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BOS
@BAL
7
3
CLE
@CAL
3
9
MIL
@DET
5
8
KCR
@MIN
2
7
TOR
@NYY
7
4
CHW
@OAK
4
1
TEX
@SEA
5
2
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@ATL
3
5
NYM
@CHC
5
2
SFG
@CIN
5
1
LAD
@HOU
4
6
MON
@PIT
3
2
PHI
@STL
7
4
 
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Saturday, June 28, 1986,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 35,152, Time of Game: 2:48
Mets
5
48-21
 Won 2 
1st
at Cubs
2
29-42
 Lost 1 
5th, 20 GB
L: Ray Fontenot (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  3    5  8  2
Cubs            1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  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 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .389 .449 .838 -0.043 1.67 0.060 -0.103 -0.2 2 0 2B,SH
   Roger McDowell P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .333 .733 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
Wally Backman 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .331 .382 .399 .781 -0.037 1.24 0.022 -0.060 -0.3 0 1
   Tim Teufel PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .312 .373 .685 -0.073 2.59 0.000 -0.073 -0.4 0 3
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .298 .388 .416 .803 0.024 1.83 0.135 -0.111 0.6 13 1
Gary Carter C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .243 .335 .447 .781 0.007 1.32 0.082 -0.075 -0.3 7 1
Darryl Strawberry RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .385 .510 .895 0.049 1.53 0.117 -0.068 0.0 1 0
George Foster LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .321 .491 .813 0.079 1.44 0.154 -0.075 0.6 1 0 SB
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .304 .352 .476 .828 0.063 1.28 0.115 -0.052 0.8 1 1
Rafael Santana SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .154 .224 .174 .399 0.068 0.82 0.088 -0.020 0.3 2 6
Ron Darling P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .103 .146 .103 .249 -0.059 1.79 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 0 2 SH
   Mookie Wilson PH-CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .291 .345 .463 .808 0.064 1.00 0.068 -0.004 0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 1 2 37 .235 .257 .265 .522 0.138 1.40 0.841 -0.704 0.5 27 15
2B: L Dykstra (10, off D Eckersley).
SH: R Darling (2, off D Eckersley); L Dykstra (5, off R Fontenot).
TB: L Dykstra 2; M Wilson; G Carter; K Hernandez; R Santana; D Strawberry; G Foster; R Knight.
RBI: K Hernandez 2 (33); R Knight 2 (34); R Santana (8).
2-out RBI: K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
E: R Darling 2 (5).
Baserunning
SB: G Foster (1, 3rd base off L Smith/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 3B-LF 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .305 .428 .517 .945 0.171 1.17 0.217 -0.046 1.6 1 2 HR
Dave Martinez CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .174 .269 .217 .487 -0.098 1.27 0.015 -0.113 -0.8 6 0 SB
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .289 .334 .440 .774 0.042 1.19 0.114 -0.072 0.3 2 3 SB,CS
Keith Moreland RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .278 .338 .396 .734 -0.136 1.85 0.008 -0.145 -0.8 1 0 SF
   Lee Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Leon Durham 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .248 .335 .397 .732 -0.106 1.02 0.000 -0.106 -0.9 8 0
Jody Davis C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .296 .424 .720 0.014 0.72 0.064 -0.049 0.2 3 0 2B
Jerry Mumphrey LF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .267 .347 .327 .674 -0.042 0.87 0.015 -0.057 -0.4 3 0
Shawon Dunston SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .284 .321 .453 .774 -0.118 1.20 0.000 -0.118 -1.0 2 3
Dennis Eckersley P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .182 .364 .545 -0.089 1.13 0.000 -0.089 -0.7 1 1
   Ray Fontenot P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Speier 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .302 .370 .672 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 2 7 34 .194 .235 .323 .558 -0.362 1.16 0.433 -0.795 -2.5 27 9
2B: J Davis (13, off R Darling).
HR: D Lopes (5, off R Darling, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: K Moreland (7, off R Darling).
TB: D Lopes 6; J Davis 2; R Sandberg 2.
RBI: D Lopes (19); K Moreland (37).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
E: D Lopes (6).
Baserunning
SB: R Sandberg (10, 2nd base off R Darling/G Carter); D Martinez (4, 2nd base off R Darling/G Carter).
CS: R Sandberg (4, 2nd 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 5 2 1 2 7 1 3.19 27 66 0.216 1.13 1.5
Roger McDowell, W (7-0) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.10 7 0 0 0.146 1.30 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 2 1 2 7 1 1.00 34 66 0 0 0.362 1.16 2.5

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Eckersley 7 4 2 2 1 2 0 5.66 27 62 0.148 1.16 1.1
Ray Fontenot, L (3-3) 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.19 5 1 0 -0.024 2.78 -0.1
Lee Smith 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.93 5 2 2 -0.261 1.32 -1.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 1 2 0 5.00 37 62 3 2 -0.137 1.40 -0.5
D Eckersley faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
R Fontenot faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: R McDowell (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: 35,152.
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
t9 2-2 0 12- NYM G. Foster L. Smith 14% 84% Single; Carter to 3B; Strawberry to 2B
b3 1-2 0 --- R CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -12% 45% Home Run
t9 2-2 0 1-- NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot 12% 70% Single; Carter to 2B
t3 1-1 2 12- R NYM K. Hernandez D. Eckersley 12% 61% Single; Santana Scores; Backman to 2B
t9 2-2 0 123 RR NYM R. Knight L. Smith 12% 95% Single; Carter Scores; Strawberry Scores; Foster to 2B

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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' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM L. Dykstra D. Eckersley 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- O NYM W. Backman D. Eckersley -1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Dykstra to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO NYM K. Hernandez D. Eckersley 2% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Dykstra Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O NYM G. Carter D. Eckersley -1% 56% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -6% 49% Single to P; Lopes to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)
b1 0-1 0 -2- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Lopes to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --3 CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -2% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-3 RO CHC K. Moreland R. Darling -1% 48% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Lopes Scores/unER
b1 1-1 2 1-- CHC L. Durham R. Darling -1% 47% Sandberg Steals 2B
b1 1-1 2 -2- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Eckersley -2% 48% Lineout: P-3B
t2 1-1 1 --- O NYM G. Foster D. Eckersley -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 1-1 2 --- O NYM R. Knight D. Eckersley -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 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 J. Davis R. Darling -6% 39% Double
b2 1-1 0 -2- O CHC J. Mumphrey R. Darling 1% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B; Davis to 3B
b2 1-1 1 --3 O CHC S. Dunston R. Darling 6% 46% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 --3 O CHC D. Eckersley R. Darling 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- NYM R. Santana D. Eckersley 4% 54% Single
t3 1-1 0 1-- O NYM R. Darling D. Eckersley -4% 50% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
t3 1-1 1 1-- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Eckersley -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t3 1-1 2 1-- NYM W. Backman D. Eckersley 2% 49% Walk; Santana to 2B
t3 1-1 2 12- R NYM K. Hernandez D. Eckersley 12% 61% Single; Santana Scores; Backman to 2B
t3 2-1 2 12- O NYM G. Carter D. Eckersley -4% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- R CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -12% 45% Home Run
b3 2-2 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 3% 47% Strikeout
b3 2-2 1 --- CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -3% 44% Single
b3 2-2 1 1-- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 2-2 2 1-- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 3% 50% Sandberg Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Eckersley -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 2-2 1 --- O NYM G. Foster D. Eckersley -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 2 --- O NYM R. Knight D. Eckersley -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 3% 47% Strikeout
b4 2-2 1 --- O CHC J. Davis R. Darling 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 2-2 2 --- CHC J. Mumphrey R. Darling -1% 47% Walk
b4 2-2 2 1-- O CHC S. Dunston R. Darling 3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t5 2-2 0 --- NYM R. Santana D. Eckersley 5% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Santana to 1B
t5 2-2 0 1-- O NYM R. Darling D. Eckersley -2% 53% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Santana to 2B
t5 2-2 1 -2- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Eckersley -5% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-2 2 -2- O NYM W. Backman D. Eckersley -5% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 9-1-2
b5 2-2 0 --- O CHC D. Eckersley R. Darling 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-2 1 --- CHC D. Lopes R. Darling -3% 43% Single
b5 2-2 1 1-- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 4% 47% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Lopes out at 3B/1B-3B; Martinez to 1B
b5 2-2 2 1-- CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -1% 45% Martinez Steals 2B
b5 2-2 2 -2- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Eckersley -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t6 2-2 1 --- O NYM G. Carter D. Eckersley -2% 44% Lineout: P
t6 2-2 2 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Eckersley -2% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 4-5-6
b6 2-2 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 3% 46% Flyball: SS
b6 2-2 1 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 2% 48% Strikeout
b6 2-2 2 --- O CHC J. Davis R. Darling 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- O NYM G. Foster D. Eckersley -4% 46% Flyball: LF
t7 2-2 1 --- O NYM R. Knight D. Eckersley -3% 43% Flyball: CF
t7 2-2 2 --- O NYM R. Santana D. Eckersley -2% 41% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 7-8-9
b7 2-2 0 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey R. Darling 4% 45% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-2 1 --- O CHC S. Dunston R. Darling 3% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-2 2 --- O CHC D. Eckersley R. Darling 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Dennis Eckersley facing 9-1-2
Mookie Wilson pinch hits for Ron Darling (P) batting 9th
t8 2-2 0 --- NYM M. Wilson D. Eckersley 7% 57% Single
Ray Fontenot replaces Dennis Eckersley pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-2 0 1-- O NYM L. Dykstra R. Fontenot -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Wilson to 2B
Tim Teufel pinch hits for Wally Backman (2B) batting 2nd
t8 2-2 1 -2- O NYM T. Teufel R. Fontenot -7% 47% Flyball: RF
t8 2-2 2 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot -8% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 1-2-3
Roger McDowell replaces Lenny Dykstra (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Tim Teufel moves from PH to 2B
Mookie Wilson moves from PH to CF
b8 2-2 0 --- O CHC D. Lopes R. McDowell 5% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-2 1 --- O CHC D. Martinez R. McDowell 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-2 2 --- CHC R. Sandberg R. McDowell -2% 45% Single
b8 2-2 2 1-- CHC K. Moreland R. McDowell -3% 42% Wild Pitch; Sandberg to 2B
b8 2-2 2 -2- O CHC K. Moreland R. McDowell 8% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 4-5-6
t9 2-2 0 --- NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot 8% 58% Single
t9 2-2 0 1-- NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot 12% 70% Single; Carter to 2B
Lee Smith replaces Keith Moreland (RF) pitching and batting 4th
Chris Speier replaces Ray Fontenot (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Davey Lopes moves from 3B to LF
Jerry Mumphrey moves from LF to RF
t9 2-2 0 12- NYM G. Foster L. Smith 14% 84% Single; Carter to 3B; Strawberry to 2B
t9 2-2 0 123 RR NYM R. Knight L. Smith 12% 95% Single; Carter Scores; Strawberry Scores; Foster to 2B
t9 4-2 0 12- NYM R. Santana L. Smith 1% 97% Foster Steals 3B
t9 4-2 0 1-3 RO NYM R. Santana L. Smith 0% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Foster Scores
t9 5-2 1 1-- O NYM M. Wilson L. Smith -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 5-2 2 1-- O NYM R. McDowell L. Smith -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 5-6-7
b9 2-5 0 --- O CHC L. Durham R. McDowell 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-5 1 --- O CHC J. Davis R. McDowell 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-5 2 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey R. McDowell 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 2.

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