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BAL
@BOS
6
2
MIL
@CAL
5
4
 
(11)
CLE
@NYY
7
5
MIN
@OAK
11
5
KCR
@SEA
0
7
CHW
@TEX
2
5
DET
@TOR
3
6
SDP
@ATL
3
4
NYM
@CHC
8
3
LAD
@CIN
5
3
SFG
@HOU
11
0
PIT
@MON
5
3
 
(10)
PHI
@STL
7
6
Friday, June 24, 1988, 3:05
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 33,588, Time of Game: 3:24
Mets
8
46-25
 Won 1 
1st
at Cubs
3
37-34
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9 GB
W: David Cone (9-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  1  0   0  0  3   1  0  3    8 13  0
Cubs            1  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    3 10  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Dykstra CF 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .314 .352 .422 .773 14 10 0.000 0.73 0.082 -0.081 -0.0 5 0 CS
Lee Mazzilli 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .190 .250 .224 .474 19 12 0.054 1.05 0.110 -0.055 -0.0 5 0
   Kevin Elster SS 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .205 .260 .290 .550 2 1 0.020 0.12 0.020 0.000 1.8 1 0 2B
Dave Magadan 3B-1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .282 .392 .345 .738 23 12 0.304 0.98 0.326 -0.021 1.4 2 1
Darryl Strawberry RF 2 1 0 1 2 0 5 .295 .398 .594 .992 19 9 0.018 0.92 0.089 -0.071 0.2 0 0 SB,CS,SF,IW
Kevin McReynolds LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 .274 .324 .415 .739 17 9 0.037 0.69 0.075 -0.037 0.6 2 0 2B,2·HBP
Gary Carter C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .259 .329 .423 .752 14 12 -0.114 0.96 0.000 -0.114 -1.9 9 0
Howard Johnson SS-3B 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .245 .356 .430 .786 20 11 0.117 0.92 0.180 -0.063 2.0 1 3 HR,2B
Tim Teufel 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .268 .368 .362 .731 17 13 -0.010 0.96 0.047 -0.057 0.3 1 4
   Wally Backman PR-2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .280 .340 .303 .643 5 3 0.004 0.10 0.004 0.000 0.4 0 1
David Cone P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .161 .212 .226 .438 8 5 -0.057 0.89 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 0 0 SH
   Roger McDowell P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 2 2 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 1 0
Team Totals 36 8 13 6 2 5 42 .361 .415 .528 .942 160 99 0.369 0.83 0.933 -0.560 3.9 27 9
2B: H Johnson (11, off L Lancaster); K McReynolds (8, off F DiPino); K Elster (5, off A Nipper).
HR: H Johnson (11, off A Nipper, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF).
SF: D Strawberry (6, off P Perry).
SH: D Cone (3, off L Lancaster).
IBB: D Strawberry (11, by M Capel).
HBP: K McReynolds 2 (3, 1 by M Capel, 1 by C Schiraldi).
TB: H Johnson 7; K McReynolds 3; L Dykstra 3; K Elster 2; D Magadan; T Teufel; W Backman; L Mazzilli.
RBI: K Elster 2 (19); H Johnson 2 (32); T Teufel (16); D Strawberry (46).
2-out RBI: H Johnson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: D Strawberry (13, 2nd base off C Schiraldi/J Davis).
CS: L Dykstra (4, 2nd base by C Schiraldi/J Davis); D Strawberry (6, 2nd base by C Schiraldi/J Davis).
Pickoffs: H Johnson (1st base by C Schiraldi).

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 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .234 .290 .321 .611 18 14 0.124 0.97 0.160 -0.036 1.2 2 0 2B,SB
Rafael Palmeiro LF 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .320 .360 .465 .825 20 11 -0.052 1.04 0.029 -0.081 -0.1 1 0 SB
Andre Dawson RF 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .306 .346 .532 .878 22 13 0.164 1.18 0.175 -0.011 1.3 2 0 IW
Ryne Sandberg 2B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .261 .319 .446 .765 20 16 0.001 1.85 0.137 -0.136 -0.2 4 4 3B
Mark Grace 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .303 .371 .423 .794 12 6 0.061 1.56 0.137 -0.076 -0.1 9 0
Vance Law 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .321 .373 .447 .819 14 9 -0.179 1.99 0.000 -0.179 -1.2 2 2
Jody Davis C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263 .335 .419 .754 15 9 -0.094 1.27 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 4 2
   Frank DiPino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jerry Mumphrey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .128 .171 .154 .325 2 1 -0.042 2.23 0.000 -0.042 -0.2
   Al Nipper P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .231 .385 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Capel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .309 .432 .741 14 9 -0.093 0.89 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 2 2
Calvin Schiraldi P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .043 .083 .043 .127 9 6 -0.044 0.90 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 2
   Pat Perry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Les Lancaster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Damon Berryhill C 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .284 .304 .392 .696 6 4 0.025 0.39 0.029 -0.004 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 37 3 10 3 3 9 40 .270 .325 .351 .676 152 98 -0.129 1.28 0.667 -0.796 -1.1 27 13
2B: D Martinez (7, off D Cone).
3B: R Sandberg (5, off D Cone).
IBB: A Dawson (7, by D Cone).
TB: D Martinez 4; A Dawson 3; R Sandberg 3; R Palmeiro; D Berryhill; M Grace.
RBI: R Sandberg 2 (32); A Dawson (41).
2-out RBI: A Dawson; R Sandberg.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
E: V Law (11).
Baserunning
SB: R Palmeiro (6, 2nd base off D Cone/G Carter); D Martinez (6, 3rd base off D Cone/G Carter).

New York Mets

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
David Cone, W (9-1) 6.2 8 3 3 2 9 0 1.79 30 125 80 45 21 14 8 11 6 0 53 -0.036 1.29 -0.3
Roger McDowell, S (7) 2.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.57 10 27 18 13 2 3 3 6 4 0 2 0 0.166 1.27 1.4
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 9 0 3.00 40 152 98 58 23 17 11 17 10 0 53 2 0 0.130 1.28 1.1

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
Calvin Schiraldi, L (4-5) 5.1 5 3 1 1 4 0 4.21 20 92 53 32 5 16 6 8 5 0 53 0.047 1.16 0.6
Pat Perry, BS (1) 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.93 3 5 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 -0.340 1.73 -2.1
Les Lancaster 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.19 4 13 10 5 3 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 -0.067 0.58 -1.0
Frank DiPino 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.27 6 21 15 8 3 4 2 4 1 0 1 0 0.049 0.42 1.1
Al Nipper 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 1 3.27 5 14 10 6 2 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 -0.061 0.17 -3.2
Mike Capel 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.22 4 17 8 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.03 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 8 5 2 5 1 5.00 42 162 99 57 16 26 12 21 11 0 53 5 2 -0.370 0.83 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: M Capel (3).
HBP: M Capel (2; K McReynolds); C Schiraldi (2; K McReynolds).
IBB: D Cone (5; A Dawson); M Capel (2; D Strawberry).
Pickoffs: C Schiraldi (1; H Johnson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Greg Bonin.
Time of Game: 3:24.
Attendance: 33,588.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR NYM D. Magadan P. Perry 29% 73% Fielder's Choice P; Dykstra Scores/No RBI/unER; Mazzilli Scores/unER/No RBI; Magadan to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  R CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone -12% 36% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Dawson Scores
t6 1-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  NYM L. Mazzilli C. Schiraldi 11% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Dykstra to 3B
t2 0-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R NYM H. Johnson C. Schiraldi 10% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive); Strawberry Scores
b7 2-5 2 12- 8,(2-2)  R CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -9% 80% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF Line); Berryhill Scores; Martinez to 3B

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' Calvin Schiraldi facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  NYM L. Dykstra C. Schiraldi 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYM L. Mazzilli C. Schiraldi -6% 48% Dykstra Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM L. Mazzilli C. Schiraldi -1% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O NYM D. Magadan C. Schiraldi -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' David Cone facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Martinez D. Cone 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Palmeiro D. Cone 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -1% 48% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  R CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone -12% 36% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Dawson Scores
b1 1-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace D. Cone 3% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Calvin Schiraldi facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYM D. Strawberry C. Schiraldi 4% 43% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM K. McReynolds C. Schiraldi -4% 39% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYM G. Carter C. Schiraldi -3% 36% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYM H. Johnson C. Schiraldi 1% 37% Strawberry Steals 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R NYM H. Johnson C. Schiraldi 10% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive); Strawberry Scores
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  O NYM T. Teufel C. Schiraldi -2% 45% Johnson Picked off 1B (P-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' David Cone facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC V. Law D. Cone 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC J. Davis D. Cone 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Cone 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Calvin Schiraldi facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O NYM T. Teufel C. Schiraldi -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM D. Cone C. Schiraldi -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM L. Dykstra C. Schiraldi -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' David Cone facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Schiraldi D. Cone 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC D. Martinez D. Cone -5% 42% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b3 1-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Palmeiro D. Cone -2% 40% Walk
b3 1-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -6% 35% Martinez Steals 3B; Palmeiro Steals 2B
b3 1-1 1 -23 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -1% 34% Intentional Walk
b3 1-1 1 123 6,(1-2)  RO CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone -1% 32% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Martinez Scores; Palmeiro to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace D. Cone 4% 37% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Calvin Schiraldi facing 2-3-4
t4 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYM L. Mazzilli C. Schiraldi -3% 34% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  NYM D. Magadan C. Schiraldi 3% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYM D. Strawberry C. Schiraldi -4% 33% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM K. McReynolds C. Schiraldi -3% 31% Strawberry Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' David Cone facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC V. Law D. Cone 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC J. Davis D. Cone 1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Cone 1% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Calvin Schiraldi facing 5-6-7
t5 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  NYM K. McReynolds C. Schiraldi 5% 40% Hit By Pitch
t5 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM G. Carter C. Schiraldi -5% 35% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O NYM H. Johnson C. Schiraldi -4% 31% Flyball: 3B
t5 1-2 2 1-- 7,(1-2)  O NYM T. Teufel C. Schiraldi -3% 28% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' David Cone facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Schiraldi D. Cone 2% 30% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Martinez D. Cone 1% 32% Lineout: 2B
b5 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Palmeiro D. Cone 1% 33% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Calvin Schiraldi facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM D. Cone C. Schiraldi -4% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYM L. Dykstra C. Schiraldi 4% 33% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 1-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  NYM L. Mazzilli C. Schiraldi 11% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Dykstra to 3B
Pat Perry replaces Calvin Schiraldi pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR NYM D. Magadan P. Perry 29% 73% Fielder's Choice P; Dykstra Scores/No RBI/unER; Mazzilli Scores/unER/No RBI; Magadan to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw)
t6 3-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO NYM D. Strawberry P. Perry 4% 77% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Magadan Scores/unER
t6 4-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  NYM K. McReynolds P. Perry 1% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Les Lancaster replaces Pat Perry pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYM G. Carter L. Lancaster -2% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' David Cone facing 3-4-5
b6 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -6% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone 5% 76% Flyball: CF
b6 2-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace D. Cone -6% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Dawson to 2B
b6 2-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC V. Law D. Cone 7% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Davis D. Cone 6% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  NYM H. Johnson L. Lancaster 4% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 4-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R NYM T. Teufel L. Lancaster 5% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Johnson Scores
Wally Backman pinch runs for Tim Teufel (2B) batting 8th
t7 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM D. Cone L. Lancaster -0% 92% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Backman to 2B
Frank DiPino replaces Jody Davis (C) pitching and batting 7th
Damon Berryhill replaces Les Lancaster (P) playing C batting 9th
t7 5-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O NYM L. Dykstra F. DiPino -1% 90% Flyball: 3B
t7 5-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O NYM L. Mazzilli F. DiPino -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' David Cone facing 8-9-1
Dave Magadan moves from 3B to 1B
Wally Backman moves from PR to 2B
Howard Johnson moves from SS to 3B
Kevin Elster replaces Lee Mazzilli (1B) playing SS batting 2nd
b7 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Cone 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Berryhill D. Cone -3% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 2-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC D. Martinez D. Cone -5% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive); Berryhill to 2B
b7 2-5 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Palmeiro D. Cone 6% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 12- 8,(2-2)  R CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -9% 80% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF Line); Berryhill Scores; Martinez to 3B
Roger McDowell replaces David Cone pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg R. McDowell 8% 88% Lineout: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Frank DiPino facing 3-4-5
t8 5-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM D. Magadan F. DiPino -1% 87% Flyball: LF
t8 5-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM D. Strawberry F. DiPino -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  NYM K. McReynolds F. DiPino 1% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t8 5-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O NYM G. Carter F. DiPino -2% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 5-6-7
b8 3-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace R. McDowell -8% 78% Walk
b8 3-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC V. Law R. McDowell 7% 84% Lineout: LF
Jerry Mumphrey pinch hits for Frank DiPino (P) batting 7th
b8 3-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Mumphrey R. McDowell 4% 89% Groundout: 1B-P; Grace to 2B
b8 3-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Dunston R. McDowell 5% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Al Nipper facing 7-8-9
Al Nipper replaces Jerry Mumphrey (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t9 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R NYM H. Johnson A. Nipper 4% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t9 6-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  NYM W. Backman A. Nipper 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t9 6-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O NYM R. McDowell A. Nipper -0% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 6-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  NYM L. Dykstra A. Nipper 0% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive); Backman to 2B
t9 6-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR NYM K. Elster A. Nipper 2% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Backman Scores; Dykstra Scores
Mike Capel replaces Al Nipper pitching and batting 7th
t9 8-3 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O NYM D. Magadan M. Capel -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  NYM D. Strawberry M. Capel 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Elster to 3B
t9 8-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  NYM D. Strawberry M. Capel 0% 100% Intentional Walk
t9 8-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  NYM K. McReynolds M. Capel 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Strawberry to 2B
t9 8-3 2 123 2,(0-1)  O NYM G. Carter M. Capel -0% 99% Flyball: 1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 8, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-8, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 9-1-2
b9 3-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Berryhill R. McDowell 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 3-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Martinez R. McDowell -0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b9 3-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Palmeiro R. McDowell -1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Martinez to 2B
b9 3-8 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Dawson R. McDowell 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Martinez to 3B
b9 3-8 2 1-3 5,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg R. McDowell 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 8, Cubs 3.

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