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@BAL
1
4
CHW
@MIN
4
3
DET
@NYY
2
4
KCR
@OAK
3
0
CLE
@TOR
6
2
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@ATL
1
8
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@CHC
10
8
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@HOU
2
3
NYM
@PIT
0
8
Tuesday, September 5, 1978, 7:45PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 18,476, Time of Game: 2:08
Mets
0
55-84
 Lost 3 
6th, 19½ GB
at Pirates
8
73-64
 Won 10 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Jerry Reuss (2-2)
L: Jerry Koosman (3-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1
Pirates         1  0  5   0  0  0   2  0  X    8 11  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Mazzilli CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .351 .426 .777 0.024 0.64 0.052 -0.028 -0.1 1 0 SB
Tim Foli SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .255 .281 .314 .594 -0.045 0.96 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 0 0
   Joel Youngblood 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246 .287 .440 .727 -0.007 0.14 0.000 -0.007 -0.4 0 3
Steve Henderson LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .275 .340 .411 .751 -0.011 0.42 0.019 -0.030 0.0 1 0
Willie Montanez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .315 .395 .710 -0.072 0.57 0.000 -0.072 -1.7 10 0 GDP
John Stearns C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .370 .425 .795 -0.031 0.31 0.000 -0.031 -0.6 8 0
Dan Norman RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.026 0.35 0.000 -0.026 -0.5 2 0
Elliott Maddox 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .264 .378 .342 .720 0.011 0.21 0.015 -0.004 0.1 1 0
   Dale Murray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Doug Flynn 2B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .234 .272 .276 .548 -0.029 0.36 0.000 -0.029 -0.5 1 6
Jerry Koosman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .092 .092 .138 .231 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 1
   Gil Flores PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.011 0.24 0.011 0.000 0.4
   Paul Siebert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lenny Randle 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .338 .327 .665 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 1 4 32 .129 .156 .129 .285 -0.202 0.45 0.097 -0.299 -4.2 24 11
TB: S Henderson 2; E Maddox; L Mazzilli.
GIDP: W Montanez (10).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: J Koosman (5).
Baserunning
SB: L Mazzilli (14, 2nd base off J Reuss/D Dyer).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .275 .309 .353 .661 0.009 0.35 0.032 -0.024 -0.2 2 6
Omar Moreno CF 3 2 0 0 1 0 5 .236 .339 .304 .642 0.172 0.53 0.175 -0.003 1.4 3 0 SB,SH
Dave Parker RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .313 .369 .541 .909 0.036 0.39 0.037 -0.002 0.2 4 0
Bill Robinson LF 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .242 .292 .396 .688 -0.037 0.74 0.001 -0.039 -0.5 1 0 SF
   Steve Brye LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .309 .327 .636 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Phil Garner 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .271 .351 .404 .755 0.085 0.61 0.100 -0.015 1.4 3 1 2B
Manny Sanguillen 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .259 .291 .335 .626 0.015 0.53 0.051 -0.036 0.7 7 0 IW
Dale Berra 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .182 .247 .341 .588 -0.009 0.28 0.011 -0.021 1.7 0 2 2B
Duffy Dyer C 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .214 .303 .279 .582 0.043 0.30 0.058 -0.015 0.7 5 0 2B
Jerry Reuss P 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .143 .143 .190 .333 -0.015 0.14 0.000 -0.015 -1.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 8 11 7 3 8 39 .324 .368 .412 .780 0.299 0.43 0.465 -0.170 4.3 27 9
2B: D Dyer (8, off J Koosman); P Garner (23, off P Siebert); D Berra (2, off D Murray).
SF: B Robinson (10, off J Koosman).
SH: O Moreno (13, off J Koosman).
IBB: M Sanguillen (2, by P Siebert).
TB: P Garner 3; D Berra 3; M Sanguillen 2; D Dyer 2; F Taveras 2; B Robinson; D Parker.
RBI: D Berra 2 (12); D Dyer 2 (12); M Sanguillen (15); P Garner (49); B Robinson (64).
2-out RBI: D Dyer 2; P Garner; M Sanguillen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Garner-F Taveras-M Sanguillen.
E: F Taveras (33).
Baserunning
SB: O Moreno (62, 2nd base off J Koosman/J Stearns).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (3-15) 5 7 6 2 2 4 0 3.59 25 39 -0.296 0.66 -3.7
Paul Siebert 1.1 3 2 2 1 2 0 5.76 8 0 0 0.000 0.02 -0.6
Dale Murray 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.91 6 3 2 -0.002 0.01 0.0
Team Totals 8 11 8 4 3 8 0 4.50 39 39 3 2 -0.298 0.43 -4.3

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Reuss, W (2-2) 9 4 0 0 1 4 0 4.97 32 82 0.202 0.45 4.2
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 32 82 0.202 0.45 4.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Siebert (5; M Sanguillen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 18,476.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Lee Mazzilli CF 1 Frank Taveras SS
2 Tim Foli SS 2 Omar Moreno CF
3 Steve Henderson LF 3 Dave Parker RF
4 Willie Montanez 1B 4 Bill Robinson LF
5 John Stearns C 5 Phil Garner 2B
6 Dan Norman RF 6 Manny Sanguillen 1B
7 Elliott Maddox 3B 7 Dale Berra 3B
8 Doug Flynn 2B 8 Duffy Dyer C
9 Jerry Koosman P 9 Jerry Reuss P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 0 1-- R PIT O. Moreno J. Koosman 13% 84% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Taveras Scores/No RBI; Moreno to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R PIT P. Garner J. Koosman 10% 65% Single to RF; Moreno Scores; Parker to 2B
b3 4-0 2 1-3 RR PIT D. Dyer J. Koosman 6% 96% Double to LF; Sanguillen Scores/unER; Berra Scores/unER
b3 3-0 2 --3 R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Koosman 5% 90% Single to CF; Parker Scores/unER
b1 0-0 1 12- O PIT B. Robinson J. Koosman -4% 55% Flyball: RF; Moreno to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM L. Mazzilli J. Reuss -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM T. Foli J. Reuss 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYM S. Henderson J. Reuss -2% 48% Mazzilli Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O NYM S. Henderson J. Reuss 3% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Mazzilli to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O NYM W. Montanez J. Reuss 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Koosman -2% 52% Groundout: P-2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT O. Moreno J. Koosman 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- PIT D. Parker J. Koosman 2% 57% Moreno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- PIT D. Parker J. Koosman 2% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- O PIT B. Robinson J. Koosman -4% 55% Flyball: RF; Moreno to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R PIT P. Garner J. Koosman 10% 65% Single to RF; Moreno Scores; Parker to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Koosman -4% 61% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O NYM J. Stearns J. Reuss 2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O NYM D. Norman J. Reuss 2% 65% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- NYM E. Maddox J. Reuss -1% 64% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- O NYM D. Flynn J. Reuss 2% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O PIT D. Berra J. Koosman -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 1 --- O PIT D. Dyer J. Koosman -1% 63% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- O PIT J. Reuss J. Koosman -1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O NYM J. Koosman J. Reuss 3% 65% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli J. Reuss 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 2 --- O NYM T. Foli J. Reuss 1% 67% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
Joel Youngblood replaces Tim Foli (SS) playing 2B batting 2nd
Doug Flynn moves from 2B to SS
b3 1-0 0 --- PIT F. Taveras J. Koosman 3% 71% Single to 2B
b3 1-0 0 1-- R PIT O. Moreno J. Koosman 13% 84% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Taveras Scores/No RBI; Moreno to 3B
b3 2-0 0 --3 PIT D. Parker J. Koosman 2% 86% Single to 2B; Moreno stays at 3B
b3 2-0 0 1-3 RO PIT B. Robinson J. Koosman 0% 86% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Moreno Scores/unER; Parker to 2B
b3 3-0 1 -2- O PIT P. Garner J. Koosman -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B; Parker to 3B
b3 3-0 2 --3 R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Koosman 5% 90% Single to CF; Parker Scores/unER
b3 4-0 2 1-- PIT D. Berra J. Koosman 1% 90% Single to CF; Sanguillen to 3B
b3 4-0 2 1-3 RR PIT D. Dyer J. Koosman 6% 96% Double to LF; Sanguillen Scores/unER; Berra Scores/unER
b3 6-0 2 -2- O PIT J. Reuss J. Koosman -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 3-4-5
t4 0-6 0 --- NYM S. Henderson J. Reuss -1% 94% Single to CF
t4 0-6 0 1-- OO NYM W. Montanez J. Reuss 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-6 2 --- O NYM J. Stearns J. Reuss 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
b4 6-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Koosman -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b4 6-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno J. Koosman -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 6-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker J. Koosman -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 6-7-8
t5 0-6 0 --- O NYM D. Norman J. Reuss 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t5 0-6 1 --- O NYM E. Maddox J. Reuss 0% 98% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-6 2 --- O NYM D. Flynn J. Reuss 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Mets' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
b5 6-0 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson J. Koosman -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-0 1 --- O PIT P. Garner J. Koosman -0% 98% Strikeout
b5 6-0 2 --- PIT M. Sanguillen J. Koosman 0% 98% Single to RF
b5 6-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Berra J. Koosman -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 9-1-2
Gil Flores pinch hits for Jerry Koosman (P) batting 9th
t6 0-6 0 --- NYM G. Flores J. Reuss -1% 97% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Flores to 1B
t6 0-6 0 1-- O NYM L. Mazzilli J. Reuss 1% 98% Strikeout
t6 0-6 1 1-- O NYM J. Youngblood J. Reuss 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t6 0-6 2 1-- NYM S. Henderson J. Reuss -1% 98% Single to RF; Flores to 2B
t6 0-6 2 12- O NYM W. Montanez J. Reuss 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Mets' Paul Siebert facing 8-9-1
Paul Siebert replaces Gil Flores (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-0 0 --- O PIT D. Dyer P. Siebert -0% 99% Strikeout
b6 6-0 1 --- O PIT J. Reuss P. Siebert -0% 99% Strikeout
b6 6-0 2 --- PIT F. Taveras P. Siebert 0% 99% Single to CF
b6 6-0 2 1-- O PIT O. Moreno P. Siebert -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 5-6-7
t7 0-6 0 --- O NYM J. Stearns J. Reuss 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-6 1 --- O NYM D. Norman J. Reuss 0% 99% Strikeout
t7 0-6 2 --- NYM E. Maddox J. Reuss -0% 99% Single to LF
t7 0-6 2 1-- O NYM D. Flynn J. Reuss 0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Mets' Paul Siebert facing 3-4-5
b7 6-0 0 --- O PIT D. Parker P. Siebert -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 6-0 1 --- PIT B. Robinson P. Siebert 0% 99% Single to LF
b7 6-0 1 1-- PIT P. Garner P. Siebert 0% 100% Double to LF; Robinson to 3B
b7 6-0 1 -23 PIT M. Sanguillen P. Siebert 0% 100% Intentional Walk
Dale Murray replaces Elliott Maddox (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Lenny Randle replaces Paul Siebert (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b7 6-0 1 123 RR PIT D. Berra D. Murray 0% 100% Double to LF; Robinson Scores; Garner Scores; Sanguillen to 3B
b7 8-0 1 -23 O PIT D. Dyer D. Murray -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 8-0 2 -23 O PIT J. Reuss D. Murray -0% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 8.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-8, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 9-1-2
Steve Brye replaces Bill Robinson playing LF batting 4th
t8 0-8 0 --- O NYM L. Randle J. Reuss 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 0-8 1 --- O NYM L. Mazzilli J. Reuss 0% 100% Foul Flyball: SS
t8 0-8 2 --- O NYM J. Youngblood J. Reuss 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-0, Mets' Dale Murray facing 1-2-3
b8 8-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras D. Murray 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno D. Murray 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker D. Murray 0% 100% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 8.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-8, Pirates' Jerry Reuss facing 3-4-5
t9 0-8 0 --- O NYM S. Henderson J. Reuss 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 0-8 1 --- O NYM W. Montanez J. Reuss 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-8 2 --- O NYM J. Stearns J. Reuss 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 8.

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