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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
8
3
TEX
@CHW
4
9
BAL
@CLE
1
4
BAL
@CLE
3
4
MIL
@DET
4
5
 
(11)
CAL
@MIN
3
2
KCR
@OAK
1
10
SDP
@ATL
10
7
CIN
@HOU
4
2
SFG
@LAD
7
1
 
(12)
PIT
@NYM
2
13
PIT
@NYM
2
1
CHC
@PHI
7
5
CHC
@PHI
1
4
Monday, May 31, 1976, 1:05PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:30
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Pirates
2
24-19
 Lost 1 
2nd, 6½ GB
at Mets
13
24-23
 Won 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Jon Matlack (5-1)
L: Jerry Reuss (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  5  1
Mets            0  2  0   6  5  0   0  0  X   13 14  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .244 .271 .333 .605 0.073 0.56 0.094 -0.021 0.3 3 1
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .307 .324 .630 -0.040 0.39 0.000 -0.040 -0.5 7 1
Al Oliver CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .317 .347 .486 .833 -0.037 0.39 0.000 -0.037 -0.6 2 0
Willie Stargell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .299 .390 .535 .926 -0.041 0.43 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 5 0
Richie Zisk LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .315 .360 .497 .857 -0.027 0.28 0.000 -0.027 0.5 0 0 HR
Bill Robinson RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .354 .388 .583 .972 -0.013 0.13 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 2 0
Tommy Helms 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .318 .333 .545 .879 0.105 0.35 0.105 0.000 0.9 2 3 3B
Frank Taveras SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .223 .259 .233 .492 -0.055 0.52 0.000 -0.055 -0.9 3 2
Jerry Reuss P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .304 .360 .435 .795 -0.062 1.56 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 0 0
   Kent Tekulve P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.10 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
   Ramon Hernandez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 7 33 .156 .182 .313 .494 -0.099 0.39 0.199 -0.298 -1.7 24 7
3B: T Helms (1, off J Matlack).
HR: R Zisk (5, off J Matlack, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: T Helms 4; R Zisk 4; R Stennett; W Stargell.
RBI: R Stennett (17); R Zisk (23).
2-out RBI: R Stennett.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Sanguillen-F Taveras.
E: T Helms (1).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Leon Brown CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278 .316 .333 .649 -0.039 0.81 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 0
   Del Unser PH-CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .231 .283 .356 .639 -0.017 0.17 0.000 -0.017 -1.5 2 0
Wayne Garrett 2B 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .229 .355 .319 .674 0.021 0.46 0.054 -0.034 2.2 6 1 CS
John Milner LF 5 0 1 2 0 2 5 .340 .421 .592 1.014 -0.009 0.36 0.026 -0.035 0.9 0 0 2B
Dave Kingman RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .255 .293 .564 .857 0.019 0.44 0.039 -0.020 0.9 1 0
   Benny Ayala PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .179 .231 .409 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bruce Boisclair RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .373 .396 .768 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Joe Torre 1B 4 3 2 0 1 0 5 .320 .352 .437 .789 0.084 0.44 0.084 0.000 1.2 7 0 2B
Jerry Grote C 3 2 2 1 2 0 5 .297 .390 .322 .712 0.133 0.65 0.133 0.000 1.7 8 0
Roy Staiger 3B 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .200 .238 .250 .488 0.143 0.70 0.159 -0.016 1.9 1 3 2B
Mike Phillips SS 3 2 2 3 0 1 4 .231 .255 .231 .485 0.076 0.58 0.076 0.000 2.1 1 4 SF
Jon Matlack P 3 2 1 1 1 2 4 .160 .276 .200 .476 -0.009 0.28 0.013 -0.022 1.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 13 14 13 5 7 43 .378 .442 .459 .901 0.402 0.46 0.584 -0.183 9.7 27 8
2B: R Staiger (2, off J Reuss); J Milner (6, off K Tekulve); J Torre (4, off K Tekulve).
SF: M Phillips (1, off J Reuss).
TB: J Torre 3; R Staiger 3; M Phillips 2; J Milner 2; W Garrett 2; D Kingman 2; J Grote 2; J Matlack.
RBI: M Phillips 3 (6); W Garrett 3 (17); J Milner 2 (22); R Staiger 2 (5); J Grote (10); D Kingman (38); J Matlack (3).
2-out RBI: J Milner 2; W Garrett; D Kingman.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 10 for 18.
Baserunning
CS: W Garrett (4, 2nd base by J Reuss/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Reuss, L (5-4) 3.1 6 7 4 2 2 0 4.09 18 26 -0.357 1.01 -4.5
Kent Tekulve 0.2 5 5 5 1 1 0 5.00 8 2 2 -0.043 0.17 -4.7
Ramon Hernandez 4 3 1 1 2 4 0 4.41 17 3 3 -0.001 0.00 -0.6
Team Totals 8 14 13 9 5 7 0 10.12 43 26 5 5 -0.401 0.46 -9.7
K Tekulve faced 4 batters in the 5th inning.

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jon Matlack, W (5-1) 9 5 2 2 1 7 1 2.83 33 75 0.098 0.39 1.7
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 7 1 2.00 33 75 0.098 0.39 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         New York Mets
1 Rennie Stennett 2B 1 Leon Brown CF
2 Manny Sanguillen C 2 Wayne Garrett 2B
3 Al Oliver CF 3 John Milner LF
4 Willie Stargell 1B 4 Dave Kingman RF
5 Richie Zisk LF 5 Joe Torre 1B
6 Bill Robinson RF 6 Jerry Grote C
7 Tommy Helms 3B 7 Roy Staiger 3B
8 Frank Taveras SS 8 Mike Phillips SS
9 Jerry Reuss P 9 Jon Matlack P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-1 1 12- RR NYM R. Staiger J. Reuss 16% 89% Double to CF; Torre Scores/unER; Grote Scores
t3 0-2 0 --- PIT T. Helms J. Matlack -10% 64% Triple to RF
b2 0-0 0 12- R NYM J. Grote J. Reuss 10% 75% Single to LF; Kingman Scores; Torre to 2B
t3 0-2 2 --3 R PIT R. Stennett J. Matlack -9% 66% Single to RF; Helms Scores
t3 0-2 1 --3 O PIT J. Reuss J. Matlack 6% 75% Strikeout

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, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Matlack 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Matlack 1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Matlack 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM L. Brown J. Reuss -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- NYM W. Garrett J. Reuss 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO NYM J. Milner J. Reuss -5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout, Garrett Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Matlack 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Zisk J. Matlack 1% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Robinson J. Matlack 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- NYM D. Kingman J. Reuss 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- NYM J. Torre J. Reuss 6% 65% Single to RF; Kingman to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- R NYM J. Grote J. Reuss 10% 75% Single to LF; Kingman Scores; Torre to 2B
b2 1-0 0 12- O NYM R. Staiger J. Reuss -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Torre to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 RO NYM M. Phillips J. Reuss 3% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Torre Scores; Staiger to 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- O NYM J. Matlack J. Reuss -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- PIT T. Helms J. Matlack -10% 64% Triple to RF
t3 0-2 0 --3 O PIT F. Taveras J. Matlack 5% 69% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --3 O PIT J. Reuss J. Matlack 6% 75% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --3 R PIT R. Stennett J. Matlack -9% 66% Single to RF; Helms Scores
t3 1-2 2 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Matlack 3% 68% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O NYM L. Brown J. Reuss -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O NYM W. Garrett J. Reuss -1% 65% Flyball: SS
b3 2-1 2 --- O NYM J. Milner J. Reuss -1% 64% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Matlack 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Matlack 2% 69% Flyball: SS
t4 1-2 2 --- O PIT R. Zisk J. Matlack 1% 70% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- O NYM D. Kingman J. Reuss -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 1 --- NYM J. Torre J. Reuss 2% 70% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b4 2-1 1 1-- NYM J. Grote J. Reuss 3% 74% Walk; Torre to 2B
b4 2-1 1 12- RR NYM R. Staiger J. Reuss 16% 89% Double to CF; Torre Scores/unER; Grote Scores
b4 4-1 1 -2- R NYM M. Phillips J. Reuss 4% 94% Single to RF; Staiger Scores; Phillips to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 5-1 1 -2- NYM J. Matlack J. Reuss 1% 95% Single to LF; Phillips to 3B
Kent Tekulve replaces Jerry Reuss pitching and batting 9th
Del Unser pinch hits for Leon Brown (CF) batting 1st
b4 5-1 1 1-3 O NYM D. Unser K. Tekulve -2% 93% Strikeout
b4 5-1 2 1-3 R NYM W. Garrett K. Tekulve 3% 96% Single to RF; Phillips Scores/unER; Matlack to 3B
b4 6-1 2 1-3 RR NYM J. Milner K. Tekulve 3% 99% Double to CF; Matlack Scores/unER; Garrett Scores/Team unER
b4 8-1 2 -2- O NYM D. Kingman K. Tekulve -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 8.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-8, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 6-7-8
Del Unser moves from PH to CF
t5 1-8 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson J. Matlack 0% 99% Flyball: 2B
t5 1-8 1 --- PIT T. Helms J. Matlack -0% 99% Single to 2B
t5 1-8 1 1-- O PIT F. Taveras J. Matlack 0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-8 2 1-- O PIT K. Tekulve J. Matlack 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 8-1, Pirates' Kent Tekulve facing 5-6-7
b5 8-1 0 --- NYM J. Torre K. Tekulve 0% 99% Double to LF
b5 8-1 0 -2- NYM J. Grote K. Tekulve 0% 99% Walk
b5 8-1 0 12- NYM R. Staiger K. Tekulve 0% 100% Single to P; Torre to 3B; Grote to 2B
b5 8-1 0 123 R NYM M. Phillips K. Tekulve 0% 100% Single to CF; Torre Scores; Grote to 3B; Staiger to 2B
Ramon Hernandez replaces Kent Tekulve pitching and batting 9th
b5 9-1 0 123 R NYM J. Matlack R. Hernandez 0% 100% Walk; Grote Scores; Staiger to 3B; Phillips to 2B
b5 10-1 0 123 O NYM D. Unser R. Hernandez -0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 10-1 1 123 RR NYM W. Garrett R. Hernandez 0% 100% Single to CF; Staiger Scores; Phillips Scores; Matlack to 2B
b5 12-1 1 12- O NYM J. Milner R. Hernandez 0% 100% Strikeout
b5 12-1 2 12- R NYM D. Kingman R. Hernandez 0% 100% Single to CF; Matlack Scores; Garrett to 2B
Benny Ayala pinch runs for Dave Kingman (RF) batting 4th
b5 13-1 2 12- O NYM J. Torre R. Hernandez 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 13.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-13, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
Benny Ayala moves from PR to RF
t6 1-13 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Matlack 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
Bruce Boisclair replaces Benny Ayala playing RF batting 4th
t6 1-13 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-13 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Matlack 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 13.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 13-1, Pirates' Ramon Hernandez facing 6-7-8
b6 13-1 0 --- O NYM J. Grote R. Hernandez 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b6 13-1 1 --- O NYM R. Staiger R. Hernandez 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 13-1 2 --- O NYM M. Phillips R. Hernandez 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 13.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-13, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
t7 1-13 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Matlack 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 2B
t7 1-13 1 --- R PIT R. Zisk J. Matlack 0% 100% Home Run
t7 2-13 1 --- PIT B. Robinson J. Matlack -0% 100% Walk
t7 2-13 1 1-- O PIT T. Helms J. Matlack 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t7 2-13 2 1-- O PIT F. Taveras J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: C unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Mets 13.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 13-2, Pirates' Ramon Hernandez facing 9-1-2
b7 13-2 0 --- O NYM J. Matlack R. Hernandez 0% 100% Strikeout
b7 13-2 1 --- O NYM D. Unser R. Hernandez 0% 100% Strikeout
b7 13-2 2 --- O NYM W. Garrett R. Hernandez 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Mets 13.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-13, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 9-1-2
t8 2-13 0 --- O PIT R. Hernandez J. Matlack 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 2-13 1 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Matlack 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 2-13 2 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Mets 13.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 13-2, Pirates' Ramon Hernandez facing 3-4-5
b8 13-2 0 --- O NYM J. Milner R. Hernandez 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 13-2 1 --- O NYM B. Boisclair R. Hernandez 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 13-2 2 --- NYM J. Torre R. Hernandez 0% 100% Walk
b8 13-2 2 1-- NYM J. Grote R. Hernandez 0% 100% Single to RF; Torre to 2B
b8 13-2 2 12- O NYM R. Staiger R. Hernandez 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Mets 13.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-13, Mets' Jon Matlack facing 3-4-5
t9 2-13 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-13 1 --- PIT W. Stargell J. Matlack 0% 100% Single to 3B
t9 2-13 1 1-- O PIT R. Zisk J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 2-13 2 1-- O PIT B. Robinson J. Matlack 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Mets 13.

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