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8
7
 
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@MIN
2
1
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@OAK
2
4
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@SEA
10
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@TEX
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@TOR
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@SDP
3
13
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@SFG
4
6
Friday, April 4, 1997, 7:45
, Turner Field
Attendance: 45,044, Time of Game: 2:54
Cubs
4
0-4
 Lost 4 
4th, 3 GB
at Braves
5
2-2
 Won 2 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Brad Clontz (1-0)
L: Terry Adams (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  1   2  0  0    4  7  1
Braves          0  0  1   0  0  1   1  2  X    5 15  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .250 .438 .417 .854 11 9 0.442 1.48 0.465 -0.022 2.8 2 0 3B
Doug Glanville LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .222 .444 19 11 -0.119 1.17 0.000 -0.119 -1.2 2 1
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .182 .357 .273 .630 23 12 0.201 1.28 0.212 -0.010 1.4 2 3 2B
Sammy Sosa RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .071 .188 .143 .330 14 6 -0.105 1.09 0.009 -0.114 -1.0 3 1 CS,IW
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .067 .125 .067 .192 15 9 -0.109 1.05 0.000 -0.109 -1.0 2 3
Kevin Orie 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .286 .308 .593 12 8 -0.073 0.94 0.000 -0.073 -0.5 0 0
   Tyler Houston PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 5 3 -0.075 2.90 0.000 -0.075 -0.2
Brant Brown 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .182 .308 .182 .490 17 10 0.045 1.22 0.100 -0.055 -0.0 5 1
Scott Servais C 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .091 .286 .091 .377 12 7 -0.028 0.87 0.022 -0.050 -0.3 8 0
   Dave Hansen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.175 3.90 0.000 -0.175 -0.5
Kevin Foster P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.047 0.90 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 0 1
   Jose Hernandez PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 4 3 0.034 1.47 0.034 0.000 0.2
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 7 3 4 3 35 .226 .314 .323 .637 139 83 -0.009 1.27 0.842 -0.849 -0.7 24 10
2B: R Sandberg (1, off D Neagle).
3B: B McRae (1, off D Neagle).
IBB: S Sosa (1, by D Neagle).
TB: B McRae 5; R Sandberg 2; D Glanville; J Hernandez; B Brown.
RBI: R Sandberg 2 (2); B McRae (1).
2-out RBI: B McRae; R Sandberg.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: S Dunston (1).
Outfield Assists: S Sosa (J Lopez at home plate); D Glanville (C Jones at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: S Sosa (1, 2nd base by B Clontz/J Lopez).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .118 .167 .118 .284 21 13 0.250 1.96 0.329 -0.078 0.7 4 0
Michael Tucker RF-LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .364 .462 .636 1.098 15 9 0.205 1.69 0.302 -0.097 1.6 0 0 HR
Chipper Jones 3B 4 0 3 2 1 0 5 .333 .412 .533 .945 15 8 0.481 2.05 0.504 -0.023 2.0 0 3 SB
Fred McGriff 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .375 .375 .625 1.000 13 9 -0.171 1.59 0.019 -0.191 -1.1 12 1
Ryan Klesko LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 11 5 -0.001 1.31 0.063 -0.064 -0.3 1 1
   Andruw Jones PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 3 3 -0.164 3.16 0.000 -0.164 -0.8 0 0
Javy Lopez C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .308 .333 .641 10 6 -0.005 2.23 0.155 -0.159 0.4 4 1 2B
Mark Lemke 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .214 .214 .286 .500 8 7 -0.082 1.90 0.030 -0.112 -0.5 4 2 SH
Jeff Blauser SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .400 .500 .900 16 9 -0.117 1.79 0.070 -0.188 -1.1 1 4
Denny Neagle P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 7 -0.080 1.42 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 1 2
   Keith Lockhart PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .333 .500 .833 9 6 0.083 3.56 0.083 0.000 0.4
   Terrell Wade P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Clontz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Mordecai PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 3 2 0.093 3.34 0.093 0.000 0.4
   Mark Wohlers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 15 4 1 7 39 .405 .421 .514 .935 132 84 0.492 1.91 1.648 -1.156 0.8 27 14
2B: J Lopez (1, off K Foster).
HR: M Tucker (1, off K Foster, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SH: M Lemke (1, off K Foster).
TB: M Tucker 6; J Lopez 3; C Jones 3; F McGriff; J Blauser; K Lockhart; K Lofton; M Mordecai; M Lemke; R Klesko.
RBI: C Jones 2 (3); K Lockhart (2); M Tucker (1).
2-out RBI: K Lockhart; C Jones.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Lemke-F McGriff.
E: F McGriff (1).
Outfield Assists: R Klesko (D Glanville at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Jones (1, 2nd base off B Patterson/S Servais).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Kevin Foster 6 9 2 2 1 5 1 3.00 27 94 60 37 10 13 8 13 7 0 50 0.062 1.35 1.1
Bob Patterson, H (1) 0.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 9.00 4 14 8 4 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.329 2.62 -1.9
Terry Adams, BS (1), L (0-1) 1.2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 8 24 16 11 2 3 2 5 5 0 2 0 -0.225 3.44 -0.0
Team Totals 8 15 5 3 1 7 1 3.38 39 132 84 52 13 19 11 20 14 0 50 2 0 -0.492 1.91 -0.8

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny Neagle 6 5 2 2 1 1 0 3.00 23 87 55 34 5 16 11 10 3 0 54 0.063 1.04 1.1
Terrell Wade 0.2 2 2 1 1 1 0 13.50 5 27 18 11 2 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.302 1.57 -1.8
Brad Clontz, W (1-0) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 14 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.080 0.99 0.9
Mark Wohlers, S (2) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 3 11 5 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.167 2.99 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 4 3 0 3.00 35 139 83 50 9 24 15 13 6 0 54 1 0 0.008 1.27 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Neagle (1; S Sosa).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Reliford, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 45,044.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 5mph out to Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Atlanta Braves
1 Brian McRae CF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Doug Glanville LF 2 Michael Tucker RF
3 Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 Chipper Jones 3B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Shawon Dunston SS 5 Ryan Klesko LF
6 Kevin Orie 3B 6 Javy Lopez C
7 Brant Brown 1B 7 Mark Lemke 2B
8 Scott Servais C 8 Jeff Blauser SS
9 Kevin Foster P 9 Denny Neagle P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RR CHC B. McRae T. Wade -32% 20% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Servais Scores; Hernandez Scores/Adv on E3 (throw)/unER/No RBI; McRae to 2B
b8 3-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R ATL K. Lofton T. Adams 26% 67% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Blauser Scores/unER/No RBI; Mordecai to 2B; Lofton to 1B
b8 4-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RO ATL C. Jones T. Adams 24% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Mordecai Scores/unER; Lofton to 3B; Jones out at 2B/LF-SS-2B-1B-2B-1B
b7 2-4 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  R ATL C. Jones B. Patterson 18% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores; Tucker to 3B
t9 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC D. Hansen M. Wohlers 18% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Neagle facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae D. Neagle 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Neagle 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Neagle 1% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL K. Lofton K. Foster -2% 53% Popfly: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL M. Tucker K. Foster -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL C. Jones K. Foster 1% 52% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  ATL F. McGriff K. Foster 2% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Jones to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O ATL R. Klesko K. Foster -4% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Neagle facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Neagle 2% 52% Groundout: P-SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Neagle 2% 54% Lineout: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Orie D. Neagle 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  ATL J. Lopez K. Foster 6% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O ATL M. Lemke K. Foster -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O ATL J. Blauser K. Foster -3% 54% Lineout: RF; Lopez to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O ATL D. Neagle K. Foster -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Denny Neagle facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown D. Neagle 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais D. Neagle 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Foster D. Neagle 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O ATL K. Lofton K. Foster -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R ATL M. Tucker K. Foster 12% 65% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b3 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL C. Jones K. Foster 2% 67% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O ATL F. McGriff K. Foster -3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O ATL R. Klesko K. Foster -2% 62% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Denny Neagle facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC B. McRae D. Neagle -11% 51% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 0-1 0 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Neagle 6% 57% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO CHC R. Sandberg D. Neagle -2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B); McRae Scores
t4 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Neagle 1% 56% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Lopez K. Foster -3% 53% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL M. Lemke K. Foster 3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b4 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Blauser K. Foster -2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Lemke to 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O ATL D. Neagle K. Foster -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Denny Neagle facing 5-6-7
t5 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Neagle 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie D. Neagle 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC B. Brown D. Neagle -2% 54% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
t5 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Servais D. Neagle 3% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lofton K. Foster -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  ATL M. Tucker K. Foster 3% 57% Single to 1B (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
b5 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O ATL C. Jones K. Foster -2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B); Tucker to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O ATL F. McGriff K. Foster -5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Braves 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Denny Neagle facing 9-1-2
t6 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Foster D. Neagle 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t6 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC B. McRae D. Neagle -4% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 1-1 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Neagle 2% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); McRae to 3B; Glanville out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
t6 1-1 2 --3 9,(3-2)  R CHC R. Sandberg D. Neagle -16% 36% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); McRae Scores
t6 2-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa D. Neagle -1% 35% Intentional Walk
t6 2-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Neagle 5% 40% Groundout: C unassisted
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 5-6-7
b6 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  ATL R. Klesko K. Foster 6% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 1-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  ATL J. Lopez K. Foster 9% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Klesko to 2B
b6 1-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O ATL M. Lemke K. Foster -0% 55% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Klesko to 3B; Lopez to 2B
b6 1-2 1 -23 5,(3-1)  O ATL J. Blauser K. Foster -13% 42% Popfly: SS (Short LF Line)
Keith Lockhart pinch hits for Denny Neagle (P) batting 9th
b6 1-2 2 -23 9,(3-2)  RO ATL K. Lockhart K. Foster 8% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive); Klesko Scores; Lopez out at Hm/RF-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Braves' Terrell Wade facing 6-7-8
Terrell Wade replaces Keith Lockhart (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC K. Orie T. Wade 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown T. Wade 3% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC S. Servais T. Wade -2% 55% Walk
Jose Hernandez pinch hits for Kevin Foster (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC J. Hernandez T. Wade -3% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive); Servais to 2B
t7 2-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RR CHC B. McRae T. Wade -32% 20% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Servais Scores; Hernandez Scores/Adv on E3 (throw)/unER/No RBI; McRae to 2B
Brad Clontz replaces Terrell Wade pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Glanville B. Clontz 3% 22% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 1-2-3
Bob Patterson replaces Jose Hernandez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  ATL K. Lofton B. Patterson 7% 29% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b7 2-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  ATL M. Tucker B. Patterson 15% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lofton to 3B
b7 2-4 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  R ATL C. Jones B. Patterson 18% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores; Tucker to 3B
b7 3-4 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O ATL F. McGriff B. Patterson -7% 55% Strikeout Looking, Jones Steals 2B
Terry Adams replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 9th
Andruw Jones pinch hits for Ryan Klesko (LF) batting 5th
b7 3-4 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O ATL A. Jones T. Adams -16% 39% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-4 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O ATL J. Lopez T. Adams -13% 26% Lineout: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Braves' Brad Clontz facing 3-4-5
Michael Tucker moves from RF to LF
Andruw Jones moves from PH to RF
t8 4-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Sandberg B. Clontz -3% 22% Walk
t8 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Clontz 3% 26% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Sosa to 1B
t8 4-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Dunston B. Clontz 4% 30% Sosa Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t8 4-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Dunston B. Clontz 1% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 7-8-9
b8 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL M. Lemke T. Adams -6% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL J. Blauser T. Adams 7% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Mike Mordecai pinch hits for Brad Clontz (P) batting 9th
b8 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL M. Mordecai T. Adams 9% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Blauser to 2B
b8 3-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R ATL K. Lofton T. Adams 26% 67% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Blauser Scores/unER/No RBI; Mordecai to 2B; Lofton to 1B
b8 4-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Tucker T. Adams -8% 59% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b8 4-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RO ATL C. Jones T. Adams 24% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Mordecai Scores/unER; Lofton to 3B; Jones out at 2B/LF-SS-2B-1B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Braves' Mark Wohlers facing 6-7-8
Mark Wohlers replaces Mike Mordecai (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tyler Houston pinch hits for Kevin Orie (3B) batting 6th
t9 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC T. Houston M. Wohlers 7% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC B. Brown M. Wohlers -8% 82% Walk
Dave Hansen pinch hits for Scott Servais (C) batting 8th
t9 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC D. Hansen M. Wohlers 18% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Braves 5.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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