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Standings
NYY
@CHW
8
5
BAL
@MIL
10
11
CAL
@OAK
9
3
MIN
@SEA
6
5
DET
@TEX
5
7
KCR
@TOR
6
8
ATL
@LAD
5
6
CHC
@MON
0
2
STL
@PIT
4
7
CIN
@SDP
2
3
HOU
@SFG
1
2
Saturday, April 14, 1979,
, Candlestick Park
Attendance: 15,931, Time of Game: 2:07
Astros
1
5-3
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Giants
2
7-2
 Won 3 
1st
W: Vida Blue (3-0)
L: Vern Ruhle (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  9  2
Giants          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  X    2  4  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .242 .265 .242 .507 -0.002 1.03 0.065 -0.067 -0.2 2 0
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .161 .161 .258 .419 0.149 1.11 0.182 -0.033 0.9 3 2 3B
Jeffrey Leonard CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .600 .571 .800 1.371 -0.096 1.61 0.039 -0.135 -0.3 2 0 2B,SF
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .200 .250 .240 .490 -0.018 1.55 0.080 -0.098 0.1 10 2
   Rafael Landestoy PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Enos Cabell 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .290 .333 .624 -0.182 1.79 0.000 -0.182 -1.2 2 1
Art Howe 2B-3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .231 .250 .385 .635 -0.024 1.53 0.104 -0.128 0.1 1 7 2B,GDP
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .400 .417 .817 -0.162 1.70 0.000 -0.162 -1.0 2 0
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .273 .304 .364 .668 -0.092 1.25 0.000 -0.092 -0.7 2 0
   Jesus Alou PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.032 1.32 0.000 -0.032 -0.1
Vern Ruhle P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.035 0.72 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 0 0
   Cesar Cedeno PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .346 .346 .615 .962 -0.030 1.10 0.000 -0.030 -0.2
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 1 9 1 0 8 35 .265 .257 .382 .639 -0.524 1.40 0.470 -0.994 -2.9 24 13
2B: J Leonard (1, off V Blue); A Howe (1, off V Blue).
3B: C Reynolds (1, off V Blue).
SF: J Leonard (1, off V Blue).
TB: C Reynolds 4; J Leonard 3; A Howe 3; B Watson 2; T Puhl.
GIDP: A Howe (1).
RBI: J Leonard (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Reynolds-A Howe-B Watson.
PB: A Ashby (1).
E: B Watson (1); C Reynolds (1).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill North CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .152 .300 .152 .452 -0.029 0.57 0.019 -0.048 -0.2 1 0 SB
   Larry Herndon CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Terry Whitfield LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .351 .382 .734 0.043 1.09 0.085 -0.042 0.0 0 0 SH
Bill Madlock 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .114 .179 .171 .351 -0.080 0.84 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 2 3
   Rob Andrews 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jack Clark RF 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .333 .459 .567 1.026 0.074 0.89 0.082 -0.008 0.6 2 0
Darrell Evans 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .303 .368 .424 .793 0.099 1.42 0.104 -0.005 0.7 1 3
Mike Ivie 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .375 .444 .656 1.101 0.045 1.25 0.109 -0.064 0.2 9 0 3B
Marc Hill C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .133 .212 .133 .345 -0.121 1.10 0.000 -0.121 -1.3 8 0 GDP
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .241 .286 .527 -0.041 0.56 0.000 -0.041 -0.5 3 3
Vida Blue P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .111 .000 .111 -0.014 0.51 0.014 -0.028 -0.1 0 3
Team Totals 26 2 4 2 3 2 30 .154 .241 .231 .472 -0.024 0.90 0.413 -0.437 -1.5 27 12
3B: M Ivie (1, off V Ruhle).
SH: T Whitfield (2, off J Sambito).
TB: M Ivie 3; D Evans; J Clark; T Whitfield.
GIDP: M Hill (2).
RBI: M Ivie (7); D Evans (8).
2-out RBI: M Ivie.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Madlock-R Metzger-M Ivie.
Baserunning
SB: B North (1, 2nd base off V Ruhle/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Ruhle, L (0-2) 6 4 2 2 2 2 0 2.57 23 56 -0.020 1.04 0.6
Joe Sambito 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.045 0.42 0.9
Team Totals 8 4 2 2 3 2 0 2.25 30 56 0 0 0.025 0.90 1.5

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (3-0) 9 9 1 1 0 8 0 2.67 35 73 0.525 1.40 2.9
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 0 8 0 1.00 35 73 0.525 1.40 2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Cuneo, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Tony Patch, 3B - Roy Roth.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: 15,931.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 6mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         San Francisco Giants
1 Terry Puhl RF 1 Bill North CF
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Terry Whitfield LF
3 Jeffrey Leonard CF 3 Bill Madlock 2B
4 Bob Watson 1B 4 Jack Clark RF
5 Enos Cabell 3B 5 Darrell Evans 3B
6 Art Howe 2B 6 Mike Ivie 1B
7 Jose Cruz LF 7 Marc Hill C
8 Alan Ashby C 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Vern Ruhle P 9 Vida Blue P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-2 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue -15% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Puhl to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 R SFG M. Ivie V. Ruhle 11% 80% Triple to LF; Evans Scores
t8 0-2 0 1-3 RO HOU J. Leonard V. Blue 9% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Puhl Scores
b2 0-0 1 12- OO SFG M. Hill V. Ruhle -9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 1-2 0 --- O HOU A. Howe V. Blue 7% 92% Flyball: 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl V. Blue 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Leonard V. Blue -2% 51% Double to LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson V. Blue 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SFG B. North V. Ruhle -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O SFG T. Whitfield V. Ruhle -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O SFG B. Madlock V. Ruhle -1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU A. Howe V. Blue -4% 48% Double to RF
t2 0-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 4% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU A. Ashby V. Blue 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- SFG J. Clark V. Ruhle 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- SFG D. Evans V. Ruhle 6% 65% Single to RF; Clark to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- O SFG M. Ivie V. Ruhle -6% 59% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 12- OO SFG M. Hill V. Ruhle -9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU V. Ruhle V. Blue 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl V. Blue 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue -3% 51% Triple to LF
t3 0-0 2 --3 O HOU J. Leonard V. Blue 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O SFG R. Metzger V. Ruhle -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O SFG V. Blue V. Ruhle -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O SFG B. North V. Ruhle -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson V. Blue -4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 0 1-- O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 4% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO HOU A. Howe V. Blue 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- SFG T. Whitfield V. Ruhle 4% 60% Single to RF
b4 0-0 0 1-- O SFG B. Madlock V. Ruhle -4% 56% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 1-- SFG J. Clark V. Ruhle 4% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive); Whitfield to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- SFG D. Evans V. Ruhle 4% 64% Passed Ball; Whitfield to 3B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 RO SFG D. Evans V. Ruhle 5% 69% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Whitfield Scores; Evans to 3B/Adv on E6/Adv on E3
b4 1-0 2 --3 R SFG M. Ivie V. Ruhle 11% 80% Triple to LF; Evans Scores
b4 2-0 2 --3 O SFG M. Hill V. Ruhle -2% 77% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 3% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-2 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby V. Blue 2% 82% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 --- O HOU V. Ruhle V. Blue 1% 83% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O SFG R. Metzger V. Ruhle -1% 82% Lineout: 1B
b5 2-0 1 --- SFG V. Blue V. Ruhle 1% 83% Walk
b5 2-0 1 1-- O SFG B. North V. Ruhle -2% 82% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-0 2 1-- SFG T. Whitfield V. Ruhle 1% 82% North Steals 2B
b5 2-0 2 -2- O SFG T. Whitfield V. Ruhle -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl V. Blue 3% 83% Flyball: RF
t6 0-2 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue 2% 85% Flyball: RF
t6 0-2 2 --- HOU J. Leonard V. Blue -2% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 0-2 2 1-- HOU B. Watson V. Blue -4% 80% Single to RF; Leonard to 3B
t6 0-2 2 1-3 O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 6% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 3-4-5
b6 2-0 0 --- O SFG B. Madlock V. Ruhle -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-0 1 --- O SFG J. Clark V. Ruhle -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-0 2 --- O SFG D. Evans V. Ruhle -1% 84% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
t7 0-2 0 --- HOU A. Howe V. Blue -6% 78% Single to LF
t7 0-2 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 5% 83% Strikeout
t7 0-2 1 1-- O HOU A. Ashby V. Blue 4% 87% Strikeout Looking
Cesar Cedeno pinch hits for Vern Ruhle (P) batting 9th
t7 0-2 2 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 6-7-8
Joe Sambito replaces Cesar Cedeno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-0 0 --- O SFG M. Ivie J. Sambito -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-0 1 --- O SFG M. Hill J. Sambito -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-0 2 --- O SFG R. Metzger J. Sambito -0% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t8 0-2 0 --- HOU T. Puhl V. Blue -7% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 0-2 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue -15% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Puhl to 3B
t8 0-2 0 1-3 RO HOU J. Leonard V. Blue 9% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Puhl Scores
t8 1-2 1 1-- O HOU B. Watson V. Blue 7% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
Rafael Landestoy pinch runs for Bob Watson (1B) batting 4th
t8 1-2 2 1-- O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 5% 88% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 9-1-2
Enos Cabell moves from 3B to 1B
Rafael Landestoy moves from PR to 2B
Art Howe moves from 2B to 3B
b8 2-1 0 --- O SFG V. Blue J. Sambito -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- SFG B. North J. Sambito 1% 88% Walk
b8 2-1 1 1-- O SFG T. Whitfield J. Sambito -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; North to 2B
b8 2-1 2 -2- O SFG B. Madlock J. Sambito -2% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
Rob Andrews replaces Bill Madlock playing 2B batting 3rd
Larry Herndon replaces Bill North playing CF batting 1st
t9 1-2 0 --- O HOU A. Howe V. Blue 7% 92% Flyball: 2B
t9 1-2 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 5% 97% Groundout: P-1B
Jesus Alou pinch hits for Alan Ashby (C) batting 8th
t9 1-2 2 --- O HOU J. Alou V. Blue 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.

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