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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
8
3
OAK
@CLE
2
3
SEA
@DET
2
4
 
(16)
BOS
@KCR
3
2
BAL
@MIN
1
8
MIL
@TEX
4
3
CAL
@TOR
4
5
PHI
@HOU
1
6
PIT
@LAD
2
3
CIN
@MON
5
1
STL
@SDP
5
7
CHC
@SFG
3
4
Tuesday, May 16, 1978, 7:30PM
, Candlestick Park
Attendance: 13,728, Time of Game: 2:07
Cubs
3
16-16
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at Giants
4
21-12
 Won 6 
1st
W: Bob Knepper (5-1)
L: Rick Reuschel (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    3  6  1
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  X    4  9  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .260 .340 .290 .630 -0.045 0.89 0.024 -0.070 -0.3 3 5
Steve Ontiveros 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .135 .222 .163 .386 -0.063 0.79 0.000 -0.063 -0.5 0 3
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .341 .385 .447 .832 0.053 1.04 0.124 -0.070 0.6 10 1 2B
Dave Kingman LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .247 .298 .546 .844 0.209 1.04 0.276 -0.067 0.3 3 0 HR
Manny Trillo 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .320 .315 .634 0.023 0.79 0.068 -0.045 0.3 1 4 2B
Bobby Murcer RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .281 .362 .421 .784 -0.019 0.96 0.032 -0.051 0.1 1 0
Hector Cruz CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .197 .234 .328 .562 -0.106 1.58 0.021 -0.127 -0.7 2 0
Larry Cox C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .191 .240 .277 .517 0.061 1.34 0.117 -0.056 0.4 4 0
   Gene Clines PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .296 .250 .546 -0.047 1.95 0.000 -0.047 -0.1
Rick Reuschel P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .045 .000 .045 -0.102 1.39 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 0 0
   Larry Biittner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .353 .455 .807 -0.032 1.30 0.000 -0.032 -0.1
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 3 5 36 .182 .250 .333 .583 -0.068 1.11 0.662 -0.730 -0.9 24 13
2B: M Trillo (5, off B Knepper); B Buckner (6, off B Knepper).
HR: D Kingman (8, off B Knepper, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: D Kingman 4; M Trillo 3; B Buckner 2; L Cox; B Murcer.
RBI: B Buckner (9); D Kingman (19); L Cox (6).
2-out RBI: L Cox; B Buckner.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Trillo-I de Jesus-B Buckner.
E: L Cox (2).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Madlock 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .369 .414 .783 -0.032 1.03 0.046 -0.078 -0.3 0 2
Terry Whitfield LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .331 .436 .767 -0.057 1.08 0.060 -0.117 -0.6 2 0 GDP
Jack Clark RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .286 .350 .500 .850 0.254 0.91 0.274 -0.020 1.5 0 0 3B
Darrell Evans 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .246 .374 .333 .707 0.022 1.45 0.094 -0.072 0.4 2 1 2B
Mike Ivie 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .347 .358 .449 .807 0.110 1.90 0.187 -0.078 0.3 10 0 SB
Larry Herndon CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .259 .333 .336 .670 0.214 1.69 0.251 -0.038 0.6 7 0 2B,SH
Marc Hill C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .193 .290 .284 .574 0.050 1.26 0.113 -0.064 0.1 5 0
Johnnie LeMaster SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .192 .236 .231 .467 -0.086 0.95 0.014 -0.100 -1.0 1 3
Bob Knepper P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .095 .130 .190 .321 -0.039 1.01 0.029 -0.068 -0.4 0 0 2B
Team Totals 32 4 9 3 2 4 35 .281 .324 .438 .761 0.436 1.28 1.068 -0.635 0.6 27 6
2B: D Evans (7, off R Reuschel); B Knepper (2, off R Reuschel); L Herndon (5, off R Reuschel).
3B: J Clark (4, off R Reuschel).
SH: L Herndon (4, off R Reuschel).
TB: J Clark 3; D Evans 2; L Herndon 2; M Ivie 2; B Knepper 2; T Whitfield; B Madlock; J LeMaster.
GIDP: T Whitfield (2).
RBI: L Herndon (8); M Ivie (12); J Clark (16).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: M Ivie (1, 2nd base off R Reuschel/L Cox).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Reuschel, L (3-3) 8 9 4 3 2 4 0 2.09 35 52 -0.434 1.28 -0.6
Team Totals 8 9 4 3 2 4 0 3.38 35 52 -0.434 1.28 -0.6

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, W (5-1) 9 6 3 3 3 5 1 2.03 36 65 0.066 1.11 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 36 65 0.066 1.11 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - John McSherry.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: 13,728.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         San Francisco Giants
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Bill Madlock 2B
2 Steve Ontiveros 3B 2 Terry Whitfield LF
3 Bill Buckner 1B 3 Jack Clark RF
4 Dave Kingman LF 4 Darrell Evans 3B
5 Manny Trillo 2B 5 Mike Ivie 1B
6 Bobby Murcer RF 6 Larry Herndon CF
7 Hector Cruz CF 7 Marc Hill C
8 Larry Cox C 8 Johnnie LeMaster SS
9 Rick Reuschel P 9 Bob Knepper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  R CHC D. Kingman B. Knepper -28% 54% Home Run
b6 0-2 0 1-- R SFG J. Clark R. Reuschel 26% 55% Triple to CF; Whitfield Scores
b8 3-3 1 -2- R SFG L. Herndon R. Reuschel 24% 89% Double to CF; Ivie Scores
t5 1-0 2 -2- 8,(1-2)  R CHC B. Buckner B. Knepper -12% 23% Double to LF; de Jesus Scores
t2 0-0 2 12- R CHC L. Cox B. Knepper -12% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Trillo Scores; Cruz to 2B

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, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus B. Knepper 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Ontiveros B. Knepper 1% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner B. Knepper 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock R. Reuschel -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield R. Reuschel -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  SFG J. Clark R. Reuschel 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- SFG D. Evans R. Reuschel 4% 56% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Clark to 3B
b1 0-0 2 -23 O SFG M. Ivie R. Reuschel -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman B. Knepper 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- CHC M. Trillo B. Knepper -3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Murcer B. Knepper 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- CHC H. Cruz B. Knepper -2% 50% Walk; Trillo to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- R CHC L. Cox B. Knepper -12% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Trillo Scores; Cruz to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Reuschel B. Knepper 4% 43% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O SFG L. Herndon R. Reuschel -2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O SFG M. Hill R. Reuschel -2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- SFG J. LeMaster R. Reuschel 1% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-1 2 1-- O SFG B. Knepper R. Reuschel -2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC I. de Jesus B. Knepper 2% 39% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros B. Knepper 1% 41% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner B. Knepper 1% 42% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- SFG B. Madlock R. Reuschel 5% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 0 1-- OO SFG T. Whitfield R. Reuschel -9% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O SFG J. Clark R. Reuschel -1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman B. Knepper 2% 38% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- CHC M. Trillo B. Knepper -4% 34% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-0 1 -2- CHC B. Murcer B. Knepper -2% 32% Walk
t4 1-0 1 12- O CHC H. Cruz B. Knepper 4% 36% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 1-0 2 12- O CHC L. Cox B. Knepper 4% 41% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O SFG D. Evans R. Reuschel -3% 38% Strikeout
b4 0-1 1 --- O SFG M. Ivie R. Reuschel -2% 36% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 2 --- O SFG L. Herndon R. Reuschel -1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- O CHC R. Reuschel B. Knepper 2% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC I. de Jesus B. Knepper -2% 34% Walk
t5 1-0 1 1-- O CHC S. Ontiveros B. Knepper 2% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted; de Jesus to 2B
t5 1-0 2 -2- 8,(1-2)  R CHC B. Buckner B. Knepper -12% 23% Double to LF; de Jesus Scores
t5 2-0 2 -2- O CHC D. Kingman B. Knepper 2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- O SFG M. Hill R. Reuschel -3% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O SFG J. LeMaster R. Reuschel -2% 21% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 2 --- SFG B. Knepper R. Reuschel 3% 24% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-2 2 -2- O SFG B. Madlock R. Reuschel -4% 20% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo B. Knepper 1% 21% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 1 --- CHC B. Murcer B. Knepper -2% 19% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t6 2-0 1 1-- O CHC H. Cruz B. Knepper 2% 21% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O CHC L. Cox B. Knepper 1% 23% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
b6 0-2 0 --- SFG T. Whitfield R. Reuschel 6% 29% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 0-2 0 1-- R SFG J. Clark R. Reuschel 26% 55% Triple to CF; Whitfield Scores
b6 1-2 0 --3 SFG D. Evans R. Reuschel 6% 61% Walk
b6 1-2 0 1-3 R SFG M. Ivie R. Reuschel 9% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive); Clark Scores; Evans to 2B
b6 2-2 0 12- O SFG L. Herndon R. Reuschel 1% 71% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Evans to 3B; Ivie to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -23 R SFG M. Hill R. Reuschel 11% 82% Fielder's Choice SS; Evans Scores/Safe on E2 (catch)/No RBI/unER; Ivie to 3B; Hill to 1B
b6 3-2 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O SFG J. LeMaster R. Reuschel -6% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-2 2 1-3 O SFG B. Knepper R. Reuschel -4% 72% Lineout: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 9-1-2
t7 2-3 0 --- O CHC R. Reuschel B. Knepper 4% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC I. de Jesus B. Knepper 3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-3 2 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros B. Knepper 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b7 3-2 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock R. Reuschel -2% 79% Flyball: LF
b7 3-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O SFG T. Whitfield R. Reuschel -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- O SFG J. Clark R. Reuschel -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
t8 2-3 0 --- O CHC B. Buckner B. Knepper 5% 82% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  R CHC D. Kingman B. Knepper -28% 54% Home Run
t8 3-3 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo B. Knepper 3% 57% Flyball: CF
t8 3-3 2 --- O CHC B. Murcer B. Knepper 2% 60% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 4-5-6
b8 3-3 0 --- O SFG D. Evans R. Reuschel -4% 55% Popfly: SS
b8 3-3 1 --- SFG M. Ivie R. Reuschel 5% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 3-3 1 1-- SFG L. Herndon R. Reuschel 5% 65% Ivie Steals 2B
b8 3-3 1 -2- R SFG L. Herndon R. Reuschel 24% 89% Double to CF; Ivie Scores
b8 4-3 1 -2- O SFG M. Hill R. Reuschel -2% 87% Flyball: RF
b8 4-3 2 -2- O SFG J. LeMaster R. Reuschel -2% 85% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t9 3-4 0 --- O CHC H. Cruz B. Knepper 7% 92% Foul Flyball: 3B
Gene Clines pinch hits for Larry Cox (C) batting 8th
t9 3-4 1 --- O CHC G. Clines B. Knepper 5% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
Larry Biittner pinch hits for Rick Reuschel (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 2 --- O CHC L. Biittner B. Knepper 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 4.

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