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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
8
5
BAL
@MIL
10
11
CAL
@OAK
9
3
MIN
@SEA
6
5
DET
@TEX
5
7
KCR
@TOR
6
8
ATL
@LAD
5
6
CHC
@MON
0
2
STL
@PIT
4
7
CIN
@SDP
2
3
HOU
@SFG
1
2
Saturday, April 14, 1979,
, Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 47,064, Time of Game: 2:21
Braves
5
3-6
 Lost 1 
5th, 4 GB
at Dodgers
6
5-5
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
W: Bob Welch (2-0)
L: Phil Niekro (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  2  2    5  7  2
Dodgers         0  0  0   0  0  6   0  0  X    6  7  2

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .382 .417 .412 .828 0.049 0.98 0.108 -0.059 0.3 1 2
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .188 .333 .188 .521 -0.021 0.59 0.024 -0.046 -0.2 4 5
Gary Matthews RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .243 .237 .324 .561 -0.062 0.65 0.015 -0.077 -0.4 2 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .148 .343 .148 .491 -0.017 0.73 0.036 -0.053 -0.3 0 0
Mike Lum 1B 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .222 .276 .259 .535 -0.010 0.68 0.042 -0.053 0.1 8 0 CS
   Charlie Spikes PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .333 1.000 1.333 0.102 1.47 0.102 0.000 1.1 2B
Dale Murphy C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .313 .371 .594 .965 0.050 1.24 0.101 -0.052 0.2 6 0
Barry Bonnell CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .364 .607 .971 -0.094 1.70 0.041 -0.135 -0.6 3 0 HBP
Pepe Frias SS 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .208 .208 .250 .458 0.108 1.06 0.119 -0.011 1.0 0 2 SH
   Bob Beall PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.012 0.24 0.012 0.000 0.4
   Darrel Chaney SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.164 3.82 0.000 -0.164 -0.5 0 0 GDP
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.195 1.30 0.000 -0.195 -1.8 0 1
   Craig Skok P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rowland Office PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .286 .375 .714 1.089 0.037 0.49 0.037 0.000 1.6 HR
   Frank LaCorte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 7 5 3 6 35 .233 .324 .367 .690 -0.205 1.03 0.637 -0.845 0.8 24 10
2B: C Spikes (1, off J Reuss).
HR: R Office (1, off B Welch, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: P Frias (2, off B Welch).
HBP: B Bonnell (1, by B Welch).
TB: R Office 4; C Spikes 2; M Lum; J Burroughs; J Royster; D Murphy; G Matthews.
GIDP: D Chaney (1).
RBI: D Murphy 2 (6); R Office 2 (3); J Royster (2).
2-out RBI: J Royster.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Frias-G Hubbard-M Lum; J Royster-G Hubbard-M Lum.
PB: D Murphy (2).
E: D Murphy (2); J Burroughs (1).
Baserunning
CS: M Lum (1, 2nd base by B Welch/J Ferguson).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Lopes 2B 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .184 .326 .316 .642 0.160 1.48 0.201 -0.042 0.7 3 1
Bill Russell SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .375 .419 .525 .944 -0.083 1.34 0.050 -0.133 -0.9 1 5 GDP
Gary Thomasson RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .214 .353 .214 .567 0.407 1.42 0.417 -0.011 2.3 4 0
Steve Garvey 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .293 .293 .415 .707 -0.158 1.28 0.000 -0.158 -1.3 6 0
Ron Cey 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .235 .381 .353 .734 -0.166 1.32 0.011 -0.176 -1.4 3 0 SB,GDP
Dusty Baker LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .317 .316 .633 -0.040 0.75 0.006 -0.046 -0.4 1 1
Rick Monday CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .261 .346 .261 .607 0.034 0.91 0.062 -0.028 0.3 3 0
Joe Ferguson C 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 .250 .379 .458 .838 0.177 1.71 0.219 -0.043 2.6 6 2 2B
Bob Welch P 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 .500 .667 .500 1.167 -0.037 0.99 0.020 -0.057 0.5 0 1 SH
   Jerry Reuss P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 6 7 4 5 4 34 .250 .364 .286 .649 0.294 1.25 0.986 -0.694 2.3 27 10
2B: J Ferguson (2, off P Niekro).
SH: B Welch (2, off P Niekro).
TB: J Ferguson 3; D Lopes 2; G Thomasson 2; B Welch.
GIDP: R Cey (1); B Russell (2).
RBI: J Ferguson 3 (9); B Welch (1).
2-out RBI: J Ferguson 3; B Welch.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Baker-J Ferguson-B Welch-R Cey; B Russell-D Lopes-S Garvey; S Garvey.
E: J Ferguson (1); B Welch (1).
Outfield Assists: D Baker (B Bonnell at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Cey (3, 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 (1-2) 5.2 6 6 6 5 2 0 3.92 26 30 -0.284 1.58 -2.6
Craig Skok 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.96 5 1 1 -0.015 0.09 -0.2
Frank LaCorte 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.13 3 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 8 7 6 6 5 4 0 6.75 34 30 1 1 -0.293 1.25 -2.3

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Welch, W (2-0) 8 4 3 2 3 6 1 2.08 30 67 0.177 0.76 0.7
Jerry Reuss, S (2) 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 2.57 5 0 0 0.030 2.68 -1.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 3 6 1 4.00 35 67 0 0 0.207 1.03 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Welch (1; B Bonnell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Boyd Mauer, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Jim Scott.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 47,064.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Jerry Royster 3B 1 Davey Lopes 2B
2 Glenn Hubbard 2B 2 Bill Russell SS
3 Gary Matthews RF 3 Gary Thomasson RF
4 Jeff Burroughs LF 4 Steve Garvey 1B
5 Mike Lum 1B 5 Ron Cey 3B
6 Dale Murphy C 6 Dusty Baker LF
7 Barry Bonnell CF 7 Rick Monday CF
8 Pepe Frias SS 8 Joe Ferguson C
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Bob Welch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-1 2 123 RRR LAD J. Ferguson P. Niekro 19% 96% Double to LF; Cey Scores; Baker Scores; Monday Scores; Ferguson to 3B/Adv on E7
b6 1-1 2 12- R LAD D. Baker P. Niekro 17% 74% Cey Steals 2B; Thomasson Scores/Adv on E2
t3 0-0 0 -23 OO ATL P. Niekro B. Welch 17% 51% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C-P-3B; Frias to 3B/Adv on E2
t9 5-6 1 1-- OO ATL D. Chaney J. Reuss 16% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 1-3 OO LAD R. Cey P. Niekro -16% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

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, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster B. Welch 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- ATL G. Hubbard B. Welch -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO ATL G. Matthews B. Welch 5% 55% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO LAD B. Russell P. Niekro -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs B. Welch 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- ATL M. Lum B. Welch -3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O ATL D. Murphy B. Welch 4% 54% Lum Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Welch 1% 55% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O LAD R. Cey P. Niekro -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O LAD D. Baker P. Niekro -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- ATL B. Bonnell B. Welch -4% 46% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 0 1-- ATL P. Frias B. Welch -12% 34% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Bonnell to 3B; Frias to 2B
t3 0-0 0 -23 OO ATL P. Niekro B. Welch 17% 51% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C-P-3B; Frias to 3B/Adv on E2
t3 0-0 2 --3 R ATL J. Royster B. Welch -11% 40% Single to LF; Frias Scores/unER
t3 1-0 2 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Welch 2% 43% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O LAD R. Monday P. Niekro -3% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- LAD J. Ferguson P. Niekro 3% 43% Single to P
b3 0-1 1 1-- O LAD B. Welch P. Niekro -2% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Ferguson to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- O LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro -4% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O ATL G. Matthews B. Welch 2% 39% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- O ATL J. Burroughs B. Welch 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O ATL M. Lum B. Welch 1% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- LAD B. Russell P. Niekro 5% 47% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro 13% 59% Single to RF; Russell to 3B
b4 0-1 0 1-3 O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro -8% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-1 1 1-3 OO LAD R. Cey P. Niekro -16% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Welch 2% 37% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 1 --- O ATL B. Bonnell B. Welch 2% 39% Flyball: RF
t5 1-0 2 --- O ATL P. Frias B. Welch 1% 40% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O LAD D. Baker P. Niekro -3% 37% Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 1 --- LAD R. Monday P. Niekro 4% 41% Walk
b5 0-1 1 1-- O LAD J. Ferguson P. Niekro -4% 36% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 2 1-- O LAD B. Welch P. Niekro -3% 33% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 9-1-2
t6 1-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro B. Welch 2% 35% Strikeout
t6 1-0 1 --- O ATL J. Royster B. Welch 2% 37% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 --- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Welch 1% 38% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- LAD D. Lopes P. Niekro 6% 45% Single to CF
b6 0-1 0 1-- O LAD B. Russell P. Niekro -6% 39% Lineout: 3B
b6 0-1 1 1-- LAD G. Thomasson P. Niekro 12% 50% Single to RF; Lopes to 3B
b6 0-1 1 1-3 R LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro 10% 60% Passed Ball; Lopes Scores; Thomasson to 2B
b6 1-1 1 -2- O LAD S. Garvey P. Niekro -5% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-1 2 -2- LAD R. Cey P. Niekro 1% 56% Walk
b6 1-1 2 12- R LAD D. Baker P. Niekro 17% 74% Cey Steals 2B; Thomasson Scores/Adv on E2
b6 2-1 2 -2- LAD D. Baker P. Niekro 1% 74% Walk
b6 2-1 2 12- LAD R. Monday P. Niekro 2% 77% Walk; Cey to 3B; Baker to 2B
b6 2-1 2 123 RRR LAD J. Ferguson P. Niekro 19% 96% Double to LF; Cey Scores; Baker Scores; Monday Scores; Ferguson to 3B/Adv on E7
Craig Skok replaces Phil Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-1 2 --3 R LAD B. Welch C. Skok 2% 98% Single to CF; Ferguson Scores
b6 6-1 2 1-- O LAD D. Lopes C. Skok -0% 97% Strikeout
6 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 6.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-6, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 3-4-5
t7 1-6 0 --- ATL G. Matthews B. Welch -2% 96% Single to LF
t7 1-6 0 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs B. Welch 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 1-6 1 1-- ATL M. Lum B. Welch -2% 96% Walk; Matthews to 2B
t7 1-6 1 12- O ATL D. Murphy B. Welch 2% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Matthews to 3B
t7 1-6 2 1-3 O ATL B. Bonnell B. Welch 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Braves' Craig Skok facing 2-3-4
b7 6-1 0 --- O LAD B. Russell C. Skok -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b7 6-1 1 --- O LAD G. Thomasson C. Skok -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-1 2 --- O LAD S. Garvey C. Skok -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Dodgers 6.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-6, Dodgers' Bob Welch facing 8-9-1
Bob Beall pinch hits for Pepe Frias (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-6 0 --- ATL B. Beall B. Welch -1% 97% Walk
Rowland Office pinch hits for Craig Skok (P) batting 9th
t8 1-6 0 1-- RR ATL R. Office B. Welch -4% 94% Home Run; Beall Scores
t8 3-6 0 --- O ATL J. Royster B. Welch 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-6 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Welch 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-6 2 --- O ATL G. Matthews B. Welch 1% 98% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Dodgers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Braves' Frank LaCorte facing 5-6-7
Frank LaCorte replaces Rowland Office (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Darrel Chaney replaces Bob Beall (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 6-3 0 --- O LAD R. Cey F. LaCorte -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 6-3 1 --- O LAD D. Baker F. LaCorte -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
b8 6-3 2 --- O LAD R. Monday F. LaCorte -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Dodgers 6.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-6, Dodgers' Jerry Reuss facing 4-5-6
Jerry Reuss replaces Bob Welch pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-6 0 --- ATL J. Burroughs J. Reuss -4% 93% Single to 1B
Charlie Spikes pinch hits for Mike Lum (1B) batting 5th
t9 3-6 0 1-- ATL C. Spikes J. Reuss -10% 83% Double to LF; Burroughs to 3B
t9 3-6 0 -23 RR ATL D. Murphy J. Reuss -10% 73% Single to CF; Burroughs Scores; Spikes Scores
t9 5-6 0 1-- O ATL B. Bonnell J. Reuss 10% 84% Flyball: CF
t9 5-6 1 1-- OO ATL D. Chaney J. Reuss 16% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Dodgers 6.

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