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Standings
BAL
@CAL
1
10
MIN
@CLE
3
9
CHW
@KCR
3
4
DET
@MIL
6
3
NYY
@OAK
8
3
BOS
@SEA
10
8
TOR
@TEX
0
2
STL
@ATL
2
10
HOU
@CHC
0
6
HOU
@CHC
3
8
PIT
@CIN
2
6
LAD
@MON
1
2
SDP
@NYM
11
3
SFG
@PHI
8
6
Saturday, July 7, 1979,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:10
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Astros
0
53-33
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cubs
6
41-36
 Won 1 
2nd, 6 GB
W: Ken Holtzman (6-6)
L: Rick Williams (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  3
Cubs            1  1  0   0  1  0   3  0  X    6 15  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .351 .376 .726 -0.006 0.78 0.041 -0.047 -0.2 2 0
Julio Gonzalez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .299 .259 .558 0.036 0.88 0.069 -0.033 0.1 5 7
Reggie Baldwin 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .375 .375 .500 .875 -0.165 0.95 0.013 -0.177 -1.7 7 1 GDP
Art Howe 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .296 .361 .657 -0.010 0.69 0.039 -0.049 -0.2 3 1
Enos Cabell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .269 .298 .361 .659 -0.124 1.08 0.000 -0.124 -1.2 0 2 GDP
Jose Cruz LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .283 .361 .420 .781 -0.014 0.49 0.013 -0.027 -0.1 3 0
Jeffrey Leonard RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279 .344 .337 .681 -0.062 0.77 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 1 0
Bruce Bochy C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .187 .238 .253 .491 -0.049 0.64 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 2 2
Rick Williams P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .158 .273 .211 .483 0.015 0.58 0.028 -0.012 0.2 1 0
   Tom Dixon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Sexton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .211 .167 .377 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Bert Roberge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 3 2 31 .107 .194 .107 .301 -0.381 0.76 0.203 -0.582 -4.7 24 13
TB: A Howe; R Baldwin; J Gonzalez.
GIDP: R Baldwin (1); E Cabell (9).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: R Williams (1); E Cabell (10); J Leonard (5).

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 2 3 1 1 0 5 .282 .358 .355 .713 0.077 0.53 0.085 -0.008 1.6 1 5
Scot Thompson RF 5 0 5 2 0 0 5 .347 .383 .436 .819 0.177 0.83 0.177 0.000 3.2 5 0
Bill Buckner 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .293 .324 .474 .798 -0.013 0.95 0.069 -0.082 -0.8 15 0
Dave Kingman LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .294 .373 .652 1.025 -0.027 0.70 0.007 -0.034 -0.0 3 0 SF
   Miguel Dilone PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .237 .275 .512 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.6 0 0 CS
Jerry Martin CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .286 .345 .496 .842 -0.073 0.61 0.016 -0.089 -1.3 0 0
Steve Ontiveros 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .282 .359 .351 .710 -0.012 0.55 0.031 -0.043 -0.3 0 0
Barry Foote C 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .232 .289 .376 .665 -0.059 0.68 0.006 -0.065 -0.7 2 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .259 .339 .328 .667 0.076 0.65 0.099 -0.023 0.8 1 8
Ken Holtzman P 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .265 .306 .353 .658 -0.024 0.62 0.034 -0.058 0.1 0 2 2B
Team Totals 38 6 15 6 3 2 42 .395 .429 .421 .850 0.121 0.66 0.524 -0.403 1.9 27 15
2B: K Holtzman (3, off T Dixon).
SF: D Kingman (3, off R Williams).
TB: S Thompson 5; I de Jesus 3; T Sizemore 2; K Holtzman 2; D Kingman; J Martin; B Buckner; S Ontiveros.
RBI: S Thompson 2 (13); T Sizemore (20); D Kingman (67); I de Jesus (22); K Holtzman (1).
2-out RBI: S Thompson 2; K Holtzman; T Sizemore; I de Jesus.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. I de Jesus-T Sizemore-B Buckner; T Sizemore-I de Jesus-B Buckner.
Baserunning
CS: M Dilone (6, 2nd base by B Roberge/B Bochy).
Pickoffs: I de Jesus (1st base by R Williams).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Williams, L (3-4) 5.2 11 3 3 3 2 0 2.90 31 34 -0.087 0.84 -0.3
Tom Dixon 1.1 3 3 0 0 0 0 4.87 8 2 0 -0.035 0.26 -2.0
Bert Roberge 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.59 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 15 6 3 3 2 0 3.38 42 34 2 0 -0.121 0.66 -1.9

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, W (6-6) 9 3 0 0 3 2 0 4.47 31 80 0.379 0.76 4.7
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 3 2 0 0.00 31 80 0.379 0.76 4.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Williams (0; I de Jesus, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Terry Puhl CF 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Julio Gonzalez SS 2 Scot Thompson RF
3 Reggie Baldwin 1B 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Art Howe 2B 4 Dave Kingman LF
5 Enos Cabell 3B 5 Jerry Martin CF
6 Jose Cruz LF 6 Steve Ontiveros 3B
7 Jeffrey Leonard RF 7 Barry Foote C
8 Bruce Bochy C 8 Ted Sizemore 2B
9 Rick Williams 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 0-2 1 123 OO HOU R. Baldwin K. Holtzman 17% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 12- R CHC S. Thompson R. Williams 10% 75% Single; Sizemore Scores; de Jesus to 3B
t2 0-1 0 1-- OO HOU E. Cabell K. Holtzman 8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 2-0 2 12- R CHC T. Sizemore R. Williams 8% 88% Single; Martin Scores; Ontiveros to 3B
t3 0-2 1 12- HOU J. Gonzalez K. Holtzman -7% 60% Single; Williams to 3B; Puhl to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez K. Holtzman 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU R. Baldwin K. Holtzman 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Rick Williams facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus R. Williams 3% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- CHC S. Thompson R. Williams 5% 64% Single; de Jesus to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- CHC B. Buckner R. Williams 7% 71% Single; de Jesus to 3B; Thompson to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 RO CHC D. Kingman R. Williams -0% 70% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; de Jesus Scores; Thompson to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 O CHC J. Martin R. Williams -6% 64% Fielder's Choice 3B; Thompson out at Hm/3B-C-SS; Buckner to 2B; Martin to 1B
b1 1-0 2 12- O CHC S. Ontiveros R. Williams -4% 60% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- HOU A. Howe K. Holtzman -4% 56% Single
t2 0-1 0 1-- OO HOU E. Cabell K. Holtzman 8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- HOU J. Cruz K. Holtzman -1% 63% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Leonard K. Holtzman 2% 66% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Rick Williams facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHC B. Foote R. Williams -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- CHC T. Sizemore R. Williams 2% 66% Single
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CHC K. Holtzman R. Williams -3% 63% Lineout: LF
b2 1-0 2 1-- CHC I. de Jesus R. Williams 2% 65% Single; Sizemore to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- R CHC S. Thompson R. Williams 10% 75% Single; Sizemore Scores; de Jesus to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 O CHC B. Buckner R. Williams -4% 71% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O HOU B. Bochy K. Holtzman 2% 74% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- HOU R. Williams K. Holtzman -3% 71% Walk
t3 0-2 1 1-- HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman -4% 67% Walk; Williams to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- HOU J. Gonzalez K. Holtzman -7% 60% Single; Williams to 3B; Puhl to 2B
t3 0-2 1 123 OO HOU R. Baldwin K. Holtzman 17% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Rick Williams facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman R. Williams -2% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 2-0 1 --- O CHC J. Martin R. Williams -1% 74% Strikeout
b3 2-0 2 --- CHC S. Ontiveros R. Williams 1% 75% Walk
b3 2-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Foote R. Williams -2% 73% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- O HOU A. Howe K. Holtzman 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell K. Holtzman 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz K. Holtzman 1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Rick Williams facing 8-9-1
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHC T. Sizemore R. Williams -2% 77% Popfly: SS
b4 2-0 1 --- O CHC K. Holtzman R. Williams -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- CHC I. de Jesus R. Williams 1% 77% Walk
b4 2-0 2 1-- CHC S. Thompson R. Williams 1% 78% de Jesus Picked off 1B, safe on E1; de Jesus to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- CHC S. Thompson R. Williams 1% 79% Single; de Jesus to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 O CHC B. Buckner R. Williams -3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Leonard K. Holtzman 3% 78% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 --- O HOU B. Bochy K. Holtzman 2% 80% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 2 --- O HOU R. Williams K. Holtzman 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Rick Williams facing 4-5-6
b5 2-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman R. Williams -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- CHC J. Martin R. Williams 2% 81% Single
b5 2-0 1 1-- CHC S. Ontiveros R. Williams 2% 83% Single; Martin to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- O CHC B. Foote R. Williams -3% 81% Flyball: LF
b5 2-0 2 12- R CHC T. Sizemore R. Williams 8% 88% Single; Martin Scores; Ontiveros to 3B
b5 3-0 2 1-3 O CHC K. Holtzman R. Williams -2% 86% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 1 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez K. Holtzman 2% 90% Flyball: RF
t6 0-3 2 --- HOU R. Baldwin K. Holtzman -1% 89% Single
t6 0-3 2 1-- O HOU A. Howe K. Holtzman 2% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Rick Williams facing 1-2-3
b6 3-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus R. Williams -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- CHC S. Thompson R. Williams 1% 91% Single
b6 3-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Buckner R. Williams -1% 90% Lineout: RF
b6 3-0 2 1-- CHC D. Kingman R. Williams 1% 91% Walk; Thompson to 2B
Tom Dixon replaces Rick Williams pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 2 12- O CHC J. Martin T. Dixon -2% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell K. Holtzman 2% 92% Strikeout
t7 0-3 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz K. Holtzman 2% 93% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 2 --- O HOU J. Leonard K. Holtzman 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Tom Dixon facing 6-7-8
b7 3-0 0 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros T. Dixon -1% 94% Flyball: LF
b7 3-0 1 --- CHC B. Foote T. Dixon 1% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Foote to 1B
b7 3-0 1 1-- O CHC T. Sizemore T. Dixon -1% 93% Popfly: 2B
b7 3-0 2 1-- R CHC K. Holtzman T. Dixon 3% 97% Double; Foote Scores/unER
b7 4-0 2 -2- R CHC I. de Jesus T. Dixon 2% 98% Single; Holtzman Scores/unER; de Jesus to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 5-0 2 -2- R CHC S. Thompson T. Dixon 1% 99% Single to RF; de Jesus Scores/unER; Thompson to 3B/Adv on E9
b7 6-0 2 --3 O CHC B. Buckner T. Dixon -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 8-9-1
t8 0-6 0 --- O HOU B. Bochy K. Holtzman 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jimmy Sexton pinch hits for Tom Dixon (P) batting 9th
t8 0-6 1 --- O HOU J. Sexton K. Holtzman 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-6 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' Bert Roberge facing 4-5-6
Bert Roberge replaces Jimmy Sexton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-0 0 --- CHC D. Kingman B. Roberge 0% 100% Single
Miguel Dilone pinch runs for Dave Kingman (LF) batting 4th
b8 6-0 0 1-- O CHC J. Martin B. Roberge -0% 100% Dilone Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b8 6-0 1 --- O CHC J. Martin B. Roberge -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-0 2 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros B. Roberge -0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 2-3-4
Miguel Dilone moves from PR to LF
t9 0-6 0 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez K. Holtzman 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-6 1 --- O HOU R. Baldwin K. Holtzman 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 0-6 2 --- O HOU A. Howe K. Holtzman 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 6.

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