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MIN
@CAL
4
5
BAL
@CLE
4
10
MIL
@DET
3
9
BOS
@KCR
5
4
CHW
@NYY
4
8
SEA
@OAK
6
2
TEX
@TOR
1
4
SFG
@ATL
7
5
NYM
@CHC
5
4
 
(10)
LAD
@CIN
2
0
SDP
@HOU
3
4
MON
@PIT
6
5
PHI
@STL
6
4
 
(10)
Saturday, August 3, 1985,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 36,775, Time of Game: 3:20
Mets
5
60-42
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Cubs
4
54-48
 Lost 1 
4th, 7½ GB
W: Jesse Orosco (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  1   0  0  2   0  0  1   1    5 15  3
Cubs            0  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  0   0    4  5  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Dykstra CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .248 .315 .310 .625 -0.152 1.51 0.036 -0.188 -1.0 6 0 GDP
Wally Backman 2B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .284 .334 .353 .687 0.083 1.17 0.149 -0.066 0.5 1 1 2·SB
Keith Hernandez 1B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .292 .383 .434 .818 0.412 1.60 0.481 -0.069 1.2 5 1 2B
Gary Carter C 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .265 .353 .413 .766 -0.301 2.03 0.000 -0.301 -2.2 7 1
Darryl Strawberry RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .251 .356 .497 .854 0.175 1.35 0.280 -0.105 1.1 5 0 3B,2B
George Foster LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .252 .323 .472 .795 0.015 1.20 0.067 -0.052 0.1 3 0 2B
   Jesse Orosco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Clint Hurdle PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .353 .429 .782 -0.045 1.80 0.000 -0.045 -0.2
   Roger McDowell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .237 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Knight 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .217 .251 .349 .601 0.072 1.52 0.083 -0.011 0.4 1 0
   Howard Johnson PR-3B 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 .225 .286 .353 .640 0.420 1.32 0.420 0.000 1.1 0 1 HR,IW
Rafael Santana SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .249 .278 .291 .569 -0.179 1.38 0.000 -0.179 -1.6 0 0 GDP
   Rusty Staub PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .333 .344 .677 -0.044 1.71 0.000 -0.044 -0.4
   Ron Gardenhire SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .320 .190 .510 -0.009 0.35 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 1
Ron Darling P 3 1 3 0 0 0 3 .222 .236 .296 .533 0.141 0.96 0.141 0.000 1.3 2 1 2B
   Danny Heep LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .330 .425 .756 -0.073 2.87 0.000 -0.073 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 42 5 15 4 2 3 44 .357 .386 .571 .958 0.515 1.44 1.657 -1.142 0.0 30 6
2B: G Foster (18, off D Ruthven); R Darling (4, off D Ruthven); D Strawberry (7, off D Gumpert); K Hernandez (24, off L Smith).
3B: D Strawberry (3, off D Ruthven).
HR: H Johnson (7, off G Frazier, 10th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
IBB: H Johnson (5, by D Gumpert).
TB: D Strawberry 5; K Hernandez 4; R Darling 4; H Johnson 4; W Backman 3; G Foster 2; L Dykstra; R Knight.
GIDP: R Santana (10); L Dykstra (2).
RBI: H Johnson (28); D Strawberry (36); K Hernandez (59); W Backman (19).
2-out RBI: H Johnson; K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. H Johnson-W Backman-K Hernandez; K Hernandez.
E: R Knight (3); K Hernandez (3); R Santana (19).
Baserunning
SB: W Backman 2 (19, 2nd base off R Meridith/J Davis, 2nd base off D Ruthven/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Lopes CF 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .292 .405 .449 .854 -0.105 1.46 0.036 -0.141 -0.8 3 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .296 .353 .475 .828 -0.027 1.23 0.066 -0.093 -0.2 3 10
Gary Matthews LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .237 .382 .434 .816 -0.093 1.56 0.035 -0.128 -0.4 1 0
   Dave Gumpert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lee Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Dernier PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .311 .302 .614 -0.035 1.38 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
   George Frazier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Keith Moreland RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .288 .365 .416 .780 -0.218 1.75 0.000 -0.218 -1.2 1 0
Richie Hebner 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .272 .330 .321 .651 -0.003 1.77 0.133 -0.137 -0.2 12 2
   Steve Lake PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .167 .203 .369 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ron Cey 3B 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .224 .321 .382 .703 0.080 1.90 0.186 -0.105 0.7 0 0
Jody Davis C 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .234 .293 .378 .672 0.164 2.54 0.291 -0.127 0.8 4 0 GDP
Larry Bowa SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .244 .279 .322 .601 -0.072 1.92 0.037 -0.109 -0.3 5 5
   Thad Bosley PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .358 .449 .807 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Chris Speier PH-SS 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .240 .299 .353 .652 0.356 6.55 0.356 0.000 1.6 0 0
Dick Ruthven P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .174 .174 .174 .348 0.075 1.94 0.144 -0.069 0.3 0 0 CS,SH
   Ron Meridith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Woods PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .220 .324 .254 .578 -0.107 1.28 0.000 -0.107 -1.3 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 5 1 8 7 42 .152 .317 .152 .469 0.015 1.85 1.284 -1.269 -1.0 30 17
SH: D Ruthven (6, off R Darling).
TB: L Bowa; R Sandberg; R Cey; R Hebner; C Speier.
GIDP: J Davis (8).
RBI: C Speier (15).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Sandberg-L Bowa-R Hebner; R Hebner-L Bowa-R Hebner; R Sandberg-L Bowa.
E: R Hebner (4).
Baserunning
CS: D Ruthven (1, 3rd base by R Darling/G Carter).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Darling 7.1 4 4 1 8 5 0 2.88 34 57 -0.067 1.68 0.4
Jesse Orosco, BS (5), W (3-4) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.22 5 3 2 -0.148 2.63 0.1
Roger McDowell, S (9) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.04 3 0 0 0.199 2.63 0.5
Team Totals 10 5 4 1 8 7 0 0.90 42 57 3 2 -0.016 1.85 1.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Ruthven 6.2 11 3 2 1 1 0 4.48 29 42 -0.091 1.32 0.3
Ron Meridith 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45 1 1 0 0.026 1.16 0.2
Dave Gumpert 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 5 0 0 0.051 1.17 0.5
Lee Smith, BS (6) 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.13 5 0 0 -0.202 2.57 -0.5
George Frazier, L (6-5) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.47 4 0 0 -0.301 1.45 -0.5
Team Totals 10 15 5 4 2 3 1 3.60 44 42 1 0 -0.517 1.44 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: R Darling (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Gumpert (1; H Johnson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Lanny Harris.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: 36,775.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Lenny Dykstra CF 1 Davey Lopes CF
2 Wally Backman 2B 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Gary Matthews LF
4 Gary Carter C 4 Keith Moreland RF
5 Darryl Strawberry RF 5 Richie Hebner 1B
6 George Foster LF 6 Ron Cey 3B
7 Ray Knight 3B 7 Jody Davis C
8 Rafael Santana SS 8 Larry Bowa SS
9 Ron Darling P 9 Dick Ruthven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t10 4-4 2 --- R NYM H. Johnson G. Frazier 41% 81% Home Run
t9 3-4 2 1-- R NYM K. Hernandez L. Smith 39% 47% Double; Backman Scores
b8 2-3 1 123 RR CHC C. Speier J. Orosco -36% 9% Single/Bunt; Hebner Scores; Cey Scores/Adv on E3 (throw)/unER; Davis to 3B
t6 1-2 1 1-- R NYM D. Strawberry D. Ruthven 24% 58% Triple; Hernandez Scores
b8 2-3 1 12- CHC J. Davis R. Darling -15% 45% Walk; Hebner to 3B; Cey to 2B

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' Dick Ruthven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM L. Dykstra D. Ruthven 4% 54% Single/Bunt
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM W. Backman D. Ruthven -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYM K. Hernandez D. Ruthven 2% 52% Backman Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Ruthven -3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Backman to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O NYM G. Carter D. Ruthven -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 D. Lopes R. Darling 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- CHC G. Matthews R. Darling -4% 41% Walk; Sandberg to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 4% 46% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 12- O CHC R. Hebner R. Darling 4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ruthven facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Ruthven -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- NYM G. Foster D. Ruthven 4% 52% Double
t2 0-0 1 -2- NYM R. Knight D. Ruthven 5% 57% Single; Foster to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 OO NYM R. Santana D. Ruthven -12% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC R. Cey R. Darling -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC J. Davis R. Darling 3% 45% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- CHC L. Bowa R. Darling -4% 41% Single; Cey to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O CHC D. Ruthven R. Darling 3% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cey to 3B; Bowa to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -23 O CHC D. Lopes R. Darling 6% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Dick Ruthven facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- NYM R. Darling D. Ruthven 7% 57% Double
t3 0-0 0 -2- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Ruthven -2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Darling to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 R NYM W. Backman D. Ruthven 6% 62% Single; Darling Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- NYM K. Hernandez D. Ruthven 3% 65% Single; Backman to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- OO NYM G. Carter D. Ruthven -8% 57% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 2-3-4
b3 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 3% 59% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O CHC G. Matthews R. Darling 2% 61% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 1% 63% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Dick Ruthven facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Ruthven -2% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-0 1 --- O NYM G. Foster D. Ruthven -2% 59% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 --- O NYM R. Knight D. Ruthven -1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- O CHC R. Hebner R. Darling 3% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-1 1 --- CHC R. Cey R. Darling -6% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cey to 2B
b4 0-1 1 -2- CHC J. Davis R. Darling -3% 52% Walk
b4 0-1 1 12- O CHC L. Bowa R. Darling 6% 58% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 12- R CHC D. Ruthven R. Darling -14% 44% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cey Scores/No RBI/unER; Davis to 3B
b4 1-1 2 1-3 R CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -11% 33% Wild Pitch; Davis Scores/unER; Ruthven to 2B
b4 2-1 2 -2- CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -1% 32% Walk
b4 2-1 2 12- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 4% 36% Ruthven Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
2 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Dick Ruthven facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O NYM R. Santana D. Ruthven -3% 33% Flyball: SS
t5 1-2 1 --- NYM R. Darling D. Ruthven 4% 36% Single
t5 1-2 1 1-- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Ruthven -4% 32% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 2 1-- O NYM W. Backman D. Ruthven -3% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 2% 31% Flyball: RF
b5 2-1 1 --- O CHC G. Matthews R. Darling 2% 33% Strikeout
b5 2-1 2 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 1% 34% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Dick Ruthven facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- NYM K. Hernandez D. Ruthven 6% 40% Single
t6 1-2 0 1-- O NYM G. Carter D. Ruthven -6% 34% Flyball: LF
t6 1-2 1 1-- R NYM D. Strawberry D. Ruthven 24% 58% Triple; Hernandez Scores
t6 2-2 1 --3 NYM G. Foster D. Ruthven 2% 60% Walk
t6 2-2 1 1-3 RO NYM R. Knight D. Ruthven 3% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Strawberry Scores/unER/No RBI; Knight to 1B/Safe on E3 (catch)
Howard Johnson pinch runs for Ray Knight (3B) batting 7th
t6 3-2 2 1-- O NYM R. Santana D. Ruthven -3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
Howard Johnson moves from PR to 3B
b6 2-3 0 --- CHC R. Hebner R. Darling -6% 54% Single
b6 2-3 0 1-- O CHC R. Cey R. Darling 6% 60% Strikeout
b6 2-3 1 1-- OO CHC J. Davis R. Darling 9% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Dick Ruthven facing 9-1-2
t7 3-2 0 --- NYM R. Darling D. Ruthven 4% 73% Single
t7 3-2 0 1-- OO NYM L. Dykstra D. Ruthven -8% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t7 3-2 2 --- NYM W. Backman D. Ruthven 1% 67% Single
Ron Meridith replaces Dick Ruthven pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-2 2 1-- NYM K. Hernandez R. Meridith 1% 68% Backman Steals 2B
t7 3-2 2 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Meridith -4% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Mets' Ron Darling facing 8-9-1
b7 2-3 0 --- O CHC L. Bowa R. Darling 5% 69% Flyball: P
Gary Woods pinch hits for Ron Meridith (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 --- O CHC G. Woods R. Darling 3% 72% Strikeout
b7 2-3 2 --- CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -3% 70% Walk
b7 2-3 2 1-- CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -4% 66% Walk; Lopes to 2B
b7 2-3 2 12- O CHC G. Matthews R. Darling 9% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Dave Gumpert facing 4-5-6
Dave Gumpert replaces Gary Matthews (LF) pitching and batting 3rd
Gary Woods moves from PH to LF
t8 3-2 0 --- O NYM G. Carter D. Gumpert -2% 73% Foul Flyball: C
t8 3-2 1 --- NYM D. Strawberry D. Gumpert 4% 77% Double
t8 3-2 1 -2- O NYM G. Foster D. Gumpert -4% 73% Strikeout
t8 3-2 2 -2- NYM H. Johnson D. Gumpert 1% 74% Intentional Walk
Rusty Staub pinch hits for Rafael Santana (SS) batting 8th
t8 3-2 2 12- O NYM R. Staub D. Gumpert -4% 70% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Mets' Ron Darling facing 4-5-6
Ron Gardenhire replaces Rusty Staub (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 2-3 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 6% 76% Flyball: CF
b8 2-3 1 --- CHC R. Hebner R. Darling -7% 69% Walk
b8 2-3 1 1-- CHC R. Cey R. Darling -9% 60% Single; Hebner to 2B
b8 2-3 1 12- CHC J. Davis R. Darling -15% 45% Walk; Hebner to 3B; Cey to 2B
Jesse Orosco replaces George Foster (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Danny Heep replaces Ron Darling (P) playing LF batting 9th
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Larry Bowa (SS) batting 8th
Chris Speier pinch hits for Thad Bosley batting 8th
b8 2-3 1 123 RR CHC C. Speier J. Orosco -36% 9% Single/Bunt; Hebner Scores; Cey Scores/Adv on E3 (throw)/unER; Davis to 3B
b8 4-3 1 1-3 OO CHC G. Woods J. Orosco 7% 16% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Lee Smith facing 9-1-2
Lee Smith replaces Dave Gumpert pitching and batting 3rd
Chris Speier moves from PH to SS
t9 3-4 0 --- O NYM D. Heep L. Smith -7% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-4 1 --- O NYM L. Dykstra L. Smith -5% 4% Flyball: CF
t9 3-4 2 --- NYM W. Backman L. Smith 4% 8% Single
t9 3-4 2 1-- R NYM K. Hernandez L. Smith 39% 47% Double; Backman Scores
t9 4-4 2 -2- O NYM G. Carter L. Smith -10% 36% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 4-4, Mets' Jesse Orosco facing 1-2-3
b9 4-4 0 --- O CHC D. Lopes J. Orosco 6% 42% Strikeout
b9 4-4 1 --- O CHC R. Sandberg J. Orosco 4% 46% Flyball: CF
Bob Dernier pinch hits for Lee Smith (P) batting 3rd
b9 4-4 2 --- O CHC B. Dernier J. Orosco 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 4.
Top of the 10th, Mets Batting, Tied 4-4, Cubs' George Frazier facing 5-6-7
George Frazier replaces Bob Dernier (PH) pitching and batting 3rd
t10 4-4 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry G. Frazier -6% 44% Strikeout
Clint Hurdle pinch hits for Jesse Orosco (P) batting 6th
t10 4-4 1 --- O NYM C. Hurdle G. Frazier -4% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
t10 4-4 2 --- R NYM H. Johnson G. Frazier 41% 81% Home Run
t10 5-4 2 --- O NYM R. Gardenhire G. Frazier -1% 80% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 4-5-6
Roger McDowell replaces Clint Hurdle (PH) pitching and batting 6th
b10 4-5 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. McDowell 9% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
Steve Lake pinch hits for Richie Hebner (1B) batting 5th
b10 4-5 1 --- O CHC R. Hebner R. McDowell 6% 95% Strikeout
b10 4-5 2 --- O CHC R. Cey R. McDowell 5% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 4.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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