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Sunday, September 28, 1980,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 10,305, Time of Game: 2:31
Pirates
2
80-76
 Lost 4 
3rd, 6 GB
at Cubs
3
63-92
 Won 4 
6th, 22½ GB
W: Mike Krukow (10-15)
L: Bert Blyleven (8-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    2  9  1
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  X    3  8  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Moreno CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .637 -0.205 2.33 0.042 -0.248 -1.1 4 0 SB
Tim Foli SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 .262 .618 -0.230 2.43 0.053 -0.282 -1.2 2 5
Lee Lacy LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 .338 .912 -0.037 0.74 0.000 -0.037 -0.3 0 0
   Steve Nicosia C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .565 -0.058 1.79 0.000 -0.058 -0.4 1 0 SH
Mike Easler RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 .336 .982 0.174 1.13 0.197 -0.023 1.5 1 0 HR,IW
Kurt Bevacqua 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .235 .629 -0.171 1.40 0.000 -0.171 -1.5 12 0 GDP
Ed Ott C-LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .261 .676 -0.012 1.21 0.074 -0.086 -0.2 2 0
Dale Berra 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .619 -0.150 1.58 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 1 0
Vance Law 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .235 .592 0.075 1.12 0.117 -0.043 0.6 1 5
Bert Blyleven P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .082 .195 0.071 0.94 0.071 0.000 0.6 0 2 2B,SH
   Bernie Carbo PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .188 .465 0.019 0.51 0.019 0.000 0.1
   Kent Tekulve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Madlock PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .276 .737 0.105 3.96 0.105 0.000 0.7
   Matt Alexander PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 2 6 .265 .688 -0.419 1.62 0.678 -1.098 -2.3 24 12
2B: B Blyleven (1, off M Krukow).
HR: M Easler (21, off M Krukow; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Blyleven (9, off M Krukow); S Nicosia (2, off M Krukow).
IBB: M Easler (6, by M Krukow).
TB: M Easler 5; B Blyleven 2; V Law 2; B Madlock; E Ott; T Foli; B Carbo.
GIDP: K Bevacqua (2).
RBI: B Madlock (53); M Easler (71).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: B Blyleven (2).
Baserunning
SB: O Moreno (94, 2nd base off M Krukow/M O'Berry).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 .263 .665 0.005 1.23 0.069 -0.064 -0.2 4 4
Steve Dillard 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .644 -0.129 1.17 0.000 -0.129 -1.3 0 2
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .321 .807 -0.077 1.11 0.010 -0.087 -0.5 8 0
Larry Biittner RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .245 .611 -0.018 1.65 0.084 -0.102 -0.4 0 0
   Scot Thompson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .589 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jerry Martin CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .229 .709 -0.010 0.99 0.049 -0.060 -0.2 5 0
Jim Tracy LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .263 .744 0.125 1.08 0.131 -0.006 0.8 2 0
Mike O'Berry C 3 1 0 0 1 0 .242 .580 -0.022 1.27 0.050 -0.072 -0.4 6 0
Mick Kelleher 2B 4 0 1 2 0 0 .153 .412 0.170 1.53 0.258 -0.088 1.2 1 3 3B
Mike Krukow P 2 0 2 0 0 0 .246 .561 0.074 0.94 0.074 0.000 0.6 0 1
   Jesus Figueroa PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .616 -0.036 0.86 0.000 -0.036 -0.6
   Bill Caudill P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .556 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 2 3 2 .250 .627 0.082 1.24 0.725 -0.644 -0.8 27 10
3B: M Kelleher (1, off B Blyleven).
TB: M Kelleher 3; M Krukow 2; J Tracy 2; L Biittner; J Martin; B Buckner.
RBI: M Kelleher 2 (4).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Krukow-I de Jesus-B Buckner.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Tracy (1st base by B Blyleven).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (8-13) 6 7 3 3 3 2 0 3.82 28 45 -0.116 1.46 -0.1
Kent Tekulve 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.40 7 0 0 0.035 0.29 1.0
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 3 2 0 3.38 35 45 0 0 -0.081 1.24 0.8

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Krukow, W (10-15) 6 5 1 1 1 5 1 4.43 24 62 0.209 1.29 1.9
Bill Caudill, S (1) 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 2.19 14 0 0 0.210 2.22 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 2 6 1 2.00 38 62 0 0 0.419 1.62 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Krukow (5; M Easler).
Pickoffs: B Blyleven (2; J Tracy, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Nick Colosi.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Omar Moreno CF 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Tim Foli SS 2 Steve Dillard 3B
3 Lee Lacy LF 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Mike Easler RF 4 Larry Biittner RF
5 Kurt Bevacqua 1B 5 Jerry Martin CF
6 Ed Ott C 6 Jim Tracy LF
7 Dale Berra 3B 7 Mike O'Berry C
8 Vance Law 2B 8 Mick Kelleher 2B
9 Bert Blyleven P 9 Mike Krukow P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-1 1 12- RR CHC M. Kelleher B. Blyleven 26% 88% Triple to CF; Tracy Scores; O'Berry Scores
t9 2-3 1 12- O PIT O. Moreno B. Caudill 14% 86% Flyball: LF
t9 2-3 2 12- O PIT T. Foli B. Caudill 14% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 1 --- R PIT M. Easler M. Krukow -13% 39% Home Run
t9 1-3 1 1-3 R PIT B. Madlock B. Caudill -11% 72% Single to LF; Ott Scores; Law to 2B

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' Mike Krukow facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno M. Krukow 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT T. Foli M. Krukow 2% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT L. Lacy M. Krukow 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus B. Blyleven -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC S. Dillard B. Blyleven -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner B. Blyleven -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Easler M. Krukow -4% 46% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO PIT K. Bevacqua M. Krukow 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT E. Ott M. Krukow 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Biittner B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Martin B. Blyleven -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 2 --- CHC J. Tracy B. Blyleven 1% 52% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC M. O'Berry B. Blyleven -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Berra M. Krukow 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- PIT V. Law M. Krukow -3% 50% Single to P
t3 0-0 1 1-- PIT B. Blyleven M. Krukow -4% 46% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Law to 2B; Blyleven to 1B
t3 0-0 1 12- O PIT O. Moreno M. Krukow 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Law to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 PIT T. Foli M. Krukow -1% 49% Moreno Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 O PIT T. Foli M. Krukow 7% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC M. Kelleher B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- CHC M. Krukow B. Blyleven 3% 56% Single to RF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O CHC I. de Jesus B. Blyleven -2% 54% Groundout: P-1B; Krukow to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- O CHC S. Dillard B. Blyleven -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O PIT L. Lacy M. Krukow 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- R PIT M. Easler M. Krukow -13% 39% Home Run
t4 1-0 1 --- O PIT K. Bevacqua M. Krukow 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O PIT E. Ott M. Krukow 1% 42% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Buckner B. Blyleven -3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- CHC L. Biittner B. Blyleven 3% 42% Single to RF
b4 0-1 1 1-- CHC J. Martin B. Blyleven 5% 47% Single; Biittner to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- CHC J. Tracy B. Blyleven 8% 55% Walk; Biittner to 3B; Martin to 2B
b4 0-1 1 123 R CHC M. O'Berry B. Blyleven 5% 60% Tracy Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Biittner Scores
b4 1-1 1 12- O CHC M. O'Berry B. Blyleven -4% 56% Flyball: CF; Martin to 3B
b4 1-1 2 1-3 O CHC M. Kelleher B. Blyleven -6% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O PIT D. Berra M. Krukow 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- O PIT V. Law M. Krukow 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 1-1 2 --- PIT B. Blyleven M. Krukow -3% 52% Double to LF
t5 1-1 2 -2- O PIT O. Moreno M. Krukow 5% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
Steve Nicosia replaces Lee Lacy (LF) playing C batting 3rd
Ed Ott moves from C to LF
b5 1-1 0 --- CHC M. Krukow B. Blyleven 5% 61% Single to CF
b5 1-1 0 1-- CHC I. de Jesus B. Blyleven 7% 68% Walk; Krukow to 2B
b5 1-1 0 12- O CHC S. Dillard B. Blyleven -7% 61% Flyball: RF
b5 1-1 1 12- O CHC B. Buckner B. Blyleven -5% 57% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Krukow to 3B
b5 1-1 2 1-3 O CHC L. Biittner B. Blyleven -7% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Mike Krukow facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- PIT T. Foli M. Krukow -5% 45% Single to LF
t6 1-1 0 1-- O PIT S. Nicosia M. Krukow 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Foli to 2B
t6 1-1 1 -2- PIT M. Easler M. Krukow -2% 44% Intentional Walk
t6 1-1 1 12- O PIT K. Bevacqua M. Krukow 6% 51% Strikeout
t6 1-1 2 12- O PIT E. Ott M. Krukow 6% 57% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b6 1-1 0 --- O CHC J. Martin B. Blyleven -3% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 1-1 1 --- CHC J. Tracy B. Blyleven 4% 58% Single
b6 1-1 1 1-- CHC M. O'Berry B. Blyleven 5% 63% Walk; Tracy to 2B
b6 1-1 1 12- RR CHC M. Kelleher B. Blyleven 26% 88% Triple to CF; Tracy Scores; O'Berry Scores
Jesus Figueroa pinch hits for Mike Krukow (P) batting 9th
b6 3-1 1 --3 O CHC J. Figueroa B. Blyleven -4% 85% Strikeout
b6 3-1 2 --3 O CHC I. de Jesus B. Blyleven -2% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Bill Caudill facing 7-8-9
Bill Caudill replaces Jesus Figueroa (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 --- O PIT D. Berra B. Caudill 3% 86% Flyball: CF
t7 1-3 1 --- O PIT V. Law B. Caudill 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
Bernie Carbo pinch hits for Bert Blyleven (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 2 --- PIT B. Carbo B. Caudill -2% 86% Single to RF
t7 1-3 2 1-- PIT O. Moreno B. Caudill -3% 83% Walk; Carbo to 2B
t7 1-3 2 12- O PIT T. Foli B. Caudill 6% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Kent Tekulve facing 2-3-4
Kent Tekulve replaces Bernie Carbo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- O CHC S. Dillard K. Tekulve -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- CHC B. Buckner K. Tekulve 1% 89% Single to RF
b7 3-1 1 1-- O CHC L. Biittner K. Tekulve -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 3-1 2 1-- O CHC J. Martin K. Tekulve -1% 87% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Bill Caudill facing 3-4-5
Scot Thompson replaces Larry Biittner playing RF batting 4th
t8 1-3 0 --- O PIT S. Nicosia B. Caudill 4% 91% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 1 --- O PIT M. Easler B. Caudill 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 2 --- O PIT K. Bevacqua B. Caudill 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Kent Tekulve facing 6-7-8
b8 3-1 0 --- O CHC J. Tracy K. Tekulve -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-1 1 --- O CHC M. O'Berry K. Tekulve -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-1 2 --- O CHC M. Kelleher K. Tekulve -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Bill Caudill facing 6-7-8
t9 1-3 0 --- PIT E. Ott B. Caudill -7% 86% Single to CF
t9 1-3 0 1-- O PIT D. Berra B. Caudill 6% 92% Flyball: RF
t9 1-3 1 1-- PIT V. Law B. Caudill -9% 83% Single to CF; Ott to 3B
Bill Madlock pinch hits for Kent Tekulve (P) batting 9th
t9 1-3 1 1-3 R PIT B. Madlock B. Caudill -11% 72% Single to LF; Ott Scores; Law to 2B
Matt Alexander pinch runs for Bill Madlock (PH) batting 9th
t9 2-3 1 12- O PIT O. Moreno B. Caudill 14% 86% Flyball: LF
t9 2-3 2 12- O PIT T. Foli B. Caudill 14% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 3.

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