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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
5
9
CAL
@CLE
11
8
BOS
@MIL
6
9
KCR
@MIN
1
8
CHW
@OAK
5
0
TEX
@SEA
3
5
DET
@TOR
3
2
 
(13)
SFG
@ATL
15
6
STL
@CHC
3
7
HOU
@CIN
2
4
SDP
@LAD
3
4
PIT
@NYM
3
12
MON
@PHI
5
3
Sunday, September 27, 1987,
, Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 26,923, Time of Game: 2:24
Astros
2
73-82
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12 GB
at Reds
4
78-77
 Won 1 
2nd, 7 GB
W: Rob Murphy (8-5)
L: Bob Knepper (8-17)
S: John Franco (29)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  0
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  4  X    4  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .348 .416 .763 -0.068 0.66 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 1 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .155 .178 .211 .389 -0.049 0.48 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 1 6
Bill Doran 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .284 .359 .411 .769 0.048 0.66 0.076 -0.029 0.1 1 1
Kevin Bass RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .289 .347 .460 .806 0.189 1.29 0.224 -0.035 1.1 1 0 HR
Jim Pankovits LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .208 .255 .313 .567 -0.028 1.56 0.094 -0.121 0.3 2 0 HR
Glenn Davis 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .244 .303 .445 .748 -0.117 1.34 0.009 -0.126 -0.9 10 0
Ken Caminiti 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .242 .283 .333 .616 0.033 0.68 0.051 -0.018 0.5 1 2
   Davey Lopes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .415 .366 .781 -0.080 2.86 0.000 -0.080 -0.5
Troy Afenir C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.077 0.92 0.000 -0.077 -1.1 6 0
Bob Knepper P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .098 .113 .137 .250 -0.049 0.60 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 1 2
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 2 10 34 .156 .206 .344 .550 -0.198 0.97 0.454 -0.652 -2.7 24 11
HR: K Bass (19, off D Rasmussen, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Pankovits (1, off D Rasmussen, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: K Bass 5; J Pankovits 4; K Caminiti 2.
RBI: J Pankovits (5); K Bass (83).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Collins LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .242 .315 .273 .588 0.044 1.23 0.103 -0.058 0.1 2 0
Dave Concepcion 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .369 .373 .742 0.031 1.64 0.122 -0.091 -0.2 2 1
Tracy Jones CF-RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .287 .333 .433 .766 0.168 1.60 0.208 -0.040 0.9 0 0 2B
Dave Parker RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .309 .439 .748 -0.145 1.98 0.000 -0.145 -1.1 2 0
   Leo Garcia PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .273 .310 .583 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Buddy Bell 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .285 .371 .426 .797 0.365 1.95 0.422 -0.057 1.5 0 1 3B
Bo Diaz C 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .267 .298 .420 .717 -0.042 0.87 0.025 -0.067 -0.4 10 0 SF
Nick Esasky 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .268 .322 .529 .852 -0.033 0.76 0.026 -0.059 -0.2 8 0
   John Franco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Barry Larkin SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .243 .302 .364 .666 -0.012 0.81 0.036 -0.048 -0.4 2 5
Dennis Rasmussen P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .077 .143 .077 .220 0.001 0.50 0.015 -0.014 0.0 0 1
   Lloyd McClendon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .242 .371 .613 -0.076 2.89 0.000 -0.076 -0.5
   Rob Murphy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Francona 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .263 .297 .561 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 3 6 35 .258 .314 .355 .669 0.301 1.35 0.957 -0.655 -0.2 27 8
2B: T Jones (15, off B Knepper).
3B: B Bell (2, off L Andersen).
SF: B Diaz (6, off L Andersen).
TB: B Bell 4; T Jones 3; D Collins; N Esasky; D Concepcion; B Larkin.
RBI: B Bell 2 (67); B Diaz (82); T Jones (38).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, L (8-17) 7.1 6 3 3 3 5 0 5.27 31 56 0.127 1.32 2.0
Larry Andersen, BS (4) 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.52 4 2 2 -0.428 1.59 -1.8
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 3 6 0 4.50 35 56 2 2 -0.301 1.35 0.2

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Rasmussen 7 4 2 2 1 7 2 4.44 26 67 0.092 0.64 1.7
Rob Murphy, W (8-5) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.14 3 0 0 0.031 0.40 0.5
John Franco, S (29) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.62 5 0 0 0.077 3.14 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 10 2 2.00 34 67 0 0 0.200 0.97 2.7
Balks: D Rasmussen (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 26,923.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Cincinnati Reds
1 Billy Hatcher CF 1 Dave Collins LF
2 Buddy Biancalana SS 2 Dave Concepcion 2B
3 Bill Doran 2B 3 Tracy Jones CF
4 Kevin Bass RF 4 Dave Parker RF
5 Jim Pankovits LF 5 Buddy Bell 3B
6 Glenn Davis 1B 6 Bo Diaz C
7 Ken Caminiti 3B 7 Nick Esasky 1B
8 Troy Afenir C 8 Barry Larkin SS
9 Bob Knepper P 9 Dennis Rasmussen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 1 1-3 RR CIN B. Bell L. Andersen 41% 90% Triple to CF (Fly Ball); Concepcion Scores; Garcia Scores
b8 0-2 0 12- R CIN T. Jones B. Knepper 18% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Collins Scores; Concepcion to 2B
b8 0-2 0 1-- CIN D. Concepcion B. Knepper 12% 37% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Collins to 2B
t9 2-4 0 1-- HOU K. Bass J. Franco -12% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Doran to 2B
t2 0-0 0 --- R HOU K. Bass D. Rasmussen -10% 40% Home Run

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, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Rasmussen 2% 52% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Biancalana D. Rasmussen 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Rasmussen 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN D. Collins B. Knepper -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion B. Knepper -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CIN T. Jones B. Knepper -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- R HOU K. Bass D. Rasmussen -10% 40% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- R HOU J. Pankovits D. Rasmussen -9% 30% Home Run
t2 2-0 0 --- O HOU G. Davis D. Rasmussen 2% 32% Flyball: SS
t2 2-0 1 --- HOU K. Caminiti D. Rasmussen -2% 30% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B)
t2 2-0 1 1-- HOU T. Afenir D. Rasmussen -1% 29% Balk; Caminiti to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- O HOU T. Afenir D. Rasmussen 3% 32% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Knepper D. Rasmussen 3% 34% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O CIN D. Parker B. Knepper -3% 32% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- O CIN B. Bell B. Knepper -2% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O CIN B. Diaz B. Knepper -1% 29% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Rasmussen 2% 31% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 1 --- O HOU B. Biancalana D. Rasmussen 1% 32% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Rasmussen 1% 33% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O CIN N. Esasky B. Knepper -3% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O CIN B. Larkin B. Knepper -2% 28% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- CIN D. Rasmussen B. Knepper 1% 30% Walk
b3 0-2 2 1-- CIN D. Collins B. Knepper 2% 32% Walk; Rasmussen to 2B
b3 0-2 2 12- O CIN D. Concepcion B. Knepper -5% 27% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Rasmussen 2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- O HOU J. Pankovits D. Rasmussen 1% 30% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 --- O HOU G. Davis D. Rasmussen 1% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O CIN T. Jones B. Knepper -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O CIN D. Parker B. Knepper -2% 26% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 2 --- CIN B. Bell B. Knepper 2% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 0-2 2 1-- O CIN B. Diaz B. Knepper -3% 25% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O HOU K. Caminiti D. Rasmussen 2% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O HOU T. Afenir D. Rasmussen 1% 28% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 --- O HOU B. Knepper D. Rasmussen 1% 29% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- O CIN N. Esasky B. Knepper -3% 26% Strikeout
b5 0-2 1 --- O CIN B. Larkin B. Knepper -2% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O CIN D. Rasmussen B. Knepper -1% 22% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Rasmussen 2% 24% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O HOU B. Biancalana D. Rasmussen 1% 25% Flyball: SS
t6 2-0 2 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Rasmussen 1% 26% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O CIN D. Collins B. Knepper -4% 23% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O CIN D. Concepcion B. Knepper -2% 20% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 2 --- CIN T. Jones B. Knepper 3% 23% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to LF Line)
b6 0-2 2 -2- O CIN D. Parker B. Knepper -5% 19% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Dennis Rasmussen facing 4-5-6
t7 2-0 0 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Rasmussen 2% 20% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-0 1 --- O HOU J. Pankovits D. Rasmussen 1% 22% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- HOU G. Davis D. Rasmussen -1% 21% Walk
t7 2-0 2 1-- HOU K. Caminiti D. Rasmussen -2% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Davis to 3B
t7 2-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Afenir D. Rasmussen 4% 22% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- O CIN B. Bell B. Knepper -4% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- O CIN B. Diaz B. Knepper -3% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 2 --- CIN N. Esasky B. Knepper 2% 18% Walk
b7 0-2 2 1-- CIN B. Larkin B. Knepper 4% 22% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Esasky to 2B
Lloyd McClendon pinch hits for Dennis Rasmussen (P) batting 9th
b7 0-2 2 12- O CIN L. McClendon B. Knepper -8% 14% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Rob Murphy facing 9-1-2
Rob Murphy replaces Lloyd McClendon (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-0 0 --- O HOU B. Knepper R. Murphy 1% 15% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-0 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher R. Murphy 1% 16% Flyball: RF
t8 2-0 2 --- O HOU B. Biancalana R. Murphy 1% 17% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b8 0-2 0 --- CIN D. Collins B. Knepper 8% 25% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b8 0-2 0 1-- CIN D. Concepcion B. Knepper 12% 37% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Collins to 2B
b8 0-2 0 12- R CIN T. Jones B. Knepper 18% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Collins Scores; Concepcion to 2B
b8 1-2 0 12- O CIN D. Parker B. Knepper -5% 49% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Concepcion to 3B
Larry Andersen replaces Bob Knepper pitching and batting 9th
Leo Garcia pinch runs for Dave Parker (RF) batting 4th
b8 1-2 1 1-3 RR CIN B. Bell L. Andersen 41% 90% Triple to CF (Fly Ball); Concepcion Scores; Garcia Scores
b8 3-2 1 --3 RO CIN B. Diaz L. Andersen 3% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Bell Scores
b8 4-2 2 --- CIN N. Esasky L. Andersen 0% 93% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b8 4-2 2 1-- O CIN B. Larkin L. Andersen -1% 92% Strikeout
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Reds' John Franco facing 3-4-5
John Franco replaces Nick Esasky (1B) pitching and batting 7th
Terry Francona replaces Rob Murphy (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Leo Garcia moves from PR to CF
Tracy Jones moves from CF to RF
t9 2-4 0 --- HOU B. Doran J. Franco -8% 85% Walk
t9 2-4 0 1-- HOU K. Bass J. Franco -12% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Doran to 2B
t9 2-4 0 12- O HOU J. Pankovits J. Franco 10% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Doran to 3B
t9 2-4 1 1-3 O HOU G. Davis J. Franco 10% 92% Strikeout
Davey Lopes pinch hits for Ken Caminiti (3B) batting 7th
t9 2-4 2 1-3 O HOU D. Lopes J. Franco 8% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 4.

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