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CLE
@BAL
1
7
DET
@BOS
1
5
DET
@BOS
6
8
CHW
@CAL
4
1
KCR
@MIN
6
3
TOR
@NYY
0
2
MIL
@OAK
3
1
TEX
@SEA
3
8
SDP
@ATL
6
8
NYM
@CHC
8
10
LAD
@CIN
4
1
SFG
@HOU
1
6
STL
@PHI
4
11
MON
@PIT
2
1
Friday, September 9, 1977,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 10,019, Time of Game: 2:21
Giants
1
65-77
 Lost 2 
4th, 22½ GB
at Astros
6
70-71
 Won 2 
3rd, 17 GB
W: Joe Niekro (12-5)
L: Jim Barr (12-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  1
Astros          0  0  2   0  1  3   0  0  X    6 14  1

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Derrel Thomas CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .687 -0.059 0.60 0.000 -0.059 -0.7 3 0
Rob Andrews 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .267 .650 0.064 0.61 0.079 -0.015 0.6 1 1
Bill Madlock 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .301 .793 -0.036 0.95 0.012 -0.048 -0.4 1 1
Willie McCovey 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .872 -0.099 0.95 0.000 -0.099 -1.0 5 1
Darrell Evans LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .255 .769 -0.034 0.93 0.039 -0.072 -0.3 3 0
Gary Thomasson RF 4 1 0 0 0 2 .251 .799 -0.062 0.68 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 1 0
Tim Foli SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .569 -0.034 0.64 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 0 2
Mike Sadek C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .241 .623 0.073 0.87 0.106 -0.033 0.6 10 1
Jim Barr P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .134 .321 -0.042 0.82 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 0 0
   Dave Heaverlo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Terry Whitfield PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .741 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   John Curtis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .670 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 2 4 .129 .311 -0.234 0.77 0.236 -0.469 -3.0 24 7
TB: R Andrews 2; B Madlock; M Sadek.
RBI: M Sadek (12).
2-out RBI: M Sadek.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: D Evans (11).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl LF 3 1 1 0 2 1 .297 .790 0.054 0.84 0.075 -0.021 0.4 1 0
Enos Cabell 3B-1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .282 .766 -0.062 1.24 0.070 -0.132 -0.2 4 4
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 .248 .729 -0.021 0.46 0.038 -0.058 -0.7 2 0 CS
Jose Cruz RF 4 2 1 1 1 1 .296 .829 0.073 0.80 0.136 -0.063 0.3 1 0 HR,IW
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .821 -0.072 0.98 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 10 0
   Danny Walton PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .667 1.333 0.035 0.55 0.035 0.000 0.9
   Rob Sperring PR-3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .192 .495 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 2
Joe Ferguson C 4 2 3 1 1 1 .254 .810 0.086 0.43 0.087 -0.001 1.4 4 0
Art Howe 2B 3 0 2 1 1 1 .259 .758 0.211 0.89 0.215 -0.004 1.5 4 4 3B
Roger Metzger SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 .198 .567 0.058 1.29 0.143 -0.086 0.9 1 3 2B
Joe Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .292 -0.096 1.17 0.000 -0.096 -1.5 0 3 SH
Team Totals 36 6 14 6 5 10 .389 1.019 0.266 0.83 0.799 -0.533 2.4 27 16
2B: R Metzger (8, off D Heaverlo).
3B: A Howe (6, off J Barr).
HR: J Cruz (14, off J Barr; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: J Niekro (3, off J Barr).
IBB: J Cruz (13, by D Heaverlo).
TB: J Cruz 4; A Howe 4; J Ferguson 3; R Metzger 3; C Cedeno 2; T Puhl; D Walton; R Sperring; E Cabell.
RBI: A Howe (50); J Cruz (73); J Ferguson (61); E Cabell (63); R Metzger (15); D Walton (1).
2-out RBI: A Howe; J Ferguson; D Walton; R Metzger.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
E: A Howe (8).
Baserunning
CS: C Cedeno (12, 3rd base by J Curtis/M Sadek).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Barr, L (12-14) 5.1 9 5 5 4 5 1 4.65 29 31 -0.235 1.17 -2.2
Dave Heaverlo 1.2 3 1 1 1 3 0 2.77 9 1 1 -0.032 0.24 -0.7
John Curtis 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.67 4 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.4
Team Totals 8 14 6 6 5 10 1 6.75 42 31 1 1 -0.266 0.83 -2.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (12-5) 9 4 1 1 2 4 0 2.80 33 77 0.234 0.77 3.0
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 2 4 0 1.00 33 77 0.234 0.77 3.0
Balks: J Barr (2).
WP: J Curtis (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Heaverlo (7; J Cruz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Jerry Dale.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Derrel Thomas CF 1 Terry Puhl LF
2 Rob Andrews 2B 2 Enos Cabell 3B
3 Bill Madlock 3B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Willie McCovey 1B 4 Jose Cruz RF
5 Darrell Evans LF 5 Bob Watson 1B
6 Gary Thomasson RF 6 Joe Ferguson C
7 Tim Foli SS 7 Art Howe 2B
8 Mike Sadek C 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Jim Barr P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-1 2 12- R HOU R. Metzger J. Barr 14% 69% Single to CF; Ferguson Scores; Howe to 3B; Metzger to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-1 1 --- R HOU J. Cruz J. Barr 13% 53% Home Run
b5 2-1 2 1-- R HOU A. Howe J. Barr 13% 82% Triple to RF; Ferguson Scores
t2 0-0 2 -2- R SFG M. Sadek J. Niekro -11% 41% Single to LF; Thomasson Scores
b2 0-1 2 123 O HOU E. Cabell J. Barr -8% 38% Strikeout Looking

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG D. Thomas J. Niekro 2% 52% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG R. Andrews J. Niekro 1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- SFG B. Madlock J. Niekro -1% 52% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O SFG W. McCovey J. Niekro 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Jim Barr facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Barr 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU E. Cabell J. Barr -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno J. Barr 4% 58% Single; Puhl to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O HOU J. Cruz J. Barr -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 12- O HOU B. Watson J. Barr -4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- SFG D. Evans J. Niekro -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O SFG G. Thomasson J. Niekro 4% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O SFG T. Foli J. Niekro 2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B; Thomasson to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- R SFG M. Sadek J. Niekro -11% 41% Single to LF; Thomasson Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- O SFG J. Barr J. Niekro 2% 43% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Barr facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- HOU J. Ferguson J. Barr 4% 47% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- HOU A. Howe J. Barr 7% 54% Single to RF; Ferguson to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- O HOU R. Metzger J. Barr -6% 47% Foul Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 12- O HOU J. Niekro J. Barr -3% 44% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Ferguson to 3B; Howe to 2B
b2 0-1 2 -23 HOU T. Puhl J. Barr 2% 46% Walk
b2 0-1 2 123 O HOU E. Cabell J. Barr -8% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O SFG D. Thomas J. Niekro 2% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 1-0 1 --- SFG R. Andrews J. Niekro -2% 37% Single to CF
t3 1-0 1 1-- O SFG B. Madlock J. Niekro 2% 39% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Madlock to 2B/Adv on E4
t3 1-0 2 -2- O SFG W. McCovey J. Niekro 3% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Jim Barr facing 3-4-5
b3 0-1 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Barr -3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- R HOU J. Cruz J. Barr 13% 53% Home Run
b3 1-1 1 --- O HOU B. Watson J. Barr -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- HOU J. Ferguson J. Barr 1% 52% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- HOU A. Howe J. Barr 2% 55% Walk; Ferguson to 2B
b3 1-1 2 12- R HOU R. Metzger J. Barr 14% 69% Single to CF; Ferguson Scores; Howe to 3B; Metzger to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 2-1 2 -23 O HOU J. Niekro J. Barr -5% 64% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- O SFG D. Evans J. Niekro 3% 66% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-2 1 --- O SFG G. Thomasson J. Niekro 2% 68% Strikeout
t4 1-2 2 --- O SFG T. Foli J. Niekro 1% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Jim Barr facing 1-2-3
b4 2-1 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl J. Barr -2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-1 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell J. Barr -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Barr -1% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O SFG M. Sadek J. Niekro 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O SFG J. Barr J. Niekro 2% 71% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 2 --- O SFG D. Thomas J. Niekro 1% 72% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Giants' Jim Barr facing 4-5-6
b5 2-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Barr -2% 70% Flyball: LF
b5 2-1 1 --- O HOU B. Watson J. Barr -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- HOU J. Ferguson J. Barr 1% 70% Single to LF
b5 2-1 2 1-- R HOU A. Howe J. Barr 13% 82% Triple to RF; Ferguson Scores
b5 3-1 2 --3 O HOU R. Metzger J. Barr -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- SFG R. Andrews J. Niekro -5% 75% Walk
t6 1-3 0 1-- O SFG B. Madlock J. Niekro 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B; Andrews to 2B
t6 1-3 1 -2- O SFG W. McCovey J. Niekro 4% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B; Andrews to 3B
t6 1-3 2 --3 O SFG D. Evans J. Niekro 4% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' Jim Barr facing 9-1-2
b6 3-1 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro J. Barr -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b6 3-1 1 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Barr 1% 86% Single to RF
b6 3-1 1 1-- HOU E. Cabell J. Barr 1% 87% Balk; Puhl to 2B
b6 3-1 1 -2- R HOU E. Cabell J. Barr 7% 94% Single to LF; Puhl Scores; Cabell to 3B/Adv on E7
Dave Heaverlo replaces Jim Barr pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 1 --3 O HOU C. Cedeno D. Heaverlo -2% 92% Strikeout
b6 4-1 2 --3 HOU J. Cruz D. Heaverlo 0% 92% Intentional Walk
Danny Walton pinch hits for Bob Watson (1B) batting 5th
b6 4-1 2 1-3 R HOU D. Walton D. Heaverlo 3% 96% Single to LF; Cabell Scores; Cruz to 2B
Rob Sperring pinch runs for Danny Walton (PH) batting 5th
b6 5-1 2 12- R HOU J. Ferguson D. Heaverlo 2% 98% Single; Cruz Scores; Sperring to 2B
b6 6-1 2 12- O HOU A. Howe D. Heaverlo -0% 98% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
Enos Cabell moves from 3B to 1B
Rob Sperring moves from PR to 3B
t7 1-6 0 --- O SFG G. Thomasson J. Niekro 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-6 1 --- O SFG T. Foli J. Niekro 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-6 2 --- O SFG M. Sadek J. Niekro 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Giants' Dave Heaverlo facing 8-9-1
b7 6-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger D. Heaverlo 0% 99% Double to CF
b7 6-1 0 -2- O HOU J. Niekro D. Heaverlo -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 6-1 1 -2- O HOU T. Puhl D. Heaverlo -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b7 6-1 2 -2- O HOU E. Cabell D. Heaverlo -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
Terry Whitfield pinch hits for Dave Heaverlo (P) batting 9th
t8 1-6 0 --- O SFG T. Whitfield J. Niekro 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-6 1 --- O SFG D. Thomas J. Niekro 0% 99% Strikeout
t8 1-6 2 --- SFG R. Andrews J. Niekro -0% 99% Single
t8 1-6 2 1-- O SFG B. Madlock J. Niekro 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Giants' John Curtis facing 3-4-5
John Curtis replaces Terry Whitfield (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-1 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Curtis 0% 100% Single to 3B
b8 6-1 0 1-- HOU J. Cruz J. Curtis 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Cedeno to 2B
b8 6-1 0 -2- O HOU J. Cruz J. Curtis -0% 100% Cedeno Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b8 6-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Curtis -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 6-1 2 --- HOU R. Sperring J. Curtis 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 6-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson J. Curtis -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t9 1-6 0 --- O SFG W. McCovey J. Niekro 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-6 1 --- O SFG D. Evans J. Niekro 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-6 2 --- O SFG G. Thomasson J. Niekro 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 6.

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