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Friday April 16, 1976
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Tommy John, making his first major league appearance since rupturing a ligament in his pitching elbow in July, 1974, said he made "only one bad pitch," but it cost the Dodgers' lefthander a 3-1 loss to the Braves. In the fifth inning, Rowland Office and Jerry Royster singled. John then threw a "hanging curve" that Darrell Evans smashed for a homer. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Game Played on Friday, April 16, 1976 (Night game) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Dodgers      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  7  3
Braves       0  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  x  -   3  7  1


Dodgers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buckner lf            5   0   1   0     0   2   .273      Office cf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .174
Sizemore 2b           4   0   0   0     1   0   .250      Royster 3b            2   1   1   0     1   0   .238
Baker cf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .263      Evans 1b              3   1   2   3     1   1   .222
Garvey 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Wynn lf               2   0   0   0     2   1   .300
Cey 3b                4   0   1   0     0   1   .389      Henderson rf          4   0   0   0     0   1   .333
Ferguson rf           3   1   1   0     1   1   .167      Lacy 2b               4   0   0   0     0   0   .217
Yeager c              3   0   1   0     1   1   .222      Pocoroba c            4   0   1   0     0   0   .300
Russell ss            1   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Chaney ss             4   0   2   0     0   1   .235
  De Jesus ss         2   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Ruthven p             3   0   0   0     0   0   .400
John p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Torrealba p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Rhoden p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Moret p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Mota ph             0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Marshall p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Rodriguez ph        1   0   1   1     0   0  1.000
  Burke pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   1   7   1     4   6             Totals               31   3   7   3     4   6

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 15,825
Left on Base: Dodgers 10, Braves 9
DP: Dodgers 1, Braves 2
Errors: Garvey, Ferguson, De Jesus, Chaney
Triples: Cey (1)
Home Runs: Evans (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Royster (1)
GIDP: John (1), Garvey (1), Henderson (1)
Hit by Pitch: Russell (1,by Ruthven)


Dodgers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
John L(0-1)             5     5   3   3   4   1   1  24   5.40
Rhoden                  1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Marshall                2     2   0   0   0   4   0   9   5.63
Totals                  8     7   3   3   4   6   1  36

Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ruthven W(2-0)          6     4   0   0   2   3   0  24   1.64
Torrealba               2.1   3   1   1   2   2   0  12   5.63
Moret SV(1)             0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0.00
Totals                  9     7   1   1   4   6   0  38

Hit by Pitch: Ruthven (1)

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt


DODGERS 1ST: Buckner was called out on strikes; Sizemore
grounded out (third to first); Baker grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office grounded out (second to first); Royster
grounded out (second to first); Evans walked; Wynn walked [Evans
to second]; Henderson made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey grounded out (first to pitcher); Cey
grounded out (third to first); Ferguson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Lacy grounded out (catcher to first); Pocoroba flied
out to left; Chaney singled; Ruthven grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Yeager grounded out (third to first); Russell
grounded out (shortstop to first); John grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Office struck out; Royster walked; Evans singled
[Royster to second]; Wynn walked [Royster to third, Evans to
second]; Henderson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Wynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Buckner grounded out (pitcher to first); Sizemore
walked; Baker struck out; Garvey singled [Sizemore to third];
Cey forced Garvey (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Lacy grounded out (third to first); Pocoroba
grounded out (third to first); Chaney flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Ferguson flied out to left; Yeager singled; Russell
was hit by a pitch [Yeager to second]; On a bunt John grounded
into a double play (pitcher to third to second) [Yeager out at
third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: DE JESUS REPLACED RUSSELL (PLAYING SS); Ruthven
grounded out (shortstop to first); Office singled; Royster
singled [Office to third (error by Ferguson)]; Evans homered
[Office scored, Royster scored]; Wynn reached on an error by De
Jesus; Henderson forced Wynn (shortstop to second); Lacy flied
out to right; 3 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 3.

DODGERS 6TH: Buckner singled; Sizemore flied out to right; Baker
flied out to center; Garvey forced Buckner (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: RHODEN REPLACED JOHN (PITCHING); Pocoroba made an
out to first; Chaney struck out; Ruthven grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 3.

DODGERS 7TH: Cey tripled; Ferguson walked; TORREALBA REPLACED
RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Yeager was called out on strikes; De Jesus
reached on a fielder's choice [Cey out at home (third to
catcher), Ferguson to second]; MOTA BATTED FOR RHODEN; Mota
walked [Ferguson to third, De Jesus to second]; Buckner grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves
3.

BRAVES 7TH: MARSHALL REPLACED MOTA (PITCHING); Office reached on
an error by Garvey; Royster out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Office to second]; Evans struck out; Wynn struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves 3.

DODGERS 8TH: Sizemore flied out to center; Baker singled; Garvey
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Baker out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Braves
3.

BRAVES 8TH: Henderson was called out on strikes; Lacy flied out
to center; Pocoroba singled; Chaney singled [Pocoroba to
second]; Torrealba struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Braves 3.

DODGERS 9TH: Cey was called out on strikes; Ferguson singled;
Yeager walked [Ferguson to second]; De Jesus reached on an error
by Chaney [De Jesus to first, Yeager to second, Ferguson to
third]; RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR MARSHALL; Rodriguez singled
[Ferguson scored, Yeager to third, De Jesus to second]; BURKE
RAN FOR RODRIGUEZ; MORET REPLACED TORREALBA (PITCHING); Buckner
struck out; Sizemore flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Dodgers 1, Braves 3.



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