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Standings
BOS
@BAL
2
0
TEX
@CAL
11
5
TEX
@CAL
9
2
CHW
@MIN
1
0
DET
@NYY
2
8
KCR
@OAK
11
8
 
(12)
MIL
@TOR
7
0
SDP
@ATL
5
3
PHI
@CHC
8
1
SFG
@LAD
2
9
NYM
@MON
2
8
 
(7)
PIT
@STL
4
1
Wednesday, September 6, 1978, 7:39PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 7,945, Time of Game: 2:04
Pirates
4
74-64
 Won 11 
2nd, ½ GB
at Cardinals
1
60-79
 Lost 2 
5th, 15 GB
W: Don Robinson (12-5)
L: John Denny (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    4 12  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  5  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .276 .310 .353 .663 0.038 0.52 0.073 -0.035 0.5 2 4 SB
Omar Moreno CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .236 .338 .303 .641 -0.029 0.58 0.017 -0.046 -0.8 1 0 SH
Dave Parker RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .315 .369 .540 .909 0.016 0.62 0.048 -0.033 0.2 1 1 SF
Willie Stargell 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .293 .382 .564 .946 0.019 0.87 0.095 -0.075 0.4 9 0 CS
Ed Ott C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .278 .323 .430 .753 0.055 0.68 0.092 -0.037 0.1 9 0 2B
Bill Robinson 3B-LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .245 .294 .400 .693 0.112 0.76 0.126 -0.014 1.0 2 1 2B
John Milner LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .272 .347 .385 .732 -0.069 1.08 0.009 -0.078 -1.2 1 0 GDP
   Dale Berra 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .180 .245 .337 .582 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 1 1
Phil Garner 2B 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 .270 .353 .403 .755 0.037 0.68 0.039 -0.003 0.3 1 3 SF,IW
Don Robinson P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .208 .208 .236 .444 -0.049 0.53 0.004 -0.053 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 12 4 2 3 39 .353 .368 .412 .780 0.126 0.66 0.503 -0.378 0.0 27 10
2B: E Ott (15, off J Denny); B Robinson (30, off J Denny).
SF: P Garner (6, off J Denny); D Parker (2, off A Lopez).
SH: O Moreno (14, off J Denny).
IBB: P Garner (12, by J Denny).
TB: B Robinson 3; E Ott 3; W Stargell 2; D Parker 2; F Taveras 2; D Robinson; O Moreno.
GIDP: J Milner (6).
RBI: W Stargell (75); D Parker (92); J Milner (32); P Garner (50).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Garner-F Taveras-W Stargell.
E: E Ott (14).
Outfield Assists: D Parker (T Simmons at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: F Taveras (36, 2nd base off A Lopez/T Simmons).
CS: W Stargell (1, 2nd base by J Denny/T Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .221 .263 .248 .511 -0.067 0.69 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 5 0
Garry Templeton SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .285 .310 .381 .691 -0.061 0.63 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 2 5
George Hendrick CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .284 .343 .477 .819 0.094 0.54 0.098 -0.004 1.0 2 0 2B
Ted Simmons C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .288 .375 .520 .895 -0.112 1.33 0.000 -0.112 -0.6 3 1 GDP
Keith Hernandez 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .255 .349 .391 .740 0.026 0.85 0.065 -0.039 0.3 12 0 2B
Jerry Mumphrey RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .252 .301 .329 .630 -0.048 0.84 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 1 0
Ken Reitz 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .279 .357 .635 -0.088 0.91 0.000 -0.088 -0.9 1 1
Mike Phillips 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .273 .325 .331 .656 -0.072 0.95 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 1 3
John Denny P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .177 .224 .242 .466 -0.017 0.71 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 1
   Ken Oberkfell PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .135 .179 .162 .342 -0.024 0.98 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Aurelio Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wayne Garrett PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261 .356 .339 .695 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Buddy Schultz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .600 .933 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 0 9 30 .167 .167 .233 .400 -0.376 0.79 0.163 -0.539 -3.0 27 11
2B: K Hernandez (29, off D Robinson); G Hendrick (26, off D Robinson).
TB: G Hendrick 4; K Hernandez 2; T Simmons.
GIDP: T Simmons (16).
RBI: T Simmons (70).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Phillips-G Templeton-K Hernandez; T Simmons-G Templeton.
E: T Simmons (9).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Robinson, W (12-5) 9 5 1 1 0 9 0 3.21 30 82 0.375 0.79 3.0
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 0 9 0 1.00 30 82 0.375 0.79 3.0

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Denny, L (11-10) 6 9 3 3 2 2 0 3.16 27 42 -0.109 0.87 -0.3
Aurelio Lopez 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.09 8 0 0 -0.022 0.26 -0.1
Buddy Schultz 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.77 4 0 0 0.006 0.12 0.4
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 2 3 0 4.00 39 42 0 0 -0.125 0.66 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: D Robinson (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Denny (4; P Garner).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: 7,945.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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 George Hendrick CF
4 Willie Stargell 1B 4 Ted Simmons C
5 Ed Ott C 5 Keith Hernandez 1B
6 Bill Robinson 3B 6 Jerry Mumphrey RF
7 John Milner LF 7 Ken Reitz 3B
8 Phil Garner 2B 8 Mike Phillips 2B
9 Don Robinson P 9 John Denny P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-0 1 12- R PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 9% 89% Single to RF; Moreno Scores; Parker to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -2- PIT B. Robinson J. Denny 9% 65% Double to RF; Ott to 3B
t4 2-0 0 12- OO PIT J. Milner J. Denny -7% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Ott to 3B
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT E. Ott J. Denny 7% 57% Double to CF
b5 0-3 0 --- STL K. Hernandez D. Robinson -6% 77% Double to P

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 --- PIT F. Taveras J. Denny 4% 54% Single to SS
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT O. Moreno J. Denny -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Taveras to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT D. Parker J. Denny -3% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Taveras to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O PIT W. Stargell J. Denny -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Robinson 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Robinson 1% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- STL G. Hendrick D. Robinson -1% 48% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- STL T. Simmons D. Robinson -1% 46% Wild Pitch; Hendrick to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 0-0 2 --3 O STL T. Simmons D. Robinson 4% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT E. Ott J. Denny 7% 57% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 -2- PIT B. Robinson J. Denny 9% 65% Double to RF; Ott to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 RO PIT J. Milner J. Denny 1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ott Scores; Robinson to 3B
t2 1-0 1 --3 RO PIT P. Garner J. Denny 3% 69% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Robinson Scores
t2 2-0 2 --- O PIT D. Robinson J. Denny -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O STL K. Hernandez D. Robinson 2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O STL J. Mumphrey D. Robinson 2% 72% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 2 --- O STL K. Reitz D. Robinson 1% 73% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O PIT O. Moreno J. Denny -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- PIT D. Parker J. Denny 1% 71% Single to CF
t3 2-0 2 1-- O PIT W. Stargell J. Denny -2% 70% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O STL M. Phillips D. Robinson 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O STL J. Denny D. Robinson 2% 74% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- O STL L. Brock D. Robinson 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- PIT E. Ott J. Denny 3% 78% Single to CF
t4 2-0 0 1-- PIT B. Robinson J. Denny 4% 81% Single to LF; Ott to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- OO PIT J. Milner J. Denny -7% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Ott to 3B
t4 2-0 2 --3 PIT P. Garner J. Denny 1% 75% Intentional Walk
t4 2-0 2 1-3 O PIT D. Robinson J. Denny -4% 71% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Robinson 3% 74% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 --- STL G. Hendrick D. Robinson -3% 71% Single to 3B
b4 0-2 1 1-- OO STL T. Simmons D. Robinson 6% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras J. Denny -2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- PIT O. Moreno J. Denny 2% 77% Single to CF
t5 2-0 1 1-- PIT D. Parker J. Denny 2% 80% Single to RF; Moreno to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- R PIT W. Stargell J. Denny 9% 89% Single to RF; Moreno Scores; Parker to 3B
t5 3-0 1 1-3 OO PIT E. Ott J. Denny -6% 83% Double Play: Strikeout, Stargell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- STL K. Hernandez D. Robinson -6% 77% Double to P
b5 0-3 0 -2- O STL J. Mumphrey D. Robinson 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B; Hernandez to 3B
b5 0-3 1 --3 O STL K. Reitz D. Robinson 6% 85% Popfly: 3B
b5 0-3 2 --3 O STL M. Phillips D. Robinson 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 6-7-8
t6 3-0 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson J. Denny -1% 87% Popfly: 3B
t6 3-0 1 --- O PIT J. Milner J. Denny -1% 87% Flyball: CF
t6 3-0 2 --- PIT P. Garner J. Denny 1% 87% Walk
t6 3-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Robinson J. Denny -1% 86% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 9-1-2
Dale Berra replaces John Milner (LF) playing 3B batting 7th
Bill Robinson moves from 3B to LF
Ken Oberkfell pinch hits for John Denny (P) batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 --- O STL K. Oberkfell D. Robinson 2% 89% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-3 1 --- O STL L. Brock D. Robinson 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-3 2 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Robinson 1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Aurelio Lopez facing 1-2-3
Aurelio Lopez replaces Ken Oberkfell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 --- PIT F. Taveras A. Lopez 1% 92% Single to RF
t7 3-0 0 1-- PIT O. Moreno A. Lopez 2% 95% Taveras Steals 2B; Taveras to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t7 3-0 0 --3 O PIT O. Moreno A. Lopez -2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-0 1 --3 RO PIT D. Parker A. Lopez 1% 95% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Taveras Scores
t7 4-0 2 --- PIT W. Stargell A. Lopez 0% 95% Single to LF
t7 4-0 2 1-- O PIT E. Ott A. Lopez -0% 94% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 3-4-5
b7 0-4 0 --- STL G. Hendrick D. Robinson -4% 90% Double to LF
b7 0-4 0 -2- RO STL T. Simmons D. Robinson 1% 92% Single to RF; Hendrick Scores; Simmons out at 2B/RF-SS
b7 1-4 1 --- O STL K. Hernandez D. Robinson 1% 93% Strikeout
b7 1-4 2 --- O STL J. Mumphrey D. Robinson 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Aurelio Lopez facing 6-7-8
t8 4-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson A. Lopez -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-1 1 --- O PIT D. Berra A. Lopez -0% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 4-1 2 --- O PIT P. Garner A. Lopez -0% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 7-8-9
b8 1-4 0 --- O STL K. Reitz D. Robinson 2% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 1-4 1 --- O STL M. Phillips D. Robinson 1% 97% Strikeout
Wayne Garrett pinch hits for Aurelio Lopez (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 2 --- O STL W. Garrett D. Robinson 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Buddy Schultz facing 9-1-2
Buddy Schultz replaces Wayne Garrett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- PIT D. Robinson B. Schultz 0% 98% Single to LF
t9 4-1 0 1-- O PIT F. Taveras B. Schultz -0% 97% Strikeout
t9 4-1 1 1-- O PIT O. Moreno B. Schultz -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t9 4-1 2 1-- O PIT D. Parker B. Schultz -0% 97% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Don Robinson facing 1-2-3
b9 1-4 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Robinson 2% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 1-4 1 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Robinson 1% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-4 2 --- O STL G. Hendrick D. Robinson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.

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