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@BAL
7
5
OAK
@CHW
4
5
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@DET
12
8
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@KCR
12
11
 
(12)
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@MIL
1
7
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@TEX
3
4
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@TOR
8
6
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@ATL
4
1
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@MON
3
6
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@NYM
2
4
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@PHI
1
3
LAD
@SDP
6
7
 
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CIN
@SFG
2
12
Tuesday, May 22, 1979, 1:35PM
, Stade Olympique
Attendance: 15,227, Time of Game: 2:42
Pirates
3
18-19
 Lost 1 
4th, 7 GB
at Expos
6
24-14
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Ross Grimsley (4-2)
L: Ed Whitson (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   2  0  0    3  8  2
Expos           1  0  4   0  0  0   0  1  X    6  8  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Moreno CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .309 .367 .434 .802 0.065 0.88 0.090 -0.025 0.3 3 0
Tim Foli SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .344 .352 .696 -0.078 0.88 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 0 5 SH
Dave Parker RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .317 .390 .552 .942 -0.062 0.77 0.020 -0.082 0.0 0 0 2B
Bill Robinson LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .232 .269 .482 .751 -0.061 0.71 0.000 -0.061 -0.4 4 0
Willie Stargell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .330 .368 .693 1.062 0.003 0.41 0.027 -0.025 -0.1 10 0
Lee Lacy 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .258 .390 .419 .810 0.072 0.67 0.086 -0.014 0.7 1 1 2B
Steve Nicosia C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .316 .519 .834 -0.073 1.12 0.022 -0.095 -0.7 5 1 2B
Dale Berra 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .186 .280 .279 .559 0.020 0.97 0.099 -0.079 1.1 1 1 GDP
Ed Whitson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 0
   Bruce Kison P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .222 .250 .472 -0.036 0.79 0.000 -0.036 -0.7 0 0 GDP
   Mike Easler PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .455 .625 1.080 -0.063 2.02 0.039 -0.102 -0.4 CS
   Enrique Romo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 8 1 2 6 35 .250 .294 .344 .638 -0.239 0.87 0.383 -0.623 -1.2 24 9
2B: L Lacy (1, off R Grimsley); D Parker (10, off R Grimsley); S Nicosia (4, off R Grimsley).
SH: T Foli (3, off R Grimsley).
TB: L Lacy 3; O Moreno 2; S Nicosia 2; D Parker 2; D Berra; W Stargell.
GIDP: D Berra (2); B Kison (1).
RBI: B Robinson (17).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: D Berra (5); L Lacy (1).
Baserunning
CS: M Easler (1, 3rd base by W Fryman/D Dyer).

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andre Dawson CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .322 .579 .900 0.051 0.66 0.076 -0.024 0.8 1 0 2B
Rodney Scott 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .219 .312 .272 .584 0.100 0.79 0.104 -0.004 1.0 2 4 SB
Warren Cromartie LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .302 .326 .481 .807 -0.117 0.94 0.000 -0.117 -1.9 3 0
Tony Perez 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .265 .319 .424 .744 0.204 1.09 0.224 -0.020 2.2 11 0 2B
Ellis Valentine RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .244 .302 .354 .656 0.041 0.38 0.062 -0.020 1.4 2 0
Jim Mason 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .357 .400 .500 .900 0.001 0.39 0.026 -0.025 0.6 2 5 2B,CS
Chris Speier SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .258 .362 .358 .720 -0.010 0.35 0.006 -0.016 -0.6 0 4 SF
Duffy Dyer C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .308 .333 .641 -0.026 0.25 0.003 -0.029 -0.9 6 1 2B
Ross Grimsley P 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.021 0.40 0.032 -0.011 -0.2 0 0
   Woodie Fryman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 8 5 3 5 36 .250 .306 .375 .681 0.261 0.57 0.533 -0.270 2.3 27 14
2B: T Perez (6, off E Whitson); J Mason (2, off B Kison); A Dawson (9, off E Romo); D Dyer (1, off E Romo).
SF: C Speier (1, off B Kison).
TB: J Mason 3; A Dawson 2; D Dyer 2; T Perez 2; R Scott; E Valentine; R Grimsley.
RBI: T Perez 2 (22); E Valentine (18); C Speier (9); J Mason (3).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Mason-R Scott-T Perez; C Speier-R Scott-T Perez.
E: R Grimsley (1); E Valentine (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Scott (9, 2nd base off E Whitson/S Nicosia).
CS: J Mason (1, 2nd base by E Romo/S Nicosia).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Whitson, L (1-3) 2.1 4 5 2 2 1 0 5.52 15 34 -0.281 1.04 -4.1
Bruce Kison 3.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.53 12 3 1 0.026 0.20 1.9
Enrique Romo 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 3.79 9 0 0 -0.005 0.31 -0.1
Team Totals 8 8 6 3 3 5 0 3.38 36 34 3 1 -0.260 0.57 -2.3

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ross Grimsley, W (4-2) 6.1 7 3 2 1 4 0 4.70 27 52 0.067 0.73 -0.2
Woodie Fryman, S (2) 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.08 8 1 0 0.173 1.33 1.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 2 6 0 2.00 35 52 1 0 0.240 0.87 1.2
Balks: E Romo (1).
WP: E Romo (1); R Grimsley (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 15,227.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Montreal Expos
1 Omar Moreno CF 1 Andre Dawson CF
2 Tim Foli SS 2 Rodney Scott 2B
3 Dave Parker RF 3 Warren Cromartie LF
4 Bill Robinson LF 4 Tony Perez 1B
5 Willie Stargell 1B 5 Ellis Valentine RF
6 Lee Lacy 2B 6 Jim Mason 3B
7 Steve Nicosia C 7 Chris Speier SS
8 Dale Berra 3B 8 Duffy Dyer C
9 Ed Whitson P 9 Ross Grimsley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 123 RR MON T. Perez E. Whitson 13% 89% Double to CF; Grimsley Scores; Dawson Scores/unER; Scott to 3B
t7 3-5 1 12- O PIT T. Foli W. Fryman 10% 86% Easler Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b1 0-0 2 --3 R MON T. Perez E. Whitson 9% 63% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Scott Scores/No RBI/unER; Perez to 1B
t7 1-5 1 -2- RR PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley -8% 86% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Nicosia Scores/No RBI; Berra Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER
b3 1-0 0 12- MON R. Scott E. Whitson 6% 82% Single to P; Grimsley to 3B; Dawson to 2B

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 O. Moreno R. Grimsley 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT T. Foli R. Grimsley 1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker R. Grimsley 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ed Whitson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MON A. Dawson E. Whitson -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- MON R. Scott E. Whitson 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- MON W. Cromartie E. Whitson 2% 57% Scott Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O MON W. Cromartie E. Whitson -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Scott to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 R MON T. Perez E. Whitson 9% 63% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Scott Scores/No RBI/unER; Perez to 1B
b1 1-0 2 1-- O MON E. Valentine E. Whitson -2% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 2% 63% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 1 --- PIT W. Stargell R. Grimsley -3% 61% Single to RF
t2 0-1 1 1-- PIT L. Lacy R. Grimsley -4% 57% Single to CF; Stargell to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- O PIT S. Nicosia R. Grimsley 5% 62% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 2 12- O PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley 5% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ed Whitson facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O MON J. Mason E. Whitson -2% 64% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 --- O MON C. Speier E. Whitson -1% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O MON D. Dyer E. Whitson -1% 62% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O PIT E. Whitson R. Grimsley 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- PIT O. Moreno R. Grimsley -3% 62% Single to RF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O PIT T. Foli R. Grimsley 2% 64% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Moreno to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O PIT D. Parker R. Grimsley 4% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Ed Whitson facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- MON R. Grimsley E. Whitson 3% 71% Single to CF
b3 1-0 0 1-- MON A. Dawson E. Whitson 5% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Grimsley to 2B; Dawson to 1B
b3 1-0 0 12- MON R. Scott E. Whitson 6% 82% Single to P; Grimsley to 3B; Dawson to 2B
b3 1-0 0 123 O MON W. Cromartie E. Whitson -6% 76% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 123 RR MON T. Perez E. Whitson 13% 89% Double to CF; Grimsley Scores; Dawson Scores/unER; Scott to 3B
b3 3-0 1 -23 R MON E. Valentine E. Whitson 3% 93% Single to LF; Scott Scores; Perez to 3B
b3 4-0 1 1-3 MON J. Mason E. Whitson 1% 93% Walk; Valentine to 2B
Bruce Kison replaces Ed Whitson pitching and batting 9th
b3 4-0 1 123 RO MON C. Speier B. Kison 1% 94% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Perez Scores/unER
b3 5-0 2 12- O MON D. Dyer B. Kison -1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 5.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 4-5-6
t4 0-5 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-5 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell R. Grimsley 1% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 0-5 2 --- PIT L. Lacy R. Grimsley -1% 94% Double to RF
t4 0-5 2 -2- O PIT S. Nicosia R. Grimsley 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 9-1-2
b4 5-0 0 --- O MON R. Grimsley B. Kison -0% 95% Flyball: LF
b4 5-0 1 --- O MON A. Dawson B. Kison -0% 95% Strikeout
b4 5-0 2 --- O MON R. Scott B. Kison -0% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 5.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 8-9-1
t5 0-5 0 --- PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley -2% 93% Single to LF
t5 0-5 0 1-- OO PIT B. Kison R. Grimsley 4% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t5 0-5 2 --- O PIT O. Moreno R. Grimsley 0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 3-4-5
b5 5-0 0 --- O MON W. Cromartie B. Kison -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 5-0 1 --- O MON T. Perez B. Kison -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 5-0 2 --- O MON E. Valentine B. Kison -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Expos 5.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 2-3-4
t6 0-5 0 --- O PIT T. Foli R. Grimsley 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-5 1 --- PIT D. Parker R. Grimsley -2% 95% Double to CF
t6 0-5 1 -2- PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley -1% 95% Wild Pitch; Parker to 3B
t6 0-5 1 --3 RO PIT B. Robinson R. Grimsley 0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Parker Scores
t6 1-5 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell R. Grimsley 0% 96% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 6-7-8
b6 5-1 0 --- MON J. Mason B. Kison 1% 97% Double to RF
b6 5-1 0 -2- O MON C. Speier B. Kison -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Mason to 3B
b6 5-1 1 --3 O MON D. Dyer B. Kison -1% 96% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 --3 O MON R. Grimsley B. Kison -1% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Expos 5.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Expos' Ross Grimsley facing 6-7-8
t7 1-5 0 --- O PIT L. Lacy R. Grimsley 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- PIT S. Nicosia R. Grimsley -2% 94% Double to RF
t7 1-5 1 -2- RR PIT D. Berra R. Grimsley -8% 86% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Nicosia Scores/No RBI; Berra Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER
Mike Easler pinch hits for Bruce Kison (P) batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 --- PIT M. Easler R. Grimsley -4% 82% Walk
Woodie Fryman replaces Ross Grimsley pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 1-- PIT O. Moreno W. Fryman -6% 76% Single to LF; Easler to 2B
t7 3-5 1 12- O PIT T. Foli W. Fryman 10% 86% Easler Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t7 3-5 2 1-- O PIT T. Foli W. Fryman 3% 90% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Enrique Romo facing 1-2-3
Enrique Romo replaces Mike Easler (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-3 0 --- MON A. Dawson E. Romo 3% 92% Double to LF
b7 5-3 0 -2- O MON R. Scott E. Romo -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Dawson to 3B
b7 5-3 1 --3 O MON W. Cromartie E. Romo -3% 89% Groundout: P-1B
b7 5-3 2 --3 O MON T. Perez E. Romo -2% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Expos 5.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Expos' Woodie Fryman facing 3-4-5
t8 3-5 0 --- O PIT D. Parker W. Fryman 3% 91% Foul Flyball: LF
t8 3-5 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson W. Fryman 2% 93% Strikeout
t8 3-5 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell W. Fryman 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Enrique Romo facing 5-6-7
b8 5-3 0 --- MON E. Valentine E. Romo 1% 95% Walk
b8 5-3 0 1-- MON J. Mason E. Romo 1% 96% Balk; Valentine to 2B
b8 5-3 0 -2- MON J. Mason E. Romo 1% 97% Wild Pitch; Valentine to 3B
b8 5-3 0 --3 R MON J. Mason E. Romo 1% 98% Single to CF; Valentine Scores
b8 6-3 0 1-- O MON C. Speier E. Romo -1% 97% Mason Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS-1B)
b8 6-3 1 --- O MON C. Speier E. Romo -0% 97% Popfly: 3B
b8 6-3 2 --- MON D. Dyer E. Romo 0% 97% Double to LF
b8 6-3 2 -2- O MON W. Fryman E. Romo -0% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Expos 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Expos' Woodie Fryman facing 6-7-8
t9 3-6 0 --- PIT L. Lacy W. Fryman -4% 93% Walk
t9 3-6 0 1-- O PIT S. Nicosia W. Fryman 3% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 3-6 1 1-- OO PIT D. Berra W. Fryman 3% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Expos 6.

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