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Standings
SEA
@CAL
0
7
TOR
@CHW
5
7
DET
@KCR
4
3
NYY
@MIL
4
7
OAK
@MIN
3
2
HOU
@ATL
3
4
PHI
@MON
7
2
CHC
@NYM
8
4
CIN
@SDP
9
5
LAD
@SFG
7
1
PIT
@STL
7
0
Friday, April 15, 1977,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 46,469, Time of Game: 2:24
Astros
3
5-2
 Lost 1 
1st
at Braves
4
3-4
 Won 1 
3rd, 2 GB
W: Dick Ruthven (2-0)
S: Rick Camp (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  0
Braves          2  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  X    4 13  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Art Gardner CF-LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .158 .200 .158 .358 -0.018 1.63 0.092 -0.110 0.1 2 0
Enos Cabell 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .300 .344 .367 .710 -0.143 1.95 0.138 -0.281 -0.7 2 5 CS,GDP
Jose Cruz RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .267 .370 .637 -0.145 1.43 0.000 -0.145 -1.0 3 0
Bob Watson 1B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .250 .400 .375 .775 0.102 1.25 0.129 -0.028 0.7 8 1
   Cesar Cedeno PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Joe Ferguson C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .417 .476 .893 -0.039 1.90 0.083 -0.122 -0.6 4 1
Cliff Johnson LF-1B 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .400 .571 1.000 1.571 0.376 2.10 0.405 -0.030 2.6 1 0 HR
Rob Sperring 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.102 1.35 0.000 -0.102 -0.7 2 2
   Ken Boswell PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 -0.169 5.60 0.000 -0.169 -0.8 0 0
Roger Metzger SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .217 .227 .445 -0.201 2.81 0.063 -0.264 -0.7 2 1 2B
Mark Lemongello P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.068 1.13 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 0 0
   Joe Niekro P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie Crawford PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .364 .500 .455 .955 0.038 1.60 0.038 0.000 0.2
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ed Herrmann PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.077 2.93 0.000 -0.077 -0.3
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 4 3 38 .265 .342 .382 .724 -0.446 1.90 0.948 -1.396 -1.9 24 10
2B: R Metzger (1, off D Ruthven).
HR: C Johnson (2, off D Ruthven, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: C Johnson 5; A Gardner 2; R Metzger 2; E Cabell 2; J Ferguson; B Watson.
GIDP: E Cabell (1).
RBI: C Johnson 2 (4); E Cabell (2).
2-out RBI: C Johnson 2; E Cabell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Cabell-B Watson.
Baserunning
CS: E Cabell (3, 2nd base by D Ruthven/V Correll).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rowland Office CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .273 .313 .585 -0.131 1.17 0.000 -0.131 -1.4 3 0
Jerry Royster 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .303 .303 .394 .697 0.102 0.91 0.162 -0.061 1.0 1 1 HR,CS
Willie Montanez 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .323 .400 .723 -0.063 0.87 0.012 -0.076 -0.7 4 2
Jeff Burroughs RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .222 .323 .556 .878 0.114 0.81 0.176 -0.062 1.3 3 0 HR
Gary Matthews LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .345 .387 .414 .801 -0.011 0.58 0.030 -0.041 0.2 3 0
Vic Correll C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .364 .417 .727 1.144 -0.005 0.85 0.050 -0.055 -0.5 3 1
Rod Gilbreath 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .345 .296 .641 0.083 1.08 0.114 -0.031 0.5 4 4 HBP
Pat Rockett SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .360 .407 .440 .847 -0.165 1.23 0.021 -0.187 -1.2 4 3 GDP
Dick Ruthven P 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 .500 .500 .667 1.167 0.157 1.28 0.180 -0.023 1.0 2 0 2B,SH
   Rick Camp P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 1.08 0.000 -0.029 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 13 4 0 4 36 .382 .400 .588 .988 0.052 0.97 0.745 -0.696 -0.4 27 11
2B: D Ruthven (1, off J Niekro).
HR: J Burroughs (3, off M Lemongello, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs); J Royster (1, off M Lemongello, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: D Ruthven (1, off M Lemongello).
HBP: R Gilbreath (1, by M Lemongello).
TB: J Royster 6; J Burroughs 4; D Ruthven 3; G Matthews 2; P Rockett 2; W Montanez; V Correll; R Gilbreath.
GIDP: P Rockett (3).
RBI: J Burroughs 2 (8); D Ruthven (2); J Royster (2).
2-out RBI: J Burroughs 2; D Ruthven.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gilbreath-P Rockett-W Montanez.
Baserunning
CS: J Royster (1, 2nd base by M Lemongello/J Ferguson).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Lemongello, L (0-2) 5 10 4 4 0 3 2 8.10 25 34 -0.150 0.95 -1.3
Joe Niekro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 3 2 1 0.016 1.80 0.6
Joe Sambito 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 8 0 0 0.082 0.70 1.1
Team Totals 8 13 4 4 0 4 2 4.50 36 34 2 1 -0.052 0.97 0.4
M Lemongello faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Ruthven, W (2-0) 6.2 7 3 3 3 2 1 1.72 28 47 0.008 1.33 0.0
Rick Camp, S (2) 2.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 10 3 0 0.440 3.57 1.9
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 3 1 3.00 38 47 3 0 0.448 1.90 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Lemongello (1; R Gilbreath).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 46,469.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Art Gardner CF 1 Rowland Office CF
2 Enos Cabell 3B 2 Jerry Royster 3B
3 Jose Cruz RF 3 Willie Montanez 1B
4 Bob Watson 1B 4 Jeff Burroughs RF
5 Joe Ferguson C 5 Gary Matthews LF
6 Cliff Johnson LF 6 Vic Correll C
7 Rob Sperring 2B 7 Rod Gilbreath 2B
8 Roger Metzger SS 8 Pat Rockett SS
9 Mark Lemongello P 9 Dick Ruthven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-3 2 1-- RR HOU C. Johnson D. Ruthven -21% 55% Home Run; Watson Scores
t8 3-4 2 123 O HOU R. Metzger R. Camp 18% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- RR ATL J. Burroughs M. Lemongello 18% 70% Home Run; Montanez Scores
t8 3-4 1 123 O HOU K. Boswell R. Camp 17% 69% Strikeout
b6 3-3 2 -2- R ATL D. Ruthven J. Niekro 17% 72% Double; Gilbreath Scores

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, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU A. Gardner D. Ruthven -3% 47% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU E. Cabell D. Ruthven 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Ruthven 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mark Lemongello facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL R. Office M. Lemongello -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- ATL J. Royster M. Lemongello 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O ATL W. Montanez M. Lemongello -4% 51% Royster Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- ATL W. Montanez M. Lemongello 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- RR ATL J. Burroughs M. Lemongello 18% 70% Home Run; Montanez Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O ATL G. Matthews M. Lemongello -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- HOU B. Watson D. Ruthven -4% 65% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson D. Ruthven 4% 69% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 1 1-- O HOU C. Johnson D. Ruthven 3% 72% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 2 1-- O HOU R. Sperring D. Ruthven 2% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mark Lemongello facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O ATL V. Correll M. Lemongello -2% 73% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath M. Lemongello -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- ATL P. Rockett M. Lemongello 1% 72% Single
b2 2-0 2 1-- ATL D. Ruthven M. Lemongello 1% 74% Single; Rockett to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- O ATL R. Office M. Lemongello -3% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- HOU R. Metzger D. Ruthven -6% 64% Double
t3 0-2 0 -2- O HOU M. Lemongello D. Ruthven 5% 69% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 -2- O HOU A. Gardner D. Ruthven 4% 73% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 -2- R HOU E. Cabell D. Ruthven -9% 64% Single; Metzger Scores
t3 1-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Cruz D. Ruthven 3% 67% Cabell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Mark Lemongello facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- R ATL J. Royster M. Lemongello 9% 76% Home Run
b3 3-1 0 --- O ATL W. Montanez M. Lemongello -2% 74% Strikeout
b3 3-1 1 --- O ATL J. Burroughs M. Lemongello -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-1 2 --- ATL G. Matthews M. Lemongello 1% 74% Single
b3 3-1 2 1-- O ATL V. Correll M. Lemongello -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 3-4-5
t4 1-3 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Ruthven 3% 75% Flyball: CF
t4 1-3 1 --- HOU B. Watson D. Ruthven -3% 72% Walk
t4 1-3 1 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson D. Ruthven 3% 75% Flyball: LF
t4 1-3 2 1-- RR HOU C. Johnson D. Ruthven -21% 55% Home Run; Watson Scores
t4 3-3 2 --- O HOU R. Sperring D. Ruthven 1% 56% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Mark Lemongello facing 7-8-9
b4 3-3 0 --- ATL R. Gilbreath M. Lemongello 4% 60% Hit By Pitch
b4 3-3 0 1-- O ATL P. Rockett M. Lemongello -4% 56% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-3 1 1-- O ATL D. Ruthven M. Lemongello -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Gilbreath to 2B
b4 3-3 2 -2- O ATL R. Office M. Lemongello -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 8-9-1
t5 3-3 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger D. Ruthven 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t5 3-3 1 --- O HOU M. Lemongello D. Ruthven 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 3-3 2 --- O HOU A. Gardner D. Ruthven 2% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Mark Lemongello facing 2-3-4
b5 3-3 0 --- ATL J. Royster M. Lemongello 5% 61% Single
b5 3-3 0 1-- O ATL W. Montanez M. Lemongello -4% 57% Flyball: RF
b5 3-3 1 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs M. Lemongello -4% 53% Flyball: SS
b5 3-3 2 1-- O ATL G. Matthews M. Lemongello -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 2-3-4
t6 3-3 0 --- HOU E. Cabell D. Ruthven -5% 45% Single
t6 3-3 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz D. Ruthven 5% 50% Flyball: 3B
t6 3-3 1 1-- O HOU B. Watson D. Ruthven 3% 53% Flyball: RF; Cabell to 2B
t6 3-3 2 -2- O HOU J. Ferguson D. Ruthven 5% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Mark Lemongello facing 6-7-8
b6 3-3 0 --- ATL V. Correll M. Lemongello 5% 63% Single
b6 3-3 0 1-- ATL R. Gilbreath M. Lemongello 7% 70% Single; Correll to 2B
Joe Niekro replaces Mark Lemongello pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-3 0 12- OO ATL P. Rockett J. Niekro -15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Gilbreath to 2B
b6 3-3 2 -2- R ATL D. Ruthven J. Niekro 17% 72% Double; Gilbreath Scores
b6 4-3 2 -2- O ATL R. Office J. Niekro -4% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 6-7-8
t7 3-4 0 --- HOU C. Johnson D. Ruthven -7% 62% Single
t7 3-4 0 1-- O HOU R. Sperring D. Ruthven 6% 68% Flyball: SS
t7 3-4 1 1-- O HOU R. Metzger D. Ruthven 6% 74% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Willie Crawford pinch hits for Joe Niekro (P) batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 1-- HOU W. Crawford D. Ruthven -4% 70% Walk; Metzger to 2B
t7 3-4 2 12- HOU A. Gardner D. Ruthven -6% 64% Single; Metzger to 3B; Crawford to 2B
Rick Camp replaces Dick Ruthven pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 123 O HOU E. Cabell R. Camp 14% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 2-3-4
Joe Sambito replaces Willie Crawford (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Sambito -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-3 1 --- O ATL W. Montanez J. Sambito -2% 75% Flyball: RF
b7 4-3 2 --- O ATL J. Burroughs J. Sambito -1% 74% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Rick Camp facing 3-4-5
t8 3-4 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Camp 6% 79% Flyball: 2B
t8 3-4 1 --- HOU B. Watson R. Camp -6% 73% Single
Cesar Cedeno pinch runs for Bob Watson (1B) batting 4th
t8 3-4 1 1-- HOU J. Ferguson R. Camp -8% 65% Single; Cedeno to 2B
t8 3-4 1 12- HOU C. Johnson R. Camp -13% 52% Walk; Cedeno to 3B; Ferguson to 2B
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Rob Sperring (2B) batting 7th
t8 3-4 1 123 O HOU K. Boswell R. Camp 17% 69% Strikeout
t8 3-4 2 123 O HOU R. Metzger R. Camp 18% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 5-6-7
Cliff Johnson moves from LF to 1B
Ken Boswell moves from PH to 2B
Art Gardner moves from CF to LF
Cesar Cedeno moves from PR to CF
b8 4-3 0 --- ATL G. Matthews J. Sambito 2% 88% Single
b8 4-3 0 1-- O ATL V. Correll J. Sambito -2% 86% Flyball: 3B
b8 4-3 1 1-- O ATL R. Gilbreath J. Sambito -2% 84% Flyball: RF
b8 4-3 2 1-- ATL P. Rockett J. Sambito 1% 86% Single; Matthews to 2B
b8 4-3 2 12- O ATL R. Camp J. Sambito -3% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Rick Camp facing 9-1-2
Ed Herrmann pinch hits for Joe Sambito (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 0 --- O HOU E. Herrmann R. Camp 8% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-4 1 --- O HOU A. Gardner R. Camp 6% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-4 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell R. Camp 4% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 4.

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