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Scores
Standings
BAL
@BOS
2
1
MIL
@CAL
3
6
TOR
@CLE
8
9
NYY
@DET
0
6
TEX
@MIN
5
4
CHW
@OAK
3
4
 
(10)
KCR
@SEA
6
2
SDP
@ATL
8
0
PHI
@CHC
3
4
LAD
@CIN
6
5
SFG
@HOU
9
2
PIT
@NYM
6
4
 
(14)
MON
@STL
4
5
Friday, September 7, 1979,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 23,723, Time of Game: 2:47
Giants
9
62-80
 Won 1 
4th, 18½ GB
at Astros
2
80-61
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Vida Blue (11-13)
L: Joaquin Andujar (12-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  2   5  0  2   0  0  0    9 13  2
Astros          1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Max Venable RF 5 2 1 1 1 2 6 .250 .385 .313 .697 0.144 0.70 0.167 -0.023 1.1 1 0
Rob Andrews 2B 4 3 3 1 1 0 5 .279 .308 .352 .661 0.132 0.82 0.132 -0.001 1.5 3 1 2·SB
Mike Ivie 1B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .308 .373 .581 .953 0.056 1.06 0.120 -0.064 0.3 8 1
Darrell Evans 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .257 .356 .406 .762 0.023 0.65 0.049 -0.026 -0.4 1 1 2B
Larry Herndon CF 4 1 3 3 1 0 5 .259 .310 .401 .712 0.145 1.03 0.203 -0.058 2.6 4 0 2B
Greg Johnston LF 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .204 .235 .306 .541 -0.019 0.74 0.053 -0.071 1.2 2 0
Johnnie LeMaster SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .255 .307 .317 .623 0.016 0.44 0.044 -0.028 -0.7 2 8
Dennis Littlejohn C 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .206 .270 .265 .534 0.053 0.48 0.068 -0.015 0.3 5 1
Vida Blue P 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .123 .190 .178 .368 -0.028 0.69 0.000 -0.028 -0.8 1 3 SH
Team Totals 40 9 13 9 5 8 46 .325 .400 .375 .775 0.522 0.74 0.836 -0.314 5.0 27 15
2B: D Evans (19, off J Andujar); L Herndon (13, off F LaCorte).
SH: V Blue (7, off J Andujar).
TB: L Herndon 4; R Andrews 3; D Littlejohn 2; D Evans 2; G Johnston 2; M Ivie; M Venable.
RBI: L Herndon 3 (31); M Ivie 2 (81); G Johnston 2 (6); R Andrews (12); M Venable (1).
2-out RBI: L Herndon 3; G Johnston 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. V Blue-J LeMaster.
E: J LeMaster (18); R Andrews (6).
Baserunning
SB: R Andrews 2 (3, 2nd base off F LaCorte/L Pujols, 2nd base off J Andujar/L Pujols).
Pickoffs: M Venable (1st base by J Andujar).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Cedeno 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .269 .366 .390 .756 0.027 0.57 0.043 -0.017 -0.2 8 0 IW
Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .262 .284 .333 .617 -0.013 1.40 0.014 -0.027 -0.4 1 2 SH
   Jimmy Sexton SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .171 .237 .171 .408 -0.002 0.04 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 2
Terry Puhl CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .355 .379 .734 0.029 0.70 0.063 -0.034 0.1 3 0
Jeffrey Leonard RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .294 .364 .359 .722 0.075 1.05 0.114 -0.039 0.6 1 0 CS
Enos Cabell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265 .295 .359 .654 -0.106 0.80 0.000 -0.106 -1.3 0 2
   Danny Heep LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 2 0
Jose Cruz LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .289 .373 .424 .797 -0.050 0.67 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 2 0
   Bobby Sprowl P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Art Howe PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .252 .320 .363 .683 0.002 0.05 0.002 0.000 0.2
   Mike Mendoza PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Gordie Pladson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Luis Pujols C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .333 .500 .833 0.022 0.35 0.037 -0.014 0.9 8 0 2B
Rafael Landestoy 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .235 .313 .294 .607 0.034 0.48 0.050 -0.015 -0.7 2 2 2B
Joaquin Andujar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .088 .117 .211 .327 0.000 1.63 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 1 SH
   Randy Niemann P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .133 .321 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .286 .608 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julio Gonzalez PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .244 .279 .280 .560 0.006 0.19 0.006 0.000 0.1
   Frank LaCorte 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 Knicely PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .286 .000 .286 0.002 0.05 0.003 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 4 4 38 .219 .306 .281 .587 0.024 0.64 0.332 -0.307 -2.0 27 9
2B: R Landestoy (4, off V Blue); L Pujols (2, off V Blue).
SH: C Reynolds (31, off V Blue); J Andujar (5, off V Blue).
IBB: C Cedeno (8, by V Blue).
TB: R Landestoy 3; L Pujols 3; T Puhl; J Leonard; C Cedeno.
RBI: J Leonard (43); C Reynolds (39).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: J Andujar (4).
Baserunning
CS: J Leonard (8, 2nd base by V Blue/D Littlejohn).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (11-13) 9 7 2 2 4 4 0 5.05 38 65 -0.024 0.64 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 4 0 2.00 38 65 -0.024 0.64 2.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joaquin Andujar, L (12-11) 3.1 6 4 4 2 2 0 3.23 18 32 -0.195 1.26 -1.6
Randy Niemann 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 3.78 2 2 1 -0.122 1.98 -1.2
Rick Williams 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.21 5 3 3 -0.192 1.08 -2.5
Frank LaCorte 2 3 2 2 0 4 0 6.52 9 0 0 -0.016 0.14 -1.1
Bobby Sprowl 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.002 0.01 0.9
Gordie Pladson 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 9 13 9 9 5 8 0 9.00 46 32 5 4 -0.523 0.74 -5.0
R Niemann faced 2 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: V Blue (10; C Cedeno).
Pickoffs: J Andujar (3; M Venable, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Steve Fields.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 23,723.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Max Venable RF 1 Cesar Cedeno 1B
2 Rob Andrews 2B 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Mike Ivie 1B 3 Terry Puhl CF
4 Darrell Evans 3B 4 Jeffrey Leonard RF
5 Larry Herndon CF 5 Enos Cabell 3B
6 Greg Johnston LF 6 Jose Cruz LF
7 Johnnie LeMaster SS 7 Luis Pujols C
8 Dennis Littlejohn C 8 Rafael Landestoy 2B
9 Vida Blue P 9 Joaquin Andujar P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R SFG L. Herndon J. Andujar 12% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Andrews Scores; Evans to 2B
t4 3-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR SFG M. Ivie R. Williams 12% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Littlejohn Scores; Venable Scores; Andrews to 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Leonard V. Blue -10% 29% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cedeno Scores; Puhl to 3B
t4 2-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R SFG M. Venable R. Niemann 10% 71% Fielder's Choice ; LeMaster Scores; Littlejohn to 3B; Venable to 1B
b1 1-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 8% 35% Fielder's Choice P; Puhl out at Hm/P-3B-C; Leonard stays at 2B; Cabell to 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Venable J. Andujar -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  SFG R. Andrews J. Andujar 2% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Ivie J. Andujar -3% 48% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  SFG D. Evans J. Andujar 4% 51% Double to LF; Andrews to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O SFG L. Herndon J. Andujar -6% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue -4% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue 2% 43% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cedeno to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  HOU T. Puhl V. Blue -5% 38% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Cedeno to 3B; Puhl to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Leonard V. Blue -10% 29% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cedeno Scores; Puhl to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  HOU E. Cabell V. Blue -2% 27% Leonard Caught Stealing 2B, Safe on E6
b1 1-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 8% 35% Fielder's Choice P; Puhl out at Hm/P-3B-C; Leonard stays at 2B; Cabell to 1B
b1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 4% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG G. Johnston J. Andujar -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG J. LeMaster J. Andujar -2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG D. Littlejohn J. Andujar -1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU L. Pujols V. Blue -3% 30% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue -5% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive); Pujols to 2B
b2 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Andujar V. Blue 0% 26% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Pujols to 3B; Landestoy to 2B
b2 1-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue -1% 25% Intentional Walk
b2 1-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue -1% 24% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Pujols Scores; Landestoy to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Puhl V. Blue 3% 27% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O SFG V. Blue J. Andujar -2% 25% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  SFG M. Venable J. Andujar 3% 27% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-2 1 1-- SFG R. Andrews J. Andujar 4% 32% Venable Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Venable to 3B
t3 0-2 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R SFG R. Andrews J. Andujar 6% 38% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Venable Scores
t3 1-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O SFG M. Ivie J. Andujar -2% 36% Strikeout Looking, Andrews Steals 2B
t3 1-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  SFG D. Evans J. Andujar 1% 37% Walk
t3 1-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R SFG L. Herndon J. Andujar 12% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Andrews Scores; Evans to 2B
t3 2-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O SFG G. Johnston J. Andujar -5% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Giants' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
b3 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Leonard V. Blue 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 1% 50% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 7-8-9
t4 2-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG J. LeMaster J. Andujar 4% 54% Walk
t4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  SFG D. Littlejohn J. Andujar 7% 61% Single to 3B; LeMaster to 2B
t4 2-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG V. Blue J. Andujar -0% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; LeMaster to 3B; Littlejohn to 2B
Randy Niemann replaces Joaquin Andujar pitching and batting 9th
t4 2-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R SFG M. Venable R. Niemann 10% 71% Fielder's Choice ; LeMaster Scores; Littlejohn to 3B; Venable to 1B
t4 3-2 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  SFG R. Andrews R. Niemann 3% 73% Walk; Venable to 2B
Rick Williams replaces Randy Niemann pitching and batting 9th
t4 3-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR SFG M. Ivie R. Williams 12% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Littlejohn Scores; Venable Scores; Andrews to 2B
t4 5-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Evans R. Williams -2% 83% Strikeout Looking
t4 5-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R SFG L. Herndon R. Williams 6% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive); Andrews Scores; Ivie to 2B
t4 6-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R SFG G. Johnston R. Williams 4% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Ivie Scores; Herndon to 3B
t4 7-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. LeMaster R. Williams -1% 93% Flyball: LF
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-7, Giants' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
b4 2-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Pujols V. Blue 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
Julio Gonzalez pinch hits for Rick Williams (P) batting 9th
b4 2-7 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Gonzalez V. Blue -1% 94% Walk
b4 2-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Frank LaCorte facing 8-9-1
Frank LaCorte replaces Julio Gonzalez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 7-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG D. Littlejohn F. LaCorte -0% 95% Flyball: CF
t5 7-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG V. Blue F. LaCorte -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
t5 7-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG M. Venable F. LaCorte -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-7, Giants' Vida Blue facing 2-3-4
b5 2-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Reynolds V. Blue 1% 95% Flyball: LF
b5 2-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Puhl V. Blue -1% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 2-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Leonard V. Blue 1% 95% Flyball: CF
b5 2-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU E. Cabell V. Blue 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Frank LaCorte facing 2-3-4
t6 7-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG R. Andrews F. LaCorte 0% 97% Single to 3B
t6 7-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SFG M. Ivie F. LaCorte -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Evans F. LaCorte -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging, Andrews Steals 2B
t6 7-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R SFG L. Herndon F. LaCorte 2% 98% Double to LF; Andrews Scores
t6 8-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R SFG G. Johnston F. LaCorte 1% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Herndon Scores; Johnston to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 9-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. LeMaster F. LaCorte -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Giants' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
b6 2-9 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Cruz V. Blue 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Pujols V. Blue 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-9 2 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue -0% 99% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Alan Knicely pinch hits for Frank LaCorte (P) batting 9th
b6 2-9 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU A. Knicely V. Blue -0% 99% Walk
b6 2-9 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Bobby Sprowl facing 8-9-1
Bobby Sprowl replaces Jose Cruz (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Alan Knicely moves from PH to 3B
Jimmy Sexton replaces Craig Reynolds playing SS batting 2nd
Danny Heep replaces Enos Cabell (3B) playing LF batting 5th
t7 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG D. Littlejohn B. Sprowl -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t7 9-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG V. Blue B. Sprowl -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
t7 9-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG M. Venable B. Sprowl 0% 99% Walk
t7 9-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Andrews B. Sprowl -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Giants' Vida Blue facing 2-3-4
b7 2-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Sexton V. Blue 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 2-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Puhl V. Blue 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 2-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Leonard V. Blue 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Bobby Sprowl facing 3-4-5
t8 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Ivie B. Sprowl -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 9-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG D. Evans B. Sprowl -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 9-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG L. Herndon B. Sprowl 0% 100% Walk
t8 9-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG G. Johnston B. Sprowl -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Giants' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
b8 2-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Heep V. Blue 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Art Howe pinch hits for Bobby Sprowl (P) batting 6th
b8 2-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU A. Howe V. Blue -0% 100% Walk
Mike Mendoza pinch runs for Art Howe (PH) batting 6th
b8 2-9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Pujols V. Blue -1% 99% Double to LF; Mendoza to 3B
b8 2-9 1 -23 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Landestoy V. Blue 1% 100% Line Drive Double Play: P-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Gordie Pladson facing 7-8-9
Gordie Pladson replaces Mike Mendoza (PR) pitching and batting 6th
t9 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. LeMaster G. Pladson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 9-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG D. Littlejohn G. Pladson 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 9-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SFG V. Blue G. Pladson -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Venable G. Pladson 0% 100% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Giants' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
b9 2-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU A. Knicely V. Blue 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Cedeno V. Blue 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 2-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Sexton V. Blue 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.

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