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Standings
NYY
@BOS
10
0
CHW
@CAL
3
7
DET
@CLE
5
3
MIN
@KCR
10
6
 
(10)
MIL
@OAK
8
0
TEX
@SEA
5
13
BAL
@TOR
7
6
 
(11)
SFG
@ATL
4
6
PIT
@CHC
9
5
LAD
@CIN
6
7
SDP
@HOU
2
3
MON
@PHI
5
3
Friday, May 18, 1979, 1:15PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 12,578, Time of Game: 2:12
Pirates
9
15-18
 Won 3 
5th, 8 GB
at Cubs
5
16-17
 Lost 3 
4th, 7 GB
L: Ken Holtzman (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  3   1  2  0   0  2  1    9 13  1
Cubs            2  1  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    5 10  0

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 0 0 0 0 1 5 .309 .369 .404 .774 -0.121 0.94 0.000 -0.121 -1.6 1 1
Phil Garner 3B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .230 .307 .377 .684 0.027 0.78 0.105 -0.078 1.1 2 8 2B
Dave Parker RF 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .326 .401 .550 .952 0.145 0.70 0.161 -0.016 1.3 0 0 HR,SB
Bill Robinson LF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .245 .283 .509 .793 0.209 0.91 0.228 -0.020 1.4 3 0 3B,2B
Willie Stargell 1B 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .329 .367 .726 1.093 0.136 0.98 0.198 -0.062 1.1 13 0 HR
Steve Nicosia C 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .280 .321 .520 .841 -0.008 1.05 0.084 -0.092 0.6 2 0 HR
Rennie Stennett 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .239 .277 .301 .578 0.109 0.70 0.147 -0.038 1.0 4 3 3B,2B
Dale Berra SS 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .167 .235 .200 .435 0.048 0.87 0.064 -0.016 0.8 2 4 IW
John Candelaria P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .053 .100 .105 .205 -0.088 1.01 0.000 -0.088 -1.4 0 1 SH
Team Totals 39 9 13 9 3 4 43 .333 .381 .744 1.125 0.457 0.87 0.987 -0.531 4.3 27 17
2B: B Robinson (5, off K Holtzman); R Stennett (5, off K Holtzman); P Garner (10, off K Holtzman).
3B: B Robinson (1, off K Holtzman); R Stennett (1, off K Holtzman).
HR: D Parker (5, off K Holtzman, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); W Stargell (8, off K Holtzman, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); S Nicosia (3, off K Holtzman, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Candelaria (1, off K Holtzman).
IBB: D Berra (1, by K Holtzman).
TB: D Parker 6; R Stennett 5; B Robinson 5; S Nicosia 5; W Stargell 4; D Berra 2; P Garner 2.
RBI: S Nicosia 2 (6); W Stargell 2 (23); P Garner 2 (8); B Robinson (16); D Parker (15); D Berra (2).
2-out RBI: P Garner 2; W Stargell 2; S Nicosia; D Parker.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Garner-R Stennett-W Stargell; D Berra-R Stennett-W Stargell.
E: B Robinson (2).
Outfield Assists: O Moreno (S Ontiveros at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Parker (7, 2nd base off K Holtzman/B Foote).

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 1 0 0 1 4 .237 .296 .351 .647 -0.032 0.94 0.052 -0.085 -0.9 1 3 GDP
Mike Vail RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .385 .467 .731 1.197 -0.043 1.08 0.079 -0.123 -0.2 5 0 2B,GDP
Bill Buckner 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .294 .473 .767 -0.054 0.92 0.031 -0.085 0.2 11 0 HR
Dave Kingman LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .290 .389 .637 1.026 0.089 1.12 0.173 -0.084 1.1 0 0 HR
Steve Ontiveros 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .315 .382 .392 .774 -0.002 0.63 0.040 -0.043 -0.2 0 4
Jerry Martin CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .306 .449 .756 -0.044 1.03 0.043 -0.087 -0.2 4 0 2B
Barry Foote C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .206 .229 .363 .591 -0.013 0.78 0.049 -0.063 0.2 4 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .354 .351 .706 0.078 0.73 0.137 -0.059 0.3 2 3 HR
Ken Holtzman P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .429 .500 .500 1.000 -0.023 0.74 0.018 -0.041 0.1 0 3
Team Totals 34 5 10 4 1 2 35 .294 .314 .618 .932 -0.044 0.89 0.622 -0.670 0.3 27 13
2B: M Vail (1, off J Candelaria); J Martin (11, off J Candelaria).
HR: D Kingman (13, off J Candelaria, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); T Sizemore (2, off J Candelaria, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); B Buckner (5, off J Candelaria, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: D Kingman 4; B Buckner 4; T Sizemore 4; J Martin 2; M Vail 2; S Ontiveros 2; K Holtzman; I de Jesus; B Foote.
GIDP: M Vail (2); I de Jesus (3).
RBI: D Kingman 2 (32); B Buckner (22); T Sizemore (10).
2-out RBI: D Kingman 2; T Sizemore.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
PB: B Foote (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Candelaria, W (3-2) 9 10 5 5 1 2 3 3.69 35 48 0.045 0.89 -0.3
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 1 2 3 5.00 35 48 0.045 0.89 -0.3

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, L (3-3) 9 13 9 9 3 4 3 4.14 43 26 -0.455 0.87 -4.3
Team Totals 9 13 9 9 3 4 3 9.00 43 26 -0.455 0.87 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: K Holtzman (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: K Holtzman (2; D Berra).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Pomponi, 1B - Dick Tremblay, 2B - Dennis Riccio, 3B - Dick Cavenaugh.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 12,578.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Omar Moreno CF 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Phil Garner 3B 2 Mike Vail RF
3 Dave Parker RF 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Bill Robinson LF 4 Dave Kingman LF
5 Willie Stargell 1B 5 Steve Ontiveros 3B
6 Steve Nicosia C 6 Jerry Martin CF
7 Rennie Stennett 2B 7 Barry Foote C
8 Dale Berra SS 8 Ted Sizemore 2B
9 John Candelaria P 9 Ken Holtzman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-3 2 --3 RR PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 18% 46% Home Run; Robinson Scores
b1 0-0 2 -2- RR CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria -17% 29% Home Run; Vail Scores
t5 4-4 0 1-- R PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 16% 70% Double to LF; Parker Scores
b4 3-4 2 --- R CHC T. Sizemore J. Candelaria -14% 49% Home Run
t4 3-3 0 --- PIT R. Stennett K. Holtzman 11% 61% Triple to LF

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, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman -2% 46% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman 1% 47% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 1% 48% Parker Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 2% 51% Wild Pitch; Parker to 3B; Robinson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 123 O PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman -7% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC M. Vail J. Candelaria -4% 43% Double to CF
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 -2- RR CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria -17% 29% Home Run; Vail Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 1% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 7-8-9
t2 0-2 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett K. Holtzman -2% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman -2% 26% Strikeout
t2 0-2 2 --- O PIT J. Candelaria K. Holtzman -1% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- CHC J. Martin J. Candelaria -4% 21% Double to LF
b2 2-0 0 -2- R CHC B. Foote J. Candelaria -5% 16% Single to LF; Martin Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI
b2 3-0 0 1-- O CHC T. Sizemore J. Candelaria 2% 18% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 3-0 1 1-- CHC K. Holtzman J. Candelaria -2% 16% Single to LF; Sizemore to 2B
b2 3-0 1 12- OO CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 5% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t3 0-3 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -2% 18% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- O PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman -1% 17% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- R PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman 8% 25% Home Run
t3 1-3 2 --- PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 3% 27% Triple to LF
t3 1-3 2 --3 RR PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 18% 46% Home Run; Robinson Scores
t3 3-3 2 --- O PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 2-3-4
b3 3-3 0 --- CHC M. Vail J. Candelaria -4% 41% Walk
b3 3-3 0 1-- O CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria 4% 44% Lineout: LF
b3 3-3 1 1-- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 3-3 2 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 3% 50% Single to CF; Vail to 3B; Ontiveros out at 2B/CF-3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 7-8-9
t4 3-3 0 --- PIT R. Stennett K. Holtzman 11% 61% Triple to LF
t4 3-3 0 --3 R PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman 5% 66% Single to LF; Stennett Scores
t4 4-3 0 1-- O PIT J. Candelaria K. Holtzman -2% 64% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Berra to 2B
t4 4-3 1 -2- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -4% 61% Lineout: CF
t4 4-3 2 -2- O PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman -3% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 6-7-8
b4 3-4 0 --- O CHC J. Martin J. Candelaria 3% 60% Flyball: LF
b4 3-4 1 --- O CHC B. Foote J. Candelaria 2% 62% Flyball: CF
b4 3-4 2 --- R CHC T. Sizemore J. Candelaria -14% 49% Home Run
b4 4-4 2 --- O CHC K. Holtzman J. Candelaria 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 3-4-5
t5 4-4 0 --- PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman 5% 55% Single to RF
t5 4-4 0 1-- R PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 16% 70% Double to LF; Parker Scores
t5 5-4 0 -2- PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 4% 74% Passed Ball; Robinson to 3B
t5 5-4 0 --3 O PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman -5% 69% Strikeout
t5 5-4 1 --3 R PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman 6% 75% Single to RF; Robinson Scores
t5 6-4 1 1-- O PIT R. Stennett K. Holtzman -1% 74% Groundout: P-1B; Nicosia to 2B
t5 6-4 2 -2- PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman 1% 74% Intentional Walk
t5 6-4 2 12- O PIT J. Candelaria K. Holtzman -3% 71% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
b5 4-6 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria -5% 66% Single to LF
b5 4-6 0 1-- OO CHC M. Vail J. Candelaria 11% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 4-6 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t6 6-4 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -2% 76% Flyball: RF
t6 6-4 1 --- O PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman -1% 75% Flyball: CF
t6 6-4 2 --- O PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
b6 4-6 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 4% 78% Lineout: 3B
b6 4-6 1 --- CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria -4% 73% Single to RF
b6 4-6 1 1-- O CHC J. Martin J. Candelaria 4% 78% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 4-6 2 1-- O CHC B. Foote J. Candelaria 4% 81% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t7 6-4 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 6-4 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 6-4 2 --- O PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 8-9-1
b7 4-6 0 --- O CHC T. Sizemore J. Candelaria 4% 82% Lineout: 3B
b7 4-6 1 --- O CHC K. Holtzman J. Candelaria 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-6 2 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 7-8-9
t8 6-4 0 --- PIT R. Stennett K. Holtzman 4% 90% Double to CF
t8 6-4 0 -2- PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman 1% 91% Single to 3B; Stennett stays at 2B
t8 6-4 0 12- O PIT J. Candelaria K. Holtzman -3% 88% Flyball: RF
t8 6-4 1 12- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -2% 86% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-4 2 12- RR PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman 10% 96% Double to LF; Stennett Scores; Berra Scores; Garner to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 8-4 2 --3 O PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-8, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 2-3-4
b8 4-8 0 --- O CHC M. Vail J. Candelaria 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-8 1 --- R CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria -3% 94% Home Run
b8 5-8 1 --- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 2% 96% Strikeout
b8 5-8 2 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t9 8-5 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 8-5 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman -0% 96% Lineout: SS
t9 8-5 2 --- R PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman 2% 98% Home Run
t9 9-5 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett K. Holtzman -0% 98% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-9, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 6-7-8
b9 5-9 0 --- O CHC J. Martin J. Candelaria 1% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 5-9 1 --- O CHC B. Foote J. Candelaria 1% 100% Popfly: SS
b9 5-9 2 --- O CHC T. Sizemore J. Candelaria 0% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 5.

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