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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
5
0
MIN
@CAL
1
7
TOR
@CHW
9
7
BOS
@MIL
12
10
OAK
@SEA
3
4
CLE
@TEX
3
5
ATL
@LAD
10
2
PHI
@NYM
2
3
STL
@PIT
1
3
SDP
@SFG
3
4
Thursday, April 12, 1979, 7:35PM
, Kingdome
Attendance: 5,618, Time of Game: 3:01
Athletics
3
1-6
 Lost 1 
7th, 4½ GB
at Mariners
4
5-3
 Won 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: John Montague (2-0)
L: Bob Lacey (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    3  9  3
Mariners        0  1  0   0  1  0   0  2  X    4  4  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Edwards 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .250 .276 .321 .597 -0.156 1.43 0.014 -0.170 -0.8 1 3 2B
Joe Wallis RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .105 .000 .105 -0.171 1.23 0.000 -0.171 -1.0 5 0
Mitchell Page DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .296 .387 .630 1.017 0.048 0.84 0.113 -0.065 0.4 HR
Wayne Gross 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .438 .438 .875 1.313 0.022 0.88 0.066 -0.045 0.1 0 3
Dwayne Murphy LF 3 1 3 0 1 0 4 .750 .800 .750 1.550 0.155 1.10 0.155 0.000 1.4 4 0 2·SB
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .125 .154 .125 .279 -0.160 1.93 0.000 -0.160 -1.5 5 1
Jim Essian C 4 0 2 2 0 2 4 .333 .400 .333 .733 0.235 1.87 0.316 -0.081 1.2 5 0
Tony Armas CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .143 .217 .143 .360 0.013 1.73 0.115 -0.102 -0.5 3 0
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.086 1.14 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 1 2
   Larry Murray PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.108 4.57 0.000 -0.108 -0.4
Mike Norris P 0 0
   Bob Lacey P 0 0
   Dave Heaverlo P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 9 3 2 13 38 .250 .289 .361 .651 -0.208 1.43 0.779 -0.988 -1.8 24 9
2B: M Edwards (2, off O Jones).
HR: M Page (2, off O Jones, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: M Page 4; D Murphy 3; M Edwards 3; J Essian 2; W Gross.
RBI: J Essian 2 (2); M Page (3).
2-out RBI: J Essian 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
PB: J Essian 2 (2).
E: W Gross (1); J Newman (4); J Essian (2).
Baserunning
SB: D Murphy 2 (2, 2nd base off O Jones/B Stinson 2).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .172 .333 .241 .575 -0.061 0.99 0.034 -0.096 -0.5 1 3
Dan Meyer LF-1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .286 .481 .767 0.309 1.85 0.330 -0.021 1.5 2 1 2B,HBP
Bruce Bochte 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .464 .500 .821 1.321 0.103 1.68 0.153 -0.051 0.3 3 1 2B
   Joe Simpson PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.231 5.31 0.231 0.000 0.8 0 0
Leon Roberts RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .400 .471 .633 1.104 -0.112 1.55 0.000 -0.112 -1.3 0 1 SH
Willie Horton DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .300 .382 .433 .816 -0.187 1.69 0.000 -0.187 -1.4
Ruppert Jones CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .321 .441 .571 1.013 0.020 1.44 0.071 -0.051 0.3 3 0 IW
Bill Stein 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .290 .371 .419 .791 0.087 1.52 0.123 -0.036 0.9 2 0 SB
Bob Stinson C 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .263 .375 .316 .691 -0.119 1.23 0.000 -0.119 -1.3 14 0 SF
Mario Mendoza SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .276 .286 .562 0.059 1.04 0.090 -0.031 0.5 0 0 2B
   Larry Milbourne PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 -0.036 1.43 0.000 -0.036 -0.2 1 0
Odell Jones P 1 0
   John Montague P 0 0
Team Totals 27 4 4 2 4 4 35 .148 .273 .259 .532 0.294 1.56 1.032 -0.740 -0.3 27 6
2B: B Bochte (4, off M Norris); M Mendoza (1, off M Norris); D Meyer (3, off M Norris).
SF: B Stinson (1, off M Norris).
SH: L Roberts (1, off D Heaverlo).
IBB: R Jones (1, by D Heaverlo).
HBP: D Meyer (1, by M Norris).
TB: B Bochte 2; M Mendoza 2; D Meyer 2; B Stein.
RBI: B Stinson (3); B Bochte (8).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 13.
Fielding
E: M Mendoza (3).
Outfield Assists: L Roberts (J Essian at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: B Stein (1, 2nd base off M Norris/J Essian).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Norris 7 4 3 1 2 3 0 1.23 29 62 0.052 1.21 1.1
Bob Lacey, BS (1), L (0-1) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 1 1 1 -0.187 2.87 -0.8
Dave Heaverlo 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.29 5 1 1 -0.156 3.00 -0.1
Team Totals 8 4 4 1 4 4 0 1.12 35 62 2 2 -0.291 1.56 0.3
M Norris faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
B Lacey faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Odell Jones 7.1 9 3 1 1 11 1 3.97 32 62 -0.053 1.14 0.3
John Montague, W (2-0) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.38 6 2 0 0.261 2.99 1.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 1 2 13 1 1.00 38 62 2 0 0.208 1.43 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: M Norris (1); B Lacey (1).
HBP: M Norris (2; D Meyer).
IBB: D Heaverlo (2; R Jones).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Eshelman, 1B - Roy Dreke, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Dick Feaser.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 5,618.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Seattle Mariners
1 Mike Edwards 2B 1 Julio Cruz 2B
2 Joe Wallis RF 2 Dan Meyer LF
3 Mitchell Page DH 3 Bruce Bochte 1B
4 Wayne Gross 3B 4 Leon Roberts RF
5 Dwayne Murphy LF 5 Willie Horton DH
6 Jeff Newman 1B 6 Ruppert Jones CF
7 Jim Essian C 7 Bill Stein 3B
8 Tony Armas CF 8 Bob Stinson C
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 Mario Mendoza SS
Mike Norris P Odell Jones P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 2 -23 RR OAK J. Essian O. Jones -26% 38% Single to LF; Gross Scores/unER; Murphy Scores/unER
b8 3-3 2 123 R SEA B. Stinson D. Heaverlo 23% 87% Passed Ball; Simpson Scores/unER; Jones to 3B; Stein to 2B
b8 2-3 0 --- SEA D. Meyer M. Norris 17% 49% Double to CF
t9 3-4 0 --- OAK T. Armas J. Montague -12% 71% Walk
t6 0-2 1 --- R OAK M. Page O. Jones -11% 69% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards O. Jones 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK J. Wallis O. Jones 2% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK M. Page O. Jones 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- SEA J. Cruz M. Norris 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- SEA D. Meyer M. Norris 5% 64% Reached on Interference on C; Cruz to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O SEA B. Bochte M. Norris -5% 59% Foul Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 12- O SEA L. Roberts M. Norris -4% 54% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 12- O SEA W. Horton M. Norris -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O OAK W. Gross O. Jones 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- OAK D. Murphy O. Jones -3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O OAK J. Newman O. Jones 2% 52% Strikeout, Murphy Steals 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O OAK J. Essian O. Jones 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- SEA R. Jones M. Norris 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- SEA B. Stein M. Norris 2% 61% Wild Pitch; Jones to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- SEA B. Stein M. Norris 6% 68% Single to LF; Jones to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-3 SEA B. Stinson M. Norris 1% 69% Stein Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -23 RO SEA B. Stinson M. Norris -2% 67% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Jones Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- O SEA M. Mendoza M. Norris -3% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 2 -2- O SEA J. Cruz M. Norris -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O OAK T. Armas O. Jones 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo O. Jones 2% 65% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- OAK M. Edwards O. Jones -1% 64% Single to LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O OAK J. Wallis O. Jones 3% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O SEA D. Meyer M. Norris -2% 65% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- SEA B. Bochte M. Norris 4% 68% Double to LF
b3 1-0 1 -2- O SEA L. Roberts M. Norris -3% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 -2- O SEA W. Horton M. Norris -3% 62% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Bochte out at Hm/3B-1B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O OAK M. Page O. Jones 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O OAK W. Gross O. Jones 2% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- OAK D. Murphy O. Jones -2% 65% Single to CF
t4 0-1 2 1-- OAK J. Newman O. Jones -1% 64% Murphy Steals 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- O OAK J. Newman O. Jones 4% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- O SEA R. Jones M. Norris -2% 66% Flyball: RF
b4 1-0 1 --- O SEA B. Stein M. Norris -2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O SEA B. Stinson M. Norris -1% 63% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- OAK J. Essian O. Jones -5% 58% Single to CF
t5 0-1 0 1-- O OAK T. Armas O. Jones 5% 63% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 0-1 1 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo O. Jones 4% 67% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards O. Jones 3% 71% Double to RF; Essian out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 9-1-2
b5 1-0 0 --- SEA M. Mendoza M. Norris 6% 76% Double to CF (LF-CF)
b5 1-0 0 -2- O SEA J. Cruz M. Norris -4% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-0 1 -2- SEA D. Meyer M. Norris 3% 75% Passed Ball; Mendoza to 3B
b5 1-0 1 --3 SEA D. Meyer M. Norris 1% 77% Hit By Pitch
b5 1-0 1 1-3 RO SEA B. Bochte M. Norris 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Mendoza Scores/unER
b5 2-0 2 1-- O SEA L. Roberts M. Norris -2% 77% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Mariners 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 2-3-4
t6 0-2 0 --- O OAK J. Wallis O. Jones 3% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-2 1 --- R OAK M. Page O. Jones -11% 69% Home Run
t6 1-2 1 --- OAK W. Gross O. Jones -4% 65% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t6 1-2 1 1-- OAK D. Murphy O. Jones -6% 59% Single to CF; Gross to 2B
t6 1-2 1 12- O OAK J. Newman O. Jones 5% 64% Flyball: CF; Gross to 3B; Murphy to 2B
t6 1-2 2 -23 RR OAK J. Essian O. Jones -26% 38% Single to LF; Gross Scores/unER; Murphy Scores/unER
t6 3-2 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas O. Jones 3% 40% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 5-6-7
b6 2-3 0 --- O SEA W. Horton M. Norris -4% 36% Strikeout
b6 2-3 1 --- O SEA R. Jones M. Norris -3% 33% Flyball: LF
b6 2-3 2 --- O SEA B. Stein M. Norris -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 9-1-2
t7 3-2 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo O. Jones 3% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-2 1 --- O OAK M. Edwards O. Jones 2% 36% Strikeout
t7 3-2 2 --- O OAK J. Wallis O. Jones 1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
b7 2-3 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson M. Norris -5% 32% Flyball: RF
Larry Milbourne pinch hits for Mario Mendoza (SS) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 --- O SEA L. Milbourne M. Norris -4% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-3 2 --- O SEA J. Cruz M. Norris -3% 26% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 3-4-5
Larry Milbourne moves from PH to SS
t8 3-2 0 --- O OAK M. Page O. Jones 2% 29% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-2 1 --- OAK W. Gross O. Jones -3% 26% Single to CF
t8 3-2 1 1-- OAK D. Murphy O. Jones -3% 23% Walk; Gross to 2B
John Montague replaces Odell Jones pitching
t8 3-2 1 12- O OAK J. Newman J. Montague 4% 27% Strikeout
t8 3-2 2 12- O OAK J. Essian J. Montague 5% 32% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 2-3-4
b8 2-3 0 --- SEA D. Meyer M. Norris 17% 49% Double to CF
Bob Lacey replaces Mike Norris pitching
b8 2-3 0 -2- SEA B. Bochte B. Lacey 9% 58% Wild Pitch; Meyer to 3B
b8 2-3 0 --3 R SEA B. Bochte B. Lacey 9% 67% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Meyer Scores/No RBI/unER
Dave Heaverlo replaces Bob Lacey pitching
Joe Simpson pinch runs for Bruce Bochte (1B) batting 3rd
b8 3-3 0 1-- O SEA L. Roberts D. Heaverlo -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Simpson to 2B
b8 3-3 1 -2- O SEA W. Horton D. Heaverlo -7% 58% Flyball: CF
b8 3-3 2 -2- SEA R. Jones D. Heaverlo 1% 59% Intentional Walk
b8 3-3 2 12- SEA B. Stein D. Heaverlo 4% 64% Walk; Simpson to 3B; Jones to 2B
b8 3-3 2 123 R SEA B. Stinson D. Heaverlo 23% 87% Passed Ball; Simpson Scores/unER; Jones to 3B; Stein to 2B
b8 4-3 2 -23 O SEA B. Stinson D. Heaverlo -4% 83% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Mariners' John Montague facing 8-9-1
Dan Meyer moves from LF to 1B
Joe Simpson moves from PR to LF
t9 3-4 0 --- OAK T. Armas J. Montague -12% 71% Walk
Larry Murray pinch hits for Rob Picciolo (SS) batting 9th
t9 3-4 0 1-- O OAK L. Murray J. Montague 11% 82% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 3-4 1 1-- O OAK M. Edwards J. Montague 10% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 3-4 2 1-- O OAK J. Wallis J. Montague 8% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 4.

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