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Standings
OAK
@BAL
3
2
SEA
@BOS
1
5
KCR
@CLE
3
8
MIN
@DET
4
0
TEX
@MIL
2
6
CAL
@NYY
4
7
PIT
@ATL
2
3
CIN
@CHC
3
4
 
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CIN
@CHC
6
1
STL
@HOU
5
9
STL
@HOU
4
6
PHI
@LAD
3
7
NYM
@SDP
7
8
MON
@SFG
9
0
Saturday, September 6, 1980, 5:38PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:40
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Cardinals
5
60-73
 Lost 1 
4th, 13 GB
at Astros
9
76-59
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Joe Niekro (15-11)
L: Bob Sykes (6-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  4   0  1  0    5 12  2
Astros          0  2  7   0  0  0   0  0  X    9 12  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ken Oberkfell 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .307 .388 .432 .820 -0.102 1.31 0.000 -0.102 -0.9 0 3 GDP
   Tom Herr 2B 3 1 3 0 0 0 3 .209 .241 .317 .558 0.018 0.10 0.018 0.000 1.2 1 0 2B
Tony Scott CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .239 .304 .297 .601 -0.023 0.49 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 1 0
   Tito Landrum CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .320 .357 .440 .797 -0.011 0.26 0.005 -0.016 0.7 2 0 3B
Keith Hernandez 1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .318 .401 .489 .890 0.011 0.21 0.012 -0.001 -0.1 3 0
   Joe DeSa 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.016 0.24 0.000 -0.016 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Ted Simmons C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .304 .379 .521 .901 0.026 0.41 0.027 -0.001 0.1 1 0
   Steve Swisher C 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 .200 .238 .200 .438 -0.002 0.14 0.003 -0.005 0.4 5 0
George Hendrick RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .321 .360 .526 .886 -0.048 0.93 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 2 0
   Leon Durham RF 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 .244 .290 .395 .685 0.017 0.14 0.017 0.000 1.3 1 0 3B
Dane Iorg LF 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .315 .362 .465 .826 -0.030 0.40 0.002 -0.032 0.5 3 0 SF
Ken Reitz 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273 .304 .394 .698 -0.017 0.35 0.000 -0.017 -0.5 0 0
   Ty Waller 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.003 0.10 0.005 -0.002 0.2 0 0
Mike Phillips SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .242 .292 .283 .576 0.002 0.27 0.019 -0.017 1.1 3 3
Bob Sykes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .103 .143 .103 .245 0.043 0.96 0.043 0.000 0.4 0 0 HBP
   Jim Otten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Little P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.8 0 0 GDP
   Keith Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .208 .375 -0.015 0.58 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   George Frazier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bobby Bonds PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .308 .320 .628 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Team Totals 35 5 12 5 1 4 38 .343 .368 .486 .854 -0.151 0.37 0.151 -0.302 1.3 24 7
2B: T Herr (5, off J Niekro).
3B: T Landrum (1, off J Niekro); L Durham (2, off R Niemann).
SF: D Iorg (4, off J Niekro).
HBP: B Sykes (1, by J Niekro).
TB: T Herr 4; L Durham 4; T Landrum 3; M Phillips 2; T Waller; S Swisher; D Iorg; T Simmons.
GIDP: J DeSa (1); K Oberkfell (9); J Little (1).
RBI: D Iorg 2 (35); M Phillips (7); S Swisher (2); T Landrum (3).
2-out RBI: M Phillips.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
E: K Hernandez (8); M Phillips (9).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Morgan 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .238 .362 .358 .720 0.042 0.69 0.063 -0.021 1.7 1 0
   Scott Loucks PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.002 0.03 0.000 -0.002 -0.9 0 0
Enos Cabell 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .279 .309 .351 .660 0.020 0.51 0.034 -0.014 0.3 0 1
   Julio Gonzalez PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .122 .140 .143 .283 -0.001 0.01 0.000 -0.001 -0.6 1 2
Jose Cruz LF 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .311 .375 .437 .812 0.034 0.53 0.044 -0.010 0.6 1 0
   Jeffrey Leonard RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .213 .273 .333 .606 0.000 0.04 0.001 -0.002 0.0 1 0 3B
Cesar Cedeno CF 2 2 2 0 1 0 3 .306 .380 .483 .862 0.046 0.51 0.046 0.000 0.9 1 0
   Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219 .259 .307 .566 -0.003 0.06 0.000 -0.003 -0.5 0 1
Art Howe 1B 3 2 2 2 0 0 3 .276 .353 .433 .786 0.151 0.81 0.152 0.000 2.0 6 1
   Dave Bergman 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .258 .343 .306 .649 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.2 4 0 SB
Gary Woods RF-LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .429 .429 .571 1.000 0.116 0.52 0.118 -0.003 1.5 2 0
Luis Pujols C 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 .204 .256 .241 .497 0.003 0.29 0.009 -0.006 -0.1 5 0
Rafael Landestoy SS-2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .244 .304 .332 .637 -0.045 0.29 0.000 -0.045 -0.8 4 7
Joe Niekro P 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .300 .329 .371 .700 -0.016 0.36 0.008 -0.025 1.3 1 2 2B
   Randy Niemann P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 12 7 3 6 40 .324 .375 .405 .780 0.347 0.37 0.477 -0.132 5.7 27 14
2B: J Niekro (5, off J Otten).
3B: J Leonard (5, off G Frazier).
TB: J Niekro 3; J Leonard 3; A Howe 2; J Morgan 2; C Cedeno 2; G Woods; D Bergman; E Cabell.
RBI: A Howe 2 (37); G Woods 2 (4); L Pujols (18); J Morgan (34); J Niekro (10).
2-out RBI: J Morgan; J Niekro.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Gonzalez-R Landestoy-D Bergman; A Howe-R Landestoy-J Niekro; J Niekro-R Landestoy-A Howe.
Baserunning
SB: D Bergman (1, 2nd base off G Frazier/S Swisher).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Sykes, L (6-10) 2 5 6 6 2 0 0 4.64 13 20 -0.292 0.95 -4.0
Jim Otten 0.2 2 3 0 0 0 0 6.15 5 3 3 -0.059 0.32 -3.1
Jeff Little 2.1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 11 1 1 -0.003 0.02 0.1
George Frazier 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.02 11 0 0 0.007 0.04 1.2
Team Totals 8 12 9 6 3 6 0 6.75 40 20 4 4 -0.347 0.37 -5.7
B Sykes faced 4 batters in the 3rd inning.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (15-11) 6 9 4 4 1 1 0 3.89 27 38 0.127 0.44 -1.5
Randy Niemann, S (1) 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 5.47 11 0 0 0.026 0.21 0.2
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 1 4 0 5.00 38 38 0 0 0.153 0.37 -1.3
Balks: R Niemann (1).
WP: B Sykes (3).
HBP: J Niekro (3; B Sykes).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Steve Fields, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Ken Oberkfell 2B 1 Joe Morgan 2B
2 Tony Scott CF 2 Enos Cabell 3B
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Jose Cruz LF
4 Ted Simmons C 4 Cesar Cedeno CF
5 George Hendrick RF 5 Art Howe 1B
6 Dane Iorg LF 6 Gary Woods RF
7 Ken Reitz 3B 7 Luis Pujols C
8 Mike Phillips SS 8 Rafael Landestoy SS
9 Bob Sykes P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 1-- HOU A. Howe B. Sykes 12% 70% Single to RF; Cedeno to 3B; Howe to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b2 0-0 0 -23 RR HOU G. Woods B. Sykes 11% 81% Single to LF; Cedeno Scores; Howe Scores; Woods to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t3 0-2 0 1-- OO STL K. Oberkfell J. Niekro 8% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O STL G. Hendrick J. Niekro 5% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-0 0 12- HOU J. Cruz B. Sykes 4% 89% Walk; Morgan to 3B; Cabell to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL K. Oberkfell J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Scott J. Niekro 1% 53% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- STL T. Simmons J. Niekro -3% 50% Single to RF; Hernandez to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O STL G. Hendrick J. Niekro 5% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Sykes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan B. Sykes -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell B. Sykes -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Sykes -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Iorg J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL K. Reitz J. Niekro 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL M. Phillips J. Niekro 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Sykes facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Sykes 4% 59% Single to RF
b2 0-0 0 1-- HOU A. Howe B. Sykes 12% 70% Single to RF; Cedeno to 3B; Howe to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b2 0-0 0 -23 RR HOU G. Woods B. Sykes 11% 81% Single to LF; Cedeno Scores; Howe Scores; Woods to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 2-0 0 -2- O HOU L. Pujols B. Sykes -0% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Woods to 3B
b2 2-0 1 --3 O HOU R. Landestoy B. Sykes -4% 76% Flyball: RF
b2 2-0 2 --3 O HOU J. Niekro B. Sykes -2% 74% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- STL B. Sykes J. Niekro -4% 70% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-2 0 1-- OO STL K. Oberkfell J. Niekro 8% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- O STL T. Scott J. Niekro 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Bob Sykes facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- HOU J. Morgan B. Sykes 2% 81% Single to RF
b3 2-0 0 1-- HOU E. Cabell B. Sykes 3% 84% Single to LF; Morgan to 2B
b3 2-0 0 12- HOU J. Cruz B. Sykes 4% 89% Walk; Morgan to 3B; Cabell to 2B
b3 2-0 0 123 R HOU C. Cedeno B. Sykes 4% 92% Wild Pitch; Morgan Scores; Cabell to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b3 3-0 0 -23 HOU C. Cedeno B. Sykes 1% 93% Walk
Jim Otten replaces Bob Sykes pitching and batting 9th
b3 3-0 0 123 RR HOU A. Howe J. Otten 3% 96% Single to LF; Cabell Scores; Cruz Scores; Cedeno to 2B
b3 5-0 0 12- HOU G. Woods J. Otten 1% 98% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Cedeno to 3B; Howe to 2B; Woods to 1B
b3 5-0 0 123 RRO HOU L. Pujols J. Otten 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cedeno Scores; Howe Scores/Adv on E6/unER/No RBI; Pujols to 2B
b3 7-0 1 -2- O HOU R. Landestoy J. Otten -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b3 7-0 2 -2- R HOU J. Niekro J. Otten 1% 99% Double to LF; Pujols Scores/unER
Jeff Little replaces Jim Otten pitching and batting 9th
b3 8-0 2 -2- R HOU J. Morgan J. Little 0% 99% Single to RF; Niekro Scores/unER
b3 9-0 2 1-- O HOU E. Cabell J. Little -0% 99% Lineout: SS
7 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-9 0 --- O STL K. Hernandez J. Niekro 0% 100% Lineout: LF
t4 0-9 1 --- O STL T. Simmons J. Niekro 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t4 0-9 2 --- O STL G. Hendrick J. Niekro 0% 100% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-0, Cardinals' Jeff Little facing 3-4-5
Joe DeSa replaces Keith Hernandez playing 1B batting 3rd
Tito Landrum replaces Tony Scott playing CF batting 2nd
Leon Durham replaces George Hendrick playing RF batting 5th
b4 9-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Little -0% 100% Strikeout
b4 9-0 1 --- HOU C. Cedeno J. Little 0% 100% Single to LF
b4 9-0 1 1-- O HOU A. Howe J. Little -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 9-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Woods J. Little -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t5 0-9 0 --- STL D. Iorg J. Niekro -0% 99% Single to LF
t5 0-9 0 1-- O STL K. Reitz J. Niekro 0% 100% Strikeout
t5 0-9 1 1-- STL M. Phillips J. Niekro -0% 99% Single to P; Iorg to 2B
t5 0-9 1 12- OO STL J. Little J. Niekro 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-0, Cardinals' Jeff Little facing 7-8-9
Steve Swisher replaces Ted Simmons playing C batting 4th
Tom Herr replaces Ken Oberkfell playing 2B batting 1st
Ty Waller replaces Ken Reitz playing 3B batting 7th
b5 9-0 0 --- O HOU L. Pujols J. Little -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b5 9-0 1 --- HOU R. Landestoy J. Little 0% 100% Walk
b5 9-0 1 1-- HOU J. Niekro J. Little 0% 100% Single to RF; Landestoy to 3B
Scott Loucks pinch hits for Joe Morgan (2B) batting 1st
b5 9-0 1 1-3 O HOU S. Loucks J. Little -0% 100% Strikeout
Julio Gonzalez pinch hits for Enos Cabell (3B) batting 2nd
b5 9-0 2 1-3 O HOU J. Gonzalez J. Little -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
Dave Bergman replaces Art Howe playing 1B batting 5th
Rafael Landestoy moves from SS to 2B
Julio Gonzalez moves from PH to 3B
Craig Reynolds replaces Cesar Cedeno (CF) playing SS batting 4th
Gary Woods moves from RF to LF
Scott Loucks moves from PH to CF
Jeffrey Leonard replaces Jose Cruz (LF) playing RF batting 3rd
t6 0-9 0 --- STL T. Herr J. Niekro -0% 100% Double to LF
t6 0-9 0 -2- R STL T. Landrum J. Niekro -0% 99% Triple to LF; Herr Scores
t6 1-9 0 --3 O STL J. DeSa J. Niekro 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 1-9 1 --3 R STL S. Swisher J. Niekro -0% 99% Single to LF; Landrum Scores
t6 2-9 1 1-- STL L. Durham J. Niekro -1% 98% Single to RF; Swisher to 3B
t6 2-9 1 1-3 RO STL D. Iorg J. Niekro 0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Swisher Scores
t6 3-9 2 1-- STL T. Waller J. Niekro -0% 98% Single to RF; Durham to 3B
t6 3-9 2 1-3 R STL M. Phillips J. Niekro -2% 97% Single to RF; Durham Scores; Waller to 3B
Keith Smith pinch hits for Jeff Little (P) batting 9th
t6 4-9 2 1-3 O STL K. Smith J. Niekro 2% 98% Popfly: 2B
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-4, Cardinals' George Frazier facing 3-4-5
George Frazier replaces Keith Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 9-4 0 --- O HOU J. Leonard G. Frazier -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 9-4 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds G. Frazier -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b6 9-4 2 --- HOU D. Bergman G. Frazier 0% 98% Single to SS
b6 9-4 2 1-- HOU G. Woods G. Frazier 0% 98% Bergman Steals 2B
b6 9-4 2 -2- O HOU G. Woods G. Frazier -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 9.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-9, Astros' Randy Niemann facing 1-2-3
Randy Niemann replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-9 0 --- STL T. Herr R. Niemann -1% 96% Single to 3B
t7 4-9 0 1-- O STL T. Landrum R. Niemann 1% 98% Lineout: RF
t7 4-9 1 1-- OO STL J. DeSa R. Niemann 1% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-4, Cardinals' George Frazier facing 7-8-9
b7 9-4 0 --- O HOU L. Pujols G. Frazier -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 9-4 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy G. Frazier -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 9-4 2 --- O HOU R. Niemann G. Frazier -0% 99% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 9.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-9, Astros' Randy Niemann facing 4-5-6
t8 4-9 0 --- O STL S. Swisher R. Niemann 0% 99% Strikeout
t8 4-9 1 --- STL L. Durham R. Niemann -1% 98% Triple to LF
t8 4-9 1 --3 RO STL D. Iorg R. Niemann 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Durham Scores
t8 5-9 2 --- O STL T. Waller R. Niemann 0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-5, Cardinals' George Frazier facing 1-2-3
b8 9-5 0 --- O HOU S. Loucks G. Frazier -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 9-5 1 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez G. Frazier -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 9-5 2 --- HOU J. Leonard G. Frazier 0% 99% Triple to LF
b8 9-5 2 --3 O HOU C. Reynolds G. Frazier -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-9, Astros' Randy Niemann facing 8-9-1
t9 5-9 0 --- O STL M. Phillips R. Niemann 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Bobby Bonds pinch hits for George Frazier (P) batting 9th
t9 5-9 1 --- O STL B. Bonds R. Niemann 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-9 2 --- STL T. Herr R. Niemann -0% 100% Single to LF
t9 5-9 2 1-- STL T. Landrum R. Niemann -0% 100% Balk; Herr to 2B
t9 5-9 2 -2- O STL T. Landrum R. Niemann 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 9.

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  • 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.

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