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CHW
@CAL
2
11
TOR
@DET
1
2
BAL
@MIL
0
7
BOS
@NYY
4
3
CLE
@OAK
6
3
KCR
@SEA
8
5
MIN
@TEX
1
0
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@ATL
1
4
NYM
@CHC
4
5
LAD
@CIN
5
2
SDP
@HOU
2
3
MON
@PHI
4
3
PIT
@STL
3
8
Saturday, September 15, 1984,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,653, Time of Game: 2:52
Mets
4
81-68
 Lost 3 
2nd, 9½ GB
at Cubs
5
90-58
 Won 3 
1st
L: Sid Fernandez (4-6)
S: Lee Smith (32)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  2   0  0  0   0  2  0    4  6  0
Cubs            4  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  X    5  6  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wally Backman 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .352 .338 .690 0.046 1.02 0.091 -0.045 0.6 2 5 2B
Mookie Wilson CF 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .272 .298 .394 .692 0.114 1.01 0.140 -0.026 1.3 1 0 SB
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .316 .418 .459 .877 -0.140 1.40 0.000 -0.140 -1.0 10 1
Darryl Strawberry RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .337 .431 .768 -0.119 1.09 0.000 -0.119 -0.9 2 1
George Foster LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .266 .307 .430 .737 -0.117 1.16 0.000 -0.117 -0.7 1 0
Hubie Brooks SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .285 .343 .426 .768 -0.096 0.96 0.000 -0.096 -0.6 3 3
Ray Knight 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .227 .267 .283 .550 0.089 0.74 0.097 -0.008 0.7 0 1
   Kelvin Chapman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .354 .388 .743 0.033 2.78 0.033 0.000 0.1
Mike Fitzgerald C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .293 .310 .603 -0.071 1.79 0.084 -0.155 0.4 5 0 2B
Sid Fernandez P 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.014 1.50 0.000 -0.014 -0.0 0 1
   Wes Gardner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Danny Heep PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229 .308 .303 .612 -0.028 0.97 0.000 -0.028 -0.3
   Calvin Schiraldi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Hodges PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .347 .260 .607 0.025 0.53 0.025 0.000 0.3
   Jose Oquendo PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .280 .245 .525 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jesse Orosco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .571 .250 .821 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 6 4 2 5 35 .182 .229 .242 .471 -0.278 1.17 0.470 -0.748 -0.4 24 12
2B: M Fitzgerald (14, off S Sanderson); W Backman (19, off L Smith).
TB: R Knight 3; M Fitzgerald 2; W Backman 2; M Wilson.
RBI: M Wilson 2 (47); W Backman (24); S Fernandez (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. H Brooks-K Hernandez; D Strawberry-K Hernandez; H Brooks-W Backman-K Hernandez.
Outfield Assists: D Strawberry (L Durham at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: M Wilson (44, 2nd base off S Sanderson/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Dernier CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .286 .364 .372 .736 0.137 0.70 0.143 -0.006 1.7 1 0 2B,SB
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .315 .368 .524 .892 -0.003 0.55 0.030 -0.032 -0.6 0 10
Gary Matthews LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .295 .410 .425 .834 0.072 0.83 0.101 -0.029 0.9 0 0
   Henry Cotto LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .338 .321 .659 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Keith Moreland RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .331 .429 .760 -0.054 0.73 0.014 -0.068 -0.8 1 0
Ron Cey 3B 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .238 .325 .451 .777 0.164 0.81 0.201 -0.037 1.9 1 1 2B,GDP
Jody Davis C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .317 .431 .748 -0.029 0.51 0.009 -0.038 -0.5 5 0 IW
Leon Durham 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283 .376 .505 .880 -0.026 0.60 0.008 -0.034 -0.4 15 1
Larry Bowa SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .214 .262 .264 .526 -0.014 0.43 0.016 -0.031 -0.6 2 1
Scott Sanderson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .122 .196 .122 .318 -0.025 0.44 0.000 -0.025 -0.7 2 1 SH
   Lee Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 26 5 6 4 6 5 33 .231 .375 .308 .683 0.222 0.64 0.522 -0.300 1.1 27 15
2B: R Cey (24, off S Fernandez); B Dernier (24, off S Fernandez).
SH: S Sanderson (3, off S Fernandez).
IBB: J Davis (14, by S Fernandez).
TB: B Dernier 3; R Cey 2; K Moreland; L Durham; G Matthews.
GIDP: R Cey (10).
RBI: R Cey 2 (93); B Dernier (32); G Matthews (73).
2-out RBI: B Dernier.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: B Dernier (43, 2nd base off S Fernandez/M Fitzgerald).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sid Fernandez, L (4-6) 3.2 3 5 5 5 4 0 3.63 19 34 -0.318 0.81 -3.4
Wes Gardner 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.33 1 1 0 0.016 0.57 0.3
Calvin Schiraldi 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.76 9 0 0 0.049 0.32 1.5
Jesse Orosco 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.77 4 0 0 0.030 0.53 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 5 5 6 5 0 5.62 33 34 1 0 -0.223 0.64 -1.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott Sanderson, W (8-4) 7.1 3 3 3 2 3 0 3.15 27 61 0.176 0.79 1.4
Lee Smith, S (32) 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.61 8 1 1 0.101 2.37 -1.0
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 2 5 0 4.00 35 61 1 1 0.277 1.17 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: S Fernandez (1); L Smith (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Fernandez (3; J Davis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Lanny Harris, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 38,653.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 12- RR CHC R. Cey S. Fernandez 14% 82% Double; Sandberg Scores; Matthews Scores
t9 4-5 2 -2- O NYM M. Fitzgerald L. Smith 11% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-5 1 -23 RR NYM M. Wilson L. Smith -10% 74% Single; Oquendo Scores; Backman Scores
b1 0-0 0 12- R CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez 9% 72% Single; Dernier Scores; Sandberg to 2B
t8 2-5 1 1-- NYM W. Backman L. Smith -8% 85% Double; Oquendo to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman S. Sanderson 2% 52% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM M. Wilson S. Sanderson 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM K. Hernandez S. Sanderson 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez 2% 61% Dernier Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez 3% 64% Walk
b1 0-0 0 12- R CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez 9% 72% Single; Dernier Scores; Sandberg to 2B
b1 1-0 0 12- O CHC K. Moreland S. Fernandez -4% 68% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 1-0 1 12- RR CHC R. Cey S. Fernandez 14% 82% Double; Sandberg Scores; Matthews Scores
b1 3-0 1 -2- CHC J. Davis S. Fernandez 1% 83% Intentional Walk
b1 3-0 1 12- O CHC L. Durham S. Fernandez -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cey to 3B; Durham to 1B
b1 3-0 2 1-3 R CHC L. Bowa S. Fernandez 5% 86% Wild Pitch; Cey Scores; Durham to 2B
b1 4-0 2 -2- O CHC L. Bowa S. Fernandez -1% 85% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry S. Sanderson 2% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-4 1 --- O NYM G. Foster S. Sanderson 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-4 2 --- O NYM H. Brooks S. Sanderson 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- O CHC S. Sanderson S. Fernandez -1% 88% Strikeout
b2 4-0 1 --- O CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
b2 4-0 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez -0% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-4 0 --- NYM R. Knight S. Sanderson -3% 84% Single
t3 0-4 0 1-- NYM M. Fitzgerald S. Sanderson -8% 75% Double; Knight to 3B
t3 0-4 0 -23 RO NYM S. Fernandez S. Sanderson 1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Knight Scores; Fitzgerald to 3B
t3 1-4 1 --3 RO NYM W. Backman S. Sanderson -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; Fitzgerald Scores
t3 2-4 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson S. Sanderson 1% 77% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 3-4-5
b3 4-2 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez -2% 75% Strikeout
b3 4-2 1 --- O CHC K. Moreland S. Fernandez -1% 74% Flyball: CF
b3 4-2 2 --- CHC R. Cey S. Fernandez 1% 75% Walk
b3 4-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Davis S. Fernandez -2% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 3-4-5
t4 2-4 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez S. Sanderson 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-4 1 --- O NYM D. Strawberry S. Sanderson 2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-4 2 --- O NYM G. Foster S. Sanderson 1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 7-8-9
b4 4-2 0 --- O CHC L. Durham S. Fernandez -1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-2 1 --- CHC L. Bowa S. Fernandez 2% 79% Walk
b4 4-2 1 1-- O CHC S. Sanderson S. Fernandez -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Bowa to 2B
b4 4-2 2 -2- R CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez 8% 86% Double; Bowa Scores
Wes Gardner replaces Sid Fernandez pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-2 2 -2- O CHC R. Sandberg W. Gardner -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 6-7-8
t5 2-5 0 --- O NYM H. Brooks S. Sanderson 2% 87% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-5 1 --- NYM R. Knight S. Sanderson -3% 84% Single
t5 2-5 1 1-- O NYM M. Fitzgerald S. Sanderson 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Knight to 2B
Danny Heep pinch hits for Wes Gardner (P) batting 9th
t5 2-5 2 -2- O NYM D. Heep S. Sanderson 3% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mets' Calvin Schiraldi facing 3-4-5
Calvin Schiraldi replaces Danny Heep (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-2 0 --- CHC G. Matthews C. Schiraldi 1% 90% Walk
b5 5-2 0 1-- O CHC K. Moreland C. Schiraldi -1% 89% Flyball: RF
b5 5-2 1 1-- OO CHC R. Cey C. Schiraldi -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 1-2-3
t6 2-5 0 --- O NYM W. Backman S. Sanderson 2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-5 1 --- NYM M. Wilson S. Sanderson -3% 87% Walk
t6 2-5 1 1-- NYM K. Hernandez S. Sanderson -1% 85% Wilson Steals 2B
t6 2-5 1 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez S. Sanderson 3% 89% Strikeout
t6 2-5 2 -2- O NYM D. Strawberry S. Sanderson 3% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mets' Calvin Schiraldi facing 6-7-8
b6 5-2 0 --- O CHC J. Davis C. Schiraldi -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-2 1 --- CHC L. Durham C. Schiraldi 1% 92% Single
b6 5-2 1 1-- OO CHC L. Bowa C. Schiraldi -2% 90% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- O NYM G. Foster S. Sanderson 2% 92% Strikeout
t7 2-5 1 --- O NYM H. Brooks S. Sanderson 1% 94% Lineout: 3B
t7 2-5 2 --- O NYM R. Knight S. Sanderson 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mets' Calvin Schiraldi facing 9-1-2
b7 5-2 0 --- O CHC S. Sanderson C. Schiraldi -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-2 1 --- CHC B. Dernier C. Schiraldi 1% 94% Single
b7 5-2 1 1-- OO CHC R. Sandberg C. Schiraldi -1% 93% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Scott Sanderson facing 8-9-1
t8 2-5 0 --- O NYM M. Fitzgerald S. Sanderson 2% 95% Groundout: P unassisted
Ron Hodges pinch hits for Calvin Schiraldi (P) batting 9th
t8 2-5 1 --- NYM R. Hodges S. Sanderson -3% 93% Walk
Lee Smith replaces Scott Sanderson pitching and batting 9th
Jose Oquendo pinch runs for Ron Hodges (PH) batting 9th
t8 2-5 1 1-- NYM W. Backman L. Smith -8% 85% Double; Oquendo to 3B
t8 2-5 1 -23 RR NYM M. Wilson L. Smith -10% 74% Single; Oquendo Scores; Backman Scores
t8 4-5 1 1-- O NYM K. Hernandez L. Smith 7% 81% Groundout: P-2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 4-5 2 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry L. Smith 6% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Mets' Jesse Orosco facing 3-4-5
Jesse Orosco replaces Jose Oquendo (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-4 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews J. Orosco -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-4 1 --- CHC K. Moreland J. Orosco 1% 87% Single
b8 5-4 1 1-- O CHC R. Cey J. Orosco -2% 85% Strikeout
b8 5-4 2 1-- O CHC J. Davis J. Orosco -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Lee Smith facing 5-6-7
Henry Cotto replaces Gary Matthews playing LF batting 3rd
t9 4-5 0 --- O NYM G. Foster L. Smith 7% 91% Strikeout
t9 4-5 1 --- O NYM H. Brooks L. Smith 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-5 2 --- NYM R. Knight L. Smith -4% 92% Single
Kelvin Chapman pinch runs for Ray Knight (3B) batting 7th
t9 4-5 2 1-- NYM M. Fitzgerald L. Smith -3% 89% Wild Pitch; Chapman to 2B
t9 4-5 2 -2- O NYM M. Fitzgerald L. Smith 11% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 5.

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