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Scores
Standings
BOS
@BAL
0
4
CLE
@DET
3
15
CHW
@KCR
0
7
SEP
@MIN
1
11
CAL
@OAK
2
4
NYY
@WSA
3
1
PHI
@CHC
4
7
CIN
@HOU
4
10
SFG
@LAD
2
3
 
(14)
ATL
@SDP
5
7
PIT
@STL
3
6
Saturday, July 12, 1969, 1:15PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 17,950, Time of Game: 2:20
Pirates
3
42-45
 Lost 2 
4th, 12 GB
at Cardinals
6
45-45
 Won 4 
3rd, 10½ GB
W: Ray Washburn (3-7)
L: Steve Blass (9-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   2  0  0    3 11  1
Cardinals       2  1  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    6 10  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matty Alou CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .344 .377 .441 .818 -0.061 0.79 0.020 -0.081 -0.8 4 0
Carl Taylor 1B 3 1 3 1 2 0 5 .358 .460 .469 .929 0.167 0.68 0.167 0.000 2.0 3 2
Roberto Clemente RF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .332 .405 .539 .945 -0.081 1.09 0.045 -0.126 0.5 4 0 HR
Jose Pagan LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .299 .335 .424 .759 0.016 0.88 0.057 -0.041 0.2 1 0
Richie Hebner 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .314 .378 .453 .830 -0.110 1.17 0.000 -0.110 -1.1 0 1
Gene Alley 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .220 .261 .239 .499 -0.030 0.92 0.039 -0.069 -0.3 3 2
Jerry May C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .236 .266 .376 .642 0.084 1.03 0.116 -0.033 0.6 5 0
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .302 .291 .593 -0.126 1.29 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 2 1
Steve Blass P 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .217 .234 .261 .495 -0.102 1.36 0.011 -0.114 -0.8 2 1 GDP
   Lou Marone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Al Oliver PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .304 .365 .670 -0.017 0.68 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
Team Totals 37 3 11 3 2 2 39 .297 .333 .378 .712 -0.260 0.99 0.455 -0.717 -1.1 24 7
HR: R Clemente (12, off R Washburn, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: R Clemente 4; C Taylor 3; J May 2; J Pagan 2; G Alley; M Alou; S Blass.
GIDP: S Blass (1).
RBI: R Clemente 2 (54); C Taylor (15).
2-out RBI: C Taylor.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Blass-G Alley.
E: R Hebner (11).

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 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .294 .340 .449 .789 0.024 0.74 0.070 -0.046 -0.2 2 0
Curt Flood CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .280 .332 .350 .682 -0.073 0.66 0.005 -0.078 -1.0 3 0
Vada Pinson RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .281 .334 .438 .772 0.181 0.72 0.191 -0.010 2.6 2 0 3B
Joe Torre 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .347 .471 .819 0.014 0.61 0.035 -0.021 -0.1 10 0 SF
Tim McCarver C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .340 .380 .721 -0.028 0.36 0.005 -0.033 -0.3 2 0
Mike Shannon 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .311 .380 .691 0.025 0.42 0.055 -0.031 0.2 3 3 3B
Julian Javier 2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 .270 .308 .396 .704 0.036 0.42 0.041 -0.005 0.3 2 3 SF
Steve Huntz SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .169 .333 .202 .536 0.083 0.49 0.086 -0.002 1.3 3 2
Jim Ellis P 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.047 1.32 0.047 0.000 0.7 0 0 SH
   Ray Washburn P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .065 .094 .065 .158 -0.070 0.51 0.002 -0.072 -1.1 0 2
Team Totals 31 6 10 4 4 3 38 .323 .378 .452 .830 0.239 0.58 0.537 -0.298 2.4 27 10
3B: V Pinson (6, off S Blass); M Shannon (2, off S Blass).
SF: J Torre (4, off S Blass); J Javier (1, off S Blass).
SH: J Ellis (1, off S Blass).
TB: V Pinson 4; M Shannon 3; S Huntz 2; C Flood; T McCarver; J Torre; J Javier; L Brock.
RBI: J Javier (19); J Torre (54); V Pinson (42); J Ellis (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Shannon-J Javier-J Torre.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, L (9-6) 5.2 9 6 4 3 3 0 4.86 29 31 -0.208 0.69 -2.0
Lou Marone 2.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.76 9 3 2 -0.031 0.22 -0.4
Team Totals 8 10 6 4 4 3 0 4.50 38 31 3 2 -0.239 0.58 -2.4

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Ellis 3.2 7 1 1 1 0 0 1.69 19 42 0.137 1.21 1.4
Ray Washburn, W (3-7) 5.1 4 2 2 1 2 1 3.01 20 2 1 0.124 0.79 -0.3
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 2 2 1 3.00 39 42 2 1 0.261 0.99 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: S Blass (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Frank Secory.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 17,950.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Matty Alou CF 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Carl Taylor 1B 2 Curt Flood CF
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Vada Pinson RF
4 Jose Pagan LF 4 Joe Torre 1B
5 Richie Hebner 3B 5 Tim McCarver C
6 Gene Alley 2B 6 Mike Shannon 3B
7 Jerry May C 7 Julian Javier 2B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Steve Huntz SS
9 Steve Blass P 9 Jim Ellis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 -2- R STL V. Pinson S. Blass 13% 70% Triple to CF; Brock Scores
t4 0-3 2 12- R PIT C. Taylor R. Washburn -9% 74% Single to CF; Blass Scores; Alou to 3B
t6 1-3 1 1-- OO PIT S. Blass R. Washburn 7% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 3-1 0 12- OO STL R. Washburn S. Blass -6% 79% Double Play: Flyball: P-2B
t2 0-2 0 1-- PIT J. May J. Ellis -6% 61% Single to RF; Alley to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jim Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou J. Ellis 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT C. Taylor J. Ellis -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Clemente J. Ellis 3% 52% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- PIT J. Pagan J. Ellis -2% 50% Single to LF; Clemente to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O PIT R. Hebner J. Ellis 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- STL L. Brock S. Blass 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- STL C. Flood S. Blass 3% 61% Wild Pitch; Brock to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O STL C. Flood S. Blass -4% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -2- R STL V. Pinson S. Blass 13% 70% Triple to CF; Brock Scores
b1 1-0 1 --3 RO STL J. Torre S. Blass 2% 72% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Pinson Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O STL T. McCarver S. Blass -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Jim Ellis facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- PIT G. Alley J. Ellis -4% 67% Single to RF
t2 0-2 0 1-- PIT J. May J. Ellis -6% 61% Single to RF; Alley to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- O PIT F. Patek J. Ellis 6% 67% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-2 1 12- O PIT S. Blass J. Ellis 5% 72% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-2 2 12- O PIT M. Alou J. Ellis 4% 76% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O STL M. Shannon S. Blass -1% 75% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- STL J. Javier S. Blass 2% 76% Walk
b2 2-0 1 1-- STL S. Huntz S. Blass 5% 81% Single to CF; Javier to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 R STL J. Ellis S. Blass 5% 85% Fielder's Choice uk/Sacrifice Bunt; Javier Scores; Huntz to 2B
b2 3-0 1 12- O STL L. Brock S. Blass -2% 83% Flyball: CF
b2 3-0 2 12- O STL C. Flood S. Blass -2% 81% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Jim Ellis facing 2-3-4
t3 0-3 0 --- PIT C. Taylor J. Ellis -4% 78% Walk
t3 0-3 0 1-- O PIT R. Clemente J. Ellis 3% 81% Flyball: RF
t3 0-3 1 1-- PIT J. Pagan J. Ellis -4% 77% Single to CF; Taylor to 2B
t3 0-3 1 12- O PIT R. Hebner J. Ellis 4% 82% Popfly: SS
t3 0-3 2 12- O PIT G. Alley J. Ellis 4% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- O STL V. Pinson S. Blass -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 3-0 1 --- STL J. Torre S. Blass 1% 85% Single to LF
b3 3-0 1 1-- O STL T. McCarver S. Blass -1% 84% Popfly: SS
b3 3-0 2 1-- O STL M. Shannon S. Blass -1% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Jim Ellis facing 7-8-9
t4 0-3 0 --- O PIT J. May J. Ellis 2% 85% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 1 --- O PIT F. Patek J. Ellis 1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- PIT S. Blass J. Ellis -1% 85% Single to CF
t4 0-3 2 1-- PIT M. Alou J. Ellis -2% 83% Single to CF; Blass to 2B
Ray Washburn replaces Jim Ellis pitching and batting 9th
t4 0-3 2 12- R PIT C. Taylor R. Washburn -9% 74% Single to CF; Blass Scores; Alou to 3B
t4 1-3 2 1-3 O PIT R. Clemente R. Washburn 6% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- STL J. Javier S. Blass 2% 82% Single to CF
b4 3-1 0 1-- STL S. Huntz S. Blass 3% 86% Walk; Javier to 2B
b4 3-1 0 12- OO STL R. Washburn S. Blass -6% 79% Double Play: Flyball: P-2B
b4 3-1 2 -2- O STL L. Brock S. Blass -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Ray Washburn facing 4-5-6
t5 1-3 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan R. Washburn 3% 80% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-3 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner R. Washburn 2% 81% Flyball: 1B
t5 1-3 2 --- O PIT G. Alley R. Washburn 1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- O STL C. Flood S. Blass -1% 81% Flyball: RF
b5 3-1 1 --- STL V. Pinson S. Blass 1% 83% Single to LF
b5 3-1 1 1-- O STL J. Torre S. Blass -2% 81% Flyball: RF
b5 3-1 2 1-- O STL T. McCarver S. Blass -1% 80% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Ray Washburn facing 7-8-9
t6 1-3 0 --- PIT J. May R. Washburn -5% 74% Single to CF
t6 1-3 0 1-- O PIT F. Patek R. Washburn 5% 79% Flyball: LF
t6 1-3 1 1-- OO PIT S. Blass R. Washburn 7% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- STL M. Shannon S. Blass 6% 91% Triple to LF
b6 3-1 0 --3 RO STL J. Javier S. Blass 0% 92% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Shannon Scores
b6 4-1 1 --- STL S. Huntz S. Blass 1% 92% Single to CF
b6 4-1 1 1-- O STL R. Washburn S. Blass -1% 91% Strikeout
b6 4-1 2 1-- STL L. Brock S. Blass 1% 92% Single to CF; Huntz to 3B
b6 4-1 2 1-3 STL C. Flood S. Blass 1% 93% Single (Ground Ball); Huntz stays at 3B; Brock to 2B
Lou Marone replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 2 123 RRO STL V. Pinson L. Marone 5% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Huntz Scores/No RBI/unER; Brock Scores/No RBI/unER; Flood out at Hm/1B-C
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Ray Washburn facing 1-2-3
t7 1-6 0 --- O PIT M. Alou R. Washburn 1% 98% Popfly: 3B
t7 1-6 1 --- PIT C. Taylor R. Washburn -1% 97% Single to LF
t7 1-6 1 1-- RR PIT R. Clemente R. Washburn -4% 93% Home Run; Taylor Scores
t7 3-6 1 --- O PIT J. Pagan R. Washburn 1% 94% Lineout: SS
t7 3-6 2 --- O PIT R. Hebner R. Washburn 1% 95% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Lou Marone facing 4-5-6
b7 6-3 0 --- O STL J. Torre L. Marone -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b7 6-3 1 --- STL T. McCarver L. Marone 0% 95% Single to LF
b7 6-3 1 1-- O STL M. Shannon L. Marone -1% 94% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b7 6-3 2 1-- O STL J. Javier L. Marone -0% 94% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Cardinals' Ray Washburn facing 6-7-8
t8 3-6 0 --- O PIT G. Alley R. Washburn 2% 96% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-6 1 --- O PIT J. May R. Washburn 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-6 2 --- O PIT F. Patek R. Washburn 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Lou Marone facing 8-9-1
b8 6-3 0 --- O STL S. Huntz L. Marone -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-3 1 --- STL R. Washburn L. Marone 0% 98% Walk
b8 6-3 1 1-- O STL L. Brock L. Marone -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 6-3 2 1-- O STL C. Flood L. Marone -0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Cardinals' Ray Washburn facing 9-1-2
Al Oliver pinch hits for Lou Marone (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver R. Washburn 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 3-6 1 --- O PIT M. Alou R. Washburn 1% 100% Flyball: 1B
t9 3-6 2 --- PIT C. Taylor R. Washburn -1% 99% Walk
t9 3-6 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente R. Washburn 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 6.

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