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Tuesday, September 30, 1997, 1:07
, Turner Field
Attendance: 46,467, Time of Game: 2:15
Astros
1
at Braves
2
W: Greg Maddux (1-0)
L: Darryl Kile (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  7  1
Braves          1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    2  2  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 9 8 -0.187 1.92 0.000 -0.187 -1.3 1 1
Derek Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 15 10 -0.170 1.69 0.000 -0.170 -1.2 2 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 13 9 -0.146 1.33 0.000 -0.146 -0.9 4 1
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 12 7 -0.072 1.32 0.039 -0.111 -0.1 6 0
Bill Spiers 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 16 11 -0.192 1.48 0.000 -0.192 -1.3 0 0 GDP
Richard Hidalgo CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 11 10 -0.072 0.94 0.000 -0.072 -0.5 2 0
   Sean Berry PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 4 4 -0.038 1.44 0.000 -0.038 -0.1
Tony Eusebio C 3 1 2 0 0 1 .667 1.333 9 7 0.049 1.02 0.075 -0.025 0.3 6 1 SB
Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 14 8 -0.058 1.28 0.028 -0.086 -0.3 3 0
Darryl Kile P 2 0 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 5 3 0.135 1.41 0.135 0.000 1.3 0 0
   Bobby Abreu PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 5 2 0.111 2.10 0.111 0.000 0.5 SB
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 1 6 .219 .461 113 79 -0.640 1.43 0.388 -1.027 -3.7 24 4
TB: D Kile 2; L Gonzalez 2; T Eusebio 2; B Abreu.
GIDP: B Spiers (1).
RBI: D Kile (1).
2-out RBI: D Kile.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: C Biggio (1).
Baserunning
SB: T Eusebio (1, 2nd base off G Maddux/E Perez); B Abreu (1, 2nd base off G Maddux/E Perez).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .750 13 8 -0.012 0.72 0.058 -0.070 -0.3 2 1 2B,CS
Keith Lockhart 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 11 6 -0.050 0.88 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 0 5
   Tony Graffanino 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Chipper Jones 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 14 11 -0.008 0.79 0.019 -0.027 -0.2 0 1 SF
Fred McGriff 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 9 5 0.008 0.53 0.029 -0.021 0.1 11 2
Ryan Klesko LF 3 1 1 1 0 2 .333 1.667 8 7 0.055 0.75 0.090 -0.036 0.5 2 0 HR
   Andruw Jones RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Michael Tucker RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 10 6 -0.063 0.83 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 1 0
   Danny Bautista LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Perez C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 11 8 -0.049 0.62 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 6 0
Jeff Blauser SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 13 6 -0.010 0.43 0.012 -0.022 -0.2 1 4
Greg Maddux P 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 10 5 -0.010 0.62 0.024 -0.034 -0.0 1 1
Team Totals 25 2 2 2 2 6 .080 .383 99 62 -0.139 0.69 0.232 -0.372 -2.2 27 15
2B: K Lofton (1, off D Kile).
HR: R Klesko (1, off D Kile; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SF: C Jones (1, off D Kile).
TB: R Klesko 4; K Lofton 2.
RBI: C Jones (1); R Klesko (1).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Lockhart-J Blauser-F McGriff.
Outfield Assists: K Lofton (L Gonzalez at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: K Lofton (1, 2nd base by D Kile/T Eusebio).

Houston Astros

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
Darryl Kile, L (0-1) 7 2 2 2 2 4 1 2.57 25 91 55 32 6 17 4 15 2 0 67 0.107 0.72 1.7
Russ Springer 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 2 8 6 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.025 0.48 0.4
Tom Martin 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.30 0.1
Team Totals 8 2 2 2 2 6 1 2.25 28 101 62 33 8 21 5 15 2 0 67 0 0 0.140 0.69 2.2

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
Greg Maddux, W (1-0) 9 7 1 1 1 6 0 1.00 33 113 79 44 10 25 14 12 6 0 74 0.640 1.43 3.7
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 6 0 1.00 33 113 79 44 10 25 14 12 6 0 74 0.640 1.43 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Steve Rippley, LF - Harry Wendelstedt, RF - Angel Hernandez.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 9mph from Left to Right, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Derek Bell RF 2 Keith Lockhart 2B
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Chipper Jones 3B
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Bill Spiers 3B 5 Ryan Klesko LF
6 Richard Hidalgo CF 6 Michael Tucker RF
7 Tony Eusebio C 7 Eddie Perez C
8 Ricky Gutierrez SS 8 Jeff Blauser SS
9 Darryl Kile P 9 Greg Maddux P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-2 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R HOU D. Kile G. Maddux -9% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Eusebio Scores
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R ATL R. Klesko D. Kile 9% 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t8 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Abreu G. Maddux -9% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t8 1-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux 8% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux 8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell G. Maddux 2% 54% Popfly: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux 1% 55% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL K. Lofton D. Kile 6% 61% Double to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lockhart D. Kile -1% 59% Flyball: RF; Lofton to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 9,(3-2)  RO ATL C. Jones D. Kile 2% 61% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Lofton Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL F. McGriff D. Kile -1% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux -4% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux 8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo G. Maddux 1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R ATL R. Klesko D. Kile 9% 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b2 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O ATL M. Tucker D. Kile -2% 73% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b2 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL E. Perez D. Kile -1% 72% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL J. Blauser D. Kile -1% 71% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio G. Maddux 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez G. Maddux -3% 71% Walk
t3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Kile G. Maddux -4% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gutierrez to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux 5% 72% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell G. Maddux 5% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  ATL G. Maddux D. Kile 2% 79% Walk
b3 2-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O ATL K. Lofton D. Kile -2% 76% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lofton to 1B
b3 2-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O ATL K. Lockhart D. Kile -2% 74% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O ATL C. Jones D. Kile -2% 73% Lofton Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux 3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux 2% 77% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t4 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux 1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
b4 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL C. Jones D. Kile -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL F. McGriff D. Kile -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL R. Klesko D. Kile -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo G. Maddux 3% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU T. Eusebio G. Maddux -3% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Gutierrez G. Maddux -2% 73% Eusebio Steals 2B
t5 0-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez G. Maddux 4% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Eusebio to 3B
t5 0-2 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R HOU D. Kile G. Maddux -9% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Eusebio Scores
t5 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux 3% 71% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL M. Tucker D. Kile -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL E. Perez D. Kile -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  ATL J. Blauser D. Kile 1% 68% Walk
b5 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O ATL G. Maddux D. Kile -2% 66% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Bell G. Maddux 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux 2% 74% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF); Gonzalez out at 2B/CF-1B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
b6 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O ATL K. Lofton D. Kile -2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL K. Lockhart D. Kile -2% 70% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL C. Jones D. Kile -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux 4% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo G. Maddux 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Eusebio G. Maddux -2% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 1-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez G. Maddux 5% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 4-5-6
b7 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL F. McGriff D. Kile 3% 82% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); McGriff to 1B
b7 2-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL R. Klesko D. Kile -3% 79% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O ATL M. Tucker D. Kile -2% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 2-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O ATL E. Perez D. Kile -2% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 9-1-2
Danny Bautista replaces Michael Tucker (RF) playing LF batting 6th
Andruw Jones replaces Ryan Klesko (LF) playing RF batting 5th
Bobby Abreu pinch hits for Darryl Kile (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Abreu G. Maddux -9% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t8 1-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux 8% 74% Foul Flyball: RF
t8 1-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell G. Maddux 7% 81% Flyball: RF
t8 1-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux -2% 78% Abreu Steals 2B
t8 1-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux 8% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Springer facing 8-9-1
Russ Springer replaces Bobby Abreu (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Blauser R. Springer -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL G. Maddux R. Springer -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
Tom Martin replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL K. Lofton T. Martin -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 4-5-6
Tony Graffanino replaces Keith Lockhart playing 2B batting 2nd
t9 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux 7% 91% Lineout: RF
t9 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux 5% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
Sean Berry pinch hits for Richard Hidalgo (CF) batting 6th
t9 1-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU S. Berry G. Maddux 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Braves 2.

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