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Standings
MIL
@TOR
3
7
NYM
@CHC
2
4
SFG
@CIN
6
7
ATL
@HOU
4
1
STL
@PHI
4
3
MON
@PIT
4
2
LAD
@SDP
4
5
Thursday, June 27, 1985,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 35,857, Time of Game: 2:28
Mets
2
38-31
 Lost 2 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Cubs
4
37-32
 Won 2 
4th, 3½ GB
L: Ron Darling (6-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  5  0
Cubs            1  0  0   0  1  1   1  0  X    4  9  2

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 0 2 0 0 1 4 .246 .311 .291 .602 0.027 1.47 0.142 -0.116 0.1 4 2
Howard Johnson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .183 .254 .255 .509 -0.209 1.72 0.000 -0.209 -1.7 2 0 GDP
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .353 .358 .711 -0.145 1.12 0.000 -0.145 -1.0 9 1
Gary Carter C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .378 .468 .846 -0.061 0.98 0.021 -0.082 -0.5 6 1
Danny Heep CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .328 .421 .749 -0.091 0.87 0.000 -0.091 -0.7 0 0
George Foster LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .216 .290 .432 .722 0.109 0.85 0.154 -0.046 1.0 0 1 HR
Clint Hurdle RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .231 .362 .462 .823 0.058 1.09 0.114 -0.056 0.5 1 0 HR
Rafael Santana SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .245 .283 .295 .579 -0.080 1.28 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 1 3
Ron Darling P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .154 .175 .205 .380 0.040 1.16 0.040 0.000 0.4 1 4
   Lenny Dykstra PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .290 .433 .724 -0.021 0.80 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
   Doug Sisk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 2 5 2 2 4 33 .161 .212 .355 .567 -0.373 1.17 0.471 -0.846 -2.5 24 13
HR: G Foster (10, off R Sutcliffe, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs); C Hurdle (2, off R Sutcliffe, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: G Foster 4; C Hurdle 4; W Backman 2; G Carter.
GIDP: H Johnson (2).
RBI: G Foster (30); C Hurdle (5).
2-out RBI: G Foster.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Darling-R Santana-K Hernandez; W Backman.
Outfield Assists: G Foster (K Moreland at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: W Backman (1st base by R Sutcliffe).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .286 .286 .571 .857 0.280 0.89 0.302 -0.022 2.1 1 0 HR,2B
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .261 .313 .430 .743 -0.008 0.81 0.114 -0.122 -0.2 3 3 HR,CS,GDP
Gary Matthews LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .220 .355 .360 .715 -0.027 0.52 0.014 -0.040 -0.5 2 1
   Gary Woods LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .293 .147 .440 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Keith Moreland RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .295 .379 .402 .781 -0.035 0.46 0.010 -0.046 -0.4 3 0 2B
Leon Durham 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .283 .349 .452 .801 0.069 0.58 0.120 -0.050 0.4 10 1 HR
Ron Cey 3B 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .226 .327 .420 .747 0.011 0.65 0.037 -0.026 0.1 0 0
Steve Lake C 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .160 .224 .384 -0.050 0.93 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 5 0 SH
Larry Bowa SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .200 .234 .233 .467 0.040 1.00 0.070 -0.030 0.5 0 3
Rick Sutcliffe P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176 .222 .265 .487 -0.155 1.26 0.000 -0.155 -1.5 3 2 SH
Team Totals 27 4 9 4 3 6 32 .333 .400 .741 1.141 0.125 0.77 0.667 -0.541 0.0 27 10
2B: B Hatcher (1, off D Sisk); K Moreland (11, off D Sisk).
HR: R Sandberg (9, off R Darling, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out); B Hatcher (1, off R Darling, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs); L Durham (8, off R Darling, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SH: S Lake (2, off R Darling); R Sutcliffe (2, off D Sisk).
TB: B Hatcher 7; R Sandberg 4; L Durham 4; K Moreland 3; L Bowa 2.
GIDP: R Sandberg (5).
RBI: B Hatcher 2 (2); R Sandberg (17); L Durham (31).
2-out RBI: B Hatcher 2; L Durham.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Bowa-L Durham; G Matthews-L Durham.
E: L Bowa 2 (6).
Outfield Assists: G Matthews (H Johnson at 1st base).
Baserunning
CS: R Sandberg (5, 2nd base by R Darling POCS).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Darling, L (6-2) 6 6 3 3 3 5 3 2.32 24 50 -0.066 0.84 -0.0
Doug Sisk 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 6.86 8 0 0 -0.061 0.54 -0.0
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 3 6 3 4.50 32 50 0 0 -0.127 0.77 -0.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Sutcliffe, W (7-6) 9 5 2 2 2 4 2 2.06 33 71 0.373 1.17 2.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 4 2 2.00 33 71 0.373 1.17 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Sutcliffe (5; W Backman, 1st base); R Darling (5; R Sandberg, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Dana DeMuth.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 35,857.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Wally Backman 2B 1 Billy Hatcher CF
2 Howard Johnson 3B 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Gary Matthews LF
4 Gary Carter C 4 Keith Moreland RF
5 Danny Heep CF 5 Leon Durham 1B
6 George Foster LF 6 Ron Cey 3B
7 Clint Hurdle RF 7 Steve Lake C
8 Rafael Santana SS 8 Larry Bowa SS
9 Ron Darling P 9 Rick Sutcliffe P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-1 2 --- R CHC B. Hatcher R. Darling 16% 67% Home Run
b2 1-1 1 1-3 OO CHC R. Sutcliffe R. Darling -12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 2B unassisted
b6 2-1 2 --- R CHC L. Durham R. Darling 12% 83% Home Run
t7 1-3 1 --- R NYM C. Hurdle R. Sutcliffe -11% 74% Home Run
t2 0-1 2 --- R NYM G. Foster R. Sutcliffe -11% 54% Home Run

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' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 6% 52% Backman Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Hatcher R. Darling -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- R CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 10% 63% Home Run
b1 1-0 1 --- O CHC G. Matthews R. Darling -1% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 1-0 2 --- CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 1% 63% Single
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling -2% 61% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe 2% 63% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 --- O NYM D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 2% 65% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 2 --- R NYM G. Foster R. Sutcliffe -11% 54% Home Run
t2 1-1 2 --- O NYM C. Hurdle R. Sutcliffe 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- CHC R. Cey R. Darling 4% 59% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- O CHC S. Lake R. Darling -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cey to 2B
b2 1-1 1 -2- CHC L. Bowa R. Darling 5% 62% Single; Cey to 3B
b2 1-1 1 1-3 OO CHC R. Sutcliffe R. Darling -12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 2B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- O NYM R. Santana R. Sutcliffe 3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
t3 1-1 1 --- NYM R. Darling R. Sutcliffe -3% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Darling to 1B
t3 1-1 1 1-- NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe -4% 46% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Darling to 2B; Backman to 1B
t3 1-1 1 12- OO NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- CHC B. Hatcher R. Darling 4% 59% Single
b3 1-1 0 1-- OO CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- CHC G. Matthews R. Darling 1% 53% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 2 --- O NYM D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling -3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-1 1 --- O CHC R. Cey R. Darling -2% 51% Strikeout
b4 1-1 2 --- O CHC S. Lake R. Darling -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- NYM G. Foster R. Sutcliffe -5% 45% Walk
t5 1-1 0 1-- O NYM C. Hurdle R. Sutcliffe 4% 50% Strikeout
t5 1-1 1 1-- O NYM R. Santana R. Sutcliffe 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Foster to 2B
t5 1-1 2 -2- NYM R. Darling R. Sutcliffe -1% 51% Walk
t5 1-1 2 12- O NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe 6% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHC L. Bowa R. Darling -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O CHC R. Sutcliffe R. Darling -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-1 2 --- R CHC B. Hatcher R. Darling 16% 67% Home Run
b5 2-1 2 --- CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 1% 69% Walk
b5 2-1 2 1-- O CHC G. Matthews R. Darling -2% 66% Sandberg Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 4% 70% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-2 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe -2% 71% Single
t6 1-2 2 1-- O NYM D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 4% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews R. Darling -2% 72% Strikeout
b6 2-1 1 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-1 2 --- R CHC L. Durham R. Darling 12% 83% Home Run
b6 3-1 2 --- O CHC R. Cey R. Darling -1% 82% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 6-7-8
t7 1-3 0 --- O NYM G. Foster R. Sutcliffe 3% 85% Flyball: RF
t7 1-3 1 --- R NYM C. Hurdle R. Sutcliffe -11% 74% Home Run
t7 2-3 1 --- O NYM R. Santana R. Sutcliffe 3% 77% Lineout: P
Lenny Dykstra pinch hits for Ron Darling (P) batting 9th
t7 2-3 2 --- O NYM L. Dykstra R. Sutcliffe 2% 79% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mets' Doug Sisk facing 7-8-9
Doug Sisk replaces Lenny Dykstra (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- O CHC S. Lake D. Sisk -2% 77% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-2 1 --- CHC L. Bowa D. Sisk 2% 79% Single
b7 3-2 1 1-- O CHC R. Sutcliffe D. Sisk -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Bowa to 2B
b7 3-2 2 -2- R CHC B. Hatcher D. Sisk 10% 88% Double; Bowa Scores
b7 4-2 2 -2- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Sisk -2% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
t8 2-4 0 --- NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe -7% 80% Single/Bunt
t8 2-4 0 1-- O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 6% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 2-4 1 1-- OO NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 8% 94% Double Play: Flyball: LF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Doug Sisk facing 3-4-5
b8 4-2 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews D. Sisk -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 4-2 1 --- O CHC K. Moreland D. Sisk -0% 93% Double to LF; Moreland out at 3B/LF-3B
b8 4-2 2 --- O CHC L. Durham D. Sisk -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
Gary Woods replaces Gary Matthews playing LF batting 3rd
t9 2-4 0 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe 4% 96% Flyball: P
t9 2-4 1 --- O NYM D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-4 2 --- O NYM G. Foster R. Sutcliffe 1% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 4.

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