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Standings
SFG
@CHC
3
5
Monday, September 28, 1998, 7:10
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,556, Time of Game: 3:41
Giants
3
89-74
 Lost 2
2nd, 9½ GB
at Cubs
5
90-73
 Won 1
2nd, 12½ GB
W: Steve Trachsel (15-8)
L: Mark Gardner (13-6)
S: Rod Beck (51)
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Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    3  6  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  2  2   0  1  X    5 10  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Stan Javier CF 3 1 1 1 2 0 .290 .759 18 7 0.024 0.91 0.081 -0.058 0.3 3 0
Rich Aurilia SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .726 13 7 -0.080 1.04 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 1 5
   Shawon Dunston PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .656 5 3 0.029 1.00 0.029 0.000 0.3 0 0
   Ellis Burks PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .292 .861 10 6 0.080 1.58 0.080 0.000 0.8
   Rey Sanchez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .686 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Barry Bonds LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 .303 1.047 20 14 -0.186 1.56 0.000 -0.186 -1.5 3 0 SF
Jeff Kent 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 .297 .914 16 10 -0.095 1.14 0.030 -0.125 -0.4 3 4 HBP
Joe Carter RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .765 28 16 -0.041 0.90 0.043 -0.083 -0.4 2 0
J.T. Snow 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .248 .755 8 4 -0.026 0.83 0.021 -0.048 -0.0 7 3 3B
Charlie Hayes 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .770 18 9 -0.036 1.07 0.016 -0.052 -0.7 1 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brian Johnson C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .706 10 7 -0.114 2.21 0.000 -0.114 -1.0 2 0
   Brent Mayne PH-C 2 1 2 0 0 0 .273 .719 2 2 0.025 0.28 0.025 0.000 0.7 1 0
Mark Gardner P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .164 .406 10 6 -0.049 0.95 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 1
   Rich Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Johnstone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Armando Rios PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .571 2.129 8 4 0.029 0.78 0.029 0.000 0.4
   Russ Ortiz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .733 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Alvin Morman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Mueller 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 .294 .778 3 2 0.024 0.37 0.024 0.000 1.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 7 6 .188 .591 169 97 -0.416 1.07 0.378 -0.795 -1.7 24 13
3B: J Snow (1, off K Tapani).
SF: B Bonds (6, off T Mulholland).
HBP: J Kent (9, by S Trachsel).
TB: J Snow 3; B Mayne 2; S Javier; B Mueller; S Dunston.
RBI: J Kent (128); B Bonds (122); S Javier (49).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Aurilia-J Kent-J Snow 2; J Snow-M Gardner-R Aurilia-J Snow.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .280 .687 12 10 -0.046 0.73 0.020 -0.066 -0.6 1 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .296 .765 18 12 -0.024 0.64 0.024 -0.048 -0.6 3 1
Sammy Sosa RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 .308 1.024 15 10 -0.023 0.60 0.047 -0.071 1.0 5 0 GDP
Mark Grace 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .309 .872 13 6 0.040 0.65 0.054 -0.014 1.6 9 0 2B
Henry Rodriguez LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 .251 .864 10 5 0.011 1.32 0.046 -0.035 0.0 1 0
   Matt Mieske PH-LF 1 0 1 2 0 0 .299 .775 2 2 0.068 1.36 0.068 0.000 1.6 0 0
   Matt Karchner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felix Heredia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Tapani P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .405 2 1 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.8 0 0
   Terry Mulholland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .780 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 .281 .852 16 13 0.117 0.87 0.197 -0.080 -0.5 1 2 HR,2·GDP
Tyler Houston C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .686 11 6 -0.044 0.57 0.000 -0.044 -0.7 6 0
Jose Hernandez SS 2 0 1 0 1 1 .254 .782 15 6 0.023 0.34 0.034 -0.011 0.5 0 3 SB
Steve Trachsel P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .697 5 3 -0.029 0.81 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 1 SH
   Orlando Merced LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .749 9 7 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 1 0
Team Totals 30 5 10 4 2 3 .333 .842 128 81 0.084 0.68 0.490 -0.407 0.8 27 7
2B: M Grace (39, off J Mesa).
HR: G Gaetti (19, off M Gardner; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: S Trachsel (9, off M Gardner).
TB: G Gaetti 4; M Grace 3; S Sosa 2; M Morandini; L Johnson; J Hernandez; H Rodriguez; M Mieske.
GIDP: G Gaetti 2 (12); S Sosa (20).
RBI: G Gaetti 2 (70); M Mieske 2 (12).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: J Hernandez (4, 2nd base off R Ortiz/B Mayne).

San Francisco Giants

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
Mark Gardner, L (13-6) 5.1 6 4 4 1 2 1 4.33 21 73 46 21 6 19 6 12 4 0 41 -0.030 0.92 -0.1
Rich Rodriguez 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.70 2 7 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 -0.080 1.23 -2.0
John Johnstone 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.07 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.024 0.37 1.2
Russ Ortiz 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.99 3 18 11 7 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.12 0.2
Alvin Morman 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.28 2 8 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.007 0.14 0.6
Jose Mesa 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.57 4 18 12 9 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.007 0.14 -0.7
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 2 3 1 5.62 33 128 81 43 11 27 11 17 6 0 41 5 2 -0.085 0.68 -0.8
R Rodriguez faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Steve Trachsel, W (15-8) 6.1 1 0 0 6 6 0 4.46 27 121 66 39 7 20 4 10 4 0 71 0.322 1.05 2.7
Matt Karchner, H (10) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.15 2 9 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.006 1.26 0.1
Felix Heredia, H (17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.06 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.056 2.12 0.8
Kevin Tapani 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.85 6 13 10 7 0 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 -0.006 0.32 -0.8
Terry Mulholland 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.89 3 14 9 6 1 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 -0.054 1.83 -1.3
Rod Beck, S (51) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.02 2 9 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.093 1.75 0.2
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 7 6 0 3.00 41 169 97 61 8 28 12 15 6 0 71 9 3 0.417 1.07 1.7
K Tapani faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Mesa (10).
HBP: S Trachsel (8; J Kent).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Mike Winters, LF - Larry Poncino, RF - Larry Vanover.
Time of Game: 3:41.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 15mph in from Rightfield, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Chicago Cubs
1 Stan Javier CF 1 Lance Johnson CF
2 Rich Aurilia SS 2 Mickey Morandini 2B
3 Barry Bonds LF 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Jeff Kent 2B 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Joe Carter RF 5 Henry Rodriguez LF
6 J.T. Snow 1B 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Charlie Hayes 3B 7 Tyler Houston C
8 Brian Johnson C 8 Jose Hernandez SS
9 Mark Gardner P 9 Steve Trachsel P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR CHC G. Gaetti M. Gardner 20% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Rodriguez Scores
t4 0-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Johnson S. Trachsel 9% 56% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-5 0 12- 10,(3-2)  SFG E. Burks T. Mulholland -8% 85% Walk; Mueller to 3B; Javier to 2B
b6 2-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR CHC M. Mieske R. Rodriguez 7% 96% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Johnson Scores; Sosa Scores; Grace to 3B
t9 1-5 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO SFG B. Bonds T. Mulholland 6% 91% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Mueller Scores; Javier to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG S. Javier S. Trachsel 2% 52% Popfly: CF (Short LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O SFG R. Aurilia S. Trachsel 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG B. Bonds S. Trachsel 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson M. Gardner -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Morandini M. Gardner 2% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC S. Sosa M. Gardner -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-P-SS-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O SFG J. Kent S. Trachsel 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O SFG J. Carter S. Trachsel 2% 54% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG J. Snow S. Trachsel -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O SFG C. Hayes S. Trachsel 2% 55% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Grace M. Gardner 4% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez M. Gardner -3% 55% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC G. Gaetti M. Gardner -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O SFG B. Johnson S. Trachsel 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Gardner S. Trachsel 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  SFG S. Javier S. Trachsel -1% 53% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG R. Aurilia S. Trachsel 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC T. Houston M. Gardner -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Hernandez M. Gardner 3% 56% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Trachsel M. Gardner -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Hernandez to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC L. Johnson M. Gardner -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Bonds S. Trachsel 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  SFG J. Kent S. Trachsel -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  SFG J. Carter S. Trachsel -4% 46% Walk; Kent to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O SFG J. Snow S. Trachsel 3% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Kent to 3B; Carter to 2B
t4 0-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  SFG C. Hayes S. Trachsel -2% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Johnson S. Trachsel 9% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Morandini M. Gardner -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Gardner -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace M. Gardner -1% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Gardner S. Trachsel 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  SFG S. Javier S. Trachsel -3% 50% Walk
t5 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG R. Aurilia S. Trachsel 4% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SFG B. Bonds S. Trachsel 3% 57% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC H. Rodriguez M. Gardner 5% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR CHC G. Gaetti M. Gardner 20% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Rodriguez Scores
b5 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Houston M. Gardner -2% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez M. Gardner -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Trachsel M. Gardner -1% 78% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 4-5-6
t6 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG J. Kent S. Trachsel 3% 81% Lineout: 2B
t6 0-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O SFG J. Carter S. Trachsel 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Snow S. Trachsel 1% 84% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 1-2-3
b6 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC L. Johnson M. Gardner 2% 86% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b6 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Morandini M. Gardner -2% 84% Flyball: LF
b6 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa M. Gardner 4% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Johnson to 3B
Rich Rodriguez replaces Mark Gardner pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace R. Rodriguez 1% 90% Walk; Sosa to 2B
Matt Mieske pinch hits for Henry Rodriguez (LF) batting 5th
b6 2-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR CHC M. Mieske R. Rodriguez 7% 96% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Johnson Scores; Sosa Scores; Grace to 3B
John Johnstone replaces Rich Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO CHC G. Gaetti J. Johnstone -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 7-8-9
Matt Mieske moves from PH to LF
t7 0-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG C. Hayes S. Trachsel 2% 95% Lineout: 2B
Brent Mayne pinch hits for Brian Johnson (C) batting 8th
t7 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG B. Mayne S. Trachsel -2% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Armando Rios pinch hits for John Johnstone (P) batting 9th
t7 0-4 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  SFG A. Rios S. Trachsel -3% 91% Walk; Mayne to 2B
Matt Karchner replaces Matt Mieske (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Orlando Merced replaces Steve Trachsel (P) playing LF batting 9th
t7 0-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O SFG S. Javier M. Karchner 4% 94% Foul Popfly: LF (Short LF Foul)
Shawon Dunston pinch hits for Rich Aurilia (SS) batting 2nd
t7 0-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  SFG S. Dunston M. Karchner -3% 91% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Mayne to 3B; Rios to 2B
Felix Heredia replaces Matt Karchner pitching and batting 5th
t7 0-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  O SFG B. Bonds F. Heredia 6% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Russ Ortiz facing 7-8-9
Russ Ortiz replaces Armando Rios (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Brent Mayne moves from PH to C
Shawon Dunston moves from PH to SS
b7 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC T. Houston R. Ortiz -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC J. Hernandez R. Ortiz 0% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b7 4-0 1 1-- 8,(1-2)  CHC O. Merced R. Ortiz 0% 97% Hernandez Steals 2B
b7 4-0 1 -2- 9,(2-2)  O CHC O. Merced R. Ortiz -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P; Hernandez to 3B
Alvin Morman replaces Russ Ortiz pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O CHC L. Johnson A. Morman -1% 96% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
Kevin Tapani replaces Felix Heredia pitching and batting 5th
t8 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Kent K. Tapani 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG J. Carter K. Tapani 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG J. Snow K. Tapani -1% 98% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 0-4 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O SFG C. Hayes K. Tapani 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Alvin Morman facing 2-3-4
b8 4-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Morandini A. Morman -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Mesa replaces Charlie Hayes (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Bill Mueller replaces Alvin Morman (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 4-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Mesa 0% 99% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b8 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Mesa 0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive); Sosa to 3B
b8 4-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Tapani J. Mesa -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b8 4-0 2 -23 7,(1-2)  R CHC G. Gaetti J. Mesa 1% 99% Wild Pitch; Sosa Scores; Grace to 3B
b8 5-0 2 --3 8,(2-2)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Mesa -0% 99% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
t9 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG B. Mayne K. Tapani -1% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 0-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  SFG B. Mueller K. Tapani -2% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Mayne to 3B
Terry Mulholland replaces Kevin Tapani pitching and batting 5th
t9 0-5 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R SFG S. Javier T. Mulholland -3% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive); Mayne Scores; Mueller to 2B
Ellis Burks pinch hits for Shawon Dunston (SS) batting 2nd
t9 1-5 0 12- 10,(3-2)  SFG E. Burks T. Mulholland -8% 85% Walk; Mueller to 3B; Javier to 2B
Rey Sanchez pinch runs for Ellis Burks (PH) batting 2nd
t9 1-5 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO SFG B. Bonds T. Mulholland 6% 91% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Mueller Scores; Javier to 3B
Rod Beck replaces Terry Mulholland pitching and batting 5th
t9 2-5 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO SFG J. Kent R. Beck 6% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Javier Scores
t9 3-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG J. Carter R. Beck 4% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Cubs 5.

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