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6
0
Sunday, August 4, 1985,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 35,207, Time of Game: 2:22
Mets
4
61-42
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Cubs
1
54-49
 Lost 2 
4th, 7½ GB
W: Dwight Gooden (17-3)
L: Ray Fontenot (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  3   0  0  0   1  0  0    4  9  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  5  0

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wally Backman 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .287 .691 0.068 0.89 0.102 -0.034 0.5 1 4
Tom Paciorek RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .543 -0.103 0.81 0.000 -0.103 -1.1 1 0
   Lenny Dykstra CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .295 .820 0.097 0.72 0.114 -0.017 0.7 12 0
Gary Carter C 4 0 2 2 0 0 .268 .772 0.202 0.80 0.220 -0.017 1.9 6 0 2B
George Foster LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .252 .791 -0.111 0.75 0.003 -0.115 -1.2 1 0 GDP
Darryl Strawberry CF-RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .249 .851 0.011 0.41 0.031 -0.020 -0.1 0 0
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .587 -0.075 0.55 0.000 -0.075 -1.1 1 1 GDP
Ron Gardenhire SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .208 .595 0.008 0.48 0.036 -0.028 0.2 2 7 2B
Dwight Gooden P 3 1 1 0 0 0 .177 .432 0.016 0.61 0.046 -0.031 -0.2 1 1 2B,SH
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 3 2 .281 .718 0.113 0.67 0.552 -0.440 -0.5 27 13
2B: R Gardenhire (1, off R Fontenot); G Carter (12, off R Fontenot); D Gooden (1, off R Fontenot).
SH: D Gooden (6, off R Fontenot).
TB: G Carter 3; K Hernandez 2; R Gardenhire 2; D Gooden 2; W Backman 2; G Foster.
GIDP: R Knight (7); G Foster (7).
RBI: G Carter 2 (51); K Hernandez (60); W Backman (20).
2-out RBI: G Carter 2; K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Gardenhire-W Backman-K Hernandez; D Gooden-R Gardenhire-K Hernandez.
E: R Knight (4).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Woods CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .213 .570 -0.004 0.93 0.041 -0.046 -0.0 1 0
   Davey Lopes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .850 -0.062 2.74 0.000 -0.062 -0.5
   Dave Gumpert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .293 .820 -0.161 1.19 0.000 -0.161 -1.5 3 4 GDP
Gary Matthews LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .232 .805 -0.001 0.69 0.046 -0.048 -0.1 0 1
Keith Moreland RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .288 .777 -0.100 1.12 0.032 -0.131 -1.0 2 0 GDP
Ron Cey 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .227 .706 -0.011 0.76 0.039 -0.051 -0.1 1 7
Richie Hebner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .271 .644 0.047 0.78 0.097 -0.050 0.3 16 0
Jody Davis C 3 0 0 1 0 1 .231 .665 -0.089 1.34 0.000 -0.089 -0.6 2 1
   Steve Lake C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .369 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Larry Bowa SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 .242 .598 -0.016 0.79 0.031 -0.047 -0.1 1 5
Ray Fontenot P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .038 .077 -0.045 0.88 0.000 -0.045 -0.3 0 0
   Thad Bosley PH-CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .303 .818 0.055 1.37 0.055 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 3 6 .167 .409 -0.387 1.01 0.341 -0.730 -3.5 27 18
TB: R Cey 2; K Moreland; R Hebner; T Bosley.
GIDP: R Sandberg (6); K Moreland (11).
RBI: J Davis (41).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Sandberg-L Bowa-R Hebner; L Bowa-R Sandberg-R Hebner.
Outfield Assists: G Matthews (W Backman at 2nd base).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dwight Gooden, W (17-3) 9 5 1 0 3 6 0 1.57 33 78 0.386 1.01 3.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 0 3 6 0 0.00 33 78 0.386 1.01 3.5

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Fontenot, L (4-6) 8 9 4 4 3 2 0 3.10 33 47 -0.121 0.72 -0.0
Dave Gumpert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 2 0 4.00 36 47 0 0 -0.113 0.67 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Chicago Cubs
1 Wally Backman 2B 1 Gary Woods CF
2 Tom Paciorek RF 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Gary Matthews LF
4 Gary Carter C 4 Keith Moreland RF
5 George Foster LF 5 Ron Cey 3B
6 Darryl Strawberry CF 6 Richie Hebner 1B
7 Ray Knight 3B 7 Jody Davis C
8 Ron Gardenhire SS 8 Larry Bowa SS
9 Dwight Gooden P 9 Ray Fontenot P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 2 12- RR NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot 18% 79% Double; Backman Scores; Hernandez Scores
t3 0-0 2 1-3 R NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot 11% 61% Single; Gooden Scores; Backman to 2B
b5 0-3 1 1-- CHC R. Hebner D. Gooden -10% 71% Single to 3B; Cey to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Hebner to 2B
b4 0-3 0 1-- OO CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 8% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b9 1-4 0 1-- OO CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 8% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B

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' Ray Fontenot facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman R. Fontenot -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYM T. Paciorek R. Fontenot -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC G. Woods D. Gooden 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC G. Matthews D. Gooden 1% 50% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot 4% 54% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O NYM R. Knight R. Fontenot -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Cey D. Gooden 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHC R. Hebner D. Gooden 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM R. Gardenhire R. Fontenot -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- NYM D. Gooden R. Fontenot 5% 52% Double
t3 0-0 1 -2- NYM W. Backman R. Fontenot 5% 57% Single; Gooden to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 O NYM T. Paciorek R. Fontenot -7% 50% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 1-3 R NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot 11% 61% Single; Gooden Scores; Backman to 2B
t3 1-0 2 12- RR NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot 18% 79% Double; Backman Scores; Hernandez Scores
t3 3-0 2 -2- O NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot -2% 77% Flyball: 3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- O CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O CHC L. Bowa D. Gooden 2% 81% Lineout: 1B
b3 0-3 2 --- O CHC R. Fontenot D. Gooden 1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 6-7-8
t4 3-0 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot -1% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 3-0 1 --- O NYM R. Knight R. Fontenot -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-0 2 --- NYM R. Gardenhire R. Fontenot 1% 81% Double
t4 3-0 2 -2- O NYM D. Gooden R. Fontenot -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b4 0-3 0 --- CHC G. Woods D. Gooden -4% 75% Walk
b4 0-3 0 1-- OO CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 8% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-3 2 --- O CHC G. Matthews D. Gooden 1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman R. Fontenot -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- O NYM T. Paciorek R. Fontenot -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-0 2 --- NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot 1% 83% Single
t5 3-0 2 1-- O NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot -1% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 4-5-6
b5 0-3 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- CHC R. Cey D. Gooden -3% 81% Single
b5 0-3 1 1-- CHC R. Hebner D. Gooden -10% 71% Single to 3B; Cey to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Hebner to 2B
b5 0-3 1 -23 RO CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 4% 75% Fielder's Choice SS; Cey Scores/unER; Hebner out at 3B/SS-3B
b5 1-3 2 1-- O CHC L. Bowa D. Gooden 3% 78% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 5-6-7
t6 3-1 0 --- O NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot 2% 78% Walk
t6 3-1 1 1-- OO NYM R. Knight R. Fontenot -4% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 9-1-2
b6 1-3 0 --- O CHC R. Fontenot D. Gooden 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- O CHC G. Woods D. Gooden 2% 81% Strikeout
b6 1-3 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 8-9-1
t7 3-1 0 --- NYM R. Gardenhire R. Fontenot 2% 84% Walk
t7 3-1 0 1-- O NYM D. Gooden R. Fontenot -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Gardenhire to 2B
t7 3-1 1 -2- RO NYM W. Backman R. Fontenot 5% 88% Single; Gardenhire Scores; Backman out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
t7 4-1 2 --- O NYM T. Paciorek R. Fontenot -0% 88% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 3-4-5
Lenny Dykstra replaces Tom Paciorek (RF) playing CF batting 2nd
Darryl Strawberry moves from CF to RF
b7 1-4 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews D. Gooden 3% 90% Strikeout
b7 1-4 1 --- CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden -3% 87% Single
b7 1-4 1 1-- O CHC R. Cey D. Gooden 3% 91% Flyball: SS
b7 1-4 2 1-- O CHC R. Hebner D. Gooden 2% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 3-4-5
t8 4-1 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-1 1 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot -0% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 4-1 2 --- NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot 0% 92% Single
t8 4-1 2 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot -1% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 7-8-9
b8 1-4 0 --- O CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 3% 94% Strikeout
b8 1-4 1 --- CHC L. Bowa D. Gooden -3% 91% Walk
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Ray Fontenot (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 1 1-- CHC T. Bosley D. Gooden -6% 86% Single; Bowa to 2B
Davey Lopes pinch hits for Gary Woods (CF) batting 1st
b8 1-4 1 12- O CHC D. Lopes D. Gooden 6% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 1-4 2 12- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 5% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Dave Gumpert facing 7-8-9
Dave Gumpert replaces Davey Lopes (PH) pitching and batting 1st
Steve Lake replaces Jody Davis playing C batting 7th
Thad Bosley moves from PH to CF
t9 4-1 0 --- O NYM R. Knight D. Gumpert -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-1 1 --- O NYM R. Gardenhire D. Gumpert -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 4-1 2 --- O NYM D. Gooden D. Gumpert -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 3-4-5
b9 1-4 0 --- CHC G. Matthews D. Gooden -5% 91% Walk
b9 1-4 0 1-- OO CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 8% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b9 1-4 2 --- CHC R. Cey D. Gooden -1% 99% Single
b9 1-4 2 1-- O CHC R. Hebner D. Gooden 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 1.

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