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BOS
@CAL
6
8
TEX
@CHW
0
11
MIN
@DET
5
3
CLE
@KCR
7
15
BAL
@OAK
7
1
NYY
@SEA
5
6
MIL
@TOR
8
5
CHC
@ATL
2
3
STL
@CIN
3
4
SFG
@MON
8
14
SDP
@PHI
0
2
HOU
@PIT
9
8
 
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Friday, April 27, 1979,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 12,930, Time of Game: 2:27
Cubs
2
7-8
 Lost 2 
4th, 4½ GB
at Braves
3
6-12
 Won 1 
6th, 7½ GB
W: Phil Niekro (2-4)
L: Donnie Moore (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  2
Braves          1  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  X    3  8  1

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 1 4 .203 .239 .313 .551 -0.070 0.87 0.011 -0.081 -0.6 5 4
Bobby Murcer RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .237 .362 .316 .677 -0.013 1.06 0.058 -0.071 0.1 1 0
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .210 .254 .323 .576 -0.126 1.21 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 5 1
Dave Kingman LF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .278 .381 .722 1.103 0.149 0.92 0.210 -0.060 1.7 1 0 HR
Steve Ontiveros 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .393 .358 .752 -0.122 1.48 0.017 -0.140 -0.6 1 3 2B
Jerry Martin CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .195 .283 .317 .600 -0.098 1.29 0.007 -0.105 -0.5 1 0
Barry Foote C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .188 .220 .250 .470 -0.045 1.09 0.041 -0.086 -0.2 6 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260 .351 .320 .671 -0.094 1.27 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 4 1
Mike Krukow P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.033 0.90 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 0 2
   Donnie Moore P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 1.15 0.000 -0.029 -0.2 0 1
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 2 6 34 .156 .206 .281 .487 -0.481 1.12 0.344 -0.825 -2.5 24 12
2B: S Ontiveros (3, off P Niekro).
HR: D Kingman (7, off P Niekro, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Kingman 4; S Ontiveros 2; B Murcer 2; B Foote.
RBI: D Kingman 2 (19).
2-out RBI: D Kingman 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Krukow-I de Jesus-T Sizemore; M Krukow-I de Jesus-B Buckner; S Ontiveros-T Sizemore-B Buckner.
E: J Martin (1); S Ontiveros (3).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .333 .418 .368 .786 -0.023 1.58 0.104 -0.127 -0.1 1 1
Gary Matthews RF 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 .250 .291 .458 .749 -0.104 1.87 0.035 -0.139 -0.7 3 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 3 0 1 1 2 0 5 .262 .400 .344 .744 0.265 2.10 0.381 -0.116 1.0 2 0 2B
   Rowland Office PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .462 .747 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dale Murphy C 3 0 2 1 2 0 5 .328 .405 .672 1.077 0.254 1.65 0.345 -0.091 1.7 6 2 2B,GDP,IW
Mike Lum 1B 2 0 0 0 3 1 5 .259 .317 .362 .680 -0.057 1.53 0.057 -0.113 -0.6 8 2 IW
Barry Bonnell CF-LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .380 .636 1.017 0.054 2.33 0.178 -0.123 0.5 3 0
Glenn Hubbard 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .211 .317 .225 .542 -0.327 2.80 0.049 -0.376 -2.4 2 0 GDP
Pepe Frias SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .288 .327 .346 .673 0.055 1.52 0.155 -0.100 0.4 0 3 GDP
Phil Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.096 1.89 0.023 -0.119 -0.9 2 1 SH
Team Totals 29 3 8 3 11 5 41 .276 .475 .345 .820 0.021 1.90 1.327 -1.304 -1.0 27 9
2B: D Murphy (1, off D Moore); J Burroughs (2, off D Moore).
SH: P Niekro (1, off D Moore).
IBB: M Lum (1, by M Krukow); D Murphy (1, by W Hernandez).
TB: D Murphy 3; P Frias 2; J Burroughs 2; G Hubbard; J Royster; B Bonnell.
GIDP: G Hubbard (2); P Frias (4); D Murphy (1).
RBI: J Burroughs (4); B Bonnell (16); D Murphy (15).
2-out RBI: J Burroughs; B Bonnell.
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Murphy-G Hubbard.
PB: D Murphy (5).
E: P Frias (6).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Krukow 5 4 2 2 9 3 0 3.78 26 45 -0.004 1.64 0.1
Donnie Moore, L (1-2) 2.2 4 1 1 1 1 0 2.79 13 1 0 -0.051 2.44 0.3
Willie Hernandez 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.86 2 2 0 0.035 1.40 0.6
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 11 5 0 3.38 41 45 3 0 -0.020 1.90 1.0
M Krukow faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (2-4) 9 5 2 2 2 6 1 2.89 34 73 0.480 1.12 2.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 6 1 2.00 34 73 0.480 1.12 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: D Moore (1); P Niekro (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: W Hernandez (2; D Murphy); M Krukow (2; M Lum).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Hank Rountree, 2B - Ed Norris, 3B - Andy Anderson.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 12,930.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Atlanta Braves
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Jerry Royster 3B
2 Bobby Murcer RF 2 Gary Matthews RF
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Jeff Burroughs LF
4 Dave Kingman LF 4 Dale Murphy C
5 Steve Ontiveros 3B 5 Mike Lum 1B
6 Jerry Martin CF 6 Barry Bonnell CF
7 Barry Foote C 7 Glenn Hubbard 2B
8 Ted Sizemore 2B 8 Pepe Frias SS
9 Mike Krukow 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 2-2 2 12- R ATL J. Burroughs D. Moore 28% 87% Double; Frias Scores; Matthews to 3B
b5 1-2 1 12- R ATL D. Murphy M. Krukow 21% 68% Single to CF; Royster Scores; Burroughs to 3B; Murphy to 2B/Adv on E8
b7 2-2 1 1-3 OO ATL G. Hubbard D. Moore -21% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- RR CHC D. Kingman P. Niekro -18% 34% Home Run; Murcer Scores
b7 2-2 0 --- ATL D. Murphy D. Moore 11% 70% Double

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% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- CHC B. Buckner P. Niekro -2% 48% Wild Pitch; Murcer to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC B. Buckner P. Niekro 3% 52% Strikeout (C-1B)
t1 0-0 2 -2- RR CHC D. Kingman P. Niekro -18% 34% Home Run; Murcer Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro -2% 32% Double
t1 2-0 2 -2- CHC J. Martin P. Niekro -1% 32% Walk
t1 2-0 2 12- O CHC B. Foote P. Niekro 3% 35% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O ATL J. Royster M. Krukow -2% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- ATL G. Matthews M. Krukow 3% 35% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs M. Krukow -3% 32% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 1-- ATL D. Murphy M. Krukow 2% 34% Walk; Matthews to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- ATL M. Lum M. Krukow 3% 38% Walk; Matthews to 3B; Murphy to 2B
b1 0-2 2 123 R ATL B. Bonnell M. Krukow 10% 47% Single; Matthews Scores; Murphy to 3B; Lum to 2B
b1 1-2 2 123 O ATL G. Hubbard M. Krukow -8% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t2 2-1 0 --- O CHC T. Sizemore P. Niekro 2% 42% Flyball: LF
t2 2-1 1 --- O CHC M. Krukow P. Niekro 1% 43% Flyball: LF
t2 2-1 2 --- CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro -1% 42% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t2 2-1 2 1-- CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro -2% 40% Single; de Jesus to 2B
t2 2-1 2 12- O CHC B. Buckner P. Niekro 4% 44% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 8-9-1
b2 1-2 0 --- ATL P. Frias M. Krukow 4% 48% Walk
b2 1-2 0 1-- O ATL P. Niekro M. Krukow -4% 44% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 1-2 1 1-- O ATL J. Royster M. Krukow -3% 41% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-2 2 1-- O ATL G. Matthews M. Krukow -3% 39% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
t3 2-1 0 --- CHC D. Kingman P. Niekro -3% 35% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro 3% 38% Flyball: CF
t3 2-1 1 1-- OO CHC J. Martin P. Niekro 5% 43% Double Play: Strikeout; Kingman out at 2B/C-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 3-4-5
b3 1-2 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs M. Krukow 4% 48% Walk
b3 1-2 0 1-- OO ATL D. Murphy M. Krukow -9% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- ATL M. Lum M. Krukow 2% 40% Walk
b3 1-2 2 1-- O ATL B. Bonnell M. Krukow -3% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- CHC B. Foote P. Niekro -4% 34% Single
t4 2-1 0 1-- O CHC T. Sizemore P. Niekro 3% 37% Strikeout
t4 2-1 1 1-- O CHC M. Krukow P. Niekro 2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B; Foote to 2B
t4 2-1 2 -2- CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro -0% 39% Passed Ball; Foote to 3B
t4 2-1 2 --3 O CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro 4% 43% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 7-8-9
b4 1-2 0 --- ATL G. Hubbard M. Krukow 5% 47% Single
b4 1-2 0 1-- OO ATL P. Frias M. Krukow -10% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-SS-2B
b4 1-2 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro M. Krukow -1% 36% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t5 2-1 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro 2% 38% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 1 --- O CHC B. Buckner P. Niekro 2% 40% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 2 --- O CHC D. Kingman P. Niekro 1% 41% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- ATL J. Royster M. Krukow 5% 47% Walk
b5 1-2 0 1-- O ATL G. Matthews M. Krukow -5% 42% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 1 1-- ATL J. Burroughs M. Krukow 5% 47% Walk; Royster to 2B
b5 1-2 1 12- R ATL D. Murphy M. Krukow 21% 68% Single to CF; Royster Scores; Burroughs to 3B; Murphy to 2B/Adv on E8
b5 2-2 1 -23 ATL M. Lum M. Krukow 1% 69% Intentional Walk
b5 2-2 1 123 O ATL B. Bonnell M. Krukow -10% 59% Foul Flyball: C
b5 2-2 2 123 O ATL G. Hubbard M. Krukow -9% 50% Lineout: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t6 2-2 0 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-2 1 --- O CHC J. Martin P. Niekro 2% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-2 2 --- O CHC B. Foote P. Niekro 2% 58% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 8-9-1
b6 2-2 0 --- ATL P. Frias M. Krukow 5% 63% Single
Donnie Moore replaces Mike Krukow pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-2 0 1-- O ATL P. Niekro D. Moore -5% 58% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-2 1 1-- ATL J. Royster D. Moore 5% 63% Single; Niekro to 2B
b6 2-2 1 12- O ATL G. Matthews D. Moore -6% 56% Strikeout
b6 2-2 2 12- ATL J. Burroughs D. Moore 2% 59% Wild Pitch; Niekro to 3B; Royster to 2B
b6 2-2 2 -23 O ATL J. Burroughs D. Moore -9% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t7 2-2 0 --- O CHC T. Sizemore P. Niekro 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 2-2 1 --- O CHC D. Moore P. Niekro 3% 57% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-2 2 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Niekro 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Donnie Moore facing 4-5-6
b7 2-2 0 --- ATL D. Murphy D. Moore 11% 70% Double
b7 2-2 0 -2- O ATL M. Lum D. Moore -7% 62% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 2-2 1 -2- ATL B. Bonnell D. Moore 8% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Murphy to 3B
b7 2-2 1 1-3 OO ATL G. Hubbard D. Moore -21% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t8 2-2 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer P. Niekro 5% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-2 1 --- O CHC B. Buckner P. Niekro 3% 58% Flyball: 2B
t8 2-2 2 --- O CHC D. Kingman P. Niekro 3% 61% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Donnie Moore facing 8-9-1
b8 2-2 0 --- ATL P. Frias D. Moore 6% 67% Single
b8 2-2 0 1-- O ATL P. Niekro D. Moore -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Frias to 2B
b8 2-2 1 -2- O ATL J. Royster D. Moore -7% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-2 2 -2- ATL G. Matthews D. Moore 1% 59% Walk
b8 2-2 2 12- R ATL J. Burroughs D. Moore 28% 87% Double; Frias Scores; Matthews to 3B
Willie Hernandez replaces Donnie Moore pitching and batting 9th
Rowland Office pinch runs for Jeff Burroughs (LF) batting 3rd
b8 3-2 2 -23 ATL D. Murphy W. Hernandez 1% 88% Intentional Walk
b8 3-2 2 123 O ATL M. Lum W. Hernandez -4% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
Barry Bonnell moves from CF to LF
Rowland Office moves from PR to CF
t9 2-3 0 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros P. Niekro 7% 91% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-3 1 --- O CHC J. Martin P. Niekro 5% 96% Flyball: LF
t9 2-3 2 --- O CHC B. Foote P. Niekro 4% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 3.

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