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Standings
DET
@BAL
5
6
MIL
@BOS
5
4
NYY
@CLE
5
2
KCR
@MIN
3
1
SEA
@TEX
5
4
 
(12)
OAK
@TOR
3
6
CIN
@LAD
2
5
PIT
@MON
2
3
CHC
@NYM
1
6
STL
@PHI
11
4
ATL
@SDP
7
1
HOU
@SFG
1
3
Friday, May 29, 1981,
, Candlestick Park
Attendance: 8,397, Time of Game: 2:22
Astros
1
23-23
 Lost 1 
4th, 9 GB
at Giants
3
24-24
 Won 1 
4th, 9 GB
W: Vida Blue (5-3)
L: Don Sutton (3-6)
S: Al Holland (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  2  X    3  5  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Pittman 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .381 .935 -0.015 0.98 0.079 -0.094 -0.1 1 1 CS
Kiko Garcia SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 .215 .518 -0.032 0.99 0.025 -0.057 -0.2 2 1 SH
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .292 .712 0.031 1.27 0.106 -0.075 0.3 1 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .262 .740 0.034 1.01 0.097 -0.063 0.6 2 0 2B
Gary Woods RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .422 -0.143 1.06 0.000 -0.143 -1.3 4 0
Luis Pujols C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .214 .600 -0.016 1.21 0.039 -0.054 -0.0 6 3 IW
Danny Heep 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .527 -0.131 1.38 0.000 -0.131 -1.2 6 0
Rafael Landestoy 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .153 .501 -0.019 0.62 0.021 -0.041 -0.2 2 2
Don Sutton P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 -0.095 1.31 0.000 -0.095 -0.7 0 1
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 4 1 .133 .402 -0.386 1.08 0.367 -0.753 -2.8 24 8
2B: J Cruz (8, off V Blue).
SH: K Garcia (1, off V Blue).
IBB: L Pujols (1, by V Blue).
TB: J Cruz 2; L Pujols; C Cedeno; J Pittman.
RBI: C Cedeno (15).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Baserunning
CS: J Pittman (2, 2nd base by V Blue/M May).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill North CF 3 0 2 1 0 1 .255 .724 0.105 1.70 0.205 -0.100 0.3 0 0 CS,SH
Enos Cabell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .262 .605 -0.154 1.54 0.000 -0.154 -0.9 1 0
   Johnnie LeMaster SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Jack Clark RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .216 .672 0.236 1.34 0.298 -0.063 0.6 3 0
Darrell Evans 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .234 .721 -0.069 0.92 0.003 -0.072 -0.4 12 0 IW
   Joe Pettini 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Martin LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .258 .650 -0.004 1.00 0.070 -0.074 0.5 3 0
Milt May C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .281 .677 -0.007 0.63 0.025 -0.033 0.2 1 1
Rennie Stennett 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .512 -0.023 0.94 0.033 -0.056 -0.8 3 1 HBP
   Al Holland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Smith SS-2B 2 1 0 0 1 1 .122 .373 -0.023 1.76 0.067 -0.089 -0.2 1 10
Vida Blue P 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .644 -0.012 1.62 0.015 -0.027 -0.1 0 2 SH
   Dave Bergman PH-1B 0 1 0 0 1 0 .255 .749 0.065 1.77 0.065 0.000 0.4 3 0
Team Totals 26 3 5 3 5 7 .192 .536 0.114 1.27 0.781 -0.668 -0.4 27 15
SH: B North (3, off D Sutton); V Blue (4, off D Sutton).
IBB: D Evans (2, by D Sutton).
HBP: R Stennett (1, by D Sutton).
TB: B North 2; J Clark; J Martin; M May.
RBI: B North (12); J Clark (23); J Martin (9).
2-out RBI: J Clark; J Martin.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Clark (2).
Baserunning
CS: B North (7, 2nd base by D Sutton/L Pujols).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Sutton, L (3-6) 7.2 5 3 3 4 7 0 3.65 32 60 -0.124 1.31 -0.0
Joe Sambito 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.67 2 2 0 0.009 0.50 0.4
Team Totals 8 5 3 3 5 7 0 3.38 34 60 2 0 -0.115 1.27 0.4

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (5-3) 8 4 1 1 4 1 0 1.82 32 67 0.324 1.10 2.4
Al Holland, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.28 3 0 0 0.062 0.85 0.4
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 4 1 0 1.00 35 67 0 0 0.386 1.08 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Sutton (1; R Stennett).
IBB: V Blue (2; L Pujols); D Sutton (2; D Evans).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         San Francisco Giants
1 Joe Pittman 3B 1 Bill North CF
2 Kiko Garcia SS 2 Enos Cabell 3B
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Jack Clark RF
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Darrell Evans 1B
5 Gary Woods RF 5 Jerry Martin LF
6 Luis Pujols C 6 Milt May C
7 Danny Heep 1B 7 Rennie Stennett 2B
8 Rafael Landestoy 2B 8 Billy Smith SS
9 Don Sutton P 9 Vida Blue P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 2 -2- R SFG J. Clark D. Sutton 30% 88% Single to LF; Bergman Scores; Clark to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b6 0-1 1 -2- R SFG B. North D. Sutton 17% 57% Single to CF; Smith Scores
t3 0-0 1 -2- R HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue -11% 37% Single to LF; Pittman Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz V. Blue -8% 28% Double to RF; Cedeno to 3B
t3 1-0 1 -23 O HOU G. Woods V. Blue 8% 36% Groundout: SS-1B

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 --- HOU J. Pittman V. Blue -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU K. Garcia V. Blue 6% 52% Pittman Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU K. Garcia V. Blue -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Garcia to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 3% 54% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Sutton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- SFG B. North D. Sutton 4% 58% Single to P
b1 0-0 0 1-- O SFG E. Cabell D. Sutton -6% 52% North Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- O SFG E. Cabell D. Sutton -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O SFG J. Clark D. Sutton -1% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 G. Woods V. Blue 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU L. Pujols V. Blue -3% 50% Single to RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Heep V. Blue 3% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-- HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue -2% 50% Walk; Pujols to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O HOU D. Sutton V. Blue 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Sutton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O SFG D. Evans D. Sutton -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O SFG J. Martin D. Sutton -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O SFG M. May D. Sutton -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Giants 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Pittman V. Blue -4% 46% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU K. Garcia V. Blue 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Pittman to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- R HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue -11% 37% Single to LF; Pittman Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz V. Blue -8% 28% Double to RF; Cedeno to 3B
t3 1-0 1 -23 O HOU G. Woods V. Blue 8% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 -23 HOU L. Pujols V. Blue -1% 35% Intentional Walk
t3 1-0 2 123 O HOU D. Heep V. Blue 7% 42% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Sutton facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O SFG R. Stennett D. Sutton -3% 39% Flyball: 1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O SFG B. Smith D. Sutton -2% 37% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 --- SFG V. Blue D. Sutton 2% 39% Walk
b3 0-1 2 1-- O SFG B. North D. Sutton -3% 36% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 8-9-1
t4 1-0 0 --- O HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue 2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O HOU D. Sutton V. Blue 1% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O HOU J. Pittman V. Blue 1% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Sutton facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O SFG E. Cabell D. Sutton -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O SFG J. Clark D. Sutton -2% 36% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 2 --- O SFG D. Evans D. Sutton -1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 2-3-4
t5 1-0 0 --- O HOU K. Garcia V. Blue 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 1% 38% Flyball: LF
t5 1-0 2 --- HOU J. Cruz V. Blue -1% 37% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball)
t5 1-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Woods V. Blue 2% 39% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Sutton facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- O SFG J. Martin D. Sutton -3% 36% Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 1 --- O SFG M. May D. Sutton -2% 33% Flyball: LF
b5 0-1 2 --- O SFG R. Stennett D. Sutton -1% 32% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
t6 1-0 0 --- O HOU L. Pujols V. Blue 2% 34% Strikeout
t6 1-0 1 --- O HOU D. Heep V. Blue 2% 35% Flyball: SS
t6 1-0 2 --- O HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue 1% 37% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Don Sutton facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- SFG B. Smith D. Sutton 7% 43% Walk
b6 0-1 0 1-- O SFG V. Blue D. Sutton -3% 40% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Smith to 2B
b6 0-1 1 -2- R SFG B. North D. Sutton 17% 57% Single to CF; Smith Scores
b6 1-1 1 1-- O SFG E. Cabell D. Sutton -4% 53% Strikeout
b6 1-1 2 1-- O SFG J. Clark D. Sutton -3% 50% Foul Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
t7 1-1 0 --- O HOU D. Sutton V. Blue 4% 54% Flyball: LF
t7 1-1 1 --- O HOU J. Pittman V. Blue 3% 56% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 1-1 2 --- O HOU K. Garcia V. Blue 2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Sutton facing 4-5-6
b7 1-1 0 --- O SFG D. Evans D. Sutton -4% 54% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 --- O SFG J. Martin D. Sutton -3% 52% Flyball: LF
b7 1-1 2 --- SFG M. May D. Sutton 2% 54% Single to CF
b7 1-1 2 1-- SFG R. Stennett D. Sutton 3% 57% Hit By Pitch; May to 2B
b7 1-1 2 12- O SFG B. Smith D. Sutton -7% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Vida Blue facing 3-4-5
t8 1-1 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t8 1-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 3% 57% Flyball: RF
t8 1-1 2 --- O HOU G. Woods V. Blue 2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Sutton facing 9-1-2
Dave Bergman pinch hits for Vida Blue (P) batting 9th
b8 1-1 0 --- SFG D. Bergman D. Sutton 7% 66% Walk
b8 1-1 0 1-- O SFG B. North D. Sutton -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Bergman to 2B
b8 1-1 1 -2- O SFG E. Cabell D. Sutton -7% 58% Strikeout (C-1B)
b8 1-1 2 -2- R SFG J. Clark D. Sutton 30% 88% Single to LF; Bergman Scores; Clark to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b8 2-1 2 -2- SFG D. Evans D. Sutton 0% 88% Intentional Walk
b8 2-1 2 12- R SFG J. Martin D. Sutton 7% 95% Single to LF; Clark Scores; Evans to 2B
Joe Sambito replaces Don Sutton pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 2 12- SFG M. May J. Sambito 1% 95% Walk; Evans to 3B; Martin to 2B
b8 3-1 2 123 O SFG R. Stennett J. Sambito -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Giants' Al Holland facing 6-7-8
Al Holland replaces Rennie Stennett (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Dave Bergman moves from PH to 1B
Billy Smith moves from SS to 2B
Joe Pettini replaces Darrell Evans (1B) playing 3B batting 4th
Johnnie LeMaster replaces Enos Cabell (3B) playing SS batting 2nd
t9 1-3 0 --- O HOU L. Pujols A. Holland 3% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-3 1 --- O HOU D. Heep A. Holland 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-3 2 --- O HOU R. Landestoy A. Holland 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 3.

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