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1
Sunday, April 15, 1984,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 24,099, Time of Game: 2:12
Pirates
0
3-7
 Lost 5 
6th, 3½ GB
at Cardinals
1
6-4
 Won 3 
3rd, ½ GB
W: Dave Rucker (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    1  6  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Marvell Wynne CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .357 .400 .500 .900 0.010 1.34 0.103 -0.093 -0.3 2 0 2B
Johnny Ray 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .368 .429 .447 .876 0.161 1.57 0.203 -0.042 0.9 2 5 2B
Bill Madlock 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .139 .205 .139 .344 -0.266 2.40 0.000 -0.266 -1.6 1 5
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .372 .447 .819 -0.213 2.09 0.000 -0.213 -1.2 9 0
Tony Pena C 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .235 .257 .353 .610 0.314 1.58 0.337 -0.024 1.3 4 1 2B,SB
Lee Lacy LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .364 .462 .364 .825 -0.153 1.54 0.000 -0.153 -0.9 0 0
   Lee Mazzilli PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.231 4.65 0.000 -0.231 -0.7 GDP
Doug Frobel RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .179 .207 .464 .671 -0.042 0.84 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 0 0
   Amos Otis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .172 .257 .241 .499 -0.118 2.89 0.000 -0.118 -0.6
   Cecilio Guante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Milt May PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.033 1.33 0.000 -0.033 -0.1
Dale Berra SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .257 .278 .286 .563 -0.049 1.55 0.044 -0.093 -0.1 2 3
Larry McWilliams P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 1.19 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 1 1 SH
   Joe Orsulak RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.052 2.13 0.000 -0.052 -0.2 2 0
Team Totals 32 0 7 0 1 5 34 .219 .242 .313 .555 -0.707 1.76 0.687 -1.395 -4.0 24 15
2B: J Ray (3, off B Forsch); T Pena (1, off D Rucker); M Wynne (4, off J Lahti).
SH: L McWilliams (1, off B Forsch).
TB: T Pena 4; J Ray 3; M Wynne 2; D Berra.
GIDP: L Mazzilli (2).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Madlock-J Ray-J Thompson; D Berra-J Ray-J Thompson.
Baserunning
SB: T Pena (1, 2nd base off B Forsch/G Brummer).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .357 .426 .476 .902 0.081 0.67 0.100 -0.019 0.9 3 0 2B
   Tito Landrum LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .267 .620 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ozzie Smith SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .436 .531 .967 0.043 0.89 0.107 -0.064 0.3 1 4 2B
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .351 .455 .432 .887 -0.018 1.00 0.044 -0.062 -0.2 2 5
George Hendrick RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .238 .273 .238 .511 -0.116 1.40 0.010 -0.126 -1.3 0 0 GDP
David Green 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .308 .325 .487 .812 -0.026 0.89 0.049 -0.074 -0.3 14 1 CS
Willie McGee CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .270 .325 .351 .676 -0.003 0.91 0.055 -0.058 -0.0 2 0 GDP
Art Howe 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .118 .158 .118 .276 -0.057 0.94 0.000 -0.057 -0.6 0 1
   Andy Van Slyke PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .438 .550 .625 1.175 -0.009 0.35 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
   Bruce Sutter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Glenn Brummer C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .444 .889 -0.055 0.72 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 5 0
Bob Forsch P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 1.06 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 2
   Dave Rucker P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 1
   Jeff Lahti P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Ramsey 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.008 0.35 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 27 1 6 1 2 4 29 .222 .276 .296 .572 -0.207 0.86 0.365 -0.571 -2.6 27 15
2B: O Smith (2, off L McWilliams); L Smith (2, off L McWilliams).
TB: L Smith 3; D Green 2; O Smith 2; T Herr.
GIDP: G Hendrick (1); W McGee (1).
RBI: G Hendrick (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Green-O Smith-D Green.
PB: G Brummer (1).
E: D Rucker (1).
Baserunning
CS: D Green (1, 2nd base by C Guante/T Pena).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry McWilliams, L (0-2) 6 5 1 1 1 3 0 2.57 22 60 0.143 0.98 1.7
Cecilio Guante 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.50 7 0 0 0.064 0.52 0.9
Team Totals 8 6 1 1 2 4 0 1.12 29 60 0 0 0.207 0.86 2.6

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Forsch 4.1 3 0 0 0 2 0 4.76 16 59 0.241 1.11 2.0
Dave Rucker, W (1-0) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.014 1.68 0.2
Jeff Lahti, H (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 4 1 0 0.139 2.31 0.7
Bruce Sutter, S (4) 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 6 1 0 0.313 3.46 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 1 5 0 0.00 34 59 2 0 0.707 1.76 4.0
Balks: L McWilliams (1).
WP: B Forsch (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 24,099.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Marvell Wynne CF 1 Lonnie Smith LF
2 Johnny Ray 2B 2 Ozzie Smith SS
3 Bill Madlock 3B 3 Tom Herr 2B
4 Jason Thompson 1B 4 George Hendrick RF
5 Tony Pena C 5 David Green 1B
6 Lee Lacy LF 6 Willie McGee CF
7 Doug Frobel RF 7 Art Howe 3B
8 Dale Berra SS 8 Glenn Brummer C
9 Larry McWilliams P 9 Bob Forsch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-1 0 1-- OO PIT L. Mazzilli B. Sutter 23% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t7 0-1 0 --- PIT T. Pena D. Rucker -12% 59% Double
t7 0-1 1 --3 O PIT A. Otis J. Lahti 12% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- PIT J. Ray D. Rucker -12% 59% Single; Ray to 3B/Adv on E1
t9 0-1 0 --- PIT T. Pena B. Sutter -11% 74% Single

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' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wynne B. Forsch 2% 52% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT J. Ray B. Forsch -4% 48% Double
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT B. Madlock B. Forsch 3% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT J. Thompson B. Forsch 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Larry McWilliams facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- STL L. Smith L. McWilliams 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- STL O. Smith L. McWilliams 11% 69% Double; Smith to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 O STL T. Herr L. McWilliams -5% 64% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO STL G. Hendrick L. McWilliams 1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; Smith Scores; Smith to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 O STL D. Green L. McWilliams -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O PIT T. Pena B. Forsch 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O PIT L. Lacy B. Forsch 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O PIT D. Frobel B. Forsch 1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Larry McWilliams facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- STL W. McGee L. McWilliams 3% 69% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- STL A. Howe L. McWilliams 2% 72% Balk; McGee to 2B
b2 1-0 0 -2- O STL A. Howe L. McWilliams -4% 68% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 -2- O STL G. Brummer L. McWilliams -3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O STL B. Forsch L. McWilliams -3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- PIT D. Berra B. Forsch -4% 58% Single
t3 0-1 0 1-- O PIT L. McWilliams B. Forsch 2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Berra to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O PIT M. Wynne B. Forsch 4% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; Berra to 3B
t3 0-1 2 --3 O PIT J. Ray B. Forsch 4% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Larry McWilliams facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O STL L. Smith L. McWilliams -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O STL O. Smith L. McWilliams -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O STL T. Herr L. McWilliams -1% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Madlock B. Forsch 3% 66% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 --- O PIT J. Thompson B. Forsch 2% 68% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 --- PIT T. Pena B. Forsch -2% 67% Single
t4 0-1 2 1-- PIT L. Lacy B. Forsch -1% 65% Pena Steals 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- PIT L. Lacy B. Forsch -1% 65% Wild Pitch; Pena to 3B
t4 0-1 2 --3 O PIT L. Lacy B. Forsch 5% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Larry McWilliams facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick L. McWilliams -2% 68% Flyball: P
b4 1-0 1 --- STL D. Green L. McWilliams 2% 70% Single
b4 1-0 1 1-- OO STL W. McGee L. McWilliams -5% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O PIT D. Frobel B. Forsch 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
Dave Rucker replaces Bob Forsch pitching and batting 9th
t5 0-1 1 --- O PIT D. Berra D. Rucker 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O PIT L. McWilliams D. Rucker 1% 72% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Larry McWilliams facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O STL A. Howe L. McWilliams -2% 70% Strikeout
b5 1-0 1 --- O STL G. Brummer L. McWilliams -1% 69% Flyball: SS
b5 1-0 2 --- O STL D. Rucker L. McWilliams -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Dave Rucker facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O PIT M. Wynne D. Rucker 4% 71% Flyball: LF
t6 0-1 1 --- PIT J. Ray D. Rucker -12% 59% Single; Ray to 3B/Adv on E1
t6 0-1 1 --3 O PIT B. Madlock D. Rucker 10% 69% Foul Flyball: 2B
t6 0-1 2 --3 O PIT J. Thompson D. Rucker 6% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Larry McWilliams facing 1-2-3
b6 1-0 0 --- STL L. Smith L. McWilliams 6% 81% Double
b6 1-0 0 -2- O STL O. Smith L. McWilliams -4% 77% Fielder's Choice SS; Smith out at 3B/SS-3B-2B-3B; Smith to 2B
b6 1-0 1 -2- STL T. Herr L. McWilliams 4% 82% Single; Smith to 3B
b6 1-0 1 1-3 OO STL G. Hendrick L. McWilliams -11% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Dave Rucker facing 5-6-7
t7 0-1 0 --- PIT T. Pena D. Rucker -12% 59% Double
t7 0-1 0 -2- PIT L. Lacy D. Rucker -7% 52% Passed Ball; Pena to 3B
t7 0-1 0 --3 O PIT L. Lacy D. Rucker 9% 61% Strikeout
Jeff Lahti replaces Dave Rucker pitching and batting 9th
Amos Otis pinch hits for Doug Frobel (RF) batting 7th
t7 0-1 1 --3 O PIT A. Otis J. Lahti 12% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-1 2 --3 O PIT D. Berra J. Lahti 7% 80% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Cecilio Guante facing 5-6-7
Cecilio Guante replaces Amos Otis (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Joe Orsulak replaces Larry McWilliams (P) playing RF batting 9th
b7 1-0 0 --- STL D. Green C. Guante 3% 83% Single
b7 1-0 0 1-- O STL W. McGee C. Guante -4% 78% Green Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 1-0 1 --- O STL W. McGee C. Guante -1% 77% Flyball: CF
Andy Van Slyke pinch hits for Art Howe (3B) batting 7th
b7 1-0 2 --- O STL A. Van Slyke C. Guante -1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Jeff Lahti facing 9-1-2
Andy Van Slyke moves from PH to 3B
t8 0-1 0 --- O PIT J. Orsulak J. Lahti 5% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-1 1 --- PIT M. Wynne J. Lahti -10% 71% Double
Bruce Sutter replaces Andy Van Slyke (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Mike Ramsey replaces Jeff Lahti (P) playing 3B batting 9th
t8 0-1 1 -2- PIT J. Ray B. Sutter -4% 67% Walk
t8 0-1 1 12- O PIT B. Madlock B. Sutter 11% 77% Strikeout
t8 0-1 2 12- O PIT J. Thompson B. Sutter 10% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Cecilio Guante facing 8-9-1
b8 1-0 0 --- O STL G. Brummer C. Guante -1% 87% Flyball: P
b8 1-0 1 --- O STL M. Ramsey C. Guante -1% 86% Flyball: RF
b8 1-0 2 --- STL L. Smith C. Guante 1% 86% Walk
b8 1-0 2 1-- O STL O. Smith C. Guante -1% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bruce Sutter facing 5-6-7
Tito Landrum replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 1st
t9 0-1 0 --- PIT T. Pena B. Sutter -11% 74% Single
Lee Mazzilli pinch hits for Lee Lacy (LF) batting 6th
t9 0-1 0 1-- OO PIT L. Mazzilli B. Sutter 23% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
Milt May pinch hits for Cecilio Guante (P) batting 7th
t9 0-1 2 --- O PIT M. May B. Sutter 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.

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