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CAL
@BAL
1
2
SEA
@BOS
8
0
CLE
@KCR
1
9
TOR
@MIL
0
2
DET
@MIN
6
14
OAK
@NYY
5
1
CHW
@TEX
2
1
ATL
@CHC
2
10
MON
@LAD
5
6
 
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HOU
@PIT
3
9
NYM
@SDP
1
2
PHI
@SFG
6
4
CIN
@STL
3
0
Friday, July 20, 1979, 7:37PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 30,280, Time of Game: 2:09
Reds
3
50-46
 Won 3 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Cardinals
0
44-44
 Lost 2 
5th, 6½ GB
W: Tom Seaver (10-5)
L: John Denny (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  6  4
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  1

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Collins LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .344 .373 .453 .826 0.119 0.71 0.171 -0.053 0.8 5 0 HR,GDP
   Paul Blair LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .215 .299 .514 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Joe Morgan 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .265 .401 .415 .816 -0.015 0.36 0.012 -0.028 -0.2 2 2
Ken Griffey RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .303 .357 .451 .808 -0.021 0.49 0.022 -0.043 -0.7 0 0 GDP
Dan Driessen 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .246 .327 .420 .746 0.010 0.51 0.024 -0.014 0.0 9 3
Dave Concepcion SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .345 .429 .774 -0.043 0.68 0.011 -0.054 -0.6 4 5
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .308 .365 .416 .781 -0.030 0.56 0.015 -0.045 -0.3 1 1
Johnny Bench C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .254 .350 .381 .731 0.064 0.51 0.115 -0.051 0.1 1 0 HR,2B,GDP
Cesar Geronimo CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .315 .357 .673 0.021 0.37 0.036 -0.014 0.2 1 0
Tom Seaver P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .140 .140 .302 .442 -0.034 0.62 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 2 2 SH
Team Totals 30 3 6 3 4 3 35 .200 .294 .433 .727 0.071 0.53 0.406 -0.336 -1.3 27 13
2B: J Bench (10, off W McEnaney).
HR: J Bench (8, off J Denny, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); D Collins (2, off J Denny, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SH: T Seaver (3, off J Denny).
TB: J Bench 6; D Collins 4; D Driessen; D Concepcion; R Knight.
GIDP: K Griffey (5); D Collins (1); J Bench (6).
RBI: D Collins 2 (15); J Bench (36).
2-out RBI: D Collins 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Concepcion-J Morgan-D Driessen.
E: D Concepcion (17); J Bench (4); D Collins (1); T Seaver (2).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Garry Templeton SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .339 .455 .793 -0.151 1.07 0.000 -0.151 -1.4 3 5 GDP
Lou Brock LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .353 .432 .786 -0.038 0.59 0.012 -0.050 -0.4 1 0
Tony Scott CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .311 .389 .700 0.095 0.72 0.110 -0.015 0.8 2 0 SB
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .391 .493 .883 -0.131 1.38 0.000 -0.131 -1.2 15 1
George Hendrick RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .377 .465 .841 -0.107 1.03 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 1 0
Terry Kennedy C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .310 .403 .713 -0.034 0.70 0.025 -0.059 -0.4 3 0
Ken Reitz 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .313 .400 .713 0.029 0.68 0.061 -0.032 0.1 0 3
Ken Oberkfell 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .327 .389 .449 .838 -0.074 1.15 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 2 4
John Denny P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .109 .156 .264 0.021 0.95 0.044 -0.023 0.2 0 4
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .316 .361 .677 -0.040 1.44 0.000 -0.040 -0.3
   Will McEnaney P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 0 6 0 0 1 34 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.430 0.92 0.252 -0.682 -4.3 27 18
TB: T Scott 2; K Reitz 2; T Kennedy; L Brock.
GIDP: G Templeton (7).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Templeton-K Oberkfell-K Hernandez; K Oberkfell-G Templeton-K Hernandez; K Hernandez-G Templeton-K Hernandez.
E: K Oberkfell (3).
Baserunning
SB: T Scott (26, 2nd base off T Seaver/J Bench).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Seaver, W (10-5) 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 3.25 34 76 0.430 0.92 4.3
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 34 76 0.430 0.92 4.3

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Denny, L (4-8) 7 5 3 3 4 3 2 4.89 28 54 -0.091 0.62 0.4
Will McEnaney 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.63 7 0 0 0.021 0.14 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 4 3 2 3.00 35 54 0 0 -0.070 0.53 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Denny (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Jerry Dale.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 30,280.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Dave Collins LF 1 Garry Templeton SS
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Lou Brock LF
3 Ken Griffey RF 3 Tony Scott CF
4 Dan Driessen 1B 4 Keith Hernandez 1B
5 Dave Concepcion SS 5 George Hendrick RF
6 Ray Knight 3B 6 Terry Kennedy C
7 Johnny Bench C 7 Ken Reitz 3B
8 Cesar Geronimo CF 8 Ken Oberkfell 2B
9 Tom Seaver P 9 John Denny P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 2 -2- RR CIN D. Collins J. Denny 17% 77% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF; Geronimo Scores
t2 0-0 1 --- R CIN J. Bench J. Denny 11% 59% Home Run
b5 0-3 0 1-- OO STL G. Templeton T. Seaver 9% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 0-3 2 -23 O STL K. Hernandez T. Seaver 6% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-3 0 --- STL K. Reitz T. Seaver -5% 83% Single to LF

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' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN D. Collins J. Denny -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN J. Morgan J. Denny -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- CIN K. Griffey J. Denny 1% 48% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Griffey to 1B
t1 0-0 2 1-- CIN D. Driessen J. Denny 1% 48% Wild Pitch; Griffey to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- CIN D. Driessen J. Denny 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Denny -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL G. Templeton T. Seaver 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- STL T. Scott T. Seaver -1% 48% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- STL K. Hernandez T. Seaver -1% 46% Scott Steals 2B; Scott to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 0-0 2 --3 O STL K. Hernandez T. Seaver 4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CIN R. Knight J. Denny -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- R CIN J. Bench J. Denny 11% 59% Home Run
t2 1-0 1 --- CIN C. Geronimo J. Denny 2% 61% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- O CIN T. Seaver J. Denny -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Geronimo to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- RR CIN D. Collins J. Denny 17% 77% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF; Geronimo Scores
t2 3-0 2 --- O CIN J. Morgan J. Denny -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick T. Seaver 2% 78% Flyball: LF
b2 0-3 1 --- STL T. Kennedy T. Seaver -2% 76% Single to LF
b2 0-3 1 1-- O STL K. Reitz T. Seaver 3% 78% Popfly: SS
b2 0-3 2 1-- O STL K. Oberkfell T. Seaver 2% 80% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- O CIN K. Griffey J. Denny -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- CIN D. Driessen J. Denny 1% 81% Single to 1B
t3 3-0 1 1-- O CIN D. Concepcion J. Denny -1% 80% Groundout: SS-2B-1B; Driessen to 2B
t3 3-0 2 -2- O CIN R. Knight J. Denny -2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- O STL J. Denny T. Seaver 2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O STL G. Templeton T. Seaver 2% 81% Flyball: LF
b3 0-3 2 --- STL L. Brock T. Seaver -1% 80% Single to SS
b3 0-3 2 1-- STL T. Scott T. Seaver -4% 76% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Brock to 3B; Scott to 2B
b3 0-3 2 -23 O STL K. Hernandez T. Seaver 6% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Denny -1% 81% Flyball: LF
t4 3-0 1 --- O CIN C. Geronimo J. Denny -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-0 2 --- O CIN T. Seaver J. Denny -1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b4 0-3 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick T. Seaver 2% 82% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 1 --- O STL T. Kennedy T. Seaver 2% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-3 2 --- STL K. Reitz T. Seaver -1% 82% Single to CF
b4 0-3 2 1-- O STL K. Oberkfell T. Seaver 2% 85% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- O CIN D. Collins J. Denny -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- CIN J. Morgan J. Denny 1% 85% Walk
t5 3-0 1 1-- OO CIN K. Griffey J. Denny -3% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 9-1-2
b5 0-3 0 --- STL J. Denny T. Seaver -4% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Denny to 1B
b5 0-3 0 1-- OO STL G. Templeton T. Seaver 9% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 4-5-6
t6 3-0 0 --- O CIN D. Driessen J. Denny -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t6 3-0 1 --- CIN D. Concepcion J. Denny 1% 87% Single to CF
t6 3-0 1 1-- CIN R. Knight J. Denny 2% 89% Single to LF; Concepcion to 2B
t6 3-0 1 12- OO CIN J. Bench J. Denny -4% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 3-4-5
b6 0-3 0 --- STL T. Scott T. Seaver -5% 80% Single to 2B
b6 0-3 0 1-- O STL K. Hernandez T. Seaver 3% 83% Groundout: P-1B; Scott to 2B
b6 0-3 1 -2- O STL G. Hendrick T. Seaver 4% 87% Flyball: CF
b6 0-3 2 -2- O STL T. Kennedy T. Seaver 3% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' John Denny facing 8-9-1
t7 3-0 0 --- CIN C. Geronimo J. Denny 1% 91% Walk
t7 3-0 0 1-- O CIN T. Seaver J. Denny -1% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 3-0 1 1-- OO CIN D. Collins J. Denny -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 7-8-9
b7 0-3 0 --- STL K. Reitz T. Seaver -5% 83% Single to LF
b7 0-3 0 1-- O STL K. Oberkfell T. Seaver 3% 87% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Oberkfell to 2B/Safe on E1 (catch)
Dane Iorg pinch hits for John Denny (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 1 -2- O STL D. Iorg T. Seaver 4% 91% Lineout: LF
b7 0-3 2 -2- O STL G. Templeton T. Seaver 3% 93% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Will McEnaney facing 2-3-4
Will McEnaney replaces Dane Iorg (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 0 --- O CIN J. Morgan W. McEnaney -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-0 1 --- O CIN K. Griffey W. McEnaney -0% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-0 2 --- O CIN D. Driessen W. McEnaney -0% 92% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 2-3-4
Paul Blair replaces Dave Collins playing LF batting 1st
b8 0-3 0 --- O STL L. Brock T. Seaver 3% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-3 1 --- O STL T. Scott T. Seaver 2% 96% Popfly: SS
b8 0-3 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez T. Seaver 1% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Will McEnaney facing 5-6-7
t9 3-0 0 --- O CIN D. Concepcion W. McEnaney -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-0 1 --- O CIN R. Knight W. McEnaney -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 3-0 2 --- CIN J. Bench W. McEnaney 0% 97% Double to LF
t9 3-0 2 -2- O CIN C. Geronimo W. McEnaney -1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Reds' Tom Seaver facing 5-6-7
b9 0-3 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick T. Seaver 2% 98% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 0-3 1 --- O STL T. Kennedy T. Seaver 1% 100% Lineout: LF
b9 0-3 2 --- O STL K. Reitz T. Seaver 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.

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