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Standings
CLE
@WSH
5
2
BRO
@MLN
6
3
Monday, August 27, 1956,
, Griffith Stadium
Attendance: 4,879, Time of Game: 2:25
Indians
5
71-51
 Won 2 
2nd, 7 GB
at Senators
2
51-71
 Lost 2 
7th, 27 GB
W: Bob Lemon (17-11)
L: Hal Griggs (1-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Indians         0  2  0   0  1  1   1  0  0    5 11  2
Senators        0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    2  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith CF-LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .279 .376 .445 .821 -0.029 0.47 0.014 -0.043 -0.5 5 0
Bobby Avila 2B 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 .230 .344 .318 .662 0.006 0.35 0.031 -0.025 0.4 4 1
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .266 .371 .491 .862 -0.047 0.45 0.002 -0.050 -0.6 10 0
Rocky Colavito RF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .276 .377 .567 .943 0.056 0.43 0.087 -0.031 0.5 1 0 HR
Al Rosen 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .275 .370 .441 .811 -0.096 0.52 0.000 -0.096 -1.9 0 0 GDP
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .409 .418 .827 -0.031 0.31 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 0 0
   Jim Busby CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .301 .368 .669 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Hegan C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .224 .331 .359 .690 -0.008 0.34 0.015 -0.023 -0.2 5 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 3 3 3 1 0 4 .253 .335 .342 .677 0.302 0.40 0.302 0.000 3.5 0 6 2·HR,2B
Bob Lemon P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .218 .282 .372 .654 -0.013 0.30 0.011 -0.024 -0.2 1 2
Team Totals 37 5 11 5 4 3 41 .297 .366 .568 .933 0.140 0.40 0.462 -0.323 0.5 27 9
2B: C Carrasquel (13, off B Stewart).
HR: C Carrasquel 2 (7, 2 off H Griggs, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); R Colavito (17, off B Stewart, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: C Carrasquel 10; R Colavito 5; B Avila 3; B Lemon; A Smith; J Hegan.
GIDP: A Rosen (13).
RBI: C Carrasquel 3 (45); A Smith (66); R Colavito (48).
2-out RBI: C Carrasquel 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Avila-V Wertz; B Lemon-V Wertz.
E: B Lemon (3); B Avila (14).

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .246 .436 .364 .800 -0.086 0.85 0.000 -0.086 -1.0 1 5
Whitey Herzog CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .310 .361 .671 0.056 0.55 0.068 -0.012 0.6 0 0
Pete Runnels 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .379 .430 .809 0.003 0.94 0.069 -0.066 0.1 12 0 GDP
Roy Sievers LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .252 .372 .489 .861 0.014 1.42 0.087 -0.072 0.9 1 0 2B
Clint Courtney C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .377 .452 .829 -0.178 1.77 0.000 -0.178 -1.6 3 0
Jim Lemon RF 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .269 .348 .497 .845 -0.067 0.73 0.000 -0.067 -0.4 4 0
Herb Plews 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .276 .340 .331 .671 0.023 0.59 0.055 -0.031 0.2 5 4
Jose Valdivielso SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .326 .332 .658 -0.017 0.86 0.029 -0.046 -0.3 1 4
   Ed Fitz Gerald PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .316 .404 .421 .825 -0.028 1.18 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
Hal Griggs P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .211 .000 .211 -0.024 0.86 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 1
   Ernie Oravetz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .358 .308 .665 -0.057 1.35 0.000 -0.057 -0.5
   Bunky Stewart P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lou Berberet PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .290 .417 .420 .838 0.017 0.35 0.017 0.000 0.3
   Camilo Pascual PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .188 .217 .405 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Connie Grob P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .389 .412 .801 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Karl Olson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .255 .316 .339 .655 -0.017 0.60 0.000 -0.017 -0.4
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 1 6 36 .229 .250 .257 .507 -0.361 0.94 0.325 -0.684 -2.5 27 14
2B: R Sievers (22, off B Lemon).
TB: R Sievers 2; P Runnels 2; W Herzog 2; L Berberet; J Valdivielso; H Plews.
GIDP: P Runnels (12).
RBI: J Lemon (80); R Sievers (83).
2-out RBI: R Sievers.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Valdivielso-H Plews-P Runnels.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, W (17-11) 9 8 2 1 1 6 0 3.04 36 70 0.361 0.94 2.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 1 6 0 1.00 36 70 0.361 0.94 2.5

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Hal Griggs, L (1-6) 5 5 3 3 1 2 2 5.40 20 46 -0.095 0.63 -0.5
Bunky Stewart 3 5 2 2 2 1 1 5.23 16 0 0 -0.052 0.21 -0.5
Connie Grob 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7.28 5 0 0 0.008 0.12 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 4 3 3 5.00 41 46 0 0 -0.139 0.40 -0.5
Balks: B Lemon (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bill Summers, 2B - Bill McKinley, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 4,879.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Washington Senators
1 Al Smith CF 1 Eddie Yost 3B
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Whitey Herzog CF
3 Vic Wertz 1B 3 Pete Runnels 1B
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Roy Sievers LF
5 Al Rosen 3B 5 Clint Courtney C
6 Gene Woodling LF 6 Jim Lemon RF
7 Jim Hegan C 7 Herb Plews 2B
8 Chico Carrasquel SS 8 Jose Valdivielso SS
9 Bob Lemon P 9 Hal Griggs P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 1-- RR CLE C. Carrasquel H. Griggs 20% 67% Home Run; Hegan Scores
b8 2-5 2 123 O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 10% 97% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 1 --- R CLE C. Carrasquel H. Griggs 9% 83% Home Run
b8 1-5 2 123 R WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon -6% 87% Walk; Pascual Scores/unER; Herzog to 3B; Runnels to 2B
b3 0-2 1 1-- OO WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon 6% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith H. Griggs -2% 48% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE B. Avila H. Griggs 2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz H. Griggs -3% 47% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito H. Griggs -2% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Lemon 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon -2% 45% Single to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon -3% 41% Single to LF; Herzog to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon 4% 46% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 12- O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen H. Griggs -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling H. Griggs -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE J. Hegan H. Griggs 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- RR CLE C. Carrasquel H. Griggs 20% 67% Home Run; Hegan Scores
t2 2-0 2 --- O CLE B. Lemon H. Griggs -1% 66% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- O WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- WSH H. Plews B. Lemon -3% 66% Strikeout, E1; Plews to 1B
b2 0-2 1 1-- O WSH J. Valdivielso B. Lemon 3% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-2 2 1-- O WSH H. Griggs B. Lemon 2% 72% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith H. Griggs -2% 70% Flyball: RF
t3 2-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila H. Griggs -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz H. Griggs -1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Lemon 3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon -3% 67% Single to RF
b3 0-2 1 1-- OO WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon 6% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito H. Griggs 3% 76% Single to CF
t4 2-0 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen H. Griggs -6% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling H. Griggs -1% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon 3% 72% Popfly: 1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 2% 74% Lineout: 2B
b4 0-2 2 --- O WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon 1% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan H. Griggs -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- R CLE C. Carrasquel H. Griggs 9% 83% Home Run
t5 3-0 1 --- O CLE B. Lemon H. Griggs -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
t5 3-0 2 --- CLE A. Smith H. Griggs 1% 83% Single to LF
t5 3-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Avila H. Griggs -1% 81% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- O WSH H. Plews B. Lemon 3% 84% Flyball: CF
b5 0-3 1 --- WSH J. Valdivielso B. Lemon -3% 81% Single to CF
Ernie Oravetz pinch hits for Hal Griggs (P) batting 9th
b5 0-3 1 1-- OO WSH E. Oravetz B. Lemon 6% 87% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Senators 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Senators' Bunky Stewart facing 3-4-5
Bunky Stewart replaces Ernie Oravetz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz B. Stewart -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-0 1 --- R CLE R. Colavito B. Stewart 6% 91% Home Run
t6 4-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Stewart -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-0 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Stewart -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Lemon 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-4 1 --- O WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon 1% 94% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-4 2 --- O WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon 1% 94% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Senators 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Senators' Bunky Stewart facing 7-8-9
t7 4-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan B. Stewart -1% 94% Lineout: RF
t7 4-0 1 --- CLE C. Carrasquel B. Stewart 1% 95% Double to LF
t7 4-0 1 -2- CLE B. Lemon B. Stewart 1% 96% Single to CF; Carrasquel to 3B
t7 4-0 1 1-3 RO CLE A. Smith B. Stewart 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Carrasquel Scores
t7 5-0 2 1-- CLE B. Avila B. Stewart 0% 97% Single to 2B; Smith to 3B
t7 5-0 2 1-3 CLE V. Wertz B. Stewart 0% 97% Walk; Avila to 2B
t7 5-0 2 123 O CLE R. Colavito B. Stewart -1% 96% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 5, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b7 0-5 0 --- WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon -3% 94% Double to LF
b7 0-5 0 -2- O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 2% 95% Flyball: CF; Sievers to 3B
b7 0-5 1 --3 RO WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Sievers Scores
b7 1-5 2 --- O WSH H. Plews B. Lemon 1% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Senators 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Senators' Bunky Stewart facing 5-6-7
t8 5-1 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Stewart -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 5-1 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Stewart -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- CLE J. Hegan B. Stewart 0% 96% Single to 3B
t8 5-1 2 1-- CLE C. Carrasquel B. Stewart 0% 96% Walk; Hegan to 2B
t8 5-1 2 12- O CLE B. Lemon B. Stewart -1% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Senators 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 8-9-1
Al Smith moves from CF to LF
Jim Busby replaces Gene Woodling (LF) playing CF batting 6th
b8 1-5 0 --- O WSH J. Valdivielso B. Lemon 2% 97% Lineout: 2B
Lou Berberet pinch hits for Bunky Stewart (P) batting 9th
b8 1-5 1 --- WSH L. Berberet B. Lemon -2% 96% Single to RF
Camilo Pascual pinch runs for Lou Berberet (PH) batting 9th
b8 1-5 1 1-- O WSH E. Yost B. Lemon 2% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 1-5 2 1-- WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon -1% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Pascual to 2B
b8 1-5 2 12- WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon -3% 93% Single to 2B; Pascual to 3B; Herzog to 2B
b8 1-5 2 123 R WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon -6% 87% Walk; Pascual Scores/unER; Herzog to 3B; Runnels to 2B
b8 2-5 2 123 O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 10% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 5, Senators 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Senators' Connie Grob facing 1-2-3
Connie Grob replaces Camilo Pascual (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-2 0 --- O CLE A. Smith C. Grob -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-2 1 --- CLE B. Avila C. Grob 0% 97% Single to LF
t9 5-2 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz C. Grob -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Avila to 2B
t9 5-2 2 -2- CLE R. Colavito C. Grob 0% 97% Walk
t9 5-2 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen C. Grob -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Senators 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 6-7-8
b9 2-5 0 --- O WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-5 1 --- WSH H. Plews B. Lemon -3% 96% Single to CF
Ed Fitz Gerald pinch hits for Jose Valdivielso (SS) batting 8th
b9 2-5 1 1-- O WSH E. Fitz Gerald B. Lemon 3% 98% Groundout: SS-1B; Plews to 2B
Karl Olson pinch hits for Connie Grob (P) batting 9th
b9 2-5 2 -2- WSH K. Olson B. Lemon -0% 98% Balk; Plews to 3B
b9 2-5 2 --3 O WSH K. Olson B. Lemon 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Senators 2.

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