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Standings
BAL
@BOS
2
6
MIL
@CAL
5
8
TOR
@CLE
3
8
MIN
@KCR
7
6
CHW
@OAK
5
1
LAD
@ATL
3
6
PHI
@CHC
23
22
 
(10)
SFG
@HOU
3
0
NYM
@PIT
5
6
MON
@STL
3
2
 
(11)
Thursday, May 17, 1979,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 10,626, Time of Game: 2:17
Giants
3
19-18
 Won 3 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Astros
0
20-18
 Lost 3 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Ed Halicki (4-3)
L: Ken Forsch (4-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   3  0  0    3  8  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rob Andrews 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .176 .250 .176 .426 -0.075 0.91 0.007 -0.081 -0.6 7 3 SH
Terry Whitfield LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .317 .370 .446 .816 0.013 1.01 0.069 -0.056 0.6 3 0
   Hector Cruz PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.001 0.04 0.001 0.000 0.2 0 0
Jack Clark RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .274 .361 .437 .798 -0.039 0.54 0.015 -0.054 -1.2 4 0
Willie McCovey 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .297 .345 .642 -0.079 0.92 0.008 -0.087 -0.3 8 0
   Max Venable PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mike Ivie 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .215 .255 .376 .631 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 2 0
Darrell Evans 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .287 .376 .426 .802 0.009 0.82 0.053 -0.044 0.5 1 4 HBP
Larry Herndon CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .289 .357 .579 .936 0.304 1.06 0.326 -0.022 1.2 1 0 3B,SB
Marc Hill C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .163 .250 .196 .446 -0.002 1.21 0.054 -0.056 -0.2 0 2
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .184 .253 .276 .528 0.036 1.47 0.084 -0.048 0.1 1 2
Ed Halicki P 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .263 .316 .579 -0.125 1.22 0.004 -0.129 -0.8 0 1 SH,GDP
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 5 4 40 .250 .368 .313 .681 0.038 0.96 0.621 -0.582 -1.0 27 12
3B: L Herndon (3, off K Forsch).
SH: E Halicki (1, off K Forsch); R Andrews (1, off T Dixon).
HBP: D Evans (1, by J Sambito).
TB: L Herndon 4; D Evans; J Clark; M Hill; W McCovey; E Halicki; R Metzger.
GIDP: E Halicki (1).
RBI: L Herndon (8); R Metzger (10); T Whitfield (22).
2-out RBI: T Whitfield.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: L Herndon (1, 2nd base off K Forsch/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .337 .338 .675 0.030 1.01 0.077 -0.046 0.2 2 0 SH
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263 .280 .329 .609 -0.042 1.13 0.006 -0.047 -0.5 2 6 SH
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .277 .398 .465 .864 -0.065 1.10 0.075 -0.139 -0.4 3 0 2·SB
Jose Cruz LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .316 .397 .466 .864 -0.067 1.57 0.026 -0.094 -0.6 1 0 CS,IW
Enos Cabell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .335 .421 .756 -0.156 1.46 0.010 -0.166 -1.0 1 1
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .264 .320 .357 .677 -0.045 0.82 0.024 -0.068 -0.5 10 1
Art Howe 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .212 .268 .292 .560 -0.083 0.85 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 4 3
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240 .294 .320 .614 -0.046 0.63 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 4 1
Ken Forsch P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .115 .148 .154 .302 0.035 1.00 0.052 -0.017 0.2 0 3
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rafael Landestoy PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .250 .222 .472 -0.023 0.94 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Tom Dixon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 0 2 0 5 0 34 .074 .219 .074 .293 -0.462 1.10 0.270 -0.729 -4.0 27 15
SH: T Puhl (2, off E Halicki); C Reynolds (11, off E Halicki).
IBB: J Cruz (4, by E Halicki).
TB: C Cedeno; E Cabell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Forsch-C Reynolds-B Watson.
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno 2 (9, 2nd base off E Halicki/M Hill 2).
CS: J Cruz (2, 2nd base by E Halicki/M Hill).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Halicki, W (4-3) 9 2 0 0 5 0 0 3.72 34 78 0.462 1.10 4.0
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 5 0 0 0.00 34 78 0.462 1.10 4.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Forsch, L (4-3) 6.2 6 3 3 3 2 0 2.71 28 49 -0.010 1.18 0.4
Joe Sambito 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.95 7 3 1 -0.034 0.64 0.2
Tom Dixon 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.94 5 0 0 0.006 0.13 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 5 4 0 3.00 40 49 3 1 -0.038 0.96 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Sambito (2; D Evans).
IBB: E Halicki (3; J Cruz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Howard Hansen, 1B - Lanny Harris, 2B - Jim Rains, 3B - Howard Jumper.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 10,626.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Rob Andrews 2B 1 Terry Puhl RF
2 Terry Whitfield LF 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Jack Clark RF 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Willie McCovey 1B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Darrell Evans 3B 5 Enos Cabell 3B
6 Larry Herndon CF 6 Bob Watson 1B
7 Marc Hill C 7 Art Howe 2B
8 Roger Metzger SS 8 Alan Ashby C
9 Ed Halicki P 9 Ken Forsch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R SFG L. Herndon K. Forsch 27% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Evans Scores
b6 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Cedeno E. Halicki 12% 41% Flyball: 2B
b6 0-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU E. Cabell E. Halicki 10% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Puhl E. Halicki -8% 30% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Forsch to 2B; Puhl to 1B
t7 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R SFG R. Metzger K. Forsch 7% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Herndon Scores; Hill to 2B

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' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews K. Forsch -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG T. Whitfield K. Forsch -1% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG J. Clark K. Forsch -1% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Puhl E. Halicki 2% 48% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Reynolds E. Halicki 1% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Cedeno E. Halicki -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Cruz E. Halicki -1% 47% Cedeno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 10,(3-2)  HOU J. Cruz E. Halicki -1% 46% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU E. Cabell E. Halicki 4% 50% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG W. McCovey K. Forsch -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Evans K. Forsch -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O SFG L. Herndon K. Forsch -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU E. Cabell E. Halicki 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Watson E. Halicki 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Howe E. Halicki 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  SFG M. Hill K. Forsch 4% 54% Single to 2B
t3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O SFG R. Metzger K. Forsch -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO SFG E. Halicki K. Forsch -6% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU A. Ashby E. Halicki 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU K. Forsch E. Halicki 2% 49% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Puhl E. Halicki 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG R. Andrews K. Forsch -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG T. Whitfield K. Forsch -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  SFG J. Clark K. Forsch 1% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG W. McCovey K. Forsch -3% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Reynolds E. Halicki 3% 47% Flyball: 3B
b4 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Cedeno E. Halicki -3% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Cruz E. Halicki -2% 42% Cedeno Steals 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Cruz E. Halicki 4% 46% Lineout: LF
b4 0-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU E. Cabell E. Halicki 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG D. Evans K. Forsch -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  SFG L. Herndon K. Forsch 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 0-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  SFG M. Hill K. Forsch 2% 53% Herndon Steals 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O SFG M. Hill K. Forsch -5% 48% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  SFG R. Metzger K. Forsch 1% 49% Walk
t5 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O SFG E. Halicki K. Forsch -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Watson E. Halicki 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Howe E. Halicki 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Ashby E. Halicki 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG R. Andrews K. Forsch -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG T. Whitfield K. Forsch -2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Clark K. Forsch -2% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 9-1-2
b6 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU K. Forsch E. Halicki -5% 38% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Puhl E. Halicki -8% 30% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Forsch to 2B; Puhl to 1B
b6 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Reynolds E. Halicki -1% 29% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Forsch to 3B; Puhl to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Cedeno E. Halicki 12% 41% Flyball: 2B
b6 0-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Cruz E. Halicki -2% 40% Intentional Walk
b6 0-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU E. Cabell E. Halicki 10% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O SFG W. McCovey K. Forsch -4% 46% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG D. Evans K. Forsch 4% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R SFG L. Herndon K. Forsch 27% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Evans Scores
t7 1-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  SFG M. Hill K. Forsch 1% 79% Walk
t7 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R SFG R. Metzger K. Forsch 7% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Herndon Scores; Hill to 2B
t7 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG E. Halicki K. Forsch -2% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hill to 3B; Metzger to 2B
Joe Sambito replaces Ken Forsch pitching and batting 9th (change occurred mid-batter)
t7 2-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  SFG R. Andrews K. Forsch 1% 85% Walk
t7 2-0 2 123 4,(3-0)  R SFG T. Whitfield J. Sambito 7% 92% Walk; Hill Scores; Metzger to 3B; Andrews to 2B
t7 3-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O SFG J. Clark J. Sambito -2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 6-7-8
b7 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Watson E. Halicki 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU A. Howe E. Halicki 1% 93% Popfly: P-2B
b7 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU A. Ashby E. Halicki 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 4-5-6
t8 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG W. McCovey J. Sambito 1% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
Max Venable pinch runs for Willie McCovey (1B) batting 4th
t8 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  SFG D. Evans J. Sambito 1% 96% Hit By Pitch; Venable to 2B
t8 3-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG L. Herndon J. Sambito -1% 95% Flyball: 2B
t8 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Hill J. Sambito -1% 94% Flyball: SS
t8 3-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Metzger J. Sambito -1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 9-1-2
Mike Ivie replaces Max Venable (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
Rafael Landestoy pinch hits for Joe Sambito (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Landestoy E. Halicki 2% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Puhl E. Halicki 1% 97% Flyball: SS
b8 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Reynolds E. Halicki 1% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Tom Dixon facing 9-1-2
Tom Dixon replaces Rafael Landestoy (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG E. Halicki T. Dixon 0% 98% Single to 3B
t9 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews T. Dixon -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: 1B-C-2B/Sacrifice; Halicki to 2B
Hector Cruz pinch hits for Terry Whitfield (LF) batting 2nd
t9 3-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  SFG H. Cruz T. Dixon 0% 98% Walk
t9 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Clark T. Dixon -0% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 3-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O SFG M. Ivie T. Dixon -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Giants' Ed Halicki facing 3-4-5
Hector Cruz moves from PH to LF
b9 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Cedeno E. Halicki 2% 99% Flyball: 2B
b9 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Cruz E. Halicki 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU E. Cabell E. Halicki -1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 0-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU B. Watson E. Halicki -0% 99% Defensive Indifference; Cabell to 2B
b9 0-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Watson E. Halicki -2% 96% Walk
b9 0-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Howe E. Halicki 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 0.

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