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@CAL
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5
DET
@MIL
3
5
TOR
@MIN
2
3
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@OAK
1
4
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@SEA
1
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@TEX
7
2
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1
6
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6
1
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5
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@PHI
2
5
Saturday, June 7, 1980,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 42,263, Time of Game: 2:05
Giants
0
21-31
 Lost 3 
6th, 10 GB
at Astros
3
29-21
 Won 4 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Joe Niekro (6-4)
L: Ed Whitson (2-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1
Astros          0  0  1   0  2  0   0  0  X    3 10  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill North CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .387 .326 .712 0.007 1.01 0.070 -0.063 0.0 1 2
   Al Holland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Joe Strain 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276 .295 .289 .584 -0.104 1.44 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 2 1
   Gary Lavelle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Larry Herndon CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .271 .371 .643 -0.015 0.63 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 1 0
Jack Clark RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .353 .483 .836 -0.082 0.92 0.000 -0.082 -0.8 1 0
Darrell Evans 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .352 .376 .727 -0.066 0.80 0.007 -0.073 -0.6 0 1
Terry Whitfield LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .306 .348 .654 0.012 0.77 0.056 -0.044 -0.2 1 0
Rich Murray 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.045 1.23 0.026 -0.071 -0.4 9 2 SB
Milt May C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .252 .313 .363 .676 -0.080 1.05 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 3 2
Johnnie LeMaster SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .238 .265 .356 .621 -0.036 1.06 0.028 -0.064 -0.2 4 1
Ed Whitson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .043 .083 .043 .127 -0.018 1.35 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 1 0 SH
   Rennie Stennett PH-2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .271 .336 .607 0.029 0.64 0.039 -0.010 0.2 0 1
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 0 5 32 .161 .161 .161 .323 -0.398 0.99 0.226 -0.624 -3.7 24 12
SH: E Whitson (4, off J Niekro).
TB: R Stennett; D Evans; T Whitfield; J LeMaster; B North.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: R Murray (1).
Outfield Assists: B North (J Morgan at home plate); B North (D Walling at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Murray (1, 2nd base off J Niekro/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rafael Landestoy SS-2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .239 .287 .386 .674 0.055 0.61 0.095 -0.040 0.4 1 3 3B
Terry Puhl CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .362 .459 .820 -0.030 0.59 0.027 -0.057 -0.5 2 0 SB
Joe Morgan 2B 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .221 .331 .364 .696 0.193 0.74 0.207 -0.014 1.4 1 3 2·2B
   Craig Reynolds SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .226 .295 .520 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .326 .384 .414 .799 -0.072 0.88 0.039 -0.111 -0.9 3 0 CS
Denny Walling RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .275 .364 .363 .727 0.117 0.55 0.118 -0.001 1.2 2 0
Enos Cabell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .321 .363 .684 -0.033 0.92 0.012 -0.045 -0.5 2 4 SB
Art Howe 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .239 .309 .386 .696 -0.025 0.87 0.009 -0.035 -0.3 9 0
Alan Ashby C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .263 .358 .411 .768 -0.040 1.02 0.007 -0.047 -0.4 6 0 IW
Joe Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241 .267 .345 .611 -0.065 0.89 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 10 3 2 2 32 .333 .375 .467 .842 0.100 0.77 0.514 -0.415 -0.3 27 10
2B: J Morgan 2 (6, 2 off E Whitson).
3B: R Landestoy (3, off E Whitson).
IBB: A Ashby (9, by E Whitson).
TB: J Morgan 5; D Walling 3; R Landestoy 3; J Cruz 2; T Puhl.
RBI: J Morgan 2 (17); D Walling (8).
2-out RBI: J Morgan; D Walling.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: E Cabell (8, 2nd base off E Whitson/M May); T Puhl (9, 2nd base off E Whitson/M May).
CS: J Cruz (5, 2nd base by E Whitson/M May).
Pickoffs: J Morgan (1st base by A Holland).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Whitson, L (2-7) 5 9 3 3 2 1 0 3.76 23 36 -0.125 1.01 -0.9
Gary Lavelle 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.89 6 0 0 0.021 0.14 0.8
Al Holland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.76 3 0 0 0.004 0.13 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 3 3 2 2 0 3.38 32 36 0 0 -0.100 0.77 0.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (6-4) 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 3.32 32 82 0.400 0.99 3.7
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 32 82 0.400 0.99 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: E Whitson (5; A Ashby).
Pickoffs: A Holland (2; J Morgan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 42,263.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Bill North CF 1 Rafael Landestoy SS
2 Joe Strain 2B 2 Terry Puhl CF
3 Jack Clark RF 3 Joe Morgan 2B
4 Darrell Evans 3B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Terry Whitfield LF 5 Denny Walling RF
6 Rich Murray 1B 6 Enos Cabell 3B
7 Milt May C 7 Art Howe 1B
8 Johnnie LeMaster SS 8 Alan Ashby C
9 Ed Whitson 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 0-0 2 -2- R HOU J. Morgan E. Whitson 14% 67% Double to CF; Puhl Scores
b5 1-0 0 --- HOU R. Landestoy E. Whitson 9% 82% Triple to CF
t6 0-3 0 1-- SFG B. North J. Niekro -7% 78% Single to CF; Stennett to 2B
b5 1-0 1 --3 R HOU J. Morgan E. Whitson 7% 85% Double to LF; Landestoy Scores
t6 0-3 0 12- O SFG J. Strain J. Niekro 6% 84% Flyball: LF

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 B. North J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG J. Strain J. Niekro 1% 53% Foul Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O SFG J. Clark J. Niekro 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Landestoy E. Whitson -2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl E. Whitson -1% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan E. Whitson -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O SFG D. Evans J. Niekro 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield J. Niekro 1% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O SFG R. Murray J. Niekro 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz E. Whitson 4% 59% Single to SS
b2 0-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Walling E. Whitson -6% 53% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Walling E. Whitson 3% 55% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU E. Cabell E. Whitson -3% 52% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cabell to 1B/Safe on E3 (catch)
b2 0-0 2 1-- HOU A. Howe E. Whitson 1% 53% Cabell Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- HOU A. Howe E. Whitson 1% 54% Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- O HOU A. Ashby E. Whitson -4% 50% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O SFG M. May J. Niekro 2% 52% Flyball: SS
t3 0-0 1 --- SFG J. LeMaster J. Niekro -3% 50% Single to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-- O SFG E. Whitson J. Niekro 2% 51% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; LeMaster to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O SFG B. North J. Niekro 4% 55% Fielder's Choice 3B; LeMaster out at 3B/3B-2B-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro E. Whitson -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy E. Whitson -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- HOU T. Puhl E. Whitson 1% 52% Single to LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- HOU J. Morgan E. Whitson 1% 54% Puhl Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- R HOU J. Morgan E. Whitson 14% 67% Double to CF; Puhl Scores
b3 1-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz E. Whitson -3% 64% Single to CF; Morgan out at Hm/CF-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O SFG J. Strain J. Niekro 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O SFG J. Clark J. Niekro 2% 69% Flyball: 1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O SFG D. Evans J. Niekro 1% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- HOU D. Walling E. Whitson 3% 73% Single to CF
b4 1-0 0 1-- O HOU E. Cabell E. Whitson -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B; Walling to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- O HOU A. Howe E. Whitson -3% 69% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 2 -2- HOU A. Ashby E. Whitson 1% 70% Intentional Walk
b4 1-0 2 12- O HOU J. Niekro E. Whitson -4% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- SFG T. Whitfield J. Niekro -6% 61% Single to LF
t5 0-1 0 1-- O SFG R. Murray J. Niekro 5% 65% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-1 1 1-- SFG M. May J. Niekro -3% 63% Murray Steals 2B
t5 0-1 1 -2- O SFG M. May J. Niekro 5% 68% Flyball: LF
t5 0-1 2 -2- O SFG J. LeMaster J. Niekro 5% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- HOU R. Landestoy E. Whitson 9% 82% Triple to CF
b5 1-0 0 --3 O HOU T. Puhl E. Whitson -4% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-0 1 --3 R HOU J. Morgan E. Whitson 7% 85% Double to LF; Landestoy Scores
b5 2-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Cruz E. Whitson -2% 83% Flyball: LF
b5 2-0 2 -2- RO HOU D. Walling E. Whitson 6% 89% Single to CF; Morgan Scores; Walling out at 2B/CF-SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
Rennie Stennett pinch hits for Ed Whitson (P) batting 9th
t6 0-3 0 --- SFG R. Stennett J. Niekro -4% 85% Single to CF
t6 0-3 0 1-- SFG B. North J. Niekro -7% 78% Single to CF; Stennett to 2B
t6 0-3 0 12- O SFG J. Strain J. Niekro 6% 84% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 1 12- O SFG J. Clark J. Niekro 5% 89% Foul Flyball: C
t6 0-3 2 12- O SFG D. Evans J. Niekro 4% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Gary Lavelle facing 6-7-8
Gary Lavelle replaces Joe Strain (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Rennie Stennett moves from PH to 2B
b6 3-0 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell G. Lavelle -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- O HOU A. Howe G. Lavelle -0% 92% Flyball: 1B
b6 3-0 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby G. Lavelle -0% 92% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- O SFG T. Whitfield J. Niekro 2% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 1 --- O SFG R. Murray J. Niekro 1% 95% Strikeout
t7 0-3 2 --- O SFG M. May J. Niekro 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Gary Lavelle facing 9-1-2
b7 3-0 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro G. Lavelle -0% 95% Strikeout
b7 3-0 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy G. Lavelle -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 3-0 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl G. Lavelle -0% 95% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
t8 0-3 0 --- O SFG J. LeMaster J. Niekro 2% 96% Flyball: CF
t8 0-3 1 --- O SFG R. Stennett J. Niekro 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t8 0-3 2 --- O SFG B. North J. Niekro 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Al Holland facing 3-4-5
Al Holland replaces Bill North (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Larry Herndon replaces Gary Lavelle (P) playing CF batting 2nd
b8 3-0 0 --- HOU J. Morgan A. Holland 0% 98% Single to RF
b8 3-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz A. Holland -1% 98% Morgan Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b8 3-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz A. Holland -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
b8 3-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling A. Holland -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
Rafael Landestoy moves from SS to 2B
Craig Reynolds replaces Joe Morgan (2B) playing SS batting 3rd
t9 0-3 0 --- O SFG L. Herndon J. Niekro 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 0-3 1 --- O SFG J. Clark J. Niekro 1% 100% Lineout: SS
t9 0-3 2 --- SFG D. Evans J. Niekro -1% 99% Single to CF
t9 0-3 2 1-- O SFG T. Whitfield J. Niekro 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 3.

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