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Standings
MIL
@CAL
6
4
CHW
@CLE
14
9
TOR
@KCR
4
6
TOR
@KCR
4
5
BAL
@MIN
5
6
 
(11)
TEX
@NYY
9
0
TEX
@NYY
1
3
BOS
@OAK
2
0
DET
@SEA
5
2
STL
@ATL
9
1
SFG
@CHC
3
1
NYM
@CIN
3
8
SDP
@MON
1
2
HOU
@PHI
1
2
LAD
@PIT
0
6
Friday, July 3, 1987,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 45,679, Time of Game: 2:42
Cardinals
9
47-29
 Won 1 
1st
at Braves
1
37-41
 Lost 1 
4th, 6½ GB
W: Bob Forsch (7-3)
L: Charlie Puleo (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   3  3  0   1  0  2    9 10  0
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  3  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vince Coleman LF 4 2 1 0 1 2 5 .293 .377 .344 .721 -0.037 0.54 0.024 -0.061 -0.0 3 0 SB
Ozzie Smith SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .293 .387 .364 .751 -0.033 0.49 0.011 -0.044 1.0 0 2
Tom Herr 2B 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .287 .375 .359 .733 -0.047 0.45 0.000 -0.047 -1.0 1 6
Jack Clark 1B 4 2 2 4 1 2 5 .309 .442 .657 1.099 0.117 0.55 0.141 -0.024 2.9 11 0 HR
Willie McGee CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .297 .325 .444 .770 0.117 0.35 0.137 -0.020 0.2 2 0 2B
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .315 .377 .414 .791 0.101 0.44 0.113 -0.012 1.0 1 2 2B
Curt Ford RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .331 .365 .511 .876 0.054 0.50 0.081 -0.027 0.3 4 0 SH
   Ken Dayley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tony Pena C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .266 .335 .353 .688 0.010 0.34 0.028 -0.018 -0.4 5 1
Bob Forsch P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .400 .419 .633 1.053 -0.039 0.66 0.000 -0.039 -0.8 0 1 SH
   John Morris RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .308 .357 .462 .819 0.002 0.01 0.002 0.000 1.0 0 0 HR
Team Totals 35 9 10 9 4 8 41 .286 .359 .514 .873 0.245 0.47 0.537 -0.292 4.3 27 12
2B: W McGee (14, off C Puleo); T Pendleton (14, off C Puleo).
HR: J Clark (24, off C Puleo, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); J Morris (1, off R O'Neal, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: B Forsch (6, off C Puleo); C Ford (1, off L McWilliams).
TB: J Clark 5; J Morris 4; T Pendleton 3; O Smith 2; W McGee 2; C Ford; V Coleman.
RBI: J Clark 4 (77); C Ford (20); W McGee (58); J Morris (10); T Herr (36); T Pendleton (44).
2-out RBI: J Clark 4; C Ford; W McGee; T Pendleton.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Smith-T Herr-J Clark.
Baserunning
SB: V Coleman (51, 2nd base off C Puleo/O Virgil).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dion James CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .283 .397 .445 .842 0.083 0.63 0.110 -0.027 1.5 1 0 3B
Andres Thomas SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .289 .332 .621 -0.105 0.76 0.000 -0.105 -2.4 2 1 GDP
Gerald Perry 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .243 .304 .347 .651 -0.083 0.47 0.000 -0.083 -1.3 11 1
Dale Murphy RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .311 .438 .622 1.060 -0.050 0.46 0.000 -0.050 -0.8 1 0
Ken Griffey LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .367 .524 .891 -0.028 0.27 0.000 -0.028 -0.6 1 0
Graig Nettles 3B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .218 .322 .376 .698 0.008 0.27 0.019 -0.011 0.7 2 0 2B
Ozzie Virgil C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .249 .332 .542 .874 -0.031 0.56 0.009 -0.039 0.0 8 0
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .301 .439 .450 .889 -0.037 0.48 0.000 -0.037 -1.1 1 3
Charlie Puleo P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .583 .917 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 1
   Larry McWilliams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Trench Davis PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Jeff Dedmon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 3
   Ted Simmons PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .261 .337 .424 .760 0.009 0.23 0.009 0.000 0.7
   Randy O'Neal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .301 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 3 4 32 .103 .188 .207 .394 -0.254 0.48 0.147 -0.400 -3.7 27 11
2B: G Nettles (4, off B Forsch).
3B: D James (3, off B Forsch).
TB: D James 3; G Nettles 2; O Virgil.
GIDP: A Thomas (2).
RBI: D James (26).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 6.

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Forsch, W (7-3) 7.1 3 1 1 2 3 0 4.95 27 69 0.238 0.51 2.6
Ken Dayley 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.69 5 3 1 0.016 0.29 1.1
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 3 4 0 1.00 32 69 3 1 0.254 0.48 3.7

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Puleo, L (2-2) 4.2 5 6 6 3 6 1 4.50 22 33 -0.245 0.81 -3.5
Larry McWilliams 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 5 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.6
Jeff Dedmon 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.96 8 0 0 -0.005 0.05 0.0
Randy O'Neal 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 5.51 6 0 0 -0.002 0.00 -1.5
Team Totals 9 10 9 9 4 8 2 9.00 41 33 0 0 -0.244 0.47 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 45,679.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Atlanta Braves
1 Vince Coleman LF 1 Dion James CF
2 Ozzie Smith SS 2 Andres Thomas SS
3 Tom Herr 2B 3 Gerald Perry 1B
4 Jack Clark 1B 4 Dale Murphy RF
5 Willie McGee CF 5 Ken Griffey LF
6 Terry Pendleton 3B 6 Graig Nettles 3B
7 Curt Ford RF 7 Ozzie Virgil C
8 Tony Pena C 8 Glenn Hubbard 2B
9 Bob Forsch P 9 Charlie Puleo P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 1-- R STL W. McGee C. Puleo 14% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Clark Scores
t5 3-0 2 -23 RRR STL J. Clark C. Puleo 12% 96% Home Run; Coleman Scores; Smith Scores
t4 1-0 2 -2- R STL T. Pendleton C. Puleo 11% 71% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McGee Scores
b4 0-3 0 --- ATL D. James B. Forsch -9% 69% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-0 2 -2- R STL C. Ford C. Puleo 8% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pendleton Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Charlie Puleo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman C. Puleo -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL O. Smith C. Puleo -2% 46% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 2 --- O STL T. Herr C. Puleo -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. James B. Forsch 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O ATL A. Thomas B. Forsch 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O ATL G. Perry B. Forsch 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Charlie Puleo facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL J. Clark C. Puleo -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL W. McGee C. Puleo -2% 46% Lineout: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL T. Pendleton C. Puleo -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Forsch 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O ATL K. Griffey B. Forsch 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O ATL G. Nettles B. Forsch 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Charlie Puleo facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O STL C. Ford C. Puleo -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- STL T. Pena C. Puleo 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O STL B. Forsch C. Puleo -2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Pena to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O STL V. Coleman C. Puleo -4% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O ATL O. Virgil B. Forsch 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Forsch 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- O ATL C. Puleo B. Forsch 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Charlie Puleo facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O STL O. Smith C. Puleo -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Herr C. Puleo -2% 45% Flyball: SS
t4 0-0 2 --- STL J. Clark C. Puleo 2% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- R STL W. McGee C. Puleo 14% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Clark Scores
t4 1-0 2 -2- R STL T. Pendleton C. Puleo 11% 71% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McGee Scores
t4 2-0 2 -2- R STL C. Ford C. Puleo 8% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pendleton Scores
t4 3-0 2 1-- O STL T. Pena C. Puleo -1% 78% Flyball: 3B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
b4 0-3 0 --- ATL D. James B. Forsch -9% 69% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-3 0 --3 O ATL A. Thomas B. Forsch 5% 74% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-3 1 --3 O ATL G. Perry B. Forsch 7% 81% Fielder's Choice P; James out at Hm/P-C; Perry to 1B
b4 0-3 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy B. Forsch 2% 83% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Braves 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Charlie Puleo facing 9-1-2
t5 3-0 0 --- O STL B. Forsch C. Puleo -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-0 1 --- STL V. Coleman C. Puleo 1% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 3-0 1 1-- STL O. Smith C. Puleo 1% 84% Coleman Steals 2B
t5 3-0 1 -2- STL O. Smith C. Puleo 1% 85% Walk
t5 3-0 1 12- O STL T. Herr C. Puleo -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Coleman to 3B; Smith to 2B
t5 3-0 2 -23 RRR STL J. Clark C. Puleo 12% 96% Home Run; Coleman Scores; Smith Scores
Larry McWilliams replaces Charlie Puleo pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-0 2 --- O STL W. McGee L. McWilliams -0% 95% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 5-6-7
b5 0-6 0 --- O ATL K. Griffey B. Forsch 1% 96% Foul Flyball: LF
b5 0-6 1 --- ATL G. Nettles B. Forsch -1% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-6 1 -2- O ATL O. Virgil B. Forsch 1% 96% Flyball: CF
b5 0-6 2 -2- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Forsch 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Braves 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Braves' Larry McWilliams facing 6-7-8
t6 6-0 0 --- STL T. Pendleton L. McWilliams 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 6-0 0 1-- O STL C. Ford L. McWilliams -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Pendleton to 2B
t6 6-0 1 -2- O STL T. Pena L. McWilliams -0% 97% Flyball: CF; Pendleton to 3B
t6 6-0 2 --3 O STL B. Forsch L. McWilliams -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 9-1-2
Trench Davis pinch hits for Larry McWilliams (P) batting 9th
b6 0-6 0 --- O ATL T. Davis B. Forsch 1% 98% Strikeout
b6 0-6 1 --- O ATL D. James B. Forsch 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-6 2 --- O ATL A. Thomas B. Forsch 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Braves 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Braves' Jeff Dedmon facing 1-2-3
Jeff Dedmon replaces Trench Davis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman J. Dedmon -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t7 6-0 1 --- STL O. Smith J. Dedmon 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t7 6-0 1 1-- O STL T. Herr J. Dedmon -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B; Smith to 2B
t7 6-0 2 -2- R STL J. Clark J. Dedmon 1% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Smith Scores
t7 7-0 2 1-- O STL W. McGee J. Dedmon -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 3-4-5
b7 0-7 0 --- O ATL G. Perry B. Forsch 0% 99% Flyball: LF
b7 0-7 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy B. Forsch 0% 99% Groundout: C-1B
b7 0-7 2 --- O ATL K. Griffey B. Forsch 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Braves 0.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Braves' Jeff Dedmon facing 6-7-8
t8 7-0 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton J. Dedmon -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t8 7-0 1 --- O STL C. Ford J. Dedmon -0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 7-0 2 --- O STL T. Pena J. Dedmon -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 6-7-8
b8 0-7 0 --- ATL G. Nettles B. Forsch -0% 99% Walk
b8 0-7 0 1-- ATL O. Virgil B. Forsch -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Nettles to 2B
b8 0-7 0 12- O ATL G. Hubbard B. Forsch 1% 99% Flyball: RF
Ted Simmons pinch hits for Jeff Dedmon (P) batting 9th
b8 0-7 1 12- ATL T. Simmons B. Forsch -1% 98% Walk; Nettles to 3B; Virgil to 2B
Ken Dayley replaces Curt Ford (RF) pitching and batting 7th
John Morris replaces Bob Forsch (P) playing RF batting 9th
b8 0-7 1 123 R ATL D. James K. Dayley -2% 96% Walk; Nettles Scores; Virgil to 3B; Simmons to 2B
b8 1-7 1 123 OO ATL A. Thomas K. Dayley 4% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Braves 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Braves' Randy O'Neal facing 9-1-2
Randy O'Neal replaces Ted Simmons (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-1 0 --- R STL J. Morris R. O'Neal 0% 100% Home Run
t9 8-1 0 --- STL V. Coleman R. O'Neal 0% 100% Walk
t9 8-1 0 1-- STL O. Smith R. O'Neal 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Coleman to 3B
t9 8-1 0 1-3 RO STL T. Herr R. O'Neal 0% 100% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Coleman Scores; Smith to 2B
t9 9-1 1 -2- O STL J. Clark R. O'Neal -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-1 2 -2- O STL W. McGee R. O'Neal -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 9, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-9, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 3-4-5
b9 1-9 0 --- O ATL G. Perry K. Dayley 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-9 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy K. Dayley 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-9 2 --- O ATL K. Griffey K. Dayley 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Braves 1.

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