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MIL
@BOS
2
9
TEX
@CLE
0
6
CHW
@DET
9
10
OAK
@MIN
7
2
BAL
@NYY
6
1
CAL
@SEA
7
3
KCR
@TOR
3
1
CIN
@LAD
8
2
PHI
@PIT
6
2
ATL
@SFG
1
5
NYM
@STL
6
2
Monday, April 17, 1978,
, Candlestick Park
Attendance: 5,882, Time of Game: 2:17
Braves
1
1-7
 Lost 4 
6th, 5½ GB
at Giants
5
6-3
 Won 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Vida Blue (1-1)
L: Tommy Boggs (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Giants          0  0  0   0  3  0   2  0  X    5  9  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Royster 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .385 1.029 0.114 0.88 0.150 -0.036 0.9 4 3 SB
Barry Bonnell CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.085 1.03 0.000 -0.085 -0.8 2 0
   Rowland Office PH-CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .238 .667 0.005 0.11 0.005 0.000 0.1 0 0
Cito Gaston RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .154 -0.058 0.82 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 2 0
   Brian Asselstine PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.167 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .259 .690 -0.020 0.53 0.027 -0.047 -0.4 0 0 CS
Dale Murphy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .103 .394 -0.065 0.65 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 6 1
Biff Pocoroba C 3 0 2 0 1 0 .368 .827 0.092 0.56 0.093 -0.001 0.6 7 1
Rod Gilbreath 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .545 -0.099 1.50 0.033 -0.132 -0.5 1 2 CS
Pat Rockett SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .247 -0.058 1.06 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 1 2
Tommy Boggs P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.068 1.25 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 1 0
   Rick Camp P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jamie Easterly P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Beall PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .091 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
   Dave Campbell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 0 2 7 .194 .436 -0.259 0.83 0.308 -0.567 -2.9 24 9
TB: B Pocoroba 2; J Burroughs; R Office; J Royster; R Gilbreath.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Royster-D Murphy.
Baserunning
SB: J Royster (3, 2nd base off V Blue/M Hill).
CS: J Burroughs (1, 2nd base by V Blue/M Hill); R Gilbreath (1, 2nd base by V Blue/M Hill).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Larry Herndon CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 .278 .767 0.163 0.84 0.171 -0.007 0.9 2 0 2B
Darrell Evans 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 .212 .649 -0.038 1.50 0.018 -0.056 -0.2 2 1 IW
Bill Madlock 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 .429 .804 -0.083 1.90 0.014 -0.097 -0.7 3 2 SF
Willie McCovey 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 .222 .856 0.207 1.58 0.271 -0.064 1.4 4 0 3B
   Skip James PR-1B 1 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .619 0.077 0.37 0.077 0.000 2.1 3 0 2B
Jack Clark RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .270 .774 -0.076 0.80 0.001 -0.077 -0.6 2 0 IW
Terry Whitfield LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .344 .980 0.030 0.55 0.052 -0.022 -0.1 0 0
Marc Hill C 3 0 1 0 1 0 .290 .688 -0.088 0.69 0.015 -0.104 -0.7 9 2 CS,GDP
Johnnie LeMaster SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .138 .400 -0.016 0.62 0.023 -0.039 -0.3 2 1 SH
Vida Blue P 1 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 0.074 2.02 0.122 -0.048 0.3 0 1
   Tom Heintzelman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 1.000 -0.008 0.34 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Randy Moffitt P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1.000 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 29 5 9 5 6 6 .310 .865 0.240 1.02 0.764 -0.524 1.6 27 7
2B: S James (1, off J Easterly); L Herndon (3, off T Boggs).
3B: W McCovey (1, off T Boggs).
SF: B Madlock (1, off T Boggs).
SH: J LeMaster (1, off D Campbell).
IBB: D Evans (1, by T Boggs); J Clark (1, by J Easterly).
TB: W McCovey 3; L Herndon 3; S James 2; T Whitfield 2; D Evans; B Madlock; M Hill.
GIDP: M Hill (1).
RBI: S James 2 (2); W McCovey 2 (8); B Madlock (1).
2-out RBI: S James 2; W McCovey 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: M Hill (2, 2nd base by R Camp/B Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy Boggs, L (0-2) 4.2 5 3 3 4 2 0 5.40 22 40 -0.219 1.56 -1.2
Rick Camp 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.50 8 1 0 0.049 0.43 0.8
Jamie Easterly 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 3 2 2 -0.073 0.27 -1.6
Dave Campbell 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 7.36 4 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 6 6 0 5.62 37 40 3 2 -0.241 1.02 -1.6

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (1-1) 7 5 1 1 2 4 0 4.50 26 65 0.230 0.98 2.0
Randy Moffitt 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.32 7 0 0 0.030 0.21 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 7 0 1.00 33 65 0 0 0.260 0.83 2.9
Balks: T Boggs (1).
WP: J Easterly (1); V Blue (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Easterly (1; J Clark); T Boggs (1; D Evans).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         San Francisco Giants
1 Jerry Royster 2B 1 Larry Herndon CF
2 Barry Bonnell CF 2 Darrell Evans 3B
3 Cito Gaston RF 3 Bill Madlock 2B
4 Jeff Burroughs LF 4 Willie McCovey 1B
5 Dale Murphy 1B 5 Jack Clark RF
6 Biff Pocoroba C 6 Terry Whitfield LF
7 Rod Gilbreath 3B 7 Marc Hill C
8 Pat Rockett SS 8 Johnnie LeMaster SS
9 Tommy Boggs P 9 Vida Blue P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-1 2 12- RR SFG W. McCovey T. Boggs 27% 83% Triple to CF; Herndon Scores; Evans Scores
t1 0-0 2 --3 R ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -9% 42% Wild Pitch; Royster Scores
b5 0-1 1 12- SFG D. Evans T. Boggs 8% 54% Balk; Blue to 3B; Herndon to 2B
b7 3-1 2 12- RR SFG S. James J. Easterly 8% 98% Double to CF; Evans Scores; Madlock Scores
b4 0-1 1 1-- OO SFG M. Hill T. Boggs -7% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-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, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL J. Royster V. Blue -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue -3% 44% Royster Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue 4% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 3% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Royster to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 R ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -9% 42% Wild Pitch; Royster Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -1% 41% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 2% 43% Burroughs Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Tommy Boggs facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- SFG L. Herndon T. Boggs 7% 50% Double
b1 0-1 0 -2- O SFG D. Evans T. Boggs -1% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Herndon to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --3 O SFG B. Madlock T. Boggs -6% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --3 O SFG W. McCovey T. Boggs -4% 38% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 2% 40% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue -2% 38% Single to CF
t2 1-0 1 1-- ATL R. Gilbreath V. Blue -3% 35% Single to LF; Pocoroba to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 2% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Pocoroba to 3B; Gilbreath to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -23 O ATL T. Boggs V. Blue 5% 43% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Tommy Boggs facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O SFG J. Clark T. Boggs -2% 40% Flyball: C
b2 0-1 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield T. Boggs -2% 38% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 2 --- SFG M. Hill T. Boggs 1% 40% Single to CF
b2 0-1 2 1-- SFG J. LeMaster T. Boggs 2% 42% Walk; Hill to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- O SFG V. Blue T. Boggs -5% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O ATL J. Royster V. Blue 2% 39% Flyball: C
t3 1-0 1 --- O ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue 1% 41% Flyball: 3B
t3 1-0 2 --- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 1% 42% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Tommy Boggs facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- SFG L. Herndon T. Boggs 5% 46% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- O SFG D. Evans T. Boggs -4% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-1 1 1-- O SFG B. Madlock T. Boggs -3% 39% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 1-- O SFG W. McCovey T. Boggs -3% 36% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue 2% 38% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 1% 40% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 --- ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue -1% 38% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- O ATL R. Gilbreath V. Blue 2% 41% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Tommy Boggs facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- O SFG J. Clark T. Boggs -3% 38% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 1 --- SFG T. Whitfield T. Boggs 3% 41% Single
b4 0-1 1 1-- OO SFG M. Hill T. Boggs -7% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 2% 37% Flyball: C
t5 1-0 1 --- O ATL T. Boggs V. Blue 2% 38% Strikeout
t5 1-0 2 --- O ATL J. Royster V. Blue 1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Tommy Boggs facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- O SFG J. LeMaster T. Boggs -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- SFG V. Blue T. Boggs 4% 40% Walk
b5 0-1 1 1-- SFG L. Herndon T. Boggs 6% 45% Single; Blue to 2B
b5 0-1 1 12- SFG D. Evans T. Boggs 8% 54% Balk; Blue to 3B; Herndon to 2B
b5 0-1 1 -23 SFG D. Evans T. Boggs 1% 55% Intentional Walk
b5 0-1 1 123 RO SFG B. Madlock T. Boggs 1% 56% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Blue Scores
b5 1-1 2 12- RR SFG W. McCovey T. Boggs 27% 83% Triple to CF; Herndon Scores; Evans Scores
Rick Camp replaces Tommy Boggs pitching and batting 9th
Skip James pinch runs for Willie McCovey (1B) batting 4th
b5 3-1 2 --3 O SFG J. Clark R. Camp -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 3.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 2-3-4
Skip James moves from PR to 1B
t6 1-3 0 --- O ATL B. Bonnell V. Blue 3% 83% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 1 --- O ATL C. Gaston V. Blue 2% 85% Flyball: CF
t6 1-3 2 --- ATL J. Burroughs V. Blue -2% 84% Single to CF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy V. Blue 3% 86% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Rick Camp facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- SFG T. Whitfield R. Camp 2% 88% Single
b6 3-1 0 1-- O SFG M. Hill R. Camp -2% 86% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b6 3-1 1 1-- O SFG J. LeMaster R. Camp -2% 85% Hill Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 3-1 2 --- O SFG J. LeMaster R. Camp -1% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 3.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
t7 1-3 0 --- ATL B. Pocoroba V. Blue -6% 78% Single to LF
t7 1-3 0 1-- O ATL R. Gilbreath V. Blue 5% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-3 1 1-- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 6% 89% Gilbreath Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 1-3 2 --- O ATL P. Rockett V. Blue 1% 90% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Rick Camp facing 9-1-2
Tom Heintzelman pinch hits for Vida Blue (P) batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- O SFG T. Heintzelman R. Camp -1% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 3-1 1 --- O SFG L. Herndon R. Camp -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 2 --- SFG D. Evans R. Camp 0% 89% Single to CF
b7 3-1 2 1-- SFG B. Madlock R. Camp 1% 90% Single to CF; Evans to 2B
Jamie Easterly replaces Rick Camp pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 2 12- RR SFG S. James J. Easterly 8% 98% Double to CF; Evans Scores; Madlock Scores
b7 5-1 2 -2- SFG J. Clark J. Easterly 0% 98% Intentional Walk
b7 5-1 2 12- SFG T. Whitfield J. Easterly 0% 98% Wild Pitch; James to 3B; Clark to 2B
b7 5-1 2 -23 O SFG T. Whitfield J. Easterly -1% 97% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 5.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Giants' Randy Moffitt facing 9-1-2
Randy Moffitt replaces Tom Heintzelman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bob Beall pinch hits for Jamie Easterly (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- O ATL B. Beall R. Moffitt 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-5 1 --- O ATL J. Royster R. Moffitt 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Rowland Office pinch hits for Barry Bonnell (CF) batting 2nd
t8 1-5 2 --- ATL R. Office R. Moffitt -0% 98% Single
Brian Asselstine pinch hits for Cito Gaston (RF) batting 3rd
t8 1-5 2 1-- O ATL B. Asselstine R. Moffitt 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-1, Braves' Dave Campbell facing 7-8-9
Dave Campbell replaces Bob Beall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Rowland Office moves from PH to CF
Brian Asselstine moves from PH to RF
b8 5-1 0 --- SFG M. Hill D. Campbell 0% 99% Walk
b8 5-1 0 1-- O SFG J. LeMaster D. Campbell -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Hill to 2B
b8 5-1 1 -2- O SFG R. Moffitt D. Campbell -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 5-1 2 -2- O SFG L. Herndon D. Campbell -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Giants' Randy Moffitt facing 4-5-6
t9 1-5 0 --- O ATL J. Burroughs R. Moffitt 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-5 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy R. Moffitt 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-5 2 --- O ATL B. Pocoroba R. Moffitt 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 5.

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