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@BAL
4
2
OAK
@BOS
6
11
DET
@KCR
2
6
TEX
@MIL
3
4
CLE
@MIN
3
12
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@MIN
3
4
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@NYY
3
4
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@TOR
3
1
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@CHC
2
3
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@CHC
2
4
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@LAD
8
5
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@PIT
3
6
PHI
@SFG
1
4
PHI
@SFG
2
3
CIN
@STL
2
10
Sunday, September 3, 1978, 1:35PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 8,594, Time of Game: 3:00
Braves
3
59-77
 Lost 4 
6th, 21½ GB
at Pirates
6
70-64
 Won 7 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Kent Tekulve (6-6)
L: Gene Garber (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  1  0    3  8  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   3  0  3    6  4  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Glenn Hubbard 2B 4 1 3 0 1 0 .311 .716 0.182 1.58 0.212 -0.030 1.1 3 4
Bob Beall LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .258 .695 0.088 1.85 0.150 -0.062 0.7 0 0 SH
   Barry Bonnell RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .570 -0.022 3.46 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0 SH
Rowland Office CF 3 0 1 2 2 0 .250 .657 0.064 2.14 0.181 -0.117 0.6 3 0 GDP,IW
Bob Horner 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 .253 .808 -0.033 2.13 0.136 -0.169 -1.2 0 1
Dale Murphy 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 .232 .692 -0.289 1.96 0.000 -0.289 -2.0 8 0
Joe Nolan C 4 1 1 0 1 1 .241 .702 0.041 2.35 0.262 -0.221 -0.2 11 1 3B
Cito Gaston RF-LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .221 .494 -0.041 1.28 0.024 -0.065 -0.1 0 0 SF
Darrel Chaney SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .218 .600 -0.014 1.09 0.070 -0.084 -0.1 0 1 2B
Eddie Solomon P 2 1 0 0 0 1 .160 .352 0.024 1.15 0.072 -0.048 0.3 0 0 HBP
   Craig Skok P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .714 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gene Garber P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .237 -0.024 0.96 0.000 -0.024 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 5 10 .242 .683 -0.024 1.80 1.107 -1.131 -1.2 25 7
2B: D Chaney (8, off B Blyleven).
3B: J Nolan (3, off B Blyleven).
SF: C Gaston (2, off K Tekulve).
SH: B Bonnell (2, off K Tekulve); B Beall (2, off B Blyleven).
IBB: R Office (1, by K Tekulve).
HBP: E Solomon (1, by B Blyleven).
TB: J Nolan 3; G Hubbard 3; D Chaney 2; C Gaston; R Office; B Beall.
GIDP: R Office (6).
RBI: R Office 2 (36); C Gaston (8).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 13.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .660 -0.114 1.27 0.040 -0.154 -0.8 1 2 CS
Omar Moreno CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .232 .630 0.047 1.07 0.095 -0.048 0.4 4 0 SB
Dave Parker RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .317 .921 -0.120 1.02 0.000 -0.120 -0.8 2 0
Willie Stargell 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 .292 .949 0.082 1.54 0.141 -0.059 0.2 5 0 HBP
   Matt Alexander PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.100 3.21 0.100 0.000 0.2 SB
Ed Ott C 4 0 0 0 0 2 .263 .711 -0.234 1.92 0.000 -0.234 -1.3 10 0
Bill Robinson 3B-LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .236 .672 -0.080 1.72 0.009 -0.089 -0.4 2 0 IW
John Milner LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .278 .750 -0.010 1.05 0.036 -0.045 -0.2 2 0
   Dale Berra 3B 1 1 1 3 0 0 .171 .571 0.297 4.32 0.297 0.000 2.4 0 0 HR
Phil Garner 2B 3 1 1 3 0 1 .267 .751 0.537 1.36 0.568 -0.030 2.4 1 3 HR
Bert Blyleven P 3 0 1 0 0 2 .127 .294 -0.029 0.73 0.014 -0.043 -0.2 0 0
   Kent Tekulve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .211 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Team Totals 28 6 4 6 5 10 .143 .651 0.476 1.45 1.300 -0.822 2.0 27 7
HR: D Berra (4, off G Garber; 9th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF); P Garner (7, off G Garber; 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF).
IBB: B Robinson (6, by G Garber).
HBP: W Stargell (5, by G Garber).
TB: P Garner 4; D Berra 4; W Stargell; B Blyleven.
RBI: P Garner 3 (48); D Berra 3 (10).
2-out RBI: P Garner 3.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Garner-F Taveras-W Stargell.
E: O Moreno (6).
Baserunning
SB: M Alexander (1, 2nd base off G Garber/J Nolan); O Moreno (59, 2nd base off E Solomon/J Nolan).
CS: F Taveras (24, 2nd base by E Solomon/J Nolan).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Eddie Solomon 6 1 0 0 3 7 0 3.72 21 74 0.343 1.00 2.8
Craig Skok, H (1) 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 0 4.33 4 0 0 0.005 1.88 0.1
Gene Garber, BS (5), L (3-4) 1.2 2 4 4 1 3 2 2.36 9 2 2 -0.824 2.30 -4.9
Team Totals 8.1 4 6 6 5 10 2 6.48 34 74 2 2 -0.476 1.45 -2.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven 7 7 3 3 3 8 0 3.08 33 56 -0.185 1.33 0.4
Kent Tekulve, BS (8), W (6-6) 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 1.74 9 1 1 0.209 3.50 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 5 10 0 3.00 42 56 1 1 0.024 1.80 1.2
B Blyleven faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Blyleven (6; E Solomon); G Garber (4; W Stargell).
IBB: G Garber (5; B Robinson); K Tekulve (15; R Office).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Jerry Dale.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Glenn Hubbard 2B 1 Frank Taveras SS
2 Bob Beall LF 2 Omar Moreno CF
3 Rowland Office CF 3 Dave Parker RF
4 Bob Horner 3B 4 Willie Stargell 1B
5 Dale Murphy 1B 5 Ed Ott C
6 Joe Nolan C 6 Bill Robinson 3B
7 Cito Gaston RF 7 John Milner LF
8 Darrel Chaney SS 8 Phil Garner 2B
9 Eddie Solomon P 9 Bert Blyleven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-2 2 12- RRR PIT P. Garner G. Garber 57% 77% Home Run; Stargell Scores; Milner Scores
b9 3-3 1 12- RRR PIT D. Berra G. Garber 30% 100% Home Run; Alexander Scores; Robinson Scores
t8 2-3 0 --- ATL J. Nolan B. Blyleven -23% 53% Triple to RF
t9 3-3 1 123 O ATL D. Murphy K. Tekulve 18% 46% Strikeout
t9 3-3 2 123 O ATL J. Nolan K. Tekulve 17% 63% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL G. Hubbard B. Blyleven -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- ATL B. Beall B. Blyleven -6% 41% Single to RF; Hubbard to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- OO ATL R. Office B. Blyleven 10% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Hubbard to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O ATL B. Horner B. Blyleven 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras E. Solomon -2% 52% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno E. Solomon -1% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker E. Solomon -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Blyleven 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL J. Nolan B. Blyleven 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL C. Gaston B. Blyleven 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell E. Solomon -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT E. Ott E. Solomon -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT B. Robinson E. Solomon -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- ATL D. Chaney B. Blyleven -7% 43% Double to LF
t3 0-0 0 -2- O ATL E. Solomon B. Blyleven 5% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 -2- ATL G. Hubbard B. Blyleven -2% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 1 12- O ATL B. Beall B. Blyleven 3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Chaney to 3B; Hubbard to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 ATL R. Office B. Blyleven -2% 47% Walk
t3 0-0 2 123 O ATL B. Horner B. Blyleven 8% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Milner E. Solomon -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT P. Garner E. Solomon -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- PIT B. Blyleven E. Solomon 1% 53% Single to LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O PIT F. Taveras E. Solomon -3% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Blyleven 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 1 --- ATL J. Nolan B. Blyleven -3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- O ATL C. Gaston B. Blyleven 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O ATL D. Chaney B. Blyleven 3% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- PIT O. Moreno E. Solomon 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- PIT D. Parker E. Solomon 3% 63% Moreno Steals 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- O PIT D. Parker E. Solomon -5% 58% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 -2- O PIT W. Stargell E. Solomon -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Moreno to 3B
b4 0-0 2 --3 O PIT E. Ott E. Solomon -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- ATL E. Solomon B. Blyleven -5% 45% Hit By Pitch
t5 0-0 0 1-- ATL G. Hubbard B. Blyleven -7% 38% Single to RF; Solomon to 2B
t5 0-0 0 12- ATL B. Beall B. Blyleven -9% 29% Fielder's Choice C/Sacrifice Bunt; Solomon to 3B; Hubbard to 2B; Beall to 1B
t5 0-0 0 123 RR ATL R. Office B. Blyleven -14% 14% Single to CF; Solomon Scores; Hubbard Scores; Beall to 3B
t5 2-0 0 1-3 O ATL B. Horner B. Blyleven 4% 18% Popfly: 3B
t5 2-0 1 1-3 O ATL D. Murphy B. Blyleven 5% 23% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 1-3 O ATL J. Nolan B. Blyleven 4% 27% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson E. Solomon -3% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O PIT J. Milner E. Solomon -2% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O PIT P. Garner E. Solomon -1% 21% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t6 2-0 0 --- ATL C. Gaston B. Blyleven -2% 18% Single to CF
t6 2-0 0 1-- O ATL D. Chaney B. Blyleven 2% 21% Strikeout
t6 2-0 1 1-- ATL E. Solomon B. Blyleven -2% 18% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Gaston to 2B; Solomon to 1B
t6 2-0 1 12- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Blyleven 3% 21% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 2 12- O ATL B. Beall B. Blyleven 3% 24% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Eddie Solomon facing 9-1-2
Cito Gaston moves from RF to LF
Barry Bonnell replaces Bob Beall (LF) playing RF batting 2nd
b6 0-2 0 --- O PIT B. Blyleven E. Solomon -3% 21% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 --- PIT F. Taveras E. Solomon 4% 25% Walk
b6 0-2 1 1-- O PIT O. Moreno E. Solomon -6% 19% Taveras Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 0-2 2 --- PIT O. Moreno E. Solomon 2% 21% Walk
b6 0-2 2 1-- O PIT D. Parker E. Solomon -3% 17% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
t7 2-0 0 --- O ATL R. Office B. Blyleven 1% 19% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 1 --- O ATL B. Horner B. Blyleven 1% 20% Flyball: LF
t7 2-0 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Blyleven 1% 20% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Craig Skok facing 4-5-6
Craig Skok replaces Eddie Solomon pitching and batting 9th
b7 0-2 0 --- PIT W. Stargell C. Skok 7% 27% Single to LF
b7 0-2 0 1-- O PIT E. Ott C. Skok -6% 21% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 1 1-- O PIT B. Robinson C. Skok -5% 16% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 2 1-- PIT J. Milner C. Skok 4% 20% Walk; Stargell to 2B
Gene Garber replaces Craig Skok pitching and batting 9th
b7 0-2 2 12- RRR PIT P. Garner G. Garber 57% 77% Home Run; Stargell Scores; Milner Scores
b7 3-2 2 --- O PIT B. Blyleven G. Garber -1% 76% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
Dale Berra replaces John Milner (LF) playing 3B batting 7th
Bill Robinson moves from 3B to LF
t8 2-3 0 --- ATL J. Nolan B. Blyleven -23% 53% Triple to RF
Kent Tekulve replaces Bert Blyleven pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --3 RO ATL C. Gaston K. Tekulve 2% 55% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Nolan Scores
t8 3-3 1 --- O ATL D. Chaney K. Tekulve 3% 58% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t8 3-3 2 --- O ATL G. Garber K. Tekulve 2% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Gene Garber facing 1-2-3
b8 3-3 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras G. Garber -4% 56% Popfly: 2B
b8 3-3 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno G. Garber -3% 52% Foul Flyball: C
b8 3-3 2 --- O PIT D. Parker G. Garber -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Kent Tekulve facing 1-2-3
t9 3-3 0 --- ATL G. Hubbard K. Tekulve -8% 42% Single to LF
t9 3-3 0 1-- O ATL B. Bonnell K. Tekulve 2% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hubbard to 2B
t9 3-3 1 -2- ATL R. Office K. Tekulve -2% 42% Intentional Walk
t9 3-3 1 12- ATL B. Horner K. Tekulve -14% 28% Walk; Hubbard to 3B; Office to 2B
t9 3-3 1 123 O ATL D. Murphy K. Tekulve 18% 46% Strikeout
t9 3-3 2 123 O ATL J. Nolan K. Tekulve 17% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Gene Garber facing 4-5-6
b9 3-3 0 --- PIT W. Stargell G. Garber 7% 71% Hit By Pitch
Matt Alexander pinch runs for Willie Stargell (1B) batting 4th
b9 3-3 0 1-- PIT E. Ott G. Garber 10% 81% Alexander Steals 2B
b9 3-3 0 -2- O PIT E. Ott G. Garber -11% 69% Strikeout
b9 3-3 1 -2- PIT B. Robinson G. Garber 1% 70% Intentional Walk
b9 3-3 1 12- RRR PIT D. Berra G. Garber 30% 100% Home Run; Alexander Scores; Robinson Scores
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 6.

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