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Standings
NYY
@BOS
8
3
CAL
@CHW
7
8
CLE
@DET
1
14
MIN
@KCR
3
1
OAK
@MIL
0
5
SEA
@TEX
2
5
BAL
@TOR
1
3
HOU
@CIN
8
9
SDP
@LAD
3
1
CHC
@MON
6
8
CHC
@MON
2
3
PHI
@NYM
5
2
STL
@PIT
3
7
ATL
@SFG
2
1
Tuesday, September 11, 1979,
, Stade Olympique
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:37
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cubs
6
73-68
 Lost 1 
4th, 12½ GB
at Expos
8
82-55
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
W: David Palmer (9-2)
L: Lynn McGlothen (11-12)
S: Elias Sosa (16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  0   0  0  0   1  4  0    6  9  0
Expos           1  0  0   4  0  2   0  1  X    8 13  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .270 .336 .366 .702 -0.083 0.67 0.000 -0.083 -1.0 0 3
Scot Thompson CF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .316 .350 .418 .767 -0.041 0.39 0.005 -0.046 -0.3 1 0
Bill Buckner 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .282 .318 .441 .759 0.012 0.39 0.012 0.000 0.1
   Jerry Martin CF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .283 .335 .467 .801 -0.019 0.54 0.013 -0.032 0.0 1 0
Dave Kingman LF 4 2 3 3 0 0 4 .292 .350 .644 .994 0.143 0.62 0.162 -0.019 3.0 2 0 HR,3B
Larry Biittner RF-1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .316 .362 .434 .795 0.014 0.95 0.067 -0.053 1.0 10 0
   Kurt Seibert PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Steve Dillard 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .365 .450 .815 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Steve Ontiveros 3B-1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .294 .373 .381 .753 0.063 1.10 0.106 -0.043 0.4 0 3
Steve Macko 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .281 .324 .313 .636 -0.028 0.38 0.000 -0.028 -0.4 2 3
   Barry Foote PH-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .322 .447 .768 0.071 4.12 0.071 0.000 0.3 2 0 HBP
Tim Blackwell C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .170 .333 .220 .553 -0.003 0.32 0.008 -0.011 0.0 6 0
   Ken Henderson PH 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .260 .387 .377 .764 -0.163 3.66 0.012 -0.175 -0.4
   Dick Tidrow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lynn McGlothen P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .210 .222 .258 .480 -0.039 0.74 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 2
   Donnie Moore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364 .545 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Vail PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .335 .376 .537 .913 -0.047 0.96 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 9 6 1 6 38 .250 .289 .389 .678 -0.120 0.91 0.456 -0.576 1.8 24 11
3B: D Kingman (4, off D Palmer).
HR: D Kingman (45, off D Palmer, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
HBP: B Foote (5, by E Sosa).
TB: D Kingman 8; K Henderson; L Biittner; T Blackwell; S Thompson; S Ontiveros; B Buckner.
RBI: D Kingman 3 (104); L Biittner 2 (43); S Ontiveros (49).
2-out RBI: L Biittner 2; D Kingman 2; S Ontiveros.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. I de Jesus-S Macko-L Biittner.
PB: T Blackwell (4).

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Warren Cromartie LF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .288 .328 .417 .745 0.020 0.74 0.043 -0.023 0.5 0 0 2·IW
Dave Cash 2B 5 0 3 2 0 0 5 .352 .383 .435 .818 0.108 0.97 0.143 -0.035 2.4 1 2 2B
Andre Dawson CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 5 .278 .309 .480 .789 0.091 0.76 0.140 -0.049 1.1 5 0 HR,SF
Tony Perez 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .279 .328 .444 .772 0.054 0.62 0.082 -0.028 -0.6 9 2
Gary Carter C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .273 .332 .479 .811 0.018 0.72 0.039 -0.022 0.4 4 0
   Tim Raines PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Duffy Dyer C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .313 .333 .647 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Ellis Valentine RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .306 .479 .784 0.031 0.91 0.073 -0.041 -0.6 1 0 GDP
   Tom Hutton RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .369 .378 .747 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Larry Parrish 3B 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .314 .367 .545 .912 0.129 0.62 0.159 -0.029 2.0 0 3 HR,3B
   Jim Mason SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .256 .282 .538 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Rodney Scott SS 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .230 .315 .289 .604 -0.004 0.81 0.021 -0.025 0.0 1 2 SB,HBP
   Ken Macha 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .278 .333 .417 .750 0.037 0.50 0.037 0.000 0.6 1 0 2B
David Palmer P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .038 .074 .038 .113 -0.077 0.68 0.000 -0.077 -1.2 2 1
   Elias Sosa P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .214 .231 .445 -0.024 0.62 0.000 -0.024 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 35 8 13 8 3 8 40 .371 .425 .657 1.082 0.383 0.75 0.737 -0.353 4.3 27 11
2B: D Cash (7, off L McGlothen); K Macha (3, off D Tidrow).
3B: L Parrish (2, off L McGlothen).
HR: A Dawson (22, off L McGlothen, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs); L Parrish (23, off L McGlothen, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: A Dawson (4, off D Tidrow).
IBB: W Cromartie 2 (17, 1 by D Tidrow, 1 by L McGlothen).
HBP: R Scott (2, by L McGlothen).
TB: L Parrish 7; A Dawson 5; D Cash 4; K Macha 2; W Cromartie 2; E Valentine; G Carter; T Perez.
GIDP: E Valentine (18).
RBI: A Dawson 3 (83); L Parrish 2 (67); D Cash 2 (10); E Valentine (76).
2-out RBI: A Dawson 2; D Cash 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: R Scott (33, 2nd base off L McGlothen/T Blackwell).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lynn McGlothen, L (11-12) 5.2 10 7 7 2 6 2 4.03 30 25 -0.329 0.83 -4.7
Donnie Moore 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.26 4 2 0 0.005 0.07 0.9
Dick Tidrow 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.83 6 0 0 -0.058 0.77 -0.5
Team Totals 8 13 8 8 3 8 2 9.00 40 25 2 0 -0.382 0.75 -4.3

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
David Palmer, W (9-2) 7.2 8 6 6 1 4 1 2.80 32 42 0.053 0.56 -1.7
Elias Sosa, S (16) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.89 6 2 1 0.065 2.77 -0.1
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 1 6 1 6.00 38 42 2 1 0.118 0.91 -1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: E Sosa (2; B Foote); L McGlothen (3; R Scott).
IBB: D Tidrow (9; W Cromartie); L McGlothen (7; W Cromartie).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Fred Brocklander.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 6-7 2 123 O CHC K. Henderson E. Sosa 17% 87% Flyball: 3B
b4 2-1 1 1-- R MON L. Parrish L. McGlothen 14% 83% Triple; Valentine Scores
t1 0-0 2 1-- R CHC D. Kingman D. Palmer -12% 41% Triple; Buckner Scores
b1 0-1 2 --- R MON A. Dawson L. McGlothen 11% 51% Home Run
b4 3-1 2 123 RR MON D. Cash L. McGlothen 11% 92% Single; Parrish Scores; Scott Scores; Cromartie to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' David Palmer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus D. Palmer 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC S. Thompson D. Palmer 1% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Buckner D. Palmer -1% 52% Single
t1 0-0 2 1-- R CHC D. Kingman D. Palmer -12% 41% Triple; Buckner Scores
t1 1-0 2 --3 O CHC L. Biittner D. Palmer 3% 44% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Expos Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 1-2-3
Larry Biittner moves from RF to 1B
Jerry Martin replaces Bill Buckner (1B) playing CF batting 3rd
Scot Thompson moves from CF to RF
b1 0-1 0 --- O MON W. Cromartie L. McGlothen -2% 42% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O MON D. Cash L. McGlothen -2% 40% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- R MON A. Dawson L. McGlothen 11% 51% Home Run
b1 1-1 2 --- O MON T. Perez L. McGlothen -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' David Palmer facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros D. Palmer 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- O CHC S. Macko D. Palmer 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 1-1 2 --- O CHC T. Blackwell D. Palmer 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- MON G. Carter L. McGlothen 4% 59% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- O MON E. Valentine L. McGlothen -3% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 1-1 1 1-- O MON L. Parrish L. McGlothen -3% 52% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 1-- O MON R. Scott L. McGlothen -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' David Palmer facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O CHC L. McGlothen D. Palmer 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus D. Palmer 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- O CHC S. Thompson D. Palmer 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O MON D. Palmer L. McGlothen -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- MON W. Cromartie L. McGlothen 3% 56% Single
b3 1-1 1 1-- O MON D. Cash L. McGlothen -2% 54% Groundout: P-1B; Cromartie to 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- O MON A. Dawson L. McGlothen -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Expos' David Palmer facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O CHC J. Martin D. Palmer 3% 53% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-1 1 --- O CHC D. Kingman D. Palmer 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 2 --- O CHC L. Biittner D. Palmer 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Expos Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- MON T. Perez L. McGlothen 4% 60% Single
b4 1-1 0 1-- O MON G. Carter L. McGlothen -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B; Perez to 2B
b4 1-1 1 -2- MON E. Valentine L. McGlothen 4% 62% Passed Ball; Perez to 3B
b4 1-1 1 --3 R MON E. Valentine L. McGlothen 7% 69% Single; Perez Scores
b4 2-1 1 1-- R MON L. Parrish L. McGlothen 14% 83% Triple; Valentine Scores
b4 3-1 1 --3 MON R. Scott L. McGlothen 1% 84% Hit By Pitch
b4 3-1 1 1-3 MON D. Palmer L. McGlothen 1% 85% Scott Steals 2B
b4 3-1 1 -23 O MON D. Palmer L. McGlothen -5% 80% Strikeout
b4 3-1 2 -23 MON W. Cromartie L. McGlothen 1% 81% Intentional Walk
b4 3-1 2 123 RR MON D. Cash L. McGlothen 11% 92% Single; Parrish Scores; Scott Scores; Cromartie to 2B
b4 5-1 2 12- O MON A. Dawson L. McGlothen -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 5.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Expos' David Palmer facing 6-7-8
t5 1-5 0 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros D. Palmer 2% 92% Flyball: SS
t5 1-5 1 --- O CHC S. Macko D. Palmer 1% 93% Flyball: C
t5 1-5 2 --- CHC T. Blackwell D. Palmer -1% 93% Single
t5 1-5 2 1-- O CHC L. McGlothen D. Palmer 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 4-5-6
b5 5-1 0 --- O MON T. Perez L. McGlothen -0% 93% Flyball: RF
b5 5-1 1 --- O MON G. Carter L. McGlothen -0% 93% Strikeout
b5 5-1 2 --- O MON E. Valentine L. McGlothen -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 5.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Expos' David Palmer facing 1-2-3
t6 1-5 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus D. Palmer 2% 94% Flyball: RF
t6 1-5 1 --- O CHC S. Thompson D. Palmer 1% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-5 2 --- O CHC J. Martin D. Palmer 0% 96% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Expos Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 7-8-9
b6 5-1 0 --- R MON L. Parrish L. McGlothen 2% 98% Home Run
b6 6-1 0 --- O MON R. Scott L. McGlothen -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-1 1 --- O MON D. Palmer L. McGlothen -0% 97% Strikeout
b6 6-1 2 --- MON W. Cromartie L. McGlothen 0% 98% Single
b6 6-1 2 1-- MON D. Cash L. McGlothen 0% 98% Double; Cromartie to 3B
b6 6-1 2 -23 R MON A. Dawson L. McGlothen 1% 99% Single; Cromartie Scores; Cash to 3B
Donnie Moore replaces Lynn McGlothen pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-1 2 1-3 O MON T. Perez D. Moore -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Expos 7.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-7, Expos' David Palmer facing 4-5-6
t7 1-7 0 --- R CHC D. Kingman D. Palmer -1% 97% Home Run
t7 2-7 0 --- O CHC L. Biittner D. Palmer 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-7 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros D. Palmer 0% 99% Strikeout
t7 2-7 2 --- O CHC S. Macko D. Palmer 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Expos 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Expos Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cubs' Donnie Moore facing 5-6-7
b7 7-2 0 --- MON G. Carter D. Moore 0% 99% Single
Tim Raines pinch runs for Gary Carter (C) batting 5th
b7 7-2 0 1-- OO MON E. Valentine D. Moore -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 7-2 2 --- O MON L. Parrish D. Moore -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Expos 7.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-7, Expos' David Palmer facing 8-9-1
Duffy Dyer replaces Tim Raines (PR) playing C batting 5th
Ken Macha replaces Rodney Scott (SS) playing 3B batting 8th
Jim Mason replaces Larry Parrish (3B) playing SS batting 7th
Tom Hutton replaces Ellis Valentine playing RF batting 6th
Ken Henderson pinch hits for Tim Blackwell (C) batting 8th
t8 2-7 0 --- CHC K. Henderson D. Palmer -1% 97% Single
Mike Vail pinch hits for Donnie Moore (P) batting 9th
t8 2-7 0 1-- O CHC M. Vail D. Palmer 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 2-7 1 1-- O CHC I. de Jesus D. Palmer 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 2-7 2 1-- CHC S. Thompson D. Palmer -1% 99% Single; Henderson to 2B
t8 2-7 2 12- CHC J. Martin D. Palmer -1% 97% Walk; Henderson to 3B; Thompson to 2B
t8 2-7 2 123 R CHC D. Kingman D. Palmer -3% 94% Single; Henderson Scores; Thompson to 3B; Martin to 2B
t8 3-7 2 123 RR CHC L. Biittner D. Palmer -7% 88% Single; Thompson Scores; Martin Scores; Kingman to 2B
Elias Sosa replaces David Palmer pitching and batting 9th
Kurt Seibert pinch runs for Larry Biittner (1B) batting 5th
t8 5-7 2 12- R CHC S. Ontiveros E. Sosa -11% 77% Single; Kingman Scores; Seibert to 2B
Barry Foote pinch hits for Steve Macko (2B) batting 7th
t8 6-7 2 12- CHC B. Foote E. Sosa -7% 70% Hit By Pitch; Seibert to 3B; Ontiveros to 2B
t8 6-7 2 123 O CHC K. Henderson E. Sosa 17% 87% Flyball: 3B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 6, Expos 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Expos Batting, Ahead 7-6, Cubs' Dick Tidrow facing 8-9-1
Dick Tidrow replaces Ken Henderson (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Barry Foote moves from PH to C
Steve Ontiveros moves from 3B to 1B
Steve Dillard replaces Kurt Seibert (PR) playing 2B batting 5th
Mike Vail moves from PH to 3B
b8 7-6 0 --- MON K. Macha D. Tidrow 4% 91% Double
b8 7-6 0 -2- O MON E. Sosa D. Tidrow -2% 89% Strikeout
b8 7-6 1 -2- MON W. Cromartie D. Tidrow 1% 89% Intentional Walk
b8 7-6 1 12- MON D. Cash D. Tidrow 3% 92% Single; Macha to 3B; Cromartie to 2B
b8 7-6 1 123 RO MON A. Dawson D. Tidrow 2% 94% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Macha Scores
b8 8-6 2 12- O MON T. Perez D. Tidrow -1% 93% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Expos 8.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-8, Expos' Elias Sosa facing 9-1-2
t9 6-8 0 --- O CHC M. Vail E. Sosa 4% 97% Strikeout
t9 6-8 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus E. Sosa 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-8 2 --- O CHC S. Thompson E. Sosa 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Expos 8.

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