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Montreal Expos at San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
April 29, 1982


Introduction

My series of random game stories moves next to the first month of the 1982 season in San Francisco. The Giants' opponent was the defending NL East Division champion Montreal Expos.

The Montreal Expos were in the midst of the best stretch of their relatively short, relatively disappointing history. The 1981 Expos were the only playoff team in Montreal history (damn 1994 strike) and the 1982 Expos featured three Hall-of-Famers in their primes: left fielder Tim Raines, center fielder Andre Dawson, and catcher Gary Carter - who batted 1st, 3rd, and 5th, respectively, in this game.

The Expos' starting pitcher in this game was Ray Burris who entered the game with a somewhat contradictory record of 0-3 with a 1.17 ERA. Burris's first two games of the 1982 season were 8-inning complete-game losses, 1-0 (the one run being unearned) and 2-1. His third game was another 1-0 loss, although he only pitched seven innings in this one.

The Giants were not in the midst of the best stretch of their (much longer, much more successful) history. The 1981 Giants had finished one game over .500 (56-55), which was an improvement over the two previous years when they lost 86 and 91 games. The 1982 Giants did not have three Hall-of-Famers. They did have one Hall-of-Famer on their roster, 38-year-old former two-time MVP Joe Morgan, but he did not play in this game.

The Giants' starting pitcher in this game was 24-year-old rookie Alan Fowlkes, making the fifth start of his major-league career. Fowlkes entered play with a record of 2-1 and a 4.26 ERA.

First Inning
Tim Raines led off the game doing what Tim Raines did so great: getting on base. Specifically, he doubled to center field. Frank Taveras grounded out, Raines taking third on the play. And Raines scored on a sacrifice fly by Andre Dawson. Al Oliver doubled and Gary Carter walked, but Warren Cromartie fouled out to end the inning with only one run scoring - which was one more than the Expos had scored in two of Ray Burris's first three starts.

Blessed with run support for the first time in four games, Ray Burris didn't know quite what to do. He probably shouldn't have done this. And the Giants had a 5-1 lead and Ray Burris had yet to record an out.

Burris did, however, retire the next three batters in order. But the damage was done.

Second Inning
Tim Wallach led off the top of the second inning by striking out. But Chris Speier and Burris had back-to-back singles bringing up the top of the order. But Raines struck out, Taveras popped out, and the inning was over.

Meanwhile, Burris threw a 1-2-3 bottom of the second giving him six consecutive batters retired. Too bad the five batters before that had all scored.

Third Inning
Meanwhile, Alan Fowlkes looked like he knew what to do with a lead. He struck out Dawson. Al Oliver singled but Carter and Cromartie both flew out.

Burris's streak of retired batters went to seven as Dave Bergman grounded out to Taveras. The streak should have reached eight as Summers also hit a grounder to Taveras. But Taveras booted this one. Evans followed with a single putting runners on first and second. Taveras and Evans didn't stay on base long, however, as Jack Clark doubled to right field, scoring both runners. A wild pitch put Clark on third base with only one out. But the Giants couldn't get him home as Jeff Ransom popped out and (after an intentional walk to Johnnie LeMaster) Fowlkes hit into a force play.

But it hardly mattered that Clark didn't score. The Giants led 7-1.

Fourth Inning
The top of the fourth inning opened with a glimmer of hope: Tim Wallach reached base on an error by LeMaster. But Speier and pinch hitter Wallace Johnson grounded out and Raines struck out and the score remained 7-1.

Johnson had pinch hit for Burris, whose day ended with 7 runs allowed (6 earned) in three innings pitched. The Expos new pitcher was Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Lee was very near the end of his 14-year-career (Lee made two more career appearances after this game). Lee had spent most of his career with the Boston Red Sox, for whom he had three consecutive seasons with exactly 17 wins (1973 , 1974, 1975). He added 16 more wins in his first season in Montreal, 1979. Lee was an interesting character, perhaps better known for the "Spaceman" nickname than the quality pitching.

Anyway, here on April 29, 1982, Lee gave up an infield single to Chili Davis. But Davis was caught stealing, Kuiper grounded out, and Bergman popped out, for a relatively easy three-batter inning.

Fifth Inning
Frank Taveras led off the top of the fifth inning by striking out. But Andre Dawson doubled to left field. Al Oliver singled to left field, Dawson stopping at third base. Carter singled, scoring Dawson and putting Oliver on second base with only one out.

But Cromartie flew out to center field and Wallach hit a comebacker to the mound and the Expos could only get one run back and still trailed, 7-2.

In the bottom of the inning, Bill Lee completed his six-batter, two-inning relief stint, following a Darrell Evans single by getting Jack Clark to hit into an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play.

Sixth - Eighth Innings
After the excitement of the first five innings, the game settled down for awhile. Fowlkes settled down nicely pitching a 1-2-3 sixth, a 1-2-3 seventh (helped by Jack Clark throwing out Raines when he over-ran first base on a two-out single) and a four-batter seventh inning (Fowlkes hit Dawson with one out).

Meanwhile, the Expos got two strong innings of relief from Bob James and a shutout inning from Woodie Fryman.

Ninth Inning
And so, the game moved to the ninth inning with the Giants still holding a 7-2 lead. And Art Fowlkes was out in search of his first complete game. So far in his (4-game) major-league career, his previous career high had been 7 innings.

The Expos had the top of their lineup up, but they needed five runs to tie (six to win). And when Raines grounded out and Taveras popped out, the Expos needed to come up with five runs before making one out.

Dawson singled and stole second. And Oliver singled him home. But Carter struck out and that was that.

Game Summary

And so the Giants won, 7-3, to improve their record to 8-11. They went on to finish the 1982 season with a record of 87-75, in third place in the NL West, but only two games out of first. In fact, the Giants entered the final weekend of the season only one game out of first place, before losing two of three games to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Expos fell to 9-7. The Expos finished one game worse than the Giants - in retrospect, THIS game - 86-76, which was also good for third place. The Expos finished 6 games out of first place in the NL East, although they got as close as two games back on September 15th before fading a bit over the last two weeks of the season.

This game ended up being the only complete game of winning pitcher Alan Fowlkes' (23-game) major-league career. As for losing pitcher Ray Burris, this game dropped his record to 0-4 (although this was the first of his four starts that he really deserved to lose). Burris finished the 1982 season with a record of 4-14, 0-11 in his 15 starts.

The most valuable player of this game, as measured by Player won-lost records, was Darrell Evans, about whom I just wrote an article.

Details of the game are shown below. First, I show Player won-lost records for all of the players who participated in the game. Baseball Player won-lost records are constructed so that the players on the winning team earn two pWins and one pLoss in the game while the players on the losing team earn one pWin and two pLosses. I also show expected wins and losses, eWins and eLosses, which are context-neutral. Full play by play details of the game are shown below the won-lost tables. My Player won-lost records are described in more detail in this article and throughout my website.

Retrosheet Box Score and Play-by-Play


Runs by Inning

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Montreal Expos1000100013
San Francisco Giants50200000x7


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Summary

Basic Player Won-Lost Records
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Montreal Expos
Al Oliver0.160.08
0.08
0.240.110.13
Andre Dawson0.170.11
0.06
0.190.110.08
Tim Raines Sr.0.160.10
0.05
0.120.120.00
Bill 'Spaceman' Lee0.020.01
0.01
0.080.040.04
Bob James0.010.01
0.00
0.100.030.06
Woodie Fryman0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
John Milner0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.02-0.02
Chris Speier0.080.09
-0.01
0.170.090.07
Terry Francona0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.02-0.02
Tim Wallach0.050.06
-0.02
0.060.10-0.04
Gary Carter0.080.10
-0.02
0.080.09-0.00
Wallace Johnson0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.02-0.02
Warren Cromartie0.020.31
-0.29
0.010.18-0.17
Frank Taveras0.060.35
-0.30
0.070.19-0.13
Ray Burris0.190.75
-0.55
0.180.38-0.19
Team Totals12
-1
1.341.53-0.18
   
   
San Francisco Giants
Darrell Evans0.460.07
0.39
0.300.070.23
Dave Bergman0.240.05
0.19
0.080.11-0.03
Champ Summers0.240.06
0.17
0.180.110.07
Duane Kuiper0.200.03
0.16
0.060.10-0.03
Chili Davis0.190.05
0.15
0.120.070.05
Alan Fowlkes0.510.41
0.10
0.460.49-0.03
Jack Clark0.130.13
-0.00
0.250.170.09
Jeff Ransom0.010.03
-0.02
0.030.06-0.03
Jeffrey Leonard0.000.04
-0.04
0.000.02-0.02
Johnnie LeMaster0.020.11
-0.09
0.030.15-0.12
Team Totals21
1
1.531.340.18


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Detail

Player Won-Lost Records: Batting
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Montreal Expos
Al Oliver0.150.03
0.12
0.230.080.15
Ray Burris0.090.00
0.09
0.040.000.04
Andre Dawson0.150.08
0.07
0.160.040.11
Tim Raines Sr.0.130.10
0.03
0.100.11-0.01
Chris Speier0.060.06
0.00
0.100.070.03
Gary Carter0.070.07
0.00
0.080.070.01
John Milner0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.02-0.02
Terry Francona0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.02-0.02
Wallace Johnson0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.02-0.02
Tim Wallach0.030.06
-0.02
0.040.07-0.03
Frank Taveras0.040.12
-0.09
0.000.10-0.09
Warren Cromartie0.000.14
-0.14
0.000.09-0.09
Team Totals0.730.70
0.03
0.740.680.06
   
   
San Francisco Giants
Darrell Evans0.390.01
0.39
0.260.030.22
Dave Bergman0.200.03
0.17
0.060.06-0.01
Champ Summers0.190.02
0.17
0.100.050.05
Duane Kuiper0.160.02
0.14
0.050.06-0.02
Chili Davis0.120.02
0.10
0.080.050.03
Jack Clark0.070.03
0.05
0.120.080.04
Johnnie LeMaster0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.08-0.08
Jeff Ransom0.010.02
-0.02
0.030.06-0.03
Alan Fowlkes0.000.03
-0.03
0.000.07-0.07
Team Totals1.150.20
0.95
0.700.550.15


Player Won-Lost Records: Baserunning
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Montreal Expos
Tim Raines Sr.0.030.01
0.02
0.010.000.00
Tim Wallach0.010.00
0.01
0.010.000.00
Andre Dawson0.000.00
-0.00
0.010.05-0.04
Gary Carter0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Ray Burris0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Al Oliver0.000.01
-0.00
0.000.01-0.01
Chris Speier0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.01-0.01
Team Totals0.050.02
0.02
0.030.07-0.05
   
   
San Francisco Giants
Chili Davis0.060.01
0.04
0.020.010.01
Duane Kuiper0.030.00
0.03
0.010.000.01
Dave Bergman0.030.00
0.02
0.010.000.01
Darrell Evans0.010.00
0.01
0.010.000.01
Jack Clark0.010.00
0.01
0.020.000.02
Jeff Ransom0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Johnnie LeMaster0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Champ Summers0.000.01
-0.00
0.000.01-0.01
Team Totals0.130.03
0.10
0.100.100.01


Player Won-Lost Records: Pitching
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Montreal Expos
Bill 'Spaceman' Lee0.020.01
0.01
0.080.040.04
Bob James0.010.01
0.00
0.100.030.06
Woodie Fryman0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Ray Burris0.100.74
-0.64
0.140.37-0.23
Team Totals0.140.76
-0.62
0.470.57-0.10
   
   
San Francisco Giants
Alan Fowlkes0.510.38
0.13
0.460.420.04
Team Totals0.510.38
0.13
0.460.420.04


Player Won-Lost Records: Fielding
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Montreal Expos
Tim Raines Sr.0.000.00
-0.00
0.010.010.01
Tim Wallach0.000.01
-0.00
0.010.03-0.02
Chris Speier0.020.02
-0.00
0.070.020.05
Andre Dawson0.010.02
-0.01
0.020.020.00
Gary Carter0.010.03
-0.02
0.000.02-0.01
Al Oliver0.000.04
-0.03
0.010.02-0.01
Warren Cromartie0.020.18
-0.16
0.010.09-0.08
Frank Taveras0.020.23
-0.21
0.060.10-0.03
Team Totals0.090.52
-0.43
0.200.30-0.09
   
   
San Francisco Giants
Champ Summers0.040.04
0.01
0.080.050.03
Chili Davis0.020.02
0.01
0.020.010.01
Jeff Ransom0.000.01
-0.00
0.000.000.00
Dave Bergman0.010.02
-0.01
0.020.05-0.03
Darrell Evans0.060.07
-0.01
0.030.03-0.00
Duane Kuiper0.000.01
-0.01
0.010.03-0.03
Jeffrey Leonard0.000.04
-0.04
0.000.02-0.02
Jack Clark0.050.11
-0.06
0.110.080.03
Johnnie LeMaster0.020.09
-0.07
0.030.07-0.04
Team Totals0.210.39
-0.18
0.290.35-0.06




Play-by-Play Summary

Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 1st Inning
D8raint001fowla001000.11980.00000.05530.0000
53.2-3tavef101fowla001raint001010.05710.06010.00790.0185
9/SF.3-Hdawsa001fowla001raint001120.11690.05430.02260.0167
D9oliva001fowla001220.05770.00000.05980.0000
Wcartg001fowla001oliva001220.00010.00270.03130.0004
5/FLcromw101fowla001cartg001oliva001230.00010.05580.00050.0195
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Bottom of 1st Inning
S8davic001burrr001000.10950.00490.04090.0029
S4.1-3kuipd001burrr001davic001000.21180.00910.05870.0005
S9.3-H;1-3bergd001burrr001kuipd001davic001000.23150.01710.06950.0053
S9.3-H;1-3summc001burrr001bergd001kuipd001000.19900.01450.06910.0053
HR/9.3-H;1-Hevand001burrr001summc001bergd001000.36430.00130.16820.0009
Kclarj001burrr001010.00000.01620.00000.0201
3/FLransj101burrr001120.00000.01210.00000.0191
53lemaj001burrr001230.00000.00630.00000.0223
Total Runs Scored:5
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 2nd Inning
Kwallt001fowla001010.00000.02800.00000.0201
S7speic001fowla001110.04810.00530.04420.0057
S6.1-2burrr001fowla001speic001110.09150.00780.03990.0069
Kraint001fowla001burrr001speic001120.00010.07240.00000.0206
6tavef101fowla001burrr001speic001230.00000.04270.00050.0203
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 2nd Inning
63fowla001burrr001010.00000.01670.00000.0217
43davic001burrr001120.00000.01180.00000.0213
43kuipd001burrr001230.00000.00570.00000.0213
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 3rd Inning
Kdawsa001fowla001010.00000.02780.00000.0201
S9oliva001fowla001110.04770.00510.04480.0059
7cartg001fowla001oliva001120.00170.05150.00050.0260
7cromw101fowla001oliva001230.00000.02520.00030.0259
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 3rd Inning
43bergd001burrr001010.00000.01390.00000.0213
E4summc001burrr001110.01740.00240.04260.0050
S8.1-2evand001burrr001summc001110.03050.01120.04830.0122
D9.2-H(UR);1-Hclarj001burrr001evand001summc001110.08400.00080.08810.0007
WP.2-3#ransj101burrr001clarj001110.00630.00000.02150.0004
3ransj101burrr001clarj001120.00030.01190.00030.0198
IWlemaj001burrr001clarj001220.00330.00050.00090.0007
64(1)/FOfowla001burrr001lemaj001clarj001230.00010.01230.00040.0226
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 4th Inning
E6.B-1wallt001fowla001000.03430.00000.04000.0042
13.1-2speic001fowla001wallt001010.01510.03360.01370.0306
53johnw001fowla001wallt001120.00010.02150.00030.0236
Kraint001fowla001wallt001230.00000.01110.00000.0205
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 4th Inning
S5davic001lee-b101000.00750.00060.04410.0064
CS2(24)#kuipd001lee-b101davic001010.00000.01300.00000.0046
43kuipd001lee-b101120.00000.00290.00000.0213
5bergd001lee-b101230.00000.00130.00000.0189
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 5th Inning
Ktavef101fowla001010.00000.01020.00000.0201
D7dawsa001fowla001110.02150.00000.05940.0000
S7.2-3oliva001fowla001dawsa001110.04280.00990.06200.0455
S7.3-H;1-2cartg001fowla001oliva001dawsa001110.07420.00780.04960.0122
8cromw101fowla001cartg001oliva001120.00110.05300.00060.0242
13wallt001fowla001cartg001oliva001230.00000.02410.00090.0211
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Bottom of 5th Inning
3/Gsummc001lee-b101010.00000.00540.00000.0214
S9evand001lee-b101110.00650.00140.04480.0059
46(1)3/GDPclarj001lee-b101evand001130.00000.01150.00030.0574
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 6th Inning
8speic001fowla001010.00000.01710.00000.0230
5/FLfrant001fowla001120.00000.00960.00000.0189
S9.BX2(93)raint001fowla001230.00960.00990.04410.0483
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 6th Inning
Wransj101jameb001000.00750.00000.03120.0000
46(1)3/GDPlemaj001jameb001ransj101020.00040.01300.00040.0573
7fowla001jameb001230.00000.00160.00000.0252
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 7th Inning
6tavef101fowla001010.00000.01240.00000.0197
HPdawsa001fowla001110.01990.00000.03120.0000
3/G.1-2oliva001fowla001dawsa001120.00440.01860.00980.0249
3/FLcartg001fowla001dawsa001230.00000.00960.00030.0195
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 7th Inning
6davic001jameb001010.00000.00200.00000.0197
43kuipd001jameb001120.00000.00150.00000.0213
Kbergd001jameb001230.00000.00070.00000.0201
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 8th Inning
43cromw101fowla001010.00000.00900.00000.0213
63wallt001fowla001120.00000.00530.00000.0217
S3speic001fowla001220.00430.00040.04620.0075
Kmilnj101fowla001speic001230.00000.00390.00000.0204
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 8th Inning
63summc001frymw101010.00000.00080.00000.0217
8evand001frymw101120.00000.00060.00000.0230
S7clarj001frymw101220.00050.00020.04420.0057
6ransj101frymw101clarj001230.00000.00060.00020.0199
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 9th Inning
3/Graint001fowla001010.00000.00510.00000.0214
6tavef101fowla001120.00000.00220.00000.0197
S9dawsa001fowla001220.00110.00010.04480.0059
SB2oliva001fowla001dawsa001220.00050.00000.00020.0002
S9.2-Holiva001fowla001dawsa001220.00450.00350.05950.0523
Kcartg001fowla001oliva001230.00000.00340.00000.0204
Total Runs Scored:1
 

Traditional Box Score and Play-by-Play

Article last updated: May 22, 2020



All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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