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Standings
BAL
@MIL
9
1
CHW
@OAK
11
7
KCR
@SEA
5
2
MIN
@TEX
0
2
BOS
@TOR
4
1
NYM
@CHC
3
0
ATL
@CIN
1
6
PHI
@STL
0
5
Thursday, September 26, 1985,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 11,091, Time of Game: 2:52
Mets
3
93-60
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Cubs
0
71-81
 Lost 1 
5th, 25½ GB
W: Dwight Gooden (23-4)
L: Johnny Abrego (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            1  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  2
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  2

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mookie Wilson CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .283 .772 -0.003 0.75 0.094 -0.097 -0.4 5 0 2B,CS
Wally Backman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .276 .671 -0.072 0.99 0.065 -0.136 -1.2 4 4 CS
Keith Hernandez 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .296 .790 0.049 0.62 0.067 -0.019 0.3 7 0
Gary Carter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .287 .867 -0.039 0.59 0.013 -0.052 -0.4 7 0
Darryl Strawberry RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .270 .922 -0.013 0.58 0.041 -0.054 -0.4 3 0 CS
Danny Heep LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 .281 .765 -0.017 0.96 0.035 -0.052 -0.1 0 0
   Tom Paciorek PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .619 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 0
Howard Johnson 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .239 .690 -0.012 0.77 0.035 -0.047 -0.4 0 3
Rafael Santana SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .259 .594 0.109 0.78 0.138 -0.029 0.9 1 2 2B
Dwight Gooden P 4 0 1 1 0 2 .231 .557 0.035 0.50 0.056 -0.020 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 4 7 .273 .685 0.032 0.71 0.544 -0.511 -1.5 27 9
2B: R Santana (15, off J Abrego); M Wilson (16, off J Abrego).
TB: M Wilson 3; R Santana 2; H Johnson; K Hernandez; D Gooden; W Backman; D Strawberry; D Heep.
RBI: R Santana (27); K Hernandez (85); D Gooden (8).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Johnson-W Backman-K Hernandez.
E: W Backman 2 (7).
Baserunning
CS: W Backman (11, 2nd base by J Abrego POCS); D Strawberry (11, 2nd base by J Baller/J Davis); M Wilson (8, 2nd base by J Abrego/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Dernier CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .253 .632 -0.042 1.01 0.059 -0.101 -0.5 0 0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 1 0 1 2 .257 .689 -0.015 1.04 0.070 -0.085 -0.2 1 6
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .310 .870 -0.055 1.28 0.038 -0.093 -0.4 2 3
Keith Moreland RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .302 .794 0.014 1.18 0.078 -0.064 0.0 1 0
Jody Davis C 4 0 1 0 0 2 .227 .679 -0.121 1.60 0.047 -0.168 -1.1 8 2
Leon Durham 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .277 .809 0.024 1.42 0.109 -0.085 0.1 14 0
Ron Cey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .235 .722 -0.106 1.46 0.045 -0.152 -0.9 0 1 2B,GDP
Billy Hatcher LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .266 .699 -0.043 1.37 0.054 -0.097 -0.4 1 0
Johnny Abrego P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.074 2.07 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 0 1
   Ron Meridith P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .650 0.013 0.38 0.013 0.000 0.1 0 1
   Richie Hebner PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .524 -0.049 1.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.4
   Steve Engel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .733 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jay Baller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .908 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
Team Totals 36 0 8 0 2 7 .222 .513 -0.467 1.27 0.513 -0.981 -4.5 27 14
2B: R Cey (18, off D Gooden).
TB: R Cey 2; J Davis; K Moreland; R Sandberg; S Dunston; R Meridith; B Hatcher; B Dernier.
GIDP: R Cey (10).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
E: B Dernier 2 (7).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dwight Gooden, W (23-4) 9 8 0 0 2 7 0 1.51 38 76 0.467 1.27 4.5
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 38 76 0.467 1.27 4.5

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Abrego, L (1-1) 3.1 9 3 3 1 2 0 5.40 18 31 -0.193 1.02 -2.2
Ron Meridith 2.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.06 10 2 0 0.118 0.60 2.2
Steve Engel 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.92 4 0 0 0.011 0.27 0.1
Jay Baller 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.70 5 1 0 0.032 0.17 1.4
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 7 0 3.00 37 31 3 0 -0.032 0.71 1.5
S Engel faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Abrego (2; W Backman, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - John McSherry.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
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
t4 1-0 1 12- R NYM R. Santana J. Abrego 14% 80% Double; Heep Scores; Johnson to 3B
b3 0-1 1 1-3 O CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 8% 57% Strikeout
t1 0-0 0 1-3 O NYM K. Hernandez J. Abrego -8% 54% Backman Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
b3 0-1 1 1-- CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden -8% 49% Single; Dunston to 3B
b6 0-3 0 1-- CHC L. Durham D. Gooden -8% 72% Walk; Davis 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' Johnny Abrego facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM M. Wilson J. Abrego 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- NYM W. Backman J. Abrego 6% 62% Single; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 O NYM K. Hernandez J. Abrego -8% 54% Backman Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --3 R NYM K. Hernandez J. Abrego 6% 60% Single; Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- O NYM G. Carter J. Abrego -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 1-- NYM D. Strawberry J. Abrego 3% 61% Single to CF; Hernandez to 3B/Adv on E8; Strawberry to 2B/Adv on E8 (throw)
t1 1-0 2 -23 O NYM D. Heep J. Abrego -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 4 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CHC B. Dernier D. Gooden 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- CHC S. Dunston D. Gooden -3% 55% Single
b1 0-1 1 1-- CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden -4% 51% Single; Dunston to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- O CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Dunston to 3B; Sandberg to 2B
b1 0-1 2 -23 O CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 6% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Johnny Abrego facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O NYM H. Johnson J. Abrego -2% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 1-0 1 --- O NYM R. Santana J. Abrego -1% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 1-0 2 --- O NYM D. Gooden J. Abrego -1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHC L. Durham D. Gooden 3% 59% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- CHC R. Cey D. Gooden -5% 54% Double
b2 0-1 1 -2- CHC B. Hatcher D. Gooden -5% 49% Single; Cey to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 O CHC J. Abrego D. Gooden 7% 56% Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 2 1-3 O CHC B. Dernier D. Gooden 5% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Johnny Abrego facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- NYM M. Wilson J. Abrego 3% 65% Single
t3 1-0 0 1-- O NYM W. Backman J. Abrego -6% 59% Wilson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t3 1-0 1 --- O NYM W. Backman J. Abrego -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- NYM K. Hernandez J. Abrego 1% 59% Walk
t3 1-0 2 1-- O NYM G. Carter J. Abrego -2% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 2-3-4
b3 0-1 0 --- CHC S. Dunston D. Gooden -4% 52% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 4% 56% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 1-- CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden -8% 49% Single; Dunston to 3B
b3 0-1 1 1-3 O CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 8% 57% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 1-3 O CHC L. Durham D. Gooden 6% 63% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Johnny Abrego facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry J. Abrego -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- NYM D. Heep J. Abrego 2% 63% Single
t4 1-0 1 1-- NYM H. Johnson J. Abrego 4% 66% Single; Heep to 2B
t4 1-0 1 12- R NYM R. Santana J. Abrego 14% 80% Double; Heep Scores; Johnson to 3B
t4 2-0 1 -23 R NYM D. Gooden J. Abrego 6% 86% Single; Johnson Scores; Santana to 3B
Ron Meridith replaces Johnny Abrego pitching and batting 9th
t4 3-0 1 1-3 O NYM M. Wilson R. Meridith -3% 82% Fielder's Choice P; Santana out at Hm/P-C; Gooden to 3B; Wilson to 2B
t4 3-0 2 -23 O NYM W. Backman R. Meridith -3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 7-8-9
b4 0-3 0 --- O CHC R. Cey D. Gooden 2% 81% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 1 --- O CHC B. Hatcher D. Gooden 2% 83% Flyball: RF
b4 0-3 2 --- CHC R. Meridith D. Gooden -1% 82% Single
b4 0-3 2 1-- O CHC B. Dernier D. Gooden 2% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ron Meridith facing 3-4-5
t5 3-0 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Meridith -1% 83% Flyball: LF
t5 3-0 1 --- NYM G. Carter R. Meridith 1% 84% Walk
t5 3-0 1 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Meridith -2% 83% Strikeout
t5 3-0 2 1-- NYM D. Heep R. Meridith 1% 84% Walk; Carter to 2B
t5 3-0 2 12- O NYM H. Johnson R. Meridith -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 2-3-4
b5 0-3 0 --- O CHC S. Dunston D. Gooden 3% 84% Strikeout
b5 0-3 1 --- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 2% 86% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-3 2 --- O CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ron Meridith facing 8-9-1
t6 3-0 0 --- O NYM R. Santana R. Meridith -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-0 1 --- O NYM D. Gooden R. Meridith -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-0 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson R. Meridith -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 5-6-7
b6 0-3 0 --- CHC J. Davis D. Gooden -5% 80% Single
b6 0-3 0 1-- CHC L. Durham D. Gooden -8% 72% Walk; Davis to 2B
b6 0-3 0 12- O CHC R. Cey D. Gooden 7% 79% Flyball: RF
b6 0-3 1 12- O CHC B. Hatcher D. Gooden 6% 85% Strikeout
Richie Hebner pinch hits for Ron Meridith (P) batting 9th
b6 0-3 2 12- O CHC R. Hebner D. Gooden 5% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Steve Engel facing 2-3-4
Steve Engel replaces Richie Hebner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman S. Engel -1% 89% Strikeout
t7 3-0 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez S. Engel -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-0 2 --- O NYM G. Carter S. Engel -0% 88% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b7 0-3 0 --- CHC B. Dernier D. Gooden -5% 83% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Dernier to 1B
b7 0-3 0 1-- O CHC S. Dunston D. Gooden 4% 87% Strikeout
b7 0-3 1 1-- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Gooden 3% 91% Flyball: 2B
b7 0-3 2 1-- O CHC K. Moreland D. Gooden 2% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Steve Engel facing 5-6-7
t8 3-0 0 --- NYM D. Strawberry S. Engel 1% 94% Walk
Jay Baller replaces Steve Engel pitching and batting 9th
Tom Paciorek pinch hits for Danny Heep (LF) batting 6th
t8 3-0 0 1-- O NYM T. Paciorek J. Baller -2% 92% Strawberry Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t8 3-0 1 --- O NYM T. Paciorek J. Baller -0% 92% Strikeout
t8 3-0 2 --- O NYM H. Johnson J. Baller -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 5-6-7
Tom Paciorek moves from PH to LF
b8 0-3 0 --- O CHC J. Davis D. Gooden 3% 94% Strikeout
b8 0-3 1 --- CHC L. Durham D. Gooden -3% 91% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Durham to 1B
b8 0-3 1 1-- OO CHC R. Cey D. Gooden 6% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Jay Baller facing 8-9-1
t9 3-0 0 --- O NYM R. Santana J. Baller -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-0 1 --- O NYM D. Gooden J. Baller -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-0 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson J. Baller -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 8-9-1
b9 0-3 0 --- O CHC B. Hatcher D. Gooden 2% 98% Flyball: CF
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Jay Baller (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 1 --- O CHC T. Bosley D. Gooden 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-3 2 --- CHC B. Dernier D. Gooden -1% 99% Single
b9 0-3 2 1-- O CHC S. Dunston D. Gooden 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cubs 0.

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