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Standings
MIL
@BAL
3
6
KCR
@BOS
2
9
OAK
@CAL
4
7
CHW
@CLE
4
2
 
(10)
TOR
@DET
2
7
TEX
@NYY
3
5
SDP
@ATL
7
4
MON
@CHC
5
8
PIT
@HOU
4
5
 
(10)
NYM
@PHI
0
8
LAD
@SFG
2
3
CIN
@STL
10
3
Friday, April 20, 1979,
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 26,651, Time of Game: 2:08
Rangers
3
7-3
 Lost 2 
2nd, 2 GB
at Yankees
5
8-5
 Won 1 
1st
W: Ed Figueroa (2-1)
L: Steve Comer (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  1    3  4  0
Yankees         2  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  X    5  9  1

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 .222 .370 .250 .620 -0.050 1.03 0.050 -0.099 0.0 2 4
Billy Sample LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .348 .467 .435 .901 -0.076 1.14 0.019 -0.095 -0.6 1 0
   Nelson Norman SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .375 .250 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Pat Putnam PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .385 .400 .538 .938 -0.038 1.37 0.000 -0.038 -0.4
Al Oliver CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .447 .488 .737 1.225 -0.020 0.90 0.056 -0.076 0.4 1 1 2B
Buddy Bell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216 .295 .297 .593 -0.079 0.83 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 0 0
Richie Zisk RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .286 .375 .500 .875 -0.026 0.58 0.009 -0.035 -0.0 2 0
Oscar Gamble DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .300 .481 .650 1.131 0.011 0.39 0.028 -0.017 0.1
Jim Sundberg C 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .231 .194 .425 -0.032 0.85 0.038 -0.070 -0.5 3 0
Mike Jorgensen 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .208 .296 .375 .671 0.056 0.90 0.097 -0.042 0.4 12 2
Bert Campaneris SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.033 0.66 0.000 -0.033 -0.5 2 2
   Johnny Grubb PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .143 .226 .286 .512 -0.003 1.75 0.038 -0.041 0.3 0 0 2B
Steve Comer P 0 2
   Dave Rajsich P 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 4 3 6 2 38 .125 .263 .188 .451 -0.290 0.89 0.335 -0.625 -1.6 24 13
2B: A Oliver (3, off E Figueroa); J Grubb (1, off E Figueroa).
TB: A Oliver 2; J Grubb 2; O Gamble; M Jorgensen.
RBI: A Oliver (10); B Wills (2); R Zisk (4).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Oliver-B Wills; M Jorgensen-B Campaneris-M Jorgensen.
Outfield Assists: A Oliver (R Jackson at 1st base).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .255 .293 .291 .584 0.124 0.46 0.128 -0.004 1.8 2 0 2B
   Juan Beniquez PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .778 1.178 -0.014 0.34 0.000 -0.014 -0.6 1 0 CS
Willie Randolph 2B 2 2 1 0 2 0 4 .227 .368 .250 .618 0.062 0.61 0.066 -0.004 1.0 2 1
Thurman Munson C 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .250 .255 .271 .526 0.136 0.79 0.143 -0.007 1.7 2 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .286 .390 .600 .990 0.051 0.64 0.077 -0.026 0.6 2 0
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .320 .467 .787 -0.050 0.51 0.031 -0.081 -0.8 0 3 GDP
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .245 .348 .593 -0.045 0.42 0.000 -0.045 -1.4 12 2
Roy White LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .333 .313 .646 -0.028 0.37 0.000 -0.028 -0.6 3 0
Jim Spencer DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235 .316 .647 .963 -0.019 0.36 0.000 -0.019 -0.4
   Cliff Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .300 .412 .712 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
Bucky Dent SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .243 .300 .351 .651 -0.001 0.23 0.009 -0.009 -0.1 1 8
Ed Figueroa P 0 0
   Dick Tidrow P 2 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 3 3 33 .300 .364 .333 .697 0.210 0.49 0.454 -0.243 0.9 27 14
2B: M Rivers (2, off S Comer).
TB: M Rivers 3; R Jackson 2; T Munson 2; W Randolph; G Nettles; B Dent.
GIDP: G Nettles (2).
RBI: T Munson 2 (8); M Rivers (5); R Jackson (5); G Nettles (10).
2-out RBI: G Nettles; T Munson; M Rivers.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
E: B Dent (3).
Baserunning
CS: J Beniquez (1, 2nd base by D Rajsich POCS).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Comer, L (1-1) 4.1 6 5 5 3 1 0 4.00 21 29 -0.232 0.66 -2.1
Dave Rajsich 3.2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 12 1 1 0.022 0.23 1.2
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 3 3 0 5.62 33 29 1 1 -0.210 0.49 -0.9

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Figueroa, W (2-1) 8 4 3 3 6 1 0 5.46 35 57 0.139 0.78 1.1
Dick Tidrow, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.52 3 2 1 0.150 2.17 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 6 2 0 3.00 38 57 2 1 0.289 0.89 1.6
E Figueroa faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Rajsich (1; J Beniquez, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Nelson, 1B - Harold Siroka, 2B - Merrill Hadry, 3B - John Mackin.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 26,651.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 12- R NYY T. Munson S. Comer 8% 72% Single to LF; Rivers Scores; Randolph to 2B
b2 2-0 2 1-- R NYY M. Rivers S. Comer 8% 81% Double to CF; Dent Scores
t9 2-5 0 1-- TEX M. Jorgensen E. Figueroa -8% 85% Single to RF; Sundberg to 2B
b1 1-0 0 12- R NYY R. Jackson S. Comer 7% 79% Single to CF; Randolph Scores; Munson to 2B
t9 2-5 1 -23 RO TEX B. Wills D. Tidrow 7% 96% Groundout: 1B-P; Sundberg Scores; Jorgensen to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills E. Figueroa 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Sample E. Figueroa 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver E. Figueroa 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Rivers S. Comer 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph S. Comer 5% 64% Single to LF; Rivers to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- R NYY T. Munson S. Comer 8% 72% Single to LF; Rivers Scores; Randolph to 2B
b1 1-0 0 12- R NYY R. Jackson S. Comer 7% 79% Single to CF; Randolph Scores; Munson to 2B
b1 2-0 0 12- OO NYY G. Nettles S. Comer -7% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Munson to 3B
b1 2-0 2 --3 O NYY C. Chambliss S. Comer -3% 70% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 2.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O TEX B. Bell E. Figueroa 2% 72% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk E. Figueroa 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- O TEX O. Gamble E. Figueroa 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O NYY R. White S. Comer -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- O NYY J. Spencer S. Comer -1% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-0 2 --- NYY B. Dent S. Comer 1% 73% Single to CF
b2 2-0 2 1-- R NYY M. Rivers S. Comer 8% 81% Double to CF; Dent Scores
b2 3-0 2 -2- NYY W. Randolph S. Comer 0% 82% Walk
b2 3-0 2 12- R NYY T. Munson S. Comer 6% 88% Single to LF; Rivers Scores; Randolph to 2B
b2 4-0 2 12- O NYY R. Jackson S. Comer -2% 86% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 7-8-9
t3 0-4 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg E. Figueroa 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-4 1 --- TEX M. Jorgensen E. Figueroa -2% 86% Reached on E6 (Pop Fly)
t3 0-4 1 1-- O TEX B. Campaneris E. Figueroa 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-4 2 1-- TEX B. Wills E. Figueroa -2% 86% Walk; Campaneris to 2B
t3 0-4 2 12- O TEX B. Sample E. Figueroa 3% 89% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 5-6-7
b3 4-0 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles S. Comer -1% 89% Flyball: LF
b3 4-0 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss S. Comer -1% 88% Popfly: 2B
b3 4-0 2 --- O NYY R. White S. Comer -0% 88% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver E. Figueroa 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-4 1 --- O TEX B. Bell E. Figueroa 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-4 2 --- TEX R. Zisk E. Figueroa -1% 90% Walk
t4 0-4 2 1-- TEX O. Gamble E. Figueroa -2% 88% Walk; Zisk to 2B
t4 0-4 2 12- O TEX J. Sundberg E. Figueroa 3% 91% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 8-9-1
b4 4-0 0 --- O NYY J. Spencer S. Comer -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-0 1 --- O NYY B. Dent S. Comer -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-0 2 --- O NYY M. Rivers S. Comer -0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 8-9-1
t5 0-4 0 --- O TEX M. Jorgensen E. Figueroa 2% 91% Flyball: LF
t5 0-4 1 --- O TEX B. Campaneris E. Figueroa 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-4 2 --- O TEX B. Wills E. Figueroa 1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 2-3-4
b5 4-0 0 --- NYY W. Randolph S. Comer 1% 94% Walk
b5 4-0 0 1-- O NYY T. Munson S. Comer -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B; Randolph to 2B
Dave Rajsich replaces Steve Comer pitching
b5 4-0 1 -2- O NYY R. Jackson D. Rajsich -1% 93% Strikeout
b5 4-0 2 -2- R NYY G. Nettles D. Rajsich 3% 96% Single to RF; Randolph Scores; Nettles to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b5 5-0 2 -2- O NYY C. Chambliss D. Rajsich -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 5.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 2-3-4
t6 0-5 0 --- TEX B. Sample E. Figueroa -2% 93% Walk
t6 0-5 0 1-- R TEX A. Oliver E. Figueroa -6% 88% Double to CF; Sample Scores
t6 1-5 0 -2- O TEX B. Bell E. Figueroa 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B; Oliver to 3B
t6 1-5 1 --3 RO TEX R. Zisk E. Figueroa 0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B; Oliver Scores
t6 2-5 2 --- TEX O. Gamble E. Figueroa -1% 89% Single to RF
t6 2-5 2 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg E. Figueroa 2% 91% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 7-8-9
b6 5-2 0 --- O NYY R. White D. Rajsich -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
Cliff Johnson pinch hits for Jim Spencer (DH) batting 8th
b6 5-2 1 --- O NYY C. Johnson D. Rajsich -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-2 2 --- O NYY B. Dent D. Rajsich -0% 89% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 8-9-1
t7 2-5 0 --- O TEX M. Jorgensen E. Figueroa 2% 92% Flyball: LF
Johnny Grubb pinch hits for Bert Campaneris (SS) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 --- TEX J. Grubb E. Figueroa -4% 88% Double to LF
t7 2-5 1 -2- TEX B. Wills E. Figueroa -3% 85% Walk
t7 2-5 1 12- O TEX B. Sample E. Figueroa 5% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Grubb to 3B
t7 2-5 2 1-3 O TEX A. Oliver E. Figueroa 5% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 1-2-3
Nelson Norman replaces Billy Sample (LF) playing SS batting 2nd
Johnny Grubb moves from PH to LF
b7 5-2 0 --- NYY M. Rivers D. Rajsich 1% 95% Single to CF
Juan Beniquez pinch runs for Mickey Rivers (CF) batting 1st
b7 5-2 0 1-- O NYY W. Randolph D. Rajsich -1% 94% Beniquez Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b7 5-2 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph D. Rajsich -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-2 2 --- O NYY T. Munson D. Rajsich -0% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 4-5-6
Juan Beniquez moves from PR to CF
t8 2-5 0 --- O TEX B. Bell E. Figueroa 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk E. Figueroa 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 2-5 2 --- O TEX O. Gamble E. Figueroa 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 4-5-6
b8 5-2 0 --- NYY R. Jackson D. Rajsich 0% 98% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
b8 5-2 0 1-- O NYY G. Nettles D. Rajsich -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 5-2 1 1-- OO NYY C. Chambliss D. Rajsich -1% 97% Double Play: Flyball: CF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ed Figueroa facing 7-8-9
t9 2-5 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg E. Figueroa -4% 93% Walk
t9 2-5 0 1-- TEX M. Jorgensen E. Figueroa -8% 85% Single to RF; Sundberg to 2B
Dick Tidrow replaces Ed Figueroa pitching
t9 2-5 0 12- O TEX J. Grubb D. Tidrow 4% 89% Groundout: 1B-P; Sundberg to 3B; Jorgensen to 2B
t9 2-5 1 -23 RO TEX B. Wills D. Tidrow 7% 96% Groundout: 1B-P; Sundberg Scores; Jorgensen to 3B
Pat Putnam pinch hits for Nelson Norman (SS) batting 2nd
t9 3-5 2 --3 O TEX P. Putnam D. Tidrow 4% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 5.

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