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Standings
DET
@BOS
1
4
 
(7)
TEX
@CAL
3
1
MIN
@MIL
3
2
KCR
@OAK
13
4
CHW
@SEA
7
4
NYY
@TOR
2
3
PIT
@CHC
0
2
CIN
@HOU
2
3
 
(13)
LAD
@SDP
1
3
Friday, September 21, 1979, 7:37PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 22,331, Time of Game: 2:18
Yankees
2
81-71
 Lost 2 
4th, 18½ GB
at Blue Jays
3
52-102
 Won 2 
7th, 48½ GB
W: Tom Underwood (9-16)
L: Ron Guidry (17-8)
S: Tom Buskey (7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    2  8  2
Blue Jays       3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  7  1

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .373 .364 .737 0.082 1.29 0.126 -0.044 0.1 2 2
Bobby Brown CF 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 .230 .269 .297 .567 0.136 0.92 0.152 -0.016 1.1 2 0 3B
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .337 .447 .543 .991 -0.123 4.20 0.000 -0.123 -0.6
   Brad Gulden C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 .232 .186 .418 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .323 .429 .752 -0.023 2.06 0.115 -0.138 0.3 3 0 2B
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .293 .376 .531 .907 -0.029 2.25 0.121 -0.150 0.6 4 0
George Scott DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .254 .317 .389 .706 -0.097 1.40 0.000 -0.097 -0.9
   Jim Spencer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .357 .557 .915 -0.075 2.90 0.000 -0.075 -0.2
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .319 .432 .750 -0.093 1.72 0.069 -0.163 -0.8 8 1
Graig Nettles 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .321 .394 .715 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Roy Staiger 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .200 .250 .450 0.007 2.01 0.103 -0.097 -0.3 1 2
   Jerry Narron PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .150 .214 .262 .475 -0.038 1.45 0.000 -0.038 -0.1
Damaso Garcia SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .333 .500 -0.321 1.82 0.000 -0.321 -2.0 0 3
Bruce Robinson C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.035 0.69 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 3 0
   Roy White PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .215 .291 .288 .579 0.086 2.16 0.086 0.000 0.4
   Bobby Murcer CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .351 .390 .740 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ron Guidry P 1 2
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 0 3 34 .235 .235 .324 .559 -0.523 1.76 0.772 -1.297 -2.7 24 11
2B: L Piniella (22, off T Underwood).
3B: B Brown (1, off T Underwood).
TB: B Brown 3; R Jackson 2; L Piniella 2; R White; W Randolph; R Staiger; C Chambliss.
RBI: R Jackson (82); L Piniella (68).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Staiger-W Randolph-C Chambliss.
E: B Brown 2 (3).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .324 .341 .666 -0.069 0.71 0.000 -0.069 -0.9 3 2
Bob Bailor RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .226 .297 .280 .577 0.035 0.61 0.050 -0.015 0.4 2 0
Otto Velez LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .286 .396 .532 .928 0.013 0.88 0.050 -0.037 -0.0 2 0
   John Mayberry 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .372 .463 .836 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rico Carty DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .320 .382 .703 -0.122 1.06 0.000 -0.122 -1.6 GDP
Craig Kusick 1B 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 .228 .301 .426 .727 0.073 0.83 0.081 -0.009 0.9 13 1
   Joe Cannon PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .221 .259 .480 -0.038 0.76 0.000 -0.038 -0.6 0 0 CS
Rick Bosetti CF 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 .266 .291 .368 .659 0.260 1.28 0.273 -0.013 2.9 3 0 SH
Rick Cerone C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .290 .347 .637 -0.052 0.80 0.024 -0.075 -0.7 3 0
Roy Howell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .314 .406 .720 -0.075 1.06 0.000 -0.075 -1.1 0 5
Dave McKay 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .217 .253 .273 .526 -0.048 0.92 0.013 -0.061 -0.5 1 4
Tom Underwood P 0 1
   Tom Buskey P 0 0
Team Totals 28 3 7 2 5 3 34 .250 .364 .250 .614 -0.023 0.90 0.491 -0.514 -1.2 27 13
SH: R Bosetti (6, off R Guidry).
TB: R Bosetti 2; B Bailor 2; C Kusick; D McKay; R Cerone.
GIDP: R Carty (21).
RBI: R Bosetti 2 (62).
2-out RBI: R Bosetti 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
TP: 1. D McKay-C Kusick-A Griffin.
E: T Underwood (5).
Baserunning
CS: J Cannon (2, 3rd base by R Guidry/B Gulden).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Guidry, L (17-8) 8 7 3 2 5 3 0 2.85 34 56 0.024 0.90 1.2
Team Totals 8 7 3 2 5 3 0 2.25 34 56 0.024 0.90 1.2

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Underwood, W (9-16) 7 6 2 1 0 3 0 3.62 26 62 0.233 1.30 1.7
Tom Buskey, S (7) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.12 8 0 0 0.291 3.24 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 0 3 0 1.00 34 62 0 0 0.524 1.76 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Bill Deegan.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 22,331.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Willie Randolph 2B 1 Alfredo Griffin SS
2 Bobby Brown CF 2 Bob Bailor RF
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Otto Velez LF
4 Reggie Jackson RF 4 Rico Carty DH
5 George Scott DH 5 Craig Kusick 1B
6 Chris Chambliss 1B 6 Rick Bosetti CF
7 Graig Nettles 3B 7 Rick Cerone C
8 Damaso Garcia SS 8 Roy Howell 3B
9 Bruce Robinson C 9 Dave McKay 2B
Ron Guidry P Tom Underwood P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-3 0 12- OOO NYY D. Garcia T. Underwood 27% 79% Line Drive Triple Play: 2B-1B-SS
b1 0-0 2 123 RRR TOR R. Bosetti R. Guidry 23% 80% Single to CF; Bailor Scores; Velez Scores; Kusick Scores/Adv on E8/Adv on E8 (throw)/unER/No RBI; Bosetti to 3B
t8 2-3 2 -23 O NYY R. Jackson T. Buskey 15% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 2-3 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph T. Buskey -13% 53% Single to CF; White to 2B
t8 2-3 0 12- O NYY O. Gamble T. Buskey 12% 65% Flyball: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph T. Underwood 2% 52% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Brown T. Underwood 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella T. Underwood 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
Roy Staiger replaces Graig Nettles playing 3B batting 7th
b1 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin R. Guidry -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- TOR B. Bailor R. Guidry 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- TOR O. Velez R. Guidry 3% 59% Walk; Bailor to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O TOR R. Carty R. Guidry -4% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 12- TOR C. Kusick R. Guidry 3% 57% Walk; Bailor to 3B; Velez to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 RRR TOR R. Bosetti R. Guidry 23% 80% Single to CF; Bailor Scores; Velez Scores; Kusick Scores/Adv on E8/Adv on E8 (throw)/unER/No RBI; Bosetti to 3B
b1 3-0 2 --3 O TOR R. Cerone R. Guidry -2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- NYY R. Jackson T. Underwood -3% 74% Single to LF
t2 0-3 0 1-- O NYY G. Scott T. Underwood 3% 77% Strikeout
t2 0-3 1 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss T. Underwood 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jackson to 2B
t2 0-3 2 -2- O NYY R. Staiger T. Underwood 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 8-9-1
b2 3-0 0 --- O TOR R. Howell R. Guidry -1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 3-0 1 --- TOR D. McKay R. Guidry 1% 82% Single to RF
b2 3-0 1 1-- O TOR A. Griffin R. Guidry -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; McKay to 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- TOR B. Bailor R. Guidry 0% 82% Walk
b2 3-0 2 12- O TOR O. Velez R. Guidry -2% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- O NYY D. Garcia T. Underwood 2% 81% Flyball: RF
t3 0-3 1 --- O NYY B. Robinson T. Underwood 1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph T. Underwood 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
b3 3-0 0 --- O TOR R. Carty R. Guidry -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O TOR C. Kusick R. Guidry -1% 82% Strikeout
b3 3-0 2 --- O TOR R. Bosetti R. Guidry -1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- NYY B. Brown T. Underwood -4% 77% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
t4 0-3 0 1-- R NYY L. Piniella T. Underwood -11% 66% Double to LF; Brown Scores/unER
t4 1-3 0 -2- NYY R. Jackson T. Underwood -8% 58% Single to LF; Piniella to 3B
t4 1-3 0 1-3 O NYY G. Scott T. Underwood 5% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B; Jackson to 2B
t4 1-3 1 -23 O NYY C. Chambliss T. Underwood 9% 71% Strikeout
t4 1-3 2 -23 O NYY R. Staiger T. Underwood 7% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- TOR R. Cerone R. Guidry 2% 81% Single to RF
b4 3-1 0 1-- O TOR R. Howell R. Guidry -2% 79% Flyball: LF
b4 3-1 1 1-- O TOR D. McKay R. Guidry -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 3-1 2 1-- O TOR A. Griffin R. Guidry -2% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- O NYY D. Garcia T. Underwood 3% 78% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 1 --- O NYY B. Robinson T. Underwood 2% 80% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph T. Underwood 1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- O TOR B. Bailor R. Guidry -2% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 3-1 1 --- TOR O. Velez R. Guidry 2% 81% Walk
b5 3-1 1 1-- OO TOR R. Carty R. Guidry -4% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- NYY B. Brown T. Underwood -11% 66% Triple to CF
t6 1-3 0 --3 O NYY L. Piniella T. Underwood 6% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-3 1 --3 RO NYY R. Jackson T. Underwood -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brown Scores
t6 2-3 2 --- O NYY G. Scott T. Underwood 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 5-6-7
b6 3-2 0 --- TOR C. Kusick R. Guidry 3% 77% Single to P
b6 3-2 0 1-- TOR R. Bosetti R. Guidry 5% 82% Single to 3B; Kusick to 2B
b6 3-2 0 12- O TOR R. Cerone R. Guidry -5% 77% Flyball: LF
b6 3-2 1 12- O TOR R. Howell R. Guidry -4% 73% Strikeout
b6 3-2 2 12- O TOR D. McKay R. Guidry -4% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 6-7-8
t7 2-3 0 --- NYY C. Chambliss T. Underwood -7% 62% Single to RF
t7 2-3 0 1-- NYY R. Staiger T. Underwood -10% 52% Single to LF; Chambliss to 2B
t7 2-3 0 12- OOO NYY D. Garcia T. Underwood 27% 79% Line Drive Triple Play: 2B-1B-SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b7 3-2 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin R. Guidry -2% 77% Flyball: RF
b7 3-2 1 --- TOR B. Bailor R. Guidry 2% 79% Single to LF
b7 3-2 1 1-- O TOR O. Velez R. Guidry -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bailor to 2B
b7 3-2 2 -2- O TOR R. Carty R. Guidry -3% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Tom Buskey facing 9-1-2
Tom Buskey replaces Tom Underwood pitching
Roy White pinch hits for Bruce Robinson (C) batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- NYY R. White T. Buskey -9% 66% Single to SS
t8 2-3 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph T. Buskey -13% 53% Single to CF; White to 2B
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Bobby Brown (CF) batting 2nd
t8 2-3 0 12- O NYY O. Gamble T. Buskey 12% 65% Flyball: SS
t8 2-3 1 12- O NYY L. Piniella T. Buskey 6% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B; White to 3B; Randolph to 2B
t8 2-3 2 -23 O NYY R. Jackson T. Buskey 15% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 5-6-7
Brad Gulden replaces Oscar Gamble (PH) playing C batting 2nd
Bobby Murcer replaces Roy White (PH) playing CF batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 --- TOR C. Kusick R. Guidry 2% 89% Walk
Joe Cannon pinch runs for Craig Kusick (1B) batting 5th
b8 3-2 0 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti R. Guidry -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Cannon to 2B
b8 3-2 1 -2- O TOR R. Cerone R. Guidry -4% 84% Cannon Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b8 3-2 2 --- O TOR R. Cerone R. Guidry -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Tom Buskey facing 5-6-7
John Mayberry replaces Otto Velez (LF) playing 1B batting 3rd
Joe Cannon moves from PR to LF
Jim Spencer pinch hits for George Scott (DH) batting 5th
t9 2-3 0 --- O NYY J. Spencer T. Buskey 8% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 2-3 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss T. Buskey 5% 96% Flyball: CF
Jerry Narron pinch hits for Roy Staiger (3B) batting 7th
t9 2-3 2 --- O NYY J. Narron T. Buskey 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3.

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