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@MIL
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2
Friday, April 7, 1978, 12:35PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 39,028, Time of Game: 1:52
Cubs
0
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
at Pirates
1
1-0
Won 1 
1st
L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    1  3  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 3 0 0 0 4 .750 .750 1.000 1.750 0.043 1.41 0.149 -0.106 0.7 1 2 2B,CS
Gene Clines CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.317 2.02 0.000 -0.317 -2.0 3 0 GDP
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.015 1.45 0.081 -0.096 -0.5 9 2
Bobby Murcer RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.163 1.68 0.000 -0.163 -0.8 2 0
Dave Kingman LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.105 1.52 0.072 -0.177 -0.5 2 0 CS
Steve Ontiveros 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.081 1.04 0.000 -0.081 -0.5 1 3
Manny Trillo 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.063 1.04 0.088 -0.025 0.2 1 0
Dave Rader C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .667 1.000 -0.109 1.96 0.095 -0.204 -0.4 3 1 2B,GDP
Rick Reuschel P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.081 1.27 0.000 -0.081 -0.6 2 1
   Hector Cruz PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0.056 1.01 0.056 0.000 0.2 2B
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 7 0 1 4 32 .226 .250 .323 .573 -0.709 1.50 0.541 -1.250 -4.2 24 9
2B: I de Jesus (1, off J Candelaria); D Rader (1, off J Candelaria); H Cruz (1, off J Candelaria).
TB: I de Jesus 4; H Cruz 2; D Rader 2; D Kingman; M Trillo.
GIDP: G Clines (1); D Rader (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
CS: I de Jesus (1, 2nd base by J Candelaria POCS); D Kingman (1, 2nd base by J Candelaria/E Ott).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.070 1.28 0.129 -0.060 0.2 4 3
Omar Moreno CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.070 1.04 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 2 0 SH
Dave Parker RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .500 .667 1.167 0.056 0.83 0.073 -0.017 0.4 4 0 2B,IW
Bill Robinson LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.058 1.59 0.007 -0.065 -0.4 1 0
Willie Stargell 1B 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.033 1.93 0.049 -0.016 -0.1 5 1 IW
Rennie Stennett 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.108 1.39 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 5 2
Ed Ott C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.072 0.96 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 6 1
Fernando Gonzalez 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.006 0.70 0.027 -0.034 -0.1 0 0
   Mario Mendoza 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Candelaria P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.055 0.75 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 0 1
Team Totals 26 1 3 1 3 3 30 .115 .207 .154 .361 -0.210 1.16 0.285 -0.497 -2.7 27 8
2B: D Parker (1, off R Reuschel).
SH: O Moreno (1, off R Reuschel).
IBB: W Stargell (1, by R Reuschel); D Parker (1, by R Reuschel).
TB: D Parker 2; F Gonzalez; F Taveras.
RBI: W Stargell (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Stennett-F Taveras-W Stargell 2.
E: W Stargell (1).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Reuschel, L (0-1) 7 3 1 1 3 2 0 1.29 27 66 0.182 1.24 2.3
Willie Hernandez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.028 0.38 0.5
Team Totals 8 3 1 1 3 3 0 1.12 30 66 0 0 0.210 1.16 2.7

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Candelaria, W (1-0) 9 7 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 32 76 0.710 1.50 4.2
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 32 76 0.710 1.50 4.2
Balks: None.
WP: R Reuschel (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Reuschel 2 (2; W Stargell, D Parker).
Pickoffs: J Candelaria (1; I de Jesus, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 1:52.
Attendance: 39,028.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Frank Taveras SS
2 Gene Clines CF 2 Omar Moreno CF
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Dave Parker RF
4 Bobby Murcer RF 4 Bill Robinson LF
5 Dave Kingman LF 5 Willie Stargell 1B
6 Steve Ontiveros 3B 6 Rennie Stennett 2B
7 Manny Trillo 2B 7 Ed Ott C
8 Dave Rader C 8 Fernando Gonzalez 3B
9 Rick Reuschel P 9 John Candelaria P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-1 0 1-- OO CHC D. Rader J. Candelaria 18% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 1-3 OO CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 18% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Rader J. Candelaria -10% 40% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t9 0-1 1 1-- O CHC B. Murcer J. Candelaria 9% 92% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 0-1 0 --- CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria -9% 67% Single to RF (Ground 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, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria -6% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 4% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria 3% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CHC B. Murcer J. Candelaria 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras R. Reuschel -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno R. Reuschel -1% 51% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker R. Reuschel -1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson R. Reuschel -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell R. Reuschel -2% 51% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett R. Reuschel -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Rader J. Candelaria 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Reuschel J. Candelaria 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria -1% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 3% 55% de Jesus Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT E. Ott R. Reuschel -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- PIT F. Gonzalez R. Reuschel 3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Reuschel -3% 53% Lineout: LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O PIT F. Taveras R. Reuschel -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Murcer J. Candelaria 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno R. Reuschel -3% 53% Groundout: P unassisted
b4 0-0 1 --- PIT D. Parker R. Reuschel 5% 58% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 1 -2- O PIT B. Robinson R. Reuschel -4% 54% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-0 2 -2- PIT W. Stargell R. Reuschel 1% 55% Intentional Walk
b4 0-0 2 12- O PIT R. Stennett R. Reuschel -5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria -5% 45% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 8% 53% Kingman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 0-0 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 2 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria 1% 56% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- O PIT E. Ott R. Reuschel -3% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 0-0 1 --- O PIT F. Gonzalez R. Reuschel -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Reuschel -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 8-9-1
t6 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Rader J. Candelaria -10% 40% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t6 0-0 0 -2- O CHC R. Reuschel J. Candelaria 6% 47% Bunt Popfly: C
t6 0-0 1 -2- CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria -7% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive); Rader to 3B
t6 0-0 1 1-3 OO CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 18% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- PIT F. Taveras R. Reuschel 5% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 0-0 0 1-- O PIT O. Moreno R. Reuschel -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Taveras to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- PIT D. Parker R. Reuschel 2% 63% Intentional Walk
b6 0-0 1 12- PIT B. Robinson R. Reuschel 8% 70% Wild Pitch; Taveras to 3B; Parker to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -23 PIT B. Robinson R. Reuschel 1% 71% Walk
b6 0-0 1 123 RO PIT W. Stargell R. Reuschel 4% 75% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Taveras Scores; Parker to 3B
b6 1-0 2 1-3 O PIT R. Stennett R. Reuschel -5% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 3-4-5
t7 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria 4% 75% Flyball: CF
t7 0-1 1 --- O CHC B. Murcer J. Candelaria 3% 78% Popfly: 2B
t7 0-1 2 --- CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria -2% 75% Single to RF
t7 0-1 2 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 4% 80% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 7-8-9
b7 1-0 0 --- O PIT E. Ott R. Reuschel -2% 78% Foul Flyball: C
b7 1-0 1 --- O PIT F. Gonzalez R. Reuschel -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Reuschel -1% 76% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 7-8-9
t8 0-1 0 --- CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria -9% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 0-1 0 1-- OO CHC D. Rader J. Candelaria 18% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
Hector Cruz pinch hits for Rick Reuschel (P) batting 9th
t8 0-1 2 --- CHC H. Cruz J. Candelaria -6% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t8 0-1 2 -2- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 8% 87% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 1-2-3
Willie Hernandez replaces Hector Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras W. Hernandez -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno W. Hernandez -1% 85% Popfly: CF
b8 1-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker W. Hernandez -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 2-3-4
Mario Mendoza replaces Fernando Gonzalez playing 3B batting 8th
t9 0-1 0 --- O CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 7% 92% Lineout: LF
t9 0-1 1 --- CHC B. Buckner J. Candelaria -8% 83% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Buckner to 1B
t9 0-1 1 1-- O CHC B. Murcer J. Candelaria 9% 92% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 0-1 2 1-- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 8% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.

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