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MIL
@BAL
5
6
 
(10)
CHW
@BOS
2
9
OAK
@CAL
2
0
KCR
@CLE
3
4
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@NYY
1
6
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@TOR
7
8
 
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@ATL
3
2
SFG
@HOU
1
4
PIT
@MON
2
3
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@PHI
1
6
LAD
@SDP
3
4
Monday, July 31, 1978, 7:35PM
, Stade Olympique
Attendance: 22,152, Time of Game: 2:20
Pirates
2
48-52
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7 GB
at Expos
3
50-57
 Won 2 
4th, 8½ GB
W: Mike Garman (2-4)
L: Bert Blyleven (9-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  1
Expos           0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    3  9  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .307 .352 .659 -0.087 0.85 0.000 -0.087 -0.9 0 2
Phil Garner 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .332 .381 .713 0.049 0.63 0.074 -0.025 0.5 4 4 2B
Dave Parker RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .346 .515 .860 0.073 1.01 0.151 -0.077 0.4 1 0 CS
Bill Robinson CF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .299 .406 .705 -0.120 1.10 0.000 -0.120 -1.4 4 0 GDP
Manny Sanguillen 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .297 .323 .383 .706 0.128 0.52 0.144 -0.015 1.2 6 0 HR
   Omar Moreno PR-CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .213 .316 .271 .586 -0.011 0.65 0.016 -0.027 -0.2 0 0 SB,CS
John Milner LF-1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .302 .378 .414 .792 -0.034 0.61 0.003 -0.037 -0.4 3 0 IW
Dale Berra 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.056 0.77 0.000 -0.056 -0.7 1 2
Duffy Dyer C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .244 .340 .317 .657 0.004 0.55 0.028 -0.024 -0.1 6 2
Bert Blyleven P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .135 .151 .154 .305 -0.046 0.82 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 0 3 SH
Team Totals 29 2 5 1 3 3 33 .172 .250 .310 .560 -0.100 0.77 0.416 -0.514 -1.9 25 13
2B: P Garner (17, off R Grimsley).
HR: M Sanguillen (3, off R Grimsley, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: B Blyleven (5, off R Grimsley).
IBB: J Milner (5, by M Garman).
TB: M Sanguillen 5; P Garner 3; D Parker.
GIDP: B Robinson (3).
RBI: M Sanguillen (8).
2-out RBI: M Sanguillen.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: P Garner (21).
Baserunning
SB: O Moreno (43, 2nd base off M Garman/G Carter).
CS: D Parker (5, 2nd base by R Grimsley/G Carter); O Moreno (13, 3rd base by M Garman/G Carter).

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .313 .343 .657 -0.058 1.50 0.060 -0.118 -0.3 5 5
Andre Dawson CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .253 .313 .443 .756 -0.032 1.51 0.102 -0.134 -0.0 3 0 SB,CS
Ellis Valentine RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .340 .515 .855 -0.154 1.28 0.000 -0.154 -1.0 0 0
Larry Parrish 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .284 .326 .479 .805 0.043 1.73 0.132 -0.090 -0.3 0 2
Warren Cromartie LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .286 .332 .405 .737 0.242 2.13 0.285 -0.043 0.9 2 0 2B
Gary Carter C 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 .246 .330 .395 .725 0.115 2.56 0.155 -0.040 0.4 5 2 SH
Tom Hutton 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .241 .324 .321 .645 -0.082 2.88 0.000 -0.082 -0.3 12 0 IW
Chris Speier SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .248 .328 .339 .667 0.241 3.29 0.324 -0.083 0.7 0 6
Ross Grimsley P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .172 .210 .190 .399 -0.003 0.77 0.026 -0.029 0.0 0 2 2B
   Del Unser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .312 .308 .620 -0.083 3.14 0.000 -0.083 -0.3
   Mike Garman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Herrmann PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .149 .197 .179 .376 0.173 5.90 0.173 0.000 1.0
Team Totals 32 3 9 3 3 6 36 .281 .343 .344 .687 0.402 2.14 1.257 -0.856 0.6 27 18
2B: R Grimsley (1, off B Blyleven); W Cromartie (22, off B Blyleven).
SH: G Carter (1, off B Blyleven).
IBB: T Hutton (2, by B Blyleven).
TB: W Cromartie 3; R Grimsley 2; G Carter; A Dawson; D Cash; C Speier; E Herrmann; L Parrish.
RBI: E Herrmann (3); T Hutton (10); C Speier (37).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Speier-D Cash-T Hutton.
E: D Cash (8).
Baserunning
SB: A Dawson (21, 2nd base off B Blyleven/D Dyer).
CS: A Dawson (6, 2nd base by B Blyleven/D Dyer).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (9-6) 8.1 9 3 3 3 6 0 3.45 36 56 -0.402 2.14 -0.6
Team Totals 8.1 9 3 3 3 6 0 3.24 36 56 -0.402 2.14 -0.6

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ross Grimsley 7 5 2 2 1 2 1 3.42 26 60 0.023 0.82 1.1
Mike Garman, W (2-4) 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.06 7 0 0 0.075 0.62 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 3 1 2.00 33 60 0 0 0.098 0.77 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Blyleven (2; T Hutton); M Garman (2; J Milner).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 22,152.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Montreal Expos
1 Frank Taveras SS 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Phil Garner 2B 2 Andre Dawson CF
3 Dave Parker RF 3 Ellis Valentine RF
4 Bill Robinson CF 4 Larry Parrish 3B
5 Manny Sanguillen 1B 5 Warren Cromartie LF
6 John Milner LF 6 Gary Carter C
7 Dale Berra 3B 7 Tom Hutton 1B
8 Duffy Dyer C 8 Chris Speier SS
9 Bert Blyleven P 9 Ross Grimsley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 1 123 R MON C. Speier B. Blyleven 31% 83% Single to SS; Parrish Scores; Cromartie to 3B; Hutton to 2B
b9 1-2 0 1-- MON W. Cromartie B. Blyleven 19% 50% Single to P; Parrish to 2B
b9 2-2 1 123 R MON E. Herrmann B. Blyleven 17% 100% Single to RF (Short RF); Cromartie Scores; Hutton to 3B; Speier to 2B
b9 1-2 0 --- MON L. Parrish B. Blyleven 13% 31% Single to CF
b7 0-2 0 -2- MON G. Carter B. Blyleven 13% 42% Single to CF; Cromartie to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras R. Grimsley 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT P. Garner R. Grimsley 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker R. Grimsley 1% 55% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MON D. Cash B. Blyleven -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- MON A. Dawson B. Blyleven 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O MON E. Valentine B. Blyleven -4% 51% Dawson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- O MON E. Valentine B. Blyleven -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen R. Grimsley 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Milner R. Grimsley 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MON L. Parrish B. Blyleven -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O MON W. Cromartie B. Blyleven -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O MON G. Carter B. Blyleven -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 1 --- PIT D. Dyer R. Grimsley -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O PIT B. Blyleven R. Grimsley 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Dyer to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O PIT F. Taveras R. Grimsley 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O MON T. Hutton B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O MON C. Speier B. Blyleven -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- MON R. Grimsley B. Blyleven 3% 54% Double to LF
b3 0-0 2 -2- O MON D. Cash B. Blyleven -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- PIT P. Garner R. Grimsley -4% 46% Single to RF
t4 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. Parker R. Grimsley -12% 34% Single to RF; Garner to 3B
t4 0-0 0 1-3 ROO PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 6% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Garner Scores/No RBI
t4 1-0 2 --- R PIT M. Sanguillen R. Grimsley -12% 28% Home Run
t4 2-0 2 --- O PIT J. Milner R. Grimsley 1% 28% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- MON A. Dawson B. Blyleven 5% 33% Single to LF
b4 0-2 0 1-- MON E. Valentine B. Blyleven 3% 36% Dawson Steals 2B
b4 0-2 0 -2- O MON E. Valentine B. Blyleven -7% 29% Fielder's Choice SS; Dawson out at 3B/SS-3B; Valentine to 1B
b4 0-2 1 1-- O MON L. Parrish B. Blyleven -3% 25% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 1-- O MON W. Cromartie B. Blyleven -3% 23% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O PIT D. Dyer R. Grimsley 1% 25% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 2 --- O PIT B. Blyleven R. Grimsley 1% 26% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O MON G. Carter B. Blyleven -3% 23% Strikeout
b5 0-2 1 --- O MON T. Hutton B. Blyleven -2% 21% Groundout: C-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- MON C. Speier B. Blyleven 2% 23% Walk
b5 0-2 2 1-- O MON R. Grimsley B. Blyleven -3% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras R. Grimsley 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- PIT P. Garner R. Grimsley -3% 18% Double to CF
t6 2-0 1 -2- PIT D. Parker R. Grimsley -3% 15% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Garner to 3B; Parker to 1B
t6 2-0 1 1-3 O PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 5% 20% Parker Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t6 2-0 2 --3 O PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 3% 23% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- MON D. Cash B. Blyleven 6% 29% Single to CF
b6 0-2 0 1-- O MON A. Dawson B. Blyleven -5% 24% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 1-- O MON E. Valentine B. Blyleven -4% 20% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 2 1-- O MON L. Parrish B. Blyleven -3% 16% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 5-6-7
t7 2-0 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen R. Grimsley -2% 14% Single to CF
Omar Moreno pinch runs for Manny Sanguillen (1B) batting 5th
t7 2-0 0 1-- O PIT J. Milner R. Grimsley 2% 16% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley 2% 18% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 2-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Dyer R. Grimsley 1% 19% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
John Milner moves from LF to 1B
Bill Robinson moves from CF to LF
Omar Moreno moves from PR to CF
b7 0-2 0 --- MON W. Cromartie B. Blyleven 10% 29% Double to LF
b7 0-2 0 -2- MON G. Carter B. Blyleven 13% 42% Single to CF; Cromartie to 3B
b7 0-2 0 1-3 RO MON T. Hutton B. Blyleven -4% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cromartie Scores; Hutton to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
b7 1-2 1 -2- O MON C. Speier B. Blyleven -7% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B; Hutton to 3B
Del Unser pinch hits for Ross Grimsley (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 --3 O MON D. Unser B. Blyleven -8% 23% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Expos' Mike Garman facing 9-1-2
Mike Garman replaces Del Unser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- O PIT B. Blyleven M. Garman 2% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O PIT F. Taveras M. Garman 1% 27% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O PIT P. Garner M. Garman 1% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b8 1-2 0 --- O MON D. Cash B. Blyleven -6% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O MON A. Dawson B. Blyleven -4% 18% Flyball: RF
b8 1-2 2 --- O MON E. Valentine B. Blyleven -3% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Expos' Mike Garman facing 3-4-5
t9 2-1 0 --- O PIT D. Parker M. Garman 1% 16% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson M. Garman 1% 17% Strikeout
t9 2-1 2 --- PIT O. Moreno M. Garman -1% 16% Walk
t9 2-1 2 1-- PIT J. Milner M. Garman -1% 15% Moreno Steals 2B
t9 2-1 2 -2- PIT J. Milner M. Garman -0% 15% Intentional Walk
t9 2-1 2 12- O PIT D. Berra M. Garman 3% 18% Moreno Caught Stealing 3B (C-2B-3B-C)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b9 1-2 0 --- MON L. Parrish B. Blyleven 13% 31% Single to CF
b9 1-2 0 1-- MON W. Cromartie B. Blyleven 19% 50% Single to P; Parrish to 2B
b9 1-2 0 12- O MON G. Carter B. Blyleven 3% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Parrish to 3B; Cromartie to 2B
b9 1-2 1 -23 MON T. Hutton B. Blyleven -0% 52% Intentional Walk
b9 1-2 1 123 R MON C. Speier B. Blyleven 31% 83% Single to SS; Parrish Scores; Cromartie to 3B; Hutton to 2B
Ed Herrmann pinch hits for Mike Garman (P) batting 9th
b9 2-2 1 123 R MON E. Herrmann B. Blyleven 17% 100% Single to RF (Short RF); Cromartie Scores; Hutton to 3B; Speier to 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 2, Expos 3.

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