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MIN
@CHW
7
2
OAK
@KCR
6
7
 
(11)
OAK
@KCR
4
5
 
(10)
BOS
@NYY
7
3
CAL
@TEX
4
6
BAL
@TOR
0
4
Forfeit to
Home Team
CIN
@LAD
3
2
CHC
@MON
4
5
NYM
@PHI
2
8
ATL
@SDP
8
7
 
(10)
HOU
@SFG
6
3
PIT
@STL
4
3
PIT
@STL
7
10
Thursday, September 15, 1977,
, Exhibition Stadium
This game ended as a forfeit to the Blue Jays after Earl Weaver removed his team from the field in the fifth inning and refused to continue play. Weaver felt that a tarp covering the bullpen mound in foul territory represented an injury risk and the umpire refused to have the tarp removed.
Game was forfeited to the home team.
Attendance: 14,015, Time of Game: 1:05
Orioles
0
87-59
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Blue Jays
4
49-96
 Won 1 
7th, 40 GB
W: Jim Clancy (4-6)
L: Ross Grimsley (13-9)
                1  2  3   4  5    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0    0  2  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   4  X    4  5  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .308 .366 .403 .768 0.061 0.88 0.094 -0.033 0.5 0 0 2B
Rich Dauer 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .231 .284 .311 .595 -0.086 0.85 0.024 -0.110 -0.8 0 1
Ken Singleton RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .334 .445 .518 .963 0.015 1.50 0.033 -0.018 0.1 2 0
Lee May DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246 .288 .409 .697 -0.113 2.17 0.000 -0.113 -1.1
Eddie Murray 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260 .316 .424 .740 -0.051 1.00 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 5 0
Andres Mora LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .257 .274 .495 .769 -0.036 0.71 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 2 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .264 .351 .439 .791 0.004 0.47 0.015 -0.011 0.0 1 1
Mark Belanger SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .207 .285 .272 .558 -0.054 0.99 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 1 0
Dave Skaggs C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .301 .347 .361 .707 0.011 0.69 0.028 -0.017 0.0 1 0
Ross Grimsley P 0 2
Team Totals 17 0 2 0 3 4 20 .118 .250 .176 .426 -0.249 1.01 0.194 -0.443 -2.5 12 4
2B: A Bumbry (26, off J Clancy).
TB: A Bumbry 2; D Skaggs.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Woods CF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .224 .251 .261 .512 0.003 0.81 0.050 -0.047 0.4 1 0
Al Woods LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .338 .379 .717 -0.040 0.53 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 1 0
Roy Howell 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .296 .368 .410 .779 0.000 0.43 0.012 -0.012 0.0 0 1
Doug Rader DH 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .251 .348 .443 .791 0.126 1.36 0.126 0.000 1.1
Ron Fairly 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .287 .369 .478 .847 -0.061 1.67 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 6 0 SH
Steve Bowling RF 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .221 .346 .295 .642 0.095 1.21 0.095 0.000 0.9 2 0
Rick Cerone C 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .194 .237 .278 .515 0.078 1.33 0.096 -0.018 0.8 5 0 2B
Tim Nordbrook SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .216 .339 .216 .554 0.001 1.05 0.032 -0.032 0.2 0 2 SH
Dave McKay 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .180 .208 .252 .460 -0.017 1.34 0.022 -0.039 -0.2 0 3 SF
Jim Clancy P 0 0
Team Totals 14 4 5 3 3 1 20 .357 .444 .429 .873 0.185 1.06 0.433 -0.249 2.0 15 6
2B: R Cerone (3, off R Grimsley).
SF: D McKay (1, off R Grimsley).
SH: T Nordbrook (2, off R Grimsley); R Fairly (6, off R Grimsley).
TB: R Cerone 2; T Nordbrook; G Woods; D Rader; S Bowling.
RBI: D McKay (19); G Woods (12); R Cerone (8).
2-out RBI: G Woods.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 6.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ross Grimsley, L (13-9) 4 5 4 4 3 1 0 4.04 20 34 -0.184 1.06 -2.0
Team Totals 4 5 4 4 3 1 0 9.00 20 34 -0.184 1.06 -2.0

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Clancy, W (4-6) 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 4.98 20 64 0.249 1.01 2.5
Team Totals 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 20 64 0.249 1.01 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: R Grimsley (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 1:05.
Attendance: 14,015.
Field Condition: Soaked.
Start Time Weather: Night, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Al Bumbry CF 1 Gary Woods CF
2 Rich Dauer 2B 2 Al Woods LF
3 Ken Singleton RF 3 Roy Howell 3B
4 Lee May DH 4 Doug Rader DH
5 Eddie Murray 1B 5 Ron Fairly 1B
6 Andres Mora LF 6 Steve Bowling RF
7 Doug DeCinces 3B 7 Rick Cerone C
8 Mark Belanger SS 8 Tim Nordbrook SS
9 Dave Skaggs C 9 Dave McKay 2B
Ross Grimsley P Jim Clancy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 1 -23 O BAL R. Dauer J. Clancy 10% 51% Fielder's Choice SS; Skaggs out at Hm/SS-C
b4 1-0 1 -2- R TOR R. Cerone R. Grimsley 10% 80% Double to CF; Bowling Scores
t3 0-0 1 1-- BAL A. Bumbry J. Clancy -9% 40% Double to LF; Skaggs to 3B
t3 0-0 2 123 O BAL L. May J. Clancy 8% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 R TOR R. Cerone R. Grimsley 6% 70% Wild Pitch; Rader Scores; Bowling to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry J. Clancy 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- BAL R. Dauer J. Clancy -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BAL K. Singleton J. Clancy 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Dauer to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BAL L. May J. Clancy 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Ross Grimsley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TOR G. Woods R. Grimsley -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O TOR A. Woods R. Grimsley -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- TOR R. Howell R. Grimsley 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- TOR D. Rader R. Grimsley 2% 54% Single to LF; Howell to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O TOR R. Fairly R. Grimsley -4% 50% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray J. Clancy 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- O BAL A. Mora J. Clancy 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces J. Clancy 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Ross Grimsley facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- TOR S. Bowling R. Grimsley 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O TOR R. Cerone R. Grimsley -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bowling to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O TOR T. Nordbrook R. Grimsley -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Bowling to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O TOR D. McKay R. Grimsley -4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger J. Clancy 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- BAL D. Skaggs J. Clancy -3% 50% Single to CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- BAL A. Bumbry J. Clancy -9% 40% Double to LF; Skaggs to 3B
t3 0-0 1 -23 O BAL R. Dauer J. Clancy 10% 51% Fielder's Choice SS; Skaggs out at Hm/SS-C
t3 0-0 2 12- BAL K. Singleton J. Clancy -3% 47% Walk; Bumbry to 3B; Dauer to 2B
t3 0-0 2 123 O BAL L. May J. Clancy 8% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Ross Grimsley facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O TOR G. Woods R. Grimsley -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O TOR A. Woods R. Grimsley -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 2 --- O TOR R. Howell R. Grimsley -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray J. Clancy 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- O BAL A. Mora J. Clancy 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- BAL D. DeCinces J. Clancy -2% 53% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- O BAL M. Belanger J. Clancy 3% 56% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Ross Grimsley facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- TOR D. Rader R. Grimsley 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- O TOR R. Fairly R. Grimsley -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Rader to 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- TOR S. Bowling R. Grimsley 6% 64% Single to 3B; Rader to 3B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 R TOR R. Cerone R. Grimsley 6% 70% Wild Pitch; Rader Scores; Bowling to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- R TOR R. Cerone R. Grimsley 10% 80% Double to CF; Bowling Scores
b4 2-0 1 -2- TOR T. Nordbrook R. Grimsley 3% 83% Single to LF; Cerone to 3B
b4 2-0 1 1-3 RO TOR D. McKay R. Grimsley 2% 86% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cerone Scores; Nordbrook to 2B
b4 3-0 2 -2- R TOR G. Woods R. Grimsley 5% 91% Single to CF; Nordbrook Scores
b4 4-0 2 1-- O TOR A. Woods R. Grimsley -1% 90% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 9-1-2
t5 0-4 0 --- O BAL D. Skaggs J. Clancy 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t5 0-4 1 --- O BAL A. Bumbry J. Clancy 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-4 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer J. Clancy 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.

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