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MIN
@CHW
3
7
DET
@CLE
1
8
CAL
@TEX
2
3
BAL
@TOR
6
3
HOU
@CIN
7
2
SDP
@LAD
6
7
 
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NYM
@MON
4
3
PIT
@PHI
2
6
ATL
@SFG
3
1
CHC
@STL
9
11
Monday, September 12, 1977,
, Candlestick Park
Attendance: 1,092, Time of Game: 2:09
Braves
3
55-89
 Won 4 
6th, 33 GB
at Giants
1
66-79
 Lost 1 
4th, 22½ GB
W: Phil Niekro (15-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3 10  3
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  0

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 1 2 5 .201 .273 .257 .530 -0.089 0.77 0.027 -0.116 -1.5 4 0 CS
Rowland Office CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .255 .301 .332 .632 0.000 0.39 0.028 -0.028 -0.1 7 0
Jeff Burroughs RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .274 .365 .523 .888 -0.001 0.55 0.027 -0.028 -0.1 1 0
Willie Montanez 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .275 .319 .451 .770 0.029 0.71 0.069 -0.040 0.2 3 0
Gary Matthews LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .287 .363 .433 .796 0.098 0.78 0.107 -0.009 1.2 5 0 HBP
Biff Pocoroba C 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .290 .394 .445 .839 0.160 0.82 0.181 -0.021 1.4 5 3 HR
Junior Moore 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .319 .340 .659 -0.116 0.68 0.000 -0.116 -1.8 0 0
Pat Rockett SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .282 .367 .327 .694 -0.030 0.46 0.003 -0.033 -0.4 2 0 IW
Phil Niekro P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .158 .165 .168 .333 -0.020 0.51 0.012 -0.032 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 10 3 4 5 38 .303 .395 .394 .789 0.031 0.64 0.454 -0.423 -1.4 27 3
HR: B Pocoroba (8, off C Williams, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
IBB: P Rockett (2, by D Heaverlo).
HBP: G Matthews (1, by C Williams).
TB: B Pocoroba 4; R Office 2; G Matthews 2; W Montanez 2; J Burroughs; J Royster; P Niekro.
RBI: B Pocoroba 2 (43); W Montanez (57).
2-out RBI: W Montanez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Moore (17); J Royster (27); B Pocoroba (7).
Baserunning
CS: J Royster (10, 2nd base by C Williams/M Sadek).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Derrel Thomas CF 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .266 .320 .377 .698 0.028 0.97 0.121 -0.092 0.3 2 3 CS
Rob Andrews 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .262 .344 .296 .640 -0.053 1.11 0.040 -0.093 -0.4 3 4 SB
Bill Madlock 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .358 .424 .782 -0.100 1.01 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 1 4
Gary Thomasson LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .251 .351 .444 .795 0.033 1.10 0.098 -0.065 0.7 4 0
Jack Clark RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .331 .406 .737 -0.060 1.17 0.041 -0.100 -0.3 0 0
Darrell Evans 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .251 .344 .409 .753 -0.098 1.26 0.016 -0.114 -0.8 11 0
Johnnie LeMaster SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .175 .239 .233 .472 -0.013 1.11 0.041 -0.055 -0.1 1 2
   Terry Whitfield PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278 .313 .424 .736 -0.028 1.15 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
Mike Sadek C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232 .289 .313 .602 -0.106 1.11 0.000 -0.106 -1.0 5 2
Charlie Williams P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 -0.046 1.81 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 0 0
   Vic Harris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .325 .352 .677 -0.016 0.67 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Dave Heaverlo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Skip James PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.009 0.37 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   John Curtis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .385 .670 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 2 6 35 .182 .229 .182 .410 -0.468 1.09 0.357 -0.824 -3.4 27 15
TB: D Thomas 2; G Thomasson 2; D Evans; J Clark.
RBI: G Thomasson (61).
2-out RBI: G Thomasson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Thomas-R Andrews-B Madlock.
Outfield Assists: D Thomas (G Matthews at 2nd base); D Thomas (J Royster at 2nd base); D Thomas (W Montanez at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Andrews (5, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Pocoroba).
CS: D Thomas (12, 2nd base by P Niekro/B Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (15-17) 9 6 1 0 2 6 0 3.85 35 77 0.469 1.09 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 0 2 6 0 0.00 35 77 0.469 1.09 3.4

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Williams, L (5-5) 5 7 3 3 3 0 1 4.06 22 38 -0.105 0.79 -0.6
Dave Heaverlo 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 2.71 10 0 0 0.043 0.53 1.0
John Curtis 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.52 6 0 0 0.031 0.20 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 4 5 1 3.00 38 38 0 0 -0.031 0.64 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: P Niekro 2 (16); C Williams (3).
HBP: C Williams (3; G Matthews).
IBB: D Heaverlo (8; P Rockett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 1,092.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         San Francisco Giants
1 Jerry Royster 2B 1 Derrel Thomas CF
2 Rowland Office CF 2 Rob Andrews 2B
3 Jeff Burroughs RF 3 Bill Madlock 3B
4 Willie Montanez 1B 4 Gary Thomasson LF
5 Gary Matthews LF 5 Jack Clark RF
6 Biff Pocoroba C 6 Darrell Evans 1B
7 Junior Moore 3B 7 Johnnie LeMaster SS
8 Pat Rockett SS 8 Mike Sadek C
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Charlie Williams P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 -2- RR ATL B. Pocoroba C. Williams 14% 71% Home Run; Matthews Scores
t4 2-0 0 12- OO ATL J. Moore C. Williams -9% 72% Double Play: Flyball: CF-2B-3B
b3 0-2 0 1-- O SFG R. Andrews P. Niekro 7% 71% Thomas Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 2-0 2 12- RO ATL W. Montanez C. Williams 6% 82% Single to CF; Office Scores; Burroughs to 3B; Montanez out at 2B/CF-1B
b8 0-3 2 --3 R SFG G. Thomasson P. Niekro -5% 89% Single to P; Thomas Scores/unER

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, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster C. Williams -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Office C. Williams -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs C. Williams 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O ATL W. Montanez C. Williams -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SFG D. Thomas P. Niekro 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- SFG R. Andrews P. Niekro -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- SFG B. Madlock P. Niekro -2% 43% Andrews Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O SFG B. Madlock P. Niekro 3% 46% Groundout: C-1B; Andrews to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O SFG G. Thomasson P. Niekro 4% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- ATL G. Matthews C. Williams 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 0 1-- ATL B. Pocoroba C. Williams 3% 56% Wild Pitch; Matthews to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- RR ATL B. Pocoroba C. Williams 14% 71% Home Run; Matthews Scores
t2 2-0 0 --- O ATL J. Moore C. Williams -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O ATL P. Rockett C. Williams -1% 68% Flyball: C
t2 2-0 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro C. Williams -1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- SFG J. Clark P. Niekro -4% 63% Single to P
b2 0-2 0 1-- O SFG D. Evans P. Niekro 4% 66% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 1 1-- SFG J. LeMaster P. Niekro -4% 62% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Clark to 2B; LeMaster to 1B
b2 0-2 1 12- O SFG M. Sadek P. Niekro 5% 67% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-2 2 12- O SFG C. Williams P. Niekro 5% 72% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- ATL J. Royster C. Williams 3% 75% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- O ATL R. Office C. Williams -4% 70% Royster Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 2-0 1 --- ATL R. Office C. Williams 2% 72% Single to LF
t3 2-0 1 1-- O ATL J. Burroughs C. Williams -2% 70% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-0 2 1-- O ATL W. Montanez C. Williams -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- SFG D. Thomas P. Niekro -4% 64% Single to CF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O SFG R. Andrews P. Niekro 7% 71% Thomas Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 0-2 1 --- O SFG R. Andrews P. Niekro 2% 73% Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 2 --- O SFG B. Madlock P. Niekro 1% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- ATL G. Matthews C. Williams 3% 76% Single to P
t4 2-0 0 1-- ATL B. Pocoroba C. Williams 4% 80% Walk; Matthews to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- OO ATL J. Moore C. Williams -9% 72% Double Play: Flyball: CF-2B-3B
t4 2-0 2 1-- O ATL P. Rockett C. Williams -2% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O SFG G. Thomasson P. Niekro 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 1 --- O SFG J. Clark P. Niekro 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- SFG D. Evans P. Niekro -2% 73% Single to CF
b4 0-2 2 1-- O SFG J. LeMaster P. Niekro 3% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Charlie Williams facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro C. Williams -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O ATL J. Royster C. Williams -1% 73% Single to CF; Royster out at 2B/CF-2B
t5 2-0 2 --- ATL R. Office C. Williams 1% 74% Single to CF
t5 2-0 2 1-- ATL J. Burroughs C. Williams 1% 75% Single to LF; Office to 2B
t5 2-0 2 12- RO ATL W. Montanez C. Williams 6% 82% Single to CF; Office Scores; Burroughs to 3B; Montanez out at 2B/CF-1B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
b5 0-3 0 --- O SFG M. Sadek P. Niekro 3% 84% Flyball: CF
Vic Harris pinch hits for Charlie Williams (P) batting 9th
b5 0-3 1 --- O SFG V. Harris P. Niekro 2% 86% Flyball: 1B
b5 0-3 2 --- SFG D. Thomas P. Niekro -2% 84% Single to 3B; Thomas to 2B/Adv on E5
b5 0-3 2 -2- O SFG R. Andrews P. Niekro 3% 87% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Dave Heaverlo facing 5-6-7
Dave Heaverlo replaces Vic Harris (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 0 --- ATL G. Matthews D. Heaverlo 2% 89% Single to RF
t6 3-0 0 1-- O ATL B. Pocoroba D. Heaverlo -2% 87% Flyball: LF
t6 3-0 1 1-- O ATL J. Moore D. Heaverlo -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B; Matthews to 2B
t6 3-0 2 -2- ATL P. Rockett D. Heaverlo 0% 87% Intentional Walk
t6 3-0 2 12- ATL P. Niekro D. Heaverlo 1% 88% Single to 1B; Matthews to 3B; Rockett to 2B
t6 3-0 2 123 O ATL J. Royster D. Heaverlo -3% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
b6 0-3 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock P. Niekro 3% 87% Flyball: LF
b6 0-3 1 --- SFG G. Thomasson P. Niekro -3% 84% Single to RF
b6 0-3 1 1-- SFG J. Clark P. Niekro -1% 83% Wild Pitch; Thomasson to 2B
b6 0-3 1 -2- O SFG J. Clark P. Niekro 4% 87% Flyball: LF
b6 0-3 2 -2- O SFG D. Evans P. Niekro 3% 90% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Dave Heaverlo facing 2-3-4
t7 3-0 0 --- O ATL R. Office D. Heaverlo -1% 89% Flyball: LF
t7 3-0 1 --- O ATL J. Burroughs D. Heaverlo -1% 89% Strikeout
t7 3-0 2 --- ATL W. Montanez D. Heaverlo 0% 89% Single to 2B
t7 3-0 2 1-- O ATL G. Matthews D. Heaverlo -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b7 0-3 0 --- O SFG J. LeMaster P. Niekro 3% 91% Flyball: 2B
b7 0-3 1 --- O SFG M. Sadek P. Niekro 2% 92% Flyball: CF
Skip James pinch hits for Dave Heaverlo (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 2 --- O SFG S. James P. Niekro 1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' John Curtis facing 6-7-8
John Curtis replaces Skip James (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 0 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba J. Curtis -1% 93% Flyball: 2B
t8 3-0 1 --- O ATL J. Moore J. Curtis -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-0 2 --- O ATL P. Rockett J. Curtis -0% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b8 0-3 0 --- SFG D. Thomas P. Niekro -5% 87% Walk
b8 0-3 0 1-- O SFG R. Andrews P. Niekro 4% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 0-3 1 1-- O SFG B. Madlock P. Niekro 3% 95% Flyball: CF
b8 0-3 2 1-- SFG G. Thomasson P. Niekro -1% 94% Wild Pitch; Thomas to 3B/Adv on E2
b8 0-3 2 --3 R SFG G. Thomasson P. Niekro -5% 89% Single to P; Thomas Scores/unER
b8 1-3 2 1-- O SFG J. Clark P. Niekro 4% 93% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-1, Giants' John Curtis facing 9-1-2
t9 3-1 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro J. Curtis -1% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 3-1 1 --- O ATL J. Royster J. Curtis -1% 92% Strikeout (C-1B)
t9 3-1 2 --- O ATL R. Office J. Curtis -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b9 1-3 0 --- O SFG D. Evans P. Niekro 5% 96% Flyball: RF
Terry Whitfield pinch hits for Johnnie LeMaster (SS) batting 7th
b9 1-3 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield P. Niekro 3% 99% Strikeout
b9 1-3 2 --- O SFG M. Sadek P. Niekro 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Giants 1.

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