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Standings
TEX
@CLE
2
6
TEX
@CLE
14
3
KCR
@DET
3
2
BOS
@MIL
7
2
BOS
@MIL
19
5
CAL
@MIN
11
7
CAL
@MIN
1
7
BAL
@NYY
2
3
OAK
@SEA
9
8
CHW
@TOR
5
4
STL
@CHC
2
3
STL
@CHC
5
4
SDP
@CIN
1
9
ATL
@HOU
2
3
SFG
@LAD
1
8
NYM
@MON
4
2
NYM
@MON
3
7
PHI
@PIT
8
12
PHI
@PIT
2
5
Sunday, August 5, 1979, 12:05PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:20
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cardinals
2
52-53
 Lost 3 
5th, 8½ GB
at Cubs
3
57-48
 Won 3 
3rd, 4½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  0   0  2  X    3  5  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Garry Templeton SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .325 .343 .472 .815 -0.020 1.03 0.065 -0.085 -0.3 1 3 2B
Lou Brock LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .350 .430 .780 -0.098 1.08 0.000 -0.098 -1.1 1 0
Tony Scott CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .274 .314 .384 .697 -0.037 0.89 0.046 -0.083 -0.3 3 0
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .334 .406 .505 .911 0.071 1.06 0.127 -0.056 0.8 9 2 2B
George Hendrick RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .303 .361 .434 .795 0.000 1.05 0.084 -0.084 -0.0 0 0
Terry Kennedy C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .315 .393 .707 -0.060 0.84 0.015 -0.075 -0.5 5 1
   Mark Littell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .302 .383 .685 -0.138 1.33 0.000 -0.138 -1.0 0 0
Ken Oberkfell 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .309 .377 .407 .784 -0.002 1.09 0.065 -0.067 0.4 2 4
Silvio Martinez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .122 .140 .146 .286 -0.037 0.99 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 2 0 2·SH
   Darold Knowles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ted Simmons C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .322 .414 .602 1.016 -0.037 1.43 0.000 -0.037 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 1 5 36 .242 .265 .303 .568 -0.358 1.05 0.402 -0.760 -2.7 24 11
2B: K Hernandez (29, off D Lamp); G Templeton (22, off D Lamp).
SH: S Martinez 2 (6, 2 off D Lamp).
TB: K Hernandez 3; T Scott 2; G Templeton 2; T Kennedy; K Oberkfell; G Hendrick.
RBI: K Hernandez (72); G Hendrick (50).
2-out RBI: G Hendrick; K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 11.

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 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .349 .369 .718 -0.158 1.63 0.000 -0.158 -0.9 1 3
Scot Thompson RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .347 .384 .453 .837 0.175 1.27 0.203 -0.028 0.7 1 0
Bill Buckner 1B 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .282 .315 .443 .758 0.527 2.25 0.567 -0.040 2.9 15 2 HR,2B
Dave Kingman LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .295 .365 .664 1.029 -0.097 1.52 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 0 0
   Larry Biittner LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .287 .333 .407 .741 -0.050 0.95 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 0 0
Jerry Martin CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .339 .466 .805 -0.114 1.05 0.000 -0.114 -1.1 1 0
Steve Ontiveros 3B 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .274 .351 .357 .708 0.068 1.14 0.093 -0.025 0.3 0 2
   Miguel Dilone PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .257 .284 .541 -0.090 2.57 0.000 -0.090 -0.4 CS
   Mick Kelleher 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .310 .309 .619 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Steve Dillard 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283 .397 .415 .812 -0.053 1.61 0.035 -0.088 -0.3 3 8
Tim Blackwell C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .203 .362 .257 .618 -0.077 1.40 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 4 0
   Ken Henderson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .439 .404 .843 -0.024 0.95 0.000 -0.024 -0.1
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bruce Sutter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dennis Lamp P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .176 .222 .206 .428 -0.062 1.20 0.000 -0.062 -0.5 1 2
   Barry Foote C 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .236 .297 .389 .685 0.097 2.49 0.097 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 28 3 5 3 4 5 32 .179 .281 .321 .603 0.142 1.49 0.995 -0.853 -1.1 27 19
2B: B Buckner (25, off D Knowles).
HR: B Buckner (10, off S Martinez, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: B Buckner 7; S Dillard; S Thompson.
RBI: B Buckner 3 (52).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
CS: M Dilone (7, 2nd base by S Martinez/T Kennedy).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Silvio Martinez, L (9-5) 7.1 4 3 3 4 4 1 3.07 29 58 0.200 1.42 1.9
Darold Knowles, BS (3) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.80 2 2 2 -0.364 2.94 -1.1
Mark Littell 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.02 1 1 0 0.023 0.82 0.3
Team Totals 8 5 3 3 4 5 1 3.38 32 58 3 2 -0.141 1.49 1.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Lamp 7 7 2 2 1 4 0 4.41 29 58 0.140 0.91 1.6
Willie Hernandez, W (3-1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.43 4 0 0 0.054 1.24 0.5
Bruce Sutter, S (26) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.21 3 0 0 0.166 2.16 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 1 5 0 2.00 36 58 0 0 0.360 1.05 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Dave Pallone.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Garry Templeton SS 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Lou Brock LF 2 Scot Thompson RF
3 Tony Scott CF 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Keith Hernandez 1B 4 Dave Kingman LF
5 George Hendrick RF 5 Jerry Martin CF
6 Terry Kennedy C 6 Steve Ontiveros 3B
7 Ken Reitz 3B 7 Steve Dillard 2B
8 Ken Oberkfell 2B 8 Tim Blackwell C
9 Silvio Martinez P 9 Dennis Lamp P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 1 1-3 RR CHC B. Buckner D. Knowles 39% 88% Double to LF; Foote Scores; Thompson Scores
b8 1-2 1 1-- CHC S. Thompson S. Martinez 18% 49% Single to RF; Foote to 3B
b4 0-2 0 --- R CHC B. Buckner S. Martinez 12% 43% Home Run
t1 0-0 2 1-- R STL K. Hernandez D. Lamp -11% 42% Double to LF; Scott Scores
b8 1-2 0 --- CHC B. Foote S. Martinez 10% 41% Walk

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' Dennis Lamp facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Lamp 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL L. Brock D. Lamp 2% 54% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- STL T. Scott D. Lamp -1% 53% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- R STL K. Hernandez D. Lamp -11% 42% Double to LF; Scott Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- R STL G. Hendrick D. Lamp -8% 33% Single to CF; Hernandez Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- STL T. Kennedy D. Lamp -1% 32% Single to LF; Hendrick to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- O STL K. Reitz D. Lamp 3% 35% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus S. Martinez -2% 33% Strikeout
b1 0-2 1 --- CHC S. Thompson S. Martinez 3% 35% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- CHC B. Buckner S. Martinez 6% 42% Single to RF; Thompson to 3B
b1 0-2 1 1-3 O CHC D. Kingman S. Martinez -7% 35% Strikeout
b1 0-2 2 1-3 O CHC J. Martin S. Martinez -5% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- STL K. Oberkfell D. Lamp -3% 28% Walk
t2 2-0 0 1-- O STL S. Martinez D. Lamp 1% 29% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Oberkfell to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- O STL G. Templeton D. Lamp 2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B; Oberkfell to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 O STL L. Brock D. Lamp 3% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros S. Martinez -2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O CHC S. Dillard S. Martinez -2% 30% Lineout: CF
b2 0-2 2 --- O CHC T. Blackwell S. Martinez -1% 29% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- O STL T. Scott D. Lamp 2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- STL K. Hernandez D. Lamp -2% 29% Single to 2B
t3 2-0 1 1-- O STL G. Hendrick D. Lamp 2% 31% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-0 2 1-- O STL T. Kennedy D. Lamp 2% 33% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O CHC D. Lamp S. Martinez -3% 30% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-2 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus S. Martinez -2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O CHC S. Thompson S. Martinez -1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O STL K. Reitz D. Lamp 2% 29% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O STL K. Oberkfell D. Lamp 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O STL S. Martinez D. Lamp 1% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- R CHC B. Buckner S. Martinez 12% 43% Home Run
b4 1-2 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman S. Martinez -3% 40% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 --- O CHC J. Martin S. Martinez -2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- CHC S. Ontiveros S. Martinez 2% 39% Walk
b4 1-2 2 1-- CHC S. Dillard S. Martinez 4% 43% Single to CF; Ontiveros to 3B
b4 1-2 2 1-3 O CHC T. Blackwell S. Martinez -7% 36% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 1-2-3
Larry Biittner replaces Dave Kingman playing LF batting 4th
t5 2-1 0 --- STL G. Templeton D. Lamp -7% 30% Double to LF
t5 2-1 0 -2- O STL L. Brock D. Lamp 1% 31% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Templeton to 3B
t5 2-1 1 --3 O STL T. Scott D. Lamp 7% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-1 2 --3 O STL K. Hernandez D. Lamp 4% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- O CHC D. Lamp S. Martinez -3% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus S. Martinez -2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- O CHC S. Thompson S. Martinez -2% 34% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick D. Lamp 3% 37% Strikeout
t6 2-1 1 --- O STL T. Kennedy D. Lamp 2% 38% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-1 2 --- O STL K. Reitz D. Lamp 1% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- O CHC B. Buckner S. Martinez -4% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- O CHC L. Biittner S. Martinez -3% 33% Strikeout
b6 1-2 2 --- O CHC J. Martin S. Martinez -2% 31% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- STL K. Oberkfell D. Lamp -4% 27% Single to 2B
t7 2-1 0 1-- O STL S. Martinez D. Lamp 2% 29% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Oberkfell to 2B
t7 2-1 1 -2- O STL G. Templeton D. Lamp 4% 33% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-1 2 -2- O STL L. Brock D. Lamp 4% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 6-7-8
b7 1-2 0 --- CHC S. Ontiveros S. Martinez 8% 44% Walk
Miguel Dilone pinch runs for Steve Ontiveros (3B) batting 6th
b7 1-2 0 1-- O CHC S. Dillard S. Martinez -7% 37% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
Ken Henderson pinch hits for Tim Blackwell (C) batting 8th
b7 1-2 1 1-- O CHC K. Henderson S. Martinez -9% 28% Dilone Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 1-2 2 --- O CHC K. Henderson S. Martinez -2% 26% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 3-4-5
Willie Hernandez replaces Ken Henderson (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Barry Foote replaces Dennis Lamp (P) playing C batting 9th
Mick Kelleher replaces Miguel Dilone (PR) playing 3B batting 6th
t8 2-1 0 --- STL T. Scott W. Hernandez -3% 22% Single to 3B
t8 2-1 0 1-- O STL K. Hernandez W. Hernandez 1% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B; Scott to 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- O STL G. Hendrick W. Hernandez 4% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-1 2 -2- O STL T. Kennedy W. Hernandez 4% 31% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 9-1-2
b8 1-2 0 --- CHC B. Foote S. Martinez 10% 41% Walk
b8 1-2 0 1-- O CHC I. de Jesus S. Martinez -9% 32% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b8 1-2 1 1-- CHC S. Thompson S. Martinez 18% 49% Single to RF; Foote to 3B
Darold Knowles replaces Silvio Martinez pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-2 1 1-3 RR CHC B. Buckner D. Knowles 39% 88% Double to LF; Foote Scores; Thompson Scores
b8 3-2 1 -2- O CHC L. Biittner D. Knowles -2% 86% Groundout: P-1B
Mark Littell replaces Terry Kennedy (C) pitching and batting 6th
Ted Simmons replaces Darold Knowles (P) playing C batting 9th
b8 3-2 2 -2- O CHC J. Martin M. Littell -2% 83% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Bruce Sutter facing 7-8-9
Bruce Sutter replaces Willie Hernandez pitching and batting 8th
t9 2-3 0 --- O STL K. Reitz B. Sutter 7% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-3 1 --- O STL K. Oberkfell B. Sutter 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-3 2 --- O STL T. Simmons B. Sutter 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 3.

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