% 83% Flyball: SS
b7 2-4 1 --- O SFG J. Davenport D. Newcombe 3% 86% Flyball: CF
b7 2-4 2 --- O SFG H. Landrith D. Newcombe 2% 87% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 2.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-2, Giants' Al Worthington facing 6-7-8
t8 4-2 0 --- O CIN F. Thomas A. Worthington -1% 86% Flyball: 2B
t8 4-2 1 --- O CIN E. Bailey A. Worthington -1% 85% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 --- CIN R. McMillan A. Worthington 1% 86% Single to LF
t8 4-2 2 1-- CIN D. Newcombe A. Worthington 1% 87% Single to LF; McMillan to 3B
t8 4-2 2 1-3 O CIN J. Temple A. Worthington -3% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-4, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 9-1-2
Dusty Rhodes pinch hits for Al Worthington (P) batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 --- O SFG D. Rhodes D. Newcombe 4% 89% Strikeout
b8 2-4 1 --- SFG A. Rodgers D. Newcombe -7% 81% Double to RF
b8 2-4 1 -2- O SFG W. Kirkland D. Newcombe 6% 88% Strikeout
b8 2-4 2 -2- O SFG W. Mays D. Newcombe 5% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Giants 2.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 4-2, Giants' Stu Miller facing 2-3-4
Stu Miller replaces Dusty Rhodes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-2 0 --- O CIN V. Pinson S. Miller -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- CIN J. Lynch S. Miller 1% 93% Single to CF
Eddie Kasko pinch runs for Jerry Lynch (LF) batting 3rd
t9 4-2 1 1-- CIN F. Robinson S. Miller 1% 94% Single to LF; Kasko to 2B
t9 4-2 1 12- R CIN G. Bell S. Miller 3% 97% Single to CF; Robinson to 2B; Kasko Scores
t9 5-2 1 12- O CIN F. Thomas S. Miller -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-2 2 12- CIN E. Bailey S. Miller 0% 97% Hit By Pitch; Robinson to 3B; Bell to 2B
t9 5-2 2 123 O CIN R. McMillan S. Miller -1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 5, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-5, Reds' Don Newcombe facing 4-5-6
Walt Dropo replaces Frank Thomas (3B) playing 1B batting 6th
Eddie Kasko moves from PR to 3B
Frank Robinson moves from 1B to LF
b9 2-5 0 --- O SFG L. Wagner D. Newcombe 2% 98% Flyball: RF
b9 2-5 1 --- O SFG J. Brandt D. Newcombe 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-5 2 --- O SFG D. Spencer D. Newcombe 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 5, Giants 2.

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