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BAL
@CLE
5
7
BOS
@DET
5
7
MIN
@KCR
5
3
CAL
@MIL
7
1
CHW
@OAK
6
2
TEX
@SEA
5
6
TEX
@SEA
4
2
NYY
@TOR
11
3
STL
@CHC
2
6
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@CIN
3
4
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@HOU
0
6
SFG
@LAD
10
7
PIT
@MON
5
3
PHI
@NYM
3
4
Friday, May 19, 1978, 1:35PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 15,389, Time of Game: 1:58
Cardinals
2
14-24
 Lost 8 
6th, 6½ GB
at Cubs
6
17-17
 Won 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Dave Roberts (1-0)
L: John Denny (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Cubs            3  0  1   0  0  1   1  0  X    6  8  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 .631 0.081 0.98 0.125 -0.044 0.8 3 0
Garry Templeton SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .522 -0.119 0.96 0.000 -0.119 -1.2 2 3
Keith Hernandez 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .310 .867 -0.073 0.89 0.012 -0.085 -0.8 5 0
Ted Simmons C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .921 -0.067 0.65 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 5 1
Jerry Morales RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .222 .621 0.026 0.56 0.053 -0.027 0.3 1 0
Ken Reitz 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .259 .679 0.025 0.93 0.081 -0.056 0.5 1 1 2B
Jerry Mumphrey CF 3 0 0 1 1 0 .182 .461 -0.027 0.89 0.035 -0.062 -0.2 5 0
Mike Tyson 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .276 .696 -0.082 0.89 0.026 -0.108 -1.2 2 1 GDP
John Denny P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .713 -0.021 0.84 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0
   Tony Scott PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .219 .525 0.041 1.19 0.041 0.000 0.4
   Buddy Schultz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Sutherland PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 -0.015 0.59 0.000 -0.015 -0.2
   Mark Littell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 2 0 .212 .500 -0.231 0.85 0.373 -0.604 -2.5 24 6
2B: K Reitz (6, off D Roberts).
TB: K Reitz 3; J Morales 2; T Scott; M Tyson; L Brock.
GIDP: M Tyson (1).
RBI: L Brock (4); J Mumphrey (8).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Templeton-T Simmons.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 3 2 1 1 1 0 .259 .663 0.040 0.52 0.066 -0.026 0.9 1 6 HR
Greg Gross CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .317 .824 0.180 0.59 0.193 -0.012 2.1 0 0 2·3B
Bill Buckner 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .344 .821 -0.034 0.42 0.002 -0.036 -0.6 13 1 SF
Dave Kingman LF 2 2 1 1 1 1 .245 .830 0.066 0.52 0.069 -0.003 0.8 2 0 SB,SF
Bobby Murcer RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 .273 .782 0.078 0.41 0.103 -0.025 0.9 4 0 3B
Steve Ontiveros 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .394 -0.082 0.45 0.000 -0.082 -1.7 1 4
Manny Trillo 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .274 .678 0.052 0.38 0.071 -0.019 0.5 5 6
Dave Rader C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .550 -0.027 0.35 0.000 -0.027 -0.7 0 0
Dave Roberts P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.003 0.18 0.006 -0.003 0.0 1 0
   Rudy Meoli PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .384 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 6 8 6 3 4 .276 .910 0.271 0.43 0.510 -0.238 2.0 27 17
3B: G Gross 2 (3, 2 off J Denny); B Murcer (4, off J Denny).
HR: I de Jesus (1, off M Littell; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: D Kingman (2, off J Denny); B Buckner (1, off J Denny).
TB: G Gross 6; I de Jesus 4; B Murcer 3; D Roberts; D Kingman; M Trillo; B Buckner.
RBI: B Murcer (18); G Gross (11); D Kingman (21); B Buckner (11); M Trillo (14); I de Jesus (6).
2-out RBI: M Trillo.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Ontiveros-M Trillo-B Buckner.
PB: D Rader (3).
Baserunning
SB: D Kingman (2, 2nd base off B Schultz/T Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Denny, L (3-2) 4 5 4 4 2 0 0 3.38 18 34 -0.233 0.52 -2.0
Buddy Schultz 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.42 8 0 0 -0.017 0.56 -0.0
Mark Littell 2 2 1 1 0 4 1 3.31 8 0 0 -0.019 0.09 -0.0
Team Totals 8 8 6 6 3 4 1 6.75 34 34 0 0 -0.269 0.43 -2.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Roberts, W (1-0) 7 6 2 2 2 0 0 3.31 28 55 0.194 0.96 1.5
Willie Hernandez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.89 7 0 0 0.037 0.36 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 0 0 2.00 35 55 0 0 0.231 0.85 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: B Schultz (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 7mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Lou Brock LF 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Garry Templeton SS 2 Greg Gross CF
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Ted Simmons C 4 Dave Kingman LF
5 Jerry Morales RF 5 Bobby Murcer RF
6 Ken Reitz 3B 6 Steve Ontiveros 3B
7 Jerry Mumphrey CF 7 Manny Trillo 2B
8 Mike Tyson 2B 8 Dave Rader C
9 John Denny P 9 Dave Roberts P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-- R CHC G. Gross J. Denny 14% 73% Triple to RF (Line Drive); de Jesus Scores
t5 1-4 1 12- R STL L. Brock D. Roberts -12% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Tyson Scores; Scott to 3B
b1 2-0 1 1-- R CHC B. Murcer J. Denny 10% 84% Triple to LF; Kingman Scores
t5 2-4 1 1-3 O STL G. Templeton D. Roberts 8% 76% Flyball: RF
t2 0-3 1 12- OO STL M. Tyson D. Roberts 8% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Roberts 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Roberts 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- STL K. Hernandez D. Roberts -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O STL T. Simmons D. Roberts 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Denny 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- R CHC G. Gross J. Denny 14% 73% Triple to RF (Line Drive); de Jesus Scores
b1 1-0 0 --3 RO CHC B. Buckner J. Denny -1% 72% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gross Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- CHC D. Kingman J. Denny 2% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 2-0 1 1-- R CHC B. Murcer J. Denny 10% 84% Triple to LF; Kingman Scores
b1 3-0 1 --3 OO CHC S. Ontiveros J. Denny -5% 78% Double Play: Popfly: SS-C
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- O STL J. Morales D. Roberts 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-3 1 --- STL K. Reitz D. Roberts -2% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL J. Mumphrey D. Roberts -4% 75% Walk; Reitz to 2B
t2 0-3 1 12- OO STL M. Tyson D. Roberts 8% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 7-8-9
b2 3-0 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Denny -1% 81% Flyball: CF
b2 3-0 1 --- O CHC D. Rader J. Denny -1% 81% Lineout: CF
b2 3-0 2 --- CHC D. Roberts J. Denny 1% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 3-0 2 1-- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Denny -1% 80% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- O STL J. Denny D. Roberts 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- O STL L. Brock D. Roberts 1% 84% Popfly: SS
t3 0-3 2 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Roberts 1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- CHC G. Gross J. Denny 5% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
b3 3-0 0 --3 O CHC B. Buckner J. Denny -2% 87% Popfly: 3B
b3 3-0 1 --3 RO CHC D. Kingman J. Denny 2% 89% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Gross Scores
b3 4-0 2 --- CHC B. Murcer J. Denny 0% 89% Walk
b3 4-0 2 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Denny -1% 88% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL K. Hernandez D. Roberts 2% 90% Flyball: LF
t4 0-4 1 --- O STL T. Simmons D. Roberts 1% 91% Flyball: RF
t4 0-4 2 --- O STL J. Morales D. Roberts 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 7-8-9
b4 4-0 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Denny -1% 91% Lineout: CF
b4 4-0 1 --- O CHC D. Rader J. Denny -0% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-0 2 --- O CHC D. Roberts J. Denny -0% 90% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 6-7-8
t5 0-4 0 --- STL K. Reitz D. Roberts -4% 86% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t5 0-4 0 -2- STL J. Mumphrey D. Roberts -2% 84% Passed Ball; Reitz to 3B
t5 0-4 0 --3 RO STL J. Mumphrey D. Roberts 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Reitz Scores
t5 1-4 1 --- STL M. Tyson D. Roberts -3% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Tony Scott pinch hits for John Denny (P) batting 9th
t5 1-4 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  STL T. Scott D. Roberts -4% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Tyson to 2B
t5 1-4 1 12- R STL L. Brock D. Roberts -12% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Tyson Scores; Scott to 3B
t5 2-4 1 1-3 O STL G. Templeton D. Roberts 8% 76% Flyball: RF
t5 2-4 2 1-3 O STL K. Hernandez D. Roberts 6% 82% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Buddy Schultz facing 1-2-3
Buddy Schultz replaces Tony Scott (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-2 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus B. Schultz -1% 80% Flyball: 2B
b5 4-2 1 --- O CHC G. Gross B. Schultz -1% 79% Lineout: LF
b5 4-2 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner B. Schultz -1% 78% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 4-5-6
t6 2-4 0 --- O STL T. Simmons D. Roberts 3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 1 --- STL J. Morales D. Roberts -4% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 2-4 1 1-- O STL K. Reitz D. Roberts 4% 82% Popfly: RF
t6 2-4 2 1-- O STL J. Mumphrey D. Roberts 3% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Buddy Schultz facing 4-5-6
b6 4-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC D. Kingman B. Schultz 2% 87% Walk
b6 4-2 0 1-- CHC B. Murcer B. Schultz 2% 89% Kingman Steals 2B
b6 4-2 0 -2- O CHC B. Murcer B. Schultz -2% 86% Lineout: 1B
b6 4-2 1 -2- O CHC S. Ontiveros B. Schultz -2% 84% Flyball: LF
b6 4-2 2 -2- R CHC M. Trillo B. Schultz 7% 91% Single to LF; Kingman Scores; Trillo to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b6 5-2 2 -2- CHC D. Rader B. Schultz 0% 91% Wild Pitch; Trillo to 3B
b6 5-2 2 --3 O CHC D. Rader B. Schultz -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 8-9-1
t7 2-5 0 --- O STL M. Tyson D. Roberts 2% 92% Flyball: RF
Gary Sutherland pinch hits for Buddy Schultz (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 --- O STL G. Sutherland D. Roberts 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-5 2 --- O STL L. Brock D. Roberts 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Mark Littell facing 9-1-2
Mark Littell replaces Gary Sutherland (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Rudy Meoli pinch hits for Dave Roberts (P) batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O CHC R. Meoli M. Littell -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-2 1 --- R CHC I. de Jesus M. Littell 3% 97% Home Run (Line Drive)
b7 6-2 1 --- O CHC G. Gross M. Littell -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 6-2 2 --- CHC B. Buckner M. Littell 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 6-2 2 1-- O CHC D. Kingman M. Littell -0% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 2-3-4
Willie Hernandez replaces Rudy Meoli (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-6 0 --- O STL G. Templeton W. Hernandez 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-6 1 --- O STL K. Hernandez W. Hernandez 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-6 2 --- O STL T. Simmons W. Hernandez 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Mark Littell facing 5-6-7
b8 6-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC B. Murcer M. Littell -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-2 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros M. Littell -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 6-2 2 --- O CHC M. Trillo M. Littell -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- STL J. Morales W. Hernandez -2% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 2-6 0 1-- O STL K. Reitz W. Hernandez 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 2-6 1 1-- O STL J. Mumphrey W. Hernandez 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Reitz to 2B
t9 2-6 2 -2- O STL M. Tyson W. Hernandez 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 6.

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