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Standings
TOR
@DET
2
6
OAK
@MIN
5
1
TEX
@NYY
3
10
CAL
@SEA
6
2
NYM
@CHC
2
0
HOU
@LAD
0
2
MON
@PIT
6
5
SDP
@SFG
4
1
 
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Thursday, April 9, 1981, 1:35PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 37,030, Time of Game: 2:22
Mets
2
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Cubs
0
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
W: Pat Zachry (1-0)
L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)
S: Neil Allen (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mookie Wilson RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.175 1.21 0.000 -0.175 -1.9 2 0
Frank Taveras SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.099 0.94 0.000 -0.099 -1.2 3 3
Lee Mazzilli CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0.100 0.63 0.135 -0.035 0.5 5 0 HR
Dave Kingman LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.036 0.64 0.016 -0.052 -0.3 1 0
   Joel Youngblood RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rusty Staub 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .500 1.333 1.833 0.120 0.57 0.141 -0.021 1.1 8 0 HR
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Alex Trevino C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.063 0.61 0.013 -0.076 -1.1 4 1 GDP
Hubie Brooks 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.015 0.47 0.021 -0.035 -0.1 0 3
Doug Flynn 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .667 .667 1.333 2.000 0.107 0.66 0.117 -0.011 0.9 2 4 2·2B,SH
Pat Zachry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.019 1.16 0.000 -0.019 -0.3 0 1 2·SH
   Tom Hausman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Cubbage PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.009 0.78 0.009 0.000 0.2 IW
   Neil Allen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 28 2 5 2 4 4 35 .179 .281 .464 .746 -0.071 0.74 0.452 -0.523 -2.0 27 14
2B: D Flynn 2 (2, 2 off R Reuschel).
HR: L Mazzilli (1, off R Reuschel, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Staub (1, off R Reuschel, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: P Zachry 2 (2, 2 off R Reuschel); D Flynn (1, off R Reuschel).
IBB: M Cubbage (1, by R Reuschel).
TB: L Mazzilli 4; D Flynn 4; R Staub 4; H Brooks.
GIDP: A Trevino (1).
RBI: L Mazzilli (1); R Staub (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Zachry-F Taveras-R Staub.

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 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.073 0.74 0.000 -0.073 -0.6 4 3
Joe Strain 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .667 .750 .667 1.417 0.015 0.80 0.055 -0.040 0.3 4 6
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.107 1.06 0.000 -0.107 -0.8 10 2
Steve Henderson LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.004 0.96 0.059 -0.064 -0.1 0 0
Leon Durham RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.147 1.47 0.070 -0.217 -0.9 0 0 CS,GDP
Ken Reitz 3B 3 0 3 0 1 0 4 1.000 1.000 2.333 3.333 0.213 1.27 0.277 -0.064 1.6 0 0 3B,2·2B
Scot Thompson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.197 1.85 0.032 -0.229 -1.4 2 0
Tim Blackwell C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.193 1.79 0.000 -0.193 -1.5 5 1
Rick Reuschel P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.054 1.10 0.000 -0.054 -0.4 2 6
   Jim Tracy PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.024 0.99 0.000 -0.024 -0.1
   Dick Tidrow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 7 0 4 4 35 .226 .314 .355 .669 -0.571 1.23 0.493 -1.065 -4.0 27 18
2B: K Reitz 2 (2, 1 off P Zachry, 1 off N Allen).
3B: K Reitz (1, off P Zachry).
TB: K Reitz 7; J Strain 2; L Durham; S Thompson.
GIDP: L Durham (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Reuschel-I de Jesus-B Buckner.
Baserunning
CS: L Durham (1, 2nd base by P Zachry/A Trevino).
Pickoffs: K Reitz (2nd base by T Hausman).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pat Zachry, W (1-0) 5.2 6 0 0 4 1 0 0.00 25 54 0.272 1.16 2.3
Tom Hausman, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 0 0.064 2.59 0.4
Neil Allen, S (1) 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 10 0 0 0.234 1.31 1.3
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 4 4 0 0.00 35 54 2 0 0.570 1.23 4.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Reuschel, L (0-1) 7 5 2 2 4 3 2 2.57 29 58 0.033 0.84 1.1
Dick Tidrow 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.038 0.26 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 4 4 2 2.00 35 58 0 0 0.071 0.74 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Reuschel (1; M Cubbage).
Pickoffs: T Hausman (1; K Reitz, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 37,030.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Mookie Wilson RF 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Frank Taveras SS 2 Joe Strain 2B
3 Lee Mazzilli CF 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Dave Kingman LF 4 Steve Henderson LF
5 Rusty Staub 1B 5 Leon Durham RF
6 Alex Trevino C 6 Ken Reitz 3B
7 Hubie Brooks 3B 7 Scot Thompson CF
8 Doug Flynn 2B 8 Tim Blackwell C
9 Pat Zachry P 9 Rick Reuschel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 0 --- R NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel 13% 63% Home Run
t4 1-0 1 --- R NYM R. Staub R. Reuschel 12% 73% Home Run
b6 0-2 0 1-- OO CHC L. Durham P. Zachry 11% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 1-- CHC K. Reitz P. Zachry -11% 59% Double to LF; Durham to 3B
b4 0-2 1 -23 O CHC S. Thompson P. Zachry 10% 69% Popfly: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM F. Taveras R. Reuschel -1% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel -1% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Zachry 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Strain P. Zachry -2% 45% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Buckner P. Zachry 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC S. Henderson P. Zachry 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYM R. Staub R. Reuschel -2% 46% Lineout: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- NYM A. Trevino R. Reuschel 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYM H. Brooks R. Reuschel -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC L. Durham P. Zachry -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC K. Reitz P. Zachry 6% 47% Durham Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- CHC K. Reitz P. Zachry -8% 40% Triple to LF
b2 0-0 1 --3 O CHC S. Thompson P. Zachry 6% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O CHC T. Blackwell P. Zachry 4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- NYM D. Flynn R. Reuschel 7% 57% Double to RF
t3 0-0 0 -2- O NYM P. Zachry R. Reuschel -1% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Flynn to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -9% 47% Fielder's Choice 2B; Flynn out at Hm/2B-C; Wilson to 1B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O NYM F. Taveras R. Reuschel -2% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Reuschel P. Zachry 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Zachry 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- CHC J. Strain P. Zachry -1% 47% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Buckner P. Zachry 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- R NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel 13% 63% Home Run
t4 1-0 0 --- O NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel -2% 61% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- R NYM R. Staub R. Reuschel 12% 73% Home Run
t4 2-0 1 --- O NYM A. Trevino R. Reuschel -1% 72% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 --- O NYM H. Brooks R. Reuschel -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O CHC S. Henderson P. Zachry 3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- CHC L. Durham P. Zachry -3% 71% Single to RF
b4 0-2 1 1-- CHC K. Reitz P. Zachry -11% 59% Double to LF; Durham to 3B
b4 0-2 1 -23 O CHC S. Thompson P. Zachry 10% 69% Popfly: SS
b4 0-2 2 -23 O CHC T. Blackwell P. Zachry 8% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- NYM D. Flynn R. Reuschel 5% 82% Double to LF
t5 2-0 0 -2- O NYM P. Zachry R. Reuschel -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Flynn to 3B
t5 2-0 1 --3 O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -5% 76% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 --3 O NYM F. Taveras R. Reuschel -3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- O CHC R. Reuschel P. Zachry 3% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Zachry 2% 79% Flyball: RF
b5 0-2 2 --- CHC J. Strain P. Zachry -2% 77% Single to LF
b5 0-2 2 1-- O CHC B. Buckner P. Zachry 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel -1% 78% Popfly: SS
t6 2-0 1 --- NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel 2% 80% Walk
t6 2-0 1 1-- NYM R. Staub R. Reuschel 2% 82% Walk; Kingman to 2B
t6 2-0 1 12- OO NYM A. Trevino R. Reuschel -6% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Pat Zachry facing 4-5-6
b6 0-2 0 --- CHC S. Henderson P. Zachry -6% 71% Walk
b6 0-2 0 1-- OO CHC L. Durham P. Zachry 11% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- CHC K. Reitz P. Zachry -2% 80% Walk
b6 0-2 2 1-- CHC S. Thompson P. Zachry -3% 77% Single to RF; Reitz to 2B
Tom Hausman replaces Pat Zachry pitching and batting 9th
b6 0-2 2 12- O CHC T. Blackwell T. Hausman 6% 83% Reitz Picked off 2B (P-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 7-8-9
t7 2-0 0 --- NYM H. Brooks R. Reuschel 2% 85% Single to 3B
t7 2-0 0 1-- O NYM D. Flynn R. Reuschel -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Brooks to 2B
Mike Cubbage pinch hits for Tom Hausman (P) batting 9th
t7 2-0 1 -2- NYM M. Cubbage R. Reuschel 1% 86% Intentional Walk
t7 2-0 1 12- O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Brooks to 3B
t7 2-0 2 1-3 O NYM F. Taveras R. Reuschel -3% 80% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Neil Allen facing 8-9-1
Neil Allen replaces Mike Cubbage (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 0-2 0 --- O CHC T. Blackwell N. Allen 4% 84% Strikeout Looking
Jim Tracy pinch hits for Rick Reuschel (P) batting 9th
b7 0-2 1 --- O CHC J. Tracy N. Allen 2% 86% Lineout: LF
b7 0-2 2 --- O CHC I. de Jesus N. Allen 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dick Tidrow facing 3-4-5
Dick Tidrow replaces Jim Tracy (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-0 0 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli D. Tidrow -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-0 1 --- O NYM D. Kingman D. Tidrow -1% 86% Popfly: 2B
t8 2-0 2 --- O NYM R. Staub D. Tidrow -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Neil Allen facing 2-3-4
Mike Jorgensen replaces Rusty Staub playing 1B batting 5th
Mookie Wilson moves from RF to LF
Joel Youngblood replaces Dave Kingman (LF) playing RF batting 4th
b8 0-2 0 --- O CHC J. Strain N. Allen 4% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-2 1 --- O CHC B. Buckner N. Allen 3% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 0-2 2 --- O CHC S. Henderson N. Allen 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Dick Tidrow facing 6-7-8
t9 2-0 0 --- O NYM A. Trevino D. Tidrow -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-0 1 --- O NYM H. Brooks D. Tidrow -0% 92% Lineout: CF
t9 2-0 2 --- O NYM D. Flynn D. Tidrow -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Neil Allen facing 5-6-7
b9 0-2 0 --- O CHC L. Durham N. Allen 4% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b9 0-2 1 --- CHC K. Reitz N. Allen -7% 89% Double to LF
b9 0-2 1 -2- O CHC S. Thompson N. Allen 6% 96% Flyball: CF; Reitz to 3B
b9 0-2 2 --3 O CHC T. Blackwell N. Allen 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 0.

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