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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
4
1
TOR
@DET
8
2
KCR
@MIN
2
1
CHW
@OAK
2
4
TEX
@SEA
4
5
NYM
@CHC
2
8
ATL
@CIN
1
4
SFG
@HOU
0
6
MON
@PIT
1
2
PHI
@STL
1
7
Wednesday, September 24, 1986,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 37,611, Time of Game: 2:39
Giants
0
77-75
 Lost 2 
3rd, 11 GB
at Astros
6
88-64
 Won 2 
1st
W: Nolan Ryan (11-8)
L: Mike LaCoss (10-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  1
Astros          1  0  0   3  1  0   1  0  X    6  7  1

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Will Clark 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .348 .458 .806 -0.001 0.49 0.030 -0.031 -0.3 12 0
Robby Thompson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .327 .371 .698 -0.054 0.57 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 1 4
Bob Brenly 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .253 .362 .422 .784 -0.032 0.37 0.004 -0.036 -0.3 1 2
Candy Maldonado RF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .250 .294 .467 .760 -0.059 0.59 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 0 1
Chili Davis CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .276 .366 .407 .773 0.019 0.62 0.046 -0.027 0.2 2 0 SB
Mike Aldrete LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .254 .357 .392 .749 0.018 0.54 0.032 -0.014 -0.0 1 0
Bob Melvin C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .221 .259 .324 .583 -0.079 1.07 0.000 -0.079 -1.1 4 1 GDP
Jose Uribe SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .224 .316 .284 .600 -0.055 1.11 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 3 3
   Brad Gulden PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .095 .174 .095 .269 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Luis Quinones SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .214 .255 .469 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mike LaCoss P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .258 .356 .614 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 0
   Mike Woodard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .333 .292 .625 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Randy Bockus P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 3
   Rick Lancellotti PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .286 .714 1.000 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Mark Grant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 4 12 33 .069 .182 .069 .251 -0.278 0.59 0.112 -0.390 -4.0 24 15
TB: M Aldrete; C Davis.
GIDP: B Melvin (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
PB: B Melvin (2).
E: B Brenly (16).
Outfield Assists: C Maldonado (B Hatcher at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Davis (14, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 4 0 1 2 1 0 5 .268 .309 .370 .679 0.067 0.50 0.107 -0.041 1.1 1 0 SB
Bill Doran 2B 1 2 1 0 3 0 4 .277 .370 .368 .739 0.061 0.43 0.061 0.000 1.0 2 1
Denny Walling 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .312 .371 .480 .852 -0.062 0.67 0.000 -0.062 -1.3 1 2
Glenn Davis 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .265 .341 .495 .837 0.000 0.45 0.026 -0.026 0.7 6 2 HR
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .313 .358 .493 .851 0.116 0.76 0.136 -0.020 1.7 0 0 2B
Jose Cruz LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .344 .397 .741 -0.018 0.58 0.023 -0.041 -0.3 2 0 IW
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .256 .337 .369 .706 0.008 0.51 0.032 -0.024 -0.3 12 1
Craig Reynolds SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .269 .340 .609 -0.037 0.69 0.010 -0.047 -0.8 1 3
Nolan Ryan P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .105 .121 .105 .226 0.090 0.70 0.111 -0.020 0.7 1 1 CS
   Terry Puhl PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .298 .333 .631 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Charlie Kerfeld P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 30 6 7 5 7 4 37 .233 .378 .367 .745 0.225 0.56 0.506 -0.281 2.4 27 10
2B: K Bass (32, off R Bockus).
HR: G Davis (30, off R Bockus, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: J Cruz (10, by R Bockus).
TB: G Davis 4; K Bass 3; J Cruz; N Ryan; B Doran; B Hatcher.
RBI: K Bass 2 (76); B Hatcher 2 (35); G Davis (97).
2-out RBI: K Bass 2; B Hatcher 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Reynolds-B Doran-G Davis.
E: B Doran (16).
Baserunning
SB: B Hatcher (36, 2nd base off R Bockus/B Melvin).
CS: N Ryan (1, 2nd base by M LaCoss/B Melvin).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike LaCoss, L (10-13) 4 4 4 1 4 1 0 3.54 19 41 -0.202 0.98 -2.2
Randy Bockus 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 3.60 15 0 0 -0.021 0.12 -0.7
Mark Grant 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 9.00 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 8 7 6 3 7 4 1 3.38 37 41 0 0 -0.223 0.56 -2.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (11-8) 8 1 0 0 3 12 0 3.42 28 89 0.276 0.69 3.6
Charlie Kerfeld 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.74 5 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.4
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 4 12 0 0.00 33 89 0 0 0.278 0.59 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: M LaCoss (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Bockus (1; J Cruz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Dave Pallone.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 37,611.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Will Clark 1B 1 Billy Hatcher CF
2 Robby Thompson 2B 2 Bill Doran 2B
3 Bob Brenly 3B 3 Denny Walling 3B
4 Candy Maldonado RF 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 Chili Davis CF 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Mike Aldrete LF 6 Jose Cruz LF
7 Bob Melvin C 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Jose Uribe SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Mike LaCoss P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R HOU K. Bass M. LaCoss 11% 65% Single; Doran Scores; Davis to 3B
b4 2-0 2 -23 RRO HOU B. Hatcher M. LaCoss 11% 91% Single to RF; Reynolds Scores/unER; Ryan Scores/unER; Hatcher out at 2B/RF-SS
b4 1-0 2 1-3 R HOU N. Ryan M. LaCoss 10% 80% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cruz Scores/No RBI/unER; Reynolds to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- O SFG B. Melvin N. Ryan 5% 62% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 12- O SFG J. Uribe N. Ryan 5% 66% Flyball: LF

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG W. Clark N. Ryan 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O SFG R. Thompson N. Ryan 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O SFG B. Brenly N. Ryan 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher M. LaCoss -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU B. Doran M. LaCoss 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling M. LaCoss -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- HOU G. Davis M. LaCoss 3% 55% Walk, Wild Pitch; Doran to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R HOU K. Bass M. LaCoss 11% 65% Single; Doran Scores; Davis to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O HOU J. Cruz M. LaCoss -4% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O SFG C. Maldonado N. Ryan 2% 64% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- SFG C. Davis N. Ryan -3% 61% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- SFG M. Aldrete N. Ryan -2% 59% Davis Steals 2B
t2 0-1 1 -2- SFG M. Aldrete N. Ryan -2% 57% Walk
t2 0-1 1 12- O SFG B. Melvin N. Ryan 5% 62% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 12- O SFG J. Uribe N. Ryan 5% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby M. LaCoss -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. LaCoss -1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- HOU N. Ryan M. LaCoss 1% 64% Single
b2 1-0 2 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher M. LaCoss -2% 62% Ryan Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O SFG M. LaCoss N. Ryan 3% 65% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- SFG W. Clark N. Ryan -3% 62% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Clark to 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- O SFG R. Thompson N. Ryan 3% 65% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O SFG B. Brenly N. Ryan 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher M. LaCoss -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- HOU B. Doran M. LaCoss 2% 68% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling M. LaCoss -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Davis M. LaCoss -2% 63% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O SFG C. Maldonado N. Ryan 3% 66% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O SFG C. Davis N. Ryan 2% 68% Lineout: SS
t4 0-1 2 --- O SFG M. Aldrete N. Ryan 1% 69% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O HOU K. Bass M. LaCoss -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 1 --- HOU J. Cruz M. LaCoss 2% 70% Single
b4 1-0 1 1-- HOU A. Ashby M. LaCoss 3% 73% Walk; Cruz to 2B
b4 1-0 1 12- O HOU C. Reynolds M. LaCoss -3% 70% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cruz to 3B
b4 1-0 2 1-3 R HOU N. Ryan M. LaCoss 10% 80% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cruz Scores/No RBI/unER; Reynolds to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- HOU B. Hatcher M. LaCoss 1% 81% Passed Ball; Reynolds to 3B; Ryan to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -23 RRO HOU B. Hatcher M. LaCoss 11% 91% Single to RF; Reynolds Scores/unER; Ryan Scores/unER; Hatcher out at 2B/RF-SS
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- O SFG B. Melvin N. Ryan 2% 93% Strikeout
t5 0-4 1 --- O SFG J. Uribe N. Ryan 1% 94% Strikeout
Mike Woodard pinch hits for Mike LaCoss (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 2 --- O SFG M. Woodard N. Ryan 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Randy Bockus facing 2-3-4
Randy Bockus replaces Mike Woodard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran R. Bockus 1% 95% Single
b5 4-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Walling R. Bockus -1% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 4-0 1 1-- O HOU G. Davis R. Bockus -1% 94% Flyball: LF
b5 4-0 2 1-- R HOU K. Bass R. Bockus 3% 97% Double; Doran Scores
b5 5-0 2 -2- HOU J. Cruz R. Bockus 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b5 5-0 2 12- O HOU A. Ashby R. Bockus -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t6 0-5 0 --- O SFG W. Clark N. Ryan 1% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 0-5 1 --- O SFG R. Thompson N. Ryan 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-5 2 --- SFG B. Brenly N. Ryan -0% 97% Walk
t6 0-5 2 1-- O SFG C. Maldonado N. Ryan 1% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Giants' Randy Bockus facing 8-9-1
b6 5-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds R. Bockus -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-0 1 --- O HOU N. Ryan R. Bockus -0% 98% Strikeout
b6 5-0 2 --- HOU B. Hatcher R. Bockus 0% 98% Walk
b6 5-0 2 1-- HOU B. Doran R. Bockus 0% 98% Hatcher Steals 2B
b6 5-0 2 -2- HOU B. Doran R. Bockus 0% 98% Walk
b6 5-0 2 12- O HOU D. Walling R. Bockus -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t7 0-5 0 --- O SFG C. Davis N. Ryan 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-5 1 --- SFG M. Aldrete N. Ryan -1% 97% Single
t7 0-5 1 1-- OO SFG B. Melvin N. Ryan 1% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Giants' Randy Bockus facing 4-5-6
b7 5-0 0 --- R HOU G. Davis R. Bockus 1% 99% Home Run
b7 6-0 0 --- O HOU K. Bass R. Bockus -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 6-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Bockus -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 6-0 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby R. Bockus -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 6.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
Brad Gulden pinch hits for Jose Uribe (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-6 0 --- O SFG B. Gulden N. Ryan 0% 100% Strikeout
Rick Lancellotti pinch hits for Randy Bockus (P) batting 9th
t8 0-6 1 --- O SFG R. Lancellotti N. Ryan 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-6 2 --- O SFG W. Clark N. Ryan 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-0, Giants' Mark Grant facing 8-9-1
Mark Grant replaces Rick Lancellotti (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Luis Quinones replaces Brad Gulden (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 6-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Grant -0% 100% Strikeout
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b8 6-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl M. Grant -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 6-0 2 --- O HOU B. Hatcher M. Grant -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Astros' Charlie Kerfeld facing 2-3-4
Charlie Kerfeld replaces Terry Puhl (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 0-6 0 --- O SFG R. Thompson C. Kerfeld 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-6 1 --- O SFG B. Brenly C. Kerfeld 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 0-6 2 --- SFG C. Maldonado C. Kerfeld -0% 100% Walk
t9 0-6 2 1-- SFG C. Davis C. Kerfeld -0% 100% Single; Maldonado to 2B
t9 0-6 2 12- O SFG M. Aldrete C. Kerfeld 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 6.

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