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2
Tuesday, May 29, 1979, 7:35PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 7,196, Time of Game: 2:07
Cubs
0
20-23
 Lost 1 
5th, 7½ GB
at Pirates
8
21-21
 Won 3 
4th, 6 GB
W: Don Robinson (4-3)
L: Ken Holtzman (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2
Pirates         2  1  0   0  0  0   1  4  X    8 15  0

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 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .249 .314 .343 .657 0.006 0.73 0.051 -0.045 0.2 3 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .337 .349 .686 0.016 0.83 0.062 -0.046 0.0 4 3
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .305 .476 .781 -0.085 0.81 0.000 -0.085 -1.0 5 0
Dave Kingman LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .286 .375 .578 .953 -0.092 0.97 0.001 -0.093 -0.6 2 0
Bobby Murcer RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .262 .373 .444 .818 -0.069 0.71 0.002 -0.071 -0.1 3 0
Jerry Martin CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .276 .309 .442 .751 -0.022 0.42 0.012 -0.034 -0.8 2 0
Barry Foote C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .199 .232 .368 .600 -0.010 0.54 0.027 -0.037 -0.4 4 0
Mick Kelleher 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .276 .276 .345 .621 -0.002 0.46 0.012 -0.014 -0.0 1 2
   Larry Biittner PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .353 .267 .620 -0.047 1.69 0.000 -0.047 -0.5
   Steve Dillard 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .400 .143 .543 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Vail PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .366 .528 .894 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.6
Ken Holtzman P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300 .364 .350 .714 -0.030 0.54 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 0 1
   Scot Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .367 .380 .449 .829 -0.013 0.48 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
   Donnie Moore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .600 .800 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 3 6 35 .156 .229 .156 .385 -0.348 0.69 0.167 -0.515 -4.4 24 8
TB: B Foote; T Sizemore; I de Jesus; J Martin; M Kelleher.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Kelleher-T Sizemore-B Buckner.
E: K Holtzman (1); T Sizemore (8).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Moreno CF 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .322 .369 .450 .819 -0.026 0.49 0.018 -0.044 1.0 3 0
Tim Foli SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .277 .322 .321 .644 -0.026 0.43 0.024 -0.050 -0.6 0 1 GDP
Dave Parker RF 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .318 .391 .553 .944 0.154 0.44 0.174 -0.020 3.8 4 0 HR,2·2B
Bill Robinson LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 .266 .308 .548 .857 0.004 0.32 0.019 -0.014 0.3 3 0 SB,HBP,IW
Willie Stargell 1B 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .324 .365 .638 1.003 0.054 0.43 0.063 -0.009 -0.0 8 0
Steve Nicosia C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .300 .455 .755 -0.047 0.52 0.002 -0.049 -0.5 6 0
Dale Berra 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .293 .292 .586 -0.043 0.41 0.002 -0.045 -0.2 2 4
Phil Garner 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .243 .323 .400 .723 0.069 0.28 0.079 -0.010 0.4 1 3 HR
Don Robinson P 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.014 0.24 0.024 -0.010 -0.0 0 0
   Grant Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 39 8 15 7 1 4 41 .385 .415 .590 1.004 0.153 0.40 0.405 -0.251 4.1 27 9
2B: D Parker 2 (13, 1 off W Hernandez, 1 off K Holtzman).
HR: P Garner (3, off K Holtzman, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); D Parker (7, off K Holtzman, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: B Robinson (3, by K Holtzman).
HBP: B Robinson (1, by W Hernandez).
TB: D Parker 8; P Garner 5; O Moreno 2; T Foli 2; W Stargell 2; D Robinson 2; B Robinson; S Nicosia.
GIDP: T Foli (3).
RBI: D Parker 3 (20); O Moreno 2 (23); P Garner (9); W Stargell (26).
2-out RBI: D Parker 3; O Moreno 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: B Robinson (2, 2nd base off K Holtzman/B Foote).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, L (4-4) 7 11 4 4 1 4 2 4.47 32 42 -0.142 0.49 -0.5
Donnie Moore 0.2 1 2 0 0 0 0 7.20 4 0 0 0.000 0.02 -0.1
Willie Hernandez 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 5.20 5 2 2 -0.011 0.05 -3.4
Team Totals 8 15 8 4 1 4 2 4.50 41 42 2 2 -0.153 0.40 -4.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Robinson, W (4-3) 8 5 0 0 2 6 0 3.13 31 76 0.346 0.78 3.6
Grant Jackson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.74 4 1 0 0.001 0.04 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 6 0 0.00 35 76 1 0 0.347 0.69 4.4
D Robinson faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Hernandez (2; B Robinson).
IBB: K Holtzman (3; B Robinson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: 7,196.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Omar Moreno CF
2 Ted Sizemore 2B 2 Tim Foli SS
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Dave Parker RF
4 Dave Kingman LF 4 Bill Robinson LF
5 Bobby Murcer RF 5 Willie Stargell 1B
6 Jerry Martin CF 6 Steve Nicosia C
7 Barry Foote C 7 Dale Berra 3B
8 Mick Kelleher 3B 8 Phil Garner 2B
9 Ken Holtzman P 9 Don Robinson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- R PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman 14% 69% Double to RF; Foli Scores/Adv on E1/No RBI; Parker to 3B
b2 2-0 0 --- R PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman 7% 83% Home Run
t4 0-3 0 1-- CHC T. Sizemore D. Robinson -6% 72% Single to CF; de Jesus to 2B
t4 0-3 0 12- O CHC B. Buckner D. Robinson 6% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 R PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 6% 76% Single to RF; Parker Scores; Robinson to 2B

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' Don Robinson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus D. Robinson 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC T. Sizemore D. Robinson 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner D. Robinson 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT T. Foli K. Holtzman 2% 55% Single to 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- R PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman 14% 69% Double to RF; Foli Scores/Adv on E1/No RBI; Parker to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 2% 70% Intentional Walk
b1 1-0 1 1-3 R PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 6% 76% Single to RF; Parker Scores; Robinson to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- O PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman -3% 73% Flyball: LF
b1 2-0 2 12- O PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman -3% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman D. Robinson 2% 73% Strikeout
t2 0-2 1 --- O CHC B. Murcer D. Robinson 2% 74% Flyball: 3B
t2 0-2 2 --- O CHC J. Martin D. Robinson 1% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- R PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman 7% 83% Home Run
b2 3-0 0 --- PIT D. Robinson K. Holtzman 2% 84% Single to CF
b2 3-0 0 1-- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -2% 83% Lineout: LF
b2 3-0 1 1-- OO PIT T. Foli K. Holtzman -3% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- O CHC B. Foote D. Robinson 2% 82% Flyball: RF
t3 0-3 1 --- O CHC M. Kelleher D. Robinson 1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- O CHC K. Holtzman D. Robinson 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- O PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman -1% 83% Flyball: RF
b3 3-0 2 --- PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 1% 83% Single to SS
b3 3-0 2 1-- O PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman -1% 82% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus D. Robinson -4% 78% Single to CF
t4 0-3 0 1-- CHC T. Sizemore D. Robinson -6% 72% Single to CF; de Jesus to 2B
t4 0-3 0 12- O CHC B. Buckner D. Robinson 6% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 0-3 1 12- O CHC D. Kingman D. Robinson 5% 82% Strikeout
t4 0-3 2 12- O CHC B. Murcer D. Robinson 4% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- O PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 1 --- O PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman -1% 85% Strikeout
b4 3-0 2 --- PIT D. Robinson K. Holtzman 1% 85% Single to LF
b4 3-0 2 1-- PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman 1% 86% Single to RF; Robinson to 2B
b4 3-0 2 12- O PIT T. Foli K. Holtzman -2% 84% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O CHC J. Martin D. Robinson 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- O CHC B. Foote D. Robinson 1% 88% Flyball: CF
t5 0-3 2 --- CHC M. Kelleher D. Robinson -1% 87% Single to LF
t5 0-3 2 1-- O CHC K. Holtzman D. Robinson 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 3-4-5
b5 3-0 0 --- O PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman -1% 88% Lineout: RF
b5 3-0 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman -1% 87% Flyball: 2B
b5 3-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman -0% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus D. Robinson 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-3 1 --- O CHC T. Sizemore D. Robinson 1% 91% Lineout: RF
t6 0-3 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner D. Robinson 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 6-7-8
b6 3-0 0 --- O PIT S. Nicosia K. Holtzman -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- O PIT D. Berra K. Holtzman -1% 90% Flyball: 2B
b6 3-0 2 --- PIT P. Garner K. Holtzman 0% 91% Single to 3B
b6 3-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Robinson K. Holtzman -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman D. Robinson 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 1 --- O CHC B. Murcer D. Robinson 1% 94% Flyball: CF
t7 0-3 2 --- CHC J. Martin D. Robinson -1% 92% Single to CF
t7 0-3 2 1-- CHC B. Foote D. Robinson -3% 90% Single to RF; Martin to 3B
Larry Biittner pinch hits for Mick Kelleher (3B) batting 8th
t7 0-3 2 1-3 O CHC L. Biittner D. Robinson 5% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
Steve Dillard replaces Larry Biittner (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
b7 3-0 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno K. Holtzman -1% 94% Popfly: SS
b7 3-0 1 --- O PIT T. Foli K. Holtzman -0% 93% Flyball: CF
b7 3-0 2 --- R PIT D. Parker K. Holtzman 3% 97% Home Run
b7 4-0 2 --- PIT B. Robinson K. Holtzman 0% 97% Single to LF
b7 4-0 2 1-- PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman 0% 97% Robinson Steals 2B
b7 4-0 2 -2- O PIT W. Stargell K. Holtzman -0% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 9-1-2
Scot Thompson pinch hits for Ken Holtzman (P) batting 9th
t8 0-4 0 --- O CHC S. Thompson D. Robinson 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 0-4 1 --- CHC I. de Jesus D. Robinson -1% 96% Walk
t8 0-4 1 1-- O CHC T. Sizemore D. Robinson 2% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 0-4 2 1-- O CHC B. Buckner D. Robinson 1% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Donnie Moore facing 6-7-8
Donnie Moore replaces Scot Thompson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-0 0 --- PIT S. Nicosia D. Moore 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 4-0 0 1-- PIT D. Berra D. Moore 0% 99% Fielder's Choice 3B; Nicosia to 2B/Safe on E4 (catch); Berra to 1B
b8 4-0 0 12- O PIT P. Garner D. Moore -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
b8 4-0 1 12- O PIT D. Robinson D. Moore -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B; Nicosia to 3B; Berra to 2B
Willie Hernandez replaces Donnie Moore pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-0 2 -23 RR PIT O. Moreno W. Hernandez 1% 100% Single to RF; Nicosia Scores/unER; Berra Scores/unER
b8 6-0 2 1-- PIT T. Foli W. Hernandez 0% 100% Single to LF; Moreno to 2B
b8 6-0 2 12- RR PIT D. Parker W. Hernandez 0% 100% Double to CF; Moreno Scores/Team unER; Foli Scores/Team unER
b8 8-0 2 -2- PIT B. Robinson W. Hernandez 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b8 8-0 2 12- O PIT W. Stargell W. Hernandez 0% 100% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 8.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-8, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 4-5-6
t9 0-8 0 --- CHC D. Kingman D. Robinson -0% 100% Walk
Grant Jackson replaces Don Robinson pitching and batting 9th
t9 0-8 0 1-- CHC B. Murcer G. Jackson -0% 100% Walk; Kingman to 2B
t9 0-8 0 12- O CHC J. Martin G. Jackson 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 2B
t9 0-8 1 12- O CHC B. Foote G. Jackson 0% 100% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Kingman to 3B; Murcer to 2B
Mike Vail pinch hits for Steve Dillard (3B) batting 8th
t9 0-8 2 -23 O CHC M. Vail G. Jackson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 8.

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