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BAL
@DET
8
7
CAL
@KCR
11
6
NYY
@MIN
1
3
BOS
@TOR
2
6
ATL
@HOU
1
7
SFG
@LAD
0
3
MON
@NYM
6
3
MON
@NYM
2
0
PIT
@PHI
1
2
CIN
@SDP
8
5
CHC
@STL
1
2
Thursday, September 20, 1979, 1:15PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 5,357, Time of Game: 2:06
Yankees
1
81-70
 Lost 1 
4th, 18 GB
at Twins
3
79-74
 Won 1 
3rd, 4 GB
W: Geoff Zahn (13-6)
L: Dave Righetti (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  7  1
Twins           0  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    3  4  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Randolph 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .374 .365 .739 -0.102 1.04 0.035 -0.137 -0.9 1 1 CS
Bobby Murcer CF 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .261 .351 .390 .740 0.101 1.03 0.128 -0.027 0.7 3 0
   Juan Beniquez PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .288 .388 .676 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Roy White LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .211 .288 .284 .573 -0.089 1.56 0.035 -0.124 -0.5 1 0
Lou Piniella RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .324 .428 .752 -0.179 1.38 0.000 -0.179 -1.4 4 0 GDP
George Scott DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .257 .320 .392 .712 0.027 1.50 0.098 -0.071 0.2
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .275 .319 .433 .752 0.181 1.83 0.273 -0.092 0.5 7 0 2B
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .321 .394 .715 -0.103 1.38 0.037 -0.140 -0.5 0 0
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .230 .287 .285 .573 -0.129 1.62 0.000 -0.129 -1.0 1 2
   Reggie Jackson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .375 .531 .906 -0.038 1.28 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
Brad Gulden C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .151 .232 .186 .418 -0.053 1.07 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 5 0
   Dennis Werth PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.063 2.15 0.000 -0.063 -0.3
   Bruce Robinson C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Dave Righetti P 0 2
   Mike Griffin P 0 0
   Jim Kaat P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 3 2 35 .219 .286 .250 .536 -0.447 1.40 0.606 -1.053 -3.9 24 5
2B: C Chambliss (25, off G Zahn).
TB: C Chambliss 3; B Murcer 2; G Scott; R White; G Nettles.
GIDP: L Piniella (16).
RBI: C Chambliss (61).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: G Nettles (16).
Baserunning
CS: W Randolph (11, 2nd base by G Zahn POCS).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Norwood DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .247 .298 .380 .678 -0.055 0.81 0.023 -0.078 -0.6
   Glenn Adams PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .352 .427 .780 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jose Morales PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .325 .345 .669 -0.009 0.35 0.000 -0.009 -0.3
Ken Landreaux LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .305 .348 .447 .795 -0.047 0.44 0.000 -0.047 -0.7 1 0
Ron Jackson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .266 .332 .417 .749 -0.073 0.93 0.000 -0.073 -0.6 13 1
Roy Smalley SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .276 .356 .450 .807 0.015 0.91 0.061 -0.046 0.3 2 5 2B
Bombo Rivera RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .275 .323 .392 .715 -0.005 0.83 0.021 -0.027 -0.2 0 0 SH
John Castino 3B 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 .284 .334 .388 .722 0.352 1.24 0.375 -0.023 2.2 1 5 HR
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .263 .355 .337 .692 -0.049 0.65 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 2 0
Bob Randall 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .302 .282 .584 -0.033 0.59 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 4 2
   Rob Wilfong PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .318 .359 .471 .830 0.010 0.26 0.010 0.000 0.4 1 0
Dave Edwards CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255 .322 .401 .723 -0.054 0.69 0.000 -0.054 -0.9 2 0
Geoff Zahn P 1 2
Team Totals 27 3 4 3 1 7 29 .148 .179 .296 .475 0.052 0.75 0.490 -0.439 -1.4 27 15
2B: R Smalley (27, off D Righetti).
HR: J Castino (4, off D Righetti, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: B Rivera (13, off D Righetti).
TB: J Castino 5; R Smalley 2; R Wilfong.
RBI: J Castino 3 (48).
2-out RBI: J Castino 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Castino-B Randall-R Jackson.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: W Norwood (1st base by D Righetti).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Righetti, L (0-1) 7 3 3 3 1 6 1 4.50 25 64 -0.069 0.82 0.8
Mike Griffin 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 2 0 0 0.000 0.33 -0.0
Jim Kaat 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.65 2 1 0 0.016 0.30 0.6
Team Totals 8 4 3 3 1 7 1 3.38 29 64 1 0 -0.053 0.75 1.4

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, W (13-6) 9 7 1 1 3 2 0 3.47 35 68 0.447 1.40 3.9
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 3 2 0 1.00 35 68 0.447 1.40 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: G Zahn (3; W Randolph, 2nd base (CS)); D Righetti (1; W Norwood, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 5,357.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 15mph in unknown direction, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Randolph 2B 1 Willie Norwood DH
2 Bobby Murcer CF 2 Ken Landreaux LF
3 Roy White LF 3 Ron Jackson 1B
4 Lou Piniella RF 4 Roy Smalley SS
5 George Scott DH 5 Bombo Rivera RF
6 Chris Chambliss 1B 6 John Castino 3B
7 Graig Nettles 3B 7 Butch Wynegar C
8 Bucky Dent SS 8 Bob Randall 2B
9 Brad Gulden C 9 Dave Edwards CF
Dave Righetti P Geoff Zahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-1 2 1-- RR MIN J. Castino D. Righetti 32% 86% Home Run; Rivera Scores
t7 0-1 0 1-- R NYY C. Chambliss G. Zahn -22% 39% Double to LF; Scott Scores
t6 0-1 1 1-- OO NYY L. Piniella G. Zahn 9% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 1-1 0 -2- O NYY G. Nettles G. Zahn 7% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 2 123 O NYY C. Chambliss G. Zahn 7% 55% Lineout: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY W. Randolph G. Zahn -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Murcer G. Zahn 6% 52% Randolph Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY B. Murcer G. Zahn -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYY R. White G. Zahn -3% 46% Single to LF; Murcer to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O NYY L. Piniella G. Zahn 4% 51% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 12- NYY G. Scott G. Zahn -3% 48% Walk; Murcer to 3B; White to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 O NYY C. Chambliss G. Zahn 7% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood D. Righetti -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Righetti -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Jackson D. Righetti -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY G. Nettles G. Zahn -4% 46% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Dent G. Zahn 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY B. Gulden G. Zahn 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY W. Randolph G. Zahn 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Smalley D. Righetti 6% 61% Double to LF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O MIN B. Rivera D. Righetti -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Smalley to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 R MIN J. Castino D. Righetti 6% 65% Single to RF; Smalley Scores
b2 1-0 1 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Righetti -3% 63% Lineout: 2B
b2 1-0 2 1-- O MIN B. Randall D. Righetti -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 2-3-4
t3 0-1 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer G. Zahn 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O NYY R. White G. Zahn 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella G. Zahn 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards D. Righetti -2% 64% Lineout: SS
b3 1-0 1 --- O MIN W. Norwood D. Righetti -2% 63% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Righetti -1% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- O NYY G. Scott G. Zahn 3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss G. Zahn 2% 67% Groundout: P unassisted
t4 0-1 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles G. Zahn 1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O MIN R. Jackson D. Righetti -2% 66% Strikeout
b4 1-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Righetti -2% 64% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 2 --- O MIN B. Rivera D. Righetti -1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
t5 0-1 0 --- O NYY B. Dent G. Zahn 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O NYY B. Gulden G. Zahn 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph G. Zahn 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- O MIN J. Castino D. Righetti -2% 68% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Righetti -2% 67% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 2 --- O MIN B. Randall D. Righetti -1% 65% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 2-3-4
t6 0-1 0 --- NYY B. Murcer G. Zahn -6% 60% Single to RF
t6 0-1 0 1-- O NYY R. White G. Zahn 5% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 0-1 1 1-- OO NYY L. Piniella G. Zahn 9% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 9-1-2
b6 1-0 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards D. Righetti -2% 71% Lineout: CF
b6 1-0 1 --- MIN W. Norwood D. Righetti 2% 74% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b6 1-0 1 1-- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Righetti -4% 70% Norwood Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b6 1-0 2 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Righetti -1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t7 0-1 0 --- NYY G. Scott G. Zahn -7% 62% Single to CF
t7 0-1 0 1-- R NYY C. Chambliss G. Zahn -22% 39% Double to LF; Scott Scores
t7 1-1 0 -2- O NYY G. Nettles G. Zahn 7% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-1 1 -2- O NYY B. Dent G. Zahn 6% 53% Flyball: CF
Dennis Werth pinch hits for Brad Gulden (C) batting 9th
t7 1-1 2 -2- O NYY D. Werth G. Zahn 6% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 3-4-5
Bruce Robinson replaces Dennis Werth (PH) playing C batting 9th
b7 1-1 0 --- O MIN R. Jackson D. Righetti -4% 55% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Righetti -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b7 1-1 2 --- MIN B. Rivera D. Righetti 2% 54% Walk
b7 1-1 2 1-- RR MIN J. Castino D. Righetti 32% 86% Home Run; Rivera Scores
b7 3-1 2 --- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Righetti -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
t8 1-3 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph G. Zahn 4% 89% Flyball: 2B
t8 1-3 1 --- NYY B. Murcer G. Zahn -5% 85% Single to RF
Juan Beniquez pinch runs for Bobby Murcer (CF) batting 2nd
t8 1-3 1 1-- O NYY R. White G. Zahn 5% 90% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 1-3 2 1-- O NYY L. Piniella G. Zahn 4% 94% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Mike Griffin facing 8-9-1
Mike Griffin replaces Dave Righetti pitching
Juan Beniquez moves from PR to CF
Rob Wilfong pinch hits for Bob Randall (2B) batting 8th
b8 3-1 0 --- MIN R. Wilfong M. Griffin 1% 95% Single to CF
b8 3-1 0 1-- O MIN D. Edwards M. Griffin -1% 94% Strikeout
Jim Kaat replaces Mike Griffin pitching
Glenn Adams pinch hits for Willie Norwood (DH) batting 1st
Jose Morales pinch hits for Glenn Adams batting 1st
b8 3-1 1 1-- O MIN J. Morales J. Kaat -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 3-1 2 1-- O MIN K. Landreaux J. Kaat -1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
Rob Wilfong moves from PH to 2B
t9 1-3 0 --- O NYY G. Scott G. Zahn 4% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-3 1 --- NYY C. Chambliss G. Zahn -5% 91% Single to RF
t9 1-3 1 1-- O NYY G. Nettles G. Zahn 5% 96% Flyball: LF
Reggie Jackson pinch hits for Bucky Dent (SS) batting 8th
t9 1-3 2 1-- O NYY R. Jackson G. Zahn 4% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Twins 3.

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