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BAL
@BOS
2
10
CAL
@CHW
8
4
MIL
@CLE
4
7
NYY
@DET
7
1
MIN
@OAK
1
4
MIN
@OAK
1
5
KCR
@TEX
2
0
SDP
@ATL
3
4
HOU
@CIN
3
5
HOU
@CIN
7
6
SFG
@LAD
6
3
 
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CHC
@NYM
6
8
CHC
@NYM
3
4
PIT
@STL
5
0
Sunday, April 20, 1975, 1:23PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 20,935, Time of Game: 1:59
Pirates
5
5-4
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Cardinals
0
6-5
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Ken Brett (1-0)
L: John Denny (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  4  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    5  8  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 .216 .293 .297 .590 -0.023 0.90 0.009 -0.032 -0.7 0 2
Richie Hebner 3B 4 0 3 2 0 1 4 .351 .415 .568 .982 0.172 0.57 0.173 -0.002 2.2 0 1 3B
Al Oliver CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .293 .333 .626 -0.051 0.55 0.000 -0.051 -0.9 3 0
Willie Stargell 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .417 .488 .694 1.182 -0.007 0.41 0.016 -0.024 0.0 15 1 IW
Richie Zisk LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .366 .324 .690 0.020 0.53 0.064 -0.045 -0.7 2 0 2B,GDP
Dave Parker RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .250 .359 .609 0.059 0.44 0.070 -0.011 0.3 2 0
Manny Sanguillen C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .265 .342 .412 .754 0.044 0.56 0.057 -0.013 0.0 3 0
Frank Taveras SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .077 .143 .077 .220 -0.058 0.53 0.000 -0.058 -1.0 2 5
Ken Brett P 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0.076 0.71 0.080 -0.004 1.6 0 1 HR
   Dave Giusti P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 1
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 1 4 36 .229 .250 .400 .650 0.232 0.56 0.469 -0.240 0.7 27 11
2B: R Zisk (1, off J Denny).
3B: R Hebner (1, off J Denny).
HR: K Brett (1, off M Garman, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
IBB: W Stargell (2, by J Denny).
TB: R Hebner 5; K Brett 4; R Zisk 2; D Parker; M Sanguillen; W Stargell.
GIDP: R Zisk (2).
RBI: R Hebner 2 (5); R Stennett (5); K Brett (1); M Sanguillen (6).
2-out RBI: R Hebner 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Stargell-F Taveras.
E: W Stargell (2).

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 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .353 .318 .671 0.002 0.75 0.047 -0.045 0.2 2 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .353 .289 .642 -0.033 0.93 0.032 -0.065 -0.4 3 2
Bake McBride CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .354 .372 .726 -0.080 0.84 0.026 -0.106 -1.3 2 0 SB,GDP
Reggie Smith RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .354 .475 .829 -0.051 0.64 0.009 -0.060 -0.8 3 0
Ted Simmons C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .282 .326 .462 .787 -0.049 0.48 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 4 0
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .405 .419 .500 .919 0.004 0.30 0.025 -0.021 0.2 2 3 2B
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .190 .277 .238 .515 0.008 0.50 0.035 -0.027 -0.2 9 0
Ed Brinkman SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .385 .455 .839 -0.002 0.86 0.032 -0.034 -0.1 1 5
John Denny P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 1.31 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 1 1
   Luis Melendez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.028 1.01 0.000 -0.028 -0.3
   Mike Garman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Fairly PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -0.010 0.35 0.000 -0.010 -0.4
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 6 0 2 2 34 .188 .235 .219 .454 -0.268 0.68 0.206 -0.474 -4.3 27 11
2B: K Reitz (4, off D Giusti).
TB: L Brock 2; K Reitz 2; E Brinkman; R Smith; K Hernandez.
GIDP: B McBride (2).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Brinkman-K Hernandez.
E: J Denny (1).
Baserunning
SB: B McBride (2, 2nd base off K Brett/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Brett, W (1-0) 6 4 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 23 62 0.230 0.82 2.9
Dave Giusti, S (1) 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 11 0 0 0.038 0.34 1.4
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 34 62 0 0 0.268 0.68 4.3

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Denny, L (2-1) 5 7 4 1 1 1 0 1.40 23 43 -0.230 0.83 -1.6
Mike Garman 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.17 7 0 0 -0.006 0.13 -0.0
Al Hrabosky 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.00 6 0 0 0.005 0.03 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 5 2 1 4 1 2.00 36 43 0 0 -0.231 0.56 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: K Brett (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Denny (1; W Stargell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 1:59.
Attendance: 20,935.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Rennie Stennett 2B 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Richie Hebner 3B 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Al Oliver CF 3 Bake McBride CF
4 Willie Stargell 1B 4 Reggie Smith RF
5 Richie Zisk LF 5 Ted Simmons C
6 Dave Parker RF 6 Ken Reitz 3B
7 Manny Sanguillen C 7 Keith Hernandez 1B
8 Frank Taveras SS 8 Ed Brinkman SS
9 Ken Brett P 9 John Denny P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 2-0 2 1-3 RR PIT R. Hebner J. Denny 14% 85% Triple to RF; Taveras Scores/unER; Stennett Scores/unER
t2 0-0 0 -2- PIT D. Parker J. Denny 7% 63% Single to LF; Zisk to 3B
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Zisk J. Denny 6% 56% Double to LF
b6 0-4 0 1-- OO STL B. McBride K. Brett 6% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
t2 0-0 0 1-3 R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Denny 6% 69% Single to LF; Zisk Scores; Parker 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' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Denny -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT R. Hebner J. Denny 2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver J. Denny -3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT W. Stargell J. Denny -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ken Brett facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock K. Brett 2% 47% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore K. Brett 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- STL B. McBride K. Brett -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- STL R. Smith K. Brett -1% 46% McBride Steals 2B; McBride to 3B/Adv on E3
b1 0-0 2 --3 O STL R. Smith K. Brett 4% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT R. Zisk J. Denny 6% 56% Double to LF
t2 0-0 0 -2- PIT D. Parker J. Denny 7% 63% Single to LF; Zisk to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-3 R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Denny 6% 69% Single to LF; Zisk Scores; Parker to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny -5% 64% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Sanguillen to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- PIT K. Brett J. Denny 6% 70% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Sanguillen to 3B; Taveras to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 RO PIT R. Stennett J. Denny 1% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Sanguillen Scores/unER; Taveras to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 RR PIT R. Hebner J. Denny 14% 85% Triple to RF; Taveras Scores/unER; Stennett Scores/unER
t2 4-0 2 --3 O PIT A. Oliver J. Denny -2% 83% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Ken Brett facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- O STL T. Simmons K. Brett 2% 85% Flyball: CF
b2 0-4 1 --- O STL K. Reitz K. Brett 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-4 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez K. Brett 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 1% 88% Single to RF
t3 4-0 0 1-- OO PIT R. Zisk J. Denny -3% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t3 4-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker J. Denny -0% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Ken Brett facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- STL E. Brinkman K. Brett -3% 82% Single to LF
b3 0-4 0 1-- O STL J. Denny K. Brett 3% 85% Flyball: LF
b3 0-4 1 1-- STL L. Brock K. Brett -3% 81% Single to CF; Brinkman to 2B
b3 0-4 1 12- O STL T. Sizemore K. Brett 4% 85% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-4 2 12- O STL B. McBride K. Brett 3% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Denny -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 2 --- O PIT K. Brett J. Denny -0% 87% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Ken Brett facing 4-5-6
b4 0-4 0 --- O STL R. Smith K. Brett 2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- O STL T. Simmons K. Brett 1% 90% Flyball: LF
b4 0-4 2 --- O STL K. Reitz K. Brett 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t5 4-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Denny -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t5 4-0 1 --- PIT R. Hebner J. Denny 1% 91% Single to RF
t5 4-0 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver J. Denny -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hebner to 2B
t5 4-0 2 -2- PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 0% 90% Intentional Walk
t5 4-0 2 12- O PIT R. Zisk J. Denny -1% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Ken Brett facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- STL K. Hernandez K. Brett -3% 86% Single to 2B
b5 0-4 0 1-- O STL E. Brinkman K. Brett 2% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hernandez to 2B
Luis Melendez pinch hits for John Denny (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 1 -2- O STL L. Melendez K. Brett 3% 90% Flyball: CF
b5 0-4 2 -2- STL L. Brock K. Brett -0% 90% Wild Pitch; Hernandez to 3B
b5 0-4 2 --3 O STL L. Brock K. Brett 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Mike Garman facing 6-7-8
Mike Garman replaces Luis Melendez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- O PIT D. Parker M. Garman -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen M. Garman -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-0 2 --- O PIT F. Taveras M. Garman -0% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Ken Brett facing 2-3-4
b6 0-4 0 --- STL T. Sizemore K. Brett -3% 88% Walk
b6 0-4 0 1-- OO STL B. McBride K. Brett 6% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
b6 0-4 2 --- STL R. Smith K. Brett -1% 93% Single to LF
b6 0-4 2 1-- O STL T. Simmons K. Brett 2% 95% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Mike Garman facing 9-1-2
t7 4-0 0 --- R PIT K. Brett M. Garman 3% 97% Home Run
t7 5-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett M. Garman -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-0 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner M. Garman -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver M. Garman -0% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 6-7-8
Dave Giusti replaces Ken Brett pitching and batting 9th
b7 0-5 0 --- STL K. Reitz D. Giusti -2% 94% Double to LF
b7 0-5 0 -2- O STL K. Hernandez D. Giusti 2% 96% Strikeout
b7 0-5 1 -2- O STL E. Brinkman D. Giusti 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B; Reitz to 3B
Ron Fairly pinch hits for Mike Garman (P) batting 9th
b7 0-5 2 --3 O STL R. Fairly D. Giusti 1% 98% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Al Hrabosky facing 4-5-6
Al Hrabosky replaces Ron Fairly (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell A. Hrabosky -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 5-0 1 --- O PIT R. Zisk A. Hrabosky -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker A. Hrabosky -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 1-2-3
b8 0-5 0 --- STL L. Brock D. Giusti -1% 97% Single to RF
b8 0-5 0 1-- O STL T. Sizemore D. Giusti 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Brock to 2B
b8 0-5 1 -2- O STL B. McBride D. Giusti 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-5 2 -2- O STL R. Smith D. Giusti 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Al Hrabosky facing 7-8-9
t9 5-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen A. Hrabosky -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
t9 5-0 1 --- O PIT F. Taveras A. Hrabosky -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 5-0 2 --- O PIT D. Giusti A. Hrabosky -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 5-6-7
b9 0-5 0 --- O STL T. Simmons D. Giusti 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-5 1 --- O STL K. Reitz D. Giusti 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 0-5 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez D. Giusti 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.

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