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GAME INFORMATION


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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


  • Top Inning 1

    Jerry Royster vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Jerry Royster stole second base
    Glenn Hubbard vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Gary Matthews vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Jeff Burroughs vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Game tied 0-0


    Bottom Inning 1

    Terry Puhl vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Craig Reynolds vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    . Terry Puhl advanced to 2b
    Cesar Cedeno vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Doubled . Terry Puhl scored
    Jose Cruz vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled . Cesar Cedeno scored
    Jose Cruz stole second base
    Enos Cabell vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Bob Watson vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 2

    Mike Lum vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Dale Murphy vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Barry Bonnell vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 2

    Art Howe vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Alan Ashby vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Joe Niekro vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Terry Puhl vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 3

    Pepe Frias vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Rick Matula vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Jerry Royster vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Glenn Hubbard vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 3

    Craig Reynolds vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Cesar Cedeno vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Jose Cruz vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Reached on error
    Jose Cruz stole second base
    Enos Cabell vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 4

    Gary Matthews vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Jeff Burroughs vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Mike Lum vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 4

    Bob Watson vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Art Howe vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Alan Ashby vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Joe Niekro vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 5

    Dale Murphy vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Barry Bonnell vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Pepe Frias vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Rick Matula vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 5

    Terry Puhl vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Craig Reynolds vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Cesar Cedeno vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Cesar Cedeno caught stealing 2b
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 6

    Jerry Royster vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Glenn Hubbard vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Gary Matthews vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Jeff Burroughs vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 6

    Jose Cruz vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Enos Cabell vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Bob Watson vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 7

    Mike Lum vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Dale Murphy vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Barry Bonnell vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 7

    Art Howe vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Alan Ashby vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Joe Niekro vs Rick Matula  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 8

    Bob Beall vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Joe Nolan vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Jerry Royster vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Bottom Inning 8

    Terry Puhl vs Gene Garber  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Struck out swinging
    Craig Reynolds vs Gene Garber  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Singled
    Craig Reynolds caught stealing 2b
    Cesar Cedeno vs Gene Garber  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros lead Atlanta Braves 2-0


    Top Inning 9

    Glenn Hubbard vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Gary Matthews vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Jeff Burroughs vs Joe Niekro  M
    0-0 (0 pitches)
    Houston Astros beat Atlanta Braves 2-0


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