Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 84
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, July 5, 1975 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  8  1
ATL N    0  2  0    0  0  1    0  1  x  -   4  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   1   2   0       0   1       7   0
Gross rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell lf                     3   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   0       1   0      12   0
Johnson c                     4   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   6
Andrews 2b                    2   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Helms ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   8   3       2   4      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Andrews-Metzger-Watson, Andrews-Watson.
E: Johnson (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (5,off Sadecki); Metzger (4,off Sadecki).
3B: Howard (2,off Sadecki).
HR: Johnson (8,9th inning off Sadecki 1 on 0 out).
SF: Cabell (3,off Sadecki).
GDP: Cabell (7,off Sadecki).
Team LOB: 5.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Perez 2b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       2   1
Baker rf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Evans 3b                      2   2   2   1       1   0       2   2
Lum 1b                        4   1   2   1       0   0       9   1
Blanks ss                     3   0   0   1       0   0       2   2
Office cf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Pocoroba c                    2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Sadecki p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   4   8   4       2   1      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Perez-Blanks-Lum, Lum-Evans.

BATTING - 
SH: Pocoroba (1,off Crawford).
SF: Evans (2,off Crawford).
GDP: Perez (9,off Forsch); Lum (8,off Crawford).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Evans 2 (7,2nd base off Forsch/Johnson 2).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(2-6)                 6     6   3   3   1   1   0  24
Crawford                      2     2   1   1   1   0   0   8
Totals                        8     8   4   4   2   1   0  32


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sadecki W(2-1)                8     8   3   3   2   3   1  32
Sosa SV(1)                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   4   1  35

Sadecki faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Sadecki 2 (4).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 1:56   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Howard              cf        Garr                lf
2. Gross               rf        Perez               2b
3. Cabell              lf        Baker               rf
4. Watson              1b        Evans               3b
5. Johnson             c         Lum                 1b
6. Rader               3b        Blanks              ss
7. Metzger             ss        Office              cf
8. Andrews             2b        Pocoroba            c
9. Forsch              p         Sadecki             p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard struck out; Gross singled to right; Cabell
was called out on strikes; Sadecki threw a wild pitch [Gross to
second]; Watson walked; Johnson popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Garr singled to second; Perez grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Garr out at second]; Baker
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); On a bunt
Metzger made an out to first; Andrews singled to left; Forsch
lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Evans walked; Lum singled to center [Evans to third,
Lum to second (on throw to 3b)]; Blanks grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Evans scored, Lum to third]; Office grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Lum scored]; Pocoroba flied out to center;
2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard doubled to left; On a bunt Gross grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Howard to third]; Cabell out on a sacrifice
fly to right [Howard scored]; Watson flied out to center; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Sadecki lined to center; Garr flied out to center;
Perez singled to center; Baker grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson lined to first; Rader was called out on
strikes; Metzger doubled; Sadecki threw a wild pitch [Metzger to
third]; Andrews walked; Forsch flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Evans singled to right; Lum flied out to left; Evans
stole second; Blanks grounded out (second to first) [Evans to
third]; Office flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard flied out to right; Gross singled to center;
Cabell grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Gross out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Pocoroba grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Sadecki
was called out on strikes; Garr grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson popped to third; Johnson grounded out (third
to first); Rader flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Perez grounded out (third to first); Baker grounded
out (shortstop to first); Evans singled to center; Evans stole
second [Evans to third (error by Johnson)]; Lum singled to
center [Evans scored]; Blanks grounded out (shortstop to first);
1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: On a bunt Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first);
Andrews flied out to right; HELMS BATTED FOR FORSCH; Helms flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED HELMS (PITCHING); Office singled
to center; Pocoroba out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first)
[Office to second]; Sadecki grounded out (first unassisted)
[Office to third]; Garr flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Howard tripled to right; Gross lined into a double
play (first to third) [Howard out at third]; Cabell flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Perez walked; Baker singled to right [Perez to
third]; Evans out on a sacrifice fly to center [Perez scored];
Lum grounded into a double play (second to first) [Baker out at
second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson singled to center; Johnson homered [Watson
scored]; SOSA REPLACED SADECKI (PITCHING); Rader grounded out
(third to first); Metzger lined to second; CRUZ BATTED FOR
ANDREWS; Cruz struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   1    5
 Braves           4   8   0    4


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