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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BOS
3
1
CLE
@KCR
1
5
CHW
@MIL
2
3
 
(13)
DET
@MIN
2
3
 
(10)
CAL
@NYY
0
2
BAL
@TEX
8
3
ATL
@CHC
3
4
MON
@LAD
6
3
CIN
@PIT
3
4
NYM
@SDP
0
3
PHI
@SFG
7
11
HOU
@STL
2
6
Saturday, June 2, 1973, 7:02PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 18,091, Time of Game: 2:22
Astros
2
29-24
 Lost 3 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Cardinals
6
21-25
 Won 2 
5th, 7½ GB
W: Rick Wise (7-2)
L: Jim York (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  6  2
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  5  X    6  7  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Metzger SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .286 .367 .653 -0.036 1.45 0.036 -0.072 -0.2 1 3 SH
Jesus Alou RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .345 .367 .517 .884 0.190 1.59 0.225 -0.035 1.3 0 0
Jim Wynn CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .237 .332 .474 .806 -0.127 1.16 0.018 -0.145 -1.3 0 0 CS,GDP
Bob Watson LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .354 .446 .503 .949 -0.068 0.87 0.011 -0.079 -0.5 2 0
   Jim York P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Fred Gladding P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .224 .283 .388 .671 -0.060 0.78 0.000 -0.060 -0.5 3 0
   Skip Jutze C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .222 .389 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 1 0
Lee May 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .214 .249 .353 .601 -0.032 0.72 0.021 -0.053 -0.5 10 0
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .229 .324 .351 .675 0.002 0.74 0.036 -0.035 0.0 3 2
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .308 .323 .631 -0.071 1.01 0.016 -0.087 -0.6 3 1
Larry Dierker P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.055 1.05 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 0 0
   Jim Crawford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Stewart PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .182 .250 .182 .432 0.152 2.23 0.152 0.000 0.6 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 1 2 4 35 .188 .235 .188 .423 -0.113 1.09 0.515 -0.629 -2.1 24 7
SH: R Metzger (6, off R Wise).
TB: L May; B Watson; J Alou; T Helms; J Stewart; R Metzger.
GIDP: J Wynn (4).
RBI: J Alou (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: B Watson (6); J Alou (1).
Baserunning
CS: J Wynn (6, 2nd base by R Wise/T Simmons).

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 .295 .332 .378 .710 -0.169 1.61 0.000 -0.169 -1.1 2 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .302 .351 .349 .700 -0.017 1.27 0.069 -0.086 -0.4 4 2
Joe Torre 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .323 .428 .398 .826 -0.078 1.45 0.036 -0.114 -0.3 10 1
   Dwain Anderson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ed Crosby 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .231 .257 .488 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ted Simmons C 3 2 3 1 1 0 4 .261 .353 .339 .692 0.546 1.48 0.546 0.000 2.6 6 1 2·2B
Jose Cruz RF 3 1 0 1 1 0 4 .222 .314 .418 .733 -0.100 2.10 0.008 -0.108 -0.8 1 0 IW
Luis Melendez CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .319 .290 .609 -0.062 1.92 0.045 -0.107 -0.5 2 0
Ken Reitz 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .236 .327 .563 -0.077 1.03 0.000 -0.077 -0.5 0 2
   Tim McCarver PH-1B 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 .300 .375 .383 .758 0.356 5.39 0.356 0.000 3.4 0 0 HR
Mike Tyson SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .253 .295 .303 .598 0.022 0.75 0.070 -0.049 0.2 2 5
Rick Wise P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .294 .333 .627 -0.036 0.92 0.032 -0.067 -0.3 0 3 2B
Team Totals 31 6 7 6 4 4 35 .226 .314 .419 .734 0.385 1.53 1.162 -0.777 2.3 27 14
2B: T Simmons 2 (9, 1 off L Dierker, 1 off J York); R Wise (2, off L Dierker).
HR: T McCarver (1, off F Gladding, 8th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: J Cruz (3, by J York).
TB: T Simmons 5; T McCarver 4; R Wise 2; L Melendez; M Tyson.
RBI: T McCarver 4 (12); T Simmons (16); J Cruz (20).
2-out RBI: T McCarver 4; T Simmons.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Wise-M Tyson-J Torre.
E: E Crosby (4); M Tyson (1).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker 5.1 4 1 0 2 3 0 0.00 22 59 0.103 1.05 0.9
Jim Crawford 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.28 5 2 0 0.210 1.76 1.3
Jim York, BS (2), L (3-3) 0.2 2 4 4 2 0 0 3.73 6 0 0 -0.343 2.71 -1.3
Fred Gladding 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.60 2 3 3 -0.356 2.71 -3.3
Team Totals 8 7 6 5 4 4 1 5.62 35 59 5 3 -0.386 1.53 -2.3

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Wise, W (7-2) 9 6 2 1 2 4 0 3.21 35 71 0.114 1.09 2.1
Team Totals 9 6 2 1 2 4 0 1.00 35 71 0.114 1.09 2.1
Balks: R Wise (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J York (5; J Cruz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 18,091.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Roger Metzger SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Jesus Alou RF 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Jim Wynn CF 3 Joe Torre 1B
4 Bob Watson LF 4 Ted Simmons C
5 Johnny Edwards C 5 Jose Cruz RF
6 Lee May 1B 6 Luis Melendez CF
7 Doug Rader 3B 7 Ken Reitz 3B
8 Tommy Helms 2B 8 Mike Tyson SS
9 Larry Dierker P 9 Rick Wise P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 2 1-- R STL T. Simmons J. York 36% 58% Double to RF; Anderson Scores
b8 2-2 2 123 RRRR STL T. McCarver F. Gladding 36% 99% Home Run; Simmons Scores; Cruz Scores; Melendez Scores
t8 1-1 1 --3 R HOU J. Alou R. Wise -13% 24% Single to LF; Stewart Scores
b2 0-1 0 --- STL T. Simmons L. Dierker 11% 54% Double to RF; Simmons to 3B/Adv on E9
t1 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Alou R. Wise -9% 37% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Metzger to 3B; Alou to 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU R. Metzger R. Wise -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Alou R. Wise -9% 37% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Metzger to 3B; Alou to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 ROO HOU J. Wynn R. Wise 6% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Metzger Scores/No RBI/unER
t1 1-0 2 --- HOU B. Watson R. Wise -1% 42% Single to RF
t1 1-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Edwards R. Wise 2% 44% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O STL L. Brock L. Dierker -2% 41% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore L. Dierker -2% 40% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- O STL J. Torre L. Dierker -1% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O HOU L. May R. Wise 2% 41% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader R. Wise 1% 42% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 2 --- O HOU T. Helms R. Wise 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- STL T. Simmons L. Dierker 11% 54% Double to RF; Simmons to 3B/Adv on E9
b2 0-1 0 --3 RO STL J. Cruz L. Dierker -1% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Simmons Scores/unER
b2 1-1 1 --- O STL L. Melendez L. Dierker -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- O STL K. Reitz L. Dierker -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker R. Wise 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger R. Wise 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 2 --- O HOU J. Alou R. Wise 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- STL M. Tyson L. Dierker 7% 62% Single to LF; Tyson to 2B/Adv on E7
b3 1-1 0 -2- O STL R. Wise L. Dierker -5% 58% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 -2- O STL L. Brock L. Dierker -4% 54% Popfly: SS
b3 1-1 2 -2- O STL T. Sizemore L. Dierker -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn R. Wise 3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
t4 1-1 1 --- O HOU B. Watson R. Wise 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O HOU J. Edwards R. Wise 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O STL J. Torre L. Dierker -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 --- STL T. Simmons L. Dierker 3% 56% Single to 2B
b4 1-1 1 1-- O STL J. Cruz L. Dierker -3% 53% Popfly: 3B
b4 1-1 2 1-- O STL L. Melendez L. Dierker -3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- O HOU L. May R. Wise 3% 53% Strikeout
t5 1-1 1 --- O HOU D. Rader R. Wise 2% 55% Foul Flyball: C
t5 1-1 2 --- HOU T. Helms R. Wise -2% 53% Single to CF
t5 1-1 2 1-- O HOU L. Dierker R. Wise 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
b5 1-1 0 --- O STL K. Reitz L. Dierker -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b5 1-1 1 --- O STL M. Tyson L. Dierker -2% 51% Lineout: 2B
b5 1-1 2 --- STL R. Wise L. Dierker 3% 55% Double to LF
b5 1-1 2 -2- O STL L. Brock L. Dierker -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger R. Wise 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- O HOU J. Alou R. Wise 2% 56% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-1 2 --- HOU J. Wynn R. Wise -2% 54% Walk
t6 1-1 2 1-- O HOU B. Watson R. Wise 3% 57% Wynn Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- O STL T. Sizemore L. Dierker -3% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 1-1 1 --- STL J. Torre L. Dierker 4% 58% Walk
b6 1-1 1 1-- STL T. Simmons L. Dierker 5% 63% Walk; Torre to 2B
Jim Crawford replaces Larry Dierker pitching and batting 9th
b6 1-1 1 12- O STL J. Cruz J. Crawford -6% 56% Popfly: 3B
b6 1-1 2 12- O STL L. Melendez J. Crawford -6% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- O HOU B. Watson R. Wise 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards R. Wise 3% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-1 2 --- HOU L. May R. Wise -2% 54% Single to LF
t7 1-1 2 1-- HOU D. Rader R. Wise -3% 51% Walk; May to 2B
t7 1-1 2 12- O HOU T. Helms R. Wise 7% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Jim Crawford facing 7-8-9
Skip Jutze replaces Johnny Edwards playing C batting 5th
b7 1-1 0 --- O STL K. Reitz J. Crawford -4% 55% Popfly: 1B
b7 1-1 1 --- O STL M. Tyson J. Crawford -3% 52% Strikeout
b7 1-1 2 --- O STL R. Wise J. Crawford -2% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 9-1-2
Jimmy Stewart pinch hits for Jim Crawford (P) batting 9th
t8 1-1 0 --- HOU J. Stewart R. Wise -7% 43% Single to RF
t8 1-1 0 1-- O HOU R. Metzger R. Wise 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Stewart to 2B
t8 1-1 1 -2- HOU J. Alou R. Wise -8% 37% Balk; Stewart to 3B
t8 1-1 1 --3 R HOU J. Alou R. Wise -13% 24% Single to LF; Stewart Scores
t8 2-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Wynn R. Wise 3% 27% Strikeout
t8 2-1 2 1-- O HOU B. Watson R. Wise 2% 29% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Jim York facing 1-2-3
Jim York replaces Bob Watson (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Jimmy Stewart moves from PH to LF
b8 1-2 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. York -6% 23% Flyball: LF
b8 1-2 1 --- STL T. Sizemore J. York 7% 30% Walk
b8 1-2 1 1-- O STL J. Torre J. York -8% 22% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
Dwain Anderson pinch runs for Joe Torre (1B) batting 3rd
b8 1-2 2 1-- R STL T. Simmons J. York 36% 58% Double to RF; Anderson Scores
b8 2-2 2 -2- STL J. Cruz J. York 1% 59% Intentional Walk
b8 2-2 2 12- STL L. Melendez J. York 4% 63% Single to SS; Simmons to 3B; Cruz to 2B
Fred Gladding replaces Jim York pitching and batting 4th
Tim McCarver pinch hits for Ken Reitz (3B) batting 7th
b8 2-2 2 123 RRRR STL T. McCarver F. Gladding 36% 99% Home Run; Simmons Scores; Cruz Scores; Melendez Scores
b8 6-2 2 --- O STL M. Tyson F. Gladding -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-6, Cardinals' Rick Wise facing 5-6-7
Tim McCarver moves from PH to 1B
Ed Crosby replaces Dwain Anderson (PR) playing 3B batting 3rd
t9 2-6 0 --- O HOU S. Jutze R. Wise 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 1 --- O HOU L. May R. Wise 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 2 --- HOU D. Rader R. Wise -0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Rader to 1B
t9 2-6 2 1-- O HOU T. Helms R. Wise 0% 100% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 6.

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