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Atlanta Braves 0-3L3000 000 000 051
Houston Astros 3-0W3200 000 00x 270
Date of Game:  Sunday, April 08, 1979
Stadium:  Astrodome
Feats and Milestones
  • Rick Matula - 1st career game
  • Joe Niekro - Complete game/Shutout, 400th career game
  • Rick Matula - 1st career game

  • Atlanta Braves Batting Stats

    Atlanta BravesPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Jerry Royster3b26.172402001.2223461001
    Glenn Hubbard2b21.195401002.167347000
    Gary Matthewsrf28.277400000.1823874000
    Jeff Burroughslf28.032400002.00031010000
    Mike Lum1b33.163300000.10031243000
    Dale Murphyc23.027301001.2223191000
    Barry Bonnellcf25.163301000.1113220000
    Pepe Friasss30.268200000.0003431000
        Bob Beallph30.349100000.0003131000
        Darrel Chaneyss31.030000000.0003854000
    Rick Matulap25.137200000.00011000
        Joe Nolanph27.332100001.0001166000
        Gene Garberp31.147000000.0001372000
    Totals: 3105007.161336001 

    Houston Astros Batting Stats

    Houston AstrosPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Terry Puhlrf22.274411001.4553212011
    Craig Reynoldsss26.102401000.1003324000
    Cesar Cedenocf28.042412101.36431155020
    Jose Cruzlf31.244301100.33331010013
    Enos Cabell3b29.182300001.3003691032
    Bob Watson1b32.363300000.00031327000
        Rafael Landestoy2b25.315000000.000377000
    Art Howe2b-1b32.114300001.1003359000
    Alan Ashbyc27.275302000.4003406030
    Joe Niekrop34.152300000.0001388000
    Totals: 3027204.233285949 

    Game Stats


    2B:  Cesar Cedeno (2)
    RBIs:  Cesar Cedeno (2), Jose Cruz (1)
    SB:  Jose Cruz 2 (3), Jerry Royster (1)
    CS: Cesar Cedeno (1), Craig Reynolds (1)
    GDP:  Barry Bonnell (1)

    Atlanta Braves Pitching Stats

    Rick Matula  (L 0-1)25.13776220302.570.8600011
    Gene Garber31.14711000100.001.000001379
    Pitching Totals:8722040 0002380

    Houston Astros Pitching Stats

    Joe Niekro  (W 1-0)34.15295000700.000.560001400
    Pitching Totals:9500070 0001400

    Other Game Information


    Pitches-Strikes-Balls:  Rick Matula 0-0-0;  Gene Garber 0-0-0;  Joe Niekro 0-0-0; 
    Batters Faced:  Rick Matula 27;  Gene Garber 3;  Joe Niekro 31; 
    Time of Game:  2:00    Attendance:  16,501
    Umpires:   Home:   Steve Fields  1B  Jim Rains  2B  Bob Schroeder  3B  Murray Strey 

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