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Standings
LAA
@BOS
7
5
NYY
@CHW
6
7
TEX
@DET
2
8
CLE
@KCR
9
6
CLE
@KCR
2
0
MIN
@OAK
2
11
BAL
@SEA
8
7
TOR
@TBR
3
5
FLA
@ATL
4
7
HOU
@CIN
5
3
CHC
@COL
2
4
ARI
@LAD
6
4
PHI
@MIL
3
1
STL
@PIT
6
2
SFG
@SDP
1
0
NYM
@WSN
5
10
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 12:37PM
, Great American Ball Park
Attendance: 17,403, Time of Game: 2:31
Astros
5
11-12
 Won 5 
4th, 4½ GB
at Reds
3
9-14
 Lost 2 
6th, 6½ GB
W: Jack Cassel (1-0)
L: Johnny Cueto (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          2  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    5  9  0
Reds            1  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .268 .299 .415 .713 6 5 -0.009 0.95 0.090 -0.099 -0.4 4 0 2B,CS
Darin Erstad CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .286 .286 .371 .657 12 8 0.053 1.02 0.114 -0.061 0.1 3 0
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .348 .385 .584 .970 18 11 -0.054 0.74 0.012 -0.066 -0.6 1 2
Lance Berkman 1B 3 1 3 3 1 0 4 .325 .415 .688 1.102 17 11 0.354 0.71 0.354 0.000 3.6 9 3 HR,2B,SB
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .219 .227 .391 .618 13 9 -0.115 0.84 0.000 -0.115 -1.6 1 1 GDP
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .286 .136 .422 14 11 -0.074 0.71 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 1 0
Mark Loretta 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .338 .300 .638 13 9 -0.056 0.55 0.000 -0.056 -0.7 2 4
J.R. Towles C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .377 .510 .887 12 10 -0.008 0.37 0.021 -0.029 -0.2 4 2 2B
Jack Cassel P 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 5 5 0.058 1.14 0.089 -0.031 0.7 1 2
   Tim Byrdak P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 1 0.024 0.62 0.024 0.000 0.4 1 1
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kazuo Matsui PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296 .367 .333 .700 5 3 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 2 4 36 .265 .306 .441 .747 117 83 0.169 0.75 0.704 -0.535 0.3 27 15
2B: J Towles (2, off J Cueto); H Pence (7, off J Cueto); L Berkman (9, off J Cueto).
HR: L Berkman (6, off J Cueto, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: L Berkman 7; H Pence 3; J Towles 2; D Erstad; T Byrdak; J Cassel.
GIDP: G Blum (1).
RBI: L Berkman 3 (20); D Erstad (4); J Cassel (1).
2-out RBI: L Berkman 3; J Cassel.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Blum-M Loretta-L Berkman.
Baserunning
SB: L Berkman (4, 2nd base off J Cueto/P Bako).
CS: H Pence (3, 2nd base by J Cueto/P Bako).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Corey Patterson CF 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .227 .288 .530 .818 13 8 0.012 1.05 0.078 -0.066 0.2 3 0 CS
   Ryan Freel PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .282 .278 .560 2 1 -0.030 1.18 0.000 -0.030 -0.2 0 0
Jerry Hairston SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .467 .467 .533 1.000 19 12 -0.067 1.24 0.059 -0.126 -0.6 2 2 CS
   Francisco Cordero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Griffey RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .256 .333 .439 .772 19 10 -0.065 1.56 0.056 -0.121 -0.2 3 0
Brandon Phillips 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .298 .409 .707 17 13 -0.112 0.88 0.000 -0.112 -0.9 2 3 GDP
Adam Dunn LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .209 .400 .373 .773 11 8 -0.108 1.05 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 0 0
Edwin Encarnacion 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .286 .382 .571 .953 9 6 0.054 0.85 0.074 -0.020 0.4 2 2
Scott Hatteberg 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .167 .316 .233 .549 8 7 0.054 1.30 0.118 -0.064 0.7 10 1 2B
Paul Bako C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .321 .406 .482 .888 7 6 0.019 1.33 0.090 -0.072 0.4 4 1
Johnny Cueto P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .100 .000 .100 8 6 -0.041 1.05 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 1 0 SH
   Kent Mercker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Keppinger PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311 .351 .456 .806 6 3 -0.045 1.74 0.000 -0.045 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 8 3 0 4 32 .258 .258 .290 .548 119 80 -0.329 1.17 0.475 -0.805 -1.7 27 10
2B: S Hatteberg (2, off J Cassel).
SH: J Cueto (2, off J Cassel).
TB: C Patterson 2; E Encarnacion 2; S Hatteberg 2; J Hairston; K Griffey; P Bako.
GIDP: B Phillips (3).
RBI: P Bako (7); S Hatteberg (3); K Griffey (15).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Hairston-B Phillips-S Hatteberg.
Baserunning
CS: C Patterson (2, 2nd base by J Towles POCS); J Hairston (1, 2nd base by T Byrdak POCS).

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
Jack Cassel, W (1-0) 5 7 3 3 0 1 0 5.40 20 68 43 31 3 9 10 9 5 0 42 -0.075 1.03 -0.8
Tim Byrdak, H (1) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 21 19 13 1 5 2 3 2 0 1 0 0.218 1.56 1.4
Doug Brocail, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.75 3 16 9 6 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.092 1.19 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (3) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.18 3 15 9 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.095 1.23 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 0 4 0 3.00 32 120 80 53 8 19 13 15 7 0 42 1 0 0.330 1.17 1.7
J Cassel faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

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
Johnny Cueto, L (1-2) 7 8 5 5 2 2 1 4.05 30 99 69 50 6 13 10 16 5 0 41 -0.219 0.81 -1.4
Kent Mercker 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.08 3 9 7 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.030 0.52 0.5
Francisco Cordero 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 3 9 7 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 2 4 1 5.00 36 117 83 57 7 19 12 18 6 0 41 0 0 -0.170 0.75 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Cassel (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: T Byrdak (1; J Hairston, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Paul Nauert, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Tom Hallion.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 17,403.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 15mph in from Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Cincinnati Reds
1 Hunter Pence RF 1 Corey Patterson CF
2 Darin Erstad CF 2 Jerry Hairston SS
3 Miguel Tejada SS 3 Ken Griffey RF
4 Lance Berkman 1B 4 Brandon Phillips 2B
5 Geoff Blum 3B 5 Adam Dunn LF
6 Jose Cruz LF 6 Edwin Encarnacion 3B
7 Mark Loretta 2B 7 Scott Hatteberg 1B
8 J.R. Towles C 8 Paul Bako C
9 Jack Cassel P 9 Johnny Cueto P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR HOU L. Berkman J. Cueto 18% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Tejada Scores
t5 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Cueto 13% 74% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Erstad Scores
b2 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CIN S. Hatteberg J. Cassel -12% 54% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Encarnacion Scores
t5 3-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU D. Erstad J. Cueto 11% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Pence Scores
b2 2-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CIN P. Bako J. Cassel -9% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hatteberg Scores

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' Johnny Cueto facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence J. Cueto 4% 54% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Cueto -6% 48% Pence Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Cueto -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Cueto 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR HOU L. Berkman J. Cueto 18% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Tejada Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Cueto -1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CIN C. Patterson J. Cassel -4% 61% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CIN J. Hairston J. Cassel -2% 59% Wild Pitch; Patterson to 2B
b1 0-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CIN J. Hairston J. Cassel 2% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Patterson to 3B
b1 0-2 1 --3 5,(3-1)  R CIN K. Griffey J. Cassel -6% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive); Patterson Scores
b1 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CIN B. Phillips J. Cassel 5% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Johnny Cueto facing 6-7-8
t2 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Cruz J. Cueto -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t2 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Cueto -2% 57% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Towles J. Cueto 2% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t2 2-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R HOU J. Cassel J. Cueto 9% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Towles Scores
t2 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Cueto -2% 66% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 5-6-7
b2 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN A. Dunn J. Cassel 3% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 1-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CIN E. Encarnacion J. Cassel -3% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b2 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CIN S. Hatteberg J. Cassel -12% 54% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Encarnacion Scores
b2 2-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CIN P. Bako J. Cassel -9% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hatteberg Scores
b2 3-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CIN J. Cueto J. Cassel 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bako to 2B
b2 3-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CIN C. Patterson J. Cassel 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Johnny Cueto facing 2-3-4
t3 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Cueto -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t3 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Cueto -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 3-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Cueto 1% 47% Walk
t3 3-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Blum J. Cueto 1% 48% Berkman Steals 2B
t3 3-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum J. Cueto -4% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 2-3-4
b3 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CIN J. Hairston J. Cassel 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN K. Griffey J. Cassel 2% 49% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b3 3-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CIN B. Phillips J. Cassel 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Johnny Cueto facing 6-7-8
t4 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Cruz J. Cueto -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Cueto -2% 45% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t4 3-3 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU J. Towles J. Cueto -1% 44% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 5-6-7
b4 3-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CIN A. Dunn J. Cassel 3% 47% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b4 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN E. Encarnacion J. Cassel 2% 49% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b4 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN S. Hatteberg J. Cassel 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Reds 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Johnny Cueto facing 9-1-2
t5 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Cassel J. Cueto -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Cueto 6% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t5 3-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU D. Erstad J. Cueto 11% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Pence Scores
t5 4-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Cueto -3% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Cueto 13% 74% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Erstad Scores
t5 5-3 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Cueto -3% 71% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 8-9-1
b5 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CIN P. Bako J. Cassel 3% 74% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 3-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CIN J. Cueto J. Cassel 2% 76% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
b5 3-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CIN C. Patterson J. Cassel -2% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b5 3-5 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  O CIN J. Hairston J. Cassel 3% 78% Patterson Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Johnny Cueto facing 6-7-8
t6 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Cruz J. Cueto -2% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t6 5-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Cueto -1% 75% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t6 5-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Towles J. Cueto -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 2-3-4
b6 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CIN J. Hairston J. Cassel -6% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Tim Byrdak replaces Jack Cassel pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CIN K. Griffey T. Byrdak 5% 73% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-5 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CIN B. Phillips T. Byrdak 7% 80% Hairston Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-P)
b6 3-5 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CIN B. Phillips T. Byrdak 2% 81% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Johnny Cueto facing 9-1-2
t7 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU T. Byrdak J. Cueto 2% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Cueto -2% 81% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t7 5-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Cueto -2% 79% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t7 5-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Cueto -2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 5-6-7
b7 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CIN A. Dunn T. Byrdak 4% 82% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CIN E. Encarnacion T. Byrdak -5% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b7 3-5 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CIN S. Hatteberg T. Byrdak 5% 82% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
b7 3-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CIN P. Bako T. Byrdak 4% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Kent Mercker facing 4-5-6
Kent Mercker replaces Johnny Cueto pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU L. Berkman K. Mercker 2% 88% Single to 1B (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t8 5-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU G. Blum K. Mercker -4% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Cruz K. Mercker -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 9-1-2
Doug Brocail replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
Jeff Keppinger pinch hits for Kent Mercker (P) batting 9th
b8 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN J. Keppinger D. Brocail 4% 88% Flyball: RF
Ryan Freel pinch hits for Corey Patterson (CF) batting 1st
b8 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CIN R. Freel D. Brocail 3% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 3-5 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CIN J. Hairston D. Brocail 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Francisco Cordero facing 7-8-9
Francisco Cordero replaces Jerry Hairston (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Jeff Keppinger moves from PH to SS
Ryan Freel moves from PH to CF
t9 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Loretta F. Cordero -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 5-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Towles F. Cordero -1% 91% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
Kazuo Matsui pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 9th
t9 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui F. Cordero -0% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 3-4-5
Jose Valverde replaces Kazuo Matsui (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN K. Griffey J. Valverde 5% 95% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b9 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN B. Phillips J. Valverde 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN A. Dunn J. Valverde 2% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Reds 3.

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  • 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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