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Standings
DET
@CAL
3
1
NYY
@CHW
8
3
BAL
@KCR
2
5
BOS
@MIN
0
7
TOR
@OAK
8
1
MIL
@TEX
4
2
PHI
@ATL
3
2
SFG
@CHC
4
3
 
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MON
@CIN
4
2
HOU
@NYM
1
2
SDP
@PIT
6
7
LAD
@STL
1
2
Tuesday, August 23, 1977,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 5,972, Time of Game: 2:18
Phillies
3
78-45
 Won 6 
1st
at Braves
2
43-81
 Lost 5 
6th, 30½ GB
W: Randy Lerch (7-3)
L: Phil Niekro (12-16)
S: Tug McGraw (7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Phillies        2  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  8  0
Braves          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    2  5  1

Philadelphia Phillies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bake McBride CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 5 .309 .358 .517 .875 0.107 0.89 0.145 -0.038 1.2 4 0 3·SB
Larry Bowa SS 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .277 .312 .343 .655 -0.068 0.96 0.030 -0.098 -0.9 3 6 SB
Mike Schmidt 3B 5 1 2 1 0 3 5 .287 .395 .601 .996 0.054 0.89 0.136 -0.082 0.4 0 3 HR
Greg Luzinski LF 3 0 1 2 2 1 5 .317 .386 .610 .996 0.058 0.84 0.128 -0.070 0.5 2 0 CS
   Tom Hutton 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .344 .382 .726 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Richie Hebner 1B 2 0 1 0 3 1 5 .287 .381 .489 .871 0.090 0.87 0.126 -0.036 1.4 10 0 2·SB
   Jerry Martin LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .342 .447 .789 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jay Johnstone RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .297 .348 .485 .833 -0.124 1.15 0.000 -0.124 -1.8 1 0
Bob Boone C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .283 .338 .440 .777 -0.119 1.08 0.000 -0.119 -1.6 3 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .281 .346 .359 .705 0.016 0.73 0.053 -0.037 0.2 3 4 IW
Randy Lerch P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .170 .156 .326 -0.088 0.75 0.000 -0.088 -1.3 0 1
   Tug McGraw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .857 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 7 15 41 .235 .366 .324 .689 -0.074 0.90 0.618 -0.692 -1.9 27 14
HR: M Schmidt (31, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: T Sizemore (16, by P Niekro).
TB: M Schmidt 5; B McBride 3; T Sizemore; R Hebner; G Luzinski.
RBI: G Luzinski 2 (104); M Schmidt (75).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Lerch-L Bowa-R Hebner; L Bowa-T Sizemore-R Hebner.
Baserunning
SB: B McBride 3 (27, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba 2, 3rd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba); L Bowa (24, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba); R Hebner 2 (7, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba 2).
CS: G Luzinski (2, 2nd base by P Niekro/B Pocoroba).

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 .243 .287 .297 .585 -0.179 1.62 0.000 -0.179 -1.1 2 0
Rod Gilbreath 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .243 .319 .357 .675 -0.021 1.39 0.113 -0.134 0.4 1 1 HR
Jeff Burroughs RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .367 .517 .884 -0.168 1.61 0.000 -0.168 -0.8 0 0
Willie Montanez 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .269 .318 .453 .771 -0.075 1.35 0.040 -0.114 -0.1 5 1
Gary Matthews LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .282 .354 .434 .787 0.018 1.36 0.089 -0.071 -0.3 0 0 2B
Biff Pocoroba C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .386 .429 .815 -0.237 1.90 0.000 -0.237 -1.3 16 1 GDP
Junior Moore 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .246 .313 .308 .621 0.014 1.13 0.061 -0.047 0.3 1 0
Pat Rockett SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .252 .318 .287 .605 -0.122 1.42 0.000 -0.122 -1.1 1 0 GDP
   Tom Paciorek PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .275 .371 .647 0.055 1.23 0.055 0.000 0.3
   Dave Campbell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .161 .169 .172 .341 -0.049 0.94 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 3
   Cito Gaston PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .284 .325 .459 .784 0.188 2.43 0.188 0.000 1.2 2B
   Jerry Royster PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .274 .262 .537 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 3 2 33 .167 .242 .333 .576 -0.576 1.48 0.546 -1.121 -2.9 27 6
2B: G Matthews (21, off R Lerch); C Gaston (4, off R Lerch).
HR: R Gilbreath (8, off R Lerch, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: R Gilbreath 4; C Gaston 2; G Matthews 2; J Moore; T Paciorek.
GIDP: P Rockett (7); B Pocoroba (8).
RBI: R Gilbreath (40); C Gaston (18).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: G Matthews (7).

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Randy Lerch, W (7-3) 7.1 5 2 2 2 1 1 5.31 27 59 0.158 1.10 1.7
Tug McGraw, S (7) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.42 6 1 0 0.417 3.14 1.3
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 2 1 2.00 33 59 1 0 0.575 1.48 2.9

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (12-16) 8 6 3 3 7 13 1 4.07 36 64 0.032 0.88 1.4
Dave Campbell 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.61 5 0 0 0.043 1.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 7 15 1 3.00 41 64 0 0 0.075 0.90 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Niekro (9; T Sizemore).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Doug Harvey.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 5,972.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies         Atlanta Braves
1 Bake McBride CF 1 Rowland Office CF
2 Larry Bowa SS 2 Rod Gilbreath 2B
3 Mike Schmidt 3B 3 Jeff Burroughs RF
4 Greg Luzinski LF 4 Willie Montanez 1B
5 Richie Hebner 1B 5 Gary Matthews LF
6 Jay Johnstone RF 6 Biff Pocoroba C
7 Bob Boone C 7 Junior Moore 3B
8 Ted Sizemore 2B 8 Pat Rockett SS
9 Randy Lerch P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-3 1 1-- R ATL C. Gaston R. Lerch -19% 63% Double to LF; Paciorek Scores
b4 0-2 1 --- R ATL R. Gilbreath R. Lerch -11% 60% Home Run
t5 2-1 0 --- R PHI M. Schmidt P. Niekro 11% 74% Home Run
b9 2-3 2 1-- O ATL B. Pocoroba T. McGraw 11% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 2-3 2 -2- O ATL R. Gilbreath T. McGraw 10% 83% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Phillies Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PHI B. McBride P. Niekro 3% 53% Single to SS
t1 0-0 0 1-- PHI L. Bowa P. Niekro 2% 56% McBride Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- PHI L. Bowa P. Niekro 3% 59% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- PHI M. Schmidt P. Niekro 4% 63% McBride Steals 3B; Bowa Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 O PHI M. Schmidt P. Niekro -5% 58% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -23 RR PHI G. Luzinski P. Niekro 10% 68% Single to RF; McBride Scores; Bowa Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- PHI R. Hebner P. Niekro 3% 71% Single to RF; Luzinski to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- O PHI J. Johnstone P. Niekro -3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t1 2-0 2 12- O PHI B. Boone P. Niekro -3% 64% Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O ATL R. Office R. Lerch 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Lerch 2% 68% Flyball: SS
b1 0-2 2 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Lerch 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O PHI T. Sizemore P. Niekro -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O PHI R. Lerch P. Niekro -1% 66% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 --- PHI B. McBride P. Niekro 1% 67% Single to CF
t2 2-0 2 1-- PHI L. Bowa P. Niekro 1% 68% McBride Steals 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- O PHI L. Bowa P. Niekro -3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- ATL W. Montanez R. Lerch -4% 61% Walk
b2 0-2 0 1-- O ATL G. Matthews R. Lerch 4% 65% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 1-- OO ATL B. Pocoroba R. Lerch 6% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Phillies Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- O PHI M. Schmidt P. Niekro -2% 69% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- PHI G. Luzinski P. Niekro 2% 71% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- PHI R. Hebner P. Niekro 3% 73% Walk; Luzinski to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- O PHI J. Johnstone P. Niekro -4% 70% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 12- O PHI B. Boone P. Niekro -4% 66% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- ATL J. Moore R. Lerch -4% 62% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL P. Rockett R. Lerch 9% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Lerch 1% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t4 2-0 0 --- PHI T. Sizemore P. Niekro 5% 77% Single to LF; Sizemore to 2B/Adv on E7
t4 2-0 0 -2- O PHI R. Lerch P. Niekro -3% 74% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 -2- O PHI B. McBride P. Niekro -3% 71% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 -2- O PHI L. Bowa P. Niekro -3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O ATL R. Office R. Lerch 3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- R ATL R. Gilbreath R. Lerch -11% 60% Home Run
b4 1-2 1 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Lerch 2% 62% Flyball: CF
b4 1-2 2 --- O ATL W. Montanez R. Lerch 1% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t5 2-1 0 --- R PHI M. Schmidt P. Niekro 11% 74% Home Run
t5 3-1 0 --- O PHI G. Luzinski P. Niekro -2% 72% Flyball: 2B
t5 3-1 1 --- PHI R. Hebner P. Niekro 2% 74% Walk
t5 3-1 1 1-- PHI J. Johnstone P. Niekro 1% 76% Hebner Steals 2B
t5 3-1 1 -2- O PHI J. Johnstone P. Niekro -3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-1 2 -2- O PHI B. Boone P. Niekro -3% 70% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 5-6-7
b5 1-3 0 --- O ATL G. Matthews R. Lerch 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-3 1 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba R. Lerch 2% 76% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 2 --- ATL J. Moore R. Lerch -2% 74% Single to LF
b5 1-3 2 1-- O ATL P. Rockett R. Lerch 3% 77% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- O PHI T. Sizemore P. Niekro -2% 75% Strikeout
t6 3-1 1 --- O PHI R. Lerch P. Niekro -1% 74% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 2 --- O PHI B. McBride P. Niekro -1% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 9-1-2
b6 1-3 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Lerch 4% 77% Flyball: C
b6 1-3 1 --- O ATL R. Office R. Lerch 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Lerch 2% 81% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 7th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t7 3-1 0 --- O PHI L. Bowa P. Niekro -2% 79% Strikeout
t7 3-1 1 --- O PHI M. Schmidt P. Niekro -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-1 2 --- PHI G. Luzinski P. Niekro 1% 79% Walk
t7 3-1 2 1-- O PHI R. Hebner P. Niekro -2% 77% Luzinski Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 3-4-5
b7 1-3 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Lerch 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- O ATL W. Montanez R. Lerch 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- ATL G. Matthews R. Lerch -4% 80% Double to CF
b7 1-3 2 -2- O ATL B. Pocoroba R. Lerch 5% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t8 3-1 0 --- PHI R. Hebner P. Niekro 2% 88% Walk
t8 3-1 0 1-- PHI J. Johnstone P. Niekro 2% 89% Hebner Steals 2B
t8 3-1 0 -2- O PHI J. Johnstone P. Niekro -3% 87% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-1 1 -2- O PHI B. Boone P. Niekro -2% 85% Strikeout
t8 3-1 2 -2- PHI T. Sizemore P. Niekro 0% 85% Intentional Walk
t8 3-1 2 12- O PHI R. Lerch P. Niekro -3% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Phillies' Randy Lerch facing 7-8-9
b8 1-3 0 --- O ATL J. Moore R. Lerch 5% 87% Flyball: LF
Tom Paciorek pinch hits for Pat Rockett (SS) batting 8th
b8 1-3 1 --- ATL T. Paciorek R. Lerch -6% 81% Single to CF
Cito Gaston pinch hits for Phil Niekro (P) batting 9th
b8 1-3 1 1-- R ATL C. Gaston R. Lerch -19% 63% Double to LF; Paciorek Scores
Tug McGraw replaces Randy Lerch pitching and batting 9th
Jerry Royster pinch runs for Cito Gaston (PH) batting 9th
b8 2-3 1 -2- O ATL R. Office T. McGraw 10% 73% Flyball: CF
b8 2-3 2 -2- O ATL R. Gilbreath T. McGraw 10% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Phillies Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Dave Campbell facing 1-2-3
Dave Campbell replaces Tom Paciorek (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Jerry Royster moves from PR to SS
t9 3-2 0 --- PHI B. McBride D. Campbell 3% 85% Single to RF
t9 3-2 0 1-- O PHI L. Bowa D. Campbell -3% 83% Flyball: C
t9 3-2 1 1-- PHI M. Schmidt D. Campbell 3% 85% Single to 3B; McBride to 2B
t9 3-2 1 12- O PHI G. Luzinski D. Campbell -3% 82% Strikeout
t9 3-2 2 12- O PHI R. Hebner D. Campbell -4% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Phillies' Tug McGraw facing 3-4-5
Tom Hutton replaces Greg Luzinski (LF) playing 1B batting 4th
Jerry Martin replaces Richie Hebner (1B) playing LF batting 5th
b9 2-3 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs T. McGraw 9% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-3 1 --- O ATL W. Montanez T. McGraw 7% 95% Flyball: RF
b9 2-3 2 --- ATL G. Matthews T. McGraw -5% 89% Walk
b9 2-3 2 1-- O ATL B. Pocoroba T. McGraw 11% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Braves 2.

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