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Standings
NYY
@CAL
3
6
KCR
@CHW
0
3
TOR
@DET
4
3
 
(12)
TOR
@DET
5
4
CLE
@MIL
4
9
TEX
@MIN
2
0
BAL
@OAK
11
0
BOS
@SEA
3
5
PIT
@ATL
4
3
 
(12)
CHC
@HOU
0
3
LAD
@MON
4
2
SFG
@NYM
2
1
SDP
@PHI
6
5
Wednesday, August 23, 1978, 7:35PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 9,217, Time of Game: 2:06
Cubs
0
63-62
 Lost 3 
2nd, 4 GB
at Astros
3
59-68
 Won 3 
5th, 15½ GB
W: Ken Forsch (7-4)
L: Dennis Lamp (5-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  4
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  X    3  6  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 .691 -0.087 1.25 0.041 -0.128 -0.7 2 8
Greg Gross CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .665 -0.022 1.08 0.015 -0.038 -0.1 0 0
   Mike Vail PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .721 -0.072 1.84 0.000 -0.072 -0.4 1 0 GDP
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .303 .696 -0.013 0.96 0.054 -0.067 -0.1 12 1
Bobby Murcer RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .753 -0.117 1.22 0.000 -0.117 -0.9 1 0
Dave Kingman LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .237 .826 -0.094 0.99 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 1 0
Manny Trillo 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .658 -0.036 0.61 0.013 -0.049 -0.3 6 4
Rodney Scott 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .727 -0.009 1.14 0.045 -0.054 -0.2 0 3 SB
Tim Blackwell C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .237 .626 -0.007 1.44 0.077 -0.084 0.2 1 1 2B
Dennis Lamp P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .429 -0.029 1.09 0.000 -0.029 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Donnie Moore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .801 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gene Clines PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .660 -0.032 1.32 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   Lynn McGlothen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .321 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 6 0 2 6 .200 .483 -0.518 1.11 0.245 -0.764 -3.7 24 17
2B: T Blackwell (3, off K Forsch).
SH: D Lamp (2, off K Forsch).
TB: B Buckner 2; T Blackwell 2; R Scott; I de Jesus; D Kingman.
GIDP: M Vail (5).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Trillo-I de Jesus-B Buckner; M Trillo-I de Jesus.
E: T Blackwell (2); B Buckner (5); I de Jesus (22); M Trillo (16).
Baserunning
SB: R Scott (19, 2nd base off K Forsch/B Bochy).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 .290 .711 -0.121 1.18 0.069 -0.190 -1.9 3 0 SB,GDP
Julio Gonzalez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .538 -0.062 0.83 0.000 -0.062 -0.9 2 2
Enos Cabell 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .287 .702 0.117 0.81 0.135 -0.018 1.6 8 1 2·SB
Jose Cruz RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .802 0.015 0.72 0.059 -0.044 -0.1 3 0
Art Howe 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 .289 .775 -0.058 0.67 0.020 -0.078 -0.4 4 1
Denny Walling LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 .231 .613 -0.063 0.83 0.026 -0.089 -0.6 0 1
Jimmy Sexton SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .491 -0.057 1.04 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 0 4 SH
Bruce Bochy C 3 0 2 1 0 0 .265 .691 0.103 0.69 0.111 -0.008 1.1 6 1
Ken Forsch P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.079 1.04 0.079 0.000 1.0 1 1 SH
   Wilbur Howard PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .252 .605 0.027 0.43 0.027 0.000 0.7
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 6 2 0 0 .194 .387 -0.020 0.85 0.526 -0.546 -0.3 27 11
SH: J Sexton (1, off D Lamp); K Forsch (1, off D Lamp).
TB: B Bochy 2; W Howard; K Forsch; J Cruz; E Cabell.
GIDP: T Puhl (10).
RBI: B Bochy (5); A Howe (52).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Sexton-J Gonzalez-E Cabell.
E: D Walling (2).
Outfield Assists: D Walling (D Kingman at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: E Cabell 2 (28, 2nd base off D Lamp/T Blackwell, 2nd base off L McGlothen/T Blackwell); T Puhl (23, 3rd base off D Lamp/T Blackwell).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Lamp, L (5-13) 6.1 6 2 0 0 0 0 3.19 27 57 -0.003 0.97 -0.2
Willie Hernandez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05 1 2 0 0.027 0.80 0.7
Donnie Moore 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72 1 2 0 0.018 0.71 0.4
Lynn McGlothen 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.57 4 0 0 -0.024 0.21 -0.6
Team Totals 8 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 33 57 4 0 0.018 0.85 0.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Forsch, W (7-4) 7 4 0 0 2 5 0 2.91 26 72 0.430 1.13 2.9
Joe Sambito, S (9) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.54 7 0 0 0.088 1.02 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 6 0 0.00 33 72 0 0 0.518 1.11 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Ed Montague.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Terry Puhl CF
2 Greg Gross CF 2 Julio Gonzalez 2B
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Enos Cabell 1B
4 Bobby Murcer RF 4 Jose Cruz RF
5 Dave Kingman LF 5 Art Howe 3B
6 Manny Trillo 2B 6 Denny Walling LF
7 Rodney Scott 3B 7 Jimmy Sexton SS
8 Tim Blackwell C 8 Bruce Bochy C
9 Dennis Lamp P 9 Ken Forsch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-0 0 12- OO HOU T. Puhl D. Lamp -10% 70% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
b7 1-0 1 -2- R HOU B. Bochy D. Lamp 8% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Walling Scores/unER
t3 0-1 0 --- CHC T. Blackwell K. Forsch -8% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 1 --3 O CHC I. de Jesus K. Forsch 7% 64% Strikeout
t8 0-2 1 1-- OO CHC M. Vail J. Sambito 7% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus K. Forsch 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Gross K. Forsch 1% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. Buckner K. Forsch 1% 54% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Puhl D. Lamp 4% 58% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Puhl to 1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Gonzalez D. Lamp -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B; Puhl to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- HOU E. Cabell D. Lamp 3% 60% Puhl Steals 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 7,(2-2)  R HOU E. Cabell D. Lamp 6% 66% Fielder's Choice SS; Puhl Scores/Safe on E2 (catch)/unER; Cabell to 1B
b1 1-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz D. Lamp -2% 64% Popfly: 1B
b1 1-0 2 1-- O HOU A. Howe D. Lamp -2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer K. Forsch 2% 64% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CHC D. Kingman K. Forsch 2% 66% Single to LF; Kingman out at 3B/Adv on E7/LF-3B
t2 0-1 2 --- CHC M. Trillo K. Forsch -1% 65% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- O CHC R. Scott K. Forsch 2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Lamp -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O HOU J. Sexton D. Lamp -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O HOU B. Bochy D. Lamp -1% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CHC T. Blackwell K. Forsch -8% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CHC D. Lamp K. Forsch 2% 57% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Blackwell to 3B
t3 0-1 1 --3 O CHC I. de Jesus K. Forsch 7% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --3 CHC G. Gross K. Forsch -2% 63% Walk
t3 0-1 2 1-3 O CHC B. Buckner K. Forsch 6% 68% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- HOU K. Forsch D. Lamp 3% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 1-0 0 1-- OO HOU T. Puhl D. Lamp -6% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez D. Lamp -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer K. Forsch 3% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O CHC D. Kingman K. Forsch 2% 69% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O CHC M. Trillo K. Forsch 1% 70% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- HOU E. Cabell D. Lamp 3% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 1-0 0 1-- HOU J. Cruz D. Lamp 3% 76% Cabell Steals 2B
b4 1-0 0 -2- HOU J. Cruz D. Lamp 6% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cabell to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 O HOU A. Howe D. Lamp -5% 77% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-0 1 1-3 O HOU D. Walling D. Lamp -7% 70% Fielder's Choice 1B; Cabell out at Hm/1B-C; Cruz to 2B; Walling to 1B
b4 1-0 2 12- O HOU J. Sexton D. Lamp -4% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Scott K. Forsch 3% 69% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 0-1 1 --- O CHC T. Blackwell K. Forsch 2% 71% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 0-1 2 --- O CHC D. Lamp K. Forsch 1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- HOU B. Bochy D. Lamp 3% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 1-0 0 1-- HOU K. Forsch D. Lamp 5% 80% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Bochy to 2B; Forsch to 1B
b5 1-0 0 12- OO HOU T. Puhl D. Lamp -10% 70% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
b5 1-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Gonzalez D. Lamp -2% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus K. Forsch 4% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- O CHC G. Gross K. Forsch 2% 74% Lineout: CF
t6 0-1 2 --- CHC B. Buckner K. Forsch -2% 72% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t6 0-1 2 1-- O CHC B. Murcer K. Forsch 4% 76% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 3-4-5
b6 1-0 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell D. Lamp -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Lamp -1% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 1-0 2 --- O HOU A. Howe D. Lamp -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 5-6-7
t7 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Kingman K. Forsch 4% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-1 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo K. Forsch 3% 79% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-1 2 --- CHC R. Scott K. Forsch -2% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 0-1 2 1-- CHC T. Blackwell K. Forsch -2% 75% Scott Steals 2B
t7 0-1 2 -2- O CHC T. Blackwell K. Forsch 6% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dennis Lamp facing 6-7-8
b7 1-0 0 --- HOU D. Walling D. Lamp 3% 83% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Walling to 1B
b7 1-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Sexton D. Lamp -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Walling to 2B
b7 1-0 1 -2- R HOU B. Bochy D. Lamp 8% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Walling Scores/unER
Wilbur Howard pinch hits for Ken Forsch (P) batting 9th
b7 2-0 1 1-- HOU W. Howard D. Lamp 3% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Bochy to 3B
Willie Hernandez replaces Dennis Lamp pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-0 1 1-3 O HOU T. Puhl W. Hernandez -3% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
Donnie Moore replaces Willie Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-0 2 1-3 O HOU J. Gonzalez D. Moore -2% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 9-1-2
Joe Sambito replaces Wilbur Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Gene Clines pinch hits for Donnie Moore (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 0 --- O CHC G. Clines J. Sambito 3% 92% Flyball: RF
t8 0-2 1 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Sambito -4% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
Mike Vail pinch hits for Greg Gross (CF) batting 2nd
t8 0-2 1 1-- OO CHC M. Vail J. Sambito 7% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 3-4-5
Lynn McGlothen replaces Gene Clines (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bobby Murcer moves from RF to CF
Mike Vail moves from PH to RF
b8 2-0 0 --- HOU E. Cabell L. McGlothen 1% 96% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Cabell to 1B
b8 2-0 0 1-- HOU J. Cruz L. McGlothen 1% 96% Cabell Steals 2B
b8 2-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Cruz L. McGlothen -1% 96% Flyball: LF
b8 2-0 1 -2- RO HOU A. Howe L. McGlothen 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B; Cabell Scores/unER
b8 3-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling L. McGlothen -0% 97% Lineout: RF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 3-4-5
t9 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC B. Buckner J. Sambito -3% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 0-3 0 1-- O CHC B. Murcer J. Sambito 3% 97% Strikeout
t9 0-3 1 1-- O CHC D. Kingman J. Sambito 2% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 0-3 2 1-- 10,(2-2)  O CHC M. Trillo J. Sambito 1% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 3.

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