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Standings
NYY
@CAL
7
8
 
(12)
DET
@CHW
4
12
TEX
@KCR
7
3
CLE
@MIL
3
10
BOS
@OAK
8
7
BAL
@SEA
5
2
MIN
@TOR
2
4
PIT
@ATL
5
1
CHC
@CIN
1
0
STL
@HOU
2
3
SDP
@MON
5
1
SFG
@NYM
2
3
LAD
@PHI
7
10
Saturday, July 14, 1979, 7:39PM
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 25,083, Time of Game: 2:13
Pirates
5
45-39
 Won 1 
4th, 4 GB
at Braves
1
39-52
 Lost 1 
5th, 14 GB
L: Rick Matula (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    5 14  0
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  5  5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Moreno CF 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .303 .348 .427 .775 0.142 0.70 0.148 -0.006 1.9 3 0 HR,SB
Tim Foli SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .280 .325 .351 .676 -0.015 0.77 0.045 -0.060 -0.0 2 8 2B
Dave Parker RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .298 .361 .522 .883 -0.093 0.75 0.028 -0.121 -0.9 2 0 GDP
John Milner 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .248 .354 .451 .805 0.070 0.77 0.125 -0.056 1.1 14 0 CS
Bill Robinson LF 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 .264 .298 .544 .842 0.026 0.63 0.050 -0.024 0.2 0 0 IW
Bill Madlock 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .324 .415 .739 -0.041 0.92 0.058 -0.099 -1.6 1 2 GDP
Ed Ott C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .261 .288 .394 .683 0.009 0.76 0.024 -0.016 0.3 2 0
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233 .278 .286 .563 -0.102 0.81 0.012 -0.113 -1.6 3 3 GDP
John Candelaria P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .150 .171 .250 .421 0.129 0.84 0.173 -0.044 1.1 0 2 2B,GDP
Team Totals 39 5 14 2 2 2 41 .359 .390 .487 .877 0.125 0.76 0.663 -0.539 0.5 27 15
2B: T Foli (17, off R Matula); J Candelaria (4, off J McLaughlin).
HR: O Moreno (6, off R Matula, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
IBB: B Robinson (6, by R Matula).
TB: O Moreno 6; T Foli 3; E Ott 2; J Candelaria 2; D Parker 2; B Robinson; R Stennett; B Madlock; J Milner.
GIDP: J Candelaria (3); R Stennett (7); B Madlock (5); D Parker (5).
RBI: O Moreno (36); B Robinson (48).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Madlock-J Milner; T Foli-R Stennett-J Milner.
Baserunning
SB: O Moreno (37, 2nd base off R Matula/B Benedict).
CS: J Milner (2, 2nd base by R Matula/B Benedict).

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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .339 .324 .663 -0.080 0.79 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 2 3
Gary Matthews RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .303 .364 .549 .913 -0.032 0.50 0.014 -0.046 -0.0 0 1
Bob Horner 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .302 .349 .591 .940 0.023 0.46 0.048 -0.025 0.7 12 1 HR,HBP
Jeff Burroughs LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .347 .360 .707 -0.012 0.72 0.041 -0.052 -0.4 1 0
Barry Bonnell CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .302 .420 .721 -0.088 1.03 0.020 -0.108 -0.8 1 0 GDP
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .224 .283 .286 .569 -0.065 0.67 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 4 8
Pepe Frias SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .297 .332 .366 .698 -0.028 0.68 0.014 -0.042 -0.3 3 4
Bruce Benedict C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .194 .290 .241 .531 -0.051 0.64 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 3 2
Rick Matula P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .063 .063 .063 .125 -0.039 0.76 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 1 1
   Joey McLaughlin P 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
   Charlie Spikes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .316 .359 .596 .956 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Craig Skok P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 0 2 31 .167 .194 .267 .460 -0.376 0.66 0.137 -0.512 -3.5 27 20
HR: B Horner (17, off J Candelaria, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
HBP: B Horner (3, by J Candelaria).
TB: B Horner 4; G Matthews; J Burroughs; B Bonnell; P Frias.
GIDP: B Bonnell (7).
RBI: B Horner (47).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 5. P Frias-G Hubbard-B Horner; R Matula-B Benedict-B Horner; B Benedict-G Hubbard; G Hubbard-P Frias-B Horner; J Royster-G Hubbard-B Horner.
E: J Royster (18); P Frias (24); B Horner 3 (11).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Candelaria, W (8-7) 9 5 1 1 0 2 1 3.41 31 75 0.375 0.66 3.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 0 2 1 1.00 31 75 0.375 0.66 3.5

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Matula, L (6-6) 6.1 11 5 1 2 1 1 3.59 31 38 -0.131 0.95 -1.7
Joey McLaughlin 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 6 2 1 0.003 0.25 0.7
Craig Skok 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.19 4 0 0 0.004 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 5 1 2 2 1 1.00 41 38 2 1 -0.124 0.76 -0.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Candelaria (1).
HBP: J Candelaria (3; B Horner).
IBB: R Matula (3; B Robinson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Andy Olsen.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 25,083.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Atlanta Braves
1 Omar Moreno CF 1 Jerry Royster 3B
2 Tim Foli SS 2 Gary Matthews RF
3 Dave Parker RF 3 Bob Horner 1B
4 John Milner 1B 4 Jeff Burroughs LF
5 Bill Robinson LF 5 Barry Bonnell CF
6 Bill Madlock 3B 6 Glenn Hubbard 2B
7 Ed Ott C 7 Pepe Frias SS
8 Rennie Stennett 2B 8 Bruce Benedict C
9 John Candelaria P 9 Rick Matula P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 -23 RR PIT J. Candelaria R. Matula 17% 68% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Robinson Scores/No RBI/unER; Madlock Scores/Adv on E3/No RBI/unER; Candelaria to 1B
t5 2-0 1 12- R PIT J. Milner R. Matula 10% 89% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Moreno Scores/No RBI/unER; Parker to 3B; Milner to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- OO PIT D. Parker R. Matula -10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Moreno to 3B
b2 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL B. Bonnell J. Candelaria 8% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 -23 O PIT R. Stennett R. Matula -8% 51% Popfly: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT O. Moreno R. Matula 4% 54% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Moreno to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT T. Foli R. Matula 2% 56% Moreno Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- PIT T. Foli R. Matula 3% 59% Single to SS; Moreno stays at 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- OO PIT D. Parker R. Matula -10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Moreno to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O PIT J. Milner R. Matula -4% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Candelaria 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Candelaria 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O ATL B. Horner J. Candelaria 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Robinson R. Matula 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- PIT B. Madlock R. Matula 6% 60% Single to RF; Robinson to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O PIT E. Ott R. Matula -0% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B; Robinson to 3B; Madlock to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 O PIT R. Stennett R. Matula -8% 51% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 2 -23 RR PIT J. Candelaria R. Matula 17% 68% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Robinson Scores/No RBI/unER; Madlock Scores/Adv on E3/No RBI/unER; Candelaria to 1B
t2 2-0 2 1-- PIT O. Moreno R. Matula 2% 70% Single to RF; Candelaria to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- O PIT T. Foli R. Matula -3% 66% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs J. Candelaria -4% 62% Single to SS
b2 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL B. Bonnell J. Candelaria 8% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Candelaria 1% 71% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- O PIT D. Parker R. Matula -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- PIT J. Milner R. Matula 2% 72% Single to RF
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO PIT B. Robinson R. Matula -4% 68% Double Play: Strikeout, Milner Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O ATL P. Frias J. Candelaria 3% 70% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Candelaria 2% 72% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-2 2 --- O ATL R. Matula J. Candelaria 1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O PIT B. Madlock R. Matula -2% 71% Lineout: 3B
t4 2-0 1 --- PIT E. Ott R. Matula 2% 73% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Stennett R. Matula -2% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-0 2 1-- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Matula -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Candelaria 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Candelaria 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- ATL B. Horner J. Candelaria -2% 73% Hit By Pitch
b4 0-2 2 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs J. Candelaria 3% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- PIT O. Moreno R. Matula 3% 78% Single to CF
t5 2-0 0 1-- O PIT T. Foli R. Matula -3% 76% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 1 1-- PIT D. Parker R. Matula 3% 78% Single to LF; Moreno to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- R PIT J. Milner R. Matula 10% 89% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Moreno Scores/No RBI/unER; Parker to 3B; Milner to 2B
t5 3-0 1 -23 PIT B. Robinson R. Matula 0% 89% Intentional Walk
t5 3-0 1 123 OO PIT B. Madlock R. Matula -8% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell J. Candelaria 3% 84% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Candelaria 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- ATL P. Frias J. Candelaria -1% 84% Single to CF
b5 0-3 2 1-- O ATL B. Benedict J. Candelaria 2% 87% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 7-8-9
t6 3-0 0 --- O PIT E. Ott R. Matula -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-0 1 --- PIT R. Stennett R. Matula 1% 87% Single to LF
t6 3-0 1 1-- OO PIT J. Candelaria R. Matula -3% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 9-1-2
b6 0-3 0 --- O ATL R. Matula J. Candelaria 3% 87% Flyball: RF
b6 0-3 1 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Candelaria 2% 89% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 0-3 2 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Candelaria 1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Rick Matula facing 1-2-3
t7 3-0 0 --- R PIT O. Moreno R. Matula 5% 94% Home Run
t7 4-0 0 --- PIT T. Foli R. Matula 1% 96% Double to LF
t7 4-0 0 -2- O PIT D. Parker R. Matula -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Foli to 3B
t7 4-0 1 --3 PIT J. Milner R. Matula 0% 96% Walk
Joey McLaughlin replaces Rick Matula pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-0 1 1-3 RO PIT B. Robinson J. McLaughlin 1% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Foli Scores/unER; Milner to 3B; Robinson out at 2B/3B-RF-1B
t7 5-0 2 --3 O PIT B. Madlock J. McLaughlin -1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 3-4-5
b7 0-5 0 --- R ATL B. Horner J. Candelaria -3% 93% Home Run
b7 1-5 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs J. Candelaria 2% 95% Flyball: CF
b7 1-5 1 --- ATL B. Bonnell J. Candelaria -2% 93% Single to CF
b7 1-5 1 1-- OO ATL G. Hubbard J. Candelaria 4% 97% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Braves 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Braves' Joey McLaughlin facing 7-8-9
t8 5-1 0 --- PIT E. Ott J. McLaughlin 0% 97% Single to LF
t8 5-1 0 1-- OO PIT R. Stennett J. McLaughlin -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- PIT J. Candelaria J. McLaughlin 0% 96% Double to CF
t8 5-1 2 -2- O PIT O. Moreno J. McLaughlin -1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 7-8-9
b8 1-5 0 --- O ATL P. Frias J. Candelaria 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-5 1 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Candelaria 1% 98% Strikeout
Charlie Spikes pinch hits for Joey McLaughlin (P) batting 9th
b8 1-5 2 --- O ATL C. Spikes J. Candelaria 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Braves 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Braves' Craig Skok facing 2-3-4
Craig Skok replaces Charlie Spikes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-1 0 --- O PIT T. Foli C. Skok -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- PIT D. Parker C. Skok 0% 99% Single to RF
t9 5-1 1 1-- O PIT J. Milner C. Skok -0% 98% Popfly: SS
t9 5-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Robinson C. Skok -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
b9 1-5 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Candelaria 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-5 1 --- ATL G. Matthews J. Candelaria -1% 98% Single to LF
b9 1-5 1 1-- ATL B. Horner J. Candelaria -0% 98% Wild Pitch; Matthews to 2B
b9 1-5 1 -2- O ATL B. Horner J. Candelaria 1% 99% Flyball: CF; Matthews to 3B
b9 1-5 2 --3 O ATL J. Burroughs J. Candelaria 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Braves 1.

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