Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Aug 17, 1979, Mets at Reds Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
7
1
CHW
@BOS
4
1
TOR
@CAL
6
5
TEX
@MIL
1
5
MIN
@NYY
5
2
CLE
@OAK
3
5
DET
@SEA
9
2
SDP
@CHC
6
9
NYM
@CIN
3
4
PHI
@HOU
5
2
ATL
@MON
0
1
LAD
@PIT
7
6
SFG
@STL
0
3
Friday, August 17, 1979,
, Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 32,854, Time of Game: 2:15
Mets
3
51-67
 Lost 1 
6th, 18 GB
at Reds
4
67-56
 Won 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Tom Hume (8-6)
L: Dale Murray (4-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            2  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  6  0
Reds            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  X    4 10  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Cardenal RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .247 .360 .400 .760 0.061 0.87 0.061 0.000 0.6 1 0 2B
   Dan Norman RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .158 .214 .211 .425 -0.037 0.49 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 0 0
Frank Taveras SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .295 .332 .627 -0.106 1.15 0.012 -0.118 -0.6 2 3 CS,SH
Lee Mazzilli CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .315 .413 .488 .901 0.051 1.17 0.132 -0.081 0.9 3 1 HR
Richie Hebner 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .348 .362 .710 -0.047 0.77 0.018 -0.065 -0.2 0 4
Ed Kranepool 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .243 .305 .329 .633 -0.059 0.57 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 10 0 GDP
John Stearns C 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .251 .322 .379 .701 -0.035 0.84 0.041 -0.076 -0.3 3 1 CS
Joel Youngblood LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .295 .367 .487 .854 0.086 0.76 0.101 -0.015 0.7 3 0 SB
Doug Flynn 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .246 .273 .334 .607 -0.026 1.04 0.032 -0.058 -0.6 1 2
Kevin Kobel P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .171 .171 .171 .343 -0.030 0.59 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 1 1
   Ed Glynn P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.008 0.35 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
   Dale Murray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 3 6 3 2 2 31 .214 .267 .357 .624 -0.150 0.84 0.397 -0.547 -1.3 24 12
2B: J Cardenal (7, off T Seaver).
HR: L Mazzilli (13, off T Seaver, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SH: F Taveras (8, off T Seaver).
TB: L Mazzilli 4; J Youngblood 2; J Cardenal 2; R Hebner; F Taveras.
GIDP: E Kranepool (2).
RBI: L Mazzilli 2 (65); D Flynn (46).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Mazzilli (J Bench at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Youngblood (15, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Bench).
CS: J Stearns (13, 2nd base by T Seaver/J Bench); F Taveras (15, 2nd base by T Seaver/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .393 .377 .770 -0.237 2.34 0.000 -0.237 -1.7 2 4
Dave Collins 1B-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .317 .357 .416 .772 -0.091 2.19 0.091 -0.182 -0.6 10 1 2B
Dave Concepcion SS 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .298 .356 .441 .796 0.085 1.27 0.176 -0.091 0.7 1 3 HR
George Foster LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .327 .406 .593 .999 0.057 1.64 0.135 -0.078 0.2 2 0
   Rick Auerbach PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .308 .313 .620 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Dan Driessen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .328 .406 .734 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Johnny Bench C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .366 .408 .774 0.064 1.98 0.158 -0.094 0.1 2 2
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .316 .365 .454 .819 0.092 2.13 0.130 -0.039 0.4 0 0 2B
Hector Cruz RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .208 .310 .360 .670 0.063 2.15 0.111 -0.048 -0.1 3 1
Paul Blair CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .213 .258 .470 -0.049 1.69 0.000 -0.049 -0.3 4 0 SH
   Cesar Geronimo PH-CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .252 .322 .357 .679 0.278 2.85 0.278 0.000 0.9 0 0
Tom Seaver P 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .315 .481 0.074 0.80 0.074 0.000 0.6 1 0 2B
   Junior Kennedy PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .276 .355 .321 .676 0.028 3.12 0.028 0.000 0.2
   Tom Hume P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .186 .190 .377 -0.014 0.49 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 10 4 3 1 36 .312 .371 .500 .871 0.350 1.89 1.181 -0.832 0.2 27 11
2B: T Seaver (2, off K Kobel); D Collins (12, off K Kobel); R Knight (28, off K Kobel).
HR: D Concepcion (13, off K Kobel, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SH: P Blair (2, off K Kobel).
TB: D Concepcion 4; T Seaver 3; R Knight 2; G Foster 2; D Collins 2; H Cruz; C Geronimo; J Bench.
RBI: R Knight (65); D Concepcion (64); H Cruz (19); C Geronimo (35).
2-out RBI: D Concepcion; C Geronimo.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Morgan-D Collins; H Cruz-D Collins.
E: D Concepcion (21).
Outfield Assists: H Cruz (J Youngblood at 1st base).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Kevin Kobel 6.1 6 1 1 2 1 1 3.38 27 56 0.077 1.31 0.8
Ed Glynn, H (4) 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 2.85 5 3 0 -0.094 3.90 -0.3
Dale Murray, BS (7), L (4-7) 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.57 4 3 2 -0.333 3.28 -0.7
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 3 1 1 4.50 36 56 6 2 -0.350 1.89 -0.2
E Glynn faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver 7 6 3 2 2 2 1 3.19 25 55 -0.033 0.76 0.3
Tom Hume, W (8-6) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.92 6 0 0 0.182 1.22 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 2 2 1 2.00 31 55 0 0 0.149 0.84 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 32,854.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Cincinnati Reds
1 Jose Cardenal RF 1 Joe Morgan 2B
2 Frank Taveras SS 2 Dave Collins 1B
3 Lee Mazzilli CF 3 Dave Concepcion SS
4 Richie Hebner 3B 4 George Foster LF
5 Ed Kranepool 1B 5 Johnny Bench C
6 John Stearns C 6 Ray Knight 3B
7 Joel Youngblood LF 7 Hector Cruz RF
8 Doug Flynn 2B 8 Paul Blair CF
9 Kevin Kobel P 9 Tom Seaver P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-3 2 -2- R CIN C. Geronimo D. Murray 28% 86% Single to RF; Cruz Scores
b8 1-3 0 12- CIN J. Bench E. Glynn 16% 51% Single to SS; Concepcion to 3B; Auerbach to 2B
b7 1-3 2 123 O CIN D. Collins E. Glynn -13% 13% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --3 RR NYM L. Mazzilli T. Seaver -13% 32% Home Run (CF-RF); Cardenal Scores
b7 1-3 1 123 O CIN J. Morgan E. Glynn -13% 26% Lineout: 1B

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, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM J. Cardenal T. Seaver -6% 44% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O NYM F. Taveras T. Seaver 1% 45% Bunt Groundout: 1B-P/Sacrifice; Cardenal to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RR NYM L. Mazzilli T. Seaver -13% 32% Home Run (CF-RF); Cardenal Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- NYM R. Hebner T. Seaver -2% 30% Single to CF
t1 2-0 1 1-- OO NYM E. Kranepool T. Seaver 4% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CIN J. Morgan K. Kobel -2% 32% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O CIN D. Collins K. Kobel -2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- R CIN D. Concepcion K. Kobel 10% 40% Home Run (LF-CF)
b1 1-2 2 --- CIN G. Foster K. Kobel 1% 41% Single to RF
b1 1-2 2 1-- O CIN J. Bench K. Kobel -2% 39% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
t2 2-1 0 --- NYM J. Stearns T. Seaver -3% 36% Walk
t2 2-1 0 1-- O NYM J. Youngblood T. Seaver 5% 41% Stearns Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 2-1 1 --- NYM J. Youngblood T. Seaver -2% 39% Single to LF
t2 2-1 1 1-- OO NYM D. Flynn T. Seaver 5% 44% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 6-7-8
Dan Norman replaces Jose Cardenal playing RF batting 1st
b2 1-2 0 --- O CIN R. Knight K. Kobel -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- O CIN H. Cruz K. Kobel -2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- O CIN P. Blair K. Kobel -1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
t3 2-1 0 --- O NYM K. Kobel T. Seaver 2% 40% Strikeout
t3 2-1 1 --- O NYM D. Norman T. Seaver 1% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-1 2 --- NYM F. Taveras T. Seaver -1% 41% Single to RF
t3 2-1 2 1-- O NYM L. Mazzilli T. Seaver 2% 43% Taveras Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- CIN T. Seaver K. Kobel 4% 47% Single to RF
b3 1-2 0 1-- O CIN J. Morgan K. Kobel -4% 43% Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-2 1 1-- O CIN D. Collins K. Kobel -3% 40% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion K. Kobel -3% 37% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
t4 2-1 0 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli T. Seaver 2% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 2-1 1 --- O NYM R. Hebner T. Seaver 2% 41% Flyball: RF
t4 2-1 2 --- O NYM E. Kranepool T. Seaver 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- O CIN G. Foster K. Kobel -3% 39% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 1 --- O CIN J. Bench K. Kobel -2% 37% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 2 --- O CIN R. Knight K. Kobel -1% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 6-7-8
t5 2-1 0 --- O NYM J. Stearns T. Seaver 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t5 2-1 1 --- NYM J. Youngblood T. Seaver -3% 35% Single to RF
t5 2-1 1 1-- NYM D. Flynn T. Seaver -5% 30% Youngblood Steals 2B; Youngblood to 3B/Adv on E6
t5 2-1 1 --3 RO NYM D. Flynn T. Seaver -3% 27% Groundout: SS-1B; Youngblood Scores/unER
t5 3-1 2 --- O NYM K. Kobel T. Seaver 1% 27% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- O CIN H. Cruz K. Kobel -3% 24% Flyball: CF
b5 1-3 1 --- O CIN P. Blair K. Kobel -2% 22% Flyball: CF
b5 1-3 2 --- CIN T. Seaver K. Kobel 3% 25% Double to LF
b5 1-3 2 -2- O CIN J. Morgan K. Kobel -4% 21% Lineout: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
t6 3-1 0 --- O NYM D. Norman T. Seaver 2% 23% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-1 1 --- O NYM F. Taveras T. Seaver 1% 24% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 2 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli T. Seaver 1% 24% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 2-3-4
b6 1-3 0 --- CIN D. Collins K. Kobel 9% 34% Double to LF
b6 1-3 0 -2- O CIN D. Concepcion K. Kobel -6% 27% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 1 -2- O CIN G. Foster K. Kobel -5% 22% Groundout: SS-1B; Collins to 3B
b6 1-3 2 --3 O CIN J. Bench K. Kobel -5% 17% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 4-5-6
t7 3-1 0 --- O NYM R. Hebner T. Seaver 1% 19% Flyball: CF
t7 3-1 1 --- O NYM E. Kranepool T. Seaver 1% 20% Flyball: CF
t7 3-1 2 --- NYM J. Stearns T. Seaver -1% 19% Walk
t7 3-1 2 1-- O NYM J. Youngblood T. Seaver 2% 21% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Kevin Kobel facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- CIN R. Knight K. Kobel 10% 30% Double to LF
b7 1-3 0 -2- CIN H. Cruz K. Kobel 7% 38% Walk
b7 1-3 0 12- O CIN P. Blair K. Kobel -2% 36% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Knight to 3B; Cruz to 2B
Junior Kennedy pinch hits for Tom Seaver (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 -23 CIN J. Kennedy K. Kobel 3% 39% Walk
Ed Glynn replaces Kevin Kobel pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 123 O CIN J. Morgan E. Glynn -13% 26% Lineout: 1B
b7 1-3 2 123 O CIN D. Collins E. Glynn -13% 13% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Reds' Tom Hume facing 8-9-1
Tom Hume replaces Junior Kennedy (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-1 0 --- O NYM D. Flynn T. Hume 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- O NYM E. Glynn T. Hume 1% 15% Flyball: RF
t8 3-1 2 --- O NYM D. Norman T. Hume 1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Ed Glynn facing 3-4-5
b8 1-3 0 --- CIN D. Concepcion E. Glynn 8% 23% Walk
b8 1-3 0 1-- CIN G. Foster E. Glynn 12% 35% Single to LF; Concepcion to 2B
Rick Auerbach pinch runs for George Foster (LF) batting 4th
b8 1-3 0 12- CIN J. Bench E. Glynn 16% 51% Single to SS; Concepcion to 3B; Auerbach to 2B
Dale Murray replaces Ed Glynn pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-3 0 123 RO CIN R. Knight D. Murray 3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Concepcion Scores; Auerbach to 3B; Bench to 2B
b8 2-3 1 -23 RO CIN H. Cruz D. Murray 4% 58% Single to CF; Auerbach Scores; Bench out at Hm/CF-C; Cruz to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Cesar Geronimo pinch hits for Paul Blair (CF) batting 8th
b8 3-3 2 -2- R CIN C. Geronimo D. Murray 28% 86% Single to RF; Cruz Scores
b8 4-3 2 1-- O CIN T. Hume D. Murray -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-4, Reds' Tom Hume facing 2-3-4
Dan Driessen replaces Rick Auerbach (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
Dave Collins moves from 1B to LF
Cesar Geronimo moves from PH to CF
t9 3-4 0 --- O NYM F. Taveras T. Hume 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 3-4 1 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli T. Hume 5% 97% Flyball: LF
t9 3-4 2 --- O NYM R. Hebner T. Hume 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Reds 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CIN197908170
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.