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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BOS
4
10
HOU
@LAD
1
5
ATL
@SDP
0
2
Thursday, April 20, 1978,
, San Diego Stadium
Attendance: 10,256, Time of Game: 1:33
Braves
0
3-8
 Lost 1 
6th, 5 GB
at Padres
2
3-7
 Won 1 
5th, 4½ GB
W: Randy Jones (1-0)
L: Phil Niekro (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0
Padres          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    2  2  2

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .324 .452 .412 .864 0.111 1.36 0.159 -0.048 0.6 2 3
Barry Bonnell CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .214 .238 .452 -0.160 2.13 0.000 -0.160 -1.1 4 0 SH,GDP
Cito Gaston RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .063 .063 .063 .125 -0.045 0.65 0.000 -0.045 -0.3 0 0
   Brian Asselstine PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .357 .400 .429 .829 -0.114 4.02 0.000 -0.114 -0.8
Jeff Burroughs LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .356 .308 .663 -0.150 1.40 0.000 -0.150 -0.9 3 0
Biff Pocoroba C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .345 .412 .379 .791 0.100 1.04 0.115 -0.015 0.6 6 1
Dale Murphy 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .132 .190 .237 .427 -0.145 1.69 0.000 -0.145 -0.9 7 0
Rod Gilbreath 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 -0.087 1.16 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 0 2
Pat Rockett SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .171 .125 .296 -0.038 1.09 0.028 -0.066 -0.2 2 1
Phil Niekro P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.036 1.06 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Bob Beall PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .154 .000 .154 0.071 1.32 0.071 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 1 2 31 .107 .138 .107 .245 -0.493 1.42 0.373 -0.866 -3.7 24 7
SH: P Niekro (1, off R Jones); B Bonnell (1, off R Jones).
TB: B Pocoroba; J Royster; P Rockett.
GIDP: B Bonnell (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.

San Diego Padres

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gene Richards 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .184 .256 .211 .466 -0.056 0.79 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 16 0
Derrel Thomas 2B-LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .324 .425 .412 .837 -0.038 0.55 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 3 2
George Hendrick CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .282 .361 .643 -0.026 0.36 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 1 0
Dave Winfield RF 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .300 .333 .625 .958 0.019 0.80 0.048 -0.030 -0.0 2 0
Oscar Gamble LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .206 .282 .206 .488 0.053 0.96 0.073 -0.020 0.3 2 0
   Mike Champion 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bill Almon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .242 .306 .273 .578 -0.084 1.04 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 0 2
Ozzie Smith SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .250 .222 .472 -0.063 1.28 0.000 -0.063 -0.7 0 5
Bob Davis C 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364 0.227 1.21 0.246 -0.019 1.4 2 1
Randy Jones P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.025 0.33 0.000 -0.025 -0.4 1 5
   Rollie Fingers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 26 2 2 2 1 7 27 .077 .111 .077 .188 0.007 0.81 0.367 -0.361 -1.3 27 15
TB: B Davis; O Gamble.
RBI: B Davis 2 (2).
2-out RBI: B Davis 2.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Jones-G Richards; D Thomas-G Richards.
E: O Smith (1); R Jones (1).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (0-4) 8 2 2 2 1 7 0 4.50 27 76 -0.006 0.81 1.3
Team Totals 8 2 2 2 1 7 0 2.25 27 76 -0.006 0.81 1.3

San Diego Padres

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Randy Jones, W (1-0) 8.1 3 0 0 1 2 0 2.50 29 78 0.275 1.25 2.4
Rollie Fingers, S (2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 2 2 0 0.219 3.88 1.3
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 31 78 2 0 0.494 1.42 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Montague.
Time of Game: 1:33.
Attendance: 10,256.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         San Diego Padres
1 Jerry Royster 2B 1 Gene Richards 1B
2 Barry Bonnell CF 2 Derrel Thomas 2B
3 Cito Gaston RF 3 George Hendrick CF
4 Jeff Burroughs LF 4 Dave Winfield RF
5 Biff Pocoroba C 5 Oscar Gamble LF
6 Dale Murphy 1B 6 Bill Almon 3B
7 Rod Gilbreath 3B 7 Ozzie Smith SS
8 Pat Rockett SS 8 Bob Davis C
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Randy Jones P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-0 2 -23 RR SDP B. Davis P. Niekro 25% 82% Single; Winfield Scores; Gamble Scores
t9 0-2 0 1-- ATL J. Royster R. Jones -12% 75% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Beall to 2B; Royster to 1B
t9 0-2 1 -23 O ATL B. Asselstine R. Fingers 11% 90% Groundout: C-1B
t9 0-2 2 -23 O ATL J. Burroughs R. Fingers 10% 100% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 0 1-- OO ATL D. Murphy R. Jones 10% 55% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B

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, Padres' Randy Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL J. Royster R. Jones -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO ATL B. Bonnell R. Jones 7% 53% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL C. Gaston R. Jones 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Padres Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SDP G. Richards P. Niekro -2% 52% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O SDP D. Thomas P. Niekro -1% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O SDP G. Hendrick P. Niekro -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Padres' Randy Jones facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Jones 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba R. Jones 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy R. Jones 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Padres Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O SDP D. Winfield P. Niekro -2% 52% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O SDP O. Gamble P. Niekro -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O SDP B. Almon P. Niekro -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Padres' Randy Jones facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Jones 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- ATL P. Rockett R. Jones -3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- O ATL P. Niekro R. Jones 2% 51% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Rockett to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O ATL J. Royster R. Jones 4% 55% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Padres Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O SDP O. Smith P. Niekro -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O SDP B. Davis P. Niekro -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- O SDP R. Jones P. Niekro -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Padres' Randy Jones facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell R. Jones 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O ATL C. Gaston R. Jones 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Jones 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Padres Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O SDP G. Richards P. Niekro -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O SDP D. Thomas P. Niekro -2% 51% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- O SDP G. Hendrick P. Niekro -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Padres' Randy Jones facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- ATL B. Pocoroba R. Jones -5% 45% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Pocoroba to 1B
t5 0-0 0 1-- OO ATL D. Murphy R. Jones 10% 55% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Jones 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Padres Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- SDP D. Winfield P. Niekro 5% 61% Walk
b5 0-0 0 1-- SDP O. Gamble P. Niekro 7% 68% Single; Winfield to 2B
b5 0-0 0 12- O SDP B. Almon P. Niekro -7% 61% Flyball: LF
b5 0-0 1 12- O SDP O. Smith P. Niekro -3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B; Winfield to 3B; Gamble to 2B
b5 0-0 2 -23 RR SDP B. Davis P. Niekro 25% 82% Single; Winfield Scores; Gamble Scores
b5 2-0 2 1-- O SDP R. Jones P. Niekro -1% 81% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Padres' Randy Jones facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- O ATL P. Rockett R. Jones 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Jones 2% 86% Flyball: LF
t6 0-2 2 --- O ATL J. Royster R. Jones 1% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Padres Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b6 2-0 0 --- O SDP G. Richards P. Niekro -1% 86% Strikeout (C-1B)
b6 2-0 1 --- O SDP D. Thomas P. Niekro -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b6 2-0 2 --- O SDP G. Hendrick P. Niekro -0% 85% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Padres' Randy Jones facing 2-3-4
t7 0-2 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell R. Jones 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O ATL C. Gaston R. Jones 2% 90% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Jones 1% 91% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Padres Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b7 2-0 0 --- O SDP D. Winfield P. Niekro -1% 90% Strikeout
b7 2-0 1 --- O SDP O. Gamble P. Niekro -1% 89% Flyball: SS
b7 2-0 2 --- O SDP B. Almon P. Niekro -0% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Padres' Randy Jones facing 5-6-7
Mike Champion replaces Oscar Gamble (LF) playing 2B batting 5th
Derrel Thomas moves from 2B to LF
t8 0-2 0 --- ATL B. Pocoroba R. Jones -6% 82% Single
t8 0-2 0 1-- O ATL D. Murphy R. Jones 4% 86% Groundout: P-1B; Pocoroba to 2B
t8 0-2 1 -2- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Jones 5% 91% Flyball: RF
t8 0-2 2 -2- O ATL P. Rockett R. Jones 4% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Padres Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b8 2-0 0 --- O SDP O. Smith P. Niekro -0% 95% Flyball: 2B
b8 2-0 1 --- O SDP B. Davis P. Niekro -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-0 2 --- O SDP R. Jones P. Niekro -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Padres' Randy Jones facing 9-1-2
Bob Beall pinch hits for Phil Niekro (P) batting 9th
t9 0-2 0 --- ATL B. Beall R. Jones -7% 87% Walk
t9 0-2 0 1-- ATL J. Royster R. Jones -12% 75% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Beall to 2B; Royster to 1B
t9 0-2 0 12- O ATL B. Bonnell R. Jones 3% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Beall to 3B; Royster to 2B
Rollie Fingers replaces Randy Jones pitching and batting 9th
Brian Asselstine pinch hits for Cito Gaston (RF) batting 3rd
t9 0-2 1 -23 O ATL B. Asselstine R. Fingers 11% 90% Groundout: C-1B
t9 0-2 2 -23 O ATL J. Burroughs R. Fingers 10% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Padres 2.

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