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CAL
@CHW
6
0
NYY
@CLE
2
6
BAL
@DET
7
3
BOS
@MIL
0
1
KCR
@MIN
6
1
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@SEA
6
5
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@ATL
1
2
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@CIN
4
0
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@HOU
1
2
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@PHI
4
12
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@PIT
0
4
CHC
@PIT
3
1
MON
@STL
2
6
Monday, September 28, 1981, 6:05PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:34
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cubs
0
36-61
 Lost 1 
6th, 19 GB
at Pirates
4
44-51
 Won 1 
4th, 11 GB
W: Rick Rhoden (9-4)
L: Mike Griffin (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0
Pirates         1  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  X    4  9  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Morales CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .340 .344 .684 -0.018 0.76 0.036 -0.054 -0.4 5 0
Ivan de Jesus SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .189 .272 .227 .499 0.036 0.69 0.069 -0.033 0.5 0 0 2B
Bill Buckner 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .316 .349 .489 .838 -0.056 0.93 0.026 -0.081 -0.8 6 2 GDP
Leon Durham RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .348 .469 .818 -0.094 1.02 0.000 -0.094 -1.1 2 0
Steve Henderson LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .365 .373 .738 -0.071 0.70 0.000 -0.071 -0.9 4 0
Ty Waller 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .255 .533 .789 -0.040 0.40 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 1 2
Tim Blackwell C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .223 .327 .331 .659 -0.007 0.58 0.026 -0.033 0.0 3 0
Pat Tabler 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .189 .277 .267 .544 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.1 1 2
   Scot Thompson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .170 .213 .214 .427 0.021 0.86 0.021 0.000 0.2
   Mike Tyson 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .191 .255 .281 .536 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 1 0
Mike Griffin P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.011 0.45 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
   Bill Caudill P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim Tracy PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .365 .311 .676 -0.034 1.55 0.000 -0.034 -0.4
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mel Hall PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .091 .364 .455 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   Dick Tidrow 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 31 0 4 0 2 7 33 .129 .182 .161 .343 -0.307 0.72 0.178 -0.484 -4.0 24 8
2B: I de Jesus (8, off R Rhoden).
TB: I de Jesus 3; S Thompson; J Morales.
GIDP: B Buckner (16).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Moreno CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .285 .328 .372 .700 0.024 0.71 0.064 -0.041 0.0 3 0 2B
Tim Foli SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .281 .288 .569 0.118 0.75 0.143 -0.025 0.8 2 3 2B,SH
Bill Madlock 3B 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 .342 .415 .498 .913 0.051 1.00 0.051 0.000 0.6 1 1 2B,SF
   Dale Berra PR-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .295 .299 .594 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 1 1
Dave Parker RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .262 .286 .463 .749 -0.021 0.26 0.000 -0.021 -0.5 2 0
   Bill Robinson RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .247 .310 .556 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 3 0
Jason Thompson 1B 2 1 2 0 2 0 4 .227 .377 .478 .855 0.061 0.36 0.061 0.000 1.2 5 0 2B
Mike Easler LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .283 .326 .415 .741 -0.014 0.56 0.026 -0.040 -0.2 2 0
Johnny Ray 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .301 .397 .699 -0.038 0.45 0.011 -0.048 -0.5 1 2 2B
Steve Nicosia C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .239 .289 .335 .625 0.002 0.46 0.029 -0.027 -0.1 7 0
Rick Rhoden P 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .188 .204 .229 .433 0.015 0.38 0.032 -0.017 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 9 3 2 4 36 .281 .314 .438 .752 0.194 0.52 0.417 -0.223 0.4 27 7
2B: O Moreno (17, off M Griffin); T Foli (10, off M Griffin); J Thompson (9, off M Griffin); B Madlock (23, off W Hernandez); J Ray (10, off W Hernandez).
SF: B Madlock (4, off M Griffin).
SH: T Foli (13, off M Griffin).
TB: J Thompson 3; O Moreno 2; B Madlock 2; J Ray 2; T Foli 2; S Nicosia; M Easler; R Rhoden.
RBI: B Madlock 2 (44); S Nicosia (17).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Ray-T Foli-J Thompson.
E: M Easler (4).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Griffin, L (2-5) 3 6 4 4 0 1 0 4.39 15 32 -0.235 0.89 -3.0
Bill Caudill 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.84 4 2 1 0.016 0.59 0.8
Willie Hernandez 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 3.95 14 0 0 0.023 0.19 1.3
Dick Tidrow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.63 3 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 2 4 0 4.50 36 32 2 1 -0.194 0.52 -0.4
M Griffin faced 2 batters in the 4th inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Rhoden, W (9-4) 9 4 0 0 2 7 0 3.89 33 84 0.307 0.72 4.0
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 33 84 0.307 0.72 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: M Griffin (1); W Hernandez (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 52° F, Wind 3mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jerry Morales CF 1 Omar Moreno CF
2 Ivan de Jesus SS 2 Tim Foli SS
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Bill Madlock 3B
4 Leon Durham RF 4 Dave Parker RF
5 Steve Henderson LF 5 Jason Thompson 1B
6 Ty Waller 3B 6 Mike Easler LF
7 Tim Blackwell C 7 Johnny Ray 2B
8 Pat Tabler 2B 8 Steve Nicosia C
9 Mike Griffin P 9 Rick Rhoden P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 1-- PIT T. Foli M. Griffin 8% 76% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Rhoden to 3B
b3 2-0 2 --3 R PIT D. Parker M. Griffin 6% 84% Wild Pitch; Foli Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT O. Moreno M. Griffin 6% 61% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO CHC B. Buckner R. Rhoden 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-3 1 12- O CHC L. Durham R. Rhoden 5% 84% Flyball: CF

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' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC J. Morales R. Rhoden -4% 46% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC I. de Jesus R. Rhoden 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO CHC B. Buckner R. Rhoden 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mike Griffin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT O. Moreno M. Griffin 6% 61% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 -2- O PIT T. Foli M. Griffin -1% 60% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Moreno to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 RO PIT B. Madlock M. Griffin 3% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Moreno Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker M. Griffin -1% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Rhoden 2% 64% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-1 1 --- O CHC S. Henderson R. Rhoden 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O CHC T. Waller R. Rhoden 1% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Mike Griffin facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- PIT J. Thompson M. Griffin 3% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-0 0 1-- O PIT M. Easler M. Griffin -3% 67% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Ray M. Griffin -2% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 2 1-- O PIT S. Nicosia M. Griffin -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CHC T. Blackwell R. Rhoden 3% 65% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O CHC P. Tabler R. Rhoden 2% 67% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- O CHC M. Griffin R. Rhoden 1% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Mike Griffin facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- PIT R. Rhoden M. Griffin 3% 71% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b3 1-0 0 1-- O PIT O. Moreno M. Griffin -3% 68% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 1-- PIT T. Foli M. Griffin 8% 76% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Rhoden to 3B
b3 1-0 1 -23 RO PIT B. Madlock M. Griffin 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rhoden Scores; Foli to 3B
b3 2-0 2 --3 R PIT D. Parker M. Griffin 6% 84% Wild Pitch; Foli Scores
b3 3-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker M. Griffin -0% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- O CHC J. Morales R. Rhoden 2% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-3 1 --- CHC I. de Jesus R. Rhoden -4% 82% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-3 1 -2- CHC B. Buckner R. Rhoden -3% 79% Walk
t4 0-3 1 12- O CHC L. Durham R. Rhoden 5% 84% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 2 12- O CHC S. Henderson R. Rhoden 4% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Mike Griffin facing 5-6-7
b4 3-0 0 --- PIT J. Thompson M. Griffin 3% 90% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b4 3-0 0 -2- PIT M. Easler M. Griffin 3% 93% Single to RF (Line Drive); Thompson to 3B
Bill Caudill replaces Mike Griffin pitching and batting 9th
b4 3-0 0 1-3 O PIT J. Ray B. Caudill -2% 90% Strikeout
b4 3-0 1 1-3 R PIT S. Nicosia B. Caudill 3% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thompson Scores; Easler to 2B
b4 4-0 1 12- O PIT R. Rhoden B. Caudill -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b4 4-0 2 12- O PIT O. Moreno B. Caudill -1% 91% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 6-7-8
t5 0-4 0 --- O CHC T. Waller R. Rhoden 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t5 0-4 1 --- CHC T. Blackwell R. Rhoden -3% 90% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Blackwell to 2B
Scot Thompson pinch hits for Pat Tabler (2B) batting 8th
t5 0-4 1 -2- CHC S. Thompson R. Rhoden -2% 88% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Blackwell stays at 2B
Jim Tracy pinch hits for Bill Caudill (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 1 12- O CHC J. Tracy R. Rhoden 3% 91% Flyball: LF
t5 0-4 2 12- O CHC J. Morales R. Rhoden 3% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 2-3-4
Willie Hernandez replaces Jim Tracy (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mike Tyson replaces Scot Thompson (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
b5 4-0 0 --- O PIT T. Foli W. Hernandez -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b5 4-0 1 --- PIT B. Madlock W. Hernandez 1% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive)
Dale Berra pinch runs for Bill Madlock (3B) batting 3rd
b5 4-0 1 -2- O PIT D. Parker W. Hernandez -1% 94% Strikeout
b5 4-0 2 -2- PIT J. Thompson W. Hernandez 0% 94% Walk
b5 4-0 2 12- O PIT M. Easler W. Hernandez -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 2-3-4
Dale Berra moves from PR to 3B
t6 0-4 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus R. Rhoden -3% 90% Walk
t6 0-4 0 1-- O CHC B. Buckner R. Rhoden 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t6 0-4 1 1-- O CHC L. Durham R. Rhoden 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-4 2 1-- O CHC S. Henderson R. Rhoden 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 7-8-9
b6 4-0 0 --- PIT J. Ray W. Hernandez 1% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b6 4-0 0 -2- O PIT S. Nicosia W. Hernandez -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Rhoden W. Hernandez -1% 96% Popfly: CF
b6 4-0 2 -2- PIT O. Moreno W. Hernandez 0% 96% Strikeout, Wild Pitch; Ray to 3B; Moreno to 1B
b6 4-0 2 1-3 O PIT T. Foli W. Hernandez -1% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 6-7-8
Bill Robinson replaces Dave Parker playing RF batting 4th
t7 0-4 0 --- O CHC T. Waller R. Rhoden 1% 96% Popfly: 3B
t7 0-4 1 --- O CHC T. Blackwell R. Rhoden 1% 97% Foul Flyball: LF
t7 0-4 2 --- O CHC M. Tyson R. Rhoden 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Willie Hernandez facing 3-4-5
b7 4-0 0 --- O PIT D. Berra W. Hernandez -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
b7 4-0 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson W. Hernandez -0% 97% Lineout: LF
b7 4-0 2 --- PIT J. Thompson W. Hernandez 0% 97% Walk
b7 4-0 2 1-- O PIT M. Easler W. Hernandez -0% 97% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 9-1-2
Mel Hall pinch hits for Willie Hernandez (P) batting 9th
t8 0-4 0 --- O CHC M. Hall R. Rhoden 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 0-4 1 --- O CHC J. Morales R. Rhoden 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-4 2 --- CHC I. de Jesus R. Rhoden -0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 0-4 2 1-- O CHC B. Buckner R. Rhoden 1% 99% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Dick Tidrow facing 7-8-9
Dick Tidrow replaces Mel Hall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-0 0 --- O PIT J. Ray D. Tidrow -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 4-0 1 --- O PIT S. Nicosia D. Tidrow -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b8 4-0 2 --- O PIT R. Rhoden D. Tidrow -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Rick Rhoden facing 4-5-6
t9 0-4 0 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Rhoden 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-4 1 --- O CHC S. Henderson R. Rhoden 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-4 2 --- O CHC T. Waller R. Rhoden 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 4.

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