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Standings
BAL
@CLE
1
2
BOS
@DET
8
6
CAL
@MIN
4
1
MIL
@NYY
2
0
CHW
@OAK
8
4
CHW
@OAK
7
3
KCR
@SEA
9
8
PIT
@CHC
12
11
 
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ATL
@HOU
3
2
CIN
@LAD
0
8
PHI
@MON
2
5
SFG
@SDP
1
4
NYM
@STL
3
5
Tuesday, September 19, 1978,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 5,710, Time of Game: 2:24
Braves
3
67-84
 Won 2 
6th, 24½ GB
at Astros
2
68-82
 Lost 3 
5th, 23 GB
W: Gene Garber (5-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    3  4  1
Astros          0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster SS 3 1 1 0 1 2 4 .262 .334 .339 .673 0.050 1.69 0.098 -0.048 0.3 2 4 SB
Rowland Office CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .249 .297 .354 .651 -0.151 1.64 0.025 -0.176 -0.8 2 0 CS
Gary Matthews RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .283 .364 .456 .820 0.159 1.81 0.232 -0.074 0.9 4 0 2B
Jeff Burroughs LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .310 .444 .546 .990 0.130 1.57 0.197 -0.067 0.5 0 1 CS
   Barry Bonnell PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .272 .283 .555 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Horner 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .270 .317 .530 .846 0.258 1.89 0.370 -0.113 0.4 3 3 2B
Joe Nolan C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .240 .346 .367 .714 -0.075 0.97 0.007 -0.081 -0.2 2 0 IW
Dale Murphy 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .234 .290 .407 .697 -0.006 1.28 0.070 -0.076 -0.5 13 0
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .281 .341 .306 .647 -0.079 1.36 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 1 5 SH
Jim Bouton P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 0.44 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 1
   Bob Beall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .374 .300 .674 -0.071 2.67 0.000 -0.071 -0.3
   Gene Garber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .205 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 3 4 2 6 13 35 .143 .294 .214 .508 0.193 1.51 0.999 -0.807 -0.7 27 14
2B: G Matthews (19, off J Richard); B Horner (17, off J Andujar).
SH: G Hubbard (4, off J Andujar).
IBB: J Nolan (5, by J Andujar).
TB: B Horner 2; G Matthews 2; J Burroughs; J Royster.
RBI: B Horner (59); G Matthews (60).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Royster-G Hubbard-D Murphy.
E: J Nolan (5).
Outfield Assists: J Burroughs (E Cabell at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Royster (26, 2nd base off J Richard/B Bochy).
CS: R Office (6, 2nd base by J Richard/B Bochy); J Burroughs (2, 2nd base by J Richard/B Bochy).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rafael Landestoy SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .293 .294 .587 0.046 1.36 0.151 -0.105 -0.5 1 1 SB
Jimmy Sexton 2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .195 .267 .271 .538 0.019 0.93 0.042 -0.024 0.2 2 0 SB
   Julio Gonzalez 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .256 .258 .514 -0.147 2.00 0.000 -0.147 -0.9 0 1
Terry Puhl CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .345 .376 .721 -0.068 1.31 0.049 -0.117 -0.4 0 0 SB
Jose Cruz RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .307 .368 .452 .819 -0.021 1.19 0.029 -0.050 -0.0 4 0
Enos Cabell 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .301 .328 .410 .738 0.044 1.38 0.121 -0.077 0.4 0 1 2B
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .295 .362 .468 .830 -0.067 1.00 0.039 -0.106 -0.7 5 0 GDP
Denny Walling LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .258 .340 .369 .708 0.009 1.48 0.093 -0.084 0.6 1 0
Bruce Bochy C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .254 .307 .389 .695 0.054 1.23 0.116 -0.062 0.6 13 2 2B
   Wilbur Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .281 .313 .594 -0.054 2.31 0.000 -0.054 -0.1
J.R. Richard P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .175 .167 .342 -0.085 1.46 0.000 -0.085 -0.8 0 1
   Joaquin Andujar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .167 .174 .341 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim Obradovich PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .500 .800 -0.038 1.56 0.000 -0.038 -0.1
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 5 2 36 .194 .306 .258 .564 -0.308 1.34 0.640 -0.949 -1.7 27 6
2B: B Bochy (8, off J Bouton); E Cabell (30, off G Garber).
TB: E Cabell 3; B Bochy 2; T Puhl; D Walling; R Landestoy.
GIDP: B Watson (18).
RBI: E Cabell (71); B Bochy (13).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Bochy-J Sexton.
Baserunning
SB: J Sexton (15, 2nd base off J Bouton/J Nolan); T Puhl (30, 2nd base off J Bouton/J Nolan); R Landestoy (7, 2nd base off J Bouton/J Nolan).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bouton 7 5 2 2 5 1 0 4.00 30 55 0.045 1.25 0.9
Gene Garber, W (5-5) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.27 6 0 0 0.264 1.84 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 5 2 0 2.00 36 55 0 0 0.309 1.34 1.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
J.R. Richard 7 3 2 2 3 11 0 3.18 25 71 -0.025 1.28 0.5
Joaquin Andujar, L (5-6) 2 1 1 1 3 2 0 3.30 10 1 0 -0.167 2.16 0.2
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 6 13 0 3.00 35 71 1 0 -0.192 1.51 0.7
J Richard faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Richard (15).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Andujar (6; J Nolan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - John McSherry.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 5,710.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Jerry Royster SS 1 Rafael Landestoy SS
2 Rowland Office CF 2 Jimmy Sexton 2B
3 Gary Matthews RF 3 Terry Puhl CF
4 Jeff Burroughs LF 4 Jose Cruz RF
5 Bob Horner 3B 5 Enos Cabell 3B
6 Joe Nolan C 6 Bob Watson 1B
7 Dale Murphy 1B 7 Denny Walling LF
8 Glenn Hubbard 2B 8 Bruce Bochy C
9 Jim Bouton P 9 J.R. Richard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-2 1 1-- R ATL B. Horner J. Andujar 37% 87% Double; Bonnell Scores
b7 2-2 1 --3 O HOU J. Gonzalez J. Bouton 12% 43% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 12- R HOU E. Cabell J. Bouton -12% 28% Single; Puhl Scores; Cruz to 2B
t7 1-2 1 1-3 R ATL B. Horner J. Richard 12% 54% Wild Pitch; Matthews Scores; Burroughs to 2B
b4 1-0 0 1-- R HOU B. Bochy J. Bouton -12% 15% Double; Walling Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Richard -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- ATL R. Office J. Richard 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O ATL G. Matthews J. Richard -4% 47% Office Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Richard -1% 46% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Landestoy J. Bouton 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Sexton J. Bouton -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU T. Puhl J. Bouton -2% 43% Sexton Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU T. Puhl J. Bouton 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 -2- HOU J. Cruz J. Bouton -1% 46% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- O HOU E. Cabell J. Bouton 4% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs J. Richard 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO ATL B. Horner J. Richard -8% 46% Double Play: Strikeout, Burroughs Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL J. Nolan J. Richard -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson J. Bouton -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- HOU D. Walling J. Bouton -6% 35% Walk; Watson to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- O HOU B. Bochy J. Bouton 6% 41% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Walling to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O HOU J. Richard J. Bouton 5% 46% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 12- O HOU R. Landestoy J. Bouton 4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Richard -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Richard -2% 46% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O ATL J. Bouton J. Richard -1% 45% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 2-3-4
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Sexton J. Bouton 2% 47% Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Bouton -3% 45% Single
b3 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz J. Bouton -2% 42% Puhl Steals 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- HOU J. Cruz J. Bouton -2% 40% Walk
b3 0-0 1 12- R HOU E. Cabell J. Bouton -12% 28% Single; Puhl Scores; Cruz to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- OO HOU B. Watson J. Bouton 7% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
Julio Gonzalez replaces Jimmy Sexton playing 2B batting 2nd
t4 0-1 0 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Richard -3% 33% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O ATL R. Office J. Richard -2% 31% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Richard -1% 30% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- HOU D. Walling J. Bouton -3% 27% Single
b4 1-0 0 1-- R HOU B. Bochy J. Bouton -12% 15% Double; Walling Scores
b4 2-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Richard J. Bouton 0% 15% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bochy to 3B
b4 2-0 1 --3 O HOU R. Landestoy J. Bouton 4% 19% Flyball: SS
b4 2-0 2 --3 O HOU J. Gonzalez J. Bouton 2% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 4-5-6
t5 0-2 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs J. Richard -3% 19% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O ATL B. Horner J. Richard -2% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O ATL J. Nolan J. Richard -1% 16% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 3-4-5
b5 2-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl J. Bouton 1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Bouton 1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell J. Bouton 1% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 7-8-9
t6 0-2 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Richard -3% 16% Strikeout
t6 0-2 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Richard -2% 14% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 --- O ATL J. Bouton J. Richard -1% 13% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 6-7-8
b6 2-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson J. Bouton 1% 14% Flyball: CF
b6 2-0 1 --- O HOU D. Walling J. Bouton 1% 15% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --- O HOU B. Bochy J. Bouton 0% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
t7 0-2 0 --- ATL J. Royster J. Richard 6% 21% Single
t7 0-2 0 1-- ATL R. Office J. Richard 3% 24% Royster Steals 2B
t7 0-2 0 -2- O ATL R. Office J. Richard -3% 21% Flyball: RF; Royster to 3B
t7 0-2 1 --3 R ATL G. Matthews J. Richard 11% 32% Double; Royster Scores
t7 1-2 1 -2- ATL J. Burroughs J. Richard 10% 42% Single; Matthews to 3B
t7 1-2 1 1-3 R ATL B. Horner J. Richard 12% 54% Wild Pitch; Matthews Scores; Burroughs to 2B
t7 2-2 1 -2- O ATL B. Horner J. Richard -6% 48% Strikeout
t7 2-2 2 -2- O ATL J. Nolan J. Richard -6% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Jim Bouton facing 9-1-2
b7 2-2 0 --- O HOU J. Richard J. Bouton 4% 46% Flyball: RF
b7 2-2 1 --- HOU R. Landestoy J. Bouton -4% 42% Single
b7 2-2 1 1-- HOU J. Gonzalez J. Bouton -11% 31% Landestoy Steals 2B; Landestoy to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b7 2-2 1 --3 O HOU J. Gonzalez J. Bouton 12% 43% Flyball: RF
b7 2-2 2 --3 O HOU T. Puhl J. Bouton 7% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 7-8-9
t8 2-2 0 --- ATL D. Murphy J. Richard 7% 57% Walk
Joaquin Andujar replaces J.R. Richard pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-2 0 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Andujar -2% 55% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Murphy to 2B
Bob Beall pinch hits for Jim Bouton (P) batting 9th
t8 2-2 1 -2- O ATL B. Beall J. Andujar -7% 48% Flyball: RF
t8 2-2 2 -2- ATL J. Royster J. Andujar 1% 49% Walk
t8 2-2 2 12- O ATL R. Office J. Andujar -9% 40% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Gene Garber facing 4-5-6
Gene Garber replaces Bob Beall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz G. Garber 4% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-2 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell G. Garber 3% 48% Double to LF; Cabell out at 3B/LF-SS-3B
b8 2-2 2 --- O HOU B. Watson G. Garber 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 3-4-5
t9 2-2 0 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Andujar -5% 45% Flyball: LF
t9 2-2 1 --- ATL J. Burroughs J. Andujar 6% 50% Walk
Barry Bonnell pinch runs for Jeff Burroughs (LF) batting 4th
t9 2-2 1 1-- R ATL B. Horner J. Andujar 37% 87% Double; Bonnell Scores
t9 3-2 1 -2- ATL J. Nolan J. Andujar 1% 88% Intentional Walk
t9 3-2 1 12- O ATL D. Murphy J. Andujar -2% 86% Strikeout
t9 3-2 2 12- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Andujar -2% 83% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' Gene Garber facing 7-8-9
Barry Bonnell moves from PR to LF
b9 2-3 0 --- O HOU D. Walling G. Garber 8% 91% Strikeout
Wilbur Howard pinch hits for Bruce Bochy (C) batting 8th
b9 2-3 1 --- O HOU W. Howard G. Garber 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jim Obradovich pinch hits for Joaquin Andujar (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 2 --- O HOU J. Obradovich G. Garber 4% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 2.

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