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TEX
@BAL
2
1
 
(10)
CLE
@BOS
5
4
 
(11)
KCR
@DET
7
4
MIL
@NYY
0
3
CAL
@SEA
2
0
CHW
@TOR
5
9
NYM
@CHC
5
3
SFG
@LAD
1
5
STL
@PIT
12
6
Thursday, April 7, 1977,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,937, Time of Game: 2:25
Mets
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Cubs
3
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Tom Seaver (1-0)
L: Ray Burris (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  4   1  0  0    5  7  0
Cubs            1  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    3  9  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Mazzilli CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 0.007 1.20 0.082 -0.076 -0.4 1 0
Felix Millan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.140 1.30 0.000 -0.140 -1.4 3 1
John Milner LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .750 0.159 1.08 0.199 -0.039 1.0 3 0 2B
   Bruce Boisclair LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dave Kingman RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .333 1.167 0.060 1.02 0.079 -0.019 0.5 2 0 2B,IW
Ed Kranepool 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .750 0.062 1.65 0.085 -0.023 0.3 4 0 2B
John Stearns C 4 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .500 0.086 1.30 0.238 -0.152 -0.1 9 0 2·CS
Roy Staiger 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .250 .500 -0.054 0.86 0.046 -0.100 -0.3 3 3
Bud Harrelson SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 0.042 0.86 0.090 -0.048 0.7 2 1
Tom Seaver P 1 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 0.011 1.03 0.053 -0.042 -0.3 0 1 SH
   Skip Lockwood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 7 4 2 6 .219 .577 0.233 1.15 0.872 -0.639 0.1 27 6
2B: J Milner (1, off R Burris); D Kingman (1, off R Burris); E Kranepool (1, off R Burris).
SH: T Seaver (1, off R Burris).
IBB: D Kingman (1, by R Burris).
TB: D Kingman 2; J Milner 2; E Kranepool 2; J Stearns; B Harrelson; R Staiger; L Mazzilli.
RBI: J Stearns 2 (2); J Milner (1); E Kranepool (1).
2-out RBI: J Stearns 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
CS: J Stearns 2 (2, 2nd base by B Sutter/S Swisher, 2nd base by R Burris/S Swisher).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.070 0.84 0.055 -0.125 -0.9 4 4
Jose Cardenal LF 3 2 2 0 1 0 .667 1.417 0.102 0.79 0.114 -0.012 0.9 1 0 SB
Larry Biittner 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 .750 1.500 0.128 1.16 0.157 -0.030 1.1 7 1
Bobby Murcer RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .250 .500 -0.048 1.50 0.093 -0.141 -0.3 1 0 SB
Jerry Morales CF 4 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 -0.159 1.69 0.000 -0.159 -1.1 2 0
Steve Ontiveros 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .500 1.750 0.058 1.04 0.129 -0.071 1.0 1 1 HR
Steve Swisher C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.062 0.82 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 7 2
   Mike Gordon C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.051 1.94 0.000 -0.051 -0.3 1 0
Manny Trillo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.100 0.98 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 1 2
Ray Burris P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.030 0.53 0.000 -0.030 -0.4 1 2
   Bruce Sutter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Joe Wallis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.019 0.75 0.000 -0.019 -0.2
   Ramon Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Gross PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.017 0.61 0.000 -0.017 -0.1
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 1 8 .257 .621 -0.268 1.07 0.548 -0.817 -1.9 27 12
HR: S Ontiveros (1, off T Seaver; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: S Ontiveros 5; L Biittner 3; J Cardenal 2; I de Jesus; B Murcer.
RBI: S Ontiveros (1); J Morales (1); B Murcer (1).
2-out RBI: B Murcer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: L Biittner (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Cardenal (1, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Stearns); B Murcer (1, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Stearns).
Pickoffs: I de Jesus (2nd base by T Seaver).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (1-0) 7 9 3 3 1 7 1 3.86 30 53 0.012 0.92 0.8
Skip Lockwood, S (1) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 2 1 0.257 1.90 1.1
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 8 1 3.00 36 53 2 1 0.269 1.07 1.9
T Seaver faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Burris, L (0-1) 5.1 4 4 4 2 4 0 6.75 22 46 0.017 1.33 0.6
Bruce Sutter, BS (1) 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 5.40 7 3 3 -0.287 1.29 -1.8
Ramon Hernandez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.038 0.24 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 2 6 0 5.00 35 46 3 3 -0.232 1.15 -0.1
Balks: T Seaver (1).
WP: B Sutter (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Burris (1; D Kingman).
Pickoffs: T Seaver (1; I de Jesus, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 20mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Lee Mazzilli CF 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Felix Millan 2B 2 Jose Cardenal LF
3 John Milner LF 3 Larry Biittner 1B
4 Dave Kingman RF 4 Bobby Murcer RF
5 Ed Kranepool 1B 5 Jerry Morales CF
6 John Stearns C 6 Steve Ontiveros 3B
7 Roy Staiger 3B 7 Steve Swisher C
8 Bud Harrelson SS 8 Manny Trillo 2B
9 Tom Seaver P 9 Ray Burris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-2 2 -23 RR NYM J. Stearns B. Sutter 24% 75% Single to LF; Milner Scores; Kingman Scores
t6 0-2 1 12- R NYM J. Milner R. Burris 20% 48% Double to RF; Seaver Scores; Mazzilli to 3B
b4 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  R CHC S. Ontiveros T. Seaver -10% 22% Home Run (Line Drive)
b8 2-5 0 1-- CHC L. Biittner T. Seaver -9% 76% Single to LF; Cardenal to 2B
b1 0-0 2 --3 R CHC B. Murcer T. Seaver -8% 38% Single to 3B/Bunt; Cardenal Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli R. Burris -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM F. Millan R. Burris -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM J. Milner R. Burris -1% 45% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus T. Seaver 2% 47% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Cardenal T. Seaver -2% 45% Single to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- CHC L. Biittner T. Seaver -1% 43% Cardenal Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC L. Biittner T. Seaver 3% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Cardenal to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 R CHC B. Murcer T. Seaver -8% 38% Single to 3B/Bunt; Cardenal Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- CHC J. Morales T. Seaver -1% 37% Murcer Steals 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- O CHC J. Morales T. Seaver 3% 40% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- NYM D. Kingman R. Burris 6% 46% Double to LF
t2 0-1 0 -2- O NYM E. Kranepool R. Burris -2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kingman to 3B
t2 0-1 1 --3 O NYM J. Stearns R. Burris -7% 37% Fielder's Choice 2B; Kingman out at Hm/2B-C; Stearns to 1B
t2 0-1 2 1-- O NYM R. Staiger R. Burris -2% 35% Stearns Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- CHC S. Ontiveros T. Seaver -3% 32% Single to RF
b2 1-0 0 1-- O CHC S. Swisher T. Seaver 3% 34% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CHC M. Trillo T. Seaver 3% 37% Lineout: RF
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Burris T. Seaver 2% 39% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYM R. Staiger R. Burris -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 --- NYM B. Harrelson R. Burris 3% 39% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Harrelson to 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- O NYM T. Seaver R. Burris -2% 37% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Harrelson to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O NYM L. Mazzilli R. Burris -4% 33% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus T. Seaver -3% 30% Single to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-- CHC J. Cardenal T. Seaver -2% 28% Balk; de Jesus to 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- O CHC J. Cardenal T. Seaver 8% 35% de Jesus Picked off 2B (P-2B)
b3 1-0 1 --- CHC J. Cardenal T. Seaver -2% 33% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- CHC L. Biittner T. Seaver -6% 27% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cardenal to 3B
b3 1-0 1 1-3 O CHC B. Murcer T. Seaver 6% 33% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 1-3 O CHC J. Morales T. Seaver 5% 38% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O NYM F. Millan R. Burris -3% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O NYM J. Milner R. Burris -2% 33% Lineout: SS
t4 0-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O NYM D. Kingman R. Burris -1% 32% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  R CHC S. Ontiveros T. Seaver -10% 22% Home Run (Line Drive)
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHC S. Swisher T. Seaver 2% 24% Flyball: LF
b4 2-0 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo T. Seaver 1% 25% Lineout: LF
b4 2-0 2 --- O CHC R. Burris T. Seaver 1% 26% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- NYM E. Kranepool R. Burris 7% 33% Double to RF
t5 0-2 0 -2- O NYM J. Stearns R. Burris -3% 30% Groundout: SS-1B; Kranepool to 3B
t5 0-2 1 --3 O NYM R. Staiger R. Burris -7% 24% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 --3 6,(1-2)  O NYM B. Harrelson R. Burris -4% 19% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus T. Seaver 2% 21% Lineout: LF
b5 2-0 1 --- O CHC J. Cardenal T. Seaver 1% 22% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 2-0 2 --- CHC L. Biittner T. Seaver -1% 21% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 2-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Murcer T. Seaver 2% 23% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- NYM T. Seaver R. Burris 5% 28% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- NYM L. Mazzilli R. Burris 8% 36% Single to RF; Seaver to 2B
t6 0-2 0 12- O NYM F. Millan R. Burris -8% 28% Bunt Popfly: P
t6 0-2 1 12- R NYM J. Milner R. Burris 20% 48% Double to RF; Seaver Scores; Mazzilli to 3B
t6 1-2 1 -23 NYM D. Kingman R. Burris 2% 50% Intentional Walk
Bruce Sutter replaces Ray Burris pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-2 1 123 RO NYM E. Kranepool B. Sutter 1% 51% Groundout: 1B-P; Mazzilli Scores; Milner to 3B; Kingman to 2B
t6 2-2 2 -23 RR NYM J. Stearns B. Sutter 24% 75% Single to LF; Milner Scores; Kingman Scores
t6 4-2 2 1-- O NYM R. Staiger B. Sutter -2% 73% Stearns Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b6 2-4 0 --- O CHC J. Morales T. Seaver 4% 77% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Ontiveros T. Seaver 3% 79% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-4 2 --- O CHC S. Swisher T. Seaver 2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Bruce Sutter facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- NYM R. Staiger B. Sutter 2% 83% Single to LF
t7 4-2 0 1-- NYM B. Harrelson B. Sutter 6% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive); Staiger to 3B
t7 4-2 0 1-3 R NYM T. Seaver B. Sutter 2% 91% Wild Pitch; Staiger Scores; Harrelson to 2B
t7 5-2 0 -2- O NYM T. Seaver B. Sutter -2% 90% Strikeout
t7 5-2 1 -2- O NYM L. Mazzilli B. Sutter -2% 88% Strikeout
t7 5-2 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O NYM F. Millan B. Sutter -2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 8-9-1
b7 2-5 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo T. Seaver 3% 89% Strikeout Looking
Joe Wallis pinch hits for Bruce Sutter (P) batting 9th
b7 2-5 1 --- O CHC J. Wallis T. Seaver 2% 91% Foul Flyball: C
b7 2-5 2 --- O CHC I. de Jesus T. Seaver 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Ramon Hernandez facing 3-4-5
Ramon Hernandez replaces Joe Wallis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mike Gordon replaces Steve Swisher playing C batting 7th
t8 5-2 0 --- O NYM J. Milner R. Hernandez -1% 92% Foul Flyball: C
t8 5-2 1 --- O NYM D. Kingman R. Hernandez -1% 91% Popfly: SS
t8 5-2 2 --- O NYM E. Kranepool R. Hernandez -0% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
Bruce Boisclair replaces John Milner playing LF batting 3rd
b8 2-5 0 --- CHC J. Cardenal T. Seaver -5% 85% Single to LF
b8 2-5 0 1-- CHC L. Biittner T. Seaver -9% 76% Single to LF; Cardenal to 2B
Skip Lockwood replaces Tom Seaver pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 12- O CHC B. Murcer S. Lockwood 6% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cardenal to 3B
b8 2-5 1 1-3 RO CHC J. Morales S. Lockwood 5% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cardenal Scores
b8 3-5 2 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros S. Lockwood 5% 92% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Ramon Hernandez facing 6-7-8
t9 5-3 0 --- O NYM J. Stearns R. Hernandez -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-3 1 --- O NYM R. Staiger R. Hernandez -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t9 5-3 2 --- O NYM B. Harrelson R. Hernandez -0% 90% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Mets' Skip Lockwood facing 7-8-9
b9 3-5 0 --- O CHC M. Gordon S. Lockwood 5% 95% Strikeout
b9 3-5 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo S. Lockwood 3% 98% Flyball: SS
Greg Gross pinch hits for Ramon Hernandez (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 2 --- O CHC G. Gross S. Lockwood 2% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.

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