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Scores
Standings
CAL
@CLE
7
5
BOS
@DET
3
4
MIN
@WSA
5
4
CHC
@CIN
10
3
PHI
@HOU
3
7
NYM
@LAD
4
0
PIT
@SFG
3
1
 
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ATL
@STL
3
10
Thursday, April 11, 1968, 8:00PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 16,214, Time of Game: 2:40
Braves
3
0-2
 Lost 2 
9th, 2 GB
at Cardinals
10
2-0
 Won 2 
1st
W: Nelson Briles (1-0)
L: Dick Kelley (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3  8  2
Cardinals       0  1  3   0  1  2   0  3  X   10 18  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Alou CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .222 .222 .333 .556 0.088 0.53 0.116 -0.028 0.5 4 0 2B
Sonny Jackson SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.118 0.60 0.000 -0.118 -1.2 0 3
Hank Aaron RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .286 .375 .429 .804 0.056 0.84 0.057 -0.001 0.5 0 1 2B,IW
Joe Torre C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.093 1.45 0.030 -0.123 -0.1 6 1
Clete Boyer 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.059 0.68 0.002 -0.061 -0.6 0 3
Deron Johnson 1B 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .167 .286 .667 .952 -0.030 0.47 0.010 -0.040 1.8 11 0 HR
Mike Lum LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.015 0.37 0.007 -0.022 -0.3 1 0
   Tommie Aaron PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 1 0
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 -0.039 0.41 0.000 -0.039 -0.6 1 2
Dick Kelley P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.030 0.71 0.030 0.000 0.2 0 1
   Ron Reed P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.012 0.52 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
   Sandy Valdespino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Clay Carroll P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Woody Woodward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 3 5 38 .229 .289 .371 .661 -0.197 0.62 0.252 -0.449 -0.4 24 11
2B: H Aaron (1, off N Briles); F Alou (1, off N Briles).
HR: D Johnson (1, off N Briles, 8th inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF).
IBB: H Aaron (1, by N Briles).
TB: D Johnson 4; F Alou 3; H Aaron 3; J Torre 2; M Lum.
RBI: D Johnson 3 (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: H Aaron (1); C Boyer (1).
Outfield Assists: H Aaron (J Javier at home plate).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .222 .222 .333 .556 -0.034 0.41 0.009 -0.044 -0.9 1 0 2B
Julian Javier 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.036 0.29 0.045 -0.009 -0.2 4 3
Curt Flood CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .444 .444 .778 1.222 -0.040 0.51 0.005 -0.044 0.2 1 0 3B,2B
Orlando Cepeda 1B 5 3 3 4 0 1 5 .500 .556 1.250 1.806 0.103 0.44 0.139 -0.035 3.0 10 0 HR,3B
Mike Shannon 3B 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.053 0.39 0.075 -0.022 1.2 1 2
Tim McCarver C 5 1 4 1 0 0 5 .500 .556 .500 1.056 0.166 0.56 0.166 0.000 3.3 6 0
Dick Simpson RF 3 0 1 2 1 1 5 .333 .400 .333 .733 0.024 0.44 0.051 -0.028 0.8 3 0 SF,IW
Dal Maxvill SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .444 .444 .556 1.000 0.034 0.34 0.043 -0.010 0.9 1 1
Nelson Briles P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.039 0.37 0.000 -0.039 -1.3 0 0 SH
   Joe Hoerner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 10 18 8 2 5 44 .450 .465 .675 1.140 0.303 0.42 0.533 -0.231 7.0 27 6
2B: C Flood (1, off D Kelley); L Brock (1, off R Reed).
3B: O Cepeda (1, off D Kelley); C Flood (1, off C Carroll).
HR: O Cepeda (1, off R Reed, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: D Simpson (1, off C Carroll).
SH: N Briles (1, off C Carroll).
IBB: D Simpson (1, by R Reed).
TB: O Cepeda 8; C Flood 6; T McCarver 4; M Shannon 3; L Brock 2; D Maxvill 2; D Simpson; J Javier.
RBI: O Cepeda 4 (5); D Simpson 2 (2); M Shannon (1); T McCarver (1).
2-out RBI: D Simpson; O Cepeda; M Shannon.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 13.

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Kelley, L (0-1) 2.2 8 4 4 1 2 0 13.50 16 27 -0.284 0.91 -3.2
Ron Reed 3.1 5 3 2 1 2 1 5.40 17 2 0 -0.011 0.19 -1.5
Clay Carroll 2 5 3 2 0 1 0 9.00 11 0 0 -0.007 0.02 -2.2
Team Totals 8 18 10 8 2 5 1 9.00 44 27 2 0 -0.302 0.42 -7.0

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, W (1-0) 7.1 8 3 3 3 3 1 3.68 33 50 0.190 0.71 -0.2
Joe Hoerner, S (1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 5 0 0 0.007 0.05 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 38 50 0 0 0.197 0.62 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Kelley (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Reed (1; D Simpson); N Briles (1; H Aaron).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bill Jackowski.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 16,214.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Felipe Alou CF 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Sonny Jackson SS 2 Julian Javier 2B
3 Hank Aaron RF 3 Curt Flood CF
4 Joe Torre C 4 Orlando Cepeda 1B
5 Clete Boyer 3B 5 Mike Shannon 3B
6 Deron Johnson 1B 6 Tim McCarver C
7 Mike Lum LF 7 Dick Simpson RF
8 Felix Millan 2B 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Dick Kelley P 9 Nelson Briles P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 2 1-- R STL O. Cepeda D. Kelley 12% 79% Triple to LF; Javier Scores
t3 0-1 1 1-- ATL F. Alou N. Briles -12% 52% Double to LF; Kelley to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 R STL N. Briles D. Kelley 11% 67% Wild Pitch; McCarver Scores; Maxvill to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -23 O ATL S. Jackson N. Briles 10% 62% Foul Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 123 O ATL J. Torre N. Briles 9% 69% Groundout: C unassisted/Forceout at Hm

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL F. Alou N. Briles 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL S. Jackson N. Briles 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- ATL H. Aaron N. Briles -2% 51% Double to RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O ATL J. Torre N. Briles 3% 54% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Dick Kelley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Kelley -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- STL J. Javier D. Kelley 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O STL C. Flood D. Kelley -1% 53% Double to RF; Javier out at Hm/RF-C
b1 0-0 2 -2- O STL O. Cepeda D. Kelley -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL C. Boyer N. Briles 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson N. Briles 1% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL M. Lum N. Briles 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Dick Kelley facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O STL M. Shannon D. Kelley -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- STL T. McCarver D. Kelley 3% 55% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O STL D. Simpson D. Kelley -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- STL D. Maxvill D. Kelley 3% 55% Single to CF; McCarver to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 R STL N. Briles D. Kelley 11% 67% Wild Pitch; McCarver Scores; Maxvill to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O STL N. Briles D. Kelley -3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O ATL F. Millan N. Briles 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- ATL D. Kelley N. Briles -3% 63% Walk
t3 0-1 1 1-- ATL F. Alou N. Briles -12% 52% Double to LF; Kelley to 3B
t3 0-1 1 -23 O ATL S. Jackson N. Briles 10% 62% Foul Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 -23 ATL H. Aaron N. Briles -2% 60% Intentional Walk
t3 0-1 2 123 O ATL J. Torre N. Briles 9% 69% Groundout: C unassisted/Forceout at Hm
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Dick Kelley facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Kelley -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- STL J. Javier D. Kelley 2% 69% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- O STL C. Flood D. Kelley -2% 67% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 1-- R STL O. Cepeda D. Kelley 12% 79% Triple to LF; Javier Scores
b3 2-0 2 --3 R STL M. Shannon D. Kelley 7% 86% Single to LF; Cepeda Scores
b3 3-0 2 1-- STL T. McCarver D. Kelley 1% 87% Single to CF; Shannon to 2B
b3 3-0 2 12- R STL D. Simpson D. Kelley 5% 92% Single to LF; Shannon Scores; McCarver to 2B
Ron Reed replaces Dick Kelley pitching and batting 9th
b3 4-0 2 12- O STL D. Maxvill R. Reed -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t4 0-4 0 --- O ATL C. Boyer N. Briles 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-4 1 --- O ATL D. Johnson N. Briles 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-4 2 --- ATL M. Lum N. Briles -1% 93% Single to CF
t4 0-4 2 1-- O ATL F. Millan N. Briles 1% 94% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 9-1-2
b4 4-0 0 --- O STL N. Briles R. Reed -0% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 4-0 1 --- STL L. Brock R. Reed 1% 94% Double to LF
b4 4-0 1 -2- O STL J. Javier R. Reed -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-0 2 -2- O STL C. Flood R. Reed -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
t5 0-4 0 --- O ATL R. Reed N. Briles 1% 94% Popfly: 1B
t5 0-4 1 --- O ATL F. Alou N. Briles 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-4 2 --- O ATL S. Jackson N. Briles 0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 4-5-6
b5 4-0 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda R. Reed -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b5 4-0 1 --- STL M. Shannon R. Reed 0% 95% Single to CF
b5 4-0 1 1-- STL T. McCarver R. Reed 2% 97% Single to LF; Shannon to 3B; McCarver to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b5 4-0 1 -23 STL D. Simpson R. Reed 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b5 4-0 1 123 R STL D. Maxvill R. Reed 1% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Shannon Scores/No RBI/unER; McCarver to 3B; Simpson to 2B
b5 5-0 1 123 O STL N. Briles R. Reed -1% 98% Strikeout
b5 5-0 2 123 O STL L. Brock R. Reed -1% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 3-4-5
t6 0-5 0 --- ATL H. Aaron N. Briles -1% 96% Single to LF
t6 0-5 0 1-- ATL J. Torre N. Briles -3% 93% Single to CF; Aaron to 2B
t6 0-5 0 12- O ATL C. Boyer N. Briles 3% 95% Flyball: RF
t6 0-5 1 12- O ATL D. Johnson N. Briles 2% 97% Popfly: 2B
t6 0-5 2 12- O ATL M. Lum N. Briles 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Braves' Ron Reed facing 2-3-4
b6 5-0 0 --- O STL J. Javier R. Reed -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b6 5-0 1 --- STL C. Flood R. Reed 0% 98% Single to CF
b6 5-0 1 1-- RR STL O. Cepeda R. Reed 1% 100% Home Run; Flood Scores
b6 7-0 1 --- O STL M. Shannon R. Reed -0% 100% Popfly: 1B
b6 7-0 2 --- O STL T. McCarver R. Reed -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
t7 0-7 0 --- O ATL F. Millan N. Briles 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
Sandy Valdespino pinch hits for Ron Reed (P) batting 9th
t7 0-7 1 --- O ATL S. Valdespino N. Briles 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t7 0-7 2 --- ATL F. Alou N. Briles -0% 100% Single to RF
t7 0-7 2 1-- O ATL S. Jackson N. Briles 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Braves' Clay Carroll facing 7-8-9
Clay Carroll replaces Sandy Valdespino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-0 0 --- O STL D. Simpson C. Carroll -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 7-0 1 --- STL D. Maxvill C. Carroll 0% 100% Single to CF
b7 7-0 1 1-- O STL N. Briles C. Carroll -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Maxvill to 2B
b7 7-0 2 -2- O STL L. Brock C. Carroll -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 3-4-5
t8 0-7 0 --- O ATL H. Aaron N. Briles 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 0-7 1 --- ATL J. Torre N. Briles -0% 100% Single to CF
t8 0-7 1 1-- ATL C. Boyer N. Briles -0% 100% Walk; Torre to 2B
t8 0-7 1 12- RRR ATL D. Johnson N. Briles -1% 99% Home Run; Torre Scores; Boyer Scores
Joe Hoerner replaces Nelson Briles pitching and batting 9th
Tommie Aaron pinch hits for Mike Lum (LF) batting 7th
t8 3-7 1 --- O ATL T. Aaron J. Hoerner 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-7 2 --- O ATL F. Millan J. Hoerner 0% 99% Popfly: 2B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Braves' Clay Carroll facing 2-3-4
Tommie Aaron moves from PH to LF
b8 7-3 0 --- O STL J. Javier C. Carroll -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-3 1 --- STL C. Flood C. Carroll 0% 99% Triple to LF
b8 7-3 1 --3 R STL O. Cepeda C. Carroll 0% 100% Single to LF; Flood Scores
b8 8-3 1 1-- STL M. Shannon C. Carroll 0% 100% Single to LF; Cepeda to 2B
b8 8-3 1 12- R STL T. McCarver C. Carroll 0% 100% Single to RF; Cepeda Scores; Shannon to 3B/Adv on E9
b8 9-3 1 1-3 RO STL D. Simpson C. Carroll 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Shannon Scores/unER
b8 10-3 2 1-- O STL D. Maxvill C. Carroll 0% 100% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Cardinals 10.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-10, Cardinals' Joe Hoerner facing 9-1-2
Woody Woodward pinch hits for Clay Carroll (P) batting 9th
t9 3-10 0 --- O ATL W. Woodward J. Hoerner 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 3-10 1 --- O ATL F. Alou J. Hoerner 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 3-10 2 --- O ATL S. Jackson J. Hoerner 0% 100% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Cardinals 10.

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