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Friday, September 15, 1978, 8:05PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 15,146, Time of Game: 2:25
Expos
1
70-79
 Lost 2 
4th, 12 GB
at Pirates
6
78-69
 Won 4 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Bruce Kison (6-5)
L: Woodie Fryman (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Expos           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  9  0
Pirates         4  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  X    6  8  2

Montreal Expos

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .598 0.000 0.60 0.043 -0.043 -0.5 2 2 SB
Andre Dawson CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 .252 .738 0.014 0.59 0.054 -0.040 0.1 3 0 SB
Ellis Valentine RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .291 .825 -0.036 0.58 0.027 -0.062 -0.1 3 0
Tony Perez 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .290 .782 -0.056 0.74 0.015 -0.071 -0.2 10 1
Warren Cromartie LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .303 .755 -0.010 0.56 0.028 -0.037 -0.2 1 0
Gary Carter C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .260 .767 -0.025 0.58 0.018 -0.043 -1.1 4 0
Larry Parrish 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .271 .763 0.000 0.49 0.029 -0.029 -0.7 0 5
Chris Speier SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .254 .669 -0.037 0.52 0.007 -0.044 -0.5 1 2
Woodie Fryman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .060 .159 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Del Unser PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .194 .557 -0.030 1.17 0.000 -0.030 -0.4
   Wayne Twitchell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .247 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Stan Papi PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .679 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   David Palmer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Hutton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .648 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Bob James P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darold Knowles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Herrmann PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .145 .359 0.016 0.33 0.016 0.000 0.6
   Pepe Frias PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .783 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 38 1 9 1 1 9 .237 .493 -0.169 0.57 0.237 -0.404 -3.2 24 12
TB: A Dawson 2; E Valentine; G Carter; W Cromartie; T Perez; C Speier; E Herrmann; L Parrish.
RBI: T Perez (70).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Perez-C Speier-T Perez.
Baserunning
SB: D Cash (12, 2nd base off B Kison/D Dyer); A Dawson (27, 2nd base off B Kison/D Dyer).

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 .277 .664 -0.025 0.23 0.002 -0.027 0.1 0 2 SB
Omar Moreno CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .230 .633 0.032 0.24 0.041 -0.009 -0.3 2 0 2B
Dave Parker RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 .316 .921 0.060 0.50 0.062 -0.002 0.7 0 0 2B
   Steve Brye RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .620 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 1 0
Bill Robinson LF 4 2 1 2 0 0 .246 .701 -0.018 0.58 0.051 -0.068 0.5 1 0 HR
Willie Stargell 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .293 .951 0.020 0.47 0.023 -0.003 -0.2 6 1
Phil Garner 2B 3 1 2 4 1 0 .271 .768 0.291 0.74 0.292 0.000 3.7 3 1 HR
Dale Berra 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .196 .636 -0.005 0.09 0.002 -0.008 -0.7 2 2 GDP
Duffy Dyer C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .215 .572 -0.013 0.18 0.001 -0.013 -0.5 11 0
Bruce Kison P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .115 .346 -0.009 0.12 0.000 -0.009 -0.6 1 1
   Ed Whitson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .364 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kent Tekulve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .190 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 8 6 3 4 .258 .840 0.332 0.35 0.474 -0.140 2.3 27 7
2B: D Parker (26, off W Twitchell); O Moreno (12, off W Fryman).
HR: B Robinson (12, off W Twitchell; 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); P Garner (9, off W Fryman; 1st inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: P Garner 5; B Robinson 4; D Parker 3; O Moreno 2; D Berra; D Dyer.
GIDP: D Berra (1).
RBI: P Garner 4 (58); B Robinson 2 (72).
2-out RBI: P Garner 4.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
E: D Berra 2 (10).
Baserunning
SB: F Taveras (39, 2nd base off B James/G Carter).

Montreal Expos

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Woodie Fryman, L (7-11) 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 4.23 7 31 -0.309 1.34 -3.5
Wayne Twitchell 3 3 2 2 1 2 1 5.38 13 0 0 -0.032 0.17 -0.6
David Palmer 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.006 0.05 0.9
Bob James 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 18.00 4 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Darold Knowles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.42 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 6 6 3 4 2 6.75 34 31 0 0 -0.333 0.35 -2.2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bruce Kison, W (6-5) 7.1 7 1 1 1 6 0 3.18 32 65 0.111 0.57 1.2
Ed Whitson, H (3) 0.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.62 4 3 0 0.028 0.67 0.6
Kent Tekulve 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.85 3 2 0 0.028 0.43 1.4
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 1 9 0 1.00 39 65 5 0 0.167 0.57 3.2
E Whitson faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Montreal Expos         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Dave Cash 2B 1 Frank Taveras SS
2 Andre Dawson CF 2 Omar Moreno CF
3 Ellis Valentine RF 3 Dave Parker RF
4 Tony Perez 1B 4 Bill Robinson LF
5 Warren Cromartie LF 5 Willie Stargell 1B
6 Gary Carter C 6 Phil Garner 2B
7 Larry Parrish 3B 7 Dale Berra 3B
8 Chris Speier SS 8 Duffy Dyer C
9 Woodie Fryman P 9 Bruce Kison P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 123 RRRR PIT P. Garner W. Fryman 29% 86% Home Run; Moreno Scores; Robinson Scores; Stargell Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT B. Robinson W. Fryman -7% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 4-0 1 -2- RR PIT B. Robinson W. Twitchell 5% 96% Home Run; Parker Scores
b1 0-0 1 -2- PIT D. Parker W. Fryman 5% 61% Single to SS; Moreno to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT O. Moreno W. Fryman 4% 57% Double to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Expos Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MON D. Cash B. Kison 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- MON A. Dawson B. Kison -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- MON E. Valentine B. Kison -2% 48% Dawson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O MON E. Valentine B. Kison 3% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O MON T. Perez B. Kison 3% 55% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Expos' Woodie Fryman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras W. Fryman -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT O. Moreno W. Fryman 4% 57% Double to LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- PIT D. Parker W. Fryman 5% 61% Single to SS; Moreno to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT B. Robinson W. Fryman -7% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 PIT W. Stargell W. Fryman 2% 57% Walk; Robinson to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 RRRR PIT P. Garner W. Fryman 29% 86% Home Run; Moreno Scores; Robinson Scores; Stargell Scores
b1 4-0 2 --- O PIT D. Berra W. Fryman -0% 86% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 2nd, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 5-6-7
t2 0-4 0 --- O MON W. Cromartie B. Kison 2% 87% Flyball: LF
t2 0-4 1 --- MON G. Carter B. Kison -2% 85% Single to CF
t2 0-4 1 1-- MON L. Parrish B. Kison -3% 82% Single to LF; Carter to 2B
t2 0-4 1 12- O MON C. Speier B. Kison 3% 86% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Parrish to 2B
Del Unser pinch hits for Woodie Fryman (P) batting 9th
t2 0-4 2 12- O MON D. Unser B. Kison 3% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Wayne Twitchell facing 8-9-1
Wayne Twitchell replaces Del Unser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b2 4-0 0 --- O PIT D. Dyer W. Twitchell -1% 88% Foul Flyball: RF
b2 4-0 1 --- O PIT B. Kison W. Twitchell -1% 88% Strikeout
b2 4-0 2 --- O PIT F. Taveras W. Twitchell -0% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 3rd, Expos Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 1-2-3
t3 0-4 0 --- MON D. Cash B. Kison -3% 84% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cash to 1B
t3 0-4 0 1-- MON A. Dawson B. Kison -1% 83% Cash Steals 2B
t3 0-4 0 -2- O MON A. Dawson B. Kison 3% 86% Strikeout
t3 0-4 1 -2- O MON E. Valentine B. Kison 2% 88% Lineout: 3B
t3 0-4 2 -2- O MON T. Perez B. Kison 2% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Expos' Wayne Twitchell facing 2-3-4
b3 4-0 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno W. Twitchell -1% 90% Flyball: LF
b3 4-0 1 --- PIT D. Parker W. Twitchell 1% 91% Double to LF
b3 4-0 1 -2- RR PIT B. Robinson W. Twitchell 5% 96% Home Run; Parker Scores
b3 6-0 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell W. Twitchell -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b3 6-0 2 --- PIT P. Garner W. Twitchell 0% 96% Walk
b3 6-0 2 1-- PIT D. Berra W. Twitchell 0% 96% Single to CF; Garner to 2B
b3 6-0 2 12- O PIT D. Dyer W. Twitchell -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 4th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 5-6-7
t4 0-6 0 --- O MON W. Cromartie B. Kison 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-6 1 --- O MON G. Carter B. Kison 0% 97% Foul Flyball: C
t4 0-6 2 --- O MON L. Parrish B. Kison 0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' Wayne Twitchell facing 9-1-2
b4 6-0 0 --- O PIT B. Kison W. Twitchell -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 6-0 1 --- O PIT F. Taveras W. Twitchell -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 6-0 2 --- O PIT O. Moreno W. Twitchell -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 5th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 8-9-1
t5 0-6 0 --- O MON C. Speier B. Kison 1% 98% Lineout: 2B
Stan Papi pinch hits for Wayne Twitchell (P) batting 9th
t5 0-6 1 --- O MON S. Papi B. Kison 0% 98% Strikeout
t5 0-6 2 --- O MON D. Cash B. Kison 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' David Palmer facing 3-4-5
David Palmer replaces Stan Papi (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-0 0 --- O PIT D. Parker D. Palmer -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 6-0 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson D. Palmer -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 6-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Palmer -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 6th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 2-3-4
Steve Brye replaces Dave Parker playing RF batting 3rd
t6 0-6 0 --- MON A. Dawson B. Kison -1% 97% Walk
t6 0-6 0 1-- MON E. Valentine B. Kison -2% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Dawson to 2B; Valentine to 1B
t6 0-6 0 12- O MON T. Perez B. Kison 2% 97% Strikeout
t6 0-6 1 12- O MON W. Cromartie B. Kison 1% 98% Strikeout
t6 0-6 2 12- O MON G. Carter B. Kison 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' David Palmer facing 6-7-8
b6 6-0 0 --- PIT P. Garner D. Palmer 0% 99% Single to 3B
b6 6-0 0 1-- OO PIT D. Berra D. Palmer -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b6 6-0 2 --- PIT D. Dyer D. Palmer 0% 99% Single to 3B
b6 6-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Kison D. Palmer -0% 99% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 7-8-9
t7 0-6 0 --- O MON L. Parrish B. Kison 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-6 1 --- O MON C. Speier B. Kison 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Tom Hutton pinch hits for David Palmer (P) batting 9th
t7 0-6 2 --- O MON T. Hutton B. Kison 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Expos' Bob James facing 1-2-3
Bob James replaces Tom Hutton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-0 0 --- PIT F. Taveras B. James 0% 100% Walk
b7 6-0 0 1-- PIT O. Moreno B. James 0% 100% Taveras Steals 2B
b7 6-0 0 -2- O PIT O. Moreno B. James -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 6-0 1 -2- O PIT S. Brye B. James -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 6-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Robinson B. James -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Expos 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 8th, Expos Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 1-2-3
t8 0-6 0 --- O MON D. Cash B. Kison 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 0-6 1 --- MON A. Dawson B. Kison -0% 99% Single to LF
t8 0-6 1 1-- MON E. Valentine B. Kison -1% 99% Single to 3B; Dawson to 2B
t8 0-6 1 12- R MON T. Perez B. Kison -1% 97% Single to CF; Dawson Scores; Valentine to 2B
t8 1-6 1 12- MON W. Cromartie B. Kison -3% 94% Single to RF; Valentine to 3B; Perez to 2B
Ed Whitson replaces Bruce Kison pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-6 1 123 O MON G. Carter E. Whitson 3% 97% Strikeout
t8 1-6 2 123 O MON L. Parrish E. Whitson 2% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Expos' Darold Knowles facing 5-6-7
Darold Knowles replaces Bob James pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-1 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Knowles -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b8 6-1 1 --- O PIT P. Garner D. Knowles -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 6-1 2 --- O PIT D. Berra D. Knowles -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.
Top of the 9th, Expos Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Ed Whitson facing 8-9-1
t9 1-6 0 --- MON C. Speier E. Whitson -1% 99% Single to LF
Ed Herrmann pinch hits for Darold Knowles (P) batting 9th
t9 1-6 0 1-- MON E. Herrmann E. Whitson -2% 97% Single to RF; Speier to 2B
Kent Tekulve replaces Ed Whitson pitching and batting 9th
Pepe Frias pinch runs for Ed Herrmann (PH) batting 9th
t9 1-6 0 12- O MON D. Cash K. Tekulve 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 1-6 1 12- O MON A. Dawson K. Tekulve 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
t9 1-6 2 12- O MON E. Valentine K. Tekulve 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Expos 1, Pirates 6.

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