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SEA
@CAL
5
4
DET
@CHW
2
7
TOR
@KCR
3
1
BOS
@MIL
4
6
MIN
@OAK
8
9
 
(12)
CLE
@TEX
0
3
SFG
@ATL
1
6
LAD
@CIN
14
4
SDP
@HOU
2
1
STL
@MON
12
2
PIT
@NYM
1
0
 
(11)
CHC
@PHI
4
2
Wednesday, April 26, 1978,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 3,284, Time of Game: 2:19
Giants
1
7-9
 Lost 4 
4th, 4½ GB
at Braves
6
5-11
 Won 2 
6th, 6½ GB
W: Preston Hanna (2-0)
L: Bob Knepper (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  9  0
Braves          0  0  0   3  0  0   1  2  X    6 12  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Madlock 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .200 .306 .333 .639 -0.028 1.28 0.083 -0.112 0.1 3 5 HR
Terry Whitfield LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .250 .279 .429 .707 0.023 0.80 0.066 -0.043 0.3 0 0
Darrell Evans 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .214 .353 .339 .692 -0.039 1.19 0.054 -0.093 -0.5 1 1 2B
Willie McCovey 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .204 .278 .408 .686 -0.113 1.10 0.000 -0.113 -1.0 8 1
Jack Clark RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .230 .314 .344 .659 -0.012 0.92 0.063 -0.076 -0.1 3 1 2B
Vic Harris CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .063 .000 .063 -0.076 0.92 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 2 0 SH
Rob Andrews SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .364 .414 .777 -0.038 0.76 0.040 -0.078 -0.6 3 4
Mike Sadek C 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.066 0.89 0.104 -0.038 0.6 4 2
Bob Knepper P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Tom Heintzelman PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .222 .556 .778 -0.021 0.74 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Greg Minton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Ivie PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .353 .625 .978 -0.095 2.95 0.000 -0.095 -0.7
   Charlie Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Skip James PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .182 .200 .382 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Team Totals 35 1 9 1 0 7 36 .257 .257 .400 .657 -0.359 1.00 0.410 -0.771 -3.5 24 14
2B: J Clark (4, off P Hanna); D Evans (4, off P Hanna).
HR: B Madlock (1, off P Hanna, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: V Harris (1, off P Hanna).
TB: B Madlock 4; M Sadek 3; J Clark 2; D Evans 2; T Whitfield 2; R Andrews.
RBI: B Madlock (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Evans-B Madlock-W McCovey.
Outfield Assists: J Clark (B Bonnell at home plate).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .308 .429 .385 .813 -0.006 0.45 0.041 -0.047 -0.3 1 3 2B,SB
Barry Bonnell CF-LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .200 .241 .255 .496 -0.038 0.60 0.021 -0.058 0.7 4 0 2B
Jeff Burroughs LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .364 .478 .509 .987 0.074 0.65 0.090 -0.016 1.1 2 0
   Rowland Office CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .216 .237 .324 .561 -0.001 -.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 0
Cito Gaston RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .115 .148 .115 .264 0.063 1.01 0.107 -0.044 0.1 1 0
   Brian Asselstine PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .318 .360 .364 .724 0.003 0.60 0.003 0.000 0.1 1 0 IW
Dale Murphy 1B 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .179 .226 .286 .512 0.153 1.05 0.204 -0.051 1.8 8 0 3B
Biff Pocoroba C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .239 .308 .261 .569 -0.039 0.63 0.026 -0.065 -1.3 7 0
Rod Gilbreath 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .265 .286 .353 .639 0.005 0.71 0.072 -0.066 0.9 0 0 3B,2B,GDP
Pat Rockett SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .111 .163 .111 .274 -0.033 0.56 0.006 -0.040 -0.6 3 0 IW
Preston Hanna P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.055 0.62 0.000 -0.055 -1.0 0 1
   Eddie Solomon P 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.013 0.30 0.013 0.000 0.8 0 1
Team Totals 34 6 12 6 5 4 39 .353 .436 .559 .995 0.139 0.65 0.583 -0.443 2.0 27 5
2B: J Royster (1, off B Knepper); R Gilbreath (1, off C Williams); B Bonnell (3, off C Williams).
3B: D Murphy (1, off B Knepper); R Gilbreath (1, off B Knepper).
IBB: P Rockett (1, by B Knepper); B Asselstine (1, by C Williams).
TB: R Gilbreath 5; D Murphy 4; J Royster 3; B Bonnell 2; J Burroughs 2; C Gaston; R Office; E Solomon.
GIDP: R Gilbreath (1).
RBI: D Murphy 3 (7); R Gilbreath (1); E Solomon (1); B Bonnell (2).
2-out RBI: D Murphy; B Bonnell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Baserunning
SB: J Royster (8, 2nd base off C Williams/M Sadek).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, L (2-1) 4 5 3 3 3 2 0 2.42 19 39 -0.127 0.92 -1.0
Greg Minton 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.050 0.51 1.0
Charlie Williams 2 6 3 3 1 0 0 4.05 12 0 0 -0.062 0.33 -2.0
Team Totals 8 12 6 6 5 4 0 6.75 39 39 0 0 -0.139 0.65 -2.0

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Preston Hanna, W (2-0) 6.1 7 1 1 0 7 1 2.87 26 62 0.145 1.00 1.3
Eddie Solomon, S (1) 2.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 10 2 0 0.216 1.01 2.2
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 0 7 1 1.00 36 62 2 0 0.361 1.00 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C Williams (1; B Asselstine); B Knepper (1; P Rockett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 3,284.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Atlanta Braves
1 Bill Madlock 2B 1 Jerry Royster 2B
2 Terry Whitfield LF 2 Barry Bonnell CF
3 Darrell Evans 3B 3 Jeff Burroughs LF
4 Willie McCovey 1B 4 Cito Gaston RF
5 Jack Clark RF 5 Dale Murphy 1B
6 Vic Harris CF 6 Biff Pocoroba C
7 Rob Andrews SS 7 Rod Gilbreath 3B
8 Mike Sadek C 8 Pat Rockett SS
9 Bob Knepper P 9 Preston Hanna P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 1-3 RR ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper 15% 85% Triple to CF; Burroughs Scores; Gaston Scores
b4 0-0 0 1-- ATL C. Gaston B. Knepper 11% 71% Single to RF; Burroughs to 3B
t7 1-3 1 1-3 O SFG M. Ivie E. Solomon 10% 82% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-3 1 1-- SFG M. Sadek P. Hanna -9% 72% Single to LF; Andrews to 3B
t6 0-3 0 --- R SFG B. Madlock P. Hanna -8% 78% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock P. Hanna 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- SFG T. Whitfield P. Hanna -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O SFG D. Evans P. Hanna 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O SFG W. McCovey P. Hanna 2% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster B. Knepper -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL B. Bonnell B. Knepper -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs B. Knepper 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- O ATL C. Gaston B. Knepper -2% 50% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- SFG J. Clark P. Hanna -6% 44% Double
t2 0-0 0 -2- O SFG V. Harris P. Hanna 1% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Clark to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O SFG R. Andrews P. Hanna 6% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --3 O SFG M. Sadek P. Hanna 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- ATL B. Pocoroba B. Knepper 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO ATL R. Gilbreath B. Knepper -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O SFG B. Knepper P. Hanna 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O SFG B. Madlock P. Hanna 2% 54% Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O SFG T. Whitfield P. Hanna 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O ATL P. Rockett B. Knepper -3% 53% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 1 --- O ATL P. Hanna B. Knepper -2% 51% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 2 --- ATL J. Royster B. Knepper 3% 54% Double
b3 0-0 2 -2- O ATL B. Bonnell B. Knepper -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O SFG D. Evans P. Hanna 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- O SFG W. McCovey P. Hanna 2% 55% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- O SFG J. Clark P. Hanna 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs B. Knepper 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- ATL C. Gaston B. Knepper 11% 71% Single to RF; Burroughs to 3B
b4 0-0 0 1-3 RR ATL D. Murphy B. Knepper 15% 85% Triple to CF; Burroughs Scores; Gaston Scores
b4 2-0 0 --3 O ATL B. Pocoroba B. Knepper -3% 82% Flyball: SS
b4 2-0 1 --3 R ATL R. Gilbreath B. Knepper 6% 89% Triple to RF; Murphy Scores
b4 3-0 1 --3 ATL P. Rockett B. Knepper 1% 89% Intentional Walk
b4 3-0 1 1-3 O ATL P. Hanna B. Knepper -3% 86% Strikeout
b4 3-0 2 1-3 O ATL J. Royster B. Knepper -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O SFG V. Harris P. Hanna 2% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-3 1 --- O SFG R. Andrews P. Hanna 2% 88% Flyball: 1B
t5 0-3 2 --- SFG M. Sadek P. Hanna -1% 87% Single
Tom Heintzelman pinch hits for Bob Knepper (P) batting 9th
t5 0-3 2 1-- O SFG T. Heintzelman P. Hanna 2% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Greg Minton facing 2-3-4
Greg Minton replaces Tom Heintzelman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-0 0 --- ATL B. Bonnell G. Minton 1% 90% Walk
b5 3-0 0 1-- ATL J. Burroughs G. Minton 4% 94% Single to RF; Bonnell to 3B
b5 3-0 0 1-3 O ATL C. Gaston G. Minton -2% 92% Strikeout
b5 3-0 1 1-3 O ATL D. Murphy G. Minton -3% 89% Flyball: RF
b5 3-0 2 1-3 O ATL B. Pocoroba G. Minton -2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- R SFG B. Madlock P. Hanna -8% 78% Home Run
t6 1-3 0 --- O SFG T. Whitfield P. Hanna 3% 81% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-3 1 --- SFG D. Evans P. Hanna -5% 76% Double to RF
t6 1-3 1 -2- O SFG W. McCovey P. Hanna 4% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Evans to 3B
t6 1-3 2 --3 O SFG J. Clark P. Hanna 4% 85% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Greg Minton facing 7-8-9
b6 3-1 0 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath G. Minton -1% 84% Strikeout
b6 3-1 1 --- O ATL P. Rockett G. Minton -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-1 2 --- O ATL P. Hanna G. Minton -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 3.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Preston Hanna facing 6-7-8
t7 1-3 0 --- O SFG V. Harris P. Hanna 3% 85% Flyball: RF
t7 1-3 1 --- SFG R. Andrews P. Hanna -4% 81% Single to CF
t7 1-3 1 1-- SFG M. Sadek P. Hanna -9% 72% Single to LF; Andrews to 3B
Eddie Solomon replaces Preston Hanna pitching and batting 9th
Mike Ivie pinch hits for Greg Minton (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 1 1-3 O SFG M. Ivie E. Solomon 10% 82% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-3 2 1-3 O SFG B. Madlock E. Solomon 7% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 1-2-3
Charlie Williams replaces Mike Ivie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- ATL J. Royster C. Williams 2% 90% Single
b7 3-1 0 1-- O ATL B. Bonnell C. Williams -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Royster to 2B
b7 3-1 1 -2- O ATL J. Burroughs C. Williams -2% 88% Flyball: CF
Brian Asselstine pinch hits for Cito Gaston (RF) batting 4th
b7 3-1 2 -2- ATL B. Asselstine C. Williams 0% 89% Intentional Walk
b7 3-1 2 12- R ATL D. Murphy C. Williams 6% 94% Single to CF; Royster Scores; Asselstine to 3B; Murphy to 2B/Adv on throw
b7 4-1 2 -23 O ATL B. Pocoroba C. Williams -1% 93% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 4.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 2-3-4
Barry Bonnell moves from CF to LF
Rowland Office replaces Jeff Burroughs (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
Brian Asselstine moves from PH to RF
t8 1-4 0 --- SFG T. Whitfield E. Solomon -4% 89% Single to RF
t8 1-4 0 1-- O SFG D. Evans E. Solomon 4% 93% Flyball: SS
t8 1-4 1 1-- O SFG W. McCovey E. Solomon 3% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-4 2 1-- O SFG J. Clark E. Solomon 2% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 7-8-9
b8 4-1 0 --- ATL R. Gilbreath C. Williams 1% 98% Double to LF
b8 4-1 0 -2- O ATL P. Rockett C. Williams -1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-1 1 -2- R ATL E. Solomon C. Williams 1% 99% Single to RF; Gilbreath Scores
b8 5-1 1 1-- O ATL J. Royster C. Williams -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 5-1 2 1-- ATL B. Bonnell C. Williams 0% 99% Royster Steals 2B
b8 5-1 2 -2- R ATL B. Bonnell C. Williams 1% 99% Double to CF; Royster Scores
b8 6-1 2 -2- O ATL R. Office C. Williams -0% 99% Single to RF; Bonnell out at Hm/RF-C-SS-C-3B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 6.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-6, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 6-7-8
t9 1-6 0 --- O SFG V. Harris E. Solomon 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-6 1 --- O SFG R. Andrews E. Solomon 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 1-6 2 --- SFG M. Sadek E. Solomon -0% 100% Single to RF
Skip James pinch hits for Charlie Williams (P) batting 9th
t9 1-6 2 1-- O SFG S. James E. Solomon 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Braves 6.

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