Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Sep 28, 2005, Pirates at Cubs Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
2
1
TOR
@BOS
7
2
TBD
@CLE
1
0
CHW
@DET
8
2
KCR
@MIN
3
6
LAA
@OAK
1
6
TEX
@SEA
7
3
COL
@ATL
10
5
PIT
@CHC
3
2
WSN
@FLA
11
7
ARI
@LAD
4
3
CIN
@MIL
11
4
NYM
@PHI
6
16
SFG
@SDP
1
9
HOU
@STL
7
6
Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 1:21PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 37,491, Time of Game: 2:42
Pirates
3
65-94
 Won 2 
6th, 32 GB
at Cubs
2
77-81
 Lost 2 
4th, 19½ GB
W: Paul Maholm (3-1)
L: Mark Prior (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  7  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  7  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddy Sanchez 2B-3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 5 .288 .333 .392 .725 15 9 0.203 0.99 0.214 -0.012 2.1 3 3 HBP
Tike Redman RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .252 .292 .334 .626 19 14 -0.184 1.30 0.000 -0.184 -2.1 1 0
   Salomon Torres 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
   Mike Gonzalez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Bay LF 4 0 1 1 1 2 5 .306 .400 .561 .961 22 15 0.076 0.93 0.123 -0.047 0.7 2 0
Rob Mackowiak 3B-RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .274 .339 .391 .731 17 10 -0.034 1.08 0.058 -0.092 -0.4 0 2
Brad Eldred 1B 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .235 .287 .486 .773 22 13 -0.092 1.00 0.028 -0.119 -0.9 9 2
Nate McLouth CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .253 .299 .424 .723 12 9 0.047 1.23 0.132 -0.085 0.7 1 0 HR
Humberto Cota C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .236 .280 .377 .657 14 8 -0.014 0.90 0.051 -0.064 -0.2 8 0
J.J. Furmaniak SS-2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .136 .269 .182 .451 21 11 0.031 1.09 0.082 -0.051 0.1 2 4
Paul Maholm P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .133 .188 .133 .321 10 9 -0.103 1.24 0.000 -0.103 -1.3 1 1
   Rick White P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Daryle Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261 .319 .406 .725 4 3 -0.030 1.23 0.000 -0.030 -0.3
   Jack Wilson SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .299 .363 .663 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 7 2 5 14 41 .200 .317 .286 .603 156 101 -0.100 1.08 0.688 -0.787 -1.7 27 13
HR: N McLouth (4, off M Prior, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
HBP: F Sanchez (5, by M Prior).
TB: N McLouth 5; F Sanchez 2; J Bay; J Furmaniak; H Cota.
RBI: N McLouth (9); J Bay (100).
2-out RBI: J Bay.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Mackowiak-F Sanchez-B Eldred.
E: J Furmaniak (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Macias 2B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .264 .281 .331 .612 20 12 -0.222 2.86 0.141 -0.364 0.1 0 2 HR,SB
Neifi Perez SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .298 .383 .681 12 10 -0.160 1.55 0.000 -0.160 -1.1 1 0
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .339 .422 .668 1.090 14 9 -0.064 1.28 0.041 -0.105 -0.5 5 0
Nomar Garciaparra 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .316 .453 .769 11 7 0.045 1.27 0.131 -0.086 0.3 1 1 2B
Matt Murton LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .328 .401 .528 .929 16 10 0.075 1.90 0.135 -0.060 -0.0 0 0
Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .323 .439 .762 11 7 0.144 2.38 0.228 -0.085 0.5 4 0
Henry Blanco C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .242 .287 .391 .679 17 9 0.228 2.54 0.289 -0.061 1.1 14 1
Corey Patterson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .218 .255 .353 .608 12 9 -0.309 2.60 0.000 -0.309 -1.5 2 0
Mark Prior P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .229 .260 .271 .531 5 3 0.030 0.74 0.030 0.000 0.3 0 0
   Scott McClain PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .214 .464 3 1 -0.129 2.20 0.000 -0.129 -1.2 GDP
   Scott Williamson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Will Ohman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Michael Barrett PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .344 .473 .817 4 1 0.028 0.95 0.028 0.000 0.1 HBP
   Roberto Novoa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ben Grieve PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263 .417 .263 .680 6 3 -0.265 8.77 0.000 -0.265 -0.8
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 2 7 37 .206 .270 .324 .594 131 81 -0.599 2.24 1.023 -1.624 -2.7 27 4
2B: N Garciaparra (11, off P Maholm).
HR: J Macias (1, off P Maholm, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
HBP: M Barrett (7, by R White).
TB: J Macias 4; N Garciaparra 2; M Prior; H Blanco; D Lee; M Murton; J Burnitz.
GIDP: S McClain (1).
RBI: M Murton (12); J Macias (13).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
E: N Garciaparra (12).
Baserunning
SB: J Macias (4, 2nd base off P Maholm/H Cota).

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
Paul Maholm, W (3-1) 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 2.18 26 98 64 34 9 21 13 8 1 0 57 0.220 1.32 1.6
Rick White 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.74 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.028 0.95 -0.1
John Grabow, H (12) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.62 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.053 1.83 0.2
Salomon Torres, H (8) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.84 4 9 7 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.011 2.29 0.1
Mike Gonzalez, S (3) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.83 5 18 8 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.344 7.30 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 7 1 2.00 37 131 81 42 13 26 17 10 1 0 57 2 0 0.600 2.24 2.7
R White faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
S Torres faced 1 batter in the 9th 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
Mark Prior, L (11-7) 5 6 3 1 4 7 1 3.67 27 97 62 37 9 16 3 12 5 0 50 -0.081 1.25 -0.4
Scott Williamson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.65 3 8 7 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.026 0.34 0.5
Will Ohman 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.02 3 9 7 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.058 0.76 0.5
Roberto Novoa 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.12 5 24 14 7 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.055 1.14 0.5
Michael Wuertz 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.91 3 18 11 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.53 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 1 5 14 1 1.00 41 156 101 55 17 29 6 15 7 0 50 0 0 0.099 1.08 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R White (4; M Barrett); M Prior (4; F Sanchez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rob Drake, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 37,491.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 15mph out to Centerfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Freddy Sanchez 2B 1 Jose Macias 2B
2 Tike Redman RF 2 Neifi Perez SS
3 Jason Bay LF 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Rob Mackowiak 3B 4 Nomar Garciaparra 3B
5 Brad Eldred 1B 5 Matt Murton LF
6 Nate McLouth CF 6 Jeromy Burnitz RF
7 Humberto Cota C 7 Henry Blanco C
8 J.J. Furmaniak SS 8 Corey Patterson CF
9 Paul Maholm P 9 Mark Prior P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 123 3,(2-0)  O CHC J. Macias M. Gonzalez 28% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-3 1 123 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Grieve M. Gonzalez 27% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 0 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC H. Blanco M. Gonzalez -22% 25% Walk; Murton to 3B; Burnitz to 2B
b9 2-3 0 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson M. Gonzalez 20% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Burnitz M. Gonzalez -18% 47% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Murton to 2B; Burnitz to 1B

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 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT F. Sanchez M. Prior 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Redman M. Prior -3% 50% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Bay M. Prior 4% 54% Walk; Sanchez to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Mackowiak M. Prior 6% 59% Walk; Sanchez to 3B; Bay to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Eldred M. Prior -7% 52% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 123 5,(0-2)  O PIT N. McLouth M. Prior -7% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC J. Macias P. Maholm -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC N. Perez P. Maholm 3% 45% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee P. Maholm 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging, Macias Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Garciaparra P. Maholm 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  PIT H. Cota M. Prior 4% 54% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Furmaniak M. Prior 6% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Cota to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Maholm M. Prior -5% 54% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R PIT F. Sanchez M. Prior 12% 66% Reached on E5 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Cota Scores/unER/No RBI; Furmaniak to 3B; Sanchez to 1B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Redman M. Prior -6% 60% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R PIT J. Bay M. Prior 9% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive); Furmaniak Scores/unER; Sanchez to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Prior -3% 66% Lineout: CF (CF-RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Murton P. Maholm 3% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Burnitz P. Maholm 2% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC H. Blanco P. Maholm 1% 71% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 5-6-7
t3 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Eldred M. Prior 3% 74% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT N. McLouth M. Prior 4% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive); Eldred to 2B
t3 2-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT H. Cota M. Prior -4% 74% Flyball: RF
t3 2-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Furmaniak M. Prior -3% 70% Flyball: RF
t3 2-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT P. Maholm M. Prior -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Maholm 3% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Prior P. Maholm -3% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Macias P. Maholm 3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Perez P. Maholm 3% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT F. Sanchez M. Prior 3% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O PIT T. Redman M. Prior -3% 73% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 2-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bay M. Prior -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Prior -2% 69% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee P. Maholm 3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC N. Garciaparra P. Maholm 2% 74% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Murton P. Maholm 1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 5-6-7
t5 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Eldred M. Prior -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT N. McLouth M. Prior 9% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 3-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT H. Cota M. Prior 1% 83% Walk
t5 3-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Furmaniak M. Prior -2% 82% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O PIT P. Maholm M. Prior -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC J. Burnitz P. Maholm -4% 76% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b5 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC H. Blanco P. Maholm -7% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Burnitz to 2B
b5 0-3 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Maholm 4% 73% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Burnitz to 3B; Patterson to 1B
Scott McClain pinch hits for Mark Prior (P) batting 9th
b5 0-3 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  OO CHC S. McClain P. Maholm 13% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Scott Williamson facing 1-2-3
Scott Williamson replaces Scott McClain (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez S. Williamson -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t6 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Redman S. Williamson -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bay S. Williamson -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  R CHC J. Macias P. Maholm -10% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b6 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC N. Perez P. Maholm 4% 77% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC D. Lee P. Maholm -4% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC N. Garciaparra P. Maholm -13% 60% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lee to 3B
b6 1-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO CHC M. Murton P. Maholm 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B; Lee Scores; Garciaparra to 3B
b6 2-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Burnitz P. Maholm 7% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Will Ohman facing 4-5-6
Will Ohman replaces Scott Williamson pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak W. Ohman -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Eldred W. Ohman -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT N. McLouth W. Ohman -1% 63% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 7-8-9
b7 2-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC H. Blanco P. Maholm 5% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Maholm 4% 72% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
Rick White replaces Paul Maholm pitching and batting 9th
Michael Barrett pinch hits for Will Ohman (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Barrett R. White -3% 69% Hit By Pitch
John Grabow replaces Rick White pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Macias J. Grabow 5% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Roberto Novoa facing 7-8-9
Roberto Novoa replaces Michael Barrett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT H. Cota R. Novoa -2% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 3-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Furmaniak R. Novoa 3% 74% Walk
Daryle Ward pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
t8 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Ward R. Novoa -3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT F. Sanchez R. Novoa 3% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive); Furmaniak to 3B
t8 3-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Redman R. Novoa -5% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Salomon Torres facing 2-3-4
Salomon Torres replaces Tike Redman (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
J.J. Furmaniak moves from SS to 2B
Freddy Sanchez moves from 2B to 3B
Jack Wilson replaces Daryle Ward (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Rob Mackowiak moves from 3B to RF
b8 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC N. Perez S. Torres 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee S. Torres 5% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC N. Garciaparra S. Torres 3% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 3-4-5
Michael Wuertz replaces Roberto Novoa pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay M. Wuertz -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Wuertz -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT B. Eldred M. Wuertz -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Salomon Torres facing 5-6-7
b9 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Murton S. Torres -13% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
Mike Gonzalez replaces Salomon Torres pitching and batting 2nd
b9 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Burnitz M. Gonzalez -18% 47% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Murton to 2B; Burnitz to 1B
b9 2-3 0 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC H. Blanco M. Gonzalez -22% 25% Walk; Murton to 3B; Burnitz to 2B
b9 2-3 0 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson M. Gonzalez 20% 46% Strikeout Swinging
Ben Grieve pinch hits for Michael Wuertz (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 1 123 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Grieve M. Gonzalez 27% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 2 123 3,(2-0)  O CHC J. Macias M. Gonzalez 28% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CHN200509280
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • 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.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.