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Scores
Standings
CHW
@BOS
2
4
DET
@CAL
1
4
KCR
@MIL
6
2
BAL
@MIN
1
7
TEX
@NYY
1
3
CLE
@OAK
0
2
MON
@ATL
3
2
LAD
@CHC
8
9
 
(11)
NYM
@CIN
2
4
PHI
@HOU
3
5
SDP
@PIT
0
11
SFG
@STL
3
2
Wednesday, August 30, 1972,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 10,201, Time of Game: 1:55
Giants
3
56-70
 Won 2 
5th, 23 GB
at Cardinals
2
60-63
 Lost 2 
4th, 17 GB
L: Bob Gibson (15-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  6  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    2  7  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .258 .324 .451 .775 -0.110 1.09 0.000 -0.110 -0.8 3 0
Jim Howarth CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .260 .351 .330 .681 -0.097 1.01 0.000 -0.097 -0.6 3 0
Chris Speier SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .273 .364 .421 .785 0.027 0.71 0.057 -0.030 -0.0 3 4
Ken Henderson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .320 .462 .782 0.110 1.56 0.190 -0.080 0.0 1 0
Dave Rader C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .264 .308 .352 .660 0.195 1.96 0.235 -0.040 1.0 4 1
Dave Kingman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .218 .300 .465 .765 -0.001 0.93 0.073 -0.074 -0.2 10 1
Tito Fuentes 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .264 .307 .379 .685 -0.059 1.51 0.079 -0.138 -0.1 1 3
Al Gallagher 3B 2 0 1 1 1 1 3 .230 .328 .276 .605 0.143 1.29 0.158 -0.015 1.0 1 1
   Willie McCovey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .309 .395 .705 -0.011 0.47 0.000 -0.011 -0.4
   Damaso Blanco 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .471 .385 .855 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Willoughby P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.103 1.46 0.000 -0.103 -0.7 1 2
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 2 14 35 .182 .229 .182 .410 0.094 1.25 0.792 -0.698 -0.8 27 12
TB: D Rader 2; K Henderson; A Gallagher; T Fuentes; D Kingman.
RBI: D Rader (34); A Gallagher (15); T Fuentes (44).
2-out RBI: A Gallagher; T Fuentes.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Fuentes-C Speier-D Kingman.

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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .353 .392 .744 -0.088 0.91 0.000 -0.088 -0.6 1 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .262 .320 .343 .663 -0.009 1.09 0.060 -0.069 0.1 0 2
Bernie Carbo RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .278 .394 .398 .791 -0.030 1.20 0.060 -0.089 0.2 1 0 HR,GDP
Joe Torre 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .356 .439 .795 -0.116 1.47 0.017 -0.133 -0.5 6 0
Ted Simmons C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .301 .328 .459 .787 -0.122 1.23 0.000 -0.122 -0.6 14 0
Luis Melendez CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .260 .318 .368 .687 -0.005 1.14 0.083 -0.087 0.1 3 0 SB,CS
Dwain Anderson SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284 .330 .324 .654 -0.107 1.49 0.000 -0.107 -0.7 2 1
Ed Crosby 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212 .263 .247 .510 -0.084 1.16 0.000 -0.084 -0.5 0 1
Bob Gibson P 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .188 .188 .425 .613 0.154 1.22 0.203 -0.049 0.7 0 0 HR
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 0 3 32 .219 .219 .406 .625 -0.407 1.20 0.423 -0.828 -1.8 27 4
HR: B Gibson (5, off J Willoughby, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); B Carbo (6, off J Willoughby, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: B Carbo 4; B Gibson 4; T Sizemore 2; L Melendez 2; J Torre.
GIDP: B Carbo (6).
RBI: B Gibson (11); B Carbo (28).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning
SB: L Melendez (3, 2nd base off J Willoughby/D Rader).
CS: L Melendez (4, 2nd base by J Willoughby/D Rader).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Willoughby, W (4-1) 9 7 2 2 0 3 2 2.09 32 68 0.407 1.20 1.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 0 3 2 2.00 32 68 0.407 1.20 1.8

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, L (15-8) 9 6 3 3 2 14 0 2.75 35 75 -0.093 1.25 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 14 0 3.00 35 75 -0.093 1.25 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: 10,201.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Bobby Bonds RF 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Jim Howarth CF 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Chris Speier SS 3 Bernie Carbo RF
4 Ken Henderson LF 4 Joe Torre 1B
5 Dave Rader C 5 Ted Simmons C
6 Dave Kingman 1B 6 Luis Melendez CF
7 Tito Fuentes 2B 7 Dwain Anderson SS
8 Al Gallagher 3B 8 Ed Crosby 3B
9 Jim Willoughby P 9 Bob Gibson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-1 1 1-3 R SFG D. Rader B. Gibson 21% 90% Single to CF; Speier Scores; Henderson to 3B
b6 0-1 0 --- R STL B. Gibson J. Willoughby -20% 43% Home Run
t9 1-1 1 1-- SFG K. Henderson B. Gibson 19% 69% Single to LF; Speier to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 R SFG A. Gallagher B. Gibson 11% 61% Single to RF; Rader Scores; Kingman to 2B
t9 2-1 2 1-3 R SFG T. Fuentes B. Gibson 8% 94% Single to RF; Henderson Scores; Rader to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG B. Bonds B. Gibson -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG J. Howarth B. Gibson -1% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O SFG C. Speier B. Gibson -1% 46% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. Willoughby 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- STL T. Sizemore J. Willoughby -2% 45% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO STL B. Carbo J. Willoughby 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O SFG K. Henderson B. Gibson -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- SFG D. Rader B. Gibson 3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- SFG D. Kingman B. Gibson 7% 58% Single to LF; Rader to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 O SFG T. Fuentes B. Gibson -7% 50% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 R SFG A. Gallagher B. Gibson 11% 61% Single to RF; Rader Scores; Kingman to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- O SFG J. Willoughby B. Gibson -4% 58% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O STL J. Torre J. Willoughby 2% 60% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O STL T. Simmons J. Willoughby 2% 62% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- STL L. Melendez J. Willoughby -1% 60% Single to CF
b2 0-1 2 1-- STL D. Anderson J. Willoughby -1% 59% Melendez Steals 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O STL D. Anderson J. Willoughby 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O SFG B. Bonds B. Gibson -2% 61% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- O SFG J. Howarth B. Gibson -1% 59% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 --- O SFG C. Speier B. Gibson -1% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O STL E. Crosby J. Willoughby 3% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-1 1 --- O STL B. Gibson J. Willoughby 2% 63% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 --- O STL L. Brock J. Willoughby 1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O SFG K. Henderson B. Gibson -2% 62% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- O SFG D. Rader B. Gibson -1% 60% Lineout: 1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O SFG D. Kingman B. Gibson -1% 59% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O STL T. Sizemore J. Willoughby 3% 62% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-1 1 --- O STL B. Carbo J. Willoughby 2% 64% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 --- STL J. Torre J. Willoughby -2% 63% Single to CF
b4 0-1 2 1-- O STL T. Simmons J. Willoughby 3% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O SFG T. Fuentes B. Gibson -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O SFG A. Gallagher B. Gibson -2% 62% Strikeout
t5 1-0 2 --- O SFG J. Willoughby B. Gibson -1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- STL L. Melendez J. Willoughby -6% 55% Single/Bunt
b5 0-1 0 1-- O STL D. Anderson J. Willoughby 5% 60% Lineout: 2B
b5 0-1 1 1-- O STL E. Crosby J. Willoughby 6% 67% Melendez Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 0-1 2 --- O STL E. Crosby J. Willoughby 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O SFG B. Bonds B. Gibson -2% 66% Strikeout
t6 1-0 1 --- O SFG J. Howarth B. Gibson -2% 64% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 --- O SFG C. Speier B. Gibson -1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 9-1-2
b6 0-1 0 --- R STL B. Gibson J. Willoughby -20% 43% Home Run
b6 1-1 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. Willoughby 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- STL T. Sizemore J. Willoughby -4% 43% Single to CF
b6 1-1 1 1-- O STL B. Carbo J. Willoughby 2% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B; Sizemore to 2B
b6 1-1 2 -2- O STL J. Torre J. Willoughby 5% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- O SFG K. Henderson B. Gibson -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- O SFG D. Rader B. Gibson -3% 44% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-1 2 --- O SFG D. Kingman B. Gibson -2% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- O STL T. Simmons J. Willoughby 4% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-1 1 --- O STL L. Melendez J. Willoughby 3% 48% Foul Flyball: C
b7 1-1 2 --- O STL D. Anderson J. Willoughby 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
t8 1-1 0 --- O SFG T. Fuentes B. Gibson -4% 46% Strikeout
t8 1-1 1 --- SFG A. Gallagher B. Gibson 5% 50% Walk
t8 1-1 1 1-- O SFG J. Willoughby B. Gibson -6% 45% Strikeout
t8 1-1 2 1-- O SFG B. Bonds B. Gibson -5% 40% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 8-9-1
b8 1-1 0 --- O STL E. Crosby J. Willoughby 4% 45% Flyball: CF
b8 1-1 1 --- O STL B. Gibson J. Willoughby 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-1 2 --- O STL L. Brock J. Willoughby 2% 50% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
t9 1-1 0 --- O SFG J. Howarth B. Gibson -5% 45% Lineout: SS
t9 1-1 1 --- SFG C. Speier B. Gibson 6% 50% Walk
t9 1-1 1 1-- SFG K. Henderson B. Gibson 19% 69% Single to LF; Speier to 3B
t9 1-1 1 1-3 R SFG D. Rader B. Gibson 21% 90% Single to CF; Speier Scores; Henderson to 3B
t9 2-1 1 1-3 O SFG D. Kingman B. Gibson -5% 86% Popfly: SS
t9 2-1 2 1-3 R SFG T. Fuentes B. Gibson 8% 94% Single to RF; Henderson Scores; Rader to 2B
Willie McCovey pinch hits for Al Gallagher (3B) batting 8th
t9 3-1 2 12- O SFG W. McCovey B. Gibson -1% 92% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Jim Willoughby facing 2-3-4
Damaso Blanco replaces Willie McCovey (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
b9 1-3 0 --- O STL T. Sizemore J. Willoughby 4% 96% Flyball: LF
b9 1-3 1 --- R STL B. Carbo J. Willoughby -6% 90% Home Run
b9 2-3 1 --- O STL J. Torre J. Willoughby 6% 96% Flyball: RF
b9 2-3 2 --- O STL T. Simmons J. Willoughby 4% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Cardinals 2.

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