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Tuesday, August 28, 1984,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 11,016, Time of Game: 2:19
Pirates
2
56-75
 Lost 1 
6th, 22 GB
at Astros
3
68-65
 Won 1 
2nd, 9 GB
W: Dave Smith (3-2)
L: John Tudor (8-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  X    3  7  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Marvell Wynne CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .317 .336 .653 -0.034 0.73 0.038 -0.072 -0.0 2 0 CS
Lee Lacy LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .299 .347 .440 .786 -0.084 0.74 0.000 -0.084 -1.3 3 0 GDP
Johnny Ray 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .355 .400 .756 -0.010 0.33 0.016 -0.026 -0.1 3 1 2B
Jason Thompson 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .252 .353 .388 .740 -0.061 1.42 0.049 -0.110 -0.3 8 0
Tony Pena C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .292 .335 .416 .752 0.200 1.27 0.227 -0.027 1.0 5 0 2B
Jim Morrison 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .258 .294 .423 .717 -0.188 1.64 0.000 -0.188 -0.9 0 3 SF,GDP
Doug Frobel RF 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .202 .260 .409 .670 0.104 0.75 0.127 -0.024 1.0 2 0 2B,SB
Dale Berra SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .233 .288 .337 .624 -0.045 0.78 0.004 -0.048 -0.4 0 3
John Tudor P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .258 .238 .496 -0.050 0.66 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 1 1
   Rod Scurry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 2 2 33 .233 .273 .333 .606 -0.168 0.93 0.461 -0.629 -1.8 24 9
2B: T Pena (23, off J Niekro); D Frobel (7, off J Niekro); J Ray (26, off J Niekro).
SF: J Morrison (4, off J Niekro).
TB: T Pena 3; D Frobel 3; M Wynne 2; J Ray 2.
GIDP: L Lacy (7); J Morrison (7).
RBI: D Frobel (22); J Morrison (25).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: M Wynne (4).
Baserunning
SB: D Frobel (4, 2nd base off J Niekro/A Ashby).
CS: M Wynne (18, 2nd base by J Niekro/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Doran 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .281 .362 .384 .746 0.156 1.10 0.172 -0.016 1.0 4 3
Enos Cabell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .332 .416 .748 0.008 1.85 0.097 -0.090 0.0 7 0
Phil Garner 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .264 .351 .372 .723 -0.072 2.00 0.077 -0.148 -0.7 1 1
Jose Cruz LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .318 .388 .470 .857 0.173 2.30 0.223 -0.050 0.9 6 0
Jerry Mumphrey CF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .291 .353 .398 .751 0.280 3.04 0.432 -0.152 0.8 4 0
Terry Puhl RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .316 .396 .452 .848 -0.058 2.53 0.103 -0.161 -1.0 3 0 SH
Alan Ashby C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .268 .340 .339 .679 -0.062 0.87 0.013 -0.075 -0.5 2 1
Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .267 .294 .373 .667 -0.028 0.76 0.017 -0.045 -0.2 0 5
Joe Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .134 .159 .134 .294 -0.052 1.03 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 0 0
   Kevin Bass PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .267 .328 .595 -0.013 0.53 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 3 7 3 3 5 34 .233 .303 .233 .536 0.332 1.75 1.134 -0.802 -0.3 27 11
SH: T Puhl (5, off R Scurry).
TB: B Doran 3; A Ashby; P Garner; J Mumphrey; E Cabell.
RBI: J Mumphrey 2 (79); T Puhl (46).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Smith-B Doran-E Cabell; C Reynolds-B Doran-E Cabell.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Tudor, L (8-9) 7.1 7 3 3 3 5 0 3.39 32 54 -0.250 1.73 0.0
Rod Scurry 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.13 2 2 1 -0.082 2.11 0.3
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 3 5 0 3.38 34 54 2 1 -0.332 1.75 0.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro 7 5 2 2 2 2 0 2.81 27 59 0.005 0.79 0.9
Dave Smith, W (3-2) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.07 6 0 0 0.163 1.60 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 2 0 2.00 33 59 0 0 0.168 0.93 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Dave Pallone, 3B - Paul Runge.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 11,016.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Marvell Wynne CF 1 Bill Doran 2B
2 Lee Lacy LF 2 Enos Cabell 1B
3 Johnny Ray 2B 3 Phil Garner 3B
4 Jason Thompson 1B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Tony Pena C 5 Jerry Mumphrey CF
6 Jim Morrison 3B 6 Terry Puhl RF
7 Doug Frobel RF 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Dale Berra SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 John Tudor P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-2 1 123 RR HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor 43% 78% Single; Doran Scores; Garner Scores; Cruz to 3B/Adv on E8; Mumphrey to 2B
t9 2-3 1 1-- OO PIT J. Morrison D. Smith 15% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t5 0-0 0 1-- PIT T. Pena J. Niekro -15% 30% Double; Thompson to 3B
b8 0-2 1 12- HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 12% 34% Walk; Doran to 3B; Garner to 2B
b6 0-2 1 123 O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor -12% 27% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wynne J. Niekro 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT L. Lacy J. Niekro 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Ray J. Niekro 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Tudor facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU E. Cabell J. Tudor -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B; Doran to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU P. Garner J. Tudor -3% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Thompson J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT T. Pena J. Niekro 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Morrison J. Niekro 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Tudor facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl J. Tudor -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- HOU A. Ashby J. Tudor 1% 52% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds J. Tudor -2% 50% Flyball: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Frobel J. Niekro 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Berra J. Niekro 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Tudor J. Niekro 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Tudor facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Niekro J. Tudor -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Tudor -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell J. Tudor -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Wynne J. Niekro 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O PIT L. Lacy J. Niekro 2% 54% Flyball: 2B
t4 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Ray J. Niekro 1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Tudor facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU P. Garner J. Tudor -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor -1% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- PIT J. Thompson J. Niekro -5% 45% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- PIT T. Pena J. Niekro -15% 30% Double; Thompson to 3B
t5 0-0 0 -23 RO PIT J. Morrison J. Niekro 2% 32% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Thompson Scores
t5 1-0 1 -2- R PIT D. Frobel J. Niekro -11% 20% Double; Pena Scores
t5 2-0 1 -2- O PIT D. Berra J. Niekro 3% 24% Fielder's Choice SS; Frobel out at 3B/SS-3B; Berra to 1B
t5 2-0 2 1-- O PIT J. Tudor J. Niekro 2% 25% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Tudor facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl J. Tudor -3% 22% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby J. Tudor -2% 20% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 2 --- HOU C. Reynolds J. Tudor 2% 22% Walk
b5 0-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Niekro J. Tudor -3% 19% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- PIT M. Wynne J. Niekro -2% 17% Single
t6 2-0 0 1-- O PIT L. Lacy J. Niekro 2% 19% Flyball: LF
t6 2-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Ray J. Niekro 2% 21% Wynne Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t6 2-0 2 --- PIT J. Ray J. Niekro -2% 20% Double
t6 2-0 2 -2- O PIT J. Thompson J. Niekro 2% 22% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Tudor facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 6% 28% Single
b6 0-2 0 1-- HOU E. Cabell J. Tudor 10% 38% Single; Doran to 2B
b6 0-2 0 12- O HOU P. Garner J. Tudor -9% 29% Flyball: RF
b6 0-2 1 12- HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 10% 39% Walk; Doran to 3B; Cabell to 2B
b6 0-2 1 123 O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor -12% 27% Strikeout
b6 0-2 2 123 O HOU T. Puhl J. Tudor -12% 16% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t7 2-0 0 --- O PIT T. Pena J. Niekro 1% 17% Strikeout
t7 2-0 1 --- O PIT J. Morrison J. Niekro 1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- PIT D. Frobel J. Niekro -1% 17% Single
t7 2-0 2 1-- PIT D. Berra J. Niekro -1% 16% Frobel Steals 2B
t7 2-0 2 -2- PIT D. Berra J. Niekro -0% 16% Walk
t7 2-0 2 12- O PIT J. Tudor J. Niekro 2% 18% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Tudor facing 7-8-9
b7 0-2 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby J. Tudor -3% 15% Strikeout
b7 0-2 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds J. Tudor -2% 13% Flyball: CF
Kevin Bass pinch hits for Joe Niekro (P) batting 9th
b7 0-2 2 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Tudor -1% 11% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Dave Smith facing 1-2-3
Dave Smith replaces Kevin Bass (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-0 0 --- PIT M. Wynne D. Smith -2% 10% Single
t8 2-0 0 1-- OO PIT L. Lacy D. Smith 3% 13% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 2-0 2 --- O PIT J. Ray D. Smith 0% 13% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Tudor facing 1-2-3
b8 0-2 0 --- HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 8% 21% Single
b8 0-2 0 1-- O HOU E. Cabell J. Tudor -6% 15% Flyball: 2B
b8 0-2 1 1-- HOU P. Garner J. Tudor 8% 22% Single; Doran to 2B
b8 0-2 1 12- HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 12% 34% Walk; Doran to 3B; Garner to 2B
b8 0-2 1 123 RR HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor 43% 78% Single; Doran Scores; Garner Scores; Cruz to 3B/Adv on E8; Mumphrey to 2B
Rod Scurry replaces John Tudor pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-2 1 -23 RO HOU T. Puhl R. Scurry 10% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cruz Scores; Mumphrey to 3B
b8 3-2 2 --3 O HOU A. Ashby R. Scurry -2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Dave Smith facing 4-5-6
t9 2-3 0 --- O PIT J. Thompson D. Smith 7% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 2-3 1 --- PIT T. Pena D. Smith -8% 85% Single
t9 2-3 1 1-- OO PIT J. Morrison D. Smith 15% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.

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