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Standings
DET
@BAL
5
4
MIL
@BOS
5
2
CAL
@CHW
7
4
CAL
@CHW
1
2
 
(10)
NYY
@CLE
2
7
KCR
@MIN
4
5
SEA
@TEX
5
3
OAK
@TOR
6
5
CIN
@LAD
4
16
PIT
@MON
1
5
CHC
@NYM
2
3
STL
@PHI
1
6
ATL
@SDP
1
5
HOU
@SFG
1
6
Sunday, May 31, 1981, 2:07PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 17,524, Time of Game: 1:50
Cubs
2
10-33
 Lost 1 
6th, 15½ GB
at Mets
3
15-27
 Won 1 
5th, 10 GB
W: Randy Jones (1-5)
L: Rick Reuschel (2-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  8  2
Mets            0  1  0   1  0  1   0  0  X    3  5  1

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 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .160 .257 .183 .440 -0.153 1.82 0.000 -0.153 -0.9 1 5 SH
Steve Dillard 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .244 .326 .366 .692 0.003 1.39 0.069 -0.066 -0.2 2 4
Bill Buckner 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .307 .339 .477 .816 -0.165 1.86 0.042 -0.207 -0.9 13 0
Jerry Morales CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .295 .362 .333 .695 -0.041 2.20 0.101 -0.142 -0.2 0 0
Hector Cruz LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .233 .343 .483 .826 0.263 1.78 0.281 -0.018 2.1 1 0 HR
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .218 .259 .298 .558 -0.213 2.35 0.000 -0.213 -1.3 0 5
Carlos Lezcano RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.112 2.51 0.077 -0.189 -0.3 2 0
Jody Davis C 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .333 .391 .381 .772 0.128 1.24 0.152 -0.024 1.2 5 1
Rick Reuschel P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .158 .111 .269 -0.159 2.10 0.000 -0.159 -1.6 0 0 SH,GDP
   Mike Tyson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .280 .289 .569 0.098 2.39 0.098 0.000 0.6
   Lynn McGlothen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182 .273 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Joe Strain PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .189 .241 .203 .443 -0.066 2.74 0.000 -0.066 -0.2
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 4 3 39 .242 .324 .333 .658 -0.417 1.92 0.820 -1.237 -1.8 24 16
HR: H Cruz (4, off P Falcone, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: R Reuschel (4, off R Jones); I de Jesus (7, off R Jones).
TB: H Cruz 5; J Davis 3; S Dillard; J Morales; B Buckner.
GIDP: R Reuschel (1).
RBI: C Lezcano (1); H Cruz (8).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: B Buckner (6); I de Jesus (9).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mookie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .318 .343 .661 -0.057 0.60 0.000 -0.057 -0.6 0 0
Bob Bailor SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .229 .315 .271 .586 -0.051 0.54 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 2 3
Lee Mazzilli LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .214 .321 .343 .664 0.017 0.65 0.065 -0.048 0.1 1 0 CS
Dave Kingman 1B 3 1 2 2 0 1 3 .229 .363 .500 .863 0.254 1.07 0.279 -0.024 2.0 11 0 HR,2B
Mike Jorgensen RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .246 .297 .456 .753 0.004 0.68 0.048 -0.044 -0.1 4 0 2B
John Stearns C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .284 .333 .347 .681 0.020 0.99 0.059 -0.039 -0.0 3 1
Hubie Brooks 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .324 .350 .385 .735 -0.020 1.24 0.016 -0.036 -0.3 0 5
Doug Flynn 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267 .305 .390 .696 -0.037 0.49 0.004 -0.042 -0.3 6 5
Randy Jones P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.037 0.78 0.000 -0.037 -0.3 0 3
   Pete Falcone P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.32 0.000 -0.009 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 5 3 1 5 30 .172 .200 .345 .545 0.084 0.74 0.471 -0.387 -0.4 27 17
2B: M Jorgensen (3, off R Reuschel); D Kingman (5, off R Reuschel).
HR: D Kingman (11, off R Reuschel, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: D Kingman 6; M Jorgensen 2; J Stearns; L Mazzilli.
RBI: D Kingman 2 (28); H Brooks (11).
2-out RBI: D Kingman.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Bailor-D Flynn-D Kingman.
E: B Bailor (3).
Baserunning
CS: L Mazzilli (4, 2nd base by R Reuschel/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Reuschel, L (2-7) 6 5 3 2 1 4 1 3.73 23 55 -0.125 0.89 -0.5
Lynn McGlothen 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.28 7 0 0 0.043 0.25 0.8
Team Totals 8 5 3 2 1 5 1 2.25 30 55 0 0 -0.082 0.74 0.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Randy Jones, W (1-5) 6.1 6 1 1 4 0 0 4.36 29 53 0.046 1.75 0.5
Pete Falcone, S (1) 2.2 2 1 1 0 3 1 2.65 10 3 0 0.371 2.41 1.3
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 4 3 1 2.00 39 53 3 0 0.417 1.92 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - John McSherry.
Time of Game: 1:50.
Attendance: 17,524.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 3mph in unknown direction, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         New York Mets
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Mookie Wilson CF
2 Steve Dillard 2B 2 Bob Bailor SS
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Lee Mazzilli LF
4 Jerry Morales CF 4 Dave Kingman 1B
5 Hector Cruz LF 5 Mike Jorgensen RF
6 Ken Reitz 3B 6 John Stearns C
7 Carlos Lezcano RF 7 Hubie Brooks 3B
8 Jody Davis C 8 Doug Flynn 2B
9 Rick Reuschel P 9 Randy Jones P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 0 1-- R NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel 16% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive); Mazzilli Scores
t2 1-0 1 123 OO CHC R. Reuschel R. Jones 13% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 123 O CHC K. Reitz R. Jones 13% 63% Popfly: 2B
t6 1-2 2 123 O CHC C. Lezcano R. Jones 12% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-1 2 --- R NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel 12% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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, Mets' Randy Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus R. Jones 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC S. Dillard R. Jones 1% 54% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner R. Jones 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -2% 52% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYM B. Bailor R. Reuschel -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Randy Jones facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC J. Morales R. Jones -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHC H. Cruz R. Jones -6% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Morales to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O CHC K. Reitz R. Jones 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Morales to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 R CHC C. Lezcano R. Jones -8% 35% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Morales Scores; Reitz to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- CHC J. Davis R. Jones -6% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive); Reitz to 3B; Lezcano to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 OO CHC R. Reuschel R. Jones 13% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel -2% 40% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- NYM M. Jorgensen R. Reuschel 5% 45% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-1 1 -2- NYM J. Stearns R. Reuschel 6% 51% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Jorgensen to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b2 0-1 1 1-3 RO NYM H. Brooks R. Reuschel 2% 52% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Jorgensen Scores/unER
b2 1-1 2 1-- O NYM D. Flynn R. Reuschel -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Randy Jones facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus R. Jones 2% 52% Lineout: LF
t3 1-1 1 --- O CHC S. Dillard R. Jones 2% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner R. Jones 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O NYM R. Jones R. Reuschel -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- O NYM B. Bailor R. Reuschel -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Randy Jones facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- O CHC J. Morales R. Jones 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 --- O CHC H. Cruz R. Jones 2% 54% Lineout: RF
t4 1-1 2 --- O CHC K. Reitz R. Jones 1% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel 4% 60% Walk
b4 1-1 0 1-- R NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel 16% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive); Mazzilli Scores
b4 2-1 0 -2- O NYM M. Jorgensen R. Reuschel -4% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 1 -2- O NYM J. Stearns R. Reuschel -3% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 2 -2- O NYM H. Brooks R. Reuschel -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Randy Jones facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O CHC C. Lezcano R. Jones 3% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- CHC J. Davis R. Jones -4% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 1-2 1 1-- O CHC R. Reuschel R. Jones 2% 68% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Davis to 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- O CHC I. de Jesus R. Jones 5% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O NYM D. Flynn R. Reuschel -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O NYM R. Jones R. Reuschel -1% 69% Strikeout
b5 2-1 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson R. Reuschel -1% 68% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Randy Jones facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O CHC S. Dillard R. Jones 4% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- CHC B. Buckner R. Jones -4% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 1-2 1 1-- CHC J. Morales R. Jones -6% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Buckner to 2B
t6 1-2 1 12- CHC H. Cruz R. Jones -10% 51% Walk; Buckner to 3B; Morales to 2B
t6 1-2 1 123 O CHC K. Reitz R. Jones 13% 63% Popfly: 2B
t6 1-2 2 123 O CHC C. Lezcano R. Jones 12% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- O NYM B. Bailor R. Reuschel -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- NYM L. Mazzilli R. Reuschel 2% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 2-1 1 1-- O NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel -3% 73% Mazzilli Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 2-1 2 --- R NYM D. Kingman R. Reuschel 12% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 3-1 2 --- O NYM M. Jorgensen R. Reuschel -1% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Randy Jones facing 8-9-1
t7 1-3 0 --- CHC J. Davis R. Jones -6% 78% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
Mike Tyson pinch hits for Rick Reuschel (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 1-- CHC M. Tyson R. Jones -10% 68% Walk; Davis to 2B
t7 1-3 0 12- O CHC I. de Jesus R. Jones 2% 70% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Davis to 3B; Tyson to 2B
t7 1-3 1 -23 CHC S. Dillard R. Jones -3% 67% Walk
Pete Falcone replaces Randy Jones pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-3 1 123 O CHC B. Buckner P. Falcone 12% 79% Popfly: SS
t7 1-3 2 123 O CHC J. Morales P. Falcone 12% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 6-7-8
Lynn McGlothen replaces Mike Tyson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- O NYM J. Stearns L. McGlothen -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- O NYM H. Brooks L. McGlothen -1% 89% Lineout: RF
b7 3-1 2 --- NYM D. Flynn L. McGlothen 0% 89% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS); Flynn to 1B
b7 3-1 2 1-- O NYM P. Falcone L. McGlothen -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Pete Falcone facing 5-6-7
t8 1-3 0 --- R CHC H. Cruz P. Falcone -11% 77% Home Run (Line Drive)
t8 2-3 0 --- O CHC K. Reitz P. Falcone 5% 82% Strikeout
t8 2-3 1 --- O CHC C. Lezcano P. Falcone 4% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-3 2 --- O CHC J. Davis P. Falcone 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Lynn McGlothen facing 1-2-3
b8 3-2 0 --- O NYM M. Wilson L. McGlothen -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-2 1 --- O NYM B. Bailor L. McGlothen -1% 86% Strikeout
b8 3-2 2 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli L. McGlothen -1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Mets' Pete Falcone facing 9-1-2
Joe Strain pinch hits for Lynn McGlothen (P) batting 9th
t9 2-3 0 --- O CHC J. Strain P. Falcone 7% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-3 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus P. Falcone 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-3 2 --- CHC S. Dillard P. Falcone -4% 93% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t9 2-3 2 1-- O CHC B. Buckner P. Falcone 7% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 3.

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