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Standings
SEA
@CAL
1
5
TOR
@KCR
8
7
MIN
@OAK
6
1
CLE
@TEX
1
3
SFG
@ATL
5
3
Thursday, April 27, 1978,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 3,527, Time of Game: 2:14
Giants
5
8-9
 Won 1 
3rd, 4 GB
at Braves
3
5-12
 Lost 1 
6th, 7 GB
W: Vida Blue (2-1)
L: Dick Ruthven (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          3  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    5  9  0
Braves          2  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1

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 0 0 1 0 5 .176 .293 .294 .587 -0.070 1.00 0.036 -0.105 -0.8 3 1
Terry Whitfield CF-LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .262 .288 .426 .714 0.033 0.98 0.091 -0.058 0.4 3 0
Darrell Evans 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .217 .356 .333 .689 0.108 1.03 0.148 -0.041 1.2 2 7
Willie McCovey 1B 3 1 2 4 0 0 3 .231 .298 .500 .798 0.290 1.36 0.305 -0.015 2.6 5 0 HR,2B
   Larry Herndon CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .203 .299 .288 .587 -0.046 1.29 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 3 0
Jack Clark RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .215 .297 .323 .620 -0.095 0.84 0.000 -0.095 -1.3 2 0
Mike Ivie LF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .350 .333 .550 .883 -0.008 0.76 0.043 -0.051 -0.4 4 1
Johnnie LeMaster SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .196 .241 .255 .496 0.011 1.02 0.134 -0.124 -0.2 1 1 SB
Mike Sadek C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .364 .417 .364 .780 -0.071 1.04 0.040 -0.111 -0.4 4 0
Vida Blue P 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .400 .625 1.025 0.018 1.30 0.093 -0.075 0.1 0 2 SH
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 3 4 39 .257 .316 .371 .687 0.170 1.04 0.890 -0.721 0.5 27 12
2B: W McCovey (3, off D Ruthven).
HR: W McCovey (3, off D Ruthven, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: V Blue (1, off D Ruthven).
TB: W McCovey 6; T Whitfield 2; J LeMaster 2; M Ivie; D Evans; V Blue.
RBI: W McCovey 4 (14); D Evans (7).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. V Blue-J LeMaster-M Ivie; D Evans-B Madlock-W McCovey.
Outfield Assists: M Ivie (B Bonnell at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J LeMaster (2, 2nd base off D Ruthven/B Pocoroba).
Pickoffs: J LeMaster (1st base by D Ruthven).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .304 .418 .375 .793 -0.030 1.06 0.049 -0.079 -0.2 2 4 SB
Barry Bonnell CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .207 .258 .259 .517 0.011 1.20 0.080 -0.069 0.3 3 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 2 1 2 2 2 0 4 .386 .507 .579 1.086 0.241 0.84 0.241 0.000 2.3 2 0 HR
Cito Gaston RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .129 .100 .229 -0.135 1.29 0.000 -0.135 -0.9 4 0
Dale Murphy 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .183 .227 .283 .511 -0.057 1.20 0.042 -0.099 -0.2 9 0
Biff Pocoroba C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .304 .260 .564 -0.027 1.36 0.068 -0.095 -0.4 4 0
Pat Rockett SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .102 .151 .102 .253 -0.156 1.34 0.000 -0.156 -1.1 3 1 GDP
Darrel Chaney 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .417 .417 .667 1.083 0.063 1.23 0.104 -0.041 0.3 0 2
Dick Ruthven P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 -0.049 0.97 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 2
   Mickey Mahler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick Camp P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Gilbreath PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .278 .343 .621 -0.192 3.33 0.000 -0.192 -1.2 GDP
   Dave Campbell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 3 4 34 .226 .294 .323 .617 -0.331 1.24 0.584 -0.915 -1.5 27 9
HR: J Burroughs (2, off V Blue, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: J Burroughs 5; B Pocoroba; J Royster; D Murphy; B Bonnell; D Chaney.
GIDP: P Rockett (2); R Gilbreath (2).
RBI: J Burroughs 2 (9); B Bonnell (3).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: P Rockett (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Royster (9, 2nd base off V Blue/M Sadek).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (2-1) 9 7 3 3 3 4 1 3.60 34 62 0.331 1.24 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 3 4 1 3.00 34 62 0.331 1.24 1.5

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Ruthven, L (1-3) 6.1 8 5 5 2 3 1 4.02 29 38 -0.164 1.13 -1.4
Mickey Mahler 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 1 -0.132 1.85 -1.3
Rick Camp 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 2 2 0 0.081 1.27 1.2
Dave Campbell 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.26 7 0 0 0.046 0.33 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 3 4 1 5.00 39 38 4 1 -0.169 1.04 -0.5
M Mahler faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Mahler (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Ruthven (1; J LeMaster, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 3,527.
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 CF 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 Mike Ivie LF 6 Biff Pocoroba C
7 Johnnie LeMaster SS 7 Pat Rockett SS
8 Mike Sadek C 8 Darrel Chaney 3B
9 Vida Blue P 9 Dick Ruthven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 1 1-3 OO ATL R. Gilbreath V. Blue 19% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t6 3-3 0 --- R SFG W. McCovey D. Ruthven 16% 66% Home Run
b1 0-3 1 1-- RR ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -16% 58% Home Run; Bonnell Scores
t1 0-0 0 123 RRR SFG W. McCovey D. Ruthven 14% 80% Double to LF; Madlock Scores; Whitfield Scores; Evans Scores
t4 3-3 0 1-- SFG J. LeMaster D. Ruthven 11% 65% Single to LF; Ivie to 3B

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' Dick Ruthven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SFG B. Madlock D. Ruthven 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- SFG T. Whitfield D. Ruthven 5% 59% Single to LF; Madlock to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- SFG D. Evans D. Ruthven 7% 66% Walk; Madlock to 3B; Whitfield to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 RRR SFG W. McCovey D. Ruthven 14% 80% Double to LF; Madlock Scores; Whitfield Scores; Evans Scores
t1 3-0 0 -2- O SFG J. Clark D. Ruthven -3% 78% Strikeout Looking
t1 3-0 1 -2- O SFG M. Ivie D. Ruthven -2% 76% Flyball: SS
t1 3-0 2 -2- O SFG J. LeMaster D. Ruthven -2% 74% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O ATL J. Royster V. Blue 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-3 1 --- ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue -2% 74% Walk
b1 0-3 1 1-- RR ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -16% 58% Home Run; Bonnell Scores
b1 2-3 1 --- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 2% 59% Strikeout
b1 2-3 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 8-9-1
t2 3-2 0 --- SFG M. Sadek D. Ruthven 3% 64% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Sadek to 1B
t2 3-2 0 1-- O SFG V. Blue D. Ruthven -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Sadek to 2B
t2 3-2 1 -2- O SFG B. Madlock D. Ruthven -3% 59% Flyball: RF
t2 3-2 2 -2- O SFG T. Whitfield D. Ruthven -3% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
b2 2-3 0 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue 3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-3 1 --- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 2% 60% Flyball: LF
b2 2-3 2 --- O ATL D. Chaney V. Blue 1% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 3-4-5
t3 3-2 0 --- O SFG D. Evans D. Ruthven -2% 59% Flyball: CF
t3 3-2 1 --- O SFG W. McCovey D. Ruthven -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-2 2 --- O SFG J. Clark D. Ruthven -1% 57% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
b3 2-3 0 --- O ATL D. Ruthven V. Blue 3% 59% Strikeout
b3 2-3 1 --- ATL J. Royster V. Blue -3% 56% Single
b3 2-3 1 1-- ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue -2% 54% Royster Steals 2B
b3 2-3 1 -2- RO ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue -6% 49% Single to LF; Royster Scores; Bonnell out at 2B/LF-3B-1B
b3 3-3 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -1% 47% Walk
b3 3-3 2 1-- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 3% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 3.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 6-7-8
t4 3-3 0 --- SFG M. Ivie D. Ruthven 4% 54% Single
t4 3-3 0 1-- SFG J. LeMaster D. Ruthven 11% 65% Single to LF; Ivie to 3B
t4 3-3 0 1-3 O SFG M. Sadek D. Ruthven -9% 56% LeMaster Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t4 3-3 1 --3 O SFG M. Sadek D. Ruthven -7% 49% Flyball: LF
t4 3-3 2 --3 O SFG V. Blue D. Ruthven -5% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
b4 3-3 0 --- ATL D. Murphy V. Blue -4% 40% Single to LF
b4 3-3 0 1-- O ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue 4% 44% Flyball: 3B
b4 3-3 1 1-- OO ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock D. Ruthven -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-3 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield D. Ruthven -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-3 2 --- O SFG D. Evans D. Ruthven -1% 43% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 8-9-1
b5 3-3 0 --- O ATL D. Chaney V. Blue 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-3 1 --- O ATL D. Ruthven V. Blue 2% 49% Strikeout
b5 3-3 2 --- O ATL J. Royster V. Blue 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 4-5-6
t6 3-3 0 --- R SFG W. McCovey D. Ruthven 16% 66% Home Run
t6 4-3 0 --- O SFG J. Clark D. Ruthven -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-3 1 --- O SFG M. Ivie D. Ruthven -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-3 2 --- SFG J. LeMaster D. Ruthven 1% 63% Single to CF
t6 4-3 2 1-- SFG M. Sadek D. Ruthven 1% 65% LeMaster Steals 2B
t6 4-3 2 -2- O SFG M. Sadek D. Ruthven -4% 61% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-4, Giants' Vida Blue facing 2-3-4
Mike Ivie moves from LF to 1B
Terry Whitfield moves from CF to LF
Larry Herndon replaces Willie McCovey (1B) playing CF batting 4th
b6 3-4 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue 4% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -4% 60% Walk
b6 3-4 1 1-- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 5% 65% Flyball: RF
b6 3-4 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 4% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Braves 3.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-3, Braves' Dick Ruthven facing 9-1-2
t7 4-3 0 --- SFG V. Blue D. Ruthven 4% 73% Single/Bunt
t7 4-3 0 1-- O SFG B. Madlock D. Ruthven -4% 70% Flyball: CF
t7 4-3 1 1-- SFG T. Whitfield D. Ruthven 4% 73% Single to RF; Blue to 2B
Mickey Mahler replaces Dick Ruthven pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-3 1 12- SFG D. Evans M. Mahler 6% 79% Wild Pitch; Blue to 3B; Whitfield to 2B
t7 4-3 1 -23 R SFG D. Evans M. Mahler 8% 87% Single to CF; Blue Scores; Whitfield to 3B
Rick Camp replaces Mickey Mahler pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-3 1 1-3 O SFG L. Herndon R. Camp -5% 82% Flyball: SS
t7 5-3 2 1-3 O SFG J. Clark R. Camp -3% 78% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
b7 3-5 0 --- ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue -7% 72% Single
b7 3-5 0 1-- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 6% 78% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 3-5 1 1-- ATL D. Chaney V. Blue -10% 67% Single to RF; Rockett to 3B
Rod Gilbreath pinch hits for Rick Camp (P) batting 9th
b7 3-5 1 1-3 OO ATL R. Gilbreath V. Blue 19% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 3.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Dave Campbell facing 6-7-8
Dave Campbell replaces Rod Gilbreath (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- O SFG M. Ivie D. Campbell -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-3 1 --- O SFG J. LeMaster D. Campbell -1% 84% Flyball: CF
t8 5-3 2 --- SFG M. Sadek D. Campbell 1% 85% Walk
t8 5-3 2 1-- O SFG V. Blue D. Campbell -1% 84% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
b8 3-5 0 --- O ATL J. Royster V. Blue 4% 88% Flyball: CF
b8 3-5 1 --- O ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue 3% 91% Flyball: CF
b8 3-5 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -3% 88% Single to CF
b8 3-5 2 1-- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 4% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 3.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Dave Campbell facing 1-2-3
t9 5-3 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock D. Campbell -1% 92% Flyball: SS
t9 5-3 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield D. Campbell -1% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 5-3 2 --- O SFG D. Evans D. Campbell -0% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Giants' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
b9 3-5 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 5% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 3-5 1 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue 3% 99% Flyball: 2B
b9 3-5 2 --- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 1% 100% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Braves 3.

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