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MIN
@CAL
0
3
BOS
@CLE
4
5
BAL
@KCR
2
4
SEA
@OAK
0
1
NYY
@TEX
2
5
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@ATL
7
8
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@HOU
5
2
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@NYM
0
6
PIT
@STL
2
11
Monday, April 10, 1978, 8:07PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 19,241, Time of Game: 2:16
Pirates
2
2-2
 Lost 2 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Cardinals
11
2-2
 Won 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: John Denny (1-0)
L: Jim Rooker (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  2
Cardinals       6  0  0   4  0  0   1  0  X   11 14  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .188 .426 -0.025 0.32 0.004 -0.029 -0.1 1 0
   Mario Mendoza SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Omar Moreno CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .083 .298 -0.013 0.24 0.006 -0.019 -0.5 2 0
Dave Parker RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .846 0.001 0.28 0.013 -0.012 -0.1 2 0
   Kent Tekulve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   John Milner PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .533 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Bill Robinson LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .375 1.170 0.074 0.32 0.076 -0.002 1.4 2 0 2·2B
Willie Stargell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .587 -0.047 0.52 0.003 -0.050 -0.4 6 1
   Jim Bibby P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Phil Garner 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 .167 .452 0.003 0.41 0.021 -0.018 0.0 0 2
   Jim Fregosi 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.4 0 1
Ed Ott C 4 0 1 0 0 2 .091 .322 0.001 0.28 0.018 -0.017 -0.5 8 0
Fernando Gonzalez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .258 -0.031 0.31 0.000 -0.031 -1.0 1 2
Jim Rooker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Robinson P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.025 0.48 0.000 -0.025 -0.4 1 0
   Steve Brye RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .600 1.667 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 2 4 .206 .515 -0.063 0.30 0.141 -0.204 -2.0 24 8
2B: B Robinson 2 (2, 2 off J Denny).
TB: B Robinson 4; P Garner; D Parker; E Ott; F Taveras; W Stargell.
RBI: P Garner (1); B Robinson (1).
2-out RBI: B Robinson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: E Ott 2 (2).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 2 2 0 0 2 1 .333 .833 0.044 0.35 0.049 -0.005 0.7 0 0
   Jim Dwyer LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.5 0 0
Garry Templeton SS 5 2 2 0 0 1 .222 .444 0.082 0.46 0.086 -0.003 1.0 2 2 SB
Jerry Morales RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 .294 .686 0.005 0.43 0.028 -0.022 1.3 1 0 2B,SB
Ted Simmons C 3 0 1 2 0 1 .214 .635 0.012 0.43 0.019 -0.008 -0.2 4 0 2·SF
Keith Hernandez 1B 5 2 4 2 0 0 .500 1.368 0.118 0.34 0.118 0.000 2.3 17 0 2B,SB
Ken Reitz 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .333 .867 0.056 0.34 0.070 -0.013 0.8 0 3
Tony Scott CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .200 .583 -0.001 0.20 0.010 -0.011 -0.6 1 0
Mike Tyson 2B 4 1 2 4 0 1 .385 1.000 0.114 0.31 0.124 -0.011 3.2 1 5 HR
   Mike Phillips 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
John Denny P 4 1 1 0 0 2 .250 .500 0.007 0.08 0.009 -0.002 -0.5 0 6
Team Totals 36 11 14 11 3 8 .389 .942 0.437 0.33 0.513 -0.075 7.5 27 18
2B: J Morales (1, off D Robinson); K Hernandez (2, off D Robinson).
HR: M Tyson (1, off J Rooker; 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SF: T Simmons 2 (2, 1 off D Robinson, 1 off J Rooker).
TB: M Tyson 5; K Hernandez 5; G Templeton 2; J Morales 2; K Reitz 2; T Scott; T Simmons; J Denny.
RBI: M Tyson 4 (5); K Hernandez 2 (4); T Simmons 2 (3); J Morales 2 (2); K Reitz (3).
2-out RBI: M Tyson 3; K Reitz; K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: J Morales (1, 2nd base off D Robinson/E Ott); K Hernandez (1, 2nd base off J Rooker/E Ott); G Templeton (1, 2nd base off J Rooker/E Ott).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Rooker, L (0-1) 0.2 5 6 6 1 0 1 81.00 8 17 -0.399 1.09 -5.6
Don Robinson 4.1 5 4 4 2 6 0 8.31 20 0 0 -0.039 0.18 -2.1
Kent Tekulve 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.86 9 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.1
Jim Bibby 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 8 14 11 11 3 8 1 12.38 41 17 0 0 -0.438 0.33 -7.5

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Denny, W (1-0) 9 7 2 2 2 4 0 2.00 36 67 0.063 0.30 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 4 0 2.00 36 67 0.063 0.30 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Frank Taveras SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Omar Moreno CF 2 Garry Templeton SS
3 Dave Parker RF 3 Jerry Morales RF
4 Bill Robinson LF 4 Ted Simmons C
5 Willie Stargell 1B 5 Keith Hernandez 1B
6 Phil Garner 3B 6 Ken Reitz 3B
7 Ed Ott C 7 Tony Scott CF
8 Fernando Gonzalez 2B 8 Mike Tyson 2B
9 Jim Rooker P 9 John Denny P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 3-0 2 12- RRR STL M. Tyson J. Rooker 12% 94% Home Run (LF-CF); Reitz Scores; Scott Scores
b1 1-0 2 --3 R STL K. Hernandez J. Rooker 9% 73% Single to CF; Templeton Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 R STL K. Reitz J. Rooker 7% 81% Single to RF; Hernandez Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- STL G. Templeton J. Rooker 6% 64% Single to LF; Brock to 2B
t3 1-6 2 1-3 R PIT B. Robinson J. Denny -5% 87% Double to LF; Moreno Scores; Parker to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno J. Denny 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Parker J. Denny 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jim Rooker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- STL L. Brock J. Rooker 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- STL G. Templeton J. Rooker 6% 64% Single to LF; Brock to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O STL J. Morales J. Rooker -2% 62% Flyball: RF; Brock to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO STL T. Simmons J. Rooker 2% 63% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brock Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- STL K. Hernandez J. Rooker 1% 65% Templeton Steals 2B; Templeton to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 1-0 2 --3 R STL K. Hernandez J. Rooker 9% 73% Single to CF; Templeton Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- STL K. Reitz J. Rooker 1% 74% Hernandez Steals 2B; Hernandez to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 2-0 2 --3 R STL K. Reitz J. Rooker 7% 81% Single to RF; Hernandez Scores
b1 3-0 2 1-- STL T. Scott J. Rooker 1% 82% Single to CF; Reitz to 2B
b1 3-0 2 12- RRR STL M. Tyson J. Rooker 12% 94% Home Run (LF-CF); Reitz Scores; Scott Scores
Don Robinson replaces Jim Rooker pitching and batting 9th
b1 6-0 2 --- O STL J. Denny D. Robinson -0% 94% Popfly: 2B
6 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' John Denny facing 4-5-6
t2 0-6 0 --- PIT B. Robinson J. Denny -2% 92% Double to RF
t2 0-6 0 -2- O PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 1% 93% Flyball: CF; Robinson to 3B
t2 0-6 1 --3 R PIT P. Garner J. Denny -2% 91% Single to LF; Robinson Scores
t2 1-6 1 1-- O PIT E. Ott J. Denny 1% 92% Strikeout
t2 1-6 2 1-- O PIT F. Gonzalez J. Denny 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 1-2-3
b2 6-1 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Robinson -0% 93% Popfly: SS
b2 6-1 1 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Robinson -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 6-1 2 --- STL J. Morales D. Robinson 0% 93% Walk
b2 6-1 2 1-- STL T. Simmons D. Robinson 0% 93% Morales Steals 2B
b2 6-1 2 -2- O STL T. Simmons D. Robinson -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' John Denny facing 9-1-2
t3 1-6 0 --- O PIT D. Robinson J. Denny 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-6 1 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-6 2 --- PIT O. Moreno J. Denny -1% 94% Walk
t3 1-6 2 1-- PIT D. Parker J. Denny -1% 92% Single to RF; Moreno to 3B
t3 1-6 2 1-3 R PIT B. Robinson J. Denny -5% 87% Double to LF; Moreno Scores; Parker to 3B
t3 2-6 2 -23 O PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 4% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 5-6-7
b3 6-2 0 --- STL K. Hernandez D. Robinson 2% 93% Double to CF (LF-CF)
b3 6-2 0 -2- O STL K. Reitz D. Robinson -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b3 6-2 1 -2- O STL T. Scott D. Robinson -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
b3 6-2 2 -2- O STL M. Tyson D. Robinson -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Cardinals' John Denny facing 6-7-8
t4 2-6 0 --- O PIT P. Garner J. Denny 2% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-6 1 --- PIT E. Ott J. Denny -2% 89% Single to CF
t4 2-6 1 1-- O PIT F. Gonzalez J. Denny 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-6 2 1-- O PIT D. Robinson J. Denny 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 9-1-2
b4 6-2 0 --- STL J. Denny D. Robinson 1% 93% Single to CF
b4 6-2 0 1-- STL L. Brock D. Robinson 1% 95% Walk; Denny to 2B
b4 6-2 0 12- STL G. Templeton D. Robinson 2% 96% Single to LF; Denny to 3B; Brock to 2B
b4 6-2 0 123 RR STL J. Morales D. Robinson 2% 99% Double to CF (LF-CF); Denny Scores; Brock Scores; Templeton to 3B
b4 8-2 0 -23 RO STL T. Simmons D. Robinson 0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Templeton Scores; Morales to 3B
b4 9-2 1 --3 R STL K. Hernandez D. Robinson 0% 99% Single to RF; Morales Scores
b4 10-2 1 1-- O STL K. Reitz D. Robinson -0% 99% Strikeout
b4 10-2 2 1-- O STL T. Scott D. Robinson -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 10.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-10, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t5 2-10 0 --- PIT F. Taveras J. Denny -0% 99% Single to LF
t5 2-10 0 1-- O PIT O. Moreno J. Denny 0% 99% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-10 1 1-- O PIT D. Parker J. Denny 0% 99% Popfly: SS
t5 2-10 2 1-- O PIT B. Robinson J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 10.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 10-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 8-9-1
b5 10-2 0 --- O STL M. Tyson D. Robinson -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b5 10-2 1 --- O STL J. Denny D. Robinson -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b5 10-2 2 --- O STL L. Brock D. Robinson -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 10.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-10, Cardinals' John Denny facing 5-6-7
Jim Dwyer replaces Lou Brock playing LF batting 1st
t6 2-10 0 --- PIT W. Stargell J. Denny -0% 99% Single to RF
t6 2-10 0 1-- O PIT P. Garner J. Denny 0% 99% Strikeout
t6 2-10 1 1-- O PIT E. Ott J. Denny 0% 100% Strikeout
t6 2-10 2 1-- O PIT F. Gonzalez J. Denny 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 10.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 10-2, Pirates' Kent Tekulve facing 2-3-4
Kent Tekulve replaces Dave Parker (RF) pitching and batting 3rd
Steve Brye replaces Don Robinson (P) playing RF batting 9th
b6 10-2 0 --- O STL G. Templeton K. Tekulve -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 10-2 1 --- O STL J. Morales K. Tekulve -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 10-2 2 --- O STL T. Simmons K. Tekulve -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 10.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-10, Cardinals' John Denny facing 9-1-2
t7 2-10 0 --- O PIT S. Brye J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-10 1 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-10 2 --- O PIT O. Moreno J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 10-2, Pirates' Kent Tekulve facing 5-6-7
Mario Mendoza replaces Frank Taveras playing SS batting 1st
b7 10-2 0 --- STL K. Hernandez K. Tekulve 0% 100% Single to RF
b7 10-2 0 1-- STL K. Reitz K. Tekulve 0% 100% Single to CF; Hernandez to 2B
b7 10-2 0 12- O STL T. Scott K. Tekulve 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Hernandez to 3B
b7 10-2 1 1-3 R STL M. Tyson K. Tekulve 0% 100% Single to RF; Hernandez Scores; Reitz to 3B
b7 11-2 1 1-3 O STL J. Denny K. Tekulve -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 11-2 2 1-3 O STL J. Dwyer K. Tekulve -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 11.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-11, Cardinals' John Denny facing 3-4-5
Mike Phillips replaces Mike Tyson playing 2B batting 8th
John Milner pinch hits for Kent Tekulve (P) batting 3rd
t8 2-11 0 --- O PIT J. Milner J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-11 1 --- O PIT B. Robinson J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-11 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 11-2, Pirates' Jim Bibby facing 2-3-4
Jim Bibby replaces Willie Stargell (1B) pitching and batting 5th
John Milner moves from PH to 1B
Jim Fregosi replaces Phil Garner playing 3B batting 6th
b8 11-2 0 --- O STL G. Templeton J. Bibby 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 11-2 1 --- O STL J. Morales J. Bibby 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 11-2 2 --- STL T. Simmons J. Bibby 0% 100% Single to RF
b8 11-2 2 1-- O STL K. Hernandez J. Bibby 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 11.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-11, Cardinals' John Denny facing 6-7-8
t9 2-11 0 --- PIT J. Fregosi J. Denny -0% 100% Walk
t9 2-11 0 1-- O PIT E. Ott J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Fregosi to 2B
t9 2-11 1 -2- O PIT F. Gonzalez J. Denny 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t9 2-11 2 -2- O PIT S. Brye J. Denny 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 11.

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