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Standings
KCR
@BAL
7
1
CHW
@BOS
4
1
TOR
@CAL
6
5
TEX
@MIL
1
5
MIN
@NYY
5
2
CLE
@OAK
3
5
DET
@SEA
9
2
SDP
@CHC
6
9
NYM
@CIN
3
4
PHI
@HOU
5
2
ATL
@MON
0
1
LAD
@PIT
7
6
SFG
@STL
0
3
Friday, August 17, 1979, 7:39PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 22,327, Time of Game: 2:11
Giants
0
57-65
 Lost 3 
3rd, 13 GB
at Cardinals
3
61-58
 Won 1 
4th, 8½ GB
W: John Fulgham (5-4)
L: Ed Whitson (5-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0
Cardinals       0  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  X    3  9  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill North CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .397 .375 .771 -0.089 0.87 0.000 -0.089 -1.0 3 1
Rob Andrews 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .283 .268 .551 -0.061 0.61 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 1 5
Jack Clark RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276 .355 .481 .836 -0.037 0.49 0.000 -0.037 -0.4 1 0
Willie McCovey 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .260 .334 .436 .770 -0.034 0.70 0.012 -0.045 -0.3 7 0
Darrell Evans 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .249 .351 .402 .754 -0.050 0.64 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 0 2
Larry Herndon LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259 .308 .408 .716 -0.041 0.53 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 6 0
Johnnie LeMaster SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259 .313 .323 .637 -0.060 0.80 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 2 1
Mike Sadek C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .246 .333 .314 .647 0.015 0.51 0.038 -0.024 0.2 4 1 2B
Ed Whitson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .097 .125 .097 .222 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 1
   Terry Whitfield PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .356 .393 .749 -0.032 1.24 0.000 -0.032 -0.3
   Greg Minton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Johnston PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .278 .471 .748 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 0 5 29 .069 .069 .103 .172 -0.419 0.67 0.050 -0.469 -4.3 24 11
2B: M Sadek (5, off J Fulgham).
TB: M Sadek 2; W McCovey.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
PB: M Sadek (7).
Outfield Assists: B North (G Templeton at 2nd base).

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 3 1 3 1 1 0 4 .333 .350 .473 .823 0.194 0.91 0.194 0.000 2.0 1 5 2B
Jerry Mumphrey LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .307 .350 .391 .741 -0.077 0.87 0.000 -0.077 -1.3 3 0
Keith Hernandez 1B 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .338 .414 .502 .916 0.051 0.83 0.056 -0.005 0.6 11 0 2B
Ted Simmons C 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 .303 .390 .557 .948 -0.006 1.17 0.031 -0.037 0.1 5 0 HBP,SF
Dane Iorg RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .324 .366 .690 -0.088 0.87 0.000 -0.088 -1.4 2 0
Tony Scott CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .310 .387 .697 0.098 0.92 0.123 -0.025 0.5 4 0 2·SB
Ken Reitz 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .292 .374 .666 0.004 0.70 0.058 -0.054 -0.2 1 1
Ken Oberkfell 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .302 .382 .400 .782 -0.055 0.72 0.000 -0.055 -1.0 0 2 SF
John Fulgham P 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .143 .308 .190 .498 -0.039 0.48 0.008 -0.047 -0.4 0 2 SH
Team Totals 29 3 9 3 3 4 36 .310 .371 .379 .751 0.082 0.83 0.470 -0.388 -0.8 27 10
2B: G Templeton (25, off E Whitson); K Hernandez (35, off E Whitson).
SF: T Simmons (6, off E Whitson); K Oberkfell (1, off E Whitson).
SH: J Fulgham (8, off E Whitson).
HBP: T Simmons (3, by E Whitson).
TB: G Templeton 4; T Scott 2; K Hernandez 2; K Reitz; J Fulgham; T Simmons.
RBI: T Simmons (69); G Templeton (42); K Oberkfell (21).
2-out RBI: G Templeton.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: T Scott 2 (33, 2nd base off E Whitson/M Sadek 2).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Whitson, L (5-8) 5 7 3 3 2 3 0 4.84 24 42 -0.115 1.12 -0.6
Greg Minton 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.97 12 0 0 0.033 0.22 1.4
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 3 4 0 3.38 36 42 0 0 -0.082 0.83 0.8

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Fulgham, W (5-4) 9 2 0 0 0 5 0 2.76 29 88 0.418 0.67 4.3
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 29 88 0.418 0.67 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: G Minton (6).
HBP: E Whitson (3; T Simmons).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Fred Brocklander.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: 22,327.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Bill North CF 1 Garry Templeton SS
2 Rob Andrews 2B 2 Jerry Mumphrey LF
3 Jack Clark RF 3 Keith Hernandez 1B
4 Willie McCovey 1B 4 Ted Simmons C
5 Darrell Evans 3B 5 Dane Iorg RF
6 Larry Herndon LF 6 Tony Scott CF
7 Johnnie LeMaster SS 7 Ken Reitz 3B
8 Mike Sadek C 8 Ken Oberkfell 2B
9 Ed Whitson P 9 John Fulgham P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL G. Templeton E. Whitson 7% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b4 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RO STL G. Templeton E. Whitson 6% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Reitz Scores; Templeton out at 2B/CF-C-SS
b4 1-0 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  STL K. Reitz E. Whitson 6% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Scott to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Iorg E. Whitson -5% 50% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 0 -2- 5,(0-2)  O STL K. Reitz E. Whitson -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. North J. Fulgham 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews J. Fulgham 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Clark J. Fulgham 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL G. Templeton E. Whitson 4% 58% Single to SS
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Mumphrey E. Whitson 2% 61% Passed Ball; Templeton to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Mumphrey E. Whitson -4% 57% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL K. Hernandez E. Whitson 2% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Simmons E. Whitson -4% 55% Lineout: RF; Templeton to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Iorg E. Whitson -5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG W. McCovey J. Fulgham 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG D. Evans J. Fulgham 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG L. Herndon J. Fulgham 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Scott E. Whitson 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL K. Reitz E. Whitson 3% 61% Scott Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- 5,(0-2)  O STL K. Reitz E. Whitson -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL K. Oberkfell E. Whitson -4% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Fulgham E. Whitson -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. LeMaster J. Fulgham 2% 52% Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Sadek J. Fulgham 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG E. Whitson J. Fulgham 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL G. Templeton E. Whitson 7% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mumphrey E. Whitson -1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B; Templeton to 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 5,(3-1)  STL K. Hernandez E. Whitson 2% 63% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RO STL T. Simmons E. Whitson 2% 65% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Templeton Scores
b3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Iorg E. Whitson -2% 63% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. North J. Fulgham 3% 66% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews J. Fulgham 2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Clark J. Fulgham 1% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL T. Scott E. Whitson 3% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL K. Reitz E. Whitson 3% 75% Scott Steals 2B
b4 1-0 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  STL K. Reitz E. Whitson 6% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Scott to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO STL K. Oberkfell E. Whitson -1% 80% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Scott Scores
b4 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Fulgham E. Whitson -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Reitz to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RO STL G. Templeton E. Whitson 6% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Reitz Scores; Templeton out at 2B/CF-C-SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 4-5-6
t5 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG W. McCovey J. Fulgham 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Evans J. Fulgham 1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG L. Herndon J. Fulgham 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Ed Whitson facing 2-3-4
b5 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mumphrey E. Whitson -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b5 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL K. Hernandez E. Whitson 2% 90% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b5 3-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  STL T. Simmons E. Whitson 1% 91% Hit By Pitch
b5 3-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O STL D. Iorg E. Whitson -1% 89% Flyball: CF; Hernandez to 3B
b5 3-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Scott E. Whitson -2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 7-8-9
t6 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. LeMaster J. Fulgham 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG M. Sadek J. Fulgham -4% 86% Double to LF
Terry Whitfield pinch hits for Ed Whitson (P) batting 9th
t6 0-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O SFG T. Whitfield J. Fulgham 3% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sadek to 3B
t6 0-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O SFG B. North J. Fulgham 3% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Greg Minton facing 7-8-9
Greg Minton replaces Terry Whitfield (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Reitz G. Minton -1% 91% Flyball: LF
b6 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Oberkfell G. Minton -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Fulgham G. Minton 0% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL G. Templeton G. Minton 0% 91% Wild Pitch; Fulgham to 2B
b6 3-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL G. Templeton G. Minton 0% 92% Walk
b6 3-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mumphrey G. Minton -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 2-3-4
t7 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews J. Fulgham 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Clark J. Fulgham 1% 94% Lineout: SS
t7 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG W. McCovey J. Fulgham -1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t7 0-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Evans J. Fulgham 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Greg Minton facing 3-4-5
b7 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Hernandez G. Minton -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Simmons G. Minton 1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Iorg G. Minton -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Scott G. Minton -1% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 6-7-8
t8 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG L. Herndon J. Fulgham 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. LeMaster J. Fulgham 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Sadek J. Fulgham 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Giants' Greg Minton facing 7-8-9
b8 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Reitz G. Minton -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Oberkfell G. Minton -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Fulgham G. Minton -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' John Fulgham facing 9-1-2
Greg Johnston pinch hits for Greg Minton (P) batting 9th
t9 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG G. Johnston J. Fulgham 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. North J. Fulgham 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews J. Fulgham 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 3.

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