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Sunday April 16, 1972
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Led by Ralph Garr, who rapped four hits, the Braves won the opener of a doubleheader, 5-1, but the Padres came back to take the nightcap, 3-0, behind the pitching of Bill Greif, who turned in the first complete game of his major league career.

After the Padres scored an unearned run in the first inning of the lidlifter, Felix Millan sent the Braves on the way to their victory with a two-run double in the second. The Padres' hitting in the nightcap included run-scoring doubles by Nate Colbert and Cito Gaston. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 5, San Diego Padres 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at San Diego Stadium

Braves       0  2  0    0  0  1    1  0  1  -   5 11  1
Padres       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1


Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Padres               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Millan 2b             4   0   1   2     1   2   .222      Hernandez ss          4   1   1   0     0   1   .286
Garr lf               5   2   4   0     0   0   .556      Thomas 2b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .429
Aaron 1b              4   0   0   0     1   1   .000      Lee lf                4   0   2   1     0   0   .250
Williams c            3   0   1   1     2   1   .286      Colbert 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .167
Evans 3b              5   1   2   1     0   1   .444      Brown rf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .200
Lum rf                4   0   1   0     1   0   .286      Morales cf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .250
Baker cf              3   0   0   0     0   2   .167      Kendall c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Perez ss              2   1   1   0     2   1   .500      Campbell 3b           3   0   0   0     0   1   .167
Reed p                2   1   1   1     0   0   .500      Arlin p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Carty ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .000        Gaston ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Stone pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Norman p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Upshaw p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Mason ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Acosta p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   5  11   5     8   8             Totals               32   1   6   1     0   4

Time of Game: 2:24
Left on Base: Braves 10, Padres 6
DP: Braves 1, Padres 2
Errors: Perez, Thomas
Doubles: Millan (1), Williams (2)
Stolen Bases: Garr (1)
Caught Stealing: Lee (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Baker (1), Thomas (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Reed (1)
GIDP: Aaron (1)
Hit by Pitch: Arlin (1,by Reed)


Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Reed W(1-0)             7     4   1   0   0   4   0  26   0.00
Upshaw SV(1)            2     2   0   0   0   0   0   8   0.00
Totals                  9     6   1   0   0   4   0  34

Padres                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Arlin L(0-1)            5     5   2   2   4   3   0  22   3.60
Norman                  3     4   2   2   3   4   0  15   6.00
Acosta                  1     2   1   1   1   1   0   5   9.00
Totals                  9    11   5   5   8   8   0  42

Hit by Pitch: Reed (1)
Wild Pitches: Arlin (1)

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Augie Donatelli


BRAVES 1ST: Millan struck out; Garr singled to right; Garr stole
second; Arlin threw a wild pitch [Garr to third]; Aaron walked;
Williams struck out; Evans popped to shortstop in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Hernandez reached on an error by Perez [Hernandez to
first]; Thomas out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Hernandez to second]; Lee singled to right [Hernandez scored
(unearned)]; Colbert struck out while Lee was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Padres 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Lum grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Baker was
called out on strikes; Perez singled to second; Reed singled to
left [Perez to second]; Millan doubled to center [Perez scored,
Reed scored]; Garr grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 2ND: Brown grounded out (third to first); Morales lined
to left; Kendall grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 2, Padres 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Aaron flied out to center; Williams walked; Evans
lined into a double play (first unassisted) [Williams out at
first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 3RD: Campbell was called out on strikes; Arlin was hit by
a pitch; Hernandez struck out; Thomas forced Arlin (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Padres 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Lum flied out to left; Baker popped to first in foul
territory; Perez walked; Reed grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 4TH: Lee singled to right; Colbert popped to first in
foul territory; Brown flied out to right; Morales forced Lee
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Padres 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Millan walked; Garr singled to right [Millan to
second]; Aaron grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Millan to third, Garr out at second]; Williams
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
2, Padres 1.

PADRES 5TH: Kendall grounded out (pitcher to catcher to first);
Campbell grounded out (third to first); GASTON BATTED FOR ARLIN;
Gaston grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 2, Padres 1.

BRAVES 6TH: NORMAN REPLACED GASTON (PITCHING); Evans singled to
right; Lum walked [Evans to second]; Baker out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Evans to third, Lum to second]; Perez
was walked intentionally; Reed hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Evans scored, Lum to third]; Millan struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 3, Padres 1.

PADRES 6TH: Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas
flied out to center; Lee lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 3, Padres 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Garr singled to second [Garr to second (error by
Thomas)]; Aaron grounded out (shortstop to first) [Garr to
third]; Williams doubled to center [Garr scored]; Evans struck
out; Lum singled to center [Williams out at home (center to
catcher)]; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Padres 1.

PADRES 7TH: Colbert grounded out (shortstop to first); Brown
singled to left; Morales struck out; Kendall singled to right
[Brown to second]; Campbell flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 4, Padres 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Baker struck out; Perez struck out; CARTY BATTED FOR
REED; Carty walked; STONE RAN FOR CARTY; Millan grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Padres 1.

PADRES 8TH: UPSHAW REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); MASON BATTED FOR
NORMAN; Mason grounded out (pitcher to first); Hernandez singled
to right; Thomas lined to center; Lee grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Padres 1.

BRAVES 9TH: ACOSTA REPLACED MASON (PITCHING); Garr singled to
third; Aaron struck out; Williams walked [Garr to second]; Evans
singled to center [Garr scored, Williams out at third (center to
second)]; Lum lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5,
Padres 1.

PADRES 9TH: Colbert flied out to right; Brown lined to center;
Morales singled to third; Kendall flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Padres 1.



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