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CHW
@ANA
2
3
BAL
@KCR
4
6
CLE
@MIN
4
6
BOS
@OAK
0
6
TOR
@SEA
6
5
NYY
@TBD
4
3
DET
@TEX
3
7
HOU
@ATL
6
5
COL
@CHC
14
5
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@CIN
6
4
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@FLA
1
3
STL
@MON
9
6
MIL
@NYM
3
4
SDP
@PHI
6
2
LAD
@PIT
5
8
Thursday, August 9, 2001, 7:36PM
, Turner Field
Attendance: 30,499, Time of Game: 3:04
Astros
6
64-50
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Braves
5
64-50
 Lost 2 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          2  0  0   0  1  1   0  1  1    6 12  1
Braves          0  3  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    5 11  3

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .307 .388 .477 .865 22 14 -0.006 1.15 0.062 -0.067 0.2 2 5
Jose Vizcaino SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .276 .326 .325 .651 10 9 0.170 1.67 0.250 -0.081 1.4 1 2
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .284 .386 .547 .934 19 12 0.326 1.95 0.375 -0.049 2.4 6 2 2B,SB
Lance Berkman LF 2 0 0 2 2 1 5 .342 .433 .653 1.087 22 9 -0.030 2.12 0.100 -0.130 0.2 3 0 SF,IW
Richard Hidalgo CF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .272 .355 .451 .806 12 7 -0.229 2.12 0.000 -0.229 -1.7 2 0 SF
Orlando Merced RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .275 .330 .500 .830 18 13 0.222 1.92 0.355 -0.133 -0.2 4 0
Vinny Castilla 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .255 .298 .459 .757 21 16 -0.201 1.49 0.000 -0.201 -1.8 0 1
Brad Ausmus C 4 2 3 0 0 1 4 .211 .267 .323 .590 14 10 0.260 1.42 0.278 -0.018 1.3 7 0 3·2B
Roy Oswalt P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .231 .240 .471 10 8 -0.103 1.29 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 1 1
   Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Daryle Ward PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .273 .342 .473 .815 5 3 0.044 3.24 0.044 0.000 0.1
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 37 6 12 6 4 7 43 .324 .372 .432 .805 153 101 0.453 1.72 1.464 -1.011 1.1 27 11
2B: J Bagwell (26, off J Burkett); B Ausmus 3 (19, 1 off K Ligtenberg, 2 off J Burkett).
SF: R Hidalgo (9, off J Burkett); L Berkman (6, off J Burkett).
IBB: L Berkman (4, by K Ligtenberg).
TB: B Ausmus 6; J Bagwell 3; J Vizcaino 3; C Biggio 2; D Ward; O Merced.
RBI: L Berkman 2 (94); D Ward (28); R Hidalgo (58); J Vizcaino (7); O Merced (18).
2-out RBI: J Vizcaino; O Merced.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Oswalt-J Vizcaino-C Biggio; V Castilla-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: R Hidalgo (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell (7, 2nd base off K Ligtenberg/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
Marcus Giles 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .267 .327 .422 .749 26 15 -0.097 1.14 0.029 -0.126 -0.3 2 3
B.J. Surhoff LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .268 .314 .389 .703 8 5 -0.021 0.68 0.016 -0.038 -0.3 2 0
   Bernard Gilkey LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .308 .352 .449 .801 8 6 -0.116 1.54 0.000 -0.116 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Chipper Jones 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .324 .421 .615 1.036 8 7 -0.024 0.64 0.024 -0.048 -0.2 0 3
Brian Jordan RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .293 .331 .491 .822 16 10 0.028 0.88 0.073 -0.045 0.0 3 0
Ken Caminiti 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .251 .336 .468 .804 12 6 0.082 1.51 0.163 -0.081 0.8 8 0 HR
   Wes Helms PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .292 .423 .715 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Andruw Jones CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .259 .319 .464 .782 13 9 0.208 1.64 0.294 -0.086 1.4 1 1 2B
Javy Lopez C 4 1 2 3 0 2 4 .249 .303 .401 .704 17 12 0.184 1.50 0.259 -0.075 1.6 7 0 HR
Rey Sanchez SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .300 .318 .361 .679 4 2 0.031 0.78 0.031 0.000 0.4 0 1
   Mark DeRosa SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .328 .388 .408 .796 12 8 -0.092 1.14 0.000 -0.092 -0.7 1 1
John Burkett P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .118 .151 .118 .269 5 5 -0.097 1.21 0.000 -0.097 -1.1 0 2 GDP
   Steve Reed P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Keith Lockhart PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .321 .358 .679 4 2 -0.040 1.42 0.000 -0.040 -0.4
   John Smoltz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kerry Ligtenberg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Martinez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .314 .365 .420 .785 3 3 -0.093 3.57 0.000 -0.093 -0.3
Team Totals 36 5 11 5 2 6 38 .306 .342 .500 .842 136 90 -0.047 1.24 0.889 -0.937 0.1 27 11
2B: A Jones (22, off R Oswalt).
HR: K Caminiti (15, off R Oswalt, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Lopez (12, off R Oswalt, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: J Lopez 5; K Caminiti 5; A Jones 3; C Jones 2; R Sanchez; B Surhoff; B Jordan.
GIDP: B Gilkey (1); J Burkett (4).
RBI: J Lopez 3 (45); A Jones (73); K Caminiti (36).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
E: M Giles (3); K Caminiti (13); C Jones (14).
Outfield Assists: A Jones (D Ward at 2nd base).

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
Roy Oswalt 5.1 9 5 5 1 3 2 3.41 25 87 55 34 12 9 8 13 7 0 32 -0.394 0.98 -2.5
Nelson Cruz 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.69 6 23 14 8 2 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 0.116 0.96 1.3
Octavio Dotel, W (6-4) 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.56 7 26 21 7 10 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.325 2.41 1.1
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 2 6 2 5.00 38 136 90 49 24 17 13 17 7 0 32 1 0 0.047 1.24 -0.1

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
John Burkett 5.2 9 4 4 3 3 0 2.57 29 96 61 39 8 14 13 10 5 0 35 -0.189 1.39 -1.2
Steve Reed 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.57 1 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.049 1.87 0.5
John Smoltz, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.33 3 16 10 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.099 1.15 0.5
Kerry Ligtenberg, BS (1), L (1-3) 2 3 2 1 1 2 0 3.86 10 36 27 16 5 6 3 4 2 0 0 0 -0.412 2.68 -0.9
Team Totals 9 12 6 5 4 7 0 5.00 43 153 101 62 16 23 18 14 7 0 35 2 0 -0.453 1.72 -1.1
Balks: None.
WP: K Ligtenberg (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: K Ligtenberg (7; L Berkman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Everitt, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Jim Reynolds, 3B - Ron Barnes.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 30,499.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Marcus Giles 2B
2 Jose Vizcaino SS 2 B.J. Surhoff LF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Chipper Jones 3B
4 Lance Berkman LF 4 Brian Jordan RF
5 Richard Hidalgo CF 5 Ken Caminiti 1B
6 Orlando Merced RF 6 Andruw Jones CF
7 Vinny Castilla 3B 7 Javy Lopez C
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Rey Sanchez SS
9 Roy Oswalt P 9 John Burkett P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 5-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU O. Merced K. Ligtenberg 35% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Bagwell Scores/unER; Berkman to 3B
b6 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R ATL A. Jones R. Oswalt -20% 39% Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Jordan Scores
b6 4-4 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  R ATL J. Lopez R. Oswalt -15% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive); Jones Scores; Lopez to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 3-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Vizcaino J. Burkett 15% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Ausmus Scores; Biggio to 2B
t5 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Burkett 12% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Vizcaino to 3B

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' John Burkett facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Burkett 3% 53% Single (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Vizcaino J. Burkett 5% 59% Single (Ground Ball); Biggio to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Burkett 7% 66% Walk; Biggio to 3B; Vizcaino to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Burkett 8% 73% Walk; Biggio Scores; Vizcaino to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
t1 1-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  RO HOU R. Hidalgo J. Burkett -2% 71% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Vizcaino Scores
t1 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Merced J. Burkett -3% 68% Flyball: RF; Bagwell to 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU V. Castilla J. Burkett -4% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Giles R. Oswalt 2% 66% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL B. Surhoff R. Oswalt 2% 68% Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  ATL C. Jones R. Oswalt -1% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL B. Jordan R. Oswalt 2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' John Burkett facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Burkett -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Burkett -1% 66% Groundout: P-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio J. Burkett 1% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino J. Burkett -2% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R ATL K. Caminiti R. Oswalt -10% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  ATL A. Jones R. Oswalt -10% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Jones to 3B/Adv on E8
b2 1-2 0 --3 3,(1-1)  RR ATL J. Lopez R. Oswalt -11% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Jones Scores
b2 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL R. Sanchez R. Oswalt -3% 32% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b2 3-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO ATL J. Burkett R. Oswalt 7% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-SS-2B
b2 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL M. Giles R. Oswalt 1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' John Burkett facing 3-4-5
Mark DeRosa replaces Rey Sanchez playing SS batting 8th
t3 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Burkett 7% 46% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t3 2-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Burkett -5% 41% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t3 2-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Burkett -4% 37% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Merced J. Burkett -4% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL B. Surhoff R. Oswalt 2% 35% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL C. Jones R. Oswalt 2% 37% Lineout: RF
b3 3-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  ATL B. Jordan R. Oswalt -1% 36% Walk
b3 3-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O ATL K. Caminiti R. Oswalt 2% 38% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' John Burkett facing 7-8-9
t4 2-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU V. Castilla J. Burkett -3% 35% Flyball: CF
t4 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Burkett 5% 40% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t4 2-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Burkett -4% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Burkett -4% 32% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL A. Jones R. Oswalt 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Lopez R. Oswalt 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL M. DeRosa R. Oswalt 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Braves' John Burkett facing 2-3-4
t5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino J. Burkett 5% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
t5 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Burkett 12% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Vizcaino to 3B
t5 2-3 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO HOU L. Berkman J. Burkett -4% 50% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Vizcaino Scores
t5 3-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Burkett -3% 48% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Hidalgo to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
t5 3-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU O. Merced J. Burkett -5% 43% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
b5 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL J. Burkett R. Oswalt 3% 46% Flyball: RF
b5 3-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Giles R. Oswalt 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  ATL B. Surhoff R. Oswalt -2% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b5 3-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL C. Jones R. Oswalt 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' John Burkett facing 7-8-9
t6 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU V. Castilla J. Burkett -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Burkett 6% 53% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t6 3-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Burkett -5% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Ausmus to 3B
t6 3-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Burkett 2% 50% Walk
t6 3-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Vizcaino J. Burkett 15% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Ausmus Scores; Biggio to 2B
Steve Reed replaces John Burkett pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Reed -5% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
b6 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL B. Jordan R. Oswalt -6% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 3-4 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O ATL K. Caminiti R. Oswalt 6% 59% Flyball: CF
b6 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R ATL A. Jones R. Oswalt -20% 39% Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Jordan Scores
b6 4-4 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  R ATL J. Lopez R. Oswalt -15% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive); Jones Scores; Lopez to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Nelson Cruz replaces Roy Oswalt pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O ATL M. DeRosa N. Cruz 3% 27% Flyball: LF; Lopez to 3B
Keith Lockhart pinch hits for Steve Reed (P) batting 9th
b6 5-4 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O ATL K. Lockhart N. Cruz 4% 31% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Braves' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
John Smoltz replaces Keith Lockhart (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bernard Gilkey replaces B.J. Surhoff playing LF batting 2nd
t7 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Smoltz -4% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Smoltz -3% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU O. Merced J. Smoltz 0% 24% E3 on Foul Ball
t7 4-5 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU O. Merced J. Smoltz -2% 22% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 1-2-3
b7 5-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  ATL M. Giles N. Cruz -3% 19% Walk
b7 5-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO ATL B. Gilkey N. Cruz 6% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 5-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL C. Jones N. Cruz -1% 24% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b7 5-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL B. Jordan N. Cruz 2% 26% Foul Flyball: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Braves 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Braves' Kerry Ligtenberg facing 7-8-9
Kerry Ligtenberg replaces John Smoltz pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU V. Castilla K. Ligtenberg -6% 21% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus K. Ligtenberg 10% 31% Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Nelson Cruz (P) batting 9th
t8 4-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Ward K. Ligtenberg 7% 37% Wild Pitch; Ausmus to 3B
t8 4-5 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO HOU D. Ward K. Ligtenberg 4% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Ausmus Scores; Ward out at 2B/CF-SS
t8 5-5 2 --- 7,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Ligtenberg -3% 39% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 5-6-7
Octavio Dotel replaces Daryle Ward (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL K. Caminiti O. Dotel -6% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
Wes Helms pinch runs for Ken Caminiti (1B) batting 5th
b8 5-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL A. Jones O. Dotel 6% 39% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 5-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL J. Lopez O. Dotel 6% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL M. DeRosa O. Dotel 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Braves' Kerry Ligtenberg facing 2-3-4
Wes Helms moves from PR to 1B
t9 5-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino K. Ligtenberg -6% 44% Flyball: LF
t9 5-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Ligtenberg 6% 50% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
t9 5-5 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman K. Ligtenberg 6% 56% Bagwell Steals 2B
t9 5-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman K. Ligtenberg 2% 58% Intentional Walk
t9 5-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo K. Ligtenberg -11% 47% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
t9 5-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU O. Merced K. Ligtenberg 35% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Bagwell Scores/unER; Berkman to 3B
t9 6-5 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O HOU V. Castilla K. Ligtenberg -4% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Braves 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 5-6, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 9-1-2
Dave Martinez pinch hits for Kerry Ligtenberg (P) batting 9th
b9 5-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL D. Martinez O. Dotel 9% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
b9 5-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Giles O. Dotel 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O ATL B. Gilkey O. Dotel 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Braves 5.

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