Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday Game of the Week: French Blanks Cardinals

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
CHICAGO CUBS AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
GAME ID: 42 - SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, 1939 - GAME LOG
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Chicago Cubs (3-2)1100110015110
St. Louis Cardinals (3-2)000000000042

In a seemingly effortless performance, Larry French of the Chicago Cubs shot down the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on a 4-hit shutout.

"Larry was just locating so well and using his pitches," Chicago manager Gabby Hartnett said later. "He wasn't leaving anything over the plate." French recorded 1 strikeout and 1 walk in a strong outing.

"When he needed to make pitches, he elevated his game," St. Louis manager Ray Blades said in his postgame comments to Retro Baseball. "We couldn't get a key hit off him."

CHICAGO BATTING LINESCOREST. LOUIS BATTING LINESCORE
PlayerABRHRBIBBKLOBAVGHRRBI
S. Hack 3B5121011.17401
B. Herman 2B5130002.45012
H. Leiber CF5021001.47602
G. Hartnett C4101103.00001
B. Nicholson RF4000116.37502
A. Galan LF2100200.33301
D. Bartell SS5010005.25003
   a-S. Mesner SS0000000.00000
R. Russell 1B4020001.21100
L. French P4110022.14300
Totals3851134421   
a - S. Mesner substituted for D. Bartell in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: R. Russell (1, 4th Inning off M. Cooper, 0 on, 2 outs) H. Leiber 2 (2, 1st Inning off M. Cooper, 1 on, 1 out; 5th Inning off M. Cooper, 2 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: D. Bartell , L. French , R. Russell 3 , H. Leiber 4 , B. Herman 3 , S. Hack 2
2-out RBI: S. Hack
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: D. Bartell , L. French , B. Nicholson 2 ,H. Leiber , B. Herman
Sac Bunt: A. Galan
Team LOB: 10

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (Bartell-Herman-Russell)
PlayerABRHRBIBBKLOBAVGHRRBI
T. Moore CF4010000.28601
J. Medwick LF4000001.35004
D. Padgett C4000001.35313
J. Mize 1B4020011.22200
E. Slaughter RF3010001.29403
J. Brown SS3000003.21101
S. Martin 2B2000100.26701
D. Gutteridge 3B3000002.25001
M. Cooper P1000000.00000
   a-P. Martin PH1000000.20002
   L. Warneke P0000000.00000
   b-M. Owen PH1000000.40001
   L. Sunkel P0000000.00000
Totals30040119   
a - P. Martin pinch hit for M. Cooper in the 5th
b - M. Owen pinch hit for L. Warneke in the 8th

BATTING
Doubles: T. Moore (2, 9th Inning off L. French, 0 on, 0 outs) J. Mize (2, 2nd Inning off L. French, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: E. Slaughter , T. Moore 2 , J. Mize 3
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Mize , D. Gutteridge
GIDP: J. Brown
Team LOB: 3

FIELDING
Errors: J. Brown (1) , S. Martin (1)
Double Plays: 1 (Slaughter-Padgett)
PB: D. Padgett
CHICAGO PITCHING LINESCOREST. LOUIS PITCHING LINESCORE
PlayerIPHRERBBKHRPIPSERA   
L. French W (2-0)9.0400110107711.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: L. French 79
Batters Faced: L. French 31
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: L. French 17-8
Pitches - Strikes: L. French 107-71 
PlayerIPHRERBBKHRPIPSERA   
M. Cooper L (1-1)5.083322078513.65   
L. Warneke3.031012051280.00   
L. Sunkel1.00101001460.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: M. Cooper 39
Batters Faced: M. Cooper 25, L. Warneke 14, L. Sunkel 4
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: M. Cooper 5-8, L. Warneke 4-3, L. Sunkel 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: M. Cooper 78-51, L. Warneke 51-28, L. Sunkel 14-6
WP: L. Warneke