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Standings
MIN
@CAL
3
5
KCR
@CHW
3
8
TOR
@MIL
3
5
BAL
@NYY
1
9
SEA
@OAK
3
0
CHC
@ATL
0
6
PHI
@HOU
2
3
SDP
@MON
5
2
SFG
@NYM
3
4
LAD
@PIT
5
6
 
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Thursday, May 19, 1977, 7:35PM
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 8,923, Time of Game: 1:51
Cubs
0
21-12
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Braves
6
13-24
 Won 4 
6th, 15 GB
W: Phil Niekro (2-7)
L: Rick Reuschel (6-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1
Braves          0  0  0   2  0  0   4  0  X    6 13  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .362 .411 .773 -0.076 0.73 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 1 3
Greg Gross LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .244 .315 .311 .626 -0.052 0.50 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 1 0
Larry Biittner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .336 .417 .754 -0.053 0.51 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 12 0
Bobby Murcer RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .303 .386 .504 .890 -0.080 1.03 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 2 0
Jerry Morales CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .289 .347 .421 .768 -0.012 0.71 0.026 -0.038 -0.0 3 0
Manny Trillo 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .355 .410 .555 .964 -0.008 0.97 0.037 -0.045 0.0 1 4
Steve Ontiveros 3B 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 .327 .450 .449 .899 0.117 1.13 0.117 0.000 1.5 1 4
George Mitterwald C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .272 .339 .437 .776 -0.209 1.46 0.000 -0.209 -2.8 3 0 2·GDP
Rick Reuschel P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .056 .105 .056 .161 -0.065 1.16 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 0 2
   Paul Reuschel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .368 .390 .500 .890 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Jim Todd P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 2 5 30 .107 .167 .107 .274 -0.439 0.85 0.180 -0.619 -4.9 24 13
TB: M Trillo; J Morales; S Ontiveros.
GIDP: G Mitterwald 2 (6).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Ontiveros-M Trillo-L Biittner; S Ontiveros-L Biittner.
E: B Murcer (2).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .225 .306 .275 .581 -0.083 0.71 0.039 -0.123 -1.5 1 3 GDP
Darrel Chaney 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .278 .278 .389 .667 -0.021 0.62 0.032 -0.053 -0.1 2 4
Junior Moore 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .328 .375 .388 .763 -0.028 0.76 0.032 -0.060 0.1 1 3
Jeff Burroughs RF 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 .321 .407 .543 .950 0.052 0.70 0.077 -0.024 1.3 0 0
Gary Matthews LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .382 .439 .573 1.012 -0.058 0.80 0.016 -0.074 0.5 5 0
Biff Pocoroba C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .287 .356 .494 .851 0.046 0.62 0.060 -0.014 1.5 6 0 2B
Tom Paciorek 1B 3 0 2 1 1 1 4 .247 .271 .383 .653 0.166 0.88 0.177 -0.011 1.7 9 0 2B,IW
Barry Bonnell CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .310 .412 .345 .757 -0.051 0.89 0.006 -0.057 -2.0 3 0 GDP,IW
Phil Niekro P 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .190 .227 .190 .418 0.037 0.91 0.075 -0.038 0.2 0 1 HBP
Team Totals 35 6 13 6 2 3 38 .371 .421 .429 .850 0.060 0.76 0.514 -0.454 1.6 27 11
2B: T Paciorek (5, off R Reuschel); B Pocoroba (9, off P Reuschel).
IBB: B Bonnell (2, by R Reuschel); T Paciorek (1, by P Reuschel).
HBP: P Niekro (1, by R Reuschel).
TB: B Pocoroba 4; T Paciorek 3; J Burroughs 3; J Royster 2; J Moore; D Chaney; G Matthews.
GIDP: B Bonnell (1); J Royster (5).
RBI: B Pocoroba (19); G Matthews (15); J Burroughs (34); J Moore (5); P Niekro (1); T Paciorek (10).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Moore-D Chaney-T Paciorek; J Royster-D Chaney-T Paciorek.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Reuschel, L (6-2) 6.1 11 6 6 1 3 0 3.67 31 29 -0.043 0.91 -1.1
Paul Reuschel 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.93 4 2 2 -0.018 0.13 -1.0
Jim Todd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.19 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 6 6 2 3 0 6.75 38 29 2 2 -0.060 0.76 -1.6

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (2-7) 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 5.86 30 84 0.440 0.85 4.9
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 30 84 0.440 0.85 4.9
Balks: None.
WP: P Niekro (5).
HBP: R Reuschel (1; P Niekro).
IBB: R Reuschel (4; B Bonnell); P Reuschel (1; T Paciorek).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 1:51.
Attendance: 8,923.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Night.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 1 12- R ATL T. Paciorek R. Reuschel 16% 76% Double to RF (Line Drive); Burroughs Scores; Pocoroba to 3B
t2 0-0 1 123 OO CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro 15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 2-0 1 123 OO ATL J. Royster R. Reuschel -10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 123 R ATL P. Niekro R. Reuschel 7% 84% Hit By Pitch; Pocoroba Scores; Paciorek to 3B; Bonnell to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro -6% 40% Walk; Morales to 3B; Trillo to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Gross P. Niekro 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC L. Biittner P. Niekro 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster R. Reuschel -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL D. Chaney R. Reuschel -2% 51% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O ATL J. Moore R. Reuschel -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Morales P. Niekro -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 1-- CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro -4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Morales to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro -6% 40% Walk; Morales to 3B; Trillo to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 OO CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro 15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Reuschel -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O ATL G. Matthews R. Reuschel -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- ATL B. Pocoroba R. Reuschel 1% 52% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 2 1-- ATL T. Paciorek R. Reuschel 2% 54% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Pocoroba to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O ATL B. Bonnell R. Reuschel -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Reuschel P. Niekro 3% 53% Lineout: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O CHC G. Gross P. Niekro 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Reuschel -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- ATL J. Royster R. Reuschel 3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 1 1-- O ATL D. Chaney R. Reuschel -2% 54% Lineout: RF; Royster to 2B/Adv on E9
b3 0-0 2 -2- O ATL J. Moore R. Reuschel -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Biittner P. Niekro 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O CHC J. Morales P. Niekro 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs R. Reuschel 4% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-0 0 1-- O ATL G. Matthews R. Reuschel -4% 56% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 1-- ATL B. Pocoroba R. Reuschel 4% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Burroughs to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- R ATL T. Paciorek R. Reuschel 16% 76% Double to RF (Line Drive); Burroughs Scores; Pocoroba to 3B
b4 1-0 1 -23 ATL B. Bonnell R. Reuschel 1% 77% Intentional Walk
b4 1-0 1 123 R ATL P. Niekro R. Reuschel 7% 84% Hit By Pitch; Pocoroba Scores; Paciorek to 3B; Bonnell to 2B
b4 2-0 1 123 OO ATL J. Royster R. Reuschel -10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro -3% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 0-2 1 1-- CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro -2% 72% Wild Pitch; Ontiveros to 2B
t5 0-2 1 -2- O CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro 4% 77% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 -2- O CHC R. Reuschel P. Niekro 4% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
b5 2-0 0 --- O ATL D. Chaney R. Reuschel -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- O ATL J. Moore R. Reuschel -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs R. Reuschel 1% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 2-0 2 1-- O ATL G. Matthews R. Reuschel -2% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro 3% 80% Flyball: LF
t6 0-2 1 --- O CHC G. Gross P. Niekro 2% 83% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 --- O CHC L. Biittner P. Niekro 1% 84% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 6-7-8
b6 2-0 0 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba R. Reuschel -1% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 2-0 1 --- O ATL T. Paciorek R. Reuschel -1% 81% Strikeout
b6 2-0 2 --- O ATL B. Bonnell R. Reuschel -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro 4% 84% Flyball: CF
t7 0-2 1 --- O CHC J. Morales P. Niekro 2% 87% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- O CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro 1% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 9-1-2
b7 2-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Reuschel -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-0 1 --- ATL J. Royster R. Reuschel 1% 88% Single to P/Bunt
b7 2-0 1 1-- ATL D. Chaney R. Reuschel 3% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive); Royster to 3B
b7 2-0 1 1-3 R ATL J. Moore R. Reuschel 3% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Royster Scores; Chaney to 2B
b7 3-0 1 12- R ATL J. Burroughs R. Reuschel 3% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Chaney Scores; Moore to 2B
Paul Reuschel replaces Rick Reuschel pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 1 12- R ATL G. Matthews P. Reuschel 2% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Moore Scores; Burroughs to 3B
b7 5-0 1 1-3 R ATL B. Pocoroba P. Reuschel 1% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive); Burroughs Scores; Matthews to 3B
b7 6-0 1 -23 ATL T. Paciorek P. Reuschel 0% 100% Intentional Walk
b7 6-0 1 123 OO ATL B. Bonnell P. Reuschel -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 6.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-6, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
t8 0-6 0 --- CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro -1% 98% Walk
t8 0-6 0 1-- OO CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Paul Reuschel (P) batting 9th
t8 0-6 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner P. Niekro 0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-0, Cubs' Jim Todd facing 9-1-2
Jim Todd replaces Bill Buckner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Todd -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 6-0 1 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Todd -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 6-0 2 --- O ATL D. Chaney J. Todd -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 6.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-6, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t9 0-6 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-6 1 --- O CHC G. Gross P. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 0-6 2 --- O CHC L. Biittner P. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 6.

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