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Friday, May 5, 2000, 2:20PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 26,689, Time of Game: 2:24
Pirates
4
12-16
 Won 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Cubs
2
12-19
 Lost 2 
5th, 7 GB
W: Todd Ritchie (2-1)
L: Kevin Tapani (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   1  2  0   0  0  0    4  7  1
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    2  8  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chad Hermansen CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .203 .253 .304 .558 11 8 -0.022 0.49 0.019 -0.042 -0.3 1 0 2B
   Adrian Brown PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .278 .472 .750 3 2 -0.017 0.63 0.000 -0.017 -0.5 0 0
Warren Morris 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .381 .352 .733 13 8 0.044 0.65 0.090 -0.046 0.5 3 2 SB
Jason Kendall C 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .327 .439 .406 .845 17 9 -0.014 0.53 0.025 -0.039 -0.4 11 0 HBP
Brian Giles RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .350 .452 .660 1.112 21 11 0.043 0.71 0.085 -0.042 0.2 1 1 2B
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .235 .284 .402 .686 10 8 -0.027 0.67 0.004 -0.031 -0.6 8 1
Wil Cordero LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .208 .245 .376 .622 16 8 0.094 0.49 0.122 -0.028 1.2 0 0 HR
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .298 .402 .699 15 9 -0.030 0.58 0.010 -0.040 -0.4 3 0
Luis Sojo 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .237 .326 .395 .720 10 7 0.058 0.73 0.117 -0.059 -0.1 0 2 HR
Todd Ritchie P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 16 11 -0.041 0.52 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 0 3
   Scott Sauerbeck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Garcia 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
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Vander Wal PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .435 .692 1.127 4 0 0.002 0.50 0.002 0.000 0.1 IW
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 7 4 2 7 37 .206 .270 .441 .711 136 81 0.090 0.60 0.474 -0.385 -0.9 27 10
2B: B Giles (11, off K Tapani); C Hermansen (2, off K Tapani).
HR: W Cordero (3, off K Tapani, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); L Sojo (1, off K Tapani, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: J Vander Wal (1, by K Farnsworth).
HBP: J Kendall (4, by K Tapani).
TB: W Cordero 5; L Sojo 4; B Giles 2; C Hermansen 2; P Meares; W Morris.
RBI: L Sojo (3); W Cordero (10); W Morris (7); K Young (17).
2-out RBI: W Morris; W Cordero.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. W Morris-K Young; K Young-P Meares.
E: K Young (5).
Outfield Assists: B Giles (W Greene at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Morris (2, 2nd base off K Tapani/J Reed).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .318 .364 .477 .841 10 6 0.054 1.35 0.117 -0.063 0.8 2 3 HR
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .339 .403 .514 .917 12 8 -0.159 1.57 0.032 -0.191 -1.4 0 3 GDP
Mark Grace 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .266 .397 .422 .819 13 4 -0.048 1.05 0.055 -0.103 -0.7 9 0 GDP
Sammy Sosa RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .300 .393 .608 1.001 16 11 0.079 1.34 0.164 -0.085 0.8 5 0 HR
Henry Rodriguez LF 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .224 .313 .565 .877 10 7 0.099 1.19 0.139 -0.040 0.8 1 0 2B
   Glenallen Hill PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .200 .432 .632 6 3 -0.045 1.55 0.000 -0.045 -0.2 0 0
Willie Greene 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .412 .450 .647 1.097 10 7 -0.107 1.21 0.000 -0.107 -0.8 1 2
   Brian Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Nieves PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .273 .286 .558 4 2 -0.051 1.95 0.000 -0.051 -0.3
Jeff Reed C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .286 .426 .452 .878 19 10 -0.112 1.45 0.043 -0.155 -0.9 7 0
Damon Buford CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .298 .387 .685 10 7 0.058 1.36 0.093 -0.035 0.5 2 0 HBP
Kevin Tapani P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .214 .214 .500 .714 8 6 -0.074 1.31 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 0 0
   Shane Andrews PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .333 .534 .867 1 1 -0.102 3.88 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 2 11 35 .250 .314 .469 .783 119 72 -0.408 1.43 0.643 -1.051 -2.9 27 9
2B: H Rodriguez (8, off T Ritchie).
HR: S Sosa (10, off T Ritchie, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF); E Young (3, off T Ritchie, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: D Buford (2, by T Ritchie).
TB: E Young 5; S Sosa 5; H Rodriguez 2; R Gutierrez; D Buford; W Greene.
GIDP: M Grace (1); R Gutierrez (3).
RBI: E Young (11); S Sosa (23).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Todd Ritchie, W (2-1) 7.1 8 2 2 1 8 2 2.59 29 91 59 29 13 17 10 9 5 0 61 0.260 1.40 2.1
Scott Sauerbeck 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.80 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.055 1.22 -0.3
Mike Garcia, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.14 1 6 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.059 2.42 0.3
Jason Christiansen, H (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.54 1 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.045 1.55 0.2
Mike Williams, S (4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 3 12 7 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.100 1.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 11 2 2.00 35 119 72 33 18 21 11 10 5 0 61 2 0 0.409 1.43 2.9
S Sauerbeck faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Kevin Tapani, L (1-4) 7 6 4 4 1 6 2 5.65 29 105 66 38 11 17 6 15 4 0 54 -0.128 0.65 -0.2
Brian Williams 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.60 3 14 7 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.23 0.5
Kyle Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.10 5 17 8 8 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.020 0.48 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 2 7 2 4.00 37 136 81 50 12 19 9 18 5 0 54 0 0 -0.090 0.60 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Ritchie (1; D Buford); K Tapani (2; J Kendall).
IBB: K Farnsworth (2; J Vander Wal).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Travis Katzenmeier, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 26,689.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 15mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Chad Hermansen CF 1 Eric Young 2B
2 Warren Morris 2B 2 Ricky Gutierrez SS
3 Jason Kendall C 3 Mark Grace 1B
4 Brian Giles RF 4 Sammy Sosa RF
5 Kevin Young 1B 5 Henry Rodriguez LF
6 Wil Cordero LF 6 Willie Greene 3B
7 Pat Meares SS 7 Jeff Reed C
8 Luis Sojo 3B 8 Damon Buford CF
9 Todd Ritchie P 9 Kevin Tapani P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC H. Rodriguez T. Ritchie -14% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Sosa to 3B
t5 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R PIT L. Sojo K. Tapani 12% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  R CHC S. Sosa T. Ritchie -11% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R PIT W. Cordero K. Tapani 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b7 1-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Andrews T. Ritchie 10% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen K. Tapani -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT W. Morris K. Tapani -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC E. Young T. Ritchie -3% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CHC R. Gutierrez T. Ritchie 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace T. Ritchie 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Giles K. Tapani -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young K. Tapani -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R PIT W. Cordero K. Tapani 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT P. Meares K. Tapani -1% 55% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa T. Ritchie 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez T. Ritchie 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC W. Greene T. Ritchie 1% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Sojo K. Tapani -2% 59% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Ritchie K. Tapani -2% 57% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Hermansen K. Tapani -1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Reed T. Ritchie -4% 51% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Buford T. Ritchie -7% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive); Reed to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Tapani T. Ritchie 6% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC E. Young T. Ritchie 3% 55% Groundout: P-1B; Reed to 3B; Buford to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Gutierrez T. Ritchie 7% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT W. Morris K. Tapani -2% 59% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 3% 62% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT B. Giles K. Tapani 8% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Kendall to 3B
t4 1-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO PIT K. Young K. Tapani 0% 71% Groundout: SS-1B; Kendall Scores
t4 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT W. Cordero K. Tapani -3% 68% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Grace T. Ritchie 3% 71% Lineout: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  R CHC S. Sosa T. Ritchie -11% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b4 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez T. Ritchie 2% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC W. Greene T. Ritchie 1% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Greene out at 2B/RF-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 7-8-9
t5 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Meares K. Tapani -3% 61% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R PIT L. Sojo K. Tapani 12% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 3-1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O PIT T. Ritchie K. Tapani -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. Hermansen K. Tapani 2% 73% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t5 3-1 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R PIT W. Morris K. Tapani 8% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Hermansen Scores
t5 4-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 1% 82% Morris Steals 2B
t5 4-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani -2% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 7-8-9
b5 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Reed T. Ritchie 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Buford T. Ritchie 2% 84% Popfly: SS
b5 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Tapani T. Ritchie 1% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
t6 4-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT B. Giles K. Tapani -1% 84% Flyball: CF
t6 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Young K. Tapani -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT W. Cordero K. Tapani 1% 84% Walk
t6 4-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT P. Meares K. Tapani 1% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cordero to 2B
t6 4-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Sojo K. Tapani -2% 83% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 1-2-3
b6 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Young T. Ritchie 3% 86% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Gutierrez T. Ritchie -3% 83% Single (Ground Ball)
b6 1-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO CHC M. Grace T. Ritchie 6% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 9-1-2
t7 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ritchie K. Tapani -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT C. Hermansen K. Tapani -1% 87% Foul Flyball: 1B (Short RF Foul)
t7 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT W. Morris K. Tapani -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 4-5-6
b7 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Sosa T. Ritchie -5% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
b7 1-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC H. Rodriguez T. Ritchie -14% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Sosa to 3B
b7 1-4 0 -23 3,(0-2)  O CHC W. Greene T. Ritchie 8% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-4 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Reed T. Ritchie 9% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-4 2 -23 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Buford T. Ritchie -3% 82% Hit By Pitch
Shane Andrews pinch hits for Kevin Tapani (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Andrews T. Ritchie 10% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Brian Williams facing 3-4-5
Brian Williams replaces Willie Greene (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Shane Andrews moves from PH to 3B
t8 4-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Williams -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT B. Giles B. Williams -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT K. Young B. Williams -0% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 1-2-3
b8 1-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC E. Young T. Ritchie -8% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b8 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Gutierrez T. Ritchie 5% 87% Groundout: P-1B
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Todd Ritchie pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace S. Sauerbeck -5% 82% Walk
Mike Garcia replaces Scott Sauerbeck pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Garcia 6% 87% Strikeout Swinging
Jason Christiansen replaces Mike Garcia pitching and batting 9th
Glenallen Hill pinch hits for Henry Rodriguez (LF) batting 5th
b8 2-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC G. Hill J. Christiansen 0% 87% E3 on Foul Ball
b8 2-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Hill J. Christiansen 5% 92% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 6-7-8
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Brian Williams pitching and batting 6th
Glenallen Hill moves from PH to LF
t9 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT W. Cordero K. Farnsworth 1% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 4-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT P. Meares K. Farnsworth -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cordero to 2B
t9 4-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT L. Sojo K. Farnsworth -1% 91% Popfly: 2B
John Vander Wal pinch hits for Jason Christiansen (P) batting 9th
t9 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Vander Wal K. Farnsworth 0% 92% Intentional Walk
Adrian Brown pinch hits for Chad Hermansen (CF) batting 1st
t9 4-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Brown K. Farnsworth -2% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cordero to 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 6-7-8
Mike Williams replaces John Vander Wal (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Adrian Brown moves from PH to CF
Jose Nieves pinch hits for Kyle Farnsworth (P) batting 6th
b9 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Nieves M. Williams 5% 95% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC J. Reed M. Williams 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Buford M. Williams 2% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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