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BOS
@CAL
4
3
KCR
@CLE
6
3
 
(10)
CHW
@DET
10
1
TEX
@MIN
6
8
NYY
@OAK
5
0
BAL
@SEA
12
5
MIL
@TOR
0
9
PIT
@ATL
1
11
CIN
@CHC
0
4
STL
@HOU
9
7
SFG
@MON
9
2
LAD
@NYM
4
5
 
(11)
SDP
@PHI
8
0
Tuesday, May 31, 1988, 1:20
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 19,038, Time of Game: 1:57
Reds
0
23-27
 Lost 4 
4th, 5½ GB
at Cubs
4
25-24
 Won 2 
4th, 9 GB
W: Jeff Pico (1-0)
L: Mario Soto (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0
Cubs            1  2  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    4  8  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Larkin SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .304 .350 .438 .789 13 8 -0.041 0.41 0.000 -0.041 -0.5 2 6
Chris Sabo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .304 .472 .776 17 12 -0.057 0.58 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 1 2
Kal Daniels LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .282 .398 .443 .841 14 8 -0.036 0.66 0.025 -0.061 -0.4 2 0 CS
Eric Davis RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .220 .319 .377 .696 15 9 -0.039 0.52 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 1 0
Paul O'Neill 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .237 .284 .331 .615 9 7 0.013 0.66 0.045 -0.032 -0.0 10 0 2B
Dave Collins CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .303 .283 .586 8 4 0.008 0.73 0.041 -0.033 0.3 4 1 2B
Bo Diaz C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .229 .242 .375 .617 7 6 -0.101 1.06 0.000 -0.101 -1.2 3 0 GDP
Jeff Treadway 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .287 .361 .382 .743 8 7 -0.051 0.67 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 1 3
   Jose Rijo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mario Soto P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .050 .174 .050 .224 9 7 -0.027 0.55 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 0 1
   Tim Birtsas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Luis Quinones 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .273 .545 4 2 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 4 0 0 6 29 .138 .138 .207 .345 104 70 -0.339 0.63 0.111 -0.450 -4.1 24 13
2B: P O'Neill (7, off J Pico); D Collins (2, off J Pico).
TB: D Collins 3; P O'Neill 2; K Daniels.
GIDP: B Diaz (5).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: D Collins (S Dunston at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: K Daniels (4, 2nd base by J Pico/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Martinez CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245 .302 .331 .633 15 9 -0.050 0.49 0.000 -0.050 -1.3 1 0
Rafael Palmeiro LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .342 .388 .519 .907 12 7 -0.029 0.30 0.000 -0.029 -0.7 2 0
Andre Dawson RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .301 .337 .554 .891 17 10 0.101 0.20 0.112 -0.010 0.6 1 0 HR
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .291 .418 .709 9 7 -0.022 0.21 0.000 -0.022 -0.5 3 7
Mark Grace 1B 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 .330 .398 .495 .893 10 7 0.067 0.39 0.073 -0.006 1.3 13 0 2B
Jody Davis C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .323 .412 .573 .985 5 5 -0.048 0.52 0.000 -0.048 -0.9 5 2
Vance Law 3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .287 .335 .420 .755 13 6 0.080 0.55 0.088 -0.008 1.0 0 0
Shawon Dunston SS 3 0 3 2 0 0 3 .276 .300 .408 .708 6 5 0.082 0.35 0.082 0.000 1.9 2 4 2B,SB
Jeff Pico P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 5 -0.019 0.32 0.000 -0.019 -1.1 0 1 SH
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 0 3 31 .267 .267 .433 .700 95 61 0.162 0.36 0.355 -0.192 0.4 27 14
2B: M Grace (5, off M Soto); S Dunston (7, off M Soto).
HR: A Dawson (11, off M Soto, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: J Pico (1, off M Soto).
TB: A Dawson 4; S Dunston 4; M Grace 3; V Law 2.
RBI: S Dunston 2 (21); V Law (30); A Dawson (28).
2-out RBI: A Dawson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Dunston-R Sandberg-M Grace.
Baserunning
SB: S Dunston (6, 2nd base off M Soto/B Diaz).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mario Soto, L (3-4) 6.2 8 4 4 0 2 1 3.89 27 82 52 33 3 16 13 12 3 0 44 -0.170 0.40 -1.4
Tim Birtsas 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 2 6 4 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.007 0.14 0.8
Jose Rijo 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.47 2 7 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.2
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 0 3 1 4.50 31 95 61 38 5 18 15 13 3 0 44 2 0 -0.162 0.36 -0.4

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Pico, W (1-0) 9 4 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 29 104 70 41 9 20 11 12 4 0 85 0.338 0.63 4.1
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 29 104 70 41 9 20 11 12 4 0 85 0.338 0.63 4.1
Balks: M Soto (7).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 1:57.
Attendance: 19,038.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 90° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Chicago Cubs
1 Barry Larkin SS 1 Dave Martinez CF
2 Chris Sabo 3B 2 Rafael Palmeiro LF
3 Kal Daniels LF 3 Andre Dawson RF
4 Eric Davis RF 4 Ryne Sandberg 2B
5 Paul O'Neill 1B 5 Mark Grace 1B
6 Dave Collins CF 6 Jody Davis C
7 Bo Diaz C 7 Vance Law 3B
8 Jeff Treadway 2B 8 Shawon Dunston SS
9 Mario Soto P 9 Jeff Pico P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC A. Dawson M. Soto 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC V. Law M. Soto 8% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grace Scores
b2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RO CHC S. Dunston M. Soto 6% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Law Scores; Dunston out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
b2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace M. Soto 6% 72% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CIN B. Diaz J. Pico 5% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CIN B. Larkin J. Pico 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN C. Sabo J. Pico 1% 54% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CIN K. Daniels J. Pico 1% 55% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Martinez M. Soto -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Palmeiro M. Soto -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC A. Dawson M. Soto 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Soto -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN E. Davis J. Pico 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CIN P. O'Neill J. Pico -5% 59% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CIN D. Collins J. Pico 3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B; O'Neill to 3B
t2 0-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CIN B. Diaz J. Pico 4% 66% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace M. Soto 6% 72% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Davis M. Soto -4% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC V. Law M. Soto 8% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grace Scores
b2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RO CHC S. Dunston M. Soto 6% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Law Scores; Dunston out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
b2 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Pico M. Soto -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN J. Treadway J. Pico 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CIN M. Soto J. Pico 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN B. Larkin J. Pico 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 1-2-3
b3 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Martinez M. Soto -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Palmeiro M. Soto -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Dawson M. Soto -0% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CIN C. Sabo J. Pico 2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CIN K. Daniels J. Pico 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN E. Davis J. Pico 1% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 4-5-6
b4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Soto -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grace M. Soto -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Davis M. Soto -0% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 5-6-7
t5 0-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CIN P. O'Neill J. Pico 2% 88% Flyball: RF
t5 0-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CIN D. Collins J. Pico -2% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t5 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CIN B. Diaz J. Pico 5% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 7-8-9
b5 3-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC V. Law M. Soto -1% 89% Lineout: RF
b5 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC S. Dunston M. Soto 1% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b5 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Pico M. Soto -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Dunston to 2B
b5 3-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Martinez M. Soto -1% 88% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 8-9-1
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CIN J. Treadway J. Pico 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN M. Soto J. Pico 1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CIN B. Larkin J. Pico 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 2-3-4
b6 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Palmeiro M. Soto -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC A. Dawson M. Soto -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Soto -0% 91% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 2-3-4
t7 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN C. Sabo J. Pico 2% 93% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  CIN K. Daniels J. Pico -3% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t7 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CIN E. Davis J. Pico 4% 94% Daniels Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t7 0-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CIN E. Davis J. Pico 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Reds' Mario Soto facing 5-6-7
b7 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Grace M. Soto 1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Davis M. Soto -1% 95% Flyball: LF
b7 3-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC V. Law M. Soto 1% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Grace to 2B
b7 3-0 1 12- CHC S. Dunston M. Soto 1% 97% Balk; Grace to 3B; Law to 2B
b7 3-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Dunston M. Soto 2% 98% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Grace Scores; Law to 3B
b7 4-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  CHC J. Pico M. Soto 0% 98% Dunston Steals 2B
b7 4-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Pico M. Soto -1% 98% Strikeout (missed bunt)
Tim Birtsas replaces Mario Soto pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Martinez T. Birtsas -1% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 5-6-7
t8 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CIN P. O'Neill J. Pico 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 0-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CIN D. Collins J. Pico -2% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t8 0-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CIN B. Diaz J. Pico 2% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 0-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CIN J. Treadway J. Pico 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Reds' Tim Birtsas facing 2-3-4
b8 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Palmeiro T. Birtsas -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jose Rijo replaces Jeff Treadway (2B) pitching and batting 8th
Luis Quinones replaces Tim Birtsas (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b8 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson J. Rijo -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Rijo -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Jeff Pico facing 9-1-2
t9 0-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN L. Quinones J. Pico 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CIN B. Larkin J. Pico 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
t9 0-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CIN C. Sabo J. Pico 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Cubs 4.

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