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Wednesday, May 22, 2002,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,138, Time of Game: 2:49
Pirates
4
21-24
 Lost 2 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Cubs
7
16-28
 Won 2 
5th, 11 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  1   1  1  0    4  7  1
Cubs            2  0  1   0  2  0   0  2  X    7  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chad Hermansen CF 4 0 1 0 1 2 .297 .936 24 13 -0.027 0.91 0.051 -0.079 -0.2 3 0
Jack Wilson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .519 18 14 -0.108 0.96 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 1 4 SH
Brian Giles LF 4 1 3 1 0 1 .283 .939 11 7 0.111 0.93 0.145 -0.034 1.2 0 0 HR,SB
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .244 .665 24 18 -0.150 1.49 0.000 -0.150 -1.2 0 1
   Mike Benjamin PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 .174 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Rob Mackowiak RF 2 1 0 0 1 2 .220 .663 11 6 -0.003 0.85 0.038 -0.041 -0.0 3 0
   Craig Wilson PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .640 4 2 -0.038 1.95 0.000 -0.038 -0.2 0 1
Jason Kendall C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .261 .664 17 10 0.122 1.02 0.148 -0.026 1.3 3 0 HBP
Kevin Young 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 .202 .699 21 8 -0.036 1.39 0.089 -0.125 -0.6 10 0 GDP
Pokey Reese 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .206 .535 14 10 -0.077 2.04 0.083 -0.160 0.0 3 3
David Williams P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .500 10 7 -0.043 0.82 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 4
   Ron Villone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adrian Brown PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .216 .620 2 1 0.078 1.52 0.078 0.000 0.9 SB
   Mike Fetters P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Sauerbeck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Abraham Nunez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .605 6 4 -0.018 0.73 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 4 11 .219 .637 162 100 -0.189 1.18 0.632 -0.822 -0.4 24 13
HR: B Giles (9, off M Prior; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SH: J Wilson (4, off M Prior).
HBP: J Kendall (1, by M Prior).
TB: B Giles 6; P Reese; J Kendall; C Hermansen; A Brown.
GIDP: K Young (3).
RBI: J Kendall (16); P Reese (9); A Brown (11); B Giles (22).
2-out RBI: P Reese; J Kendall.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
E: K Young (4).
Outfield Assists: C Wilson (J Girardi at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Brown (7, 2nd base off P Mahomes/J Girardi); B Giles (5, 2nd base off M Prior/J Girardi).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Corey Patterson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .759 20 15 -0.082 0.67 0.004 -0.086 -1.1 2 0 HBP
Joe Girardi C 5 1 2 1 0 0 .263 .585 14 10 0.027 0.64 0.069 -0.042 0.4 11 0 2B
Sammy Sosa RF 2 3 1 1 2 0 .318 1.168 13 5 0.128 0.65 0.137 -0.010 1.3 2 0 HR,IW
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 .227 .705 13 6 0.170 0.85 0.188 -0.018 1.8 10 0 2B
Moises Alou LF 3 0 2 1 1 0 .176 .536 16 10 0.081 0.64 0.101 -0.021 1.3 0 0 3B
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bill Mueller 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 .152 .519 12 9 -0.052 0.78 0.012 -0.064 -0.9 0 4 SF
Bobby Hill 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .158 .404 11 9 0.004 0.60 0.042 -0.038 -0.1 2 1 SB
Augie Ojeda SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 .172 .453 13 4 0.037 0.51 0.050 -0.013 0.3 0 6 2B,SH
Mark Prior P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 13 7 -0.073 1.04 0.000 -0.073 -0.9 0 0
   Chris Stynes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .603 2 1 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Pat Mahomes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jeff Fassero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darren Lewis LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 .270 .703 5 4 0.076 0.68 0.076 0.000 1.2 0 0 2B
Team Totals 31 7 9 7 4 3 .290 .959 132 80 0.311 0.67 0.679 -0.370 3.1 27 12
2B: A Ojeda (2, off D Williams); D Lewis (2, off S Sauerbeck); J Girardi (3, off S Sauerbeck); F McGriff (7, off D Williams).
3B: M Alou (1, off D Williams).
HR: S Sosa (17, off D Williams; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SF: B Mueller (3, off R Villone).
SH: A Ojeda (4, off D Williams).
IBB: S Sosa (8, by D Williams).
HBP: C Patterson (3, by R Villone).
TB: M Alou 4; S Sosa 4; F McGriff 3; J Girardi 3; A Ojeda 2; D Lewis 2.
RBI: F McGriff 2 (27); S Sosa (28); M Alou (9); B Mueller (7); D Lewis (4); J Girardi (2).
2-out RBI: J Girardi.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Mueller-B Hill-F McGriff.
Baserunning
SB: B Hill (1, 2nd base off D Williams/J Kendall).

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
David Williams, L (2-5) 4.1 7 5 5 2 2 1 5.73 23 84 51 31 8 12 9 10 6 0 29 -0.245 0.85 -2.7
Ron Villone 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.26 6 18 11 8 2 1 3 2 0 0 2 1 0.010 0.31 0.7
Mike Fetters 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.12 4 13 7 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.32 0.5
Scott Sauerbeck 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.32 5 17 11 6 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.098 0.46 -1.5
Team Totals 8 9 7 7 4 3 1 7.88 38 132 80 48 13 19 15 15 8 0 29 2 1 -0.311 0.67 -3.1

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
Mark Prior, W (1-0) 6 4 2 2 2 10 1 3.00 24 103 65 31 13 21 5 6 2 0 64 0.165 0.96 0.9
Pat Mahomes, H (1) 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6.23 5 24 13 7 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.008 1.42 -0.5
Jeff Fassero, H (3) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.75 2 9 6 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.008 2.02 -0.0
Antonio Alfonseca, S (7) 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.83 7 26 16 10 2 4 4 2 2 0 1 1 0.041 1.55 -0.0
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 4 11 1 4.00 38 162 100 53 18 29 13 9 5 0 64 1 1 0.190 1.18 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Williams (2).
HBP: R Villone (2; C Patterson); M Prior (1; J Kendall).
IBB: D Williams (2; S Sosa).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Brian O'Nora, 3B - Alfonso Marquez.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 18mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Chad Hermansen CF 1 Corey Patterson CF
2 Jack Wilson SS 2 Joe Girardi C
3 Brian Giles LF 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Rob Mackowiak RF 5 Moises Alou LF
6 Jason Kendall C 6 Bill Mueller 3B
7 Kevin Young 1B 7 Bobby Hill 2B
8 Pokey Reese 2B 8 Augie Ojeda SS
9 David Williams P 9 Mark Prior P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC F. McGriff D. Williams 17% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Girardi Scores; Sosa Scores
t2 0-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OO PIT K. Young M. Prior 11% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Mackowiak to 3B
t8 4-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Reese A. Alfonseca 10% 87% Lineout: RF
b3 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Sosa D. Williams 10% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t8 3-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Kendall A. Alfonseca -9% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive); Benjamin Scores

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' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT C. Hermansen M. Prior -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Prior 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Hermansen to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Giles M. Prior 3% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Prior 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' David Williams facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson D. Williams -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC J. Girardi D. Williams 2% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Sosa D. Williams 2% 57% Wild Pitch; Girardi to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa D. Williams 2% 58% Intentional Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC F. McGriff D. Williams 17% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Girardi Scores; Sosa Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alou D. Williams -2% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); McGriff to 3B
b1 2-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Mueller D. Williams -3% 70% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT R. Mackowiak M. Prior -4% 67% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Kendall M. Prior -6% 60% Hit By Pitch; Mackowiak to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OO PIT K. Young M. Prior 11% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Mackowiak to 3B
t2 0-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R PIT P. Reese M. Prior -8% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mackowiak Scores
t2 1-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT D. Williams M. Prior 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' David Williams facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Hill D. Williams -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC A. Ojeda D. Williams 4% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b2 2-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Prior D. Williams -3% 65% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-1 2 -2- 10,(3-2)  O CHC C. Patterson D. Williams -3% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen M. Prior 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Prior 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT B. Giles M. Prior -1% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 1-2 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  PIT A. Ramirez M. Prior -1% 64% Giles Steals 2B
t3 1-2 2 -2- 8,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Prior 4% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' David Williams facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Girardi D. Williams -2% 65% Lineout: RF
b3 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Sosa D. Williams 10% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b3 3-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC F. McGriff D. Williams -1% 74% Popfly: SS
b3 3-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Alou D. Williams 2% 76% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b3 3-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Mueller D. Williams -3% 74% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 5-6-7
t4 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Prior 3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Prior 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT K. Young M. Prior 1% 79% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' David Williams facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC B. Hill D. Williams 2% 82% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to P)
b4 3-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC A. Ojeda D. Williams 2% 83% Hill Steals 2B
b4 3-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ojeda D. Williams -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Hill to 3B
b4 3-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Prior D. Williams -4% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Patterson D. Williams -3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Reese M. Prior 3% 79% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Williams M. Prior 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT C. Hermansen M. Prior -2% 79% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Prior 3% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' David Williams facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi D. Williams -1% 80% Lineout: 2B
b5 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa D. Williams 2% 82% Walk
b5 3-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC F. McGriff D. Williams 2% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive); Sosa to 2B
b5 3-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R CHC M. Alou D. Williams 8% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Sosa Scores; McGriff to 3B
Ron Villone replaces David Williams pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-1 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO CHC B. Mueller R. Villone 1% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; McGriff Scores
b5 5-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Hill R. Villone -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 3-4-5
t6 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R PIT B. Giles M. Prior -5% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t6 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Prior 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Prior 1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Prior 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Ron Villone facing 8-9-1
b6 5-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC A. Ojeda R. Villone -1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Chris Stynes pinch hits for Mark Prior (P) batting 9th
b6 5-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC C. Stynes R. Villone -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC C. Patterson R. Villone 0% 91% Hit By Pitch
b6 5-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Girardi R. Villone -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Pat Mahomes facing 7-8-9
Pat Mahomes replaces Chris Stynes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT K. Young P. Mahomes -4% 86% Walk
t7 2-5 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT P. Reese P. Mahomes 3% 89% Groundout: SS-1B; Young to 2B
Adrian Brown pinch hits for Ron Villone (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT A. Brown P. Mahomes -7% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Young Scores
t7 3-5 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen P. Mahomes 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging, Brown Steals 2B
t7 3-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wilson P. Mahomes 4% 89% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Mike Fetters facing 3-4-5
Mike Fetters replaces Adrian Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Fetters -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC F. McGriff M. Fetters -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 5-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Alou M. Fetters 1% 88% Walk
b7 5-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Mueller M. Fetters -1% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Jeff Fassero facing 3-4-5
Jeff Fassero replaces Pat Mahomes pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT B. Giles J. Fassero -7% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 3-5 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez J. Fassero 6% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Moises Alou (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Darren Lewis replaces Jeff Fassero (P) playing LF batting 9th
Craig Wilson pinch hits for Rob Mackowiak (RF) batting 5th
t8 3-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT C. Wilson A. Alfonseca 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ramirez to 2B
Mike Benjamin pinch runs for Aramis Ramirez (3B) batting 4th
t8 3-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Kendall A. Alfonseca -9% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive); Benjamin Scores
t8 4-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT K. Young A. Alfonseca -5% 77% Walk; Kendall to 2B
t8 4-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Reese A. Alfonseca 10% 87% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 7-8-9
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Mike Fetters pitching and batting 9th
Mike Benjamin moves from PR to 3B
Craig Wilson moves from PH to RF
b8 5-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Hill S. Sauerbeck -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC A. Ojeda S. Sauerbeck 1% 87% Walk
b8 5-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  R CHC D. Lewis S. Sauerbeck 8% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Ojeda Scores
b8 6-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson S. Sauerbeck -1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Lewis to 3B
b8 6-4 2 --3 3,(1-1)  RO CHC J. Girardi S. Sauerbeck 3% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Lewis Scores; Girardi out at 3B/RF-3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 7.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-7, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 9-1-2
Abraham Nunez pinch hits for Scott Sauerbeck (P) batting 9th
t9 4-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Nunez A. Alfonseca 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. Hermansen A. Alfonseca 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson A. Alfonseca 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 7.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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