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@BAL
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4
KCR
@BOS
4
10
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@CAL
1
13
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@CLE
6
5
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@DET
5
4
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@MIN
5
6
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@NYY
5
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9
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3
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4
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0
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@SFG
2
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@STL
4
1
Saturday, April 21, 1979, 7:08PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 16,776, Time of Game: 2:35
Reds
4
9-6
 Won 5 
2nd, 2 GB
at Cardinals
1
5-7
 Lost 3 
4th, 3½ GB
W: Mike LaCoss (1-0)
S: Doug Bair (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    4  9  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ken Griffey RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 .383 1.032 -0.096 1.25 0.036 -0.132 -0.7 0 0
Dave Concepcion SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 .369 .909 0.101 1.12 0.171 -0.070 1.2 2 2 2·SB
Joe Morgan 2B 2 1 2 0 3 0 .365 1.036 0.217 1.27 0.217 0.000 2.4 0 1 2·SB
George Foster LF 5 0 2 2 0 1 .410 1.079 0.045 2.12 0.260 -0.215 0.0 3 0 GDP
Dan Driessen 1B 2 0 0 1 2 1 .273 .863 -0.038 1.44 0.027 -0.066 0.1 10 2 SF
Johnny Bench C 3 0 0 0 2 1 .191 .679 -0.106 1.37 0.043 -0.150 -0.5 3 0
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .855 -0.014 0.82 0.051 -0.065 -0.9 1 3
Cesar Geronimo CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .533 -0.119 0.97 0.000 -0.119 -1.8 7 0
Mike LaCoss P 3 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 0.009 0.98 0.059 -0.051 -0.1 1 2 SH
   Doug Bair P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 3 9 6 .273 .691 -0.001 1.25 0.864 -0.868 -0.3 27 10
SF: D Driessen (2, off S Martinez).
SH: M LaCoss (1, off S Martinez).
TB: J Morgan 2; D Concepcion 2; G Foster 2; M LaCoss; K Griffey; R Knight.
GIDP: G Foster (3).
RBI: G Foster 2 (18); D Driessen (15).
2-out RBI: G Foster.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: D Concepcion 2 (4, 2nd base off S Martinez/T Simmons, 2nd base off M Littell/T Simmons); J Morgan 2 (6, 2nd base off S Martinez/T Simmons 2).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .640 -0.101 1.02 0.000 -0.101 -0.6 0 0
   Mark Littell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darold Knowles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Garry Templeton SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .263 .617 -0.026 0.92 0.036 -0.062 -0.4 3 5
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .831 -0.131 1.25 0.000 -0.131 -0.7 7 1
Ted Simmons C 2 1 2 1 2 0 .283 .932 0.246 0.84 0.246 0.000 1.9 6 0 HR
George Hendrick CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .231 .692 0.018 1.38 0.094 -0.076 0.3 4 0
Tony Scott RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .709 -0.139 1.67 0.000 -0.139 -1.1 1 0
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .859 -0.151 1.25 0.000 -0.151 -1.3 1 1
Ken Oberkfell 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .393 -0.108 1.37 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 5 4
Silvio Martinez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.048 0.97 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 2
   Tom Bruno P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bernie Carbo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .367 -0.062 2.46 0.000 -0.062 -0.2
   Jerry Mumphrey LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 3 1 4 3 .100 .406 -0.502 1.23 0.376 -0.878 -3.3 27 13
HR: T Simmons (3, off M LaCoss; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: T Simmons 5; G Templeton.
RBI: T Simmons (5).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Templeton-K Oberkfell-K Hernandez.
E: T Simmons (3).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike LaCoss, W (1-0) 8 3 1 1 3 2 1 2.40 30 71 0.464 1.25 2.8
Doug Bair, S (3) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.86 4 0 0 0.038 1.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 4 3 1 1.00 34 71 0 0 0.502 1.23 3.3

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Silvio Martinez, L (0-1) 6.2 8 2 2 5 5 0 1.86 32 50 -0.002 1.43 0.6
Tom Bruno 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 3 0 0.123 1.24 1.2
Mark Littell 0.2 1 2 2 4 0 0 2.25 7 0 0 -0.129 0.67 -2.3
Darold Knowles 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1 3 0 0.010 0.39 0.8
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 9 6 0 4.00 44 50 6 0 0.002 1.25 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: M Littell 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Sharp, 1B - Bill Lawson, 2B - Joe Bendekovits, 3B - Jim Jones.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Ken Griffey RF 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Dave Concepcion SS 2 Garry Templeton SS
3 Joe Morgan 2B 3 Keith Hernandez 1B
4 George Foster LF 4 Ted Simmons C
5 Dan Driessen 1B 5 George Hendrick CF
6 Johnny Bench C 6 Tony Scott RF
7 Ray Knight 3B 7 Ken Reitz 3B
8 Cesar Geronimo CF 8 Ken Oberkfell 2B
9 Mike LaCoss P 9 Silvio Martinez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-1 2 1-3 R CIN G. Foster S. Martinez 20% 70% Single to RF; Concepcion Scores; Morgan to 3B
b4 0-1 1 --- R STL T. Simmons M. LaCoss -14% 47% Home Run
t5 1-1 1 12- OO CIN G. Foster S. Martinez -12% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 O STL K. Reitz M. LaCoss 8% 56% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 0 12- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 7% 67% Walk; Griffey to 3B; Concepcion to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CIN K. Griffey S. Martinez 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CIN D. Concepcion S. Martinez 6% 59% Single; Griffey to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 7% 67% Walk; Griffey to 3B; Concepcion to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O CIN G. Foster S. Martinez -7% 60% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 123 RO CIN D. Driessen S. Martinez 0% 60% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Griffey Scores; Concepcion to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 CIN J. Bench S. Martinez 1% 61% Morgan Steals 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 O CIN J. Bench S. Martinez -5% 56% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O STL L. Brock M. LaCoss 2% 58% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O STL G. Templeton M. LaCoss 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez M. LaCoss 1% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- CIN R. Knight S. Martinez 3% 64% Walk
t2 1-0 0 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo S. Martinez -3% 61% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 1-- O CIN M. LaCoss S. Martinez -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Knight to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- O CIN K. Griffey S. Martinez -3% 56% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- STL T. Simmons M. LaCoss -4% 52% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- STL G. Hendrick M. LaCoss -6% 46% Walk; Simmons to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- O STL T. Scott M. LaCoss 3% 49% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Simmons to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 O STL K. Reitz M. LaCoss 8% 56% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 2 1-3 O STL K. Oberkfell M. LaCoss 5% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O CIN D. Concepcion S. Martinez -2% 60% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 0% 60% E2 on Foul Ball
t3 1-0 1 --- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 2% 62% Single to RF
t3 1-0 1 1-- CIN G. Foster S. Martinez 2% 64% Morgan Steals 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- O CIN G. Foster S. Martinez -3% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 -2- O CIN D. Driessen S. Martinez -3% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O STL S. Martinez M. LaCoss 3% 60% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O STL L. Brock M. LaCoss 2% 62% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-1 2 --- O STL G. Templeton M. LaCoss 1% 63% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- CIN J. Bench S. Martinez 4% 66% Walk
t4 1-0 0 1-- O CIN R. Knight S. Martinez -3% 63% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-0 1 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo S. Martinez -3% 60% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 1-- O CIN M. LaCoss S. Martinez -2% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O STL K. Hernandez M. LaCoss 3% 61% Popfly: 3B
b4 0-1 1 --- R STL T. Simmons M. LaCoss -14% 47% Home Run
b4 1-1 1 --- STL G. Hendrick M. LaCoss -3% 44% Walk
b4 1-1 1 1-- O STL T. Scott M. LaCoss 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 2 1-- O STL K. Reitz M. LaCoss 3% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 1-2-3
t5 1-1 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey S. Martinez -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- CIN D. Concepcion S. Martinez 3% 50% Single to RF
t5 1-1 1 1-- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 2% 53% Concepcion Steals 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 2% 55% Walk
t5 1-1 1 12- OO CIN G. Foster S. Martinez -12% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O STL K. Oberkfell M. LaCoss 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O STL S. Martinez M. LaCoss 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 --- O STL L. Brock M. LaCoss 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 5-6-7
t6 1-1 0 --- O CIN D. Driessen S. Martinez -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t6 1-1 1 --- O CIN J. Bench S. Martinez -2% 44% Strikeout
t6 1-1 2 --- CIN R. Knight S. Martinez 2% 46% Single to CF
t6 1-1 2 1-- O CIN C. Geronimo S. Martinez -4% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- O STL G. Templeton M. LaCoss 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- O STL K. Hernandez M. LaCoss 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 2 --- STL T. Simmons M. LaCoss -2% 46% Single to RF
b6 1-1 2 1-- O STL G. Hendrick M. LaCoss 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Silvio Martinez facing 9-1-2
t7 1-1 0 --- CIN M. LaCoss S. Martinez 6% 56% Single to SS
t7 1-1 0 1-- O CIN K. Griffey S. Martinez -6% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-1 1 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion S. Martinez -5% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-1 2 1-- CIN J. Morgan S. Martinez 5% 50% Single to RF; Concepcion to 3B
t7 1-1 2 1-3 R CIN G. Foster S. Martinez 20% 70% Single to RF; Concepcion Scores; Morgan to 3B
t7 2-1 2 1-3 CIN D. Driessen S. Martinez 2% 72% Walk; Foster to 2B
Tom Bruno replaces Silvio Martinez pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 2 123 O CIN J. Bench T. Bruno -7% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 6-7-8
b7 1-2 0 --- O STL T. Scott M. LaCoss 5% 70% Flyball: CF
b7 1-2 1 --- O STL K. Reitz M. LaCoss 3% 73% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 1-2 2 --- O STL K. Oberkfell M. LaCoss 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Tom Bruno facing 7-8-9
t8 2-1 0 --- O CIN R. Knight T. Bruno -2% 73% Popfly: SS
t8 2-1 1 --- O CIN C. Geronimo T. Bruno -2% 72% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 2-1 2 --- O CIN M. LaCoss T. Bruno -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Reds' Mike LaCoss facing 9-1-2
Bernie Carbo pinch hits for Tom Bruno (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- O STL B. Carbo M. LaCoss 6% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 1-2 1 --- O STL L. Brock M. LaCoss 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-2 2 --- STL G. Templeton M. LaCoss -4% 78% Single
b8 1-2 2 1-- O STL K. Hernandez M. LaCoss 7% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Mark Littell facing 1-2-3
Mark Littell replaces Lou Brock (LF) pitching and batting 1st
Jerry Mumphrey replaces Bernie Carbo (PH) playing LF batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey M. Littell -2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- CIN D. Concepcion M. Littell 2% 84% Walk
t9 2-1 1 1-- CIN J. Morgan M. Littell 1% 86% Concepcion Steals 2B
t9 2-1 1 -2- CIN J. Morgan M. Littell 3% 89% Wild Pitch; Concepcion to 3B
t9 2-1 1 --3 CIN J. Morgan M. Littell 1% 89% Walk
t9 2-1 1 1-3 R CIN G. Foster M. Littell 6% 95% Single to RF; Concepcion Scores; Morgan to 3B
t9 3-1 1 1-3 R CIN D. Driessen M. Littell 2% 97% Wild Pitch; Morgan Scores
t9 4-1 1 1-- CIN D. Driessen M. Littell 0% 97% Walk; Foster to 2B
t9 4-1 1 12- CIN J. Bench M. Littell 1% 98% Walk; Foster to 3B; Driessen to 2B
t9 4-1 1 123 O CIN R. Knight M. Littell -1% 97% Popfly: 2B
Darold Knowles replaces Mark Littell pitching and batting 1st
t9 4-1 2 123 O CIN C. Geronimo D. Knowles -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Reds' Doug Bair facing 4-5-6
Doug Bair replaces Mike LaCoss pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-4 0 --- STL T. Simmons D. Bair -4% 92% Walk
b9 1-4 0 1-- O STL G. Hendrick D. Bair 4% 96% Strikeout
b9 1-4 1 1-- O STL T. Scott D. Bair 3% 99% Popfly: SS
b9 1-4 2 1-- O STL K. Reitz D. Bair 1% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 4, Cardinals 1.

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