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Standings
CAL
@BAL
6
4
MIN
@BOS
7
17
TOR
@CHW
1
2
SEA
@DET
0
12
CLE
@MIL
9
12
OAK
@NYY
2
1
KCR
@TEX
0
4
CHC
@ATL
3
8
PIT
@HOU
4
2
MON
@LAD
0
4
PHI
@SDP
3
4
NYM
@SFG
2
1
CIN
@STL
5
3
Tuesday, May 20, 1986,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 8,711, Time of Game: 2:38
Pirates
4
15-18
 Won 1 
3rd, 9 GB
at Astros
2
21-15
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Bob Walk (2-0)
L: Nolan Ryan (3-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  4    4  7  1
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  7  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Orsulak CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .248 .295 .363 .658 -0.026 1.38 0.089 -0.115 -0.3 4 0 SB
R.J. Reynolds LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .286 .351 .429 .780 -0.009 1.24 0.072 -0.081 -0.2 2 0
Johnny Ray 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .366 .428 .463 .890 0.032 1.61 0.121 -0.088 -0.0 0 3
Sid Bream 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .294 .397 .569 .966 -0.003 1.89 0.149 -0.153 0.6 13 0
Mike Brown RF 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .270 .362 .414 .777 0.524 2.19 0.669 -0.145 1.0 2 0 HR
Jim Morrison 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .236 .308 .472 .779 0.005 1.10 0.062 -0.057 -0.0 0 6
Junior Ortiz C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .292 .458 -0.129 1.39 0.017 -0.145 -0.9 6 0 2B,GDP
Sam Khalifa SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .197 .288 .225 .513 -0.074 1.43 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 0 1
   Trench Davis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .105 .100 .105 .205 -0.034 1.38 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Rafael Belliard SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .206 .250 .235 .485 0.004 0.90 0.004 0.000 0.1 0 0 IW
Bob Kipper P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.040 0.80 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 1
   Lee Mazzilli PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .235 .447 .235 .682 0.043 0.90 0.043 0.000 0.2
   Bob Walk P 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .375 .375 .625 1.000 0.075 1.13 0.075 0.000 0.6 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 4 9 36 .219 .306 .344 .649 0.368 1.47 1.301 -0.932 -0.0 27 11
2B: J Ortiz (3, off N Ryan).
HR: M Brown (3, off N Ryan, 9th inn, 2 on, 1 out).
IBB: R Belliard (1, by D Smith).
TB: M Brown 4; J Ortiz 2; R Reynolds; B Walk; L Mazzilli; J Ray; J Orsulak.
GIDP: J Ortiz (3).
RBI: M Brown 3 (17); B Walk (2).
2-out RBI: B Walk.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
PB: J Ortiz (3).
E: S Bream (3).
Baserunning
SB: J Orsulak (7, 2nd base off N Ryan/M Bailey).

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 2 1 0 1 4 .298 .400 .374 .774 0.081 0.93 0.138 -0.057 0.7 1 4 HR
Billy Hatcher CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .306 .305 .612 -0.039 0.75 0.010 -0.050 -0.4 2 1 2B
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .247 .299 .296 .595 -0.073 0.70 0.000 -0.073 -0.9 1 0
   Tony Walker CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .286 .387 .673 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .304 .470 .774 -0.016 0.52 0.021 -0.037 -0.3 10 1
Phil Garner 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .309 .343 .536 .879 0.067 0.58 0.089 -0.022 0.6 0 3 2·2B
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .288 .333 .439 .773 -0.029 0.93 0.031 -0.060 -0.4 3 0
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dickie Thon SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .247 .319 .395 .714 0.032 1.31 0.080 -0.048 0.1 3 1 SF
   Denny Walling PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .341 .378 .720 -0.041 1.68 0.000 -0.041 -0.2
Mark Bailey C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .183 .298 .282 .579 -0.014 0.72 0.031 -0.045 -0.0 7 1
Nolan Ryan P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.087 0.71 0.000 -0.087 -1.1 0 1
   Terry Puhl RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .301 .328 .629 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 1 6 36 .206 .222 .382 .605 -0.132 0.81 0.400 -0.533 -2.0 27 12
2B: P Garner 2 (8, 2 off B Kipper); B Hatcher (2, off B Kipper).
HR: B Doran (1, off B Kipper, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: D Thon (1, off B Kipper).
TB: B Doran 5; P Garner 4; B Hatcher 2; K Bass; G Davis.
RBI: B Doran (9); D Thon (10).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Davis; P Garner-B Doran-G Davis.
Outfield Assists: B Hatcher (R Belliard at 3rd base).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Kipper 7 7 2 2 1 4 1 5.00 30 58 0.041 0.85 1.1
Bob Walk, W (2-0) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.16 6 0 0 0.091 0.61 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 6 1 2.00 36 58 0 0 0.132 0.81 2.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (3-6) 8.2 6 4 4 3 9 1 5.29 34 62 -0.290 1.49 0.7
Dave Smith 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.03 2 1 1 -0.078 1.01 -0.7
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 4 9 1 4.00 36 62 1 1 -0.368 1.47 0.0
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan 3 (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Smith (1; R Belliard).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 8,711.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Joe Orsulak CF 1 Bill Doran 2B
2 R.J. Reynolds LF 2 Billy Hatcher CF
3 Johnny Ray 2B 3 Jose Cruz LF
4 Sid Bream 1B 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 Mike Brown RF 5 Phil Garner 3B
6 Jim Morrison 3B 6 Kevin Bass RF
7 Junior Ortiz C 7 Dickie Thon SS
8 Sam Khalifa SS 8 Mark Bailey C
9 Bob Kipper P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-2 1 1-3 RRR PIT M. Brown N. Ryan 67% 84% Home Run; Reynolds Scores; Bream Scores
t9 0-2 0 1-- PIT J. Ray N. Ryan 12% 26% Single; Reynolds to 2B
b1 0-0 0 --- R HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -11% 35% Home Run
t9 0-2 0 12- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -9% 17% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Reynolds to 3B; Bream to 1B
t8 0-2 1 1-- OO PIT J. Orsulak N. Ryan -8% 5% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Orsulak N. Ryan -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Ray N. Ryan -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- R HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -11% 35% Home Run
b1 1-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper 2% 37% Flyball: CF
b1 1-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper 1% 38% Flyball: RF
b1 1-0 2 --- HOU G. Davis B. Kipper -1% 37% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Davis to 1B
b1 1-0 2 1-- O HOU P. Garner B. Kipper 2% 39% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- PIT S. Bream N. Ryan 4% 43% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- O PIT M. Brown N. Ryan -4% 39% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 1-- PIT J. Morrison N. Ryan 2% 41% Wild Pitch; Bream to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -2- PIT J. Morrison N. Ryan 2% 43% Walk
t2 0-1 1 12- O PIT J. Ortiz N. Ryan -4% 39% Flyball: CF; Bream to 3B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 O PIT S. Khalifa N. Ryan -5% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- HOU K. Bass B. Kipper -3% 31% Single
b2 1-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Thon B. Kipper 3% 33% Groundout: SS-1B/Forceout at 2B; Thon to 1B
b2 1-0 1 1-- HOU M. Bailey B. Kipper -3% 30% Walk; Thon to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- HOU N. Ryan B. Kipper -5% 26% Passed Ball; Thon to 3B; Bailey to 2B
b2 1-0 1 -23 O HOU N. Ryan B. Kipper 7% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 2 -23 O HOU B. Doran B. Kipper 5% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Kipper N. Ryan -3% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O PIT J. Orsulak N. Ryan -2% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan -1% 32% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper 1% 36% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- HOU G. Davis B. Kipper -1% 34% Single
b3 1-0 2 1-- HOU P. Garner B. Kipper -3% 31% Double; Davis to 3B
b3 1-0 2 -23 O HOU K. Bass B. Kipper 5% 37% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O PIT J. Ray N. Ryan -3% 34% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- PIT S. Bream N. Ryan 3% 37% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- PIT M. Brown N. Ryan 6% 43% Wild Pitch; Bream to 3B
t4 0-1 1 --3 O PIT M. Brown N. Ryan -8% 35% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --3 O PIT J. Morrison N. Ryan -5% 31% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- O HOU D. Thon B. Kipper 2% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O HOU M. Bailey B. Kipper 1% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O HOU N. Ryan B. Kipper 1% 35% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O PIT J. Ortiz N. Ryan -3% 32% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O PIT S. Khalifa N. Ryan -2% 30% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 --- O PIT B. Kipper N. Ryan -1% 28% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -3% 25% Single
b5 1-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper 1% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B; Doran to 2B
b5 1-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper 3% 29% Strikeout
b5 1-0 2 -2- O HOU G. Davis B. Kipper 3% 33% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- PIT J. Orsulak N. Ryan 6% 39% Single
t6 0-1 0 1-- O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan -6% 33% Strikeout
t6 0-1 1 1-- PIT J. Ray N. Ryan 3% 36% Orsulak Steals 2B
t6 0-1 1 -2- O PIT J. Ray N. Ryan -5% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B; Orsulak to 3B
t6 0-1 2 --3 O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -6% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 5-6-7
b6 1-0 0 --- HOU P. Garner B. Kipper -6% 19% Double
b6 1-0 0 -2- O HOU K. Bass B. Kipper 1% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B; Garner to 3B
b6 1-0 1 --3 RO HOU D. Thon B. Kipper -4% 16% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Garner Scores
b6 2-0 2 --- O HOU M. Bailey B. Kipper 1% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t7 0-2 0 --- O PIT M. Brown N. Ryan -3% 13% Flyball: RF
t7 0-2 1 --- PIT J. Morrison N. Ryan 4% 17% Strikeout, Wild Pitch; Morrison to 1B
t7 0-2 1 1-- OO PIT J. Ortiz N. Ryan -7% 10% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 9-1-2
b7 2-0 0 --- O HOU N. Ryan B. Kipper 1% 11% Flyball: CF
b7 2-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran B. Kipper 1% 12% Flyball: RF
b7 2-0 2 --- HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper -1% 11% Double
b7 2-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper 1% 12% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
Trench Davis pinch hits for Sam Khalifa (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-2 0 --- O PIT T. Davis N. Ryan -3% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
Lee Mazzilli pinch hits for Bob Kipper (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 1 --- PIT L. Mazzilli N. Ryan 4% 13% Single
t8 0-2 1 1-- OO PIT J. Orsulak N. Ryan -8% 5% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Bob Walk facing 4-5-6
Bob Walk replaces Lee Mazzilli (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Rafael Belliard replaces Trench Davis (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 2-0 0 --- O HOU G. Davis B. Walk 1% 6% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-0 1 --- O HOU P. Garner B. Walk 0% 6% Strikeout
b8 2-0 2 --- O HOU K. Bass B. Walk 0% 7% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
Billy Hatcher moves from CF to LF
Tony Walker replaces Jose Cruz (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
t9 0-2 0 --- PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan 7% 14% Single
t9 0-2 0 1-- PIT J. Ray N. Ryan 12% 26% Single; Reynolds to 2B
t9 0-2 0 12- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -9% 17% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Reynolds to 3B; Bream to 1B
t9 0-2 1 1-3 RRR PIT M. Brown N. Ryan 67% 84% Home Run; Reynolds Scores; Bream Scores
t9 3-2 1 --- O PIT J. Morrison N. Ryan -1% 83% Flyball: SS
t9 3-2 2 --- PIT J. Ortiz N. Ryan 2% 84% Double
Dave Smith replaces Kevin Bass (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Terry Puhl replaces Nolan Ryan (P) playing RF batting 9th
t9 3-2 2 -2- PIT R. Belliard D. Smith 0% 85% Intentional Walk
t9 3-2 2 12- RO PIT B. Walk D. Smith 7% 92% Single; Ortiz Scores; Belliard out at 3B/LF-3B-SS
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Bob Walk facing 7-8-9
Denny Walling pinch hits for Dickie Thon (SS) batting 7th
b9 2-4 0 --- O HOU D. Walling B. Walk 4% 96% Lineout: 1B
b9 2-4 1 --- O HOU M. Bailey B. Walk 3% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 2-4 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Walk 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 2.

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