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@KCR
7
5
BAL
@MIN
3
1
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@SEA
3
4
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@TBD
3
4
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@ATL
3
3
 
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@CHC
4
6
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@CIN
7
2
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@MON
1
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@NYM
5
3
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@PHI
0
5
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@PIT
11
5
Thursday, August 15, 2002,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 37,836, Time of Game: 2:51
Astros
4
63-57
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Cubs
6
51-68
 Won 1 
4th, 15½ GB
W: Jeff Fassero (5-6)
L: Kirk Saarloos (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    4  7  0
Cubs            1  0  0   1  0  1   2  1  X    6 10  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Orlando Merced LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .310 .370 .483 .853 18 14 0.007 1.25 0.138 -0.131 0.1 2 0 SB
Craig Biggio 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .264 .344 .423 .767 26 14 -0.089 1.59 0.085 -0.173 -0.6 0 4 2B,SB
Lance Berkman CF 3 0 0 0 1 3 5 .285 .405 .572 .977 19 10 -0.081 1.63 0.033 -0.114 -0.5 0 0 HBP,IW
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 1 2 2 1 5 .283 .399 .510 .908 22 10 0.290 1.71 0.352 -0.061 1.6 11 0 HR
Geoff Blum 3B 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .277 .359 .435 .795 24 15 -0.258 2.04 0.000 -0.258 -1.8 0 1
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .235 .317 .412 .730 18 13 0.011 1.11 0.098 -0.087 0.2 2 0 3B
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .265 .332 .372 .705 13 7 0.036 0.92 0.077 -0.041 0.4 8 0
Adam Everett SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .191 .309 .234 .543 11 8 0.063 1.15 0.110 -0.046 0.7 1 2 2B
   Jose Vizcaino PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .309 .348 .385 .733 5 3 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
Kirk Saarloos P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .111 .111 .167 .278 13 9 -0.122 1.36 0.000 -0.122 -1.0 0 1
   Brandon Puffer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Mann P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alan Zinter PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .179 .179 .357 .536 2 1 0.043 0.73 0.043 0.000 0.6 2B
Team Totals 35 4 7 4 5 17 41 .200 .317 .429 .746 171 104 -0.113 1.42 0.936 -1.046 -0.4 24 8
2B: C Biggio (32, off M Prior); A Everett (2, off M Prior); A Zinter (2, off A Alfonseca).
3B: R Hidalgo (4, off M Prior).
HR: J Bagwell (22, off M Prior, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
IBB: L Berkman (20, by K Farnsworth).
HBP: L Berkman (3, by M Prior).
TB: J Bagwell 4; R Hidalgo 3; A Zinter 2; A Everett 2; C Biggio 2; B Ausmus; O Merced.
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (77); B Ausmus (38); O Merced (24).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Saarloos-A Everett-J Bagwell.
Baserunning
SB: O Merced (3, 2nd base off M Prior/T Hundley); C Biggio (13, 2nd base off K Farnsworth/T Hundley).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Bellhorn 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .257 .377 .530 .907 17 10 0.100 0.80 0.148 -0.049 1.0 2 0 HR,HBP
Bill Mueller 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .348 .387 .734 10 8 -0.111 0.75 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 2 0 GDP
Sammy Sosa RF 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 .312 .422 .649 1.071 17 9 0.018 0.67 0.058 -0.040 1.0 2 0 HR
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .267 .349 .513 .862 12 9 0.184 0.74 0.213 -0.028 0.8 0 0 HR
Moises Alou LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .263 .326 .419 .745 13 10 0.206 0.94 0.232 -0.026 1.7 1 0 HR
Roosevelt Brown CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .203 .272 .308 .580 8 6 -0.074 0.97 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 1 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
   Jeff Fassero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Hermansen PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .207 .275 .379 .654 1 1 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 0.1
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .233 .300 .417 .717 14 9 -0.074 0.77 0.002 -0.076 -0.4 1 1
Todd Hundley C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .180 .267 .364 .631 9 7 -0.055 0.73 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 14 0
   Joe Girardi C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .282 .309 .590 6 3 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 3 0
Mark Prior P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .226 .333 .559 5 5 -0.045 0.90 0.000 -0.045 -0.3 0 0
   Corey Patterson CF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .267 .302 .425 .726 1 1 0.242 0.80 0.242 0.000 1.0 1 0 HR
Team Totals 33 6 10 6 1 8 35 .303 .343 .758 1.100 113 78 0.387 0.76 0.896 -0.509 2.1 27 1
HR: M Alou (13, off K Saarloos, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); F McGriff (27, off K Saarloos, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF); C Patterson (13, off K Saarloos, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); M Bellhorn (19, off K Saarloos, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); S Sosa (41, off B Puffer, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
HBP: M Bellhorn (6, by K Saarloos).
TB: F McGriff 5; M Alou 5; S Sosa 5; M Bellhorn 4; C Patterson 4; A Gonzalez; C Hermansen.
GIDP: B Mueller (7).
RBI: M Alou 2 (46); C Patterson (45); F McGriff (86); S Sosa (94); M Bellhorn (41).
2-out RBI: C Patterson; M Bellhorn; M Alou.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: A Gonzalez (13).

Houston Astros

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
Kirk Saarloos, L (5-3) 7 7 5 5 1 7 4 6.13 29 89 62 38 13 11 11 9 1 0 49 -0.362 0.89 -1.6
Brandon Puffer 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 4.35 5 18 13 10 0 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.031 0.10 -0.9
Jim Mann 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.60 1 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.005 0.19 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 1 8 5 6.75 35 113 78 49 14 15 13 12 2 0 49 2 0 -0.388 0.76 -2.1

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 6 5 3 1 1 12 1 3.15 26 105 69 31 20 18 2 10 3 0 65 -0.079 1.20 -0.1
Kyle Farnsworth 0.2 0 0 0 3 1 0 6.47 5 23 7 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.034 1.68 -0.3
Jeff Fassero, W (5-6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.27 1 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.121 4.84 0.8
Joe Borowski, H (6) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.41 3 18 13 9 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.072 0.96 0.5
Antonio Alfonseca, S (14) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.31 6 19 12 6 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.032 1.77 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 2 5 17 1 2.00 41 171 104 49 30 25 4 14 5 0 65 3 0 0.112 1.42 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: K Saarloos (3; M Bellhorn); M Prior (6; L Berkman).
IBB: K Farnsworth (6; L Berkman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - CB Bucknor, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 37,836.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 15mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Orlando Merced LF 1 Mark Bellhorn 2B
2 Craig Biggio 2B 2 Bill Mueller 3B
3 Lance Berkman CF 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Geoff Blum 3B 5 Moises Alou LF
6 Richard Hidalgo RF 6 Roosevelt Brown CF
7 Brad Ausmus C 7 Alex Gonzalez SS
8 Adam Everett SS 8 Todd Hundley C
9 Kirk Saarloos P 9 Mark Prior P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-2 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  RR HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -27% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Merced Scores/unER; Bagwell Scores/unER
b7 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Patterson K. Saarloos 24% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC F. McGriff K. Saarloos 19% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos 13% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t7 3-3 2 123 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Fassero 12% 59% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU O. Merced M. Prior 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Prior -4% 48% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman M. Prior -2% 46% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior 4% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Prior 4% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Bellhorn K. Saarloos 4% 58% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC B. Mueller K. Saarloos -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos 1% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC F. McGriff K. Saarloos 2% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sosa to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos 10% 64% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); Sosa Scores; McGriff to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Brown K. Saarloos -4% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo M. Prior -10% 51% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t2 0-1 0 --3 2,(1-0)  R HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior -5% 46% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Hidalgo Scores
t2 1-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU A. Everett M. Prior -11% 35% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Ausmus to 3B
t2 1-1 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Saarloos M. Prior 6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 1 -23 6,(1-2)  O HOU O. Merced M. Prior 8% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 2 -23 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior 6% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC T. Hundley K. Saarloos -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Prior K. Saarloos -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 3-4-5
t3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Prior 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Prior 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Bellhorn K. Saarloos -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Mueller K. Saarloos -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos 1% 53% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC F. McGriff K. Saarloos -3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Prior 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior -3% 50% Walk
t4 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Prior 3% 53% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Saarloos M. Prior 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos 13% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Brown K. Saarloos -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos -1% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC T. Hundley K. Saarloos -1% 64% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU O. Merced M. Prior -5% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t5 1-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior 5% 64% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Prior 4% 68% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -1% 67% Merced Steals 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  RR HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -27% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Merced Scores/unER; Bagwell Scores/unER
t5 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Prior 1% 41% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Prior K. Saarloos -3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Bellhorn K. Saarloos -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. Mueller K. Saarloos -2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Prior 2% 36% Flyball: RF
t6 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior 2% 38% Popfly: 3B
t6 3-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU A. Everett M. Prior 1% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos -4% 35% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC F. McGriff K. Saarloos 19% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 3-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos -2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Brown K. Saarloos -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 9-1-2
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Roosevelt Brown (CF) pitching and batting 6th
Corey Patterson replaces Mark Prior (P) playing CF batting 9th
t7 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU K. Saarloos K. Farnsworth 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Merced K. Farnsworth 3% 57% Flyball: CF
t7 3-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Farnsworth -2% 55% Walk
t7 3-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU L. Berkman K. Farnsworth -2% 52% Biggio Steals 2B
t7 3-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman K. Farnsworth -1% 51% Intentional Walk
t7 3-3 2 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Farnsworth -5% 47% Walk; Biggio to 3B; Berkman to 2B
Jeff Fassero replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching and batting 6th
t7 3-3 2 123 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Fassero 12% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 7-8-9
b7 3-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos -4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC T. Hundley K. Saarloos -3% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Patterson K. Saarloos 24% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b7 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Bellhorn K. Saarloos 11% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b7 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Mueller K. Saarloos -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Joe Borowski facing 6-7-8
Joe Borowski replaces Jeff Fassero pitching and batting 6th
Joe Girardi replaces Todd Hundley playing C batting 8th
t8 3-5 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Borowski 4% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Borowski 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Adam Everett (SS) batting 8th
t8 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino J. Borowski 1% 94% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Brandon Puffer facing 3-4-5
Brandon Puffer replaces Kirk Saarloos pitching and batting 9th
Jose Vizcaino moves from PH to SS
b8 5-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC S. Sosa B. Puffer 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b8 6-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC F. McGriff B. Puffer -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 6-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alou B. Puffer -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Chad Hermansen pinch hits for Joe Borowski (P) batting 6th
b8 6-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Hermansen B. Puffer 0% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b8 6-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Gonzalez B. Puffer 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hermansen to 2B
Jim Mann replaces Brandon Puffer pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC J. Girardi J. Mann -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 9-1-2
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Chad Hermansen (PH) pitching and batting 6th
Alan Zinter pinch hits for Jim Mann (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU A. Zinter A. Alfonseca -4% 93% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t9 3-6 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU O. Merced A. Alfonseca -7% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Zinter Scores
t9 4-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio A. Alfonseca 6% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 4-6 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Alfonseca 5% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-6 2 1-- HOU J. Bagwell A. Alfonseca -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; Biggio to 2B
t9 4-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell A. Alfonseca -4% 93% Walk
t9 4-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum A. Alfonseca 7% 100% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 6.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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