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Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 1:21PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 41,107, Time of Game: 2:57
Astros
4
54-59
 Lost 2 
4th, 14 GB
at Cubs
11
69-46
 Won 2 
1st
W: Jason Marquis (7-7)
L: Brandon Backe (6-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  4   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  0
Cubs            0  1  8   2  0  0   0  0  X   11 11  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .282 .345 .405 .750 17 9 0.030 0.48 0.052 -0.023 0.6 2 2 2B
Hunter Pence RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .314 .443 .756 11 7 -0.055 0.97 0.013 -0.067 -1.2 3 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .332 .432 .597 1.029 16 10 0.095 0.66 0.115 -0.020 0.5 8 0
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .304 .353 .551 .904 16 12 0.232 0.78 0.263 -0.030 1.8 1 0 HR
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geoff Blum SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .261 .400 .661 17 12 -0.029 0.27 0.000 -0.029 -0.7 0 0
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .277 .362 .483 .846 8 7 0.043 0.29 0.047 -0.005 0.6 0 2 2B
Darin Erstad CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .316 .371 .687 20 13 -0.062 0.58 0.000 -0.062 -1.5 3 0
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .197 .219 .239 .459 11 7 -0.002 0.45 0.025 -0.028 0.0 7 0
Brandon Backe P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .297 .350 .514 .864 12 7 -0.048 0.98 0.000 -0.048 -0.7 0 2
   Tim Byrdak P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 3 3 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 0 1
   David Newhan LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .206 .250 .324 .574 7 5 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 7 4 2 5 37 .200 .243 .343 .586 138 92 0.201 0.56 0.515 -0.315 -0.9 24 7
2B: T Wigginton (17, off J Marquis); K Matsui (21, off J Marquis).
HR: C Lee (27, off J Marquis, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: C Lee 4; T Wigginton 4; K Matsui 2; L Berkman; H Quintero.
RBI: C Lee 3 (95); L Berkman (77).
2-out RBI: C Lee 3; L Berkman.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .299 .345 .583 .928 16 12 0.107 0.65 0.155 -0.048 2.0 1 0 HR
Ryan Theriot SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .314 .392 .374 .765 16 11 0.007 0.36 0.027 -0.020 -0.2 0 0
   Ronny Cedeno SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279 .339 .370 .709 4 3 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 2 0
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .292 .357 .481 .838 26 16 -0.036 0.38 0.007 -0.043 -0.7 13 1
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .275 .377 .494 .871 18 8 0.005 0.52 0.031 -0.026 0.2 1 4
   Mike Fontenot PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .287 .380 .529 .909 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 1
Jim Edmonds CF 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .243 .341 .463 .804 12 6 0.073 0.68 0.077 -0.004 0.2 1 0 2B
   Sean Marshall 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
   Daryle Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227 .346 .394 .740 5 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Jeff Samardzija P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark DeRosa 2B-3B 3 1 2 5 1 0 4 .278 .374 .441 .816 15 10 0.458 1.17 0.458 -0.001 4.5 1 5 HR,2B
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .276 .376 .409 .785 18 12 0.006 0.49 0.037 -0.031 0.7 2 0 2B
Geovany Soto C 1 1 0 1 2 0 4 .277 .355 .491 .846 16 6 0.019 0.61 0.019 0.000 -0.2 5 0 SF,IW
Jason Marquis P 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .186 .239 .256 .495 5 5 0.064 1.04 0.106 -0.042 0.2 1 1 2B
   Reed Johnson CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .299 .363 .444 .807 5 3 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
Team Totals 34 11 11 11 6 7 41 .324 .415 .647 1.062 160 99 0.703 0.58 0.918 -0.216 6.6 27 12
2B: J Edmonds (15, off B Backe); M DeRosa (20, off B Backe); K Fukudome (22, off B Backe); J Marquis (3, off B Backe); R Johnson (17, off T Byrdak).
HR: M DeRosa (12, off B Backe, 3rd inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); A Soriano (21, off B Backe, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: G Soto (5, off T Byrdak).
IBB: G Soto (3, by B Backe).
TB: M DeRosa 6; A Soriano 5; K Fukudome 3; R Johnson 2; J Edmonds 2; J Marquis 2; R Theriot; A Ramirez.
RBI: M DeRosa 5 (63); A Soriano 3 (55); J Marquis (4); G Soto (63); K Fukudome (42).
2-out RBI: M DeRosa 4; A Soriano 3; J Marquis.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Lee.
E: A Ramirez (10).

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
Brandon Backe, L (6-11) 3.1 9 11 11 6 0 2 5.35 25 99 56 35 7 14 5 14 5 0 -8 -0.708 0.91 -9.4
Tim Byrdak 3.2 2 0 0 0 4 0 2.41 13 48 33 18 6 9 4 5 1 0 3 1 0.007 0.06 2.3
LaTroy Hawkins 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.44 3 13 10 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 11 11 6 7 2 12.38 41 160 99 55 17 27 9 19 6 0 -8 3 1 -0.701 0.58 -6.6

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
Jason Marquis, W (7-7) 6.1 6 4 4 2 3 1 4.73 29 107 71 39 9 23 15 9 2 0 46 -0.212 0.69 -0.7
Sean Marshall 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.93 5 18 13 8 1 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0.010 0.10 1.1
Jeff Samardzija 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 3 13 8 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 2 5 1 4.00 37 138 92 52 12 28 18 12 3 0 46 1 0 -0.201 0.56 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Backe (2; G Soto).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Laz Diaz, 3B - Adrian Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 41,107.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 6mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRRR CHC M. DeRosa B. Backe 36% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Theriot Scores; Ramirez Scores; Edmonds Scores
t3 1-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR HOU C. Lee J. Marquis -26% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pence Scores; Berkman Scores
b3 6-4 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR CHC A. Soriano B. Backe 15% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Soto Scores; Marquis Scores
t3 0-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Marquis -12% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Matsui Scores; Pence to 3B
b3 5-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC J. Marquis B. Backe 11% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fukudome Scores; Soto to 3B

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' Jason Marquis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Marquis 2% 52% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Marquis 2% 54% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Marquis 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Backe -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot B. Backe -2% 51% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee B. Backe -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Marquis 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Marquis 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Marquis -2% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Marquis 3% 55% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe -2% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Edmonds B. Backe 4% 57% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b2 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC M. DeRosa B. Backe 10% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Edmonds Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome B. Backe -3% 64% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b2 1-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  CHC G. Soto B. Backe 1% 65% Walk
b2 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Marquis B. Backe -4% 61% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Marquis 3% 63% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU B. Backe J. Marquis 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU K. Matsui J. Marquis -2% 63% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence J. Marquis -1% 62% Walk
t3 0-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Marquis -12% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Matsui Scores; Pence to 3B
t3 1-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR HOU C. Lee J. Marquis -26% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pence Scores; Berkman Scores
t3 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum J. Marquis 1% 25% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Backe -2% 22% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b3 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Theriot B. Backe 3% 25% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 1-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee B. Backe -3% 22% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 1-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe 2% 24% Walk; Theriot to 2B
b3 1-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Edmonds B. Backe 4% 27% Walk; Theriot to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
b3 1-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRRR CHC M. DeRosa B. Backe 36% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Theriot Scores; Ramirez Scores; Edmonds Scores
b3 5-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Fukudome B. Backe 2% 65% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 5-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC G. Soto B. Backe 1% 66% Intentional Walk
b3 5-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC J. Marquis B. Backe 11% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fukudome Scores; Soto to 3B
b3 6-4 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR CHC A. Soriano B. Backe 15% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Soto Scores; Marquis Scores
b3 9-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Theriot B. Backe -0% 91% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
8 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 9.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 6-7-8
t4 4-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Marquis -2% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 4-9 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Marquis 2% 91% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t4 4-9 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Quintero J. Marquis -2% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Erstad to 2B
t4 4-9 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Backe J. Marquis 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-9 2 12- 3,(1-1)  HOU K. Matsui J. Marquis -2% 90% Fielder's Choice 1B; Erstad to 3B; Quintero to 2B
t4 4-9 2 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Marquis 5% 94% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-4, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 3-4-5
b4 9-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee B. Backe 1% 95% Walk
b4 9-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe 1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lee to 2B
b4 9-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Edmonds B. Backe -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Lee to 3B
b4 9-4 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  CHC M. DeRosa B. Backe 0% 96% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
b4 9-4 1 123 4,(1-2)  R CHC K. Fukudome B. Backe 2% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lee Scores; Ramirez to 3B; DeRosa to 2B
Tim Byrdak replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
b4 10-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO CHC G. Soto T. Byrdak 0% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Ramirez Scores
b4 11-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Marquis T. Byrdak -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-11, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 3-4-5
t5 4-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Marquis 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-11 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Marquis 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 4-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Marquis 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-4, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 1-2-3
b5 11-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Soriano T. Byrdak 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 11-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Byrdak -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B; Soriano to 2B
b5 11-4 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee T. Byrdak -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b5 11-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez T. Byrdak -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-11, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 6-7-8
t6 4-11 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Marquis 0% 99% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t6 4-11 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Marquis 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-11 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Quintero J. Marquis -0% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t6 4-11 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Byrdak J. Marquis 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-4, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 5-6-7
b6 11-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Edmonds T. Byrdak -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b6 11-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa T. Byrdak -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 11-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome T. Byrdak -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-11, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 1-2-3
Ronny Cedeno replaces Ryan Theriot playing SS batting 2nd
t7 4-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui J. Marquis -1% 98% Walk
t7 4-11 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Marquis 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Sean Marshall replaces Jim Edmonds (CF) pitching and batting 5th
Reed Johnson replaces Jason Marquis (P) playing CF batting 9th
t7 4-11 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Marshall 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pence to 2B
t7 4-11 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee S. Marshall 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-4, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 8-9-1
b7 11-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC G. Soto T. Byrdak -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b7 11-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC R. Johnson T. Byrdak 0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b7 11-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano T. Byrdak -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b7 11-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Cedeno T. Byrdak -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-11, Cubs' Sean Marshall facing 5-6-7
t8 4-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum S. Marshall 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-11 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Wigginton S. Marshall -0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 4-11 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO HOU D. Erstad S. Marshall 0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted; Wigginton out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-4, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 3-4-5
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
David Newhan replaces Tim Byrdak (P) playing LF batting 9th
b8 11-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee L. Hawkins -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
Mike Fontenot pinch hits for Aramis Ramirez (3B) batting 4th
b8 11-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot L. Hawkins -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Sean Marshall (P) batting 5th
b8 11-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Ward L. Hawkins 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-11, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 8-9-1
Jeff Samardzija replaces Daryle Ward (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Mike Fontenot moves from PH to 2B
Mark DeRosa moves from 2B to 3B
t9 4-11 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Samardzija 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-11 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU D. Newhan J. Samardzija 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-11 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Samardzija 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 11.

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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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