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Standings
BAL
@BOS
2
6
MIL
@CAL
5
8
TOR
@CLE
3
8
MIN
@KCR
7
6
CHW
@OAK
5
1
LAD
@ATL
3
6
PHI
@CHC
23
22
 
(10)
SFG
@HOU
3
0
NYM
@PIT
5
6
MON
@STL
3
2
 
(11)
Thursday, May 17, 1979, 7:38PM
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 12,079, Time of Game: 2:27
Dodgers
3
19-20
 Lost 2 
4th, 3½ GB
at Braves
6
12-22
 Won 2 
6th, 8 GB
W: Phil Niekro (4-6)
L: Charlie Hough (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         1  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  7  3
Braves          2  0  0   0  0  3   1  0  X    6 11  1

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Lopes 2B 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .239 .311 .421 .732 0.147 1.00 0.193 -0.046 1.1 4 2 HR
Bill Russell SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .307 .333 .399 .732 -0.116 1.29 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 2 2
Gary Thomasson CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .269 .370 .409 .779 0.041 1.07 0.165 -0.124 0.5 2 0 2B,SB
Steve Garvey 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .331 .465 .797 -0.083 0.79 0.000 -0.083 -0.9 3 1
   Ted Martinez 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dusty Baker LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .340 .415 .755 0.013 0.91 0.068 -0.055 0.0 1 0 SB
Von Joshua RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .267 .467 .733 0.024 0.89 0.105 -0.081 0.2 3 0 HR
Derrel Thomas 3B-1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .274 .361 .342 .704 0.066 0.95 0.085 -0.019 0.6 1 0
Steve Yeager C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .156 .241 .364 .605 -0.127 1.36 0.000 -0.127 -1.3 7 0
Doug Rau P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 -0.048 1.11 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 1 1 SH
   Vic Davalillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .154 .083 .237 -0.047 1.84 0.000 -0.047 -0.4
   Charlie Hough P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Pedro Guerrero PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.008 0.20 0.008 0.000 0.1
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 3 3 37 .212 .278 .424 .702 -0.122 1.03 0.624 -0.746 -1.5 24 7
2B: G Thomasson (2, off P Niekro).
HR: V Joshua (2, off P Niekro, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); D Lopes (5, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: D Rau (1, off P Niekro).
TB: D Lopes 5; V Joshua 4; G Thomasson 2; D Baker; D Thomas; P Guerrero.
RBI: D Lopes (9); G Thomasson (15); V Joshua (5).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
PB: S Yeager (4).
E: T Martinez (2); S Yeager (2); B Russell (6).
Baserunning
SB: G Thomasson (2, 2nd base off P Niekro/D Murphy); D Baker (2, 2nd base off P Niekro/D Murphy).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .333 .393 .390 .783 0.093 0.95 0.129 -0.036 1.1 2 2
Gary Matthews RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .292 .344 .555 .899 -0.143 1.15 0.000 -0.143 -1.9 1 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .237 .359 .356 .715 -0.114 0.93 0.000 -0.114 -1.4 6 0
   Rowland Office CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .464 .808 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Dale Murphy C 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .331 .394 .613 1.007 0.080 0.73 0.133 -0.053 1.1 2 2 2B,SB
Bob Horner 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.127 0.94 0.156 -0.028 0.8 5 0
   Mike Lum 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .303 .337 .640 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Barry Bonnell CF-LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .287 .333 .496 .829 0.278 1.23 0.305 -0.027 1.7 4 0 HR
Glenn Hubbard 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .227 .310 .281 .592 0.033 0.95 0.089 -0.056 0.8 2 1
Pepe Frias SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 .278 .305 .367 .672 0.086 0.79 0.098 -0.013 0.6 0 2 SH
Phil Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .172 .143 .315 -0.064 1.03 0.000 -0.064 -1.0 0 2 SH
Team Totals 35 6 11 6 2 6 39 .314 .351 .429 .780 0.376 0.96 0.910 -0.534 2.0 27 9
2B: D Murphy (3, off D Rau).
HR: B Bonnell (6, off C Hough, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: P Niekro (2, off D Rau); P Frias (5, off C Hough).
TB: B Bonnell 5; J Royster 3; P Frias 2; D Murphy 2; G Hubbard 2; B Horner.
RBI: B Bonnell 2 (18); G Hubbard (10); D Murphy (30); J Royster (12); B Horner (1).
2-out RBI: G Hubbard; D Murphy; B Horner.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: G Hubbard (7).
Baserunning
SB: D Murphy (2, 2nd base off C Hough/S Yeager).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Rau 5 7 2 2 0 2 0 5.54 22 47 0.082 1.13 0.5
Charlie Hough, BS (1), L (0-1) 3 4 4 2 2 4 1 6.09 17 0 0 -0.460 0.77 -2.5
Team Totals 8 11 6 4 2 6 1 4.50 39 47 0 0 -0.378 0.96 -2.0

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (4-6) 9 7 3 2 3 3 2 3.76 37 63 0.122 1.03 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 3 3 2 2.00 37 63 0.122 1.03 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Hank Rountree, 2B - Ed Norris, 3B - Andy Anderson.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 12,079.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Atlanta Braves
1 Davey Lopes 2B 1 Jerry Royster 3B
2 Bill Russell SS 2 Gary Matthews RF
3 Gary Thomasson CF 3 Jeff Burroughs LF
4 Steve Garvey 1B 4 Dale Murphy C
5 Dusty Baker LF 5 Bob Horner 1B
6 Von Joshua RF 6 Barry Bonnell CF
7 Derrel Thomas 3B 7 Glenn Hubbard 2B
8 Steve Yeager C 8 Pepe Frias SS
9 Doug Rau P 9 Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-3 0 1-- RR ATL B. Bonnell C. Hough 29% 74% Home Run; Horner Scores/unER
t5 2-2 0 --- R LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro -14% 36% Home Run
b1 0-1 2 1-- R ATL D. Murphy D. Rau 11% 53% Double to LF; Royster Scores
t2 1-2 0 --- R LAD V. Joshua P. Niekro -10% 50% Home Run
t1 0-0 1 -2- R LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro -10% 39% Double to LF; Lopes Scores/unER

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro -4% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Lopes to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- O LAD B. Russell P. Niekro 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B; Lopes to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro -10% 39% Double to LF; Lopes Scores/unER
t1 1-0 1 -2- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro 3% 42% Flyball: LF
t1 1-0 2 -2- O LAD D. Baker P. Niekro 3% 45% Foul Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- ATL J. Royster D. Rau 4% 48% Single to 2B
b1 0-1 0 1-- O ATL G. Matthews D. Rau -4% 45% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 1 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs D. Rau -3% 42% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 1-- R ATL D. Murphy D. Rau 11% 53% Double to LF; Royster Scores
b1 1-1 2 -2- R ATL B. Horner D. Rau 9% 62% Single to LF; Murphy Scores
b1 2-1 2 1-- ATL B. Bonnell D. Rau 2% 64% Single to CF; Horner to 2B
b1 2-1 2 12- O ATL G. Hubbard D. Rau -4% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t2 1-2 0 --- R LAD V. Joshua P. Niekro -10% 50% Home Run
t2 2-2 0 --- LAD D. Thomas P. Niekro -4% 46% Single to P
t2 2-2 0 1-- O LAD S. Yeager P. Niekro 4% 50% Foul Flyball: 2B
t2 2-2 1 1-- O LAD D. Rau P. Niekro 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Thomas to 2B
t2 2-2 2 -2- LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro -2% 50% Single to SS; Thomas to 3B
t2 2-2 2 1-3 O LAD B. Russell P. Niekro 5% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 8-9-1
b2 2-2 0 --- ATL P. Frias D. Rau 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 2-2 0 1-- O ATL P. Niekro D. Rau -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Frias to 2B
b2 2-2 1 -2- O ATL J. Royster D. Rau -4% 53% Popfly: 2B
b2 2-2 2 -2- O ATL G. Matthews D. Rau -3% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t3 2-2 0 --- LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro -4% 46% Walk
t3 2-2 0 1-- LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro -3% 43% Thomasson Steals 2B
t3 2-2 0 -2- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro 9% 53% Baserunner Out Advancing; Thomasson out at 3B/C-3B
t3 2-2 1 --- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 2-2 2 --- O LAD D. Baker P. Niekro 1% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 3-4-5
b3 2-2 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs D. Rau -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 2-2 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy D. Rau -2% 51% Lineout: 3B
b3 2-2 2 --- O ATL B. Horner D. Rau -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
t4 2-2 0 --- O LAD V. Joshua P. Niekro 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 2-2 1 --- LAD D. Thomas P. Niekro -3% 50% Walk
t4 2-2 1 1-- O LAD S. Yeager P. Niekro 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 2-2 2 1-- O LAD D. Rau P. Niekro 3% 56% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 6-7-8
b4 2-2 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell D. Rau -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-2 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard D. Rau -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 2 --- ATL P. Frias D. Rau 1% 53% Single to CF
b4 2-2 2 1-- O ATL P. Niekro D. Rau -3% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t5 2-2 0 --- R LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro -14% 36% Home Run
t5 3-2 0 --- O LAD B. Russell P. Niekro 2% 38% Flyball: LF
t5 3-2 1 --- O LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro 2% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 3-2 2 --- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro 1% 41% Strikeout (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Dodgers' Doug Rau facing 1-2-3
b5 2-3 0 --- ATL J. Royster D. Rau 5% 47% Single to RF
b5 2-3 0 1-- O ATL G. Matthews D. Rau -5% 42% Flyball: RF
b5 2-3 1 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs D. Rau -4% 37% Flyball: LF
b5 2-3 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy D. Rau -4% 34% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- LAD D. Baker P. Niekro -4% 30% Single to LF
t6 3-2 0 1-- LAD V. Joshua P. Niekro -3% 27% Baker Steals 2B
t6 3-2 0 -2- O LAD V. Joshua P. Niekro 5% 32% Flyball: CF
t6 3-2 1 -2- LAD D. Thomas P. Niekro -2% 30% Walk
t6 3-2 1 12- O LAD S. Yeager P. Niekro 5% 35% Strikeout
Vic Davalillo pinch hits for Doug Rau (P) batting 9th
t6 3-2 2 12- O LAD V. Davalillo P. Niekro 5% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Dodgers' Charlie Hough facing 5-6-7
Charlie Hough replaces Vic Davalillo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-3 0 --- ATL B. Horner C. Hough 6% 46% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Horner to 1B
b6 2-3 0 1-- RR ATL B. Bonnell C. Hough 29% 74% Home Run; Horner Scores/unER
b6 4-3 0 --- ATL G. Hubbard C. Hough 3% 77% Single to LF
b6 4-3 0 1-- ATL P. Frias C. Hough 5% 82% Reached on E2/Sacrifice Bunt; Hubbard to 2B; Frias to 1B
b6 4-3 0 12- O ATL P. Niekro C. Hough -1% 81% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hubbard to 3B
b6 4-3 1 1-3 RO ATL J. Royster C. Hough 3% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hubbard Scores/unER
b6 5-3 2 1-- O ATL G. Matthews C. Hough -1% 82% Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 5.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t7 3-5 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro 3% 85% Flyball: CF
t7 3-5 1 --- O LAD B. Russell P. Niekro 2% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 3-5 2 --- O LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro 1% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-3, Dodgers' Charlie Hough facing 3-4-5
b7 5-3 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs C. Hough -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-3 1 --- ATL D. Murphy C. Hough 1% 89% Walk
b7 5-3 1 1-- ATL B. Horner C. Hough 1% 90% Murphy Steals 2B
b7 5-3 1 -2- O ATL B. Horner C. Hough -2% 88% Popfly: 2B
b7 5-3 2 -2- ATL B. Bonnell C. Hough 0% 89% Walk
b7 5-3 2 12- R ATL G. Hubbard C. Hough 6% 94% Single to RF; Murphy Scores; Bonnell to 3B
b7 6-3 2 1-3 O ATL P. Frias C. Hough -1% 93% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 6.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-6, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
Mike Lum replaces Bob Horner playing 1B batting 5th
t8 3-6 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-6 1 --- O LAD D. Baker P. Niekro 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-6 2 --- O LAD V. Joshua P. Niekro 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 6-3, Dodgers' Charlie Hough facing 9-1-2
Derrel Thomas moves from 3B to 1B
Ted Martinez replaces Steve Garvey (1B) playing 3B batting 4th
b8 6-3 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro C. Hough -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 6-3 1 --- ATL J. Royster C. Hough 1% 98% Single to 3B; Royster to 2B/Adv on E5
b8 6-3 1 -2- ATL G. Matthews C. Hough 0% 98% Passed Ball; Royster to 3B
b8 6-3 1 --3 O ATL G. Matthews C. Hough -1% 97% Strikeout
b8 6-3 2 --3 O ATL J. Burroughs C. Hough -1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 6.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-6, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
Barry Bonnell moves from CF to LF
Rowland Office replaces Jeff Burroughs (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
t9 3-6 0 --- O LAD D. Thomas P. Niekro 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 3-6 1 --- O LAD S. Yeager P. Niekro 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Pedro Guerrero pinch hits for Charlie Hough (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 2 --- LAD P. Guerrero P. Niekro -1% 99% Single to LF
t9 3-6 2 1-- O LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro 1% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Braves 6.

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