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1
Tuesday, July 31, 1979,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 1,763, Time of Game: 2:07
Twins
1
55-48
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Athletics
2
30-77
 Won 1 
7th, 31 GB
W: Steve McCatty (7-5)
L: Geoff Zahn (9-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  0
Athletics       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    2  8  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hosken Powell RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .324 .407 .436 .843 0.031 1.22 0.095 -0.064 0.4 2 0
Rob Wilfong 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .356 .457 .813 0.083 1.43 0.147 -0.064 0.5 4 2 SH
Ken Landreaux CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .293 .337 .407 .744 0.056 1.49 0.113 -0.057 0.2 2 0
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .327 .407 .525 .933 -0.105 1.63 0.000 -0.105 -0.8 0 3 SH
Glenn Adams LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .359 .453 .812 -0.085 1.51 0.010 -0.095 -0.4 1 0 HBP
   Bob Randall LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .338 .320 .658 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Danny Goodwin DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .323 .417 .677 1.094 -0.266 1.84 0.026 -0.292 -1.7 GDP
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .272 .374 .356 .730 -0.066 1.25 0.036 -0.102 -0.4 8 0
Ron Jackson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .271 .329 .438 .766 -0.093 1.23 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 7 2
John Castino 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .271 .331 .376 .706 -0.078 0.98 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 1 8
Geoff Zahn P 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 5 1 2 2 34 .172 .250 .172 .422 -0.523 1.41 0.427 -0.950 -3.4 25 16
SH: R Wilfong (15, off S McCatty); R Smalley (14, off S McCatty).
HBP: G Adams (3, by S McCatty).
TB: H Powell 2; K Landreaux 2; R Wilfong.
GIDP: D Goodwin (2).
RBI: K Landreaux (51).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Castino-R Wilfong; J Castino-R Wilfong-R Jackson.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .280 .327 .315 .642 0.058 1.52 0.171 -0.114 0.5 2 0 SB,CS
Mitchell Page DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .251 .328 .363 .692 -0.025 1.47 0.088 -0.113 0.2
Mike Heath LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .287 .343 .372 .715 -0.077 1.86 0.082 -0.159 -0.3 3 0 GDP
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .231 .261 .431 .693 0.175 1.71 0.252 -0.076 -0.0 9 1 3B
   Larry Murray PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .283 .268 .551 0.177 5.26 0.177 0.000 0.3
Jim Essian C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .273 .317 .459 .776 0.027 2.17 0.109 -0.083 0.0 3 1 2B,IW
Mike Edwards 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .247 .282 .301 .583 -0.131 1.34 0.000 -0.131 -1.0 4 5
Tony Armas RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .295 .396 .691 -0.170 1.32 0.000 -0.170 -1.1 3 0
Wayne Gross 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .219 .332 .369 .702 -0.079 1.05 0.000 -0.079 -0.5 1 0
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .234 .238 .298 .537 0.024 0.76 0.047 -0.023 0.1 1 3
Steve McCatty P 1 2
Team Totals 30 2 8 1 2 6 32 .267 .313 .367 .679 -0.021 1.62 0.926 -0.948 -1.9 27 12
2B: J Essian (13, off G Zahn).
3B: J Newman (2, off G Zahn).
IBB: J Essian (1, by G Zahn).
TB: J Newman 3; R Henderson 3; M Page 2; J Essian 2; R Picciolo.
GIDP: M Heath (9).
RBI: J Newman (56).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. S McCatty-R Picciolo-J Newman.
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson (11, 2nd base off G Zahn/B Wynegar).
CS: R Henderson (4, 2nd base by G Zahn POCS).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, L (9-3) 8.1 8 2 2 2 6 0 3.24 32 63 0.021 1.62 1.9
Team Totals 8.1 8 2 2 2 6 0 2.16 32 63 0.021 1.62 1.9

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve McCatty, W (7-5) 9 5 1 1 2 2 0 3.78 34 73 0.521 1.41 3.4
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 2 0 1.00 34 73 0.521 1.41 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: G Zahn (1).
HBP: S McCatty (6; G Adams).
IBB: G Zahn (1; J Essian).
Pickoffs: G Zahn (2; R Henderson, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: 1,763.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Hosken Powell RF 1 Rickey Henderson CF
2 Rob Wilfong 2B 2 Mitchell Page DH
3 Ken Landreaux CF 3 Mike Heath LF
4 Roy Smalley SS 4 Jeff Newman 1B
5 Glenn Adams LF 5 Jim Essian C
6 Danny Goodwin DH 6 Mike Edwards 2B
7 Butch Wynegar C 7 Tony Armas RF
8 Ron Jackson 1B 8 Wayne Gross 3B
9 John Castino 3B 9 Rob Picciolo SS
Geoff Zahn P Steve McCatty P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-1 1 --- OAK J. Newman G. Zahn 25% 83% Triple
t6 1-1 1 123 OO MIN D. Goodwin S. McCatty 22% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b9 1-1 1 1-3 R OAK M. Edwards G. Zahn 18% 100% Wild Pitch; Murray Scores
t6 0-1 0 1-- MIN R. Wilfong S. McCatty -15% 46% Single; Powell to 3B
b7 1-1 1 -2- OO OAK T. Armas G. Zahn -12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MIN H. Powell S. McCatty -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O MIN R. Wilfong S. McCatty 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Powell to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O MIN K. Landreaux S. McCatty 3% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Powell to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O MIN R. Smalley S. McCatty 4% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson G. Zahn 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O OAK M. Page G. Zahn -6% 53% Henderson Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-P-2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- OAK M. Page G. Zahn 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO OAK M. Heath G. Zahn -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Adams S. McCatty 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- MIN D. Goodwin S. McCatty -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar S. McCatty 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O MIN R. Jackson S. McCatty 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK J. Newman G. Zahn -2% 53% Lineout: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O OAK J. Essian G. Zahn -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards G. Zahn -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Castino S. McCatty 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN H. Powell S. McCatty 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Wilfong S. McCatty 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O OAK T. Armas G. Zahn -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 1 --- O OAK W. Gross G. Zahn -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo G. Zahn -1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Landreaux S. McCatty 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley S. McCatty 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O MIN G. Adams S. McCatty 1% 56% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson G. Zahn 4% 60% Single
b4 0-0 0 1-- OAK M. Page G. Zahn 6% 67% Single; Henderson to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- OAK M. Heath G. Zahn 8% 75% Walk; Henderson to 3B; Page to 2B
b4 0-0 0 123 RO OAK J. Newman G. Zahn 0% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Henderson Scores; Page to 3B
b4 1-0 1 1-3 O OAK J. Essian G. Zahn -6% 69% Flyball: C
b4 1-0 2 1-3 O OAK M. Edwards G. Zahn -5% 64% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O MIN D. Goodwin S. McCatty 3% 67% Flyball: 2B
t5 0-1 1 --- MIN B. Wynegar S. McCatty -4% 64% Walk
t5 0-1 1 1-- O MIN R. Jackson S. McCatty 4% 68% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 1-- O MIN J. Castino S. McCatty 3% 71% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O OAK T. Armas G. Zahn -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- O OAK W. Gross G. Zahn -2% 67% Strikeout
b5 1-0 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo G. Zahn -1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- MIN H. Powell S. McCatty -6% 60% Single
t6 0-1 0 1-- MIN R. Wilfong S. McCatty -15% 46% Single; Powell to 3B
t6 0-1 0 1-3 R MIN K. Landreaux S. McCatty -9% 37% Single; Powell Scores; Wilfong to 2B
t6 1-1 0 12- O MIN R. Smalley S. McCatty 0% 37% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wilfong to 3B; Landreaux to 2B
t6 1-1 1 -23 MIN G. Adams S. McCatty -1% 36% Hit By Pitch
t6 1-1 1 123 OO MIN D. Goodwin S. McCatty 22% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
b6 1-1 0 --- OAK R. Henderson G. Zahn 5% 63% Single
b6 1-1 0 1-- OAK M. Page G. Zahn 4% 67% Henderson Steals 2B
b6 1-1 0 -2- O OAK M. Page G. Zahn -6% 61% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 -2- O OAK M. Heath G. Zahn -5% 55% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 2 -2- O OAK J. Newman G. Zahn -5% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 7-8-9
t7 1-1 0 --- O MIN B. Wynegar S. McCatty 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t7 1-1 1 --- O MIN R. Jackson S. McCatty 3% 57% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-1 2 --- O MIN J. Castino S. McCatty 2% 59% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- OAK J. Essian G. Zahn 11% 70% Double
b7 1-1 0 -2- O OAK M. Edwards G. Zahn -7% 62% Fielder's Choice 1B; Essian out at 3B/1B-3B-SS-C; Edwards to 2B
b7 1-1 1 -2- OO OAK T. Armas G. Zahn -12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 1-2-3
t8 1-1 0 --- O MIN H. Powell S. McCatty 5% 55% Lineout: CF
t8 1-1 1 --- O MIN R. Wilfong S. McCatty 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- MIN K. Landreaux S. McCatty -3% 56% Single
t8 1-1 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley S. McCatty 5% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
b8 1-1 0 --- O OAK W. Gross G. Zahn -5% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- OAK R. Picciolo G. Zahn 5% 61% Single
b8 1-1 1 1-- O OAK R. Henderson G. Zahn -6% 55% Flyball: CF
b8 1-1 2 1-- O OAK M. Page G. Zahn -5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 5-6-7
t9 1-1 0 --- O MIN G. Adams S. McCatty 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-1 1 --- O MIN D. Goodwin S. McCatty 4% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-1 2 --- O MIN B. Wynegar S. McCatty 3% 64% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
Bob Randall replaces Glenn Adams playing LF batting 5th
b9 1-1 0 --- O OAK M. Heath G. Zahn -6% 58% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-1 1 --- OAK J. Newman G. Zahn 25% 83% Triple
Larry Murray pinch runs for Jeff Newman (1B) batting 4th
b9 1-1 1 --3 OAK J. Essian G. Zahn -0% 82% Intentional Walk
b9 1-1 1 1-3 R OAK M. Edwards G. Zahn 18% 100% Wild Pitch; Murray Scores
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.

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