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1978 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

+ Starting Pitcher Log
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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 5th in National League East
Run Differential: 600-657 -57
Roster Continuity 64.36% 19/26
Manager(s): Ken Boyer, Vern Rapp, Jack Krol
General Manager: Bing Devine (1978-09-30), John Claiborne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 1,278,215 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bob Hicks (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Dave Ricketts
First Base Coach: Sonny Ruberto
Hitting Coach: Mo Mozzali
Pitching Coach: Claude Osteen
Third Base Coach: Jack Krol

#1 Draft Picks

Roy Thomas (#6), Terry Kennedy (#6), Roy Thomas (#6), Ted Simmons (#10), Garry Templeton (#13), Mike Phillips (#18), Rob Dressler (#19), Steve Swisher (#21)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
  • A complete listing of starting pitchers and boxscore results for the selected team and season.
  • A Quality start (QS) is defined as pitching 6 or more innings with 3 or least earned runs.
  • Game Score (Gsc) was derived by Bill James was created to provide a more precise measure of a pitcher's start. See calculation
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    11978-04-07W 5-1 @PHIBob ForschW1-0Q111221167.15110220012763 1.291.00-------1161.8
    21978-04-08L 0-7 @PHIEric RasmussenL0-1-11926547442121001933 9.002.00-------541.3
    31978-04-09L 3-12 @PHIJohn UrreaL0-1-11421337771321001914 21.003.33-------431.3
    41978-04-10W 11-2 vs PITJohn DennyW1-0Q11848197220240003667 2.001.00-------1944.8
    51978-04-12W 5-1 vs PITBob ForschW2-0Q2212311794110390103481 1.130.88-------1362.2
    61978-04-13W 6-5 vs PITEric RasmussenW1-1Q22936697531240003459 4.851.31-------1481.8
    71978-04-14L 3-4 vs PHIMark Littell-0-0-211251744310451012247 1.801.80-------350.6
    81978-04-15L 2-3 vs PHIJohn Denny-1-0Q228582910220160013764 2.001.11-------1271.7
    91978-04-16W 5-0 vs PHIBob ForschW3-0Q3312411890000230002988 0.720.64-------14101.4
    101978-04-17L 2-6 vs NYNPete FalconeL0-1-21958755330330012145 6.432.00-------541.3
    111978-04-18L 2-3 vs NYNEric RasmussenL1-2Q33946786330250003161 4.291.19-------991.0
    121978-04-19L 0-2 vs NYNMark LittellL0-1-321261852220651102154 2.701.70-------350.6
    131978-04-22L 7-8 @PITJohn Denny-1-0Q33868368331154002648 2.631.21-------751.4
    141978-04-23L 7-14 @PITBob ForschL3-1-441251191777010001114 3.120.92-------30-
    151978-04-23L 4-5 @PITPete Falcone-0-1-3296883.25442230001832 7.361.91-------260.3
    161978-04-24L 3-5 @MONEric Rasmussen-1-2Q44956864330231002453 4.331.15-------5100.5
    171978-04-25W 7-2 @MONJohn UrreaW1-2Q624714972000100003679 4.951.50-------1362.2
    181978-04-26W 12-2 @MONJohn DennyW2-0Q44878499220251003764 2.451.21-------1472.0
    191978-04-28L 1-7 vs LANBob ForschL3-2-551261205.28541340002834 3.661.09-------951.8
    201978-04-29W 1-0 vs LANEric RasmussenW2-2Q55966994000220003279 3.251.03-------8160.5
    211978-04-30W 4-0 vs LANJohn UrreaW2-2Q73481573000340022872 3.671.33-------790.8
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    221978-05-01L 1-2 vs SFNJohn DennyL2-1Q5588857.16220250103060 2.481.20-------1343.3
    231978-05-02W 9-0 vs SFNBob ForschW4-2Q6612712195000231003478 2.851.02-------11130.8
    241978-05-03L 0-4 vs SFNEric RasmussenL2-3-6697703.18440120001826 3.921.18-------340.8
    251978-05-05L 1-2 vs SDNJohn UrreaL2-3Q8449167.19220070002958 3.441.32-------851.6
    261978-05-06W 1-0 vs SDNJohn DennyW3-1Q66898692000260003187 2.021.06-------1653.2
    271978-05-07W 8-4 vs SDNBob ForschW5-2-7712812298441470003958 3.061.08-------1281.5
    281978-05-09L 1-3 @LANEric RasmussenL2-4-77987145331230101941 4.191.23-------360.5
    291978-05-10W 6-5 @LANJohn Denny-3-1-77908738550320001920 2.771.21-------331.0
    301978-05-11W 2-0 @LANBob ForschW6-2Q8812912393000341003282 2.591.02-------1572.1
    311978-05-12L 3-9 @SFNJohn UrreaL2-4-10551173.19771100001910 4.391.39-------541.3
    321978-05-13L 6-7 @SFNEric Rasmussen-2-4-88997267440240102644 4.411.27-------3100.3
    331978-05-14L 4-5 @SFNJohn Denny-3-1-8891887.24442330203053 3.001.17-------1371.9
    341978-05-14L 3-4 @SFNPete Falcone-0-1Q5398896.27330331002946 5.681.63-------1061.7
    351978-05-15L 3-4 @SDNBob Forsch-6-2-9913012453000110001861 2.391.00-------851.6
    361978-05-16L 5-7 @SDNJohn UrreaL2-5Q116521867620330102842 4.211.43-------971.3
    371978-05-17L 2-5 @SDNEric RasmussenL2-5Q991007367430420002942 4.421.33-------881.0
    381978-05-19L 2-6 @CHNJohn DennyL3-2-99928945440200001834 3.381.20-------4110.4
    391978-05-20L 2-10 @CHNPete FalconeL0-2-64999045441311001934 6.261.70-------590.6
    401978-05-21L 2-3 @CHNEric Rasmussen-2-5-10101017456210250002352 4.201.351510566.67450881.0
    411978-05-23L 1-4 vs MONBob ForschL6-3Q101013112577310121002856 2.281.01-------1171.6
    421978-05-24W 2-0 vs MONJohn DennyW4-2Q1010939092000130012885 2.961.10-------1653.2
    431978-05-25L 2-11 vs MONJohn UrreaL2-6-1375419461030011022325 4.851.48-------1133.7
    441978-05-26L 0-6 vs CHNPete FalconeL0-3-75100915.17550320002532 6.751.751612475.003709110.8
    451978-05-27L 2-3 vs CHNBob Forsch-6-3Q111113212684220331003066 2.281.002113861.904701682.0
    461978-05-28L 0-2 vs CHNJohn DennyL4-3-1111949156210010002150 2.881.10-------1191.2
    471978-05-29W 6-2 @NYNPete Falcone-0-3Q861019285220242003066 5.751.56-------1362.2
    481978-05-29L 2-7 @NYNJohn UrreaL2-7-14855204.18551321002225 5.301.57-------551.0
    491978-05-30W 8-2 @NYNSilvio MartinezW1-0Q1111191221622013473 2.000.78-------11130.8
    501978-05-31W 5-4 @NYNBob ForschW7-3-121213312776441330002849 2.511.02-------1152.2
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    511978-06-02L 1-2 @HOUJohn DennyL4-4Q121295928.15221210003163 2.831.08-------1762.8
    521978-06-03W 2-1 @HOUPete VuckovichW2-4Q2311131895110140003276 2.201.15-------12101.2
    531978-06-03L 2-5 @HOUPete FalconeL0-4-971029325300110011236 5.451.63-------230.7
    541978-06-04W 4-2 @HOUSilvio MartinezW2-0Q221226.27220220003050 2.251.00-------1271.7
    551978-06-05L 1-2 vs CINBob ForschL7-4Q131313412877220450003256 2.521.06-------1427.0
    561978-06-06W 4-1 vs CINJohn DennyW5-4Q1313969395110340013474 2.651.06-------1381.6
    571978-06-07L 0-6 vs ATLPete FalconeL0-5-108103940.2455120000812 6.461.74-------111.0
    581978-06-08W 2-0 vs ATLPete VuckovichW3-4Q242114197.27000250003066 1.881.17-------1152.2
    591978-06-09L 7-11 vs HOUSilvio Martinez-2-0-3313345430110001838 3.151.10-------470.6
    601978-06-10L 5-12 vs HOUBob ForschL7-5-14141351295.19771421002719 3.031.14-------842.0
    611978-06-11W 5-3 vs HOUJohn DennyW6-4Q1414979496332211003462 2.681.05-------15101.5
    621978-06-12L 1-2 @ATLPete VuckovichL3-5Q2531152067221230002751 2.001.20-------961.5
    631978-06-13L 1-12 @ATLSilvio MartinezL2-1Q4414466531630003041 3.461.31-------4110.4
    641978-06-14L 1-7 @ATLBob ForschL7-6-15151361305.17772430002724 3.461.18-------942.3
    651978-06-16L 0-4 @CINJohn DennyL6-5-1515989566441530002842 2.861.09-------14114.0
    661978-06-17L 5-6 @CINPete Vuckovich-3-5-2641162178551150003045 2.511.21-------1152.2
    671978-06-18L 2-4 @CINSilvio MartinezL2-2Q5515566330210002647 3.661.31-------7110.6
    681978-06-20W 4-2 @PHIBob ForschW8-6Q161613713187220251003063 3.381.18-------971.3
    691978-06-22L 1-2 @PHIJohn DennyL6-6Q1616999683210050002675 2.751.04-------1352.6
    701978-06-23W 8-4 vs MONPete VuckovichW4-5Q275117226.28331151002848 2.651.22-------951.8
    711978-06-24L 0-2 vs MONSilvio MartinezL2-3Q6616677110450003160 3.231.36-------961.5
    721978-06-25W 7-5 vs MONBob Forsch-8-6Q17171381326.26520210013145 3.361.19-------1653.2
    731978-06-26L 8-11 @PITJohn Denny-6-6-17171009736440220001529 2.981.08-------414.0
    741978-06-27W 2-0 @PITPete VuckovichW5-5Q286118238.17000060003174 2.371.18-------8100.8
    751978-06-27W 6-1 @PITPete FalconeW1-5Q1291059579110100003054 5.441.67-------11101.1
    761978-06-28W 7-5 @PITSilvio Martinez-2-3-771775.25221000002149 3.271.32-------971.3
    771978-06-30W 2-1 @MONBob ForschW9-6Q181813913396111530003669 3.191.19-------1481.8
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    781978-07-01L 2-3 @MONJohn Denny-6-6Q18181019875221140012562 2.951.07-------1042.5
    791978-07-02W 5-4 @MONPete VuckovichW6-5Q297119246.25420160012855 2.391.16-------871.1
    801978-07-02W 4-2 @MONJohn UrreaW3-8Q22963216.15220440012754 5.741.66-------580.6
    811978-07-03L 2-6 vs CHNPete FalconeL1-6-1310106965.19331110002537 5.431.70-------9120.8
    821978-07-04L 5-7 vs CHNSilvio Martinez-2-3-881882.25440310001624 3.831.40-------380.4
    831978-07-05L 1-5 vs CHNBob ForschL9-7Q19191401346.16330430002847 3.221.2073442.861208130.6
    841978-07-06W 3-2 vs PITJohn DennyW7-6Q191910299911221230003658 2.891.09-------1644.0
    851978-07-07L 1-2 vs PITPete VuckovichL6-6Q30812025711220170003153 2.401.20-------933.0
    861978-07-08W 4-0 vs PITSilvio MartinezW3-3Q9919991000710003479 3.211.32-------10150.7
    871978-07-09L 1-6 vs PITBob ForschL9-8Q20201411356.24410340002755 3.151.20-------1061.7
    881978-07-13W 6-1 vs LANJohn DennyW8-6Q202010310095110140003376 2.771.07-------1581.9
    891978-07-14W 4-1 vs LANPete VuckovichW7-6Q3191212693111180103084 2.271.13-------991.0
    901978-07-15L 1-2 vs LANBob ForschL9-9Q212114213674220250002764 3.121.18-------1061.7
    911978-07-16W 9-4 vs SFNSilvio MartinezW4-3-1010201068442320002839 3.481.37-------780.9
    921978-07-16L 0-6 vs SFNJohn UrreaL3-9-2410652243430400012038 5.651.65-------842.0
    931978-07-17L 7-9 vs SFNJohn Denny-8-6-21211041012.27540110001520 2.961.10-------331.0
    941978-07-18L 2-3 vs SDNPete VuckovichL7-7Q321012227710330171003051 2.381.16-------480.5
    951978-07-19L 3-5 vs SDNRoy ThomasL1-1-8112145550320002031 5.291.41-------460.7
    961978-07-20W 3-2 vs SDNBob Forsch-9-9Q22221431376.15220240002656 3.101.18-------690.7
    971978-07-21L 5-7 @LANSilvio MartinezL4-4-1111211165441500002541 3.711.40-------1052.0
    981978-07-22L 3-4 @LANJohn DennyL8-7-22221051026.110441520003233 3.081.15-------1234.0
    991978-07-23W 2-0 @LANPete VuckovichW8-7Q33111232893000760003780 2.191.16-------1391.4
    1001978-07-25L 2-3 @SFNBob ForschL9-10Q23231441388.17331350003458 3.111.18-------1362.2
    1011978-07-26W 2-1 @SFNSilvio MartinezW5-4Q1212221292110330003379 3.391.30-------15101.5
    1021978-07-28L 3-8 @SDNJohn DennyL8-8Q232310610367331430002645 3.131.18-------842.0
    1031978-07-29L 3-7 @SDNPete VuckovichL8-8-341212429611761350003126 2.531.21-------1025.0
    1041978-07-30L 2-3 @SDNBob ForschL9-11Q24241451396.15332330102650 3.161.18-------1061.7
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1051978-08-01L 2-4 @CHNSilvio MartinezL5-5Q1313231368320120002647 3.361.31118372.7325013101.3
    1061978-08-02L 2-3 @CHNAurelio LopezL0-1Q5113275330442002955 4.261.1122121054.5547110101.0
    1071978-08-03L 2-3 @CHNPete VuckovichL8-9Q35131253078320660003351 2.531.2647291861.70916111101.1
    1081978-08-04L 3-8 vs NYNBob ForschL9-12-252514614077440740003344 3.241.22-------961.5
    1091978-08-05W 5-3 vs NYNPete Falcone-1-6-15111089746330600002332 5.741.81-------560.8
    1101978-08-06W 3-1 vs NYNSilvio MartinezW6-5Q141424147.25110410003260 3.161.30-------8140.6
    1111978-08-07W 6-3 vs PHIAurelio LopezW1-1Q6214374320250002862 3.811.04-------7100.7
    1121978-08-08W 6-2 vs PHITom BrunoW2-0Q2126174110220002565 0.821.09-------7100.7
    1131978-08-08W 2-0 vs PHIPete VuckovichW9-9Q36141263194000342003280 2.361.23-------9120.8
    1141978-08-09L 3-6 vs PHIBob ForschL9-13-2626147141710550340013538 3.361.24-------890.9
    1151978-08-11W 4-1 @NYNSilvio Martinez-6-5Q1515251573000441002671 2.941.28-------961.5
    1161978-08-12W 5-1 @NYNJohn DennyW9-8Q242410710471100340002574 3.001.15-------1343.3
    1171978-08-13W 6-1 @NYNPete VuckovichW10-9Q37151273294100170003283 2.221.18-------9110.8
    1181978-08-14L 0-6 vs HOUBob ForschL9-14-272714814277661441003039 3.521.25-------1142.8
    1191978-08-15W 11-5 vs HOUAurelio LopezW3-1-8316478550170002947 4.111.11-------580.6
    1201978-08-16L 2-4 vs HOUSilvio MartinezL6-6-1616261656330330002143 3.061.30-------541.3
    1211978-08-17W 4-3 vs ATLJohn DennyW10-8Q252510810584220240012968 2.971.14-------991.0
    1221978-08-18W 5-1 vs ATLPete VuckovichW11-9Q38161283378110350003059 2.181.20-------690.7
    1231978-08-19L 0-3 vs ATLBob ForschL9-15Q282814914375220250102762 3.491.24-------1234.0
    1241978-08-20W 6-4 vs ATLAurelio Lopez-3-1-941755.13440341012346 4.501.13-------390.3
    1251978-08-21W 14-9 @CINSilvio MartinezW7-6-1717271787641330003548 3.161.30-------8140.6
    1261978-08-22L 4-5 @CINJohn Denny-10-8-262610910673441811003148 3.051.15-------1362.2
    1271978-08-24W 4-3 @CINPete VuckovichW12-9Q39171293497331360003564 2.221.20-------1181.4
    1281978-08-25W 11-10 @ATLBob Forsch-9-15-292915014458741220002629 3.581.26-------961.5
    1291978-08-26W 9-4 @ATLSilvio MartinezW8-6-1818281899441410003850 3.231.31-------8160.5
    1301978-08-27W 14-3 @ATLJohn DennyW11-8-272711010758220230002144 3.061.18-------623.0
    1311978-08-29L 3-6 @HOUPete VuckovichL12-10Q40181303578330250002952 2.291.21-------951.8
    1321978-08-30W 4-2 @HOUBob ForschW10-15Q303015114594220350003373 3.511.24-------1472.0
    1331978-08-31L 6-11 vs CINSilvio MartinezL8-7-191929191.2777202001127 3.721.36-------111.0
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1341978-09-01L 2-5 vs CINJohn DennyL11-9-282811110888440550103550 3.121.19-------8110.7
    1351978-09-02L 3-6 vs CINPete Vuckovich-12-10Q41191313674331140002660 2.351.19-------7100.7
    1361978-09-03W 10-2 vs CINPete FalconeW2-6Q17121109879221141002854 5.561.79-------590.6
    1371978-09-04W 3-2 vs PHIBob ForschW11-15Q313115214687220100002959 3.471.23-------7140.5
    1381978-09-04L 2-10 vs PHISilvio MartinezL8-8-202030201.12410300001030 3.731.37-------321.5
    1391978-09-06L 1-4 vs PITJohn DennyL11-10Q292911210969330220002742 3.161.21-------861.3
    1401978-09-07W 5-4 vs PITPete Falcone-2-6-1813111994.16331531002136 5.631.85-------616.0
    1411978-09-08L 0-1 @PHITom BrunoL4-2Q12236273100380002874 1.321.09-------680.8
    1421978-09-08L 1-2 @PHIDan O'BrienL0-1Q21218.17220230113561 5.001.67-------1391.4
    1431978-09-09L 3-6 @PHIBob ForschL11-16-32321531474.110442120012527 3.551.26-------741.8
    1441978-09-10W 8-6 @PHISilvio Martinez-8-8-212131216.27551520003135 3.911.40-------7100.7
    1451978-09-11L 1-3 @MONJohn DennyL11-11Q303011311089331030003055 3.171.21-------1171.6
    1461978-09-12L 1-5 @MONPete VuckovichL12-11-4220132374.29550050002229 2.541.20-------441.0
    1471978-09-13L 1-7 @PITPete FalconeL2-7-19141121002.21331802001530 5.761.89-------240.5
    1481978-09-14L 4-7 @PITBob ForschL11-17-333315414868771430003027 3.731.28-------790.8
    1491978-09-15W 6-2 @CHNRob Dressler-0-0-11292253000220001861 0.001.00-------951.8
    1501978-09-16W 4-1 @CHNJohn DennyW12-11Q31311141117.24110220013065 3.101.19-------14101.4
    1511978-09-17L 2-4 @CHNPete VuckovichL12-12-4321133385.210410221002937 2.521.24148657.142428140.6
    1521978-09-19W 5-3 vs NYNTom Bruno-4-2Q1533937.26331340003254 1.721.06-------8120.7
    1531978-09-20L 6-7 vs NYNDan O'Brien-0-1-424256331340012444 4.801.67-------732.3
    1541978-09-21W 6-2 vs NYNJohn UrreaW4-9Q2611672371100340002474 5.171.57-------1061.7
    1551978-09-22L 3-5 vs CHNBob Forsch-11-17-343415514956210311002347 3.691.29-------6120.5
    1561978-09-23W 5-1 vs CHNJohn DennyW13-11Q323211511285110241003070 3.031.1854180.001301682.0
    1571978-09-24L 4-5 vs CHNPete Vuckovich-12-12Q44221343968331071002651 2.581.243426876.4781411091.1
    1581978-09-25W 3-0 @NYNSilvio MartinezW9-8Q2222322292000260002987 3.651.34-------6130.5
    1591978-09-26L 1-3 @NYNRob DresslerL0-1Q22302368330110002444 2.451.27-------1226.0
    1601978-09-29L 5-7 vs MONJohn Urrea-4-9-2712682457550040002137 5.361.57-------560.8
    1611978-09-30W 6-1 vs MONJohn DennyW14-11Q333311611386110120003067 2.961.17-------11101.1
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1621978-10-01L 1-5 vs MONPete Vuckovich-12-12Q45231354066110200002554 2.551.24-------981.1


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