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Thursday April 21, 1977
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National League pitching statistics through games of Thursday, April 21, 1977

   Club          W   L   ERA   G   CG  SV   IP     H    R    ER   HR   BB   SO
Montreal         6   4  3.18   10   2   2    93    79   40   33    7   35   56
Los Angeles      9   2  3.36   11   3   2    99    98   42   37    9   29   55
Houston          5   6  3.40   11   1   2    98    99   41   37    4   28   45
St. Louis        8   4  3.45   12   2   4   107   100   45   41   11   35   44
New York         6   6  3.51   12   3   2   105    91   43   41    9   30   64
Chicago          4   6  3.68   10   1   2    88    75   42   36    9   20   56
Pittsburgh       5   6  3.73   11   2   2   101    94   52   42   10   27   50
San Francisco    5   6  3.84   11   2   3    96    93   49   41    9   46   67
Philadelphia     3   6  3.99    9   1   2    79    87   36   35    9   24   49
San Diego        5   8  4.06   13   0   1   113   116   61   51   16   32   54
Atlanta          7   5  4.25   12   5   4   106   109   52   50   12   45   74
Cincinnati       4   8  4.87   12   1   3   105   118   60   57    7   44   73

 League Leaders        W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Bob Shirley (SD)       1   1  0.54   2   2   0   0   0   17   14    8    1    0    5   16
Nino Espinosa (NY)     2   0  0.71   3   1   1   0   0   13    8    1    1    0    0    4
Tom Seaver (NY)        3   0  1.08   3   3   2   0   2   25   15    3    3    1    5   18
Don Sutton (LA)        2   0  1.08   3   3   2   0   0   25   20    5    3    2    8   10
Dick Ruthven (ATL)     3   0  1.09   3   3   2   0   1   25   19    4    3    1    8   20
Bob Forsch (STL)       3   0  1.17   3   3   1   0   0   23   16    4    3    1    8    9
Burt Hooton (LA)       1   1  1.38   2   2   1   0   1   13   12    3    2    0    3    7
Rollie Fingers (SD)    2   0  1.50   7   0   0   1   0   12    8    2    2    1    1   10
J.R. Richard (HOU)     1   0  1.64   3   3   0   0   0   22   15    6    4    1    8   13
Jackie Brown (MON)     1   0  1.80   3   1   0   0   0   15   10    6    3    1    6    8

 Atlanta               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Beard             0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    0    0    0    1    0
Rick Camp              0   0  0.00   4   0   0   4   0    6    6    0    0    0    2    4
Dick Ruthven           3   0  1.09   3   3   2   0   1   25   19    4    3    1    8   20
Phil Niekro            0   2  3.91   3   3   2   0   0   23   22   10   10    3   12   18
Andy Messersmith       2   1  4.30   4   4   1   0   0   29   26   14   14    2    6   13
Jamie Easterly         0   0  6.00   3   0   0   0   0    3    5    3    2    0    2    2
Mike Marshall          1   0  8.44   3   0   0   0   0    5    9    5    5    1    2    5
Frank Lacorte          1   1  9.00   2   2   0   0   0   10   14   10   10    2    8    7
Bob Johnson            0   1 11.57   3   0   0   0   0    2    4    3    3    2    4    2
Buzz Capra             0   0 16.20   2   0   0   0   0    2    3    3    3    1    0    3

 Chicago               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Ramon Hernandez        0   0  0.00   3   0   0   0   0    3    2    0    0    0    1    1
Willie Hernandez       0   0  0.00   4   0   0   0   0    8    2    0    0    0    0    3
Paul Reuschel          1   0  0.00   3   0   0   0   0    5    3    0    0    0    0    3
Bruce Sutter           0   0  0.90   6   0   0   2   0   10    6    1    1    0    0   11
Bill Bonham            1   1  3.21   2   2   1   0   0   14   12    5    5    1    2    6
Ray Burris             1   2  3.44   3   3   0   0   0   18   13    8    7    2    3   11
Rick Reuschel          1   1  3.55   2   2   0   0   0   13   10    6    5    2    3   10
Jim Todd               0   1  4.15   3   0   0   0   0    4    5    5    2    0    0    2
Steve Renko            0   0  4.50   2   0   0   0   0    4    6    2    2    1    3    4
Mike Krukow            0   1 13.03   3   3   0   0   0   10   16   15   14    3    8    5

 Cincinnati            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Pedro Borbon           0   1  2.00   6   0   0   0   0    9    7    3    2    0    2    4
Pat Zachry             1   1  3.00   2   2   1   0   0   15   13    5    5    0    3   10
Rawly Eastwick         0   2  3.18   6   0   0   2   0   11   12    4    4    0    1    6
Fred Norman            0   1  4.70   3   3   0   0   0   15   15    8    8    2    9   18
Mike Caldwell          0   0  4.91   2   0   0   0   0    4    2    2    2    0    4    2
Woodie Fryman          1   1  5.19   3   3   0   0   0   17   19   10   10    3   13   11
Jack Billingham        1   1  6.16   3   3   0   0   0   19   24   15   13    2    7   12
Dale Murray            0   0  6.48   4   0   0   1   0    8   13    6    6    0    1    5
Santo Alcala           1   1  9.95   3   1   0   0   0    6   13    7    7    0    4    5

 Houston               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Dan Larson             0   0  0.00   3   0   0   0   0    6    1    0    0    0    1    3
J.R. Richard           1   0  1.64   3   3   0   0   0   22   15    6    4    1    8   13
Ken Forsch             2   1  2.25   5   0   0   1   0    8    9    3    2    0    1    2
Doug Konieczny         1   0  3.18   2   2   0   0   0   11   11    4    4    1    5    4
Joe Niekro             0   0  3.38   3   0   0   1   0    5    6    2    2    0    2    3
Joaquin Andujar        1   0  4.41   3   3   1   0   1   16   15    8    8    0    4    7
Gene Pentz             0   0  4.50   1   0   0   0   0    2    4    1    1    0    3    1
Joe Sambito            0   1  4.50   5   0   0   0   0    8    8    5    4    0    2    4
Mark Lemongello        0   3  5.09   3   3   0   0   0   18   28   10   10    2    1    6
Floyd Bannister        0   1 13.50   1   0   0   0   0    1    2    2    2    0    1    2

 Los Angeles           W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Don Sutton             2   0  1.08   3   3   2   0   0   25   20    5    3    2    8   10
Burt Hooton            1   1  1.38   2   2   1   0   1   13   12    3    2    0    3    7
Charlie Hough          2   0  1.84   6   0   0   2   0   15   10    3    3    2    2   13
Doug Rau               2   0  2.08   2   2   0   0   0   13   16    3    3    0    2    3
Al Downing             0   0  2.25   2   0   0   0   0    4    3    1    1    0    4    8
Elias Sosa             0   0  4.50   2   0   0   0   0    2    1    1    1    1    0    0
Rick Rhoden            2   0  7.11   2   2   0   0   0   13   14   10   10    2    2    6
Tommy John             0   1  7.45   2   2   0   0   0   10   15   10    8    0    4    8
Mike Garman            0   0  7.71   3   0   0   0   0    2    3    2    2    1    3    0
Stan Wall              0   0 13.50   3   0   0   0   0    3    4    4    4    1    1    0

 Montreal              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Bill Atkinson          2   0  0.00   4   0   0   1   0    6    2    0    0    0    2    5
Joe Kerrigan           0   0  1.42   5   0   0   1   0    6    7    2    1    1    1    3
Jackie Brown           1   0  1.80   3   1   0   0   0   15   10    6    3    1    6    8
Steve Rogers           0   1  1.83   3   3   1   0   0   20   15    7    4    0    6   15
Will McEnaney          1   1  3.68   5   0   0   0   0    7    8    3    3    0    1    3
Don Stanhouse          1   1  4.50   3   3   1   0   1   16   13    8    8    1    8    7
Gerry Hannahs          1   1  4.82   3   3   0   0   0   19   16   10   10    3    8   12
Dan Warthen            0   0  6.00   2   0   0   0   0    3    2    2    2    1    3    1
Jeff Terpko            0   0 18.00   2   0   0   0   0    1    6    2    2    0    0    2

 New York              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Nino Espinosa          2   0  0.71   3   1   1   0   0   13    8    1    1    0    0    4
Bob Myrick             0   0  1.08   4   0   0   0   0    8    5    3    1    1    1    1
Tom Seaver             3   0  1.08   3   3   2   0   2   25   15    3    3    1    5   18
Jerry Koosman          1   1  3.74   3   3   0   0   0   22   16    9    9    1   10   16
Ray Sadecki            0   0  4.50   3   0   0   0   0    2    1    1    1    1    3    0
Jon Matlack            0   2  4.79   3   3   0   0   0   21   25   11   11    3    2   16
Bob Apodaca            0   0  9.00   3   0   0   0   0    2    3    2    2    0    2    0
Craig Swan             0   2  9.00   2   2   0   0   0    8   13    8    8    2    4    5
Skip Lockwood          0   1  9.64   4   0   0   2   0    5    5    5    5    0    3    4

 Philadelphia          W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Randy Lerch            1   1  1.93   2   2   0   0   0   14   12    3    3    1    3    7
Wayne Twitchell        0   1  2.77   2   2   0   0   0   13   10    4    4    1    7   11
Tug McGraw             0   0  3.00   3   0   0   0   0    3    7    1    1    0    2    4
Ron Reed               0   0  3.00   3   0   0   1   0    6    7    2    2    1    2    1
Steve Carlton          1   1  3.38   2   2   1   0   0   16   16    6    6    4    3   11
Jim Kaat               0   0  3.86   2   0   0   0   0    2    2    1    1    0    1    1
Gene Garber            0   2  4.82   6   0   0   1   0    9    7    5    5    2    1    6
Larry Christenson      1   1  7.30   3   3   0   0   0   12   22   11   10    0    4    8
Tom Underwood          0   0  9.00   1   0   0   0   0    3    4    3    3    0    1    0

 Pittsburgh            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
John Candelaria        1   0  0.00   1   1   0   0   0    6    3    1    0    0    0    2
Kent Tekulve           0   0  0.00   4   0   0   1   0    6    1    0    0    0    1    1
Grant Jackson          0   0  1.42   5   0   0   0   0    6    4    1    1    1    2    2
Rich Gossage           1   0  1.80   6   0   0   1   0   10    5    2    2    1    6    7
Bruce Kison            1   1  2.61   3   3   1   0   1   21   18   11    6    1    5   13
Odell Jones            0   1  2.84   3   0   0   0   0    6    5    2    2    1    0    6
Jerry Reuss            0   2  3.94   3   3   0   0   0   16   20   11    7    1    5    4
Jim Rooker             2   1  5.82   3   3   1   0   1   17   18   11   11    4    2   10
Larry Demery           0   1  6.30   4   1   0   0   0   10   13    7    7    0    3    3
Terry Forster          0   0 16.20   3   0   0   0   0    3    7    6    6    1    3    2

 San Diego             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Dave Tomlin            0   0  0.00   7   0   0   0   0    8    6    0    0    0    0    6
Bob Shirley            1   1  0.54   2   2   0   0   0   17   14    8    1    0    5   16
Rollie Fingers         2   0  1.50   7   0   0   1   0   12    8    2    2    1    1   10
Tom Griffin            0   0  3.00   2   0   0   0   0    6    3    2    2    0    3    3
Butch Metzger          0   0  3.86   5   0   0   0   0    7    6    3    3    1    3    1
Dave Freisleben        0   3  5.03   4   3   0   0   0   20   18   11   11    5    7    7
Randy Jones            1   2  5.06   4   4   0   0   0   21   32   14   12    4    2    4
Rick Sawyer            1   1  6.17   2   2   0   0   0   12   16    8    8    2    5    5
Victor Bernal          0   0 10.13   3   0   0   0   0    3    3    3    3    1    1    0
Brent Strom            0   1 10.57   2   2   0   0   0    8   10   10    9    2    5    2

 San Francisco         W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Gary Lavelle           0   0  0.00   5   0   0   2   0    7    2    0    0    0    3    7
John Curtis            0   0  1.80   3   0   0   0   0    5    3    1    1    0    4    2
John Montefusco        1   1  2.14   3   3   1   0   0   21   15    9    5    1    7   23
Randy Moffitt          0   1  3.38   5   0   0   1   0    5    3    3    2    1    4    2
Ed Halicki             2   1  3.50   3   3   0   0   0   18   19    8    7    3    6    9
Charlie Williams       0   0  4.26   4   0   0   0   0    6    7    4    3    0    4    2
Jim Barr               2   1  5.31   3   3   1   0   0   20   29   13   12    2    6   16
Lynn McGlothen         0   2  6.30   2   2   0   0   0   10   11    7    7    2    6    6
Terry Cornutt          0   0 10.80   4   0   0   0   0    3    4    4    4    0    6    0

 St. Louis             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
John Urrea             0   0  0.00   4   0   0   3   0    7    3    0    0    0    0    4
Bob Forsch             3   0  1.17   3   3   1   0   0   23   16    4    3    1    8    9
Buddy Schultz          0   0  1.69   3   0   0   0   0    5    7    1    1    0    1    1
Eric Rasmussen         1   2  3.13   3   3   1   0   0   23   17    8    8    3    3    7
John Denny             3   0  3.57   3   3   0   0   0   18   20    8    7    1    9    4
Clay Carroll           1   0  3.68   3   0   0   0   0    7    7    4    3    2    2    4
Al Hrabosky            0   0  4.50   4   0   0   1   0    6    8    4    3    1    1    5
John Sutton            0   0  6.75   4   0   0   0   0    5    8    4    4    0    2    3
Pete Falcone           0   2  8.76   3   3   0   0   0   12   14   12   12    3    9    7

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League Leaders

Wins:

  J. Denny (STL)            3
  B. Forsch (STL)           3
  D. Ruthven (ATL)          3
  T. Seaver (NY)            3
  B. Atkinson (MON)         2
  J. Barr (SF)              2
  N. Espinosa (NY)          2
  R. Fingers (SD)           2
  K. Forsch (HOU)           2
  E. Halicki (SF)           2

Losses:

  D. Freisleben (SD)        3
  M. Lemongello (HOU)       3
  R. Burris (CHI)           2
  R. Eastwick (CIN)         2
  P. Falcone (STL)          2
  G. Garber (PHI)           2
  R. Jones (SD)             2
  J. Matlack (NY)           2
  L. McGlothen (SF)         2
  P. Niekro (ATL)           2

Complete Games:

  P. Niekro (ATL)           2
  D. Ruthven (ATL)          2
  T. Seaver (NY)            2
  D. Sutton (LA)            2
  J. Andujar (HOU)          1
  J. Barr (SF)              1
  B. Bonham (CHI)           1
  S. Carlton (PHI)          1
  N. Espinosa (NY)          1
  B. Forsch (STL)           1

Saves:

  R. Camp (ATL)             4
  J. Urrea (STL)            3
  R. Eastwick (CIN)         2
  C. Hough (LA)             2
  G. Lavelle (SF)           2
  S. Lockwood (NY)          2
  B. Sutter (CHI)           2
  B. Atkinson (MON)         1
  R. Fingers (SD)           1
  K. Forsch (HOU)           1

Shutouts:

  T. Seaver (NY)            2
  J. Andujar (HOU)          1
  B. Hooton (LA)            1
  B. Kison (PIT)            1
  J. Rooker (PIT)           1
  D. Ruthven (ATL)          1
  D. Stanhouse (MON)        1

Innings Pitched:

  A. Messersmith (ATL)   29.1
  T. Seaver (NY)         25.0
  D. Sutton (LA)         25.0
  D. Ruthven (ATL)       24.2
  B. Forsch (STL)        23.0
  P. Niekro (ATL)        23.0
  E. Rasmussen (STL)     23.0
  J. Richard (HOU)       22.0
  J. Koosman (NY)        21.2
  R. Jones (SD)          21.1

Hits:

  R. Jones (SD)            32
  J. Barr (SF)             29
  M. Lemongello (HOU)      28
  A. Messersmith (ATL)     26
  J. Matlack (NY)          25
  J. Billingham (CIN)      24
  L. Christenson (PHI)     22
  P. Niekro (ATL)          22
  J. Denny (STL)           20
  J. Reuss (PIT)           20

Runs:

  J. Billingham (CIN)      15
  M. Krukow (CHI)          15
  R. Jones (SD)            14
  A. Messersmith (ATL)     14
  J. Barr (SF)             13
  P. Falcone (STL)         12
  L. Christenson (PHI)     11
  D. Freisleben (SD)       11
  B. Kison (PIT)           11
  J. Matlack (NY)          11

Home Runs:

  D. Freisleben (SD)        5
  S. Carlton (PHI)          4
  R. Jones (SD)             4
  J. Rooker (PIT)           4
  P. Falcone (STL)          3
  W. Fryman (CIN)           3
  E. Halicki (SF)           3
  G. Hannahs (MON)          3
  M. Krukow (CHI)           3
  J. Matlack (NY)           3

Walks:

  W. Fryman (CIN)          13
  P. Niekro (ATL)          12
  J. Koosman (NY)          10
  J. Denny (STL)            9
  P. Falcone (STL)          9
  F. Norman (CIN)           9
  B. Forsch (STL)           8
  G. Hannahs (MON)          8
  M. Krukow (CHI)           8
  F. Lacorte (ATL)          8

Strikeouts:

  J. Montefusco (SF)       23
  D. Ruthven (ATL)         20
  P. Niekro (ATL)          18
  F. Norman (CIN)          18
  T. Seaver (NY)           18
  J. Barr (SF)             16
  J. Koosman (NY)          16
  J. Matlack (NY)          16
  B. Shirley (SD)          16
  S. Rogers (MON)          15


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