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OAK
@CHW
2
6
SEA
@KCR
2
7
MIN
@TEX
2
3
 
(11)
STL
@NYM
3
0
MON
@PHI
2
3
 
(12)
CHC
@PIT
4
7
Monday, September 25, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 21,890, Time of Game: 2:26
Mariners
2
55-99
 Lost 8 
7th, 32½ GB
at Royals
7
89-68
 Won 1 
1st
W: Dennis Leonard (20-17)
L: Rick Honeycutt (5-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mariners        0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    2  6  2
Royals          2  0  0   4  0  0   0  1  X    7  9  0

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .242 .329 .279 .608 0.034 0.59 0.060 -0.026 0.6 3 1 2·SB
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .331 .370 .701 -0.041 0.61 0.011 -0.052 -0.5 0 4
Ruppert Jones CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .243 .321 .345 .666 0.065 0.75 0.099 -0.034 1.5 2 0 2B
Leon Roberts RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .363 .509 .872 -0.085 0.99 0.000 -0.085 -1.2 3 0
Bruce Bochte DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .261 .340 .396 .736 -0.030 0.81 0.014 -0.044 -0.7 SF
Tom Paciorek 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .304 .341 .453 .794 -0.038 0.38 0.000 -0.038 -0.6 7 1
Bob Stinson C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .351 .405 .755 -0.002 0.26 0.014 -0.016 -0.0 6 2 2B
John Hale LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .173 .287 .267 .554 -0.033 0.30 0.000 -0.033 -0.8 2 0
Larry Milbourne 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236 .265 .310 .576 -0.034 0.45 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 0 0
Rick Honeycutt P 0 0
   Mike Parrott P 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 2 4 35 .188 .229 .250 .479 -0.164 0.58 0.198 -0.362 -2.3 24 8
2B: R Jones (24, off D Leonard); B Stinson (14, off D Leonard).
SF: B Bochte (6, off D Leonard).
TB: R Jones 4; B Stinson 2; J Cruz; C Reynolds.
RBI: B Bochte (50); R Jones (44).
2-out RBI: R Jones.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Stinson-J Cruz.
E: B Stinson (6); R Jones (6).
Baserunning
SB: J Cruz 2 (57, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter 2).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .339 .450 .789 -0.002 0.58 0.035 -0.038 -0.5 0 0
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .329 .430 .759 0.032 0.59 0.081 -0.049 1.0 SB
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .297 .382 .524 .906 -0.014 0.42 0.016 -0.030 -0.2 4 0
Al Cowens RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .275 .319 .389 .708 0.009 0.38 0.031 -0.022 0.6 2 0
John Wathan 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .306 .328 .406 .734 0.166 0.61 0.184 -0.018 1.3 7 1 3B,SH
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .266 .361 .446 .806 -0.048 0.49 0.001 -0.049 -0.5 4 0 IW
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .279 .322 .406 .728 0.007 0.30 0.024 -0.017 -0.2 1 4 SF
Freddie Patek SS 1 1 1 1 3 0 4 .251 .315 .321 .636 0.139 0.40 0.142 -0.002 1.7 3 0 2B,SB,CS
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .220 .284 .283 .567 0.047 0.48 0.070 -0.023 -0.1 5 0 SB
Dennis Leonard P 1 1
Team Totals 30 7 9 6 4 5 36 .300 .371 .400 .771 0.336 0.48 0.584 -0.248 3.2 27 6
2B: F Patek (22, off R Honeycutt).
3B: J Wathan (1, off R Honeycutt).
SF: F White (2, off M Parrott).
SH: J Wathan (3, off M Parrott).
IBB: D Porter (14, by M Parrott).
TB: J Wathan 3; F Patek 2; A Cowens 2; A Otis; H McRae; W Wilson; F White; G Brett.
RBI: J Wathan 2 (27); H McRae (72); W Wilson (16); F Patek (46); F White (48).
2-out RBI: J Wathan 2; H McRae.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (37, 2nd base off R Honeycutt/B Stinson); W Wilson (44, 2nd base off R Honeycutt/B Stinson); H McRae (17, 2nd base off M Parrott/B Stinson).
CS: F Patek (11, 2nd base by M Parrott/B Stinson).

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Honeycutt, L (5-11) 3.2 7 5 5 1 0 0 4.89 19 26 -0.266 0.81 -2.4
Mike Parrott 4.1 2 2 1 3 5 0 4.80 17 1 1 -0.070 0.10 -0.7
Team Totals 8 9 7 6 4 5 0 6.75 36 26 1 1 -0.336 0.48 -3.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (20-17) 9 6 2 2 2 4 0 3.39 35 69 0.164 0.58 2.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 4 0 2.00 35 69 0.164 0.58 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: M Parrott (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: M Parrott (5; D Porter).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 21,890.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners         Kansas City Royals
1 Julio Cruz 2B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Ruppert Jones CF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Leon Roberts RF 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Bruce Bochte DH 5 John Wathan 1B
6 Tom Paciorek 1B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Bob Stinson C 7 Frank White 2B
8 John Hale LF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Larry Milbourne 3B 9 Willie Wilson LF
Rick Honeycutt P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-3 RR KCR J. Wathan R. Honeycutt 18% 73% Triple to LF; Brett Scores; Cowens Scores
b4 2-1 1 1-- R KCR F. Patek R. Honeycutt 11% 81% Double to LF; White Scores
t4 0-2 0 --- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -7% 67% Double to RF
b4 3-1 1 -2- R KCR W. Wilson R. Honeycutt 6% 87% Single to RF; Patek Scores
b4 4-1 2 --3 R KCR H. McRae M. Parrott 5% 91% Single to CF; Wilson Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard 3% 50% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -2% 48% Cruz Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Rick Honeycutt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett R. Honeycutt 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae R. Honeycutt -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Honeycutt -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Honeycutt 3% 55% Single to LF; Brett to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 RR KCR J. Wathan R. Honeycutt 18% 73% Triple to LF; Brett Scores; Cowens Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 O KCR D. Porter R. Honeycutt -3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 2% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-2 1 --- O SEA T. Paciorek D. Leonard 2% 74% Strikeout
t2 0-2 2 --- SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard -1% 73% Walk
t2 0-2 2 1-- O SEA J. Hale D. Leonard 2% 75% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Rick Honeycutt facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Honeycutt -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- KCR F. Patek R. Honeycutt 2% 76% Walk
b2 2-0 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Honeycutt -2% 74% Foul Popfly: C
b2 2-0 2 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Honeycutt 1% 74% Patek Steals 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett R. Honeycutt -2% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard 2% 75% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 --- O SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 2 --- O SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard 1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Rick Honeycutt facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Honeycutt -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis R. Honeycutt 2% 77% Single to CF
b3 2-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens R. Honeycutt -2% 75% Lineout: CF
b3 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan R. Honeycutt -2% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -7% 67% Double to RF
t4 0-2 0 -2- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 2% 69% Groundout: P-1B; Jones to 3B
t4 0-2 1 --3 RO SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard -1% 68% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Jones Scores
t4 1-2 2 --- O SEA T. Paciorek D. Leonard 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mariners' Rick Honeycutt facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Honeycutt -2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-1 1 --- KCR F. White R. Honeycutt 2% 69% Single to LF
b4 2-1 1 1-- R KCR F. Patek R. Honeycutt 11% 81% Double to LF; White Scores
b4 3-1 1 -2- R KCR W. Wilson R. Honeycutt 6% 87% Single to RF; Patek Scores
b4 4-1 1 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Honeycutt 1% 88% Wilson Steals 2B
b4 4-1 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett R. Honeycutt -1% 86% Flyball: RF; Wilson to 3B
Mike Parrott replaces Rick Honeycutt pitching
b4 4-1 2 --3 R KCR H. McRae M. Parrott 5% 91% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
b4 5-1 2 1-- R KCR A. Otis M. Parrott 3% 94% McRae Steals 2B; McRae Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)/Adv on E8/unER
b4 6-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Parrott -0% 94% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t5 1-6 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard 1% 95% Flyball: CF
t5 1-6 1 --- O SEA J. Hale D. Leonard 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-6 2 --- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard 0% 96% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Mariners' Mike Parrott facing 4-5-6
b5 6-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Parrott -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 6-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Parrott -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 6-1 2 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Parrott -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t6 1-6 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard 1% 97% Foul Flyball: LF
t6 1-6 1 --- SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard -1% 96% Single to RF
t6 1-6 1 1-- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -2% 94% Single to RF; Reynolds to 2B
t6 1-6 1 12- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 2% 96% Flyball: CF
t6 1-6 2 12- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 2% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Mariners' Mike Parrott facing 7-8-9
b6 6-1 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Parrott -0% 97% Strikeout
b6 6-1 1 --- KCR F. Patek M. Parrott 0% 98% Walk
b6 6-1 1 1-- OO KCR W. Wilson M. Parrott -0% 97% Double Play: Strikeout, Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t7 1-6 0 --- O SEA T. Paciorek D. Leonard 1% 98% Popfly: SS
t7 1-6 1 --- O SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-6 2 --- O SEA J. Hale D. Leonard 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Mariners' Mike Parrott facing 1-2-3
b7 6-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Parrott -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 6-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Parrott -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
b7 6-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Parrott -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t8 1-6 0 --- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t8 1-6 1 --- SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard -1% 98% Walk
t8 1-6 1 1-- SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard -0% 98% Cruz Steals 2B
t8 1-6 1 -2- O SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cruz to 3B
t8 1-6 2 --3 R SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -1% 98% Single to CF; Cruz Scores
t8 2-6 2 1-- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 1% 99% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Mariners' Mike Parrott facing 4-5-6
b8 6-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Parrott 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 6-2 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan M. Parrott -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Cowens to 2B
b8 6-2 1 -2- KCR D. Porter M. Parrott 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b8 6-2 1 12- KCR F. White M. Parrott 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Cowens to 3B; Porter to 2B
b8 6-2 1 -23 RO KCR F. White M. Parrott 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cowens Scores; Porter to 3B
b8 7-2 2 --3 KCR F. Patek M. Parrott 0% 100% Walk
b8 7-2 2 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson M. Parrott -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t9 2-7 0 --- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-7 1 --- O SEA T. Paciorek D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-7 2 --- SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard -0% 100% Double to RF
t9 2-7 2 -2- O SEA J. Hale D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 7.

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