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Houston Astros 2 Atlanta Braves 0

+ Boxscore: Sun, April 08,1979
1979-04-07 - 1979-04-09
  123 456 789  R H E
Atlanta Braves (0-3)000 000 000 051
Houston Astros (3-0)200 000 00X 270
Date of Game: Sun, April 08,1979
Stadium: Astrodome
Attendance: 16,501
Time of Game: 2:00

Feats and Milestones
Rick Matula:1st career game
Rick Matula:1st career game
Joe Niekro:Complete game/Shutout 400th career game
Winning Pitcher: Joe Niekro (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Rick Matula (0-1)

Home Runs: None
ATL HOU
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NL West Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
HOU301.000--1019W3
LAN31.7500.5241212W3
SFN31.7500.5281612L1
CIN13.2502.51628-12W1
SDN13.2502.51224-12L3
ATL03.0003.0110-9L3
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    Atlanta Braves Batting
    ATLPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Jerry Royster3b26.1724
    02001.222461001
    Glenn Hubbard2b21.1954
    01002.16747000
    Gary Matthewsrf28.2774
    00000.182874000
    Jeff Burroughslf28.0324
    00002.0001010000
    Mike Lum1b33.1633
    00000.1001243000
    Dale Murphyc23.0273
    01001.222191000
    Barry Bonnellcf25.1633
    01000.111220000
    Pepe Friasss30.2682
    00000.000431000
    Bob Beallph30.3491
    00000.000131000
    Darrel Chaneyss31.030000000--854000
    Rick Matulap25.1372
    00000.0001000
    Joe Nolanph27.3321
    00001.000166000
    Gene Garberp31.147000000--372000
    Totals3105007.127336001-
    Houston Astros Batting
    HOUPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Terry Puhlrf22.2744
    11001.455212011
    Craig Reynoldsss26.1024
    01000.100324000
    Cesar Cedenocf28.0424
    12101.3641155020
    Jose Cruzlf31.2443
    01100.3331010013
    Enos Cabell3b29.1823
    00001.300691032
    Bob Watson1b32.3633
    00000.0001327000
    Rafael Landestoy2b25.315000000--77000
    Art Howe2b-1b32.1143
    00001.100359000
    Alan Ashbyc27.2753
    02000.400406030
    Joe Niekrop34.1523
    00000.000388000
    Totals3027204.250285949-
    Game Stats
    Atlanta Braves Pitching
    ATLAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Rick Matula25.137L 0-176220302.570.86111
    Gene Garber31.147-11000100.001.0013799
    Totals8.0722040--
    Houston Astros Pitching
    HOUAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Joe Niekro34.152W 1-095000700.000.561400204
    Totals9.0500070--
    Other Game Information

    Pitches-Strikes-Balls: Rick Matula 0-0-0, Gene Garber 0-0-0, Joe Niekro 0-0-0
    Total Batters Faced: Rick Matula 27, Gene Garber 3, Joe Niekro 31
    Groundballs-Flyballs: Rick Matula 10-8, Gene Garber 0-1, Joe Niekro 8-11

    Umpires: HP: Steve Fields 1B: Jim Rains 2B: Bob Schroeder 3B: Murray Strey


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