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Scores
Standings
CHW
@BAL
3
5
MIN
@OAK
5
3
CAL
@SEA
6
14
SFG
@CIN
7
2
ATL
@HOU
1
2
SDP
@LAD
1
10
MON
@PIT
3
2
 
(10)
PHI
@STL
1
8
Friday, April 6, 1979, 7:35PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 28,998, Time of Game: 2:11
Braves
1
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1½ GB
at Astros
2
1-0
Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: J.R. Richard (1-0)
L: Phil Niekro (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  0
Astros          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    2  3  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Bonnell CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.157 1.67 0.000 -0.157 -1.2 3 0
Gary Matthews RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 1.000 -0.005 1.17 0.066 -0.072 0.2 0 0
Bob Horner 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.056 1.11 0.037 -0.092 -0.4 0 2 GDP
   Jerry Royster PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.044 1.61 0.000 -0.044 -0.2 0 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 1 1 0 0 3 1 .000 .750 0.147 1.61 0.199 -0.052 1.6 3 0
Mike Lum 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .500 -0.197 1.64 0.023 -0.220 -1.7 10 0 GDP
Dale Murphy C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 .833 0.011 1.19 0.081 -0.070 0.1 6 0
Glenn Hubbard 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.087 1.85 0.045 -0.133 -0.4 1 4
Pepe Frias SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.115 1.52 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 0 0 GDP
   Bob Beall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.053 1.95 0.000 -0.053 -0.3
   Darrel Chaney SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rowland Office PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.048 1.98 0.000 -0.048 -0.1
Phil Niekro P 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 0.083 0.99 0.093 -0.010 0.5 1 1
   Charlie Spikes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.033 1.33 0.000 -0.033 -0.1
Team Totals 32 1 7 0 4 9 .219 .524 -0.554 1.47 0.544 -1.099 -3.0 24 7
TB: G Matthews 2; G Hubbard; M Lum; D Murphy; P Niekro; B Horner.
GIDP: P Frias (1); B Horner (1); M Lum (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 0.074 0.87 0.096 -0.022 0.7 1 0 SB
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.069 0.80 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 0 2 SH
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.071 0.89 0.000 -0.071 -0.8 2 0
Jose Cruz LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 -0.023 1.21 0.022 -0.045 -0.3 1 0 SB
Enos Cabell 3B 3 0 2 2 0 0 .667 1.667 0.222 0.92 0.232 -0.010 2.2 0 2 2B,SB
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.063 0.66 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 8 0
Art Howe 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.054 0.70 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 5 3
   Rafael Landestoy 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.047 0.61 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 10 3
J.R. Richard P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.013 0.27 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 0 0
   Joaquin Andujar P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 26 2 3 2 2 5 .115 .332 -0.056 0.80 0.350 -0.406 -1.5 27 12
2B: E Cabell (1, off P Niekro).
SH: C Reynolds (1, off P Niekro).
TB: E Cabell 3; T Puhl.
RBI: E Cabell 2 (2).
2-out RBI: E Cabell 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Reynolds-A Howe-B Watson 2; E Cabell-A Howe-B Watson.
E: E Cabell (1).
Baserunning
SB: E Cabell (1, 2nd base off P Niekro/D Murphy); T Puhl (1, 2nd base off P Niekro/D Murphy); J Cruz (1, 2nd base off P Niekro/D Murphy).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (0-1) 8 3 2 2 2 5 0 2.25 29 71 0.055 0.80 1.5
Team Totals 8 3 2 2 2 5 0 2.25 29 71 0.055 0.80 1.5

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
J.R. Richard, W (1-0) 5.1 6 1 1 4 5 0 1.69 24 53 0.120 1.26 1.2
Joaquin Andujar, S (1) 3.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 12 1 0 0.435 1.94 1.8
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 4 9 0 1.00 36 53 1 0 0.555 1.47 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: P Niekro (1); J Richard 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Murray Strey, 2B - Howard Hansen, 3B - Bob Schroeder.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Barry Bonnell CF 1 Terry Puhl RF
2 Gary Matthews RF 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Bob Horner 3B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Jeff Burroughs LF 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Mike Lum 1B 5 Enos Cabell 3B
6 Dale Murphy C 6 Bob Watson 1B
7 Glenn Hubbard 2B 7 Art Howe 2B
8 Pepe Frias SS 8 Alan Ashby C
9 Phil Niekro 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
b1 0-0 2 -23 RR HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 17% 73% Single; Puhl Scores; Cruz Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 OO ATL M. Lum J. Richard 15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL P. Frias J. Richard 9% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL B. Horner J. Richard 8% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 1-2 0 --- ATL P. Niekro J. Andujar -7% 64% Single

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 B. Bonnell J. Richard 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- ATL G. Matthews J. Richard -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- ATL B. Horner J. Richard -4% 46% Single; Matthews to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- ATL J. Burroughs J. Richard -6% 40% Walk; Matthews to 3B; Horner to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 OO ATL M. Lum J. Richard 15% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU T. Puhl P. Niekro 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds P. Niekro 3% 61% Puhl Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Niekro -4% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 -2- HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 0% 54% Wild Pitch; Puhl to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro 1% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-3 HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 1% 56% Cruz Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 RR HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 17% 73% Single; Puhl Scores; Cruz Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- HOU B. Watson P. Niekro 1% 74% Cabell Steals 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -2% 72% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- ATL D. Murphy J. Richard -4% 68% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Richard 4% 71% Strikeout
t2 0-2 1 1-- O ATL P. Frias J. Richard 3% 74% Flyball: C
t2 0-2 2 1-- ATL P. Niekro J. Richard -2% 72% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Murphy to 2B
t2 0-2 2 12- O ATL B. Bonnell J. Richard 4% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O HOU A. Howe P. Niekro -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby P. Niekro -1% 74% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 2 --- O HOU J. Richard P. Niekro -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 2-3-4
t3 0-2 0 --- ATL G. Matthews J. Richard -4% 69% Single
t3 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL B. Horner J. Richard 8% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs J. Richard -1% 76% Walk
t3 0-2 2 1-- ATL M. Lum J. Richard -2% 73% Single; Burroughs to 2B
t3 0-2 2 12- O ATL D. Murphy J. Richard 5% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl P. Niekro -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-P
b3 2-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Niekro -1% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 7-8-9
t4 0-2 0 --- ATL G. Hubbard J. Richard -5% 70% Single
t4 0-2 0 1-- OO ATL P. Frias J. Richard 9% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Richard 1% 80% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro -1% 79% Flyball: C
b4 2-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' J.R. Richard facing 1-2-3
t5 0-2 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell J. Richard 3% 80% Flyball: 2B
t5 0-2 1 --- O ATL G. Matthews J. Richard 2% 82% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 --- O ATL B. Horner J. Richard 1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b5 2-0 0 --- O HOU A. Howe P. Niekro -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby P. Niekro -1% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 2-0 2 --- O HOU J. Richard P. Niekro -1% 80% Flyball: CF
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 4-5-6
t6 0-2 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs J. Richard -5% 75% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- ATL M. Lum J. Richard -6% 68% Wild Pitch; Burroughs to 3B
t6 0-2 0 --3 R ATL M. Lum J. Richard -1% 68% Wild Pitch; Burroughs Scores
t6 1-2 0 --- O ATL M. Lum J. Richard 4% 71% Strikeout
t6 1-2 1 --- ATL D. Murphy J. Richard -4% 67% Single
Joaquin Andujar replaces J.R. Richard pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-2 1 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Andujar 3% 70% Groundout: C-1B; Murphy to 2B
Bob Beall pinch hits for Pepe Frias (SS) batting 8th
t6 1-2 2 -2- O ATL B. Beall J. Andujar 5% 75% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
Darrel Chaney replaces Bob Beall (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b6 2-1 0 --- HOU T. Puhl P. Niekro 3% 78% Single
b6 2-1 0 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Niekro -1% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Puhl to 2B
b6 2-1 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Niekro -3% 74% Strikeout
b6 2-1 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz P. Niekro -3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 9-1-2
t7 1-2 0 --- ATL P. Niekro J. Andujar -7% 64% Single
t7 1-2 0 1-- O ATL B. Bonnell J. Andujar 7% 70% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-2 1 1-- O ATL G. Matthews J. Andujar 5% 76% Flyball: CF
Jerry Royster pinch hits for Bob Horner (3B) batting 3rd
t7 1-2 2 1-- O ATL J. Royster J. Andujar 4% 80% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
Jerry Royster moves from PH to 3B
b7 2-1 0 --- HOU E. Cabell P. Niekro 5% 85% Double
b7 2-1 0 -2- O HOU B. Watson P. Niekro -3% 82% Flyball: 1B
b7 2-1 1 -2- O HOU A. Howe P. Niekro -3% 79% Flyball: CF
b7 2-1 2 -2- O HOU A. Ashby P. Niekro -3% 76% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 4-5-6
Rafael Landestoy replaces Art Howe playing 2B batting 7th
t8 1-2 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs J. Andujar 5% 82% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 --- O ATL M. Lum J. Andujar 4% 85% Strikeout
t8 1-2 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy J. Andujar 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b8 2-1 0 --- O HOU J. Andujar P. Niekro -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-1 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl P. Niekro -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Niekro -1% 85% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 7-8-9
t9 1-2 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard J. Andujar 7% 92% Flyball: CF
Rowland Office pinch hits for Darrel Chaney (SS) batting 8th
t9 1-2 1 --- O ATL R. Office J. Andujar 5% 97% Strikeout
Charlie Spikes pinch hits for Phil Niekro (P) batting 9th
t9 1-2 2 --- O ATL C. Spikes J. Andujar 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 2.

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