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OAK
@CHW
3
6
BAL
@DET
1
0
 
(10)
TEX
@KCR
4
0
CLE
@NYY
0
5
CIN
@LAD
5
2
MON
@PHI
5
3
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@PIT
0
6
ATL
@SDP
3
2
HOU
@SFG
3
9
NYM
@STL
2
1
Thursday, April 12, 1973, 12:38PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 6,356, Time of Game: 1:51
Mets
2
4-0
 Won 4 
1st
at Cardinals
1
0-5
 Lost 5 
6th, 4½ GB
W: Tom Seaver (2-0)
L: Bob Gibson (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  5  2

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bud Harrelson SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .313 .389 .375 .764 0.044 0.63 0.087 -0.043 0.4 2 5 2B
Felix Millan 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .313 .467 .779 0.020 0.81 0.068 -0.048 0.1 1 1 SH
John Milner 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .385 .467 .846 1.313 0.036 0.97 0.089 -0.053 0.4 11 0
Rusty Staub RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .154 .267 .231 .497 -0.020 0.75 0.032 -0.052 -0.3 1 0
Cleon Jones LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .308 .333 .769 1.103 0.008 0.94 0.040 -0.032 -0.1 1 0 SF
Wayne Garrett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.067 0.98 0.017 -0.084 -0.8 0 2
Rich Chiles CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .250 .375 -0.044 0.90 0.032 -0.076 -0.5 4 0 2B
Duffy Dyer C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .071 .133 .071 .205 -0.069 0.65 0.000 -0.069 -0.9 7 0
Tom Seaver P 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.022 0.60 0.017 -0.039 -0.3 0 1
   Phil Hennigan P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.011 0.45 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 2 7 37 .182 .222 .242 .465 -0.125 0.79 0.382 -0.507 -2.1 27 9
2B: B Harrelson (1, off B Gibson); R Chiles (1, off B Gibson).
SF: C Jones (1, off B Gibson).
SH: F Millan (1, off B Gibson).
TB: B Harrelson 3; R Chiles 2; W Garrett; T Seaver; J Milner.
RBI: C Jones (5); J Milner (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Harrelson-J Milner.
E: W Garrett (1).

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 0 4 .318 .348 .318 .666 -0.133 1.40 0.000 -0.133 -0.7 2 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .250 .333 .313 .646 0.101 1.18 0.131 -0.029 0.6 0 6 2B
Jose Cruz CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .400 .722 1.122 -0.007 2.08 0.145 -0.151 0.3 4 0 HR
Joe Torre 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .444 .500 .667 1.167 -0.009 1.98 0.133 -0.142 -0.6 8 0
Ted Simmons C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .118 .250 .176 .426 -0.200 2.26 0.120 -0.320 -0.4 8 1 2B,GDP
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .200 .167 .367 -0.170 1.75 0.000 -0.170 -0.9 2 1
Bernie Carbo RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .200 .143 .343 -0.127 1.61 0.000 -0.127 -0.7 0 0
Ray Busse SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .059 .059 .118 .176 -0.039 0.78 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 2 0
   Tim McCarver PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.098 2.45 0.098 0.000 0.4
   Mike Tyson SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Gibson P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.141 2.03 0.000 -0.141 -0.7 1 1
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 2 7 33 .161 .212 .323 .535 -0.627 1.73 0.627 -1.252 -3.1 27 9
2B: T Sizemore (1, off T Seaver); T Simmons (1, off T Seaver).
HR: J Cruz (1, off T Seaver, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: J Cruz 4; T Sizemore 2; T Simmons 2; T McCarver; J Torre.
GIDP: T Simmons (2).
RBI: J Cruz (2).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
PB: T Simmons (4).
E: R Busse (3); B Gibson (1).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (2-0) 7.2 4 1 1 2 7 1 0.59 29 72 0.319 1.45 2.3
Phil Hennigan, S (2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 2 0 0.306 3.80 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 7 1 1.00 33 72 2 0 0.625 1.73 3.1

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, L (0-1) 9 6 2 1 2 7 0 2.76 37 74 0.125 0.79 2.1
Team Totals 9 6 2 1 2 7 0 1.00 37 74 0.125 0.79 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 1:51.
Attendance: 6,356.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Bud Harrelson SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Felix Millan 2B 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 John Milner 1B 3 Jose Cruz CF
4 Rusty Staub RF 4 Joe Torre 1B
5 Cleon Jones LF 5 Ted Simmons C
6 Wayne Garrett 3B 6 Ken Reitz 3B
7 Rich Chiles CF 7 Bernie Carbo RF
8 Duffy Dyer C 8 Ray Busse SS
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Bob Gibson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 0 1-- OO STL T. Simmons P. Hennigan 28% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b7 0-2 0 --- R STL J. Cruz T. Seaver -14% 65% Home Run
b9 1-2 0 --- STL J. Torre P. Hennigan -13% 68% Single
b8 1-2 2 12- O STL J. Cruz P. Hennigan 12% 85% Popfly: SS
b8 1-2 0 --- STL T. McCarver T. Seaver -10% 61% Single

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson B. Gibson 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- NYM F. Millan B. Gibson 7% 63% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Harrelson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R NYM J. Milner B. Gibson 9% 72% Single; Harrelson Scores; Millan to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 O NYM R. Staub B. Gibson -4% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Milner to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -23 RO NYM C. Jones B. Gibson 1% 69% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Millan Scores/unER; Milner to 3B
t1 2-0 2 --3 O NYM W. Garrett B. Gibson -3% 66% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore T. Seaver 2% 70% Strikeout
b1 0-2 2 --- O STL J. Cruz T. Seaver 1% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O NYM R. Chiles B. Gibson -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O NYM D. Dyer B. Gibson -1% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 --- NYM T. Seaver B. Gibson 1% 69% Single
t2 2-0 2 1-- NYM B. Harrelson B. Gibson 1% 70% Passed Ball; Seaver to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Gibson -3% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O STL J. Torre T. Seaver 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- STL T. Simmons T. Seaver -3% 67% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- STL K. Reitz T. Seaver 0% 67% E5 on Foul Ball
b2 0-2 1 1-- O STL K. Reitz T. Seaver 3% 70% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O STL B. Carbo T. Seaver 2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O NYM F. Millan B. Gibson -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O NYM J. Milner B. Gibson -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 2 --- NYM R. Staub B. Gibson 1% 71% Walk
t3 2-0 2 1-- O NYM C. Jones B. Gibson -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O STL R. Busse T. Seaver 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O STL B. Gibson T. Seaver 2% 73% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 1% 74% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O NYM W. Garrett B. Gibson -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- NYM R. Chiles B. Gibson 3% 76% Double
t4 2-0 1 -2- O NYM D. Dyer B. Gibson -3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 2 -2- O NYM T. Seaver B. Gibson -3% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- STL T. Sizemore T. Seaver -8% 63% Double
b4 0-2 0 -2- O STL J. Cruz T. Seaver 2% 65% Flyball: CF; Sizemore to 3B
b4 0-2 1 --3 O STL J. Torre T. Seaver 7% 72% Lineout: 2B
b4 0-2 2 --3 O STL T. Simmons T. Seaver 4% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- NYM B. Harrelson B. Gibson 3% 79% Single
t5 2-0 0 1-- O NYM F. Millan B. Gibson -2% 77% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-0 1 1-- O NYM J. Milner B. Gibson -2% 75% Popfly: 3B
t5 2-0 2 1-- O NYM R. Staub B. Gibson -2% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O STL K. Reitz T. Seaver 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O STL B. Carbo T. Seaver 2% 78% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- O STL R. Busse T. Seaver 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- O NYM C. Jones B. Gibson -2% 78% Groundout: C-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- NYM W. Garrett B. Gibson 2% 80% Single
t6 2-0 1 1-- O NYM R. Chiles B. Gibson -2% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 2-0 2 1-- O NYM D. Dyer B. Gibson -2% 76% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O STL B. Gibson T. Seaver 3% 79% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-2 1 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- O STL T. Sizemore T. Seaver 1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- O NYM T. Seaver B. Gibson -1% 82% Strikeout
t7 2-0 1 --- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Gibson -1% 81% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 2 --- O NYM F. Millan B. Gibson -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
b7 0-2 0 --- R STL J. Cruz T. Seaver -14% 65% Home Run
b7 1-2 0 --- O STL J. Torre T. Seaver 5% 70% Strikeout
b7 1-2 1 --- STL T. Simmons T. Seaver -9% 61% Double
b7 1-2 1 -2- O STL K. Reitz T. Seaver 7% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B; Simmons to 3B
b7 1-2 2 --3 O STL B. Carbo T. Seaver 8% 76% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 3-4-5
t8 2-1 0 --- O NYM J. Milner B. Gibson -2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- NYM R. Staub B. Gibson 2% 76% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 2-1 1 1-- NYM C. Jones B. Gibson 3% 79% Walk; Staub to 2B
t8 2-1 1 12- O NYM W. Garrett B. Gibson -4% 75% Flyball: CF
t8 2-1 2 12- O NYM R. Chiles B. Gibson -4% 71% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
Tim McCarver pinch hits for Ray Busse (SS) batting 8th
b8 1-2 0 --- STL T. McCarver T. Seaver -10% 61% Single
b8 1-2 0 1-- O STL B. Gibson T. Seaver 9% 70% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b8 1-2 1 1-- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 8% 78% Flyball: CF
b8 1-2 2 1-- STL T. Sizemore T. Seaver -5% 73% Walk; McCarver to 2B
Phil Hennigan replaces Tom Seaver pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-2 2 12- O STL J. Cruz P. Hennigan 12% 85% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
Mike Tyson replaces Tim McCarver (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 2-1 0 --- O NYM D. Dyer B. Gibson -1% 83% Strikeout
t9 2-1 1 --- O NYM P. Hennigan B. Gibson -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-1 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson B. Gibson -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Phil Hennigan facing 4-5-6
b9 1-2 0 --- STL J. Torre P. Hennigan -13% 68% Single
b9 1-2 0 1-- OO STL T. Simmons P. Hennigan 28% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b9 1-2 2 --- O STL K. Reitz P. Hennigan 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 1.

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